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Kittiwake Cottage

(Ref. 1079371)

Hunstanton, Norfolk Show on map

3.5

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Kittiwake cottage was exactly as advertised."

    It is well equipped, with everything you would expect to find in your own home and more. The location is excellent, with the beach, shops and restaurants all in walking distance. One observation for the owner (this is not a complaint).the shower and sink in the en suite bedroom are slow in draining. very satisfied customer.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2024

  • "Garden not keep full of weeds lawn had not been cut garden furniture dirty not ..."

    Garden not keep full of weeds lawn had not been cut garden furniture dirty not userable bed mattresses poor quality uncomfortable floor by front door and door dirty

    Reviewed by John1.6Jul 2024

  • "The dripping kitchen tap needs attention."

    Some information about recycling would have been helpful. Both bins were full when we arrived & much of the rubbish appeared to be in the wrong bin. Generally the property was well equipped & we all enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jun 2024

  • "Kittiwake cottage was in the perfect position, it was a lovely stay, we all ..."

    Kittiwake cottage was in the perfect position, it was a lovely stay, we all loved the size of the cottage, perfect for our two little families, and of cause the dog Only thing that we said was could do with a deep clean and maybe some new mattresses’s

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2024

  • "Great property in a convenient location just a few minutes walk from the town, the secure garden for the 2 dogs that came with us was perfect."

    Great downstairs bedroom for my elderly parents. Step accessing the front door was a little small making it tricky for my dad to get in and out but he soon mastered it and it it didn't cause him any issues. would come back if we were ever back in Hunstanton

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and very spacious downstairs ."

    Super parking . Superb position for exploring Hunstanton. Only a few minutes walk from everything.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jan 2024

  • "The property is in a good location if you want to go into the main town which is great, The house is large enough for 6 and the rooms are a good size it is a shame that the house has not been cleaned or maintained up to a good standard if at all cleaned."

    The cushions that were put on my bed were covered in thick dust and fluff, the bed had a thick layer of dust under it and the chairs beds ect are all in need of being replaced, this could be such a nice property to stay in.

    Reviewed by Adam2.2Jan 2024

  • "It was a shame that this property's up keep, is lacking, Black mold in downstairs shower room on walls and ceiling, garden overgrown, lounge furniture worn and uncomfortable, sticking toilet cistern on upstairs un-suite ,dare not flush toilet at night in main bathroom , due to the noise it made."

    We had 4 people and 2 small dogs staying, would not recommend any more, shame, nice cottage or could be (pictures available if required).

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Sep 2023

  • "Kittiwake cottage needs updating the kitchen appliances are not in good shape the hob has a big chip out of it the dishwasher racks are rusted and the kitchen units need new handles."

    Most of the windows need a good cleaning and most of the furniture needs replacing as it is old and uncomfortable.the showers need grouting

    Reviewed by Bernard2.5Sep 2023

  • "This property wasn't just dirty, it was filthy, the kitchen an absolute disgrace ..."

    This property wasn't just dirty, it was filthy, the kitchen an absolute disgrace to the point we didn't feel comfortable preparing food, the microwave was disgusting

    Reviewed by Edwina1.9Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean and very comfortable in an excellent location close to the seafront and all ammenities."

    We had a lovely stay and would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing property, absolutely loved staying here."

    Everything was perfect the house was clean, tidy exactly as described. 2 minute walk to the beach and towncentre, perfect location. Thank you so much for having us x

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Jul 2023

  • "Photos do not reflect current state of property - The cistern in the twin room is broken and continuously tries to flush, wasting a lot of water and making a loud noise - Mattresses feel thin and soft - Furniture is very tired and much needs replacing."

