Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Less than a 2 minute walk to the beach, with nearby beautiful Norfolk Coastal Path and golf course, this spacious and very comfortable, traditional stone Norfolk cottage offers all the ingredients for a delightful seaside holiday.
Located in one of north Norfolk’s most desirable towns, with the best sunsets in Britain, and within an easy walk of the town centre, PO, pubs and restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||75 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||75 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: Living room/Dining room. fully fitted Kitchen, rear lobby. Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower & toilet.
First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin & 1 bunk.
Gas CH, electricity and bed linen inc. TV/DVD player. 8 burner Gas cooker . M/wave. W/machine. Fridge/freezer.
|Further details outdoors|
Pretty paved patio area with contemporary garden furniture & barbecue. Enclosed ‘secret’ garden with arbour & shaded seating area.
Seasonal parking outside property, parking nearby throughout the year.
The East Anglia region
As one of the driest regions in the country, there is always something to enjoy outdoors.
Many people come to this part of Norfolk simply for its connection with the Royal Family. Sandringham House, bought by Queen Victoria for her son Edward, has become famous as the Christmas residence of the Royals. Visitors enjoy public access to the house, gardens, museum and park (the house is closed only when the family is in residence).
Accessible Hunstanton is within an easy drive to coastal villages - Burnham Market for shops and pubs and Holkham with majestic stately home, gardens and beach. Along the coast there are many delightful fishing villages including nearby Brancaster, a pretty coastal village with superb sailing facilities, and the Staithe from which visitors may take a boat trip to visit the Nature Reserve on Scolt Head Island.
A short drive takes you to Wells-next-the-Sea with its appealing sandy beach, array of rainbow-striped beach huts, picturesque quayside with small working fishing port: renowned for its fantastic fresh shell fish, and town centre with shops and restaurants. Further on, the ever popular Sheringham and Cromer (famous for their fresh crabs and shellfish).
Nearby Houghton Hall, built in the 1720s, is one of England’s grandest surviving Palladian houses with an impressive model soldier collection. The medieval town of Kings Lynn, 15 miles, is excellent for shopping, cafes, theatres and restaurants.
Hunstanton, a charming Victorian seaside town, with Blue Flag sandy beach with rock pools backed by striped cliffs, Sea Life Centre, promenade, excellent sports facilities including pitch & putt, bowls, tennis, eco-skating and Oasis sports centre with indoor swimming pool. The nearby golf course is open to non-members & shooting and fishing are available locally.
A full range of watersports are available during the summer season, and daily boat trips visit the basking seal colony. The Coastal Path, Peddlars Way & Icknield Way offer excellent walking & there are numerous cycle routes to explore. Great Bircham is well worth a visit with its striking windmill perched on top of a hill & the nearby pretty little village of Heacham, with its good choice of shops, is the centre of the Norfolk lavender-growing industry. Caley Mill, where the essence is distilled, can be visited free of charge.
Watch the sky fill with pink-footed geese during winter along the salt marshes. For avid birdwatchers there are excellent RSPB reserves at Titchwell and Holme Next the Sea. January and February are beautiful for fresh beach walks, while May and June offer some of the best weather for sailing, kiting and other watersports.
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2 Sep 2014
"Perfect holiday base."
Lovely cottage with excellent facilities. Perfectly located for access to beach, Oasis Leisure Complex, Tescos and Hunstanton.As the property is an old cottage the stairs are quite narrow and steep bu… More
9 Jun 2014
"A great place..."
My partner and I spent a lovely weekend At Samphire Cottage. We were blessed with glorious weather which enabled us to do some walking along the sea front with the obligatory fish and chips(nearby),. … More
29 May 2014
"Cosy and Comfortable Cottage right by the sea"
My husband and two children stayed at Samphire Cottage and we had a fabulous time. The cottage is like home from home, cosy and comfortable with a delightful garden and patio area. It is right by the … More
1 Apr 2014
We had a brilliant holiday in this charming cottage. It was cosy and welcoming very much home from home, which made us feel immediately comfortable and we settled in very well. The beach is just acro… More
29 Mar 2014
"We took the bikes with us and had a lovely time exploring the area"
This house was perfect for our needs, close to all local amenities and more importantly the beach! We took the bikes and had a great time exploring the area with the children nicely finished off at … More
28 Dec 2013
"not suitable for young children"
The cottage itself is very comfortable, however as the bathroom is downstairs this creates a problem for young children. The stairs are very steep and narrow, again not suitable for either young child… More
The cottage was bought with my children in mind so we believe is totally suitable for young children as ours are 5 & 1. The cottage is child friendly & has a fantastic location, a hop skip & a jump away from the beach, Sea Life Centre & Leisure Centre with flume & soft play area. My 91 year old Mother in Law, who has mobility issues after suffering a stroke, has spent several Summer holidays at the cottage & enjoyed the comfortable furnishings & cosy atmosphere. The bins are emptied once a week.
27 Aug 2013
"Nice home, nice location, downstairs bathroom though"
My wife and our 3 children (aged 8, 7 and 20 months) had a very nice few days here and overall I think I would say it was a home from home. Very warm and welcoming, the bedrooms especially nice, with most of what you needed in the kitchen (we had to buy some tea towels).
The house overall needed a little TLC, the windows for example, but then money has been spent elsewhere.
Having a downstairs bathroom was the only issue for us. The children actually managed it very well but the stairs are steep and we were quite worried to start with. In the end it was less of an issue than we first thought.
The location was brilliant and there was parking on a street around the corner, recommended by Paula, the owner. The beach, promenade etc were all 5 mins walk and being next to Tesco had its advantages too!
The only real shame was the garden, which was so badly overgrown that it was unusable for the children. Literally a narrow pathway between all the shrubs and bushes meant that playing out there just wasn't an option. Again this was less of an issue in practice but it was just such a waste - the other houses next door show just how much can be made of the gardens. Great for a couple perhaps, but useless for a family.
Overall I would say it was a nice stay with everything that we needed and, apart from some minor maintenance here and there, it provides a good holiday home for a few days or so. Would we stay again? I think we would prefer somewhere with a bathroom on the same level and with better outside space to be honest, but they are really our own criticisms. This would, however, be absolutely perfect for a couple.
Garden shrubs now been trimmed to provide a lawned area for children to play. Two separate areas also accessible for BBQ on patio & shady area under the arbour to enjoy lazy days reading. A great place for all ages.
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