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Albion Cottage: A Victorian gem by the sea

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Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Liz Dixon
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 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 Happisburgh

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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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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4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

5

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: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just the job; peaceful retreat on the wild Norfolk coast

  • 5 of 5

Despite the efforts of Storm Doris to blow us and most of the UK off the map, we had a lovely restful few days at Albion Cottage with our dogs. Beautifully equipped and very cosy; we enjoyed the homely atmosphere created by the superb decor and fittings.

Thanks very much for a much needed break away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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4

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
5 night minimum stay
£380
for 5 nights
From
£76
£503
 
 
Spring
17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£461
 
 
May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£664
 
 
Early Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£273
for 3 nights
From
£91
£608
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£720
for 6 nights
From
£120
£796
 
 
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
From
£93
£622
 
 
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
£454
 
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
£558
for 6 nights
From
£93
£622
 
 
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
 
 
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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