Birdwatching in Norfolk

Norfolk, with its diverse coastline of creeks, salt marshes, nature reserves, sandy habitats and the largest protected wetland in Britain, The Norfolk Broads, is a county that will delight and titillate birdwatchers of all ages and experience. Whether a seasoned enthusiast, or just on the look out for some unique wildlife, Norfolk has something to offer all year round. With cottages spread throughout the county you are never far from an opportunity to indulge your eyes and senses. So check out the vast bird watching opportunities Norfolk has to offer and start planning your holiday today.

Norfolk hosts a number of wildlife parks and RSPB reserves, with well-maintained walkways alongside rivers inhabited with a variety of ducks, from the mallard, to the coot and moorhen, and all manner of geese on the banks, including the greylag, Canadian and Egyptian geese. Soaring high up in the skies above, you might spot a marsh harrier, sparrowhawk or even a kestrel before divebombing down to their prey. You may even catch the solitary heron amongst the reeds, wading in shallow waters and picking out small fish and frogs with its distinctively long bill.

With so many reserves, you will possibly find yourself spoilt for choice. Take a look at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the RSPB websites for in-depth information about particular sites in Norfolk. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is offering £10 off your first year’s membership; well worth it if you are a regular visitor to Norfolk and not currently a member. With thirty-eight wildlife sites across the county of Norfolk, many of which offer superb walking opportunities, this may be an offer that may tempt you.

High on your visit list however, should be Pensthorpe Natural Park and the RSPB marshes at Buckenham and Surlingham Church. Cley Marshes is the oldest wildlife site in the country and one of the most popular. It has an award winning eco centre which was opened in 2007 and has an excellent new education centre for you to explore. The natural habitat in Norfolk is wonderful to explore with its provision of relaxing walks around gentle waterways and riverbanks full of life. Well-positioned nests and hideaways provide the perfect shelter for a moment of respite, or longer-term watching throughout the day. Furthermore, explore the area in all the seasons and discover the truly diverse birdlife throughout the year.

Whether the amateur enthusiast, or the keen birdwatcher, our self-catering cottages below will suit your needs.


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Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk Coast

1596

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£181 - £255
per week
From £136 for a 3-night stay
  • Make your holiday in North Norfolk extra special by booking a beach hut on the stunning sandy beach at Wells-next-the-Sea for a whole week all to yourself!
  • 1 Guest
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Limpenhoe, Norfolk Broads

1256

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£268 - £385
per week
From £201 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Attractive and very comfortable accommodation close to Acle. This self-catering property is in the heart of the Broads giving you great flexibility with a range of surrounding attractions.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Stiffkey, North Norfolk Coast

1642

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£290 - £525
per week
From £218 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A charming and romantic traditional Norfolk cottage in a lovely coastal village with a great pub, quirky local store and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

All Saints South Elmham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

OBPH

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£410 - £725
per week
From £308 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Pheasant is set in the rural countryside in All Saints South Elmham.This barn offers ground floor accommodation which has been finished to a high standard.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Barton Turf, Norfolk Broads

1782

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£332 - £499
per week
From £249 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Former farm building which has been converted to provide comfortable accommodation all on one level, suitable for a lovely holiday for two near the stunning Norfolk Broads.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Holt, North Norfolk Coast

1907

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£433 - £627
per week
From £325 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A wonderful place to escape for a romantic getaway for two.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Tennis court
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Lingwood, Norfolk Broads

1296

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£310 - £516
per week
From £233 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Piglets is a single storey newly converted building adjacent to the owners home, spacious and tastefully finished with a pretty garden and access to the owners garden and orchard
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Horning, Norfolk Broads

1636

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£369 - £584
per week
From £277 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A room with a view, just for two! Bijou, beautiful and Bure views all round to delight. Fancy a cup of tea as you drink in the view? Just pop downstairs to the owner's deli and tea room.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Langham, North Norfolk Coast

1733

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£583 - £933
per week
From £437 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A luxurious character barn with many exposed beams and woodburner, would make a perfect romantic retreat or getaway bolthole for two Set in the pretty village of Langham, a great location for exploring the coastline.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 7.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Swannington, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1011

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£305 - £482
per week
From £229 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offer15% Off remaining weeks in September 2019
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Lyng, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1818

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£323 - £495
per week
From £242 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Enjoy a cosy holiday in a peaceful countryside setting – bring your four legged friend too!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Aylsham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1562

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£306 - £555
per week
From £230 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Set in a quiet conservation area yet in the heart of Aylsham, this attractive, Grade ll listed property is a charming get away for 2.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
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