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The Gig House

Ridlington - East Norfolk Coast

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.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£393 - £728 per week *


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, 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

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 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. Dog towels and bowls are provided but please bring your own dog bedding.
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 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.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Enclosed garden
  • 4 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • 1 mile from the coast
  • 1 mile from nearest pub
  • 1 mile from nearest shop



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 - 8th December 2018
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 - 16th November 2018
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 - 25th October 2018
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 - 21st October 2018
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 - 17th October 2018
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! - 9th October 2018
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 - 21st September 2018
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 - 14th September 2018
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 - 7th September 2018
Your cottage is lovely and your cakes were delicious! Thank you for everything! The Budd party - 28th August 2018
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 - 24th August 2018
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 - 10th August 2018
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 - 20th July 2018
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 - 6th July 2018
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 - 22nd June 2018
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 - 15th June 2018
Four stars for the lovely welcome, the well equipped, cosy cottage and the great location! Thank you!Gillian, Marshall and Buddy the dog - 8th June 2018
We have had a lovely stay in your gorgeous Gig House. Thank you!The Moore Family - 1st June 2018
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 - 25th May 2018
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 - 18th May 2018
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 - 28th April 2018
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 - 20th April 2018
'Thanks for a great stay in your lovely cottage'Hans Ladegaard - 26th March 2018
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 - 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