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The Coach House

Banningham, near Aylsham, Norfolk

Sleeps: 6
7 nights
£1239 - £3530
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps six
  • Three bedrooms - one 5' king, one 5'6" super king, one double/twin with 6' zip and link
  • Two bathrooms, one shower room – two of which are en suite
  • Children are welcome
  • Suitable for a baby (travel cot, highchair and stairgate available)
  • Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge*)
  • Private enclosed garden
  • Extensive welcome hamper filled with local produce, dog toys, treats & more
  • Bed linen, towels and toiletries
  • In house services available include private chef, spa and beauty treatments and yoga classes
  • Parking for two cars
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Large, well equipped kitchen with a spacious dining area, French doors onto the garden and the main staircase to the first floor.
    Spacious sitting room with ample seating for six, large inglenook fireplace with wood burning fire (logs provided year round), large flat screen TV, DVD player and a selection of family DVDs and board games/books. Large door opens onto garden.
    Entertainment room with comfy beanbags, a second TV, family sized table football and French doors onto the garden.
    Cloakroom with cloakroom and cupboard space for buckets, spades, windbreaks, wellies etc.
    Main staircase from the kitchen leads to:
  • First floor:
    Master bedroom with luxury Hypnos super king size bed, TV and en suite shower room.
    Church bedroom with luxury Hypnos king bed, ideal for granny and grandpa if travelling with extended family.
    Family bathroom which is accessed from the landing, with a roll top bath with shower over.
    Barn bedroom with a 6′ bed, which can be convert to two single beds upon request, and an en suite bathroom with a roll top bath. This bedroom can be accessed via the master bedroom or the second staircase from the entertainment room.
  • As a Workation:
    There is high quality, superfast broadband*.
    There is a coffee machine.


  • Oil fired central heating, wood burning stove with complimentary logs, kindling and fire lighters provided October - April
  • Hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 3 Large screen televisions & 1 smaller television with Disney Plus and Netflix (in Games and Sitting Rooms), DVD machine.
  • Boombox with Blue Tooth, alarm clocks in all the bedrooms with Blue Tooth surround sound and built in phone charger, vibrating alarm clocks for guests with audio impairment.
  • Games table which can accommodate, table football, snooker and ping pong
  • Super-fast FREE WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot, highchair and one stairgate available
  • Barlow Tyrie garden furniture and barbecue
  • Cot linen (bottom sheet plus blanket if required)
  • Dog water/feed bowls, feeding mat, leads, treats, toys, crates, holiday tags, poo bags/bins, towels, sofa throws and much more
  • Complimentary toiletries (shower gels, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap)
  • Hair dryer in every bedroom
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Buckets, spade and fishing nets


  • A welcoming home-from-home, with charming features and elegantly furnished throughout, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, with great attention to detail.
  • The Coach House is beautifully restored and perfectly equipped and situated in a very quiet and peaceful surroundings – a magical retreat for a restful holiday.
  • Original features include exposed beams throughout, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and beautiful high pitched ceilings on the first floor.
  • The original walled garden with south facing lawn provides total privacy and tranquillity with a terrace, outdoor furniture and a barbecue – perfect for outdoor dining.
  • Extensive welcome hamper filled with local produce.
  • Perfect for families and groups of friends at any time of the year with a minimum of 2 nights’ stay and ample parking.
  • Sumptuous first floor bedrooms each with a bathroom and with flexible accommodation – one of the bedrooms can be made into a twin or double to suit your party.
  • Ideal for breaks all year round with an efficient log burner, luxury Hypnos beds and sumptuous bathrooms.
  • A bespoke Digital Guide Book gives the inside track on the very best of Norfolk - best beaches, pubs, activities, delicatessens, pop-up events, in-house chefs/spa treatments and much more.
  • A two minute stroll takes you to an excellent pub, The Banningham Crown, with fine ales and good quality food.
  • An ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside with footpaths and quiet lanes, perfect for walking and cycling.
  • Tranquil and secluded whilst being close to stunning beaches, boutiques, fabulous walks, great restaurants and National Trust properties.
  • The sandy beaches and magical coastal walks along the North Norfolk coast are a short drive away with Cromer and Sheringham within a 20 minute drive

Set between the Broads and the North Norfolk coast, The Coach House enjoys quiet and peaceful surroundings in one of the most beautiful parts of Norfolk. A magical retreat for a restful holiday!

This beautiful detached coach house, sleeping six, has been lovingly and expertly converted, whilst retaining many original features. These include exposed beams throughout, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and beautiful high pitched ceilings on the first floor, all adding to its charming character.

Elegantly furnished throughout, the spacious accommodation benefits from a large eat-in kitchen and two reception rooms. The beautiful living room has huge comfortable sofas and inglenook complete with cosy wood burning stove - the perfect place to while away a chilly winter’s night. A separate entertainment room is great for losing the children to table football. All of the downstairs rooms open out onto the sunny south/west facing original walled garden with its pretty lawn, garden furniture and barbecue.

Upstairs, the three sumptuous bedrooms have snug and comfortable beds and two of the three bathrooms have fabulous roll top baths. The accommodation is flexible – one of the bedrooms can be a twin/double to suit your party. An ideal base for a family, groups of friends and and pet pooches, there is ample parking and a vast array of activities close by...

And if you like get out and about, you won’t be disappointed. The Coach House is the ultimate luxury base for exploring countless walks right on the doorstep, North Norfolk’s beautiful coastline, the renowned Broads and the fine cathedral city of Norwich. There is a bespoke Digital Guide Book which gives you the inside track on the very best of Norfolk - best beaches, pubs, activities, delicatessens, pop-up events, in-house chefs/spa treatments and much more to make your stay even more special!

Situated on the edge of the pretty small Norfolk village of Banningham, our welcoming home-from-home is adjacent to the pretty village church, which dates from the 14th Century. A two minute stroll takes you to the village green and the attractive friendly village pub, The Banningham Crown, serving fine ale and food as well as hosting a highly regarded jazz day in the summer. The lovely surrounding countryside with footpaths and quiet lanes are perfect for walking and cycling.

The market town of Aylsham, less than three miles, is served by good shopping facilities and restaurants. Norfolk’s coastline with soft sandy beaches is readily accessible, with the traditional seaside resorts of Cromer (9 miles) and Sheringham (13 miles), as well coastal paths for magical walks.

Many fine National Trust properties abound in the area including Blickling Hall (4 miles) which hosts open air concerts throughout the summer months and year-round events, Felbrigg Hall (10 miles) with its stunning gardens and Sheringham Park (12 miles) with its many species of trees and way marked walks. At Wroxham (12.5 miles), the ‘Capital of the Broads’, daily boat hire is available to explore the famous waterways. For a change of tempo, the city of Norwich (14.5 miles), one of England’s finest shopping centres, boasts a Norman Cathedral and Castle, theatres and museums. The popular Georgian towns of Holt and Burnham Market, with their boutiques and antique shops are within easy reach.

Appealing to children in particular, Wroxham Barns and Craft Centre, Dinosaur Adventure Park, BeWILDerwood and the seals at Blakeney provide plentiful entertainment. Steam train enthusiasts will find the Poppyline Steam Railway, Bure Valley narrow gauge railway and the Thursford Collection are all worth a visit.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserves at Hickling, Ranworth and Cley Marshes are within easy reach. The beach at Holkham always feels deserted and if you are lucky you may see the Household Cavalry horses there during the summer while the horses are on their holidays - perfect!

Whatever you choose to do, The Coach House makes the perfect holiday base at any time of the year.

2023-12-18 Daphne K. UK

"We spent 10 relaxing days at The Coach House during our family Christmas holiday. Serena did a wonderful job with the welcome hamper filled with delicious treats, lovely Christmas decorations, a well-stocked fireplace and making us feel right at home. The house is set in a peaceful village and within a comfortable drive to the coast and lots of visitor attractions. We went on one or two excursions, but also enjoyed plenty of time staying warm and cosy indoors. I'm sure it's a great place to stay in the Summer. Thank you Serena for a great stay!" AirBnB

2023-10-13 Rosy W. Oxford

Beautifully clean. Lovely decor Quiet countryside location

2023-06-23 Oli H, London

"Absolutely incredible place. Couldn’t recommend highly enough. Absolutely beautiful with everything you could need. Local pub and a lovely garden. Would absolutely return."

2023-06-08 Ian G, Turramurra, Australia

"Lovely property in quiet country setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay with our son, daughter-in-law and young grandparents. The Coach House is a lovely property in very quiet setting. It has good size bedrooms and it is great to have 3 1/2 bathrooms. The kitchen is well stocked and the living areas are pleasant. Serena, the Owner, responded quickly to our queries and was also very personable when we met. Unfortunately the English early summer weather didn't allow us to enjoy the garden setting as much as we'd have liked. We will definitely check for availability when we return to the area."

2023-05-21 Sarah G, London

"The house was just what we needed for a family wedding nearby. The baby equipment offered and provided was very helpful. A great stay, thank you."

2023-04-16 Saffie C, London

"Beautiful home in Norfolk. Stayed here with some friends for a girls weekend. We had a wonderful time and would 100% stay again. Thanks a lot!"

2023-04-09 Urvesh P, London

"Really enjoyed our stay, we are a family of two adults, a teenager and a 10yr old Everyone loved their bedrooms, baths and out side space. A great base to explore from and to retreat back to. Very clean. private and tidy. We also had a lovely welcome basket :-) Don't think twice, book it!"

2022-12-18 Tulin E, Cambridge

"The whole house was simply amazing, every detail had been thought of. Even Christmas decorations had been put up The welcome hamper was contained all the essentials. The house was super clean."

