Self-catering country cottages and holiday accommodation in Norfolk
Find that idyllic Norfolk bolthole for an escape to the countryside. Rent a rural cottage in inland Norfolk or on the Norfolk coast.
Norfolk, in the east of England, is the driest county of Britain. It has a natural, unspoilt coastline with clean sandy beaches, where many people enjoy summer holidays, on boats or by the sea. There are plenty of seaside cottages to rent for a carefree week or two on the summer.
The seaside resorts of Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Cromer attract large numbers of holidaymakers each year. Norfolk is famous for its drained fens, reclaimed marshes and bogs, and for the 200km of rivers and shallow lakes known as the 'Norfolk Broads'; popular for boating holidays. For this reason you will find a wealth of holiday lets in Norfolk. These will range from cottages, through to country houses and boats. The Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton in the West to Cromer in the east and takes the visitor through a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wildlife is plentiful.
Thetford Forest, in the centre of Norfolk, offers a wide expanse of interesting woodland with cycle hire, the Go Ape aerial assault course. With many laid out paths and trails throughout Norfolk, it's an ideal location for ramblers and cyclists. Bird watchers will be in their seventh heaven. Interesting places to visit are Sandringham - one of the royal palaces, the 900 year old castle and cathedral in Norwich, Castle Rising Castle, a Norman Keep dating from 1140, Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Nelson, and Downham Market (dating back to the Saxons) with its 12th century priory. The Bircham and Denver Windmills are open for demonstrations of how flour used to be milled in the old days.
Each family or couple booking a holiday in Norfolk have their own requirements. People with a young baby will need a cottage with a cot, dog owners would want a cottage with a secure enclosed garden and so on. The following pages may help identify some of these needs:
- Baby-friendly cottages with a cot in Norfolk
- Dogs welcome holiday cottages in Norfolk with a fenced back garden
- Norfolk holiday cottages that have a hot tub
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