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Joy's Cottage

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Snettisham, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "2nd visit to Joys Cottage."

    A very well maintained property. A well equipped kitchen and a lovely welcome hamper.The only drawback is the blind on the kitchen door which makes getting into the property with luggage difficult.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in an ideal location, situated just a short walk from the lovely village pubs."

    Stay was made extra special by the Christmas decorations and a lovely hamper. Would highly recommend this property to anyone and look forward to returning sometime in the future x.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Dec 2023

  • "Very happy with everything the owner was spot on just enough contact to keep us informed and reassured she was there if we needed her very pleasant lady."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lots of good things about Joy's cottage."

    It is compact with all we needed for us, four adults. The little garden is lovely and the outdoor table and chairs are comfy and we were lucky to be able to use them a lot in September. The indoor seating was not quite as comfortable, but certainly OK for a week's stay. All the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The welcome pack was very well received, a good choice of items. The cottage is well situated in the village and for visiting beaches and Norfolk sites.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage with a pleasant garden area."

    Comfortable beds and attractively decorated throughout. Perfect for a week's stay. Very close to both Rose and Crown and Queen Vic pubs as well as The Old Bank, the Old Store and a local Co-op. We would stay again on our next trip to Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage that gave us a comfortable base for our stay in Norfolk."

    Ideally based for touring the North Norfolk coast and close to all facilities in the village of Snettisham.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved it and would return."

    Reviewed by Lynne3.4Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely comfortable cottage ideally located for many attractions and wonderful beaches."

    We would certainly return if we visit Norfolk again. The only issue we found is if you have a large vehicle the parking can be quite tight.

    Reviewed by Corinne4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely and has everything you could want."

    A lovely welcome hamper was provided too. The only negative was that the parking space was a bit tight for our SUV but we managed !!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "The best cottage we have stayed in."

    Joy's Place has everything - so so comfortable, stylishly furnished and decorated, beautifully clean, thoughtful extras like dog towels and a really generous welcome basket. Snettisham is a nice village with a good pub and lovely coffee shop The Old Store. Walking from the door and a good bus service. Recommend Holkham and Castle Rising to visit while you're there - Joy left loads of useful information about the surrounding area. We would definitely return to Joy's place.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful week's break in Joy's Cottage."

    This is an exceptionally well maintained and accessible cottage and we cannot fault it. Ideally placed for lovely walks from the door as well as a base for all the lovely places north Norfolk has to offer. We packed in too much to completely list here, and although we had one very rainy day (spent mostly in Burnham Market undercover in the lovely shops and eating in Thornham deli) we also enjoyed some unseasonably sunny and warm weather for November, perfect for long walks along beaches. Thank you Joy for your beautiful cottage, full of everything you need along with some wonderful touches that we kept finding throughout our week. Janet and John Uwins

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage has all you could want and good location for getting ..."

    Lovely cosy little cottage has all you could want and good location for getting to other places parking space was a bit tricky quite small as we have a SUV apart from that all very good PS the welcome basket was excellent thanks joy

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Joys cottage."

    The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. We very much appreciated the lovely box of treats Joy left for us as well as our spaniel Charlie. We would certainly stay there again if we are ever back in that neck of the woods.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful time at Joy’s Cottage!"

    My name is Joy too so it felt extra fun! From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and excited about our stay. We loved our welcome hamper and the homely decor, everything was spotless and just lovely :) The cottage was incredibly well equipped and Joy was an excellent host (dealing with our single issue very quickly with no inconvenience to us). Joy provided lots of information about things to do all around the area which we made the most of. We enjoyed making special family memories with our kids :) It’s a stunning part of the country to explore and Joys Cottage is the perfect base! We would highly recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at Joy’s Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. We used the garden courtyard a lot for breakfast, a bbq and cards in the evening. The location was a perfect base for exploring the area and also nice for a potter into Snettisham. Joy was kind and made sure we had everything we needed which helped make our stay wonderfully memorable.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our cat, Charlie, loved the garden."

    Our only criticism would be to have a hose and broom for the garden. A lot of dried pigeon poo spoilt the experience. I had to carry the watering can through the house to water the hanging basket and fill the bird bath. As I said though, that's the only criticism. House furnishings were excellent and spotlessly clean We loved it.

    I’m so sorry that this was your experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a great place."

