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Blickling Bluebells

Posted May 14th, 2018

Blue Festival  19 April – 19 May

Bluebell season at Blickling changes wintered woodlands into a magical sea of blues and purples, offering a perfect opportunity to walk the grounds of one of Norfolk’s historic sites.

Blickling Estate historically known for its links to Anne Boleyn.  The hall its self boasts the national trusts most reputable book collection and its walls are strung with portraits making it the cynosure for all budding artists, historians and book fanatics.

This utopian image was captured at the beginning of May. Commonly known as ‘fairy flowers’ bluebells are thought to have been around since the last ice age, although picking these blue wonders could be costly due to their protection under the law. When in numbers bluebells create an image that can’t be forgotten and is altogether truly magical. The flowering of the bluebell signifies the end of its yearly cycle and its presence proving the site is ancient woodland. Breath taking views such as this can be seen on many of the estates walks and completed with some pub grub or a quick coffee, making it the perfect family day out.

The Buckinghamshire Arms, just opposite the picturesque opening to the hall is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. “The bucks” is a 17th century pub serving scrumptious food that can be washed down with a drink or two before or after heading out to view the bluebells.  If you are more of a tea and cake person the National Trust offers several on site cafes, perfect on a spring day. Blickling estate is only a 10-minute drive from the cottages at Wickmere and can be made an easy walking distance.


A taster video to give you an idea of what you can expect when visiting the beautiful north Norfolk Coast.


Happy New Year

Posted January 3rd, 2018

Thousands of people lined the coastline for another fantastic New Year’s Day fireworks display from Cromer Pier.

2018 Cromer New Years Day

Bookings now being taken for this Year.


New Years Day Fireworks

New Years Day Fireworks

Christmas at Poppyland

Posted December 3rd, 2017

We still have availability in Beach Retreat and Gardeners cottage over Christmas for a week or short break.

Christmas at Poppyland

Brograve Mill August 2017

Posted October 27th, 2017

Brograve Mill is a windpump located on Brograve level within the Norfolk Broads National Park.

Park up at Horsey mill car park and just follow the path.

Brograve Mill

Thank you T for great image.



Sun Setting at Happisburgh

Posted August 9th, 2017

A Proud mother.

Visitors to Swallow cottages

Sandringham Flower Show

Posted June 28th, 2017

The 136th Sandringham Flower Show is to take place on Wednesday the 26th July 2017.

Set in the amazing surroundings of Sandringham Park, visit the museum and  church as well as the show.

Sandringham Flower Show

Show Gardens are always a very popular attraction and can rival any major horticultural show.

Arena acts this year include the K92000 Dog Display Team

Norwich Pipe Band

Bolddogs Freestyle Motocross Stunt Team.

Visit website



Sun setting at Blakeney

Posted May 30th, 2017


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