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The Shack

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Sea Palling, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed in the Shack from the 1st to the 5th of February."

    This is a really cute place to stay and amazingly situated for the beach. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 dogs so the enclosed garden was perfect. Beds were clean and comfortable, kitchen well equipped. On the downside there are no mirrors in the bedrooms, and as my friend sat on a dining chair it collapsed under her, luckily she wasn't hurt. Check in was 4pm which is quite late I think. Some areas hadn't been cleaned, behind the TV was a huge dusty and thick cobweb. I think this little shack is probably better suited for 2 as there isn't much storage so you could use the second bedroom for that. It has some lovely quirky touches and is in a lovely location, on the whole would probably visit again in the future

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Feb 2024

  • "What an amazing little place!"

    We had the most amazing trip. The shack is beautiful and the location is perfect. We are 2 adults and our teenage son and the place was great size for the three of us and our 3 dogs. The beach (picturesque) and rural location for us was everything we wanted from our short trip. We went for dinners at local pubs (the star inn was our favourite) locals were super friendly and helpful. Norwich city centre was also a dream, we visited the Norwich market and strolled down elm hill, we also visited an antiques stores located in the church (stunning). Happisburgh lighthouse is also beautiful and well worth a visit. Our 3 dogs thoroughly enjoyed the large secure garden and the beach on our doorstep for their walks. Owners are quick to respond if needed aswell. Overall one of the best uk trips we have had and we are very grateful to John and Carly for having us.

    Reviewed by Giorgia5.0Jan 2024

  • "Interesting to read about the history of the property."

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Nov 2023

  • "A lovely little place to stay, and what more could you ask for a beach on your doorstep, so cleverly designed to provide so much in there in such a small space , very quirky little accommodation which suits its name, only thing we felt would be nice would be a full length mirror or at least a mirror in each bedroom, but this didn’t spoil our stay at all , the benefit of having an enclosed garden for our little dog was lovely, also even though you are surrounded by neighbours everyone was so sociable and friendly, we enjoyed our lovely morning and late evening walks along the beach, and if your lucky you may see the seals."

    Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again at some point .

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Oct 2023

  • "Super little accomodation right by the sea."

    ..wished I could buy one .. But for now happy to return.. The whole place was perfect garden great size for dogs.. plus walks on beach all year round ... I should say it was awful...just to make sure it is available for when I want to return ... Well done to the have done a great job .I bought a child gate with me to make sure dogs kept out of bedrooms which I do at home, maybe one there would be a good idea ..

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location, the shack is a little on the smaller side but comfortably fitted 2 children and 2 adults with 1 small dog."

    Garden is dog friendly and a good size, the location alone makes this worth a visit if looking for a lovely dog friendly beach or just a beach break with the family. The beach is beautiful and within 1 minutes walk so no need to drive out and pay for expensive parking. Beds were exceptionally clean however some of the kitchen utensils could have done with cleaning, although not a big deal to wash!! Could not get hot water working in the kitchen. Overall a fantastic stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Scott3.4Aug 2023

  • "Whilst we cannot fault the location we feel several things are lacking, ie: no mirrors in bedrooms, no wine glasses, no cafetière, no cupboard space for groceries."

    With regard to cleanliness food left in the freezer, drawers obviously hadn’t been cleaned ( food crumbs)

    Reviewed by Maureen3.4Aug 2023

  • "Great place to have a relaxing week with the family and dog, definitely will be back and a great little touch with the viscounts biscuits when arriving especially when there your favourite."

    The beach was beautiful and literally on your doorstep could hear the waves in the morning with the window open cheers for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall excellent base to explore Norfolk ,doggy loved the garden and the lovely beach on doorstep neighbours really friendly would highly recommend this lovely stay vacation."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant week in the shack."

    Loved the quirkiness and the top quality fixtures and fittings. Knew it was a short walk to the beautiful beach but didn't know before going that actually it's less then 4 minutes walk to it! It was so peaceful and so sandy. Amazing that dogs are allowed all year through. They enjoyed the enclosed garden also. Beds very comfy and great smart TV which we had to use more then we wanted due to the wet weather!. Thanks for a lovely stay..... We will be back!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Ok for 2; not perhaps suitable for 4 adults."

    Could have done with a cafetière and a salad bowl. Shower excellent.

    Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it. The shack sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 people, there is a dining table with 4 chairs and 4 seats for sitting in the living room. The shack is cosy and quiet and we think it provides an excellent base for a seaside retreat for up to 4 guests. Thank you for your other recommendations. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana4.1Jul 2023

  • "The only criticism I have is the lack of space to put away our food, there are no spare cupboards and the glasses could do with updating, we managed as there was only two of us but had there been four people who all wanted a glass of wine they wouldn’t have been able to."

    The location however is perfect, we took our dog and the beach is so close and dog friendly all year round he could have a nice long walk before we headed off for the day.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the shack Very dog friendly local residents nice to get on with great location very nice and quiet beach on your door step."

