8 of the cosiest Norfolk cottages you can rent on Airbnb
PUBLISHED: 12:17 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:48 13 June 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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