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Driftwood Cottage

(Ref. 934102)

Heacham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "A gem of a property."

    Everything you could want in a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2024

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a great position, so quiet all you can hear is the wonderful birdsong."

    The owners are great with any communications .If you want to feel totally chilled after a week this is the place to come

    So pleased to hear you have had a good week. Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property in a great location, we had a lovely week in Norfolk, cottage was perfectly placed for beaches and tourist attractions."

    The owner was fantastic and was super helpful. Would 100% recommend this cottage.

    Thank you your lovely feedback. Good to hear you had a good holiday. Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2024

  • "On the first day of the holiday my wife was taken seriously ill and I had to call an ambulance."

    She is still in hospital in Kings Lynn. The owner was extremely kind and understanding. The cottage was excellent.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was the best rented property we've stayed in."

    Everything was just perfect. Cody, clean and a home from home.

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage to stay in, very well equipped, quiet, and beautifully decorated."

    Self catering was easy. It made our week away a really relaxing break.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Driftwood - good location, lovely cottage with everything you could need for a pleasant, comfortable few days away."

    Welcome pack much appreciated.

    Great to hear you had a good break in Norfolk in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well maintained, comfortable."

    Would definitely recommend and return if we are ever in the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything you wanted was there."

    It was a good location. If we were to go back to Norfolk we would use the same cottage.

    Nice to hear you had a great time.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable welcoming cottage."

    Comfortable beds with good quality linen and towels. High standard of cleanliness and thoughtful touches that made it feel homely. Lovely little paved garden for sitting out in. Very near to lots of places of interest and lovely beaches. Would recommend and definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your lovely comments.. good to hear you had a lovely time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "In the kitchen the electric 'induction' hob was challenging because there were no instructions (we don't have one ourselves) but everything worked out fine."

    We loved the property and especially the patio garden.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautifully furnished cottage with everything you need."

    Location was perfect with all amenities within walking distance and the beach a few minutes away. Welcome gifts were great. Not been to Norfolk before and after stopping at Driftwood will certainly be coming back.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, great facilities, comfortable beds."

    Very clean cottage & well worth the money. We would visit this cottage again as this property is very home from home

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "It would have been useful to have instructions for the microwave."

    Otherwise very happy.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was well situated and cosy and warm."

    We enjoyed our week very much. The kitchen was well equipped although we did eat out mostly but had our breakfast in the cottage every morning. We did have the cold and snowy week!! But were delighted with the heating system. Turned dial to 15° when back and the cottage was cosy and warm within minutes. Very satisfactory!! All in all the cottage was well presented, clean and tidy throughout. Thank-you Clare and Jonathan

    Glad you enjoyed our cosy cottage. You certainly had an interesting week of weather . ⛄️ thanks C & J x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with lots of character."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Ideal location for exploring north Norfolk, especially for bird lovers as it's within easy reach of RSPB Snettisham and RSPB Titchwell. Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent ."

    The cottage is warm and cosy with everything you need for a lovely stay. The whole property is beautifully presented. The welcome pack was a nice addition. Please leave a vacuum cleaner/ broom in the cottage, I like to leave a property as we found it ! 9 am is very early as a departure time, another hour would have been appreciated! Clare thank you for your hospitality...we loved it.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, there is a hoover and brush in the cupboard in hall however I will put a note on the door to inform guests. We have changed from 10am to 9am as quite a number of guest we’re leaving later than 10. This then means we are late starting the clean for the next guests. We will however let guests stay later when there is no one in on the same day. Thanks for your feedback, Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jan 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Convenient and quiet location. In short a perfect holiday cottage. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Great attention to detail. Good quality towels and bed linen & comfy mattresses. Well equipped. Lovely little touches with pictures and ornaments relating to seaside and Norfolk

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Driftwood cottage is the loveliest cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It was just perfect. The beds sofa & chairs were very comfortable it was spotlessly clean even the garden was well kept. There were plenty of games and books to keep you entertained on a wet day. We couldn't fault it would highly recommend a stay there. Thank you Clair for letting us stay at Driftwood cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Was so well equipped and exceptionally clean and high quality bedding and towels,really didn’t want to leave."

    Good communication from Claire.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2022

  • "We initially found the property hard to find as one end didn't seem to have a road sign on it and it just looked like somebody's drive."

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Near to all local amenities and excellent bus service close by.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great Cottage with everything you need for a Holiday Friendly owner who was really helpful"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Beautifully decorated. Owners were very helpful and the welcomed pack was great. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay.

    Thanks for your positive feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage and it remains an excellent place to stay."

    The cottage is in a good location and is well decorated and very well equipped. A lovely holiday experience.

    Thanks for staying at our cottage again. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage, I don’t feel the pictures do it justice."

    We stayed here for 5 weeks and it was like a home from home. Clean, well equipped and nicely decorated. The owners are friendly and helpful. Heacham is great village with lots of local amenities too.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage ,it has everything you could want , The weather was not great but no one can control that , the cottage as shops, pubs and other amenities within walking distance, plus the owner kept in touch ,all in all a fantastic stay ."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay.. hopefully you can return at sometime for some sunny weather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage providing everything you need for a home from home stay"

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jan 2022

  • "This is one of the best cottages we've stayed in."

    It felt warm and welcoming straight away. Lovely welcome pack which was so nice after a long drive..The cottage is well thought out and is very well equipped. Extremely clean. The decor is lovely and really suits the property. The beds are very comfortable and we slept so well. Very quiet area. It has sensible check in/ out times. Which meant we could use our first afternoon to start exploring the area. The area has great bus service which we used to walk the coastal path. There's a great pub close by that brews its own beer and does good food. We had a great holiday and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location for exploring the surrounding area."

    The owner was very helpful and left a very generous welcome pack which was there when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our second stay."

    Location really convenient for so much that is great about Norfolk (countryside, beaches, pretty villages). The cottage is quiet and cosy - we had a really nice time.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2021

  • "An excellent cottage in a lovely part of Norfolk."

    Claire the owner was very friendly and helpful. The cottage had everything we needed to make our holiday successful. Would love to return in the future!

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2021

  • "Really well presented, comfortable and well equipped property."

    Owner very helpful in providing information about amenities available locally. Would happily recommend.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and ideal location for a quiet get away"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2020

  • "The owner Claire has a lovely cottage suitable for adults & children in a nice location."

    Beach, shop & takeaways all within 5 to 15 minutes walk & Lidl supermarket a short drive. Due to Covid 19 no property information or brochures were available so Claire sent info through WhatsApp. We would definitely like to return here.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2020

  • "A really nicely decorated cottage in the heart of Heacham."

    Host easy to contact and quick to respond. We had a great stay and would use again.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Oct 2020

  • "Driftwood Cottage was lovely and we felt at home as soon as we got there."

    It was very welcoming. We were really impressed with the quality and attention to detail that the owners had shown with the decor and furnishings. Even though they couldn't leave out any brochures or books etc because of Covid, they sent us information about places to eat and visit and made sure we had all we needed. It was quiet and peaceful but close to local shops and places to eat. We were just a couple but I would thoroughly recommend Driftwood Cottage to anyone and we would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the delightful Driftwood cottage, Heacham."

    The cottage has all the facilities you need to be comfortable and cosy, with a lovely coastal themed decor. The cottage is close to the beach for walks and the village has a small Tesco and fish and chip shop. We found it to be a great base for exploring the coastal villages of Wells, Sheringham, Cromer and Hunstanton. We looked forward ,after a busy day exploring , to spending a relaxing evening in such a beautifully presented and maintained home.The owner is lovely and friendly and happy to be of help. We were sad to leave such a lovely, inviting place and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "Yes, we had a lovely time in this very cosy cottage, so close to the beach and perfect for our needs."

    We very much enjoyed the coastal path walks and the area in general.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Sep 2020

  • "Really nice comfortable Cottage Well equiped & located in a the centre of the ..."

    Really nice comfortable Cottage Well equiped & located in a the centre of the village close to facilities Would recommend

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was thoughtfully decorated to create a seaside atmosphere and had all the facilities we needed."

    Everything functioned well and was ideal for a family of four including 2 teenagers who could have their own rooms. An extra couple of fans would be useful for the bedrooms as it was very hot when we were there. Thankfully we’d brought our own. Overall a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2020

  • "I have already sent feedback for this cottage."

    A fabulous little cottage and we had a wonderful holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2020

  • "What can we say."

    We had an amazing stay at Driftwood. Heacham is a cute little village and this cottage is right in the center. An amazing base to explore the North Norfolk coast from and its about a 15-20 minute walk to the beach with beautiful sunsets. The cottage itself is so comfortable with great facilities. We cooked and BBQed there and didn't lack for anything. Would highly, highly recommend and would stay there again!

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautifully presented and well equipped property close to the centre of the village and it’s amenities."

    We will definitely endeavour to stay there again. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus situation all the local attractions were closed by the time we arrived. We picked up on some local hostility towards visitors due to the health situation and, with respect to the concerns of the local community and the prospect of an imminent national lockdown, we cut our holiday short after only two days. In the event the PM announced restrictions on movement and non essential travel within 24 hours of our arriving home. A little support and advice from Sykes with respect to whether to travel at all and possible refunds (there were none) would have been most appreciated in these difficult times.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a lovely weekend away here."

    The cottage was really cosy and clean and it was in a great location for the beach.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Feb 2020

  • "Totally fantastic cottage and will try to go again in the future."

    It had everything we needed and lots of things we didn't expect. Fully quipped kitchen, lots of games and films for the children. Clear instructions for operating the various features in the house and wonderful welcome basket of goodies. Our Children usually struggle with a change of environment but they treated this cottage like our own home and we had a wonderful time (Even considering the terrible weather we had!) Thanks!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2020

  • "Struggled with the cooker no instructions signs been wiped off dials"

    Thank you for your feedback. This is really important to us in order to help us make any necessary improvements that will benefit both our current and future customers. There are now instructions on how to use the cooker. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Dec 2019

  • "There was gas pipe work going on while we were there."

    The main street down to The Drift was closed off for three days. Luckily the company doing the work left a map of the roads around the Drift otherwise we would have been struggling to find a way in and out of the road. I don't think it was anyone's fault particularly but it would have been helpful if the cottage's owners had warned us beforehand: we might have changed the dates to make life easier for us ( I am coming up to 80 and unforeseen events aren't as easy to manage as they once were.) Apart from that the cottage was warm, well-equipped and well-maintained but I would prefer a cottage with a bit more space around it and a bit more of a parking area - no way could you fit 2 cars in front of the house.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Nov 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in lovely village, every need catered for and welcome pack with wine, tea, coffee, sugar was very well received!"

    would definitely book again if in the area

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage which was so welcoming."

    The basket of goodies on arrival was a real treat. The owners could not have done more to make the stay a success. A great beach and loads of amenities on your doorstep, we didn’t need to use the car at all.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2019

  • "This lovely cottage is down a quiet lane in the village of Heacham and provided a great base for exploring North Norfolk."

    The owners have made sure the house is very clean and comfortable and there's a good selection of board games, jigsaws and DVDs provided should you find yourself stuck indoors on a rainy day. we were very lucky with the weather so were able to take advantage of the garden area which is well set up with a bench, dining furniture for 6 and a barbecue. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was my second visit to Driftwood Cottage."

    Perfect place to stay, everything you need and more is in the cottage you've very well catered for. Great location, quite village, close to the beach and the locals are all friendly. I'm sure I'll be back for a third time as there is still plenty to see and do in that part of Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2019

  • "We spent another fantastic family holiday at this cottage."

    Warm, welcoming and clean. The children loved watching the dvds and playing with the board games at the cottage. It was great to be able to visit family nearby. Highly recommend the fish and chips, less than 5 mins walk away. Also there is a tesco mini a short walk away which was really handy for last minute snacks and meals after a day exploring. Can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped traditional Norfolk cottage."

    Everything you could need was available. Quiet location if you wanted a peaceful break. The gravel road to the property isn't the easiest to access if you had a big vehicle and the pull in parking isn't the biggest of off-road parking. Sometimes a motor bike and cars weren't always well parked at the end of the road. It would not put us off staying here again and would definitely recommend it. We love the North Norfolk area having stopped here on many occasions.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful area to visit."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2018

  • "What a gem!"

    This thoroughly lovely cottage manages to be both modern and cosy and was an ideal winter getaway. Beautifully decorated and furnished, with lots of comfy cushions and cosy blankets. Which, weren't really needed as the heating was fantastic, not to mention the lovely log burner. We visited the week before Christmas and arriving to find the cottage decorated with a tree, lights and little other festive touches made it really special. A pub with a micro brewery round the corner, fantastic farm shop at Norfolk Lavender (and butchers in the village) plus other great pubs nearby with a range of food and local ales on offer,meant we were spoiled for choice between eating in and going out. We did several walks - one from the house itself (to Hunstanton along the beach and on to Holme next the sea). The coastal hopper bus is very useful. If you have children, you'll love the selection of board games and mini table football. The 4-player connect 4 was good fun, even for two people! We absolutely loved our stay at 11, The Drift and highly recommend it to couples, friends and families alike.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.8Dec 2017

  • "The cottage is a gorgeous property, very well equipped with plenty of delightful furnishings."

    There was also a generous welcome pack waiting for us which was a lovely surprise. The owner also messaged us to make sure we had settled in ok which we felt was a nice touch. No complaints whatsoever, it was a perfect place to stay and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing, clean, warm and a lovely homely feeling."

    Spotless inside and a lovely welcome basket too! I would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was a great find."

    Beautifully decorated with so many personal touches. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2017

  • "11 The Drift is a wonderful cottage, offering a good level of comfort with lovely decor."

    A welcome hamper was well received, we were also impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage. Would highly recommend and stay again. The area has lots of activities to suit all the family. The fair & Sealife centre in Hunstanton was a big hit with the children, and so too was the animal park at Norfolk Lavender, Heacham. This is also a great place for gifts, plants and local food. A real delight is a visit to Drove Orchards farm, the shop has some wonderful local produce which is a must for everyone. Would highly recommend Eric's fish & chips, located next to Drove Farm shop. The beaches offer something for everyone, from lively seaside to tranquil escape & lots of wildlife.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2017

  • "Immaculate holiday cottage with really comfortable accommodation."

    Well equipped, the owners have provided everything you need for a great holiday. Super friendly village, only 15-20mins walk to the beach. Good location, near to Sandringham, many lovely beaches and quaint coastal villages. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.2 miles

The property

Driftwood Cottage is situated in the heart of the Norfolk seaside village of Heacham.

Immaculately-presented throughout, this abode is perfect for a coastal break or family holiday near to the unspoilt Norfolk coastline.

The first floor features a double bedroom with a TV/DVD player, a neat twin room and a further bedroom with bunk beds.

There is a family bathroom with bath and shower over, perfect for a relaxing soak after a day at the beach.

The inviting sitting room boasts a woodburning stove, so no matter what the weather is doing outside, you can be warm whilst watching a movie or getting stuck into a novel.

The well-equipped kitchen provides all you need to create some tasty meals to enjoy in the family dining room.

There is a utility room leading to the garden area with a barbecue and patio area to enjoy some alfresco dining or perhaps contemplate how to spend the coming days.

The village centre is a short stroll away and has a good selection of shops and pubs as well as a wonderful sandy beach that is the perfect spot to watch the breath-taking sunsets that this idyllic coastline is famous for.

Just a few miles away is the Sandringham Estate, boasting historic royal connections and extensive woodland walks suitable for the whole family.

Hunstanton is within easy reach and offers an abundance of traditional seaside attractions including amusements and a sea life centre; you could even venture out onto the open water to spot the seal residing here.

The Norfolk coast has an abundance of quaint fishing villages such as Wells and Blakeney where you can take boat trips in and around the wash.

There are also bird reserves to enjoy, extensive sandy beaches and a number of historical local attractions to explore.

There really is something for everyone to enjoy at Driftwood Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas