The Gig House

Ridlington, East Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Traditional Norfolk brick & flint inside and out gives The Gig House real character and flair, a cosy cottage  from which to explore the quieter wilds of Norfolk.

You can book this property from:

  • £397 per week
  • £57 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Stairgate


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


A “real home from home” The Gig House is a traditional, Georgian brick and Flint cottage converted from a stable and carriage store, hence the name. It has been fully modernised to provide charming, rustic accommodation whilst keeping all original features including: wooden beams, flint walls, pitched ceilings, exposed wood and a fireplace made from Norfolk red bricks. Close to the Owners’ house, set in several acres of mature gardens; this pretty cottage has the sole use of a half-acre paddock, which is a real suntrap throughout the day. Here you can sit in complete privacy, hearing only the rustle of leaves on sixty-foot poplar trees whilst enjoying glorious Norfolk sunsets and sunrises. Perfect for all times of the year with a sheltered garden and a log burner for the cooler evenings. The Gig House is located in a truly peaceful, rural setting, positioned on the edge of the small village of Ridlington and completely surrounded by farmland. A great place to return to after having fun on one of the nearby sandy beaches or exploring this vibrant, beautiful area of Norfolk. Unspoiled country living right by the sea yet close enough to all amenities. Shop/Pub: less than one mile away.

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room
pleasantly furnished with comfortable seating, 32" full HD TV with Free View Play featuring live TV, catch up and on demand. DVD Player with full HD upscaling, CD player/radio and fireplace with wood burner
Kitchen/Diner with an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher
Shower Room with shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and wc, plus washing machine

First Floor:
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 cars.
Heating: Night storage heaters and wood burner, first basket of logs included.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are most welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets. Doggie hampers are provided for each pet, containing dog towels, bowels etc, but please bring your own dog bedding.
Also Provided: Linen and towels. Books and games. Stairgate. Fireguard available upon request. 2 hairdryers, WiFi. All kitchen consumables (eg dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, clingfilm etc).
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 and family attractions 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 towns and villages, wooded 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.


"Lovely cottage and so well equipped and looked after. We were so lucky with the weather; visited many nice places and enjoyed good pub food. Thank you for the yummy cake. Molly had a great time too and loved her treats - woof! All very much appreciated, thank you".

Vivienne and Robin Baker-Fawsley,

Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage - we very much hope to be back!

The Warr family,

We've had a lovely few days here! A very comfortable and cosy base from which to explore this charming and unspoilt part of East Anglia. Highlights include the cottage garden and the hearty wood burner! Thanks for fitting us in at such short notice!

Jamie, Mary and Baby Charlotte,

Lovely property, lovely people that own it and they couldn’t have been more helpful.

Mrs Laura Palmer,

We have just had a beautiful Easter weekend at the Gig House. Trish made us so welcome. The place is so well equipped and I have never stayed anywhere so spotless! The enclosed sun trap garden was enjoyed by the dogs, and the welcome hamper for them was such a nice touch... as was the homemade lemon drizzle cake! Trish and Peter deserve every success... what lovely people. Thanks. We'll be back!

Mrs S Brown,

Perfect place to relax and unwind. Felt like a home away from home and would love to rent again. Owners very helpful and great location.

Mr Edward Seago,

Thank you for a fabulous few days in this gorgeous cottage. It was perfect for us! The garden is amazing as are the duvets, pillows, hot water bottles, cake, dog treats.......... all wonderful. We will be back!

Emily, Edward, Molly and Hattie Seago,

Had such a great time here. Great hosts, great place to stay - would recommend!

The Brighty Family,

Thanks so much Trish and Peter for our wonderful holiday. Such a warm welcome for us and our doggies. The cottage is beautiful and we had all we needed and more!

Steve and Sue and our dogs Maddie and Jake,

What an immaculately clean and tidy home with wonderful hosts and wonderful cakes (and super doggie treats too!). So many surprises and lovely homely touches. Such a quiet and relaxing location with beautiful local beaches. Our first visit to Norfolk where it is like stepping back in time to unspoilt countryside. We will be back and definitely to The Gig House!

The White Party,

A lovely, lovely place to stay! We have had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for a more cosy place to stay with such hospitable hosts. Thank you so much - we will definitely be back!

