Birdwatching in Norfolk

Norfolk, with its diverse coastline of creeks, salt marshes, nature reserves, sandy habitats and the largest protected wetland in Britain, The Norfolk Broads, is a county that will delight and titillate birdwatchers of all ages and experience. Whether a seasoned enthusiast, or just on the look out for some unique wildlife, Norfolk has something to offer all year round. With cottages spread throughout the county you are never far from an opportunity to indulge your eyes and senses. So check out the vast bird watching opportunities Norfolk has to offer and start planning your holiday today.

Norfolk hosts a number of wildlife parks and RSPB reserves, with well-maintained walkways alongside rivers inhabited with a variety of ducks, from the mallard, to the coot and moorhen, and all manner of geese on the banks, including the greylag, Canadian and Egyptian geese. Soaring high up in the skies above, you might spot a marsh harrier, sparrowhawk or even a kestrel before divebombing down to their prey. You may even catch the solitary heron amongst the reeds, wading in shallow waters and picking out small fish and frogs with its distinctively long bill.

With so many reserves, you will possibly find yourself spoilt for choice. Take a look at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the RSPB websites for in-depth information about particular sites in Norfolk. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is offering £10 off your first year’s membership; well worth it if you are a regular visitor to Norfolk and not currently a member. With thirty-eight wildlife sites across the county of Norfolk, many of which offer superb walking opportunities, this may be an offer that may tempt you.

High on your visit list however, should be Pensthorpe Natural Park and the RSPB marshes at Buckenham and Surlingham Church. Cley Marshes is the oldest wildlife site in the country and one of the most popular. It has an award winning eco centre which was opened in 2007 and has an excellent new education centre for you to explore. The natural habitat in Norfolk is wonderful to explore with its provision of relaxing walks around gentle waterways and riverbanks full of life. Well-positioned nests and hideaways provide the perfect shelter for a moment of respite, or longer-term watching throughout the day. Furthermore, explore the area in all the seasons and discover the truly diverse birdlife throughout the year.

Whether the amateur enthusiast, or the keen birdwatcher, our self-catering cottages below will suit your needs.


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Tunstead, Norfolk Broads

966

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£340 - £553
per week
From £255 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Traditional farm cottage with an open plan layout and modern interior.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 9.6 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Banningham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1389

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£260 - £472
per week
From £195 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Holly Cottage is a recently converted and renovated outbuilding, now providing cosy and comfortable open plan accommodation with its own enclosed garden. A great base from which to explore Norfolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk Coast

360

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£383 - £581
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Rose Cottage is just 200 yards from the sandy beach. It is a detached, single storey, compact property.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk Coast

1415

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£433 - £693
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • A lovely ground floor apartment set within one of the oldest parts of Wells. The quay is a few minutes walk away and you really are in the hub of the town with its numerous attractions and facilities.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Horning, Norfolk Broads

1636

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£369 - £584
per week
From £277 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A room with a view, just for two! Bijou, beautiful and Bure views all round to delight. Fancy a cup of tea as you drink in the view? Just pop downstairs to the owner's deli and tea room.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Swanton Abbott, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1365

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£289 - £481
per week
From £217 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Situated in a quiet countryside location yet close to the Broads and the sandy beaches of Sea Palling and Eccles. The market towns of Aylsham and North Walsham are close by. A great location for a holiday and exploring.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Langham, North Norfolk Coast

1733

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£583 - £933
per week
From £437 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A luxurious character barn with many exposed beams and woodburner, would make a perfect romantic retreat or getaway bolthole for two Set in the pretty village of Langham, a great location for exploring the coastline.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 7.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Swannington, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1011

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£305 - £482
per week
From £229 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offer20% off all bookings until 21st December 2019
  • Special offer15% off a 7 night stay at Lollipop Cottage for Christmas!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Stiffkey, North Norfolk Coast

1642

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£290 - £525
per week
From £218 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A charming and romantic traditional Norfolk cottage in a lovely coastal village with a great pub, quirky local store and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

All Saints South Elmham, Waveney Valley

OBP

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£431 - £736
per week
From £332 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A beautiful barn conversion set in the countryside, Partridge offers flexible accommodation for a couples retreat in South Elmham.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Limpenhoe, Norfolk Broads

1257

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£268 - £385
per week
From £201 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This accommodation gives you a superb alternative to B&B. In the heart of the Broads with some superb quiet lanes and great walking opportunities, why would you not wish to book this high quality accommodation
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk Coast

1595

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£422 - £664
per week
From £317 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • If you can be tempted to step outside the door of this lovely ground floor apartment, then everything you need is only a short walk away - picturesque quay, wide open beach, beach huts, shops, restaurants.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.25 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
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