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Cottage Style Within A Modern “coastal” Themed Property With Log Burner

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Heacham, Nr. Hunstanton, North Norfolk - Central Village Location/Amenities, 20 Minutes Walk To Beach

Located in the heart of the village of Heacham, near the popular holiday resort of Hunstanton our cosy, full of character, modern 3 bedroom cottage with secure and private south facing garden, garage and parking space, provides the perfect setting to explore the west facing beaches of the stunning North Norfolk coastline recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether your interests are watching wildlife, walking and cycling or enjoying the unspoilt countryside and safe local beaches, Carpenter’s Cottage provides quality, comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Using contemporary furnishings throughout this recently refurnished property is caringly presented to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

The cosy sitting room, with its log burner, tv and free internet wifi service comfortably seats 5 adults. Whilst the well equipped kitchen/dining area fully supports all self catering needs. The two double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom are furnished with high quality beds, mattresses and bedding. Upstairs is also the family bathroom with a separate cloakroom on the ground floor. Towels and toiletries are provided for all guests.

A detailed personal service is provided throughout from initial enquiry through to arrival when you

will find a welcome basket of essentials including free range eggs from our own chickens.

More Details

Teresa Wicklen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2017

About Teresa Wicklen

We hope you love staying at our home from home cottage as much as we do! Whether we’re staying there with friends enjoying the cycling and coastal walks followed by a glass of wine relaxing in the sunny garden or cozied up by the log burner, or meeting up with our children and grandchildren who live close by, it gives us the ideal base to explore this wonderful part of England.



A 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk will take you to the safe sands of Heacham North beach and its promenade to Hunstanton to the north. Hunstanton boasts open sands and its famous red and white striped cliffs. To the south is Snettisham beach with its RSPB reserve. A short journey further round the coast takes you along the famous North Norfolk coastline with its coastal footpath, bird reserves, picturesque villages, harbours and market towns such as Burnham Market and Wells next the sea.


Whilst the use of a car is recommended to optimise the surrounding countryside and coastline there is an excellent bus service. The “Coast Hopper” operates throughout the year and shadows the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail from Hunstanton to Cromer. It’s easy to take the bus from the village, get off for a walk, and rejoin the bus further along the route. The Coast Hopper to Holme next the Sea gives access to the Peddars Way National Trail as it reaches the coast.


Village shops and businesses are within a 5 minute walk. King’s Lynn the nearest large market town and railway station is 12 miles. Whilst within 20 miles is Holkham with its breathtaking silver sands and Hall, Fakenham with its racecourse, and arguably Norfolk’s trendiest village Burnham Market. With too many to list just do a web search to find many North West Norfolk treasures to visit along its coastline which has some of the most unspoilt and stunning beaches you could ever wish to see!

Further Details:

Heacham village offers all amenities to support your stay, including an express supermarket (with cash machine) and 2 takeaway restaurants within 5 minutes walk of Carpenter’s Cottage. However, a 10 minute drive to Hunstanton the nearest town offers supermarkets, theatre, fairground, sea life centre, sport and leisure centre, shops, restaurants and takeaways, public houses, banks, tennis, bowls and croquet along with access to the beach and its facilities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Heacham in Heacham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Jack and Jill family bathroom to bedroom 1/landing. Bath with screen and shower mixer over, wc, handbasin. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and handbasin with mirror over. Quality toiletries and towels are provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table, day seat, wardrobe. Bedroom 2 double bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, space for travel cot. Bedroom 3 single bed and storage cupboard. All rooms have high quality mattresses and bedding
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property applies a non-smoking policy. A stair gate at top landing is provided as required. Outside: Optimise the secluded south facing garden using the available BBQ and wicker and wooden patio furniture with parasol. Flower boarders and an area of lawn ensure fresh and attractive surroundings. Enjoy the garden-fresh herbs and salad provided in the herb tub (subject to time of year), please just give them a water from the water butt, in return! An additional fridge/freezer is available in the garage if required, along with a supply of logs for the wood burner. The garage provides secure parking for a small size car and/or bicycles, buggy, golf clubs, etc. Adjacent to the garage, to the rear of the property, is an additional off-road private parking space. A linen line and prop is provided within the rear garden. The property fronts onto one of the main village roads providing easy access on foot or car to ample local and surrounding amenities. Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (plus 2 beach) are available along with tea-towels, table cloth and napkins. All bed linen and bedding is provided. The property is extensively cleaned and laundry renewed prior to the arrival of all new guests.


