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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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 include a 42” HD TV in living room, bedroom TVs in most rooms, 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

Cheryl Razzell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 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. Please ask if your require a later check out, or earlier check in. Our guests are important to us and when possible we'll try to help, there's no harm in asking.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

As a family we cannot fault the cottage. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return. In fact my son does not want to live in our house anymore and asked if we can move into the cottage! X

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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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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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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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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
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holiday
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Weekend
14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late April
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Day
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Whitsun Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Happisburgh in North Norfolk & Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • NOTE: Both bathrooms are ensuite
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
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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