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.
Wednesday 1:14pm: Beautiful, peaceful, inspiring place at the great Norfolk countryside, close to the City of Norwich, Norfolk Broads and beaches.
Monday 10:59am: Peaceful country hideaway near north Norfolk coast.
Friday 7:48am: If you enjoy homemade cereals, sourdough bread, jams and marmalade Treat yourself to a relaxing break in the countryside!
Wednesday 5:00pm: Spring has arrived - blue skies, blossom and beautiful countryside and a cosy, traditional Norfolk barn. Availability for May BH week.
Monday 2:47pm: Corner Cottage, the perfect base to explore the beautiful Norfolk coast & countryside. Pub restaurant in the village. Dog friendly...
Monday 2:45pm: Corner Cottage, the perfect base to explore Norfolks beautiful coast and countryside. Pub restaurant in the village. Dog friendly...
Monday 12:41pm: This cosy cottage makes the perfect base for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coast and countryside. Set in the pretty village of Saxthorpe with Corpusty just a stroll over the bridge with a shop and pub..
Friday 2:23pm: Spring has arrived - enjoy the blue skies, blossom and beautiful countryside that surround this cosy, traditional Norfolk barn.