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imageIt’s been really busy here.  We’ve had some lovely guests and we’re booked until November.  Bookings for 2016 are now being taken.  I’ve been also busy making sure the cottage is clean and well stocked. We had one day last week when we were in-between guests so we took the opportunity to touch up the paintwork, keeping Pine Cottage in tip-top shape.

After all the work, I’ve been learning about Twitter.  I’ve not really understood what it’s all about.  Maybe those of you who are more media literate can tell me more?

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😃 Norfolk is the BEST

Eight Reasons You Should Visit Norfolk!

Today’s paper says it all!

I sing the praises of Norfolk on a regular basis but my love for this county isn’t unfounded.
1. You’ll be hard pressed to find a place with more independents
Independent shops, food producers, restaurants, cafés, salons and more. Norfolk is full of beautiful local businesses and it’s also a fantastic place to start your own because we love to buy local. There’s even an initiative to get more people spending money with local businesses.
2. It doesn’t rain that much
Norfolk has one of the lowest rainfalls in the UK. Sure, it can get a bit chilly but at least it’s not wet.
3. It’s beautiful
Big skies, rolling hills, swathes of green fields, and plenty of wildlife to watch means that you’re never stuck for somewhere, or something, to photograph. Beyond the picturesque countryside there are little market towns, villages strung with bunting, plenty of striking churches and there’s Norwich Castle too.
4. There’s always something to do
Right now in Norwich you can’t move for dragons. This interactive sculpture trail from the charity Break is a fantastic way to explore the city and see the work of some very talented artists. This kind of fun isn’t a one off, however, wherever you are in Norfolk, there will always be something to do.
Norwich was host to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, we have our very own fashion week and there are festivals and fêtes going on throughout the county, especially during the summer months.
5. It’s quirky
From The famous Puppet Man, through to the people that gather at the side of the road to spot a rare bird. We have duck races, a crab and lobster festival, plenty of real ale tastings, and even some outdoor cinema showings too.
6. Art, culture, music and literature
Norwich is a City of Literature, it’s full of amazing book shops such as The Book Hive, and you can’t move for little theatres and gig venues.
As far as theatres go in Norwich, you’ll find the big shows at The Theatre Royal, thought-provoking plays at The Maddermarket Theatre, hilarious comedy at The Playhouse and puppet shows at The Puppet Theatre.
Outside of Norwich you have even more variety with Sheringham Little Theatre offering all kinds of amazing plays, comedy and music throughout the year.
For those of you who like a variety show, Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theatre has an amazing summer show that shouldn’t be missed. It’s the only ‘End of the Pier’ show in Europe!
King’s Lynn has the Corn Exchange where you’ll find plenty of music, comedians and popular shows, while Thetford plays hosts to some huge stars in the glorious setting of the forest.
7. You’re always close to the countryside
Even when you’re in the centre of Norwich, you’re never really more than 30 minutes from the countryside. Depending on where you are, it’s easy to quickly surround yourself with beautifully flat vistas, delicious rolling hills, towering pines, or long stretches of beach.
Norfolk is mostly countryside dotted with a few towns and villages so if you love the outdoors, you’ll be stuck for choice if you move here.  8.The beach is never too far away
Even when you’re at the furthest possible point from the coast in Norfolk, you’re still only about 40 miles from the nearest beach. This means day trips to the seaside are always a good idea so make sure to pack swimwear!
It’s likely, though, that you’ll be a lot closer to the sea if you do move to Norfolk. This means you can enjoy beautiful coastal drives, dog walks on the sand, beach parties and more on a regular basis.
Other locals keep telling me to stop promoting our county to outsiders but I like to share and I feel everyone should experience the joys of living in this amazing county.

 

Cycling Holidays in Norfolk

With its quiet country lanes and gently undulating landscape, Norfolk is ideal for cycling. From our holiday cottages you can cycle along many paths. Aylsham to Woxham along the Bure Valley Railway is a great ride. Take a picnic and discover the countryside. We have three spare bikes including bike locks, helmets and a car bike carrier.

Cyclists can join any of the Bure Valley Railway’s scheduled services. There are also intermediate stations at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall for those not able to cycle the full nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham.

Cycles can be carried aboard scheduled Bure Valley Railway services, at a maximum single journey rate of £3.50 per cycle (subject to availability of space – please check beforehand).
We’ve cycled it several times and it’s a fun ride.image

Winter Bookings

We’ve started with a really busy summer with only a few days vacant.  If you’re looking for a special offer for a cooler break then here’s a special promo code!  Put in Winter Warmer in the promo box on the booking section and be prepared to see an amazing deal.  image

Fly in to Norwich Airport, Norfolk is the BEST place to be.

It’s official, Norfolk is a great place to be.

We’re now taking bookings for Autumn of this year and for 2016. It’s been a very busy start for Pine Cottage. For those who want to fly here, we offer a collect and return service to Norwich Airport. Perfect for those who want to fly in from Amsterdam and other European destinations.

Norwich, a Fine City.

We had a well earned rest today and spent some quality time in our beautiful city.
Trawling down Elm Hill and along the river with the sun shining- absolute bliss.
This was followed by a sneaky preview of the film, “Spy” which entertained us before a lovely meal in Oliver’s, the restaurant, “Upstairs in Bedford’s” which is a stunning 17th Century venue for drinks or a meal. Mr. Luxury Holiday
Cottage had slow cooked local pork and I had sea bass and scallops. It’s well worth a visit.

Wroxham

Visit the fantastic swans at Wroxham Bridge then shop at the world famous, "Roy's of Wroxham." Eat your fish and chips and watch the boats going under the bridge.

Visit the fantastic swans at Wroxham Bridge then shop at the world famous, “Roy’s of Wroxham.”
Eat your fish and chips and watch the boats going under the bridge.