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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Breckland, Norfolk Broads your home away from home

Breckland is a region in the south east of England which comprises gorse-covered sandy heaths with unique and unusual flora and fauna. The “Brecks”, as the area is also known, is one of the driest places in England, covered with woodland and lakes. The nearby Norfolk Broads are known as an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it an ideal place for touring, walking, cycling or pottering on a boat. Nearby towns include Norfolk and the port of King’s Lynn, which provide local shops, banks and historic buildings.  

Things to Do in Breckland, Norfolk Broads Walking and Cycling

Breckland is an exceptionally flat area, bordering the flat Fens. It is an ideal area for walking and cycling in the fresh air, enjoying the scenic views. Way-marked trails such as Icknield Way and Peddars Way offer peaceful trails which are traffic-free.

Fishing

Narborough Trout and Coarse Lakes are part of a managed trout farm set in a delightful water meadow. The five lakes produce fish which is of sporting condition. Larkwood Trout Fishery has fully finned rainbow trout, and brown trout in season, in their two three-acre lakes.

Nature-watching

The Brecks landscape with its peaceful forests and open heathland areas is home to many unique and distinctive birds, plants and animals. It makes the perfect place for nature lovers to enjoy a vacation home rental. This is the natural habitat for spotting wheatears, stock doves, stonechats, stone curlews and small birds of prey.

Places to Visit Near Breckland, Norfolk Broads Oxburgh Hall

The charming moated manor house of Oxburgh Hall dates back to the 15th century. The Bedingfeld family were staunch Catholics and a secret   priest’s hole can be seen as well as some of Mary, Queen of Scots’ needlework. There are free garden tours for visitors and a woodcarving trail at this lovely National Trust property.

Grimes Graves

These Neolithic flint mines where excavated in 1870 and an area of 400 shafts, pits, quarries and spoil dumps was unearthed dating back 5,000 years. The jet-black flint was used for primitive axes and later for musket flints. Visitors can descend 30 feet (9m) by ladder to one of the excavated shafts.

Weather in the Norfolk Broads

Summer on the Norfolk Broads is a beautiful time to visit. Temperatures are around 71°F (22°C) with little rainfall. Spring and autumn are equally lovely with temperatures between 54-65°F (12-18°C) during the day. Winters remain generally above freezing with slightly more rain showers.

Getting to Breckland, Norfolk Broads

holiday rental in the Norfolk Broads are served by the Norwich International Airport which is located about 3 miles from Norwich city centre and approximately 20 miles from Breckland.

A car is essential to make the most of this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or the M11 from London.

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Great accommodation . Friendly village , Wonderful family retreat .
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  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

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Spacious clean and beautifully presented accommodation the garden was lovely and our dog loved running around it the owners were very helpful and we enjoyed our stay would definitely stay again highly recommended
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  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017