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Carrstone Cottage

(Ref. 954512)

Heacham, Norfolk Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage really a home from home."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Love the welcome pack - thanks."

    Nice cottage in a good location - very handy the Lidl at the end of the road Cottage clean and tidy - was a little worried when we saw the hot water bottle each! Few small maintenance issues which we could see in the maintenance book had not been resolved adequately, and were still an issue Shame the cottage was so cold on arrival, however, did not take long to heat up - all radiators were set to zero. Would’ve liked a basic guide on the dishwasher/oven/boiler + heating - even if this was the owner’s words on how best to use these. Back bedroom the coldest and also the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Neil3.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at the spotlessly clean cottage which had everything needed plus extras like torches in each room and umbrellas which luckily we didn’t need as the weather was hot and sunny every day."

    The beds with the feather pillows were very comfortable and we had the best nights sleep for ages, it’s so peaceful and quiet. The stairs are quite steep which was ok for us but might not be so good for very elderly or very young guests. We had a wonderful week in a lovely cottage in a great location.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage we had a really good time exploring Norfolk & the cottage was lovely to get back to & to relax in the evening, the lights on the step to the kitchen are a really good idea, & the torches hanging up in the bedrooms are great too."

    Our two cockers loved the garden & was ideal to walk them to the beach from there. A pub is nearly on the doorstep & was great for some real pub grub but best to book in first, there's some takeaway's not to far away either. Thank you owners of carrstone & Sykes' for letting us rent a fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location for exploring, very clean cottage, thank you for the cake and milk in the fridge."

    Secure pretty garden , great if you’re taking four legged friends. We didn’t spend that much time in the cottage, sofa not that comfy tbh. But the cottage is indeed a great base. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jul 2023

  • "An excellent cottage and a great location."

    Very dog friendly with a lot of things within walking distance or a short drive away. The cottage was well presented with everything you would need. Although street parking, there was always a space next to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely very well equipped cottage!"

    Comfortable beds! Lots of thoughtful touches such as torches, umbrellas,dog bowls etc. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and very “welcome “! Garden was a pleasure to sit in.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cosy and comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring."

    Very quiet but within easy reach of facilities. We would definitely recommend Carrstone Cottage and may well return to explore more.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely and well appointed cottage."

    Had everything we needed. We had a lovely stay in Feb half-term. The fire made the cottage very cosy in the evenings!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Feb 2023

  • "Carrstone Cottage provided the perfect characterful, cosy setting for our small family Christmas celebrations."

    The pretty cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create wonderfully peaceful spaces and we really appreciated all the little details like torches hanging on every door, the wonderful welcome pack tailored to the season which included a large tin of quality street and bottle of mulled wine. The Christmas tree and other decorations were just lovely ! We loved having an open fire, and there was a generous amount of logs, kindling and fire lighters. Fantastic walks in the area of course, we enjoyed a leisurely Christmas Eve stroll along the beach from Heacham, amazing bird life to see and lovely sunset. Stunning iconic stripey cliffs at Hunstanton and we spent a few blissful hours exploring the rock pools and rock formations below, returning back into town over the cliff top via the cafe. At Norfolk Lavender virtually on the doorstep, there’s an excellent cafe, cavernous gift shop and separate farm shop selling a vast array of fresh local produce and deli items. Also local handy supermarket. Thank you for a wonderfully memorable stay, hope to return.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and the welcome pack of fresh milk,wine, local fruit juice and cake was very welcome and delicious."

    I parked outside the house and was able to park there throughout the week after days out. The house was clean, very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The owner had provided everything you needed for a relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2022

  • "Although cozy & comfortable, the cottage needed a thorough clean."

    The toilet looked as if it hadn’t been cleaned for weeks until I had a go at it. Beds & towels were fine. Parking was just about ok after some tight parallel parking between the neighbours either side. A thoughtful welcome pack was nice with wine & milk but the cake was dry & stale so we had to throw it away.

    Reviewed by Sue3.1Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was perfect for our minibreak - beds really comfy, linen lovely, and space ideal for the 3 of us (mum, 2 teens (adult size) and dog)."

