Glaven Valley is Norfolk’s most comprehensive holiday accommodation guide. Focusing on places to stay in the Norfolk countryside, we are now expanding to other areas including the Norfolk Broads. We help holidaymakers find B&Bs in Hunstanton, Cromer, Sheringham and the areas surrounding all of Norfolk's popular towns. For those looking to spend their vacation in self catered accommodation this site extensively covers holiday cottages in Wells-Next-The-Sea and other Norfolk gems like Brancaster, Holt and Blakeney.
Whether you’re looking for holiday cottages that allow dogs or a quiet countryside hotel, Glaven Valley is the best place to look. We list many Norfolk holiday cottages from self catering cottages in Cromer to quiet inland villages, nestled between historic Norfolk towns like Holt and Burnham Market and Norwich.
There's no denying that there are some truly great reasons to spend the night in a bed and breakfast in Sheringham. All too often though, it's easy to forget that some of the villages just outside Norfolk's popular towns have their advantages too. When designing this website we wanted to shed some of the spotlight on these hidden gems, Norfolk villages you've probably never heard of but potentially have even more to accommodation options than their well known counterparts. Whenever you look for Norfolk holiday cottages on this website, we'll always show you holiday homes nearby. For example looking for a cottage in Blakeney, we'll also suggest some properties in nearby villages like Cley, Wiveton and Stiffkey. We have even created a list of villages to explore.
For holiday makers who like to cut it fine and are looking for last minute self catering in Norfolk, be sure to check our late availability holiday cottages which includes last minute offers for the summer holidays. We have also created a special page for people looking for Norfolk cottages for Christmas & New Years Eve because many places to stay become booked up early during the school holidays.
Recent updates from our cottage owners:
Friday 1st August 10:22pm: Corner Cottage, lovely 3 bdrm flint cottage, great for coast & countryside. Avail week 30th Aug & Autumn 01502 565217 or email
Friday 1st August 9:58pm: Gardeners Cottage, large luxury cottage Blakeney sleeps 11. Book now for autumn & winter, great for family get togethers
Friday 1st August 5:25pm: Great accommodation close to the beach at Old Hunstanton
Friday 1st August 10:54am: Perfect for a short break in September. Close to the Broads and with glorious walks beside the River Bure.
Friday 1st August 9:18am: Brand new! Bookings from May 2014. Short Breaks in September Perfect for Two!
Thanks to it's rounded shape, Norfolk has a really large proportion of coastline for a county of it's size. It's no surprise then that beaches found in Lord Nelson's county are incredibly popular and a real draw for tourists visiting the area with many considering accommodation near the beach in Norfolk a top priority.
If you too are keen to stay right on the coast our Map View is great way to find seaside properties we also recommend looking at holiday homes in Hunstanton, Brancaster and other coastal towns. Of course it's not just people that are drawn to coast, our canine friends love burning off excess energy at beaches like Wells-next-the-Sea, for this reason we've created a special page for B&Bs that welcome dogs. For those keen to make a splash and try a bit of sea swimming, beaches like Sheringham and Cromer provide lifeguards and are home to the much respected lifeboat volunteers.
We know swimming in the North Sea isn’t everyone's cup of tea, so we've created a list of holiday cottages with swimming pools for the landlubbers amongst you! Some self catering accommodation and hotels have heated indoor pools, which can be used year round.
Photo: Stephen Mole
Some say that at the heart of every great county lies an even greater city and this statement couldn't be more true for Norwich. Once the second largest city in Great Britain, Norwich is no longer seen as the integral trading town it once was and instead has become the county's cultural lifeline connecting Norfolk to London and nearby Cambridge. While the annual Norwich Festival brings international artists and performers, The Forum is not only the most future-proof libraries ever constructed but is also home to the BBC Look East news broacasts.
As an essential connection for the Norfolk Broads and those heading to the Norfolk coast from London, many holiday makers decide to soak up some history and sleep the night in Norwich. Those looking for a room at short notice should be sure to browse our list of Last Minute B&Bs which are updated daily.