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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Our cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Broads or as a quiet escape to unwind. The cottage is walking distance from Hickling Broad, 2 local pubs and the Hickling Nature Reserve and the quiet lanes and pathways are perfect for cycling and walking. The cottage, pubs and local beaches are family and dog friendly.

Ground Floor:

Open Plan Living Area with Sitting Area attractively furnished with comfortable seating, widescreen TV with Freeview, DVD player, Micro hi-fi with CD, FM , DAB and iPod dock, and multi-fuel woodburner

Kitchen/Dining Area with oak dining table and seating, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and wc

First Floor:

Bedroom 1 with an antique victorian brass and iron double bed, radio with iPod docking station

Bedroom 2 with twin beds, small TV/DVD player and iPod docking station

Garden: Fully enclosed cottage garden, with furnished patio and barbecue. Area for bicycles and cover provided.

Parking: Roadside on the lane.

Heating: Woodburner and electric underfloor heating

Pets welcome but must be kept downstairs at all times.

Also Provided: Towels. Welcome basket, starter pack of fuel for woodburner and barbecue. Books and games. Telephone for incoming calls only. WiFi internet is available at no extra cost.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sea Palling 4 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 800 m
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, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

The East Anglia region

Norfolk is renowned for its tranquillity, attracting birdwatchers and those seeking solitude. The Norfolk Broads are an expansive area of navigable waterways, lakes, marshes and nature reserves. Some of the villages in Suffolk have changed little since the area was a medieval trade centre, adding to the picture book feel to the landscape. The Stour Valley was a favourite scene for the great English painter Constable, who loved the flat and mellow landscape of the area.


The Pleasure Boat pub has a small shop and tea room selling newspapers, bread, milk, meats, tinned food, sweets and toiletries. The pub is a pleasant 15min stroll down a single track lane, with views over Hickling Broad. yes we still have the Tescos at Stalham, but you can't beat a pleasant walk. And, they even serve ale :)

The village of Hickling is on the edge of Hickling Broad, which is the largest of the Broads and is popular for boating and windsurfing. The village has two pubs serving food and further facilities are a short drive away in Stalham. Cyclists will love the quiet lanes, with a number of places offering cycle hire. Lovely sandy beaches can be found at Waxham and Sea Palling, which are just three miles away, and there is easy access to the whole of Norfolk's rich and diverse coastline. The area is a haven for ornithologists, nature lovers and walkers, with beautiful countryside all around.

Hickling has an active community centre (search online for Hickling Barn) with rural cinama screenings, keep fit classes and events throughout the year - visitors to Goleby's Cottage are welcome.

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11 Aug 2014



We have fallen in love with Goleby's and the Broads. This has been the perfect place to explore the beautiful countryside. Highlights were fantastic sightings of Marsh Harrier around Hickling Bro… More

10 Jul 2014


"A delightful period cottage which oozes charm and comfort"

The owners, Annie & Sean have thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible including a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and chocs on arrival, a basket of wood and coal for the fi… More

29 Jun 2014


"Lovely cottage on beautiful Broads"

Our first visit to the Broads and hopefully more to follow. Nice, well equipped, clean cottage in excellent village location. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. Thoughtful and attentive throughout and welcoming to our 2 westies.
There are plenty of dog friendly places of interest and pubs. We enjoyed the RAF Radar Museum and the Museum of the Broads. Great walks on Horsey Beach and Horsey Windmill. Norfolk Wildlife Trust have a site near the cottage. The sunset cruise on Wednesday evening was the highlight of our week. Particularly as we were the only ones who had booked and it was a lovely evening. The guide was knowledgeable about the birds, wildlife and history of the Broads. On our following visit we heard and saw Bittern .
The best meals we had were at the Vernon Arms at Southrepps. Good food at the Swan at Stalham, though the decor not very inspiring

5 Oct 2013


"The Perfect Place"

Golby's cottage was the perfect location for exploring the Broads and beyond. We were able to come back and relax and enjoy the comforts of the cottage after a day out. The cottage is exceptional… More

10 Aug 2013


"Fabulous country cottage."

Absolutely fabulous cottage. The welcome basket, chocolates on our towels, lavender sprigs on the pillows, milk in the fridge and flowers on the table just makes you feel so welcome. The cottage is so… More

19 Sep 2012


"We fell in love with Goleby's Cottage and Hickling!!"

We couldn't recommend this cottage and location enough.

Cottage is fantastic and Sean and Anne the owners have thought of everything and more to make your visit extremely comfortable. They go 'that extra mile' in what they provide in the cottage to make all the family feel welcome and were very happy for me to contact them should I have any questions.

As a family we returned feeling very relaxed, and didn't really want to come home.

Hickling itself is a lovely village and the local pub is a two minute walk along the road where good food and drink are served daily and guests are made to feel welcome.

There is plenty to do around and about Hickling and in Norfolk. We could definitely have done with a longer stay .

22 Aug 2012


"Tranquil escape with easy access to everything"

Hickling is a beautiful quiet village and is a great location for a relaxing break. The nearby pubs are proper English pubs with great real ales and great food. The roads around the cottage are quiet country lanes and this was perfect for our 7 and 10 year old children to cycle around.
Hickling broad is a short drive or a walk away. We took the Wildlife boat trip and climbed the observation tower. There is nothing quite like the Norfolk Broads - a totally unique beautiful boating experience.
Goleby's cottage is a lovely place to stay. The owners really could not do enough to help us familiarise ourselves with the local area. They contacted us in advance and sent emails with lots of good tips and recommendations for our interests. The cottage itself has lots of brochures and leaflets for local attractions.
Our stay coincided with the London 2012 olympics and we enjoyed a trip into London via Norwich. When we mentioned this plan to the owners they again sent recommendations for trains and parking etc - brilliant!
We spent a day at Great Yarmouth pleasure beach and bought the armband (£19.50 for the day) for our children. This gives unlimited access to all the rides. Unlike other fun parks, there were no queues for any of the rides so the value for money was exceptional. They would have stayed all night if we let them.
Really enjoyable stay in a great cottage in a great location.

12 Jun 2012


"Wonderful Retreat"

We had a wonderful time, at home far from home. A wonderful cottage, even more beautiful than in the pictures, well maintained, clean, excellently equiped, friendly neighbors, great pub around the corner...

All wonderful and only topped by the friendlyness of the owners. All nicely prepared for the whole family!

And all that in a great location in the nicest spot in the Broads!

29 Feb 2012


"A cosy, welcoming cottage, well equipped and spotlessly clean"

My husband and I and our Labrador, Paddy, have stayed at Golebys twice in the last year and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Our most recent visit was during the cold snap, it snowed overnight and … More

30 Oct 2011


"Cosy cottage, wonderful welcome and an enclosed garden for our dog."

This cottage is loved by its owners and it shows. Chocolates and the welcome basket was a lovely touch and very appreciated. Grest location with access to both the coast and the broads what more could you want. A beautifully appointed home from home, we will be back.

Review 1-10 of 14

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Calendar last updated:11 Sep 2014

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