We spent the first half of our Easter holidays in Gunthorpe, Norfolk. It wasn’t quite the weather we had last Easter, but we did get one whole day of dry. We went away with friends and stayed in a beautiful cottage, Clare Cottage, that we hired from Norfolk Country Cottages. It was the perfect way to relax, ready for the last term of school.
The cottage was amazing, it felt huge. Considering we were a party of 8, the property felt really spacious. The lounge was big, with plenty of space to sit around the gorgeous log fire and the dining table sat all 8 of us which was fabulous. There was also a play room and a huge utility area. Perfect for drying our rain coats and muddy wellies. On arrival, we were welcomed by a huge basket of chocolate Easter eggs and a very scrumptious chocolate cake (homemade). It was a lovely touch.
The grounds made for a perfect Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday morning. The back garden was split into 4 main areas: the left hand side of the house has a really amazing stone bench and table creation with views of the lovely flowers. The right hand side has a huge wild area with space around it, the children loved it because they could run around it, it acted like a track. The south of the garden was perfect for our games of Croquet and you could walk down to the bottom where there is a bridge and stream. It was perfect for playing pooh sticks! Then past the gate a huge field full of Mumma Sheep and their baby lambs. It was so amazing waking up and watching the little lambs bouncing all over the field.
You can see a little video of Clare Cottage that I put on YouTube, it shows the amazing grounds around the cottage at the beginning. Then a little of what we got up to with the kiddies. It was really fun. The peace and quiet, the sound of the amazing countryside, it can really only be captured in a video.
We had a really fun week, despite of the rainy weather. We made the most of the wonderful places around us. Gunthorpe is near the north coast, so we went to the beach a few times. We went to our favourite beach, Wells-next-the-sea and Salthouse too. It is also near Fakenham, which came in handy as we utilised the soft play too.
Our week away in photos
These are some of my favourite photos of our holiday in Norfolk, some fabulous memories made. We cannot wait to go back. I would love to know what you got up to over the Easter holidays, in the comments below or on social media: @mummyconstant.
Katy - Hot Pink WellingtonsApril 16, 2018
It looks like YOU HAD a wonderful trip away! Norfolk is on my list for next year, I love a good beach whether it’s sunny or not. And the cottage looks beautiful, so cosy and I love the little touch with the easter eggs. There are so many wonderful places to explore in the UK, we really are so lucky with where we live.
MummyConstantApril 16, 2018
It was brilliant. We loved it. thank you so much for the lovely comment. I agree. So many lovely places to explore we are lucky xx
Ria RamseyApril 16, 2018
Laura JeffsApril 16, 2018
I visited 🙂 xx
jennie clarkApril 16, 2018
i visited. this place looks perfect
michelle twin mumApril 16, 2018
It looks like you had a great time.We stayed in Norfolk for the first time last year and want to go back and explore more. Mich x #Countrykids
Wise WaysApril 17, 2018
What a fab place & beautiful photo’s & memories to keep
DonnaApril 17, 2018
Oh it looks like you had such a lovely break – and what a beautiful place to stay. I love the yellow front door! x
DebbieApril 17, 2018
Hi Sonia, what a lovely place to stay and make memories. Your photos are lovely, the one of the four children sat on the wall is lovely, but the one of the two children splashing in the puddle is my favourite. It looks like it was just as well the cottage had a place for muddy wellies!
Thank you for linking up with #keepingittreal.
Charlene MerrallApril 17, 2018
This looks so perfect x
jOApril 17, 2018
What a pretty cottage, it looks a fabulous place to spend a week with so much to do in the area. #CountryKids
Sara | mumturnedmomApril 17, 2018
My husband and I had several lovely holidays in Norfolk before we had kids. It’s a lovely part of the World. Looks like you had a wonderful break, gorgeous photos. #countrykids
Fiona CambouropoulosApril 17, 2018
I don’t know Norfolk at all but it cooks like beautiful rolling countryside and sandy beaches. What a perfect get a way with friends for a fun time for the adults and the kids. Everyone looks very happy despite the obvious cold weather and what a perfect garden for a Easter Egg Hunt. I can see why you are looking to return.
Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids
Zoey pApril 18, 2018
Looks a great place to explore
FlyingkidsApril 20, 2018
What a cozy place! perfect for a fun and relaxing family getaway.
Mudpie FridaysApril 21, 2018
That looks like a big cottage! Glad you had a great time, the fact that its near the coast is a must for us when we look for a holiday home as such. Love the fact that you didnt let the weather hold you back. We had a weekend break in norfolk over easter too! #Ordinarymoments