Stay at Heathcote Cottage, and you’ll be within a 5-minute walk of Hickling Broad. Home to bitterns, kingfishers, red deer and dragonflies, it’s a beautiful place to wander with your dog.
Hickling Village is pretty as a picture and boasts 2 pubs serving food. Norwich is only 19 miles away for a huge choice of shops, a cinema, a castle and a cathedral.
A choice of sandy beaches can be reached within 10 minutes including Horsey where a colony of seals return each winter. Heathcote Cottage has 2 bedrooms and is ideal for a family of 4. The kitchen-diner is spacious and beautifully fitted, and the garden comes with a hot tub in a sunny patio area.
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
Private Hot Tub
About Heathcote Cottage
This semi-detached cottage sleeps 4 people with 2 bedrooms – one room has a king-size bed and the other has a single bed and pull-out bed.
The kitchen-diner has a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave, plus an electric wood burner next to the dining table.
In the living room there’s a TV with Netflix and a DVD player. The bathroom is on the ground floor and comes with a shower over the bath. The enclosed garden has a hot tub, barbecue and patio furniture.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Happisburgh
Hickling Broad is the largest of the Broads in Norfolk. The trails around the water and across the 600-acre nature reserve are a paradise for outdoor lovers.
Wildlife can be spotted all year round – expect to see bitterns, common cranes, marsh harriers and kingfishers. Otters are occasionally seen along with red deer and Chinese water deer. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust run boat trips on Hickling Broad during high season, and they come with a guided tour.
At Horning you can catch a paddle steamer and tour the waterways in style. There are some fabulous houses to see along this route. There are 3 pubs on the water’s edge here, so you can watch boats and ducks go by as you enjoy an ice-cold drink.
Just 4 miles away is the Norfolk coast. Horsey Gap is just minutes away – this long stretch of unspoilt sand is where grey seals birth their pups every winter.
From November to January, seal pups can be seen on land before they make their way into the sea, and the rest of the year, adult seals spend their time just offshore, so if you take binoculars you may spot a few swimming. Winterton-on-Sea is a pretty village a few miles along the coast from Horsey.
There’s a couple of great pubs here that serve food at dinner and lunchtime and there’s a fish and chip shop too.
The city of Norwich has a lot going on. There’s a stunning cathedral and a Norman castle to visit, and the river running through the centre is a pleasant place to walk.
The choice of shops here is huge, with department stores, chains shops and independent boutiques. Restaurants of every kind can be found here as well along with a cinema, theatre and a couple of museums.
The Norfolk Broads is a magical place to visit and it’s ideal for a relaxing holiday away from it all.
Heathcote Cottage has a great location – it’s walking distance from Hickling Broad and nature reserve.
With the beach only 4 miles away too, there is a lot to see nearby. If you want to unwind at the end of the day, head to the garden at Heathcote Cottage, there’s a pretty seating area.
And there’s a hot tub for 4 people outside too, it’s just the place to lay back and plan the next day’s activities.
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