The Local Area
Nature and Bird lovers
- Walk from the cottage, through the reserve, onto the stunning and quiet beach where you may be lucky enough to spot the seals along with many rare birds. Follow the Peddars Way Norfolk Coastal Path or Jump onto the Coasthopper bus which passes through Titchwell and covers the whole north coast from Hunstanton to Cromer, giving you access to all the towns and villages on the way.
- Visit the National Wildlife Trust and Norfolk Ornithological Association reserves at Holme-Next-The Sea, the RSPB at Snettisham or the famous Blakeney Point and Cley NWT. Holkham National Nature Reserve is a must. The present landscape, with its miles of pine forest, was created by the 2nd Earl of Leicester in the 19th century and attract many rare migrating birds.
Families and Adventure
- Titchwell is in easy reach of some of the best beaches the Norfolk coast has to offer with their big beautiful skies and miles of wonderful sands. An easy walk from the cottage, along the pushchair friendly path through the reserve, you will find the quiet Titchwell beach. Other fantastic beaches include Brancaster which is only two minutes up the road with Holme and Thornham the same distance in the other direction. If you are bringing your dog you will be pleased to know that they are welcome on most of the beaches along the coast aswell as many pubs and tea rooms!
- The Peddars way offers miles of walking and the Norfolk cycle path travels through this area of Norfolk. Why not hire bikes at Burnham Deepdale or enjoy crabbing down by the Harbour in Brancaster Staithe.
- If you fancy being a little more adventurous why not try a sailing course, hire kayaks or take a seal watching trip to Blakeney Point. For the brave you could head down to Hunstanton and learn how to kite surf. Alternatively pop over to Wells – next – the sea where you will find the famous beach huts, long sandy beach and dunes. You could stroll to the harbour and organise a fishing trips or just enjoy a portion of fish and chips already prepared! This is also a great spot for crabbing and browsing the little independent shops along the high street. If you want to visit all that the coast has to offer, but would like to leave the car behind, you can jump on the Coast Hopper Bus, which travels from Hunstanton to Cromer, stopping in Titchwell on the way.
- Hunstanton a short drive away, is a typical British sea side resort which offers crazy golf, amusement arcades, fair rides and The Sea life Centre as well as the Oasis swimming pool, great on a rainy day.
Culture and History
- Why not visit Sandringham or Holkham Hall where you can wonder in the beautiful grounds or marvel at the stunning interiors of these stately houses. You may also like to visit the 17th century Georgian town of Burnham Market which lies at the heart of Lord Nelsons Norfolk. Visit Holt and wander around its many antique shops and art galleries.
- The National Trust offers you Gunby Hall and Gardens, Sheringham Park and just 2 miles away The Brancaster National Nature Reserve.
- Also of interest are the many churches dating back as far as Saxon times such as St Marys at Burnham Deepdale with its pre 1066 round tower, Norman font and medieval stained glass.
- The North Norfolk Coast has become a gastronomic mecca where you can buy all manner of locally produced seafood, meat and vegetables.
- The cottage is a short walk from two well known places to eat, Briarfields Hotel and the acclaimed Titchwell Manor where you can enjoy a full or taster menu.
- In Brancaster you will find the cosy Ship Inn or head in the other direction to Thornham where you are spoilt by a selection of pubs and Restaurants including Marco Pierre Whites Lifeboat Inn and the Orange Tree. Also in Thornham you will come across a local farm shop as well as the The Village Deli. Visit the famous Georgian towns of Burnham Market where you will find the famous Hoste Arms as well as a well respected butchers, bakers and fishmongers.
- At the end of the summer, Holkham Hall hosts the annual North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, a celebration of all that is best about food reared, grown, caught or made in North Norfolk.