Short breaks this autumn in Blakeney

Autumn is a wonderful time to take a short break on the North Norfolk coast

Autumn is one of our favourite times to take a short break in Blakeney. The coast looks and sounds wonderful at this time of year as lots of migrating birds arrive from Europe to spend winter on the marshes. Already the skies are full of the wonderful site and sound of the geese arriving.

On our dog walk this morning a huge flock of geese flew overhead.

We could hear them coming from miles away and the sound and site on this glorious sunny September morning made us stop in our tracks and look upwards. It is a wonderful sight to behold and one of the reasons that we fell in love with this magical part of the North Norfolk coast.

Here are our 3 top tips for things to see and do on the North Norfolk coast in the autumn

  • Go bird spotting- The RSPB nature reserve at Cley is a wonderful free resource that you can use and enjoy. There is lots of information and binoculars you can use and a great coffee shop. You do not have to be a seasoned birdwatcher to enjoy it. Watch the thousands of birds that make the Cley marshes their home or just visits us in the autumn. Great fun and a wonderful place to meet and chat to really knowledgable bird watchers

  • Wrap up warm and go for a beach walk-The North Norfolk coast is blessed with miles and miles of stunning coastline, huge skies and is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the cooler weather and the quieter beaches at this time of year

  • Pop into Holt for a spot of vintage and antique hunting and afternoon tea-Just a 10 minute drive from Blakeney this delightful Georgian market town is full of quirky shops and antique centres. There are lots of places to eat and drink, many of which are dog friendly. The Wells Deli (very dog friendly) in Holt is our favourite coffee shop . We love their peanut stack. Goes perfectly with their wonderful lattes. Or visit the Bywords for their wonderful afternoon tea. Love their scones with clotted cream and jam.

If we have wetted your appetite to visit this wonderful part of the country this autumn then have a look at our late availability offers at Gardeners Cottage in Blakeney

We have had a wonderful summer



Norfolk is experiencing a prolonged heatwave. It is now over 2 months since we had rain which has been fantastic for our holiday guests although quite hard on the cottage garden.

Fortunately, when we planted the garden we picked plenty of drought-resistant cottage garden flowers and plants that grow well in Blakeney's sandy soil such as hollyhocks, lavender, climbing roses, catmints, agapanthus, buddleia (commonly known as the butterfly bush as it is very attractive to butterflies and usually covered in them all summer long) Some of the less drought resistant plants such as the phloxes are struggling and we have to make sure we water them every Friday on changearound day.

Summer school holiday bookings

We are full booked for summer 2018 and have started taking bookings for 2019.

Last minute offers for September 2018

The warm weather looks set to continue well into autumn in Norfolk. We still have a week available commencing the 7/9/18 if you fancy getting away in September for a short break or a full week. See our last minute deals page.