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Excellent 5/5 4 reviews

Cosy Holiday Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

A pet friendly brick and flint cottage in the heart of Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. The Gig House is situated just around the corner from the church gates in the center of the village on a very quiet lane. Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this charming, cosy and characterful is ideally located just 10 minuets from a glorious sandy beach. Formerly an old coach house, it sits with its own pretty patio garden within the grounds of the owners' home in one of Norfolk's most picturesque coastal villages.

The Gig House holiday cottage nestles in the centre of the beautiful and historic village of Happisburgh on the north east coast of Norfolk. Pronounced "Haze-bruh", and spelt 'Hapesburg' in the Domesday Book, the name means 'Haep's Town'.

Happisburgh is now also known as the oldest site of human habitation outside of Africa with the finding of footprints in the beach clay that are 900,000 years old.

The cosy local pub, within 50 yards of the cottage, echoes the local connection with Sherlock Holmes' author Arthur Conan Doyle who visited many times and wrote one of the detective mysteries here.

Infact the local villagers will proudly boast of the number of other illustrious visitors who have been drawn to this unique place from Robinson Cruso author Daniel Defoe, cricketer WC Grace, sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, poet John Betjeman, writer PD James and even the Queen Mother once arriving by helicopter to visit a cousin who lived in the village.

The village is a must for those who enjoy the English countryside and its beaches in all seasons.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The East Anglia region

Some of the local delights are delicious crabs and summer end of pier shows at Cromer, the lovely market towns of Holt and North Walsham, and medieval Norwich city, with its castle, cathedral, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and fine shopping, are all within an easy drive. Wroxham, the capital of the Broads, where boat hire and trips are available, is 8 miles.

There is so much to see and do in North and East Norfolk and beyond – we've given you a taste of what there is below. Browse through the list, select the places that interest you, visit and enjoy them now – and then you'll appreciate the fantastic variety of venues on offer to you during the stay in The Gig House

North Norfolk has around 45 miles of coastline, with long sandy beaches, flint pebble banks and salt marshes, stretching from Horsey to Holkham beach. The rich architectural heritage of 81 conservation areas, over 2,200 listed buildings and 100 Scheduled Ancient Monuments, is set in countryside ideal for cycling, walking, bird watching or just relaxing. There is also a vibrant arts scene in North Norfolk, with numerous concerts and live music events, thriving local theatres, a range of excellent commercial art galleries, the chance to visit artists' studios as well as a host of children's and family events. North Norfolk contains a diverse array of museums, offering something for everyone, whether you're interested in local history, the Broads, maritime heritage, lifeboats, motorbikes, steam railways, vintage tractors, agricultural machinery, military vehicles, windmills, air defence, gas works, Worstead spinning and weaving or seashells

Happisburgh

The village itself is now famous for the oldest evidence of human activity outside of Africa with footprints discovered on the beach to be over 900,000 years old.

The cosy local pub, within 50 meters of the cottage, echoes the local connection with Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle who visited many times and wrote one of the detective mysteries here.

In fact the local villagers will proudly boast of the number of other illustratrious visitors who have been drawn to this unique place from Robinson Cruso author Daniel Defoe, cricketer W.C. Grace, sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, poet John Betjeman, writer PD James and even the Queen Mother once arriving by helocopter to visit a cousin who lived in the village.

The village is a must for those who enjoy the English countryside and its beaches in all seasons.

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Review 1-4 of 4

14 Aug 2014

5/5

"So good we keep coming back"

Part of me doesn't want to review Gig House as it is so lovely we want to keep it to ourselves! My partner, our Westie and I have spent three extremely enjoyable visits at the cottage and plan t… More

4 Jul 2014

5/5

"A characterful, comfy, friendly stay"

We arrived after a long car journey delayed by major roadworks to the peace and fresh air of Happisburgh and Liz gardening . Her home made scones and strawberry jam were delicious, and every thought a… More

17 Jun 2014

5/5

"A rather special place."

The Gig House was just perfect! Self contained, so clean, adequate off road parking and with everything one would need for a welcome break. Then there was the setting - the quiet lane, opposite the ch… More

17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location"

We were very lucky to find this charming place in a beautiful part of the world. Having never visited Norfolk we had no real idea of what to expect but this cottage is beautiful. It is incredibly well… More

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