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Compass Cottage

Bodham near Sheringham, Norfolk (Ref. 1020925)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Twin room a child’s twin rather than adults - limited storage fir 2 adults ..."

    Twin room a child’s twin rather than adults - limited storage fir 2 adults Stairs to upper storey very steep - not for physically compromised Parking -only space for 2 small cars ( very tight for 2 larger cars) Car park across the road for 3 rd car free

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location where you can easily visit Cromer, Sheringham and Holt."

    The cottage was ideal if a member of your party needed lower floor access only, as the double bedroom downstairs had an en suite bathroom. The only negative was the tiny garden outside which was covered in stones and not appropriate for dogs to use.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Such a disappointment, had to set too and clean cottage on arrival , kitchen dirty, sink tea stained, floor covered in thick black dog hair and grit ,also on stair, washing m/c,and bath."

    Smell of damp in all rooms downstairs, leak under sink and in ensuite bathroom, leaked onto bedroom floor end of week although constant mopping , oven dirty .Long awaited and much needed holiday spoilt for us all constantly cleaning up not what you want as paid lot for cottage very disappointed looked so nice in pictures and treat for daughter and grandchildren who sadly needed a nice break away after difficult year .

    I welcome feedback from guests about either of my properties. I would like to thank You for having taken the trouble to leave your comments and I have since communicated with the cleaning company about your complaints. Our staff photograph all properties that they manage after cleaning. I have since reviewed and compared the images they have taken and the images which yourself have submitted and I am afraid the two are difficult to reconcile. Had the cottage been in the state the way you have described I am surprised you did not immediately take up the offer to contact them directly which was left on a laminated sheet in clear view. In view of the comments about the damp, the manager has visited the property herself and confirms that this is the case in the downstairs bedroom but found that the door of the shower had been forced past the stop placed to prevent it directing water outside the bath. She believes that this is the reason. I am sorry that this did not live up to your expectations and would like to thank you again for taking your time to let me know of your thoughts. Best wishes, The owner of Compass Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay in Norfolk in late July 2021; the cottage is superbly located for coast and country with Sheringham and Cromer within a few miles and the bustling market town of Holt a 5 minute drive away."

    The cottage is spacious and comfortable, the two bathrooms and additional toilet appreciated by our party of 5. The lounge is large and has an excellent smart TV for Netflix/Prime etc while the kitchen is really well equipped, plus use of the shed to store our bikes was a bonus we hadn't expected. The owner was also very prompt at sending a handyman out when we had an issue with the double bed upstairs. The only tiny criticism we have is that the downstairs en suite does not have an extractor fan which meant the bathroom remained quite humid after showers or baths and the lack of a heated towel rail meant our towels stayed damp on the days when we couldn't hang them outside to dry (the weather was variable the week we were there) but this doesn't detract from what was a really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • ".Cottage was very well equipped and in a good location. Beds very comfortable"

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    Reviewed by WinifredJun 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    Our only negative comment would be the busy main road which made it difficult getting out of the side road and crossing over when walking with the dog.

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 2021

  • "The cottage was everything we were expecting and was very comfortable, warm and welcoming."

    However my friend, who occupied the downstairs bedroom, found the fan/heating unit outside the back door to be off-putting and did disturb her sleep. Not sure if there is an answer to that but worth mentioning, in case other people have found the same problem. Other than that, no complaints at all.

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2020

  • "Cottage urgently requires a visit from a Plumber!"

    Kitchen cold tap cannot be shut off, continually drips. Downstairs bedroom, entry into en-suite carpet is very damp, suspect leak under bath. In all other respects the cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by JSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage - super clean and really thoughtfully equipped - we had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday."

    Really comfy beds too. Great location - loads to do with the kids, especially with so many great beaches nearby. Only gripe was that the cottage heating was broken and there was no tumble dryer so we really struggled to get wet walking gear dry (or our bath towels which stayed damp all week). Once that is sorted though this cottage will be perfect!

    Thank you for feedback and for choosing to stay at Compass Cottage. The heating comes from an air-source heat pump and actually was working at that time. It is thermostatically controlled and therefore did not come on during a warm week in August. With regard to drying, there is an airer inside the property and a washing pole in the shed that can be placed in a dedicated hole in the back yard. There is also an oil radiator as well as a fan heater, but clothes should not be placed directly on either. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EstherAug 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Air source heating with open fire
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Small, enclosed front garden and rear courtyard garden with seating and shed for bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Property close to a main road, some noise may be heard
  • Note: the steps on the staircase are narrow, please take care
  • Note: Friday arrivals only, please

The property

Sheringham 3.2 miles.

A traditional flint cottage, just off the main road that leads to the coast at Sheringham, is Compass Cottage, a semi-detached property, ideal for a family or group of six wanting to enjoy a coastal break on the north Norfolk coast.

The property offers off-road parking for two cars, a small, enclosed front garden and a courtyard garden to the rear with furniture, where you can sit out and enjoy a morning coffee.

Enter the property at the rear into a small porchway, before heading into the cosy sitting room, with two leather sofas to relax onto, with the heat from the open fire warming the space, as you enjoy a family film on the TV.

The stylish kitchen/diner has a dining table with enough seating for the whole group to enjoy a meal together, created in the well-equipped kitchen, with a convenient butcher's block offering plenty of space to prepare ingredients.

The adjacent utility room offers a washing machine and leads to a handy cloakroom, while the first of three bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, with a spacious double bedroom offering ample storage space and a large en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower over, ideal for any guests with mobility issues.

The staircase can be found behind a door in the kitchen; head up the narrow stairs to find the remaining two bedrooms; a cosy, neutrally-styled twin and a double room, served by a family bathroom with a corner bath and shower over.

The civil parish of Bodham is tucked just inside the Norfolk Coast AONB and offers a pub and a village hall just a short walk away from the property, while being within easy reach of the North Norfolk Railway museum and the Muckleburgh Military Collection.

The coastal town of Sheringham is just over three miles away and is home to a host of shops, pubs and eateries, as well as the National Trust's Sheringham Park, offering 1000 acres of gardens, along with a museum, theatre, RNLI Sheringham Lifeboat Station and of course, its renowned sandy beach, frequently awarded a Blue Flag for its cleanliness.

From here, walkers can join the Norfolk Coast Path in either direction and discover spectacular coastal views along the way, with a journey west leading to Weybourne Beach and nature reserve, Cley and Salthouse Marshes, one of the country's most popular birdwatching sites, the National Trust's Blakeney National Nature Reserve and the magnificent stately home of Holkham Hall, while a venture east along the coast brings you to the town of Cromer, with its picturesque beach, pier & pavilion, museums, golf club, zoo and 15th century mansion of Felbrigg Hall.

The historic town of Holt, on the fringes of the AONB, is just four miles away from the property and is best discovered by taking the Holt Owl Trail, a walking trail that encompasses the town's key landmarks, as well as the pretty Holt Country Park, which offers 100 acres of woodland to explore.

Compass Cottage is an idyllic base to return to after a day exploring North Norfolk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location

SHERINGHAM

Cromer 4.8 miles.

Sheringham was originally a small fishing village on the North Norfolk coast, but with the arrival of the railways in 1887 it prospered and grew into a popular holiday town. Sheringham has been awarded ten consecutive European Blue Flags for cleanliness for its beach, along with awards from Britain in Bloom, Anglia in Bloom, and Best Coastal Resort. Enjoy walking along the East or West promenades, offering sea views with blue skies and red sunsets, a beach with a silver-pebbled shoreline leading to golden sands with rock pools and streams next to ochre cliffs, local fishing boats and a RLNI lifeboat station with museum. This attractive traditional seaside town also has the 'Little Theatre', open all year round, seaside gardens with seating, a model boating lake, independent shops, tea rooms, steam railway, golfing, amusement arcades, and fish & chip shops selling locally-caught fish.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas