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rural
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17690 posts since 26/9/06

20 Jul 2020 09:16
pentonville wrote: Winterton-on-sea is great for the SE coast, miles of sandy beach down to the beautifully pikey Hemsby. Also one of the best cider lists in the village pub. And about 20 mins from the broads.

Norfolk is underrated
Rirawin
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9363 posts since 17/7/05

20 Jul 2020 10:23
Yup, North Norfolk coast is lovely i.e. anything north of Great Yarmouth.

The Gunton Arms and The Ingham Swan are pubs well worth visiting if you're in the area.
JustinCredible
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2609 posts since 11/6/08

20 Jul 2020 13:57
We just did 3 days in North West Devon (Saunton Sands / Woolacombe) then 3 days in Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. Got lucky with the weather, swimming in the sea / bodyboarding etc. with the kids. Fantastic break
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

20 Jul 2020 14:37
We just did 3 days in Framlingham Suffolk. Visited Orford, Southwold and all around. Beautiful places.
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

20 Jul 2020 14:39
In st ives blas burgers are good if you want a burger. https://www.blasburgerworks.co.uk
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

20 Jul 2020 14:40
seenmy wrote:
themistake wrote: Any more recommendations for St Ives?

gurnards head which is about 20 mins up the coast from st ives, nice for lunch/dinner and a nights stay

We went for dinner, was massively disappointed given the write ups.
snaye
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10749 posts since 24/10/02

20 Jul 2020 14:43
Southwold is great. Group of us rented a house in similar area to Mob and saw in the New Years.
darko
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980 posts since 4/10/12

posted 20 Jul 2020 15:38, edited 20 Jul 2020 15:38
rural wrote:
pentonville wrote: Winterton-on-sea is great for the SE coast, miles of sandy beach down to the beautifully pikey Hemsby. Also one of the best cider lists in the village pub. And about 20 mins from the broads.

Norfolk is underrated

my friends from work own a big ‘eco barn’ in winterton as a holiday let, it’s great around there

lovely pub, massive beaches, hundreds of grey seals gather on the beach (cool sight) and it’s close enough to visit north norfolk or norwich for day trips if you want

I live in norfolk and work for the organisation who looks after the broads so know the area really well, if anyone wants any recommendations on eating out/pubs/interesting places to visit here then hit me up
themistake
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10688 posts since 20/2/06

20 Jul 2020 16:44
MoB wrote:
seenmy wrote:
themistake wrote: Any more recommendations for St Ives?

gurnards head which is about 20 mins up the coast from st ives, nice for lunch/dinner and a nights stay

We went for dinner, was massively disappointed given the write ups.

Was going to do a bit of walking around that area in the day and book a lunch in.
It looks great

crutch
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450 posts since 22/11/12

20 Jul 2020 16:59
Jubilee pool in Penzance is opening soon, cafe is open for lunch and evening food/takeaway.
Mackerel sky in newlyn for fish
Tremenere sculpture gardens nr Penzance
Totti pizza in Penzance again.
For st ives also the cafe at the headland end of Porthmeor does good pizza
jacko198
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389 posts since 23/10/09

20 Jul 2020 17:13
Any Airbnb's/lettings links that people recommend anywhere of interest in the UK? Would be good to get a load of them posted in the thread.

Looking for somewhere to get away for a weekend literally anywhere other than a city! Coast, mountains, even Wales.
Hanto
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2250 posts since 30/11/09

20 Jul 2020 20:58
JustinCredible wrote: We just did 3 days in North West Devon (Saunton Sands / Woolacombe) then 3 days in Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. Got lucky with the weather, swimming in the sea / bodyboarding etc. with the kids. Fantastic break

Got Lynton/Lynmouth booked for August bank holiday so hoping to do these again when then.

Plus Battle/Rye area the week before.

Time to start using the VW Camper this summer. Cool
bungleski
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329 posts since 21/7/11

posted 20 Jul 2020 21:14, edited 20 Jul 2020 21:14
jacko198 wrote: Any Airbnb's/lettings links that people recommend anywhere of interest in the UK? Would be good to get a load of them posted in the thread.

Looking for somewhere to get away for a weekend literally anywhere other than a city! Coast, mountains, even Wales.

Snowdonia is a beautiful part of Wales and well worth a visit. If you’re only doing a weekend, I’d recommend the Hotel Portmeirion, set in the village of Portmeirion. It’s like nothing I’ve ever been to in the UK. It was supposedly designed to resemble an Italian village, but there’s all sorts of other quirky architecture throughout. The hotel, restaurant and spa were excellent, perfect for a short break.

Sorry, just realised you were looking for Airbnb’s/lettings.
Still might be of interest to other though
kid unknown
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5398 posts since 8/12/01

21 Jul 2020 07:22
darko wrote: I live in norfolk and work for the organisation who looks after the broads so know the area really well, if anyone wants any recommendations on eating out/pubs/interesting places to visit here then hit me up

Any recommendations on boat hire? Something I have always fancied doing but never looked into it properly. Would be for me, the missus and a 4yo.

Actually, has anyone done this and did you enjoy it or not?
MoB
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36865 posts since 31/8/04

21 Jul 2020 07:33
themistake wrote:
MoB wrote:
seenmy wrote:
themistake wrote: Any more recommendations for St Ives?

gurnards head which is about 20 mins up the coast from st ives, nice for lunch/dinner and a nights stay

We went for dinner, was massively disappointed given the write ups.

Was going to do a bit of walking around that area in the day and book a lunch in.
It looks great
we did the walk along the coastline from st Ives to it, incredible walk. Some of that coastline is insane.
darko
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980 posts since 4/10/12

posted 21 Jul 2020 07:54, edited 21 Jul 2020 07:54
kid unknown wrote:
darko wrote: I live in norfolk and work for the organisation who looks after the broads so know the area really well, if anyone wants any recommendations on eating out/pubs/interesting places to visit here then hit me up

Any recommendations on boat hire? Something I have always fancied doing but never looked into it properly. Would be for me, the missus and a 4yo.

Actually, has anyone done this and did you enjoy it or not?

Yeah, look at Herbert Woods and Norfolk Broads Direct if you are looking at hiring for a week or so (Northern Rivers which are busier but more broads-ey) and Waveney River Centre for the quieter Southern Rivers.

For day boats (boat you get for the day and drive around the rivers before returning) there are literally hundreds of choices of boatyard.

It's good fun driving a boat and stopping off at pubs/villages but I would avoid peak summer as the rivers can be full of groups of lads and pissed up people. September or Easter are good times to go. Norfolk is equally beautiful in the winter months but you can't hire a boat then.

Boats used to be effectively floating tents with minimal facilities, but most now have showers, toilets, TVs, electric appliances. etc. They've improved a lot and some are really beautiful to look at, but again don't expect the ritz despite the price (it isn't really a cheap holiday) Laughing out loud

There's a huge canoeing/kayaking/paddleboarding scene here all months of the year, and also open water swimming if that is your thing.

In terms of land accommodation, these are expensive but quite cool places to stay (way out of my budget but I know there's ballers on here) Cool

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/31428561?s=67&unique;_share_id=a25daced-f2c0-46c2-a80a-d63a0440fe53

http://backwaternorfolk.co.uk

+ here is my friend's barn https://www.millfarm-ecobarn.co.uk/barn-holidays/eco-barn

because I basically work in tourism I could go on and on, so if anyone wants more specific recs feel free to PM Smiling
darko
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980 posts since 4/10/12

posted 21 Jul 2020 08:08, edited 21 Jul 2020 08:08
places fukers might like in North Norfolk:

Glandford Art Cafe - really nice vege cafe near Blakeney, cool art for sale http://www.art-cafe.org/#home-section

Gin Trap at Ringstead - Great pub that does nice food and near Ringstead Downs which is a pretty walk - https://www.thegintrapinn.co.uk

Gunton arms - restaurant set in a country park with sculptures and art from famous artists in the grounds and restaurant, https://www.theguntonarms.co.uk

Houghton hall - Stately home and gardens that has artist residences, there's a big Anish kapoor sculpture exhibition there at the moment and they recently had Damien hirst https://www.houghtonhall.com

Sheringham Park - National Trust park, really pretty views and some 'hills' to explore nearby

Pensthorpe Nature Park - good day out for kids, collections of wildlife etc. - https://www.pensthorpe.com

Wells next the sea/Holkham - Wells is a really pretty and popular seaside town and Holkham has huge beaches, voted beach of the year a few years ago
kid unknown
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5398 posts since 8/12/01

21 Jul 2020 08:10
Cheers for the info.

Noob question but assume there are no restrictions on rod fishing from the bOats?
darko
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980 posts since 4/10/12

21 Jul 2020 08:16
kid unknown wrote: Cheers for the info.

Noob question but assume there are no restrictions on rod fishing from the bOats?

not really any restrictions other than the normal fishing season but you can't fish from a powered boat whilst it is moving (known as trolling)

https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/looking-after/managing-land-and-water/recreation-and-tourism/angling
joe6886
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858 posts since 16/11/08

21 Jul 2020 15:13
Anyone seen much of the Peak District? After a nice village with a couple of pub options and some good walks nearby