In: things to do in Norfolk

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming guest Martin Smith and his family, including dog Tilly, to stay at our dog friendly, End Cottage. They had a fantastic two weeks with us making the most of our facilities and exploring all the many things to do around us in beautiful North Norfolk.

Tilly felt very at home
Martin says:
Staying at End Cottage. Just excellent. Welcomed with homemade cake and milk in the fridge for that well-earned cuppa from travelling. Both front and back gardens were dog proof, and large! All the beds were comfortable and we especially enjoyed the master bedroom with its double aspect. I will really miss looking out at the birds in the hedgerow each morning with my cup of coffee!
The “freshen up” service after the first week was a very nice touch, with the bedding being replaced and the house cleaned through.
The indoor swimming pool was such a bonus – a swim before dinner for the whole family after a day out was greatly appreciated. We also had a lot of fun playing tennis.
Around the cottages there was plenty of wildlife to watch. Rabbits made the kids smile, and the birdlife included kestrels, wrens, chaffinches and goldfinches, pied wagtails nesting and a pair of Tawny owls at night calling each other.”


Martin has also kindly recommended his top picks of things to do in North Norfolk:
  • ·         Visit Fakenham Fairways for Pitch and Putt.
  • ·         Enjoy a boat trip to see the seals.
  • ·         Have a walk around Holkham Estate to see the house and the deer.
  • ·         Visit Langham glass to blow your own souvenirs.
  • ·         Take in the beach at Brancaster
Martin is a keen bird watcher and also adds:
“I really enjoyed a couple (or 3) trips to RSPB Titchwell and was particularly pleased to be able to tick a few more rare species off the list, especially the Bearded tit and the Spoonbill. We also walked around SculthorpeNature Reserve and although not as much wildlife, we were entertained by the Nuthatches at very close quarters.
We ate out at the Mill house, Sculthorpe which wasn’t bad, the Plume of Feathers at South Creake (actually very good, and much larger servings) and the Bowling Green. Another favourite was the Café at Creake Abbey. The food, a little pricey, was very good, as was the coffee. The surrounding shops were also very tempting!
Partly due to the weather, but also the accommodation and North Norfolk coast has made the last two weeks probably the best UK holiday we can remember!”
Autumn and winter are great times of year to visit Norfolk, there tend to be less people about but an abundance of wildlife!
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With Easter just a few weeks away, we are feeling rather excited that spring has arrived. We are certainly enjoying the daffodils that are scattered around the countryside, they glow like little rays of sunshine that offer promise that warmer weather and lighter evenings are on their way.

North Norfolk is definitely gearing up for the holiday season and with the Easter Holidays just around the corner we look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to the area.
If you are still looking for a break over the Easter weekend, then look no further! Our family friendly cottages are situated in the tranquil countryside, but are only a short drive away from the coast. There are lots of Easter themed activities taking place in the area with plenty of other things to enjoy as a family during your stay too. We are even offering a 10% discount and a personalised, handmade chocolate Easter Egg if you book your stay over the Easter weekend… We promise not to nibble on the chocolate before you arrive, even though it is practically impossible to resist!
Below we’ve put together some suggested family friendly things to do over the Easter holidays and for some more ideas on what you can do during your stay, read our A to Z guide of things to do in Norfolk too.
Lamb Feeding
Cuddle and bottle feed a baby lamb at the Stow Bardolph Rare Breeds Farm. There is also the chance to hold fluffy Easter chicks and make friends with lots of farm animals including horses, pigs and rabbits.
Easter Trail
Take a special Easter Trail at one of the following locations and you may even be in with a chance of winning an Easter Egg!
You may even want to set up your own Easter Egg hunt within the grounds of our cottages.
Crabbing
Grab yourself a line, bucket and some bait (crabs seem to love bacon!) and see how many crabs you can catch from Well’s Harbour. 
Geocaching

If you’ve not heard of Geocaching, it’s a worldwide, real life treasure hunting game. All you need to play is a GPS device i.e. a smart phone. Geocache has it’s own app which is available to download and from there you can search for caches near to you which you can then track down. Other than purchasing the app, it is free to do and gives families the opportunity to spend time together enjoying the great outdoors. For full details visit http://www.geocaching.com/

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