Pilgrims Progress

Bacton, Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Stunning cottage with use of a swimming pool and close to the friendly village of Bacton with its sandy beaches

You can book this property from:

  • £543 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


These four beautifully refurbished cottages are set in the extensive mature and secure gardens and grounds of the 16th century Grade II listed Pilgrims House, which was once the farmhouse of Bromholm Priory. A track behind the properties leads to the sandy beach. See further cottage details and 360 degree views on www.pilgrimsholidaycottages.co.uk Shop/ Pub: 0.5 miles

Gardens: Each cottage has its own private area with table, chairs and gas barbecue. There is shared use of the extensive gardens with a summerhouse, outdoor chess set and swing ball.

Swimming Pool: At the centre of the complex the 16th Century Grade II listed, thatched barn houses a large 13 x 5 metre heated indoor swimming pool and has exposed beams and stained glass windows, with sauna, shower and wc  The pool, with an average year round temperature of 30c, is available for all guests and it may be used between 11.00am to 16.00pm. Lockable bike storage available next to Managers Office.  

There is no lifeguard, so an adult must supervise children at all times and nobody can use the pool area on their own.

Laundry: The laundry room is on the ground floor of the old gig house next to the manager’s office. With washing machine, tumble dryer, irons and ironing boards for guests to use free of charge. Plus an ice machine for all to use.
Exercise and Games Room: On the first floor of the old gig house with an exercise bike,weights, air hockey/pool table and table football. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Bike Shed: Lockable bike storage available next to the Manager’s Office
Parking: There is a private car park with parking for one car per property with further free public parking available 30 metres away in Abbey Street.
Pets: One very well-behaved dog per cottage. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.

Pilgrims Progress is an attractive conversion of a small Norfolk barn, featuring flint walls and exposed beams with elm boards and terracotta tile flooring. Ground floor layout may be suitable for the less able. Please ask for details.

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting Room with two comfortable sofas, corner fireplace with realistic flame-effect electric fire, digital TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and stained glass window
Kitchen/Dining Room with an electric cooker/grill, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, larder fridge with icebox and an antique farmhouse dining table and chairs
Bathroom with bath/shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 1 with twin beds, side tables, wardrobe, dressing table, stained glass window and  French doors leading on to the garden

First Floor:
Gallery Bedroom 2 accessed from dining area, steep wooden steps which can be left in position or put into vertical position to give more space below, a double low-level bed, drawers and hanging space. Please note that there are no handrail on the stairs to this bedroom.

Heating:  G.F.C.H. and electric heater in ground floor bedroom.  
Also Provided: Towels - but please bring your own beach/pool towels. Highchair, Books, games and CDs. WiFi.
Notes: Please be aware that infants are counted as a member of the party

Once an important place of pilgrimage, the ruins of Bromholm Priory are still to be seen in Bacton today. The Priory was built in 1113 AD by William de Glanville and was home to the Cluniacs, the Black Monks who purchased a piece of the True Cross, the Bromholm Roode. Ensuing miracles ensured visits by many thousands of pilgrims including King Henry III. The Priory was mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Domesday Book, and was the subject of a prediction in Mother Shipton's Almanac.

Today the coastal village opens its doors to the 21st century pilgrims who visit for their holidays. They enjoy the friendly village atmosphere and the sandy beaches, which are often quiet even in the height of summer. There is a good range of local amenities including a pub and shop nearby, a children's playground and a bowling green.


Amazing - there was everything and more in the cottage & main house. Thank you for making our weekend extra special!

Mr John G,

I would just like to say a huge thank you for allowing us to stay in such a beautiful place (we were in Pilgrims Progress with friends staying in the main house). The cottage and house were both wonderful and fully equipped with everything needed and more. The gardens and surroundings are all maintained so well. Our children also had great fun in the wonderful pool. We will definitely be returning sometime soon.

The Gunn Party,

Many thanks for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The cottages are perfect for a relaxing family break and provide all that is needed to ensure we didn't have to think of anything! An ideal setting for peace and quiet allowed us to recharge our batteries completely and the comfortable beds ensured a good nights' sleep. We couldn't think of anything we could need to change to make it any better. Many thanks again.

The Forster Party,