Friday, 9 March 2012

A Long Weekend In Norfolk

I wanted to blog about my little trip with Albert up to Norfolk the other weekend. I booked the Friday, Monday and Tuesday off work so we had an amazing long weekend and the weather was pretty good too! We stayed in the gorgeous Coopers Retreat in Sheringham, where we have been lucky enough to stay before. Its a lovely house in a great location and its very pretty too!

The house has a lovely beachy feel and the front is so welcoming, from the little signs to the pretty turquoise bench, its all just perfect for a little stay.

I loved the kitchen, its so colourful and very well equipped too. We cooked for ourselves indoors a few nights and went out for dinner a few nights which was a nice mix. Plus the obligatory fish and chips at the beach - well, you have to!

Personally I enjoyed looking at all the stuff on the shelves - love a bit of shelf display!!

One particularly chilly evening we sat up on a cosy sofa with a cup of tea and snuggled up to watch some films...

Then I dug into the extensive stash of Mollie Makes, left for me to read by the lovely owner. Yes, they are lovely, but reading through them all completely decided it for me: they are just toooo expensive!

So we spent some time indoors just relaxing, watching films, cooking and enjoying time together. We also went to the beaches, despite the chill in the air!

Sheringham beach - by far the nicest beach in the area, would be lovely on a sunny summers day :)

On route to Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells harbour where we indulged in our fish and chips!

Watching the birds and admiring the boats...

The lovely pier at Cromer, which, sadly was rather disappointing! I do not recommend a visit to Cromer!

More to follow tomorrow


  1. Gem that looks like a lovely break. The kitchen is full of cheerfulness and fabulour crockery.

  2. It looks gorgeous there! All that Emma Bridgewater stuff in the kitchen and the entrance make it look very homely.

    Gemma x

  3. wowza that norfolk home is a real retreat- beautiful ;0)
    looks like a lovely place for you to stay...A lot of these sea side towns have changed a lot since i was young...i was quite sad to see a lovely sea side town in essex looking very sorry for its self...But Frinton is lovely and the pier at walton is too for rides , an icecream and a walk up the pier ;0)x

  4. I was born in North Norfolk, don't get back there very often, so it is nice to look at you'r holiday photos, and what a lovely kitchen!

  5. What a beautiful place. The cottage looks like came out of a CK catalogue. Glad you had a great time! :)

  6. What a lovely getaway! The house couldn't be prettier or more equipped! Great holiday photos!

  7. Wow gem! What a lovely place . I am going to write this one down as a place to stay with the boys! Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a nice time x

  8. Wow - how did you find that place!!?? The places I normally manage to find have swirly carpets and chipped old crockery! lol! Seriously though, did you book it thru an agency or direct??

    Were there any "pretties" shops that way??


  9. Oh lucky you,Norfolk is one of my favourite places,infact we are going there for a week in April...can't wait! If you think Sheringham beach is good you should go to Holkham,next to Wells...miles and miles of golden sand,dunes and backed by pine trees. You picked a gem of a cottage(sorry,couldn't resist!) :0)

  10. Wow! Looks like a lovely weekend! That house is beautiful! I would love to stay there! Is it hired out sometimes? Can't wait to see more! xxx

  11. wow! Looks like an idyllic break! And aren't you bloody gorgeous! xx

  12. I said it last time and I'll say it again, that house is gorgeous, I can see why you went back x x x x

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