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The Dingle

(Ref. 920545)

Cromer, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved Cromer and The Dingle and have already recommended it to friends and have booked again for next year"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed here the children love it and it’s just a short walk from the beach , forest , park and town."

    It is a lovely cottage with enough rooms that we all find space of our own if needed ( 9 of us altogether) . The only problem I have is that its not cleaned very well my autistic son lost a toy and while looking for it I had to move the sofa and other bits of furniture and the amount of rubbish , food and cutlery there was unbelievable looked like it had been there for months. But we are looking at going back again has hopefully this problem can be sorted by the owner .

    Reviewed by Cheryl2.8Feb 2024

  • "We have just returned home after our week at the cottage and I have to say the location is fantastic and I would definitely return ."

    However I have to agree with the previous family regarding the the cleanliness of the house .The cleaners are obviously doing the absolute basics .We didn’t cook anything in the house we were put off by the cooking and crockery etc .Someone needs to invest in some new equipment even new cheap would be worth it .There are cobwebs all over it wouldn’t take much to-get rid of those, absolutely disgraceful cleaning I’ve been a cleaner in houses and .the standard is appalling the owner is getting ripped off .The sofas in the living room are very grubby and uncomfortable anyone wit mobility’s issues would struggle to get up one sat down .As I said we would definitely go back but if you are looking for a little luxury this is definitely not for you .Such a shame could be made lovely .

    Reviewed by Caroline3.4Oct 2023

  • "Firstly we had a fantastic week regardless of the items i am going to come too."

    We are an extended family of 7 and The Dingle vey comfortably accomodated us. The beds are very comfortable and the sofas ( you need new photos as they are so dated in the advertising) and arm chairs. Having 2 sitting rooms was fantastic although the sofa bed is way past its sell by date. The dining room sat all seven of us and there are plenty of dining chairs even though some are very ancient and need replacing. The garden was lovely, well kept and very private and secure. Parking was much better than we thought, we had a small car in the drive, one across the drive on the white line and one in a space up the road. It worked very well for us. Having the great large porch at the front was brilliant so we could have shoes and coats there to stop sand going inside. The layout MUST be better explained, the lovely downstairs bedroom can use the toilet and shower room downstairs but upstairs the ensuite bathroom is only accessed by that room, so those rooms need to use downstairs if not the same families. The welcome pack was excellent and full. The showers are great, plenty of hot water and great pressure. The heating new and efficient although works very well it needs better explaining and it is very hit and miss. Sykes have advertised a full set of towels, thats a bit misleading as there is only 1 bath towel per person, no hand towels at all and only 2 tea towels for a whole week. There needs to be hand towels. The overiding great thing about The Dingle is the fantastic location, 2 mins from the beach and 2 mins from Cromer but still very quiet. Going forwards and trying to be constructive we totally realise that this has been a family home and is old and with that comes things that are given but overidingly the property was dirty, very dirty and in plaes much worse that that. I have no idea what the cleaning companies remit is but on arrival the upstairs toilet was not flushed, the kitchen was imo very dirty, all the crockery we used, pans , cutlery dishes we put through the dishwasher ( very efficient) and the mugs were grubby. The sink, floor were dirty and the pantry had dustpans in dishes, paint and brushes rubbish and dirt everywhere. We pulled the sofa out to retrieve something, I cant go there is was awful. Upstairs there were wrappers not cleaned up, an old plaster in the shower room, cobwebs and dust everywhere. The next people will have lovely clean crockery. The oven was tbh honest filthy and the seal is still broken. There was absolutely NO CLEANING equipment, nothing and it isn't acceptable to clean something as we did when there is a huge cost to this week and we are on holiday. Personally the cleaning company to not much. The tins for cooking are only fit for the bin as is a lot of the unuseable cutlery. There was however a lot of tins, dishes and crockery that could be used IF it was clean. Broken piano stool in 2nd living room. Weeds in the conservatory. Lamps that the linings have disintergrated. No measuring jug. Leaking tap still. Very sharp catch on toilet door just at child eye level, , fridge lower shelf in door broken, sink in kitchen very stained. We had a leak in the roof in the 2nd sitting room which we reported along with the other issues we felt were really not acceptable and i did send photos. Tbh we always make the best of our holiday and we had such a great time regardless of the cleaning issues. We just felt the owner should know whats going on as The Dingle just needs a massive deep clean and a really good sort out off the rubbish and disfunctional things because this cottage/house is such a little tresure and could be just fantastic and Im guessing the owner perhaps doesn't know the extent of how much needs doing but something that is easily solved.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.1Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the Dingle."

