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Want to visit, but live further afield? Take a look at our handy guide below for the best accommodation, B&Bs and glamping or camping sites in the area.

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North Norfolk has it all: stunning coastlines, beautiful countryside, quirky villages and a host of attractions to visit. If you are searching for a mini-break or a family holiday, there are a number of places to stay in the area. Take a look at our favourite places to stay here…

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Glamping spotlight: Raynham Estate

Just 7 miles from Pensthorpe sits a rural Norfolk glamping retreat that is sure to delight the whole family. Wild Meadow, on the historic Raynham Estate, is a place of serenity. You can unwind, relax and reconnect with nature and each other, all whilst enjoying the comforts of home in one of eight hand-crafted yurts. Pensthorpe members can enjoy 10% off stays at Wild Meadow.

Self-Catering Accommodation

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Norfolk Cottages

Norfolk Cottages is an independent holiday cottage agency in Norfolk, with a vast array of cottage options available.

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Kett Country Cottages

Kett Country Cottages has a wide variety of high-quality self catering cottages available for let throughout North Norfolk.

Alethrope and Wanstead Barns are situated within walking distance from Pensthorpe. These beautiful holiday homes have been sympathetically converted from a distinctive, traditional Norfolk barn in a wonderful rural situation.

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Green Farm Barns

Green Farm Barns in Thursford offers luxury self-catering and B&B accommodation and is only 10 minutes drive from Pensthorpe Natural Park.

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Wood Farm Cottages

These 8 stylish cottages in Edgefield combine the coast and countryside to offer an ideal base from which to explore all of Norfolk.

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Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages host an exclusive collection of luxury holiday cottages that are situated in the countryside, close to the North Norfolk coast.

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Sykes Cottages

Sykes Cottages have various accommodation options available across Norfolk, with both luxury cottages and a place for you and your pet to get away together.

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Country Cottages Online

Country Cottage Online is the place to find self-catering holiday accommodation in Norfolk and further afield in the UK, including pet-friendly and family-friendly properties.

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Alethorpe and Wanstead Barns

The Alethorpe and Wanstead Barns are at the end of a drive surrounded by fields with views across the countryside, and as an added bonus, Pensthorpe Natural Park is just opposite! Previous visitors have reported watching many of our feathered residents fly over the barns in the evenings whilst enjoying drinks on the terrace.

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Norfolk Holiday Cottages

The Norfolk cottages can be found all across this beautiful area of coast and countryside, ideally placing you to walk the Norfolk Broads, explore Thetford Forest, visit us here at Pensthorpe and enjoy long days at the beach.

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Find your perfect holiday cottage in Norfolk with Snaptrip!, a company striving to make booking your holiday easy, whilst offering some of the best discounts available.

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Independent Cottages

Independent Cottages enables you to save money by booking accommodation in Norfolk, directly with the owner.

Caravans, Camping and Glamping

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Wild Meadows, Raynham Estate

Sunny meadows, starry nights, walks beside a crystal-clear chalk river and drives out to the coast nearby. If you sketch out your idea of a quintessential North Norfolk holiday, chances are Wild Meadow will neatly fit the mould. On the banks of the River Wensum, four miles south of Fakenham, that’s almost exactly what the historic Raynham Estate can offer, with a collection of eight off-grid, but luxurious yurts in a wild meadow near Raynham Hall. Pensthorpe members receive 10% off stays at Wild Meadow.

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2cHolidays offer affordable accommodation for short or long family breaks throughout Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex.

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Old Brick Kilns

Old Brick Kilns is an award-winning 5-star caravan and camping park situated very close to Pensthorpe. They work very hard at conservation and also offer B&B and self-catering cottages!

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Campsites.co.uk is the place to find a wide selection of great camping and glamping sites in Norfolk. You can search by facilities, accommodation type and much more to find the break that suits you.

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Fakenham Racecourse – Caravan and Camping

Fakenham Racecourse runs its own independent caravan and camping site. The site is open to guests every day of the year, making it the ideal location for a relaxing summer holiday or winter break.

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Wild Luxury

Wild Luxury, the original Norfolk glamping company, is exactly what you would expect – luxury wild glamping in Norfolk’s beautiful open un-spoilt countryside, with lovely beaches nearby and all the creature comforts you enjoy at home.

