The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine’s Day

The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day

Nestled in the heart of Norfolk, Holt is a picturesque town that beckons visitors with its quaint charm and a delightful array of activities. At the Kelling Estate, we’re proud to offer our guests some of the most beautiful cottages located by Holt, perfect for your next romantic getaway.

Holt offers a perfect opportunity for relaxation, allowing you to plan the perfect day out for you and a loved one.

Take a wander around Holt

Holt was recently named the second prettiest town in Britain by The Telegraph, which makes the town a perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

Begin your day by exploring all there is to offer in Holt. We recommend starting at Star Plain Stores, a premier destination for artisan cheese, wine and coffee, so you can start to put together a picnic to enjoy together.

While you are in the area, why not visit some of the local independent stores, antique shops, art galleries, home and lifestyle stores. You will be pleasantly surprised with what is available in the local area for a unique shopping experience.

The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day
The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day

Enjoy a relaxing beach walk

Our cottages are close to the coast, and Norfolk itself is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines. On your romantic break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, why not visit one of our stunning beaches.


Walking along the beach at Holkham is a serene and captivating experience. The stretch of golden sands, backed by picturesque dunes and an expansive blue sky creates a breathtaking coastal panorama.

Holkham’s unspoilt beauty, with its harmonious blend of sea, sky and sand offers a timeless escape into the tranquillity of Norfolk’s coastal wonders.


Unfold the charm of Wells’ coastal treasures, and enjoy the backdrop of colourful beach huts and salt marshes. The wide, sandy beach offers plenty of space for a leisurely stroll, or simply bask in the rejuvenating sea breeze.

Bring your picnic with food items chosen from independent food stores in Holt or even the food hall at our very own Holt Garden Centre – and enjoy a long lunch by the coast. We also bespoke hampers when staying in our cottages, or you can even stop by Holt Garden Centre for a meal in the Garden Terrace Café.

The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day
The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day

Book dinner for two

A romantic break isn’t complete without a dinner for two at one of Norfolk’s local restaurants. Our cottages are perfectly placed to visit any restaurant you please, or why not pick from some of our favourites.

The Dun Cow, Salthouse

The Dun Cow in Salthouse is home to uninterrupted views over the salt marshes, and serves delicious food you can enjoy over a tipple or two.

Their menu takes the most of the local produce available, and we recommend taking a visit when you stay at the Kelling Estate.

Private Dining for Two

If you feel like staying in for an evening, we can arrange for a private dining experience for those staying in one of our cottages.

For extra special occasions, we can arrange for flowers or champagne to be waiting for you on arrival. If you would like further information or to start organising your special evening with us, please contact us on or call 01263 712201.

The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market

Four miles from the beaches of the North Norfolk coast, The Gunton Arms is situated within a one thousand acre deer park, with sculptures by Sol Le Witt, Dan Graham, and Ulrich Ruckreim to name a few. The owners’ passion for art continues within the pub itself and you can enjoy a meal surrounded by works by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Glen Brown and many others.

Cooked with local ingredients and seasonal produce including venison from the deerpark and beef from the local herd at Blickling, The Gunton Arms has a menu which changes daily.

The Suffield Arms, Thorpe Market

The Suffield Arms is a 19th century pub, Mediterranean restaurant and tapas bar located by Cromer, if you fancy something a little different.

A sister restaurant to The Gunton Arms, The Suffield Arms is also home to a saloon bar with an extensive cocktail menu. Visit their website to see their menu with a little something for everyone.

The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day
The Perfect Date Itinerary for Valentine's Day

Cosy up in front of the fire

There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy a relaxing evening with loved ones, our cottages are all equipped with Smart TVs, so you and your partner can cosy up on the sofa to watch a film in front of the fire after a lovely meal in the cottage or out at a restaurant.

Take a look at our romantic cottages, or start booking by visiting our availability page. For more information on our cottages, get in touch with us today.

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