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Pilgrims Progress

Bacton - East Norfolk Coast

Stunning cottage with use of a swimming pool and close to the friendly village of Bacton with its sandy beaches
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£502 - £924 per week *


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.

Exercise Room & Laundry: On the first floor of the gig house/wood store is an exercise room with exercise bike, weights, air hockey/pool table and table football. The laundry area has a washing machine, tumble dryer, irons and ironing boards for guests to use free of charge and an ice machine. 

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.

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.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • 0.5 mile from the coast
  • 0.5 mile from nearest pub
  • 1 mile from nearest shop



The hosts of this property are excellent. They could not do enough for us during our stay. Their facilities are excellent and we had a great stay.Mr Paul Robertson - 24th July 2017
A great property and excellent service support..will be back next year.Mr C Buskiewicz - 15th June 2017
A delightful property with beautiful grounds and a fantastic pool. Very close to a lovely beach which was never busy.Mrs Carol Johnson - 26th July 2016
The cottage was superb. Spotless and had everything we could wish for. So many little extras like the welcome pack with bread, eggs, butter jams, cereals,milk, fruit and wine. There was even a bag of treats for the dog!The pool is a joy, very well kept and also spotlessly clean. Very warm welcome!Mr L Foster - 11th May 2016
Lovely place to stay. The pool was exceptional and the welcome basket a really nice touch, and much appreciated.Mrs S King - 4th September 2015
Well maintained and scrupulously clean no limit on heat and lighting and free access to sauna and heated swimming pool absolutely heavenly.Mr L Gill - 6th June 2015


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