Summer is upon us and plenty of people will be preparing to flock abroad for their holidays.

But a staycation in the UK can be just as relaxing and offer a great chance to explore unknown spots at home.

Here is a round-up of seven accommodation options to consider for a Norfolk getaway, from hotels to family-friendly campsites.

1. Cley Windmill

Where: Cley-next-the-Sea, Holt NR25 7RP

Cley Windmill has been named one of the country's quirkiest hotelsCley Windmill has been named one of the country's quirkiest hotels (Image: Antony Kelly)

The Cley Windmill was built in the early 19th century but has been converted to offer nine B&B rooms.

There is also a separate cottage with self-catering.

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Three bedrooms are in the circular tower of the mill and the others are in the former store rooms, stables and miller’s accommodation.

In February 2024, it was included in a list of the UK's quirkiest hotels by The Times.

2. Pinewoods

Where: Beach Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1DR

Pinewoods is a family and dog friendly campsite in WellsPinewoods is a family and dog-friendly campsite in Wells (Image: Ian Burt)

The family and dog-friendly Pinewoods campsite can be found between the sand dunes and the port in Wells.

The site, which is a part of the Holkham Estate, offers a fleet of static caravans, six lodges and 116 caravan or motorhome pitches.

There are also beach huts available to hire.

Pinewoods operates in alignment with the surrounding Area of Natural Beauty, welcoming bird watchers and enforcing a torch-only rule at night to protect the skies from light pollution.

3. East Ruston Cottages

Where: Various options between Happisburgh and Stalham

Sue Allen founded the East Runton Cottages in 2008.

She felt her dogs had not been truly welcome at holiday spots she had visited in the past, even when they claimed to be dog-friendly.

She decided to start her own getaway firm that does not restrict dogs to certain parts of the house and ensures there is a safe and secure garden for the pets to run around in.

Ms Allen now lets out 40 properties in the Stalham and Happisburgh area, ranging from cosy lodges to large family homes. 

4. The Cliftonville Hotel

Where: 29 Runton Road, Cromer NR27 9AS 

The Cliftonville offers 30 rooms with stunning sea viewsThe Cliftonville offers 30 rooms with stunning sea views (Image: Colin Finch)

The Cliftonville Hotel sits right on the Cromer seafront.

Each of its 30 Edwardian-styled rooms boast views of the sea and the National Piers' Society Pier of the Year.

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There is an on-site restaurant which offers a delicious menu ranging from burgers and pizza to Saturday brunch and Sunday lunch.

Dog and family-friendly rooms are available.

5. The Manor Coastal Hotel and Inn

Where: The Quay, Blakeney NR25 7ND

The Manor Coastal Hotel and Inn was named the Coaching Inn Group's Hotel of the YearThe Manor Coastal Hotel and Inn was named the Coaching Inn Group's Hotel of the Year (Image: The Coaching Inn Group)

The Coastal Manor Hotel and Inn in Blakeney is a 17th century venue.

It was known as the Blakeney Manor Hotel until The Coaching Inn Group took it over and refurbished it in 2023.

Due to its improvements, it was named the group's Hotel of the Year in 2024.

The hotel contains 36 rooms catered towards visitors who prefer "the finer things" in life. 

There is a restaurant that leans into the spot's coastal location.

People staying there can enjoy a range of seaside walks, explore the quay, and sample some of the town's food and drink spots.

6. Waxham Sands Holiday Park

Where: Warren Farm, Great Yarmouth NR29 4EJ

Waxham Sands sits right on the beach at HorseyWaxham Sands sits right on the beach at Horsey (Image: Brittany Woodman)

Waxham Sands can be found close to Horsey Gap - a prime seal-watching spot in the winter months.

The holiday park has direct access to the beach and offers holiday homes as well as traditional camping facilities. 

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Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the nearby sand dunes and grassy flatlands.

This site is also family and dog-friendly and pop-up food vans are invited to the spot in the summer.

7. The Grove

Where: Overstrand Road, Cromer NR27 0DJ 

A range of accommodations are available at The Grove in Cromer.

Guests can choose between a room in the main hotel, a Mongolian yurt and a luxury shepherd's hut.

The hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, a play area and a restaurant.

The yurts on the glampsite are connected to electricity and come with a woodburning stove and an outdoor area with a barbeque.

Similarly, the shepherd's hut has a hot tub, pizza oven and table tennis facilities on the sundeck.