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Tilly's Retreat

Hunstanton, Norfolk (Ref. 985096)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We love this property for it's flexible accommodation, proximity to all amenities and enclosed garden so small children are safe to play."

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2022

  • "Very nice, spacious house in a great location which met our requirements very well."

    We found pretty much everything we needed. We did feel cold over the weekend - particularly on Sunday when the heating went off and we couldn't override the thermostat. There was a draught coming under the kitchen door which didn't help. No heating in kitchen. That said, the weather did improve throughout the week which helped. Plenty to do in Hunstanton and the beach at Old Hunstanton was great for small children. Sea Life Centre a big hit as was adventure golf. Definitely somewhere we will visit again. We only used the car once - walked everywhere. Park across the road a big plus.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "Good Family Property, located very close to Town & Beach Tilleys Retreat is a very good family size property within east reach of Town and Beach."

    Very well equipped with all appliance's and wood burner. Disappointing that there was no starter pack for the woodburner, which generally most properties with a wood burner supply. Also unusual not to receive a welcome pack, all properties we have rented in the past had supplied one, even during the later stages of the pandemic. Our arrival did not get off to a good start, arrived in the dark as arrival time had to be after 5pm (later than most holiday cottages), the entrance hall was in darkness as the LED light fitting was not working properly, so had to go upstairs with a torch to find a bedside lamp to move to the hall. In the first lamp I found in the main bedroom the bulb was dead, so had to located another. This lack of very basic maintenance we found with other items: none of the three outside lights were working, loose drawer and door knobs that seem to come off in your hands. One knob on the bedside cabinet in the first bedroom was missing and was found in a drawer, so quick bit of DIY re fixed it. The cloakroom on the top floor door would not latch close. When stripping the beds there were very noticeable staining to the quilts and one mattress had spring showing. We discovered the three saucepans in the kitchen had food left stuck to them, so checked all crockery etc carefully before using and was surprised at the number of items chipped and we sorted out and washed items before we used them. Despite there being bookshelves of DVD's there was no DVD player We left on the Friday due to being required to leave by 9am on the Saturday to allow for a leisurely departure. Cannot understand why Tilley's Retreat has an arrival time of 5pm and departure time of 9am. We used five holiday cottages during 2021 and all had arrival times of 3 pm or 4pm and departure time of 10am. The minor negative items are very easily and cheaply rectified and you would not expect in a property of this rental value. However they did not spoil our holiday in this lovely property which has a very efficient heating and hot water system. The property also benefits from a large family Garden.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2022

  • "A short walk from the centre of town and beach but far enough away to be quiet."

    A well appointed, very clean house with a friendly family feel. We did find the 9am check out time a pain so most of us left the day before so that we could leave at leisure. All in all a great Christmas stay that we would recommend. ps If you are looking at a Summer stay a nice big garden.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Safe fenced/walled garden.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "Lovely family house with secure private garden for children and dogs to play safely."

    Ideal location in few mins walk to beach and town.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Tilly’s Retreat."

    The house was well equipped for a large family group and we wanted for nothing. The back garden was an especially lovely area. Very safe and accessible for the children and our family dog. The house is perfectly situated as there is a park for exercising the dog and play area for children that is virtually on the doorstep and the seafront and activities are a short stroll away. This property is absolutely perfect for an all ages group holiday. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HeidiMay 2021

  • "We were very disappointed with this holiday let."

    We have been renting cottages / houses for over twenty years with different companies and this has to be one of the most disappointing! Every other rental we have had provided a welcome pack, even if it was just a pint of milk in the fridge but there was nothing here. The main reason for booking this house is the wood burning stove, again, every other rental has provided a basket of logs to start you off but no logs, no newspapers, not even a companion set to use with the fire so heaven knows how we were meant to use it or clean it out ! Please don't advertise a wood burner / fire if the owners don't want to encourage the use of it! Considering we had to check in late due to the "extra cleaning" required due to Covid we found the house to be dusty, not cleaned properly and the cutlery had been put back in the drawers with food stuck to it. The bedside lamp in the main bedroom had no bulb so we had to find one elsewhere and the general standard of hygiene left a lot to be desired. The instructions said that there were spare keys just inside the door but these didn't exist and the shed where we had to initially collect the key from (in the safe) was filthy and bin bags full of rubbish left in there. Instructions said to leave the bedding in the laundry basket provided but these didn't exist either - I must say if we had known the state of the bedding before stripping it on our departure we definitely would not have used it, stained pillows and duvets, not what I would expect from a house that demands such a high price for a stay. In fact we were so disappointed with the overall lack of cleanliness, use of the fire and the general feeling we got that we packed up our belongings on Tuesday morning and came home, cutting our stay short by 4 nights. Would I recommend Tilly's Retreat? No. Would I recommend Sykes Holiday Cottages? Not based on this experience!

