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Home to Roost

(Ref. 955613)

Eccles-On-Sea, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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82 Customer Reviews

  • "Home to Roost was a lovely cottage , everything you needed was there."

    The Dogs loved it too!! A stone throw away from the Beach for our walks we all enjoyed. Very lucky with the weather!! The only thing I would say is, I read about the pot holes in other reviews I didn't realise how bad the would be in that village. It wouldn't stop me going again though.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2024

  • "Directions to Home To Roost could possible be updated : Carry straight on up Church Lane, Take first left and then first right and you will find house on the left hand side."

    Route currently given is very very difficult, huge pot holes and at the moment Huge puddles so it is very difficult to see how bad the pot holes are. Kitchen utensils could do with being updated i.e. Scissors that actually cut, hand mixer - broken. If they want to put clocks in the house, there are two - then put batteries in them. Welcome Pack, very poor. Very little information or ideas of where to go and what to do. No local attractions leaflets ( we collected and left some) No helpful instructions on how to use the DVD Sign outside of house is barely visible and needs updating - especially if you are to order a take away! Key box very difficult to open - took two of us!! Remote Control in Bedroom doesn't work properly - no volume control and you have to turn it on and off at the plug. Some occasional tables in the lounge would be useful instead of one large box. We also had to go and buy bin liners as there was none supplied. Not one of the best properties we've stayed in

    Reviewed by Kaye4.4Feb 2024

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday to celebrate my 60th birthday and to recover from surgery."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Everything provided to make ypu feel at home. The garden was perfect and completely enclosed with good fencing, which was great with two dogs. Very peaceful area with a good beach a couple of minutes walk away. The wood fire was lovely. Having the use of a dishwasher was brilliant. Will definitely think about coming again but in the summer months to get more use of the garden.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with easy access to a gorgeous beach."

    The beach is beautiful and easy to walk on. It is literally 100 yards from the cottage. The place is rural with the nearest shop a 15-20 minute drive but we loved the isolation. Its a good base for the Norfolk coast. The cottage was comfortable and clean. I really liked the wood burner. The garden was secure for our dog. After a long walk, it was a nice retreat. We would definitely come again and recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Property in a great position near the beach."

    Perfect dog friendly garden. Decor a bit tired and could do with an update. Some garden furniture like chairs/a bench or loungers would be a great addition, as the only place to sit outside was the benches attached to to table. All in all we had a great holiday

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic size property, and well laid out."

    The garden was great and safe for our dog, freshly mowed which was nice! bathrooms and kitchen were spotless. There was plenty of cutlery, glasses and mugs etc. The walk to the beautiful beach was 48 seconds from our door. We often had a cuppa in the morning, watching the waves. We found the beds comfy, and the sofas too. There was a smell on entry to the property, not sure what, it was very stuffy and warm, so we opened all the windows, and it became fresh again. Unfortunately the upstairs shower needs sorting, the water flow was poor, (not enough to ruin the holiday as the downstairs one could be used). Also a small note, maybe put a small frying pan in the kitchen, saves using the big ones for something small. Other than a couple of minor things it’s a great property, and if you like the beach, it’s perfect!

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2023

  • "The house is in the most awesome location just minutes from the beautiful long sandy dog friendly beach."

    Kids loved body boarding and dog loved running on the beach and then when everyone was cold and tired it was just a short walk home. The house worked well for us in terms of bedrooms and living space. The enclosed garden with side access was perfect for our dog. I had read a few reviews before mentioning cobwebs and needing a clean so I was pleasantly surprised with what we arrived to. It’s a beach property so the odd spider and cobweb was spotted but honestly didn’t impact our stay. Everyone in the local area was so friendly when walking around we felt so welcomed. Would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jul 2023

  • "This is my 7th Sykes property, they have always exceeded our expectations but I was very disappointed with home to roost."

    The upstairs shower was poor, the sofas were extremely uncomfortable, no hot water downstairs, the cleanliness was disappointing, I sent an email to Sykes and attached photos. There was a dreadful smell of urine that hit us when we walked in, it was the door mat by the back door, I removed it and put it outside. The doors and woodwork were very grubby, fronts of the kitchen cupboards were splashed, it wasn’t the usual standard we are used to from Sykes. I feel that your pictures on the advert need updating as the garden furniture looks tired. However the location was amazing, the beds were comfortable and we had a great week discovering Norfolk as it was our first visit. If all these things I have mentioned were corrected it would be a brilliant place to stay. I’m sorry that I have had to complain as it’s not something I make an habit of doing. I hope you take my comments on board and don’t take them personally. Kind regards Lisa Southall

    Reviewed by Lisa2.2Jul 2023

  • "Another lovely relaxing holiday at Home to Roost , we enjoyed it so much we have already booked for 2024."

    Our dogs were very safe in the enclosed garden and the property has plenty of room for their beds etc.. the beach is only a few minutes away and is dog friendly all year round , it’s sandy and there is plenty of room for the dogs to run around..

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Property could do with some love, a few more cooking utensils, new pillows on upstairs bed , they were very lumpy , as for the smell in downstairs bathroom it did go after a couple of days which was a blessing."

    The garden is perfect for the fur babies some cushions on the sunloungers would have made the garden perfect for us too . 9am departure is a bit of an ask but just managed it. Neighbours friendly I hope you find this constructive and not moany.