    Welcome pack of wine. juice, milk and fruit cake made us all very happy! Garden was so pretty and such a bonus. Kitchen had everything we needed - one thing to feedback was that it would have been nice to have a couple more wine glasses, there was plenty of glassware but very few wineglasses specifically. We had no problems with parking on the road as mentioned in another review. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Very welcoming feel, home from home and very clean. Just as advertised but what we weren’t expecting was the welcome pack which included a bottle of wine, thank you. The cottage is in a good spot with a pub at the end of the road, the beach about twenty minutes walk and a local Tesco and Lidl. Hunstanton and Sandringham are both only a short drive away. It is our second stay in Heacham and we love the area. It was a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely warm and comfortable cottage."

    Would certainly recommend this cottage as we had a lovely week exploring Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2022

  • "A delightful cottage with everything there to make a very enjoyable,stay."

    The cake and apple juice welcome items a nice touch. The garden is great for 4 legged holiday-goers. Such a central location to explore dome of the best Norfolk beaches. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage!"

    Very comfortable, great location and had everything we needed. Only downside was we didn’t sleep well as the pillows were rock hard. Also, neighbours appeared frustrated if we parked outside the cottage or near the cottage. Moving their car where we had parked as soon as we left meaning we had to park quite some distance away. Did not spoil our holiday though.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Apr 2022

  • "Immaculately clean, cosy, well equipped with super comfortable beds: we loved our stay at Carrstone Cottage and would love to return."

    The enclosed garden for the dog was a total bonus as was the welcome bottle of fizz for us! Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice cottage Good location Good value for money"

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally situated in Heacham."

    The cottage had some small niggles, things missing/not working which I'd informed sykes about. (Not had any response) but a lovely cottage , nice long garden if your taking your dogs.

    Reviewed by Jess3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage in this lovely albeit very quiet area."

    The cottage is well equipped, very clean and a beautiful enclosed garden, which worked for us as a family of four plus a larger dog. There are lots of beautiful walks, good dog friendly pubs.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage but not even a tea bag in the kitchen on arrival."

    A welcome pack of some kind would have been appreciated. The bedroom furniture needs upgrading, it's very tired and small for two people.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Sep 2021

  • "I appreciate the impact COVID has had but there were none of the little touches that I would have expected of a cottage at this price range - for example, no welcome pack such as milk/wine/biscuits that have been left in other similar stays."

    The towels were “tired” and little things such as just 1 dishwasher tablet was provided, about half a cm of washing up liquid and hand soap and no dishcloth - I have come to expect that at the price we paid, these little touches would be included. The property itself was lovely - as described. However, the blind in one bedroom had broken and had to be tied up to keep open; the bathroom blind did not open properly and also had to be tied up; there was an electric hedge trimmer left on the garden bench and we had no access to the garage or anywhere else to store it safely from children.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.1Aug 2021

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage."

    An ideal place to explore beautiful Norfolk

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Jul 2021

  • "Good village location."

    The property was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The property was advertised as sleeps 6 but only 5 dining chairs and a very tatty footstool for person 6 in the living room, however as we were only 2 people plus dog this didn’t affect us.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully clean and with a surprising amount of useful utensils still left there despite the Covid secure measures."

    Very helpful and friendly housekeeper. Great long garden with very nice areas for sitting out and eating/drinking. Beds were very comfortable and the wifi worked perfectly. A great location for exploring this part of Norfolk and nice to be away from the crowds at Hunstanton. The walk to the beach with our dog was not too far and the ability to collect pre-ordered food from Sainsbury's at Hunstanton was great with the shop in the village and the co-op in Snettisham both being good for essentials and extras. The local RSPB reserves were great places to visit and Houghton Hall had the Anish Kapoor exhibition on which was great to see. We would love to return to Carrsone Cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy everything you need and more for a self catering holiday."

    Close to all the village amenities

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a super holiday at Carrstone Cottage."

    The location was excellent for accessing Heacham beach and the various lovely beaches of the North Norfolk coast and other attractions. The cottage itself exceeded expectations: it was very comfortable and well-equipped and the garden was a real bonus with a dog and young grandchildren. The cottage had been cleaned scrupulously for our arrival and the owners and cleaner had obviously considered the details that make a holiday property feel like a home. The quality of furnishings, crockery, cutlery and bedding was impressive- not always the case in our self-catering experience.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage but the parking was a nightmare and the sofa was so uncomfortable."

