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Make holiday rental accommodation or a holiday cottage in the East of England your home away from home

The East of England comprises the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Lincolnshire, one of nine official region of England. Not only is the East of England a vital gateway to Northern Europe, it is a beautiful region of coastal towns, broad beaches, unspoilt natural landscapes, rich heritage and a charming, unique character.

Things to do on holiday in the East of England

The East of England offers a magnificent portion of rural England, which lends itself perfectly to a range of outdoor pursuits. Mountain biking, horse riding and walking, both short strolls after a pub lunch and long full day treks, are hugely popular activities to enjoy from a holiday cottage in the East of England. Despite their popularity, walking cycling and riding holidays never put you amongst the crowds, meaning that the endless peace available can be enjoyed to the full.

East England also offers not only 250 miles of coastal waters, but also huge tracts of inland water, like the Norfolk Broads or Nene Park in Cambridgeshire, meaning that those wishing to experiment or learn any water sport will be in their personal nirvana. Sailing is a huge attraction to the East of England, and there are many holiday cottages and rental accommodation in East England situated perfectly to take full advantage of the sailing facilities. Rowing, canoeing, water skiing, powerboat driving, wind surfing, white water canoe slalom (Bedford), jet skiing and surfing are just a few of the water sports available from self catering accommodation in the East of England, and I have not even mentioned the beaches!

Each of the counties in the East of England is adorned with fine golf courses, so there area plenty of rounds to be had, although tuition, practice ranges and special golf holidays are also easy to organise.

The East of England is hugely rich in heritage, and whether you are interested in the long aviation heritage, maritime heritage, religious heritage or rich wildlife from your holiday cottage, the East of England will certainly not disappoint.

Places to holiday in the East of England

Norfolk is a beautiful, peaceful rural region of England, which manages to combine picture book images of rural England with the cosmopolitan city of Norwich, great restaurants, fine food and excellent leisure options.

Suffolk boasts a large, diverse coastline, stunning British countryside, enchanting villages and a huge range of attractions, from the famous Newmarket Racecourse to the dramatic Framlingham Castle.

Travel to the East of England

Holiday cottages in the East of England are very easy to reach, as the rail network in the area is extensive. Also, Luton Airport (LTN), Stansted (STN) and Norwich International Airport (NWI) are located within the region, receiving domestic flights from across the UK.


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Recent Reviews

Very high standard of furnishing, good showers and comfortable beds, couldn't fault it

5 of 5
Lovely location with 2 restaurants within walking distance. Fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook, spotlessly clean, large soft towels, Sally and Nick have thought of everything you could need.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Beautiful location, tasteful decor, every need catered for and lovely, generous hosts

5 of 5
Luxuriously kitted out stable conversion in stunning setting. Huge paddock to play in. Exceeded all expectations. Generous welcome pack. Truely lovely hosts too. We will return! Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Fabulous - inside and outside!!

5 of 5
A truly lovely cottage, beautifully clean, well-equipped and well-furnished, and toasty warm on the coldest days. The location is fabulous, and close to the beach, harbour, great walks, restaurants, and shopping. Views were spectacular in different lights and at different times of the day. It is rare to find such luxury in a self catering cottage and everything we needed was provided. Having parking was a real plus in Wells as we have previously parked over half a mile from our car, and finding somewhere lovely which accepts dogs is rare. Although the cottage does have a garden, it is not adjoining the cottage so we walked the quayside in our pyjamas early morning and late night for their "comfort breaks" but with so few people around at these times, I think we got away with it. Jane replied to all our messages very quickly and was very helpful in assisting with any concerns we had before we arrived. I am already looking forward to a return visit!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017