Broadwater Cottage is well-placed for all outdoor pursuits. The beaches along this stretch of Norfolk Coast are exceptional: marram grass covered dunes form a backdrop to vast expanses of golden sand, ideal for swimming, shrimping, walking or just relaxing in the sun.
The bird reserves at Titchwell and Holme are a short distance away, with Scolt Head a boat ride from Brancaster Staithe, a beautiful estuary, very popular with sailors. Other places worth a visit along the coast are Thornham and Wells-next-the-Sea, where working fishing boats may still be seen and Blakeney, famous for its seals.
Walkers will enjoy circular walks in the area and the long distance paths of the Roman Peddars Way and the North Norfolk Coastal path.
The cottage is a short car journey from the historic houses at Sandringham, Holkham and Houghton and ideally placed for cycling either along the coast or inland towards Sandringham or Burnham Market. Local attractions are many including the Seal Hospital, Norfolk Lavender Farm, the Sea Life Centre – all within 15 minutes drive.
The village has a pub, The White Horse, which serves excellent meals, with an extensive childrens play area and beer garden, and there are village shops in the neighbouring villages of Old Hunstanton and Thornham, which stock all essentials.
Take the A149 from Hunstanton and take the second of three turnings left into Holme, this is Peddars Way. At the ‘T’ junction turn right into Kirkgate Street and Broadwater Cottage is 50 yards on the right.