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8 of the cosiest Norfolk cottages you can rent on Airbnb

PUBLISHED: 12:17 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:48 13 June 2017

Pretty cottages overlooking the river Yare © Helen Hotson, Shutterstock

Pretty cottages overlooking the river Yare © Helen Hotson, Shutterstock


Painted doors, flint stone walls and exposed beams are all part and parcel of any pretty Norfolk cottage. We pick 8 of the cosiest Airbnb homes you can rent in Norfolk

1. Flint Cottage, Ringland

Dating back to 1850, this gorgeous family home in the rural village of Ringland is the perfect country getaway. The cottage has the facilities to comfortably sleep eight people and dogs are invited to holiday here too (as long as they sleep downstairs). Flint Cottage really is the perfect weekend retreat for the whole family.

Swap meals out for tasty home cooked meals in as the cottage boasts a large range cooker and a dining room to seat eight hungry family members. Afterwards, unwind with a glass of wine in front of the log fire whilst enjoying a good book.

The house has seven really positive reviews with guests receiving wine and cake upon arrival and a wonderful reception from the hosts.

Norfolk Village Flint Cottage - Houses for Rent in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

in Norfolk, United Kingdom. Situated in the village of Ringland which is renowned for its local walks and countryside. The village pub 6 minutes walk. Norwich 15 minutes drive and North Norfolk Coast 40 minute drive. Flint Cottage is an old cosy Norfolk Cottage with all the... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Norfolk--United-Kingdom

2. Walnut Cottage, Southburgh

Nestled amongst 18 picturesque acres of Norfolk countryside, Walnut Cottage is a haven for nature lovers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The house is just a couple of hours away from the capital in the car so it’s an ideal spot for a weekend break.

Inside guests will find quirky interiors that are sympathetic to the old age of the house. The walls are decorated with plenty of peculiar and fascinating paintings and knick-knacks and the bedrooms are painted with splashes of bright and beautiful colours. It’s a cheerful home to wake up in on a Saturday morning.

The cottage sleeps eight people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Reviews of the cottage praise the secluded and peaceful location but please note, you’ll need your own car to travel the area.

Walnut Cottage - Perfect Countryside Getaway - Houses for Rent in Southburgh, England, United Kingdom

in Southburgh, United Kingdom. Our characterful cottage is nestled into the rural heart of Norfolk making this an ideal, beautiful countryside retreat. Let nature soothe your soul and find peace in our 18 acre organic land. Home to magnificent wildlife, woodland, food forest, ... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Southburgh--United-Kingdom

3. Cotenham Cottage, Panxworth

Looking for a getaway far from the beaten track? Then look no further. This cosy, one-bedroomed cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic break away. The Norfolk Broads are just on the doorstep and there is a public footpath nearby, making Cotenham Cottage a favourite for walkers.

One of the main attractions of the home is the Jacuzzi in the courtyard garden. Relax in the bubbles whilst you soak up the peace and tranquillity of the Norfolk countryside.

The hosts live on site and will be happy to show you around upon your arrival. The raving reviews of the cottage mention freshly baked bread, a lovely local pub, a walk-in shower and a pretty garden. Sounds idyllic.

Beautifully appointed garden cottage with hot tub - Flats for Rent in Panxworth, England, United Kingdom

in Panxworth, United Kingdom. Our home is close to The Norfolk Broads, Norwich and the North Norfolk Coast. You'll love our cottage because of its quiet rural location. The cottage is great for couples who just want to relax or as a base to visit the area. Babies welcome. Cot... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Panxworth--United-Kingdom

4. Button Cottage, Twyford

This boutique cottage can be found in the heart of Twyford, a beautiful village in North Norfolk. The 150 year old cottage can sleep five people in three bedrooms so it is the perfect size for a small family holiday. Expect exposed beams, low ceilings and cute little windows.

The courtyard garden at Button Cottage is a sun trap for enjoying eggs on toast and a morning coffee in the summer sun. Other perks of this quaint little cottage include a roll-tap bath, a roaring log burner and a king-sized bed in the master bedroom. There’s also a single bedroom with its own spiral staircase; it really is a fairytale cottage.

Reviewers describe the cottage as a ‘rustic getaway’ and ‘homely’ and praise the host Tim for being attentive without being intrusive.

Boutique cottage near Norfolk Coast - Houses for Rent in Twyford, England, United Kingdom

in Twyford, United Kingdom. Unwind and explore gorgeous North Norfolk from this beautifully presented cottage, which combines a lovely sense of heritage and history (beams and log burner) with some great modern touches, like a Nespresso coffee machine and Sonos music system.... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Twyford--United-Kingdom

5. Mallard Cottage, Cley next the Sea

“If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air” you’ll love this old two-bedroomed fisherman’s cottage found just a pebble dash away from the shingle beach in Cley. After a day exploring the local seaside, Mallard Cottage is a welcoming abode to rest your tired feet with a glass of wine.

The interior is whimsically decorated with lots of local art on the walls and shabby chic furniture adorning the sitting room. While away the afternoon reading from your armchair or kickback with a film on the large screen TV.

When reviewing the cottage, guests talked about the beautiful views across the marshland, prosecco and chocolates on arrival and the local deli as some of the perks of staying in this Airbnb.

*HEART OF CLEY* Beautiful All Year! - Houses for Rent in Cley next the Sea, England, United Kingdom

in Cley next the Sea, United Kingdom. The cottage lies within the Norfolk Coast 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in Cley. Featuring a master en-suite bedroom with super-king sized bed and great views over the marshes, a lovely second bedroom, family bathroom and open plan dining a... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Cley-next-the-Sea--United-Kingdom

6. Palmers Cottage, Castle Acre

Palmers Cottage really is a home from home. The house has all the amenities you could possibly need; wifi, a music centre, DVD player, hairdryers, a dishwasher – even a writing desk if you’re feeling creative!

The two bedrooms are beautifully designed without compromising the comfort of guests and the owners have done a marvellous job of retaining all the charming characteristics of an old cottage. It’s like staying in a piece of Norfolk history, especially as the castle ruins are right on the doorstep for you to explore.

Reviewers highlighted the local walking routes, The Ostrich pub (200 metres away) and scenic views as some of their favourite things about their stay in the cottage.

Lovely Cottage in Centre of Village - Houses for Rent in Castle Acre, United Kingdom

in Castle Acre, United Kingdom. The cottage is a Grade II listed 18th Century building of brick and flint. It's set well back from the road with a good-sized front garden and a lime shaded, south facing terrace at the back with views over the Nar valley The cottage retains a gr... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Castle-Acre--United-Kingdom

7. Number 69, North Creake

This quintessential Norfolk cottage is ideal for a dog-friendly holiday. Located on private land, there is a secure front garden for dogs to play in and an outside tap and towels to clean your four-legged friend after a long walk in the surrounding countryside.

Inside the cottage, guests can revel in light and bright interiors and a snug décor. In the winter the log burner and comfy sofas are perfect for snuggling up with your loved ones. The garden has a BBQ so in the summer guests can appreciate a spot of al fresco dining in the sun.

In the reviews, guests have mentioned the chickens for egg-picking and the close proximity of the house to some of Norfolk’s best beaches. The host is also described as ‘fantastic’ and a great guide to all the best places in the area – what more could you ask for?

Chalk Hill, 69 Burnham Road, North Creake, NR219LA - Houses for Rent in North Creake, United Kingdom

in North Creake, United Kingdom. Number 69 Chalk Hill is a charming, traditional flint cottage within a few minutes' drive of Burnham Market and the North Norfolk coast. Sunny, enclosed garden with barbecue to the rear, off-road parking to the front next to my (fenced) bantams, n... https://www.airbnb.com/s/North-Creake--United-Kingdom

8. Hanworth Cottage, Holt

Just a short stroll from the enticing cafes, bars, restaurants and shops of Holt, you’ll find this Georgian flint stone cottage tucked away from Bull Street. The cottage is characterful and inviting with traditional flagstone floors and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Parking the car here is easy but you won’t need to use it very much as the central location of this period home means you can pretty much walk anywhere. But if you fancy a cosy night in with your pyjamas on, the house is perfectly equipped for six people. There are books and board games to enjoy in front of the fire and Netflix too.

Reviewers have raved about the central location of Hanworth Cottage, its well-equipped kitchen and super comfortable beds.

Hanworth Cottage -Grade II listed in Holt, Norfolk - Houses for Rent in Holt, England, United Kingdom

in Holt, United Kingdom. Hanworth Cottage is a listed Georgian house situated in the very centre of Holt. Built in 1744, it retains the original flint construction and includes many original features including an inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. The cottage is... https://www.airbnb.com/s/Holt--United-Kingdom

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