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Fabulous cottage in delightful seaside town

  • 5 of 5

We expected this to be beautiful cottage as the reviews are all so so good, but it exceeded our expectations, fabulously decorated in a seaside vintage style and with everything we could possibly need. Teresa was exceptionally friendly and welcoming and would not hesitate to recommend or stay again, thank you we had a lovely time visiting family and the local area.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little gem that's homely, clean and comfortable...

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Carpenters Cottage for a week with our two children aged 5 and 2. On reading the reviews for this property I booked our holiday and it met our expectations. Teresa was always prompt with her correspondence and made sure we'd have all that we would need, offering to put a stair gate at the top of the stairs and asking what we'd like in our welcome basket was a nice touch. She even sent us a list of things that we could do in the area.

On our arrival we were met personally and a caterpillar tunnel was in the garden ready for the children to play in and we were instantly made to feel at home. The welcome basket was appreciated including the homemade plum jam which was delicious.

The cottage and garden is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Towels and beach towels were provided for the whole family and there were even flannels for the children. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms were decorated tastefully. The children particularly liked their rooms as Teresa had clearly thought about which duvet cover they would like. The books and puzzles were also appreciated and the children settled quickly into their holiday home. The cottage had all the little things that make life easier with a family e.g. dishwasher tablets, cleaning products, enough toilet roll, shower gel etc. There is no microwave in the kitchen which we didn't miss at all but may be relevant if staying with a young baby for sterilising bottles or heating food. Our children slightly missed having a DVD player as our eldest had taken a few films to watch so this would be my only suggestion of things to include.

Tesco Express and a good fish and chip shop is less than a minutes walk away and there's also a park a 10 minute walk down the road which was handy. Heacham Beach is about a 25 minute walk away with young children. The property was an excellent base in which to explore the local area. Wells is one of our favourite beaches in Norfolk and is a a 30 minute drive away, it's a great place to crab fish too! Bircham Windmill is well worth a visit and our little ones enjoyed climbing it and making bread.

We would certainly highly recommend this cottage and would definately consider staying again. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Many thanks for providing such a generous and detailed feedback; it really is appreciated. We have taken up both your suggestions and now have a microwave and dvd player available. I also appreciated your views, when you checked in, when I shared with you our thoughts in respect to fully upgrading the bathroom this autumn to a shower room. I'll incorporate your suggestion that providing a baby bath would ensure that families would still find it convenient to visit even without a full size bath. We do feel the convenience of a shower cubicle will be more attractive and acceptable to our guests of all ages and hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you to our cottage (with remodelled bathroom!) again in the future.
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Lovely homely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this lovely cottage. There is everything you could ask for provided. The cottage is homely and cosy with good quality and comfortable furniture. Lots of information was provided prior to our stay by the owners and the Welcome Pack was a really nice touch. Our 8 year old loved his room and didn't want to go home. Its in such a good location - a short walk to the beach and local pubs offering great food and close drives of buses to some great places for days out like Sandringham and the West Norfolk Steam Railway.. Would recommend this as a fantastic base.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you all enjoyed our cottage and were happy to take the time to submit a review. The opportunity to welcome your '3-age group' family was great as you had the chance to discover that the local area has places to visit for all ages and interests. I'm pleased to hear that the third bedroom, which I prepare for an adult, little girl or little boy, ensured that your son was happy there. Meeting him was a real delight as he was so excited to be arriving for his holiday; I'm so glad he, and you all, had a lovely time!
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Ideal seaside retreat, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had stayed at Carpenters cottage. When we arrived at the cottage, Teresa, the owner showed us around and also left us a lovely welcome basket which was a nice touch. The cottage was well equipped with everything we should possibly need for our stay. It was emaculately clean and furnished to a very high standard, and the bed was just so comfortable.