2022-11-15 David G, Manchester

"An incredible stay at this beautiful property. Everything felt very high spec and well thought out." (David's party stayed at both The Garden House and The Coach House)

2022-10-17 Jane M H, Mulbarton

"Fantastic! A beautiful place to stay and great pub nearby for food too."

2022-01-02 Ed T, London

"Fantastic place, had a lovely time over New Years with friends."

2021-09-24 Richard A, West Malling

"The house was bright spacious clean and in an idyllic location. We were welcomed with a beautiful hamper full of local goodies and a homemade Victoria Sponge. Beds were comfortable and all areas very clean."

2021-08-07 Danielle H, London

"Lovely, well equipped, comfortable and clean home set within its own walled garden. Well placed for day trips to Cromer, Holt, Holkham, Wroxham. Totally relaxing few days - would recommend."

2021-07-03 Jane R, England

"Long awaited trip away with friends. The house is beautifully appointed, in a peaceful location with a great pub 2 minutes walk away. The rooms are all well furnished and the beds are very comfortable. We couldn’t have been happier."

2021-05-23 Carly M, England

"Lovely stay with my family, enjoying the Coach House and visiting the surrounding area."

2020-12-28 Katharina, England

"We had a lovely two nights away in this charming property offering ample space for a family of five. We particularly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the rural setting. Serena is a very responsive and nice host. We can thoroughly recommend it!"

2020-12-23 Stephen, England

"We have had so many lovely holidays in The Coach House. It is a super property; welcoming ,warm and beautifully dressed and maintained. Our family of grandparents, children and grandchildren all say it is their favourite place to stay to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions and we are all very fussy! Such a little gem in a beautiful part of the country. "

2020-12-20 Carolyn, Stevenage

"Really lovely cottage in a peaceful location. Tastefully decorated and furnished, the cottage was a delight. The sitting room was super cosy with its comfy sofas, cushions and log burner. Beds were top notch with excellent quality linens. All the bathrooms were spotless. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. Serena provided a large welcome basket that included wine and a home made cake, which was very thoughtful. The garden looks lovely too. A lot of thought and effort has gone into making The Coach House the perfect family getaway and I would highly recommend it."

2020-12-16 Emily, England

"The coach house is a beautiful place to stay! Everything you could ask for right on your doorstep and Serena could not have been more helpful! Will definitely be coming back!"

2020-12-02 Sarah, England

"My Engineers stayed for 2 nights and would happily stay full time, lovely and clean cosy place."

2020-10-20 Janet, London

"Very clean and cosy with loads of space for a lovely weekend in Norfolk! The homemade cake and bubbles were a really nice touch- due to the unique layout it would be suitable for close friends or family."

2020-07-15 James, London

"We had a very good stay. The place is very nice and a peaceful location."

2019-10-21 David, Lindenwold, NJ

"This property is perfect in every aspect, close to Norwich and other beautiful sites. You couldn't go wrong renting this lovely home!!"

2019-09-27 Chris, Sheffield

"A lovely quiet old house with a roomy kitchen and comfortable sitting room, which was an ideal place for our family of 6 adults and a baby. The bedrooms were spacious and beds comfortable.There was plenty of space and equipment for us to entertain friends and family who visited during our stay. We managed to park all 3 vehicles in the private parking area but be aware it is quite a tight turn into the drive, which caught us by surprise."

2019-09-23 Sarah, England

"Great accommodation for family and friends get together. Walking distance to pub, location rural, easy check in and property as described. Would recommend - hosts had also baked a cake for our birthday celebrations which was a thoughtful touch."

2019-09-16 Michael, Fort Worth, TX

"Outstanding in every way and above expectations. Very well furnished and the beds were extremely comfortable. The location is superb with a beautiful church and pub right next door. Highly recommended!"

2019-09-10 Sonja, England

"Great space to stay, quiet location and well equipped."

2019-07-06 Jackie, Watford

"This is a beautiful home full of character, when we arrived we instantly fell in love with the property and wished we had longer to stay and enjoy the house. All of the bedrooms and ensuites are a great size beautifully decorated. This truly is a home away from home and we cant wait to visit again."

2019-04-15 Charlotte, Guildford

"The Coach House is in a great location and immaculately clean with everything you could need and more! Serena is a great host, making herself available for queries if needed and providing lots of information on places to visit and eat. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others and hope to return! Thank you Serena"

2019-02-19 Richard, Rushmere Saint Andrew

"A really lovely accommodation with all the amenities and nice touches you would expect from such a property. We celebrated my wife’s birthday with our family, over a weekend stay at The Coach House. For us it was perfect, ample room for six adults and a baby, to relax and use as a base to explore the north Norfolk area. The Crown, located two minutes walk away, is a very hospitable pub, offering a good selection of beers and an extensive menu."

