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Driftwood Cottage

Heacham, Norfolk (Ref. 934102)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LynneOct 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 TimOct 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 AnthonyMay 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 ShirleyMay 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by JayneApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by HelenDec 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 PamelaOct 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 DanielOct 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 AngelaOct 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 DeborahOct 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 CharlesSep 2020

  • "Really nice comfortable Cottage ..."

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

    Reviewed by CliveSep 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 SallyJul 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by SandraJul 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 RyanJul 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 DavidMar 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 JosephFeb 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 JonathanFeb 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 KevinDec 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 ChrisNov 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 ShelleySep 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 RachaelAug 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 StephenApr 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 ClareMar 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 AndreaFeb 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 KennyOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful area to visit."

    Reviewed by JanetSep 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 RebeccaDec 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 JuliaOct 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 JoOct 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 JacquelineAug 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 PaulAug 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 JacquelineAug 2017

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The property

This delightful cottage is situated in the heart of the Norfolk seaside village of Heacham.

11 The Drift is immaculately-presented and in the perfect location for a coastal break or family holiday near to the fabulous Norfolk coastline.

The first floor features a double bedroom with a TV/DVD player, a cosy 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 woodburner, so no matter what the weather is doing outside, you can be warm and cosy whilst watching a movie or reading that novel that you just can’t put down.

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 BBQ and patio area to enjoy some al fresco 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.

The wonderful sandy beach is less than a mile away and is the perfect spot to watch the wonderful big sky sunsets that this wonderful coastline is famous for.

Just a few miles away is the Sandringham Estate, with its famous Royal residence and extensive woodland walks.

Hunstanton is within easy reach and offers an abundance of traditional seaside attractions including amusements, a sea life centre, or even take a trip on the wash monster out into the wash to see the seals.

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 in and around this Heacham cottage and fabulous holiday memories await.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • WiFi
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • If you are looking to book from Friday-Friday over Xmas or New Year, please call the office to enquire about the price

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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