The Poppyland Blog

Hollybrook House is our latest addition new to Poppyland Holiday Cottages.

The cottage sleeps up to eight plus cots. Three bathrooms, spacious kitchen diner and gorgeous relaxing lounge with multi fuel stove. Enclosed garden and off road parking for several cars.

Soon to be live on our website and available to book now. Please email or call for more information.

The house is situated in the village of Aylmerton just a five minute drive to the seaside village of West Runton. Lovely walks from your front door around the Felbrigg Hall estate and lake.








Norfolks Fabulous Coast

Posted March 6th, 2019

Such a variety of of Beaches to enjoy.


Weybourne Beach

Blakeney Seal Trips, Norfolk


Sheringham Viking Festival

Posted February 13th, 2019

Scira Viking Festival, Family Week. 2019.

Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd February

A week full of fun, creativity and learning for the whole family.A packed programme of events has been planned by Sheringham Museum at The Mo.

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Snowdrop walks

Posted January 22nd, 2019

Chestnut Farm West Beckham

Mature 3 acre garden with collections of many rare and unusual plants and trees. 100+ varieties of snowdrops, drifts of crocus with seasonal flowering shrubs. Later, wood anemones, fritillary meadow, wild flower walk, pond, small arboretum, croquet lawn and colourful herbaceous borders.

Open by arrangement.


Walsingham Abby

Snowdrop walks begin in late January and run throughout February with usually at least a week in March. One of the days at the peak of the season is donated annually to a Norfolk charity.

Free admission to Members of Historic Houses, is not applicable on a charity day.

Snowdrop Charity Day 2019

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Blickling Estate

The National Trust-owned Blickling Estate is comprised of the grand country house, built on the ruins of an older property in the early 17th century, and its extensive grounds that includes 500 acres of woodland, 450 acres parkland and 3,500 acres of farmland.

The woodland is dotted with clusters of pretty snowdrops at the end of winter, the perfect accompaniments for a tranquil walk.

Beautiful Norfolk

Posted January 2nd, 2019

A few pictures of our lovely coastline, very varied with lots to see and do any time of the year.

Cromer pier and beach

View from Cromer cliff towards Overstrand

Cromer Beach

Exposed rocks between Cromer and East Runton

Cromer to East Runton

Weybourne Beach

Weybourne Beach

Blakeney sunset


Taken at sunset in Cromer

Evening on Cromer Beach

Seals at Blakeney Point

Seals, Blakeney Point, Norfolk

New Years Day Fireworks 2019

Posted December 26th, 2018

A very popular event and truly unique way to start the New year.

The Cromer fireworks display starts at 5pm

new years day fireworks

Cromer Boxing Day Dip

Posted December 19th, 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Brace yourselves as hundreds of hardy souls are expected to brave freezing temperatures and jump into the sea to raise money for charity. Organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners this event is firmly fixed in the Christmas Calendar.

Meet at Cromer Pier for a warm up run from 9am (optional),  countdown to the dip at 10am

Boxing day dip


Christmas at Poppyland

Posted November 26th, 2018

We still have availability in The Old Bakehouse and Beach Retreat over Christmas for a week or short break.

Christmas at Poppyland

Luxury Spa Treatments

Myblissfulretreat are a visiting spa company offering you bespoke treatments in the privacy of your holiday cottage.

Vicky and her team of therapists have over 15 years experience between them and are excited to deliver you the most relaxing treatments.

To book your spa treatment please visit:

Blickling Estate cycle hire.

cycle hire

Explore the great outdoors with your little ones. The cycle  hire at Blickling, has a wide selection of bikes and equipment available, including children’s bikes and tag-alongs. Cycle hire is open daily from 10am with the exception of 24 and 25 December, located next to the main visitor reception. Just turn up and you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the scenic trails.

Tracy Riches, Poppyland Holiday Cottages, 21 Regent Street, Wickmere, Norfolk, NR11 7ND
Telephone 01263 577473 |

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