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Round the Woods

With a beautiful handcrafted roundhouse cabin and 2 luxury yurts, Round the Woods is a little piece of glamping paradise in rural Norfolk waiting to welcome you – the perfect retreat in all seasons.

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Fakenham Fairways

Fakenham Fairways is in easy reach of Cromer, Wells, Sheringham, Sandringham and Norwich and it is ideal for year round camping. The campsite is part of a 22 acre complex, including a Golf Driving Range with Par three Pitch and Putt course and a Coffee Shop.

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Eves Hill Farm

Eves Hill Farm camping site is the perfect base from which to explore Norfolk and an ideal place to spend some time if you enjoy walking, birdwatching, cycling, painting or simply the un-spoilt countryside.

Hotels and Guest Houses

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The Lifeboat Inn – Thornham

Stylishly modern and exceptionally comfortable, The Lifeboat Inn hotel offers 13 well-sized double bedrooms for your stay. They feature stylish furniture contrasted with neutral colours that reflect North Norfolk’s landscape.

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Felbrigg Lodge Hotel

Felbrigg Lodge Hotel is a unique and relaxing hotel in the heart of North Norfolk, conveniently situated only half an hour’s drive from Pensthorpe Natural Park.

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The Orange Tree

The Orange Tree is a stylish, contemporary dining pub, nestled in one of North Norfolk’s most beautiful coastal villages offering 10 ensuite bedrooms.

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Stiffkey Red Lion

Old fashioned values combined with modern comforts make Stiffkey Red Lion a great place to stay, an inspired choice to dine, a friendly place to drink and an ideal base for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

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Titchwell Manor

A stone’s throw from the stunning North Norfolk coast, Titchwell Manor is a beautiful country retreat offering a wonderful escape from the crowds.

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The Brisley Bell

Set in the village of Brisley on a beautiful common, The Bell has exceptional views of unadulterated Norfolk countryside. Ideally situated between coast and city, it is the perfect base to enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer.

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The Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the old village, The Lodge in Old Hunstanton is a pub which offers a relaxed and casual experience – perfectly combining traditional and contemporary.

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The Links Country Park Hotel

The Links Country Park Hotel is the perfect base for any family looking to holiday in North Norfolk. Located in West Runton, it is the ideal choice for you coastal getaway.

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The Pheasant Hotel

Luxury accommodation, good food, and a stunning countryside location – The Pheasant is the perfect rural retreat. Whether you’re looking for a cosy base for a fun-filled family holiday or want to indulge in a romantic break for two, The Pheasant has everything to make your stay in Norfolk simply unforgettable.

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Carricks at Castle Farm

The award winning Carrick’s at Castle Farm Guest House is located on the banks of the River Wensum in Swanton Morley. It has been the home of the Carrick family for almost 100 years and offers a delightful stay.

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Knights Hill Hotel & Spa

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside, on the outskirts of Kings Lynn, Knights Hill Hotel & Spa offers the perfect getaway retreat.

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Le Strange Arms

Located in the picturesque seaside town of Old Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coast, the Le Strange Arms Hotel is the perfect venue for the ultimate relaxing seaside break.

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Heacham Manor

Heacham Manor boasts an impressive array of facilities to ensure the ultimate indulgent escape, including; the luxurious Mulberry Spa, an 18-hole golf course, and the AA Rosette award winning Mulberry Restaurant.

More Accommodation in Norfolk

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Love to Escape

Love to Escape offers accommodation of all varieties, from self-catering through to apartments, villas and lodges, so you are sure to find something to suit your individual needs.

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Farm Stay Countryside Escapes

Choose from spacious Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast accommodation to tastefully converted barns and cosy cottages. All Farm Stay Norfolk holiday properties are quality graded and offer a very warm welcome to guests.

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West Lexham

West Lexham is a wellness retreat centre and holiday destination that is just a 20-minute drive from Pensthorpe Natural Park.

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West Heath Barn

West Heath Barn offers stylish bed & breakfast and dog friendly self-catering holiday cottages in three traditional 1850’s Norfolk barns, lovingly restored to preserve all their original character yet combined with contemporary comfort.

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Norfolk Coast

Whether it’s Norfolk accommodation, Norfolk glamping, or Norfolk coast camping you’re looking for, there is something for everyone at Norfolk Coast.

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