    Tucked away, so it’s close to the centre but quiet. Joy couldn’t have been more helpful. The facilities mark was only because there wasn’t a telly in the bedroom and I thought I saw one in the picture. It’s only a personal thing …but it is something I like.

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you need for a fantastic stay, even dog towels."

    Very comfortable beds. Lovely welcome by Joy.

    Reviewed by Jakki5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay was PERFECT!"

    Joy was a great host! Checking we had everything and not leaving anyone out as she left treats for our dog. Xx

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, decking and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome, more on request
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • There is an additional £50 charge for a second dog
  • Please Note - The property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Please note the property accepts a minimum of 7 nights stay

The property

Tucked away around the corner from the heart of Snettisham is this beautifully appointed, pet-friendly cottage in Norfolk, Joy's Cottage.

Thoughtfully decorated throughout, this semi-detached cottage offers an enclosed garden, high-quality facilities and is within easy reach of local amenities for a family or group of five's staycation.

Park on the roadside in front of the cottage and follow the shared path up to the entrance; there's a handy, private outbuilding to store bikes and golf clubs during your stay!

The interior of Joy's Cottage has been wonderfully designed with an industrial and contemporary theme throughout, along with heritage colours and everything you need for a self-catering holiday.

Be welcomed into the kitchen/diner, a spacious room to socialise with your loved ones and cook your favourite meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

Keep the family chef company at the breakfast bar before setting the table for everyone to enjoy a hearty meal together.

Whether it's curling up with a good book or catching your favourite show on the Smart TV, the sitting room provides cushioned seating, a rustic coffee table and a woodburning stove.

Dine alfresco on summer evenings in your very own, private enclosed garden with outdoor seating; turn on the fairy lights for a festival feel and toast to your retreat, whilst your canine companion is welcome to stretch their legs.

Complete fun-filled days with a relaxing soak in the sleek bathroom, housing a bath and shower over to suit all guests.

Three bedrooms have their own unique theme, solid wooden beds and industrial-style lighting; choose between two doubles and a single, each with storage space and a high-quality finish.

The peaceful village of Snettisham is a superb location along Norfolk's coast; a convenience store, two pubs, an antique shop, The Old Store Café and The Old Bank, an excellent restaurant, are all just around the corner.

As featured on BBC's Springwatch, 'Wild Ken Hill' is within walking distance of Joy's Cottage, a 4,000-acre rewilding and regenerative agricultural project, welcoming dog walkers and nature lovers alike.

Snettisham Beach is also nearby, home to an internationally renowned RSPB nature reserve attracting keen bird watchers every year to see the migrations across the continent!

A little further along the Norfolk Coast AONB are the stunning beaches of Holme, Holkham and Blakeney, all scattered with numerous other wildlife sanctuaries and attractions.

Budding historians can visit beautiful National Trust properties such as Oxborough and Blickling Hall, and also Sandringham House and Gardens.

Those seeking a little more can visit the bustling cities of Norwich, Cambridge and Ely, whilst The Broads National Park are within driving distance for unforgettable landscapes to explore.

However, you wish to spend your holiday, make Joy's Cottage your home-from-home in Norfolk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Heacham 3 miles; Royal Sandringham 4 miles; Hunstanton 5 miles.

Snettisham is a traditional Norfolk village, with many of its houses built from the local iron-rich carr stone, which has an attractive golden-brown colouring. Due to this, the buildings are known locally as “gingerbread houses”. Village amenities include general stores, a Post Office, 2 inns, a bistro and a regular bus service to the bustling, family-friendly seaside resort of Hunstanton and historic King’s Lynn. The church of St Mary sits alone on top of the hill and is certainly worthy of a look inside at the exquisitely decorated tracery flowers on the west window. There is an RSPB bird sanctuary close to the beach, which is three miles away, and the ancient Peddars Way public footpath runs near to the village. Park Farm is on the edge of the village, and is a working farm with year-round activities for all the family, including a 45-minute “deer safari” and the chance to feed some of the animals. The Royal Estate of Sandringham, whose impressive house, gardens and church are open to the public, is nearby, as are the plant farm, tea rooms and gift shop at Norfolk Lavender, England's premier lavender farm.

Property will be dressed up for Easter.
Note: Pets are not allowed to go upstairs.
Note: There is an additional £50 charge for a 2nd dog.
Please note the property accepts a minimum of 7 nights stay
Note: This property only accepts dogs.

Please note: This property had shared access, please keep this access clear at all times
On street parking is available.