    Steve,Donna and mother inlaw Joan Dogs daisy,duke and pegs plenty of room to relax definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great place for a dog friendly holiday."

    Garden is safe and secure. The beach is very close and dog friendly all year round. My only, very minor, issue was that the beds were a bit small for a man over 6 foot tall. But everything else was perfect!

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Shack."

    Its a cosy space but very comfortable and well equipped. With the beach on the doorstep it's a great location. There are lots of things to see and do within an hours drive. We would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Mar 2023

  • "Very nice stay very clean just found a pair of socks behind 1 of the bed side cabinets."

    Only fault was really cold on arrival and took about an hour to warm up . Brilliant location , and everything we needed in the cottage , will definitely book again and return

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Mar 2023

  • "Back from a week at The Shack which I chose for the very secure garden to keep my dog safe."

    Two minutes from Eccles beautiful sandy beach which is dog friendly all year. A totally successful holiday which we all enjoyed even though on one evening it was -4 outside and most days we awoke to a sharp frost. Beautiful walks away from the coast too, especially one around Hickling Broad. A great little place, well equipped and comfortable. And we loved the seaside-y ‘shabby chic’ style of the interior.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2023

  • "The ‘Shack’ was a lovely cosy place, very thoughtfully decorated and furnished."

    It’s an excellent place to relax with your canine friend and go for walks on the beautiful beach nearby. We were there in very wet weather but in the sun it would be much better.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, quirky, beautifully refurbished and excellent decor and finish."

    Exceptionally clean and well stocked with all you would need in a holiday cottage. Limited storage but owners have creatively used all available space to provide storage without compromising on comfort. Two minute walk to the beach - this, along with the fully enclosed garden, makes it very dog friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two double bedrooms with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wrap around enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 1.7 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not have a back door, fire escape windows are in both bedrooms
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 9am

The property

Sea Palling 3.4 miles.

Tucked away in the coastal village of Eccles-on-Sea near Sea Palling, Norfolk, is this wonderful wooden lodge, The Shack.

Enjoying a superb location just moment’s away from the beach and within easy reach of the stunning Broads National Park, The Shack is a fantastic dog-friendly choice for couples or a family of four.

The property benefits from four off-road parking spaces, and a large, enclosed wrap around garden with picnic bench, perfect for alfresco dining; the property also featured on the BBC's Homes Under the Hammer showcasing the property's renovation journey.

Step inside to discover a delightful interior, adorned with wooden panelling and seaside touches, where you will find a light and airy open-plan living space, where you can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to savour meals at the dining table for four over a bottle of wine.

After dinner, kick-back and relax on the plush seating and select a much-loved show from the Smart TV as the evening’s entertainment.

Continue through to find a sleek shower room where you can wash away the day’s adventures, before retiring to one of two beautifully decorated double bedrooms, complete with beach style décor and their own TVs.

Right on your doorstep, you will find a dog-friendly beach, where you and your pooches can beachcomb the shores or dip your toes and paws in the sea.

Your local amenities can be found in nearby Sea Palling, where you can stock up on essentials at the Sea Palling Village Shop and Post Office, dine at the welcoming Reef’s Bar, grab a light bite from Sandy Hills Snack Bar or fresh fish and chips from Beach Rock Fish & Chips, or spend an afternoon on the glorious sands of Sea Palling Beach.

The exceptional National Trust site of Horsey Windpump is easily accessible, where you can soak up panoramic views from atop of the old mill, followed by a leisurely stroll along Horsey Gap and dinner at Nelson Head.

Venture further into the Broads where you can enjoy scenic hikes and bike rides, spot the local wildlife in the nature reserves of Hickling Broad and Martham Broad, museums and historic sites.

For the very best of Norfolk’s coast and countryside, choose The Shack.

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

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About the location


North Walsham 12 miles;

Sea Palling is a beautiful coastal village conveniently located equidistantly between Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Norwich. It is a perfect base for exploring both the stunning Norfolk Coast and the tranquillity of the Norfolk Broads. The award-winning Blue Flag beach offers excellent sheltered swimming and watersports, with the beach having the advantage of RNLI lifeguards on duty every day, as well as being home to its very own lifeboat. The village is well served with cafes, a pub, amusement arcade, Post Office and general store. The regular bus service is ideal for exploring the surrounding villages or hire a bike at nearby Waxham Barns and take advantage of the quiet and flat country lanes. The immediate area hosts fantastic coastal walking and is well known for its colony of grey seals, which can be seen relaxing on the beaches of Sea Palling, Waxham and Horsey. If you are interested in more nature, Hickling Nature Reserve is only a few miles away, and for those wanting something a little livelier, the historic city of Norwich is less than half an hour by car. For discovering The Broads, boat hire is found locally at Stalham Strait, Potter Heigham and within the picturesque broads town of Wroxham, all within 15 minutes' drive.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas