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Albion Cottage: A Victorian gem by the sea

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


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. Please note pet fee of £25 per pet per visit.

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

Liz Dixon
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

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


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


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


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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in Happisburgh

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A shower room with walk-in shower, loo and washbasin
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Conservatory: 2 arm chairs and small table


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average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Beautifully decorated, luxurious home from home

  • 4 of 5

We stay in holiday cottages regularly, so I have plenty of comparisons. This is by far the most attractive cottage we've stayed in, and extremely well stocked with everything you might need for a week away.

Things like teapots, lots of nice tableware, tablecloths, and herbs and spices in the kitchen makes such a difference to your stay.

The décor is fabulous. Often holiday cottages are full of the owner's cast-offs, with mismatched furniture and worn sofas. Not so here! It's delightful. Stuffed full of antiques and curios, and thoughtful touches like fairy lights in the conservatory, and candles everywhere to make the most of the quiet evenings.

The location is perfect, with a quiet road to the front, and a fairly private courtyard. The village has very little going on, so you will need a car to get about and visit other villages, or even to go shopping for groceries if you plan to cook for yourself each day. Talking of which: don't miss Burgers at the Beach, on Beach Road, about 5 minutes' walk from the cottage. Lovely people serving really tasty food for lunch, and homemade cakes to take back and enjoy with tea in the conservatory.

We were greeted with scones with jam and clotted cream, and the owner dropped by to say hello and suggested a few places to visit in the area.

We had a lovely break, and very much enjoyed staying at this gem of a cottage. Thanks very much to Liz for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend a stay at Albion cottage. It is a beautiful example of as it states a victorian gem with all the comforts of home. Liz provided a cream tea for when we arrived and popped in and provided a wealth of local knowledge. Would definitely highly recommend a stay and will be returning in the future. Thanks Liz

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place with period feel and everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, cosy and comfortable house. We enjoyed the fire and all the home comforts. Just around the corner from a great local pub and in a good location for visiting the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A step back in time

  • 4 of 5

When you enter this cottage you step back into the Victorian era, but with none of its discomforts

Meticulously decorated for the period, but with all the amenities you could want, and a lovely cream tea welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just amazing. Beautiful, comfortable, interesting. Fantastic place to Get Away from every day life.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. After a day out it's the perfect place to come back to. The open fire, the comfortable couch, warm bedrooms with the best bed ever. All beautifully decorated and interesting pictures. Plus well stocked bookshelves. Couldn't ask for anything else.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow just amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a really special time, we cannot fault anything, the owners are

Very welcoming really care about the beautiful house. You will not be disappointed with this lovely stay..

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
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


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


Car recommended but the village does have a bus service


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.


Prices & Availability

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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.