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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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (15 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Chalet #1015411
    15
    Viewed 97 times in the last 48 hours
      Very Good! 4/5
      (5 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Bungalow #1841507
      5
      Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (11 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Bungalow #1026987
        11
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (13 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6807075
          13
          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
            12
            Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (7 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Chalet #6890392
              7
              Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                3
                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                  4
                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Chalet #6970360
                    1
                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Chalet #454245
                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                        1
                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 3 BR
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #1858474
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                            2
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Caravan #6799249
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1986758
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1970017
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1968846
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
                                      1
                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Multiple rentals Chalet #8168348
                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Chalet #8307509
                                            Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (40 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #716884
                                              40
                                              Viewed 115 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (18 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1436991
                                                18
                                                Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Apartment #8159480
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6806849
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (38 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #702080
                                                      38
                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (17 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #6838920
                                                        17
                                                        Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (34 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1068820
                                                          34
                                                          Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #1963239
                                                            11
                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              House #6712315
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (17 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6514066
                                                                17
                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6781605
                                                                  8
                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #6856138
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Chalet #6511840
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Cottage #6523080
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (17 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          House #8164187
                                                                          17
                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (38 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8168832
                                                                            38
                                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Very Good! 4/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Bungalow #856544
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #8155430
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #8047792
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (36 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #1803562
                                                                                    36
                                                                                    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #8150861
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Barn #8168318
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                                                          Cottage #8158709
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Barn #1872149
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (14 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #8093744
                                                                                              14
                                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #6504222
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #8131469
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (37 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #8134082
                                                                                                    37
                                                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8156372
                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                      Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful chalet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here for a long weekend and we're very impressed withe the chalet. It was spotless clean all bed linen and towels were provided at no extra cost. They owners also left a welcome pack ie... coffee sugar tea ect... a nice personal touch I thought. It's only a short walk to all ammenities. We had a lovely stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      As usual GREAT

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our third visit to Beachside myself my wife and just over 2 yrs old English Springer Spaniel *Bertie* Once again were just so lucky with the weather ,Our arrival day Saturday 17th June the Sunday and Monday were blistering hot ,the rest of the week was nice and warm and to be honest a bit more comfortable .Lots of time on the beach and sand dunes which to a full of life Springer is paradise. You cannot fault the cottage and its location. The facilities once again nothing to say apart from brilliant .The only downside and whinge was we only had a week. We will be back for sure.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017