The prospect of staying in a luxury holiday cottage in Norfolk is very appealing , while Its looking very much like by the time we reach July we will be able to book a holiday or “staycation” as the media refers to it. This is welcome news for many! Norfolk has some of the most beautiful countryside and coastal areas in the UK and offers plenty of cottage accommodation for holiday makers to choose from either in the countryside, along the stunning Norfolk Broads or by the sea. Selecting the best deal when it comes to booking your cottage break in Norfolk is made easy here as we look at the best companies offering bookings for excellent cottage holidays in the area.

Barefoot Retreats: Luxury Holiday Cottages

Barefoot Retreats is taking bookings again from the beginning of July. Everything they have put in place due to Covid 19 is explained in full on the website. This company offers a comprehensive service to ensure that your holiday cottage is everything you require in order to have a great stay. Most of their cottages are dog friendly meaning that travellers can take their beloved pet with them and not have to incur the costs of dog kennels while they are away. With all local beaches, most pubs and some restaurants accepting dogs the North Norfolk coastal area is really the place to go for pet lovers.

Their cottages are really home from home while many have those added luxuries that we may not have at home. Types of stay include, Dog Friendly, By the Beach, Family and Friends. Their dog friendly cottages have enclosed gardens ensuring your pet cannot stray, while hygiene and cleanliness which is especially important in terms of Covid 19 is very reassuring. Family properties are spacious too with all mod cons being to an extremely high standard. Some of the Norfolk locations listed include Brancaster, Brancaster Staithe & Burnham Deepdale. A typical 7-night stay for 4 people in July with dog is priced at around £850. Further holiday cottage details and prices can be found at the Barefoot Retreats website.

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Original Cottages

Original Cottages offer holiday cottages throughout the UK including in the Norfolk area. Many of the cottages are pet friendly, cater for families and also couples, while price wise there is quite a range to choose from. For instance, a small cottage by the Norfolk Broads catering for 2 guests and 2 pets comes in at £556 for 7 nights. Naturally the larger the cottage the higher the price, while saying that all this companies’ prices are incredibly competitive. A cottage for 2 in Holt with its fabulous coastal walks, beaches and nearby restaurants comes in at £305 for a 3-night stay and offers parking and a private garden.

All the cottages featured on the website are let and managed in conjunction with local companies, while they are graded from 3 star through to 5 stars plus gold and platinum. Excellent customer service is key to all they do whether it is taking bookings or helping with enquiries. The business is family owned and Original Cottages feel this is key to understanding what families want from their cottage holiday. With 100 miles of coastline to enjoy in Norfolk the company offers over 200 cottages along the coast and the company prides itself in knowing that every cottage is looked after to the highest standard.

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Norfolk Cottages

Norfolk Cottages is a family run business that started out in the early 1990’s and despite having expanded tremendously since those early days is still proud to be family run plus is one of the largest independent holiday companies in the area. Their management team is based in Holt and prides itself on being well informed regarding the Norfolk area. Their team commit to going the extra mile for their customers while providing that personal touch which is important to people when booking their holiday cottage.

Norfolk Cottages also pride themselves on being “green” or as environmentally aware as possible supplying lots of information for holiday makers who enjoy cycling, walking indeed any outdoor activities. They promote local food sources, recycling and offer advice on how best to protect the countryside during your stay, while they also sponsor several businesses, local charities, and non-profit organisations in the community.

This company features properties throughout Norfolk with lovely cottages available in places such as Cley which is a great area for walking and bird watching, Mundesley on the cliff tops (imagine the views) and Walcott close to sandy beaches with the Norfolk Broads on the doorstep too. Competitively priced, a third of their cottages are pet friendly lets, while many offer excellent accommodation for large groups and families. Coastal properties feature heavily, and small groups can hire some of the larger cottages at a discounted price. Should you require somewhere to rent in Norfolk between October and March for a bit longer than a week or two, then a selection of their holiday cottages is available for rent.

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Norfolk Hideaways

Norfolk Hideaways is an award-winning company (Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020) offering over 350 holiday cottages ranging from cosy cottages to extremely high spec properties. Established for 9 years their team offers expert knowledge when it comes to Norfolk as they all hail from the local area and aim to take away the hassle of looking for a cottage from the customer and present them with a property offering all the requirements they need. Offices are open six days per week and customers can chat via live chat or simply give them a call. Norfolk Hideaways is part of Quality Holidays Assured Group. Companies registered with this group commit to extremely high standards.

Many of the Hideaway cottages are dog friendly featuring enclosed gardens, while they also cater for families and larger groups. Equally importantly they offer cottages that are not dog friendly for those who do not love our canine friends. It’s good to cater for all types and needs! A typical cottage for 2 with sea views to the front and rolling countryside to the back with king sized bedroom and fully equipped kitchen, including such luxuries as a coffee maker, comes in at around £448 for a 7 night stay which is a competitive price.

Coastal properties like their cottage on the Cromer Lighthouse site is a 10-minute stroll from Cromer one way and a short walk to Overstrand the other way with the golf course a stone’s throw away too is a perfect spot by the sea to consider. This company also features special offers that are updated regularly such as 20% off holidays taken between certain dates, while they also offer last minute bookings plus a range of brand-new properties. Take a look at the website to see just what’s on offer at the moment.

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The Blakeney Cottage Company

The Blakeney Cottage Company specialises in luxury holiday cottages for their customers. All their cottages are situated in stunning locations in Norfolk and include romantic retreats, dog friendly properties plus family stays with all towels and linens included in the price. This company specialises in coastal properties and cottages located in pretty villages. Their properties are located in Blakeney village and the surrounding coastal villages such as Cley next the Sea, Morston and Salthouse.

Price wise Blakeney are extremely competitive with a typical 3-night break in a luxury cottage for 2 priced at £245 offering state of the art fixtures and fittings to please the most discerning of holiday maker.  Customer service is paramount to Blakeney and the staff have personal knowledge of all their properties meaning they will match a customer up with a cottage that fits their requirements. They also will advise customers that have extra needs, such as wheelchair access, on which properties are the best suited to fit their requirements.

Blakeney also offer services that many of their rivals do not such as chocolates, flowers, champagne, and candlelit dinners being available if the break is to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Many of these gifts will be placed in the cottage waiting for your arrival! Customers find this feature very touching as it makes their stay seem very personal.  Blakeney seems to hit the nail on the head when it comes to personal service with many of their customers vowing to rebook again, while many compliment the décor of the cottages along with the amenities therein. Booking is available at the website or customers can call the number on the website to discuss further.

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The Norfolk Cottage Company

The Norfolk Cottage Company offers handpicked self-catering holiday cottages for their customers to book. Situated out in the beautiful Norfolk countryside or along the scenic coast all their cottages have been tastefully restored keeping many original features. Priding themselves on providing a first-class personal service this company has properties to book all year round. Whether it’s a summer holiday or an Autumn break in front of a cosy log fire Norfolk Cottage Company will find the perfect cottage for you. Open 7 days a week staff are there to answer any queries you have offering a fully professional service.

Many of the cottages listed are dog friendly, which is a plus for canine lovers, while many are close to local amenities such as pubs and cafes in villages and on the coast. A typical cottage for 2 in Banham Norfolk costs from £357 to £697 for 7 nights depending on the dates booked, while coastal cottages are also very competitively priced. Further locations include a beautiful cottage for 4 in Wells Next to The Sea and a cottage for 6 persons in Overstrand which is just over 1 mile from Cromer. The Norfolk Cottage Company has a particularly good reputation when it comes to making their customers feel catered for and also offer reduced rates for smaller groups of people. Further details and booking information can be found at the Norfolk Website.

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Yare View Holiday Cottages

Yare View Cottages are a must consider for those seeking a holiday cottage with easy access to Norwich and The Norfolk Broads. These beautiful cottages that cater for up to six people were extensively refurbished in 2015 and offer stylish contemporary accommodation. Each cottage is named after a local bird with names such as Kingfisher and Nightingale, while they have also been Hoseasons Diamond Award Finalists every year since 2016.

Brundall Gardens Train Station is just a 3-minute walk from the cottages making them easily accessible for those without their own transport, while Norwich is just one stop away. The train running along here is the Norwich to Great Yarmouth service meaning travellers can also visit Great Yarmouth very easily by train during their stay. Yare View will also arrange to meet you to help with your luggage should you arrive by train.  Yare View try to supply all the family’s needs during their stay with necessities such as highchairs and travel cots provided for a small fee of £5.00. The cottages enjoy great views over the River Yare with some boasting outdoor hot tubs too.

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