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The Sandpiper

(Ref. 943739)

Scratby, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely week’s stay at Sandpiper."

    A very well maintained and well-equipped warm clean and spacious home. Well positioned for access to the fantastic lengthy beach for great walks. Would highly recommend the property and place would definitely book again if returning to the area a good walking holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely holiday home, in a great location."

    There’s a strong chance we will be back again.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2023

  • "We needed to clean the barbecue before using, grill shelf is rusty possibly needs a new one."

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very well maintained."

    extremely well cleaned and beautifully appointed with everything you might need. Lounge is comfortable and you feel peaceful especially in evening. Bedrooms are large and most comfortable. It is one of best properties, if not the best, I have stayed in. Only 150 yds from cliffs and simple walk down to lovely beach where you can walk miles in either direction. This is my second visit and I will be back again

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Sandpiper."

    It was great having 3 bathrooms for 3 couples. Everything was lovely and clean, just like home from home. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property in a great location."

    Has all the home comforts you need in this modern house.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Feb 2023

  • "Everything we needed and more for a fabulous stay over Christmas."

    Great communication with owners, lovely welcome pack on arrival. Would definitely love to come back :)

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage with a beautiful beach nearby."

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely house in a brilliant location, all the facilities that you need."

    Great to come back to after spending the day exploring. 100% would book again, family didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property in quiet residential location."

    Off road parking for two vehicles (7 seater + family hatch). Nice garden with plenty of furniture. Good beach trolley in garage. Kitchen diner very well equipped. Living room has nice furniture and good tv. Enough storage in bedrooms. Scratby beach 5min walk down side lane and down cliff. Hardly anybody on beach (excellent). Plenty to do in local area. Second time we have stayed here. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Sandpiper is a beautiful cottage with large rooms and everything that you need for your holiday."

    The safe enclosed back garden was ideal for our 2 small grandchildren for which the owners provided additional toys/games to play in.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great holiday, supported with a simple booking service & a holiday house that matched everything described & exceeded our expectations."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "A truly lovely, well-appointed property ideally situated for the beach."

    We had a great time, and knowing that after a day out we would be going back to such a lovely house was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Charmaine5.0May 2022

  • "What a gem, in a great location."

    We cycled to lots of lovely local places and had some great walks along the coast. The house had everything we needed for a great holiday, when we didn’t go out on a couple of days. Would definitely stay again ❤️❤️❤️

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week - a real ‘home from home’"

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in every respect."

    Cleaned to highest standard with top of range facilities. Beautiful rooms with plenty of space and well appointed kitchen. Also close to superb beach, about 5 min walk. Beach goes for miles in either direction. Everything is so good we have booked again. David and Jenny Eldred from Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "A great property for a week away with friends."

    The accommodation was ideal for our needs, it was very close to the beach and the glorious weather we had during our stay was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Sep 2021

  • "What a wonderful home Lesley and Peter have created, We had the most enjoyable stay at The Sandpiper."

    Everything you could possibly want or need was there! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bertram5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely Bungalow."

    Very spacious. Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2021

  • "Our second time staying at Sandpiper we absolutely love the house!"

    Beautiful facilities, really clean and we enjoyed a couple of bbqs in the garden. The beach is stunning and only a 5 minute walk from the house which was perfect for us and the children. I would 100% recommend this house to friends and family and would love to visit a 3rd time one day.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2021

  • "We would definitely recommend the Sandpiper to friends and family , and would love to return again ."

    Perfect location enabling us to visit the beach , Bure valley railway, Banham zoo and Bressingham . The owners of the accommodation were very helpful and clarified a few questions before our arrival . Attention to detail was second to none . The garden was a real bonus being safe for 3 grandchildren ranging in ages between 16 months and 5 years , they loved the trolley enabling a fun, safe journey to the beach . Thank you

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stayed here for one week in July."

    When we entered the cottage we were blown away by the space inside, it was off the scale. The quality of everything inside was incredible. A fantastic private secure back garden was enjoyed by our granddaughter, even a Weber BBQ. The owner made contact with us a week before and gave us many ideas and tips which was so helpful . Also the garage is full of everything you would ever need for a trip to the beach, even a beach trolley. This is an amazing find in a very quiet area just a 5 minute walk to a gorgeous beach, Thank you for letting us stay in your quality home.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Large airy rooms."

