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Albion Cottage: A Victorian gem by the sea

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Happisburgh, Stalham - Quiet village location 10 minutes to the beach

Pet friendly period cottage in the heart of Happisburgh, with its iconic lighthouse, on the Norfolk coast. Albion Cottage is situated just outside the church gates in the centre of the village on a very quiet lane. Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this charming, elegant cottage is ideally located just 10 minuets from a glorious sandy beach. It is located adjacent to the owners' home in one of Norfolk's most picturesque coastal villages.

The cottage has a drawing room which features a handsome open fire, a dining room with a cosy log burner, a conservatory and a chiming courtyard garden. The decoration throughout is heaven with its William Morris wallpapers and coverings and fine pieces of victorian furniture.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms which sleep 3 adults and a baby/toddler or 2 adults with 2 children and a baby/toddler or 4 adults (1 adult in a bed settee in the living room). We welcome pets - up to 2 large dogs, 3 medium or small dogs, 2 cats and any pet in a cage - and charge £25 per dog or cat per visit

The village itself is now famous for the oldest evidence of human activity outside of Africa with footprints discovered on the beach to be over 900,000 years old.

The cosy local pub, within 50 meters of the cottage, echoes the local connection with 'Sherlock Holmes' author Arthur Conan Doyle who visited many times and wrote one of his books here.

If you have a larger party this property can be booked in conjunction with The Gig House at a special rate.

More Details

Owner
Liz Dixon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Liz Dixon

I am a freelance Graphic Designer who loves all things typographic, Victorian and Norfolk.

Liz Dixon purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Liz Dixon chose Norwich

Happisburgh is the village I live in and is one of the most interesting places in Norfolk from it's iconic lighthouse, its crumbling cliffs to the earliest evidence human footprints outside of Africa, it constantly surprises!

What makes this cottage unique

I feel that Albion Cottage has a unique interior - I am certain that you will not find another cottage with a similar wealth of William Morris patterns and Victorian furniture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Peter

Lovely cottage in the heart of a lovely, peaceful Norfolk village. On a small quiet road the Victorian themed cottage is next door but one to the ancient St Mary's church. The cottage itself is fully and completely equipped with everything you may need. Two tvs, several radios, a kitchen with modern appliances, and a newly installed bathroom complete the experience. The owner, Liz, is welcoming and friendly. The village offers cliff top, beach and countryside walks. No light pollution - an extremely peaceful location. Highly recommended.

December 2014



Derek

The cottage was just as we'd imagined from the photographs - atmospherically decorated, well appointed and cosy. It feels a bit like stepping back in time, but with all mod cons included. I'm sure it'd be great in winter with a fire on the go and candles lighting the room. Albion Cottage is right next to Happisburgh's beautiful church, and a short distance from the beach damatically covered in erosion breakers. We found good walks and eating places not too far from the village.

Anyone supplying a (lovely) complimentary clotted cream tea on arrival gets my vote, and Liz was very welcoming, giving us our info and letting us know she would be on hand if needed (plus a pint of milk). Fantasic place.

September 2014



Kate

A charming Victorian cottage in a lovely village with a dog friendly local just a minute away and a great beach 10 minutes away. Liz was a very good host and has taken great care in ensuring a home from home with kitchen essentials, bathroom luxuries and a great finish on this cute cottage.

August 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in South Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A shower room with walk-in shower, loo and washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms + sofa bed, + cot Notes on bedrooms: Front bedroom: double bed with room for the travel cot. Back Bedroom: single bed with an extra pull out child's bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Conservatory: 2 arm chairs and small table

Reviews

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Relaxing holidays

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, great location and had everything you could possibly wish for.

We were greeted by fresh scones and Jam and a lovely vase of fresh flowers.

A 5 minute walk to the beach and the costal path, you can walk miles along empty beaches even in August!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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5

Clean, comfortable , well equipped, beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful clean and well equipped country cottage . We had a fabulous holiday and will be back very soon. A hidden gem .

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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A very pretty cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had everything we needed and more it was amazing. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather and spent a lot of time in the pretty cottage garden where you could smell the lovely fragrances of the flowers. We will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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home from home

  • 5 of 5

beautiful cottage everything you would need on holiday was in the house and garden our dog was also made to feel at home . Lovely welcome by Liz home made scones with jam and cream on table pint of milk in fridge. 5 to 10 minute walk to beach and the local pub 2 minutes away. the house was in between Cromer and Great Yarmouth so ideal location to visit

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Beautiful cottage in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Albion Cottage so far this year. The cottage very pretty and thoughtfully furnished in a Victorian style, with interesting details and a good collection of books. It also has the modern comforts of a DAB radio and good quality appliances. The patio garden is a real suntrap and, if the weather is not warm, there is a bright conservatory to sit in. We had a lovely cream tea to welcome us, and the cottage is well equipped with basics like tea bags, tea towels, spare toiletries etc. Liz, the owner, popped round to say hello, and is on hand if you need her.

Happisburgh is an attractive, friendly village. The pub is only two minutes away, and very welcoming. The area has lots to commend it: the Vicarage Gardens in nearby East Ruston are worth a visit, and the beach is a good walk if you have dogs.

We really enjoyed our stay here, and will return at some point.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a very peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

Albion Cottage is well equipped and the owners are very welcoming, home made scones a particularly nice touch. The cottage is perfectly located in the village, just a few minutes stroll to the local pub, which serves good food and about 10 minutes walk to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Norwich
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Hill House Pub
Nearest Train
7 Miles
North Walsham
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Hill House Pub
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Happisburgh

Coast/Beach:

10 minutes walk to the large sandy beach or 2 minutes drive to the cliff top car park which has toilets and picnic tables

Travel:

Car recommended but the village does have a bus service

Distances:

Sea Palling: Very small resort with jet skis and sea side cafe, 10 minutes

Mundesley: Small resort with cafes, tearooms, pubs, crazy golf, golf course 12 minutes

Stalham: Town with small Tesco, a high street, pubs, cafes, Museum of the Broads

North Walsham: Town with Waitrose, Sainsburys and Lidl, market place with a Thursday market, pubs, cafes, small department store

Further Details:

Village has a pub and coffee shop 1 minute away and a small village store / post office for essentials.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Norwich, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
£419
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£101
£670
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£377
 
 
Valentines
9 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£447
 
 
Late Winter
20 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£377
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£385
for 5 nights
From
£77
£509
 
 
Spring
16 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£468
 
 
May Bank Holiday
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£101
£670
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£614
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£726
for 6 nights
From
£121
£805
 
 
Late Sumer
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£570
for 6 nights
From
£95
£632
 
 
Early Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£466
 
 
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
£570
for 6 nights
From
£95
£632
 
 
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£426
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£505
for 5 nights
From
£101
£672
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£384
 
 
Valentines
8 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£454
 
 
Late Winter
18 Feb 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£174
for 3 nights
From
£58
£384
 
 
Easter
13 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
£474
for 6 nights
From
£79
£509
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
£475
 
 
May Bank Holiday
25 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
6 night minimum stay
£618
for 6 nights
From
£103
£685
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
From
£88
£585
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
If your booking is less than 4 weeks away we will require the full amount to confirm your booking.

For bookings more than 4 weeks away we require a 25% deposit at time of booking and the balance 4 weeks before your holiday starts.

We charge an extra £25 for each dog to cover the cost of cleaning.

A basket of logs and a scuttle of coal is included in price, extra baskets/scuttles £6

Changeover Day:
Week bookings start on a Saturday and short breaks start on a Monday or Friday. We do not accept short breaks at peak times. Out of season we can be more flexible with length of stay and start day. Arrival time is 4pm and departing time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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