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Fern Cottage

Heacham, Norfolk (Ref. 942674)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable,plenty of room and very nice little garden with a patio and summer house."

    The DogOtel in Harpley do day care which was very useful when we wanted to visit a National Trust property.

    Reviewed by DJun 2022

  • "Really nice cottage, very clean and well looked after."

    Near to all the local amenities . My only issue was that for a three bedroom cottage we struggled to fit 4 people and a dog in the downstairs space, particularly the lounge , as it felt a bit cramped.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "Fern cottage was comfortable, clean and very well presented."

    We had a wonderful stay and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Heacham was a really friendly, and many locals gave tips and suggestions for where to go and when. Will definitely be back, thank you.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage within easy reach of the town and walking distance to the beach and the local pubs."

    Parking was on road but wasn’t a problem. Definitely one of the better ones we have booked.

    Reviewed by GillMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at fern cottage, spacious, clean and tidy with everything we needed."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by ZoeMar 2022

  • "The cold water main in to the house, your told its a problem all over Heacham but it’s not as we have friends who have properties all over Heacham and they do not have the same problem."

    As a plumber I believe it to be a shared water main between the 4/5 properties in the row, it needs its own incoming main

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of room for a big family or even two families."

    Clean, well equipped and nicely decorated. We stayed here for a month and felt at home. Heacham is a great village too and has a lot of local amenities.

    Reviewed by MichelleJan 2022

  • "We loved the cottage , very cosy and comfortable."

    Our first Christmas away and would certainly do it again. Despite the rain we managed some lovely walks and local people were so friendly.

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "A truly lovely property."

    Immaculately presented and so cosy for a wonderful winter break. We loved it.

    Reviewed by JustineDec 2021

  • "Perfect, just as described."

    cozy as we walked through the door. Christmas decorations very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2021

  • "Looks small from the road but it goes back a long way ."

    Fab kitchen all the mod cons summer house at bottom of garden. off road parking we managed to get all 3 cars in with a bit of shuffling shops nearby.nice and warm wi fi fantastic place to stat for a weekend or a longer break cannot fault it we had a long weekend there in november 2021 so had the heating on at night also an open fire if you want that cosy feeling...

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "This is our third stay at Fern Cottage and again the cleanliness and welcoming feel of the property exceeded expectations."

    The owners invest in the property with new carpets. We love it here

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and cosy."

    Well equipped. A very comfortable place to stay.

    Reviewed by DanielaSep 2021

  • "There were one or two minor and unavoidable problems which were dealt with quickly and efficiently."

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "Fantastic stay beds were very comfy and in a very quiet area."

    Towels were very helpful less to pack on our journey! Everything we needed in the house/kitchen. Parking was a worry before hand but always had a space outside. House was walking distance to supermarket, pub and beach. We had a great stay at Fern Cottage.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "Fern Cottage is very popular and rightly so."

    We have stayed several times and always look forward to it.

    Reviewed by TimJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Spotless, everything you need for your holiday. Welcomed with flowers wine and biscuits. Many thanks to Suzi, fantastic communication. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with plenty of places to visit."

    Already recommended this cottage to friends. A little unexpected welcome pack was a nice thought.

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay - the cottage was just what we were looking for - very comfortable, clean, well equipped and close to the areas we wanted to visit!"

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Very clean cottage in a quiet road with local amenities and beach all in walking distance."

    Cottage had a lovely little garden which was dog friendly we had everything there we needed for a lovely relaxing stay .

    Reviewed by AudraAug 2020

  • "I have mostly good reviews regarding the cottage."

    I was pleased with the facilities this cottage offered and it was in a perfect position for visiting other areas. I was disappointed that there is no wardrobe space available, not all visitors live out of a suitcase or draw. The two single beds need updating as they are just a double bedbase separated,and one of them someone had tried to repair.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage with all you need, a great outdoor area and summer house for dining and chilling out."

    Location is very quiet and a 20 minute walk to the sea, we recommend you go there for the sunset! Parking can be a minor issue but other than that I can fully recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage really doggy friendly it had everything we needed and more."

    We borrowed the crabbing buckets for our trip to Wells. It is booked already for the next break we were wanting which shows that it is really popular

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2020

  • "Fab fab fab."

    ....... What a wonderful dog friendly cottage. Very clean and cozy. We have all had a FAB week which was most needed. We have all enjoyed the open fire on an evening with a glass of wine or two or three..... Thank you Sue & Paul for the wine and flowers such a lovely touch. Fern Cottage was like home from home. Best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in and we will be returning very soon. THANKS AGAIN TRACY MARTIN & BUDDY

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2020

  • "The cottage is advertised with off street parking which is very hard to get a car in and you would be blocked in when Neighbours park their cars."

    Therefore we parked on the road outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely clean and cosy with no “damp musty smells” which we have encountered on many other self catering holidays."

    The garden was very secure which is important when you take a dog.A lovely break .

