My Weekend Bliss, Postcards from Norfolk!
Last weekend was certainly a blissful affair in Norfolk with my girls. A weekend full of chats, giggles and a good reason to totally switch off (bad wifi played a major role). It was my first time in Norfolk and with my dear friend Carole having decorated her new holiday cottage, it was the perfect excuse to visit. Along with Kate, us three girls enjoyed the sights and of course the food. While the weather was not on our side we still made the most of it and enjoyed being totally windswept by the coast. Here are a few snaps during my two days in Norfolk…
We walked along the Happisburgh beach with the cute and infamous red & white lighthouse overlooking the coast. It’s a gorgeous sandy and quite secluded beach.
Happisburgh has always had massive problems with coastal erosion, and the beach has come about after many years of this. But it has left a beautiful and very unspoilt bay with amazing views of the incredibly picturesque lighthouse.
Oh and Happisburgh is pronounced Haysbrough – go figure!
We were totally windswept like there was no tomorrow along the shingle beach in Cley. The village itself is dominated by the pretty 18th century windmill standing on the edge of the marshes. It is such a lovely walk from the beach to village which I highly recommend. When in Cley you will find a fantastic delicatessen, a bookshop, a couple of tea shops and of course the local pub.
We had lunch at The George Hotel Pub – they do a mean fish & chips 😉
Burnham Market is the main village and known as “Chelsea-on-sea” as it is full of pretty shops. It’s a picturesque place with plenty of places to shop, eat and see. So many cute houses that I couldn’t help but snap all of the pretty doortraits. It is very Instagram friendly for all those Insta buddies out here 😉
The Country Cottage
We stayed at Carole’s cottage situated in East Ruston, named Brimstone Cottage. Carole has just redecorated the whole place and it is such a delight. With beautiful picturesque views over the lake, this cosy two bedroom cottage is the perfect escape from the city.
If you’re looking for a place to rent while visiting Norfolk then I highly recommend this cosy little abode as you will totally not be disappointed. Shame the hostess doesn’t come with it as Carole thoroughly spoilt us 🙂
If you’re looking for a fancy place to eat then I highly recommend The Ingham Swan, we went there on our second night. Make sure to book as it does get busy.