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Mermaid's Purse

(Ref. 1050079)

Eccles-On-Sea, Norfolk Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • 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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57 Customer Reviews

  • "We stay at Eccles twice a year and Mermaids Purse outshines the rest by far."

    The whole place is spotlessly clean and the bed linen is superb. There was milk in the fridge and homemade shortbread on arrival. A proper caffetierre and tea pot, loads of crockery and glasses. The oven was as clean as a whistle! No suspicious looking jars, packets and bottles of other people's groceries left behind! It was home from home! The dogs had a safe back garden and a very short walk to the beach. We are booked for next year. The best ever !!

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Jun 2024

  • "As stated in the feedback book we had the most lovely time and the accommodation was perfect we are sure we will be back."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you for providing such wonderful accommodation."

    We had a fabulous time and made good use of the garden as we were blessed with good weather - it was so peaceful. Being so close to the beach is an added bonus and the majority of the time we had the beach to ourselves. We were four adults and a dog and the property is plenty big enough to comfortably accommodate everyone's needs. Thank you for our goodies, especially the shortbread. If you are looking for a holiday rental in this area, look no further you won't find better! We look forward to returning again later in the year. Thanks again.

    Thank you Helen for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed everything Mermaids Purse offers especially the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back later this year. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely property with easy access to the beach."

    Our little dog loved the secure garden. She spent hours out there in between the showers. Our first visit to Eccles would definitely consider coming back.

    Hi Michael thank you for taking the time to review your recent holiday at Mermaids purse. We are pleased you enjoyed your first holiday at Mermaids purse and would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2024

  • "Exactly as advertised."

    Absolutely lovely property, well cared for and maintained. The homemade shortbread and milk was a delightful surprise and there were many little touches (pet treats etc:) that showed the owners care for their guests. Unfortunately we stayed during an exceptionally cold week and we did find the house to be quite chilly at times. The hot water seemed to be tepid, especially in the ground floor shower, during certain times of the day. It would be helpful if the owners could provide directions from the main road in the instructions for key pick-up as the SatNav signal was problematic and it made for a frustrating situation on the back roads to the property. Overall a wonderful experience and we would certainly love to stay again. Highly recommend

    Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to write a very thoughtful review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Mermaids purse. We will certainly look to add a little more detail to our directions to the property. Regarding the downstairs heating and shower, both are thermostaticly controlled and can easily be turned up., but again we will look to add a few more details in the guest information. The multi fuel burner is also really affective at providing extra heat, we provide wood and smokeless fuel for all our guests to use if needed. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2024

  • "The house was well furnished and equipped, with a layout that was perfect for staying with dogs."

    The location is a minutes walk from the beach which meant we had beautiful walks on our doorstep everyday. Perfect place for a relaxing family holiday!

    Hi Carol, so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Mermaids Purse, thanks for such a lovely review, we really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "First time and definitely not the last at the fabulous Mermaids Purse."

    Spotlessly clean, quiet, dog friendly and the beach a short walk away was just what we where looking for and we weren’t disappointed. We had a lovely relaxing time with everything we needed in the property. There were only two of us and our dog but the property was well equipped for larger family’s with three bedrooms and a lovely dining area. We were looking to stay near the beach which was only a few minutes walk away. Lovely and quiet for the time of year but again just what we wanted. A lovely touch was the homemade shortbread and the doggy treat bones, tea, coffee and milk on our arrival. We did make use of the log burner while we were there which was great. To sum up a fabulous property with everything a couple or family needs and we would not hesitate to highly recommend it.

    Hi Anthony, Thankyou for making time to review your recent holiday at Mermaids purse. We are pleased you enjoyed a relaxing stay in Norfolk, enjoying the quiet beaches and all the facilities Mermaids Purse offers. We would love to welcome you back sometime soon. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second stay at Mermaid's Purse and it was just as good as the first time."

