Pilgrims Progress

Bacton, East 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:

  • £837 per week
  • £120 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • 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: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


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 outdoor chess set, seesaw and trampoline.

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

All facilities and swimming pool are open with allocated time slots for the pool.

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 each cottage with an allocated time each day between 08.00hr to 18.00hrs.

Mini gym: In the conservatory attached to the swimming pool.  No children under 16 years of age.

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.
 Games Room: On the first floor of the old gig house with an air hockey/pool table and table football plus upright arcade games. 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, smart TV,, radio/CD player and stained glass window
Kitchen/Dining Room with an electric cooker/grill, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso 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 rooms.
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.


It is very convenient to walk to the beach and the private indoor swimming pool is a dream.

Mrs F,

Very well situated for the beach, buses, places to eat out and local shops. A very helpful manager, excellent facilities on site and a welcome pack exceeding expectations.

Mrs N,

This was an idea place for myself, husband and 19yr old daughter. The cottage is sweet and very well equipped. The garden felt quite private and the welcome 'goodies' of cereal, bread, milk, prosecco etc were a lovely, unexpected bonus. The swimming pool was a great size and the rota system for ourselves and other guests worked really well. (I'd recommend a wall clock for everyone's benefit). The area is very picturesque and walking distance to the local beach. Would definitely recommend Pilgrims Progress.

Mrs P,

Lovely cottages. Enjoyed the original roof features and the ladder to the 2nd floor. Outside areas weren't private but nice features with seats and BBQs. Pool was a huge bonus and much nicer than expected. Liked the covid rules that only allowed each house to attend the pool at one time, and rota worked well. Comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen.

Previous Customer,

If you want to be very near to some outstanding beaches, the cottage is ideal. The swimming pool was warm and spotlessly clean. Altogether, a very relaxing place to get away from it all.

Mrs K,