Lighthouse Keepers Cottage
About the home
Built in 1791 Happisburgh lighthouse is the only privately run working lighthouse in the country. The cottages were originally built to house the keepers and did so for the next 160 years.
These days they have found a new role as an iconic symbol of Norfolk and pictures of the lighthouse and cottages have featured in many magazines including Vogue, the drama Kingdom (with Stephen Fry) and a recent award winning short film and much, much more.
The cottage is far enough away from the village to give the peace and quiet to allow you to recharge your batteries. but also has plenty of good local pubs and restaurants nearby
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Happisburgh, 300m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
After coming through the garden gate you enter the private garden with the original water pump. Following round to the back garden you will want to stop and take in the amazing views far out to sea before coming into the landscaped garden with its mature plants, large decked area and summer house.
The three bedrooms that will comfortably sleep 6 people (two double and two single beds) are all on the ground level. Also the modern designer bathroom with square marble basin sitting on a bespoke solid oak unit, double ended bath with electric shower over and glass screen.
Worn stone steps lead down to the basement kitchen diner which has the original copper, range (sadly not working) and flagstone flooring but is also fully fitted with modern appliances. The low beams are a feature that may prove interesting for a tall cook! (head height is 5 ft 11” – 181 cm) but we have had people over 6 ft stay who soon learnt to dodge the lowest bits.
Passing through the old coal store you climb the spiral steps and enter the lounge. Over 24 ft long and 12 ft wide it has a large corner suite at the sea end to settle into and watch TV or just relax and another comfy sofa at the land end for anyone wanting to chill out and read, listen to music or play on the games table.
We have a collection of books, DVDs and board games for when you return from exploring the beach and the local area or the evening to relax and cuddle up in front of the open coal fire.
Internet connection is through a USB connected Vodafone dongle and we make sure that there is £10 on there for your use.
Further details outdoors:
Car parking is inside the front boundary wall and large enough for two vehicles.
Front garden is laid to lawn and ideal for evening drinks whilst watching the amazing Norfolk sunsets. The rear garden is a shingled beach garden with large raised deck area for al fresco dining. There is also a summer house ideal for afternoon tea, watching the dramatic seas or whatever your passion may be.
Due to the age and lay out of the property the worn steps and spiral staircase although a feature make it impossible to use stair gates. We rely on you to gauge if any children in your party will be able to cope.
£50 deposit required on booking please with the balance to be paid no later than 6 weeks before the holiday.
For late bookings we will require full payment at time of booking please
£150 returnable checque required against damages.
Sorry but no smoking within the property and also no pets allowed.
The East Anglia / Norfolk region
Miles of open sandy beaches, forest walks and ideal for bird watchers. Cromer with its pier and famous crabs. Sheringham with its classic train station, shops and theatre.
Wroxham with ‘Roys’ the biggest local shop in the UK,
Norwich with major retail shops, cinemas and museum and also Football (a local sport) in season!
And don’t forget the famous Norfolk Broads for boating
The Happisburgh area
Happisburgh (pronounced Hazeborough) with the only privately run lighthouse in the UK, with open days throughout the summer (check www.happisburgh.org.uk for dates) and historic St Mary's church where you can climb the tower to get panoramic views of the lighthouse and surrounding countryside
Indoor heated swimming pool 15 minute drive away
Auctions nearby weekly
Regular boot sales and craft fairs
Nearby fish and chip shops , cafes and pub restaurants
How to get there
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Activities near Happisburgh
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
31 Mar 2013
We stayed three nights at the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage in Happisburgh and although it was freezing (the coldest winter in England for 50 years!) outside, the cottage itself was wonderfully... more
12 Nov 2012
We have just returned from a really enjoyable long weekend, celebrating my husband and mother in law's birthdays. The living room is beautiful, with triple aspect views both out to sea and over... more
24 Sep 2012
Fantastic cottage,with spectacular views. Very warm & cosy - very unimpressed with the local pub(the hill-house)would not go there again..a short drive to the lighthouse pub in walcott was much nicer..
Would love to stay here again & would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing,peaceful break.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|XMAS NEW YEAR 2011||21 Dec 11||7 Jan 12||£ 800||£ 150||£ 200||2 Nights|
|WINTER LOW SEASON||7 Jan 12||11 Feb 12||£ 500||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|HALF TERM||11 Feb 12||18 Feb 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING||18 Feb 12||31 Mar 12||£ 450||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|EASTER BREAK||31 Mar 12||14 Apr 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Apr 12||2 Jun 12||£ 525||£ 90||£ 120||2 Nights|
|HALF TERM||2 Jun 12||9 Jun 12||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jun 12||21 Jul 12||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS||21 Jul 12||8 Sep 12||£ 875||£ 130||£ 170||Flexible|
|LATE SUMMER||8 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 650||£ 100||£ 150||2 Nights|
|HALF TERM||27 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 450||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|XMAS NEW YEAR 2012||22 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 830||-||-||Flexible|
|6 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|HALF TERM||16 Feb 13||24 Feb 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING||24 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|EASTER||29 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 630||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 545||-||-||1 Week|
|HALF TERM||25 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 770||-||-||1 Week|
|SCHOOL SUMMER HOLS||20 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 885||-||-||1 Week|
|LATE SUMMER||1 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|HALF TERM||26 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN||3 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Night|
|CHRISTMAS||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 850||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices include all bedding, towels, central heating and WiFi.
A fire is laid ready for your arrival and extra coal and kindling is available nearby.
We offer a £50 reduction for a 2 week booking.Enquire now
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