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Albion Cottage: A Victorian gem by the sea

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Happisburgh, Stalham - Quiet village location 10 minutes to the beach

Newly renovated 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. We offer a 15% discount, out of season, if just 2 people are staying.

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 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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

Speaks English

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
Dec 2014
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2 Reviews

4.5
based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

5

A Step Back in Time but Many steps forward in Quality and Uniqueness

  • 5 of 5

A holiday cottage with a difference, something special whether it be for a short break or longer. Tucked away in a historic corner of this unspoilt village a stone's throw to the beautiful beach and cliff walks - it is a step back in time yet tempered with enough modernity to ensure you want for nothing. Great for dog walking and the local Hill House Pub is fantastically friendly with great food and a big welcome mat for your dog. The cottage is beautifully and tastefully presented with period features, it is tremendously cosy and has a lovely courtyard garden - this is more than a holiday home - this cottage sets a very high bar!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Charming step back in time, with internet.

Had a very relaxing stay. Comfortable and interesting nik naks to look at. Nice touches, fresh flowers, scones on arrival. Good pub up the lane for meals and excellent beer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

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

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£392
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£570
for 6 nights
From
£95
£644
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£375
 
 
Valentines
10 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£189
for 3 nights
From
£63
£418
 
 
Late Winter
21 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£353
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£432
for 6 nights
From
£72
£479
 
 
Spring
17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£198
for 3 nights
From
£66
£439
 
 
May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£475
for 5 nights
From
£95
£632
 
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£579
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£684
for 6 nights
From
£114
£758
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£592
 
 
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£432
 
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
£534
for 6 nights
From
£89
£592
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£399
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£480
for 5 nights
From
£96
£638
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£162
for 3 nights
From
£54
£359
 
 
Valentines
9 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£426
 
 
Late Winter
20 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£162
for 3 nights
From
£54
£359
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£365
for 5 nights
From
£73
£485
 
 
Spring
16 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£201
for 3 nights
From
£67
£446
 
 
May Bank Holiday
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£480
for 5 nights
From
£96
£638
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
From
£88
£585
 
 
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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A shower room with walk-in shower, loo and washbasin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Conservatory: 2 arm chairs and small table

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