    The sofas look dirty and are not comfortable. The table in twin bedroom has its leg blu-tacked on (the blu-tack also looks years old). The leather sofa in the kitchen has a large rip in the centre of one of the cushions - Hob is very difficult to use (no instruction manual either) and is cracked in one corner - Pans are very old and not non-stick. Food sticks to them even with lots of oil - very difficult to cook or wash anything - The whole cottage needs a deep clean. There are cobwebs in corners and radiators. The tall ceiling above the back door has cobwebs, dead bugs and dark mould-type patches and looks like it hasn't been cleaned for years. There is an extendable duster in the cupboard so there is no excuse for this. The windows are filthy. The carpets are old, stained and dirty. The sealants and grouting in the bathrooms are brown and need replacing or bleaching - The garden looks nothing like the photo. The lawn was overgrown and full of weeds - There is no mop for the white kitchen tiles - The bedding and towels did not smell or feel very clean - The vacuum cleaner is difficult to use and the power head is taped on When speaking to the owner about the hob and cistern problems, he didn't seem to care. His tone was impatient. He told me he lived 50 miles away and asked if it was worth him driving over if it was "a case of pressing the wrong button". He knew about the cistern and suggested I remove the top and adjust the ballcock. When I mentioned that the hob had no instruction manual he said "Yeah, that will be long gone". I would not recommend this cottage. It looks good on the photos but they are not representative of its current condition. It is very disappointing and should not be on the holiday rental market until it has been deep cleaned. Sofas, carpets, furniture and mattresses need replacing. For the cost of the cottage, it is a big disappointment and Sykes should consider removing it from their portfolio.

    Reviewed by Abigail1.6Jul 2023

  • "The en suite bathroom upstairs shower needs to be fixed the pressure relief valve is faulty."

    The water was just pouring out the bottom of the system and not the shower head. This is a lovely home and we enjoyed our stay during the holiday and we were able to spend time with my in laws. Thanks for making it feel like a home away from home.

    Thankyou for letting us know we will look into it straight away , we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa4.1Dec 2022

  • "We were holidaying with elderly parents and this property was ideal as they had a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor."

    Location great for short stroll to seafront and town centre. There was plenty of seating for 5 of us to eat together although lounge doesn't seat 8 we didn't find that a problem. An extendable kitchen table or a small add on table would be helpful for larger families I would think. Really lovely, comfy home from home and the kitchen is really well equipped. Our first visit to Hunstanton and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Kittiwake Cottage isn’t as reflected on agents website."

    For a relatively high price property Kittiwake Cottage is tired throughout and this is not just end of season tired. The online pictures are not current, perhaps they are from when the cottage first came on the holiday market as the furnishings do not reflect their current condition. Too many issues have been left unmanaged including a leaking en suite shower, a rusted plug hole in the downstairs WC, a blocked shower tray and dirty tiling. The dishwasher trays are so badly rusted we couldn’t use it with fear of making us ill, just as well as it also leaks! A good kitchen let down by poor quality pots pans and appliances. The sofas and chairs are very uncomfortable and unclean. It’s unusual for a holiday let not have a guest book to give feedback on the stay so perhaps some of its issues haven’t been recorded which is why these haven’t been rectified. All in all it’s a potentially good property with double parking in a great location. It does though need freshening up throughout with some new furnishings, fix the issues and the odd top level touch such as bedroom TV’s to make it what it really should be!

    Reviewed by Lynn1.3Oct 2022

  • "The kitchen was dirty, I felt I needed to wash kitchen items before use."

    The oven was very smokey like it needed a proper clean, this made the whole downstairs smell, so much that we never used it again. The property sleeps 8 people, yet there isn't enough seating for 8 people. The Information regarding rubbish disposal is vague and confusing, we had to ask a local for help. The PCR valve on the electric shower is running continuously when in use.

    Reviewed by Susan2.8Sep 2022

  • "The sofa and chair had seen better days and could do with a clean under the cushions."

    No outside bins were available. We had to contact the agency to find out where to dispose of our rubbish which isnt really what you want to do on your first day of your holiday. Beds were very comfy and the kitchen was very well stocked. Location was excellent and the little extras were really nice. Just some attention to detail with the cleaning for example mould in the bathroom, dirty cutlery drawer and the food stains in the fridge.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Aug 2022

  • "Advertised as having access to the garage - no key provided Items in the kitchen, such as pans dirty Limited information regarding bins- no bags provided for food waste- therefore bin was filthy Living accommodation not sufficient for 8 people We were unable to all sit together in the lounge - at best it sat 4 adults very very snuggly."

    Comfortably it sat 3 adults! Dining room table was a 6 seater with two extra chairs. Luckily we were a party of 4 adults and 4 small teenagers so able to squeeze on!

    Reviewed by Abi1.6Jul 2022

  • "The Cottage is very well situated for walking into Hunstanton and the children certainly enjoyed the amusements."

    You need to drive though if you want a decent beach for the day but not far. The Cottage has an impressive kitchen although we could have done with some more baking trays for the oven. Although the cottage is equipped for 8 people we found it strange that there was only seating for 4 in the lounge. The bedrooms were quite spacious but one of the twin beds was very squeaky and the downstairs bedroom mattress needs replacing. It would have been nice to have had an information pack with details of the property and local services and perhaps a visitors book too.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Jul 2022

  • "A great property that really suited our needs with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom."

