Pilgrims Cottage

Bacton, East Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
  • 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.

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 ...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Welcome pack


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

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, outdoor chess set, seesaw and trampoline.
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 11.00am to 16.00pm.  

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

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.

Laundry: The laundry 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 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, smart TV,  radio/CD player.
Kitchen with electric cooker/grill, dishwasher, larder fridge with icebox, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dining area with table and four chairs
Bathroom with a walk-in shower, 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.  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.


Pilgrim Cottage was a lovely quaint unique property set in a very small complex of grade 2 listed properties. Ideally placed for the beach but it also had a lovely indoor pool for guest use. Exceptionally dog friendly and Nicky the manager was really helpful. The cottage had everything you need for a self catering holiday but we made use of the local pub the Poachers which served great food at a good price. We will be back!

Mr M,

Our stay at pilgrims cottage was fantastic and we will absolutely be back. Nicky had left us a welcome basket which included treats for our dog which was a really lovely touch. We got a scheduled 1.5hrs in the indoor heated pool each day that was just for our cottage which was brilliant! There's a sauna which unfortunately due to covid we couldn't use. There is a games room with table football, air hockey & pool which is available for 1 cottage at a time also. It's a short 2min walk to the beach and maybe 10 to the local chippy & ice cream shop. The only recommendation I'd make is the inclusion of a clock in the pool area! Nicky was a fantastic site manager and was extremely helpful with any queries or requests we had. Counting down to our next visit!

Miss Natalie W,