Press & media
Welcome to the Norfolk Country Cottages media centre
Norfolk is a stunning county rich in vast skies, expansive landscapes, mesmerising beaches and beautiful countryside. Norfolk also boasts many impressive stately homes, pretty villages, historic market towns and ancient churches – all gaining popularity with TV and film crews. Norfolk is renowned for doing things a bit different, which means new, quirky restaurants, experiences and events are always popping up. Perfect fodder for news stories and features (please see links to some of our recent coverage below).
FAM trip and crew accommodation:
We are keen to help gain Norfolk headline and TV coverage. So, if you’re planning a FAM trip, photo shoot or filming, we’d be happy to help with accommodation. We too, have a huge portfolio of properties ranging from expansive barn conversions to coastal gems, worthy of their own feature alone!
Likewise, we have a huge bank of professional photography spanning the whole of the county from January to December. We would be happy to share our photography for a simply credit.
We are known to like a competition or two, especially when it features a holiday in one of our cottages! If you require a prize for a high-circulation magazine or paper, tv show or popular online blog, please get in touch.
If you would like to enquire about any of the above please contact Lucy Downing on 01263 569219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or alternatively, Jennie Stevens at Pennant Media Ltd on 01225 313147 or email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Derby Telegraph - Get Away
Feature in the Derby Telegraph on Saturday 10th December 2016 - Relaxing times guaranteed, highlighting properties The Signal Box, Langham Lodge and The Dollery.Read more
EDP & Norwich Evening News
Woodforde’s have launched a 2016 Summer of Pubs campaign. There are nine themed pubs trails to discover and we are delighted to be involved – offering a family holiday for sharing the best selfie.Read more
Heather Young Growing Spaces
1657 - Blacksmith's Cottage in Great Bircham. (June 2016) Nine family friendly things to do during a weekend in North Norfolk by travel writer Heather Young at Growing Spaces.Read more
Featured 10th June 2016 - Buoyant market for second homeowners.Read more
Baby Routes - Brackenhurst 1443
Featured on the Baby Routes website after a recent stay during December 2015. "Brackenhurst is a lovely holiday property for short-breaks on Norfolk’s north coast. The setting is peaceful, secluded and quiet yet the village of West Runton and its beach and so many of Norfolk’s many attractions are within very easy reach." By Kate LimburnRead more
The Guardian - In praise of Norfolk
Patrick Barkham reflects upon his life-long love affair with North Norfolk - its muted colours, big skies, rich history and the freedom and stillness it allows.Read more
The Star - Bella's Cottage - 1588
Featured in The Star, Monday 4th January 2016 - Coastal cottage getaways. Recharge your batteries at one of these cosy cottages by the sea. Located in the village of Stiffkey on the north Norfolk coast, Bella's cottage is a quaint as it gets. Built in traditional brick & flint, it has bags of character and an ultra cosy feel inside.Read more
The Sunday Times - Pine Lodge Cottage 1567
Featured in The Sunday Times on 6th December 2015. Take the plunge this Winter in a cottage with a hot tub attached....Read more
EDP Tourism Awards
The annual tourism awards for Norfolk is a great evening showcasing the fantastic businesses that work so hard to make our county a wonderful place to visit.
We were again pleased to sponsor the Best Self Catering Establishment, the finalists were Plum Tree Cottage, East View Farm Holiday Cottages Tower House, PCM Residential. Well done to The Castle, The Grove in Holt, deservedly winners.
The Times - Church Farm Barns 894 - 897
Featured in The Sunday Times on 20th June 2015 "The 50 best summer bargains" The artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, and Ivon Hitchen often stayed at Church Farm by the coast in Happisburgh.Read more
Wolverhampton Express & Star - Little Britain 1453
Featured in the Wolverhampton Express & Star on 9th May 2015. This Victorian brick and flint cottage is located in a hamlet just outside the market town of Fakenham. Providing a cheerful, homely accommodation for three people, it's just a stroll from a village pub and an attractive riverside walk into Fakenham.Read more
The Times - Jib Cottage 1419
Featured in The Times 25th April 2015 "50 Great British Beach Escape" This tiny two-storey brick and flint grade II listed fisherman's cottage has been beautifully restored. There's a shaker-style gallery kitchen, a cosy lounge and a pretty double room with a wrought-iron bed.Read more
The Times - Malthouse Farm 1417
Featured in The Times on May 16th 2015 "Ten great place to stay in Norfolk" Malthouse Farm has a gold five-star award from VisitEngland (the highest grading) and sits in a third of an acre behind electric gates. The interior has soft colours mixed with modern art and chandeliers.Read more
The Times - Old Beans Cottage 1321
Featured in The Times on 21st February 2015 - 50 best cottages to rent. Spot barn owls when you stay at this quaint studio cottage by a water meadow near the north Norfolk coast.Read more
The Times - Two The Crescent 508
Featured in The Times 22nd March 2015. Cromer is a happy vestige of glory days by the seaside. Two The Crescent is an elegant yet family friendly Georgian property, bang on the seafront.Read more
Loughborough Echo - Two The Crescent - 508
Featured on Loughborough Echo on 1st January 2015 - David Walliams gives Cromer a tweet of approval - Two The Crescent is a stunning 18th Century house on a private no-through road directly overlooking the beachRead more
The Sunday Times - Wee Retreat 1540
Featured in the Sunday Times travel section on Sunday 11th January 2015 - Top 100 Holidays - Number 10 - Wee Retreat, the former Victorian former public convenience, has been transformed into a delightful two bedroom holiday home.Read more
Featured in the Loughborough Echo 5th January 2015. Porters Lodge 1378, The Old Coach House 1517, Dreamcatchers Cottage 1278, Fenside House 1535 along with the article "Take the faster route to Norfolk charms" Newly-completed roadworks on the A11 have made the whole route from London to Norwich dual carriageway – making it faster to reach the county’s unspoilt countryside, the medieval county town, historic villages, sandy beaches, unique Broads and nature reserves.
Coast Magazine - 29 Sea Lane 627
Featured in Coast Magazine - February 2014. Glimpse the sea from this charming cottage, positioned just yards from the beach. Two cosy bedrooms are furnished with antique drawers and mirrors, with extras like hot water bottles for bedtime.Read more
Mail Online - Wee Retreat 1540
Mail Online. With an idyllic view and modern interior, it is hard to believe this stunning holiday home used to be a Victorian toilet block!Read more
Loughborough Echo - Jotts Cottage 457
Featured in the Loughborough Echo 2nd May 2014. Jotts Cottage is a single storey cottage converted from an old dairy and milking parlour. It was a perfect base for days out across Norfolk and to be honest if we ever decided to holiday in the area again, it would be the first place we would check to see if it was available.Read more
Prima Baby & Pregnancy - Mill House 471
Featured in Prima Baby & Pregnancy in April 2014 - Happy Holidays. An elegant, white Victorian building with a distinct canary yellow door. The cosy living room, complete with wood burning stove, and over-stuffed sofas, is definitely the hub of the house......Read more
The Sunday Mirror - Bridge House 1320
Featured in The Sunday Mirror and Sunday Mirror Online 19th October 2014 - Top 10 Luxury. Cottages don't come move perfect than the thatched 17th Century Bridge House, which has climbing plants growing up the flint walls and roses in the garden.Read more
The Sunday Times - Santa Monica 1244
Featured in Sunday Times 9th February 2014 - Beach Section. We love a creaky timber veranda, especially when you can smell the sea from it. Tucked up against the dunes at Sea Palling, Santa Monica has just that. We can't promise California sunshine, but this former fishermen's cabin, clad in Clapboard inside and out, has a pot bellied stove and a path over the Marram dunes to a Blue Flag beachRead more
Birmingham Mail - Church Farm Cottages 894, 895, 896, 897
Featured in the Birmingham Mail on 9th November 2013 - Cottages with Character. Located in the quiet seaside village of Happisburgh, the four Church Farm cottages are converted from barns. The properties retain plenty of original character, with exposed flint walls and wooden beams, while a large recreation barn provides racket games, a pool table and table-tennis.Read more
The Week - Tawny Cottage 1492
Featured in The Week 11th October 2014 - Unwind in Norfolk. Spend 7 nights at Tawny Cottage, a charming escape, just a short drive from Great Massingham.
The Star - Avocet Cottage - 959
Featured in The Star, travel section on Saturday 6th October 2012. A summer holiday from days gone by...... After settling in at Avocet Cottage, a lovely three bedroom home with a fabulous kitchen and generous garden.....Read more