We all deal with January blues differently. Some people dedicate their time to gruelling new diets and exercise regimes. Others concentrate on getting vicarious vitamin D by scouting out summer destinations on Instagram. You could treat yourself to a holiday after the holidays, by booking a Hall Farm cottage in Norfolk.
The Norfolk Broads is the perfect place for you to concentrate on your ‘New Year—new you’ health kick. Hike through miles and miles of unspoiled wetlands and woods. You could even torture yourself with a bleep test on the beaches – if that’s how you like to spend your holidays. Yet there’s no point starting out a new exercise routine without the right gear. Likewise, if you’re idling January away dreaming about summertime, why not invest in sunglasses and sarongs during the sales?
Hall Farm cottages in Norfolk are situated just outside of Norwich City Centre, where you will find all the high street shops that you’re familiar with alongside some hidden gems. We’re also just a short drive from the World’s Largest Village Store, where you can pick up unique local goods at bargain prices.
Cottages in Norfolk: Your Cheat Sheet for Norfolk Shopping
Norwich City Centre is just a thirty-minute drive from any one of the Hall Farm cottages in Norfolk – or an hour’s bicycle ride if you’re feeling particularly athletic on your shopping trip. If you’re going by car then there is on-street parking available at prices of up to £2.50 per hour. You can also park up in St Andrews or the Forum Car Park which are situated on either side of the city’s main retail area.
One of the main shopping attractions in Norfolk is the Norwich Lanes; a historic warren of independent shops housed in historic buildings. It has attracted innovative and quirky retailers offering everything from artwork to vintage fashion. If you’re hoping to shop traditionally, make sure you explore the Cathedral Quarter and Elm Hill. It’s probably the most photogenic sector of the city with its gorgeous cobbled streets and charming craft stores.
If you’re a connoisseur of the quirky and quaint, make sure you head into the city on one of the six days that the Norwich market is running. It remains the largest open-air market in the country with over two hundred stalls offering an unimaginable array of goods and products at prices that’ll suit you.
There’s also the bustling metropolitan Castle Mall and Chapelfield Shopping Centres if you’re serious about picking up a new pair of running shoes at a cut-price.
Skip the hustle and bustle of heading into the city entirely, if you want. Our cottages in Norfolk are just a 13-minute drive from Roys of Wroxham, one of the most famous local department stores in the country. You can find bargain-price for homeware, toys, and other goods that have been sourced with the local community in mind. You might even be able to pick up a new gym top made especially in Norfolk.
Hall Farm Cottages in Norfolk
Hall Farm Cottages was born in the Norfolk Broads almost 20 years ago. Since then, we have been offering rustic cottages in Norfolk to holiday goers that want to experience the natural splendor of the East coast in comfort and style.