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Stunning, newly refurbished cottage close to Horsey Beach and its seal colony.

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

Overview

About the property

An ideal coastal escape for families or couples. This stunning semi-detached cottage has just been newly decorated to a very high standard ready for its first year's guests. Seal Cottage is the perfect place to relax, explore the local beaches and enjoy this very special part of Norfolk.

The cottage has been completely refurbished, and much thought has gone into transforming it into a cosy and beautiful holiday let. On the ground floor its comfortable and sociable layout provides space for the whole family. 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 patio area with lawn. 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 is a unique and special place, a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as being close to the beautiful sandy beach at Horsey Gap, the cottage is also within walking distance of Horsey Mere, on the Norfolk Broads. 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, Horsey also has one of the largest and most accessible seal colonies. This 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 low level 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. There is a fabulous longer circular walk (1hr45) taking you past the infamous Brograve Mill, Horsey Mere, the iconic National Trust Horsey Windpump and then the beautiful sandy beach/dunes of Horsey beach.

As well as the wildlife, 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, also within walking distance of the cottage. It is a short drive to Winterton-on-Sea, another coastal holiday destination with its beach café and local fish & chip shop and corner shop.

Great for a beach holiday, for keen wildlife enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers.

TRAVEL DISTANCES : Norwich Airport 24 miles away (47mins)

Norwich station 24 miles (45 mins)

Acle station 12 miles (27 mins)

Great Yarmouth 13 miles (28 mins)

Winterton-on sea 5 miles

Sea Palling 3 miles

Cromer 25 miles

Norfolk Broads - Horsey Mere, Horsey ;

Hickling Broad 7.5 miles.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Horsey in Broadland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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:
  • 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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(2 traveller reviews)

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Stunning, newly refurbished cottage close to Horsey Beach and its seal colony.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Wonderful location, beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, warm, well equipped cottage.

Good location, wonderful scenery.

Suzanne was a conciderate host.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Seal Cottage and also enjoyed being at Horsey. You were wonderful guests and the cottage was so clean and tidy when you left. Come again!
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5

Seal Cottage , Horsey. A lovely holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 80 year old ladies on holiday and we had a lovely time.

The cottage was warm and very well furnished. The beds were very

comfortable and plenty of cupboard space in the bedrooms.

The cottage is in walking distance of the the beach where we saw the

Seals and there are wonderful walks and footpaths nearby.A very good

and amusing tea shop restaurant very close by which has a Dad's Army

theme and is well worth a visit.We loved our stay and thoroughly

recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to holiday in that part

of Norfolk.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Owner

Suzanna
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 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 Horsey

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.

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Norwich Airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Cafe = Poppylands, Horsey
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Acle
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
pub food = The Nelson Head
Nearest Beach
1250 Metres
Horsey Gap, Horsey
Car: recommended

The seals are a must-see on Horsey Gap!

From early 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.

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 Horsey, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
March
27 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Tuesday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
 
 
2nd - 22nd March
2 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
 
 
23rd - 28th March
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£425
for 5 nights
From
£85
 
 
Easter Holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
early may
4 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Late Spring
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
£665
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Summer Holiday Early
30 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Summer Holidays
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Early September
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Late September
14 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
early Oct
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
half term oct
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

There is 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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