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Lovely touch of having Christmas decorations up. We loved our stay here

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2019

  • "We had a fantastic Christmas staying in Fern Cottage."

    The house was very clean and cosy and well equipped for five people and our dog Lucy. It’s ideally located close to take aways, a well stocked Tesco Express and it’s only a 15 minute walk to the beach. The welcome bottle of wine, biscuits, tree with decorations were a thoughtful gesture. We would totally recommend this cottage to anyone else!

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "We stayed in Fern Cottage in December."

    It’s a lovely Warm cozy cottage, close to local shops and a 15 minute walk to the beach. Its toddler and dog friendly with the stairs hidden away behind a door which was really helpful (the stairs are quite steep but have good handrails). Plenty of cooking pots etc DVD’s and games, we felt really at home there. I’d highly recommend a stay and am sure we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by KatieDec 2019

  • "Had a fantastic weekend catch up with some girlfriends."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean, very well equipped, cosy and perfectly situated for a weekend near the sea and amenities. Bottle of wine and fresh flowers on arrival, the little extra’s that make a big difference. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by TraceyNov 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an ideal area for visiting a ..."

    Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in an ideal area for visiting a variety of stunning local beaches and other destinations

    Reviewed by KathyOct 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Fern Cottage, and everything was as good as before, even to the fact that bowls, towels etc are provided for the dogs."

    All the furnishings are comfortable and the kitchen equipment is plentiful and of good quality. And as for the cleanliness, it is outstanding!

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Lovely clean, bright, comfortable, welcoming, well equipped."

    Real home from home and the dog wasn't forgotten, with treats, spare bed, lead etc. etc. Lovely quiet area, bit of a walk to the beach but not a problem. Miles of clean beaches and endless skies, ideal for dog walks and nature lovers alike. Can walk to Hunstanton along the beach, have a snack and walk back with the wind in your face and the tide coming in. Lovely off season break!

    Reviewed by GillSep 2019

  • "We were so pleased on arrival at Fern Cottage, and immediately spread around the 3 floors to check out facilities, beds, the kitchen, and garden (as you do)."

    We were 3 adults and 2 children (9 and 13). The older immediately found the TV game where he could play tennis, and both worked out quickly the means of using the Internet. The large front room was well adequate for the family to enjoy their interests, and with the dining room, more games could be set up on a big table. The smart bathroom was well adequate for our age groups to use, The delightful kitchen had all we needed to make our own meals , and in the village (town?) there were well enough shops to provide for our regular needs. The book completed by earlier tenants was well enough completed to provide outside public houses for eating out.And a range of places to visit. All in all the week was delightful plus sunny everyday - the dog really enjoyed his walks in strange streets. And with comfortable accommodation to receive each evening, we were well pleased. Certainly well recommended.

    Reviewed by RaymondAug 2019

  • "Sadly we were unable to find the visitors book to record how much we had enjoyed staying in their cottage."

    There maybe one possible improvement in that small blinds be fitted over the two small windows in the roof room. With good weather the sun came streaming in at 5 a.m so whilst it disturbed the regular pattern of sleep it also was very warm on the face when waking. wouldn't even class this as a complaint but merely a suggestion. The cottage was beautiful and a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "A lovely clean cottage, a great base to see Norfolk beaches."

    Outside space was nicely done even though it’s not a garden.The parking and stairs in the house may cause some people issues. Parking is on the road if you can get a space unless you can reverse into the outside space so then you lose your outdoor area.Stairs are very steep so might not be safe for some people with mobility issues. Well equipped for family and dogs.Also well decorated-I even hunted down where the pictures on the walls where bought from and purchased some!

    Reviewed by ChloeMay 2019

  • "Parking at the back of the property was not possible, but we had no problems parking on the road opposite."

    The twenty minute walk to the beach to watch the sun set is worth it.

    Reviewed by JanMay 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Fern Cottage, as we had such an enjoyable time here last year."

    The cottage is comfortable, cosy and well equipped and it was a safe place for our almost 3 year old grandson. We plan to explore more of Norfolk next year and may choose a different area to stay, but we shall definitely look at using Sykes again to find a suitable holiday home as we trust the properties to be carefully chosen for their amenities and quality .

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "Lovely property which was well equipped for all our needs."

    Great for exploring Norfolk.

    Reviewed by PhillippaMar 2019

  • "The cleanest and best kept cottage we have stayed in to date Close to shops and a few minutes from the beach Superb"

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, as described excepting parking."

    Off road parking is a bit hopeful, maybe a Smart car or very small hatch and then you lose the garden space somewhat. Also the house next door actually has a designated space and if they parked there you would be lucky to get back out!! It didn't bother us that parking was roadside and on a first come first served basis as to how near but potentially it could annoy some clients. That is just a comment and did not detract at all from our enjoyment of Fern Cottage, the village and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JennieMar 2019

  • "Beautifully decorated and clean property."

    Parking was hard, we found a space quite far from the property but there is not much that can be done as this is the style of the street. I had to chase Sykes cottages on the day of arrival to get the keycode details for the property which wasn't good. The cottage was excellent and very comfortable, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2019

  • "Wow! What a delightful cottage!"

    Nicely modernised but with respect for the lovely character of the property. Very comfortable beds, quiet location but handy for seafront strolls and the centre of the village. Charming decorative touches, too (the wooden seabirds narrowly escaped coming home with me!). Always so nice to find a shower AND a bath - and a real bonus was the open fire (with starter logs provided). Hope to come again. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2019

  • "Superb time couldn’t ask for more"

    Reviewed by JoanJan 2019

  • "Beautiful Norfolk beaches and the welcome given to dogs on the beaches were memorable aspects of our stay."

    Fern Cottage was also situated in a most convenient spot for short walks to all of the facilities in Heacham village, from baker and butcher to pubs and takeaway food outlets.

    Reviewed by AlanJan 2019

  • "A home from home, comfortable and cosy in a great location."

    A great place for a getaway.....loved it.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "Nice cosy cottage close to heacham beaches and the pubs and shops."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JasonDec 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage in the heart of a lovely village."

    It felt like a home from home, plus the bed was super comfy! Shops, cafes, pubs and takeaways all within walking distance. Plus the beaches were 5 minutes away. Thoroughly recommend this little gem.

    Reviewed by TabithaDec 2018

  • "Excellent location and in a superb country village."

    We’ve just spent 3 nights at this wonderful property - caters to everyone’s needs. We felt right at home here, certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2018

  • "Perfect cosy coastal cottage in a very small quiet village perfect to explore North Norfolk coastline."

    Reviewed by AllisonOct 2018

  • "We all loved the cottage and the surrounding area."

    The cottage was very clean, and all that we needed was provided, and was of good quality, even to the towels etc for the dogs! We also found the cottage was ideally situated to visit that area of Norfolk, including Holkham beach, which our dogs love. We are looking forward to a return visit in 2019.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, as was the village it was just perfect for a relaxing holiday."

    Very dog friendly

    Reviewed by KaySep 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable lovely cottage ( one of the best we have stayed in ) we ..."

    Thoroughly enjoyable lovely cottage ( one of the best we have stayed in ) we would definitely return,coastal towns close by,only critic would be no local restaurant for evenings

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice area , dog friendly."

    Lovely decorated beautiful summer house , unfortunately the dishwasher broke during our stay and couldn’t be fixed until the day we departed. Sofas in the lounge could do with replacing very soft and uncomfortable. Enjoyed our stay over all.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2018

  • "We were very unlucky with the weather for the most part of our week’s holiday, so it was lovely to return to our cottage which was warm, homely and very comfortable after days out in the bleak cold of Norfolk."

    The kitchen was very well equipped, which was a great help as we had our toddler grandson with us and so needed to eat in each evening. The beds were extremely comfortable too and the only disappointment was that the poor weather prevented us from making use of the garden and summerhouse as much as we would have liked. It is a very convenient location for exploring this lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "Fabulous accommodation, beautifully appointed."

    Comfortable throughout. Immediately settled into a relaxing break. Would recommend Fern Cottage and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2018

  • "Fern Cottage was a lovely holiday base for our short break in March 2018."

    The cottage was decorated beautifully, warm and cosy and had everything we needed. The outside space was also fully equipped and safe for small and large dogs alike. The cottage is close to the beach, and you can walk to Hunstanton via the promenade which is suitable for pushchair. It has shops, pubs and food takeaways within walking distance and is a very pleasant area to stay. The on road parking was the biggest issue as the roads are narrow and you can only use the back garden for parking if the access is clear. In the height of Summer this could be a problem, but for out of season it worked well for us. We will be definitely booking again, a great cottage and good position for exploring the Norfolk coast - there are some great places to eat and out of season easy to get in without booking. A fabulous dog friendly cottage well worth visiting.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2018

  • "Paul and Sue were brilliant and we can’t thank them enough."

    We decided to get married while we were on holiday and had a few things to check out with them and they were great with helping out. The house is immaculate and lovely and cosy (bring slippers though as the kitchen floor is a bit nippy). We will definitely be going back to this house m. We love Norfolk and being in Heacham means that we can explore the coast.

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2018

  • "Great time had by all , lovely place to stay ."

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely well presented and close to all amenities"

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, TV with Freesat, DVD, Wii, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car but access can be limited at times so not guaranteed
  • Enclosed garden with patio furniture and summerhouse with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Coast and beach 1 mile
  • Note: There are steep stairs in the property.

The property

Snettisham 2.6 miles.

This lovely end-terrace is situated in the seaside resort of Heacham in King's Hill, West Norfolk, less than a mile and a half from the beach.

Modern yet full of character, this recently...

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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