Norfolk is a fantastic place to visit. With miles of beautiful coastline and vast countryside to explore, you’ll have a hard time running out of things to do. Have a go at traditional crabbing or discover the unique Norfolk Broads. There’s also beautiful beaches, wonderful waterways and wildlife, charming countryside and market towns, unspoilt nature reserves, exciting attractions and plenty of outdoor activities. Why not make your stay extra special with these quirky places to stay in Norfolk.
Range Farm Glamping
Range Farm Glamping is set in a tranquil corner of the north Norfolk countryside. Nestled amongst a peaceful wildflower meadow are 12 bespoke shepherd’s huts, each one uniquely designed and furnished. The huts have electricity and lighting, and are decked out with log burners, fridges, kettles, pillows, duvets and bed linen. Onsite, you’ll find there is a communal barbecue area, toilet and shower block, children’s play area and a small shop in the reception block.
The Grove Glamping
The Grove has five traditional Mongolian yurts which sleep four to eight people. The yurts are a unique design, with oak doors, a wood burner and a window looking up to the stars. Each one is fitted with home comforts guaranteed to make your stay comfortable. The yurts are huddled around a fire pit, making it the perfect place for groups of friends looking for a getaway. Onsite, you can make use of the swimming pool or the private woodland path that leads down to Cromer beach. If you’re hungry, The Grove Restaurant is a 2 AA Rosette awarded restaurant serving up fresh, locally sourced food.
Choo Choo Moo
Railway enthusiasts will love this unique accommodation set in the beautiful Waveney Valley. There are two luxury railway carriages which are decked out with all the home comforts you need. Each one sleeps two people and has a full sized double bed, a kitchenette, an ensuite bathroom with hot water and USB charging facilities. The carriages each have a log burner so you can snuggle up during the colder months, and a large decking area with table and chairs so you can enjoy an al fresco meal in the sun. Local villages and towns are just a short bike ride away and are full of independent shops, pubs and restaurants.
Happy Valley is nestled in nine acres of woodland and open glades. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all, just a stone’s throw from Sandringham Estate and the North Norfolk Coast. There is a selection of luxurious treehouses and wooden cabins which are perfect for couples and families. Some of the larger treehouses even have private hot tubs so you can relax and enjoy the surrounding woodland views while you soak. The site also has a luxurious bell tent which sleeps two adults and two children.
Indian Summer Tipis
Indian Summer Tipis offer five boutique tipis set on a beautiful, two acre meadow on a private farm estate. It’s the ideal spot for couples or friends looking for a getaway and to experience a slower pace of life. The accommodation is child-free, so you can be guaranteed peace and quiet. The tipis are chic and thoughtfully furnished with double beds, luxury lines and cushions, rugs to keep you snug, solar lighting and lanterns. Outside, each tipi has a fire bowl BBQ and seating. There are also communal facilities like a shower and toilet block with organic toiletries, and a well-equipped kitchen with sheltered al fresco dining area.
Stow Windmill is a beautiful converted windmill only 400 yards from the sea in Mundesley. This extension is linked to the original windmill through a glass walkway, and has a living space set over three floors. You’ll find a well-equipped open plan kitchen and diner, a cosy lounge with an electric wood burner, and entertainment like a TV and games. Up the helical staircase is a dressing room area and a bathroom. On the top floor is a generously sized bedroom with panoramic views of the surrounding gardens. There is also a beautiful private garden to the rear.
We couldn’t resist adding another converted windmill to the list. Martham Mill was built in 1908 and combined period features with modern comforts. Standing in an enclosed garden, the windmill is surrounded by the Broadland Marshes, and can even be reached by boat. It sleeps up to four people, and there is an open plan living area, fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Everything is provided, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to pack anything. There are plenty of walks nearby, fishing, birdwatching, and you can also hire canoes from the Martham Boatyard.
Secret Water is a luxury floating pod which sits on the edge of a quiet marina at Beccles on the River Waveney. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms, so it’s perfect for groups of friends or families. The pod has a fully equipped 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.
West Lexham Treehouses
These luxury treehouses are one of the best places to stay in Norfolk. There are five to choose from, sleeping between two and six people. Some treehouses are ensuite and have fully equipped kitchens. However, there are also garden washrooms and the communal garden kitchen onsite. The treehouses are surrounded by 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.