    Lots of space for the whole family. Well equipped kitchen with everything needed.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday property very close to the beach."

    A dormer bungalow that has every mod con. Great position for touring the area. Don’t miss the seals at Horsey Beach. Highlight of our week. Certainly would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "To whom it may concern,  We have had to return home a day early from our holiday having been very disappointed with the accommodation."

      When we arrived, we removed our shoes on entering the property as requested by the owner, within minutes we had very dirty feet and the hall from the front door and into the kitchen was covered in sand. It was obvious that the floors were not swept or mopped ahead of out arrival.  I cooked our dinner in the well equipped kitchen, however there were long black hairs all over the pots, utensils and tea towel, so although we washed the pots before we used them we still ended up with hair in our food.  The downstairs bath tap/shower could not be turned off properly and made a noise throughout the night, as did the air vent. All the bathrooms smell of mould and urine.  On the surface the property was beautiful, however it was dirty and the level of hygiene was below the usual standard of Sykes cottages.  Regards

    Many thanks for your feedback. The Sandpiper is 4 years old, and the bathrooms do not smell of mould and urine. We have previously had excellent reviews regarding cleaning and hygiene. The floors were all washed, sometimes they can still feel sandy, as the floors are all wood. Overall we are disappointed that you found it necessary to leave one day early. If we were made aware of any issues during your stay we would have taken the opportunity to resolve these to your satisfaction satisfaction. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie2.2Sep 2020

  • "We stayed as a family of 8 (including one small child) during September 2020."

    The Sandpiper was the perfect property. The open planned living, kitchen and dining area is great for everyone to enjoy together with more then enough space for everyone to be comfortable. All of the bedrooms are huge meaning everyone had their own space to relax and recharge in. The property is equipped with every amenity that you could possible want/need and these are all high spec. A few of the features that we enjoyed the most was the sonos sound system, separate utility room and lovely garden furniture. The location was fantastic, we enjoyed the short coastal walk to Hemsby as well as being able to visit Great Yarmouth, the broads and Thrigby wildlife park - all no more then 30 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location close to a quiet beach, good sized rooms and garden"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2020

  • "Best holiday cottage ever."

    Beautifully appointed with top of the range kitchen equipment. Fabulous attention to detail in the decor of the property with themed decorations all round the house. Good sized garden for relaxing in or for the children to play in safely. Quiet residential location, convenience store nearby and all major supermarkets within 5 miles. Can recommend Tesco delivery! Beach very quiet but accessible only down a steep cliff path (not impossible though). Enjoyed kite flying and sea watching from the cliff tops off the esplanade, 2 minutes walk away. Hemsby beach very close with cafes, beach shops and lifeguards although the North Sea is rough! Easy access to the Broads for a day boat from Herbert Woods at Potter Heigham. Post Covid19 the local hops and restaurants have put measures in place to make customers feel safe. Loved this holiday with son, daughter and 3 grandchildren.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "3 Generations family break."

    looks very modern. loved by our Daughters and grandchildren. Son in law impressed with all the gadgets. As it had ground floor bedroom thought house would be ok for husband. uses walking stick. unable to use stairs. He found sitting room difficult to get out of chair/settee. microwave is sighted too high so when removing hot food you get burned. We had a power cut first night all street. This effected fridge/freezer alarming at different times through week day and night. had problems with heating down stairs bedroom. no hot water ground floor bathroom when using shower attatchment in bath Lots of lovely walks with Grandchildren .Thank youfor bucket n spade in garage. As we thought it would be too cold to go on beach. Horsey to see the seals and pups. Thigby Hall to watch the Tigers being hand feed.

    Response to last review Thank you for taking time to review, I am sorry you had some issues. I am surprised you did not contact us, as we could have helped to resolve your concerns. The heating is working well, the temp was set at 18, therefore the radiator did not come on. This may have been a result of the street power failure, but had you let us know, we could have happily adjusted this remotely (via WiFi) for you. The freezer is new, but seems to have developed a defect post power failure. Again, if the alarm was chiming, we would have happily called an engineer for you, if you had let us know. The shower head has 4 settings on the head, and is controlled via the mixer taps which you adjust yourself. However as there are three bathrooms, if everyone showers and baths at the same time (as most houses) the hot water will run out For a short period. This is outlined in our welcome book, and if you had called us we could have explained further. Regarding the microwave position, although preset by the kitchen fitter, we have taken your comments on board and will lower the whole cupboard. Hope these issues did not detract from you and your family having a lovely holiday. Regards Lesley and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.4Feb 2020

  • "A lovely, spacious 4 bedroom cottage, close to the sea and local amenities."

    It was our first time with Sykes and everything went smoothly from our initial booking to returning from the holiday. We would definitely use Sykes again to find our next holiday property.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property far exceeded our expectations, it was fully equipped with everything you could possibly think of a baby bumper for a bed to a robotic lawn mower!"

    We took a lot of our own stuff - hairdryer, iron, ice packs, toilet rolls and tea towels but it was all there. There were even games, DVDs and a few toys. The beach was so lovely and listening to the waves while drifting off to sleep you couldn't ask for anything better. A highly recommended property

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Sandpiper is an absolutely lovely holiday home that really exceeded our expectations."

    It is one of those rare listings that actually mirrors what is shown on the website; clean, comfortable and fully equipped to meet our needs. The owners were a great help in that they let us know in advance that we did not need to take beach items as they were available at the home; this saved considerably on space within our car. I thoroughly recommend Sandpiper to anyone wishing to enjoy a holiday in Norfolk - it is ideally located to enjoy the seals at Horsey, the attractions of Gt Yarmouth, The Broads and the many Zoos, gardens etc that abound.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2019

  • "A family holiday for my birthday,excellent,choice did us proud"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.6Feb 2018

  • "Location and fantastic accommodation"

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage is purpose built for holiday lets, big rooms throughout, giving plenty of space where ever you are in the house."

    3 bathrooms, with 2 en suit is an excellent idea. Ideally situated for the beach, less than 5 minutes. Cooked breakfast available 10-15 minute walk. Other excellent places to eat all within a 10 minute drive, to suit all tastes and very reasonably priced. No need to cook at the cottage if you don't want to, having said that the facilities provided are more than ample if required.(first class equipment and appliances). Directions and access were also first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage or the company Sykes Cottages, to anyone. We as a family group, 6 adults and one young child aged 4, had a wonderful holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2017

  • "The property was absolutely incredible."

    The bedrooms were very spacious and the cleanliness of the place was brilliant. They have literally covered every base. The only diddly thing (which is purely personal preference) was the leather sofa's weren't overly comfortable to get comfy on. The kitchen was very well equipped, en-suites and bathrooms were in full working order. Garden is a great space for BBQ's and out door games for kids (and adults reliving lost youth). Our party was 6 adults and 3 children and not once did we feel under each others feet due to the space in the property. It was a 10 minute walk to the beach which is ideal or a 15 min drive to Great Yarmouth. We loved it and would recommend this to anyone looking for a coastal property in a quiet area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.8May 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars with a garage providing bicycle storage and additional free roadside parking
  • Enclosed front and side lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 5 mins walk.

The property

This attractive modern chalet bungalow is located just minutes from the beautiful beach at Scratby on a quiet residential road.

The cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to enjoy excellent accommodation close to the beach, ideal for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers especially.

Step into the property and you immediately get a feel for its open plan living and stylish decor.

Stairs lead from the hall to two large double bedrooms on the first floor, both with en-suite shower rooms.

There is an additional two bedrooms on the ground floor which share a family bathroom.

The property benefits from a utility room which also has access to the back garden.

The living room has a real wow factor, with it looking over both the front of the property and the side garden.

This large U-shaped room offers a fantastic open plan, modern feel with a large kitchen area for all the guests to relax in after a day out exploring.

Outside, there is the enclosed side garden, an ideal space for children to enjoy playing and for the whole family to relax and unwind.

Scratby village enjoys excellent local amenities, including two supermarkets, a fish and chip shop and tea rooms.

Work your way up the coast to Hemsby and you might even spot some seals.

Make sure if you love nature you visit the nearby nature reserve at Horsey, with its abundance of wildlife and beautiful windmill.

Just a short drive away is Great Yarmouth, a traditional seaside town, steeped in history, where you can even enjoy horse racing here or a night at the dogs, making it perfect for a family day out with entertainment and attractions for all ages.

The Sandpiper is a wonderful property and will leave you wanting to return again and again.

Please note: Between May-September this property only accepts week long bookings

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter