Norfolk

NorfolkThe county of Norfolk is located in the East of England, and is well-known for its rural terrain, seaside resorts, rivers, lakes and various other attractions. It has served as the inspiration for many authors and musicians, has a strong association with the British Monarchy and is a popular tourist destination, both with domestic and overseas visitors.

Such popularity has ensured that the region has no shortage of accommodation options to choose from. However, there is no better way to experience Norfolk than by staying in one of the luxury cottages we have to offer, providing the best possible combination of freedom and relaxation.

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Luxury Norfolk Cottages

We have a wide selection of luxury cottages in Norfolk available, allowing you to plan a truly memorable self catering holiday. The range of accommodation we are able to provide will suit various different needs, budgets and party sizes, ensuring there really is something for everyone, regardless of their plans.

If you are intending to enjoy a romantic break with that special someone, why not book one of our cottages with a hot tub or jacuzzi for a truly indulgent experience? Alternatively, if you are planning a family getaway, our pet-friendly options may make life a whole lot easier, allowing dogs and other animals to join you on your travels.

After a long day of exploring all that Norfolk has to offer, a luxury cottage is the perfect place to relax and recuperate.

Places to Visit

The city of Norwich is the largest settlement in the county, and is strongly linked with the arts. In fact, it was recently designated as England's first UNESCO City of Literature and it also plays host to the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Some of its major tourist sites include Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Market.

Away from Norwich, the towns of Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Thetford are the most built-up parts of the region. Great Yarmouth is mostly known as a seaside resort, while King's Lynn is a historic town, which many tourists use as a base when visiting some of the more rural parts of the county. Thetford, on the other hand, is notable as the birthplace of Thomas Paine and is the nearest major settlement to Thetford Forest.

In addition, the area is famous for its connection to the British Royal Family, and Queen Elizabeth II's privately owned residence, Sandringham House, can be found near the village of Sandringham. It forms part of Sandringham Estate and several sections are open to members of the public, including a museum and parts of the garden.

The Norfolk Broads

Although much of Norfolk can be navigated via car, bike or public transport, one of its most outstanding parts is best enjoyed on a boat. The Norfolk Broads is a stunning National Park, which is primarily made up of a network of lock-free rivers and lakes, resulting in one of the most unique boating experiences in the country.

The Broads' motor cruisers are extremely popular with visitors, although the area has cycle paths and other options for getting around if boats are not really your preference. It is also home to a number of small villages, market towns and rare animal species, giving tourists some truly varied and memorable days out.

Coastal Areas

Norfolk is well-known for its beautiful coastal areas, which always go down a treat with tourists. Indeed, 450 square kilometres of coastal land in the region has been categorised as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

Great Yarmouth is the most visited seaside resort in the county and attracts visitors all year round, but especially in the summer months. The town is home to the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, an amusement park which has free admission and contains numerous rides and other attractions.

However, Norfolk has an extensive coastline and also contains a number of other popular seaside resorts. These include Cromer, which is known as the 'Gem of the Norfolk Coast', as well as Holkham, which has been featured in a number of major films, including 'Shakespeare in Love', 'The Duchess' and 'The Eagle Has Landed'.

Family Attractions

For those heading to Norfolk with their families, the county is able to provide a number of different family-friendly attractions, in order to keep people of all ages entertained.

The award-winning Banham Zoo is regularly cited as one of the top tourist attractions in Norfolk and houses more than 2,000 different animals, such as tigers, cheetahs, leopards, red pandas, kangaroos and giraffes. Moreover, the Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth is one of the biggest in the country and contains a huge range of sea creatures, including 'Nobby'; officially the largest shark in the United Kingdom.

Finally, BeWILDerwood is a family adventure park, located in the parish of Horning. It contains slides, tree houses, bridges, a maze and a dedicated area for kids under the age of five. The park makes extensive use of natural features and all of its rides and attractions are based upon children's books written by the site owner, Tom Blofeld.

Oak Tree Lodge, Crostwick near Norwich, Norfolk

Oak Tree Lodge, Crostwick near Norwich, Norfolk

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