Summer is upon us and if you’re in search of the ultimate last-minute cottage break, then read this post...
Norfolk is a fantastically diverse destination for a getaway. You can enjoy charming countryside, scenic coastline, abundant wildlife, enchanting woodland and thriving communities. You’re sure to be able to please the whole family with a trip to Norfolk, as there are activities for everyone to enjoy. With this in mind, we have picked some of our favourite Norfolk properties that will contribute to making your next holiday an unforgettable one.
Fern Cottage is a pretty end-terrace in Heacham, a lovely seaside town on Norfolk’s west coast. It’s in a great family-friendly location, with a beautiful sandy beach just over a mile’s walk from the property. The cottage is a great balance of contemporary and characterful; its refurbishment has brought the design of the property up to date but it retains its character with quirky features such as its beamed ceilings. To the rear of the cottage there is a charming paved garden with seating and a BBQ area, perfect for taking advantage of a glorious summer’s day.
This quaint, semi-detached cottage can be found in the heart of the attractive village of Northwold, not far from the Norfolk/Suffolk border. The cottage offers easy access to Bury St Edmunds, Ely and the North Norfolk coastline, making it a great choice for families wanting to get out and explore the region. There are many walking and cycle routes available in nearby Thetford Forest, where you can truly appreciate the Norfolk countryside.
The cottage has lots of character and has been tastefully decorated. The highlights include a cosy wood-burning stove, a spacious kitchen and dining area to enjoy meals with loved ones and the pretty garden area that is perfect for enjoying breakfast and a coffee in the early morning sunshine.
This picture-perfect cottage is situated in the quiet village of Little Snoring. Close by are the pretty market towns of Fakenham and Holt, making Sleepeezy a great base to explore the lovely villages of North Norfolk. This charming cottage is attractively decorated with both style and comfort in mind. The spacious sitting room offers fantastic views of the garden, which is complete with its own Koi fish pond and is a great space for al-fresco dining.
Another cottage in the lovely seaside village of Heacham, 11 The Drift is the perfect cottage for a coastal break beside the Norfolk coastline. Heacham is known for its lavender fields, which can be found at Caley Hall, just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage, and its abundance of wildlife that can be observed year-round at several RSPB sites. The village also has a great selection of shops, country pubs and restaurants. The cottage has a cosy feel, amplified by the delightful wood-burning stove situated in the sitting room. The garden area is inviting and has its own patio and BBQ area, perfect for dining with the family after a day of exploration.
This single-storey cottage is immaculately presented in a great location by the town of Holt, just outside of Sheringham. Walnut Barn Cottage offers plenty of choice when it comes to deciding how to spend your days: enjoy peaceful, rural scenery; visit some of the busier Norfolk villages that are within easy reach of the property and be sure to enjoy the stunning Norfolk coastline. The interior of the property is truly stunning; the brickwork in the master bedroom is a highlight. Each room has a spacious, light and airy feel and the outdoor garden/patio area is charming.
This wooden detached bungalow is situated on a delightful estate, complete with a working livestock farm and is a great place to appreciate the tranquil British countryside. The property is just a few minutes’ walk from the delightful village of East Harling, a place steeped in history with attractive period cottages and a breath-taking 15th century church.
The property offers usage of a hot tub and pool table, so it’s perfect for keeping the whole family entertained. There is a picnic area on site with a thatched gazebo, perfect for dining outdoors whatever the weather. Enjoy views of the River Thet, which runs through the grounds that the property is situated on.
This lovely detached barn conversion is located in the charming village of Silfield, just a short distance from the attractive market town of Wymondham. Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing stay at Oak Tree Barn and appreciate your quaint, rural location. For those who like the occasional change of scenery, the city of Norwich is just 9 miles away from the cottage. Voted one of the best shopping destinations in Britain, the city also boasts some fantastic architecture and thriving nightlife. The barn offers a wonderful open plan living area, with French doors leading to the pretty garden, equipped with its own comfortable patio and sitting area.
The Hideaway Cottage is set in the vibrant coastal town of Cromer. This cosy but spacious property is the perfect coastal retreat and is just a short walk from an award-winning Blue Flag beach. Cromer is ideal for a romantic break for two, with its stunning grade-II listed pier, unspoiled beaches, scenic walking and cycling routes and magnificent landscape to enjoy and explore.
The cottage is a short walk from shops and cafes and is a great base for exploring the North Norfolk coast and its beautiful beaches. The property has its own wood-burning stove, ideal for relaxing beside after a day strolling along the beach.
For more information about any of the properties mentioned above, or to see our full selection of properties in Norfolk, visit our Norfolk holiday cottages page.