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The busy market town of Fakenham is known as the ''Gateway to the North Norfolk Coast'' and is the perfect cottage holiday base for those looking to explore this lovely part of Norfolk. It’s also within easy reach of both Kings Lynn and Norwich for days out.

Get up early on Thursdays and head for Fakenham Market; local traders sell everything from bric-a-brac to arts and crafts, and it''s a great place to relax and enjoy a spot of holiday shopping. If your stay coincides with the Farmers'' Market, which takes place on the 4th Saturday of every month, it’s the ideal place to pick up your local Norfolk produce for that special meal back at your cottage; but don’t worry, you''ll find plenty of fresh local produce and organic treats in town if you miss it.

Enjoy a day at the races; you''re just a stone''s throw from Fakenham Racecourse and kids will love exploring the 500 acres of nature trails at Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park. Or you could sit back with a pint and some home-cooked pub grub at one of Fakenham''s eight pubs. If you''re looking for other dining options, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants and cafes in the town, as well as the usual range of takeaways if you fancy cosying up back at your cottage for the evening.

Come and enjoy a holiday in this beautiful region of Norfolk; take a look at Fakenham holiday cottages today.

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  • The Stables

    Great Massingham

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W8242

    Pretty village, ideal for exploring North Norfolk

    Thoughtfully converted and attractively appointed this cosy detached single-storey stable conversion is peacefully set by the courtyard of a former 18th century inn, with glazed hallway overlooking mature and secluded gardens. Enjoy the village green and ponds and walking and cycling in the surrounding countryside. Take in Houghton Hall and Gardens or Castle Acre Priory. Royal Sandringham Estate, Norfolk Lavender Centre, Walsingham Shrines and Pensthorpe Wildfowl Trust are within a 10 mile radius. The unspoilt beaches, RSPB nature reserves, and varied attractions of the North Norfolk Coast are approximately 15 miles. An ideal holiday base. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub with food 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Hall/second living room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Helhoughton, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43471


    This single-storey cottage sits within the pretty village of Helhoughton, adjacent to the owner’s home and provides a cosy and relaxing holiday base for couples looking to unwind and explore the area. Coast lovers will be spoilt for choice, discover Wells-next-the-Sea, with its picturesque quay, narrow gauge railway and quaint mix of artisan and traditional seaside cafés and shops, Blakeney, where you can enjoy the traditional pursuit of crabbing or take a boat trip to see the seals, and numerous other coastal villages all in easy reach. Plus, for all the fun of the fair, a Sea Life centre, amusements and a beach that seems to literally stretch out forever, head to Hunstanton. Culture vultures will love the area’s wealth of stately homes and National Trust properties including Holkham Hall and the Sandringham Estate. A little further afield, but well worth a visit, lie the Norfolk Broads where you can join an organised boat trip or even charter your own day launch to explore the waterways. Norwich, with its Norman castle, numerous museums and great shopping and eating opportunities, and Kings Lynn with its historical quarter are also well worth a visit. With the Thursford Collection nearby and fishing lakes, cycle routes, great walks and numerous bird watching opportunities galore you will be spoilt for choice when it’s time to choose just what to do tomorrow, perhaps decide with a glass of wine by the open fire. Beach 14 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in kitchen (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. 26’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet welcome - to be kept on a lead. No smoking.

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  • Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut

    South Creake, near Fakenham

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC662


    So many words come to mind when you first see Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut, including cosy, relaxing, peaceful and charming, but the one that really stands out is romantic, because it really is hard to imagine a more romantic getaway than you will find here. Beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished to ensure that you have everything you need for your relaxing holiday, you will find tranquillity and the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Inside, there is a small kitchen and seating area, a cosy double bed and a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. As you step outside, you have your own private, enclosed garden with views across open countryside, and a pretty patio area with a gas barbecue. There is also a further wooden outbuilding with more cooking facilities but, other than firing up the barbecue, the beauty of this property is that you won’t have to do very much cooking from scratch because the owners sell their own freshly prepared, home made ready meals. The area is filled with great farm shops and places to eat, many of which serve locally sourced produce. The garden makes Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut perfect for a summer stay, and the wood burner makes this a romantic winter getaway too, so you will be tempted not to venture far.
    The quaint seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea is just 6 miles away, with its narrow gauge railway, picturesque quay offering boat trips, beautiful beach and a great selection of artisan and traditional seaside places to shop and eat. Visit Holkham, with its beautiful, wide sandy beach and the magnificent Holkham Hall, which hosts events throughout the year. In fact, the whole coastline is home to many pretty seaside villages, beaches, marshes and quays. Also within easy reach lie Cromer, Sheringham, Hunstanton, the Norfolk Broads, Sandringham Estate, Blickling Hall, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and the Thursford Collection, home to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. So, whether you decide to venture out and explore, or stay close and relax, Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut really will make for a special getaway and is sure to be one that you will remember and come back to time and time again. Beach 6 miles. Shop on site, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    3 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors and French doors leading to garden.
    Living area: With wood burner.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom area: With double bed, 24" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric heater, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Gas hob in outside shed. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, chiminea and gas barbecue. Shared 2-acre natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • The Coach House

    Tatterford Hall, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CMW

    With its sunny balcony overlooking landscaped gardens, this spacious and comfortably furnished first floor apartment enjoys use of a tennis court. Peacefully set, neighbouring the owners’ home, it lies within easy reach of the north Norfolk coast, for superb walking and bird-watching. The market town of Fakenham (5 miles), with its 6th-century Saxon origins, offers an array of shops, inns, restaurants, and a colourful market every Thursday. The stately halls of Houghton, Holkham and Sandringham are nearby. Golf and horse racing locally. Shop 3½ miles.

    Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with electric fire and single bed (for +1), wooden floor and French doors to balcony. Compact, well-equipped fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet.

    Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony with furniture. Large enclosed, shared garden. Barbecue. Parking. Use of hard tennis court. No smoking.

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  • Portland Cottage

    Helhoughton, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: CDDL


    Built around 1550 with a flint and brick extension added in Victorian times, Portland Cottage has been carefully renovated to ensure that it offers everything a discerning guest could need without losing any of its charm. Beautifully presented, it has been lovingly restored by an interior designer who has added lots of wonderful bespoke touches, while creating a light and airy getaway. The cottage was originally built as a private dwelling, which was actually used as the local brew house where the tenant sold home brewed ales to the passing farm workers. You can just picture them calling in to have their jugs filled with ale after a long day ploughing and harvesting the surrounding fields, which look the same today as they did over 400 years ago. The adjoining cottage was the local bakery, so the air would have been filled with the most wonderful aromas of beer brewing and bread baking. Portland Cottage was originally part of the Townshend Estate and has strong links to the agricultural revolution as it was Turnip Townshend who invented the 4 crop rotation system that is still used today. Located within the pretty hamlet of Helhoughton, the links to history are all still there, with a beautiful church dating back to the 14th century, and the surrounding meadows and woodlands which are still privately owned by the Townshend family. Locally, you will find beautiful beaches and coastal towns and villages including Wells-next-the-Sea, with its beautiful quay, Blakeney and Hunstanton, with its long stretch of sandy beach. Those looking for stately homes and National Trust properties will find the Sandringham Estate, Holkham Hall and Blickling Hall all within easy reach. With Norfolk being described as ‘the bird watching capital of England’, it is also needless to say there are wildlife watching opportunities galore to be had. Add in great cycle routes and walks and lots of local attractions and places to eat, and you will see why this is such a popular part of Norfolk to visit. Thanks to Portland Cottage and its traditional wood-burning stove, high quality beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, you will be able to relax and unwind after a busy day. Beach 9 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3½ miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Single bedroom with 4ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, ’Econ 7’ NSH, electric underfloor heating (kitchen/bathroom), bed linen and towels included
    • 22" satellite TV (entertainment package)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden at end of lane with patio, summerhouse and furniture
    • Attached garden courtyard with patio area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional roadside parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • The May Tree

    Nr. Burnham Market

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E3416

    Located along an unmade road you will discover this charming and beautifully furnished single-storey holiday cottage. One of a small cluster, it overlooks a green on the edge of the village of South Creake and is just a 50-yard stroll to the local inn. Burnham Market 5 miles, a delightful Georgian town offers excellent small shops, galleries and bistros. As well as superb sandy beaches and opportunities for seal-watching boat trips, the entire north Norfolk coastline offers many attractions for walkers, cyclists (cycle hire locally), birdwatchers and golfers. Shops and restaurant 5 miles, pub 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with decked verandah, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Steps to garden.

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  • Jasmine Cottage

    Syderstone

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 16894

    This delightful, traditional, brick and flint, character holiday cottage is situated in the village of Syderstone, 8 miles from the north Norfolk coastline with sandy beaches and nature reserves. Bird watching, sailing, golf, walking and cycling available locally. Brancaster, 8 miles. Hunstanton, with Sea World Centre and indoor leisure pool, 10 miles. Wells, 8 miles. Further along the coastline is Blakeney, Morston and Cley-Next-The-Sea for fishing and boat trips. Dog friendly pub in the village. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 steps to 1 bunk.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Woodburner in dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD. Induction hob. Mini electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Small garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Barn Cottage

    Great Snoring

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CRF

    Six miles from the coast and extensive salt marsh nature and bird reserve, this charming detached flint barn nestles in a quiet coastal village and boasts a spacious beamed interior and wood-burning stove. Comfortably furnished, offers a warm welcome at any time of year. Excellent sandy beach and fishing harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea (6 miles). Blakeney (8 miles) for pretty quay, excellent walking, bird-watching, sailing and boat trips to visit the seal colony and Blakeney Point RSPB Nature Reserve. Quiet network of lanes and footpaths offer good walking and cycling opportunities. Walsingham Abbey and Priory ruins, Holkham Hall, Thursford steam museum, Wells and Washington steam railway all within easy reach. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Entrance hall. Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
    • No smoking

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  • The Paddocks

    Whissonsett, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: 28375

    Tucked away in Norfolk’s heartland, with good walking and cycling opportunities and attached to the owners’ home. This single storey holiday property is furnished to offer spacious accommodation with its own garden. Within easy reach of beaches, RSPB Nature Reserves and historical ruins. East Dereham and Fakenham with shops, supermarket, cafes, restaurant, cinema, bowling, golf course and swimming pool are within a short drive. The market town of Holt is 20 miles away. It is an hours’ drive to the resorts of Sheringham and Cromer and the city of Norwich, with its cathedral, castle museum, theatre, shops and restaurants. Wroxham is ideal for boat hire, waterside restaurants and shops. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£40per week, £25 per short break September-June poa). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Stockmans Barn

    Horningtoft, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E4165

    Nestling in peaceful rural seclusion beween the well served market towns of Dereham (8 miles) and Fakenham, famous for its races and Thursday market and auction, these two charming properties are ideally placed for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Converted from a range of farm buildings on a 235-acre working arable farm, they boast shared use of the surrounding gardens and a games room with pool table. Fishing, lovely walking and cycling on quiet country lanes are enjoyed locally and Gressenhall Rural Life Museum, the Queen’s estate at Sandringham, glorious beaches at Holkham and Victorian Hunstanton, and Norwich city are all a short drive. Shop 6 miles, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Shared garden and furniture. Parking. Shared games room. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Chapel Cottage

    Kettlestone, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 11583

    Set in the secluded village of Kettlestone, Chapel Cottage is an ideal holiday base situated just 20 minutes’ drive from the North Norfolk Coast with resorts, sandy beaches and bird reserves. Discover Holkham Hall which is perfect for nature enthusiasts. Pensthorpe Wildlife Sanctuary, is 5 minutes’ drive, and Thursford Steam Collection is 2 miles. Other attractions including the Royal Sandringham Estate, The Bure Valley Steam Railway and Langham Glass are within easy reach. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Step down to living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (for children).

    Open fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Private utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Small patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Stable Barn

    Horningtoft

    Grade
    4
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: B6845

    An ideal base to explore Norfolk, an AONB, with its wealth of sandy beaches, RSPB nature and bird reserves, NT houses and coastal villages. This end of terrace holiday cottage is situated in open countryside, with a network of footpaths and lanes offering cycling and walking from the door. Fakenham, 4 miles, with its weekend market. Norwich, 20 miles, for shopping, castle museum and cathedral. Wroxham, capital of the Broads, 26 miles, for waterside cafes, inns, sailing, daily boat hire and river trips. Shop 1 mile, pub 21/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating £25per week, £15 per short break. Electricity included. Bed linen and towel hire. Freeview TV. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared use of games room with pool table and darts. NB: Unfenced dyke 50 yards.

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