Just half a mile from Holme-next-the-Sea’s long tranquil sandy beach with its dunes and marshes, this attractive turn-of-the-century family house stands in 1½ acres of colourful, well-tended gardens. Retaining many original features such as panelled doors and open fireplaces, it is ideally situated for exploring the delights of west Norfolk. There is a golf course, bird sanctuary and an inn available locally in Holme-next-the-Sea.Hunstanton (4 miles) is an attractive Victorian seaside town with a friendly atmosphere. It offers those who prefer a more relaxed seaside holiday, bowls, concerts, and the pretty Esplanade Gardens overlooking the sea; or for the more active, there is a fun fair, Sea Life Centre and Oasis sports centre with both indoor and outdoor swimming-pools. The Princess Theatre has Summer season shows, celebrity concerts, country music specials and a Christmas pantomime. ’Sunny Hunny’, as it is affectionately known by locals is famous for its striped cliffs, golden sands and clear water. The coastal village of Brancaster (5 miles) offers superb sailing, with boat trips to the nature reserve on Scolt Head Island available from the staithe.King’s Lynn (17 miles) was one of England’s premier ports as far back as the 12th century, and this sense of maritime history is still visible today. Medieval merchants’ houses stand next to the river between cobbled lanes, and the renowned Custom House provides a landmark for the fishing fleet, as it has done for centuries. Shop ½ mile.