Norfolk is undoubtedly one of our very favourite holiday destinations. There is so much to do there and so much to see and it is, of course, spectacularly beautiful.
There are also some absolutely enchanting places to stay.
The Pilgrim group of cottages are such an interesting place for both families and large groups to stay. The group consists of 4 individual properties grouped together that make it perfect for a holiday en masse. They can sleep up to 18 in total and have everything you could want for a a really fun group vacation. You can walk behind the properties directly out onto a lovely sandy beach. How convenient is that?
There is a large garden area with summerhouse, barbecue, and chess set, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, exercise room and an air hockey / pool table and table football. Just awesome!
Another property that sleeps 12 is being completed and will result in a complex that will sleep 30 in total from February 2018. These stunning cottages can be booked individually or as a complex. They provide a unique opportunity for special occasions, business meetings or family get-togethers, university reunions
These lovely cottages are set in Bacton and are currently being refurbished to sleep up to 30 people. They are Grade 2 listed buildings and have a strong historical link to the local area, which makes them a truly individual and interesting choice of accommodation.
Isn’t Bacton beach just glorious?
These beautifully refurbished cottages are set in the gorgeous gardens of the 16th century Grade II listed Pilgrims House, which was once the farmhouse of Bromholm Priory.
There is a lovely historical story to the place…
Once an important place of pilgrimage, the ruins of Bromholm Priory are still to be seen in Bacton today. The Priory was built in 1113 AD by William de Glanville and was home to the Cluniacs, the Black Monks who purchased a piece of the True Cross, the Bromholm Roode. Ensuing miracles ensured visits by many thousands of pilgrims including King Henry III. The Priory was mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Domesday Book, and was the subject of a prediction in Mother Shipton’s Almanac.
Doesn’t this just sound like the most delightful place to stay?
East Norfolk has lots to offer and is one of the quieter areas of Norfolk so its unspoilt beaches are often empty. This makes them perfect for kite flying, hiking or walking your dog.
There are windmills and lighthouses, there are villages to discover and many country pubs.
Nearby there are also…
Canoeing on the Broads is a lovely thing to do with the kids and a visit to Horsey Gap and a river cruise is a must.
At South Walsham, there are Fairhaven woodlands and water gardens to visit. In Wroxham, you can find Miniature World with all its wonderful models. Of course, there is also the amazing Bewidlerwood which is a family forest adventure park – it has zip wires, tree houses, mazes and more all set in stunning countryside. Brilliant family attractions.
The RAF Museum is in nearby Norwich which also has plenty of fabulous shops to explore.
Cromer isn’t very far away either and it is a quintessential seaside town with a pier, a lifeboat station and there are a pavilion theatre and many a rock pool. Just a fabulous day out.
There is so much to do in Norfolk and so many fabulous places to say it is definitely one for your travel bucket list.