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Country Cottage Set In The Rural Village Of Hickling



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Cottage in Hickling, Norfolk Broads, England - Walking Distance From Hickling Broad, 2 Local Pubs And The Hickling Nature Reserve.

Our cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Broads or as a quiet escape to unwind. The cottage is walking distance from Hickling Broad, 2 local pubs and the Hickling Nature Reserve and the quiet lanes and pathways are perfect for cycling and walking. The cottage, pubs and local beaches are family and dog friendly. We welcome well behaved dogs and have a safe enclosed garden to the front of the property. The cottage is homely and comfortable combining old with modern day comforts including underfloor heating.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Goleby's Cottage is owned by Sean and Annie.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a perfect, comfortable, inviting, quaint cottage set in a beautiful village amongst the Broads. There is absolutely everything you could possibly need to make this cottage what it is, exceptional!

We have stayed in many cottages across the country for Christmas but Goleby's cottage is by far, the best. The owners (who were most helpful throughout, providing lots of information about everything in the area) had very kindly laid on little Christmas presents for us and our dog and decorated the cottage beautifully, the roaring fire and underfloor heating made it just that little bit more special too. The local pub (Greyhound) about 100m away was also very welcoming and a traditional country pub with great staff and food. We will be returning to the cottage this year hopefully and can not wait to get back there.

Angie P Welling UK

Due to having family in Norwich and also loving Norfolk we have had many visits to Nelsons county.This is the only cottage we would want to return to. Golebys is very tranquil and peaceful which allowed us to completely unwind over our 2 week stay.Because of the location we were able to pop to local beaches for dog walks as well as Broadland walks.We were also able to visit Norwich frequently to see my family and watch my beloved Norwich City.We also took in Blakeney,Cromer and Southwold.After long days out walking it was wonderful to return to by far the best equipped cottage we have stayed in .The attention to detail was second to none. We would like to thank Annie and Sean for their hospitality and also helpful communications both before and during our stay.

Dunstone C Devon UK

Golby's cottage was the perfect location for exploring the Broads and beyond. We were able to come back and relax and enjoy the comforts of the cottage after a day out. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped with everything you need for a self catering break, but also with some excellent extras such as iPod decks and WiFi. The owners Annie and Sean have clearly thought through everything to make it a relaxing stay, including a welcome pack for us and our wee dog! They really went the extra mile. We would thoroughly recommend Golby's and Hickling and we hope to return again.

FDC Dundee UK
Jan 2015
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From the Owner

The first time we saw the village of Hickling and the cottage we fell in love with it. The locals are warm and welcoming and the broads, beaches and wildlife re-charge you.

Activity and Interests


Close to the Norfolk Broads and the Norfolk coast. Less than 10 minutes drive to the nearest beach of Sea Palling, just 3 miles away. Beautiful stretches of golden sand, family and dog friendly. A seal colony can be seen at Horsey just 16 minutes drive around Hickling Broad.


A car is recommended to explore the area but not essential due to the local bus service.


Essentials can be purchased in a local pub and Stalham is 2.5 miles with its high street shops, butchers, takeaways and a Tesco store.

Further Details:

Hickling Broad is the largest of the broads which can be explored by boat or pathways. The Nature Reserve run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust provides the perfect location for bird watching. Birds you can expect to see are the common crane, bittern, march harrier, bearded tit, cetti's warbler, barn owls and king fisher. The reserve is also home to the chinese water deer, red deer, otters and local specialities - the swallow tail butterfly and Norfolk hawker dragonfly.

Other local activities include horse riding in the village, cycling, walking and fishing.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Welcome
5 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year Magic
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Welcome
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Adventure
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Almost Summer
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Fun
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Fun
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please refer to the booking calendar for availability.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday from April to November. Flexible where possible between November and March.

A deposit of £100.00 will secure a booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before your stay. If booking within the 8 weeks, full payment is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Goleby's Cottage is set back from the lane and has an enclosed garden to welcome you. Over the last 8 years we have renovated the cottage to create a home from home for our guests.The cottage is cool in Summer and cosy in Winter with the under floor heating and log burner. Each year we have added new planting to the garden and enjoyed the resident birdlife bringing up their families. Just a 2 minute stroll, The Greyhound pub welcomes all, including children and dogs. They serve a range of food and local ales. A 15 minute stroll will take you to Hickling Broad, the largest of the broads. You will also pass the Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve with a wealth of wildlife. The Pleasure Boat Inn provides great views over the broad and has a small shop for provisions.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and wc


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with an antique victorian brass and iron double bed, radio with iPod docking station Bedroom 2 with twin beds, small TV/DVD player and iPod docking station


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Fully enclosed cottage garden, with furnished patio, garden bench and barbecue. Area for bicycles and cover provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels, bedding and tea towels are provided. The cottage is cleaned and prepared for each stay.

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