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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£376 - £589
per week
From £291 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

Lingwood, Norfolk Broads

1296

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£346 - £552
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Piglets is a single storey newly converted building adjacent to the owners home, spacious and tastefully finished with a pretty garden and access to the owners garden and orchard
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Limpenhoe, Norfolk Broads

1256

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£304 - £421
per week
From £237 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Attractive and very comfortable accommodation close to Acle. This self-catering property is in the heart of the Broads giving you great flexibility with a range of surrounding attractions.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Old Hunstanton, Royal Norfolk Coast

360

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£419 - £617
per week
From £323 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

Sheringham, North Norfolk Coast

2033

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£401 - £526
per week
From £310 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

Swanton Abbott, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1365

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£325 - £517
per week
From £253 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

Snettisham, Royal Norfolk Coast

1797

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£366 - £644
per week
From £284 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Enjoy modern country chic in this gorgeous romantic retreat for two in the prettty village of Snettisham and close to the beach.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 3.8 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Reepham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

2035

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£371 - £516
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • A well presented and fully equipped bolt hole in the attractive market town of Reepham - come and explore the north Norfolk coast and The Broads National Park.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Aylsham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1562

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£342 - £591
per week
From £266 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

Holt, North Norfolk Coast

1475

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£307 - £531
per week
From £239 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

Barton Turf, Norfolk Broads

1782

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£368 - £535
per week
From £285 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Former farm building which has been converted to provide comfortable accommodation all on one level, suitable for a lovely holiday for two near the stunning Norfolk Broads.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk Coast

1595

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£458 - £700
per week
From £353 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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