10 Unique Airbnbs in Norfolk

Last updated on June 8, 2023

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There are so many unusual and unique places to stay in Norfolk that I made a separate post entirely dedicated to shepherd’s huts in Norfolk.

And, as well as the list below, I also recommend this traditional showman’s wagon; an Iron Age roundhouse; lotus tents by a swimming pond; a converted Lynx helicopter; and a stylish riverside barn.

You can also rent this classic little beach hut by Wells-next-the-Sea – it’s not for overnight stays, but perfect for a day at the beach.

You could include these stays in a Norfolk road trip, which is included in our guide to the best UK road trips.

Airbnb Norfolk: Unique Places to stay

10 Most Unique Airbnbs in Norfolk

Toad Hall Norfolk

This luxury lodge/ treehouse has gorgeous views across open unspoilt countryside, which you can enjoy from the comfort of a private hot tub. Other features include cosy underfloor heating, full kitchen, two king bedrooms and outdoor terrace. It’s ideally located in north-west Norfolk close to Sandringham, Houghton and the North Norfolk coast.

What the guests say: “The lodge is beautifully positioned with the only traffic being hares, muntjacs and various birds, all of which were wonderful to watch and enjoy. It goes without saying the hot tub was a wonderfully warm delight—even in the pouring rain! We slept well, walked miles along the coastline and had a wonderful, peaceful weekend away from any real life demands. The place is exactly as the name suggests: Happy Valley. Many thanks.”

Airbnb listing: Toad Hall, Norfolk

Price: From £296 per night

Sleeps: 6 people (2 bedrooms)

Soul of Norfolk Lodge

Nestled deep in the beautiful rolling countryside of Baconsthorpe, North Norfolk is Soul of Norfolk Lodge with two tipis and two yurts, each accommodating two people. The whole meadow is off-grid and guests can get cosy with woodburning stoves and the magic of starry skies above.

What the guests say: “We have just returned from a 2 night stay in the tipi and absolutely loved it. The tipi itself was beautiful and the internal log burning stove was a real treat. Comfy beds and extra little touches, such as marshmallows to toast, went down very well! The place itself was idyllic, the hosts were very attentive and we felt very welcome from start to finish. Will definitely be planning another visit.”

AirBnB listing: Soul of Norfolk Lodge

Price: From £100 per night

Sleeps: 2 people

Airstream glamping, Norwich

This 1970’s Airstream Sovereign has been refurbished in 2018 with cool retro styling and modern touches. Situated in a little wood at the rear of the owner’s property, the Sovereign has a super comfy double bed with memory foam mattress, bunk beds, gas hob and grill, fridge, wood burner, camping toilet, decking and fire pit. Guests also have access to hotel style bathrooms in the ‘Camp HQ’. The caravan below is on the same site.

What the guests say: “Whole family had a fantastic time at Tin Can Camping. Stunning location and the caravans are fab!! Great fun and relaxation all rolled into one!”

AirBnB listing: Airstream glamping, Norwich

Price: From £140 per night

Sleeps: 4 people (2 bedrooms)

Jewel Retro Caravan

This lovingly restored 1957 American caravan has plenty of retro charm, and offers a comfy step up from camping. There are also airstreams on site and guests have use of a shared luxury wet room, pool table and kitchen in the purpose built Camp HQ. The airstream above is on the same site.

What the guests say: “Our stay in the Jewel was superb. Emma and Dan had anticipated every need from beginning to end. The breakfast hamper was truly brilliant with the most amazing chocolate brownie! The camper was spotless throughout and we appreciated the ability to use the barn’s bathroom facilities and bigger kitchen when needed.

They are situated in a quaint little village with just a short car journey to Norwich and beach side towns if you want a day out – all mentioned in the guide pack they have been thoughtful enough to put together! All in all we had such a lovely weekend and wouldn’t hesistate to stay again. Thank you for everything!”

Airbnb listing: Jewel Retro Caravan

Price: From £115 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (1 bedroom)

Luxury woodland hideaway with view of stone circle

This romantic woodland hut is nestled in the trees with stunning views down into a hidden valley. Binoculars are provided to enjoy the Barn Owls, Kites, deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits, hares and squirrels that live in the valley. All of the wood lodges on site have been hand built by local craftsmen and the fixtures, fittings, and beds are made from a specific species of ‘waney edged’ wood.

What the guests say: “Really enjoyed our stay here. The lodge is cosy, comfortable and a lovely place to enjoy nature. Very clean and has everything you need to for a short stay. Would recommend if looking for a nice break.”

AirBnB listing: Luxury woodland hideaway with view of stone circle

Price: From £115 per night

Sleeps: 4 people (1 bedroom)

Little Island Retreat, Saint Margaret South Elmham

With your own island, lake and meadow, a stay at Little Island Retreat is a private glamping dream. The wooden cabin features a king-size bed, sink, decking area, seating, BBQ and eco toilet. A short walk away is a shower room with electric shower, flushing toilet, sink, fridge, USB point and plug sockets. Linen, towels, crockery and basic cookware are all provided.

What the guests say: “A really unique experience and absolutely stunning. We managed to get there on public transport (train to Diss) and evening got the bus to Southwold. Rob was a charming host and gave a great initial tour introducing you to his farm and it’s adorable animal inhabitants. Pack slippers and hot water bottle. Superb!”

Airbnb listing: Little Island Retreat, Saint Margaret South Elmham

Price: From £99 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (studio)

The Bookery Nook, Sprowston

The Bookery Nook is a simple, eco-friendly, creative, cosy, peaceful place to stay – a retreat from busy life. You will be cocooned by books, board games, candles, wood burner, bonfire, chickens, cats and bountiful nature in the small orchard setting on the outskirts of Norwich. It was built from mostly recycled materials, and there is a compost loo, kitchenette, cosy window seat, snug double bed, WiFi, music system and space for yoga. The hosts also offer TaiChi lessons and more.

What the guests say: “What a wonderful and magical place to stay! Me and my two kids (4 and 6) had a fabulous stay. Sarah and her family made us very welcome and gave us the perfect amount of help alongside privacy. The place is small but perfectly formed and extremely comfortable.

It’s a space in which to rest and recuperate, to be contemplative and to read. Lots of things for me and the kids – chickens to feed, books (of course), board games, a fire pit, Honey the lovely cat to stroke, music to listen to…all great. The Nook was super clean when we arrived and we had everything we needed for two nights.

Sampled Sarah‘s delicious soup and ate at The Blue Boar (they have vegan food on the menu!). Definitely recommend a circus skills lesson with Cos – the kids loved it. All in all, it was a truly magical stay and we will remember it for a long time. Hoping to revisit it again soon xx”

AirBnB listing: The Bookery Nook, Sprowston

Price: From £65 per night

Sleeps: 3 people (2 beds)

A night at the museum, Aldeby

This is a unique space in a detached timber building arranged as a “Cabinet of Curiosities”. The space is kept cosy by a wood burner, and the whole place sleeps four in a sleeping loft, plus a sofa bed in the lounge. As an added bonus, there’s a sauna and hot tub too!

What the guests say: “We loved our stay here. Fantastic place, with lots of interesting items in the museum to explore. We loved sitting and eating breakfast outside in the sunshine and sitting in the hot tub under the stars.

Dave and Sue were great hosts and we loved meeting the chickens and Misha the dog! Very relaxing stay and would highly recommend the local pub for a meal- only a 5 minute walk away and serves great food!! We would love to return.

AirBnB listing: A night at the museum, Aldeby

Price: From £80 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (1 bedroom)

The Woodland Boat, Hingham

A unique opportunity to stay on a boat on dry land. Set amidst acres of quiet countryside on a working stud farm, the boat has been restored to a high standard and is equipped with everything you need for a comfy stay. There’s even a hot tub, perfect for starry nights.

What the guests say: “Amazing experience, a lovely get away from our busy city life. Getting in the hot tub after a long cold and wet walk was amazing! Looking up at the stars sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine in hand.

Warm and cosy boat when you light the wood burner. Everything you need in the boat from dressing gowns, torches, wine, fresh milk and fresh orange juice. Brilliant hosts who provided quick responses.”

Airbnb listing: The Woodland Boat, Hingham

Price: From £145 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (1 bedroom)

1967 Bedford horse lorry, Peaseland Green

This beautifully restored and converted 1967 Bedford horse lorry is a fun place to stay amid the Norfolk countryside. The off-grid eco-friendly living space is tucked away amid fields with vast array of wildlife. There are separate private toilet and shower units. And good local pubs and shops within walking distance.

What the guests say: “The Getaway Hideaway is magical place! We spent the weekend enjoying nature and the outdoors. The site is remote, quiet and isolated. If you listen by the campfire in the evening, there are owls hooting away. Lots of wildlife spotted in the day too.

Really cool conversion of the bedford horsebox and lots of unique and thoughtful touches. We had everything we needed and more with the welcome pack and local info. Excellent hosts and really great communications. We were arriving late so Ciaran started the log burner making sure it was warm when we stepped in!”

AirBnB listing: 1967 Bedford horse lorry, Peaseland Green

Price: From £76 per night

Sleeps: 4 people (1 bedroom)

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