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Hitchens Cottage

Happisburgh, Norfolk (Ref. 998185)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was excellent."

    Lovely setting very quiet. Facilities were first class. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by CathyJul 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage,very well equipped,and was pleased with milk e."

    T.c. left for us. The only let down was the front lawn badly needed cutting and didn’t do the cottage justice,as to how it was presented inside

    Reviewed by RayJul 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday at Hitchen's Cottage."

    Very peaceful surroundings and it was great being able to walk to the beach and village within minutes. Also, lots of coastal and inland walks right from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you need."

    very clean and comfortable. enclosed garden for dogs, would recommend.

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with pleasant neighbours, in a quiet position very relaxing while being close to other coastal areas."

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Quiet rural setting.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Excellent facilities very clean and fresh and well equipped."

    Can't fault it at all.

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2022

  • "It was perfect for our stay, clean, well decorated, comfortable, cosy and had everything we could have needed."

    It is in a lovely location. We would certainly book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    This was our second visit. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2022

  • "Very pleasant bungalow clean, tidy ,warm ,with everything you need the dogs were ..."

    Very pleasant bungalow clean, tidy ,warm ,with everything you need the dogs were very happy ,we will return ,thank you Stuart &Sally

    Thank you - that's so nice to hear...will see you again soon. Best Wishes Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by RussellMar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location!"

    Spotlessly clean and good standards of furnishing, not all dog friendly cottages are as nice as this! Would recommend to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you Tony for your lovely feedback and we are so pleased you had a lovely stay. Kind Regards Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonyMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hitchens Cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful, full of character, very comfortable and had everything we needed for myself and my dog. The location is wonderful, very peaceful and a short, pleasant walk to the beach. I would definitely recommend Hitchens Cottage and will certainly come again,

    Thank you for your feed back Lindsay , we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindsayMar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely short break at Hitchin cottage everything catered for the dogs ..."

    Absolutely lovely short break at Hitchin cottage everything catered for the dogs were very happy it was a lovely break and I will recommend it to everybody

    Thank you for your feed back Alison so pleased you enjoyed your break. Best Wishes Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "Hitchens cottage is a lovely warm and comfortable place to escape to for some rest and relaxation."

    It was very well appointed and brilliantly clean. We enjoyed it so much we’ve booked to come back in October, thank you for a lovely break.

    Thank you Jacky - so lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much so you've already booked again! Best Wishes, Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackyJan 2022

  • "Very comfortable, well presented and clean holiday cottage."

    Ideally situated for exploring this part of the Norfolk coast. Would stay again without question

    Thank you for your feedback Debra - so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Wishes Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraJan 2022

  • "We had been to Hitchens Cottage before so we knew what to expect, it ticks all the boxes for us and more."

    We love the layout of the property and its character. Its very clean, very comfortable and cosy and we love the feel of the place. Our stays are never long enough there, never want to pack up and depart.!! Lisa & Nick

    Hi Lisa Thanks for the feedback, hope to see you again soon. Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "Lovely break away before Christmas with 2 dogs."

    Loved the building which has been sympathetically renovated. Neat and tidy with everything you could need.

    Thankyou, enjoy your Christmas. Regards Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Very well equipped Lovely Christmas decorations

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, Merry Christmas Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "It was fantastic, couldn't ask for more."

    .Id like to say a big thanks to Sally, Stuart, they should be very proud of there cottage .

    Reviewed by JosephineDec 2021

  • "All excellent other than arrival after dark marred by inadequate parking width allocation for premises."

    With a flint wall hard upon the drivers side and next door owners less than ‘fair’ in their parking forced our own unloading to be performed awkwardly parked outside of the allocated space. Negotiating this solution in pitch blackness was not an enjoyed welcome.

    Thankyou for your feed back, however there is another parking space just across the small courtyard with a sign for Hitchens cottage parking. I noticed you marked us down on cleanliness, what part of the cottage did not meet your standards as we pride ourselves on cleanliness. ? Kind regards Sally & Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "We turned up a day early and the owner still helped us by finding a BB for us."

    Lovely and warm cottage, everything we needed. A big thank you, we will be back. Steve and DI .

    Glad to help, regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage to stay at."

    There was absolutely everything you need and more. It was spotlessly clean. Great base to explore Norfolk. We will be back again next year!!

    Hi Sally, Many thanks for your kind feed back. Best Wishes Sally Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2021

  • "1st class property I will book again location good if you like a walking holiday can’t fault it"

    Thank you for your kind feed back. Best Wishes Sally Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "This was such a relaxing holiday, we loved every minute of it."

    The place itself is small but well equipped with everything you need and it is SO quiet, I slept better there than anywhere else. This would be the perfect place for a base for some amazing walks.

    Reviewed by JaniceNov 2021

  • "Very welcoming, this great little cottage went above and beyond our expectations."

    Extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and super well equipped. Loved the character of the old barn walls and it's sympathetic conversion. It's position in the village was perfect to us; being quietly nestled on the edge of the village and only a short stroll from the beautiful coastal path. Having an enclosed garden was ideal for our canine family member who also rated the cottage highly! Would highly recommend this place. Thanks for a lovely holiday Hitchens Cottage, I'm sure we'll see you again soon!

    Reviewed by TOct 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Only (tiny) criticism is it was almost impossible to close the blind over the skylight in the smaller bedroom which meant my son woke up a bit early but otherwise couldn’t fault it. Lovely cottage. Helpful owners who called whilst we were en route to say we could go in early (but we weren’t actually going to arrive until after 4 anyway). Great welcome pack meant we could have a drink before the shopping arrived. We will be back……

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage , cosy, comfortable, and spotlessly clean."

    So peaceful being nowhere near any built up areas located just outside the village and with plenty of walking opportunities. Reasonabley short drive over to the “broads” if you fancy hiring a boat for a day on the water. Look forward very much to returning.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Very beautiful holiday home, all you could possibly need whilst away!"

    Location glorious with visits around local area. Would definitely recommend! Thank you!

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "A lovely, clean and comfortable cottage, don’t think the photos do it justice!"

    Great location for strolls to the lighthouse and along the cliff path.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2021

  • "The cottage was located in a lovely quiet village near to the beach."

    Lovely dog walk to the cliffs to the left of the cottage. Just what we needed after the events of the past 18 months. Stuart & Sally have really attained top quality status for comfort. Would highly recommend this cottage whether you have dogs or not.

    Reviewed by NancyJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was beautifully clean and really comfortable with everything you could possibly need provided."

    The location was perfect within easy reach of beautiful beaches and coastal walks. Would definitely recommend both the accommodation and location. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2021

  • "The cottage, location and welcome was fantastic."

    We chose this location to be close to suitable dog walking areas. Lovely local beaches that were dog friendly and great woodland walks too. The cottage was well equipped, very comfortable and very tastefully decorated. There were even spare dog bowls in case you forget your own and milk for that essential cuppa on arrival. A very restful stay thoroughly enjoyed by both canine and human guests.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage…."

    Poor weather spoilt our stay

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "Hitchens Cottage was lovely."

    Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. There wasn't a utensil we didn't have! Beautiful countryside with lovely walks and the beach was beautiful. Norfolk is definitely a county of dog lovers and the weather was good too which always helps especially as we couldn't eat indoors because of lockdown but we ate in the garden at the Lighthouse pub a couple of times and the farm shops were brilliant. A wonderful and definitely a well deserved break and change of scenery. Very relaxing!

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "A super comfortable cottage in a very quiet secluded setting."

    Very well kitted out, thoughtful welcome pack, we had everything we needed for a week away from home as COVID lockdown was eased. Great base from which to explore the area both coastal and inland. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2021

  • "Very clean , well equipped cottage and nice festive touches."

    Shame for covid as as would have liked to do more but can't be helped, really friendly at the local pub. Lovely cottage in lovely village would be great break in the summer when hopefully less restrictions. A big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2020

  • "Beautiful part of the world."

    Wonderful coastal walks.

    Reviewed by FrancesOct 2020

  • "This cottage was perfect for us."

    Great location and ideal for dog walking. One of the best we have stayed in . Would highly recommend it . Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

  • "Hitchins Cottage was in a lovely location and very well equipped, the only downside was we felt the lounge/kitchen/diner was a bit cramped for 4 people and 2 dogs."

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2020

  • "This little cottage was brilliant."

    We have a little dog so the small garden was very useful. The weather wasn’t brilliant when we stayed but it didn’t spoil our stay. The village was close by and a lovely fresh fish shop was a little gem. It’s a shame that due to COVID the local pub was closed but if you want peace and quiet with beautiful costal walks and a warm cosy cottage to relax in STAY HERE .We loved it

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2020

  • "Lovely immaculate cottage with everything one needed and in a good location for exploring the coast and countryside."

    Would highly recommend it and would stay again

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location,the enclosed garden was great for our dog."

    Fab walks right from the property and handy for shops pub etc.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2020

  • "The cottage was really lovely and would recommend it."

    Very welcoming - exactly as expected. Rose Baker

    Reviewed by RoseFeb 2020

  • "Spotless , well located ,clean beaches."

    Reviewed by GeoffJan 2020

  • "Was very happy with the cottage."

    Booking the cottage to departing . From start to finish. Everything you could think of was available Highly recommend. Would definitely book with sykes cottages again

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2020

  • "Lovely property!"

    ! We had a very relaxing week walking our dogs on the beach each day. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a quiet village very close to the sea."

    Also close to great days out and 40 minute drive from Norwich. Cottage was very clean and there was even milk tea and coffee waiting for us when we arrived! Great little touch and just what was needed after a long drive. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by StacySep 2019

  • "A beautifully clean, very well equipped cottage and well placed for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a perfect location which made our holiday more enjoyable."

    Will definitely be coming back again.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped well maintained and in a nice place to visit other ..."

    The cottage was well equipped well maintained and in a nice place to visit other places or walking in happisburgh and coast

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2019

  • "Wow! We were blown away by this property."

    This was truly the best place we have stayed at. It was spotlessly clean and everything you needed in terms of facilities. The neighbours were also really friendly, which makes a holiday even more memorable. If you like a quiet village location, with a lovely local pub, then Hitchens Cottage is the place to be.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Just a couple of things - oven is not working as it should, cupboard to the right has got starting of burning. I found the door not holding the heat, so cooking times were long. Door to patio had a brick wall in front of it so couldn’t see much-but it was ok. The bed was rather small. My partner is a tall fairly large chap so we had some problems with comfort - this is not a complaint. I would be worried by the oven if we went back there. Other than above all, we had a good holiday. Maureen

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely very clean and dog friendly."

    Everything you needed was there including picnic ware for outside. There was also tea,coffee,milk and biscuits on arrival (very welcoming). There was just one problem with a dripping tap in the bathroom. I am sure this will be rectified in the near future. We will definitely visit this area again and will hopefully be able to use Hitchens cottage again. Many thanks to Sykes holidays and to the owners of the cottage for making our stay a very welcome and happy one.

    Reviewed by PJun 2019

  • "Attention needed in the bathroom to the cold tap which was very difficult to turn off completely so continually dripped, wasting water."

    Press down toilet flush needs attention as it was very stiff and needed two thumbs pushing down hard to operate it. One small wooden towel rail over bathroom radiator insufficient to accommodate six towels for two people let alone enough room for four people! Comprehensive kitchen inventory but ,surprisingly, no scissors.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2019

  • "Lovely clean accommodation everything you need is in there ,lovely area and brilliant for dogs ,"

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "Very comfortable, clean cottage, well located to explore the beaches and coastline of north east Norfolk."

    Enjoyed good meals out at Hill House Inn, Happisburgh and Lighthouse Inn, Walcott.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2019

  • "Had a lovely time weather good, the cottage was lovely so nice there was milk in ..."

    Had a lovely time weather good, the cottage was lovely so nice there was milk in the fridge tea coffee sugar, so nice we definitely want to stay there again & I recommend it to anyone many thanks

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    Great garden for our dog. Only small downside is you couldn't get onto the local beach due to subsidence. Winterton on sea was just as good if not better. Would stay again

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Great for access to coastal walk and local pub. Both appreciated by us and our two dogs.

    Reviewed by LyndaMar 2019

  • "What a fantastic cottage very clean and so nice and warm what a great time would ..."

    What a fantastic cottage very clean and so nice and warm what a great time would love to stay again Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed for our stay."

    Within walking distance of local amenities and hostilery . Ideally placed. Met our needs wonderfully as wanted to take our dog, beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2019

  • "Hitchens Cottage was booked,as fed up of the same walks with the dog here at home."

    It was warm,with an enclosed hall to clean and dry the dog off. Coat hooks over the radiator so you put on toasty coats to go out in. Lovely long bath to read my book in. The mattress on the bed was spotless and very comfortable. Did the 7 mile circular walk around Happisburgh, which despite it being -1d was good. Lunch at the Hill House pub was cosy and a 5-10 m walk away.All in all a lovely little holiday to brighten January up.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2019

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  • 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
  • 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

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.

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About the location


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.

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