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Kingsley Cottage

(Ref. 925688)

Hickling near Stalham, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very cosy, everything you could need has been thought of, its very well equipped and comfortable."

    Nice secure garden which is great for dogs. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Nov 2023

  • "Myself, my Husband and our dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is a great location, and the facilities are really good."

    The network connection is hot and miss, but the hosts did mention this in their description. The bed very comfortable, lots of room and very clean, would recomend

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, clean, well furnished and comfortable!"

    Lovely garden, comfortable beds! It really was home from home! Only Suggestion is a fan as we were there 2 very hot nights and sleeping was difficult. Very accessible to Great Yarmouth which our grandchildren loved!!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage itself was really nice but there could have been more done on the maintenance side of things."

    The cleaning of the property could have been better. Dusting around the bedside cabinets as there were spiders and webs. The locality was really good for travelling around. The only thing that wasn’t mentioned is the amount of mosquitoes. Apart from myself the rest of the family had at least 4/5 bites.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Larger than expected and very clean and comfortable. Kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need and more. Would definitely re visit if in the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "To be honest only booked because of situation and dog friendly but this is a gem."

    Comfortable and cosy with everything you need. Dogs loved the garden will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We all loved Kingsley Cottage which is warm and nicely decorated and had everything we needed for a relaxed and comfortable stay."

    We filled our short break with nearby walks and visits to the coast which the two children loved. The only disappointment was not being allowed to extend my stay for myself and my dog even though the property was not booked for the next week.

    Reviewed by Ireane4.7Oct 2022

  • "A very nice and comfortable cottage, and a good location for visiting the Broads, Norfolk and Suffolk."

    Also, close to the Greyhound Pub, where we enjoyed a couple of nice dinners. It is recommended. The only drawbacks were the spiral staircase and the absence of an upstairs toilet, which made it a little bit difficult for the oldies. I ought to have taken more notice of the facilities listed on the website.

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.7Oct 2022

  • "The directions to the property were really good and information on location of keys was great."

    We found the cottage in a very clean condition and it had brilliant facilities. There was good information about the local area. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable and clean and had everything we needed appreciated ..."

    Lovely cottage comfortable and clean and had everything we needed appreciated the coffee and milk and the flowers and the greyhound pub just down the road was brilliant thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with well equipped kitchen."

    Good local pub 300 yards down the road. Well positioned to explore the lakes and very close to the Hickling Broad reserve.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great value, great location, all nice and clean - we had a really good stay."

    One thing maybe needing attention was a slight drain smell (usually after toilet was flushed) but it didnt affect us. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, in a lovely quiet village."

    Cottage was spacious, clean and comfortable, with everything we needed for our holiday. Very pet friendly too and nice enclosed garden for our dog. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    Ideal location. Only adverse comments: fire smoked dreadfully couldn’t keep it going as smoked room out ? chimney needs sweeping. Another bathroom would make it perfect. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Stella4.1Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage- only recommendation would be for 1 of the twin rooms to be a double- but it wasn’t the end of the world, rooms were still comfortable."

    And we had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay and the friendly phone conversations with the owners."

    The perfect place to stay for Christmas!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was just as good as last year new TV and bathroom suite great additions, some cooking utensils need upgrading."

    Little disappointed with the 30% price hike for the same week in 2022 so regrettably won’t be returning

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Sep 2021

  • "A nice cottage tucked away in quiet village."

    Central location for access to beach, countryside and the broads. Owners were very helpful when we encountered a couple of problems which were quickly dealt with and generously returned some money for our inconvenience. Not many would have gone that far and it was greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Sep 2021

  • "We read the information given and past reviews, which attracted us to Kingsley Cottage, so were aware of all its plus points, and did not disappoint."

    Spacious, comfortable and well equipped, with lovely garden, it was great. Both owner and cleaning lady were very helpful and pleasant. Can recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean and comfortable. Some lovely nearby beaches and we loved seeing the seals. Great base for the Broads and North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was beautiful and in an idyllic location and we would definitely stay again purely for the location and the garden was lovely and secure for the dogs."

    However we had the clean it thoroughly upon arrival. The kitchen was dirty, particularly the floor. The fridge needed cleaning, there were cobwebs all over and the skirting boards were filthy. The hoover left onsite needs the bag changing, this could be partly the issue. That said, the cottage was extremely well equipped and the beds were comfortable. We also had issues with the neighbours having building work done which would start at 9am daily disturbing the peace somewhat. (This is no reflection on the property, simply feedback incase any further guests complain). Overall we had a really lovely stay, it was a shame about the cleanliness, we definitely left it cleaner than when we arrived.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jul 2021

  • "Great week in Hickling staying in Kingsley Cottage."

    Everything you would need and more. Although facing main road through the village, it was very quiet with little traffic at all times of the day. Short 3 minute walk to a excellent pub. Plenty of walks for the dogs up the road to Hickling Broad. Ideal base with both beach and broads within a few minutes drive. Bonus was the amount of farm and garden produce available locally. Would definitely recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was as described and more."

    Comfortable for humans and safe for the dogs. Nice little village, lovely dog friendly pub.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2021

  • "Pleasant stay enjoyed the area with some lovely walks"

    Reviewed by Brian3.8May 2021

  • "It would have assisted us to know the bathroom/toilet was downstairs and no upstairs facilities."

    Excellent location. Very clean. Softer pillows would have been appreciated.

    Reviewed by David4.1May 2021

  • "Attractively furnished cottage with everything that we needed."

    Hickling village was pretty and peaceful with access to Hickling broad and boat hire just over a mile away. Plenty of places of interest to visit nearby. We would definitely stay for a relaxing countryside break again.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4May 2021

  • "A bathroom or toilet upstairs would of been beneficial."

    Reviewed by Dean4.1May 2021

  • "A lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage, I had just about the worst weather imaginable, exceedingly wet & windy, but being in the cottage was a delight."

    Just one comment (not a criticism) though, in the info pack all we are asked to do is to put our waste in the appropriate bins outside - no problem there. Please bear in mind that people from outside the area have different colour coded bins, for example I was looking for the glass recycling box, is there one? what bin do I put it in?. I have four different collections at home, food, plastics & paper, glass and general waste so I feel that a bit more info may help us do right by the owners & the environment.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for beaches and the Broads."

    Had 2 holidays at the cottage and booked a third. Just like home from home.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2020

  • "Liked it so much we have booked another week in November."

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Aug 2020

  • "We really had an amazing time this summer in this cosy cottage, which was easy to call home."

    Kids loved it as much as we did. We just booked another week for this winter. Our older child (~3.5 year old) is super excited to come back.

    Reviewed by Bruno5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage fully equipped great location home from home would recommend to friends"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is full of character, brilliantly located and wonderfully well equipped."

    Couldn't ask for more, really.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay in an excellently equipped cottage."

    Owners were helpful and generous especially as it was Christmas. Very dog friendly leaving treats and bowls.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in all respects."

    Could do with a new washing machine now though, its a bit cronky, but minor point and didn't detract from an enjoyable stay. we would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2018

  • "Comfortable dog friendly cottage."

    Lovely part of the country. Clean overall but lounge carpet probably needs shampooing,

    Reviewed by Pauline4.1Sep 2018

  • "The cottage and location was amazing and would recommend to others and would love to return some day."

    However, upon arrival felt the cleaning was a tad below par and slightly rushed, ie dog poo in garden, stairs not swept.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2018

  • "One word sums up Kingsley Cottage, that is Outstanding, from the accommodation ..."

    One word sums up Kingsley Cottage, that is Outstanding, from the accommodation to the location, and location is everything as far as we are concerned, 5mins drive to the nearest beach, 10-15mins for all the superb amenities that Norfolk had to offer us

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2018

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in a great location."

    Everything you need for a home from home.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    We also really appreciated little touches like the flowers on the table, the fancy coffee and the fuel for the fire that had been left. We had a wonderful stay. Andy

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage, really comfortable and clean."

    Everything working and easy to use. Secure garden for dog. Cottage lovely and warm. Very large. Just great.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2018

  • "The whole process of booking our holiday cottage was so easy."

    The cottage was exactly as pictured, clean and comfortable. It's the first time I've used Sykes but I think it will become our go-to for holidays from now on!

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Jun 2017

  • "A lovely cottage home from home ideal for people with dogs great pub within walking distance great beach with facilities five minutes drive away ."

    We loved it

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Oct 2016

  • "We chose this property for a holiday with our two daughters and two grandchildren, three generations all very happy with the accommodation."

    Cottage delightful, very well equipped, plenty of games, toys and books, wifi much used. Fresh flowers and shortbread much appreciated. This is a lovely part of the country, we took boat trips, nature trails and plenty of days on Sea Palling beach as the weather was wonderful. Quote from three year old granddaughter in the car, near to tears, 'I don't want to leave Norfolk.' I think we all felt the same.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with open fire
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, telephone for incoming calls only, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars outside cottage
  • Garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Mobile signal can be intermittent
  • Note Property accepts a minimum of 4 nights stay

The property

Stalham 3 miles.

This splendid, three-bedroom, end-terrace cottage, Kingsley Cottage, is conveniently located within the village of Stalham, Norfolk.

Ideal for nature lovers, birdwatchers, walkers, cyclists and beach-lovers alike, Kingsley Cottage welcomes six guests, friends and families alike, to bask in the ultimate getaway in East Anglia.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and discover an inviting living space complete with plush sofas and a TV so you can unwind after a long day with some light entertainment; allow the designated chef to become acquainted with the well-equipped kitchen/diner and settle down to eat in front of the open fire.

Alternatively, the sitting room offers a light space with patio doors opening out to the decked area and enclosed back garden for alfresco dining on a summer’s evening.

Upstairs there are three attractive bedrooms including a double and two twins, providing flexible accommodation for six guests, with a spacious ground-floor family bathroom with bath and shower over so you can indulge a long soak or refresh before heading to the local pub.

Surrounded by beautiful coastline, stunning countryside and the famous Norfolk Broads, there is plenty to do close by; travel to one of several stunning beaches including Sea Palling Beach, Winterton Beach or Walcott Beach where you can watch the world pass by or unwind with a good book.

History buffs will appreciate a trip to the Museum of Broads or the National Trust owned Horsey Windpump whereas younger members of the group will have a great day at Hirst’s Family Fun Park or Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens.

Further afield, journey to the bustling city of Norwich where the magnificent Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich Cathedral and The Plantation Garden all await.

With something for everyone here you are sure to want to return to Kingsley Cottage in this wonderful part of Norfolk again and again.

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About the location


Wroxham 8 miles; Norwich 15 miles; Great Yarmouth 17 miles.

The market town of Stalham, with its high street with a good range of shops and eateries, is a typical North Norfolk town. There is a small market which comes to the town on Tuesdays and a farmers’ market on every other Saturday, as well as regular sales in the town hall. Stalham is one of the major starting points of Norfolk Broads boating holidays and a museum to give you an insight in to the Broadland environment is a must. Just a few miles inland from fantastic beaches, this is a perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Broads and coastline.

Please note: property accepts a minimum of 4 nights stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas