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Penny Cottage

(Ref. 912405)

Heacham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Hugely disappointed with the state of the property on arrival."

    It wasn't clean, especially the kitchen and dining areas. It was also advertised with WiFi but didn't have any. We contacted the owners on arrival but their response was not forthcoming at first (2 messages before they replied). When they did respond the response was rude. After further messages and pictures to show the issues as well lack of WiFi we received no further communication from them.

    Reviewed by Helene1.6Aug 2023

  • "We loved Penny Cottage."

    It's attractively furnished, light and airy, and everything was as described. The conservatory and garden were a great bonus. It's in a very quiet area. Shops very close, sea 20 minutes walk away. We came with our 14 yr old granddaughter and were all very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Berlie4.7Jul 2022

  • "It was a lovely comfy cottage in a quiet street."

    Despite being in a terrace there was no noise. It was well equipped and handy for the beach. The owner was very helpful when I rang with a query. If we were holidaying in the area again we would contact them again.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Would benefit a washer and a washing line. Outside could do with a little love and care e.g. grass, patio and garden furniture But overall a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was as listed, I had overlooked that there was no wifi at the property and that would have been good."

    Also as it mainly rained everyday a washing machine/dryer or even a washing line (for those rare times when the sun was out) would have been a welcome addition. We did however enjoy our stay and found the cottage comfortable and in a good location.

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Jul 2021

  • "Location..."

    Easy access to local shops, half hour walk to beach. Very noisy neighbours to both sides and houses across the road all day and 2 nights (2am) Hardware shop noisy due to deliveries at 8.00 every morning Penny cottage .... Cosy and comfortable cottage with a very secure garden. Conservatory was lovely. Dishwasher and washing machine would be a good idea. Two single beds very creaky and bedding for these bed very poor. Main bedroom bed and bedding very good. A nice cottage but would not recommend if you are looking for a quiet break due to noise.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, we pretty much had what we needed, shame there was only just a few small poor quality pans."

    When you are self catering you need some half decent pans, a £30-40 investment makes a big difference to your holiday. Also no washing machine there is plenty of room to have one fitted and a holiday cottage essential. But the cottage was very nice clean and comfortable and Heacham is a lovely place to stay with every thing you needed just a walk away, various takeaways and restaurants shops and pubs. Lovely log fire, which was cosy for the evenings.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Dec 2019

  • "Hi, just a few small things, flooring near kitchen is quite worn and damaged, shower plug full of previous occupants hair also, pots, pans and plates required cleaning before we could use them, cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2019

  • "Clean and comfortable and well stocked cottage in a pleasant location."

    I was relieved because I had read a previous negative review on here. There IS a freezer and neighbours are pleasant. I very much enjoyed my holiday.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2019

  • "Penny Cottage is in a good location for the beach, village and places of interest."

    We appreciated the off-road parking and safe, enclosed garden for our puppy. The cottage is really dog friendly as an added bonus is the door at the bottom of the stairs so no paws padding upstairs and no need for our stairgate. South Beach is brilliant for dogs too. The rooms are all well-equipped and were clean on arrival. there is plenty of storage in the bedrooms and the wet room downstairs is spacious. We were in Heacham during the hottest day in July and must admit, a freezer would have been useful, rather than just a fridge. Also, while we knew there was no washing machine, on reflection, that would have been useful too. On the downside, the cream leather suite was a little tired and grubby, throws did nothing the brighten this up as they kept slipping off, and the laminate flooring near the kitchen area seems to be breaking up.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.1Jul 2019

  • "Cottage is set in a very pretty quaint town ."

    All shops and pubs with real ale on the doorstep. Positive aspects are enclosed garden for the dog and driveway parking. Disappointed no washing machine or freezer. Although there is a washing line in garden. We bought some ice cream which was wasted however that was only a minor irritation. On the whole we had a very nice week exploring North Norfolk and we will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Maria3.1Mar 2019

  • "We stayed Nov/December which was cold so coming back to a warm cosy cottage was welcome."

    Overall it is a very nice place to stay, - comfortable and in a good location. Unfortunately the only downside was the single bed near the window, it was a camp bed suitable for children. The mattress needs to be changed to something more firm for an adult. The result of this for me was an uncomfortable and fitful sleep.

    Reviewed by David4.4Nov 2018

  • "Everything we needed for a relaxing week away, especially enjoyed the many walks from the doorstep, dog friendly pubs and only about 10 minutes brisk walk to the lovely beech."

    Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Elaine Patricia4.1Oct 2018

  • "It was a lovely, spotlessly clean and very comfortable property."

    The owner had gone to a great deal of effort to provide everything needed for the perfect place to stay. The little things made a great deal of difference. Lovely garden, very quiet neighbourhood and excellent parking area. I would highly recommend this property. All you need is within walking distance and has a brilliant dog friendly beach. Absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2018

  • "Having a read a bad review about this cottage before my holiday, I contacted Sykes about my concerns before the holiday and was reassured these issues had been raised with the owner."

    Sykes excuse that cleanliness standards may slip in summer due to high client turnover was not acceptable! I need not have wasted my time contacting Sykes though, as the owner had clearly not taken on board previous feedback. The cottage was generally clean and potentially could be really lovely, but as the earlier bad review highlighted, there were some issues. The flooring downstairs in the lounge/dining room is bad. We also found the oven and pans were dirty (someone had stacked dirty pans with kitchen towel between them - is this someone living there between guests doing this?) We therefore had to wash everything before first use because of this. The bedding and towels were also of very poor quality and are really only suitable for the recycling bin. The beds are also in need of updating. On the plus side, the shower was great and the cottage is in a very quiet location near to shops. However, I would not stay here again with it being in its current condition. As for why I did not complain about this before my return - I was on holiday and did not want to spend my time on the phone to Sykes again or the owner. We used the cottage as a base and just had to gloss over the bad parts. Such a shame as with more care and attention it could be a great little cottage. Based on this experience, I'm not sure I would book again with Sykes, as it would seem you are not thoroughly vetting your holiday rentals.

    Reviewed by Rachael2.2Aug 2018

  • "Penny Cottage was centrally located in Heacham, very convenient for shops and take aways."

    A new Lidl store within easy walking distance opened while we were there. Heacham was a good location from which to visit Sandringham, and the Military Museum at Muckleburgh had a comprehensive collection of tanks and other equipment with the option of driving a tracked military vehicle if booked in advance.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "I took some considerable time to write a feedback on this cottage last year but you didn't publish it."

    The feedback this year would be the same ,so you can use that.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.8Dec 2017

  • "Location etc fine - good enclosed garden Furnishings were very basic and dated - expensive for what it was"

    Reviewed by Madeline2.9Nov 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, TV with Freeview
  • Gas and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Please bring your own towels
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike store
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 5-minute drive
  • One well behaved dog welcome, 2nd on request at an additional cost.

The property

A pretty, mid-terrace cottage, situated on a one-way street, in a quiet location in the village of Heacham, near Hunstanton in Norfolk.

Located near the centre of Heacham, this Norfolk cottage is the perfect retreat for families, couples or groups of friends wishing to explore an area rich in wildlife and miles of beautiful coastline.

Offering charming accommodation with character oak beams, wooden flooring and open fire, this Heacham cottage has two spacious bedrooms, one boasting views over the cottage's well-kept, lawned garden.

There is a ground floor wet room with a walk-in shower.

The open plan living area, with its well-equipped kitchen, is great for preparing family meals, whilst the dining area is the perfect place to gather and plan tomorrow’s adventures!

The sitting area offers a comfortable, relaxing space for unwinding after a day out exploring, whilst the toasty open fire is perfect for cooler nights.

Catch up on some reading in the conservatory or venture outside this Heacham cottage where you will find an enclosed, lawned garden and a pretty sun trap patio.

The garden provides a wonderful spot to sit and soak up the summer sunshine with a glass of wine.

Heacham is a lovely idyllic village, just three miles from the popular seaside town of Hunstanton and a fantastic base for walkers.

With the wonderful North Beach and South Beach close by and an abundance of nature trails and cycle routes, this area is wonderful for nature lovers and those hoping to explore the delights of Norfolk’s coastline.

Whether you wish to explore the Norfolk countryside or just kick back and relax, this Heacham cottage is the perfect holiday retreat, all year round.

Note: Sorry, no children or infants.
One well behaved dog welcome, 2nd on request at an additional cost.

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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.

Note: Sorry, no children or infants.
One well behaved dog welcome, 2nd on request at an additional cost.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas