Category Archives: Norfolk

Top 5 North Norfolk Coast Cottage Breaks

Top 5 Norfolk Cottage BreaksNorfolk on the east coast of England has it all… open countryside captured by so many of the great artists, beautiful unspoilt coastline, family friendly beaches and seaside towns, and one of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions, the unique Norfolk Broads.

If you are heading to Norfolk, but not sure where to head to best experience the area, we have put together our list of the top 5 north Norfolk Coast Cottage Breaks.  These are the top 5 most booked towns, so find out where people are heading for a cottage break and check out some of the type of accommodation available.

See our Top 5 Norfolk Cottage Breaks

Christmas Cottages and Festive Breaks

Christmas cottage breaksNow that the weather has turned decidedly chilly and the clocks have gone back, I think it’s safe to give our first mention to the Christmas holidays.

And, while many people like Christmas at home, a lot of people love the opportunity to escape over the festive holiday break.  we can certainly see the appeal, either with or without the extended family, to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays in a lovely cottage in the country or on the British coast.

A cottage for Christmas can be perfect for couples wanting a quiet retreat but are so perfect for big families all looking to get together in one place that is big enough to take them all.

Let’s be honest, Christmas holidays are not about the rush to see holiday attractions and theme parks, they are much more to do with staying  in with your friends and loved ones – with the occasional walk to get some fresh air and exercise.  Which is why getting away makes such perfect sense and so to help you find a cottage for you this December, Christmas and New Year we have put together a couple of list that you will find useful:

Official…It’s Now Autumn in Britain and Ireland

Autumn holidays in the UK and irelandThis Saturday marks the official start of Autumn in Great Britain, marking the end of the summer and the start of the slow transition to winter.

Now although the passing of the summer is a little sad, it should be remembered that the Autumn in the UK is a fairly magical time of vibrant colours in the countryside, blue skies and crisp fresh air. And although we often feel short-changed by the lack of a hot summer it has to be said that we quite often get lucky with a bright and warm Autumn to make up for it.

It’s an excellent time to holiday or take a short break in Britain because the main tourist season is over, which pretty much guarantees you a more relaxing and peaceful time to explore the villages, towns, countryside and coast.

Of course, as there are less tourists at this time of year accommodation prices and availability are also considerably more pleasant, so you can holiday for longer for less.  Perfect 🙂  Here is a list of some excellent self catering cottages, apartments and holiday flats for an Autumn break in the UK and Ireland.

And, don’t forget if you are looking for a bargain this Autumn check out our extra discount for holiday cottages in Norfolk.

Discount Code for Norfolk Country Cottages, Save on Norfolk Self Catering Holidays

Find Cottage Holidays has a special discount code that will get you an EXTRA 5% OFF Norfolk Country Cottages short break or holidays in 2012.

If you are planning a half term get-away with the your family to Norfolk or are simply looking for an Autumn or winter escape in this lovely corner of East Anglia, a self catering cottage, apartment or lodge is the perfect base.  From cosy country cottages to self catering close to the coast and great beaches we have a great selection of accommodation across Norfolk.

We are delighted to offer a special discount code in association with Norfolk Country Cottages, a specialist high quality cottage accommodation provider in Norfolk, on all their range of 400+ cottages, until the end of 2012.

Discount code for Norfolk Country Cottages when used via Find Cottage HolidaysTO USE THE CODE: Simply check out their range of Norfolk Cottages on the Find Cottage Holidays website and click on the Check Availability or Book Online button that will take you to the discount code pages (if you don’t use the link you will not get the code option box). Then when you go to the check out remember to use the code ‘Norfolk12’ in the discount code box and your 5% discount will be applied. The offer valid until 31st December 2012 and can not be used in conjunction with other offers.

You will also find lots more self catering accommodation in Norfolk on our website including holiday cottages, holiday flats, apartments, holiday bungalows, static caravans and lodges. Although these will not necessarily have the discount code they are all extremely competitively priced.

While you are browsing Norfolk accommodation look out for our 5% OFF sticker near the discount code accommodation 🙂

Discount Code for Norfolk Cottage Short Breaks and Holidays

Great news if you are looking for a Norfolk country or coastal get-away before the end of 2012 is that we have a link that offers an EXTRA 5% off Norfolk Country Cottages holiday prices.

As the offer applies to weekend breaks, short breaks or holidays you can make some great savings on their already competitive prices.  The all important voucher code details are as follows:

Code: Norfolk12
Discount: 5% off cottage holidays
Start date: 31st August 2012
End date: 31st December 2012
Terms: Not in conjunction with any other offer

All voucher codes must to link to this page: LINK TO OFFER

Walking Breaks in North Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Festival

North Norfolk is a wonderful place for a walking short break or holiday. With the wonderful coastline and close proximity to the Norfolk Broads you have access to fabulous countryside and coastal walk – which is well populated by bird and animal life – and of course it is ridiculously flat making it less strenuous!

During the Norfolk and Norwich Festival there is even more to see on your walk with a sculpture trail along a 3 mile stretch of the North Norfolk coastline. Explore the trail until the end of the 2012 Festival (2nd September).

You can find a great selection of self catering cottages, apartments, lodges and more in the North Norfolk area ideal for short breaks and longer holiday stays. There are also a great selection of luxury cottages in Norfolk so if you fancy pampering yourself then take a look at some luxury Norfolk accommodation.

Olympic Holiday Self Catering Accommodation – looking beyond London

The London 2012 Olympics are just a couple of weeks away and if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to one of the London events finding accommodation of any type is hard to come by, certainly at a realistic price. However, don’t despair, you have more options than the pricey London hotels who are making the most of the extra tourists.

The South East region of England has excellent public transport links via rail, coach, underground and tram which mean that it’s as easy to stay outside of London and travel in as it is to get to the venues from a London hotel.

With the main Olympic park to the east of London, East Anglian counties such as Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough are within an hour’s train ride of Stratford International.  In the south-east counties such as Essex, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex are also an hour outside of London by train.  To the west of London Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire also offer a quick route in to London.

What this means to you is that rather than concentrating your accommodation search on London you can find some excellent self catering accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges and caravans that are superb value for money during this Olympic period.  of course when you are not travelling to and from the Olympics they are also perfect for a short break or summer holiday where you can enjoy the countryside or British coastline.

Useful accommodation links:

 

Last Minute Deals for Holiday Cottages in Norfolk, SAVE up to £200 on a Norfolk Break

If you are planning a last-minute holiday in Norfolk check out these two cracking deals, but you will have to be quick as they are from this weekend!

  • The Tardis is 2 bedroomed and sleeps 3.  With its own private sunny patio overlooking a long raised lawn with fields and woodlands beyond. Book 14th-21st July 2012 and save £100!! Find out more
  • Smugglers  Retreat is 4 bedroomed and sleeps 8.  It’s a charming semi-detached house over three storeys in a contemporary style yet still with its original features. Book 14th – 21st July 2012 and save £200!! Find out more

Both of these deals look excellent but if this is too short notice for you we have hundreds of other excellent holiday cottages, apartments, place and lodges for you to choose from in Norfolk. Search Norfolk Cottages and Apartments

These offers are via our travel partners Norfolk Country Cottages

Top 5 Things to Do in the Last Week of June

Can you believe we are already at the end of June, what has happened to this month? So with just a few days left what can we possibly still squeeze in to this month… where can we go, what can we do??  We have put our thinking cap on and come up with a few things to do over the last few days of June…. feel free to add some more.

  • Henley Royal Regatta. One of the great british sporting traditions the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxfordshire is a fantastic day out on the river bank with glass of champagne in hand!  Find out more about Henley Royal Regatta
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed. Not just for motor racing enthusiasts, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex is a fun family day out with the famous hillclimb, rallying in the forest, Grand Prix bikes, supercars, Le Mans winners and Formula One cars. Find out more about Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Royal Norfolk Show. Today is the 2nd day of the country’s largest 2-day agricultural show in Norfolk near Norwich.  The Royal Norfolk Show is a super family day out with so much to do and see… animals of course, but also The Household Cavalry Musical Ride, The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team, The British Military Band and Double Harness Scurry Driving to name just a few. Find out more about the Royal Norfolk Show or see more County Shows
  • Visit Bide-A-Wee Garden. This is a great time of year to visit British Gardens that are open to the public.  Perfect for a relaxing afternoon in the sun and we are lucky that there are so many to visit.  We have picked out one, Bide-A-Wee Gardens in Northumberland, a wonderful secret garden well worth seeing.  More about Bide-A-Wee or see more British Gardens
  • Wimbledon. It is difficult to turn on the TV without seeing Wimbledon highlights but why not go there and see it for yourself.  Certainly in the first week there is more opportunity to get in so why not?  More about Wimbledon

So what do you think of this list?  So what else should we be doing in the next few days?  Why not tell us via our Facebook, Twitter or post on our Blog below.

Source: Find Cottage Holidays

Royal Norfolk Show Starts Tomorrow – 27th June to 28th June

The country’s largest 2 day agricultural show, The Royal Norfolk Show, kicks off tomorrow at the Norfolk Show Ground, near Norwich in Eastern England.

As always there is a superb range of entertainment perfect for families of all ages and interests.  As you would expect the Show Grand Ring has some top class entertainment including The Household Cavalry Musical Ride, The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team, The British Military Band and Double Harness Scurry Driving to name just a few.

Other entertainment includes lots of animals to see from rabbits and chickens to cows, sheep and goats, and from the largest to the smallest with heavy horses and new miniature horses. And, of course, there is also a Dog Show – which is free to the public.

New for 2012 is a live music stage called The Yo.lk which will feature local and school bands.

It’s a Country Show so you can also expect all the usual favourites including lots of competitions, Flower Shows, Exhibition trade stands, Jubilee Food Hall, cookery demonstrations, arts and crafts, fashion and so much more.

If you have not been to the Royal Norfolk Show or another of the UK’s wonderful County Shows and Fayre you are missing out.  They are a great day out – even in windy weather and mud as we found out at this year’s South of England Show.  If you are holidaying in Norfolk definitely take a look or why not take a quick short break and visit Norfolk to see the Show. There is some superb self catering holiday cottages and apartments in Norfolk that are ideal for a short break or holiday.

Find out more about The Royal Norfolk Show or take a look at other County Shows across the UK and Ireland this year.

 

Source: Find Cottage Holidays