Useful information

Groceries

Waitrose (not Ocado), Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s all deliver online shopping to our address.

Bakers and Larners of Holt, East Anglia’s very own “Fortnum and Mason”, have a next day delivery,
service (www.bakersandlarners.co.uk).

Sheringham boasts an excellent fishmonger, Scotters, providing locally caught crabs and lobsters and Hastings the greengrocer sells locally grown produce. A small village shop serves you for everyday items such as milk; there is now a Tesco in Sheringham, together with a Sainsburys Local, and a large Morrisons in Cromer.

Eating out

There are many pubs and good restaurants, locally and further afield.

Within walking distance is the Dunstable Arms, serving good food and which has a beer garden.

The Village Inn in the next village of West Runton has a large beer garden; Sheringham has a few hostelries, with the refurbished Two Lifeboats having fantastic views to the North Sea.

Some recommended local restaurants (click to read more)

No 10 in Sheringham – www.no10sheringham.com

Marmalades in Sheringham – www.marmaladesbistro.co.uk

Constantia in West Runton (Greek, and very entertaining!) – www.constantiarestaurant.co.uk

The Bank in Sheringham (Nepalese/Asian) – www.thebankrestaurantsheringham.com

Upchers Restaurant at the Dales Country House hotel – www.dalescountryhouse.co.uk

A little further are The Dun Cow in Salthouse, Cookies Crab Shop also in Salthouse, Byfords in Holt, Back to the Garden in
Letheringsett, The King’s Head also in Letheringsett, The Pigs in Edgefield (Family Pub of the Year 2012), The Wiveton Bell in
Wiveton, The Anchor in Morston, the award-winning Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market (Michelin Pub of the Year 2012) and many more! Morston Hall (only 11 miles from Beeston Regis) and The Neptune (36 miles away in Old Hunstanton) are proud to be the only two fine-dining establishments in North Norfolk awarded both a Michelin star and triple AA rosette status.

Whatever your requirements, we are happy to offer suitable ideas.

What to do and where to go

Our recommendations:

  • Spend a lazy (or busy!) day making sandcastles and sandboats on Beeston Regis or Sheringham beach
  • Take a walk along the Coastal Path and enjoy the views from Beeston Bump or follow the new trail for Sheringham, the
    Heritage Trail, and discover the history of the town and its surroundings
  • Stroll along Sheringham Prom, licking one of fifty flavours of icecream from Ellie’s (they even have Christmas Pudding flavour!)
  • Enjoy a crab or lobster from Scotters in the beautiful surroundings of your holiday cottage
  • Take a bucket, a crab line and some bacon and go crabbing along Blakeney Quay
  • Visit one of the many open studios, galleries and arts/crafts shops in the area: Brian Lewis in Sheringham, known not just for his humourous and colourful art work, but for the studio itself, Bees Hall; Alby Crafts; Wroxham Barns, and numerous galleries in Holt
  • Book a “picnic boat” in Horning and enjoy a day on the Broads
  • Purchase a “Rover ticket” and take a steam train from Sheringham to the pretty Georgian town of Holt, enjoying the amazing views on the way

 

Aside of lazy days spent on the beach, wonderful coast and countryside walks, eating icecream and cockles, or simply relaxing in the alluring peace of Abbey Farm Cottages gardens, here are some more highlights that make North Norfolk such an attractive destination :

  • Priory Maze and Gardens, Beeston Regis – enchanting gardens with Norfolk’s only traditional hedge maze
  • NT Sheringham Park – a landscape park surrounding Sheringham Hall
  • Splash Leisure Pool, Sheringham – indoor pool with 45m waterslide, wave-machine and paddling area for younger children
  • Cley Marshes Nature Reserve – one of the UK’s finest bird-watching sites
  • The Mo (Sheringham Museum), Cromer and Henry Blogg Museums (both in Cromer) – fishing boats, lifeboats and Victorian life in a fisherman’s cottage

  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve – one of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitats in Europe, with colonies of breeding terns and common/grey seals. Seal trips are popular.
  • Amazona, Cromer – a park-style zoo, home to a wide range of tropical South American animals
  • Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, West Runton – five breeds of heavy horses and other rescued animals
  • The Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne – the UK’s largest privately owned military museum, with working tanks, amoured
    vehicles and guns
  • NT Felbrigg Hall, between Beeston Regis and Cromer – one of the finest 17th century country houses in East Anglia
  • A choice of golf links, such as Sheringham, Royal Cromer and a 9-hole course at The Links at West Runton
  • Hilltop, between Beeston Regis and Cromer – outdoor fun for the family during school holidays, including climbing, archery, the Big Zipper and an assault course
  • NT Blickling Hall, near Aylsham – Anne Boleyn’s childhood home and a complete Norfolk estate with something for everyone to enjoy
  • Bewilderwood, Horning – a forest of family fun and outdoor adventure with treehouses, zip wires and more – combine with half a day on the Broads for a fantastic family outing
  • Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade – not just a dinosaur-themed park
  • Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens, near Fakenham – nature trails, spectacular bird and wildlife and a showcase for nature
    conservation
  • Wolterton and Mannington Estate, between Cromer and Aylsham – countryside walks and trails, gardens, history
    and exhibitions
  • Holkham Hall and Park, Holkham near Wells – a Palladian mansion, surrounded by parkland, with a National Nature Reserve and vast 4 mile beach on its doorstep! Stunning!

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