How to spend a long weekend in Norfolk holiday cottages

How to spend a long weekend in Norfolk

Shannon 01 May 2019

Long weekends offer the perfect opportunity to get away, and the bank holidays are a great time to put your plans into play. Whether you’re looking to escape with your loved one for long walks and fine dining, get away with the family for an action-packed adventure, or enjoy a splash of luxury by the seaside this season, we’ve got something to suit. We’ve even matched each feature with a property to help you to plan the long weekend you’ve been waiting for…


Best for romance: Robins Rest, sleeps 2, Fakenham

Escape to the Norfolk countryside this spring and you’ll fall in love all over again on this idyllic studio break. This cosy bolthole for two is located in a pretty Norfolk village with the North Norfolk Coast just a short drive away.

Be sure to head out to the patio area, where breakfast can be eaten with a beautiful view of a morning. Then, when you’re ready to head out of your humble abode, indulge in a picnic at Thetford Forest Park; visit the seals at Blakeney Point or head to the stunning seaside village of Wells-next-the-Sea; take your pick from the array of local eateries or wander off on a romantic trail together; all the activities nearby are perfectly suited for two.

Best for fishing: River Cottage, sleeps 5, Great Ryburgh

River Cottage

With a secluded garden that sits directly on the tranquil River Wensum, this country cottage is perfect for a fishing holiday. Relax in the half-acre garden, sit on the decking and watch the waterlife go by, or cast a rod and see what bites. 

Inside, the cottage is characterful and charming, with a cosy wood burner, a roll-top bath and a master king-size bed all adding a luxurious touch. When you can tear yourself away, the small village of Great Ryburgh has a lovely pub, or the historic market town of Fakenham is only 5 miles away. 

Best for families: Rose Cottage – Norfolk, sleeps 6, Weybourne

This family-friendly property is located in a pretty village, where a lovely pebble beach is just a few minutes’ walk away. Also within easy reach are two of the best family-friendly attractions in the area, BeWILDerwood and Amazona Zoo – here you’ll find endless hours of excitement, education and enjoyment. Add to this the coastal havens and quiet village life and you’ve got the perfect combination for all ages.

If you want to have a day to laze about in the cottage, the games room is equipped with a table tennis table, dart board and sound system to keep everyone entertained. Plus, this property is also dog-friendly, so you won't have to leave anyone behind.

Best for hot tubs: Nettys Cottage, sleeps 4, Sandringham

Treat yourself to a splash of luxury by opting for one of our hot tub cottages and you won’t be disappointed. Nettys Cottage is just one fine example, offering total privacy for your relaxation in a peaceful countryside setting. With thoughtfully-designed interiors and a modern, contemporary feel, it’s a great escape for families and couples alike.

There are plenty of adventures in Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Norfolk Broads and its many waterways, as well as Norwich’s history. You're just one mile from the historic Sandringham Estate with the beaches of Heacham and Hunstanton also close by.

Ready to book your short break for one of the upcoming bank holidays? Take a look at all of our short breaks in Norfolk and find a cottage that meets your needs. Don’t forget, we also have a fantastic selection of dog-friendly cottages in the area too!

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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