    The bungalow was spotless and everything you need for a holiday stay, including the extras of a Christmas tree, homemade mince pies, milk and a bottle of prosecco. The location is perfect for walks on the beach with our two dogs. There is a supermarket near by (10mins). The Norfolk Broads and plenty of other beaches including the the seal viewing beach are on your doorstep. We have already booked again, thank you Tim and Bridget.

    Hi Neil, Thankyou for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you all back to Mermaids Purse in 2024! Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying at Mermaids Purse."

    Although it was October and it rained at some point every day due to storm Babet, it was very mild and we had daily walks to Happisburgh and Sea Palling along the lovely empty beachy, which was literally about a minutes walk away. Our dog loved the long walks too, and when we got back to Mermaids Purse, we sat in the kitchen area with our feet up on the foot stool in front of the log burner.....we didn't use the living room once. We just connected to the wifi and either watched things on our phones or read some of the books about the history of the area, which were in the dining area. The homemade shortbread from Bridget & Tim was a lovely touch too. Such a cozy bungalow with everything we needed, even a trunk with dog toys, a dog blanket and a dog bed under the stairs. An absolutely perfect October holiday, we're already thinking of going back and we only got home a week ago.

    Hi Sheryl, Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review after your recent stay at Mermaids purse. We agree the walks along the beach from Eccles to Seapalling or Happisburgh are very special indeed in all seasons! We'd love to welcome you back if you ever want a holiday at Eccles on Sea. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Mermaid's Purse."

    A beautiful property very close to a fantastic beach. We walked long distances both north and south.

    Thankyou David for taking the time to review your recent holiday at Mermaids purse. We value all feedback and are happy to know you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk. We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, we needed for nothing."

    Well equipped. Great location to a nice beach, and other places. Super clean, comfortable beds. The conservatory is a great asset. Back garden excellent to keep children and pets in safely. We had a lovely holiday, thank you to the owners. 10/10

    Thankyou Graham for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are pleased to hear you loved the conservatory and beautiful back garden, we really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay in Mermaid’s Purse and will definitely go back."

    The house is lovely and comfortable and well equipped - thank you to the owners for all the nice touches. Eccles on Sea is quiet but that suits us and is how we like it - dogs are allowed on the beach all year around and it is a nice walk along the beach to Happisburgh one way and Sea Pallin the other. Really enjoyed our stay and the weather was glorious which is always a bonus. Thank you.

    Hi Andrew, thanks for taking the time to review your recent holiday. We are so pleased to hear you had a great holiday and appreciated the fabulous local beaches. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice bungalow, well equipped with lots of personal touches to make you feel welcome."

    Hi Rodney, Thankyou for taking the time to review your recent holiday at Mermaids purse, we try hard to ensure all our guests are comfortable during their stay, and we appreciate your positive feedback. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Jul 2023

  • "Mermaids Purse is a lovely comfortable place to stay we throughly enjoyed our visit everything has been thought about & the air conditioning was an added bonus."

    The biscuits & beverages were a welcome on our arrival & Joe (our Labrador) totally enjoyed the beach & swimming in the sea. We only went out in the car twice to Bacton Woods which is owned by the forestry commission and is a must to visit if you have your dog with you. We just wanted a week to chill and we were able to do that we didn’t really want to leave.

    Hi Amanda, Thankyou for writing such a positive review after your recent stay at Mermaids purse, it's lovely to hear your dog Joe enjoyed his holiday too and loved swimming in the sea! Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at mermaids purse."

    The property is beautiful and the garden is ideal for pets and humans. A 200 yard walk to a glorious quiet sandy beach. The location is very quiet, which is what we wanted but in the perfect location to explore north Norfolk. The property was warm, clean and cozy with all the utilities you need to cook up a feast and a lovely sitting room to relax in after the end of a long day. Upstairs is very modern and stylish, while downstairs is quirky and cozy. Sitting at the dining table in the mornings with the sun shining though the conservatory was beautiful. Would love to stay again.

    Hi Rachael, Thankyou for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your holiday at Mermaids purse. We would love to welcome you back when you next want a holiday in Norfolk. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2023

  • "We've returned from a wonderful week at Mermaid's Purse fully refreshed and wondering when we can go back!"

