Norfolk is a brilliant choice for a holiday, whether it’s a romantic getaway or a big family trip. Here are the best places to stay in Norfolk, from unique and quirky finds, to luxuriously indulgent getaways.
West Lexham Treehouses
Live out your childhood fantasy at these luxury treehouses. There are five different treehouses to choose from, sleeping between two and six people. Your choice of ensuite and fully equipped kitchen depends on which treehouse you choose, but there is also the option of garden washrooms and the communal garden kitchen. Each treehouse is decked out with luxury furnishings so whichever one you choose, you’ll have a comfortable stay. There are 22 acres of garden walks, lawns, a boating lake, swimming pool, tennis court and fire circles. The site is only half an hour from the beautiful Norfolk coast, where you have access to beaches like Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea. For some historical sites, Sandringham Estate, Castle Acre and Blickling Estate are nearby.
This property gets its name from the stunning riverside location it occupies. This luxurious detached property has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan living space, an indoor and outdoor kitchen. The garden leads right onto the waterside, and there is a cosy quayside area alongside ample lawn with decking, garden furniture, a fire pit, BBQ and hot tub. You can even hire a boat and moor it at the property! There is plenty of activity nearby. The village of Horning is only a 10 minute walk away and has a selection of restaurants, tea rooms and shops. Alternatively, you could head to the lively Wroxham which has plenty of riverside restaurants as well as connections to Norwich and coastal towns.
The Clock Tower
Want to impress a date with a unique romantic getaway? This property might be exactly what you’re looking for. The Clock Tower was built around 1740, and is part of a Grade II listed building. This snug little abode is full of character, with exposed beams, sloping ceilings and an exposed canopy up to where the bell once hung. Located at the end of a private driveway in the grounds of the historic Snettisham House, there are views to the front and back gardens. If you want to get outdoors, there are plenty of walks nearby. There is a RSPB reserve nearby where you can spot wading birds. You can also stroll to Snettisham where you’ll find restaurants, cafes and shops.
Vicarage House is a beautiful Georgian home nestled in the Norfolk countryside. With eight bedrooms and a separate pool house, the house can sleep up to 15 people, so it’s perfect for large groups or family gatherings. Oozing timeless country charm and elegance, the house also has five bathrooms, open plan kitchen and dining area, a games room and three different terraces. Outside, you’ll find six acres of landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a heated pool. There is plenty to do in the area as well – there are bicycles on site which are ideal for exploring the nearby Thetford Forest Park. The charming village of Great Hockham is nearby, as well as Newmarket, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds.
For couples looking for somewhere unique to stay, Stow Windmill is a beautiful converted windmill only 400 yards from the sea in Mundesley. Linked to the original windmill through a glass walkway, the extension has a stunning living space set over three floors. There is a well-equipped open plan kitchen and diner, a cosy lounge with an electric wood burner, TV and games. Climb the helical staircase and you’ll find a dressing room area and a bathroom. On the top floor is a generously sized bedroom with stunning views of the surrounding gardens. There is also a beautiful private garden to the rear. The property is situated in close driving distance to places like the Norfolk Broads, Cromer and Sheringham, where you’ll find an abundance of activities.
Martham Mill is another converted windmill. Built in 1908, Martham Mill has all the modern facilities you need while still maintaining its period features. Standing in an enclosed garden, the windmill is surrounded by the Broadland Marshes, and can even be reached by boat. The property sleeps up to four people, and there is also an open plan living area, fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Everything is provided, so all you have to do is show up! There are plenty of walks nearby, fishing, birdwatching, and you can also hire canoes from the Martham Boatyard.
Railway enthusiasts will love this accommodation. The Patch is a self-catering holiday home that’s been built around a Victorian railway carriage. The property has four bedrooms and sleeps up to eight people. There is also a large living and dining area, a spacious kitchen with all the amenities you need, as well as more facilities in the outhouse. There’s plenty of room for children and dogs to run around in the garden. The house sits on the edge of a lake, and during the summer months you can take up sailing lessons here. Grab some bikes (find them in the garage) or get your walking shoes on and stroll to the nearby RSPB Snettisham. You could also take a short drive to some of the best attractions in Norfolk, including Sandringham House, Castle Rising and the iconic Norfolk Lavender farm.
Secret Water takes glamping to the next level. This luxury floating glamping pod sits on the edge of a quiet marina at Beccles on the River Waveney. There are two bedrooms, a kitchenette with a breakfast bar, and a wet room with a shower. A rowboat is included with the pod, so you can explore the surrounding area literally from your doorstep. Beccles is a lively town, and you’ll find market squares, winding streets, independent shops, cafes, museums and historic attractions.