- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
57 Customer Reviews
"The property was really nice clean and well maintained ."
It was a lovely warm welcome the house was warm and cosy after travelling through some snow and fog. Would go back again hopefully in a warmer month.
"We had a great weekend in this property, had everything we needed for the 5 of us and our dogs ."
Spacious enough for all of us to move around freely. Its a little remote so if you don't mind driving then there's no issue.
"This cottage is comfy and has everything you need for a holiday, as well as being very reasonably priced, compared to others in the area."
It is a little shabby, but this isnt a huge negative. However once again we arrived to find it not very clean - dirty windows, cobwebs, dust, grubby toilet areas and one gritty duvet. The hot water from the kitchen tap needs adjusting as it is boiling hot and could lead to an accident
"Bungalow in a quiet road and an enclosed garden for pets and children."
With three bathrooms it is ideal for a large family/group of friends. Windows need cleaning, perhaps a window cleaner should go round as the cleaner probably doesn’t have time during the change over day to do everything. Would stay again
"Good for location ."
Nice walks and good access to coast. Secure garden for our dog. Would benefit from some general maintenance, arms of sofa and chair broken. Replace or close off cat flap to avoid cold air drafts .
"A mixed review I am afraid."
The positives great location in a quiet residential area. Well stocked convenience shop, garage, cafe and craft shops all a few minutes walk away. Norfolk Coast path a matter of minutes away on foot, so walks from the door, great dogs are allowed and the garden is secure. The previously detailed cleaning issues have been generally addressed. However, like so many holiday lets the property is tired, bobbly bed linen, could do with redecoration/ paint throughout, broken cat flap in kitchen door allows a through draught. 10.5 worn duvet on bed changed for a 13.5 found in the wardrobe but that had a large tea? stain on it. But worse was we arrived at 4.45pm in the cold snap, frost on the ground and the heating was off. It took several hours to warm up not helped by the cat flap. Luckily there was an electric fire in the lounge. Didn't make for a feeling of welcome as did the lack of spare loo rolls, no cling film etc, no welcome note or pack just a 2015 sparse note of instructions. Could be so much better with some attention. The house did warm up after a few days and we made the most of it as a great area to explore especially the coast.
Hi There, thank you for your feedback. We have improved our cleaning schedule and are happy with the results we have been getting. We have taken your recommendation and have now replaced all linen in the property. We are very sorry that it was cold on arrival, this should have been on for you and was missed by the cleaners, we'll have spoken with our staff to make sure this wont happen again. Kind regards Property Owner
"The property could do with a path to the front door at the front, if there is a car on the driveway it makes it difficult to get to the house without walking in the mud."
Other than this there were no complaints, it was nice that helpful little things like stock cubes were left in the cupboard and there was a dish cloth and washing up liquid. We enjoyed our stay at the house. It is worth taking a torch if you plan to go out on foot after dark, street lighting in the area is non-existent, one of our party fell down a grass bank, another got his feet soaked in a pot hole he couldn't see, all on a short walk to the pub, please note this was before anyone started drinking!
Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear one of your party had a tumble whilst you were out. If you plan on going out at at night we would defiantly recommend bringing some torches. There's not that many street lamps but this allows for a lovely view of the Sky at night. Kind regards Property Owner
"Having read some of the previous negative reviews I was a little concerned but there was no need to worry."
The property was clean, warm, and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. A very convenient location and if returning to that area, I would stay at this property again
Thank you for your feedback, we have improved the property a lot since the past reviews. We hope to see you book with us again. Property Owner
"The property is a generous and comfy space, with everything you need and a perfect location."
We had a lovely time there However the cleanliness is not great - dirty windows and cobwebs, grubby bathrooms. A sense of the bare minimum done in terms of cleaning.
Thank you for your feedback. We have now met with the cleaners and reviewed what they have been doing and arranged additional deep cleans to be done every 2 months as well as regular window cleans. Property Owner
"We booked this property in haste when another booking let us down."
The location is very good, being close to shops, pubs, walks etc. It has all the facilities one might expect such as wifi, Netflix etc and other modern amenities. However, the cleaning and maintenance regime, though adequate, is very poor indeed in places (grubby doors and skirting, a grubby stained table cover in the lounge, horribly filthy corners outside the downstairs shower. The insides of the external door frames are filthy. The paintwork downstairs needs serious attention as does the scruffy woodblock flooring. This is obviously more than end-of season wear and tear. The ceiling in the kitchen has evidence of water damage including a 10cm black stain (mould?). Some maintenance is frankly laughable such as the crudely taped up cat flap at the back door and a replacement edge strip on a kitchen worktop which is nailed on at one end. Most of these edge strips are missing, exposing the chipboard beneath. In fairness, upstairs the decor and furnishings were better and the bed we slept in was reasonably comfortable. Outside, the front "lawn" comprises mostly weeds and sits next to a crumbling, weed-infested drive. The back garden is similarly unattractive comprising mostly "lawn" with a vista of the back of the garage and an ugly oil tank. We have rented many cottages, apartments, villas and houses over a period of decades both in the UK and Europe. Without doubt, this is the scruffiest and grubbiest we have ever stayed in. This is our first experience of Sykes and if this is the standard we might expect, then it is likely to be our last. We were so shocked by what we found that I took photos in case anyone from Sykes in interested.
"We have stayed here twice before and feel at home and love the location for walks etc."
We have plans to return next month to celebrate a special anniversary.So,it would be really appreciated if the owner could take action on the following;-- 1. The large frying pan has a loose handle and is so scratched it is no longer fit for purpose and need to be replaced 2. The wooden bed in the bedroom with the en suite creaks loudly even if you just sit on it "gently" I am not sure if this can be fixed 3. When we used the hoover to clean the property we found the suction was "hit and miss2 " and I inspected it to find the dust bag inside was not inserted properly due to a plastic "holding "piece broken/missing. This made it an arduous task but we perservered ,as we always like to the property in a clean and tidy state.It would be great if the hoover could be fixed or replaced by the time we come back on Oct.14th. It would contribute to a memorable anniversary and I would then be able to give Sykes 10 out of 10. Thank you so much Regards Mr. Peter J Cleaver
Thank you for your feedback & apologies for the delay in response. We have had a further deep clean done since your first stay & arranged additional regular deep cleaning in the future. I believe the pans have been replaced but do let us know if not. We are looking at the bed to see if we can make any changes to it. The hoover should be fixed now. Best wishes. Property Owner
"Really enjoyed our stay, the property was clean with a number of amenities and a large garden."
The location was perfect and I'd definitely recommend booking here.
"Excellent value for this spacious holiday let for families."
Everything included ie hand wash, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, tea towels, hand/shower towels, toilet rolls, WiFi, Prime, Netflix, YouTube, books, puzzles, games & magazines. Only 5 mins walk to shops/petrol station. Comfy lounge chairs. Minor issues; entry/exit steps into property are too high for adults & especially toddlers: garden maintenance required with comfy seating; skirting boards & around base of bath/sink (ensuite) need extra attention also around bottom areas of shower trays; new duvet sets needed as the ensuite one was bobbly. Overall a comfy, homely stay with lovely artwork so would definitely book again.
"Microwave was covered in rust on the inside of the door."
Replacement requested but not done during our stay. Seen by the caretaker and photos sent to Sykes for the owner. Sykes cannot tell me if it has subsequently been replaced 13.5 tog duvet and brushed winter type bed linen for mid June holiday. Windows not clean inside or out. Such a shame as so ideally situated and the with benefit of 3 bathrooms.
"My second stay a 38 Dale End ."
The bathrooms were not very clean, the down stairs one in particular. The windows were very dirty inside and out, and there was dirty china and cutlery. Shame because the house is spacious and well equipped and in a lovely position near the salt marshes.
Well equipped. Windows required cleaning inside and out.
Really enjoyed our stay.Good facilities.House details didn't mention the dishwasher.We would have brought tablets.Thanks
"A little dated but roomy and homely."
Fence requires mending and bushes on drive want triming. Centralheating noisy.Good position, everything you would want for an enjoyable holiday. Would book again.
"The house has an excellent location- minutes from the Norfolk Coastal path and The White Horse pub."
It was a little dated but warm, comfortable and perfect for our family’s needs. The enclosed garden was brilliant for a dog. We would definitely visit again.
"I don't often leave feedback, but on this occasion I will as I nearly didn't book the cottage due to some very negative feedback."
The house was very clean and comfortable and although there were only two of us staying it was well equipped and would provide everything needed for up to seven or eight people (mugs, plates, cutlery, glasses etc even two fridges and a freezer) particularly as it is a effectively a three bathroom property, so no queueing! We had our two dogs with us, I never allow them upstairs or into the sitting room, but the kitchen diner was big enough for them to stay in without being cramped. The garden was excellent, totally secure, with the added bonus of a garden gate giving access straight out onto a quiet lane for early morning and evening walks. The location for me was perfect, quiet but only two minutes walk to the supermarket and plenty of really good Norfolk pubs and restaurants nearby. Will definitely stay again.
"We've stayed here several times now over the years and find the location ideal for our family summer holiday."
Likewise, the facilities offered both in the property and the local area are excellent for us. The house has lots of space for us all, a kitchen with just about everything you could need (though we'd still love a tumble-dryer!), and an enclosed garden, which is perfect for our dogs. We really enjoy the feeling that we are staying in someone's much-loved, comfortable, family holiday home and I think that's why we keep returning. We missed out on booking it last year, stayed elsewhere and didn't enjoy it at all. Over the years we've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here and really hope we have the opportunity to return next summer. Many thanks!
"We have visited this property 3 times."
It is very well provisioned and positioned.
Property a little tired. Back door impossible to lock from the inside
"It would not be difficult to make significant improvements … Some comfortable garden chairs A Wi-fi booster to ensure a signal upstairs Slightly widen the drive for one large car to park off the road None of us slept well… so maybe : New pillows and duvets Maybe some new beds, especially in the double room with en-suite Also the immersion heater was not working Loved the location!"
"Lovely house, spacious and warm with a nice garden for the dogs."
"It was a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."
Would definitely like to return.
"Thank you for yet another lovely stay in Dale end - thank you for listing to our feedback last year."
The new bunk beds are great! We will be back next year I am sure.
"Dale end is an excellent base to explore North Norfolk we have a good week despite various storms we wer3 there for the birdwatching."
Visited the the Jolly Sailors pub several time food excellent go on a Monday and you have entertainment from Nelson’s Shanty men singing The house is ok it furniture is a bit dated glad to see they have got a new sofa much better
"This is a spacious house in a great location."
It is rather tired inside and the sofa is very uncomfortable and grubby. The nearest shop is just a minutes walk away and the property has 2 fridges to easily store all your food. It was slightly off putting to see food left in the cupboards and the property would benefit from a deep clean. The property is also difficult to find in the dark as there are no street lights, it is sunk down behind a thick hedge and the pin drop on Google maps is in the wrong location. One experience we were treated to was hearing flocks of geese fly overhead each morning and seeing beautiful sunrises.
"We use Sykes for booking a lot and have only been disappointed twice."
This was one of those occasions. House in a lovely situation and with great potential, generally well equipped and with lots of cooking equipment and useful general larder items but was in need of a thorough maintenance/updating check. Our first thoughts were that it was quite grubby and needed a thorough clean as did some of the cutlery etc. The paintwork was quite chipped in places and the main sofa was well past its use by date and we could only sit on it comfortably if we stuffed the small cushions under the sofa seat cushions. visit Norfolk a lot and were hoping this could be a place to stay on a regular basis but unfortunately we will look elsewhere for future trips.
"Great house, very clean and well equipped, local shops and pubs within walking distance, one pub the Jolly Sailor fantastic for families with a great kids menue and play area, quick and pleasent service."
We ate there frequently our grandchildren loved it. All the local beaches beautiful, a car is essential to avail of the beaches and to travel further afield to visit stately homes etc. Would highly recommend a holiday in this area.
"Excellent as always this is the third time we have stayed here."
We want to come back however the children are getting bigger and the bunk beds are very very rickety - will they be replaced as this will determine if we come back. Thanks
"Wonderful location, very well equipped"
"The totally enclosed garden is a great advantage for dog owners."
However, beyond this, the facilities, space, comfort and all facilities of the house constitute an absolutely ideal holiday location .
"Dale End provided a lovely base in which to explore the North Norfolk Coast."
The kitchen was well equipped and cleaning tools were available. The downside is it rained for 2 days solid (then continued with downpours for the rest of the week) and reversing our car down the drive was impossible as the vegetation had grown so much. Unfortunately we couldn't mop up our muddy feet as we couldn't find the mop! We found it just as we were leaving!
"I don't understand how you can call a dormer bungalow on an estate a "cottage"."
The house was well equipped but everything in the oven needed cleaning before use. My main gripe is the master en-suite bedroom where there is only a measured 12 inch gap either side of the bed meaning one has to slide sideways against the wall and the bed to get in and when you sit on the mattress it's like sitting on cotton wool.I can sleep on most surfaces but this was very uncomfortable.It's a bedroom for a single bed not a double. As noted by another reviewer the sofa in the lounge is impossible to sit on as you sink right to the floor and should be changed. I think there should be some system of inspection so that these things don't occur.
"Well equipped cottage, furniture a bit dated and scruffy but functional."
Excellent location and a lovely pub nearby The Jolly Sailor with good food. Would stay in this area again.
"The overall description of the property and the location were not accurate."
"Only downfall was internet connection"
"Very clean, spacious accommodation in a very quiet neighbourhood."
The perfect location for us to visit our favourite places and explore new treasures.
"Very comfortable, quiet, warm, well stocked house, with enclosed lawned garden and parking."
Ideal house and location for families and dog owners. The house is located on the coast at Brancaster Staithe, lovely coastal walks with far reaching views. Jolly Sailors pub was our favourite for meals and real ale, in walking distance of the house. The Fish Shed for outstanding smoked salmon, fresh mussels and local produce in walking distance. Convenience store and attractive independent shops around the corner from the house. Short journey to the seaside town of Wells Next the Sea, would highly recommend Plattens for fish and chips and Wells Deli for bistro meals.
Well equiped spaceous property
"Great location on the North coast, near to good pubs for eating."
Needs a little TLC in places.
"Superb holiday cottage in great location."
Everything in the house was perfect. One small gripe. It would of been nice to have had a pint of milk in the fridge included. Its only a small thing but after a long journey and arriving late we failed to get milk by mistake. If one had been in the house it would of been brillant.
"The central heating was not working while we were there, but it was reported and we assume it was sorted out for the next visitors."
The shower in the en suite bathroom was leaking badly and not really usable, but again that was reported and we assume fixed. Generally the property was good but could do with some colour - everything is painted white.
"Great location, 3 mins walk from Nisa supermarket for all basics and lovely pop up shops at arcade Dalegate market."
great walks from the house. lovely sunny garden, gets sun all day with some shade. Very well stocked kichen with lots of serving dishes
"Only negative is that sofa need replacing as it is very saggy with no support on one side."
"Great house to use as a base to see different parts of Norfolk."
Lovely and quiet.
"Another good stay at Dale end this is our second time we were quite lucky with ..."
Another good stay at Dale end this is our second time we were quite lucky with the weather we were here for the local birdwatching Some of the furnishings in the house are getting a bit tired although the new kitchen was a great improvement
"Thanks for another fantastic stay at 38 Dale End."
This was our third visit to spend new year with our parents and the property once again proved comfortable for 7 people ranging from age 6-80. The new kitchen this year is a definite plus to this cottage.
"Most of the lounge furniture needs replacing, sagging sofa's etc, kitchen needs overall but all facilities are in place better than some we have stayed at and great location for pets with quiet lane at rear of property."
"Lovely cottage in a great location."
Great facilities and well thought out contents in house and kitchen. More spacious than the pictures suggest. Friendly and responsive owner. A great place to stay while visiting North Norfolk.
"Very pleasantly surprised with the house."
It was very well appointed, comfortable and clean and situated in a very quiet area. The bedrooms were a good size and with three couples sharing the three bathrooms were a bonus. The house is in a great location for coastal walks and exploring the local area. Only a short walk away is a well stocked NISA shop, petrol station and a few other shops. There is also a café and we enjoyed a nice lunch there on our first day. We can thoroughly recommend the Sunday lunch at the Jolly Sailors pub just down the road.
"We were very pleased with the cottage and the location."
The only comment is that the information about the cottage did not mention the availability of WIFI. So we were not expecting this. But on arrival we found that there was a new WIFI Hub. We would suggest that this is added to the information that is available on-line, so that it is fully up to date.
"The property was spacious, well equipped and very quiet."
We did not expect wifi, but the router and username and password were available, although not noted in the welcome guide. There is a local supermarket (NISA) and petrol station as well as other pop up shops. There are good local walks to the sea and along the coast. Both pubs in the village are OK, but have London prices. Don't forget the free 5K parkrun at Holkham Hall every Saturday morning at 9am.
"Our second visit to this lovely property in the most special of locations."
Fabulous and we fully intend to visit again.
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- Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x 4 double, 1 x family room with 2 singles and 1 adult bunks
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove.
- Oil central heating with electric stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 1 car, plus ample roadside parking beside property
- Secure bike storage in garage
- Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only)
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops and pub 5 mins walk
- Beach 2 miles
- Please note wifi is basic and not suitable for streaming or gaming
This comfortable, detached holiday cottage is conveniently located in a quiet estate in Brancaster Staithe, just off the main coast road linking many of the beautiful seaside villages of Norfolk.
Set midway between popular Hunstanton and Wells-by-the-Sea, this welcoming holiday cottage is just a few minutes walk to a selection of amenities, including a well-loved gastropub, and provides friends and families with a wonderful location for a North Norfolk holiday.
This cottage has three comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, along with a family shower room and a second shower room on the ground floor.
The sitting room looks over the enclosed rear garden, which is ideal for relaxing in after a day on the beach or out exploring, whilst on cooler evenings you can relish the warmth of the electric stove in the sitting room.
Close by is a good selection of independent shops along with a café and the famous Fish Shed, where you can pick up some excellent seafood.
You dont need to venture far from this wonderful location, as an extensive sandy beach, perfect for a sunny, fun-filled day with the little ones, and access to the harbour, ideal for sailing are both close by.
A birdwatchers paradise, there are 3 bird sanctuaries within 5 miles of the property.
The salt marshes can be found on the opposite side of the main road and are within 400 yards of the property.
Here you will find an amazing collection of bird life.
Further over the mud flats and over the far side of the marsh is Scolt Head, where other rare species may be spotted.
A large colony of little terns only a mile away, and the extensive footpaths, including the North Norfolk Coastal Path only 300 yards away provide excellent walking opportunities.
Why not visit the numerous coastal villages nearby by bike, with an extensive selection of pub pit stops for respite?
Within just a short drive you can spot seals basking on the sands at Blakeney, enjoy excellent shopping facilities at Burnham Market, try out the golf course at Brancaster, just two miles away and discover the stunning sands at Brancaster, Thornham and Holkham.
This Norfolk holiday cottage sits in a truly outstanding location, and is perfect for families wishing to holiday on the North Norfolk Coast.
About the location
Burnham Market 3 miles; Thornham 4.5 miles; Wells-next-the-Sea 8 miles; Hunstanton 9 miles.
The small fishing village of Brancaster Staithe, set between popular Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea, can be found in the heart of the North Norfolk Coast, on the main tourist route through this wonderful part of the world. Village life centres around the harbour and its thriving fishing and sailing, kayaking and kite surfing community. There are stunning sandy beaches to behold, but also salt marshes bursting with rare plant and animal life and endless footpath routes running the 47 miles along the Norfolk Coast, making this a perfect destination for walkers, birdwatchers, painters and photographers alike. The village prides itself on its offering of fresh fish and provides two fantastic pubs, a café and a crab hut, with a delicacy of delicious mussels available especially in winter. Whatever time of year you decide to visit, with an array of beautiful beaches on the doorstep, Brancaster Staithe is an excellent choice for your Norfolk holiday.
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