Faster London To Norfolk....
Published: Wednesday 31st Dec 2014
Written by: Laura Foster
Have you heard?…… Driving to Norfolk has just got easier!
The newly-completed road works on the A11 have made the whole route from London to Norwich dual carriageway – with a reduced journey time to less than two hours from the north of the capital to Norwich, you can now reach our beautiful county’s unspoilt countryside, historic villages, sandy beaches, unique Broads and nature reserves much faster.
Why not check it out for yourself and book a stay in one of our VisitEngland awarded properties? Here are just a selection to choose from………
Explore the lovely countryside on foot or bicycle from a new lakeside lodge, ten miles north-west of Norwich. Porter's Lodge 1378 has a large, decked verandah overlooking the lake and is perfect for relaxing and wildlife-spotting in the waters and surrounding three acres of wooded grounds. Sleeping four and with attractive rooms, it is in a secluded location near the village of Lenwade – famous for its Dinosaur Park attraction. There is a village shop, pub and a scenic walking/cycling path virtually from the door.
A superb indoor swimming pool and games room keeps the family entertained whatever the weather at The Old Coach House 1517, near King’s Lynn. Built of traditional local stone, the single-storey home has a fresh and bright interior with a cosy wood-burner in the beamed sitting room. Sleeping six, it has a lawned garden with children’s swings and a slide and is just around the corner from a farm which serves home-cooked food throughout the day and will deliver to the cottage. There are several nature reserves in the area, plus riverside and woodland walks, while the Queen’s Norfolk home at nearby Sandringham is worth a visit. This property has also has 20% off short break & week bookings from now until 6th March.
New for couples is the whimsically-named Dreamcatcher's Cottage 1278, a lovingly-restored Victorian farmworker’s cottage. Retaining plenty of original features, including an inglenook fireplace with large wood-burning stove, the cottage is full of simple, rustic charm. It is set in the pretty and peaceful village of Hindolveston with good cycling routes on the doorstep and several places of interest within easy reach, including the popular market towns of Holt & Fakenham, historic Norwich and the coast.
Larger groups seeking a luxurious base among the picturesque waterways of the Broads will find it at another newly-available property. Fenside House 1535 sleeps ten and has a river frontage and its own private mooring. The spacious single-storey home has bright and colourful contemporary-design rooms, ultra-smart kitchen & bathrooms, and three acres of gardens with a children’s play area and large, furnished decking with sun beds and a barbecue. Guests can bring their own boats or hire one close by and can fish in the river without leaving their home. The house is in the Broadland village of Catfield, four miles from the sandy beach at Sea Palling and a short drive to the traditional seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham.
All these holiday homes accept pets and are available for bookings now!!!
Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.