Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

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Enjoy sunrises in Great Yarmouth and sunsets in Hunstanton. Watch Sheringham promenade or see the boats sailing by Cromer. Handy for observing current tide and sea conditions. We hope you like them!

Sunset over Hunstanton beach, Norfolk


As the popular saying goes ‘home is where the heart is’ and our heart lies here in glorious Norfolk. We are proud of our roots and we want to share our local knowledge with you, so when you holiday in Norfolk it feels like your home too.

Cromer, north Norfolk
Cromer promenade, north Norfolk

We have an established reputation for self-catering cottages in coastal North Norfolk, specialising in much-loved homes, all carefully furnished and equipped to the highest standard, available throughout the year for full weeks or short breaks.

Experience Norfolk is based in the seaside town of Cromer, north Norfolk and has been recommending holiday cottages for over 15 years. Because we come from Norfolk, we can offer insights only a local would know – and we are confident our knowledge will give you the opportunity to experience the ‘Norfolk’ way of life.

The North Norfolk Coast

With a lifetimes experience of Norfolk we’re ideally placed to offer expert, insider advice such as where to visit, ideas for things to do and regular annual events to look out for.

View our holiday cottage listings to find your perfect cottage. We have a wide range of holiday accommodation to recommend, from cosy cottages to luxury barns.

Best of all, book directly with the holiday property owners and cut out the agencies’ extra costs and fees. All of our cottages can be booked directly with owners.

Cromer Crab, Norfolk
Cromer Crab

Famed for its beautiful beaches, stunning coastlines and big skies, Norfolk is the perfect location for a holiday by the sea.

Relax on the beach, enjoy a variety of quirky seafood restaurants and spend time outdoors exploring the striking Norfolk coast or heading out on a scenic circular walk. We love Norfolk and hope to welcome you to this special county.

Browse our holiday properties to find your perfect holiday home. Choose a dog friendly cottage surrounded by pretty woodlands or a property nestled on the beautiful north Norfolk coast

Our selection of Norfolk holiday cottages sleep from 2 to 14 guests and vary from intimate, cosy cottages to large contemporary barns. Many cottages are close to the amazing north Norfolk coastline, with its miles of wide sandy beaches and famous ‘big skies’.

We have handpicked a wide selection of holiday properties including idyllic Norfolk flint cottages, single storey chalets and farm barn conversions. You can even stay in a windmill!

The Norfolk Broads

Popular locations include Cromer, Overstrand, Sheringham, Blakeney and Wells-next-the-Sea. Further inland we have a great selection of cottages deep in the countryside, ideal for exploring the towns and villages of Norfolk.

But don’t worry, wherever you stay, you’ll never be far from the beach, such is the geography of Norfolk. To the east of the county, you’ll find a very quiet part of Norfolk but with stunning countryside dominated by The Broads National Park.

Long Barn, Rookery Farm - holiday accommodation, Norfolk
Long Barn holiday accommodation, Rookery Farm, Norfolk

Treat your other half to a romantic holiday or celebrate a special anniversary at a cottage for couples. Ensure your best friend isn’t left behind and pick from our range of dog-friendly cottages.

Pick a large holiday home in Norfolk for a group gathering or family reunion, with many offering additional features such as wood burning stoves.

Norfolk is a large county. It takes over an hour and a half to drive from Hunstanton in the west to Great Yarmouth in the east (66 miles in total)! And heading from Cromer in north Norfolk, it’s a 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Diss in the very south (52 miles).

Norfolk beach/dunes

The Norfolk coastline, 56 miles long, varies enormously all the way along, offering a massive variety of different coastal environments – sandy beaches, marshlands, shingle beaches, pebble beaches, dunes and stunning cliffs.

Explore the bustling seaside towns of Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley and Great Yarmouth. Here you’ll enjoy a traditional seaside town holiday with ice-cream, crab sandwiches, live entertainment on the pier at Cromer and crabbing off the pier too.

If you love beach life then a cottage located on the north Norfolk coast is the best place to holiday and explore the coastline. Visit Hunstanton with its unusual stripy coloured cliffs and west facing sunsets over the sea. Or experience the vast golden sandy beaches at Wells-next-the-Sea or Holkham.

One of the most popular destinations is The Broads National Park, located in the east of the county. Inland, and heading south, Norfolk features rolling green countryside and retreats far from the hustle and bustle of life.

All our holiday properties are perfectly positioned for you to discover what our home county of Norfolk has to offer.

North Norfolk marshes

By car, from south east and south west England: from the M25, take junction 27 and join the M11 motorway. Follow the signs to the A11 which will eventually deliver you to Norwich. Thanks to the dualling of the A11, completed in 2016, your journey is now entirely either motorway or dual carriageway all the way to Norwich. From London (M25) to Norwich typically takes 2 hours or more.

By car, from the midlands and the north: most traffic entering Norfolk from this direction arrives via the A17 or the A47, depending upon your starting location. Anyone travelling from the north will usually follow the A17 (which adjoins the A1). Both the A47 and the A17 enter Norfolk at King’s Lynn; this can be a busy bottle neck at peak times. From Kings Lynn, there are three roads to choose from: the A149 is the best route for those travelling to west Norfolk (including Hunstanton and Brancaster). The A148 is best for Wells-next-the-Sea or anyway east of this on the coastline. Finally, the A47 heads east across the county to Norwich and eventually, Great Yarmouth.

The Bittern Line, north Norfolk
The Bittern Line departing Cromer

By train: There are 2 train routes from London into Norfolk: King’s Cross to King’s Lynn or from Liverpool Street to Norwich. Both King’s Lynn and Norwich can also be reached from other parts of the UK, but sometimes requiring line changes. The Bittern Line travels from Norwich to Sheringham.