2019-02-04 Katie and family

"The perfect country cottage for a family birthday celebration. Relaxing and comfortable. Thank you."

2018-12-30 Rachel, England

"Lovely property, nice location with very friendly village pub within walking distance. Great for a family or friend gathering."

2018-12-09 Alex, Watton

"We really enjoyed our weekend at Serena's place. The house was spotless and communication was excellent. We wished we could have stayed longer."

2018-12-02 Carolyn, England

"Serena’s place is lovely..... it has everything you could need for a relaxing stay for 6 and lots of space for if, like us you had extra over for an evening get together. The kitchen is especially well equipped for cooking and entertaining. I will be recommending Serena’s place to friends and family. I can’t think of anything anyone could find disappointing.... I celebrated my birthday there and it was lovely to find waiting a cake and bubbly!! Thank you Serena."

2018-09-04 Gitt, England

"Great stay - peaceful, relaxing and a lovely, cosy, warm house. We had some lovely cake and a welcome basket waiting for us which was a nice touch. Nice beds and linens/towels. Everything very clean. Communication was great and we simply could not have wished for a better break away. Highly recommended."

2018-07-08 Clare, London

"We loved staying here. Good communication. Very spacious. Clean. Lovely atmosphere. And comfortable beds. It really had everything we needed. Thank you for hosting us and for the tasty cake."

2018-05-17 Lynn, London

"This house exceeded our expectations in every respect. It is spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed, spacious yet cosy, and perfectly located with easy access to coastal, inland and heritage sites. Serena could not have been kinder or more accommodating. Easily the best rental experience we have ever had."

2018-05-04 James, London

"Thank you for a fantastic stay Serena! My family loved the house and we'll definitely remember it for future holidays. The local knowledge list was great-we went to Bewilderwood- it was amazing and so much fun."

2018-03-19 Charlie, London

"The property exceeds all expectations. We received amazing service from Serena from the get go. The property itself was simply stunning with added extras from the hosts that just made it a perfect weekend. I couldn't recommend this place more!"

2018-02-15 Jane, Geneva, Switzerland

"We enjoyed our stay at The Coach House, whilst the location is quiet it is within easy access to the coast and to Norwich. The table football room with tv and bean bags was ideal for our two boys 8 and 6. Tastefully decorated, clean, tidy - we were very comfortable."

2018-01-20 Fran, England

"Serena's property is cosy and comfortable. Evenings spent by the fireplace are blissful and idyllic. Serena offered clear instructions to find the property and our check-in was wonderfully smooth. Would absolutely recommend for a quiet getaway."

2017-08-29 Joanne B.

The Coach House is ideally located in a peaceful location but within easy access to the coast and The Broads. The house is well equipped, though I would highly recommend at least one visit to the local pub, The Banningham Crown, which has an extensive menu of high quality meals. The layout of the Coach House suited our extended family holiday and the two largest bedrooms had plenty of room for the travel cot. I would highly recommend the Coach House for families wanting to explore this area of Norfolk.

2017-08-28 Debra R.

The Coach House was beautifully kept, well presented and immaculately clean. We were left a very generous starter pack by the owners, including a homemade cake which was a lovely gesture. Having stayed in many properties over the years, this isn't always the case and when you arrive at a property after a long journey, sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is going on a hunt for a shop to find some milk for a cuppa! So it was much appreciated that the basics (and more!) were all covered. The property is in a very small village which has an excellent pub called The Crown where we ate a couple of evenings. The food was really good and the pub was very popular. The area is full of things to do and places to visit. There are NT properties close by, the coast is only a short drive and Norwich isn't far either so it was an excellent spot for a holiday. I would regard a car as being essential though. All in all, a great place to stay!

2017-06-05 Jennifer P

We stayed for a week during half term and had a most pleasant stay. The accommodation was tastefully decorated, clean, and there was abundant hot water (and abundant bathrooms!) Washing up liquid. dishwasher tablets and washing liquid were provided (always a bugbear of mine when they are absent) and a super and very generous hamper was waiting for us on our arrival. The addition of a fresh cake (plus candle for my sons birthday) was a very special touch and it tasted delicious!

2017-01-10 Mark H.

We stayed at "The Coach House" over new year, the property is excellent, exceeding our expectations. It was immaculate when we arrived and very well maintained. The owners were extremely helpful especially when our daughter was taken ill, they went out of their way to help us and ensure we had the best stay possible. We have since rebooked and are looking forward to going again.

2016-07-27 Stefano R.

Booked for a weekend family break, 6 adults. There was a lovely welcome hamper on arrival, the host also came to greet us and to ensure that all was ok. Throughout the booking process the communication was brilliant too. The property itself is absolutely beautiful, as good as, if not better than the photos! It is located in a small village, which consists of a number of houses, a church and a very nice traditional local pub The Crown' (the food in there looked great, we can vouch for the lovely desserts). The village is surrounded by farmland, which makes it great for walks. The location was ideal for the Norfolk Broads and the coast, the two main reasons for our initial choice. If needed, Norwich is only approximately 12miles away.



There is a Tesco in Aylsham (2 miles) and a Waitrose and Sainsburys in North Walsham (5 miles)


The Norfolk Broads are all which is great for those who enjoy boating, fishing and the beauty of the waterways. Hire a day-boat on the Norfolk Broads – try Wroxham (12.5 miles), Stalham (14 miles) or Potter Heigham.

The North East corner of the Norfolk Broads are equally remote as many boats cannot navigate through Potter Heigham bridge to get here! However, this corner of the Broads contain some real treasures, such as the Horsey Windpump at Horsey (22 miles) and the villages of Hickling (18 miles), Martham (21.5 miles) and West Somerton (24 miles).>

NATURE RESERVES on the Broads include:

NWT Cockshoot Broad (16 miles).

How Hill National Nature Reserve, near Ludham (18 miles), features the “Electric Eel” electric passenger boat on which visitors can take a trip through the maze of reed-fringed dykes, normally not accessible to the public. From Easter to the end of October, the Broads Authority information centre at Toadhole cottage is open, where you can see how marshmen lived in the 1800s. The renowned How Hill secret gardens will be open every weekend from the end of May through to October.

The floating NWT Broads Wildlife Centre at Ranworth Broad (18.4 miles).

NWT Hickling Broad (20 miles) is the largest of the Broads, a year-round haven for wildlife.

NWT Upton Broad and Marshes (21 miles).


CROMER (9 miles) is a Victorian seaside town with fine sandy beaches. It is famous for crab fishing and has the only end-of-the-pier show in England.

OVERSTRAND (9 miles) is an attractive village, situated on a cliff-top overlooking fine sandy quiet beaches. The lovely cliff-top path linking Cromer with Overstrand (about 1.5 miles) is one of the best walks in Norfolk.

MUNDESLEY village (10 miles) has all the amenities and charm of a popular seaside resort. The beach is considered one of Norfolk’s finest beaches, long and sandy with safe swimming at low tide. Nearby Stow Mill is one of the best windmills in Norfolk and well worth a visit.

HAPPISBURGH (12 miles) has a wonderful sandy and quite secluded beach, the oldest working lighthouse in Britain and the Happisburgh Owl Barn which is open at weekends from Easter through to October.

SHERINGHAM (12.5 miles) is a traditional seaside town with a pebbly beach which is sandy when the tide is out holding the European Blue Flag award for cleanliness. It’s great here for crabbing and there’s a good children’s playground as well. Sheringham has a popular twice weekly market on Wednesday and Saturday and many interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. Sheringham is home of the North Norfolk Railway (the Poppy Line), which operates steam train rides to Holt. Other attractions include the surrounding woods of Upper Sheringham, including Sheringham Park (National Trust).

WEYBOURNE (14 miles) is a pretty village with a shop and pub. The quiet rural beach is half a mile from the village.

CLEY NEXT THE SEA (18 miles) is a picturesque village, well known for its Windmill and its magnificent church. Cley is also home to the NWT Cley Marshes Nature Reserve, internationally reputed as a premier birdwatching site. Cley does have a beach, which is mainly shingle and is accessed by walking over the marshes.

SEA PALLING‘s main attraction is the beach (18 miles) which has retained the prestigious Blue Flag in 2016.

WAXHAM (18.5 miles) has one of the few beaches that not many people know about, unless you are a local or a regular visitor.

BLAKENEY (19.5 miles) is an enchanting village, part of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve (National Trust). Daily seal-watching trips from early February to the beginning of November depart from the Blakeney Quay to picturesque Blakeney Point.

MORSTON (20.5 miles). Morston Quay is part of the the Blakeney National Nature Reserve (National Trust). Daily seal-watching trips from early February to the beginning of November depart from the Quay to picturesque Blakeney Point.

STIFFKEY (20.5 miles) is a pretty conservation village, a great base for walks on the salt marshes and coastal path. Forming part of the Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve, the Stiffkey Salt Marshes create an extensive habitat for a wide range of birds and plant life.

HORSEY (21.5 miles) is unique in that it’s a remote coastal village which is on the Broads. The National Trust-owned Horsey Windpump has a top deck from which you can gaze out across Horsey Mere. There are riverboat trips and the Mere itself can be easily walked around. Horsey has an unspoilt and beautifully quiet sandy beach, very popular for seal watching in the winter months.

WINTERTON-ON-SEA (25 miles) is a lovely unspoilt ancient coastal village, with pretty cottages, a lovely 300 year old pub and a cathedral sized church. There are miles of beaches and sand dunes which are a nature reserve classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for bird watchers and walkers. A colony of grey seals live just north of Winterton which can be regularly seen basking on the beach or popping their heads above the waves.

