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Short Breaks in Norfolk

A Stunning Choice of Accommodation,
Perfect for a Midweek Break or Weekend Getaway on the Norfolk Coast

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Short Breaks Norfolk

If you're looking for a short break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then Norfolk is the perfect place for you. With its stunning coastline, picturesque villages and abundance of wildlife, West Norfolk is a truly special place to visit.

There are plenty of things to keep you busy during your break, whether you're exploring the area's history and heritage, getting out and about in the great outdoors or simply relaxing and taking in the stunning views. And with a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, you're sure to find the perfect place to stay.

So why not come and see what West Norfolk has to offer? We're sure you won't be disappointed.

Short Breaks Norfolk was known historically as Beach Farm. Our Short Breaks Accommodation venue is located on the Norfolk coastline and has an array of unique, character-rich buildings that have been developed into cosy cottages with all the comforts of home. With a combination of beach, countryside, and traditional architecture to explore, our Norfolk accommodation is the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday. 

The Cottages are set in a developing wildlife garden with flowers and maturing trees that attract many birds including finches, robins and blackbirds. 

We have self-catering cottages, B&B cottage-style rooms, Norfolk Hotels and self-catering chalets, suitable for couples or families - The Old Barn, four self-catering chalets, and three B&B rooms, all of which have been lovingly restored to provide modern-day comfort while retaining original features. Our cottages are fully equipped with everything you will need during your stay including free Wi-Fi access.

A self-sufficient Norfolk Coast Chalet break

Our self-catering holiday chalets are designed to give you a cosy short break, with features that mix the convenience of modern furnishings and the rustic charm of a traditional country cottage. All of our Norfolk Chalet rooms have been made with the goal of giving you the best possible experience while you're staying with us. The rooms are spacious and bright, with plenty of natural light, and we have a variety of different room types to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.

All of our self-catering accommodations come with everything you need for a relaxing mini break that is comfortable, enjoyable, and personal.

  • Short Break Self Catering Chalet

    Studio Bedroom

    Short Breaks Norfolk - Chalets
  • Short Break Self Catering Chalet, Heacham

    Kitchenette & Dinner

    Short Breaks Norfolk - Chalets
  • bed-and-breakfast Accommodation - Short Breaks Norfolk

    The Woodshed

    Norfolk Short Breaks - Guest House Norfolk
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    The Roost

    Norfolk Short Breaks - Guest House Norfolk
  • Guest House  - Short Breaks Norfolk

    The Churnery

    Norfolk Short Breaks - Guest House Norfolk

A short break with breakfast sorted

Or, why not enjoy a short break where your breakfasts are already accounted for? In our B&B rooms, we'll sort you out at the beginning of the day so you can spend more time exploring the beautiful Norfolk coast! Whether you're looking for a weekend away, a midweek trip, or a bank holiday break, we'll make sure you always get your first meal of the day and a comfy place to sleep at the end of it.

Our holiday cottages offer an ideal location, plenty of facilities, and lovely rooms that will make your mini break a truly memorable one.

Camp in style for a weekend

A great way to spend a few days away is on nature's doorstep with all the luxuries of home. That's why our glamping options are designed with comfort in mind. You'll find plenty in our accommodations to keep you warm and clean while enjoying the thrill of sleeping in the great outdoors, and all within easy reach of the North Norfolk coastline! We offer different tents and huts so you can tailor your time away to suit your preferences.

If you're looking for a unique mini break, you'll find that glamping with us on the stunning coast of Norfolk is a fantastic way to do something different for your break.

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    Glamping Shepherds Hut

    Short Breaks Norfolk - Norfolk Lodges
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    Cosy Shepherds hut

    Norfolk Short Breaks - Norfolk Lodges
  • Inside Norfolk Coast Bell Tent - Short Breaks Norfolk

    Cosy Bell Tents

    Norfolk Short Breaks - Norfolk Lodges
  • Pre Pitched Bell Tent - Short Breaks Norfolk

    Glamping Bell Tent

    Short Breaks Norfolk - Norfolk Lodges

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Short Weekend Breaks & Getaways

Are you looking for the perfect getaway along the Norfolk coast? Then look no further than Norfolk Holiday Lets! We offer accommodation for couples, families, and groups of all sizes. With stunning views, high-end amenities, and close proximity to some of Norfolk’s most incredible attractions, our holiday lets provide a truly unforgettable experience. From beachside cottages to countryside hideaways, we have something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a short break to relax and unwind in nature or explore the many sights and sounds of Norfolk, it’s all right at your fingertips. 

Find your perfect weekend away

We all know how hectic life can be and sometimes we need to get away from it all. If you're based in the UK, there are plenty of short weekend getaways that you can take. Whether you're looking for a break away from the city, a romantic getaway, or just somewhere to spend some quality time together, you can search by location and discover the perfect short break for you. So why not take a look and discover some of the best weekend getaways in the UK?

  • Hunstanton's Iconic Cliff - Short Breaks Norfolk
  • Heacham North Beach - Short Breaks Norfolk
  • Fantastic Sunset over The Wash, West Norfolk - Short Breaks Norfolk

Midweek breaks in Hunstanton

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  • Hunstanton Light House - Short Breaks Norfolk
  • Hunstanton heritage Gardens - Short Breaks Norfolk

If you're looking for a short break by the sea, Hunstanton in Norfolk is the perfect place. With its sandy beaches and stunning coastal views, Holidays in Hunstanton are a great opportunity to relax and take in the fresh sea air. There are plenty of accommodation options available for short stays, so you're sure to find something to suit your needs. Whether you're looking for a cosy cottage or a spacious apartment, you'll be able to find it in Hunstanton.

Looking for Inspiration for your Next Break?

If you're looking for a short break in Norfolk, you won't be disappointed. There are plenty of options to choose from, whether you're looking to relax at the seaside, camp in the countryside, or visit the nearby parks and attractions. With so much to see and do, you'll be spoilt for choice. From exploring the countryside to enjoying some of the local attractions, there's something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Book your break today!

There are a number of coastal towns and villages which make for a great base to explore the area, such as Great Yarmouth, Hunstanton and Sheringham. If you're looking to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet, then the Norfolk Broads is ideal. With over 125 miles of waterways to explore, it's perfect for a leisurely boat trip or a spot of fishing.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of walking and cycle trails to follow. And for those who prefer something a little more active, there's golf, horse riding and water sports on offer. Whatever you're looking for in a short break, Norfolk has something to suit everyone.

Coastal breaks all year round: short breaks at Easter, Summer, or December

Want to have a family-friendly Easter getaway? A short summer trip to the seaside? or maybe a quick visit in the quieter months out of season? Whenever you need a brief pause to relax in a secluded part of the country, we're more than happy to accommodate you. Our locations are available all year round, so you don't just have to come when the coast is at its busiest!

Why not stop by for an Autumn or Winter break? While not as warm as the middle months of the year, there's still plenty nearby that would fill out a few days in the latter days. Or, you could curl up in our warm and tranquil lodgings with a good book and enjoy a more laid-back time in a unique setting. If you're looking even further into the year, then you can also book a short break over Christmas and New Year!

We're always able to accommodate you for your short stays (that is unless someone else has beaten you to booking!) and it's our pleasure to accommodate you whenever you decide you need a few days away.

History: The Norfolk Coast has been a popular vacation destination for centuries.

The North Norfolk Coast has been a popular vacation destination for centuries, with our location being a part of that history. But with so many great places to visit, choosing just one can be a challenge. We’ve put together our top five North Norfolk Coast tucked-away treasures that you don’t want to miss when planning your trip to this lovely part of the world.

The coastline, which stretches for over 100 miles, is home to quaint villages, picturesque beaches, and historic landmarks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and bird watching. The Norfolk Coast is also known for its delicious seafood restaurants like The White Horse located in Brancaster Staithe, and The Kings Head at Blakeney.

In 2019, the Norfolk Coast was voted one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times. The paper's annual Best Places to Live guide helps people identify the best locations to buy a home and enjoy life in Britain. It takes into account factors including quality of life, jobs, schools, community spirit, and local amenities. The Norfolk Coast was praised for its "unspoiled coastline", "quaint villages" and "truly idyllic setting".

Winterton is known for being the only sea resort on Norfolk that faces directly onto the North Sea and has its own beach. This county town has been a favourite holiday destination since Victorian times, and it offers ample opportunities for walking along picturesque sand dunes, exploring quaint shops and simply relaxing by the seaside with a good book or coffee and friends.

During the winter months, you may be able to catch sight of the grey and harbour seals that come to visit us here on the Norfolk Coast, they like to relax in the sand dunes, feeling safe they raise their young cubs here before heading off for the summer months, leave the sand dunes for us to explore. Be sure to keep a safe distance and keep your dogs in a lead when visiting the seals.

  • Winterton-on-sea beach - Short Breaks Norfolk
    Winterton-on-sea beach - Short Breaks Norfolk
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    Norfolk Seals - Short Breaks Norfolk
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    Hunstanton cliffs - Norfolk Short Breaks
  • Hunstanton Beach - Short Breaks Norfolk
    Hunstanton Beach - Short Breaks Norfolk

Like Winterton, Hunstanton has long served as a gathering place over the centuries nearly 700 years ago famous poet Geoffrey Chaucer made mention of Hunstanton in his epic poem “The Canterbury Tales”! Today visitors come for its endless beaches flanked by rock cliffs or for its rich history at such landmarks as Old Hunstanton Chapel and The Red Mount Chapel built in 1585 from flintstone unearthed during construction at nearby Holme-next-the-Sea.

Along the beach, in the summer you will find traditional confectionary traders, Ice Cream vans, Fish & Chips, and more. Children will be thrilled by Pony Rides along the sand and a trip out on The Wash Monster to see the seals out in the North Sea, along with a variety of other fun activities.

  • Norfolk Coastal Cottages: Sheringham

A mere 10 miles north of Cromer lies Sheringham, another lovely little town renowned for its fishing heritage, sandy beaches edged by the rocky coastline and quaint stone architecture like All Saints Church built in 1421 on Beeston Bump hilltop offering stunning views of both land and sea vistas below!

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    Hunstanton Beach - Short Breaks Norfolk
  • Stunning Views on the Sheringham coastline - short Breaks Norfolk
    Stunning Views in Sheringham - Short Breaks Norfolk
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    Well-next-the-Sea Beach - Norfolk Short Breaks
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    Well-next-the-Sea Sunnset - Short Breaks Norfolk

 Of all the seaside on Norfolk Coast, none quite compares to picturesque, unhurried Wells-next-the-Sea whose colourful beach houses line an expansive golden sands beach starting from the iconic striped red and white Holkham Hall inlets reaching as far as Stiffkey salt marshes. As an added bonus, take a leisurely boat ride through The Nature Reserve for a closer look at native seal colonies or join in on the mussel-picking tradition!

Finally, we come to one of Norfolk’s best-kept secrets: majestic Holkham Hall. Set upon 25,000 acres of pristine parkland and deer herds, this stunning Palladian mansion was built between 1734-1764 and is still home to the Earl of Leicester’s family today who welcome visitors from near and far year-round to share in its beauty whether it be exploring the house itself or enjoying outdoor activities like horse riding, cycling or simply taking a peaceful stroll around Holkham Estate’s lake villages dotted with thatched cottages!

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    Visit Holkham Hall - Short Breaks Norfolk
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    Deer Park at Holkham Hall - Short Breaks Norfolk

Our Nature Saving Pledge

Clean Short Break Norfolk

Short Break Norfolk is all about spending time with your loved ones and reconnecting with nature. And we want nothing more than to share this wonderful part of Norfolk with you and all that nature has to enjoy.

Here at Short Break Norfolk, we are committed to respecting the countryside and keeping it clean. We operate under and encourage a leave-no-trace ethos to all our guests, which means that when visiting the countryside you leave no trace of your visit to our Norfolk Coast and leave it exactly in the state it was when you arrived. It's this way of thinking that we hope to imprint on all who pass through our corner of the world which will help to ensure the protection of our precious countryside and the wildlife that live here.

The Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is supported by Natural England.

Protect The Environment

  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and insight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
  • Enjoy The Outdoors
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory

Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be Considerate of others
  • Respect Farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp on durable ground
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Minimise the effects of fire
The Seashore Code

Show Respect For Seashore Creatures

Seashore creatures are fascinating and have found special ways of living in their environment. They have to adapt to survive the rigours of wave-action, exposure and predation. Some have shells for protection, but many need to hide under rocks, seaweed or in the sand.

Exploring The Seashore Is Fun, But Please Remember:

  • Leave animals where you find them.
  • Take care when touching soft-bodied animals - they are very delicate.
  • Carefully lift and replace any rocks you may have moved - there are animals underneath which need them for shelter.
  • Leave attached seaweed in place - there is plenty lying loose on the strand line.
  • Do not trample through rock pools.

Take Photos, Not Living Animals

  • Shells come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Many still contain living animals, even if they do look 'dead'. If you want to collect shells, please make sure they are empty before taking them home.

