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Make a holiday cottage in Scratby your home away from home

Located on the Norfolk coast, Scratby lies six miles north of Great Yarmouth and less than 25 miles east of Norwich. Visitors flock to Scratby for a rural seaside retreat, but with a post office, mini-market, and a seasonal bistro, the village offers a lot in terms of modern conveniences too. The beach is the main attraction here and is accessible throughout the year. Wildlife watching, walking, and other outdoor activities also make the list of the most popular Things to do in Scratby and the Norfolk Broads area.

HomeAway has a wonderful selection of holiday cottages in Scratby suitable for a weekend retreat or long-stay holiday. The cottages range from two to four bedrooms and all come fully furnished with everything holidaymakers need to feel right at home. Many offer excellent sea and cliff views, whilst others are pet friendly and come with other convenient amenities such as internet access and a pool. Most holiday cottages in Scratby are available on a weekly basis, starting from around £300/week. In addition to Scratby, similar scenery and holiday rentals at comparable prices can be found a little further north in the lovely village of Winterton-on-Sea.

Things to do

-Beaches: Scratby Beach is the star attraction of Scratby. The ochre-coloured beach takes the shape of a gentle crescent and is a tranquil place to visit no matter what the season. In the summers families flock here for swimming and lazy beach days, and by the time autumn comes around the beach is a favourite place for dog walkers. In the winter the beach is chilly, but wave conditions make it popular with surfers.

-Family attractions: A Scratby holiday cottage is a great place to stay with children, as there are a multitude of excellent family attractions just a short drive away. Kids of all ages will love visiting Lost World Adventure Golf, two miles away in Hemsby. The 9-hole dinosaur-themed attraction is full of quirky water and light features. There’s even a chance to pan for gold and receive a souvenir medallion. Over in Great Yarmouth, there is the Louis Tussauds House of Wax Museum and Joyland adventure park, which offers kid-friendly roller coasters and other thrill rides.

-Golf: There are several major golf courses within the vicinity of Scratby. Caldecott Hall Golf and Leisure in Fritton is a favourite with visitors with its stunning 18-hole course, as is Gorleston Golf Club, which boasts a clifftop location. All the major golf courses around Scratby welcome visitors and offer additional club and leisure amenities. Green fees vary per venue and golf attire is required.

-Outdoor activities: The Norfolk Broads is a beautiful region of the UK that is full of stunning scenery and a wide array of wildlife. Hiking, cycling, and rock climbing can all be part of a holiday itinerary in Scratby, and some Scratby holiday cottages even offer horse-riding facilities. There are also holiday homes in Hemsby, less than three miles away from Scratby, which offer a good place to start on a cycling route. The village runs along the 19-kilometre Ormseby & Stokesby biking route that takes cyclists through the heart of the Norfolk Broads in a mostly car-free experience.

Weather in Scratby

Scratby enjoys mild but mostly sunny weather throughout the year. August and September are the warmest months and see high temperatures averaging out at 17°C. This gives way to a chilly autumn and winter. High temperatures do not reach the double-digits again until May. Scratby receives a light amount of rain by UK standards and summer visitors can expect 10 hours of sunshine per day. Winter is the wettest season with an average of 12 days of rainfall per month from November to January.

Travel to Scratby

The easiest way to reach Scratby is by car. The village is less than a three hours' drive from London and about 45 minutes from Norwich. The closest airport and major rail station to Scratby are both in Norwich. Norwich International Airport receives flights from all over the UK, including Aberdeen, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Car hire is available at the airport and near the Norwich rail station.

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    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Chalet #1015411
    11
    Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Bungalow #1026987
      11
      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
        17
        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Bungalow #1841507
          3
          Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6807075
            9
            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1858474
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1968846
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Chalet #6890392
                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Caravan #6799249
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #1970017
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1986758
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
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                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (26 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #1068820
                                        26
                                        Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (33 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #702080
                                          33
                                          Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (32 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #716884
                                            32
                                            Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (5 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Apartment #8159480
                                              5
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6806849
                                                6
                                                Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  House #8164187
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                                                  Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Chalet #6511840
                                                    6
                                                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8077498
                                                      23
                                                      Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1436991
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #1963239
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (30 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #1803562
                                                            30
                                                            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #6514066
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                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                House #6712315
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Barn #6014799
                                                                  8
                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #8093744
                                                                    10
                                                                    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      Cottage #6523080
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #8155430
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 99 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #6838920
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Bungalow #856544
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                              House #1781178
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #8047792
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6856138
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #8131469
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 9 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 18
                                                                                      House #8143388
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #8156372
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                                                          Cottage #8158709
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #6504222
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #6781605
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Bungalow #723157
                                                                                                13
                                                                                                Viewed 134 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6551596
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Bungalow #1790005
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Bungalow #1996259
                                                                                                      5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous accommodation and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house was newly refurbished to a high standard. The views were stunning and the miles of sandy beaches were amazing, Goid local pubs with very friendly staff. Richard
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Beautifully furnished and laid out. Excellent value. Owned by a really genuine guy.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I have no hesitation in recommending this property and it exceeded my expectations. Large lounge/diner and kitchen/diner also. A thoroughly enjoyable visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Home away from home :)

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is fantastic! Being away from home during the holidays was hard, but this quaint little home made it much easier. The view from the bedroom is the beach! Doesn't get much better than that! If you're looking for a get away in England, you have found your place! Owner James makes your stay something you will remember for a lifetime! We will definitely be returning soon!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016