Whether a holiday for the whole family or a romantic getaway…


There is always a decision to be made between catered and non-catered holiday accommodation.A holiday should be stress free, hassle free, and exactly what you need to unwind. Often this looks different for everyone.

For some it’s sunbathing on a beach without lifting a finger, and for others it’s the cosiness and freedom of a luxurious holiday cottage. Here are 5 reasons why we think a self-catering holiday cottage in Norfolk is the best choice for your next trip away!

1) Enjoy the luxury of more space

Often a self-catered holiday will mean you can afford a much more spacious living area compared to a hotel room or BnB. Our holiday cottages sleep up to 18 so there is plenty of room for activities! You will also have much more flexibility when it comes to when/where you have your meals, which means you set the schedule for your holiday and are not dictated by dinner times.


2) Know exactly what you’re eating

With a self-catering holiday you know exactly what you’re getting. You can source your own quality ingredients and try local produce that you might not know about otherwise. If you are thinking about staying with us at The Fring Estate, we have an in-house Fring Larder providing meat and other produce directly from the estate. This is all fresh, seasonal ingredients to make your meals truly special.

In addition, you will be able to provide for any dietary requirements that may be harder to accommodate with a set menu.


3) Try local restaurants

If you have paid for catering, you may feel obliged to use the restaurant/buffet/breakfast for every meal. This can mean you miss out on exploring the food that the local area has to offer, and Norfolk has some of the best restaurants and pubs in the UK. To add a touch of luxury to your cottage holiday at The Fring Estate, we also have a private catering service offering bespoke meals cooked in your holiday home. The flexibility of self-catering accommodation means that you can try all these options whilst you stay with us!

Happy dog running through the Fring Estate

4) Dog friendly cottages

All our properties are dog-friendly, which may be harder to find if you’re looking for a fully catered holiday. Self-catering holiday cottages at The Fring Estate are fully equipped for your furry friends.


5) A sense of privacy

If you’re looking for a bit of privacy on your holiday a self-catering option is the way to go. The Walled Garden Cottages are perfect for a large group or family whilst also maintaining a sense of privacy with a secluded location. For couples The Potting Shed might be a good, self-catered option. The Potting Shed is a romantic Norfolk getaway with the privacy of an outside bath, so you can rest assured your luxurious romantic break won’t be interrupted.


Like the sound of a self-catering holiday cottage in Norfolk?

Take a look at our full range of properties and get in touch to book your next holiday! We have a range of personalised services and estate facilities to accommodate every guest’s unique requirements.