A holiday in Norfolk is not a glamorous break. While the Norfolk Broads of East Anglia are a beautiful part of the UK, they represent a relaxing rural getaway rather than a high-powered city-break. Full of wetlands and beautiful villages to explore, the ideal way to spend a trip to Norfolk is relaxing in a rented cottage. They're more plentiful than hotels in this remote part of the country, they're cheaper, and they're certainly a lot more family friendly! If your children still have any energy left after a day's hiking or boating, the privacy afforded by a cottage rental will give them the freedom to let off some steam without worrying about the neighbours!
Although its reputation is mostly rural, with people associating the county mostly with the wetlands of the Norfolk Broads, there are also towns such as Norwich and King's Lynn to visit, both of which provide shopping opportunities, nightlife and entertainment. Norfolk also contains a large stretch of coastline, and seaside destinations such as Cromer and Great Yearmouth mean there are great beaches to be found as well. Many areas of the Norfolk Broads and the coastal region are sites of outstanding natural beauty, and are also protected as bird reserves, so take a pair of binoculars on holiday. There are also popular wildlife attractions such as Banham Zoo, with a great collection of big cats, and Great Yarmouth's Sea Life Centre, one of the biggest of its kind in the country, complete with tropical sharks and conger eels. And of course, if any of your family are interested in boating, you'll need to rent a boat and explore the waterways of the Broads themselves!
A rental property makes perfect sense when visiting Norfolk with the family. Not only can the hotels be expensive, but they tend to be concentrated in the towns such as Norwich and Great Yarmouth. While both are great places to visit, if you've come to get away from it all, and get to know the real rural face of the county, renting a cottage is much cheaper and will give you a much greater choice of where to stay. With rental cottages available from just £300 a week for up to four people, you'll have money left over to rent a boat in which to chug up and down the waterways!