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Cottage With Sea Views, Stiffkey, next to marsh, quiet rural private location

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Stiffkey, North Norfolk - 2 Minutes Max Walk To The Marsh, Sea views

Barn style semi detached cottage finished to a high standard.

4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 of the bedrooms & 1 bathroom are on the ground floor.

Large back garden and a lot of open space round about. Far reaching views. Very child friendly. There is a small wood 80 yards away that separates the land from the sea, then the National Trust owned marshes, access is free & un-restricted.

The very pretty & charming village is a short walk of about 10mins by footpath which runs past the back garden, with fields on both sides. This path accesses the village playing field.

Why stay in a noisy cramped B&B when you can stay here? A spacious cottage with large garden surrounded by fields. Access to the marsh couldn't be easier via a mown path.

More Details

Patrick Hickey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Patrick Hickey

The owner Patrick is married to Marelle and has 2 daughters Madeleine and Alexandra and one dog an English Springer Spaniel.

We live in Freckenham Suffolk so it does not take us long to get to Stiffkey. We go every weekend to ensure the cottage is up to standard. We do not just leave it for someone else..

Why Patrick Hickey chose Stiffkey

Mulberry Cottage was bought by my father in 1963 when the Anti Aircraft Training Camp was de-commissioned and sold. This building was part of the camp and was used as our family's holiday home so I have known it all my life. He gave this part to me in 2007 at which time it was renovated.

We all loved going there as children and now my family enjoy it. It is in an amazing location next to the marshes so we could just carry kayaks down to the creek and paddle off.

The cottage is down a private road together with 3 others. It is about 100 yards from the Stiffkey marshes accessed by a public path that runs past the back of the cottage. It is a very quiet peaceful location in sight of the marsh and the sea.

What makes this cottage unique

There is a large driveway with space for several cars.

The cottage offers comfortable accommodation on 2 floors with modern kitchen and bathrooms and all homely comforts. 4 bedrooms.

There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor which is ideal for those who find stairs a problem. This bathroom has a bath and a separate shower enclosure.

There is a large back garden enclosed with small mesh stock proof wire to keep children and dogs safe.

Veranda at the front providing outside covered space with lighting


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stiffkey in Stiffkey

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • First floor bathroom wc & double size shower tray. Ground floor bathroom full size bath, wc, separate shower cubicle, tiled floor. Bathrooms are modern and well appointed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor: master bedroom with king size bed, windows on 3 sides, to marsh and Blakeney. Large tv, small sofa. Bunk-bedroom view over fields towards Blakeney, tv Ground floor: double bedroom with door to verandah, bedroom with 2 single beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Semi-detached cottage The cottage has a proper modern central heating system that is included in the price. It has stripped pine floors with rugs, there are no fitted carpets except on the stairs. Outside: Graveled driveway with space for several cars. Front open garden adjoining a grassed field over which you can walk to the marsh. There is a veranda at the front facing West with a bench, chairs & table. Ideal for some covered outside time, afternoon tea or reading the paper. There are outside lights. The back garden is fairly large laid to lawn enclosed with a stock proof fence to keep children safe. There is a patio with wooden furniture outside the kitchen door. Hose pipe, useful for washing the mud of the children! Utility Room: Front loading washing machine. Small fridge intended for drinks cooling. Doors leading out to the front and back. Iron, ironing board & clothes horse. Washing line in garden. Linen is provided. You must take your own towels.


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Cottage With Sea Views, Stiffkey, next to marsh, quiet rural private location
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

It was great for our family holiday , good location, slight exaggeration to say sea views !

  • 4 of 5

6 adults and a toddler stayed for a week, great access to lovely beaches & towns , house was great layout & very warm

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Well appointed property, location excellent

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed my husbands 70th birthday with our grandchildren and family, my cocker spaniel loved the garden and we loved the fact it was 100% safe from running off. We would definitely return on another break in North Norfolk. The walks are amazing and it is very central to many places of interest within a short distance

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Four and a dog

  • 5 of 5

Great location . Plenty of space . Warm and comfortable

We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Perfect place for peace and quiet and to get away from the pressures of the rat race

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property and very accurate description. Furnished to a high specification and the owner has not skimped on the quality of the items in the house. Everything worked as it should and the house was very warm.

Beautiful location and literally a stone's throw to walk over the bank to the sea. Also only a short walk to the village store in Stiffkey which sells very nice freshly made croissants every day. (as well as various other items)

Owner was very quick to respond to any queries and a pleasure to deal with.

One of the best properties I have stayed in for a long while. Will try to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Red Lion
Car: necessary


The marsh is a couple of minutes walk away from the cottage, after the marsh are the saltings, a huge expanse of sand then the sea. For those wanting a closer beach Wells (3m) and Holkham (5m) have very good ones especially Holkam. There is beach fishing at Cley. 'Crabbing' is popular with children in the creeks. It is very easy to catch small green crabs (inedible) in the creeks with a piece of bacon rind as bait. They get put back afterwards. It is easy to catch shrimp with a net on the marsh.

There are lovely walks to be had along the coastal path which is close to the cottage as it runs along the top of the marsh. Weybourne to Cromer is a great walk along the sand cliffs.


A car or motorbike is best way to make the most of the area but I would recommend taking bicycles if you can.


The village has a good freehouse pub & PO/cafe this can be walked to by the path running by the back of the cottage 10mins. There are several large houses / stately homes in the area like Holkham Hall (5m), Felbrigg Hall (15m) & Sandringham (20m). Georgian town of Holt is 10m away. Morston (3m) Blakeney (4m) can get a boat to Blakeney Point & see the seals. Hire a dingy for sailing. If you have your own boat it can be launched from Blakeney slipway for free.

Several good pubs & restaurants, Wiveton Bell, Morston Anchor, Morston Hall.

There is the Holy Shrine at Little Walsingham.

The Greek Orthodox chapel at Great Walsingham.

Muckleburgh Collection at the former Anti Aircraft Training Camp at Weybourne. WW2 museum.

Sea life aquarium at Hunstanton.

Further Details:

Major supermkts deliver & plenty of shops about in Wells and late night store in Wells & Blakeney. There is plenty to see & do all year round on this remote part of the North Norfolk coast ideal for 'getting away from it all'. The Red Lion is the 16 century freehouse Stiffkey village pub is a charming Norfolk hostelry with its inglenook fireplace, beams & red pamment floor, serves good pub food & a selection of real ales. This is child & dog friendly.

There are lots of places to eat & drink to suit all budgets. From high end dining at Morston Hall, Blakeney Hotel, The Crown Hotel Wells, The Host Arms Burnham Mrkt. The King's Head Leatheringsett, The Honeybell Hunworth to fish & chips on Wells Quay. There are lots of tea rooms and pubs in the area.

There are lots of public footpaths in the area as well as the coast path. The coastal hopper runs a frequent service so you can walk a long way then get the bus back.

Why stay in a cramped B&B when you can rent a spacious cottage with a sea view and garden.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stiffkey, East of England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
50% deposit on booking with the balance payable 3 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment can be made by Cheque, BACS or Paypal.

BACs payments are to my personal UK bank account which is in my own name not someone else's so if you have any doubts then telephone me. It is my cottage, I am the one who is paid. Don't be conned.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Weekend lets are available out of season for £400 for 3 nights..

£10 per dog

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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