CAISTER-ON-SEA (26 miles) is a large village with plenty of amenities. It’s main attraction is its wide, sandy, unspoilt beach with grassy dunes. Other attractions include Caister Castle Motor Museum and Caister Roman Fort (English Heritage).

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA (29 miles) harbour town has a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards filled with shops, pubs and cafes. A narrow-gauge railway runs from the town to the long sweeping beach about a mile away, bordered by pine woodland. It is a magnet for bird watching with its marshes providing the perfect habitat. The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway runs to the picturesque shrine village of Walsingham.

HOLKHAM (30 miles) is a small village with a beautiful beach, which is part of a National Nature Reserve and managed by Natural England in partnership with the Holkham Estate. Holkham Hall, a Palladian style mansion is set in large parkland, full of nature trails and marked walks. The beach always feels deserted and, if you are lucky, you may see the Household Cavalry there during the summer while the horses are on their holidays. Just perfect.


AYLSHAM (2 miles) is a charming market town with two markets each week and a fortnightly Farmers’ Market, good shopping facilities, pubs and restaurants. Attractions include National Trust’s Blickling Hall with its beautiful gardens and large estate and international programme of open air concerts. Take the Bure Valley Railway, a lovely little railway to Wroxham and the Broads, where you can spend a few hours on the water before returning by train.

NORTH WALSHAM (5 miles) boasts a popular weekly market along with a monthly farmers market in the Market Place, an abundance of local shops with a good range of supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Explore the town and combine with a walk in Bacton Woods, just outside the town, great for a woodland walk or for mountain biking.

WROXHAM (12.5 miles) is the capital of the Norfolk Broads. Boats of all kinds are for hire and there are also an abundance of hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops and a large department store. Wroxham contains many visitor attractions including a riverside park, the Bure Valley Railway, Hoveton Hall Gardens and Wroxham Barns leisure and shopping complex with boutiques, craft studios, a kids’ farm, funfair and restaurant.

HOLT (13 miles) is a lovely rural Georgian town with plenty of unusual shops pubs, cafes and galleries to enjoy. Make sure you have tea at Byfords and leave enough time to look around the numerous antique shops and boutiques. Holt Country Park is just to the south of Holt and the North Norfolk Railway (the Poppy Line) runs from Holt station to Kelling Heath or Sheringham.

NORWICH (14.5 miles) city centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. It has superb shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore. Its landmarks include the majestic Norman Cathedral, the domineering Castle and City Hall’s clock tower. Art lovers should make their way to the Sainsbury Centre. The city has the largest undercover market in Europe, Norwich Market as well as many museums and theatres, ancient pubs, cobbled streets such as Elm Hill, great historic buildings and half-timbered houses. The City of Norwich Aviation Museum (12 miles) is located outside the city centre with parking facilities.

RANWORTH (18.5 miles) is a lovely Broadland village with a beautiful medieval Church. Ranworth also contains the floating NWT Broads Wildlife Centre.

LITTLE WALSINGHAM (24 miles) a beautiful and historic village, famed for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and as a major pilgrimage centre. The medieval village has various tea shops, cafes, restaurants, food pubs, art galleries, antique shops and a handmade chocolate and ice cream shop. An abundance of scenic walks include the 20 acre grounds at Walsingham Abbey. A scenic trip on the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway will take you to Wells-next-the-Sea.

FAKENHAM (25 miles) is an historic and attractive market town (market on Thursdays). The famous Fakenham Racecourse is located just on the edge of town. Other attractions include Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park (host to BBC’s Springwatch) with its 500 acres of nature trails, The The Thursford Collection (boasting steam engines, fairground carousels and the largest Christmas Spectacular Show in England), Langham Glass and the unique Museum of Gas and Local History.

BURNHAM MARKET (34 miles) is a pretty market town with a traditional village green. Known as “Chelsea-on-sea”, Burnham Market is a shopper’s paradise with its clothing and home boutiques, galleries, book shop, deli, bakery, fishmonger, butcher and tea shops.


Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (3.5 miles) is in the care of the National Trust. This wonderful Jacobean Mansion and gardens boasts former inhabitants including Anne Boleyn, who is said to still haunt the grounds in her carriage. There are beautiful formal gardens as well as stunning parkland which is free to all members of the public. Bicycles can be hired for use in the park and this includes children’s and baby carrying vehicles. There is always an interesting diary of events throughout the summer both in the house and gardens. Check the website for details on their full events programme.

Mannington Gardens (6.5 miles).

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate (9 miles) is one of the finest 17th-century country houses in East Anglia, in the care of the National Trust, with stunning gardens.

Sheringham Park (National Trust), Sheringham (11.5 miles).

East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston (12.5 miles).

Hoveton Hall Gardens, Hoveton Hall Estate, Hoveton Hall, Hoveton (13 miles).

