Cottage rentals 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.


Facts 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.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Diss, Norfolk, England:

Stable Cottage Luxury Self Catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Fabulous 5 star gold award winning cottage which is both family and dog-friendly, with private hot tub and walled garden, situated just a short walk from the beach in East Runton, near Cromer.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £995


Special Offer: from 22 January to 31 January 20
Late availability: from 22 January to 31 January 20

Incleborough House luxury self catering, Cromer, Norfolk, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Norfolk coast.

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
7 bedrooms
7
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Gold award winning, large holiday house with 7 en-suite bedrooms and a 5 star rating, located near Cromer just 5 minutes' walk from the local beach, with a games room, luxurious private hot tub outdoors and a walled garden on site, this house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to stay in style.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2995


Special Offer: from 22 January to 31 January 20
Late availability: from 22 January to 31 January 20

Spennithorne Cottage, Fakenham, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

For a truly special rural retreat, take a look at Spennithorne Cottage, gold award winning and 4 star rated with uninterrupted countryside views, this East Anglian holiday home has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 23 January to 20 April 20 from 25 April to 09 May 20

Lavenders, Holme next the Sea, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Comfortable and welcoming holiday bungalow just a short stroll from a beautiful sandy beach in Holme next the Sea, pet-friendly and family-friendly, this is a fantastic cottage for a relaxing holiday by the seaside and is well located for discovering the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425
Next availability:
from 23 January to 16 February 20 from 20 February to 22 February 20

The Haybarn Pet-Friendly Country Cottage, Near Swaffham, East Anglia, Necton, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Absolutely stunning rural retreat, this pet and family friendly barn conversion has a contemporary open plan living space along with a private garden with a stream and is located in a peaceful rural hamlet, just a short drive from Thetford Forest Park and the unique Grade II Plantation Garden at Oxburgh Hall.

Weekly Price from: £319
Next availability:
from 26 January to 22 February 20 from 29 February to 03 April 20

We have no cottages within Diss itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Diss. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England