Holiday Cottages and Self-Catering in Norfolk

We have over 600 holiday cottages in Norfolk, making us the best place to find a self catered accommodation online. Renting a Norfolk holiday cottage couldn’t be easier with our wide selection of self catered holiday homes, all searchable with our simple property finder. If you’re traveling with a pet and looking for dog friendly holiday cottages or just somewhere in East Anglia to spend your family vacation, on GlavenValley you can book holiday accommodation in Norfolk directly with the cottage owner. If you have specific accommodation requirements, such as self catering with a swimming pool, or Norfolk cottages with WiFi internet you can use this website to find the perfect cottage for you. Are you looking for a holiday home by the Norfolk coast? This website is a great place for beach breaks with holiday cottages in Cromer, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Sheringham and Hunstanton.

Featured Norfolk Holiday Cottages

Popular Places to Rent a Cottage

If you want to see just what makes Norfolk so special you could visit one of our popular English holiday destinations. Here at Glaven Valley we list many lovely cottages in Sheringham, as well as an excellent range of accommodation in Wells-next-to-the-sea, a bustling seaside town. A quick hop around the coast from Wells-Next-The-Sea, you can find holiday lets in Cromer with its famous pier. If you’re looking for a quieter spot to take in the rugged beauty of Norfolk, why not take a short break renting a quaint little cottage in Blakeney or Brancaster. Still further around the Norfolk coast, a holiday cottage in Hunstanton could be a perfect solution for a family looking for traditional seaside accommodation. Continue following the coastline south to Kings Lynn, one of East Anglia’s oldest trading towns and a great spot for some holiday shopping.

You can even find somewhere last minute

Deal Period Minimum Stay Pricing Village
Wed 21 March - Wed 28 March 7 nights min Easter Special Offer. W/C 31st March only £225. Holme-next-the-Sea
Wed 21 March - Sun 25 March 2 nights min The Barn, sleeps 6, £100pn, 2 night minimum Cromer
Fri 23 March - Fri 30 March 3 nights min £395 for the week; £275 for 3 nights Stiffkey
Fri 23 March - Fri 30 March 3 nights min 3 nights from £240 2 bathroom pet allowed Colkirk
Fri 23 March - Fri 30 March 3 nights min £395 for the week or £295 3 nights long weekend Brancaster Staithe
Fri 23 March - Fri 30 March 7 nights min £1600 - 7 nts: email for low occupancy rates Burnham Market
Fri 23 March - Mon 26 March 3 nights min 3 nights @ £600 Brancaster Staithe

What makes Norfolk great for self-catering?

Norfolk is famous for its beaches. With such a long stretch of incredibly varied coastline, it’s no surprise most holiday makers are drawn to Norfolk in search of a cottage with the perfect sea view. The white sandy beach at Holkham with its stunning sand dunes is famous throughout England. Just around the coast the salt marshes at Cley provide a rare habitat for visiting birds (and bird watchers!) from around the country and abroad. Staying in Stiffkey or in a cottage in nearby Blakeney is a twitchers’ favourite. Hunstanton and other beaches provide stunning sea views with from on top of the chalk cliffs which look out over the ocean. Many of the beaches in Norfolk have been awarded blue flag status. The team at blueflag work hard to make sure that the Norfolk beaches they accredit are world leaders for safety, cleanliness and environmental management. We’re lucky to have so many beaches like Cromer, Sheringham, Sea Palling and Cley in Norfolk all achieving this accolade.

A cottage in Norfolk gives you access to British history...

The rich history of Norfolk is a big part of what gives this county its charm, and appeal to holidaymakers from around the country. There are a large number of National Trust properties in the local area, ranging from stately homes and mansions such as Felbrigg Hall to areas of outstanding natural beauty like Blakeney Nature Reserve. Blickling Hall, a wonderful example of a Norfolk country manor house still retains its original 1930s decor. Every room, from the kitchen and the voluptuous bedrooms to the library and drawing room are immaculately preserved. The mansion’s superbly tended estate and kitchen gardens provide an ideal way to spend a sunny day, a wonderful setting for a countryside walk. It’s also worth noting that dogs are welcome in the hall’s beautiful gardens..

