6 luxury self-catering cottages in Norfolk

By Emma Southcombe

Critics may dismiss it as flat and featureless – and point out that it’s home to TV’s Alan Partridge – but Norfolk has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in recent years. It could even be called … (wait for it) … trendy. It’s actually a fascinating county with a varied landscape of wide sweeping beaches, historic towns and the meandering waters of the Broads. Here are six luxury self-catering cottages where you can stay in comfort.

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1. Former coach house in the Norfolk countryside

Sleeping eight people across four bedrooms, The Mews House – Smallburgh (above) has been converted to a high standard. It’s close to numerous Norfolk beaches, and the Broads are just a short drive away. Offering all on one level accommodation The Mews House also has a tennis court, swimming pool, and hot tub, as well as a games room with snooker table.

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2. Converted barn on the coast with spa options

One of three cottages on site, Low Farm Barn (above) sleeps four people in two bedrooms and welcomes up to two dogs. Each property has a private garden with furniture and BBQ. The open plan lounge/diner/kitchen is well equipped and has a TV/DVD and games console to keep the children busy, while spa treatments are available in the onsite holistic and beauty room.

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3. Georgian house in quaint Norfolk village

Perfect for multiple families getting together, Oak Tree House (above) sleeps 10 + 6 people across six bedrooms. The property also welcomes up to two dogs by prior arrangement. The large detached house is approached via a long drive and is set in its own grounds. With separate dining room and well-equipped kitchen, there is plenty of space to cater for all the family.

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4. Beamed house with large living area 

Pantile Barn (above) has a grand open-plan living area perfect for those hoping to entertain or mingle. With exposed beams, luxury furnishings, and even a piano, it sleeps 10. You can also hire a hot tub for the week at the property for an extra bit of relaxation or get competitive in the games room with full-size snooker table.

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5. French-style barn conversion 

Set in a small Norfolk village, this converted barn has been beautifully restored and retains many of its original features. Sleeping eight, Micklegate (above) takes on a French influence, inspired by the owners who previously lived in the country. The property boasts an open-plan living area and spacious bedrooms with countryside views.

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6. Historic thatched house on small farm

The Apple House (above) is a thatched property surrounded by farmland and countryside. Furnished to a high standard and converted by a loving owner it offers accommodation for seven people across three bedrooms. It has an indoor heated swimming pool, paddock stabling and it’s all situated on a small holding with wild ducks, farm animals and even bees that produce natural honey available to buy.

See more luxury cottages across the UK. All photos courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk.

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