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Eccles-on-Sea near Sea Palling, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "2nd visit to Windy Ridge , with our grandchildren , they love it ."

    Excellent position by the sand dunes and sea . Lovely large garden to play in . Excellent facilities in the house , and easy to clean . Everything has been thought out , even a tap outside for sandy feet . Only draw back , floor not level in the living room , but just need to remember the step !!! Have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2023

  • "From the moment we seen Windy Ridge we fell in love with this property."

    The house is cosy, modern and full with anything that you can think of for a great stay, fast Wi-Fi, magazines, books, games and a well stocked kitchen with any utensil you may require for your stay. The master bedroom is huge with an Emma mattress and good quality bed sheets, if you listen carefully you can hear the sea from this room. All other rooms were comfortable and had their own TV. The garden is huge and has a shed with some outdoor games inside and storage for body boards, bikes and sandy shoes. We spotted a family of hares, various birds and a deer during our stay all from the comfort of the sofa that looks out to the garden. The garden also has a bench looking out to the sea where we spotted some seals swimming. We spent most mornings and evenings on the bench watching the sun rise and set. If you are looking for a tranquil space to stay, with good walks and that is in a good position to visit coastal villages this is it!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Buried in the Norfolk countryside and yet only a 15 minute drive to Stalham where you'll find everything you need."

    Brilliant, peaceful location, would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet escape

    Reviewed by June4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable beds & furniture plenty of utensils, heating hit and miss."

    We saw seals for seating in sand dunes and loved the roar of the waves. I agree the master room needs an ensuite even if only a toilet. Another easy thing to change no plugs are close enough to a mirror for drying hair we needed to buy a 3 metre extension lead, either buy a couple or move mirrors FINALLY need clarification as you when at first building on left DON'T TURN INTO BEACH ROAD. It's a slight turn to left then right still on church lane and you can see a big metal gate, head for this straight go passed the metal sign the road stops at the gate the cottage is on the right side of this road. Would we stay again absolutely pity weather wasn't good so will be back in warmer weather. Ps the extraction fan outlet needs securing somehow as constantly banging

    Reviewed by Debra4.4Apr 2023

  • "We loved it, peace and quiet very restful."

    Lovely walks beside the sea. The property is done to a very high standard and well equipped for all your needs. Although for us it was perfect an extra toilet could be added if there are 6 people staying there. Loved loved loved the bench seat looking out to sea from the garden.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were really happy with our stay at this property."

    With the help of the aerial map provided by the owner it was not too difficult to find. The property was spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and very well equipped with good bedding and nice towels. Maybe, if there are several people sharing the property, the only one bathroom could be a drawback but this did not affect us. We do hope to visit again in the future. It is situated very close to the beach which provided fantastic walks.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped house, full kitchen to cook meals, comfy beds and sofa."

    Also had garden chairs to enjoy on the patio. Very close to the sea and in a great location to explore the area. Even though it was September we were able to paddle every day. Good pubs a short drive away and a cafe in walking distance along the beach, Smallsticks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Amanda Fleur5.0Sep 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived we loved Windy Ridge ."

    So bright , clean and comfortable . Everything we needed was on hand and we had a wonderful week with our grandchildren . Plenty of garden to play in. Beautiful views from the sand dunes , and easy access to the beach , with a well Positioned outside tap to wash sandy feet . Our friends all loved it , and one family , like us has , already booked for next year . The house was very well equipped , with washing machine and dish washer , and very spacious fridge . For us the outside shed was a bonus , to store bikes , body boards etc .

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed at Windy Ridge for two weeks."

    The property is in it’s own grounds of one acre, is quiet and very close to the beach. Lovely walk beside the sea to Cart Gap where the lifeboat station is and Smallsticks cafe which serves fantastic food. The property is spacious, well equipped and clean to a high standard. We would thoroughly recommend Windy Ridge.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable accommodation in a great location right near the beach."