    Hi thank you for your feedback. Regards the smell in the downstairs bathroom. What happens is if guests don't use the bath in the bathroom for a couple of weeks in a row the water in the trap starts to evaporate and this is known as a 'dry trap'. Then it allows smells to escape from the sewer system underground into the bathroom. If you ever come across this again simply run the bath tap for a minute and that will sort it out and if you don't plan on using the bath put the plug in. I will make sure to run the tap in it every week from now on on changeover day. Sorry for any inconvenience this caused you. I would have been more than happy to advise on this if you had contacted me during your stay. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8May 2023

  • "Warm and homely."

    If I could book for the summer I would. But sadly its fully booked. My teenage kids, dog and myself had an amazing time. The house is big. Sofas comfortable, both bathrooms big. Beds comfortable. Beech on your doorstep. Arcade games machine big hit with my son. Netflix a huge bonus. Internet wasn't working when we arrived one call to John done within an hour. Happy teenagers. Dog loved the lovely enclosed garden. I would highly recommend. If I could give Home to Roost more than 5 stars I would of.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fab time it’s strange when reading previous reviews I thought the approaching roads would be terrible but it realy wasn’t that bad I was kinda expecting a house full of cobwebs etc but yes there were a couple if you looked but does that realy effect your stay , no ."

    The house is homely there is all you need or want for a homely stay we would deffo come back here again Thankyou for having us

    Thank you very much for your honest review we really appreciate it and are so glad you had a great holiday. We would love to have you back again. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the property and the cleanliness has much improved from our first visit."

    There were only two drawbacks that we noticed whilst we were there. The downstairs bathroom has an unpleasant aroma and I believe this has been noted before in the comments section. We did not have this issue the last time we visited in February 2022. The other downside we have is the upstairs bed is very soft and not what we are used to so a few sore backs were apparent on both of our visits. This is a personal preference so I suspect others would not like harder mattresses which we prefer. Both drawbacks will not stop us from returning again. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing time and the kids loved the Arcade machine.

    Reviewed by David4.1Feb 2023

  • "Very lovely stay, house very warm and comfortable."

    Beach is so close, very dog friendly. Garden very tidy and enclosed which was very important in our choice.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Feb 2023

  • "We really liked the property, having the beach just a stone's throw away was fantastic, and we had a lovely New Year's walk on the beach!"

    The general cleanliness was very good, although there were some minor issues with not so obvious items, like cobwebs round light fittings, the fire extinguisher in kitchen and sweet wrappers found under sofa bed, also, the additional mattress (nice touch) for the sofa bed is in need of replacement. At the time of year we visited it would also have been nice to have walked into a warm accommodation, but unfortunately all the radiators were turned off and the house was very cold upon arrival. The only other niggle would be the some indication of the condition of the roads approaching the house wouldn't go amiss. I haven't got a low slung vehicle, so it wasn't an issue, but there were some very large potholes, full of water, when we arrived, which could have been problematic to lower vehicles. Having said all that - don't let it detract from what is a good, quirky property, in a great location.

    Hi. Many thanks for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the home and the area it is a fabulous place to go on vacation. Unfortunately I can't control the weather conditions that have a varied effect on the off beat track/Road that accesses the home. I don't own the road but do contribute to the maintenance of it and this is carried out on a regular basis, but certain weather conditions can quickly effect it. However it is alway passable by car and by foot it is sometimes more bumpy that others, this is the pay off for having the home in such a rural but unique location by the sea. The home was cleaned throughout and we always strive to leave it in as good as possible condition for our guests. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Dec 2022

  • "We were visiting family in norfolk this year wanted to host Christmas Lunch so decided to have a second Christmas Day the week before Christmas and hire a lodge."

    The house is lovely, it’s looks exactly like the photos, very clean, lots of space too. Double oven was perfect for making a Christmas lunch for 8 people. Arcade machine kept the kids happy, and you can easily get three larger cars on the drive if you don’t mind being blocked in. The beach was 2 mins walk away and we visited horsey gap to see the seals which was about 10 mins drive away. The whole family loved visiting and all commented on what a quirky, unique and beautiful place it was. We didn’t need to contact the owners at all, plenty of wood for the fire in the honestly box and everything was working well. Now back to Manchester for Christmas part 2!!

    Thank you so much for the feedback. Merry Christmas to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Taya5.0Dec 2022

  • "Propety very tired and in need of the deep clean that the owner claims to do before holiday makers arrive."

    Photos of the property definitely need up dating.

    Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the home. We always strive to do our very best for our guests and there stay. The property is always cleaned to a good standard each week. Being such a busy year and having back to back bookings makes it difficult to have a chance to decorate during the small window during changeover day. I am pleased to confirm the home has just had a week's maintenance done on it. Some major construction works undertaken outside and any issues were fixed inside. The property has also been freshened up. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane2.2Oct 2022

  • "It was a beautiful place to stay for a relaxing time and the gorgeous beaches."

    The garden was enclosed as stated so dogs were safe. I had to contact the owner during our stay and he was so helpful.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Oct 2022

  • "There was a terrible smell in the downstairs bathroom and the upstairs bedroom carpet was covered in dog hairs!"

    We had a couple of issues with the dishwasher tripping the electrics, a leaky tap and issues with the temperature of the shower and to his credit the owner rectified the issues immediately. Overall reasonable value for money just disappointed with the smell (I suspect someone had trouble aiming for the loo or left a dog in there all day and it peed on the floor and wasn’t properly cleaned up) and amount of dog hairs floating around.

