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Stylish Cottages in Rural Garden Setting near the sea. Family and pet friendly. - Martin's Nest (sleeps 2 + child)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Martin's Nest (sleeps 2 + child)

Martin's Nest, offers stylish, comfortable studio accommodation for two people. (The sofa bed in the living area can be used for an additional child/adult). A well behaved dog is welcomed. There is a superb tiled wet room and separate kitchen which is well equipped with electric hob/oven/microwave. Washing and ironing facilities are available in the shared laundry room. The kitchen's gingham curtains and decor have a nostalgic charm while still providing all the requirements of modern living. The sleeping area has been cleverly created and the double bed is screened from the living space. In the comfortable living area are books and board games, as well as Freeview TV, DVD and iPod dock. There is a double sofa bed and an additional table for meals overlooking the garden. French doors lead outside to seating under an ivy clad pergola with views across the garden and surrounding fields. There is ample parking and bicycle storage on site. A welcome tray is provided for your arrival.

About the property

Big Sky

Big Sky and Martin's Nest are housed side by side in a converted wash house and annexe. Ladybird provides adjoining new studio accommodation.The properties are stylish and comfortable. Big Sky, is perfect for families. It sleeps 4 + people in flexible accommodation. It is a light, airy, open plan property containing a mezzanine sleeping gallery with balcony. At ground level are two built in adult size bunk beds, a spacious living/ dining area, wet room and garden room ( with day bed ) leading to an enclosed decked terrace. Martin's Nest and Ladybird provide well equipped studio accommodation - just right for 2. The tranquil location is ideal for walking, bird watching, fishing and sailing on the Norfolk Broads or just lazing on the nearby quiet, sandy beaches of Winterton, a safe 15 min walk using the bridle path adjacent to the garden. Gt. Yarmouth, the medieval city of Norwich, NT properties and many tourist attractions are only a short drive away. Our aim is to help you rest and relax under the big skies of Norfolk and we will prepare a tea tray ready for your arrival to welcome you. Our properties have flooring suitable for dogs and we welcome well behaved pets in Big Sky and Martin's Nest. Big Sky has a gated decked terrace leading to the shared large enclosed grassed garden area - ideal for guests with a pet or young child.

Diane Le Grice
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Diane Le Grice

The White House has been my family home since 1979. Since retiring from nursery education I decided to convert the wash house and annexe adjacent to the house into unique holiday homes in order that others might enjoy the birds, wildlife, peace and tranquility of the Norfolk countryside and nearby unspoilt beaches. My family are grown up now, but still can't wait to get back to East Somerton and revisit familiar haunts, especially winter walks to see the seals on Horsey beach, with a pub lunch to follow. I manage the lettings myself and take pride in what we have to offer. I love to welcome visitors to this area of Norfolk and am happy to provide any help or information you might need to ensure you have the best possible time while you are here.

Diane Le Grice purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Diane Le Grice chose Norfolk & The Broads

We love the peace and tranquility of the Norfolk countryside and it's coast. Here we have the best of both worlds. The house and adjoining holiday cottages are set amongst fields, yet the village of Winterton-on-Sea with it's well known dog friendly pub, beach cafe, P.O, fish and chip shop and wide sandy beach is only a ten minute walk along the bridle path that runs beside the garden. As a family we enjoy the fact that the beach, bird-watching, walks and cycling trails are on our doorstep. Although our home and holiday cottages are situated in an idyllic rural location, Norwich, National Trust properties, The Broads, tourist attractions and countless pretty Norfolk villages are easily reached by car.

What makes this cottage unique

The adjacent holiday cottages overlook a SSSI where many native and migratory birds can be seen - ideal for bird watchers and walkers. All have their own entrance and outside terrace as well as access to the large shared garden. Martin's Nest and Ladybird both sleep 2 and offer brilliantly designed studio accommodation all on one level. Big Sky sleeps 4 + and is light, airy and spacious. The large open plan area has comfortable dining/seating for 6. Two bunk beds, a garden room with day bed and a mezzanine sleeping gallery with queen size double bed offer flexible accommodation to suit a family or a group of friends. All properties are stylish and comfortable. There is ample room for parking and secure bicycle storage. A small child's ready bed, a travel cot and high chair are available free on request and a welcome tray is provided for guests on arrival.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact us via email/telephone to confirm availability. We will be pleased to answer queries and discuss any particular requirements. When availability is confirmed a 25% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before your holiday begins. The full amount is payable for bookings made within 6 weeks of the holiday start date.
Discount for late availability bookings.
If you have to cancel your booking your deposit is forfeited unless we can re-book.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeovers. Shorter lets possible. Try us for late notice bookings, min 2 nights. On departure we ask that guests leave by 10.30am with arrivals after 3pm. Please contact us if you have different requirements and we will do our best to help.

