JANUARY BLOG (by Carol Bacon)

How to beat those January Blues

So, its cold outside, dark when you wake and dark before you return home from work. You have followed the media and have removed alcohol for a dry January. Or have you taken to a meat and dairy free diet to follow the hoards during the month of Veganuary? Really…

I am totally enjoying Ginuary, taking full advantage of the deals and offers in the many top-quality eateries here on the Royal Coast of Norfolk, and very naughtily not homing in on the vegetarian dishes of the menu.


The world seems to have gone totally mad over a mature gentleman taking a drive out on his estate nearby (leave him alone, he is someone’s grandpa and great grandpa remember), but hey, at least it got everyone talking about something else other than Brexit. The spotlight deflected for a very short while from the wonderful job our fine politicians are doing to give Noel Edmunds a run for his money on Deal or No Deal!

Brexit, who really knows what the future will hold? The media try to scare us with ‘what ifs’. It all has a doom and gloom feel to me like the “Millennium Bug” when we stepped from the 20th into the 21st Century, and those of us who were old enough to remember or young enough not to have forgotten remembering how that all ended…EXACTLY. Whispers of a second referendum are circulating, seems to me that if that goes ahead will they then call a third, fourth and fifth one until they get the outcome they want. Democracy at its finest.


So, why not shrug off the winter blues and start thinking about a holiday in this fine part of the UK. The range of holiday homes is varied, there is sure to be one which suits your requirements. So, use the search facility, click through here to our home page and start planning your 2019 Brexit Free Zone break now. We love to chat about our properties so why not call Carol, Sandra or Julie on 01485 534267 and let us help you plan your stay here in Norfolk.






December Blog

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Where did this year go? With Christmas just, a week away I can hardly believe that 2018 is almost over. The time is upon us to make sure we have bought gifts for all those people we haven’t spoken to for a year, buying them something they neither need nor want. We then must feign surprise and glee when we open the pressie to ensure we don’t upset anyone and to guarantee we get a pressie again next year so the whole vicious circle starts again.

So, let all your friends and family know now, break the chain, knock the gift buying on the head. Trust me they will be relieved that you are releasing them from an unwanted financial burden at this time of the year. When you see each other this Christmas for a warm mince pie and Christmas drink you can tell them all that you are going to use the money in 2019 to help pay for a well-earned holiday on the Norfolk Coast.

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Once you have gotten over the surprise that no one is upset at not receiving a present you can sit down and choose where you want to go and which property from our vast portfolio of holiday homes is going to suit you and your family best.

If you book before the end of January 2019 you could receive an early booking discount on many of our properties. If there are just two of you planning to get away some of our larger properties offer a couple’s discount if you will only be using one bedroom during your stay too. The discounts offered only apply to full weeks booked and are not valid for the main summer season. Click on the “offers” tab on the above menu bar and view the dates which are applicable to these offers.

Once you decide where you want to stay either call us direct (we all know the properties well and will be able to answer any questions you might have about them on the telephone) or book using the online booking engine on this website.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year to you all, we look forward to hearing from your soon when you call to book your well-earned 2019 break. 

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November Blog

Don’t forget to bring your best friend too…                 Shaking dog3       

Having recently acquired a dog for the first-time last year, my sister and her family had a dilemma this summer, holiday in the UK and take the dog or fly abroad as they always do and leave him behind in Kennels. Imagine my surprise when I asked how much it cost to kennel him for the week and was told £250! When I let out a sharp squeal my sister quickly retorted “he was in a VIP suite”. The images that then rapidly flashed through my mind of Peanut sitting on his throne being pampered within an inch of his life made me chuckle. Peanut did enjoy his holiday too, but not quite as much as the holidays they have since enjoyed in the UK in one of the many holiday homes which now welcome pets as standard.

Here at Norfolk Holiday Homes we have 60 holiday properties of which more than half now accept pets throughout the year. We do charge a small fee (minuscule in comparison to the VIP suite Peanut enjoyed) of £25-£30 per week, which allows the housekeepers to spend more time making sure the properties are deep cleaned thoroughly in between each let, with all traces of pet hair, muddy nose prints and footprints removed ready for the next guests. Many of our owners are dog lovers themselves so you might even find a doggy treat on arrival. We also appreciate that you may have more than one or two dogs in your family, so some of our owners are more than happy to welcome more than two dogs. All we ask is that you call us direct and ask first, don’t just assume that your pack of huskies will be welcome in all our dog friendly properties.

In our very splendid part of the UK (North West Norfolk), an extremely high percentage of businesses, attractions, pubs and eateries welcome dogs with open arms. The beaches, whilst having access restrictions at the height of the Summer, have no access restrictions for dogs in the Autumn, Winter or Spring so you can let them run for miles along the coast www.explorenorfolkuk.co.uk/dog-friendly-beaches.html . All we ask is that you be considerate when returning to your holiday home, I don’t think our owners would appreciate a doggy “Jackson Pollock” refresh to the décor in their beloved holiday homes.

A few things we ask you to think about before you leave home, please don’t forget to pack your dog’s bedding, throws etc and remember the beaches lead to the wet stuff so a doggy towel would not go amiss to help remove the sea and sand from your dog’s coat. Water and food bowls will be missed if you don’t pack them and of most essential those poopy, scoopy bags will most certainly be required. Most of our dog friendly properties have secure, pet friendly enclosed gardens. All we ask is that you leave it as you find it with no extra presents left for the next guests whose over inquisitive children will no doubt enjoy making mud pies with what you have left behind! 

Pets welcome’ does not always mean throughout the house, owners are encouraged to add a stair gate if pets are not allowed upstairs. Hopefully it goes without saying that pets are not encouraged on furniture especially beds. You have included your dog as part of the family on your holiday, so leaving them in the property or garden alone is not permitted.

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Finally, not chestnuts roasting by an open fire, but Peanut enjoying the prime spot by the wood burner…

With so many properties to choose from, if you can’t make up your mind or need more information give Sandra, Julie or Carol a call on 01485 534267 so you and your four-legged friends get the property which suits you best.


October Blog

British Summer Time Ends…                        

As an exceptionally busy season closes we are now taking a breath which finds us able to post our very first blog.

There goes another summer, blistering hot weather which most of us appreciated by having a “staycation”. Most would agree that an hour or two driving to our beautiful Norfolk Coastline is one well spent given the alternative of wasting most of the first and last day of any vacation abroad spent at an airport. Once you arrive at your exotic destination and send a bragging text to your nearest and dearest at home telling them the temperature you receive one back confirming it is hotter here in the UK!!

So, with hopes of many hot Summers to come in the UK why not get the best deals and the best properties now by booking one of our unique holiday homes. The team at Norfolk Holiday Homes has over 100 years combined experience in the tourism and leisure industry and all three of us (Sandra, Julie and Carol) are able to discuss in finer detail each of our individually owned properties (yes, we have visited each one of them). So, leave nothing to chance, call and discuss your requirements we can help you to select the right accommodation for your personal needs.      

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 View across the Beach from our popular 'Sunset Beach Retreat' which sits right on the sand at Heacham with magnificent panoramic views of the 'Wash'.  A perfect seaside retreat for families or couples.


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