Visiting 14 Hill Street, Hunstanton
Published: Tuesday 12th Jun 2018
Written by: Georgia Dawson
Captivating and pristine, the Royal Norfolk Coast is rich in beauty, heritage and culture. The classic Royal Sandringham Estate, spectacular Holkham Hall and prestigious Houghton Hall are located on the West of the county, with salt marshes, endless sands and nature reserves gracing the coastline. Beautiful seaside towns such as Hunstanton and Heacham overlook The Wash and lead down towards the central hub of Kings Lynn.
Famous for its distinctive striped cliffs, long sandy beach and the wide variety of classic family entertainment, Hunstanton is a popular seaside resort on the Royal Norfolk Coast. Located just a short stroll from the fantastic beach, 14 Hill Street is a perfect bolt hole for a family or a small group of friends.
14 Hill Street is a beautiful, late Victorian terraced house, situated just a short walk from the beach, making this property an ideal spot for exploring the Royal Norfolk Coast. The holiday home has been built with a mellow carrstone façade and has been beautifully refurbished by its owners.
On the ground floor you’ll discover the sitting room, complete with comfortable seating, a lovely wood burner, TV with DVD player and an iPod dock. The cosy sitting room is perfect for curling up in front of the wood burner upon cooler evenings, perhaps with your favourite book. Also on the ground floor you’ll find the dining room which is ideal for sharing an evening meal with the family. You’ll find the dining room staples, plus a ‘tall’ chair for a smaller child, an additional sofa, a games cupboard and a CD player.
The kitchen is well-equipped with a built-in electric oven, gas hob, fridge with an icebox, combination microwave and a back door which leads out to the courtyard garden – everything you need for a seaside retreat in Hunstanton. Finally, on the ground floor you’ll find the bathroom, complete with a bath, over-bath shower, washbasin and w/c.
Heading up to the first floor, you’ll find the first bedroom which hosts a double bed. The second bedroom, which can also be found on the first floor, contains a single bed and a bunk bed (please note the top bunk is suitable for a child aged 6+, however neither bunk is suitable for adults!). There are brilliant black out blinds to both bedrooms, ideal for those who love a lie-in of a morning.
The fully enclosed courtyard garden, complete with table and chairs and a storage box with buckets, spades and beach games, can be found by heading through the kitchen. Why not enjoy some family competitiveness in the summer time by playing the provided board games, or collect up the bucket and spades and head to the beach for an afternoon in the Norfolk sunshine.
Hunstanton began as a purposely-built seaside resort back in 1846 and remains a very popular coastal town to this day. If a fun-filled family-friendly holiday to Norfolk is what you’re after, Hunstanton will be the destination for you. A large range of family activities are available in Hunstanton, from crazy golf to the Sea Life Centre to a seaside fairground. Hunstanton offers a wonderful selection of delicious places to eat and drink, such as the South Beach Vegas Fish Bar.
However, if a quieter, more peaceful escape to Norfolk is what you would prefer, Old Hunstanton is the destination for you. The picturesque village is dotted with beautiful mellow carrstone houses, a gorgeous medieval church and a brilliant golf course. The wonderful nature reserves at Scolt Head, Snettisham, Titchwell and Holme Dunes are just a short distance away, ideal for exploring the countryside of West Norfolk. The coastal paths are also fantastic for discovering the Norfolk Coast; whether bird-watching is your thing or you just love admiring the surrounding landscapes, the coastal path is a brilliant way to get closer to nature and inhale a breath of fresh air.
The iconic Hunstanton cliffs lie between Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton. Why not take a trip to view the spectacular colours and shapes of the cliffs – don’t forget to bring your camera! The Wreck Of The Steam Trawler Sheraton is also situated on the beach at the base of the cliffs. The Sheraton was built in 1907 for fishing and was used during World War I and II, before a gale in 1947 caused her to break free from her mooring and she landed on Hunstanton beach. To this day, you can visit her remains.
The Royal Sandringham Estate is a short 15 minute drive away, Houghton Hall is only a 25 minute drive away and Holkham Hall is a little further at 35 minutes away. Discover the heritage of Norfolk and explore some of the gorgeous stately homes around the county. Enjoy a picnic on the grass under the summer sunshine or bring the dog for a delightful walk around the countryside.