The leaves fall before Christmas in Norfolk The route to Wells-Next-The-Sea

There is a great selection of Norfolk museums and other educational attractions dotted around East Anglia. Norwich castle is worth a visit, and sits in the very heart of the city. Inside the historic construction not only are regular art exhibitions hosted there is even an Anglo Saxon gallery, an exhibit of Egyptian mummies and to top it off the castle is home to the world’s largest collection of ceramic teapots. More adventurous holidaymakers can take a tour of the battlements, and take in a view over Norwich’s rooftops and record-breaking quantity of church spires.

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Finding the perfect holiday accommodation in Norfolk can be tricky, but not here at the Glaven Valley. We are the home of a highly comprehensive directory of holiday cottages, self catering apartments and places to stay in East Anglia. If you’re planning a short break or a more lengthy visit to the East of England we’re here to help you find the perfect cottage for your vacation.

Find a holiday home with the right features

There are holiday cottages in Norfolk to suit every requirement. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay with luxury features like saunas, jacuzzis, home cinemas or cottages with a hot tub, we can help you find somewhere just right. Maybe you fancy hosting a dinner party? We list large cottages with well equipped kitchens and spacious dining rooms - perfect for holidaying with large groups. Other cottages on this site include a large, secluded garden - perfect for bringing your dog to Norfolk or for tourists looking for a holiday home with plenty of space and fresh air.

Quotes from our cottage owners

Monday 11:17am: With exceptional spring garden,south facing room and private lounge, this is the perfect seaside retreat.Parking.

Monday 6:57am: Corner Cottage, lovely 3 bdrm flint cottage, slps 4-5. Saturday 31st March, Easter holiday week, just £495 for 7 nights!

Monday 6:55am: Corner Cottage, lovely 3 bdrm flint cottage, slps 4-5. Dog friendly. Great beaches nearby. May, June & July weeks avail.

Monday 6:55am: Corner Cottage, lovely 3 bdrm flint cottage, slps 4-5. Dog friendly. Bar & restaurant just a walk. May, June & July weeks avail.

Monday 6:54am: Corner Cottage, lovely 3 bdrm flint cottage, slps 4-5. Dog friendly. Coastal path 50yds from the door. May & June weeks avail.

Monday 6:53am: Corner Cottage, lovely 3 bdrm flint cottage, slps 4-5. Dog friendly. Pretty enclosed rear garden. April, May & June weeks avail.

Sunday 5:24pm: £500 off+ Free Champers on arrival- for a 3 night weekend break on 13th April +home made cake+luxury hot tub!

Sunday 5:18pm: Inc Free Champers on arrival-From £695.00*luxury break Mon 16th April inc cake+ private hot tub+near beach*T&C's.

Sunday 5:12pm: Easter Offer: Free Champers on arrival- From £745.00* for a 3 night break arriving Friday 13th April inc+ hot tub !

Sunday 4:25pm: Anchor Cottage in Blakeney - lovely cottage with welcoming cake & log burner. Super place for a spring break.

Why book your holiday home through

Glaven valley is the perfect place to arrange your vacation in Norfolk. We put you in touch directly with the cottage owner so there will be no booking charges or agents fees when you book your holiday.

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In Norfolk, stay on 'The Wild Side'!

Many people choose holiday accommodation in Norfolk to be close to nature. The East of England is famous for its bird watching, even BBC’s Springwatch has setup camp in renowned Pensthorpe just to catch the migrations. Unsurprisingly many tourists are looking for holiday cottages in Norfolk close to these bird watching hotspots. Popular places for twitchers to stay include Salthouse and Wells in Norfolk where cottages for rental can be a perfect base for bird watching holidays.

While Norfolk is not known for its woodlands, there are a few hidden gems in Nelson’s county. The huge expanse of historic woodland found at Theford Forest is perhaps the most versatile part of the county, offering a huge range of holiday activities. Thetford can be great for couples looking for somewhere romantic who can spend their vacation in peace; walking, cycling and pony riding amongst the bracken and protected red squirrel population. Thrill-seekers with accommodation near Thetford Forest will not be disappointed either. Mountain biking, orienteering, survival skills training and even paintballing are all possibilities for your holiday in Norfolk.

Are you looking for something a little different from your break in Norfolk? We have an excellent selection of holiday accommodation to suit people who are looking for something out of the ordinary. You could consider renting a large cottage or barn conversion so that you can stay with a large group of friends. Rent a home with a large garden to relax in, or for something truly unique why not stay in a windmill, watermill, church or other historic building? If you’re more of the outdoor type, you could book a camping holiday - there’s a great selection of Norfolk camp sites, and many of them are along the famous Peddar’s Way cycle/walking trail.