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Thrigby (24.5 miles).

Lexham Hall (27 miles), just north of Swaffham. Open periodically through the NGS.

Raveningham Gardens (30 miles).

Holkham Hall and Estate (31 miles) has fabulous parkland.

Houghton Hall (34 miles) is a great house with wonderful gardens. It also hosts the Houghton International Horse Trials.


The Wizard Maze, Metton (7 miles).

Sticky Earth Cafe, Cromer (9 miles). This cafe is perfect for when the weather is not as we’d wish! A very gentle place to take children of all ages where they can be creative and paint their own pottery, design and print a Tee Shirt or make decoupage gifts.

Barton House Railway, Wroxham (12.5 miles). Ride on two miniature railways, 3 ½ inch and 7 ¼ inch gauge, in the garden of Barton House, operating both steam and electric locomotives.

Clay Pigeon Shooting at Mid Norfolk Shooting Ground in Taverham (12.5 miles).

BeWILDerwood (13 miles) has been named “one of the most fabulous things to do in the world” by The Observer. Fabulous for children of all ages, BeWILDerwood is an original and enchanting day out with 50 acres of wild, outdoor treehouse adventure park. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, and marsh walks.

Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles). This is huge fun for all ages. The children can see dinosaurs (not quite alive), creepie crawlies (very much alive), and fossilised remains, plus many more activities.

The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne (14.5 miles).

Binham Priory (English Heritage), Binham (20 miles) is a ruined Benedictine priory.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall (22 miles).

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, Reedham (27 miles).

Banham Zoo (37.8 miles) has over 2000 animals in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens.



The Coach House is surrounded by lovely countryside with footpaths and quiet lanes are perfect for walking and cycling.


Royal Cromer Golf Club, Cromer (8.6 miles). One of Norfolk’s finest courses with spectacular cliff-top views and all the challenging features of a great coastal course.
Mundesley Golf Club, Mundesley (10 miles).
Sheringham Golf Club, Sheringham (13 miles).



The Banningham Crown, Banningham (2 minutes’ walk) offers fine ales and good quality food. If you are very lucky, your stay will coincide with one of their Jazz events or Morris Dancers who perform in the road outside! If you pre-book for a meal, and tell them where you are staying, you should be eligible for a 5% discount on food, eligible between April and September.

Aylsham (2 miles) and North Walsham (5 miles) offer a good selection of pubs, restaurants and take aways.

Gate of India, Aylsham (2.8 miles, 6 minutes’ drive). If you can’t survive your stay without a curry, this is the restaurant for you. It has a very good reputation locally and provides a take away service, but no delivery.

The Buckinghamshire Arms (3.5 miles, 9 minutes’ drive), is a very family friendly pub with a great reputation, situated at the gates of Blickling Hall.

The Saracen’s Head, Wolterton (4 miles, 9 minutes’ drive). Newly revamped, this is a super place to eat and has a very good reputation. Mention that you are staying at The Coach House and you may get special treatment! Well worth a try.

Roughton Fish Shop (5.3 miles, 10 minutes’ drive). When you’re by the seaside, you have to have fish and chips! Eat in or take away although we always think they taste better out of paper than on plate!

The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market is 9/50 in The Times’ 50 Best Pubs (5.6 miles, 10 minutes’ drive). A traditional pub in the historic deer park of Gunton Hall. No expense has been spared on the interiors which boast works by Damien Hirst amongst others. Stuart Tattersall is the ex head chef at the Mark Hix restaurant in London and has been receiving rave reviews. However, the food is still sensibly priced and it’s an experience not to be missed.

The Walpole Arms, Itteringham (5.5 miles, 14 minutes’ drive).


The Wiveton Bell, Wiveton (18 miles).

Morston Hall, Morston, Holt (23.3 miles). If you’re looking for a special meal, this Michelin Star awarded restaurant is the place to go. You need to book beforehand because it is always full and there is only one sitting each evening. The meal is set menu and varies depending upon what good seasonal produce is available that day. If you are a vegetarian or a lover of the sea food, you can easily be catered for. The food is fabulous.

The Globe Inn at Wells-next-the-Sea (28.5 miles).

The Victoria, Holkham is 10/50 in The Times’ 50 Best Pubs, (30 miles).

The Hoste Arms, Burham Market (34.5 miles).



Mothering Sunday Walk, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).
BeWILDerMum’s Twiggle Treat Day, BeWILderwood (13 miles).


Bouncing Boggle Bunny Egg Hunt, BeWILderwood (13 miles).
Deepdale Spring Market, Burnham Deepdale (35 miles).
Easter Fun at Holkham Hall (30 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Blickling Estate (National Trust) (3.5 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Felbrigg Hall (National Trust) (9 miles).
Easter Egg Hunt, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Sheringham Park (National Trust), Sheringham (11.5 miles).
Egg-cellent Easter, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles).
Easter on the Pier, Cromer Pier (9 miles). FREE event.
Bluebell Weeks, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).


