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Stunning cottage - Walk to Horsey's famous Seal Colony & National Trust Windpump

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Seal Cottage is an ideal coastal escape for couples, families and nature lovers. Horsey is well known for its long sandy beach, seal colony and its exceptional wildlife. This beautiful semi-detached cottage has been newly renovated for its first year's guests. It is within easy walking distance of both Horsey beach with its famous 'seal colony' and also Horsey Mere on the Norfolk Broads with its iconic National Trust wind pump. It is the perfect place to relax, explore the local beaches and enjoy this special part of the Norfolk. See the spectacle of the Seal pup season on Horsey Beach over the winter months - more than 1,000 'seal pups' born here from November to February. And all year round seals can be spotted along the coast. Enjoy the popular wildlife boat trips from Horsey Staithe (from April to October). This is a fantastic boat trip where you might see amongst other wildlife; marsh harriers, geese, bitterns, cranes and swallowtail butterflies. Day Boats too can be hired from several staithes in the surrounding villages.

Horsey is a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The area is renowned world wide for its diverse wildlife, conservation and rare birds. This is where the European Crane first settled after 400 years of absence in the UK. As well as being popular for bird watchers, remarkably Horsey also has one of the largest and most accessible seal colonies. Last season there was a record numbers of seals (over 1,800 pups) born on or close to Horsey Gap beach.

From the cottage garden there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and the cranes are often heard or seen flying over, as are a number of other rare birds.

Also from the cottage, there are various footpaths perfect for dog walking - and it's just a short walk to Horsey Gap beach and its seals. If you walk along the coast you are likely to have a wonderful close view of the seals. There is a great longer circular walk (1hr45) (right next to the cottage) taking you past the infamous Brograve Mill, Horsey Mere, the iconic National Trust Horsey Windpump with its Tea Room and then the beautiful sandy beach/dunes of Horsey beach.

The cottage has been completely refurbished throughout. The open-plan kitchen and dining area has a warm yet modern feel with its beautiful amtico floor and soft grey blue cupboards. The kitchen is well set up for cooking, which comes highly recommended if you venture out to pick up some seafood/catch of the day from the fishmongers in nearby Scratby. The cottage has a spacious yet cosy sitting room with a woodburner, plenty of logs and shelves full of games, DVDs and books. In both the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room there is a freeview TV with a built in DVD player. Downstairs there is also a shower room with w/c. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms with king size beds, both with good quality mattresses and built in cupboards. The twin bedroom with matching single beds has a chest of drawers. There is also a newly fitted bathroom with overhead shower attachment.

As well as having a woodburner stove, the cottage is central heated and double glazed throughout so very cosy all year round. It has a large enclosed garden. There is also a spacious 'walk in' open covered area ideal for bicycles. At the front there is ample off-street parking for 2 cars.

Horsey has a highly sought after pub, The Nelson Head - (just featured as a top 10 in Norfolk in both the Norfolk Magazine - 4th best cosy pub and in The Eastern Daily Press for being one of the most dog friendly). There is also a popular café, Poppylands, a short walk from the cottage. Winterton-on-Sea, another coastal holiday destination is a short drive away with its beach café, local fish & chip shop and corner shop.

Great for a beach holiday, for keen wildlife enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers. So many wonderful walks and good places to stop off for a bite to eat en-route.

TRAVEL DISTANCES : Norwich Airport 24 miles away

Norwich station 24 miles

Acle station 12 miles

Great Yarmouth 13 miles

Winterton-on sea 5 miles

Sea Palling 3 miles

Cromer 25 miles

Norfolk Broads - Horsey Mere - very close by.

Hickling Broad 7.5 miles.

More Details

Owner
Suzanna
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Suzanna

Having lived locally in Norfolk for over 20 years I am able to offer invaluable advice and local knowledge to all guests. Please feel free to ask any questions or seek suggestions for activities or destinations to visit during your stay.

Why Suzanna chose England

Spacious, calm and relaxed yet only a short walk from the beach, Poppylands and Brograve Mill.

What makes this cottage unique

Brand newly furnished - a great holiday home for families or couples.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in England in United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Stunning cottage - Walk to Horsey's famous Seal Colony & National Trust Windpump
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

Difficult to add anything extra to the excellent feedback already given about this lovely cottage. Can only emphasise its great location and that everything about it, inside and out, just made you relax and enjoy your holiday even more! Thank-you Susannah.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, immaculately clean in a beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. We take our dog with us but are still very fussy about where we stay and this cottage was ideal. It has a fully enclosed garden with far reaching views. It is set in beautiful countryside just a few minutes from walk from the sea, with great walks on the doorstep but within easy reach of Yarmouth and the broads. It was immaculately clean with everything you’d expect and more. Fabulous! Already thinking about booking for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a fantastic week at Seal Cottage. Fantastic beaches and close to the Norfolk Broads.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Nice garden at rear where we enjoyed outside eating and sun sets. Lovely local Pub The Nelson Head with huge choice of beers and cideres. Would recommend this cottage to young and old.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Seal Cottage We've had some good feedback for Horsey's Nelson Head and glad you enjoyed it too.
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5

Very clean and tidy cottage which was very well equipped. Nicely decorated throughout.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean and tidy which was very well equipped. Nicely decorated throughout with ample wardrobes, comfortable beds with good views. Large enclosed garden which is mainly lawn, great for kids. Large front garden with parking for three cars.

Nice location, very rural with views of open fields and small wood.

Ideal for visiting lovely beaches and picturesque broads. Sea Palling is worth a visit and Salhouse Broad is worth finding.

Nice short evening walk to derelict Brograve wind pump, very atmospheric at dawn or dusk (look up it's history and story of it's owner) great fun for kids. Look out for deer in the fields if walk there, we saw a small herd of 3 stags, 5 hinds plus fawns. There's a barn owl that regularly fly's the fields not forgetting the bats.

Nearest Pub, Nelson Head is a short drive or long walk, great beer, cider and food. Has a good open garden for children to run around in. From the pub there is a mile long track that runs down to the beach where seals can be seen.

Horsey Wind pump and tearoom and broad is worth a couple of hours exploring.

Near by Poppyfield tearoom has a 1940's style theme, very good local produce food.

All in all a great cottage in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Cottage very comfortable and location ideal for us and our Border Collie. Walks right on the doorstep to places of interest. We walked to see the seals, Horsey wind pump and the fabulous Poppyland's café - all recommended. The Nelson's Head pub also within walking distance and dog friendly.

Our host provided everything we needed and a lovely welcome hamper.Garden is secure for children and dogs. During our stay we saw a Barn Owl and a deer nearby.

We would be very happy to return here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property & exceptional host

  • 5 of 5

Following a long & arduous journey from Scotland, Seal Cottage was just what we needed. The moment we walked in the door, the stress evaporated & we relaxed. Situated in a small hamlet, it is remote enough to ensure a peaceful holiday but is still close to all the required amenities.

The large enclosed garden has a BBQ & patio furniture and was also ideal for the dogs, as was the short walk across the fields to the beach & sand dunes & the public footpath next to the cottage that takes you into Horsey Mere. Plenty of wildlife to see, from birds to seals.

The cottage has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and lacks nothing in the way of creature comforts - there is even a hot water bottle for those chilly nights. Truly a home-from-home. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and the beds are really comfortable.

Suzanna was a fantastic host, she left us a nice welcome basket and a vase of flowers cut from her own garden.

Seal Cottage is definitely on our list to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review and very kind words. Breaking down half way to Norfolk and having to go back to Scotland before resuming your journey the next day was the worst possible start - so finding some flowers from our garden was really the very least I could do! I'm just so glad that you could unwind and enjoy Seal Cottage and am so pleased you had a great holiday. Do please come again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Norwich Airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Cafe = Poppylands - very close by
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Acle
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
pub food = Nelson Head & National Trust Tea Room
Nearest Beach
1250 Metres
Horsey Gap, Horsey
Car: recommended

The seals are a must-see on Horsey Gap!

In the summer take a memorable wildlife trip from the Horsey Staithe on Ross' boat on Horsey Mere.

Enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches at Horsey, Waxham and Winterton. Pop along to see the very nearly restored Horsey wind pump and have a cup of Tea and cake / ice cream at Horsey Staithe Tea room.

Lots of nearby activities to keep the children busy too. Bewilderwood, near Wroxham, is within half an hours drive and a perfect family day out. Thrigby Zoo (Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens) is also close by and is a fantastic place to visit. Enjoy Great Yarmouth, again within half an hour, and bursting with fun things to do, so many activities, with attractions and shows stretching along the Golden Mile and the long sandy beach. Horsey is one of the closest coastal villages to Norwich too. The city is well worth a visit with its Cathedral - one of the finest in England with its beautiful cloisters and Cathedral Close. Lots of good restaurants and great shopping too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in England, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Holidays
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Summer Holidays 24th - 30 Aug
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
End Aug - beg Sept
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early September
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
14th-20th Sept
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
21st - 27th Sept
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
28th Sept - 4th Oct
28 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
early Oct
5 Oct 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Mid October
12 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
From
£118
£430
 
 
half term oct
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Seal Pup Season
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
Christmas/New Year Seal Pups
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
Jan 2019 - Seal Pups
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£450
 
 
Feb Half Term
15 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
22nd Feb - 28th Feb
22 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£450
 
 
March
1 Mar 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
From
£118
£460
 
 
Easter Holidays
5 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
26th April - Beg May
26 Apr 2019 - 2 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
May Bank holiday
3 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Mid May
17 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Summer Half Term 2019
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
June
31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
July
28 Jun 2019 - 11 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Early Summer holidays
12 Jul 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£880
for 7 nights
£880
 
 
Summer Holidays 2019
19 Jul 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
30th Aug - 5th Sept 2019
30 Aug 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
September
6 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
October
27 Sep 2019 - 17 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
October 2019 Half Term
18 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Seal Pup Season
25 Oct 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Christmas Holidays 2019
20 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

There is free wifi at the cottage, but we cannot guarantee its speed. Horsey is in a very rural spot and 'infinity' wifi is not available in the village.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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