England’s mid-east coast county of Norfolk has all the ingredients for a classic holiday, both along its spectacular coastline and in its huge swathes of countryside. In between, picturesque towns and villages brimming with coveted Norfolk holiday homes offer the perfect base for your stay. And whether you’re looking for holiday lets for families or want to treat your other half to a romantic weekend away in a cottage for 2, Norfolk holiday homes come in all flavours. Dive in to find inspiration on Norfolk holiday lets – and some of the best places to find them. 

Norfolk coastal cottages

Coastal holidays in Norfolk can be enjoyed at any number of seaside towns and villages but often prove their most enjoyable along the North Norfolk coastline – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that’s teeming with beautiful beaches, wonderful wildlife and stunning views. Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the most popular holiday destinations in North Norfolk, thanks largely to its bustling harbour and striped beach huts, though coastal cottages in Cromer, home to Europe’s last end-of-the-pier theatre, are also a good bet. 

Luxury Norfolk holiday homes

If a little pampering is on the agenda, luxury Norfolk holiday homes offer a break from the norm – with stylish interiors, private gardens and hot tubs among the high-end extras you can expect from the accommodation. Choose a luxury let in upmarket King’s Lynn, a town filled with maritime heritage, or check out West Norfolk’s royal connections at the nearby Sandringham House, Gardens and Museums, open to the public between spring and autumn each year. In Norwich, luxury holiday homes are typically swish city centre apartments.

Dog-friendly Norfolk holiday rentals

When pooch comes too, pet-friendly holiday homes in Norfolk offer a convenient base. The almost 400-square-mile Breck District boasts a medley of picture-perfect market towns, the surrounding countryside serving up near endless opportunities for epic walks. Thetford and Brandon can be a good bet for dog-friendly holidays, these towns found nestled on either side of Thetford Forest. On the county’s east coast, dog-friendly holiday chalets in Winterton-on-Sea put long walks and fast-paced games of fetch on a sandy beach firmly on the menu.

Romantic Norfolk cottages for 2

Romance comes easy in Norfolk, thanks largely to the sheer medley of holiday homes serving up as much seclusion as any loved-up couple could want. Find cosy Norfolk cottages for 2 in Holkham, these impromptu love nests on the doorstep of hand-in-hand strolls along one of the most beautiful beaches on the Norfolk coast, or head to Horsey, where boat excursions in search of fluffy grey seals can make for a memorable date. For a change of scenery, you might consider a rural retreat in Norfolk – holiday rentals in Loddon perched along the River Chat and on the doorstep of the spectacular Norfolk Broads. 

Norfolk cottages by the sea

For an authentic break, Norfolk cottages by the sea are just the thing whether you’re making memories with the kids, bringing the dog or hanging out with friends. Find some of the cutest cottages in Hunstanton, this traditional seaside town known for its striped cliffs, broad beach and shallow waters. Animal lovers can pay a visit to the weird and wonderful creatures at the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, afterwards taking a trip out into the Wash to see the area’s playful seals. In the summer months, a bright-yellow tractor collects passengers for a slow ride along the town’s well-kept promenade.

Norfolk holiday lets for families

For family holidays in Norfolk, Great Yarmouth boasts all the ingredients for a memorable stay. For starters, there’s the broad, sandy beaches and the town’s much-loved Golden Mile, a lively stretch of pavement rides, neon-clad arcades and flamboyant shows. Fuel your adventures with hot fish and chips and sugary doughnuts fried as you wait or pack up your favourite sandwiches for a picnic by the sea. Popular holiday homes in Great Yarmouth include the cute chalets in the holiday parks of Scratby and Norfolk’s very own California.