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Beaconsfield Cottage

(Ref. 28623)

Briston near Holt, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd visit to Beaconsfield Cottage."

    Beautiful house fully equipped with all the facilities you could need to make it a home-from- home. Easy house to manage 2 boisterous dogs with a great sized garden, stair gate supplied to stop them going upstairs too. I could easily live there! We will come again!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2024

  • "A delightful cottage set in a quiet village with a long garden which our puppy loved."

    A good position for touring North Norfolk and the coast.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Mar 2024

  • "Really lovely property."

    We stayed for a few days during half term and were not disappointed. Perfectly located near the main shops in Holt and driveable to all the best spots such as Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham, Burnham Market, etc. The property was ideal for us and our two dogs. Lovely log burner for the cold nights and plenty of space and facilities to eat and entertain ourselves.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and the garden was excellent for our dogs, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely time, the cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, we are looking forward to be back next year."

    Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Very well equipped with kitchen supplies and so great to have a tumble dryer as it was soooo wet during our stay that it was wonderful to be able to get jeans dried off etc. Only slight negative for us was the weak water pressure in the shower but, otherwise, we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.7Oct 2023

  • "Overall the cottage was very good with excellent facilities and was perfect for our holiday with our two Labradors."

    The secure large rear garden was really enjoyed by the dogs. The bonus was having a washing machine and tumble that were simple to use.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here, not too far from brancaster beach which is ..."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here, not too far from brancaster beach which is amazing and super dog friendly, local butchers is great and very helpful (even vacuum packed order to take home) only downside was nothing mentioned until we got there that dog's weren't allowed upstairs, had we known this we would of not booked

    Reviewed by Tara4.1Sep 2023

  • "It was a great place for a base and well equipped in the house but the garden could do with getting grass cut regularly and the apples that have fallen from the tree collected before the next guests come in."

    We are delighted that you found Beaconsfield Cottage to be a great base and to well equipped. We do too! Please note that the grass is cut every two weeks and you were there during the exceptional heatwave in September. I note from your review in our guestbook that the grass was indeed cut during your stay and the fallen apples were collected by the gardeners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara3.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was a lovely home from home, very well-equipped and comfortable for a family of four with a dog."

    The garden was gorgeous and safe for the dog and kids with the added bonus of apples and pears and blackberries all right there! The instructions for everything were clear and easily found and we enjoyed exploring some of the local walks which were suggested. Also plenty of games, jigsaws and books in the cottage for rainy days and a welcoming bottle of wine which was a lovely touch after a long drive. The village is lovely with a playground and two pubs in walking distance as well as local shops including a great fishmonger’s, a butcher and bakery. North Norfolk coast and its glorious beaches and wildlife only a short drive away. We had a great stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Aug 2023

  • "We loved Beaconsfield cottage."

    Easy to find, clean, spacious and our dogs loved the garden. The cottage is in a quite location and yet you are close to the local shops, including a delicatessen that makes yummy pastries. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maurizia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Clean, light and very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the large garden and the fact that it was enclosed and safe for the dog.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2023

  • "An excellent property in a really good location."

    Off road parking was good plus a spacious garden. Plenty of room in the cottage and very well equipped,

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time here."

    Won't be the last. I had to go to hospital whilst here and the locals were most helpful to my wife Highly recommended E J WARD

    Reviewed by Edward4.7May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in the lovely cottage."

    It really was like a home from home. The garden coming straight from the spacious kitchen was perfect to manage the dogs and even the separate section was so well thought out meaning you could come and go from the property to get your belongings from the car whilst the dogs were safely contained in the garden. The garden made such a difference compared to other properties we've stayed at, it was lovely to potter outside in your PJ's and sit having a cuppa whilst the dogs mooched about. I loved that the cottage was equipped with cleaning facilities- whilst i appreciate you're on holiday and cleaning might not be top of everyone's to do list, it was nice to be able to treat the house like your own. The washing machine and tumble dryer was fantastic to be able to use- we will bring less clothes next time knowing we can pop a load in and it was lovely that we didn't have to take dirty washing home! Brilliant that there was a bucket (such a simple thing) but we could shampoo the dogs on our return from the beach and even a washing line and pegs to hang their towels to dry! Such well thought out touches just makes the whole holiday easier and less stressful which is what it's all about. Lovely cottage. We're looking when we can book it again for next year!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "A cosy, comfortable, very well equipped cottage with an enviably large garden which our dog loved to have a walk round."

    It is in a very pretty friendly village.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very well maintained property, with an extremely well equipped kitchen."

    Everything was very clean. We were really pleased with the house and had a great week away, thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2023

  • "A well appointed, cosy and very comfortable cottage."

    Ideally situated for very easy access to the whole of the north Norfolk coast. A huge garden and plenty of parking. Lots of amenities available in the village. We had a lovely time and will most definitely book again. Thank you for the wine. :) Please note that there are no supplies left in the cottage so take your own cupboard basics and cleaning supplies.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    It is very well equipped, warm and comfortable. Lots of fenced outside space as well. Briston is a pleasant, real Norfolk village. Not just full of holiday houses.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very cozy, home from home cottage."

    Perfect in every way for us. Couldn't fault anything.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2022

  • "A wonderfully comfortable and homely cottage, spotlessly clean and thoughtfully kitted out."

    Very good room layout - the big kitchen- diner with a washable floor and separate lounge was ideal for us with the 2 dogs- so many properties are open plan these days. We loved the cottage and the huge flat garden - perfect for the dogs. The outside lights and a torch ( we visited in Oct /Nov) were a big help too.. We would very happily return to Beaconsfield Cottage. It's a super holiday home in a good location for visiting the north coast, Norwich and close to the lovely market town of Holt. Thanks very much for a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent cottage for people with dogs."

    Large secure area to the rear.Very well equipped. Ideally situated to tour the area.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beaconsfield Cottage was ideal for us and our dogs for exploring North Norfolk."

    Its facilities, in particular the very well-appointed and spacious kitchen/diner and the secure and large back garden made our stay all the more enjoyable. We would have appreciated a larger and thicker duvet than the one provided, which only just covered the bed and would have been ideal for those hot summer nights. We've booked again for June next year. For dog owners, you may be interested in Bunkers Hill which is an ideal sheep fenced area for exercising dogs off the lead. Head through Briston aiming for Edgefield. After just under 3 miles, turn left at crossroad along Hunsworth Road. Take the first turning on the right, direction Holt. After about 300 yards on your right is the entrance to the small car park

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Sep 2022

  • "A great property."

    Very clean and tidy on arrival. Large garden ideal for dogs to run around in. Good location for visiting most towns and properties. Bus service in village to Holt and beyond very useful. .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely faultless, it's was so welcoming as soon as you walked through the door."

    The views from the garden over the fields were stunning. The owners had left a bottle of red wine. We wished we could have stayed alot longer. Would definitely go back there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "We would have liked a few staple cupboard items vinegar sauce (red, brown) teabags sugar would have been appricated,also a Norfolk local food (biscuits,cake ) would be a nice touch."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4May 2022

  • "A lovely dog friendly cottage in a lovely friendly village and excellent amenities, everything was as expected."

    Minor problem, the TV broke down early in our stay. Unable to contact the housekeeper we contacted Sykes who informed the owner. Very quickly the owner was in touch and resolved to our satisfaction. Thank you everyone for you prompt response.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and tidy."

    All information about the cottage and surrounding area and places to go . Big secure garden, dogs and me loved it. 20 min drive to beach and shops easy to get to. We will definitely be returning. Well recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday , the cottage was great and we hope to return soon."


    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cozy and clean cottage, Had everything we needed, Lovely enclosed garden, really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2022

  • "One of the best secured gardens we have had for the dogs."

    A pretty and well equipped cottage. Well situated with good access to the coast. Great village atmosphere with some lovely walks locally. Our only downside was the memory foam mattress effected our nights sleep so we moved into the front bedroom.

    Reviewed by Alex4.4Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cosy cottage very clean and well equipped , secure garden for the dog ."

    Perfect location for exploring our favorite places in Norfolk returning to evenings by the log fire . We hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely totally dog friendly/secure property as stated in the advert."

    Couldn’t find anything at fault, really friendly locals at village stores and great food and service at horseshoe pub. An observation, not a complaint but from a totally personal perspective the single bed sort of looks like a white elephant in the front bedroom, obviously gives more ability to host more people, just looks out of place to me especially as frame doesn’t match other beds. Sorry!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Dec 2021

  • "Beaconsfield Cottage is in a fabulous location, garden excellent for dogs and good facilities all round."

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Sep 2021

  • "The only gripe was the difficulty of tuning in the TV"

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Sep 2021

  • "Few maintenance items - Front garden gate cross brace detached and 2 picket slats loose, nails have rusted through."

    Deep hole in lawn and previous visitors placed a tile over the hole, hole needs filling to make safe. Shower head mount still loose on wall like this last year. One fence panel has been made up from bits and pieces. For comfort would have been nice to have some cushions in the lounge we had to use pillows off the bed. Limited cleaning materials.

    It's always nice to welcome back returning guests, and pleased receive your feedback. Our Housekeeper's contact information is provided in our 'Cottage Folder', so we are surprised they were not contacted to rectify any pressing issues you may have had during your stay. We do apologise that the fence caused such concern, it is not a standard sized gap, hence being made of parts, but it is secure and dog proof. We have followed government guidance on cleanliness for Covid-19 - hence reducing soft furnishings throughout to make deep cleaning easier. Lastly, cleaning materials are provided during each reservation. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jun 2021

  • "Exactly as listed, surprisingly spacious, had everything we needed."

    Large secure garden for dogs and very quiet. The village is extremely well catered for with 2 pubs(very welcoming for dogs) shop, butcher and Baker and staff at all were lovely and welcoming. Will book again.

    Reviewed by Malina5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just come back from a lovely few days at Beaconsfield cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed for our stay including a lovely big garden for our dog. Two minutes walk to a lovely little pub & we had a lovely meal at the Three horseshoes in the village. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Well equipped and cosy cottage, nice and peaceful and garden secure for our dog, ..."

    Well equipped and cosy cottage, nice and peaceful and garden secure for our dog, location good shops close by for all your needs and pub just up the road, short drives to the beach and towns

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2021

  • "Although the weather wasn't the best, we both immediately felt at home and extremely comfortable in Beaconsfield Cottage."

    It had everything we could have needed, and the large kitchen was a great place to start each day off. The village is lovely, with some good local amenities and shops and a reasonable Co-Op. There are also two good pubs. The location was very quiet and nothing in North Norfolk was very far away, including the Broads and the amazing coastline. The beaches were all fantastic (and mostly award-winning), with the majority being dog-friendly, which was important as we had our border collie companion with us. All in all, there was nothing that we didn't like about this holiday and I would definitely recommend the area in general, and Beaconsfield Cottage in particular, to anyone thinking of having a holiday in Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect for what we wanted."

    Excellent facilities, clean and kept in a really good condition. Plenty of space for us and our 2 dogs, especially the kitchen and the big and very secure garden which is the main reason that we booked it. A number of other holiday cottages advertised secure gardens but did not have sufficiently secure fences for larger dogs who could quite easily jump a low fence. We did some beautiful walks at Cley, Wells and Cromer and all were within an easy 30 minute drive. Holt also just 15 mins down the road for a bit of shopping. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "Small cottage but each room was a good size, including the bathroom."

    A toilet downstairs would have made it even better. The garden size was excellent and, as many reviews mentioned, was totally dog proof. Very important for peace of mind to dog owners. With the big trees there was shade, too, which was needed in our week! The village shops could not have been better, baker, butcher, coop and fish shop! Everyone we met were very friendly. No need for big, impersonal supermarkets!

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Aug 2020

  • "It was a warm, comfortable cottage with a good, long back garden."

    The kitchen was well equipped.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Mar 2020

  • "A warm cottage with a well equipped kitchen."

    The garden is safe and fully enclosed for the dog. It is in a convenient place to visit may places along the coast and has a good shop and butcher in the village. Good also for off road parking and a lovely wood burner. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Feb 2020

  • "Enclosed garden was completely dog proof."

    For dog owners it is very important and I have been to many cottages where it has been stated that the garden is secure and it wasn't. I have hip arthritis and to have a very comfy bed to sleep in was excellent.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Dec 2019

  • "First truly dog safe garden I have come across."

    ..even thwarted my Jack Russell. Lovely country cottage, warm and comfortable. Everything you need was available in the kitchen. Location was good for coast and country but if you have a sat nav beware some of the routes it tries to take you are extremely narrow...more like cart tracks. Good deli and co-operative in the village. The pub within 100 yards is very friendly and does basic meals Tuesday to Saturday. I would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by D4.7Nov 2019

  • "Very warm comfortable cottage - nice village with lovely shops and pub - have been before and would certainly go again"

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Oct 2019

  • "To have the secured outside space for our dogs was essential for us, aided relaxation as they could come and go freely from the house."

    The location was so convenient to go and explore some lovely places. I recommended this home after two days to friends who are looking for dog friendly holiday. We look forward to rebooking

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you may need provided for."

    Fantastic garden for children and animals. Within easy distance of the coastlineand some very nice pubs! Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2019

  • "Beaconsfield Cottage is an ideal holiday cottage in a delightful village with friendly villagers and exceptionally good shops."

    The butcher and fishmonger are very good quality. We hope to return to Briston but the stairs in Beaconsfield proved a challenge for my husband. Freda

    Reviewed by Freda5.0May 2019

  • "Had a very relaxing break here, well equipped cottage with good facilities, would recommend the cottage and sykes to others."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2019

  • "So good we have booked again."

    Stair gate a great idea if you have dogs or children.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2019

  • "Really well equipped and comfortable cottage on a great location for exploring North Norfolk and the Broads."

    We’ve stayed in quite a few rental properties over the years and Beaconsfield Cottage is up there with the best of them

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2019

  • "JUst what we expected ." we've stayed we wouldn't stay again if it wasn't up to scratch !!!!!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was really warm and well equipped - lovely garden for the dog and close to good shops and a lovely pub."

    we loved it so much we are going back in October!

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great cottage, well equipped warm and comfortable."

    Good location to explore north Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely very comfortable, cosy and quiet."

    Placed well to visit North Norfolk and surrounding areas. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Pru5.0Mar 2019

  • "A very nice cottage very comfortable good area dog loved the big enclosed garden ..."

    A very nice cottage very comfortable good area dog loved the big enclosed garden , had a great week highly recommend hope to come back

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2019

  • "Brilliant stay everything we needed!"


    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is very well managed, one of the best of >100 we have stayed at, the owner and caretaker are to be congratulated."

    My husband said in the guest book he had no complaints - which is about at high praise as he does! We hope to be able to visit again in the future for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Dec 2018

  • "This cottage was situated in a very nice village, it was warm and comfortable, even the beds, which is often a downfall."

    The garden was very good for our golden retriever. There were some good walks round about and the coast wasn't too far away.I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2018

  • "The big garden was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by the dogs."

    Cottage was spotless when we arrived. Much more room than we anticipated, especially the kitchen / dining area. Local shops were well stocked and open all hours. Location is ideal to enable visits to Sandringham Palace and numerous other historical buildings of note. Also ideal to visit Cromer, Great Yarmouth and the Norfolf broads.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a great holiday in this home central for many norfolk attractionc"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2018

  • "A brilliant cottage, very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage was fantastic."

    Garden beautiful.Brilliant base to explore the area.Very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous village."

    Such a central location to get to so many places. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2018

  • "A very good cottage in a lovely village."

    A great place to explore Norfolk from. The only downside was a horrible smell from the cupboard in the kitchen. It turned out to be the mop. Would suggest cleaning it before putting away. Apart from the that brilliant.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4May 2018

  • "Very comfortable, warm and cosy."

    Beds made up in both rooms and all clean. Garden great for our dog and would certainly return and recommend. Also impressed with Sykes follow up etc.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Feb 2018

  • "The house is ideal for people with dogs as garden is large and totally enclosed."

    Reviewed by Alan4.8Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External utility/store.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Adults and children over 5 years only
  • Note: Steep stairs to first floor

The property

This welcoming, semi-detached 19th century brick and flint cottage offers a wonderful base for guests to explore Norfolk.

It has been tastefully decorated throughout and benefits from an excellent village location and a large enclosed garden.

Step in and enjoy the mix of modern and character rich furniture and appliances which create an attractive, comfortable and practical holiday home.

The well-equipped kitchen and dining area enables guests to enjoy time together.

Doors lead out to the large enclosed back garden and a patio ideal for alfresco dining.

The separate sitting room is ideal for guests to enjoy throughout the year with comfortable sofas and a woodburning stove, ideal for the cooler nights while catching a movie.

Upstairs are two good size bedrooms, one double and one family room.

The bedrooms share a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Close by guests can enjoy the wonderful Norfolk coastline with excellent beaches, paths and popular towns and villages which are scattered along it.

The famous Georgian town of Holt is just a few miles away and certainly worth a visit, as is the Royal Sandringham Estate and both Felbrigg and Holkham Hall.

There are also nature reserves to enjoy close by.

Whatever the time of the year we know you will love this Norfolk Cottage and want to return again and again.

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About the location


Holt 4.2 miles; Fakenham 10.2 miles; Sheringham 10.5 miles; Dereham 15.8 miles, Norfolk Broads 23.3 miles.

The large village of Briston is situated in North Norfolk and offers an excellent local store, a superb butcher's shop, in addition to a pub, a pub/cafe, a fish shop selling lobster and the famous Cromer crabs, a sport playing field and a large village green. Located in a wonderfully central position, the village provides a good base from which to explore the surrounding area. The historic Georgian market town of Holt, with its tempting tea rooms and enjoyable shops, is less than five miles away, and Blakeney National Nature Reserve, with its fantastic bird spotting opportunities, less than ten miles away. Whether it’s boat trips and seal spotting around the coast, a day exploring some of the many historic towns in the area, or a day at the seaside resort of Sheringham that you’re looking for, this lovely location has lots to see and do.

Note: Adults and children over 5 years only.
Note: Steep stairs to first floor

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas