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The Headlands, Chalet 299

California near Scratby, Norfolk (Ref. 1022426)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The Headlands was perfect for a coastal break with my two dogs, the chalet is really well equipped, comfy and I liked the fact that it is not overlooked."

    Even being there in a heatwave was OK as there was always plenty of shade. Being so close to the beach was great for the dogs, it was never crowded and there were no restrictions, just miles and miles of lovely sand. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2022

  • "Very well equipped, a few minor issues with the cleanliness."

    I kept my case under the bed and when I took it out to come home the lower side, in contact with the floor, was covered in dog hairs. Not very nice! Obviously the cleaners did not clean under the bed. There were no other dog hairs in the property. My wife tried to use the vacuum cleaner during our stay, it was not very efficient due to the dust cylinder being full and smelt of dogs, the smell was so strong that I had to vacate the property as it brought on an asthma attack and my wife had to open the door and all the windows to air the chalet before I could go back in. Our friend who was with us does house cleaning as a job and was not impressed. A pity as we generally enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by EdwardJun 2022

  • "It was a great holiday."

    The chalet was clean and well-presented and only a short walk from the beach. The kitchen was well-equipped for self-catering. Situated at the edge of the site, you can sit out on the patio of 299 without being overlooked by other holiday makers. The link to Google directions initially took us to California Cliffs Holiday Park. The owners were very helpful and polite when I called to ask for further directions, but it might help to have the full address on the Sykes listing. All in all, very pleased and would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by MaxineJun 2022

  • "Very comfortable."

    Great location. Perfect for our short break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2022

  • "On arrival the chalet was exactly as described on the web site, however waking up after the first night every thing was wet and damp, there was a damp patch on the wall in the bedroom and we had to clean hair out of the bath before it could be used, by Wednesday evening the electricity went off and we had to put £15 in the meter to last us the rest of the week."

    In the owners manual it told us email them in the event of the electricity going off to arrange a refund however there was no email address left.

    Reviewed by DarrenMar 2022

  • "Cottage was fine Unfortunately fridge had not been cleaned properly inside."

    Only took us a few minutes to rectify but should not be like this. Despite this would be happy to book again

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Well presented and equipped chalet."

    Very comfortable. Owners had thought about everything. Situated in quiet part of holiday park. Would have helped if full address was on details. Just as well I'd researched address on internet as it would have been difficult to find relying on address given by Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2021

  • "The chalet was lovely, bright, practically and tastefully decorated."

    It had more than we expected in terms of kitchen equipment, cleaning items, games, DVDS, extra blankets and pillows, fliers and booklets about things to see in the area, dog bowls, a folder containing info etc. It was a nice home from home with a bright living room and two bedrooms. The kids' beds were very comfy but the double bed made a clanking metal sound every time we sat or turned. We didn't need much heating but the radiators were not ones we would use as the burning flame inside consumes oxygen and they are not very safe either esp the ones in the kids bedroom, placed under the curtains. Thankfully, it was quite warm so we didn't need much heating. We enjoyed the location close to a lovely sandy, dog friendly beach, a beautiful places even when cloudy. All in all, a lovely place in a well appointed holiday park (we used the pool and had kebabs and pizzas from the kebab place, very yummy). Had it not been for the clanking double bed and the heaters, we'd have said that it has exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AndreeaAug 2021

  • "3rd time using Sykes, 2nd time at Headlands."

    Been lovely all times. Laura provides the comfort and high quality expected.thank you

    Reviewed by SoniaJul 2021

  • "The chalet could have been cleaner , quite a lot of cob webs and spiders in the property."

    Everything else was fine.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Lovely chalet at the edge of the complex overlooking a hedge and field."

    Clean, well equipped and owner very helpful to sort out any problems. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SherylJul 2021

  • "The chalet is a great base just to get away."

    The view is great with the sunset in the evening. The swimming pool on site is a good size. The kids loved the pool. On the weekend we had to book a timeslot as it got busy, but during the week we just turned up and had the pool to ourselves most of the time as it wasn't very busy. The beach is a 5 minute walk down the road. This place is great for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "Great base for exploring Norfolk Coast."

    Cottage smelt a bit of dogs (we didn't have a dog) but was clean throughout. Toaster didn't work (as per previous review) but this was replaced promptly once I reported it. We only got to use onsite pool once due to being booked up well in advance, this is probably due to new Covid restrictions with limiting numbers. I suggest calling in advance to book swimming slots before your holiday stay. Perhaps not so busy outside of school holidays. Duvets should be replaced with summer ones, we found the 13.5 tog ones too hot during our stay. Overall a good stay, double bed comfortable enough and kitchen had all that was required for a short stay.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

  • "The Chalet was exactly what I wanted."

    Convenient, good location , spotlessly clean and ideal for a singled person with a dog. In all it gave me the opportunity to enjoy my photographic holiday without any inconvenience. Great I would definitely recommend it and will use this site again. thank you. Colleen Donaldson

    Reviewed by ColleenMay 2021

  • "First it is not detached it's semi-detached so noise from next-door very cold we ..."

    First it is not detached it's semi-detached so noise from next-door very cold we ran out of electricity by Wednesday so had to put £8 pounds in the meter the toaster didn't work

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "Excellent location for us with 2 elderly dogs."

    Just about everything you could think of provided. Had extreme weather that caused a power cut from around 2am until 11.30 Laura was very helpful & went out of her way to try and help us.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week ."

    Even though this chalet is on a busy holiday park because of where the chalet is situated it was really peaceful., but close enough to anything we wanted to do. Comfy beds and very well equipped. We will be using Sykes cottages again.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

  • "The owner was extremely friendly, chalet well presented and lovely throughout."

    Definitely has gone the extra mile to make home from home and will be booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by SoniaAug 2020

  • "Set in a large holiday park with many chalets, 299 benefits from being at the edge of the park with a pleasant view over fields."

    It means you’re a 10 minute walk from the beach. The pool was closed due to corona , but the arcade is open. The chalet itself was clean and the beaches are sandy, and excellent for dogs , with no restrictions.

    Reviewed by CraigJul 2020

  • "Everything you could possible need was supplied unlike other chalets we have stayed in the past."

    Location on the edge of the chalet site with nice views was perfect for us. We will definitely try to book again when we next visit California Sands.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars in on-site car park
  • Small front patio with furniture
  • Shared use of lawned grounds and indoor heated swimming pool (open mid-May to early Sep)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking and no vaping
  • Shop within 1.3 miles, pub, restaurant, takeaway and coin-operated launderette located on-site
  • Note: Guests staying at this property are welcome to use all the facilities that are available in the holiday park
  • Note: Guests have access to facilities at Club Oasis which hosts live family entertainment, a bar and restaurant
  • Note: Club Oasis is open daily from 12 noon until late in high season, and at low season is open at weekends in the evenings only for the bar and eating facilities
  • Being located on the edge of the park overlooking the fields there is a short walk from the car-park across the grass Approx 50 yards Note: The onsite pool is remaining closed this year due to covid, and will not reopen until May 2021.

The property

Scratby 1.4 miles.

A delightful, semi-detached chalet overlooking fields, on the edge of the popular Norfolk California Sands Holiday Park, just a short walk away from the stunning sandy beach, in the village of Scratby.

An ideal base for families, this single-storey holiday home has been refurbished to a high-standard and offers an open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, boasting everything you could need during a self-catering break to this superb coastal corner of East Anglia.

Joining the space are two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a bunk bedroom, both served by a family bathroom.

Outside, there is a small patio area overlooking fields where you can see the sunset infront of the chalet, as well as a shared, open grassed grounds where you will be delighted to find a bar, restaurant and an indoor heated swimming pool which is open from mid-May until early September.

The village of Scratby has excellent local amenities, including two supermarkets, tea rooms, fish and chip shops, a launderette, hairdresser, and a regular bus service to Caister and Great Yarmouth.

There are a number of local attractions in the area, including Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, the Caister Castle Motor Museum, National Trust properties and the Norfolk Broads, and further afield is the historic city of Norwich.

At the nearby beach you may be lucky enough to see a seal swimming by along the sea, you can also visit Horsey Gap which is around a 15 minute drive away and you’ll be able to see a seal colony basking in the sun.

This lovely chalet is in a convenient location for exploring the area and has the added benefit of an on-site swimming pool (payable locally), which is sure to delight any younger guests.

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About the location

SCRATBY

Great Yarmouth 5 miles.

The east Norfolk coastal village of Scratby is ideal for a traditional seaside family holiday or for exploring the Norfolk Broads. Scratby is one of the quieter resorts along this stretch of unspoilt sandy coastline. Close by are many other pretty coastal villages for you to explore, some offering traditional seaside attraction and others ideal for relaxing, sunbathing, cycling or walking. Scratby has a village pub, shops and restaurants all within reasonable walking distance. Nearby, Great Yarmouth offers family fun-filled days with candyfloss stalls, amusement arcades, funfair rides, sea life sanctuary, Esplanade gardens, theatre, pitch-and-putt, bowls, golfing, indoor swimming pool and good shopping facilities including a traditional market. For an alternative day out, hire a day cruiser on the Norfolk Broads and experience the wonderful scenery, along with its wildlife and a riverside pub lunch. Within easy reach is the city of Norwich with two cathedrals, castle, museums and galleries, along with excellent shopping and restaurants.

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