This attractive detached property was originally used for the storage of horse drawn vehicles, hence the name The Gig House. The property now provides charming accommodation with original rustic features including exposed beams, flint walls, a fireplace with wood burner and two bedrooms snugly situated under the eaves. French doors in the dining area open onto a sunny patio and approximately half an acre of lawn. The cottage is close to the owner's home, which is located in a peaceful rural setting on the edge of the small village of Ridlington, a lovely location to return to after a busy day having fun on the nearby sandy beaches or exploring this very pretty area of Norfolk. Shop/Pub: 1 mile
Sitting Room pleasantly furnished with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, DVD Player, CD player/radio and fireplace with wood burner
Kitchen/Diner with an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
Shower Room with washing machine and shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 1 with a double bed, leading to
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Garden: Fully enclosed garden with large split level patio area, half an acre of lawn, charcoal barbecue, table and chairs.
Parking: Driveway parking for two medium size cars.
Heating: Night storage heaters and wood burner, first basket of logs included.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Also Provided: Towels. Books and games. Stairgate. Fireguard available upon request. Hairdryer, radio, WiFi.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal - variable. The Gig House has steep, open tread stairs, which may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
The small village of Ridlington nestles peacefully into the rural Norfolk landscape between the Sea and the Broads. Un-crowded sandy beaches with a quiet seaside atmosphere are within walking distance and the blue flag beaches of Bacton, Mundesley and Sea Palling are only a short drive away, as are the historic market towns of North Walsham and Stalham. The Victorian seaside town of Cromer and vibrant city of Norwich both prove popular day trips from this location and there are also many National Trust properties to enjoy. This quiet, unspoiled part of Norfolk is renowned for big skies, wide open spaces, iconic lighthouses, stunning windmills and majestic Norman churches but there are plenty of pretty villages, relaxing walks and country pubs to discover as well. Cyclists and walkers can easily access the 63 mile North Norfolk Coastal Path and there are bird watching, fishing, canoeing and boating opportunities in the Norfolk Broads. Another very popular activity is seal watching all year round on Horsey Beach, particularly during December and January when the seal pups are born. This is the perfect location for a traditional bucket and spade holiday, an active break, or a chance to relax and let the world go by.
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Friday changeover
- 2 Pets welcome
- Private parking
- Enclosed garden
- Bed linen included
- Towels included
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- 1 mile from the coast
- 1 mile from nearest pub
- 1 mile from nearest shop
From the very start made to feel incredibly welcome. A home baked cake and basket of logs, with fire already made up greeted us and the cottage is a little gem. Left to our own devices throughout the stay (cottage is on owners property) we’d definitely love to go back and stay here again, for longer next time. Can’t recommend enough.Mr Antony Biggs - 3rd January 2018
Lovely well equipped cottageMrs Cathie Elgar - 9th December 2017
We have had a lovely few days - the cottage is so well equipped. We've walked and rested and enjoyed this beautiful little getaway. Thank you for your fab hospitality, see you again!Cathie, Andy and Zaggy - 7th December 2017
Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable. Dogs loved the treats and we loved the cake. Thanks for a great stay!Collen and Sean - 28th November 2017
Great, cosy cottage; thank you for a lovely welcome - the cake was yummy and Marley loved his treats! Shaun was touched with his birthday card and wine, what a fabulous place to celebrate his 50th! The house had everything you needed. We will recommend to friends and family and definitely return next year. Thank-you for such a great place to stay!Shaun, Trasi and Marley - 4th November 2017
We’ve had a lovely holiday here. The Gig House is beautiful and perfect for the beach and exploring Norfolk. Trish and Peter were brilliant hosts. We loved the cake and Robson loved the treats - they didn’t last long! Thank you Trish and Peter, we have really enjoyed our stay! The Tate Family and Robson the dog - 27th October 2017
A lovely warm welcome from helpful and friendly owners. Our two dogs were also welcomed with their own pack of bowls, treats and toys. Lots of little extras ...home-made cake,toiletries, tea and coffee supplies, folder containing recommendations from past visitors.Mr D Halliwell - 18th October 2017
What a lovely few days exploring the area. Thank you for your lovely welcome and for all your thoughtful touches in the “Gig House” - the cake, the dog treats and so much more! A wonderful little home from home to come back to at the end of each day. David and Linda Halliwell and dogs Freddie & Flossie - 13th October 2017
What a lovely “getaway”! Just right for a rest after a few hectic months and the chance to study in lovely surroundings without distractions. I loved Horsey and watching more than 100 seals amusing themselves and enjoying the sun and surf. Thank you for everything!Jo butcher - 29th September 2017
Our first time away with two dogs and wow - what can I say, the most dog friendly welcome we have ever had. A truly dog friendly cottage! We have had a wonderful holiday and the dogs really loved the garden, as did we. The beaches are great and also very dog friendly. Thank you so much, we have had a really lovely time here! Nicola and John plus our dogs Ellie and Sasha - 15th September 2017
Such a welcoming and relaxing cottage. Thanks to Trish and Peter for being continuously friendly and helpful. Loved the great Guest Information Book and recommendations - SO helpful! The accommodation was perfect, including the garden. Thanks so much for a relaxing stay - our best trip, we will definitely be back! Charlotte, Dan, Keno and Moody - 8th September 2017
We have enjoyed our stay at the Gig House. The location is brilliant for exploring the North Norfolk Coast; there are lots of things to do and many lovely beaches! Comfortable cottage, lovely quiet location – sun trap of a garden, thanks for the cake and the lovely holiday! Sue, Kizzi, Lucy and Ruby - 31st August 2017
The Gig house, A beautiful cottage, well cared for and spotlessly clean. Such a warm welcome from hosts, we felt like we were visiting family, The owners left us to our own devices but were available if needed which was comforting when away from own home and staying somewhere new, really felt looked after. A great half acre garden for children and dog to play around in. Our girls absolutely loved the place and the experience of staying in a rustic cottage. Perfectly located for nearby dog walks and a short trip to beaches. Night time SO quiet only the odd Owl to be heard, perfect! Many thanks Trish & Pete, we hope to visit again, our girls thought you were lovely too! As did we. Mr S King - 29th August 2017
We have had a lovely week at the Gig House. The area is beautiful and we would highly recommend this for a stress free holiday! Many thanks for a wonderful break. The cottage is cosy, well equipped and immaculate and we loved the huge garden!Arthur, Lisa, Sophie, Luke and Archie the dog - 25th August 2017
We have enjoyed our stay in the Gig House, spoilt with the size of the garden and lovely and clean with a yummy cake! Would recommend to others. All in all a good time had thank you!Sean, Claire, Isobel and Rosie - 18th August 2017
A fantastic holiday in a lovely cottage, warm welcome and very well equipped. Even loved our rainy day “stuck” in the cottage, playing games and watching DVDs - some quality family time! Lots to do here and some great days out, also first holiday cottage with comfortable beds. Thanks for a great holiday! Rosalie, Andy and Ellana - 11th August 2017
Really nice property in a super location - lovely and quiet yet close enough to amenitiesMr Paul Rothwell - 29th July 2017
We have been so comfortable living in The Gig House, such a cosy, dear little cottage! A very warm welcome from the owners with a wonderful home-baked cake and treats for our dogs! We love this cottage, everything we needed was there and the paddock was great for the dogs. We have had one of our best holidays here and would highly recommend both The Gig House and its owners! Thank you so much for a memorable holiday!Beverly, Keith, Dodger and Suzie. - 28th July 2017
I have never stayed in a more well equipped cottage and we have stayed in many. The cottage is in a quiet location with a private enclosed patio and lawn that was sunny all afternoon. It is also very close to deserted beaches and set in gorgeous countryside. The owners seem to have thought of all the details that make it a home from home. Awaiting us we found wine, homemade cake and even milk in the fridge. I was also delighted to find a full size hairdryer and diffuser, a magnifying mirror and very good quality full size toiletries. I havent been to Norfolk since I was a child, this holiday has convinced me that its the best destination the UK has to offer.Mrs Victoria Van Eijk - 22nd July 2017
We have had a really super time and everyone enjoyed the lovely big garden and the barbecue. Some lovely beaches nearby and a lovely peaceful break! Many thanks.Angela, Paul, Clare and Bella. - 21st July 2017
Thank you for making us feel at home in your lovely accommodation. It was so quiet and peaceful and we have had such a full week!Heidi and Chris - 23rd June 2017
Thank you for a lovely time, a holiday like no other and a very quiet break from the noisy Essex that we are used to! A beautiful cottage that we will remember forever.Zoe and Jamie-Lee - 30th May 2017
We have had a lovely stay, quiet, relaxing and cosy. We will be back!Dawn, Max and Blue - 25th May 2017
The house and the area are really nice and we had a great time, thank you!Sarah, David, Corey and Joshua - 13th April 2017
Thank you for everything. You have been amazing hosts and we had everything we needed and more. We had a great time in your beautiful cottage and will recommend you to others.Rachel, Olly and Rox - 10th April 2017
A lovely cosy cottage - thank you! Wonderful in the paddock in the sunshine, we are feeling very lucky!Joe, Pam and Fern - 5th April 2017
Wow this was a pleasant little cottage and just what we needed'.The owners who lived in the main house were wonderful and so attentive without being intrusive. They made sure we had everything we needed and it was all we expected and more Mrs Beverley Berman - 18th February 2017
Thanks for everything, nothing was too much bother. The cottage was lovely and homely and the beach was beautiful (especially with the locals jumping into the sea on New Year’s Day!) A wonderful stay – thank you! Victoria, Jason, Ian, Mark and Cooper & Bentley (our dogs) - 2nd January 2017
We enjoyed our stay. A real home from home.Suzanne and Richard - 30th December 2016
A lovely stay. We especially appreciated the cake and biscuits on arrival. We are already looking forward to staying here again.Parkes Family - 27th November 2016
Excellent hospitality and facilitiesHickman Family - 26th October 2016
The cottage is beautifully equipped and comfortable.Mrs Valentine - 9th October 2016
The cottage is spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The bed was really comfy. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality.Ms A Milton - 24th September 2016
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