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Hitchens Cottage

Happisburgh - East Norfolk Coast

Formerly stables for the Happisburgh lifeboat horses, this welcoming cottage features traditional beams, tasteful decoration and is on one level for your convenience..
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£340 - £638 per week *


In past years Happisburgh has been a holiday location for famous artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Ivon Hitchens, keen to relax in a rural idyll,  this inspired the naming of Hitchens Cottage. The property is on one level, with two spacious bedrooms created from buildings that stabled horses used for the Happisburgh lifeboat. The cottage is fully of character with exposed flint walls and old beams. The open plan living area is a lovely space to relax in and there is an attractive enclosed courtyard to the front with table and chairs perfect for alfresco dining. Shop/Pub: within walking distance

Open Plan Living Area with Sitting Area with comfortable seating, Smart TV, DVD player, radio/CD player
Kitchen Area with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dining table and chairs
Bedroom 1 with a double bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, washbasin and wc

Parking: There are two designated parking spaces for the cottage
Heating: Gas central heating.
Pets: Two well behaved dogs are welcome. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets
Also Provided: Towels. Board games. Travel cot. Highchair available upon request. The cottage can connect to the Internet via wireless access.
Notes: This is a non smoking property.

Happisburgh (pronounced Haisbro) is a seaside village on the North East Coast of Norfolk, famous for its red and white lighthouse. It offers visitors a quiet, rural location, sandy beaches and cliff-top walks. The village has a post office/store and a traditional coaching inn and is within a 15-minute drive of the market towns of North Walsham and Stalham with easy access to the Norfolk Broads and many other tourist attractions.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 4 Stars
  • All on one level
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • 0.5 mile from the coast
  • 0.2 mile from nearest pub
  • 0.2 mile from nearest shop



Great locationMr David McLoughlin - 16th December 2018
Loved the property we stayed in, wouldn't hesitate to stay there again or to recommend it to friends and family.Ms Alison Fisher - 8th October 2018
Great rural location, 15 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes to the beach and very picturesque landscape vistas. Very well-equipped accommodation and very high standard of cleanliness. Integrated gas BBQ in the garden was great, particularly as we had the luck to stay for a week during the hottest June on record.Mrs Hannah Rooke - 27th June 2017
The holiday worked out well and was what we were looking for. It is in a quiet area which suited us, but we found shops and restaurants within easy reach.Mr David Horrex - 22nd June 2017
Great that it is a dark area so you can see the starry skies. Will come again.Mrs S Smalley - 10th October 2016
Hitchens Cottage is possibly the best (and most thoughtfully)-equipped cottage we have stayed in; it has everything visitors could possibly want, including adequate space and privacy.Ms Lorraine Watkinson - 14th September 2015
Possibly the best equipped holiday cottage we've stayed in! Very thoughtfully presented & catered for all needs and comfort and convenience. Warm and comfortable.The Watkinson Party - 12th September 2015
We stayed at Hitchens Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage had everything one could hope for and we also really enjoyed the games room!The Fitzgerald Party - 27th June 2015
A real home from home with everything we could have needed. We had a lovely week and even the weather was sunny and warm.N,J,M & R - 18th May 2014
Couldn't ask for a better holiday home. Exceptionally well equipped with the sports barn, a well used bonus.The F Family - 20th April 2014
Fantastic first visit to Norfolk. Accommodation superb.The H Family - 28th October 2013
Lovely cottage - very well equipped. Hope to come back.The N Family - 20th October 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is very well equipped and especially child-friendly which is great. The play barn was a massive hit with our 2½ year old daughter and the wi-fi with my husband. Thank you for a very relaxing and pleasant stay.The Woltjer-Inman Family - 1st March 2013
Lovely cottage, very clean and very well equipped. The games room was brilliant.Mrs Brain - 22nd September 2012
Another fabulous stay and the girls are asking for another next year. Everything in the cottage spot on. We were not there that much due to the brilliant weather.The Carruthers Family - 25th August 2012
Anothe fabulous stay, everything in the cottage was spot on.The Morton Family - 18th August 2012
The cottage was perfect and in an ideal location. It was clean and had everything we needed.The Glenn Family - 4th August 2012
Great cottage, well equipped and had everything we needed.Mrs Kuiper - 9th June 2012
The accommodatio was immaculate and we really appreciated all the little things that somuch thought has gone into. The play barn was a great favourite with the children.Mr & Mrs Tingay - 2nd June 2012
We hired all the properties for our party of 15 and this proved an excellent choice for our family holiday.Mr Brown - 7th April 2012
We are writing on behalf of all who came with us to your cottages over Christmas. Without exception everyone had a wonderful - nay, unforgetable - time. The accomodation was spacious, clean, faultless and warm throughout including the Barn itself. You certainly have a gem of a complex there, which you have put to the very best of use with clearly a lot of thought and detail applied to make everything exceptionally welcoming and amenable. No-one who came along has anything but praise for the way you had arranged and organised everthing ready for us - chairs, tables, and a fully decked Christmas tree in each house as well as the Barn. It all contributed to a joyous family holiday which none of can yet stop talking about.Mr Simpson - 23rd December 2008