    Thank you for your feedback for Home to Roost, the property is cleaned to the same standard each week and we did not notice a smell or dog hair on the carpets. We would have given the carpets another hoover and the bathroom another clean for you if we were aware. The showers and taps are brand new and the dishwasher had been replaced for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lianne2.2Aug 2022

  • "Had a brilliant time."

    Close to places of interest, lovely walks, very friendly people around. The house was excellent . Plenty of room, comfortable beds, very dog friendly., exceptionally clean. Could not find a fault. When we got home we re booked for next year. As we had such a great time.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we are so glad to hear how much you loved the home and appreciated the wonderful location it's in. It makes all the hard work worth while. Hope you enjoy your stay just as much next time. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Some fans for the hot weather would be good"

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Only one problem which was solved quickly by the lovely/friendly owner, so not a problem in the end. Great area to stay in....peaceful and just a stones throw from the beach. Lovely friendly neighbour as well. We wouldn't hesitate to return. Thanks John.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is in an ideal location, just a stone’s throw from a lovely, near deserted, dog friendly beach."

    It has everything you need for an enjoyable stay but the one thing that lets it down is the showers. I have no problem with low water pressure but I do want a shower to get hot - both showers were either freezing cold or scalding hot, neither stayed on a happy medium.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jul 2022

  • "The property was well equipped and very spacious in an ideal location near to the beach , clean tidy and great for the children , the enclosed back garden was a great and safe space for the children to play ."

    would defiantly return . Thank You

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was well located just 2 minutes from the dog friendly beach."

    The Bush estate was very quiet which suited us and just a 20 minute walk along the beach to the lovely Smallsticks cafe. The enclosed garden was excellent for the dogs and equipped with a hose for washing off sandy paws and feet. Could have done with some cushions for garden furniture. Inside the cottage was very comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Plenty of space for 4 adults and 3 dogs. Two pubs nearby at Happisburgh and the excellent Star Inn at Lessingham. Food very good. Had a lovely week and would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very nice and comfortable Beach House close to the sea."

    Lots of space inside and out, great for families. Only issue would be that it wasn’t as clean as other Sykes Cottages we’ve stayed in. Cobwebs and dog hair and dirty hardwood floors meant walking around barefoot wasn’t an option. If better cleaned it would be perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback. The floors are hoovered thoroughly and moped with hard floor cleaner and vileda spray mop on the way out when exiting the clean as always The house was de-cobwebbed with a feather duster but it is spider season at the minute round here, and they do and can re appear really quickly We are surprised at your comment regarding dog hair as we actually we remarked on the previous week's guests dogs - that they couldn't have been very hairy as there was much less hair than normal when hoovering. If a guest has any issues during their stay we are on hand to assist Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous holiday, comfy accomodation for us, secure garden for the dogs, about 2 minutes to the beach which is sandy with plenty of room for our dogs to run safely."

    Smallsticks Cafe is very dog friendly and less than half an hour walking along the beach. Sea Palling is an hours walk but worth it for the good cafe . we would love to come back next year but as well as our 3 small terriers we will have another 2 small dogs making a total of 5 so we may have to look elsewhere in Eccles which would be a shame. If you want a relaxing, quiet, dog walking holiday Home to Roost would be a good choice..

    So happy you enjoyed your stay. I'd be happy to accommodate your extra dogs for future stays. Just let Sykes know this when you book. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Overall a lovely stay at Home to Roost."

    Chosen because we took our dog. Garden perfect for her, safe and entirely enclosed. Fantastic beach within a stone’s throw. Lots of lovely walks along miles of quiet beach. Property clean and well equipped with comfortable furniture and bed. Only downside was problems with water pressure and temperature and showers, mentioned by other reviewers. Hot water was meant to be pre set but without using booster control there was no hot water and this also seemed inconsistent. On several occasions it was impossible to get any flow from the hot water taps due to low water pressure. Water temperature in the shower upstairs was impossible to control and either seemed cold or near scorching. We tried the downstairs shower and were able to get water at the correct temperature but the controls appear incorrect. The stop position produced near scorching water and the next position actually turned the shower off. I’m afraid these issues did cause some irritation during our stay and need to be sorted.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2022

  • "Great location nice property safe garden for dogs but how can they say that this ..."

    Great location nice property safe garden for dogs but how can they say that this has had a covid clean ,dirty skirtings ,cobwebs everywhere,spilt coffee in all sink unit draws greasy finger prints over fridge other points are not enough bins,damp smell in back bedroom,dirty carpets no info regarding re cycling and when binmen come otherwise we had a great holliday

    Reviewed by Matthew3.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Home to Roost."

    It was very spacious, plenty of room for 5 adults and 3 dogs and very clean. We picked the property as it was so close to the beach and the garden was secure which was perfect for our dogs, and what we wanted. As other reviews have said, Eccles on Sea is a small seaside village with nothing there but you are not far from amenities if you need them. I would imagine in the summer and good weather it is lovely to have a day on the beach and then back to the house for a nice meal sat in the garden. We hired a boat for the day on the Broads, (Martham Boat Hire) visited Great Yarmouth and Wroxham. I would recommend this property if you are staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property in a very quiet location."

    Very close to the beach, plenty of space for a family to spread out. Tastefully decorated.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at home to roost it is a lovely cottage ..."

