The idyllic Norfolk countryside never gets the attention it deserves. Thousands of holidaymakers rent holiday homes in Norfolk every week but the discussions are always focused on East Anglia's coastline or the broads. This page aims to change that and redirect some of the limelight towards holiday cottages inland, to countryside only normally visited by more adventurous tourists.
Many people expect Norfolk's countryside to be just like the fenland found near the Cambridgeshire border. The truth however, is that those who look inland and rent a cottage in Burnham Market or Holt will be more than rewarded. Escaping the crowds of the coast path you can expect fewer tourists, larger gardens and traditional local pubs.
While many beaches in Norfolk prohibit dogs in the summer months, the countryside inland is made for those bringing their dog on holiday. We've created a dedicated list of cottages that welcome dogs, but also recommend packing a recent Ordnance Survey map to take advantage of the walks available in the area.
Renting a house in rural Norfolk gives you access to the historical wonder that adorns Lord Nelson's county. When planning your visit inland be sure to cross reference with the National Trust's website to avoid missing unique properties like Blickling Hall and Castle Rising.
Monday 3:19pm: Immaculate cottage for up to 8 guests in a great location for the Norfolk coast and countryside.
Monday 5:57pm: Enjoy the peace of the Garden Room. Curl up by the wood burner and enjoy your book or go for country walks.
Thursday 12:31pm: Pure tested water from the bore straight to your taps. Wonderful open countryside views with stunning sunsets.
Sunday 9:21am: If you enjoy homemade cereals, sourdough bread, jams and marmalade Treat yourself to a relaxing break in the countryside! .
Monday 6:01am: 2 miles the sea, and a few miles from the Broads, enjoy a relaxing break in the countryside.
Saturday 7:23pm: Pure water from the bore straight to your taps - regularly tested and pure natural taste. Wonderful open countryside views.
Saturday 12:12pm: Beautifully converted traditional Norfolk barn -very dog-friendly and set in stunning countryside just 25 mins from the coast.
Thursday 11:53am: Beautifully converted traditional Norfolk barn -very dog-friendly and set in stunning countryside just 25 mins from the coast. .