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.
Thursday 11:53am: Beautifully converted traditional Norfolk barn -very dog-friendly and set in stunning countryside just 25 mins from the coast. .
Thursday 11:52am: Beautiful converted traditional Norfolk barn -very dog-friendly and set in stunning countryside just 25 mins from the coast.
Tuesday 2:58pm: If you enjoy homemade cereals, sourdough bread, jams and marmalade Treat yourself to a relaxing break in the countryside! .
Saturday 6:50am: Breathe the country air, take long walks, enjoy the broads and the beautiful coast! .
Sunday 10:44am: Come and experience the wonders of the Norfolk countryside, its Beaches, Towns and Churches.
Sunday 10:43am: Come and experience the wonders of the Norfolk countryside, its Churches, Towns and Beaches.
Wednesday 8:55pm: Set in beautiful countryside just 25 mins from the coast, a stunning converted barn which is perfect for you and your dogs.
Saturday 7:31pm: Corner Cottage, 3 bdrms, slps 4-5. Great for the coast, countryside, NT homes & Broads. 23rd & 30th June available £520 per week.