    The property was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. We loved having the beach almost on our doorstep (a 2 minute walk) and the peace and quiet of the area. Thank you very much for the welcome goodies, especially the shortbread which was delicious. We can't wait to return.

    Hi Robin, Thanks so much for your fantastic review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Mermaids purse and we would love to welcome you back again sometime soon. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need provided and some nice home made shortbread on arrival."

    Great location and lots to do in the local area.

    Thanks Peter for your lovely review, we really do appreciate the feedback. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the shortbread, it's all handmade by me as a Baker by profession its great to know its appreciated. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location , clean , comfortable and well equipped ."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing break away.

    Hi Tim, Thankyou for taking the time to review your holiday at Mermaids purse, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed for a relaxing stay. We really appreciate the positive feedback and would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Mermaid's Purse over the Christmas period."

    The cottage was perfect, log burning fire and plenty of room. The place was spotlessly clean with all of the facilities you would wish for. The beach was a stones through away and is great for walks with the dogs. There is a supermarket only 10 mins away, we loved every minute of the holiday and would love to return again.

    Hi Neil, Thankyou so much for taking the time to write such a positive review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your Christmas break and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage."

    A little off the beaten track, but perfect for a quiet get away. The mermaids purse was clean, homely and absolutely fantastic for our weeks holiday. Thank you

    Hi Claire, Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at Mermaid's Purse. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the property to be clean and homely for your weeks holiday. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "Well appointed and comfortable property."

    We loved the quirkiness of the surrounding area and easy access to the beautful beach, which the dogs loved. The little touches like milk, shortbread etc were appreciated as were not expected. Also the items provided for the dogs. Would certainly recommend Mermaids Purse to anyone as a quiet base to explore the surrounding area. Also appreciated the contact, via text, from Bridget(not sure ig she is the owner) at the beginning and end of our stay.

    Hi Keith, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Mermaids Purse, we are pleased you found the accommodation comfortable and enjoyed the gorgeous beaches with your dogs. Kind regards Bridget and Tim (property owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was well appointed and clean."

    The biscuits and milk on arrival was welcomed. The only fault was the state of the roads which are narrow and potholed (however this is made clear in the directions). Would use again.

    Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We are pleased you enjoyed your welcome pack on arrival and found the cottage clean. The roads on Eccles Estate can be potholed in places, especially after rain, but with care can be navigated safely, its a rural, quiet area with very little through traffic which we consider a bonus. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very beautiful bungalow, all rooms inside are top quality especially the room upstairs, it’s out of this world, stunning, first class, the log/fuel burner in kitchen was welcoming it heated the whole room, the furniture in the lounge/sofa was a little uncomfortable due to the recliners we’re not working I think they have been abused, they never stayed up, to be able to put your legs up, that’s a shame."

    Otherwise a lovely stay in mermaids purse, owners very helpful n willing to help out, only downside was the road to property there were really huge pot holes, ok for a 4x4 but other cars you need to be careful, with all I’ve said we would love to go back for more holidays, the beaches are lovely & very near to walk and explore ,

    Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at Mermaid's Purse. We are so pleased you found the upstairs bedroom out of this world! We agree the woodburner, when used, warms up the whole house, making it lovely and cozy. Regarding the lounge sofas, we've had a look and tested out all the recliners and can confirm they are all working well now. But thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry you found a few pot holes in the road, in the description it does state the road is unmade, pot holes can sometimes form after heavy rain, but we have a volunteer road crew who aim to fill in the pot holes on a regular basis, we hope this helps. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely property ideal for a family and a dog."

    Plenty of room with everything you could need and a great location for walks and visiting places in eastern Norfolk. Very glad we booked and would do so again if we were to stay in that part of Norfolk.

    Thank you Brian for taking time to review your holiday at Mermaid's Purse. We are pleased you, your family and dog enjoyed your time in Norfolk and would stay again if you are ever holidaying in this area. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Mermaid’s Purse!"