The location was within walking distance of the beach and you can even walk along the wide walk/cycle way towards Hunstanton, where they have great fish and chips!

We found the bus service in this area to be very frequent and reliable especially important for anyone completing the coastal and pedders way path.

Teresa was very helpful throughout our booking and nothing was too much trouble for her. I would highly recommend this property as a home from home to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so pleased you and your husband enjoyed your 2 week stay at Carpenter’s Cottage. As you mention the 14 nights gave you lots of opportunity to enjoy our comfortable beds and I’m pleased to learn that the cottage was well equipped for your longer stay. As you mention the local area has an excellent bus service, ideal for returning back to a car or the cottage itself, from the many coastal walks. Being walkers yourselves it’s good to hear you were able to explore the area and enjoy some of the many attractions Heacham and its local area has to offer. The opportunity to greet our guests is very important to me in order to ensure they are well settled in. I try to ensure the welcome basket is always set up to provide items that our guests specifically like; I’m glad you enjoyed it. I do hope to be able to provide another such basket for a return visit to us.
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Excellent location and superbly furnished

  • 5 of 5

We had excellent communication with the owner, who even greeted us on arrival (we were left a lovely welcome basket too). The cottage is clean furnished to a high spec including the bed linen - always a nice touch. My little girl loved her bedroom. The enclosed garden was a sun trap and a perfect size for small children.

Heacham itself is an excellent location, but the cottage is right in the centre of the village, literally a minutes walk from Tesco. We normally do an online shop for a weeks holiday, but being so close to Tesco, in hindsight we didn't need to. There are also plenty of take aways in walking distance.

The surrounding area is brilliant for shoppers and beach lovers. We love Brancaster beach and shopping in the local areas from little villages such as Thornham and Brancaster Staithe to the town of Holt which we particularly love. Bradfields in Heacham village itself was also a nice suprise. Sandringham is worth a visit as is Norfolk Lavender which is within walking distance.

We would definitely visit this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Carpenter's Cottage and are particularly pleased your little girl was happy with her bedroom (happy children make happy holidays!). We would really enjoy welcoming you all back to visit again and next time we will have a beach hut available to use at our local North Beach 1 mile away from the cottage, which I am sure you and your little ones will love.
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What a fabulous little gem

  • 5 of 5

I came across Carpenters Cottage when I was searching for a weekend stay for my family attending a wedding in the area. What a great find this was. The cottage is less than 5 mins away from the venue at Heacham Manor which was a perfect location for us and the property was like a home from home. It is very well appointed, the owners have taken such care to provide everything you need and many more special touches to make your stay comfortable. The beds were lovely and comfortable and the linen fresh and clean. The garden and garden furniture again perfect. The welcome basket with fresh eggs, lovely coffee and wine was much appreciated. The customer service was great, the description and facilities were just as described and the email and phone contact with the owner was clear and easy. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you stay at Carpenter's Cottage as it gave us a special opportunity, in a small way, to help you enjoy your family wedding at Heacham Manor which is a lovely venue for such an occasion. I am very pleased you found the cottage to be so convenient to the Manor and that you all enjoyed our accommodation and facilities. I hope you will visit again to relive the memories of your special celebratory weekend.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Heacham, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100 non-refundable booking fee applies. Full payment along with a £100 breakages/damages bond (this will be returned within 7 days of leaving) is payable within 30 days of stay. If the booking is made within 30 days of stay full payment is required. All payments to be made by bank transfer, a receipt is then issued. Prices are inclusive of towels, bed linen, hot water, central heating and logs.

Changeover Day:
Guests are welcome Friday to Friday, Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday. However, some flexibility may be available upon request. Arrival is after 4.00 pm with departure by 12 noon.

Notes on prices:
Where minimum stays of 3 or 5 days are offered daily rates apply. Please contact for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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