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Pilgrims Chase

Bacton - East Norfolk Coast

Use of a large heated swimming pool and sauna are some of the benefits of holidaying in this super cottage near the beach in Bacton.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£759 - £1391 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 and 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. 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 Chase is a high quality conversion of four stables and a feed barn. All the original beams are intact. There are pitch pine and terracotta tile floors throughout. Equestrian memorabilia abound. The Chase is laid out on the ground floor and may be suitable for the less able.

Sitting/Dining Room spacious room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, DVD player, radio/CD player and dining table and six chairs. There is a Tudor brick fireplace with gas log fire. 
Kitchen with electric cooker/grill, dishwasher, larder fridge with icebox and microwave
Bathroom with a large bath/shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 1 with a double bed, side tables, wardrobe, chest and dressing table
Bedroom 2 with twin beds, side tables and hanging space
Bedroom 3 with twin beds, side tables and hanging space
Heating:  G.F.C.H.
Also Provided: Towels - please bring your own beach/pool towels. 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 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 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



We had a lovely, relaxing day and a half. The area is lovely and the pool a winner with the kids. Would definitely come back.The Olenka Family - 13th October 2018
Thank you for this lovely place - just right for our family! It was especially nice to have such a friendly, relaxed welcome from Nicky and to have her to hand through the week to advise and help. She made everything go smoothly and gave a sunny feel to our holiday. I still don't quite understand the knobs on the cooker. Some instructions would help other technically challenged guests I am sure. We will tell everyone abut this place and recommend.The Claydon Party - 14th July 2018
The whole set up was fabulous, with great pool, probably the nicest indoor pool I have ever seen, loved the games room and outdoor chess, and picture perfect garden. Dr Lorraine Malcolm - 9th May 2018
Fantastic property. Would highly recommend Mrs Jenni Robertson - 20th February 2017
Lovely location.Mr James Knights - 11th January 2016
A wonderful week had by all, particularly helped by the good weather. The property was very comfortable with lovely grounds and just a few minutes walk to the beautiful sandy beach at Bacton. Daily access to the on-site pool was an added bonus.Miss J Topps - 10th August 2015