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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.

Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Bungalow #1026987
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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Bungalow #1841507
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Cottage #6807075
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 1 BA
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Chalet #1015411
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Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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Chalet #6890392
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1858474
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Chalet #6970360
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Cottage #1968846
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Chalet #454245
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  • 2 BR
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #1970017
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1986758
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Caravan #6799249
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6806849
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6838920
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(37 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #716884
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Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1068820
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Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #702080
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Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6856138
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Cottage #8156372
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #722258
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Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1190558
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #8046302
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Bungalow #6893958
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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Bungalow #8082919
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Barn #8134895
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8077498
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Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #1790005
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Caravan #6916570
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #8056345
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8086810
  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6496905
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1861559
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8138429
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Chalet #6786768
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1861737
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #423310
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Farmhouse #8131043
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6897422
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1939147
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6521013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6504222
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  • 1 BR
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Cottage #1921348
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Recent Reviews

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location

5 of 5
My wife, myself and our Golden Retriever Piper have just spent a week at this outstanding cottage. The cottage itself is in a perfect position, so close to the dunes and long sandy beach. It is beautifully decorated with everything supplied you could wish for. The beds were so comfortable and having two bathrooms was a bonus. There is a lovely fish and chip shop at the end of the road, well worth a visit . We met many local residents who were very welcoming, always having time for a chat. We walked the beach and dunes every day for miles and Piper was in her element. Thanks to Gary the property owner, booking was simple. Any emails I sent him were answered very promptly. We will be booking this lovely cottage again for certain. Thanks Gary and Denise. Gill, Derek and Piper.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

A comfortable, convenient home from home.

4 of 5
The property was overall clean and comfortable. Almost on the beach, with private access at the end of the road, making it well situated yet quiet. Fascilities were good within the cottage (clean, practical and modern). The kitchen and bathroom had everything needed and beds and bedrooms were comfy. There was some wear and tear to downstairs seating, which was a shame as it spoilt first impressions, but that, along with a missing dustpan and brush (for the collection of sand we inevitably brought in with us) and the building work going on in the owners neighbouring properties (a little unsightly, but not noisy) were minor issues in the great scheme of things. James, the owner, was friendly and helpful, and we (2 adults, 2 teens and a dog) had a lovely stay in this property. We would certainly consider returning :-)
  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017