    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great place to stay and really enjoyed our few nights in the area!"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2021

  • "Brilliant property in a fantastic location right near the sea."

    Not much to do in the immediate area except relax and walk the beach - perfect for what we wanted. Lots to do, however, within a few miles drive. The owner provided some good local guidance. We found mobile phone reception in the property was very poor, but you only had to walk a few yards up the road to get a decent signal. One very pleasant surprise was the excellent internet connection and very good Smart TVs in the lounge and each bedroom. As the weather was varied during our stay in the last week of October, the entertainment was very welcome. We slept in the king bedroom and it was very comfortable with an Emma mattress.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an excellent stay at Windyridge."

    There were a few teething problems but that’s to be expected from a newly refurbished property. Location is great - you can fall asleep listening to the sounds of the waves crashing just on the other side of the dunes. We even saw seals in the sea and on the beach. So easy to get to the front and walk in either direction. We walked to Happisburgh and back one day and it’s very easy. The house itself is really comfortable and very well equipped. Literally the only suggestion we would have is that it would be useful to add some hooks to the backs of bedroom and bathroom doors for towels, etc.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2021

  • "The internet was not working and Mark the owner agreed to refund £100."

    He said this would be actioned by Sykes.Please let me know how and when you will refund me

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with day bed and TV, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 8 cars
  • Garden with decking, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.8 miles, beach 0.2 miles
  • Please be aware washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and toiletries will not be provided
  • There is a small step leading up to the dining room.

The property

Sea Palling 2.9 miles.

Perched on the outskirts of the ancient fishing village of Eccles-on-Sea, Norwich, is this splendid detached house, Windyridge.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to six guests, Windyridge is a homely and contemporary setting for a group of family or friends to explore the beautiful city of Norwich and the pristine beaches along the Norfolk coast.

Approaching the property, you will find ample parking for at least eight cars on the gravel driveway, where you can unload your bags and make the few short steps to the house to begin your holiday.

Be welcomed into the contemporary living/dining room, where you can enjoy curling up on the large corner sofa and relaxing in front of the woodburning stove with your favourite film on the TV.

The designated chef will have all they need to whip up delicious treats for the group in the fully functioning kitchen, which has a handy dishwasher making cleaning up a breeze!

Gather around the dining table to enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and a board game, catching up and sharing laughs with the rest of your group.

Windyridge has all sleeping arrangements covered, with a generous king-size room with day bed and TV, a double room, and a twin room, all beautifully decorated cohesively with the other rooms.

Guests will benefit from a shower room, where they can freshen up after a long day at the beach and prepare to settle down for the evening with a cup of tea.

Enjoy breakfast out on the decking area on the lovely picnic bench, looking out across the sand dunes, before heading down to the beach via the ramp at the end of the drive.

Venture down to the small coastal village of Eccles-on-Sea, which rests on the east of the Norfolk coast, within easy access of neighbouring villages Happisburgh and Sea Palling.

Take advantage of Eccles’ own beach, known to be one of the cleanest in Britain with sandy shores that are perfect for sandcastle building, dog walking and beachcombing.

Take a stroll to the village of Happisburgh, home to the oldest working lighthouse in the UK, or the village of Sea Palling which has an award-winning Blue Flag beach with RNLI guards on duty every day, as well as being home to the lifeboat station itself.

If you can tear yourself away, the market town of Stalham is just a short drive away and offers good selection of amenities as well as the Grade II Firehouse Museum, taking visitors through 173 years of firefighting history within the town, and the Museum of the Broads detailing the history of The Norfolk Broads.

Just a little further is the town of North Walsham where you can get your heart rate up in the swimming and fitness centre or challenge your group to a game of bowling.

Unleash your inner historian and visit the village of Blickling, home to the esteemed National Trust-owned Blickling Estate, the birthplace of Anne Boleyn, where you can tour the house, gardens and parkland.

Windyridge is a peaceful home away from home, perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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.

Please be aware washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and toiletries will not be provided.