Published date: June 2019
Are you wondering where’s the best place to stay in Norfolk? There is a vast range of holiday accommodation in Norfolk, from luxury boutique hotels, B&B accommodation, campsites, holiday river cruisers, and holiday parks to inns and pubs, self-catering cottages ttages and hostels. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, you are sure to find it in Norfolk. Choose from coastal destinations, riverside settings, quaint market towns to country retreats and city centre locations – Norfolk has holiday accommodation to suit every conceivable taste and budget.
Here is a pick of some of the best places to stay in Norfolk:
Boutique Hotels in Norfolk
Located in the centre of Burnham Market, close to the north Norfolk coast, The Hoste is a luxury boutique hotel and spa and is an ideal place to stay and explore the county.
The Hoste, The Green, Burnham Market, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8HD
Tel: 01328 7387778
Congham Hall Hotel
Close to King’s Lynn, this privately-owned Georgian manor is set within 30 acres of parkland, in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside. It’s a haven for relaxation and blends traditional luxury with modern facilities. Close to the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, the stunning north Norfolk coastline and many quaint north Norfolk villages and towns, Congham Hall boats an acclaimed restaurant, luxury spa and pool.
Congham Hall Hotel, Grimston, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1AH
Tel: 01485 600250
This beautiful 17th-century flint and brick country house hotel and Michelin Star awarded restaurant offers stunning accommodation on the north Norfolk coast. Recognised for its outstanding cuisine and superb boutique guest accommodation, Morston Hall offers its guests luxury, peace and tranquillity.
Morston Hall, The Street, Morston, Norfolk, NR25 7AA
Tel: 01263 741041
The Assembly House
A Georgian gem conveniently located in the heart of Norwich’s centre. This Grade I-listed building is one of the finest places to stay in the city, with its sparkling chandeliers, gorgeous gardens and sumptuous bedrooms. Their restaurant is open daily, for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and has menus created by director and renowned Norfolk chef Richard Hughes.
The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RQ
Tel: 01603 626402
B&B and Guesthouse Accommodation in Norfolk
A chic and stylish bed and breakfast that is less than 400 yards from the seafront at Hunstanton. Tastefully decorated in tones of soft white and grey, the rooms come complete with a flat-screen TV, large walk-in showers, and fresh coffee. Enjoy a full English or Continental breakfast and complimentary cake, all included in the price.
No 33 Hunstanton - 33 Northgate, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6AP
Tel: 01485 524352
The Lifeboat Inn
The Lifeboat Inn offers B&B accommodation on the north Norfolk coast in the pretty village of Thornham. Arguably one of the best-positioned retreats in the region, its elegant bedrooms and exquisite breakfasts make this a sensible choice for those who want to explore the county in style.
The Lifeboat Inn Hotel, Ship Lane, Thornham, Norfolk, PE36 6LT
Tel: 01485 512236
The Bays Guest House
The Bays Guest House is an elegant Victorian bed and breakfast in the town of Hunstanton. A warm welcome is guaranteed at this delightful and immaculate B&B, as is a hearty and delicious breakfast.
The Bays Guest House - 31 Avenue Road, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BW
Tel: 01485 532079
Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast
Located between the picturesque village of Hickling and the stunning Norfolk coastline, Dairy Barns form part of Lound Farm, a working family farm covering 360 acres of grazing marshes and arable land. They offer luxury en-suite accommodation with wonderful field views and private gardens.
Dairy Barns Bed & Breakfast - Lound Farm, Hickling Lane, Hickling, Norfolk, NR12 OBE
Tel: 01692 598243
Enjoy B&B accommodation at Byfords, in the picturesque north Norfolk village of Holt. Their 16 posh B&B bedrooms offer relaxation and luxury and make an ideal place to stay and explore the surrounding area.
Byfords - 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BG
Tel: 01263 711400
Kings Head Bawburgh
This popular traditional pub in the pretty Norfolk village of Bawburgh offers 6 luxurious en-suite bedrooms that have been sumptuously furnished, with great attention to detail. Excellent B&B accommodation and a restaurant serving an ever-changing menu, the Kings Head is a great place to stay and dine.
Kings Head Bawburgh - Harts Lane, Bawburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3LS
Tel: 01603 744977
Campsites in Norfolk
Deer’s Glade Caravan and Camping Park
This beautiful camping and caravan site, 15-minutes’ drive from Cromer is open all year round. A family-run site in a picturesque setting it accepts touring caravans, motor homes and tents and has its own pods, mega pods, bell tents and shepherd’s huts to hire.
Deer’s Glade Caravan and Camping Park - White Post Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7HN
Tel: 01263 768633
Wardley Hill Campsite
An ecological campsite that is situated in the Waveney Valley, a 30-minute drive from Norwich. Camp amongst wildflowers and grasses on this unregimented six-acre site surrounded by wildlife and nature. There is woodland, a stream and seasonal ponds and a car free camping field that is exclusively for tents. Small campervans are welcome, and the site also offers glamping in bell tents, shepherd’s hut, hammock hut and there’s even a Tentsile Connect tent suspended in the trees.
Wardley Hill Campsite, Wardley Hill Road, Kirby Cane, Bungay, Norfolk, NR35 2PQ
Ling’s Meadow in Diss offers greener camping and provides facilities that are sustainable and leave as little impact on the environment as possible. In their words “camping is all about living lightly on the land for a few days – leaving as little trace as possible and enjoying the environment that surrounds us”. Part of a working farm, the camping meadow is full of wildflowers and wildlife during the camping season and is a beautiful place to pitch up and stay.
Ling’s Meadow - Stanton Road Farm, North Common, Hepworth, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2PR
Tel: 01359 250594
Offering a range of year-round camping and glamping accommodation, Top Farm is situated in Marsham, rural north Norfolk. Set in a tranquil and secluded spot, this is the perfect campsite to relax, unwind and get close to nature and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. The campsite directly adjoins 350 acres of woodland and heathland and is the perfect base for cycling and walking holidays. Top Farm has a dedicated site for touring caravans, campervans and trailer tents and provides a fantastic range of glamping accommodation including bell tents, camping cabins and shepherd’s huts.
Top Farm Campsite, Kittles Lane, Marsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5QF
Tel: 01263 733962
Holiday Cottages in Norfolk
Barsham Barns Holiday Cottages
These luxury holiday cottages are located close to the Norfolk coast and Norfolk Broads, and just a few miles drive from the must visit destinations of Burnham Market, Holkham, Blakeney, Cromer and Wells-next-the-Sea. The 6 large holiday barns are the perfect base from which to explore the county of Norfolk and make cosy hideaways for a romantic break away or a luxury self-catering holiday for families or larger groups.
Barsham Barns Holiday Cottages - Lower Farm Barns, Green Way, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6AP
Tel: 01328 821744
East View Farm Holiday Cottages
Both these award-winning self-catering holiday cottages are located within the Norfolk Broads National Park and within easy reach of the city of Norwich and the beautiful north Norfolk coast. Converted from traditional Norfolk barns, great care and attention to detail has meant that the oak-beamed character of the original buildings has been retained whilst still providing the very latest in comfort and luxury. Nutmeg and Plum Tree Cottages both have south-facing patios with private gardens opening on to beautiful landscaped grounds. Set in ten acres of landscaped grounds in the tranquil Norfolk countryside, these luxury holiday cottages make ideal bases to explore Norfolk, its coast, broads, countryside, villages and city.
East View Farm Holiday Cottages - Stone Lane, Ashmanhaugh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8YW
Tel: 01603 782225
Choose from three stunning lodges - Bittern Lodge sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms, Heron Lodge sleeps up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms, and Tern Nest sleeps up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms. These lodges have fully equipped full-size kitchens (Tern Nest has a kitchenette with microwave), luxury bathrooms and private terraces. There are modern bathrooms in each lodge with showers offering luxury fixtures and fittings and all are beautifully finished with great attention to detail.
The Boathouse - Ormesby Broad, Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St. Michael, Norfolk, NR29 3LP
Tel: 01493 730342
Cranmer Country Cottages
Luxury family friendly holiday cottages at Cranmer in north Norfolk offer a choice of well-equipped 4- and 5-star luxury self-catering holiday accommodation. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, these cottages have spacious living areas and are well-equipped and combine contemporary styling with practical comfort. Enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and watch the sun go down under Norfolk’s big skies.
Cranmer Country Cottages - Home Farm, Cranmer, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9HY
Tel: 01328 823135
Spixworth Hall Cottages
Situated just 5 miles from the centre of Norwich, Spixworth Hall Cottages are a delightful group of holiday homes that are available all year round. An ideal location for visiting the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk coastline and the city of Norwich, these cottages are located in the Norfolk countryside on a farm with walking, fishing, birdwatching and an abundance of wildlife on their doorstep. These historic cottages have modern living space and kitchens, cosy living rooms and log fires. Visitors can take advantage of a games barn, an outdoor play area, tennis court and outdoor swimming pool, a few minutes’ walk away on the farm.
Spixworth Hall Cottages - Grange Farm, Buxton Road, Spixworth, Norfolk, NR10 3PR
Tel: 01603 898190
Holiday Cruisers in Norfolk
A boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads makes the perfect family holiday and is also a great idea for a shorter weekend away. It’s relaxing and the only way to truly experience the beauty of the Broads National Park; a unique part of the country that is waiting to be explored. Discover pretty riverside villages and many country pubs offering good food and local beers. Watch out for kingfishers, otters and herons as you meander through the stunning waterways on board your floating holiday accommodation. With a vast range of vessels, from basic through to those with all the latest mod cons, choose something that suits your needs and budget. Here are a few local companies that hire out holiday cruisers in Norfolk:
Herbert Woods - Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5JF
Tel: 0800 144 4472
Richardson’s Leisure Limited - Richardson’s Marina, The Staithe, Stalham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 9BX
Tel: 01692 668 981
Ferry Marina - Ferry Road, Horning, Norfolk, NR12 8PS
Tel: 01692 631111
Barnes Brinkcraft - Riverside Road, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8UD
Tel: 01603 782625
Holiday Parks in Norfolk
Kelling Heath is set amongst 300 acres of rare open heathland and woodland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the picturesque north Norfolk coastline at Weybourne. A very popular destination with families and couples, it’s the perfect environment in which to relax and unwind and enjoy a host of activities. With luxury holiday homes and woodland lodges as well as touring and camping facilities, entertainment to suit all tastes, leisure facilities and health and fitness club, you can do as much or as little as you like whilst staying at Kelling Heath.
Kelling Heath – Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7HW
Tel: 01263 588181
Searles Leisure Resort
Searles Leisure Resort is situated on the Norfolk coast beside the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton, affectionately known locally as ‘Sunny Hunny’. It’s an award-winning holiday resort popular with both couples and families and has been welcoming visitors for over 80 years. Select from well-maintained lodges, cabins and holiday homes and enjoy the vast range of facilities and activities, both indoor and outside, on offer.
Searles Leisure Resort - South Beach, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BB
Tel: 01485 534211
Haven Wild Duck Holiday Park
Close to the busy seaside destination of Great Yarmouth, Haven Wild Duck Holiday Park has good facilities and is an ideal spot to stay and explore the surrounding area.
Haven Wild Duck Holiday Park - Howard’s Common, Belton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9NE
Tel: 01493 780268
Hostels in Norfolk
Deepdale Backpackers & Camping
Located in Burnham Deepdale, on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, Deepdale Backpackers and Camping is an award-winning eco-friendly independent backpackers’ hostel and campsite. The backpackers hostel offers comfortable self-catering accommodation for individuals, couples and small groups in private en-suite rooms and dormitories.
Deepdale Backpackers & Camping - Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8DD
Tel: 01485 210256
Located in the pretty north Norfolk fishing town of Wells-next-the Sea, this YHA has 31 beds and a selection of private rooms and dorm beds available. There is a lounge area with a TV and DVD player at this hostel, where guests can relax and unwind. The hostel is self-catering only and within walking distance of a wide selection of pubs, shops and amenities. There are many activities available around the hostel including scenic coastal walks, boat trips, crabbing, cycling and it’s an hour drive from the centre of Norwich.
YHA Wells-next-the-Sea - Church Plain, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1EQ
Tel: 0345 371 9544
A 5-minute walk from Sheringham Rail Station and Sheringham Golf Club, YHA Sheringham has many easily accessible walking and cycling routes nearby. There are 100 beds spread throughout 29 bedrooms, varying in size from 2 to 6 beds. All rooms have wash basins, some have double beds and some rooms are on the ground floor. The hostel is located in a quiet residential area of town and the self-catering kitchen and dining room are both small, but with all the necessary facilities. The nearest coastline to the hostel is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a 10.5-mile round trip by steam train can be taken via the North Norfolk Railway, located in the town. This traditional seaside town is charming come rain or shine and has numerous events throughout the year. Be sure to pack your swimsuit as the beach is only a ten-minute stroll from the hostel and then return for some relaxation in the hostel’s lounge with TV, quiet room and games room.
YHA Sheringham - 1 Cremer’s Drift, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8HX
Tel: 0345 371 9040
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