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4 Bed Thatched Cottage with all mod cons Norfolk Broads and Coast

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Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Child Friendly, Sleeps 6 adults 2 children, 4 Beds, 2 ensuites, 500m from Sea

Church Farm Cottage is exactly what you would expect from a beautiful characterful thatched cottage. It is a short walk to the cliff 500m as the crow flies, and very close to lovely walks on the cliffs and beach, and a short drive to other beaches and amenities including the Norfolk Broads.

The cottage is warm and comfortable with all you should need for your stay and has a recently installed oil fired boiler central heating system and wood burning stove in the inglenook in the living room. The house is recently and sympathetically decorated and furnished, to a high standard, and is nestled in the quiet village of Happisburgh (pronounced "Haysbro").

Facilities include new comfortable beds, mattresses, sofas and chairs. High speed WiFi, Satellite TV, Blueray and DVD players, a DVD collection. The kitchen is fully equipped including a Nespresso coffee machine, oven, toaster, microwave dishwasher and washer dryer.

We professionally clean after every visit to a high standard, and we also provide a small welcome pack for all our guests who book for a week.

The village has a welcoming local pub, shop, coffee shop and carvery, an excellent walking beach with an iconic lighthouse and tea hut. At the other end of the beach is a very nice cafe, a welcome reward after a relaxing stroll.

We believe the cottage is a fine example of a traditional Thatched farm workers cottage. The build date is given as 1792 but some of the features identified in the adjoining grade ii listed Church Farm house are believed to be earlier. Internally exposed boards and beams, and a large Inglenook fireplace add to the character. It has 4 bedrooms including 3 doubles and a bunk room, with 2 en-suite bathrooms, and an enclosed back garden, with a courtyard area and seating to the front.

Anyone with an interest in art maybe intrigued to know that famous sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth stayed at the farm in the summers of 1930-31, drawn by iron stones from Happisburgh beach and were perhaps inspired by the holed flint stones also found there, a theme seen in some of their work.

We have tried to build upon the previous owners efforts and sympathetically furnish and equip the house, making small modifications to make it more suitable for holidaying. Other features not so far mentioned are a 42” HD TV in living room, bedroom TVs, and the Kitchen which now features a large 8 seater traditional dining table. The house has a brand new efficient oil boiler fired central heating and modern Nest thermostat.

We also try to reasonably cater for various needs of our guests so please tell us these in advance of when you book. You can email us direct via the contact details in our handbook, which is also useful if you want to come back a second time and get discounts. You should also call us a day or more before you arrange access. We can provide on request: a travel cot, high chair, and fitted removable stair gate, as well as a second pressure gate for the bottom of the stairs if needed. We also have a sympathetically decorated kids bunk room. Although both are big enough for adults, we prefer no more than 6 adults at one time from a wear and tear, and comfort perspective.

There is a local park with cricket, bowls and football clubs/pitches/clubhouse, and a play area, all a short walk away. There is also a bigger play park near the beach and lighthouse with swings, zip wire, etc. Please enquire for special access requirements two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, and of course guide-dogs are welcome.

**Please note we try to keep our rates as competitive as possible. We are obliged to add on a cleaning fee for short stay (less than a week) with more than 1 couple sharing, to cover extra linen and cleaning**

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Cheryl Razzell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Cheryl Razzell

We live in Kent and recently bought Church Farm Cottage as a place for us to escape to, and are letting it out for the times we can't be there.

Cheryl Razzell purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Cheryl Razzell chose Happisburgh

Church Farm Cottage is a beautiful example of a traditional Thatched Norfolk Cottage built in the 1700s. We love the area and the peaceful and friendly village. There is so much to do locally and we love the beaches nearby. The Norfolk Broads aren't far and there's lots more to do as well.

What makes this cottage unique

We feel very few character cottages that we have seen offer the high level of comfort, facilities, as well as a really great location.

9 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, very well presented. Wonderful location and area great. Had wonderful week. So much bigger inside that you think. Everything you would want for relaxing week away. Lovely walks

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review we really try to make our guests stay as godd as possible so it's to get good feedback
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4

Very clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

We thought the cottage was very beautifully decorated and very well equipped, nice and clean and well maintained. Enough room for a family of 8 people. The only downside to the cottage was having to go through the bedrooms to the bathrooms and the parking for only one car. That said we had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed Norfolk as we always do.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful 18thC cottage in Happisburgh

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (3 adults & 2 children - incl disabled mother) were able to stay very comfortably in this beautiful cottage with our Cockerpoo. The cottage is very clean and tidy with all your home from home comforts (lovely jam & cake on arrival) . We especially enjoyed the Nespresso machine. We adhered to the strict parking as all private land. So, we were out most days as the weather was beautiful - places to see = 1. Happisburgh beach is a beautiful peace of Heaven, 2. Horsey for the Seals, 3. Cromer for Crabs & a 4. Wroxham boat ride on the broads. We will definitely be booking again in the future. Thank you Cheryl & Barnie, from The Johnsons (Buckinghamshire)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

pretty cottage in a lovely little village

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully presented thatched cottage. Very clean and well equipped (except for large cooking pots). Two ensuite bathrooms are equipped with showers, one also with bath. 7 of us stayed here very comfortably. 10 -15 minute walk to beach and lighthouse, 5 minute walk to village pub which serves decent food.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage we are so glad you had such a lovely stay!
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4

Relaxing stay in Happisburgh

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at this property for a week in July, had a very pleasant time. The cottage has wifi, Sky etc...and all modern amenities. The village is very quiet and has a pub and an historic church. The local beach though was a hidden gem we thought, lovely golden sand overlooked by the lighthouse, large car park with clean toilets and a quaint little burger shack just round the corner for drinks etc..the beach also had the added bonus of allowing dogs, though the usual culprits who don't clean up after theirs will probably put an end to this. Just along the coast is another exceptional stretch of beach in Mundesley, this has the added bonus of free parking as well. In fact there are lovely beaches all up the coast. No complaints at all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely feedback!
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5

Great little cottage in Happisburgh

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in a cold February at the thatched Church Farm Cottage. Although appearing small from the outside the property would have been quite spacious and cosy enough for 8 as advertised. (Remember the two bathrooms are en-suite off bedrooms). The cottage has been carefully and tastefully renovated and is in beautiful condition inside. It had everything needed with a fully equipped kitchen and all cutlery etc. The new boiler worked well and kept the cottage warm, with a wood burning stove to add any heat and fireside character necessary. The owners were helpful and patient on the end of the phone when we had problems with the boiler (problems which were entirely of our making). Thoroughly recommend this cottage.

The local area is full of character and has lots to see and do (lighthouse, beaches, seal colony on beach), but you have to search carefully for good restaurants close by.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Location

From the Owner

Church Farm Cottage is a beautiful example of a traditional Thatched Norfolk Cottage built in the 1700s. We love the area and the peaceful and friendly village. There is so much to do locally and we love the beaches nearby. The Norfolk Broads aren't far and there's lots more to do as well.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 22.1 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hill House pub at 500 Metres Nearest Train : North Walsham at 7.2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lighthouse Inn at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Happisburgh at 500 Metres Car: necessary

Happisburgh is well located to nearby swimming beaches and the Norfolk Broads, as well as the open country side and scenic rural expanses,with friendly villages pubs and market towns. Further afield are the other delights of North Norfolk, and of course Norwich itself. See our handbook for more information.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Jan-Feb-09 '17
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
From
£95
£606
 
 
Feb Half Term '17
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£656
for 7 nights
£656
 
 
Feb-April
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
From
£95
 
 
Easter Holiday
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,056
for 7 nights
£1,056
 
 
Easter Weekend
14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£956
for 3 nights
From
£300
 
 
Late April
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
From
£95
 
 
May Day
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£431
for 3 nights
From
£125
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£110
£806
 
 
Whitsun Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,156
for 7 nights
£1,156
 
 
June
5 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£485
for 3 nights
£1,056
 
 
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£416
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£896
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £56
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £50

We aim to provide the highest standard of holiday cottage accommodation available to make your stay as nice as possible in a lovely historic cottage, with a high level of comfort and facilities. Your appreciation of that through taking care during your stay is vital and very much appreciated.

Our Thatched roof insurance requires we not allow smoking or candles on the property

We have one space for parking and unloading, if you have more than one vehicle you may park on the verge by the field not blocking the farm track while you unload a second vehicle - the driveway to our space is owned by our neighbour and they insist no one stops to unload there.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We feel very few character cottages that we have seen offer the high level of comfort, facilities, as well as a really great location.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • NOTE: Both bathrooms are ensuite

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds 3ft
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Ensuite bathroom
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 have ensuite bathrooms Sleep 6 adults and 2 children

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • VERY IMPORTANT: Please read the first section of our handbook before departing, and find us online at Church Farm Cottage Norfolk dot com. The Cottage is typical of many Norfolk properties located in a quirky but peaceful courtyard that once formed part of a Farm. We want you to enjoy your stay but we also need you to follow some very simple rules, and respect the wishes of our neighbours. *No smoking or candles anywhere on the grounds *No Parking or Unloading on the shared driveway for any reason. It is our neighbours land and we only have right of way over it. Other Notes: *The cottage is only accessible from the rear, via the farm track, and not via the Farm House entrance on Blacksmith's Lane. *There is a RECREATION AREA, next to the bowling green for kids to play. Please do not allow your children or dogs to play on our neighbours lawn area, likewise outside of our section of the front courtyard. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy your stay if you choose to boo

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