Our properties would suit a wide variety of people on business and leisure trips, with easy access to Norwich city, the Norfolk Broads and the coast making them particularly suited to cyclists, walkers and retired people. With it’s countryside location within easy reach of many of Norfolk’s attractions, Pine Lodge is ideal for a romantic short break or couples with a baby.
Pine Lodge is 15-20 minutes drive from Norwich city and there is easy access from the A140 and the A11 from London. It is also easily accessible by taxi from Norwich or Hoveton and Wroxham stations, and buses run intermittently throughout the day from Norwich and North Walsham. The nearest airport is Norwich International, which is just a ten-minute drive away. At the Airport you will also find a park and ride service into Norwich city centre.
If you have energy to spare, Norfolk is perfect for walking, sailing or cycling, but if you’re looking to slow the pace of life then just wander around the pretty market towns and quaint seaside villages or find your chosen view and sit and watch the world go by.
The wonderful Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall are close by, and our local village church has a large number of impressive 17th century memorials as well as an unusual 13th century Black Abbess statue. It also has a large selection of second-hand books and other items for sale. The local area offers a great selection of golf courses, horse riding schools, wildlife reserves, historic buildings, farmer’s markets and fishing spots.
There are a number of very good pubs and restaurants nearby, especially The Marsham Arms, The Fox and The Chequers. Shops are can be found in Horsford, Wroxham, Aylsham and North Walsham and the picturesque Georgian towns of Holt and Aylsham only a short drive away.
We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, farmland, winding lanes and pretty villages and those famous wide skies studded with iconic Norfolk windmills.
Copious areas of wildlife are near to us. We can recommend Strumshaw Fen, Horsey Beach, Blakeney Marshes, Easton Hall,
Pine Lodge is ideal for exploring this part of Nelson’s County. For active travellers, there are many miles of dedicated cycle paths nearby. There are several picturesque walks from the house, including a 30-minute walk across the common to a choice of pubs. Maps can be found in the cottage.
We are also just 8 miles from the medieval City of Norwich, steeped in history alongside a wide range of modern shopping opportunities and eateries. Norwich, which is known as the ‘Fine City’, has two inspiring cathedrals, a famous castle and museum. Visit Elm Hill with its cobbled streets, travel on a riverboat cruise on the Wensum, go shopping or see the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts.
The beautiful North Norfolk coast is easily accessible by car and the nearest beach is only a 30 minute drive. The seaside bucket-and-spade towns of Great Yarmouth and Cromer are only a short drive away, or you can head north to discover North Norfolk’s salty marshes, miles of golden beaches and stunning coastal paths.
Cromer and the Pier
There has been a pier or jetty at Cromer since 1391! The current pier, opened in 1901 is 495ft long and hosts all the usual seaside attractions as well as the RNLI Lifeboat Station and Pavilion Theatre with its famous seaside shows.
A Trip on the Norfolk Broads
The famous Norfolk Broads are about 15 minutes by car. A half-hour drive will take you to Wroxham, where boats can be easily hired for exciting day trips. Whether it’s for relaxation or to celebrate a special occasion, a trip on the beautiful Norfolk Broads is a delightful experience at any time of the year.
Ranworth is a pretty Norfolk village with the 14th Century St Helen’s Church offering spectacular views from the tower. Learn about the Broads and spot wildlife at the nearby Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre complete with a boardwalk perfect for exploration. We are half an hour from the Norfolk Broads, Britain’s Magical Waterland, where you can hire a range of craft to get out on the water and enjoy the unique landscape, renowned for its wildlife.
Roy’s of Wroxham
Shopping in a unique way which is quaint and memorable. Virtually all the shops are run by the same family firm.
Great for all with a wide range of individual shops and studios including traditional and contemporary crafts, gifts, food & drink. Also a junior farm, mini golf and seasonal funfair. Watch craftsmen at work and sample the delicious home-made cooking in the restaurant.
An award-winning forest of fun and outdoor adventure with treehouses, zip wires and lots more.
Bure Valley Railway
Norfolk’s longest 15-inch gauge line between Aylsham and Wroxham. An 18-mile round trip through the picturesque Bure Valley following the river and stopping occasionally at small country villages