Our Family Staycation at Pembroke Cottage, Norfolk

Last weekend, we jumped in the car and headed to the chocolate box village of Salthouse in Norfolk, for a weekend stay at Pembroke Cottage.


As our car pulled into the farm house style drive way, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. Our life in London, felt like a distant memory as we’ve found our home from home haven. It was time to relax and enjoy some good quality time with the family.

As soon as we stepped over the threshold of the cottage, we were all instantly taken by its beauty. The cottage had a warm rustic feel and pockets of modern luxury which you would expect from a five star hotel such as Soho Farmhouse.

Finn and Olivia were eager to investigate the rest of the house, so they headed upstairs.

Meanwhile, I stopped for a minute to take in the open plan kitchen. It was gorgeous, so well thought out with lots of space. As my eyes moved around the room, the adjoining sitting room looked like the perfect place to close the door to the outside world and relax. Filled with big comfy sofas, pillows and lots of blankets. I could imagine myself enveloped by its comfiness with a glass of red. I loved how every piece of furniture looked like it could tell you a million stories, which you could listen to whilst sat by the fire. It was idyllic.


The kids were super quiet, so we headed upstairs, to find them each in the Scandinavian style built-in bunk beds. Finn announced at this point that he never wanted to leave. Clearly, he was impressed as much as I was. The room had a seat suspended from a beam. It was so cool, the kids loved it. The children’s bedroom was filled with toys, books and games which over the course of the weekend, kept the children thoroughly entertained and all age appropriate too. I was secretly pleased as we decided not to bring any books and not many of our own toys with us.


I left the kids for a moment and ventured into the landing style Library which was filled with books and fun decor which added to the character of the house.


The bathroom was a room just off the Library and I instantly noticed the roll top bath. Like with all the rooms in the cottage, each of the windows gave you panoramic views of the coast line and the stunning landscapes that surrounded the cottage. It was utterly beautiful.

After the kid’s ‘bedtime’, we headed down stairs to watch a movie on Netflix and quite literally chilled with a glass of wine. We had arrived quite late so were grateful for the lovely locally produced goodies which were in the welcome box. We retired to the master bedroom where we slept soundly until the morning.


In the morning, after breakfast the kids enjoyed discovering the play room with the pool table & table football and spend hours on the outdoor trampoline, the swings and go karting down the hill. The cottage is set in an acre of land which was perfect to let the children enjoy the outdoors without us constantly supervising them. Within the grounds was a very stylish looking outdoor shower and a beautiful barbeque area on the veranda, perfect for those afternoons when you fancy a little home cooked food.

There was one more area left to investigate and that was the Annex. The Annex was utterly gorgeous, with a beautifully designed bedroom, bathroom and living area. It was a great extension of the cottage and would have been perfect for the grandparents, extended family or friends. My Mum would have loved it. It is so spacious and very light and airy.

We are quite outdoorsy as a family, so decided to head to the pebble beach which was a 15 minute walk from the cottage. We decided to take the scenic route and walk through the farmers’ fields. When we arrived at the beach, it felt like it belonged to us. It was so secluded.

After a spot of lunch back at the cottage, we took the car to Wells Next The Sea for the afternoon. The beach was a gorgeous white sandy beach and coupled with the fantastic weather, we really had a lovely day. On our way back into the village of Wells Next The Sea, we saw lots of families crabbing. The kids were inspired and wanted to do the same.

We had a list of things to do, so on the Sunday, we went sailing at Blakeney for a spot of Seal spotting. We had never seen so many seals in our lives. It was truly magical to see them swim so close to the boat. We all really loved it. I would highly recommend a visit.

It was almost time for lunch, so we decided to head to Wiveton Hall. What a place. We had a gorgeous lunch in the café and the decided to explore the grounds. There was so much to see and do, including getting lost in the Maize Maze.

Our day was almost over, so we headed home for our tea and a hot chocolate before heading back to London.

Pembroke Cottage is a home from home haven, designed with families in mind. It has everything you need & more. There is a luxurious element that really does put this gorgeous place on the map.

There is so much to keep the little ones entertained both indoors and out. From an interior point of view, the cottage is interior gold. It has a big belly full of warmth, heaps of rustic charm and bundles of character. I feel so lucky to have stayed there and promise to go back!


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