If you want to buy a souvenir:

  • Buy a photograph, book or poster of colourful marine creatures rather than shells, coral, starfish and urchins or other 'marine curios'. Remember 'curios' would almost certainly have been alive, when collected. If we don't buy them, the shops won't sell them.

Avoid Disturbing Wildlife

You can see many animals at their best when they are behaving naturally. This is true for animals such as seals, otters and seabirds, as well as rock pool animals. To avoid disturbing wildlife:

  • It is best to watch from a distance, through binoculars if possible, especially if the animals are nesting, or pupping in the case of seals.
  • Keep your dog clear of birds and other animals.
  • Remember, it is now illegal to disturb or harass many species of birds and animals.

Take Your Rubbish Home With You

Beach rubbish is unsightly and can be dangerous to sea creatures. Much of the litter on our shores comes from tourists, shipping, fishing vessels and sewage outfalls. You can help to reduce this problem when visiting the coast:

  • Take your rubbish home - burying it is no solution.
  • Keep your dog from fouling the beach.
  • Report canisters or drums that may be washed up on the beach, but do not touch them.
  • Take part in BeachWatch - the annual beach clean and survey organised by the Marine Conservation Society, or Adopt-a-Beach - a regular survey of beach litter.
  • Bag It and Bin It, Please Don't Flush It - bag and bin all plastic bathroom waste such as cotton bud sticks.

Watch Where You Go

Beaches and sand dunes are prone to erosion and easily damaged by people and vehicles. To help protect the coast:

  • Keep to established paths and dune boardwalks.
  • Park in designated car parks and keep access to footpaths clear.
  • Do not use beaches or dunes for scrambling motorcycles or other 'off-road' vehicles.
  • If you dig holes in the beach, please fill them up again.
  • Leave pebbles and rocks on the beach rather than collect them for your garden.

Be Careful!

All cliffs are unstable and potentially dangerous, yet they are an impressive sight and from the cliff top it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the coastline. Cliffs also provide a very specialised habitat for the plants and animals that live on them.

Take Care Near Cliffs:

  • Remember that it is dangerous to climb up or go near the top or bottom of a cliff.
  • Please don't throw or push anything over the edge of cliffs. As well as being dangerous, it can increase the rate of cliff erosion and kill or disturb wildlife.
  • Play safe on the beach too: Check tide times to avoid being cut off. Keep away from soft sand and mud - it is easy to get stuck!

Short Stays Norfolk FAQ

What's the best time of year to travel to Norfolk?

Norfolk is a beautiful place to visit, but you should be aware of the weather conditions if you're planning on booking your trip during certain months of the year. May and February are typically the driest months, so if you're hoping to avoid rain, those might be better times to visit. However, keep in mind that Norfolk can be quite chilly during those months, so pack accordingly!

How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Norfolk?

When it comes to finding a place to stay for your holiday, the cost can be a big factor. In Norfolk, there is a wide range of options available to fit any budget. Whether you're looking for a chalet or a cosy cottage, there's sure to be a rental that's perfect for you. For more information please check out Norfolk Coast B&B Cottages.

What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Norfolk?

Norfolk's top four-holiday rental amenities, as chosen by our customers, are: 

  1. Close proximity to the beach - perfect for lazy days spent lounging in the sun or building sandcastles with the kids. 

  1. Internet - so you can stay connected to work or your social media channels even while you're on vacation. 

  1. TV - for those rainy days when you just want to curl up on the couch with a good movie. 

  1. Garden - to enjoy some fresh air without having to venture too far from your rental property
Are Your Norfolk Coastal Cottages Dog Friendly?

If you're looking for a place to stay in Norfolk with your dog, then check out our list of dog-friendly cottages. We know how important it is to be able to bring your pet on vacation with you, so we've collected a selection of the best accommodations that welcome four-legged guests.

Do you offer Hen Do accommodation in Norfolk?

We offer accommodations for all types of events, including hen dos. Our Norfolk location is perfect for your group's needs.

What are the benefits of booking a holiday letting in Norfolk with Short Breaks Norfolk?

Norfolk Accommodation offers a variety of benefits when booking a holiday letting. Norfolk is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. With our holiday lettings, you can choose from a number of different options to make your stay more comfortable. Whether you're looking for a secluded escape or a convenient location near the beach, we have the perfect property for you.


Our venue offers a range of Cottages, Chalets and Glamping accommodations to suit all budgets, perfect for a quick break

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