Self Catering Accommodation in Hunstanton
Self catering in Hunstanton has been a holiday staple for Norfolk and surrounding residents for decades now. But the reach of Sunny Hunny extends far further afield.
And no wonder, when you look closer into this fascinating seaside town – and the neighbouring village Old Hunstanton – which boasts plenty of fun facts. The entire town, for example, is named after a river which is a mere three miles long (River Hun). Here are some of our other favourites:
Colourful striped sea cliffs. A visit to the beach in Old Hunstanton is a treat in itself thanks to all that lovely powdery gold sand, but turn around and you’ll see a beautiful display of red, white and orange striped cliffs. The orange shade is carrstone while the white is simply chalk, and the red limestone. Hang around and you’ll spot a lovely bright green shade to add to the mix too, thanks to seaweed clinging to the rocks and revealed by low tide.
Annual lawn tennis tournament. The town hosts a huge lawn tennis tournament every August, bringing crowds of thousands to the town. First started in 1920, the only bigger tournament that can match it in size is Wimbledon (which is, admittedly, bigger). This means, of course, that if you want to book a holiday self catering in Hunstanton during August then you are advised to book your accommodation very early in the year.
The legendary Hunstanton pier. Like all good Victorian seaside resorts Hunstanton boasted a gloriously long pier – up to 800 feet long at one point. And, like most Victorian seaside piers, it caught fire and/or was damaged in storms.Built in 1970 and carrying hundreds of paddle steamer day trippers 12 years later, at one time it also boasted a zoo and miniature steam railway. The storm that was to irreparably damage the pier came in 1978. In 2002 a fire finished it off completely.
UK’s biggest joke shop. Not only is the World of Fun huge, it’s also been around for more than four decades now. Today it has extended to costumes as well, making it even more colourful than ever before. Not only is it the biggest gag shop in Britain, but its other claim to fame is that fart spray originated here.
Fantastic brutalist architecture. Brutalism doesn’t get a good name outside of architecture circles, butSmithdon High School is an exception. Built in 1954 to cope with the Baby Boom years, by married couple Peter and Alison Smithson, it was then known as Hunstanton Secondary Modern School. Today it is a Grade II-listed building, it has been renamed Smithdon, and is still a ‘working’ school. It is regarded internationally as a fine example of New Brutalism with its quirky design and abundance of glass and steel.
Where to stay in Hunstanton
And on the subject of architecture… at Norfolk Coast Holiday Cottages we can offer you a selection different properties in which to stay during your holiday spent self catering in Hunstanton.
You can choose to be a mere three-minute walk from the shore in the Old Lighthouse, or overlooking Hunstanton Golf Course in three of our pretty cottages. Then again, another of our properties – the Hippisley Hut is in the village of Old Hunstanton itself.
All our properties offer self catering in Hunstanton, are exceptionally well-cleaned and equipped with most modern amenities. They are also just a short walk from the village, beach and local coastal trail.
For the ultimate indulgence you can order our personal chef and butler service for supper parties of up to eight people and drinks and canapes for up to 20.
We can also provide champagne on arrival, fresh flowers, chocolates, wine, a luxury provisions pack and even birthday cake. Just tell us the occasion and we’ll get you organised.
What to do in Hunstanton
Eating and drinking. If you want a rest from self catering in Hunstanton then there are several impressive eating and drinking establishments to enjoy. These include The Lodge, for laid back, modern dining including take-away pizza and cocktail nights with live music.
Another favourite is the Sunday roasts at Briarfields Hotel and which are famous for miles around. For lunch the Norfolk Deli is hard to beat while you will find plenty of delicious home-baked goodies for afternoon coffee at the Folly Tearoom. The Duck Inn is an award-winning gastro pub just 20 minutes-drive from Hunstanton. And finally, in an effort to cover all tastes, we advise you head to Eric’s Fish & Chips for posh fish and chips.
Book your summer holiday now
Our accommodation, which is all self catering in Hunstanton is available all year round. We do, however, advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.