    Missed welcome pack this time. No black refuse bags or dish cloth. Overall very clean and comfortable and car parking space outside, property in great location for beach and town and good walks along cliffs

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage but it could do with a deep clean in some rooms there were weeds growing inside the conservatory and when it rained water was running down the double bedroom wall ."

    But apart from that it was a lovely place to stay and great location and we will be going back .

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4May 2023

  • "Great house and great location for the beach and shops."

    Only thing was that the shower glass and mirror downstairs were filthy. Everything else was great and enjoyed our holiday there very much.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had to repair oven seal, we had to repair 2 drawers in the kitchen."

    We had to mop up a water leak in the conservatory every day as the kitchen waste pipe leaked. Apart from that it was ok.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Oct 2022

  • "We had another enjoyable holiday at the Dingle, the weather was good the first week and we enjoyed our stay in this lovely property again and will be back next year all being well."

    Reviewed by Joyce4.4Sep 2022

  • "Very convenient for the beach and town centre."

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jul 2022

  • "Initially it felt like walking into a museum, but it did grow on us."

    Veey disappointed with the garden, it could have been so beautiful but was very overgrown, and had a real eyesore of a jungle if poppies. It was disappointing that the uostairs bathroom was actually en-suite, this was not made clear in the description! However it was a fantastic location so close to the beach and the town

    Reviewed by John2.8Jul 2022

  • "All the guests agreed that the sofas in the main lounge need to be replaced."

    The picture on the website needs to be replaced by a better one, which will sell the property. People can be put off by the photo. Need to clearly indicate the layout of the property, especially that the upstairs toilet can be only used by the couple in that room (someone else will not cross the whole room, from near their bed) to go to toilet. Therefore 4 of us had to use the WC/Bathroom downstairs. If there are parents & children then it is OK, but as we were 3 separate couples (not from 1 household), it was not suitable. It would help to have couple of extra toilet rolls. Thanks for all the goodies including milk. Very good location. Would come back.

    Reviewed by Mita4.4Oct 2021

  • "This house is in a great location, close to beach and town."

    Spacious house for families with older children. They love the Netflix WiFi, two sitting rooms, being able to walk into town. Adults appreciate the comfortable, cosy feel.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Jul 2021

  • "We put a lot of disinfectants around but it still seemed to be there."

    Also the electric went off and we used the switch to overide it. Must have been a fuse. The kitchen tap has a leak, i expect you know this as it is a very old type tap. It seemed fairly well looked after and improved.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.4May 2021

  • "Having read the previous feedback, I did not have high expectations of this accommodation."

    A visitor at Christmas (sorry can't remember the name was the best. It is not new - the property is over 100 years old! It has been updated, and is comfortable. All the mattresses were new. We did experience a maintenance issue, a blocked bath drain and a dripping tap, which we reported to Celeste, the owner. A workman arrived within 24 hours and you can't ask for more than that. (The repair took somewhat longer - but that is a long story and does not reflect on either the property or Celeste) It is also possible to park a small car (Toyota Prius fits) on the drive, which was a plus. It is suggested by a previous visitor you can park on the white markings across the drive. We did not put this to the test, given the Highway Code says different! The properties top billing is direct access (2 - 3 minute walk) to the dog friendly part of Cromer beach. The walk to town is just as quick. A great property to choose if you have children. We happily recommend it and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was our second time at The Dingle and it met all expectations."

    Holiday was easy to book and due to Covid 19 we were kept well informed of the situation. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2020

  • "On a positive note, we had a lovely week at the house and would re book."

    Because the house is comfortable rather than pristene, it was relaxing with our four teenagers. We really appreciated the two sitting rooms with TV and the good wifi. The beds were comfortable. The bedding was new and cheerful. The house was mainly clean. The paintwork was in good condition, it looks like it's been recently renewed. The kitchen units and appliances are fairly new and all work. There is plenty of crockery for a large group. We appreciated the milk, tea and coffee on arrival. There's no guest book so I thought I would let you know about a few minor issues that need remedying. No bulb in side light in main sitting room Broken door handle on inside of ground floor bedroom Conservatory door misaligned with frame and needs adjusting No airer to dry clothes indoors. Ensuite shower head very poor water stream Ensuite toilet needs new cistern seal as it sometimes constantly refills JVC television in main sitting room has damage to display, a stripe across the screen Piano needs tuning Toilet door has a sharp metal edge by catch which catches clothing and could cut you Missing lightbulb in single bedroom Toilet seat unstable Main oven needs servicing, it does not cook food in time given on packaging, not hot enough Clothes line in garden needs stabilising Garden would benefit from a gardener, some rubbish in edges, dead leaves etc Garden furniture needs cleaning Information file would benefit from more local information Bedrooms very hot in summer, each would benefit from a fan. There are only two teaspoons! The large cupboard in the dining rooms needs sorting out, it's fascinating but we are not sure the owner intended to leave personal effects. We couldn't find a broom, it would have been useful to sweep up sand.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Jul 2020

  • "This is not a modern white glossed tiled property."

    If you go expecting that you will be disappointed. What you will find is a property that feels like a home. Yes some of it is a bit tired but that only adds to the charm. 3 minutes from the beach 5 minutes from town the location is perfect. We had a couple of issues on arrival but text to the owner and all sorted within an hour. The property gives you the space for a large gathering and in the summer the garden would be fantastic. All in all we had a great stay and would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Dec 2019

  • "The bathrooms were clean, the bedding and towels were clean, as for everything else, nothing was!"

    ! I have never been anywhere so shabby and grimey. The washing up bowl needs to be thrown away, every door handle and door in the whole place needs washing down, every skirting board is covered with dust and fluff, which must have taken months/years to get that bad. The sofa's are only fit for the tip!! Every mirror had been wipes with a wet cloth, so are smeared. The picture over the room we were in on the ground floor has mould on it as to most window frames, which also all need cleaning. The garden is not secure for dogs, so each time they needs to go out we had to take them on leads, also the house maybe dog friendly, but it smelt of dog, my house never smells of dog, and I have two!! We made the best if it as we were there with our son, daughter-in-law and two of our grandsons to celebrate our sons 40th birthday, but never again !!

    Reviewed by Helen2.2Nov 2019

  • "Yes - considering the cost of the accommodation these are the comments which I would like to make you aware of 1."

    Fortnightly collection of the refuse bins - both recycling and non recycling. When we arrived for our holiday the recycling bin was full which meant that we had 4 days of recycling waste so that when it was collected it was overflowing on the Wednesday. The non recycling waste was already half full when we arrived which meant that at the end of our holiday the bin was overflowing and this was not due to be emptied for another 4 days. We felt extremely sorry for the families that were due to arrive on Saturday. Hopefully the cleaning company did something to remedy this before the new arrivals. In our opinion because of the size of the accommodation the bins are completely inadequate. 2. Bed linen, pillows and duvets need replacing and updating (better quality of bed linen - all very tired). I also do not consider two tea towels sufficient - at home I would use one per day. 3. On departure my daughter stripped the bed linen in the ensuite room and noticed that the sheet was in fact stained/soiled. Had we have noticed this at the start of the holiday we would have alerted the cleaning company. On a positive point, the location was excellent and generally the accommodation was spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and its location for the beach and town centre ideal."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2019

  • "The Dingle is a lovely house in the perfect location for the beach and we enjoyed our stay."