    Thank you for comments. We have taken on board your issuesand will have these actioned. In accordance with many bookings at present due to COVID, no welcome pack can be left. A companion set is normally located at the property. The dishwasher is due for replacement and it may have been that previous guests have not checked the cutlery properly before returning it. It is a large, Victorian house with many original features including fireplaces. I am not aware on any staining, I will check the state of the bedding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShelleyOct 2020

  • "A lovely house close to sea and shops,ideal size for a family,great garden."

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2020

  • "We had a great stay, location was ideal!"

    Reviewed by NatalieOct 2019

  • "This was the best holiday we’ve had for a UK holiday for a long time."

    We liked it so much we’ve booked again. Well located and great house.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Tall people might find the third floor bedroom a bit difficult owing to the ceiling height."

    Also the bathroom on the third floor is just a toilet and very small hand basin. There isn’t a towel rail up there so a couple of hooks to hang towels would be useful. However it’s overall a lovely comfortable house and well furnished. Lovely spacious hall. Plenty of cooking equipment. Some toys and equipment for small children and babies. The beach is 5 minutes walk away. Good bus services from Hunstanton to other venues along the north Norfolk coast.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Mattress on double bed front first floor sags considerably in the middle could probably do with replacing."

    All in all an absolutely great week was had by all many thanks.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2019

  • "The house is very spacious and has every thing you need for a lovely holiday."

    Location to the town centre, beach and park within few minutes. The garden was being re landscaped with a new large patio, and unfortunately, virtually all shrubs/trees had been removed and bare earth where the lawn had been. Completely different to the pictures on the web site. Not ideal for us with a dog, The park compensated for us being unable to use the garden. For future bookings, once the landscaping has been finished the garden will not be a problem. i felt we should have have been made aware the garden could not be used.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2019

  • "Wood burning stove has no brush or poker."

    The property needs more than one TV.because it caters for upto ten people and the garden could do with some loving care.

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2018

  • "Good location and no complaints with the property itself which was spacious and very well presented"

    Reviewed by JustinSep 2018

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x twin with 1 x interlinking double, 1 x double, 1 x children's bunk, 1 x second floor double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Freeview TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with seating areas
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and seafront 10 mins walk

The property

Resting on a quiet side road in the coastal town of Hunstanton is this delightful Victorian town house traditionally built in beautiful carr stone and well-presented throughout.

This lovely property set over three floors plays host to five bedrooms ideally suited to families and friends looking to discover the vibrant region of East Anglia.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £175.

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About the location

HUNSTANTON

King's Lynn 16.5 miles.

The award-winning coastal town of Hunstanton, locally known as Sunny Hunny, is located on the Western side of the East Norfolk Coastline, renowned for its beautiful sunsets over the sea. Hunstanton is a great family-friendly holiday destination. The seafront with promenade offers rock and candyfloss stalls, funfair rides, a sealife sanctuary, bowls, golfing, a leisure centre, pitch-and-putt, Esplanade gardens, theatre, clean sandy beaches, donkey rides and sea tours in an amphibious craft. On Sunday afternoons a band often plays in the bandstand on the green overlooking the beach, serenading sunbathers and day-trippers, while throughout the year additional events are held within the town. Walking along the beach towards Old Hunstanton you find the richly-coloured cliff faces with intriguing rock pools. The beach at Old Hunstanton is popular with sunbathers, and also with wind and kite surfers. Within a 20-mile radius there is a large number of places of interest including NT properties, market towns and flint villages, offering something for all family members.

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