    Reviewed by Joanne3.1Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was ideal for my week away with a friend."

    It was welcoming and spacious. The beds were extremely comfortable with good quality bedlinen. The kitchen was well equipped so you could prepare and cook a meal or two. The garden was well stocked and very well maintained and relaxing to sit out. There is a pub within a few minutes walk that offers food too which saves on cooking. Parking is on the main road outside the house and we always managed to get parked.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x 4' double
  • Bedroom three accessed through bedroom two
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and overhead thermostatic shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Open fire & central heating
  • Electric cooker and hobs, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden at the rear of the property with patio area, lawned area, table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The woodburner in the dining room is not in working order
  • Please note: The kitchen is accessed via two steps from the dining room

The property

Carrstone Cottage is an attractive traditional cottage, set at the heart of Heacham village, Norfolk.

A roomy abode that is full of personality, this home away from home is ideal for families searching for a scenic stay by the coast.

As you open the front door and step inside the sitting room, you will immediately feel the charm and warmth of this pretty holiday home.

Fall in love with the original open fireplace and exposed beam ceilings, as you unwind on the sofas with a movie.

At the heart of the home, there is a spacious dining room boasting character with it's original pine doors and feature fire place.

This room is the perfect location for socialising with friends or playing board games with the family at the table, whilst the chef of the group takes to the well-equipped kitchen and whips up a delicious evening meal.

The ground floor is complete with a stylish bathroom where you can draw a warm bath and relax at the end of an exciting day.

The bathroom also features a large storage cupboard, home to a washing machine and tumble dryer.

At the end of the evening, climb the traditional cottage staircase located in the dining room, up to the first floor and discover your bedroom for the duration of your stay.

The large and sunny main bedroom has been delightfully decorated with blues and whites, to compliment the original fireplace and add to the character of the home.

Venture across the way to the second double bedroom, with stunning dark furniture and another original fireplace.

The third bedroom provides a 4' double bed and smart on-the-wall storage for hanging all of your belongings.

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, make the most of the enclosed back garden with a picnic lunch on the lawn.

Resting close to the historical market town of Kings Lynn, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy during your stay.

Spend the morning exploring the grand ruins of Castle Rising or take a stroll through The Walks, an 18th-century park that is home to the magnificent Red Mount Chapel.

Head to Heacham South Beach and dig your toes into the sand as you saunter along the way.

Further afield you will find the coastal village of Blakeney, where you can take a trip to Blakeney Point and meet the famous family of grey seals.

A short drive away are the beautiful sandy stretch of beaches from Old Hunstanton through Holme Next the Sea and onwards to Holkham are unspoilt and perfect for spending lazy sunny days.

Hop in the car and head to the bustling seaside towns of Wells and Cromer for a walk along the vibrant pier with some tasty treats from the local fish and chip shop.

For an unforgettable break to the Norfolk Coast, stay at Carrstone Cottage.

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About the location

HEACHAM

Hunstanton 2.5 miles; King's Lynn 15 miles.

Heacham is a large village located on the West Norfolk coastline, on The Wash, boasting a lovely family friendly sandy beach, ideal for jet skis, kitesurfing and windsurfing. The village has many cottages built from Carstone, which is a feature of this part of Norfolk, and also offers a good range of shops, restaurants and country pubs. Within walking distance is Caley Hall, home to Norfolk Lavender with its sweet smelling lavender fields, and Heacham Hall, owned by John Rolfe, who brought his young bride Pocahontas to England to live at the hall (in the local church of St Mary you will find a memorial to her). This part of Norfolk is renowned for its abundance of birdlife throughout the year, with several local RSPB sites, while within easy driving distance is Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Gardens, as seen on BBC's Springwatch. Nearby Hunstanton offers traditional seaside entertainment including a sealife centre, while The Queen's Sandringham Estate is just a 15 minute drive.

Please note: Only small secondary oven/grill available till December.