    This is the second time we have stayed at home to roost it is a lovely cottage we love the area and being so close to the beach is great for walks with the dogs the only downside was the showers we couldn't get a good temperature and water pressure was very weak and cleaning under the sofa cushions hadn't been done for sometime as there was sweet wrappers old food and dog hair under them which we found when we were cleaning before vacating the property

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Feb 2022

  • "The accommodation was more like being at home I couldn't find any negertive ..."

    The accommodation was more like being at home I couldn't find any negertive comments at all fantastic walks and first class accommodation the only thing anyone could fault that it's not in walking distance of a pub or restaurant suggest taking your own as we had an lovely time thanks

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Feb 2022

  • "We arrived at Home to Roost on Saturday afternoon, the house was cold but quickly warmed up once we turned on the heating."

    The heater in the master bedroom would not work, we called the owner and he very promptly came round (in around 30 minutes) and fixed the problem. The house is in a great location and we will definitely consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Jan 2022

  • "Lovely house, great facilities worked perfectly for our family get together"

    Reviewed by Amy3.8Dec 2021

  • "Had a good stay only trouble not enough shops or pubs nearby lucky we took our ..."

    Had a good stay only trouble not enough shops or pubs nearby lucky we took our own food but the place was nice and spacious good garden and area be a good stay in the summer a nice gesture of the Christmas tree in front and on table thank you was a good holiday

    Reviewed by David4.1Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Home to Roost so much."

    It was a fantastic surprise as to just how lovely this accommodation is, and so spacious. Tastefully decorated, with lovely artwork, and beautifully furnished. A real home from home with everything provided that could possibly be needed. Comfy sofa and chairs and beds, with good quality bedding. The games room was a bonus. A booster switch meant plenty of hot water and the choice of bath or shower. The location is marvelous with a 1 minute walk to the beech. We didn't want to leave and we can't wait to visit again. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our stay at Home to Roost was a nice one, we have given a few suggestions for the owner to look into and unfortunately some negative feedback about the locals on the estate."

    Accomodation was lovely however could do pegs for the washing line as there were not enough to hang a load of washing out and a fire guard would benefit guests with children as it would have been nice to use the fire but we could'nt because of the children and the option of a stair gate would be a good idea. Unfortunately I do agree with other guests about the bed in the main bedroom we found it very hard, uncomfortable and I came away with a bad back. We did also find that the 9am check out was very rushed even though we packed the car up the night before and my daughter had to leave without giving her baby a bottle and had to do this in the car, plus I always clean the cottages before we leave. I understand that the cleaner has to do more now with Covid but I am sure that 10am check out would still allow her to clean the cottage as the next guests do not check in until 4pm. I dont like to bring this up but I have to as we were were made to feel so uncomfortable and not welcome on the estate. On one occassion my daughter drove into the estate with her children below the speed limit I might add and a man stepped out to stop her, when she opened her window he was ranting and raving at her to watch her speed, she obviously wasnt going fast as he would not have been able to step in front of her car to stop her and you cannot go fast around that estate as the roads are not the best. We also said hello to numerous people on the estate and was totally ignored, the neighbour spoke to us and a couple over the way that turned up on the Friday, like I said we did feel unwelcome, this was such a shame as we liked the cottage and how close it was to be beach. We have been on many cottage holidays for over 15 years now and this is the first time and with regret that I have had to give some negative feedback which is a shame.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear about any issues regarding people in the village, unfortunately this is completely out of my control and surprising to me as everyone is normally so friendly in Eccles. Unfortunately, I can't comment on whether the lady was speeding or not but it's unusual for someone to complain about someone who would be driving within the speed limit. Check in and out times are specified on the key collection prior to arrival and I have multiple cleans to do on the same day, therefore a tight schedule to keep to. However given prior notice I am happy to consider reasonable adjustments based on personal circumstances so in this case having a young infant in the property. I am sure that you will appreciate that beds seem to be a personal preference some like firm some like soft so it's a difficult one for me to comment on hence why I have a good mix of type in the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.4Oct 2021

  • "Very Good cottage, very close to the seashore, dunes, 50ft away."

    Bedrooms, lounge, bathrooms all very good. Cannot fault inside apart from, extractor fan in downstairs bathroom doesnt work and there isnt enough outdoor seating for the number of guests (maybe suggest bringing some folding deckchairs).Great garden for the dogs however but maybe needs a little tlc. Other than that we found no gripes that other guests have experienced ie settees and mattresses were fine .We had a lovely week and the weather was fabulous .Oh maybe a better visitors info folder as not much info in it at all.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, really spacious house equipped with everything you could need."

    House was spotlessly clean on arrival. Big secure garden. Amazing location: right next to quiet, sandy beach which is perfect for dog walks and kids to play safely. The location is also really quiet. Our only points for improvement are firstly both showers are poor, water pressure not sufficient and temperature either boiling hot or freezing. (There's a lovely bath in the ensuite with a great shower attachment though, if you are happy to wash hair in bath). Secondly, the bed in the main bedroom is really lumpy and uncomfortable and left us both with sore backs. The other beds are absolutely fine though.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2021

  • "Home to Roost was clean."

    Showers were wrong too hot too cold ! Switches wrong! Beds were not very good memory foam too hot plus 10 tog quilts. Bed settee mattress wasn’t very good. Kitchen didn’t work no work top. Settee in lounge was comfortable. Position was amazing loved walking to the beach. Dogs loved it garden fully enclosed. Had a lovely time weather was good, Over all we had a peaceful holiday but a few adjustments would make Home to Roost perfect.