    The enclosed garden was great so we could let the dogs run free and just leave the doors open. All in all very clean, great facilities. A great add would be a bbq and access to a mop to keep the lovely white floor clean, with 3 kids and 2 dogs it was hard to keep clean without one. The fans were of great use in this hot weather!!

    Reviewed by Miriam3.8Jul 2022

  • "Kittiwake cottage is well appointed."

    The outside appearance not good. Weeds and gravel everywhere making it difficult to get through the gate with our invalid motor scooter. Kitchen well equipped. Didnt like the no privacy from downstairs bathroom into the kitchen. Settee and chair uncomfortable . some upstairs bed linen torn. No information pack. A little more detail could make this property really special.

    Reviewed by Jean2.8Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect for what we needed!"

    We were 2 families and between us had a 3 year old, 2 year old and 9 month old and we were really pleased with how clean the house was and the set up was ideal for us. We had really hot weather and it was close enough that we could pop home from the beach when it got too much for the children and wait until it cooled down a bit (we really appreciated the fans in the house especially at night). We’ve stayed in Hunstanton before but this cottage was the best we’ve stayed in for cleanliness, location and practicality. We walked to old Hunstanton and visited the sea life centre while we were there which we recommend . Being so close to a Tesco was great with children too! The only issue we had was that a bbq was listed on the site but we couldn’t find where it was. We assumed it was in the back shed which was locked. We would definitely stay again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely house right in the heart of Hunstanton."

    The open plan style of the place was perfect for our group of six, with a nice table for meals and comfy sofas for relaxing in the evening. However we found that certain elements were lacking, especially given the Covid situation: no hand soap, no washing up liquid, no rinse aid or salt for the dishwasher, no bin bigs and nothing like tin foil or kitchen essentials; there was not enough of most crockery items for a party of 6 (never mind a group of 8); and there was no house manual with wi-fi codes or anything like that. So while we had a lovely weekend with friends, the house was disappointing when compared to other better equipped places we have visited in the past.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Apr 2022

  • "Considering only Easter, the cream sofa was stained where hot drinks had obviously been spilt and cupboard under sink dirty."

    No key found for outside garage. Some of the indoor decorating not very good and generally things were getting a bit tired. Did not spoil our enjoyment of our first family holiday with 3 generations of us. Loved the ornaments and style of place.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful luxury cottage, just a couple of minutes walk from the beach and amusments and a few minutes drive from Old Hunstanton, which is a dog friendly beach."

    I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough! We had the perfect time and we cannot wait to book this cottage again! Thank you to the owners!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150
  • Note: Garden is accessed via three steps up
  • Please note: The changeover day for this property is on a Saturday

The property

Kittiwake Cottage is a beautifully presented, semi-detached cottage situated close to the centre of Hunstanton, just a short distance from the beach.

Occupying a fantastic position, Kittiwake Cottage offers a delightful holiday home for families and friends to enjoy time together in this award-winning coastal resort.

Light and airy accommodation awaits, with a contemporary kitchen with a spacious dining area, leading to a conservatory with plush seating, providing a lovely open-plan, sociable space for guests to enjoy each other's company.

Patio doors lead out into an elevated, enclosed garden with furniture and a lawned area, which offers a wonderful sun trap in the warmer months.

The sitting room follows a coastal aesthetic, featuring an exposed brick fireplace and sumptuous seating for relaxing together in style.

The ground floor also boasts a double bedroom with adjacent shower room with seat and grab rails, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Upstairs are three tastefully designed bedrooms, with one boasting an en-suite shower room.

You benefit from a off-road parking for three cars.

Within just a short distance, guests will find the traditional seafront with safe, sandy beaches, wide promenades and colourful gardens; why not enjoy a donkey ride or a stroll along the sands to explore the rock pools?

With family-friendly activities including pitch-and-putt, bowls and funfair rides, this Hunstanton cottage offers something for everyone.

The surrounding area is rich with attractions should you fancy a day trip, with the RSPB reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham, Holkham Hall and nearby Sandringham to enjoy.

Kittiwake Cottage is an ideal spot to enjoy when you need a relaxing break to the seaside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

HUNSTANTON

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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Note: Guests booking short breaks need to be aware of the Saturday changeover day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas