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The Top 10 Norfolk Cottages Holiday Destinations

Situated on the east coast of England, Norfolk is a scenic location full of natural beauty and historic villages. From ancient market towns and stately country homes to the Broads with its network of rivers and lakes teeming with wildlife, Norfolk is a beautiful and unspoilt part of the English countryside. With that in mind, what better way to experience the atmosphere of your surroundings than with a local cottage stay. Cottages offer authentic and relaxing accommodation within the countryside of Norfolk, often just short distances from local communities. Therefore, here are our top ten recommendations for staying in Norfolk cottages.

1. Northrepps Cottage 3*

Northrepps Cottage 3*
Situated in a refurbished 18th-century country house surrounded by landscaped gardens the Northrepps Cottage is a beautiful family-run holiday let not far from the idyllic Norfolk Broads. Stay in one of eight rooms well furnished with en-suite facilities, king-size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, and a host of in-room amenities. Enjoy an included breakfast at the in-house Repton’s restaurant as well as a complimentary bottle of wine upon your stay.

2. Norfolk Mead 4*

Norfolk Mead 4*
Located in the picturesque riverside village of Coltishall, often referred to as the “Gateway to the Broads"", the charming Norfolk Mead is a great location to experience the beauty of Norfolk. Stay in your choice of Deluxe or Suite Rooms, both furnished in elegant décor and modern furnishings, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of over 8 acres of private grounds. Your half-board stay includes breakfast and evening meals as well as one glass of bubbles per person on arrival. In addition, enjoy a range of luxurious treatments at the hotel’s private spa.

3. Lenwade House

Lenwade House
Overlooking the idyllic River Wensum, Lenwade House is a beautiful timber-framed country house located in the heart of North Norfolk. Enjoy elegantly styled rooms with modern facilities and gorgeous river views not far from the ancient streets of Norwich or Norfolk’s scenic coast. The nearby Vines restaurant will offer you delicious menu options made from fresh local produce, and you can also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Dudley’s Bar complete with alfresco dining and picnic hamper selections.

4. Henry's on the Prom

Henry's on the Prom
Positioned at the mouth of the River Yaye, near the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, Henry's on the Prom is a well located and stylish Bed & Breakfast with glorious sea views. Stay in a double en-suite room (sea view optional) complete with beds equipped with memory foam mattresses and a host of modern amenities. Breakfast is included in the booking and you will appreciate being close to a range of attractions, restaurants and bars.

5. The George at Cley

The George at Cley
Dating back to the 18th century, The George at Cley is a charmingly refurbished establishment overlooking the wildlife-rich Cley marshes and unspoilt beaches of Blakeney Harbour. Stay in either a Superior or Deluxe room, each individually styled with comfortable bedding and en-suite bathroom facilities. Enjoy delicious local delicacies from The George’s in-house restaurant and explore the nearby Norfolk Coastal Path for amazing views of Norfolk’s heritage coast.

6. The Kings Head Country Hotel 3*

The Kings Head Country Hotel 3*
This Edwardian country house combines the warmth of a traditional family-run establishment along with the luxury of modern facilities. Stay in a spacious superior room with bright contemporary décor, all within a short distance from the historic towns of King’s Lynn and Fakenham. Enjoy a delicious included breakfast each morning from the in-house restaurant as well as a complimentary dinner on the second night of your stay.

7. Beechwood Hotel 3*

Beechwood Hotel 3*
Located in the small market town of North Walsham, this refurbished Georgian country house is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the sights of the North Norfolk coast. Enjoy a stay in a mid-sized classic room or a spacious four poster room, furnished in Victorian style décor and modern amenities. Your booking includes a half-board stay with breakfast and a four-course dinner provided by chef Steven Norgate, one of the leading chefs in the region and winner of Two Restaurant Rosettes by the AA.

8. Wivenhoe House Hotel 4*

Wivenhoe House Hotel 4*
This magnificent 18th-century country house features sixteen beautifully furnished suites and bedrooms and is located in serene parklands just minutes from historic Colchester. Each luxury suite is incredibly spacious and furnished with luxurious amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Enjoy a complimentary dinner per person at The Brasserie and one complimentary afternoon tea in the lounges, as well as a bottle of prosecco and a box of chocolates upon arrival.

9. Ravenwood Hall

Ravenwood Hall
Located just outside the historic city of Bury St Edmunds, named after the grave of the last Saxon king of East Anglia, Ravenwood Hall itself is steeped in history dating back hundreds of years. Each of the fourteen main house rooms has been furnished in traditionally historic style with the addition of modern comforts and amenities. Enjoy a glass of pink fizz and antipasti on arrival as well as included breakfast and three-course dinner from the Two Rosette-awarded restaurant. In addition, enjoy a complimentary picnic for two and a tasting menu with a wine flight.

10. Retreat East 5*

Retreat East 5*
Located near the popular waterfront town of Ipswich, Retreat East is a 16th-century dairy farm refurbished into a series of stylish apartments. Each apartment is fully equipped with a host of modern comforts and appliances and features gorgeous uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. Complimentary breakfast items made from local produce are included and there is a restaurant with award-winning wine selections from Tuffon Hall on site. In addition, feel free to spend some time relaxing at the private spa or workout at the in-house wellness facilities complete with a steam room and sauna.

The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on Norfolk

The fourth-largest county in England and with a history dating back thousands of years, Norfolk is a region of stunning rivers and coastline, ancient churches and villages, and many other exciting attractions. Getting around Norfolk is very easy, particularly due to its relatively flat landmass, and it is extremely popular to explore by biking or walking, or by boat if you are heading downriver. There are plenty of historic sites and museums to explore, as well as a host of cultural activities and dining experiences. Whether you are here to enjoy the local scenery and wildlife or want to soak up the unique history and culture of this region, you will be guaranteed to have an enjoyable and truly memorable stay in any of the cottage holiday destinations listed.

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