    The house is absolutely lovely, with spacious rooms and plenty of luxurious features. The weather was warm and sunny, so we made the most of the garden sun loungers, and the shady summerhouse, when we weren’t out exploring the local area, and simply enjoying being so close to the sea. Thanks Bridget and Tim for your prompt and helpful communication - and for the excellent shortbread, what a treat!

    Hi Chris, Thanks for making time to give us some fantastic feedback after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We are pleased you enjoyed all the property had to offer and enjoyed the homemade shortbread. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely packed with everything you need and more, terrific hosts and real eye for detail when it comes to the little touches that you might need as a guest."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Norfolk and a big part of that was the property we stayed in - highly recommend, wonderful part of the country and a real gem of a rental.

    Thank you Graham for making time to write this wonderful review, we are happy you enjoyed your Norfolk holiday at Mermaid's Purse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is an exceptional property."

    We were quite overwhelmed by its luxurious interior. The garden was also perfect and an ideal space for us all to relax in, especially our dog. I loved the quiet environment which was extremely relaxing. Sitting now at home, I wish that once again I all I’d hear would be birdsong and the waves washing up on the shore.

    Hi Tim, Wow, what can I say, exceptional and luxurious, what an amazing description of Mermaid's Purse. We are so very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and please visit again when you wish to hear the birdsong and the waves on the beach. Thanks for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy Nigel5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well kept home in a peaceful, unspoilt location."

    Thank you Kevin for your great review of Mermaid's Purse and for taking time out of your day to give us your feedback we really appreciate it. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage with everything you could need plus plenty of homely touches as well."

    The owners had thought of everything and we particularly appreciated the doggy bits and pieces. Fantastic cottage in a perfect location, would definitely recommend and hope to be back soon.

    Thank you Helen for making time to write this lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed all the doggy treats, we want all our guests to have a great holiday. Kind regards Bridget and Tim. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "For a location in the middle of nowhere it has everything you could want within a 10 min drive in any direction a lovely holiday had by all."

    Thank you Rodney for taking the time to write such a positive review after your recent holiday at Mermaid's Purse. We are pleased you enjoyed everything the area has to offer. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Jul 2022

  • "Pristinely clean, beautiful holiday home."

    We have stayed in lots of dog friendly holiday homes all over the country for years & this is ‘simply the best’. All the accessories you could need, perfect location & loads of room. The homemade shortbread is totally yummylicious & so very thoughtful, along with the other goodies which had been left. Just a few minutes walk to the perfect sandy beach, which us & our dog loved, think he tried to dig to Australia every day!! There is so much to see & do in Norfolk, loads of dog friendly beaches so you don’t feel isolated & all so close to where you are. Why other clients moaned about the roads & the area, I just don’t know. This is a remote place which has unadopted roads, little lanes really. When we were there they had obviously just been redone & yes you had to drive slowly because the stones might kick up. We have stayed at some homes where the roads could damage the bottom of your car, they were so bad, so certainly no complaints from us. The owners certainly know what they are doing to cater for your every need & for me the property being so superbly clean, is an absolute must. Would recommend this property to everyone, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you to the owners, we are very happy.

    Thank you Tracy for taking the time to write such a fabulous review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We take great pride in our property and are really happy you enjoyed all the facilities. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "The best equipped holiday home we’ve ever stayed in."

    So many thoughtful touches. Spotless. Garden beautiful, quiet apart from distant waves, squabbling sparrows and a tuneful Robin. Eccles is unusual and the people friendly. The beach is clean and absolutely beautiful, mostly deserted apart from the odd visiting seal. The dogs loved their holiday, and we recommend Smallsticks Cafe at Happisburgh, dog friendly and fab food. We already miss it. Thanks

    Thankyou Alex for taking the time to write such a fabulous review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We really do appreciate the feedback and are pleased you enjoyed all that the the property and area has to offer. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Cottage clean,everything works,plenty of stuff for the dogs quite thoughtful."

    Just one minute to the beach. Would recommend .

