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Hitchens Cottage

Happisburgh, Norfolk (Ref. 998185)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Approached via a quiet and narrow Norfolk country road, positioned just a few metres down Blacksmiths Lane in the village of Happisburgh, is Hitchens Cottage.

This East Anglian getaway, with its own courtyard, offers a wonderful barn conversion, formerly the stables to the lifeboat horses.

This block of cottages has been divided into four, each named after the internationally acclaimed artists; Ivon Hitchens, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, who used to holiday and draw inspiration from the area.

The cottage retains much of its history hidden in between the brickwork and exposed beams, adding bundles of character to a well-appointed setup.

On entrance, you come to a hallway, which displays pictures of said artists proudly on the wall, giving you a sense of nostalgia.

This leads to the first double bedroom on the left and a twin straight ahead.

They each have ample storage space, making your stay as comfortable as possible.

Gather with your family and friends and feast on a home cooked meal at the dining table, or curl up on the l-shape sofa, making the most of the open-plan layout.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including a dishwasher and washing machine for your convenience.

Just off from here you can indulge in a hot soak in the family bathroom or freshen up under the shower after a day exploring the wider region.

The front garden offers a lovely picnic area, where you can enjoy a delicious meal rustled up on the barbecue, followed by a tasty bottle of wine.

It is fully enclosed and has a small patch of lawn to sit on if you prefer, as well as lockable bike storage.

This location is perfect for walking into the village centre.

Grab your comfy shoes and stroll down to the beach, taking in the familiar sights along the way.

There are footpaths each way you turn, the main one being just across the road from the property.

There is a Post Office and shop and a traditional coaching inn.

The lighthouse is a beautiful sight on the headland, which you can visit on public open days and climb its steps to the lantern.

St. Mary's Church also has a tower, with public open days and views across the deep blue waters of the North Sea.

Happisburgh is within a 15-minute drive of the market towns of North Walsham and Stalham with easy access to the Norfolk Broads, the historic city of Norwich and many other tourist attractions.

The ideal location for a family holiday by the coast.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Amenities

  • Central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Designated parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawned area, picnic bench and gas BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk

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About the location

HAPPISBURGH, EAST ANGLIA

Norwich 19.3 miles; Great Yarmouth 22.5 miles

This historic village brushes the East Anglian coastline in the English county of Norfolk. Its lighthouse is the oldest working light in the area, as well as being the only independently run beacon in Great Britain, dating back to 1790. Its imposing tower of red and white stands proudly on the north-eastern headland surrounded by verdant countryside. You can visit this beautiful structure during public open days and climb the 112 steps up to the lantern. Another notable building in the village is St. Mary's Church, a 15th century landmark, whose tower warned mariners of the position of the perilous sandbanks nearby. This church also has set open days, where you can enjoy splendid views of the sea and enveloping fields from the top of the tower. Enjoy a picturesque stroll down to the beach and watch the lifeboats speedily tackle the untamed seas. There is also a village trail for you to amble, taking you past all the Happisburgh landmarks worth seeing. The village of Winterton-on-Sea is within easy reach by car and boasts a vast beach and wildlife-rich nature reserve that has attracted colonies of Terns and rare Natterjack toads. The old fishermen's cottages and village church makes it an idyllic location to bring the family for a day out. Further afield is the city of Norwich with its two cathedrals and Norman castle, whilst the popular seaside resort of Great Yarmouth offers one of Britain’s largest open air markets. A wonderful destination for your next holiday by the sea.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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