Why You’ll Love: North Nor­folk

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Hello! -

Hol­i­day­ing on the north nor­folk coast is as re­fresh­ing as it is re­lax­ing, with plenty of wide-open spa­ces and no end of lo­cally sourced, de­li­cious food.

Where to go

our trip was a fam­ily af­fair, and we stayed in a cot­tage in the heart of Burn­ham Mar­ket, a charm­ing lit­tle vil­lage with beau­ti­ful ge­or­gian ar­chi­tec­ture.

you’re spoilt for choice for beaches in this part of the coun­try. Holkham is a par­tic­u­lar gem, and a favourite of the roy­als (san­dring­ham is only a short drive away). pop­u­lar with horserid­ers, it’s great for fam­ily trips in sum­mer – al­though it’s worth know­ing that a cer­tain dis­tance west along the sands, clothes be­come op­tional.

What to do

the beach in the neigh­bour­ing vil­lage of Cley-next-the-sea is a prime lo­ca­tion for wildlife, and the beau­ti­ful marshes are home to bit­terns, sky­larks and herons.

Be sure to stop by the vil­lage’s Made in Cley pot­tery shop, if only for a glimpse of the owner’s cat, usu­ally fast asleep in one of the ce­ramic bowls! you can also watch the pot­ters at work and browse dis­counted pieces that have gone slightly awry, usu­ally in­volv­ing cat foot­prints.

it’s easy to shop lo­cal in Burn­ham Mar­ket, and the high street is full of great food op­tions. gur­ney’s fish­mon­gers sell lo­cally caught fish and pot­ted crab for a de­li­cious, easy lunch op­tion. pop into newly-re­opened Hum­ble pie to sat­isfy your sweet tooth with a se­lec­tion of pies and tarts.

Where to stay

we rented a four-bed­room cot­tage called Mar­lands, nes­tled be­hind the high street. it of­fers gen­er­ous ac­com­mo­da­tion with fast wi-Fi and spa­cious rooms. stylish and prac­ti­cal, it’s a stone’s throw from the vil­lage green.

What to eat

the lat­est ad­di­tion to Burn­ham Mar­ket’s restau­rant scene is 20 north street. owned and run by a lo­cal cou­ple, it’s a beau­ti­ful ge­or­gian build­ing with min­i­mal, rus­tic in­te­ri­ors. the menu changes based on lo­cal pro­duce, but tends to of­fer tra­di­tional dishes, with pork chops and cray­fish sal­ads be­ing reg­u­lar fix­tures.

no fam­ily hol­i­day to nor­folk would be com­plete with­out a trip to French’s Fish & Chips in wells-next-the-sea. the take­away has won mul­ti­ple awards for the qual­ity of its fresh fish and has been an in­te­gral part of the com­mu­nity for over 90 years.

Travel de­tails

our cot­tage, booked with sower­bys Hol­i­day rentals (sower­byshol­i­day­cottages.co.uk), is avail­able from £950 a week. king’s Lynn is the clos­est sta­tion to Burn­ham Mar­ket. trains to Lon­don take just over an hour and a half. Buses are in­fre­quent, so a car is rec­om­mended.

The vast sands of

Holkham Bay

Pic­turesque Cley-next-the-Sea

Cley Wind­mill Gur­ney’s fish­mon­gers

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.