Notes on prices:
We welcome guests all year round. Short breaks available out of season. Prices shown are for 7 day rental Saturday to Saturday, except for Ladybird which is available at a nightly rate ( min 2 nights ).
Reduced rentals offered for booking 2 properties for the same period and longer rentals in low season.
Rental rates include gas, electricity, central heating, towels, bedroom and kitchen linen.
A well behaved dog is welcomed at £15 per pet stay. Maximum of 2 dogs in total on site.


Accommodation and facilities for Martin's Nest (sleeps 2 + child)in Great Yarmouth in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Big Sky:Mezzanine gallery with king size bed, a double sofa bed plus single day bed and trundle bed. Next to the wet room are two adult size curtained bunk beds. The fitted kitchen/dining area contains gas hob/oven/fridge/microwave and dining area with crockery/glasses etc. for 6. The beautifully presented living area with seating for 6, opens into the garden room with French doors to the enclosed decked terrace. Martin's Nest: Studio accommodation, screened double bed plus additional sofa bed in living area. Separate fitted kitchen and wet room. Ladybird: sunny studio accommodation with king size bed, sitting area, kitchenette and shower room. All properties have Freeview TV/ DVD/iPod Dock/boosted wifi/hair dryer/ books and games. All heating, electricity, towels and bedding included. Properties are cleaned at changeover and guests have access to a Laundry room. Well behaved dogs welcomed ( max 2 on site). Strictly non smoking. Discount for booking more than one property. Outside: Big Sky, Martin's Nest and Ladybird, all have feature French doors that open to the garden with views across fields to the Norfolk coastline. Each property has it's own outside area with garden furniture. There is an extensive shared garden with lots of space for children to play. Outside storage contains Weber Charcoal BBQ's, deckchairs and sun loungers plus children's toys for use in the large sand pit. Additional seating and a pergola are placed where guests are able to make the most of the idyllic garden location. Big Sky has a bedroom balcony offering sunrise views across marshes, fields and woodland. Ladybird, our new studio accomodation, also has a large south facing window which overlooks the landscaped front of house garden.The sheltered courtyard entrance at the front of the properties faces west and is the ideal place in which to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the evening sun.

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


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Still amazing !!!!

  • 5 of 5

3rd Visit to Martin's Nest / Big Sky and still as wonderful as ever.

Lovely , luxurious , and relaxing in gorgeous surroundings.

Diane is a lovely warm and welcoming host , the little extras such as

Books and toys for the children make all the difference.

We don't ever want to leave , but will be back for our 4th visit soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo for your brilliant review. I am so glad you intend to visit again - it's like friends returning! I know your children enjoy the toys, big garden and the sand pit and I love to see the them playing in the garden while you have time to relax. I am planning to have more small bicycles and perhaps some scooters for them to use when exploring the country lanes next year. Hopefully see you in the near future, Diane
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martins nest

  • 5 of 5

we have had the most amazing time at Martins Nest. The weather was an added bonus which allowed us to spend some time relaxing in the lovely garden. Diane was so lovely and helpful. Great walks for the dog and lovely pubs for meals.Will certainly be back next year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you both and your very well behaved dog. Thank you for your kind comments, I am glad you had such a relaxing time. You were lucky enough to catch some of the wonderful September sunshine and I think Harvey the dog enjoyed the big garden too. I look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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Ideal Break Away

  • 5 of 5

This was just what we needed - a lovely break in the countryside with plenty of walks as well as a 15 minute walk (down a bridle path) to the beach ..... ideal for us all.

Martin's Nest has everything you would need; a home from home but a lot more relaxing. We didn't want for anything - thank you Diane!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda and Bob, good to know Zak the dog appreciated the local walks and that you both were able to relax and enjoy your stay in Martin's Nest. Hope to see you again, Diane
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perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to get away and explore. Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. The outside area is fantastic, perfect for children and dogs.

The location is lovely, on the edge of a small village with just a stones throw to the beach.

Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in Martin's Nest. I look forward to welcoming you on your next stay. Diane
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

One word describes Martins Nest......Perfect.....Will definately recommend to people....actually already have and also my relatives who stayed as well have done so!!!Would love to come back and rent both places sometime...will have a work out how and when if possible....many thanks to Dianne.....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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