House in Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Fantastic Base For Families, Golfers, Walkers, Bird Watchers, Water Sports Enthusiasts And Foodies.
About SARA NASH
We are Myles and Sara and we have 2 children under 7, so we know what it means to need a family friendly, home away from home when you go away! Myles is a Housemaster and living in boarding school accommodation we decided we wished to have a coastal escape to use out of term time. We had visited the North Norfolk coast a few times and fell in love with all it had to offer - deserted beaches, amazing eateries, stunning landscapes and so much to do. We knew Poppy House would be perfect the moment we viewed it. It had bags of space, which we were looking for, to ensure friends and family could always come and visit and the location was spot on. We love spending our holidays with friends and family, so on our search our priorities were finding somewhere we could spend time on the beach, visiting good local attractions and eating great food. We felt that Hunstanton offered us the opportunity to do all these things in a truly beautiful area of the UK and Poppy House gave us the space to enjoy it all, with great amenities - loads of bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and ample space for socialising. We have had the house for 5 years and love spending our own holidays and weekends away here and hope you will too!
SARA NASH purchased this House in 2014
Why SARA NASH chose Hunstanton
Poppy House is close to the beaches at Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton. Hunstanton offers the more traditional British seaside experience and Old Hunstanton offers miles and miles of stunning wide sandy beach. The dunes are the perfect place to hide on a more blustery day and there are beach huts to hire. One day we hope to own one of these quirky spaces, ideal for making a cup of tea or warming hot chocolate and to get changed after a refreshing dip in the sea! There is a great cafe, perfect for breakfasts and lunches and the all important ice creams, drinks and snacks! The house is within walking distance of town, even for little legs, and we love the convenience of this. The deli is fab, there is a butcher, post office, banks, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, a variety of shops and 2 supermarkets. It offers everything we need for a holiday and we rarely need to visit Kings Lynn for provisions. Online supermarket deliveries take care of the 'big shop' with everything else being available locally. When we are at Poppy House it is all about enjoying the comforts of our 'home' .... a really well equipped kitchen for creating family meals - lazy brunches and big Sunday roasts. We curl up on the sofa in front of the fire with a good book or DVD (we have over 100!) We play board games - plenty of family friendly ones for those wet Sunday afternoons and some that are definitely for after dark when the kids are tucked up in bed! We enjoy garden BBQs in the summer, watching the kids play whilst the grown ups enjoy a cocktail or cold glass of wine. And for those lazy days post beach we like nothing more than a hot fish and chip supper from Eric's in Thornham. A trip for us isn't complete without ...... - A trip to the Sealife Centre - A visit to the Norfolk Lavender farm and cafe - A deer safari at Snettisham Farm Park - A stomp around the Royal Sandringham estate - Dinners at The Lodge and The Yurt for superb food! - Family friendly sundowners at the Ancient Mariner
What makes this House unique
The house is within easy reach of the so called 'champagne coast' which starts in Old Hunstanton. This gives us access to all the lovely shops, pubs, beaches and restaurants the North Norfolk coast has to offer in balance with all the local attractions which are a hit with the children and teenagers who visit - parks, Sealife Centre, softplays, pottery cafes, farms, amusements, bowling, land train rides., boat trips, country estates etc. For our family, friends and guests without children there is still plenty to amuse with lovely local walking, cycling, watersports, antiques shops, places of local interest, nature reserves, the Hunstanton Theatre, bird watching, sailing and fantastic restaurants. The profile of the area has been been elevated by the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Kate & Wills (!) and their beautiful children, who now holiday here too, and we love the thought that they like hanging around the same beaches, farms and pubs that we may frequent! We love that we can come without a totally packed car as cots, monitors, steriliser, toys, potty, highchairs, baby bath etc are already in situ! It makes such a difference when preparing for a holiday knowing that the house is so well equipped for our family holidays. The house is a real home from home so we are not precious about children being children and coming on holiday and having fun! There is plenty for them to do at the house - toys, games, puzzles, DVDs, netflix, garden games, computer games and books. There are TVs in bedrooms and some even have DVD players so older children can make dens or create their own cinema or games room! Younger children are well catered for with all the baby and toddler paraphernalia you could need. Poppy House will help you create fantastic childhood memories for your brood!
Up to 2 dogs welcomed if kept off furniture.
Very well equipped for families.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Family New Year
10 adults, a toddler and a dog stayed at Poppy House for 2019/2020 New Year.
Spacious house with everything you need and more!
Excellent location for the beach and town.
We all agreed it was one of the best New Years we’ve had.
Plenty of room to eat together and big enough if you wanted time to yourself.
Excellent showers and very comfortable beds.
Great communication with the owner.
We would definitely recommend this house to anyone.
Thank you so much for your review Cheryl! It's brilliant to hear that you all had such a great stay and that the house and location suited your needs so well. We hope to accommodate you again one day!
Enjoyable stay with friends. Good location..
Home from Home
This is a lovely house which doesn't feel like a rental property, perfect location, highly recommend
Nice house in Hunstanton
2 night stay in July. Great location (5 mins walk from the sea), lovely property. Really enjoyed it.
Lovely property in a great location!
We had a lovely weekend at the property. It is very well equipped especially for young children. The owner is very helpful. We would definitely consider staying again!
Nice house and Location
Spacious well equipped for children and adults with lots of films books DVDs. Good garden furniture. Interesting layout with exceptionally comfortable beds and strong water pressure throughout.
Special interest holidays:
Hunstanton’s local beach conditions brings in the water sports enthusiasts with water skiing, canoeing, kite surfing, parasailing and wind surfing being very popular.
History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting some of the nearby attractions including Sandringham House, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, St Georges Guildhall and Blickling Hall.
Norfolk is a top bird watching area, the North Norfolk coast between Hunstanton and Blakeney is particularly celebrated.
Foodies will not be disappointed. The Michelin starred Neptune Restaurant is ½ a mile down the road and The Orange Tree Thornham (4 miles) has won dining pub of the year for the past 2 years. The renowned Hoste Arms is 11 miles away in Burnham Market. Marco Pierre White owns 2 pubs, also in Thornham. Titchwell Manor (6 miles) has two restaurants including fine dining in their Conservatory restaurant.
You are spoilt for choice with the local beaches, many award winning and stunning:-
Hunstanton (5 minute walk)
Old Hunstanton (0.8 mile)
Heacham (4 miles)
Holme-Next-The-Sea (4 miles)
Brancaster (7 miles)
Holkham (14 miles)
Hunstanton is 20 minutes drive from Kings Lynn (£22 taxi) with its mainline services to London (1 hour 45 minutes) and Cambridge (50 minutes).
Use of a car when in Hunstanton is not essential. The house is walking distance from the town centre and beach and there are local bus services including the excellent Coasthopper service which runs from Hunstanton to Cromer stopping along the coast on its way.
Heacham - 3 miles
Thornham - 4 miles
Brancaster - 8 miles
Sanringham - 10 miles
Burnham Market - 12 miles
Holkham - 14 miles
Wells-Next-The-Sea - 16 miles
Kings Lynn - 16 miles
Walsingham (for its shrine) - 23 miles
Norwich - 45 miles
The Broads are within an hour’s drive.
Hunstanton has a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, cashpoints and banks plus a butcher, bakery, Costa Coffee, Sainsburys, Tesco, petrol station, takeaways etc. Kings Lynn is 25 minutes away for a larger variety of shops and supermarkets. Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda will deliver groceries (order online).