    Reviewed by Ann3.1Jul 2021

  • "Home to Roost is extremely close to a lovely beech."

    The house has everything you need and is spacious. We went during the week when the weather was extremely hot. Perhaps some bigger fans might have helped but you can’t predict the weather! We contacted the owner at the beginning of the week for a parasol for the garden and a broken light in the bathroom and he couldn’t have sorted it any quicker. We really appreciated the effort he went to to sort things for us. Would certainly recommend this house for anyone wanting to be close to the beach and part of the Norfolk Broads. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stewart3.8Jul 2021

  • "The house was spacious & spotlessly clean & the garden was very secure for our dogs"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very dog friendly area."

    People around say hi, made us feel like we belong there. The cottage was brilliant, very spacious and had everything we needed. The garden is good size and secure. The sea is very close by. Sandy beach that goes on for ever. Loved our time there.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "The beds on the ground floor and the sofa are very very uncomfortable - the sofa was very low and for someone with back and knee problems - I struggled to get comfortable on the sofa - thank god for the two arm chairs."

    The mattress was too hard for my liking (personal preference more than anything). I am not sure if there was a problem with the pre-programmed hot water system - but we never seemed to get any hot water, even with a "boost" to the system. Both bins were full upon arrival, we put them out on Thursday as instructed but only the green bin got emptied, so the next person going into the cottage will struggle to be able to put their rubbish in the bins. When we arrived we had someone knock on the door trying to sell " a new driveway", which made us un-easy all week, as we weren't sure if they were just chancing it, or watching the cottage and my dog !! Just a couple of recommendations - One or two USB sockets and a shaver socket would be favourable around the cottage and a hot tub in the garden. Despite these little grumbles, we had a lovely relaxing week. The dog loved the enclosed garden and the fact that the beech was on the doorstep. I would most certainly book again - but would love to see the sofa replaced first. Many Thanks

    Many thanks for your feedback. We want all of our guests to have a good stay therefore the sofas have been replaced ( photos to be updated shortly ) and luxury bed toppers added to the beds. We do hope that you will stay with us again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4May 2021

  • "Would go back there stunning property and close to the beach"

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Home to Roost."

    It is a truly beautiful house and located so close to the stunning beach. After reading a couple of earlier reviews, I was slightly concerned what to expect. Yes, there are some very large potholes on the roads leading up to the property, but just drive slowly. The water pressure was absolutely fine for us. The kitchen was very well equipped, the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were lovely. Having a wood burner was a wonderful addition for our cosy evenings. It was a shame the board games had been removed (understandable during the current pandemic) - it would have been nice to have been informed prior to our holiday as we would have taken more with us. It is a lovely property and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Marya5.0Oct 2020

  • "Unfortunately this property was not up to the standard we thought it would be."

    the woodburner was out of action, the shower pressures were so bad we just gave up using them. the pots and pans were dirty. my mum cut her hand pretty bad on a chipped plate. the bedding and towels need replacing. the sofa has seen better days and was very uncomfortable. you can't have the windows open as the doors rattle so badly. the area leaves alot to be desired, the roads going in are appalling. the water was either stone cold or boiling hot, we had to wait 3 hours inbetween baths as the hot water run out. the TV in the upstairs bedroom we could not watch as the select button on the remote didn't work. the TV in the downstairs bedroom just kept breaking up. also just having freeview was really bad considering there is nothing around and the the picture was very poor. no shelves in the bathrooms or anywhere to put anything. the bathroom leading into the kitchen is very difficult as people watching TV in the lounge can see you as there is no living room door, not good when your in your towel! I feel overall a bit of money needs to be spent on this property to make it more comfortable.

    I was sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay at Home to Roost. Unfortunately the storms damaged the wood burner flue exposed to the outside lements.The wood burner was out of order for your stay and has now been replaced with a brand new system. Luckily the weather was mild for your stay and all the heating system was operational as normal inside the home. The electric showers are both 10.5kw and again we're checked during maintenance week straight after your stay. I can confirm they are working fine.The hot water system was checked, this is fully operational also. The location of the property being so close to the beach and it's rural settings means that no gas is available in the village. So the hot water system is a storage type cylinder. It needs to be heated via an immersion. A full tank will comfortably do a full bath and more once the controller has been pressed. The showers are working all the time as they are electric. This is all on the property description prior to booking. I'm sorry to hear your mother cut her hand on a plate. They are checked each week and a chipped plate was not spotted. All pots and pans are cleaned and checked during changeover. The sofa is fully leather and was recently deep cleaned and conditioned. It's slightly lower profile is its design and not because it's worn out. There is the options to use either of the 2 Parker Knoll armchairs that are standard height if you prefer and other chairs dotted around the home. I have not noticed the windows creaking, they were all brand new fitted when the home was renovated within the past couple of years. Thanks for informing me of the TV remote upstairs, I can confirm the batteries needed replacing however for peace of mind a brand new one has been installed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade2.2Oct 2020

  • "Very spacious, very clean, warm and well equipped property with a lovely good sized completely escape proof garden for my three whippets."

