The Firs is located on the outskirts of the village of Briston in the countryside yet in walking distance of the village pub and excellent shops.
Easy access to the famous North Norfolk beaches, the historic market town of Holt, the Norfolk Broads and the historic city of Norwich.
Enclosed, safe garden and off-road parking for 3 cars.
Briston is a large village in a wonderful position in North Norfolk. It really is central to so much in the area.
The village has an excellent pub, village store, post office, fish and seafood shop, proper bakery and superb butchers. All are in walking distance of The Firs. There are bus links to most of the important places locally and beyond. We have found the villagers to be very friendly and helpful.
Briston is a five minute drive from the historic Georgian market town of Holt, which has really interesting shops to browse around. There is even a traditional department store, plenty of tempting tearooms and a good sized Budgens. There is an excellent fish and chip shop a few minutes drive away in Melton Constable.
North Norfolk’s famous coastline is within easy reach, being 15 minutes from Blakeney and Cley which are popular for their walks, pubs and restaurants. For those wanting the beach, a trip to the beach at Wells-next-the-sea (20 mins.) provides an excellent day out as well as a nice place to stroll in the evening as does the nearby beach at Holkham. The larger traditional seaside resorts of Sheringham, Cromer and Hunstanton are close by too.
There are numerous activities suitable for young children nearby such as seal trips, steam train rides & sandcastles on the beach. Older children will love the Muckleburgh collection, crabbing on the quays and playing hide and seek in the sand dunes. For teenagers there are good leisure facilities nearby such as swimming, cinema and ten-pin bowling.
For shopping, Norwich is close by (25 mins.) and offers an excellent mix of major department stores and small boutique shops as well as being of historical note. If you still want more, Wroxham (often called the capital of the Norfolk Broads) is an easy drive (25 mins.).
Briston is in the centre of picturesque countryside and a short drive will take you to some fantastic scenery and villages such as Thornage, Burnham Market, Stiffkey and Cley-next-the-sea. The Stody Estate opens in May for spectacular gardens and The Thursford collection is worth a visit and, of course, their famous Christmas show.
Around North Norfolk
Where do you start? There are so many diverse places and activities to see and do that it is impossible to list them all but you can find details on the many websites that cover the area. For those who want more an active break there are excellent opportunities from cycling to sailing to kite surfing. Of course, the main attractions of this area is the miles and miles of sandy beaches which never seem to get busy and the fantastic bird watching. Golf is available at Sheringham.
If you have been to North Norfolk before you will know what it has to offer, but even for the those who have visited previously, there is always something new to discover.
The coast of North Norfolk is famous for its miles of sandy beaches, salt marshes with abundant wildlife and numerous coastal walks. Inland there are picturesque English villages and towns which are perfect for window-shopping or staying longer to sample the local fayre. There are many wonderful stately homes to visit such as Holkham Hall, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall. The royal residence at Sandringham is open to visitors most of the year. Also worth noting are The Shell Museum, Norfolk Lavender, Letheringsett Mill, Pensthorpe Waterfowl trust (as featured on BBC Nature Watch), The Wildflower Centre and…. the list goes on!!
More information can also be found in the information folder in The Firs.