Teresa, Debbie & Betsy,

The Gig House was such a lucky find in this beautiful part of Norfolk! Warm welcome - we enjoyed the home-made cake and the dogs enjoyed their treats. A beautiful, cosy, clean and well appointed cottage with maps, books and everything that we needed. The dogs loved the garden and the beautiful weather for exploring!

Brian and Linda Chell,

Thank you for giving us such a wonderful break in your super home, with your lovely cakes and dog treats. You are wonderful and very attentive hosts - a credit to Norfolk.

James, Jane and our dogs Oscar and Gemma,

We had a really good break, thanks for the warm welcome, the cake and the doggy treats. The property was very nice and the wild life in the garden was a real bonus!

Mr & Mrs Cox plus Max and Pickles the dogs!,

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage last week, We had such a lovely time in Norfolk and the cottage made the holiday. Everything was perfect, especially the cake, which was delicious! The dogs absolutely loved their treats and balls and were more interested in them than us! Thank you once again.

The Smith's,

We have loved our stay in this lovely cosy and well-equipped cottage - we would have liked to stay longer!! We have worn Bertie out on the long beaches that are to die for - how lucky you are to live here! We hope to be back one day. Bertie thanks you for the treats!

Sue, Ian and Bertie the Beagle,

Thank you so much for a lovely, restful holiday and we hope you like the picture of Wilf and Stanley enjoying your lovely garden! We will be back - you have been warned!!

Joy, Dave, Wilf and Stanley,

Your cottage is lovely and your cakes were delicious! Thank you for everything!

The Budd party ,

Thanks for a lovely stay and lots of lovely extras in the cottage. We had a great time exploring Norfolk including Cromer and lots of seals at Horsey Gap. Really enjoyed the big and quiet beaches!

The Whitemans,

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage! We've had a lovely time exploring the area and it was very welcoming being greeted with a delicious cake. The dogs were grateful for their treats and the beaches were lovely - we have seen lots of seals!

Colin, Faye, Sam, Sophie and two happy dogs,

Had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. The surrounding area is lovely to explore and Max has had a fantastic time racing around in the garden and on the many beaches around here. Sad to be going home!

Debra, Graham and Max the Cocker-Spaniel ,

Our second time here at the Gig House and we have enjoyed ourselves as much as the first time! We didn't need to venture far to enjoy ourselves: the enclosed garden is lovely for BBQs and for sitting in and there are many quiet lanes so cycling is pleasurable. Walks on the local beaches were also enjoyed. We just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely relaxing break and may well return again! Thank You!

Paul and Angela,

We enjoyed our holiday in Norfolk staying at the Gig House and it was lovely to meet Trish and Peter. Thank you for the lovely cakes, lovely cottage and lovely holiday!

Richard, Jill and Louie,

Our first stay in this part of Norfolk and in your lovely cottage. Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

John, Valerie and our dog Bertie,

Four stars for the lovely welcome, the well equipped, cosy cottage and the great location! Thank you!

Gillian, Marshall and Buddy the dog,

We have had a lovely stay in your gorgeous Gig House. Thank you!

The Moore Family,

Thanks for the lovely cake and homely cottage; so lovely and well equipped for all our needs and lovely walks. The Gig House is so cosy and clean and Tilly loved her treats! Trish and Peter, many thanks for the lovely holiday at your lovely cottage. Hope to see you again, Thanks to you both.

John, Mary and Tilly the dog,

Our first visit to Norfolk and what a lovely county. The Gig House is wonderful and also very well equipped. What a great welcome - the cake and dog biscuits were really appreciated. Jack and Archie have packed their balls to take home as great memories of loads of fun in the massive garden and on lovely beach and wooded walks! Thank you both so much - we will be back!!

Gaie, Brian and our two Spaniels Jack and Archie ,

Lovely cottage, well equipped and thank you so much for the lovely cake. Brilliant location for Norfolk's beautiful coastline and the Broads. Can't wait to come back!

Andy and Shirley,

Thank you SO SO SO much for an amazing stay. It's just a shame it has come to an end! We all feel so relaxed and have loved every minute in your lovely Gig House. It is definitely a slice of heaven and we can't wait to come back. You have been the perfect hosts!

The Wallmans and dogs Charlie and Holly,

'Thanks for a great stay in your lovely cottage'

Hans Ladegaard,

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 Me Biggs,

Lovely well equipped cottage

Cathie Elgar,

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,

Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable. Dogs loved the treats and we loved the cake. Thanks for a great stay!

Collen and Sean,