Norfolk holiday cottages

Cromer Pier, Norfolk
Find your perfect holiday cottage in Norfolk. Norfolk, on the mid-east coast of England, is a great holiday or short break destination. There is so much to choose from miles of unspoilt coastline, pretty villages, unspoilt beautiful countryside, nature reserves, walking, cycling, birdwatching and lovely seaside resorts.
 
Norfolk is full of fascinating attractions. For an interesting day out, why not visit Sea Life Centre - Great Yarmouth.
Great Yarmouth, a lively seaside resort, sandwiched between the North Sea and the River Yare is a great place to start your trip to Norfolk and is the gateway to the Norfolk Broads. Surrounded by miles of beautiful rolling countryside, you will find many activities to suit every taste from hiring a boat, paddle boarding on the broads, fishing, golfing, swimming or simply chilling.

Travelling up the coast you will reach the small, quiet family seaside resort of Sea Palling. The blue flag sandy beach is deserted for much of the year and is great place for walkers. Several reefs have been built here as part of the coast defences which calms the waves making Sea Palling ideal for children to play and paddle.

Located above Sea Palling is the coastal village of Mundesley, a family holiday resort with a superb sandy beach, thought to be one of the finest and safest in Norfolk. The village offers many facilities including shops, restaurants, pubs and The Maritime Museum said to be the smallest in the country. Nearby Stow Mill is one of the finest windmills in Norfolk and worth a visit.

Perched on the edge of the north Norfolk coast lies the town of Cromer, famous for its tasty crabs, lighthouse, traditional pier with a theatre and wide open beaches. For those who like shopping there is an abundance of small independent shops and larger stores specialising in assorted arts and crafts.

Wells-Next-The-Sea, situated on the north Norfolk coast is a traditional seaside town. Deriving from the many clear spring wells that were found in this area, Wells-Next-The Sea is over a mile away from open water. Wells has something to offer every taste from scenic walks, a lovely beach antique fairs, sightseeing and birdwatching.

Hunstanton, a popular coastal resort was built on The Wash as a Norfolk seaside resort during Victorian times. Facing west across a twenty mile stretch of shallow sheltered water, Hunstanton is one of the few places on the east coast where the sun can be seen to set over the sea. Situated only sixteen miles from Kings Lynn, Hunstanton is an ideal holiday place to visit many of the attractions of Norfolk.

Travelling inland, Wroxham and Hoveton St John are two connected villages, divided by the River Bure. Many village facilities are available in Hoveton but generally Wroxham is known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads. Boats of all kinds are available for hire and there is also an abundance of shops, pubs, restaurants and many other visitor attractions including a riverside park, The Bure Valley Steam Railway and Wroxham Barns Craft Centre.

Another picturesque waterside village on the Broads, is Horning along the northern bank of the River Bure, stretching for about one mile, has many waterside attractions best seen by boats. There are waterside pubs, restaurants, shops, boat trips and a marina. A short walk away lies the church of Horning where you will see lovely views of the River Bure.

The capital of East Anglia, Norwich has much to offer the visitor. The city streets still keep a lot of their medieval charm, including remains of the ancient city walls and many historic buildings. The Norman Cathedral is one of the finest in England and the Castle sits prominently overlooking the city. All this contrasts with everything modern a city centre has to offer.

The town of Thetford is situated on the Little Ouse River and has something to offer every taste. As well as walking, Thetford offers plenty of architecture, history and museums, one dedicated to the 1968 sitcom, Dad’s Army which was filmed here.

South of the county lies the picturesque market town of Diss, only 21 miles from Norwich and is the Gateway to the beautiful Waveney Valley. Diss has a famous mere set within lush green parkland, a nature reserve and the town centre is overlooked by the stunning Parish Church. Diss is a real haven for those who wish to escape the fast pace of everyday life.
 
A Norfolk holiday cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the Norfolk Broads or enjoy the Norfolk countryside. Search for your ideal holiday home today.