Both inland and on the coast, Norfolk is an ideal location for a self-catering break. There are plenty of options to choose from, including some luxury cottages to make your stay extra special. These are spread across the county, with locations on the coast, interesting inland towns and on the famous Norfolk broads. The county is also home to historic towns and the attractive city of Norwich, with its beautiful cathedral, medieval castle, extensive shopping districts and array of good pubs and restaurants.
There are many places in Norfolk to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday. One of the best known is Great Yarmouth, a resort with long stretches of golden sand and plenty of amusements and rides for when the weather isn’t quite as good as you'd hoped. A popular attraction for families is the Sealife Centre, with views of marine life ranging from starfish to sharks. A cottage in Great Yarmouth is a good base for exploring the Norfolk Broads. Explore on foot or hire a boat to get deep into the heart of the waterways.
Fakenham makes an ideal base for exploring North Norfolk, including its beautiful coastline, as well as being in easy reach of Norwich and King’s Lynn. For an exciting day out, visit Fakenham Racecourse to enjoy the thrills of seeing a horse you back cross the line. History lovers should make sure to visit Holkham Hall to see the lovely deer park, at this fabulous Palladian-style mansion near Wells-next–the-Sea. Holkham also has a very popular beach with plenty of parking close by.
For rural tranquillity, the village of Horning is hard to beat. The quaint village is on the River Bure in the Norfolk Broads. Use it as a base to explore the broads or sit in one of the pubs or tearooms along the river and simply relax and watch the world go by.
Thetford is steeped in ancient history, dating back beyond the Anglo-Saxons to when the Iceni ruled the region. Fans of the TV series Dad’s Army may find the town familiar, as many of the scenes were filmed in and around Thetford. Nearby is Thetford Forest, with opportunities for peaceful walks, picnics, horse riding and much more.
For a special occasion or just because you deserve a treat, why not consider renting a luxury cottage. We have a range of luxury cottages near the sea and inland in Norfolk, many with features such as swimming pools, hot tubs and home cinema systems. Browse our selection today and start looking forward to your Norfolk cottage break.