Most people, when you mention Norfolk, think solely of the Broads, the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas, and maybe Norwich City F.C. and Delia Smith. Instead look at Norfolk in a different way. Although it is not the most accessible of counties this is by no means a detractor as this has allowed it to by-passed by the Industrial Revolution and so develop its own distinct character with a wide range of activities to keep you busy, including cycling, sailing, boating, offshore fishing, and with a diverse amount of holiday cottages to rent, farms to stay on, and B&Bs, so with such a lot to do this is an ideal county to explore. Norfolk was one of the richest counties in England in the Middle Ages due to the production of wool and the subsequent trade with Europe, and this affluence can be found throughout the area in the abundance of churches. Self-catering cottages in Norfolk are some of the most picturesque in England - they range from houses to rent in Norwich, cottages by the sea near Great Yarmouth, holiday cottages on the Norfolk Broads, seaside retreats in Cromer, Blakeney cottages to hire, seaside cottages to let near Wells-next-Sea, vacation homes in Fakenham, rental homes near Thetford - these are often thatched Norfolk cottages and provide wonderful places to stay for a great holiday or short break in Norfolk. .