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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Sheringham, North Norfolk Coast

2033

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£405 - £530
per week
From £314 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A cosy bolt hole in the popular seaside town of Sheringham, where better to relax and enjoy a romantic break together whatever the weather.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 0.22 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Aylsham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1562

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£346 - £595
per week
From £270 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Set in a quiet conservation area yet in the heart of Aylsham, this attractive, Grade ll listed property is a charming get away for 2.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Limpenhoe, Norfolk Broads

1257

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£308 - £425
per week
From £241 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

Hunstanton, Royal Norfolk Coast

2022

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£455 - £718
per week
From £351 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Enjoy a luxurious romantic break with beautiful coastal walks and stunning sunsets all on your doorstep.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

North Walsham, North Norfolk Coast

1788

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£437 - £697
per week
From £338 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A charming retreat for two in a characterful cottage set in the quiet countryside lanes outside North Walsham.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 4.9 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles

Walcott, East Norfolk Coast

688

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£379 - £645
per week
From £294 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Newly built property in clifftop position overlooking the sea. All on one level with wheelchair access.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.75 miles

All Saints South Elmham, The Suffolk Countryside

OBPH

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£455 - £765
per week
From £351 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Pheasant is set in the rural countryside in All Saints South Elmham.This barn offers ground floor accommodation which has been finished to a high standard.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Lyng, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1818

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£363 - £545
per week
From £282 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Enjoy a cosy holiday in a peaceful countryside setting – bring your four legged friend too!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Holt, North Norfolk Coast

1475

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£316 - £535
per week
From £247 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A pretty, centrally located terraced cottage in the popular Georgian town of Holt. Ideally situated for cycling, walking and bird watching.
  • 2 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 4 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

All Saints South Elmham, The Suffolk Countryside

OBP

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£440 - £740
per week
From £340 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

Cley, North Norfolk Coast

1196

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£396 - £667
per week
From £307 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Little Emmaus is a newly constructed bungalow, situated in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Cley. From the rear patio there are excellent views down to St Margaret's Church.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Blakeney, North Norfolk Coast

674

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£334 - £559
per week
From £261 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Little fisherman's cottage in Blakeney tucked away off the High Street. Good value for money accommodation and perfect for couples.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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