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5a Hideways

(Ref. 5657)

Hunstanton, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was totally accurate to the listing, we were able to have a very welcome break, my wife who has Alzheimer's was very comfortable with her surroundings, the shower room was perfect, all in all a superb time was had."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "The main living area is spacious, enough room to manoeuvre a wheelchair around."

    The wet room was great, though we borrowed a garden chair from outside so I had somewhere dry to sit and dry myself after using the shower seat. A small shelf by the shower would be useful to pop bottles on etc. There isn’t much room in the bedrooms for a wheelchair but a bed could be pushed over to make room if needed. Our main issue was the very poor internet speed etc which compounded the issue of poor mobile reception. This would be an issue in an emergency. I was able to make an urgent call using mobile data in the end. Overall, a nice place to stay with good access to facilities, the beach, town and the very good Vegas fish and chips which has dedicated gluten free cooking area for allergies and coeliacs! Joining instructions and directions were good and very useful as otherwise, google maps etc directs you further along the road.

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Aug 2023

  • "This was our third time because it is really hard to find disabled accommodation as good as this so near to an accessible beach and local amenities."

    The owners recommendation to visit Wells was perfect - there was a path a mile along the inlet and suitable for a wheelchair! As well as lovely local shops.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at 5a in June."

    As a full time wheelchair user, the facilities in the accomodation were spot on. For anyone with accessibility needs, the photos clearly show the set up. The owners were very friendly (but never intrusive). We found lots to do out and about for wheelchair inclusion, too. Looking to book for next year, now ! Thank you to Mr & Mrs R for a lovely stay !

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "For us we needed a hoist for us to ease our break away We could of stayed longer if this was the case n utilised the shower room We had to push the double bed to the wall and bring a bed guard this was when we had too clean the floor as underneath the bed hadn’t been dusted n cleaned."

    Bathroom needs a better mop and mat before you walk out into the kitchen area Location is superb with ample parking Communal area is excellent and neat and tidy

    Reviewed by Josie3.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, clean property, easy to find following owner's directions."

    Great location , only minutes to beach and town with Tesco as the " corner shop"! This was our 1st holiday since my husband had a stroke last year, after many years caravanning, we will definitely visit the cottage again

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "From description was not aware backed on to holiday park, saying that we did not hear anything."

    I am a wheelchair user, was very pleased to have a high backed chair but could not sit on the sofa due to it being very low. Very clean and handy starter pack. We would go back.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week and the accommodation was exactly as we wanted it to be."

    The only small thing was we couldn't get the wheelchair down the side of the bed. But easily solved by moving a bedside cabinet. We would definitely look at using the property again. A lot of thought and consideration had gone into the property.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Sep 2022

  • "Having read previous reviews we arrived with an open mind."

    There was no need to worry, yes there could be a few tweaks but the accommodation suited us all. It is close enough to all amenities but far enough away to have a quiet relaxing break. Loads of places to discover and enjoy. On the whole a lovely relaxing break which is what we wanted and will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week, central to everything but quiet and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hello We had 3 Hide away properties as a family and we were very happy with ..."

    Hello We had 3 Hide away properties as a family and we were very happy with everything (l have been before so new what to expect) Absolutely no complaints whatsoever

    Reviewed by Polly4.1Jul 2022

  • "As a previous guest has said toilet and shower placements are not for all disabled guests."

    No shelf at shower area, toilet should be near a wall for hand rails. DVD player did not work, bed rooms need modernising, ie TV in rooms, windows which can be secure with ventilation. We did have a lovely time in Norfolk/ Hunstanton, it was nice to meet Mr Richardson.

    Thank you for your feedback We pride ourselves on guests having the best experience possible in our property and it is a shame that you only raised the points in your feedback after your stay. We are on hand to assist any guest during their stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Jul 2022

  • "We got what it said on the tin."

    Disabled facilities could always be better but each disabled person needs different things. We got what we expected and were extremely pleased. The only thing which could have improved our holiday is if we could have brought our little dog, but we understand if an owner excludes pets. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was pleasant and spotlessly clean."


    Reviewed by Vera4.1Jun 2022

  • "Just right for accessibility - thank you - so often over promised and not delivered / your property was exactly as expected."

    Notably the space for turning in the wheelchair was perfect and the wet room was a dream. Access in and out from the patio doors was easy and allowed air and light into the property. Would highly recommend for wheelchair users. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0May 2022

  • "Arrived at 5a Hideaways, Hunstanton on the 14th May."

    Cottage not as expected quite small more like a chalet, bearing in mind that two of the guests are disabled and the cottage stated that it was disabled friendly. One of the bedrooms has no wardrobe or shelving for clothing and a wheelchair would not be able to get to the side of the bed. Cottage very dark as you cannot really open the blinds people opposite and around can see straight through. On our second day (Sunday) whilst cooking our main meal in the evening we were invaded by an “army” of ants, there was provision for dealing with ants in the kitchen cupboard in the form of spray and powder which we used. We phoned the owner who came straight away, who said there had been no sighting of ants the previous week, however, she did mention that she had been in touch with Rentokil who would not deal with problem. Mrs Richardson apologised and she asked if we would go out the next (Monday) day so she could arrange for cleaning and ant traps to be placed about the kitchen, which we agreed to. We did have a few more ants but not many. Mrs Richardson did say if we wanted to leave she would talk to you. We did feel very uncomfortable about staying for the rest of the holiday but thought we would give this further consideration. Nearly everyday ant powder has been put around courtyard. Suggestions Strainer for vegetables Casserole dish Signage for drive, very easy to miss even with sat nav. Nearest Emergency numbers eg doctor, hospital, dentist. After using your company several times this is the first time we have encountered problems.

    Reviewed by Carol2.5May 2022

  • "A great place to stay."

    This property is in a great position in Hunstanton and it’s a really comfortable place to stay. The wet room is excellent and access is as good as it gets. Well recommended and we will return for sure!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Our first visit to Hunstanton but it will not be our last."

    Superb accommodation, well maintained and spotlessly clean. Ideal location for access to sea front, local supermarket and a 15 minute stroll on flat ground in to town. Would recommend the local chip shop just 5 minutes round the corner. This is the first time we have had to book a property with disabled access and we could not have picked a better one. Everything is to hand and access through the property is amazing even using a wheelchair. The whole property is spacious and ideal for anyone with limited mobility. Even the layout of the tables and chairs were in exactly the right place with plenty of room to move around. No need to move anything, it was perfect. A real credit to the owners, a very pleasant couple. The wet room was amazingly large and again very well planned out for anybody with disabilities. We managed very well. The bedrooms were amazing with lovely comfy beds. The pictures on line do not lie, what you see is what you get and it was amazing. Despite the local area being densely populated with holiday camps and loads of caravans this had no effect on the peace and quiet we had even though it was over the Easter week. Everything about this accommodation was faultless in our opinion and we would certainly return for another visit. A score of 10 out of 10 would not be enough, it certainly deserves a much higher rating. A very big THANKYOU to the owners for providing a superb holiday let.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was spacier and very comfy, it’s ideally located close to beach ,shops and fish and chip shops lots of them ."

    The owners were lovely went out their way to help us , we would definitely book with them again .

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fine and comfortable property , local amenities useful."

    Clean and well looked after.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2022

  • "An ideal property close to amenities and seafront."

    A very comfortable week, would recommend, very quiet out of season.

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property, very well equipped for mobility impaired people like myself."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. The only little thing that I struggled with was not having anywhere handy to put my shampoo and shower gel whilst in the shower. Everything else was perfect!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay , clean and comfortable cottage with everything that we needed ."

    Friendly owners who made us feel very welcome .

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Nov 2021

  • "The main room & kitchen were excellent."

    The kitchen had everything needed and the dish washer was a bonus, as was the use of a washing machine and dryer (although inaccessible for a wheelchair user). It was good to find an accessible cottage, but it did leave a bit to be desired. The bedroom was small, and I was unable to access the wardrobe (no room to open the door, with the wheelchair between the door and the bed) and the bed was uncomfortable. The second bedroom had no storage at all. Hooks on the doors and a hairdryer would have been useful. The wet room was excellent but the shower was either boiling hot or tepid, it needs a maximum temperature gage on it. The seat was adequate and I'm glad you provided it, but for a fully paraplegic it wouldn't have been very safe, a wheelchair shower chair would have been better. The sofas were low and not the comfiest but adequate. The location was excellent, close to the town, a supermarket and a pub/restaurant, with a little community feel. A security light near the drive would have been useful as it was very dark and hard to see where you were going when you came home at night. On the whole it was good, parts were excellent, parts need some improvement. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anna3.4Sep 2021

  • "Excellent holiday in a very comfortable cottage."

    Ideal for anyone with disabilities,like my husband. Owners very friendly and there if needed.Close to amenities and a short stroll from the beach. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely little barn conversation."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Situated in a peaceful area, but within walking distance of the beach, town and a supermarket."

    The separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer was an added bonus. The cottage was very well adapted for someone with restricted mobility, including step free access, armchair with high seat and back, high bed and wet room with seat and grab rails. The owner was easily available on the end of a telephone to answer any queries.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Jul 2021

  • "Specifically chosen because of the facilities for an elderly relative."

    The accessibility inside and outside gave her great freedom and confidence. The location is also ideal for families because it is close to the beach and a variety of amusements, but the accommodation is very peaceful so would also suit those in need of a quiet break. Only a 10 minute walk along the promenade to the centre of Hunstanton and Tesco within walking distance. A great selection of places to eat in Hunstanton, but for convenience I can recommend the Honeystone pub. Nothing glamorous, but the food is good ‘pub grub’ with very pleasant staff. We’ll be back to enjoy more of the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and the beaches of golden sand.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2021

  • "Accommodation very good, as the pictures."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2021

  • "A very relaxing stay at Hideaways."

    The accommodation was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Great stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was extremely comfortable,very clean and had all the facilities we needed."

    A higher chair ,which my husband could easily get out of. A wet room with a seat and plenty of grab rails. A comfy bed too. Situated within easy walking distance to the beach and Tesco just over the road.we will definitely be back.Even had excellent weather.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a good holiday and we were happy with the accommodation."

    we met the owners who were very nice.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Sep 2019

  • "Just returned from a wonderful holiday in 5a Hideaways."

    Very comfortable accommodation with almost everything provided. My disabled daughter-in-law really loved the wet room and the armchair was very comfortable for her too. The only things lacking were a wardrobe in one bedroom and a razor socket but these were minor inconveniences. The position of the barn is really convenient with Tesco's, the pub and fish and chip shop all within a few minutes walk. It was lovely and quiet too. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "Mum has some mobility issues so there is always a little anxiety before going on holiday in case the accommodation isn’t suitable."

    We needn’t have worried. 5a Hideaways is very well appointed with plenty of space to move around , even with a walking aid. As well as the large leather sofas there is an upright arm chair which delighted mum . The bathroom is well equipped for use by disabled people. The kitchen is well equipped and included some complimentary cleaning products. Sound insulation is good so we never heard our neighbors which is good as dad is deaf and likes the tv on loud. Parking is immediately outside. Being set back from the road there is no noise from the road. The property is close to all local amenities and the sea front. There is a medium sized Tesco across the road which has a filling station where morning papers are available. We met the owners who were both very pleasant. Whether you want a seaside holiday or a base to explore the Norfolk Coast , this is the perfect base and provides relative luxury at the same price as a caravan. We would definitely return. I would also like to say that booking through Sykes couldn’t have been easier. I paid in monthly instalments over the phone and the staff were very helpful. We have already booked through a Sykes for next year for a little further down the coast .

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "I am a wheelchair user and everything was in easy reach."

    I usually prefer to use a normal bath but the shower with the chair was handy. The parking space that comes with 5A is good because there is plenty of room to get a wheelchair out of the drivers side door. The location is excellent as it is only a few hundred yards from the beach, funfair and amusements. Plus the promenade is level all the way into to town which is about a 15 minute stroll.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2019

  • "I don’t really want to give feedback."

    ..If I do more people would book and there would be less dates for me.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean with good facilities, close to amenities as advertised"

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2019

  • "5A is a very comfortable accommodation."

    We found it wheelchair friendly my wife is a full time wheelchair user and is paraplegic complete. The wet room is excellent.We have stayed in Hunstanton before and there is no shortage of things to do and places to visit.We are planning our next visit to this property Visited may11th2019 7nts. Lesley and David Eardley.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The reason for scoring less than excellent was the lack of information at the property."

    There were no instructions for the cooker,washing machine or the dishwasher.The lack of drying facility was also a drawback - outside washing line relies on good weather which cannot be assured. Most properties also include a selection of tourist information which is always useful and is at no cost to the owner. The lighting and propped up mirror in the wetroom were less than ideal.

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2019

  • "We were disappointed that the owner hadn't left a welcome pack."

    It would have been lovely to sit down with a cuppa before unpacking.All of our stays with Sykes,the owners have been very generous .We didn't see the owner during our stay so that we could have spoken to her.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Mar 2019

  • "The bungalow or barn conversion has everything we need and is in a perfect ..."

    The bungalow or barn conversion has everything we need and is in a perfect position, we loved it thank you very much MR Paul Lomax

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2019

  • "We found the Hideways to be as expected and we enjoyed our holiday there."

    Close to all amenities especially the sea front. Access to premises extremely good.

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely week."

    The cottage was brilliant and disabled facilities were just what we needed. Everything that was needed was there. We would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2018

  • "All good,an enjoyable stay would recommend"

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2018

  • "Needs wardrobes in second bedroom nowhere to put clothes."

    Could do with more serving dishes and a fruit bowl. Also a lot of lights not working Good position quite and handy for everything. Also could do with toilet cleaner and a hand towel for kitchen

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2018

  • "As usual everything about renting a Sykes cottage is as it says it is."

    Have used Sykes for disabled cottages for a number of years, only company I can trust to give me what I need for my wheelchair bound husband.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent location and a clean and comfortable cottage."

    We would definitely return for another holiday here.

    Reviewed by Chrisanthy5.0Oct 2017

  • "Great holiday accommodation in a great location, handy for the town centre and beach."

    Ideal for my wife who is disabled and requires everything on one floor, also lots of grab rails in the wet room a big help.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2017

  • "Very laid back;no hassles; we like its easy access to the sea as this is what we enjoy the most."


    Reviewed by Kenneth4.2Nov 2016

  • "We found the accommodation very comfortable, everything had been thought of to make it as easy as possible for use disabled or not."

    On the whole a very good experience.

    Reviewed by Ethel5.0Oct 2016

  • "Enjoyed the holiday, but we had to return home a day earlier due to possible head cold developing."

    Accidentally left behind my much-valued "Lakeland" stovetop coffee percolator. I would be extremely grateful for this to be returned, and am more than happy to refund the postage! I live and dream "CAWFFEE" and my rather pricey stovetop percolator is "my life"! S inversely, Richard Belsten

    Reviewed by June4.6Sep 2016

  • "The accommodation was excellent,location perfect."

    everything that is needed to make a great holiday on the doorstep .a lovely area .great for young and old .highly recommended

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2016

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  • Single-storey
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Wet room with walk-in shower with optional seat, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Towels not included
  • Owner only accepts week long bookings from a Friday.

The property

Ideally placed within the popular Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton, this attractive, end-terrace cottage, 5a Hideways is one of four in this seaside location.

This single-storey cottage is suitable for guests with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs, with an access ramp, wide doorways and a wet room with grab rails and an optional chair.

The interior is equipped to a high standard and combines traditional oak beams with contemporary furnishings.

A bright, open-plan living area, offering plush sofas, a dining space and a fitted kitchen is perfect for spending time together, while outside there is a shared central courtyard with seating, ideal for relaxing in the Norfolk sunshine at the end of a busy day.

Just a short walk away is the beach and a traditional seaside funfair, while a little further but still within walking distance is the town centre with shops, tea rooms and theatre with traditional shows.

Further afield you can visit Sandringham Estate, RSPB Titchwell and Snettisham, the attractive coastline with quaint fishing villages and Holkham Hall or inland visit Burnham Market, offering interesting independent shops, tea rooms and award-winning restaurants.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 8744, 8745 and 8748, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

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About the location


King's Lynn 16.5 miles.

The award-winning coastal town of Hunstanton, locally known as Sunny Hunny, is located on the Western side of the East Norfolk Coastline, renowned for its beautiful sunsets over the sea. Hunstanton is a great family-friendly holiday destination. The seafront with promenade offers rock and candyfloss stalls, funfair rides, a sealife sanctuary, bowls, golfing, a leisure centre, pitch-and-putt, Esplanade gardens, theatre, clean sandy beaches, donkey rides and sea tours in an amphibious craft. On Sunday afternoons a band often plays in the bandstand on the green overlooking the beach, serenading sunbathers and day-trippers, while throughout the year additional events are held within the town. Walking along the beach towards Old Hunstanton you find the richly-coloured cliff faces with intriguing rock pools. The beach at Old Hunstanton is popular with sunbathers, and also with wind and kite surfers. Within a 20-mile radius there is a large number of places of interest including NT properties, market towns and flint villages, offering something for all family members.

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Please note: Towels are not included
Owner only accepts week long bookings from a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas