About the Local Area
Hoveton Hall Estate is surrounded by beautiful countryside, farmland, winding lanes and pretty villages and those famous wide skies studded with iconic Norfolk windmills. We are just minutes from the Norfolk Broads, Britain’s Magical Waterland, where you can hire a range of craft to get out on the water and enjoy the unique landscape, renowned for its wildlife.
Hoveton is also just 10 miles from the medieval City of Norwich, steeped in history alongside a wide range of modern shopping opportunities and eateries. The seaside bucket-and-spade towns of Great Yarmouth and Cromer are only a short drive away, or you can head north to discover North Norfolk’s salty marshes, miles of golden beaches and stunning coastal paths.
If you have energy to spare, Norfolk is perfect for walking, sailing or cycling, but if you’re looking to slow the pace of life then just wander around the pretty market towns and quaint seaside villages or find your chosen view and sit and watch the world go by.
East View Farm
If you ever find we are fully booked but you want to stay in the area, East View Farm is the perfect choice for luxury self-catering cottages. Based in Ashmanhaugh and offering 5* accommodation for either two or six people, it is a great place to stay and explore this beautiful part of the country.
Whether or not you are coming with the whole family, there is something here to suit everybody. Here are some of our favourite Norfolk attractions, all within easy reach:
Serenity Charter (4 miles)
Whether it's for relaxation or to celebrate a special occasion, a trip on the beautiful Norfolk Broads is a delightful experience at any time of the year. Serenity Charter offer the very finest first class Norfolk Broads champagne cruises on board a stunning 35 foot luxury sports cruiser - complete with complimentary champagne reception and fully qualified personal skipper. Serenity Charter also offeres a mouth watering selection of food upon request. Serenity Charter is based in the delightful village of Horning, just a few minutes by car from Hoveton Hall.
BeWilderwood (3 miles)
An award-winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure with treehouses, zip wires and lots more.
Bure Valley Railway (2 miles)
Norfolk's longest 15-inch gauge line between Aylsham and Wroxham. An 18-mile round trip through the picturesque Bure valley following the river and stopping occasionally at small country villages.
Cromer Pier (18 miles)
There has been a pier or jetty at Cromer since 1391! The current pier, opened in 1901 is 495ft long and hosts all the usual seaside attractions as well as the RNLI Lifeboat Station and Pavilion Theatre with its famous seaside shows.
Ranworth Broad – Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre (9 miles)
Ranworth is a pretty Norfolk village with the 14th Century St Helen’s Church offering spectacular views from the tower. Learn about the Broads and spot wildlife at the nearby Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre complete with a lovely boardwalk perfect for exploration.
Wroxham Barns (2 miles)
Great for the whole family with a wide range of individual shops and studios including traditional and contemporary crafts, gifts, food & drink. Also a junior farm, mini golf and seasonal funfair. Watch craftsmen at work and sample the delicious home-made cooking in the restaurant.
Norfolk Food and Drink
We’re happy to recommend some of our favourite eateriesand places to buy fabulous Norfolk food and drink:
The Ingham Swan (9 miles)
A 14th century thatched former Coaching Inn, now a restaurant serving modern British cuisine Passionate about serving good, honest food dedicated to seasonality, reasonably priced, in a relaxed setting with personal service to match.
Bure River Cottage Restaurant (Horning, 4 miles)
A child-friendly restaurant close to the River Bure, serving exclusively seafood, freshly caught in Norfolk and Suffolk. Wonderful seafood and lovely views in a peaceful setting.
Swannington Farm to Fork (18 miles)
Award winning butchers and farm shop with the emphasis on quality, taste, animal welfare and food-miles. Farm to Fork & Fish at Horstead sells top quality meat plus fresh local fish, deli items, seasonal produce and ready-to-cook meals.
Kings Head (Coltishall, 4 miles)
A 17th century inn whose menu includes seafood, rare breed pork from Happy Hog and beef from the Marshes next to the Inn. The homemade desserts are not to be missed.
Recruiting Sergeant (Horstead, 4 miles)
The Recruiting Sergeant is an award winning pub and restaurant situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in Norfolk. Matthew and Nicola Colchester and their dedicated team have developed an enviable reputation in the area and the pub is well known for its food quality, frendliness and attention to detail.