    Hi Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are pleased you made use of all items we provide for your dog, we want all our guests to have a great stay at Mermaid's Purse. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1May 2022

  • "Bernard 23/4/22 to 30/4/22 Our stay at Mermaids Purse was very enjoyable It was very clean and comfortable."

    Wonderful for walks on the beach. The garden is very pretty as well.

    Hi Bernard, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We've planted the back garden with a variety of plants to ensure a bit of colour all year round and are pleased you found this pretty and enjoyed your time walking on the local sandy beaches. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean."

    The upstairs bedroom was amazing. The area it is situated in is very run down. Many of the properties are very neglected. It has very poor roads. It is a fair trek to go anywhere. The area lets the cottage down.

    Hi Nadine, Thankyou for taking the time to write a review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We are pleased you found the cottage immaculately clean and the upstairs bedroom suite amazing. We acknowledge the area may not appeal to everyone, but it's rural location, next to a quiet, sandy, dog friendly beach is perfect if your looking for a relaxing holiday. Norwich city, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Wroxham, Seapalling , are all within a drive of 30 minutes or less for a day out. The roads around Eccles are unadopted which is listed in the description and just need a little more care when driving around. Thankyou Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine4.4Apr 2022

  • "The weather for us wasn’t great but coming home to such a lovely warm and cozy place to stay really made it for us."

    Such a beautiful place and the host are amazing. We will be back thank you so much.

    Thank you Peter for taking the time to write such a positive review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in an excellent area, just minutes from the beach."

    Cottage was clean and well laid out! The new first floor bedroom was beautiful and felt very luxurious. Would definitely recommend it and we will probably return.

    Thank you Margo for taking time to write a review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse, we are pleased you enjoyed all the facilities. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margo5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, lots of space and great garden."

    Everything you could need was there. The owners were very helpful and left some nice welcome gifts for us as well. Would visit again.

    Thank you Peter for taking time to write a review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We really appreciate your kind comments, Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Mermaid’s Purse is a gorgeous cottage with lots of care."

    The extra’s are just so lovely like the homemade shortbread, cheese, coffee, tea etc. The dog is made so welcome with the biscuits, dog bed, bowls, blanket. Really nice. Nice surprise was the speaker and logs for the fire. We had a lovely stay and great weather. At night we could hear the sea whilst in bed in the master bed room (with windows open), very relaxing. It’s such a quiet location with lovely neighbours and sooooooo close to the dog friendly beach. The owners are lovely and very attentive to every detail. A true home away from home.

    Thankyou Adriana for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review after your recent stay at Mermaid's Purse. We really do appreciate the feedback. We want all our guests and dogs! to have a wonderful stay. We look forward welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Bridget and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adriana5.0Jan 2022

  • "There are not enough words to say how amazing Mermaid's Purse is."

    The effort and attention to detail by the owners is without doubt the highest standard we have seen across all our UK holidays. The cottage is spotless and every little thing has been thought of. It is clear that the owners take great pride in the property and we hope to visit again in the summer.

    Hi Frank, Thankyou for taking the time to give us such positive feedback, we take great pride and care with Mermaid's Purse and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Dec 2021

  • "Mermaids Purse was one of the loveliest holiday cottages we have stayed in…couldn’t fault anything (and didn’t want to!"

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    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is great."

    It is well appointed and spotless. We had occassion to contact the owners before we started our holiday and they responded very quickly. The welcome pack was great, especially the home made shortbread, which didn't last long. We had a great week just what we needed . Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was a lovely bungalow a real home from home."

    There was nothing you would of wanted even the dogs was thought of . Nice garden and well secure. The added extras in the fridge went down well and especially the homemade shortbread. A big thankyou to the owners

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "I hot a txt to say the house was ready which was nice ."

    On arrival there was tea and coffee etc , milk cheese and biscuits and homemade shortbread which was a lovely touch . The house was super clean and the garden perfect for out 2 dogs. The house was a little cool and we couldn’t get the radiators to come on so we used the multi fuel fire all week which was lovely for us all. The only problem we had was that 2 of the bed mattresses were too hard for us so we had to sleep in the smallest bedroom and bed which my husband at 6ft 3 found quite challenging . The bed linen was lovely tho throughout . Location was perfect just 200 yards from the beach and very quiet .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "I am disabled and therefore going on holiday presents certain problems."

    Standard toilets are too low, higher ones are available and make life so much easier. Grab handles in the shower are needed as as there is nothing to hold on to and I did not feel safe when showering. These are the only issues I had. In all other respects the property was perfect, comfortable and spacious

    Thank you for your feedback, We have decided to install a grab handle in the downstairs shower during our next maintenance week in November as we want all our customers to have a wonderful stay and we hope this will help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely house with lots of room for six people."

    Comfortable and well equipped with everything required for a family holiday. The garden was secure for the dog and was a lovely sheltered spot to sit out. The beach is just a short walk from the house. A welcome pack was provided by the hosts and the shortbread was delicious. We had a very enjoyable hoilday at Mermaids Purse and it is definitely the best cottage we have stayed at in Eccles over the past 6 years.

    Reviewed by Cindy E5.0Aug 2021

  • "Probably the best cottage we ever stayed in, it was immaculate with every facilty there, even treats for the dog and home made shortbread."

    The owners texted us on our journey down to say we could arrive earlier than shown on the booking. The booking process was simple and we found Sykes very efficient. We loved the location only yards from the beach and sea however some may find the location a little isolated. The private roads could do with a little TLC. Ideal for dog owners.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2021

  • "Loved our holiday would definitely go back again."

    The hosts where great the short bread was amazing, was greatfull for the milk in the fridge. Would recommend to anyone lovely location by the sea kids really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a hidden little gem."

    The mermaids purse has everything you could need and more. The property is kitted out with all mod cons even a/c in the bedrooms. The owners have done a fantastic job can't fault anything. The cottage is tucked away in a pretty location near the coast. It was a lovely base for exploring Norfolk and would happily recommend. We really didn't want to leave at the end of the week. From the moment we arrived we were touched by the little extras such as the homemade short bread, tea, coffee, milk and cheese left by the owners. The bedroom suite upstairs really has the wow factor, the pictures online don't really do it justice. Although Eccles on sea is very quiet the surrounding areas have so much variety you would find something to suit everyone from young to old.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage - well equipped and prepared in great location - definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant position for access to a lovely stretch of beach and a great bonus for us being that dogs are allowed on the beach."

    The garden is lovely and property has been thoughtfully refurbished.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Jul 2021

  • "Although there is nothing in Eccles on sea where you can buy anything so you need to bring supplies with you, this is exactly what we wanted."

    A lovely kitted out holiday home, they have thought of everything. A minute walk to a dog friendly beach,beautifully clean. Loved the little touches of homemade shortbread, milk, fresh orange juice and crackers and cheese. Everything finished to a high standard and super clean.

    Reviewed by K5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful comfortable house with everything you could need and a very high level of cleanliness."

    As a family of 6, from grandparents to children, there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space when wanted. Lots of little welcome gifts for us all on arrival, eg homemade shortbread and doggie treats, which was a nice gesture. As described, the roads around there are very bumpy and uneven, but the fact that you get the use of a long stretch of quiet sandy beach on your doorstep, makes it worthwhile. The only downside is that it is a fair walk to the nearest shop and pub but it encouraged us to do a fair amount of walking. Perfect dog friendly beach. Can certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "We loved the property and location, the owners were extremely welcoming and on hand for any queries."

    We would rebook this property again in the future.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0May 2021

  • "This house has very good quality furnishings."

    It was very clean and beautifully presented. The attic bedroom is like a studio flat and very chic. We spent a lot of time in the dining room at the back of the house as it gets the sun and is very comfortable. The garden is totally escape-proof even for small dogs which was another huge plus for us. There was milk and cheese in the fridge when we got there as well as home-baked shortbread and tea and coffee to start us off, very welcoming. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Candida5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely dormer bungalow, very well equipped and decorated."

    A minute’s walk to the sea. Not much open locally because of Covid but that will change. Roy’s of Wroxham well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great chalet bungalow in an awesome location."

    The Sykes team helped us to book the accommodation and the service from them was great. The chalet bungalow owners were friendly and super responsive. The accommodation itself was in very good order and very well equipped. There was even some great provisions for our little dog, who also deserved a holiday and came with us. Would definitely recommend booking a stay here.

    Reviewed by Shivani5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with sitting area, Smart TV with DVDs, freestanding bath and en-suite double shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with electric fire, 1 x ground-floor double
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, electric shaver point, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen and snug with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric heating
  • Electric central heating with multi fuel burning stove, two electric fires and air-con in bedrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent with starter pack of wood and coal for stove
  • Cot and Highchair
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to three cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, seating, storage and summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: In the ground-floor double bedroom, the bed can only be accessed from one side, please consider this when booking
  • Note: This property is accessed via an unadopted private road Note: EV charging is not available at the property

The property

A quaint and characterful dormer bungalow just a two minute stroll away from the beach, Mermaid's Purse is the perfect choice for a seaside escape to Norfolk.

In easy reach of all of the excitement of Sea Palling, as well as Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Broads National Park, this wildlife haven offers a wonderful escape at any time of the year.

Park up in the ample space right outside of the property before being welcomed into the warmth of the sitting room after each day of adventure, accompanied by a plush seating arrangement which consists of two leather reclining sofas and a rocking chair, accompanied by a 50inch Smart TV to keep you entertained each evening.

Move through into the open-plan kitchen where you can prepare all your homemade meals with the assistance of the good range of appliances at hand, with a snug area here too where the rest of the group can gather to keep the chef of the group company as the woodburning stove creates a homely aura.

Step into the dining room where you can cherish quality time with your loved ones, or make the most of the outside space in the enclosed rear garden, dining alfresco as your canine companions play freely, the summerhouse sure to be a delight to your little ones too!

Back inside, you will find two of the three sleeping spots on the ground floor too, with a king-size with its own electric fire place and a double served by a ground-floor shower room with air conditioning and heating, it makes the perfect choice for those less able.

Up on the first floor rests the whole of the master king-size bedroom, hosting a sitting area and a Smart TV accompanied by a freestanding bath where you can unwind beneath the bubbles and watch the stars through the velux windows whilst listening to the sea, a truly tranquil end to each day, with its own impressive en-suite shower room too!

Begin the day exploring the wonders of the local area by foot, with the beach just a short stroll from your doorstep, it makes the perfect way to appreciate your surroundings with a refreshing morning stroll before venturing over to Sea Palling to find all of the amenities you could need for a self-catered stay including a local shop for picking up any breakfast ingredients, a pub, cafés, Post Office and its enchanting Blue Flag beach, with plenty of history to uncover here too!

Spend a day on the rural beach of Waxham for an experience like no other, where you can see seals up close for a memorable day out with your loved ones, while Horsey Gap also offers plenty of wonderful wildlife watching opportunities too.

A true wildlife haven at any time of year, here you can expect to find pink footed geese and European cranes visiting in the winter months, while tern's and sand martins are regularly spotted in the summer months, making the perfect spot for avid twitchers or those simply wishing to appreciate the rural delights of the area.

Enjoy fossil hunting along the coast, before delving into the past of the area along the Deep History Coast, spanning over 22 miles, home to the UK’s biggest mammoth skeleton, a 500,000-year-old flint hand axe and so much more, it boasts an educational day out for all ages.

Visit the beauty of The Broads with boat hire available from Stalham Staithe and Potter Heigham letting you explore the area in a different way, or venture into the bustling city of Norwich where you can uncover even more rich history amidst wonderful restaurants, shopping experiences, and awe-inspiring architecture.

For a memorable stay in Norfolk, choose Mermaid's Purse.

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About the location

ECCLES-ON-SEA

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.

Please note: EV charging is not available at the property.