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Captain's Cottage

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Sheringham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage listing stated all fuel included however this was not the case."

    The fire was made ready for the first night and then we had to find our own logs etc. We bought logs in carry bags from Tesco's , lighting sticks and fire lighters which was an additional cost to us, however this did not spoil our stay. The cottage is very homely and well presented, also a great location to the beach, shops Pubs etc. I would differently recommend.

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2023

  • "We loved the location, furniture, decor and layout of the cottage."

    However, there was a smell of damp and the grouting in the shower needed replacing. We were disappointed that the fuel for the woodburner wasn’t included as the description states all fuel is included.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, very comfortable and homely and looking forward to returning."

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2023

  • "Fantastic Cottage ."

    Really enjoyed our stay. Although NOT really Dog friendly. No where for Tiddle breaks . And Not being able to go out for a nice meal in a restaurant in the evenings, as unable to leave dogs unattended in cottage . Although you would do this at home . Situation was fab near the beach and the best Chippy ever !!!

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with relaxing feel to it."

    Our only problem was the steep stairs up to the bathroom. We are both in our 70's and live in a ground floor flat.I did know the bathroom was upstairs, so should have realised an old cottage would have steep stairs. Anyway we had a lovely few days Thank you

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2023

  • "The property had been finished and furnished to a high standard and we particularly liked the little personal touches like the decanter of sherry and the shortbread biscuits."

    The location was superb being mere minutes to the sea and Sheringham high steet. The only negative was a nearby pub that could be noisy at times.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2023

  • "I enjoyed a relaxing week's holiday in Captain's Cottage and found the accommodation comfortable and well-equipped."

    It is well maintained, although the glass in the front door has no blind on the inside. The door frame would suit a decent door curtain to would make it more cosy in the evening. There were some minor issues that could be checked and attended to at changeover: a spotlight was out, the pedal on the bin did not work, a couple of bedroom louver blinds needed minor repair. The outside area at the front of the cottage is now enclosed with a gate and metal fence since some of the photos were taken, adding privacy and it is pleasant to sit outside in the sunshine for breakfast. The proximity of the pub should be noted because their outdoor seating is very close by so there are loud voices and occasionally live music. It did not bother me but the cottage is not soundproofed (!) so it is worth considering if you are seeking an oasis of tranquillity in the evening. Other reviews mentioned biscuits and wine on arrival but that seems to have ceased, or I was unlucky. The fresh milk was appreciated nevertheless. Sheringham has lots of cottages to choose from and this one was more expensive than others I have used, but it was well located and furnished and I would stay there again.

    Reviewed by NickAug 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage close to the sea & town ,pubs & restaurants."

    Its clean & comfortable just spot on in everyway really

    Reviewed by AJun 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location near to the beach and parking."

    Cannot find any fault at all.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2023

  • "The cottage is compact but has all a couple would need."

    It’s location is ideal for the town, good pubs shops and an excellent Fish and Chips place, all within very easy walking distance. Well placed for access to the coastal paths, the beach (a 10 minute walk to the areas where dogs can run free) and the steam railway.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2023

  • "Property was a delight."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Central location with shops and beach on doorstep. Perfect.

    Reviewed by ShionaMay 2023

  • "Beautiful Cottage, well placed for exploring the Norfolk coast."

    Cosy, Comfortable Cottage for 2. Only downside is lack of parking space. Would highly recommend. Mrs Linda Woodhead

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Great location! Really enjoyed our week away. Would definitely recommend it and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2023

  • "So sorry I meant to do this on our return but got sidetracked again."

    Re our stay at the end of march in your beautiful cottage in Sheringham,it’s just the most perfect place you could wish for & more & everything about the cottage a very high standard,we absolutely loved it .Many thanks Stu & Debbie from Surrey

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautifull cottage, and we thank you for letting us stay we really ..."

    Absolutely beautifull cottage, and we thank you for letting us stay we really enjoyed the cottage, we hope we left it clean and tidy for you, the only two things I picked up on were the tea towels they felt greasy so we didn't use them so maybe ready for renewal, and also the duvet was very yellow when stripping at the end of the stay so also maybe ready for renewal everything else perfect we would certainly stay again, thankyou again

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2023

  • "Our holiday at Captain’s Cottage in Sheringham was delightful."

    Sheringham is a lovely small costal town with friendly dog loving locals who were most welcoming. The beach was unspoilt, wild at times with long, cold, bracing and awesome winter walks. The cottage was warm and welcoming and very comfortable. The organised layout made for a relaxing stay, with all the convenience of home but with a local, seaside cottage vibe. The deep bath was luxurious and the modern shower welcome after a cold day out exploring with one of my dogs ‘Parker’. A fluffy towel would have added a touch more luxury. I was grateful for the offer of wine and milk in the fridge, (although not needed in my case) and tea, coffee and lovely biscuits when I arrived. I found the whole stay wonderful and just what was needed; a welcome break from the pressures of the NHS (work). The hosts had left instructions for all appliances and local information to help plan my stay. Definitely recommend this clean, organised, comfortable home in a beautiful small town almost on the sea front. Thanks for a lovely holiday. Ele and Parker.

    Reviewed by HelenaFeb 2023

  • "Lovely, well appointed cottage, right in Sheringham and near the sea front."

    It was a winter break so we were able to find easy street parking. We enjoyed exploring the coast path and the coast road. Sheringham is a good base for both and you have all the facilities of a town with the sea front only metres away. All the while having a comfortable place to return to. Would absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by JoyceJan 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    The attention to detail and final finishes are the best quality. Well done Captains Cottage!!! Definitely booking again.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely stay in a beautiful cottage."

    Very cosy with a log fire every night. Brilliantly located in Sheringham, less than a minute walk to both the beach and the high street. The pub opposite does get quite noisy at the weekend, but it didn’t stop us enjoying our stay. The National Trust park is beautiful for a long walk, as is the walk along the beach to Cromer. Even though we visited in the off-season (November), Sheringham was still nicely busy, with lots of quaint boutiques and good places to eat and drink. We highly recommended Stubby’s Pizza on the high street for a proper pizza with interesting toppings We’d never been to Norfolk before, and when we return we would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2022

  • "Had to leave early due to Health reasons."

    The cottage was absolutely lovely and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank-you for a warm and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2022

  • "Very comfortable & warm, beautifully decorated & as expected."

    Owners responded very quickly to our queries. The light going out over the stairs was a nuisance & shame that this couldn't be fixed during our stay. Great shower, though shower screen too narrow to prevent floor getting soaked, especially if shower head was angled. As previous reviewer noted, nowhere to put soap/shampoo whilst in the shower, except on the floor. Failed the ‘plug-socket-to-mirror’ distance test which made using a hairdryer something of a challenge! Great location & noise from local pub not too much of an issue at this time of year. Lovely little cottage - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by FelicitySep 2022

  • "Excellent accomodation ."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    Ideal central location with friendly and very helpful neighbours.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the town, 100 yards from the beach, a great base to explore the area."

    We were aware of the pub across the road and there was a bit of noise some nights but never after 11. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RobJul 2022

  • "Outstanding cottage,furnishings to a very high standard,unfortunately the public ..."

    Outstanding cottage,furnishings to a very high standard,unfortunately the public house right opposite is constantly playing loud music till closing time,it’s classed as pet friendly but no where for the dogs to do there business unless you go out to the beach,just a let down to be honest

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Very comfortable. Most impressed with the well equipped and spotless clean kitchen. The Pub opposite was a bit noisy on the Friday - live music night - but on the whole we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 2022

  • "We liked the location of the property, easy access to all the shops bars cafes and the beach."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable except the couch which is passed it's best . Our neighbors in the yard were very friendly and helpful, telling us to buy a 7 day parking pass for £28 from the machine in the car park. Can be used in all North Norfolk car parks.

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage that provided comfort & all we could of wanted to enable us to have a relaxing holiday."

    Everything is on your doorstep so not far to walk to cafes, bars & the beach. The owners also welcomed us with milk, biscuits, tea, coffee & a bottle of wine! We had a wonderful holiday Thank you! :)

    Reviewed by SueJun 2022

  • "We recently enjoyed a lovely week in The Captains Cottage, it was the perfect location in terms of the beach and local shops and whilst the local pub is very close indeed it didn’t give us any issues."

    Unfortunately the ongoing problem with the door key as referenced in earlier reviews, has still not been resolved, there is a definite knack to turning it. Inside the cottage was very comfortable and the bedroom spacious and beautifully styled. A dishwasher would have been preferable to the washing machine but other than those minor points, we couldn’t really fault the cottage.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "Excellent layout and decor."

