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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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                                                                                                      Fantastic place to make wonderful memories

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                                                                                                      We stayed here at beginning of May meeting up with four generations of our family from UK to celebrate birthday milestones including my great aunt's 95th birthday. We live in USA and did all our communication through this sight Clair was always very quick to respond and help with any questions and advice. We were a party of 28 (24 adults and 4 children 8-16 ) the place was perfect for all our needs. the pool, games room, tennis courts were an added bonus so much for everyone to enjoy. The whole family enjoyed an afternoon on the Norfolk Broads as the house is only 30 minute drive away. We also had majority of our food delivered. Clair and Jo recommended Back to You Place caterers for a dinner on the Saturday evening. The food was wonderful Pat and her team set up, served and we paid for them to also clear up, which enabled us all to dress up and enjoy the evening. Sunday we had professional photographer "Snapper Photography" to take pictures of our family and they even stayed to take few shots of our family sports day. They returned a flash drive with all the photos before we left. This is a perfect place and perfect location. Thank you Clair.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous setting for house party with friends

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                                                                                                      Our group of 7 family friends (age 2-45) just spent a brilliant long weekend at the Blo Norton property (renting the hall AND two barns). The hall is grand, charming, quirky and comfortable with numerous large spaces for groups to congregate. The barns are fabulously converted with modern kitchens and cozy interiors. Suggest you can plan on four families sleeping in the hall, two in the largest barn and 1 in the small barn. Sue McGrath (property manager) and Karen (the housekeeper) patiently answered all of my questions prior to arrival. Check in was easy and we conveniently arranged a Sainsbury's delivery to arrive shortly after we did. Our group spent Saturday morning exploring the extensive grounds. These included open lawns at the barns (not apparent on outdated google map satellite images), the wooded drive and landscaped gardens at the hall and a meadow behind the hall. Some of us ran a local park run or visited Wyken Vineyards' farmer's market and gardens (highly recommended) where we collected eggs, fresh asparagus, breads and artisanal treats for the weekend. We walked to the White Horse in Thelnetham for lunch, which handled our large group expertly and served outstanding food. Our dinners were catered by Emma Biggs Catering (highly recommended). The kids sat down first to a family style/large dish dinner while the adults enjoyed canapes and a glass of champagne by the fire followed by a three-course meal. Superb! Sunday, after a fry up in the well-equipped hall kitchen, we hosted Grey Goose archery (highly recommended) who set up targets for the children, and the parents enjoyed a quick go as well. We used the hall's two gas grills for a Sunday BBQ at the large,18-person table by the property's pond. Lawn games and walks on the grounds and around the village kept us entertained until Emma arrived again with another perfect dinner. We were truly spoiled at Blo Norton and the kids are already begging to go back. Memories for a lifetime.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017