The town of Dereham is found in the heart of Norfolk, around 20 miles west of the city of Norwich and is a great base from which to discover this beautiful part of East Anglian on a cottage holiday. Dereham offers a great range of amenities including pubs, shops and restaurants and benefits from being surrounded by sublime countryside. With a central location in Norfolk you can discover some of the best of rural Norfolk from here with Thetford Forest just 25 miles away and the attractive town of Swaffham 11 miles away. The coastline too is accessible for day trips with quaint Wells-Next-the-Sea only 22 miles away.
What Dereham offers for Self-Catering Breaks
For visitors young and old, Dereham and the surrounding area offer their fair share of attractions to discover on a self-catering break. At Gressenhall just outside of Dereham there is the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse set within 50 acres of land. Home to a farm with rare breeds of animals along with a museum in what was originally a workhouse, this place is bound to fascinate both young and old.
Another attraction bound to appeal to all ages is the Mid Norfolk Railway which takes passengers on a tour through rural Norfolk between Dereham and Wymondham. An enjoy England quality assured visitor attraction, standard trains run Monday to Friday and steam trains run on this line every weekend. It’s even possible to charter a train on this line if you have a special event that you are organising.
Another place that you can be assured will keep all ages entertained is Thetford Forest. Whether you are planning on a gentle walk on your cottage getaway or an adrenaline filled ‘Go Ape’ experience, Thetford Forest is a great place to explore and enjoy. Spend a day under the green canopy of the trees walking, cycling or ‘monkeying around’, it’s up to you.
Norfolk is a popular choice for rural holidays in the UK and Ireland and it’s easy to see why. When it comes to finding an ideal place to stay, available choices include rural country cottages, farm-stay accommodation and log cabins. Wherever you decide to stay, have the best of times in and near Dereham in Norfolk.
Book a Dereham cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Norfolk on holiday.