Why not visit Bure Cottage in winter?
When itís really cold, the river channels around Bure Cottage freeze, the sky is often blue, and the river takes an eerie glow. In snow the window views are magical with a fairy-tale wonderland.
Winter is a romantic time to visit 37 Peninsula Cottages. Booking is easy and can be half price. The cozy cottage heats up fast and stays as warm as toast. Itís still a lot of fun feeding the ducks and swans. Some are so desperate they swim as far as from Wroxham Bridge to snatch your bread.
There is no need to sit in drinking wine, watching DVDs or the many channels of our new 32-inch TV, or catching up on your reading. Visit the fine City of Norwich, only 15-minutes from Wroxham by car or train. Norwich is enchanting in the festive season, and even in freezing February the cobbled alleyways look as charming as ever. With hot chestnuts, buskers with long scarfs, and Victorian lampposts, the city retains the Dickens feel, lost elsewhere.
This time of year itís a pleasure to drive around the Broads with easy parking and little traffic. Queues have disappeared and there is always a table free in restaurants and pubs. Most shops are open and Christmas and New Year see special attractions organized. Like Broads Tours Santa Cruises and Santa & Mince Pie Stream Railway trips on the Bure Valley Railway.
In the long winter evenings, many pubs light generous fires with the sharp crackle of logs and a sweet aroma only experienced in the villages. Everyone becomes friendlier with free time, allowing you to understand Norfolk culture much more easily. If you get snowed in the cottage (there are always ways out!), the Shed is always warm and open with hot coffe or dark winter ales, and only 30-seconds walk away.
Fish are easier to catch in Wroxham this time of year. After the Bure
River cools, many swim into little dykes and channels like the one beside Bure Cottage, and the cold slows their reaction.
The North Norfolk coast can be stunning in winter, and the drive there delightful in a sharp frost or with snow on the trees. The enchanting coastal village of Blakeney has many footpaths to explore among a landscape of marshes, creeks, sand hills and mud banks. Blakeney Point is a nature loverís paradise with a winter colony of grey seals along with many local and migrating birds.
Hunstanton Beach is a treat to walk on a cold sunny winterís morning with the crackle of mussels shells under your boots. Park above the cliff in Old Hunstanton just past the lighthouse, walk along the beach to the new town, and then walk back along the cliff top. The Lighthouse cafť has a wood fire and is open every day of the year.
Blakeney Seal Trips from early February to November. Departing from the picturesque Blakeney harbor or Morston Quay, click here.
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