The Cottage

Hickling, Norfolk Broads

  • 4 Star
  • Relax and unwind in this delightful Broadland cottage tucked away in a pretty lane; enjoy the countryside views and the walk to the pub.

You can book this property from:

  • £518 per week
  • £74 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


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

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.75 miles
  • Shop 0.75 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Overlooking fields and farmland this lovely Victorian Broadland cottage is in a popular village with two good pubs within walking distance.  Comfortably put together the owners have refurbished the cottage so that it offers roomy accommodation which includes a cosy sitting room with woodburner, dining room and a light bright and airy kitchen to the rear of the cottage, opening out onto a very pleasant and private courtyard garden, perfect for morning breakfasts or evening suppers. This is a great part of the county for walkers, birdwatchers and cycling under big open blue skies with Stubb Mill and Hickling Nature Reserve a short walk down the road. The tranquil location of the cottage, the uninterrupted views  and the cosiness within all make any stay here very special. Shops/Pub: 0.75 miles

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, TV, DVD player, CD player, Blu-ray Player, WiFi, DAB radio and woodburner
Dining Room with woodburner and dining table and chairs
Kitchen with built-in electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and bistro table and chairs for two
Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc and washing machine

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a king-size bed 
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bedroom 3 with a single bed and foldaway bed

Garden: fully enclosed patio with courtyard area, with table and chairs and charcoal barbecue. Large lockable shed suitable for storing bikes with 2 bicycles for guests' use.
Parking: Driveway parking for two cars.
Heating: Oil central heating, underfloor heating in the bathroom, woodburners.
Also Provided: Towels. Books and games.Two adult bicycles, Outside furniture, Welcome tray. 
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. 

If you don’t know this part of Norfolk you are in for a treat!  The Broads National Park are practically on the doorstep and one of the largest of the Broads is Hickling Broad, a haven for wildlife and looked after by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, who do tours in the summer months, it is easy to spend time away from the world along the marked trails and let the day drift away, don’t forget a picnic.  The fabulous east coast beaches are also nearby and often underpopulated even in the summer months, family friendly with soft sands the beach at Sea Palling, just 5 miles away, has been given the prestigious Blue Flag safe beach award this year.  Iconic coastal landmarks such as Horsey Windpump and Happisburgh Lighthouse with its candy red and white stripes should not be missed and the resident seal colony at Horsey Gap is about as close to nature as you can get; if you are here in the winter months the new pups can be seen too.  A series of Quiet Lanes, that have been designated as rural roads for less traffic, abound in the area, which is great for walkers and cyclists alike and the cultural city of Norwich is worthy of a day’s outing to take in the culture, a bit of retail therapy and so much more.  



The Cottage is a great location if you crave peace and quiet, and wildlife. Hickling Broad NWT is just down the road but you don't even have to go that far to see birds and animals. Hares and deer are regular visitors to the fields around the cottage and cranes occasionally fly over.

Mrs E,

We had a really lovely stay at The Cottage. The location was perfect for visiting local beaches; we were lucky to see hundreds of seals at Horsey Gap! The cottage itself was very comfortable with good quality bedding and an excellent heating/hot water system. It was very quiet at night so we slept really well! We would highly recommend and would return if we visited the area again.

Mrs S,

We found the location of The Cottage good and in walking distance of the Wildlife Trust, Hickling Broad and The Greyhound Pub. The Cottage was warm, very clean and easy to look after. It provided a perfect base in the Broads.

Mrs P,

This is a lovely cottage in impeccable condition - exceptionally clean and well equipped. We had a really enjoyable 4 day family break and there was plenty to do locally - excellent beaches (with seals!), East Ruston Old Vicarage (Gardens), Thrigby Hall Wildlife Park, Bewilderwood and boating. We enjoyed an early evening outdoor meal at the Greyhound Inn which was really welcoming & family friendly. We saw dear, rabbits, pheasants and hares in the fields opposite the house - a real treat for city dwellers.

Andrea S,