Butterfly Cottage is one of many properties which overlook the village green of Aldborough in the heart of north Norfolk. The Garden Annexe is situated behind Butterfly Cottage, overlooking our large garden.
From here you are within easy reach of the coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, the market town of Aylsham and the popular town of Holt with its quaint and specialist shops.
A nine mile trip takes you to Wroxham where you can enjoy the vast waterways of the Norfolk Broads. To really make a day of it you could take the Bure Valley Steam Train from Aylsham to Wroxham.
National Trust properties abound. Aldborough is situated midway between Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. A short drive will take you to the Lutyens designed Sheringham Park and after a half hour drive you can visit Holkham Hall, or venture a bit further for a glimpse of the Queen at Sandringham!
Mannington Hall, close by, is well known for its walks & trails and beautiful gardens (including a wonderful collection of roses).
If you are going to a wedding, we are quite happy to arrange button holes from a local florist or if it's your birthday, how about flowers, chocolates or champagne delivered to your room? Taxis can be arranged and reservations made for local restaurants.
The historic city of Norwich is only half an hour south and is a popular shopping and cultural centre with theatres, cinemas, museums and churches, notably the Theatre Royal, the Castle Museum, and, of course, Norwich Cathedral.
If you are looking for all the fun of the fair then Great Yarmouth is for you, but if you prefer the quieter life, the bird and seal sanctuaries at Blakeney and Cley may appeal.
There are opportunities to fish at two private lakes nearby and for horse riding.
We shouldn't forget to mention the abundance of country pubs and great restaurants!
Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something to interest you in this fascinating corner of England.