    There are a few things that could be improved to make the stays of future clients more enjoyable. The description of the house was a bit misleading in regards to the bedroom layout. It needs to be made clear that the only bathroom/toilet facility upstairs is an en-suite meaning that the occupants of the other two upstairs bedrooms need to go downstairs for the shower and toilet. The overall cleanliness of the property could be improved. There was a lot of dust and whilst the floors in the kitchen and conservatory had been hoovered when I wiped up some spilt water it became obvious they were very dirty. Some of the interior doors didn’t shut properly or were very difficult to open once shut. The garden could be a very lovely place to relax on a sunny day but it was very messy with uncut grass and lots of weeds. We did enjoy our stay at the Dingle and with a bit of care and attention to detail all the above are easily rectified and could make this a perfect holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4Jun 2019

  • "It was a great base for all age family like ours from 1 to nearly 70"

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2019

  • "This was our 4th visit to the Dingle & we've already booked our 5th!"

    Plenty of room for a family of 6 adults. We had a problem with the Internet which was sorted very quickly by the owner. The Dingle is very close to the centre of Cromer but really peaceful. Thank you for another lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2019

  • "If the cleaners had been in this property they very sadly did not do a very good job, the kitchen Butler sink had not been cleaned and neither had the toilets and as there were no cleaning products I had to go out and buy bleach."

    There were cobwebs every where. The towels provided were not adequate for adults as we were expecting bath sheets Not hand towels. The garden in my opinion is not pet safe as my dog escaped into next doors garden via the Apple trees and could have quite easily got through the bars in the gates. Overall this house seems to be sadely neglected which is such a shame as it is in a brilliant location for the town centre pubs,restaurants and sightseeing.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice1.9Oct 2018

  • "Property was ideally placed close to beach and shopping,parking outside garage on road."

    The amenities in the kitchen were not clean,the oven was dirty the grill pan grid was dirty and didn’t have a handle. The microwave was also dirty the cutlery draw was over crowded with implements and some items were rusty and dirty and not useable,we had to eat out most of the time as we couldn’t use the kitchen.the oven trays were rusty and dirty. The bottom of the toilet was brown and unsightly inside. The garden was overgrown with fallen apples over the ground most of which were rotting.

    Reviewed by Joseph2.8Sep 2018

  • "Had a great holiday the location was ideal for the beach and town."

    Great place to stay had a fantastic time

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jul 2018

  • "I must say one of the best places we have stayed in Cromer great location beautiful house will definitely be booking again for next year highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Jun 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dingle, which was ideal for a family holiday with comfortable bedrooms, two sitting rooms for relaxation and an ideal location close to the seafront."

    We were also fascinated to hear about the dancing career of the owner's late mother.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2018

  • "Your website is clear & easy to use."

    I've never had any problems booking my holidays. This was our third time at The Dingle & I've already booked for next year! The cottage is clean, comfy, homely & in a perfect position for a stroll into Cromer.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very large, spacious property."

    Most of the garden was secure but iron scroll type of gates meant we were not able to let our dog in the garden without a lead, had he seen something of interest, he would have easily got out. There was a lack of information book and visitor comment book. There isn't a shaver point in the ensuite or bathroom. There were bedside lights but very limited sockets to enable use. The television in the downstairs bedroom did not work - maybe a matter of needing new battery in the remote control? The property is very convenient for the town centre and beach yet a very pleasant quiet area.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Mar 2018

  • "The Location could not be bettered, however on arrival the inside of the porch was very wet due to a leak in the ceiling the house was very cold with condensation running down the windows, there was no information re the location or operation of the central heating the room which had the bed settee in was awful and very cold and the bed settee had very little bedding we had to use some of of other beds, there was a couple of bulbs missing from lights, cleanliness left much to be desired all pots pans and cutlery had to be washed before use."

    there was mouldy bread in the bread bin and sweets on the lounge floor from previous occupants the table cloth was stained, we had to bag our rubbish and leave in the conservatory as the bins were over flowing. however we made the best of a bad experience and enjoyed our visit to Cromer . We feel that with a little TLC this property could be a real Gem. Sorry to be so negative but this is what we experienced.

    Reviewed by Frank2.3Dec 2017

  • "This home was so well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a special family holiday."

    We rented this for xmas and had the best time. Will definitely be back thank you

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely homely house, really close to beach and town, all we needed for our multigenerational family holiday."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2017

  • "The temperature in the cottage was just right,making for a very comfortable stay."

    It was nice to have 2 lounges so that we could avoid the TV if we wished to read. It was lovely being able to walk to the sea within a few minutes. A tray under the draining rack to stop water dripping onto the floor would be useful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Dingle. Thank you. With our best wishes, Jean and family

    Reviewed by Jean4.6Oct 2016

  • "Spacious layout for 3 young boys with nice garden and within easy walking distance of sea and town"

    Reviewed by Michael4.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room (seats 8)
  • Second sitting room (seats 3) with sofa bed and dining area (seats 6)
  • Conservatory (seats 4).
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture (seats 4)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: Dining table in second sitting room can easily be moved into main dining room
  • Note: Max 7 adults and 2 children up to 12 years.

The property

A superb, detached cottage set within a beautiful suntrap garden, located just a short walk from an abundance of restaurants, interesting shops and the beach of the popular Norfolk town of Cromer.

This wonderful cottage has been lovingly renovated and furnished to offer comfortable accommodation throughout.

The ground floor provides a generous living space for families and friends to gather together and enjoy fun and relaxation, as does the garden during the warmer months.

You can enjoy family meals in the centrally-located dining room, set close to the well-equipped kitchen, or why not sit back and relax in one of the two sitting rooms?

There’s also a conservatory, ideal for breakfast or a relaxed morning coffee whilst planning your day.

The bedrooms provide spacious and flexible sleeping arrangements, with a ground floor twin and a sofa bed in the second lounge, whilst on the first floor you’ll find a double, single and a twin with an en-suite bathroom.

This Cromer cottage offers plenty to do close by, with a nearby golf course, and the beach, town centre and fabulous pier all just a stone's throw away.

Cromer is perfect for exploring both the North Norfolk coastline and the Norfolk Broads, not to mention all the wonderful inland villages and the historic city of Norwich.

This holiday cottage will make you want to return again and again; the perfect base for both friends and families seeking a welcoming seaside escape.

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About the location


Sheringham 4 miles; Holt 10 miles.

The popular North Norfolk seaside town of Cromer is known for its wonderful clifftop promenade, with attractive, colourful gardens and seating areas ideally placed for enjoying the stunning panoramic views over the sea. Cromer has a lovely, sandy Blue Flag beach where both children and adults can spend hours building sand castles, swimming, sunbathing or investigating the tidal pools in search of interesting sea creatures, which include young Cromer crabs. Cromer is proud of its beautiful Victorian pier, offering theatre shows, a museum and an RNLI lifeboat station, which is open to visitors and where you can learn about Cromer’s long lifeboat history. The town centre offers a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, public houses and amusements, while local golf courses can be found at Cromer, Sheringham and West Runton. This part of North Norfolk offers many places of interest to visit, including the National Trust’s Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall, both enjoying wonderful woodland areas for walks and picnics, along with the Norfolk Shire Horse Centre, Amazona Zoo and the Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre. Take a nostalgic journey on a steam train at nearby Sheringham, or spend a day driving or cycling along North Norfolk’s beautiful coastline, stopping off to explore its salt marshes and nature reserves rich with birdlife. A lovely holiday location for all!

Note: Max 7 adults and 2 children up to 12 years.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas