Nestled between tourist hotspots Sheringham and Holt, the seaside village of Weybourne is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle. 

My partner and I drove up from Norwich last Friday night to stay there for the weekend at a place called Lakeside Lodge.

It is managed by the family-run Norfolk holiday rental firm Crabpot Cottages, which has around 50 properties on its books and offices in both Sheringham and Hunstanton. 

Eastern Daily Press: Lakeside Lodge in WeybourneLakeside Lodge in Weybourne (Image: Crabpot Cottages)

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The bolthole lodge sleeps four people, with one double and a twin room, and we met two friends there who drove from Lincolnshire. 

Eastern Daily Press: The main double room at Lakeside LodgeThe main double room at Lakeside Lodge (Image: Newsquest)

It was the perfect base for exploring the area and after arriving on Friday we took a five-minute walk over to The Ship Inn pub.

I tucked into a superb rolled pork belly dish and a fruit crumble with lashings of custard - it was so good I have booked to come back for a Sunday roast at a later date. 

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Eastern Daily Press: The Ship Inn pub in WeybourneThe Ship Inn pub in Weybourne (Image: Newsquest)

On Saturday night, we made the most of the gorgeous decking area overlooking the lake at the lodge and had a barbecue.

While April temperatures meant we ate indoors, if you visited in the summer you could spend all day out there with a glass of wine and a book. 

Eastern Daily Press: Views of the water from the kitchen at Lakeside LodgeViews of the water from the kitchen at Lakeside Lodge (Image: Newsquest)

It is around a 15-minute leisurely walk to the pebble beach and we headed there on Saturday morning.

I then grabbed a hot drink at Ali's of Weybourne, a charming café and village shop, before catching the Coasthopper bus to Sheringham and meeting the others who walked the coastal path route.

Eastern Daily Press: Fish and chips and the rolled pork belly dish from The Ship InnFish and chips and the rolled pork belly dish from The Ship Inn (Image: Newsquest)

When we got there, we enjoyed browsing the independent shops and lunch from Stubby's Pizza.

The Coasthopper was once again punctual on the return trip and it was £2 each way. 

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Eastern Daily Press: The coastal path between Weybourne and SheringhamThe coastal path between Weybourne and Sheringham (Image: Newsquest)

Weybourne is also on the North Norfolk Railway line between Sheringham and Holt, with unlimited day rover tickets available and regular events. 

After spending a weekend in Weybourne, it offered the best of both worlds with a rural feel combined with easy access to the major tourist areas. 

If you want a seaside staycation away from the crowds then head to this hidden gem village. 

Lakeside Lodge costs from £427 for three nights and from £592 for seven nights - book and see all holiday lets at