Luxury cottages Norfolk

With its selection of luxury cottages Norfolk is a great location for a get-together with family, friends or just as a couple. Miles of unspoilt coastline, timeless villages and the Broads – Britain’s Magical Waterland, there’s so much to see and do for visitors to Norfolk. Here’s our guide to the Best Places To Visit and the Top Ten Things To Do in Norfolk.

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Best places to visit in Norfolk

Blakeney

Blakeney

Blakeney

Blakeney is a lovely coastal village, one of the most enchanting on the North Norfolk Coast. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are endless views across the estuary and salt marshes out to Blakeney Point, owned by the National Trust. This is a truly special place at any time of the year. The most popular attractions are the seals however there is an abundant array of other wildlife and birds to be seen. The best way to get close to the nature, especially the seals, is by enjoying a trip on one of the local boats.

Burnham Market

Burnham Market is situated close to the North Norfolk coast and is the busiest and most central of the collection of Burnham villages in this area of Norfolk. At its centre is a large village green surrounded by some fine Georgian buildings many of which are now boutique shops or fine restaurants. The area is also famous as the birthplace of Admiral Lord Nelson who was born in the nearby village of Burnham Thorpe.

Cromer

Cromer is a classic British seaside town. Beautiful landscaped cliff gardens and the promenade overlook fine sandy beaches and the delightful Victorian pier. As befits such a resort, Cromer claims that its annual summer show is the last remaining end-of-pier show. Providing old-fashioned, family entertainment, the show is a throwback to the British seaside’s heyday. From the pier you can try and catch you own Cromer crab, the delicacy the town is famous for. There are plenty of stalls selling this fresh local delicacy. Usually cleaned and dressed in their shells, where better to enjoy them than on the beach as part of a picnic.

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth offers everything you would expect from a traditional English seaside resort – and something more. There are over 15 miles of sandy beaches within the Greater Yarmouth area, from Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the south, meaning that you can always find a secluded spot. The seafront, known as the ‘Golden Mile’, has many traditional seaside attractions including a Victorian pier, the award-winning Pleasure Beach with its mix of traditional and all-new exciting rides for the thrill seeker and the Sea Life Centre with over 70 marine species to see. Great Yarmouth has been a port since Medieval times and today the South Quay at the heart of the town has a wealth of museums and fine old buildings whilst the port remains a hive of activity.

Hunstanton

Hunstanton has a wonderful Victorian charm – a mix of traditional seaside holiday destination and quaint old village with a lovely family-friendly atmosphere. It is renowned for its unique striped cliffs – eroded by the sea, the cliffs now reveal multi-coloured layers of rock – and magnificent sunsets – a result of its position as the only west-facing resort on the East coast.

Sheringham

Sheringham is a traditional seaside town that grew up around its old fishing village. Here you can wander the little streets filled with interesting shops and plenty of places to enjoy excellent food including locally caught crab and lobster, or take a stroll along the cliff tops from where you will get great views down to the beach.

Wells  Next The Sea

Wells Next The Sea

Wells Next The Sea

Wells Next The Sea is a traditional fishing port and lovely holiday town on the North Norfolk coast. Despite its name, it is now separated from the sea as a result of silting and lies a mile inland. On the coast you will find a sandy beach, backed by dunes and pine trees, which stretches for miles where you can enjoy peace and solitude.

If you are looking for luxury cottages Norfolk is the place for you.

Top ten things to do in Norfolk

By selecting one of our luxury cottages Norfolk and its many attractions can be discovered.

1. See seals in their natural habitat

Blakeney Point is a truly special place anytime of the year. The most popular attractions are the seals however there is an abundant array of other wildlife and birds to be seen. The best way to get close to the nature and see the wildlife, especially the seals, is by enjoying a trip on one of the local boats. It is possible to walk out to The Point from Cley, however this is not for the faint-hearted and the route is not an easy one across the marshes, shingle banks and dykes.

2. Head into the forest at Thetford

Thetford Forest is Britain’s largest lowland pine forest offering a range of activities from gentle walks and cycle paths to the adrenaline pumping Go Ape, a high-wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires up to 15 metres high in the trees, and a challenging 10-mile Black Run for mountain bikers.

3. Taste the famous Cromer Crab

Head to Cromer and enjoy some of the renowned Cromer Crab. There are plenty of stalls selling this fresh local delicacy. Usually cleaned and dressed in their shells, where better to enjoy them than on the beach as part of a picnic.

4. Explore the royal family’s retreat

Sandringham is the county retreat of the royal family and opens to the public during the summer months. The house, set in 60 acres of stunning gardens, is at the heart of the much larger Sandringham Estate. This comprises woodland, heath and a Country Park, with waymarked nature trails and numerous paths in the woodlands to explore every day of the year.

Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads

5. Cruise on the Broads

To enjoy a truly beautiful wetland landscape with huge open skies, more than 120 miles of waterways and lakes take a cruise from one of the many departure points on the Norfolk Broads. This is a uniquely beautiful environment shaped by people working hand in hand with nature over thousands of years. Artists and photographers have long been inspired by the play of light on open water and the vast skies. Many of the scenes recorded by painters in the 19th century remain essentially unaltered today. Wind pumps, church towers, woodland and the white sails of boats on the rivers are still striking vertical features in an otherwise horizontal world.

6. Watch the sunset on Hunstanton beach

Hunstanton is an attractive Victorian seaside town with a friendly holiday atmosphere, known for its unique striped cliffs – eroded by the sea, the cliffs now reveal multi-coloured layers of rock. However it is the magnificent sunsets a result of its position as the only west-facing resort on the east coast of England – that draw people to the resort.

7. Visit an exotic coastal garden

East Ruston Old Vicarage garden is an exotic coastal garden that has won many accolades. A feast of formal design, decorative exuberance and brilliant planting the separate gardens offer varying moods. Sculptures, lavishly planted pots and finely detailed walls and gates play their decorative part

Happisburgh

Happisburgh

8. Walk the coastal path

It’s clear why artists and writers as well as holidaymakers have flocked to the Norfolk coast for years. Along this stunning coastline you will find beautiful stretches of soft golden sands and pebbled beaches, salt marshes as well as traditional family resorts. The Norfolk Coast Path follows the North Norfolk coastline for nearly 50 miles between Hunstanton and Sheringham. There is a good selection of circular walks using the trail along various stretches of its length.

9. See the last end-of-the-pier show

Cromer is a classic British seaside town. Beautiful landscaped cliff gardens and the promenade overlook fine sandy beaches and the delightful Victorian pier. As befits such a resort, Cromer claims that its annual summer show is the last remaining end-of-pier show. Providing old-fashioned, family entertainment, the show is a throwback to the British seaside’s heyday.

10. Step back in time at Gressenhall Farm

Gressenhall brings together a museum, traditional farm, historic workhouse and beautiful grounds to offer a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. See recreations of traditional cottages and shops. Relax in delightful gardens or take a stroll round the working farm with its rare breed animals.

When it comes to luxury cottages Norfolk has a great selection to suit everyone. So, why not browse our selection and see what catches your eye?

Waters Reach, luxury cottage in Pentney, Norfolk Check availability Waters Reach, Pentney, Norfolk
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7571765 per week * Ref: GCG5125
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This very special lakeside property offers spacious, well appointed accommodation including its own hot tub. One of several set within 275 acres of parkland encompassing seven fishing lakes, it is a paradise for keen fishermen, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The parkland offers lovely ...
Gables Farm, luxury cottage in Martham, Norfolk Check availability Gables Farm, Martham, Norfolk
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7571765 per week * Ref: GCG5126
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This thatched cottage in a pretty Broadland village of Martham and is only four miles from a beautiful dune backed sandy beach. Set just 20 yards from the green and duckpond Gables Farm boasts large rooms and spacious accommodation....
The Gig House, luxury cottage in Happisburgh, Norfolk Check availability The Gig House, Happisburgh, Norfolk
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £291560 per week * Ref: GCG5123
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This charming, cosy and characterful, traditional brick and flint cottage is ideally located just 200 yards from a glorious sandy beach of Happisburgh. Formerly an old coach house, the Gig House sits with its own pretty patio garden within the grounds of the owners’ home in one of Norfolk’s most...
Apple Tree Cottage, luxury cottage in Foulsham, Norfolk Check availability Apple Tree Cottage, Foulsham, Norfolk
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £342675 per week * Ref: GCG5129
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This delightful 200 year old beamed country cottage has been beautifully renovated to offer superb accommodation. Set in lovely grounds, it adjoins the owners’ home in an excellent location from which to explore North Norfolk. ...
Abbey Court Barn, luxury cottage in Coltishall, Norfolk Check availability Abbey Court Barn, Wroxham, Norfolk
Sleeps 7 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6551355 per week * Ref: GCG5127
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This attractive property with its large garden is one of cluster of tastefully converted barns within a short walk of the pub and river. Set in the heart of Broadland, bustling Wroxham, the ‘capital of the Norfolk Broads’ is just two miles away and offers boat hire and trips to explore the reed-...
Harbour Cottage, luxury cottage in Winterton on Sea , Norfolk Check availability Harbour Cottage, Winterton on Sea, Norfolk
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £405817 per week * Ref: GCG5128
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage and its pretty garden is set back off the village green and just 250 yards from a sandy beach in Winterton on Sea. Harbour Cottage provides extremely comfortable family accommodation whatever the season....
Moles Acre, luxury cottage in Loddon, Norfolk Check availability Moles Acre, Loddon, Norfolk
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7571680 per week * Ref: GCG5121
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

This elegant and very spacious property with large landscaped gardens is tucked down a quiet country lane in the Broadland village of Loddon. Moles Acre sits just a short walk from the heart of this thriving riverside village in the southern Broads National park. A wealth of attractions lie within e...