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Make holiday rental accommodation or a holiday cottage in Norfolk your home away from home

Norfolk, the northern tip of East Anglia, is a blissfully peaceful rural region in the East of England. Whether you are interested in quiet rural walks, quaint beach holidays, wildlife, history or golf, Norfolk has something to suit every member of your family. Norfolk cottages conjure up images of idyllic thatched homes overlooking the wild Norfolk Broads, but there is a huge amount to discover across the county too.

Things to do on holiday in Norfolk

Renting a Norfolk holiday cottage allows you to escape the pace of everyday life. Wherever you end up in Norfolk, you can rest assured that there will be a picturesque village, historic building or timeless Norfolk public house to investigate. There will certainly be no shortage of market towns filled with little shops, family owned restaurants and farmers markets surrounding your accommodation in Norfolk.

The Norfolk coast is clad in wide sandy beaches, backed with large dunes providing nesting sites for many species of birdlife. Even during the height of summer, you will be able to find a secluded piece of sand on which to lie back and relax. There are a handful of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Norfolk Coast, which have made the Coastal Path a huge attraction for walkers, cyclists and horse riders staying in accommodation in Norfolk. You can also enjoy a vast number of water sports, notably sailing which has a secured place in the hearts of many Norfolk residents, especially on the Norfolk Broads, during your cottage holiday.

Norfolk’s golf courses make it a prime destination in Britain for golfing holidays. There are beautifully landscaped (mostly flat) golf courses across the county which make taking a Norfolk cottage a real treat for golfers. The many water ways which cross and surround Norfolk mean it is a haven for anglers too. Even if you do not manage to catch that trophy fish, there are always plenty of stories going round the pubs in the evenings!

Places to holiday in Norfolk

Norwich is the county town of Norfolk, and is a fast growing market town which has developed into a delightfully vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Packed with great shops, atmospheric cafes and vibrant bars, Norwich is a great place to spend a day from a Norfolk cottage. Norwich has even been voted in the top 10 shopping destinations in Britain.

Weather in Norfolk

Norfolk is officially the driest place in Britain. With average temperatures of over 25°C in the summer, it is little wonder that people flock to the coast and the Norfolk Broads during the summer. The historic and cultural attractions of the county and the cosy Norfolk cottages provide shelter during the winter, when temperatures average around 5°C.

Travel to Norfolk

Norfolk is easily accessible from across the UK. Train and road networks in the area are magnificent, with train stations found in some very small towns meaning that you can get very close to your accommodation in Norfolk using only public transport if you decide not to take a car.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely place to stay near Norwich

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I had a wonderful stay in this beautiful barn conversion. It is warm, comfortable and a great base for exploring parts of Norfolk. Great area for cycling and walking. The owner, Lisa, is very friendly and helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Hampen House is PERFECT

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My elderly parents, their dog and I returned to Hampden House for a mid-week stay. It was just as lovely as we had remembered, having been there last year. The cottage is so homely, regardless of the weather and it's just such a delight to stay there. Many an hour were spent tide, bird and boat watching from the window, along with numerous strolls to the pleasant harbour. Jack (the dog) and I made the most of the on the doorstep walking options, with a stroll to Holkam beach and off towards Stiffkey. The location and facilities at this property are great. The Aga is a lovely feature, along with the wood burner, which adds to the cosiness on the cooler darker October evenings. The cottage is equipped with everything you need (and more) and was absolutely spotlessly clean. Jane is a fantastic host and quick to respond to any enquiries, making sure we had all the information we needed before and during our stay. My only hesitation in recommending this property is the fear that I won’t be able to book again for next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017