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It’s not just holidaymakers who return to Norfolk again and again. Birds also flock to our part of the world every year to raise their families in the summer or to sit out the winter. And it’s these feathered visitors which make it the perfect place for birdwatchers – all year round.  Internationally-renowned sites such as Cley, Titchwell and Minsmere are not too far away, and are rewarding for th...

Everyone who visits Norfolk knows we are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. Crabs fresh from the sea, samphire picked that morning from the marshes, vegetables straight from the farm, award-winning meat... Whether you cook it at your cottage or pop out for a bite to eat, you are guaranteed something to remember – from Great Yarmouth’s famous market chips to restaurants boasting Michelin star...

We hope all our guests feel that they get the red carpet experience when they stay with us – but did you know our village played a starring role in the winning of three Oscars? In 1976, the makers of the film Julia – starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Jason Robards – were looking for a location which could pass for the American resort of Cape Cod in the 1930s. Their location s...

The leaves are swirling around, the clouds are scudding across the sky and there is a mysterious chill in the air...  Those big Norfolk skies can look fairly brooding at this time of year: the time of year when  thoughts turn to the supernatural and strange tales – Halloween. So gather round the fire, sit a little closer together than usual, and enjoy some strange tales right on our doorstep. Just...

It’s nearly St Valentine’s Day – and while today we might dismiss it as a marketing gimmick, it has always been a very big thing in Norfolk. In Victorian times, people could spend as much money on February 14 as they did at Christmas. As well as buying sweets for their sweets, people would walk through their villages with bags of ‘love tokens’ to give away to others that they met on the way.    An...