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Wallflower Cottage

(Ref. 1079754)

Hickling near Stalham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage,only 150 yards from tha pub, good meals , we had a traffic jam one da 2 tractor’s went passed , everything was good in the cottage and it’s sited not far from load’s to do ."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage, all the basics that you would need were provided, loved the little welcome basket."

    Parking is infront of the cottage and definitely for a small car. Owner was also kind enough to provide a high chair for us. Would definitely come and stay again!

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Wallflower cottage and would recommend it to others."

    Its location affords particularly good access to the beach/ coast. However, with a little more attention, the owners could make this an even better offer. For example, we holidayed during the hottest week of the year but on arrival, discovered a winter duvet on the main bed. The bedroom door also rubbed on the carpet and really needs to be planed on the bottom. The potato peeler was also a bit pants but that may have just been my dodgy fingers. General instructions left on the coffee table could be improved to make most of the property and the surrounding areas. (The WiFi was a bit patchy and didn't extend further than the sofa and I had to link the SMART TV into the internet to access YouTube, iPlayer, Amazon, etc.) The property was cleaned to a good standard but certain areas looked a little tired (flaking paint and walls where guests have rubbed against); which will undoubtedly be addressed in the off-season. As mentioned, parking is a little tight at the front of the property but this can't be helped. Overall, a really nice stay that has left us with some pleasant memories. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Sep 2023

  • "Wallflower cottage iscosy and clean the Village could do with a shop"

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Aug 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage, really well equipped in a great location, a really welcoming pretty little village."

    A little gem, really glad we found it, will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Wallflower cottage, we just would have liked some kind of window covering in the bathroom!"

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for exploring the local area, great pub up the road, friendly staff & great food."

    We were staying over the Christmas week & this is the first time we have been away at this time of year when there has been no Christmas tree or lights, very very disappointing, we spent Christmas Eve looking for them which we found, if you are renting out over this period more effort is required other than a few sprigs of holly! Other than this the cottage had everything you required for a week away.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne4.1Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a nice quiet location."

    Well equipped cottage but with no washing machine so a second set of towels would have been appreciated especially as there was only 2 of us and the cottage accommodates 5 people. The bed was really comfortable and rooms tastefully decorated. The shower was amazing although the water can be very hot like others have mentioned. The parking at the front is limited if you have a large car but it wasn’t a problem for us. The rear yard although very private is very misleading and much smaller than it looks on the pictures. However we had a wonderfully stay at Wallflower cottage and we would definitely recommend it. The welcome tray and flowers were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Sep 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage!"

    Helen the owner was lovely and it had everything we needed! Would 100% recommend and hopefully will return soon!

    Reviewed by Ryan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Just home from a lovely week."

    The cottage is very comfortable and clean. It’s location is great for exploring North Norfolk. Plenty to see and do reasonably locally - a very dog friendly area. The cottage is small but was absolutely fine for three of us and our dog. Parking is limited to 1 car but within a short walk there are places to safely park if needed. The courtyard garden is small but nice, it has a picnic bench with an umbrella and a washing line. We would definitely stay at this cottage again!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2022

  • "In a great location, newly refurbished to a high specification, very clean and lovely and light."

    It is petite - though it has a huge bathroom! - but was fine for us as we are a family of three and we were out and about most of the time. I had taken some domestic/kitchen things with us, but didn't need most of them and the welcome basket was very handy as you can't check in until 4pm. I would definitely recommend Wallflower Cottage!

    Reviewed by Juliette4.1Aug 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable in a lovely village nice touches with the welcome tray."

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loveky stay clean minimalist look."

    Perfect size for our family. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved the property, its position, condition and comfort."

    Very near Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Reserve, which was a revelation. Just about space for one car to park outside, but we also made use of the village car park not far away.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Spotless and comfortable cottage situated in a quiet village within easy walking distance of Hickling Broad and easy driving distance of numerous attractions."

    The property has clearly been recently renovated to a high standard - the rooms are bright, airy and uncluttered. Everything we needed was provided for our family of four. Could not fault the property - we'd love to return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "In the Sykes literature it stated that the dishwasher should be used."

    wallflower cottage did not have a dishwasher. Not a problem for us. Just pointing out an inaccuracy.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage, in friendly village."

    We had the most wonderful time. The cottage itself was ideal for us, spotlessly clean, warm and cosy. There was nothing more we needed. The little courtyard garden was lovely to sit in with a glass of wine, on our return from our long walks, and there are so many beautiful walks from Hickling. A fantastic base. The greyhound, just up the road, was lovely local, friendly and offered great food, we actually ate there twice in one week, unheard of for us as we do like to try different places when we are away. The Ingram swan, for a night of find dining, and just a 10 minute drive away is also a must. A fantastic holiday. Feel so lucky to have found it.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Parking space was a lot smaller than it appeared on the photos, however it did not spoil our enjoyment of this lovely cottage."

    Ideally located for visiting Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cosy clean quiet cottage nearby pub is very good local beaches beautiful ."

    Seeing the seals at horsey was the highlight for me .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    We loved Wallflower Cottage, it is stunning. It’s very clean, comfortable & looks like lovingly & recently restored, we had a lovely stay & would definitely like to return. We have stayed in quite a few Sykes cottages & this in our opinion, is one of the best, although we have never been disappointed. We visited Horsey, Happisburgh, Sea-Palling, Winterton-On-Sea, Cromer, & Wroxham… We know the area well as we have been several times before, the beaches are all stunning. It is truly one of my favourite things to sea the seals at Horsey. The Nelson at Horsey does lovely food, The Dunes cafe at Waxham barns does lovely breakfasts. We enjoyed The Greyhound (end of the lane) friendly, welcoming & good steaks. Very sad to leave to come home but we’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very quaint cottage in a friendly, welcoming village setting that’s accessible to many local attractions and far afield ones too."

    The cottage itself is relatively new, as immaculate inside with all the essentials to make your stay comfortable. The welcome basket of tea, coffee, sugar and milk was a nice touch in view there is no shop within the village and you’re unable to access the property until 4pm. At the front there is just about enough room for a car, although not ideal for a large vehicle. Back courtyard is small and paved but ideal for a small dog and/or toddlers (no BBQ facilities). Only criticism is that the extractor fan over the cooker makes a racket if the wind is up and in the dead of the night it becomes even more apparent. The local pub, The Greyhound serves excellent pub gastro food and the staff are exceedingly friendly, as are the locals. We ate there twice over the New Year and walked away thoroughly stuffed from just eating mains - No desserts, which is unheard of for our family

    Reviewed by Eloise4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Good location to see areas within vicinity. Very clean and welcoming .

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a really great stay, Wallflower cottage is wonderful and is in such a great location."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a super stay in this excellent cottage."

    Have already booked for Spring 2022.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just returned home from a lovely week staying in Wallflower cottage."

    Tea, coffee sugar, milk and biscuits had been left for our arrival. Local pub, The greyhound is two minute walk, freindly staff and lovely food. We visited Sea-Palling which had a lovely beach. We walked from Sea Palling to Wexham, the sea lions were close to shore in Wexham. We took a boat ride around the Broads using Broad Tours. We had a lovely walk from Horsey Windpump to Horsey Gap and again the Sea Lions were so close. I would highly recommend the cottage as its spotless and so close to loads of things to do.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Well kept cottage containing everything we needed."

    Beach only a short drive away and lots of nice places to eat.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with raised single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove (no starter pack provided).
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Electric inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 3.6 miles

The property

Stalham 3.2 miles.

Nestled in the quaint village of Hickling, not far from the town of Stalham in Norfolk, is this lovely, detached home, Wallflower Cottage.

Lovingly restored by the owners, the property is now a delightful base for families to come together and enjoy a relaxing country break.

After a day of rambling, look forward to unwinding on the sofa, resting in the open plan living space, here you will also find a TV and a woodburning stove, offering a gentle warmth to the room.

Move into the kitchen, continuing with a light and airy feel, here you can utilise several appliances to assist in your home cooking, whether you fancy a light snack or filling feast.

Make your way upstairs to find the bedrooms, offering a king-size and double with a raised single bed, these bedrooms have been neutrally finished and house a good amount of storage space for your personal items.

Begin the day with a refreshing shower in the family bathroom, or return here in the evening for a lazy soak to soothe your muscles.

To the outside of this Hickling cottage is an enclosed courtyard, a spacious area where you can enjoy a drink whilst your canine companion stretches their legs.

Within the surrounding area there are many fishing, walking, cycling and boating opportunities together with magnificent nature reserves.

Venture to the scenic Hickling Broad, owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes with fantastic wildlife including the rare Swallowtail Butterfly, the impressive Emperor Dragonfly and Marsh Harriers.

As you build up an appetite, discover some of Hickling’s fine eateries, including the Greyhound Inn, Pleasure Boat Inn, and the Ingham Swan, three charming pubs serving a selection of home-made pub classics and some fine dining courses.

Find further adventure at Bewilderwood, a huge award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure, visit the Wroxham Barns to see talented craftspeople create unique gifts and clothes, or take a boat trip on a Victorian steam boat at the Museum of the Broads.

With all this, plus the city of Norwich easily accessible, Wallflower Cottage offers a charming break, whatever time of year.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas