7 Amazing Self-Catering Cottages to Visit in Norfolk

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7 Amazing Self-Catering Cottage to Visit in Norfolk


For anyone looking to experience all the beauty that Norfolk has to offer, a cottage holiday might be just what you’re after. No matter your tastes, we have a property to suit you; where you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, relax, and truly unwind.

1) Courtyard Barn (Thurning)

Courtyard Barn (Thurning)

Courtyard Barn is a spacious 5-bedroom barn in the small village of Thurning. It provides the ultimate getaway with spectacular views, a full-size snooker table and a soothing hot tub. The barn sleeps 10+ people, making it ideal for large groups or a big family. It is the perfect option for a midweek getaway, when the rental price drops by up to an incredible 40%. There are plenty of National Trust properties nearby, as well as a local pub for a traditional Sunday lunch.

2) Kittiwake Cottage (Brancaster)

Kittiwake Cottage (King’s Lynn)

Kittiwake Cottage has been awarded a five-star rating and the prestigious Gold Award for four consecutive years by ‘Visit Britain’. The Gold Award is reserved for four and five-star properties of exceptional quality, so you know you’re in for a treat. The cottage is set in a quiet location with a west-facing garden, and the area is famous for its thriving fishing and sailing community. Enjoy the mussels, the wildlife and a wood burning stove. The cottage sleeps six, and if you’re visiting in the festive period make sure you check out the famous Christmas Market.

3) Hideaway House (Wells-next-the-Sea)

Hideaway House

Hideaway House is an award-winning cottage in the town of Wells-next-the-Sea. It has been awarded five stars for five consecutive years by ‘Visit England’, as well as a Gold Award for four consecutive years. Enjoy the cottage’s contemporary seaside theme and beautiful furnishings. The cottage sleeps eight and is in close proximity to Norfolk’s vast, mesmerising beaches. There is plenty to do, including sailing, meeting the seals at Blakeney Point, or kiting. You can also take the time to visit one of the many surrounding stately homes.

4) Oak Tree Yurt at Round the Woods (Weston Longville)

Oak Tree Yurt at Round the Woods

Oak Tree Yurt at Round the Woods is the ideal romantic getaway. Set in twenty acres of beautiful countryside, the location is ideal for those with a love for wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, hares, deer and our resident barn owl. Reconnect with nature with a walk through the woods, perhaps even taking a dip in the ponds. Round the Woods sleeps four and was built with comfort and relaxation in mind, with delicate solar-powered fairy lights and a clear skylight to enjoy the stars when you settle down to sleep.

If you’re visiting Round the Woods with children and you are looking to keep them entertained, there are a great number of local attractions to enjoy. Pay a visit to the nearby Dinosaur Adventure, the local beaches, or say hello to the chickens in the orchard!

5) Golden Cross (Mendham, Suffolk/Norfolk border)

Golden Cross

Golden Cross is a fantastic option for those who would love a visit to the coast. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps four and includes one large king-sized bed. Less than thirty minutes away is the small seaside town of Southwold, a very popular tourist attraction with its golden sands, beach huts, and Victorian pier.

The cottage itself is a careful mix of contemporary and classic decor, providing the ultimate retreat for you to relax and enjoy your time away. For dog lovers, as well as the large garden, you can take full advantage of the vast countryside.

6) Kingfisher Lure (Wroxham)

Kingfisher Lure

Kingfisher Lure is located in the town of Wroxham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. This riverside cottage is the ideal location for sailing, fishing, horseriding and birdwatching. This two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to four people and is the perfect romantic getaway, with beautiful riverside views and plenty to do nearby.

7) Burrow Cottage (Trunch)

Burrow Cottage

Burrow Cottage is a charming, one-bedroom period property, and is just what you need if you’re looking for a secluded, private getaway. This converted barn is located at the end of a half mile private drive and overlooks a five-acre field. Escape your busy lives and enjoy this tranquil retreat with its own fire, kingsized bed and sandy beaches just a few miles away.

If you are interested in visiting any of the above cottages, or would like to discuss them in more detail, contact Bimblebox and we can help you find the perfect cottage holiday.