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Hunstanton cottage properties are provided by the rental companies featured below. Visitor will also find a vast selection of self catering cottages and accommodation throughout Norfolk. Some of the sites include special offer sections that feature reductions, discounts and late booking deals.
Cottages 4 You
- 13 Hunstanton cottages
and self catering holiday properties in Norfolk, some of which feature two-person discounts. Other deals can be found in their special offers section with normal booking prices ranging between £300 to £1300 per week.
- 10 Hunstanton holiday cottages
available from Holiday Rentals. They're situated either in the town or nearby villages such as Snettisham. Their range includes farmhouses, a converted windmill and a manor house. Bookings start at about £190 for week-long breaks.
- A few Hunstanton self catering holiday properties (3 at present) including a beach house and two traditional cottages. Weekly booking prices start at around £280 but can rise significantly during high season.
- 5 cottages in Hunstanton and a further 90 situated in the Norfolk area. Their properties vary dramatically in size with some able to sleep up to 25 people. Pets are allowed for most of their holiday cottages and smokers are also permitted for selected properties.
Hunstanton is a seaside resort situated on the Norfolk coast. Originally a fishing port, the town became popular during the 1800s and has remained so ever since. Hunstanton offers visitors a more traditional seaside break and manages to retain much of its Victorian charm.
The town is split into the village of Old Hunstanton and the modern resort
area of Hunstanton. It is the largest of the Norfolk resorts and is the only seaside town which faces West. Its Victorian heritage can still be seen in places like Boston Square as well as many of the houses found on the beach front.
Hunstanton's long promenade
is one of its most notable features and stretches for a number of miles. Other attractions include a funfair and caravan park which thankfully, do not detract from the quaint seaside atmosphere. There's also a leisure centre, swimming pool and sea life sanctuary. Hunstanton also has a small theatre, The Princess which runs concerts and shows throughout the year.
The well-tended Esplanade Gardens
and the high chalk cliffs provide a picturesque backdrop for walkers and ramblers while the large, award winning beach is well-suited to water sport activities and family days out. For more details of Hunstanton visitor attractions, entertainment and outdoor activities, see our summary below.
Hunstanton visitor attractions
This section provides further information about Hunstanton visitor attractions, restaurants, pubs and historical sites is included here with details of admission times and opening hours.
Two cycle routes pass through Hunstanton: National Cycle Route
1 and 30 - maps are available from the Sustrans
website. There are also a number of centres that specialise in water sport activities including a Sailing Club, a Ski-Club and a kite surfing school. For land-based activities see the 18 hole Hunstanton Golf Club - it's a two-ball course for singles and foursomes for most of the week except Tuesdays and tee times should be reserved well in advance.
The Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
is worth visiting and houses penguins, seals, seahorses and otters - discounts are available to those who book online. Snettisham Park
also offers a good day out and is about 4 miles from Hunstanton. It consists of over 300 acres of private gardens and woodland and includes a deer park.
Food and drink
The King William IV in Sedgeford dates back to the early 19th century and retains much of its period charm with log fires and a beamed interior. It serves a small selection of local ales and also features an original pub menu that includes ale pie, mussels and local seafood.
The Gin Trap Inn
, situated in nearby Ringstead
, is also notable and won AA pub of the year in 2006-7. It too has a cosy interior as well as a walled pub garden. For good food see The Neptune Restaurant
- it is one of the best eateries in the area and serves modern european dishes from an imaginative and original menu. Specialties include black pudding, chicken jus and mussels.
History and Culture
Bircham Windmill is about 7 miles from Hunstanton. After falling into disrepair, it was restored to full working order during the late 70s and early 80s. Visitors are now allowed to explore the interior and fan deck - opening times are 10am - 5pm. A little further afield is Hougthon Hall, one-time residence of Britain's first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole
. The grounds, which include a walled garden and deer park have received various awards and are open to the public from 11.30pm to 5.30pm.
Holkham Hall and Bygones Museum
is just over 12 miles from Hunstanton and is home to the Coke family. The extensive estate features a number of countryside and beach walks as well as a cafe, tearooms and a number of gift shops. See the website for more information.
Supermarkets and shops
Hunstanton has a number of supermarkets including a Tesco, Sainsburys and a Budgens. There are also Boots, Alliance and Sands pharmacies for those looking to stock up during their short-break holiday.