West Norfolk Coast Cottages
The West Norfolk Coast is the favourite among the Royals as well as the locals; this is the area of the county that's both authentic and well connected, discover it for yourself… The coastline and countryside of north-west Norfolk offer a wonderful mix of history, heritage and family fun. Here the local architecture is in sharp contrast to the rest of the county with beautiful honey coloured carrstone villages, many of them within the Sandringham estate. Look above the doorways of local butchers and shops for the Royal warrant!
Hunstanton is a traditional seaside town edged by dramatic cliffs with distinctive layers of different coloured rocks, the most brilliant of which is a striking red. Its long sandy beach and shallow waters are popular with water sports enthusiasts and the kite surfers are fun to watch. On a clear day the coast of Lincolnshire is easily visible; you may like to brave the amphibious Wash Monster which offers a sea crossing in the summer months when the weather is fair. The Sea Life centre is a favourite with the children and the Theatre offers shows throughout the year, including a great Christmas pantomine.
Brancaster is the home of the mussel and the daily catches may be brought from the roadside and taken home to enjoy at your holiday cottage. Alternatively you can indulge yourself in one of the numerous award winning restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice. Take a look at the Orange Tree in Thornham, the White Horse at Brancaster or Titchwell Manor to name but a few.
Nature reserves abound; Snettisham, Heacham and Titchwell all offer wonderful opportunities to watch the seasonal bird migrations for which this area of Norfolk is famous, especially when the pink footed geese are on the wing. Much of this coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; take a look at our interactive guide which has been put together in partnership with the AONB. The Norfolk coastal path takes you through much of this area and offers stunning sea views and vistas.
Sandringham, the Queen's Norfolk home, is open to the public and the estate parkland is a delight for children and adults alike. Take a picnic and enjoy a walk or a cycle; this is a very safe environment for children. Venture inland and you will find rolling countryside, lanes and quiet country roads that will take you high above the coastline; this is the area of windmills, quiet villages, country pubs and the opportunity to enjoy your holiday at a much slower pace.
And let's not forget Kings Lynn and the historic site of Castle Rising, a stone keep built around 1140AD, it is one of the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country and, together with the massive surrounding earthworks, ensures that Rising is a castle of national importance.
* Please note the guide prices do not include other optional fees such as pet fees