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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Goleby's Cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Broads and surrounding area or as a quiet escape to unwind. The cottage is comfortable and a home from home for our guests. It 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.
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
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: Bedding, 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)|
|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|
About this location
The East Anglia region
Norfolk is renowned for its tranquillity, boasting unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside and towns and villages full of history and charm. The Norfolk Broads, a National Park is an expansive area of navigable waterways, lakes, marshes and nature reserves that are home to a wealth of wildlife. The area can be explored by boat, cyclying or walking at a pace to suit you. There are a wide range of attractions within an easy drive, including stately homes, gardens and attractions for all the family.
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 is welcoming and friendly and great for families and dog owners with quiet lanes and 2 pubs that serve food. Further facilities can be found just a short drive away in Stalham. Cyclists will love the quiet, flat lanes, with a number of places offering cycle hire. Lovely sandy beaches can be found at Waxham and Sea Palling and resident seals can be viewed at Horsey.The area is a haven for ornithologists, nature lovers and walkers, with beautiful countryside all around.
Hickling Nature Reserve run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust is home to the chinese water deer, red deer and otters. It is also the perfect location for bird watching. Birds you can expect to see are the common crane, bittern, march harrier, bearded tit, cetti's warbler, barn owls and king fisher as well as local specialities - the swallow tail butterfly and Norfolk hawker dragonfly.
Other local activities include horse riding in the village, cycling, walking and fishing.
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.
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. Stalham is 2.5 miles away with its high street of local shops, butchers, take aways and a Tesco.
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27 Jan 2015
"Lovely cottage and great location to explore Norfolk"
Had a great weekend at Goleby's cottage. Nice cottage with everything (and more) you would need and we were greeted with a very thoughtful basket of goodies. It was our first trip to Norfolk and we thought the location was perfect to explore. Lots to see in the area including the Seals on the local beach, and we really enjoyed the village pub.
4 Jan 2015
Wow! What a perfect, comfortable, inviting, quaint cottage set in a beautiful village amongst the Broads. There is absolutely everything you could possibly need to make this cottage what it is, exceptional!
We have stayed in many cottages across the country for Christmas but Goleby's cottage is by far, the best. The owners (who were most helpful throughout, providing lots of information about everything in the area) had very kindly laid on little Christmas presents for us and our dog and decorated the cottage beautifully, the roaring fire and underfloor heating made it just that little bit more special too. The local pub (Greyhound) about 100m away was also very welcoming and a traditional country pub with great staff and food. We will be returning to the cottage this year hopefully and can not wait to get back there.
2 Jan 2015
"Cosy home from home!"
This cottage totally exceeded our expectations. It was wonderfully homely, welcoming, warm and very, very comfortable and cosy. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need, every day we exclaimed at how well equipped the cottage was, it is literally like being at home except it is possibly more well equipped than my home!! We arrived to find tea, coffee, milk, lovely m&s shortbread biscuits, muffins and a bottle of mulled wine for us to enjoy. Such a treat and made us feel really happy and welcome. Lindt chocolates on the pillows with a sprig of lavender was a really sweet touch as well. Fuel for the gorgeous real fire was generously supplied and the living room was so cosy with a real decorated Christmas tree and beautiful Christmas decorations as well! I honestly cannot recommend this cottage enough, the owners Sean and Annie really care that you have an enjoyable stay, and called us during the stay to make sure we were happy - a really nice touch! I have to mention the amazing underfloor heating which kept us toasty and warm as well. The beds were really comfy and luxurious, the bedding and towels were gorgeous, it was like being in a hotel!! The sweet cottage garden is totally enclosed, and absolutely perfect for bringing a dog which we did. Lots of fabulous birdlife in the garden to watch from the kitchen window too. We loved the local beaches - horsey beach and sea palling beach are extraordinary! Horsey beach plays host to a seal colony with baby seals and their mothers all over the beach!! Truly an unforgettable experience. In addition the excellent wi-Fi, tv with DVD player and huge kitchen table to do jigsaws and play games on were a bonus. The kitchen is of a remarkably high standard, huge fridge, double oven, hob, washer dryer, dishwasher and every utensil, pot and pan you could need including baking things! It is with a certain hesitation that I recommend this cottage because I don't want everyone to book it for the next year as I want to come back!! We have never stayed at a cottage that ticked so many boxes before, you could not ask for more!
5 Oct 2014
Due to having family in Norwich and also loving Norfolk we have had many visits to Nelsons county.This is the only cottage we would want to return to. Golebys is very tranquil and peaceful which allo… More
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 .
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