Browse for holiday rentals in Norfolk to find the perfect place to stay for your next trip to this beautiful English county. Visit some of the seaside towns such as Hunstanton, Brancaster and Holkham and stay in a cottage in Norfolk. If you are looking to stay in a city then look for Airbnb in Norwich to find a cheap accommodation option.
Book a holiday cottage near the Norfolk coast and countryside
With 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, quaint market towns, fabulous seaside resorts and a city full of culture and heritage, Norfolk is a great destination for a short break in the UK. Available are a selection of holiday rental homes, short-stay apartments and B&Bs all around Norfolk for you to choose from from our partners Airbnb, Booking.com and Owners Direct.
Best time to visit Norfolk
Norfolk is a great place to visit all year round, with the summers seeing warm, sunny weather making the beach locations a real hit with people from all over the UK and afar. Some of the more popular seaside towns can get very busy during the summer months so be prepared to queue for attractions and get to the beach early to get the best spot. Around Christmas, Norfolk is a lovely place to visit with Norwich Christmas markets and Christmas Food Festival that draw in visitors from all over. The Candle Light Tour at Holkham Hall is a truly magical experience, so book a hotel or B&B and enjoy a cosy winter break in Norfolk.
How to get to Norfolk and get around the county
Norfolk is accessible by train from many UK cities and is just under two hours from London by train. From Norwich, you can reach most of the other main destinations by train and buses run between the smaller towns. For flexibility, the best way to get around Norfolk is by car if you wish to explore multiple towns, villages and coastal areas. The historic city of Cambridge is only one hours drive away from this coastal county, so if you have already secured accommodation in Cambridge , it could be a good idea to unwind in Norfolk during a beautiful day trip. You can also visit in just one day from your holiday home in Suffolk as some areas are only one hours drive away.
Where to stay?
Norwich: The City of Literature
Rent a holiday apartment in Norwich, which has been named the UNESCO City of Literature for its past and present links with writers. The city sits inside the Norfolk broads making it the only city located in a national park in the UK. It's also in the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK with a great range of high-street favourites, independents and a market which is hosted in the impressive 15th century guildhall. Explore the Cathedral Quarter and the Norwich Lanes for bespoke jewellery shops, original art and antique and classic books. Stay in an apartment in the city or a unique B&B on Airbnb for an extra-special stay in this inspiring city.
Seaside towns in Norfolk
If you're looking for a break to get some sea air, Norfolk's coast is lined with pretty and traditional seaside towns, colourful beach huts, golden, unspoilt beaches and traditional attractions for the whole family.
Book a holiday home in Hunstanton, a popular destination for families with many attractions on offer such as the Sea Life Sanctuary, crazy golf and the Funfair. Hunstanton beach has more to offer than just sand and the sea as there are plenty of accommodation options. The white and red Hunstanton cliffs are an impressive feature and there are numerous rock pools and fossils to explore. The skeleton of the Sheraton steam trawler shipwreck which sank off the coast in 1947 can also be seen at low tide. Find a holiday rental in Hunstanton for a great family seaside holiday with the chance to see some fantastic natural sights.
Book a holiday cottage in Cromer, the popular seaside town, located in the north of Norfolk. There's the traditional Victorian pier, festivals throughout the year and a lovely sandy beach perfect for water sports like paddle-board and surfing. Make sure to eat the famous Cromer Crab which is served up at many of the restaurants in the town or grab a line and bucket have a go at catching some yourself. With a great choice of B&Bs and rental homes, Cromer is a perfect beach holiday destination all year round.
Book a bed and breakfast in Great Yarmouth to be near the Golden Mile, 15 miles of unspoilt sandy beach as well as home to a variety of holiday rentals. Hire a deck chair and sit back and soak up the sun. While you're there, visit Pleasure Beach which is an amusement park with thrilling rides and family-friendly attractions. If you're keen on history, there's also the award-winning Time and Tide Museum which celebrates Great Yarmouth's maritime history as well as Burgh Castle and Caister Castle which lie just outside the main town. There are plenty of seaside B&Bs and holiday apartments in Great Yarmouth to choose from.
The Broads is Norfolk's National Park with 120 miles of scenic waterways, rare wildlife and picturesque landscapes. Visit Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden where you can enjoy a relaxing boat trip around the Broads. Alternatively, hire your own boat and venture around the marshlands on your own adventure. Find a cottage in Norfolk near the Broads for a wholesome and peaceful stay. There are plenty of peaceful paths and cycleways if you want to feel immersed in nature. Round towered churches and windmills are another feature of the area and can be found in the quaint villages in the area. For a truly unique stay, choose to rent an old windmill on Airbnb. If you're looking for a rural escape with plenty of nature and a slower pace of life, browse the choice of rental home and B&Bs in the Norfolk Broads area. If you fancy looking around the beautiful grounds of a country house, visit Hoveton Hall where you can find lots of activities for the children such as Easter egg hunts and lots more!
Visit Sandringham House, an impressive Royal family-owned country estate where the Queen takes residence for parts of the year, most famously and traditionally at Christmas and New Year with the rest of the Royal family. The house and museum are open to the public for an admission fee as well as the beautiful gardens and surrounding land which are a perfect place to sit back on a summers day with a picnic to admire the stunning house.
Take a trip to Burnham Market, a small, trendy village in the North of Norfolk which is home to over 30 independent shops and exciting eateries in a traditional English village atmosphere.
This beach, also known as Holkham beach is one of the most stunning beaches in the UK. The beach has expansive white sands and is backed by dunes and a pine tree forest. It has been featured in a number of films and is part of a nature reserve.
See the seals
Get up close and personal with the Seal colony at Blakeney Point for another great day trip. Over 4 miles of shingle and sand dunes becomes populated every November to January by seal pups and numbers can reach over 2500, making it the largest, and noisiest, colony in England.