Bluebell Weeks, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).
Folk On The Pier, Pavilion Theatre and across the town, Cromer (9 miles).
Broads Outdoor Festival – Events across Britain’s Magical Waterland.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich and various venues.
Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival, Cromer & Sheringham (9 miles & 12.5 miles).
Houghton International Horse Trials, Houghton Hall (34 miles).
Dippy’s Splash Zone Party, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles).
Festival of the Blues, Blickling Estate (National Trust) (3.5 miles). Bluebells and Blues music.
Fairy Fair, Holt (13 miles). Two days in May when Holt Hall hosts magical workshops, magic wand and potion making, secret dens, trolls, storytelling, a fairy queen and pirate fete.


Dippy’s Splash Zone Party, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (9 miles).
Green Festival and Boat Show, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).


Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (9 miles).
Jazz and more in July, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles) – every Sunday in July.
Cromer Pier Show 2, Cromer (9 miles).
Shakespeare Festival in the Cloisters, surroundings of the Norwich Cathedral cloisters. Pack a picnic or order one from the Refectory (14.5 miles).
Winterton Scarecrow Festival, Winterton-on-Sea (25 miles).
Holt Festival, Holt (8 miles).
Bug Week, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles).
Worstead Festival, Worstead (9 miles). Heavy horses and tractors, with fun for the kids, craft stalls, and the best of Norfolk food.


Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (9 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 2, Cromer (9 miles).
The Blickling Proms, Blickling Estate (National Trust) (3.5 miles).
North Norfolk Music Festival, St Mary’s Church, South Creake and Holkham Hall (30 & 31 miles).


Cromer Pier Show 1, Cromer (9 miles).
Cromer Pier Show 2, Cromer (9 miles).
Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, various venues including Holkham, Norwich and Aylsham. Plus The Big Onion, The Moveable Feast, Battle of the Bangers and much more.
Wells Pirate Festival, Wells-next-the-Sea (29 miles). A three day festival with fun events.
North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival at Holkham Hall (30 miles).
Aylsham Food Festival, Aylsham (2 miles).


Aylsham Food Festival, Aylsham (2 miles).
Acle Tasty Food and Drink Festival, Acle (24 miles).
Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival, Cromer & Sheringham (9 miles & 12.5 miles).
Halloween Days, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles).
Norwich Beer Festival, St Andrews and Blackfriars Halls, Norwich (14.5 miles).
Halloween at Holkham Hall (30 miles).
Halloween Open Day, Cromer Pier (9 miles). FREE event.


Thursford Christmas Spectacular, The Thursford Collection, Fakenham (20.5 miles). The largest Christmas show in the country!
Christmas Country Craft Market, The Forum, Norwich (14.5 miles).
Christmas at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (3.5 miles).
Cromer Christmas Show, Cromer Pier (9 miles).
Assembly House Christmas Fair, The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich (14.5 miles).
Christmas evenings at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (3.5 miles).


Cromer Christmas Show, Cromer Pier (9 miles).
Thursford Christmas Spectacular, The Thursford Collection, Fakenham (20.5 miles). The largest Christmas show in the country!
Christmas evenings at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (3.5 miles).
Deepdale Christmas Market, Burnham Deepdale (35 miles).
Christmas at Blickling Hall (National Trust) (3.5 miles).
Santa Days, Dinosaur Adventure Park, Weston Park, Lenwade (14 miles).
Meet Father Christmas, Cromer Pier (9 miles).
Clutter City Yuletide Market, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (14.5 miles).
Christmas Workshops and Father Christmas at Fairhaven, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham (19 miles).
Norwich Global Village Christmas Market, St Thomas’ Church Hall, Norwich (14.5 miles).
Opera at Holkham Hall (30 miles).
Christmas Country Craft Market, The Forum, Norwich (14.5 miles).
Christmas stories and sleigh bells, Blickling Hall (National Trust) (3.5 miles).
An audience with Father Christmas, Holkham Hall (30 miles).

Things you need to know about The Coach House if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • * Up to two well behaved dogs on request - one pet is £25/stay, two pets is £35/stay
  • Sorry, no fireworks, stag or hen parties
  • £200 refundable damage deposit
  • Welcome Hamper: To help you settle in straight away, a welcome hamper introduces local produce as much as possible to support the local artisans and small businesses. The hamper does vary according to seasonal availability but includes most of the following:- Milk, orange juice, butter, cheese, eggs, cereal, a bottle of wine, filter coffee, crisps, fruit jam/marmalade, home made Victoria Sponge (contains gluten and dairy), fresh baked bread.
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday during Summer High season
  • Minimum stay 2 nights for all other periods except Christmas and New Year which is a minimum of 4 nights
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
    Naturally isolated.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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