A traditional holiday cottage on the north Norfolk coast

Things to do

Parterre Cottage is the perfect base for exploring all that the north Norfolk coast has to offer:


On the north Norfolk coast between Cromer and Hunstanton, you'll find unspoilt, clean, safe and family-friendly sandy beaches at Brancaster, Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea.  And the best thing about beaches in Norfolk is that they're great to enjoy throughout the seasons and nearly all welcome dog walkers all year round.

Days Out

There are many historic and beautiful buildings to visit close by including Holkham Hall, Sandringham EstateBinham Priory and the Walsingham Shrine.

Take in the glorious Norfolk coast and countryside on a trip along the North Norfolk Railway, or Poppy Line as it is also known, or chug along the four-mile Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, the longest 10-and-a-quarter-inch narrow gauge steam railway in the world. 

A trip to north Norfolk, known as the bird-watching capital of Britain, would be incomplete without a trip to Cley Marshes Nature Reserve.  Another ‘must do’ is a seal trip at Blakeney Point.


If you're already a golfer and enjoy the challenge of top quality courses you'll be spoilt for choice. There are courses to suit players of all abilities - and everyone can enjoy spectacular views along the coast and beautiful inland scenery. To browse golf courses in Norfolk visit Golf Partnership


Whether you're looking for local shops for groceries during your stay or can't imagine a holiday without meandering in antiques shops or fashion boutiques, you'll love discovering the beautiful town centres of north Norfolk. Full of lovely independent shops, you'll find everything from traditional butchers and grocers to exquisite crafts shops and arty cafés. 


You won’t have to travel far to experience some of the best seasonal local foods for a true taste of Norfolk. From gastronomic restaurants and village pubs to the fresh local food for wholesome home cooking or a traditional treat of freshly fried fish and chips on the quayside at Wells-next-the-sea.

The wealth of excellent local food and drink is a foodies delight and ranges from distinctive specialities, such as local mussels, Cromer crab, cider and Norfolk Black Turkey, everyday bread from locally milled flour, local cheese, beef, cider and beer.