    Very comfortable in the lounge and bedroom. Plenty of storage. Kitchen was immaculate but some utensils need replacing. Had a great time and just parked the car at the station to avoid congestion.

    Reviewed by BernardMay 2022

  • "Struggled a bit with lock on front door."

    Appreciated the extra details such as wine and shortbread. Loved the location and very pleasant people to deal with.

    Reviewed by RoyApr 2022

  • "Everything was perfect, the cottage is top quality from furnishings to layout etc."

    The parking wasn’t a problem for us. If we had a minor criticism it would be somewhere to stand shampoo, soap etc in the shower and perhaps have matching shutter blinds downstairs. My husband didn’t much care for the neighbours waving through the window at breakfast, but he is ultra private!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "I cannot recommend this cottage enough."

    It has everything you need for a fantastic break and within easy walking distance of the beach.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2022

  • "The cottage is perfect for a couple, very clean & equipped with everything you need."

    Perfectly placed, close to all amenities, including some great cafes, restaurants & bars. Being a few minutes from the coast was a bonus, being able to walk on the beach every morning was brilliant.

    Reviewed by GailJan 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage, has everything you need, very clean and close to all amenities."

    I can't recommend this property enough!

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "The accommodation was good and to a high standard, but we would not stay at the cottage again because of the very close proximity of The Windham Arms pub."

    It was obviously a "locals" pub and played its jukebox very loudly, had live music and karaoke with doors and windows open and a lot of people loud and intoxicated outside. We were awoken in the early hours of Wednesday morning to a verbal and physical fracas outside the pub and up the street, (that was with our windows shut to dull the noise of the music every night). We could not sit outside the cottage because there was no privacy from the locals outside the pub who were literally 20yds away and very loud and uncouth.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "The cottage was up to expectation, and as we had checked it out online, we found it very easily."

    I felt the glassware and cutlery could have done with a little topping up, but otherwise everything was good. There was one drawback, the pub opposite was very noisy, it wasn't a food pub, so it became noisier as the day wore on. If karaoke is your thing, then it'll be fine for you. The location was excellent and the nearest car park was very well placed too.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable and welcoming cottage, in a great location."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at the captains cottage."

    It was clean, well equipped and in a great location. Nice little touch touch be left some wine etc. We will defiantly stay again. Very impressed

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Captain's Cottage, the accommodation was really well presented, clean and comfortable and just a stone's throw from the sea which was ideal!"

    The only negative I will mention was the noise from the pub just across the road, not really a big issue for us as it had usually died down by 10/11pm but may be something any families thinking of booking may want to consider. This obviously can't really be helped by the owners though and we still had a wonderful time so thank you!

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2021

  • "Good reliable service in all respects, thank you."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The cottage itself was lovely and, was just what we needed for our week in Sheringham."

    It is right in the centre and, everything is easily accessible. The cottage was nicely decorated and, very comfortable. The wine, biscuits and milk were very gratefully received!! The only negatives about the property, are (1) the lack of dedicated parking (although, we were aware of this when we booked) and, (2) the pub across the road which was quite noisy. This wasn’t a major issue for us as the pubs are still operating restricted hours. However, this maybe more of a problem when all COVID restrictions are lifted so, this should be mentioned in the details for the cottage.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2021

  • "Everything was lovely, sad to have to come home."

    We enjoyed; the cliff top and beach walks (bring your walking boots), alfresco breakfasts in the village cafes and exploring the local area. Especially enjoyed East Rushton Old Vicerage Garden and Norwich Cathedral. Things I would change; nothing other than dont forget the expiration time on the car parking as the wardens are very on the case and 10 minutes late cost me £25. Well done cottage owner and sykes. Great site and app that puts airbnb and booking.com to shame.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break, the hosts property is absolutely stunning a lot of care and attention has gone into it."

    Also a very nice touch with the little welcome hamper. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by SeanApr 2021

  • "The holiday was great accommodation spotless 2 minutes from beach there is a ..."

    The holiday was great accommodation spotless 2 minutes from beach there is a council car park 2 minutes up road i would advise purchasing a weekly ticket cost £28 a lot of spaces but dont know what it would be like in high season

    Reviewed by RoyApr 2021

  • "Cosy and tastefully arranged cottage, well placed for amenities and local attractions."

    Plenty of space for a couple break. We enjoyed our stay at Captains Cottage very much.

