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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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  • Snoring Cottages - Owl Cottage

    Great Snoring

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CSR

    Located just a short drive from the uncrowded Norfolk coastline, these Grade II listed cottages (Owl Cottage ref CSR and Gable End ref CTS) have been lovingly restored provide comfortable holiday accommodation with much character, and Gable End even boasts its own outdoor heated swimming pool. Wells-next-the-Sea lies a mere 6 miles distant and Blakeney is just 8 miles. Walsingham Abbey and Priory, Holkham Hall and the Wells and Walsingham Steam Railway are all within easy reach. Shops 2 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Sun room with French doors to garden. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with four-poster bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Low beamed ceilings and low doorways throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

    • Full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone - emergency/incoming only
    • Parking
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • No smoking

    Note: Owl Cottage (CSR) may be booked with Gable End (CTS) to sleep up to 12 people.

  • Pond Farm Barn

    Horningtoft, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: E4164

    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. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Wet room with shower chair and 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.

  • Raynham Cottages - Lavender Lodge

    South Raynham, Fakenham

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CZS

    Situated in the peaceful village of South Raynham, a perfect setting for exploring excellent sandy beaches, coastal walks, and RSPB nature and bird reserves. The property boasts its own hot tub and seating furniture within the secluded garden. Guests also have shared use of the large indoor swimming pool neighbouring the property. Just a 10-minute drive is the bustling market town of Fakenham with shops, cafes, restaurants, bowling alley, cinema, pitch and putt golf course, and horse racing meetings. Burnham Market, Holkham, Hunstanton and the charming charming English coastal town Wells-next-the-Sea are all close by, and there is plenty to see and do in the area, with activities for all the family including BeWILDerwood, Go Ape! or Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. The beautiful city of Norwich is within an hour’s drive, with cathedral, museums and art galleries. Hire a boat or take an organised boat trip along The Norfolk Broads, also nearby, which are one of the region’s most popular attractions, and make a great day out. Rowan Cottage (CYL) and Honeysuckle Cottage (CYM) have an interconnecting door and can be booked together to sleep up to 10 people. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room. Large kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, electric flame-effect fire and en-suite wet room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, electric flame-effect fire and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Further twin bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Note: Rowan Cottage (CYL) and Honeysuckle Cottage (CYM) have an interconnecting door and can be booked together to sleep up to 10 people

    Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Washer/dryer. Parking (for 4 cars). Wheelchair access.

    Full oil central heating, electric flame-effect fires, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband (variable signal strength). Private patio with furniture. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Shared indoor swimming pool (38ft x 16ft; depth 3ft 6in), Roman steps, shower/changing facilities/hoist for disabled. Hot tub. No smoking.

  • Old Swan Cottage

    Great Massingham

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W2839

    North Norfolk Coast

    This attached holiday cottage is part of a former 18th century inn and retains original beams and woodburning stove providing character accommodation in this pretty North Norfolk village. The village green and two ponds are outside your front door whilst the back garden looks directly over countryside which leads to good walking opportunities. The clean beaches, bird and seal colonies of the North Norfolk Coast, Sandringham House and Park, Holkham Hall Mansion, a steam railway and the abbey and the shrines of Walsingham are just some of the local attractions to be enjoyed. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub with food 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 twin bedroom with additional double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. All rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond close to the property.

  • High Farm Barn

    Stanfield, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E5207


    Ideal for a relaxing break, this very spacious delightful property is ideally placed to explore a wealth of attractions. It sits in the grounds of the owner’s home in the pretty village of Stanfield just 11 miles from the market town of Fakenham famous for its races. Surrounded by quiet country lanes it is ideal for cyclists and walkers alike. The wonderful coast of north Norfolk, the glorious beaches at Holkham and Hunstanton for family fun, the Queen’s estate at Sandringham, Gressenhall Rural Life Museum, the charming Georgian town of Holt with it quaint shops, Wells-next-the-Sea where you can take a ride on the train to the beach or sample the local seafood stalls in the harbour and medieval Norwich with its castle, cathedral, fine shops and restaurants are all within an easy drive. Shop and pub within 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen area. Dining room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with 2 additional singles and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£20per week 2nd October-29th April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

  • Church Farm Dairy

    Whissonsett

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 17470

    Tucked away in Norfolk’s heartland and ideal for exploring the north Norfolk coastline. Attached to the owner’s Grade II listed farmhouse, offering comfortable holiday accommodation with private walled courtyard and shared use of the large rear lawned garden. There are sandy beaches, RSPB reserves, stately homes and historical ruins to enjoy. Visit the seal colonies and Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park. Walking and cycling locally. Fakenham, 6 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living/dining room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden. Shared use of 1/2 acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Seascape Cottage

    South Creake

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 16764

    Seascape Cottage is situated on a quiet country lane, 6 miles from the North Norfolk Coast. It provides a good standard of holiday accommodation. Activities in the area include golf, cycling, riding, walking and watersports. Fakenham, Burnham Market, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Hunstanton, Aqua Leisure and Sea Life Centres are available locally. Walsingham, 5 miles, is famous for its shrine, abbey and priory ruins. Visit stately homes such as Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Blickling Hall. Shop 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single (for child), 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Dishwasher. Large enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Fieldview

    East Barsham

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: E5612

    Enjoying glorious countryside views, this spacious semi-detached holiday property, adjoining the owners’ home, is located in a peaceful, rural setting in one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages and offers the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. Surrounded by quiet, country lanes, it is ideal for walking, cycling and bird watching. The property lies 7 miles away from Wells-next-the-Sea, with its pretty harbour and narrow gauge railway, which leads to a glorious sandy beach. Within an easy drive is Walsingham, the site of the famous shrine, as well as the famous Burnhams villages, with their pretty cottages and close association with Admiral Nelson. The market town of Fakenham, Holt, the Queen’s estate at Sandringham and the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton are also a short distance away. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Central heating by woodburner in dining room included. Electric heaters (in some bedrooms), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Patio. Parking. No smoking.

  • Green Acre Ranch

    Tatterford, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: W44271

    This property makes a great base from which to either explore the countryside or enjoy a seaside holiday. Built with lots of glass to maximise the views across open countryside and allow the light to flood in, Green Acre Ranch is the perfect base for families or small groups to get together and relax or to explore all that the area has to offer. Quiet and restful, yet still close to the beautiful Norfolk Coastline this really is a fantastic retreat that will genuinely suit discerning guests looking for somewhere for a special getaway. Everything has been thought of with details such as a telescope viewing room that lets you explore and enjoy the Norfolk skyline, that has no light pollution. Wells-next-the-Sea has a great mix of artisan and traditional seaside shops and cafés, a beautiful quay and a narrow gauge railway. Hunstanton offers all the fun of the fair, with a Sea Life Centre, traditional amusements and a wonderful beach. Between the two are many coastal villages, beautiful beaches, stunning marshland and great places to eat. Norfolk offers a wealth of wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as golf in the nearby market town of Fakenham, lots of cycle routes, lake and sea fishing, and breathtaking coastal walks, making this area popular with visitors. After a day of sightseeing, you can relax at Green Acre Ranch and make plans for the next day. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles. Can be booked with Green Acre Lodge W43576 to sleep up 12 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Conservatory with dining area. 2 twin bedrooms, one with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, both with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Paddle stairs to observation area. Most rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three freesat TVs (one 42", one 40"). DVD. Electric range. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Table tennis and pool table in outbuilding. Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

  • The Old Gatehouse

    Little Walsingham, nr. Wells-next-the-Sea

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W44839


    It’s plain to see why this detached, brick and flint period cottage is a listed building, its timbered façade is nothing short of stunning, and inside, there’s a homely ambience emanating from every room. The interiors have been meticulously furnished to a very good standard, offering roomy accommodation even for larger families. The wood-burning stove is the veritable heart of the house, and the living room makes for a great spot for socialising around the inglenook fireplace. The well-equipped kitchen turns the chore of cooking into a pleasure, and the seating area outside is great for putting your feet up and relaxing with a good book.

    The cottage is conveniently located for exploring Walsingham, a historic little village with a rich history of pilgrimage. The abbey, priory ruins and the excavated site of the original Holy House all bear testimony to the village’s pious past, and Walsingham is also home to a number of quaint gift shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs, that are easily accessible on foot.

    There’s something for everyone in this area of Norfolk. For children, there’s the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, and for nature lovers, there is a number of nature and RSPB reserves to visit. Alternatively, you can take a boat trip from Blakeney Quay or Morston Harbour, for your chance to spot basking seal colonies around Blakeney Point.

    Pleasant walking is to be found amidst unspoilt parklands, where a gently meandering river makes its way towards the sea. The area around Wells-next-the-Sea, 5 miles, is great for pine-scented woodland walks, as well as lazy days on the beach. The town itself boasts a vibrant town centre, a picturesque quay and a small working harbour, perfect for crabbing and finding fresh seafood. There’s some excellent walking to be had up and down the coast, and further east are the more traditional seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham, each with an array of attractions, including Splash Leisure Centre, golf courses, horse riding, and wide stretches of golden sands. Keen fishermen ought to head to Billingford (licence required), and historic homes nearby include Holkham Hall, and HM the Queen’s own Norfolk retreat, the Royal Sandringham Estate. Shop, pub and restaurant 60 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Snug. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with additional single, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Some internal steps between rooms.

    Woodburners in living room and snug (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Piggyback Barns - Woodpecker Barn

    Sculthorpe, Fakenham

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: CWL

    "Hiding in the tranquillity of a village setting - attractive barns converted into delightful holiday accommodation"

    Offering a welcome holiday retreat for large families and groups, these beautiful adjoining barn conversions (CUL & CWL) are full of charm and character with exposed beams, character flooring and equipped to offer all modern day comforts. Boasting a comfortable, open-plan living space with a wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen, each barn has its own enclosed, walled, lawned garden with seating. Neighbouring the owner’s farm, Piggyback Barns are situated in the peaceful village of Sculthorpe, just 8 miles from the Norfolk coastline with its wealth of sandy beaches, and RSPB bird and nature reserves. Excellent walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep.
    Fakenham (2 miles) offers good shops, restaurants, inns, a bowling alley, cinema and golf course. Bustling Burnham Market, with village shops, inns and restaurants, is 7 miles away. Wells-next-the-Sea (8 miles) offers an excellent sandy beach with colourful beach huts, a small shopping town centre with many inns and restaurants, and a picturesque fishing harbour - popular for fresh shell fish. Further along the coast is Brancaster for an uncrowded sandy beach and golf course. Brancaster Staithe provides a popular venue for sailing and boating enthusiasts.
    The traditional seaside towns of Heacham and Hunstanton offer an array of activities for all ages. Many places of historical interest and stately homes are within surrounding area. Twenty minutes’ drive away is the historical town of Kings Lynn for shopping, market place, restaurants, inns and theatre, and also Norwich city for excellent shopping, castle museum, cathedral, theatre, market place, restaurants and inns. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Spacious, open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, double sofa bed (for +2) and well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity/gas range included

    Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally

    • Full oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, walled, lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Shared external games room with pool table, air hockey, table tennis and table football (open 6am - 10pm)
    • Shared gym with running machine, rowing machine, cross-trainer and cycle (open 6am - 10pm)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced moat within grounds

    Note: A function hall is available by arr with conference and catering facilities for up to 250 guests

  • Wensum View Cottage

    Great Ryburgh, nr. Fakenham

    Grade
    10
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W43807

    In a tranquil setting in the pretty village of Great Ryburgh and very close to the North Norfolk Coast, Wensum View Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the local area. And, with a heated swimming pool on site, it is also perfect for when you just want to relax and unwind on site. Fishermen are very well-catered for too, with two fishing opportunities on site. The first is a private stretch of the River Wensum, containing roach, dace, pike, chub and the odd brown trout. The second area is a purpose-built pond, which contains A grade crucian carp, roach, and tench. Also within easy reach, lies Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Blakeney Quay and lots of coastal villages in-between, meaning that you could actually visit a different beach or seaside resort every day. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve is virtually on the doorstep and is the nature centre location for BBC’s Spring Watch. In fact, those seeking wildlife and bird watching will really be spoilt for choice with lots of marshes and RSPB sites close by. With farm parks, amusements and a Dinosaur Park close by too, younger family members will also find lots to do. After a day exploring, swimming or fishing, you will be very pleased that you chose Wensum View to relax, unwind and plan your next day’s adventure in. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors. Kitchen/dining room with slate floor. Conservatory. 4 bedrooms: 3 double (two 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and separate door leading to toilet (can also be accessed from landing), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. 36" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 4m x 1.2m) with changing and shower facilities, open daily - Mon to Fri, private to cottage 9am till 12 then 2pm till 5pm (other times available up to 9pm), Sat from arrival till 6.30pm, Sun 9am - 1pm. Fishing available on-site (licence required). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River and pond in grounds, 75 yards.

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