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Pilgrims Cottage

Bacton - East Norfolk Coast

Lovely cottage with use of swimming pool, extensive gardens, outdoor chess set and swingball and being close to Bacton beach, all the ingredients for a fabulous family holiday.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£507 - £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 swingball.

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.  Please note the pool will not be available from 4th - 15th March 2019 due to maintenance. 

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. Lockable bike storage available next to Managers 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 property information regarding pets.

Pilgrims Cottage was the original cottage in the Pilgrims collection. It was built in the 18th century and thatched in Norfolk reed. The cottage is laid out on the ground floor and has a real feel of traditional rural life.

Sitting Room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, DVD player, digital set-top box, radio/CD player
Kitchen with electric cooker/grill, dishwasher, larder fridge with icebox, microwave, walk-in larder and foldaway table and chairs
Bathroom with a free-standing bath/shower attachment, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 1 with a double bed, side tables, dressing table and mahogany clothes stand
Bedroom 2 with twin beds and corner hanging space

Heating: G.F.C.H.
Also Provided: Towels - but please bring your own beach/pool towels. Highchair, Books, games and CDs. Access to WiFi Internet connection.
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
  • 3 Stars
  • All on one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • 0.5 mile from the coast
  • 0.5 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.5 mile from nearest shop



Thanks for a lovey stay - everything fantastic and Nicky couldn't have been more helpful.Mr & Mrs Alexander - 15th September 2018
What a lovely cottage. Really nice to have some essential food and household items here when we arrived - made us feel very welcome. The swimming pool was excellent as well as the lovely beach such a short walk away. We ventured a bit further to Cromer and Sheringham and Great Yarmouth which were all within easy reach, but our favourite days were spent waking along the coast and using the pool and beach here in Bacton. Thank you very much.The Bradbury Family - 1st September 2018
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 - 28th July 2018
A very good cottage in a nice area , would certainly go there again. Mr K O'neill - 28th June 2017
Wow, I can't say much more then that! Absolutely stunning accommodation, the swimming pool was fabulous and only a 3 minute walk to a deserted beach. The grounds were well kept and tidy. Added bonus of a BBQ area too. The children loved it and want to come back. The owners were lovely and so was the key holder that met us on arrival.Miss A O'meara - 1st August 2016
A beautiful set of cottages in wonderful gardens. The swimming pool is glorious, one of the most original we've ever seen. The games room was a great attraction for our children. The properties are a 4 minute walk from an outstanding sandy beach. The owners are lovely and incredibly helpful and provided a most thoughtful welcome basket that even contained treats for the dog!Mrs C Newman - 8th March 2016
Delightful property, well maintained and appropriately furnished. Fabulous pool. Games room much appreciated as was the inclusive fuel supply.Mrs Burgess - 22nd February 2014