    Reviewed by HilaryOct 2020

  • "The standard of presentation of the property was excellent this made our stay very pleasant and enjoyable."

    The weather was "bracing" but it was October.! I suspect that being in close proximity to a local Pub it may be a little noisy during the summer . Will consider booking property again in the future.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely, clean and tidy."

    It contained everything that we required. We had a lovely relaxing break in the Captains Cottage. The only drawback was the car parking, having to keep topping up the pay & display was a pain!

    Reviewed by MartynSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for a couple break. A little home from home. Good location for the beach and the town. Planning on booking it again.

    Reviewed by AntoinetteAug 2020

  • "Very good cottage,in great location."

    Been refurbished to a high standard.

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2020

  • "The cottage has recently been renovated so it felt brand new."

    The property is really well positioned in Sheringham and all amenities can be reached in a few minutes. The lack of onsite parking was a concern and initially a negative for us when we booked, however the council car park is literally 2 minutes away so no drama. Sheringham is really well set for handling Covid-19; one way stickers on the left side of the pavements; strict with how many people can go into shops & pubs; track and trace forms in all pubs and restaurants. The owners have added a little fence and gate which is an advantage with a nosey dog. Also highly recommend Corner House at West Runton - it's the next village along. They have a fantastic tea rooms which is also dog friendly!! Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LiamJul 2020

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  • One double bedroom with freestanding bath and en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, CD/DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Loading/unloading outside property only
  • Roadside parking available nearby on first come, first served basis
  • two well behaved dogs are welcome, no puppies
  • Council car park nearby, weekly permit available
  • Smaller terrace area to the front with table and chairs. Sorry no smoking
  • Shops and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: No children

The property

A charming fisherman’s end-terrace flint cottage set over two floors and located in the vibrant traditional seaside town of Sheringham, Norfolk.

Captain's Cottage is a romantic bolthole for a couple seeking to escape for hustle and bustle of everyday life, and located only a short walk from the beach and Blue Flag seafront, this property is the perfect choice for those wanting a traditional seaside holiday with all that Sheringham has to offer.

Admire the traditional charm of the exterior before being welcomed into the open-plan living room, enjoying contemporary furnishings, which complement the exposed brick and the characterful woodburning stove.

The kitchen is well-equipped for catering delicious meal for you and your partner, before settling down at the dining table, placed in front of the window, allowing you to watch the world go by as you tuck in.

Accompanying the space is the sitting area, where you can sink into the plush sofa after an action-packed day and tune into the TV with a Blu-ray DVD player, with the crackling woodburning stove filling the room with warmth during a winter’s evening.

Continuing to impress is the property’s only bedroom, complete with a king-size bed, freestanding bath and luxurious, modern walk in shower, ideal for a relaxing soak before snuggling under the crisp white sheets and waking up to the immaculate interior design each morning.

Outside there is a small terrace where you can catch the morning sun and enjoy a drink or partake in some alfresco dining, perhaps enjoying some of the locally caught seafood landed that morning?

Just a few steps takes you to the extensive sandy beach, or into the vibrant town which offers a wide range of traditional seaside amusements, a number of pubs and a diverse range of shops, cafes and restaurants.

You can take a steam train to the popular local villages of Weybourne and Holt, or perhaps take a trip to visit one of a number of local stately homes, including Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall.

With the stunning north Norfolk coastline on your doorstep offering sandy and pebble beaches, local boat trips to see the seals, bird watching at the local RSPB Reserve, and so many things to see and do, there is something for everyone to enjoy whilst staying at this lovely cottage.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday to Friday bookings

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About the location


Cromer 4.8 miles.

Sheringham was originally a small fishing village on the North Norfolk coast, but with the arrival of the railways in 1887 it prospered and grew into a popular holiday town. Sheringham has been awarded ten consecutive European Blue Flags for cleanliness for its beach, along with awards from Britain in Bloom, Anglia in Bloom, and Best Coastal Resort. Enjoy walking along the East or West promenades, offering sea views with blue skies and red sunsets, a beach with a silver-pebbled shoreline leading to golden sands with rock pools and streams next to ochre cliffs, local fishing boats and a RLNI lifeboat station with museum. This attractive traditional seaside town also has the 'Little Theatre', open all year round, seaside gardens with seating, a model boating lake, independent shops, tea rooms, steam railway, golfing, amusement arcades, and fish & chip shops selling locally-caught fish.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday to Friday bookings

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