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Lighthouse Keepers Cottage Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Lighthouse Keepers Cottage

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

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

Further details

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.

Further details indoors

After coming through the garden gate you enter the private garden with the original water pump.

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

Further details

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.

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.

Location description from owner

The East Anglia 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

Happisburgh

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 awayAuctions nearby weeklyRegular boot sales and craft fairsNearby fish and chip shops , cafes and pub restaurants

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Kim D
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
23 Jun 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Dec 2011. Located in Norfolk, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £945.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jun 2016.

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“beautiful cottage”

Reviewed 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.

“peaceful, delightful, unusual, unique, a must-do!”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

Wonderful week. Weather stunning. This place is a little piece of heaven. Great day trips to Cromer (for the parade and Carnival including the Red) Arrows, Great Yarmouth (seaside tackiness at its best - Miniature World great fun) Bickling Hall and Felbrigg both excellent National Trust Properties. Lovely evening meal at the local pub too. Good cycling around as well. We'd love to come back! The lighthouse is only open on Sundays 11-4 so make sure you are there for a visit. Great views and great story to go with it. Lovely welcome too - nice friendly touches (lovely bottle of wine etc - thanks guys!)

“Quirky, pretty, cute, quaint, perfect!!!”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2012

We stayed at the cottage as a group of 6. On arrival, the first thing you notice is the amazing, well maintained Lighthouse, and then the 360 degree panorama. The cottage has three spacious bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, and a fantastic lounge with lots of space, and games provided. In the mornings we enjoyed breakfast on the ample decking overlooking the sea, and enjoyed a lovely BBQ (provided) on sat evening as the sunset over fields of barley :) (so pretty)!!! The cottage is a 5 minute walk to the sea where we enjoyed a bracing morning swim, and a game of volleyball! The cottage, the setting, and the atmosphere were all perfect! The Hill House pub in the village was also well worth a visit! We will definitely be going back, and have already sent friends the information!

“Lovely quaint cottage in peaceful location”

Reviewed 16 May 2012

We had a lovely weekend stay at the lighthouse keepers cottage. The cottage was perfect for us - spacious, well equiped and in a tranquil setting. The cottage had everything we needed from kitchen equipment to games and a wii computer console! We were extremely lucky to have warm sunny weather, we had a lovely walk on Happisburgh beach and around the village. The welcome gifts of wine, bread and milk were appreciated and Kim was easily contactable during the booking process. Thank you for a lovely stay.

“A unique cottage in a fantastic location”

Reviewed 11 May 2012

We had a fantastic holiday at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage. The property is very unusual being not only attached to a lighthouse but with an interesting layout. Location was great with plenty to do for the kids (3&5), crabbing on Cromer pier was a highlight. The photographs on the website don't do the property justice it's amazing. One of the best holidays we have had.

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