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Ideally Located Period Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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About the property

Cottage in Sheringham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, England - Two Minutes' Walk To The Beach, Shops, Pubs, Restaurants And Coastal Path, Off-Road Parking

Old Schoolyard Cottage is a charming brick and flint period cottage with a character all of it's own. The cottage sleeps a maximum of four people in two well-proportioned bedrooms. Downstairs, the dining room linking the lounge and kitchen and gives ample space for families to spread out. The cottage is ideally situated being a few moments' walk from the beach and High Street, making daily trips to the local shops a pleasure and yet within minutes you can be on the coastal path or on the cliffs high above the town. There is off-road parking for one car, on the concrete pad in front of the cottage and a long-stay car park 100 meters up Cliff Road for additional vehicles or visitors. Electricity is included and WiFi is available. Linen is provided but guests are asked to bring their own towels. Hot water is provided by immersion heater and a small additional charge is made for the storage heating. The cottage has fitted carpets throughout, except for the bathroom and kitchen, and UPVC double glazing. The tourist information folders are updated each year and a selection of books, DVDs and board games is available. The rear porch area houses a spin drier, freezer, beach chairs and a windbreak but is also suitable for storing bikes etc. We regret we are not able to accept pets. Short breaks are not available in July/August.

Jane Fisher
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Jane Fisher

My husband, John, and I live in Norwich. John is a native of the county and I moved here when we married over thirty years ago. We bought Old Schoolyard Cottage – so named because it stands on the site adjacent to the former infant school – when our son was two and we spent many idyllic family holidays here when our children were young. We have so many happy memories of sandcastle building, watching the Carnival procession and doing the Treasure Hunt in local shop windows, exploring the station and riding the steam trains... Now the children are in their twenties, when they come home they like to take their friends to the cottage. We never tire of Sheringham and the magic of the North Norfolk coast and still use the cottage ourselves when we can.

Jane Fisher purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Jane Fisher chose North Norfolk & Coast

Sheringham is simply great for a traditional family seaside holiday or indeed as a base for exploring the North Norfolk coast or heading inland to the Broads. The town itself is delightful and unspoilt, with lots of independent shops and a market on Saturdays (and Wednesdays in the summer).

There is so much to do and see locally - the North Norfolk Steam Railway, Hillside Animal Sanctuary with it's heavy horses, the Priory Maze and Gardens, the Splash leisure Complex, the Muckleburgh Collection of World War Two vehicles, the breathtaking views and stunning rhododendron walks in the National Trust's Sheringham Park and the Trust's other properties at Felbrigg and Blickling.

A seal trip from Blakeney is a treat not to be missed nor a visit to Pensthorpe Wildlife Centre.

What makes this cottage unique

Most of our guests comment on the ideal location of the cottage. Everything that Sheringham has to offer is literally on your doorstep! The beach, coastal path, shops, supermarket, two children's playgrounds, North Norfolk Railway, pitch and put, and the many varied pubs, restaurants, cafes and tea shops are all just a few minutes walk away.

We'd just love being able to bring the children off the beach, dripping wet and covered in sand, and straight into a hot shower!

The cottage has the huge benefit of off-road parking right in front and a long stay car park 50m up Cliff Road for additional vehicles or guests. The cottage is easily reached by public transport too as the main line station, direct to Norwich, is just five minutes' walk away at the top of the High Street.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Perfect location for town and beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at The Old Schoolyard Cottage. Perfect location. We have visited Sheringham many times before, but never in quite such a good location. A very cosy cottage, clean, well furnished and equipped. Only downside equipment-wise is the lack of a freezer, or even a small freezer compartment. Brilliant to be able to park the car literally right outside the front door. And the perfect weather made it even better!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you had a good week in Sheringham and many thanks for your feedback. We're looking into re-installing a fridge with freezer compartment or small freezer.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in sherringham. This cottage has every thing we needed and is comfy,cosy and clean. The cottage is in a great location we hope to come again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it's good to know you hope to return!
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice now it's in an excellent location, 3 mins to the sea front, no more than 5 mins to the town centre this is at a strolling pace, not a trot.

Nice, clean, well maintained and well supplied lovely quaint cottage.

Jane who owns the cottage responds to her emails,or phone calls very promptly.

There are numerous functions in and around Sheringham though out the year, good various types of eateries to suit most tastes, a number of public houses and ice cream shops (yum), a lovely unspoilt little seaside town.

Would I recommend this seaside cottage to a friend or family member, without a doubt I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice when guests enjoy their stay and return for more! Sheringham is, as you say, a lovely, unspoilt, little, seaside town - long may it stay that way!
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Very comfortable and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed and comfortable property, with everything you could wish for. Plenty of places to go and things to see in and around Sheringham, without having to drive too far.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for letting us know you found the cottage comfortable - it's always good to hear from our guests.
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Family time

  • 3 of 5

It was a very lovely little cottage , we like to cook for ourselves and we found every thing we needed, we would have liked a freezer compartment

Fab time and we will be back

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to keep the kitchen as well equipped as we can. We have had a 'fridge with a freezer compartment in the past but a flood or two caused by the electricity being turned off between guests meant we had to change it. I think perhaps this is something we could reconsider again though.
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Quaint little gem!!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is everything it says and more. Ideally situated, being 200m to the sea front and the same to the Main Street with all amenities but at the same time you wouldn't know it. Very peaceful at night. Extremely clean and well maintained, even little extras such as shortbread biscuits, tea and coffee available when you arrive are most welcome!! The off street parking is ideal. Lounge seating is comfortable and cosy. The kitchen is small but very functional with everything you need. We found the beds also very comfortable. The area is just wonderful, you can enjoy the steam train along the poppy line from Sheringham to Holt with fabulous views along the way!! We visited Blakeney with its bird life and Cromer which are both a visit!! Sheringham itself is a jewel, everything you could want for a break away. Plenty of places to eat and if you like seafood and crab then this is the place for you!! If you enjoy hot chocolate then the Funky Mackerel is just around the corner and is a certain must, we enjoyed the triple chocolate ones, which came with 2 fudge bars, a flake and a curly wurly in it...pure heaven for chocolate lovers!! Overall we definitely recommend this cottage and we will definitely be returning!! Jane the owner was always at the end of the phone if needed and made sure the booking process was easy and ensured we had all information in plenty of time before our arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone your booking before sending the booking form. A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance payable 28 days before commencement of the holiday (or payment in full if the booking is within 28 days of the holiday). Guests are required to bring their own towels.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - arrival after 3pm, departure by 10am. This can be flexible if other bookings allow.

A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance payable 28 days before the start of the holiday (or payment in full if the booking is within 28 days of the holiday).

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sheringham in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has bath/shower over, WC, shaver point and fan heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside lamps, hair dryer and storage heater. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, washbasin, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lamps and storage heater.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outside: There is a small enclosed patio to the rear which catches the sun in the middle of the day. A patio set and beach chairs are provided. The garden area to the front is largely concrete to allow for parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included but not towels. The cottage is cleaned once a week and linen can be changed weekly for longer stays. Other: The dining room has a bay window, CD/radio, storage heater, electric coal effect fire and airing cupboard with the stairs leading off. The rear entrance porch stores beach chairs, small freezer, windbreak and surf boards, and could be used to house your own bicycles.

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