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Rose Cottage

Gorleston-On-Sea, Norfolk (Ref. 984030)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "A great place to stay for the closeness to the wonderful beach and great access to the Broads."

    Lots of places to eat in the town plus the fantastic facilities in the property to cook for yourself. We had a brilliant time and hope to return one day soon.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "Good location, quaint cottage."

    Excellent communication with the proprietor. Well recommended

    Reviewed by ReneMay 2022

  • "Delightful cottage that was better than expected."

    Tastefully decorated in a homely manner. Negative points was the tv In the lounge kept loosing sound? Not sure if it was a internet signal problem, or maybe the sound card in the tv? It was remedied by turning off power and starting again. The shower would have been better with a removable head, just my opinion! We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again as the cottage is a credit to the owner. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Excellent property a real home from home"

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2022

  • "Property was lovely and in excellent condition."

    So cosy and perfect for a couples weekend away! There were some issues with the water-the shower temperature was very unpredictable and often didn't heat up at all, and the toilet ran for a very long time. This was no issue for us and did not impact our weekend as we worked around it, however may be worth looking into!

    Reviewed by MollyNov 2021

  • "Thank you Diana Rose for an amazing stay the cottage was everything we could of wanted and then some this stay was possibly one of the best staycations we have gone on."

    We wouldn’t hesitate and recommending you and the cottage and we will most certainly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayneOct 2021

  • "Just a note to Diana Rose I'm so sorry that when clearing the water off the table in the garden, I accidentally broke a ash tray."

    Please inform her I am sorry and hope it wasn't too much to replace.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "From the moment we opened the door to Rose Cottage,we knew that we had chosen the right place to stay in Gorleston."

    On arrival we had flowers,wine,and milk in the fridge to settle us in(a lovely touch).The Cottage was immaculate and you are supplied with everything you need for any lenght of stay.Checking in is not as complicated as some reviews have stated,basically,you park up somewhere outside,offload luggage(leave beach stuff in car)will explain later,and take the car down to Riverside carpark(FREE)which is down the road facing Cottage at the end on the left.Walk back up and enjoy a glass of cold wine while you take it all in.Anyway,the reason for leaving all the beach stuff in the car is,when you are going to the beach,drive up there and find one of the free parking spaces near(I recommend outside ocean rooms) and you are set for the day.Once you have had your day at the beach,load back up and head back to Riverside car park where you can leave car until you need to use again.Back to the Cottage,we had absolutely no problems with WI-FI but sometimes BT needs to be reset to enable NETFLIX,and internet services,etc;To do this,all you need to do is turn off the BT box to the left of sofa and leave for 10 seconds and turn back on again.The patio area is a godsend and we realised that if we had have booked a hotel,this would not be an option on the gloomier days(which were very rare).We spent many days down at the beach and to sum up,we would not choose anywhere else than Rose Cottage to come to Gorleston.No matter what dining preferences you have,they will be catered for,everything within easy reach,HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Reviewed by JeannetteAug 2021

  • "Was lovely cottage and nice place to stay ."

    Very comfortable and nice to have milk wine and flowers left for us on arival

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay."

    I think most of the other reviews are very accurate. This little house is in a great location located close to everything. There is a convenience store about 5 mins away, there are probably 4 pubs within a 1 min walk and restaurants 10 mins walk. The house is absolutely done out to the best of its potential, it is tiny ( the photos make it look large) but it's perfectly fine for 2 people. The only thing that would be great would be WiFi because there is none at the house. I did struggle all around the area getting online. Gorleston and the surrounding area is beautiful, we enjoyed exploring and we really can't wait to come back and visit again. There are several areas to walk the dog although only really the beach around our area. We drove to other areas to let him roam free off the lead. In terms of downsides, the stairs in the house are very steep so definitely not suitable if you struggle with your knees or mobility. It's a bit of a pain not being able to unload your car closer but we were lucky and got a spot on the street across the road to enable us to load the car. Again this is fine when you are fit. Diane supplied everything we needed and she even left some milk, a bottle of wine and beautiful fresh flowers which was a lovely touch. Thank you Diane for a lovely stay. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by HildaJul 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    Good size and well decorated throughout. The extra touches, left by the host, of milk, wine and flowers was very welcome. A good base from which to explore the Broads and other parts of Norfolk. We would highly recommend Rose Cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "The "cottage" was a very small end of terrace house which looked bigger in the photos."

    It was nice enough, with a small sun trap garden, basic kitchen facilities and close to Gorleston beach, but expensive based on previous experience of cottage stays. Paid more for proximity to beach than luxury of the stay, although the bed was very comfortable. Basic cleanliness, with a few more detailed spots missed (like the recliner cushions on the sofa full of dog hair & sound system controls). It is dog friendly so as non-pet owners we could smell the wet dog type smells in the carpeted areas. Overall, we enjoyed our stay as a 'base' and being within walking distance of the beach but wouldn't book again.

    The property, which is semi detached, has quality fittings, furnishings, towels and bedding as mentioned in several previous reviews and the kitchen is a well known Swedish retailer installation We do also provide fresh flowers,tea and coffee, hotel style toiletries and a complimentary bottle of wine. The sound system controls were cleaned to covid guidelines as were all door handles, lamp switches, door knobs and other high density touch points The recliner and carpet are checked regularly but will of course be double checked as soon as possible, thank you for your feedback and we hope you will be able to find a pet free property more to your liking in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2021

  • "WOW WOW WOW Rose cottage is divine Diana who owns the cottage has a very independent and eclectic taste which makes it so charming More spacious inside than you would imagine like a tardis Everything you might need is available and catered for The patio outside gets the sun all day I would urge everybody to visit Rose Cottage Eric King."


    Reviewed by EricJun 2021

  • "The cottage was over the top."

    It was exepionately clean, had so many things 2 make it home from home. Can't say anything bad about it. It was fantastic.

    Reviewed by JuneMay 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely it was so clean and had everything you needed in it for a ..."

    Cottage was lovely it was so clean and had everything you needed in it for a week away and when we got there milk in the fridge which was a lovely touch after a long journey

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy and near the beach"

    Reviewed by VincentMay 2021

  • "My husband and I plus our dog stayed in Rose Cottage during April 2021."

    It is a lovely cosy cottage with everything needed for a self catering stay. The house was spotless and even had a bunch of roses placed for our arrival and milk in the fridge. The bed is super comfy with fresh white good quality bedding. The bathroom is en suite with shower and a separate bath. Toiletries and fluffy towels also provided. There is a small clean cosy courtyard which is a suntrap that also has a BBQ and table and chairs. Morrisons Supermarket is within a 10 minute walk as well as the high street. The best bit is that the beach is a 5 minute walk away. Gorleston has a beautiful clean golden sandy beach which has a cafe that serves lovely milky coffees, delicious cooked breakfasts and fish and chips. We also had a couple of tasty meals at The Cliff Hotel and The Pier Hotel both also within a 5 minute walk. The more lively resort of Great Yarmouth is a short drive away. We will definately be back.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, had everything we needed and was exceptionally clean."

    No parking at cottage which we already knee but plenty of free parking minutes away. Fantastic location close to beach, walks, shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "We had a bitter sweet holiday because we had to have our beloved dog put to sleep whilst we were there so it may taint our view."

    We did find the shower a real pain as we could not have a shower one after another as it went cold, we couldn’t budge the right switch on it either so most days one of us had to have a bath instead. You couldn’t even use the shower with the bath as there was no shower screen.One of the knobs on the cooker was broken so couldn’t be used. The bedroom was beautiful but needed either black out curtains/blind as it was too bright, we had to put something over the nets to darken the room. The worst was the TV signal, it was awful, we tried to watch it one evening and it just kept coming up with no signal. The rooms do seem rather cluttered with excess furniture. Plus sides are it was beautifully clean, fridge freezer was an ideal size and very useful. The position was ideal with a 5 minute walk to the beach/promenade. The car parking wasn’t a problem for us. The noise from the pub across the road was only bad one evening a week so bearable. On the whole we enjoyed our stay but with the loss of our beloved boy it ended very sadly, although the vets looked after him well.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "The TV reception in the cottage was poor."

    The location was great for us but would not suit everyone. The stairs are really steep and anyone with walking problems would find them difficult. The parking in the car park was no problem for us but could be difficult for elderly or people with mobility problems. We liked the cottage and felt that it had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by GregSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic week at rose cottage."

    couldn’t fault the house. Gorleston-on-Sea was a nice friendly place and the dog loved the beach. will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage had every thing you could possibly need so comfortable and ..."

    Beautiful cottage had every thing you could possibly need so comfortable and relaxing in a great place to explore Norfolk the location of the cottage has everything close to explore

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2019

  • "Property is tastefully decorated, maintained and furnished."

    Dog friendly beach is only 10 minutes away. Pier and Cliff offer excellent food choices.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Could do with wardrobe in bedroom and more comfortable seating outside in garden, shower could be better"

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2019

  • "The cottage stands on the junction of 3 roads - all with double yellow lines with the door opening onto a very small pavement and a very narrow road (2 cars cannot pass at the same time, even though it's '2 Way traffic'."

    My wife and I are in our 60's and I suffer with both back, hip and knee problems and my wife has breathing difficulties caused by a type of 'reflux'. Therefore we cant carry things far and the advertised nearby parking was in fact some 300 metres away near the docks! So for unloading I had to park outside on double yellow lines and rush the unloading of our car and the wrath of passing cars ! When we left the cottage I had to park on the 3rd road, that was one way, and leave the car in the middle of the road behind a bollard and then go and fetch our things - which was some 50 metres away. Again we got some abuse from locals! On the hot nights we had to have the windows open and the 'main' road seems to be a racetrack for every Boy Racer and motorcyclist (with no exhaust silencer!) in Gorleston! So traffic noise was an issue. The cottage itself had obviously had a lot of money spent on it with quality fittings and equipment (e.g. large Panasonic fridge ' freezer) and it was very clean. Again problems for us were the steep pitch of the stairs with narrow treads (synonymous with properties of that age) and we had to take great care with these stairs. I think some mention should be made that this property due to loading / unloading problems and the steep pitch of the stairs IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES. Also the bathroom off the main bedroom has a step down which caused me to fall on the first night as Id forgotten about it! The décor is nice, if somewhat dark and whilst 'taste' is a matter of opinion we found the TV room / lounge cluttered and I would take away the Rocking Chair as we both caught our shins on this when shutting the blinds as there is too much seating in there, especially for a 2 person let. The kitchen again has quality cooker and units but is small - the wrought iron table / chairs had to be moved to access the fridge / freezer. Personally we felt that the 'music room' would be better served with a small dining table and 2 chairs than with a large couch, large coffee table and music centre stand. This would free up space in the kitchen and enable a more pleasant eating experience. Despite the negative comments you can see that the owner has spent money on the cottage and the quality of the bed, mattress, bed linen and towels was plain to see. A nice touch was the fresh milk in the fridge so we could have a drink on arrival. I'm not being 'ageist' but the cottage would be suitable for a younger couple but for us with our disabilities it caused problems which spoilt our holiday. We were dreading having to pack up on the Saturday morning after unpacking the car on the Tuesday!

    Reviewed by RayJun 2019

  • "Had a fantastic week at rose cottage and would recommend a stay to anyone."

    Ideal location to all local facilities thanks for a enjoyable week

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay ..."

    Lovely place to stay Central to everything Well equipped and very comfortable Gorleston is a really nice place to stay too beautiful beech and very friendly people We had our dog with us so we loved the doggy dinner on the sea front

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage fantastic furnishings a credit to the owner, will recommend ..."

    Beautiful cottage fantastic furnishings a credit to the owner, will recommend this property and web site to friends and I will use it again

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Great place to stay,I could move there tomorrow."

    Beautifuly decorated lovely garden area,lovely pub across road ten min walk to Pier Hotel.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, music system, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free public parking 150m away
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 minute walk, pub across road
  • Note: Bar across road plays live music two nights per week. Note: The steps in the property maybe a little steep for people with limited mobility
  • There is also one small step into the en suite bathroom

The property

Rose Cottage rests superbly in the charming East Anglian seaside of Gorleston-on-Sea.

Designed perfectly for a romantic coastal getaway, the property boasts a tasteful interior and sits ideally for exploring the wonderful area.

When you're not taking advantage of the glorious seaside on your doorstep, you will be able to fully relax in the beautifully furnished sitting room which enjoys a selection of homely features so you can kick back and relax with your favourite Netflix shows on the TV and feel right at home.

A sumptuous kitchen/diner rests adjacent to this, a stylish and well-equipped setup with all that you will need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal, a handy fold-up table is available for convenience.

Also on the ground floor is an alternative spot to deservedly relax and a welcoming little snug room ideal for some peace and quiet.

Retire to the first floor at the end of each fun-packed day, here you will find a beautifully furnished double bedroom which features a host of charming little touches and comes with the added luxury of an en-suite with a bath and a separate shower cubicle.

The courtyard to the back of Rose Cottage is perfect for a spot of summertime relaxation, take a seat on the delightful furniture while rustling up a BBQ with the chiminea alight to complete the experience.

Across the road from the cottage, you will find a superb bar serving food should you decide to lay off the cooking for an evening.

The stunning coast lies just a stone's throw away at the glorious Blue Flag beach which offers entertainment and a stunning promenade with clifftop gardens.

The two popular seaside spots of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are not far away and are both worth at least a day's exploring.

If a dose of luscious countryside is what you're after, the beautiful Norfolk Broads are close by, with the attractive city of Norwich slightly further afield yet worth the trip.

This fabulously furnished cottage is perfect for that long-awaited break with your other half.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 3.3 miles; Lowestoft 8.3 miles.

Gorleston-on-Sea lies between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth on the east coast of Norfolk, offering a lovely Blue Flag sandy beach where you can enjoy safe swimming and sandcastle building while watching the passing boats and wind surfers. Take a stroll or jog along its attractive promenade enjoying wonderful cliff gardens with bowling greens and tennis courts. Gorleston-on-Sea also has its own working lighthouse, pavilion with seaside shows, amusement park, a good selection of shops, restaurants and public houses. Family fun can be found in the nearby town of Great Yarmouth and the surrounding local area offers a wide selection of attractions just awaiting your exploration. Within easy driving distance are the beautiful Norfolk Broads, where you can spend a day messing about on the river in one of the boats available for hire. Just a few miles and you are in Suffolk offering quaint little villages, river harbours and attractive heathlands. A perfect base offering something for every family member.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas