North Norfolk Holiday Cottages
A holiday cottage in North Norfolk and its coast can cater for anyone's taste, whether on the coast or inland. There are holiday cottages all over North Norfolk and its coast to suit any size family or pocket.
A good road network connects North Norfolk and its coast to motorways and there are rail and coach links from most parts of the country. Trains run on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Sheringham, passing through Wroxham, North Walsham and Cromer on the way. Norwich Airport is also within easy reach, so wherever you book your holiday cottage in North Norfolk and its coast, you shouldn't have any trouble getting there.
All generations will love the white sands of Holkham and Wells, near where you can hire a holiday cottage. For a wide variety of seafront entertainment, there are the traditional seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham, again an ideal place to hire your holiday cottage in North Norfolk and its coast.
North Norfolk's coastal towns have grown over the centuries from small, isolated fishing communities into busy seaside resorts. They have kept the character of communities, with the crab and fishing boats still putting out to sea, the lifeboats still manned, and the waters and nature reserves carefully maintained to preserve the area's reputation as an unspoilt retreat. This is a beautiful area of Eastern England to hire your holiday cottage.
The area also includes some of the famed Norfolk Broads, and the communities of Stalham and Hoveton are popular gateways to these tranquil waterways. From here you can hire craft for a holiday, short break, weekend or just for the day, as a trip out from your holiday cottage in North Norfolk.
The Broads National Park offers 125 miles of navigable rivers and Broads, whether your idea of fun is hiring a day boat or taking a pleasure cruise with someone else at the helm. The Broads are Britain's largest protected wetlands and have waterside trails, which are great for discovering the special flora and fauna of this beautiful area from your holiday cottage in North Norfolk. The Norfolk Broads are a network of waterways, providing many opportunities for boating, fishing and bird watching. In the Broadland countryside you can discover charming villages, each with its own special history and appeal, such as Horning and Coltishall. The Broads National Park covers 400 square miles and is set in an Environmentally Sensitive Area, with numerous designated conservation sites. The Broads themselves consist of a dozen or more freshwater lakes, large and small, each with its own special character and many teeming with wildlife. Through the Broadlands beautiful countryside, six rivers weave their way. Day boats and passenger boats are available from busy river centres like Wroxham and Potter Heigham.
The fascinating coast between Burnham Overy and Cromer is one of the most unspoilt coasts in the UK, and a lot of it is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a beautiful part of the country to hire your holiday cottage in North Norfolk and its coast. Many of the beaches have won awards for cleanliness and facilities.
The whole area of North Norfolk and its coast is steeped in heritage. If you had a holiday cottage further inland (or of course if you have a holiday cottage on the coast and travel inland), you can discover tranquil countryside, flint cottages, pretty country lanes and beautiful views.
North Norfolk and its coast has something to offer everyone, and has done since its heyday in Victorian times, and many visitors return year after year. Norfolk offers historical places to visit, the opportunity to just relax, or an activity filled day for the more energetic, all from your holiday cottage base.
Norfolk is drier on average than any other part of the country, so is truly the county for all seasons. Whether you want to spend hours on sunlit sands just watching the sea or enjoy a visit to a traditional seaside resort, you can do them in North Norfolk, staying in a holiday cottage.
On your North Norfolk and its coast cottage holiday, you can take part in the many activities available. Families are well catered for with days out and about with things like wildlife parks, trips to see the seals, steam railways, adventure parks and traditional seaside funfairs. All these are within reach of anywhere in North Norfolk and its coast that you book your holiday cottage. Some of the best ways to see Norfolk is cycling and walking, which is not as flat as commonly believed, over the gentle rolling countryside. There are many way marked footpaths and trails, with cycle hire available in a number of locations.
If relaxation is more your thing on your North Norfolk and its coast cottage holiday, you can relax on the beaches, or on the Broads, or be pampered in a local health and leisure clubs.
The North Norfolk coast is excellent for bird watchers, especially during the spring and autumn migration times, when many rarities occur each year. There are a number of both coastal and inland reserves, all within easy reach of your North Norfolk and its coast holiday cottage.
There are many excellent restaurants for your cottage holiday in Norfolk. The seafood is very fresh on the coast. Village pubs and tea shops provide an excellent stop off point for a relaxing break from whatever activities you are taking part in.
Norfolk is rich in history and heritage, with many handsome stately homes and interesting museums.
In August there is the Cromer Carnival week.
From June to September, there is the 'Summer Special' at Cromer Pavilion Theatre.
Places to go
Blakeley Point Nature Reserve is one of Britain's foremost bird sanctuaries, the point is a 3.5 mile long sand and shingle spit noted in particular for its colonies of breeding terns and for the rare migrants that pass through in spring and autumn. Both common and grey seals can be seen, as well as an interesting range of seaside plants.
Cromer Museum is a late Victorian fisherman's cottage with displays of local history (fishing, bathing resort), geology, natural history and archaeology.
Felbrigg Hall is a Seventeenth century house with original 18thC furniture and pictures. There is a new exhibition each year. There is an orangery with a walled garden with working dovecote, where there is a national collection of colchicums in bloom in autumn. There are way marked walks through extensive park and woodland with veteran trees, and a shop, restaurant, tearoom and second-hand bookshop.
Holkham Hall Historic House/Palace is a classic 18th Century Palladian-style mansion. It is the home of the Earls of Leicester and a treasure house of artistic and architectural history. It is situated in a 3,000-acre deer park on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, and it is part of a great agricultural estate. Attractions include a Bygones museum, an evocative collection of over 4,000 items from cars, crafts and kitchens to steam, the History of Farming exhibition, Holkham pottery and gift shop, art gallery, cafe, tearooms, lake cruises, the Victoria Hotel and Holkham beach and nature reserve.
So, whatever you want, from an action packed holiday to a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings, choose a holiday cottage in North Norfolk and its coast.