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
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

North Walsham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1788

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£389 - £644
per week
From £292 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A charming retreat for two in a characterful cottage set in the quiet countryside lanes outside North Walsham.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 4.9 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Lenwade, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1891

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£360 - £460
per week
From £270 for a 3-night stay
  • The perfect getaway for two, next to a peaceful lake, to relax and unwind in.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 21 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Old Hunstanton, Royal Norfolk Coast

360

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£383 - £581
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Rose Cottage is just 200 yards from the sandy beach. It is a detached, single storey, compact property.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Horning, Norfolk Broads

1636

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£369 - £573
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
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Langham, North Norfolk Coast

1733

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£583 - £915
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
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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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 offer of 15% discount on remaining breaks in April and May 2019
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Banningham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1389

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£260 - £463
per week
From £195 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Holly Cottage is a recently converted and renovated outbuilding, now providing cosy and comfortable open plan accommodation with its own enclosed garden. A great base from which to explore Norfolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Snettisham, Royal Norfolk Coast

1797

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£330 - £596
per week
From £248 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Enjoy modern country chic in this gorgeous romantic retreat for two in the prettty village of Snettisham and close to the beach.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 3.8 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Aylsham, Norfolk Countryside & Villages

1562

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£306 - £524
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
  • No WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
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Limpenhoe, Norfolk Broads

1256

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£268 - £385
per week
From £201 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special Offer of 20% off for Easter weeks
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Holt, North Norfolk Coast

1854

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£388 - £667
per week
From £291 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Tucked away in the heart of Holt this luxe cottage for two is a gorgeous year-round getaway.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 3.9 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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