Cottage Holidays in Diss, Norfolk, England
The town of Diss is ideal for a self-catering break. Found in the south of Norfolk, close to the border with Suffolk, this town is only around 15 miles from Thetford Forest and is located within the valley of the River Waveney. With a fine air, this historical market town is an appealing place to stay. Diss’ best features are undoubtedly the 6 acre Mere lake, Diss Park and the town’s rich heritage which add to the unique appeal of the town. The town is also well located for visiting the nearby impressive city of Norwich which is around 22 miles away and has its own collection of attractions well worth discovering.
About Self-Catering Holidays in Diss
Diss itself is an elegant town, packed with charm and character and is home to a number of historical buildings, most notably a 14th Century church. There are numerous grand historical buildings including brightly coloured properties along with a great choice of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Diss benefits from a park which totals 6 acres and is an excellent place for walks or picnics whilst on a cottage holiday. The town also has a museum where you can learn more about local history plus a tourist information centre located on Mere Street where you can pick up free leaflets and get valuable tips from knowledgeable staff.
If you like the idea of spending time in the country, then we recommend that you visit Thetford Forest with its network of paths ideal for walking and cycling. Those with an adventurous spirit may also want to ‘Go Ape’ with high wire adventures in the forest. Take note though, such activities are not for the faint hearted!
More idyllic days in the country and by the waterside can be found at the Broads National Park. Beccles in the Broads National Park is 24 miles from Diss. Many say that the Broads are best explored on boat and certainly taking to the waterways can be a tranquil way to discover some of the gems of the Broads.
If you are planning a family break away to this part of Norfolk, there are a surprising number of attractions within an easy travelling distance. Banham Zoo is just 15 minutes by car and with its 50 acres of parklands and 2000 animals is bound to keep the kids entertained. For another day out with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife why not visit the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns around 15 miles away where you can see numerous owls and birds of prey. More family fun is on offer just 2 miles outside of Diss at Bressingham Steam and Gardens with their fantastic range of steam trains and locomotives.
For boat trips, excellent shopping, pubs, bars, restaurants and various other attractions Norwich comes highly recommended. It is a beautiful city and one well worth exploring whilst on holiday. If you are dreaming of eating out as well as in on your self-catering break and want to opt for fine dining or an award winning restaurant then a trip in to the city of Norwich is a must. This city is rich in historic architecture and is large enough to be interesting but small enough to make it relatively easy to explore. Norwich is just 22 miles from Diss.
When searching for accommodation in this part of Norfolk, you may want to find somewhere within Diss itself or a place to stay in the nearby countryside. Choices range from romantic cottages for two to large country houses. Click on the photos to find out more information about specific properties. If you have queries, we recommend that you contact the owner who will be pleased to help advise you about availability and pricing.
Book a Diss cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Norfolk on holiday.