    My only complaint about the house was that the the double bed in the upstairs bedroom was the hardest most uncomfortable bed that I have ever had the misfortune to sleep in. It was so lovely to have just a 2 minute walk to miles of clean sandy beach where it was rare to see more than a few people. On the last day we saw seals bobbing in the sea just off shore and every day saw large flocks of wild geese flying over. The location of the property is extremely quiet and peaceful. However anyone visiting needs to be aware that the roads on the estate are not made up and there are extremely large and deep potholes which often stretch the width of the road. During our visit they were full of rain water and it was impossible to gauge the depth of the holes. Be warned that it is very easy to damage your car and you need to take great care - particularly at night as there is no street lighting. There are some beautiful National Trust properties nearby and although the houses were closed due to Covid the grounds were wonderful. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Oct 2020

  • "Great place to stay, literally on the beach which is clean and dog friendly all year round."

    Garden is fully enclosed and big enough for the dogs to run round, supermarkets are only 5 miles away at Stalham. A perfect location for a quiet beach and touring the Norfolk Broads, after 10 days we still didn’t want to go home!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is the best cottage and position for beach was best ,have booked again,only ..."

    This is the best cottage and position for beach was best ,have booked again,only one thing that was hard to use is the settee so low,dogs loved it beach only a few yards away and we saw a seal and no one for miles

    Reviewed by Stratford4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at home to roost nice enclosed garden for the dogs right by ..."

    We had a lovely stay at home to roost nice enclosed garden for the dogs right by the beach had lots of walks and saw the seals cottage was very nice and would recommend and go back again

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Feb 2020

  • "Cottage very well appointed."

    A few minor issues like no soap dish in shower, no cafetiere. No heating or outside light on when we arrived so very cold and dark making it difficult to find house. Road to property, worsened from recent rainfall, OK for 4x4 but difficult for ordinary cars particularly if laden. One of our cars had to have passengers walk to house as pot holes as wide as road and up to 6" deep and full of water.

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Feb 2020

  • "We went skinny dipping!"

    ! Well the dogs did! Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Wonderful walks on the beach to Happisburgh and Sea Palling. No complaints from us – a great place.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2020

  • "Second visit and again really enjoyed."

    Weather was reasonable considering the time of year. Beach is really good. Have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jan 2020

  • "Every heater in the property was switched off so it was very cold when we arrived, not a good first impression!"

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Nov 2019

  • "Lovely bungalow with good beach walks right on doorstep."

    Very well equipped kitchenware

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2019

  • "The property was perfect and had everything that was needed."

    The location right next to the beach was perfect. Yarmouth, Caister and Norwich were all less than 40 min drive away. Fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2019

  • "A real gem in many respects."

    I hope it doesn,t get too popular so we can book again.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Sep 2019

  • "Although property on an estate, it is very remote regarding a shop and other facilities."

    However right next to beach access, very good for walks on beach etc.

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic location right on the beach, near Cromer and Great Yarmouth."

    The garden is secure and dog friendly which Daisy, Harvey and Bailey our Cavapoos appreciated. The property was really good, clean and spacious for us all. We had a great time. If I was to suggest anything I'd recommend that the towels are replaced there have seen better days, I'd move the kettle to another location and put something around the oven to stop the wall getting dirty. First cottage we've arrived at that didn't have a pint of milk or something when we arrived which would be a nice touch if you haven't brought supplies. Overall would go back to tomorrow back on the beach waving to seals, thanks for a great break.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Home To Roost."

    Slight problem with the plumbing but owner was straight out to try and resolve the issue. Good selection of games for the family. Beds were comfortable. Garden safe for the dog. Lovely being so close to the beach. Maybe a BBQ would be a good addition to enjoy in the garden. We would definitely recommend!!!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2019

  • "Home to Roost provided clean, modern and very comfortable surroundings."

    The size and space way exceeded our expectations and the setting right next to the beach was incredible, so beautiful. The house is REALLY well set out and there’s everything you need in the kitchen equipment wise. I have just 3 tiny points of note to make this place PERFECT. There was no mirror in the upstairs bedroom in order for me to dry my hair (so we just went out and bought a cheap one from Argos and I propped in up on top of one of the side tables with the small bedroom chair in front of it and made myself a brilliant little make shift dressing table for the duration of the holiday, there was also no shaver/toothbrush charger sockets in any of the bathrooms or rooms, so we just bought an adapter for the plug, finally there was no bbq, but that was a no brainier for us, we adore a bbq especially in all the glorious Norfolk sunshine so we went out and got one and hope that the future holiday makers will enjoy eating outdoors as much we did in the large, spacious and sunny garden. All in all one of the best accommodations we stayed in during our self catering holidays.

    Reviewed by Loraine4.7Jul 2019

  • "Home to Roost is in a lovely location for a quiet beach holiday for children and your dog, even saw some seals swimming close to shore."

    The property itself has a nice enclosed garden with comfortable garden furniture and off road parking, however the roads are very bumpy and you need to drive very slowly to and from the property. Inside we found although very spacious the furniture was very uncomfortable and needed replacing especially the the beds! A very good clean is also required and the leaking washing machine needs attention as there was water all over the floor after we had used it, there was no mop and bucket so had to mop up with towels! Would not recommend this property for anyone with any mobility problems as there is a step in the kitchen and the floor is uneven in places.

    Reviewed by Maureen2.2Jun 2019

  • "Although furniture looked nice and comfy."

    We found it the opposite. Lounge furniture was much to soft you actually sank into it. And was difficult in getting up. Kitchen was not flowing more crammed into spaces. Dinning room was ok . Bedrooms also ok apart from the beds. I know people like to sleep on a mattress that stops roll together. However these did the job to such a good degree. That they are probably made to encourage roll apart. Uncomfortable and what seemed like a ridge between us prevented our usual sleeping position. Garden was a good size and very secure. The drains struggled to drain away. Making many noises as they did. Overall we enjoyed our holiday because it did what we us a nice relaxing get away. But sorry to say we can not recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Tony2.2Jun 2019

  • " with 2 beds too small for 2 beds."

    needed one only cos of no floor space 2. Beds too low for older people 3. Roads on estate would defeat Top Gear- straight out of Africa and can damage your car 4. Enclosed garden secure with excellent outdoor table and chairs 5. Very close to beach 6 10-15 mins to nearest shop 7.Lighthouse pub at Walcott excellent good food and staff. 8. Forgot to leave mop bucket out 9. Bad drain smell behind kitchen utilities

    Reviewed by James3.8May 2019

  • "Great place to stay if you are prepared to travel around to see the beautiful sights of Norfolk."

    ..we visited Great Yarmouth (Hippodrome Pirates Circus 2019) , Sheringham steam train, Horsey Gap to see the seals, wonderful Wroxham with it's river trip and Cromer. The property is a bit isolated but that is made clear in the description - a great woodburner and lovely large garden for our dog who loved her morning and evening walks on the beautiful beach just minutes away...a wonderful relaxing break with all you could need, thank you!

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Apr 2019

  • "We truly had a lovely time the house has everything you need and more the area ..."

    We truly had a lovely time the house has everything you need and more the area is beautiful it was great been so close to beach the walk along the beach to small sticks cafe was definitely worth it for the gorgeous breakfast at the end would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location is superb, and the cottage is plenty big enough for four people and three dogs."

    Mostly well thought out. The kitchen equipment is a bit spartan. No egg cups, tablespoons serving bowls. We managed! Really missed a visitors book as in previous stays they have been a very useful information resource. Fabulous walks, dog friendly pubs and we saw about 200 seals and pubs on Horsey beach

    Reviewed by Lynn3.4Mar 2019

  • "We had a very relaxed holiday and the dogs enjoyed the freedom of the garden."

    It is a very remote village but we enjoy the peace and quiet though some people might find it a little too isolated. The road surface on the estate is very poor. Access to the beach was very good and there are lots of walks in the area. On unpacking we appear to have gained 2 tea towels. I am happy to post them back if you could advise where to send them. Sincere apologies for this oversight.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Mar 2019

  • "You could not get any nearer to the beach, literally just over a sand dune."

    Great walking for the dogs....oh and us of course. The house was clean and well appointed, good wifi. We do like a good woodburner which this had. The road approaching the house was very potholed, but as long as you drive slowly you are ok. It was so special to see the seals at Horsey Bay, so many of them, just stunning. We had a very minor issue, called the owner who was literally there within the hour and all sorted. Very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in March which was great, I can only imagine what an absolute gem this place would be in the summer with the beach as I said literally over the sand dune, what more would you need.

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very enjoyable break with the family, Home to Roost is so close to the beach for those long walks with the dogs each day and then to return to cosy afternoons with the fire burning made it extra special."

    It was a nice surprise to see the Christmas tree on arrival. Our family all enjoyed Home to Roost giving us a Christmas to remember. Laraine & Peter.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic location to explore the West Norfolk Coastline."

    Great accommodation, clean, warm with plenty of room, a few yards from the sea. The Road onto the Bush Estate is uneven with large pot holes in places - but passable with care. The property stands on a good-sized plot and parking was easily accessible. The garden was enclosed and there was a back gate which was great for bringing our black lab round to the rear of the property for a good clean after a day on the beach - the outside tap was very useful! One thing we would have found very useful was a tumble drier - especially in the winter months but this is a minor point. We travelled 370 miles from North Devon to explore Norfolk for the first time and we were not disappointed. Great walks along the coastal path, friendly neighbours and local people - especially in Happisburgh - a lovely community that is sadly slipping into the sea - we were shocked by the extent of the coastal erosion. Thank you - hope to return soon in the near future.

    Reviewed by Jaime5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had such a fantastic time."

    Property clean and very lovely. Excellent location being so close to the beach. Literally a 1 minute walk.. dogs had a fantastic time and property very easy to clean etc. We would definitely recommend this property and will return one day for sure.

    Reviewed by Leeanne5.0Oct 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Home to Roost."

    Very spacious, light, clean and airy but also cosy in the evenings. We used a lamp from the bedroom as cosier with a lamp in the evening. We used the log burner, plenty of stock there but we brought our own from home as we have plenty for ours. The heating very warm and easy to turn up or down to our required temperature. Kitchen well equipped. Bath upstairs was as deep as our roll top at home so that was gorgeous soaking in it at the end of a long walking days. Love the back garden all enclosed so very safe for our 2yr old pet spaniel who I have to say had the time of his life. Literally 2mins walk to the gorgeous sandy beach. We have been at this location before so knew the area. Cafe Sea Palling about a 50 min walk along the beach. Walcott 10 ish mins in the car for amazing fish & chips. We went to view the sea lions and pups just a little further up from sea palling, that was amazing. Cromer is not far and many other locations are close enough by car. The land at Eccles is private so no Tarmac but honestly just drive slowly and if you like quiet, peaceful relaxing holiday then this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "We have had the most wonderful holiday."

    Staying in great accommodation in a beautiful location and only a one minute walk to a fantastic beach. We'll definitely be coming back. Thank you *

    Reviewed by Sherie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great place to stay Quiet and relaxing Right by the sea Would definitely recommend this property The only downside the property could do with a good clean."

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Aug 2018

  • "Lovely spacious property that is a sun trap!"

    Great for the dogs with good sized secure garden and quiet beach a few seconds walk away. Only comment is there is a nack of parking in the driveway! We have a medium sized suv and only just could get in the gate. A large lwb with a large turning circle 4x4 would struggle.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jun 2018

  • "Enjoyed holiday, house flows through and is spacious, garden very secure for dogs and lovely decking with seating area ."

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic property, well equipped and tastefully furnished."

    Brilliant for dogs as only 100 yards or so from the beach, and lots of other walks near by. Not far to local pubs, 10 min car ride or 45 min walk. We had a great week Thankyou

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage was great and lovely and new."

    We had it for a week and could have stayed longer. John the owner was very accommodating and left us some beach chairs in the porch too. Garden was excellent for the two nights a dog stayed with us. Really enjoyed it and would recommend this cottage for families. Be careful on the approach road though as there were massive pot holes. Only two things missing in a very well equiped kitchen and cottage was a corkscrew and a hair dryer. A bbq would have been an excellent addition but we used disposables.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2018

  • "Home to Roost has been renovated to a very high standard."

    It is newly decorated and immaculately clean. The kitchen is spacious and really well stocked with tools and equipment. It is perfect for families with 4 TVs, a games machine and board games and a super, 100%safe garden for children and dogs. Downstairs bedroom and bathroom make it a good home for older visitors but there is one step to negotiate so not suitable for wheelchairs. A large outside table and benches make dining outside easy. Depending on the tide the beach is just a short walk up and over the dune and a scramble over rocks - or a short, easy walk on a flat walkway when the tide is in. For prams it can be reached by a short walk towards the camp site to a ramp. The beach is clean with gorgeous, soft sand . A great location if you like to avoid noise, amusement arcades and crowds. But also short driving distance from great garden centres with coffee shops, Cromer and Norwich.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor family room with TV and 2 x doubles
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with double sofa bed and arcade machine
  • Electric oil thermostatic heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, 2 x TV, selection of family and children's DVDs, arcade machine, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, wood store with honesty box
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front decking with sun loungers, rear enclosed garden with lawn and deck with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 1.7 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Logs, kindling, firelighters can be purchased from the wood store using honesty box
  • Note: 20 family board games and a retro arcade machine with over 600 games
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 9am
  • Note: This property sleeps eight guests over two bedrooms and a sofa bed

The property

This contemporary, detached holiday home, Home to Roost, sits right on the sand dunes of the wonderful beach in the Norfolk coastal village of Eccles-on-Sea.

With perfect, homely accommodation for families, Home to Roost promises a trip to remember.

Enter this immaculate property and on your right lies the sitting room, benefiting from plenty of plush seating, light wooden beams and a stunning woodburning stove; this is the perfect spot to return to after a day exploring this wonderful region.

Just off the sitting room rests a sleek bathroom with the choice of a bath and a shower cubicle, ideal for those staying in the ground floor bedroom, which can sleep four people - excellent for families.

A glistening, bright kitchen sits to the back of the property, featuring an attractive range cooker and sits adjacent to a light-filled dining room, uplifted by several windows.

The master bedroom occupies the first floor; a beautiful double bed is accompanied by attractive artwork and a TV, whilst also benefiting from an exquisite en-suite bathroom, playing host to a classy freestanding roll-top bath.

Home to Roost also boasts a games room, with a double bed settee and wooden chest filled with over 20 family board games and a retro arcade machine with over 600 games.

You are also well catered for when the sun comes out; the front of Home to Roost hosts a decked area with two sun loungers, whilst the back of the cottage provides a well-kept lawn and deck, a great spot to sit and enjoy an alfresco meal with the family.

Eccles-on-Sea comes with the perfect dog-walking beach and offers excellent access to the area's finest attractions.

The village sits on the coast in between the Norfolk Coast AONB and the Norfolk Broads, fantastic for you outdoor lovers.

Alternatively, other popular destinations include the delightful Cromer and the striking city of Norwich.

Make the most of this splendid getaway by bringing your loved ones together at Home to Roost.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


North Walsham 6 miles; Cromer 14 miles; Norwich 18 miles.

Eccles-on-Sea is a small, quiet unspoiled coastal village on the east Norfolk coast, nestled between Happisburgh and Sea Palling. The beach at Eccles is sandy, with the sea one of the cleanest in Britain, and this spot is ideal for walking the dog as it has no summer restrictions. The village of Happisburgh is 2 miles away, with its red and white candy-striped lighthouse, and Sea Palling, 1.8 miles away, has many facilities, including a Jet Ski centre. The Norfolk Broads are also close by, with Hickling just a few miles away being the largest broadland village, complete with a National Nature Reserve. East Ruston Gardens, 1.5 miles from Eccles-on-Sea, is a must for gardeners, with 18 acres of stunning gardens. The fine city of Norwich is 18 miles away, offering a beautiful Norman cathedral and castle, along with many good shops and restaurants.

Note: Electrical car charging is not permitted at this property.

Please note from: 27/01/24 - This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250

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