Sunset Cottage

Hickling, Norfolk Broads

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 27th August 2022 in our Last Minute Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £537 per week
  • £77 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.6 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Set in the beautiful Broadland village of Hickling is this recently refurbished cosy cottage. Built in the 1800’s, the flint and brick exterior has a wonderfully relaxed and comfortable feel inside with a wood-burner to sit and relax in front of on those cooler nights. Sunset Cottage has its own parking with a conservatory opening onto the enclosed garden, perfect for enjoying the long summer evenings. With local pubs within easy walking distance, Sunset Cottage is an ideal cottage for families and friends to relax and enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty of The Norfolk Broads and nearby beaches, all year round. Shop/Pub: all within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, woodburner Leading to:
Conservatory with dining table and chairs opening out onto the garden
Kitchen with electric range cooker with electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
Bedroom 1 with king size bed En-Suite with shower, washbasin and wc
Bedroom 2 with 2'6" twin beds En-Suite with shower, washbasin and wc

Garden: Fully enclosed garden with lawn, charcoal barbecue, table and chairs.
Parking: Driveway with off-road parking for 2 cars.
Heating: Night storage heater in hallway, electric heaters, woodburner with fuel starter pack.
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. Books, games and DVD’s. DAB Radio. Bluetooth Speaker. Cot & highchair available on request at the time of booking.
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 is practically on the doorstep of this property, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Nature Reserve is at the end of Stubb Road. The nature reserve, a haven for wildlife, is open all year round. During the summer months, book one of the family activities or the daily water trails, and enjoy time away from the world along the marked trails and let the day drift away, don’t forget a picnic. A variety of water based activities including sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding and motor boating are all available at Hickling Staithe. 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 is less than 4 miles away and 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.


This is a lovely little cottage near the Norfolk Broads very quiet and walking distance to a nice pub.

Mr J,

Sunset Cottage is a delightful place to stay. It is very comfortable and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped and the conservatory offers a light and airy space to enjoy in addition to the woodburner in the sitting room. It's well positioned for Hickling Broad Nature Reserve and a good info book is provided for other places to visit. We would happily stay here again if holidaying in Norfolk.

Mrs M,

First impressions were very good , the cleanliness was outstanding, the property in an excellent location very.quiet at night. We found the property very comfortable and enjoyed a very relaxing pre-Christmas break. We would certainly go back probably at a warmer time of the year

Mr W,

This was an amazing find so close to lots places to visit a lovely local pub and lovely walks. The cottage was so welcoming and the welcome pack was so thoughtful. Would definitely stay here again.

Mr F,

Comfortable and well equipped cottage in ideal location for exploring the broads. Hickling Broad is within easy walking distance of the cottage with plenty of wildlife, and picturesque views. Hope to return.

Mr S,

This was our second visit to Sunset Cottage, and just as enjoyable. Hickling is a lovely village, central for the Broads area. The cottage is wonderful, all on one floor, and we were made very welcome by the owners who left a great Norfolk welcome pack for us. We hope to visit again next year!

Mr C,

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Sunset Cottage. The cottage was immaculate with everything you could ever need and more. The owners left a welcome box with useful food and milk in the fridge which was gratefully received. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Hickling. There was a park less than 2 minutes away, a supermarket 10 minutes drive and loads to do around the area from hiring a boat, to outdoor activity parks to national trust places. We had a fantastic holiday, made even better by the accommodation we stayed at.

Mrs B,

We booked Sunset Cottage for 2020, due to Pandemic we had to delay our visit until 2021. Norfolk Cottages were very good at changing booking, no issues. We booked the cottage to celebrate my friends 50th Birthday, I contacted the owners direct to see if we could arrange balloons, etc. When we arrive it looked fab, balloons, flowers, my friend was so chuffed! So thanks for doing that! The cottage is beautiful top quality bedding, pillows, really comfortable. The garden and conservatory were lovely as we had amazing sunshine! Great location to explore the area, had lovely days out on broads, at beach with the seals. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Ms W,

Everything about Sunset Cottage was perfect. So well equipped and very clean. Beds were super comfortable. Lovely little garden and conservatory. The Broads are a lovely area and even with the current Covid restrictions we found lots to do. This was the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Mrs D,

Great stay despite Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis on either side of our holiday! We’ve enjoyed the fire each night, lovely walks. Seeing the seals at Horsey beach is a must do!! Nature reserve at the end of the road is a nice walk too. Great area and lovely cottage.

Ms Michelle R,

The cottage is lovely! Thank you so much for the welcome pack and postcard. We went to see the seals at Horsey which was great.

Mrs Laura T,

We had a good time in an area not really known well to us. It was great to get away after 2020’s troubles and the cottage was very welcoming. The weather could have been better but that’s the UK for you. We both thought the cottage was excellent and happily recommend the lovely cottage to anyone visiting the area. We were very happy visiting the Greyhound pub at the end of the road and felt perfectly at ease in these Covid times. We enjoyed Winterton beach and dunes for the Norfolk big sky experience, the Bure Valley railway and particularly recommend the Barton boardwalk

Mr Simon C,

What a gorgeous cottage in a peaceful and idyllic setting. We hope to be back once the Covid situation has passed.

Previous Customer,

We have no hesitation in recommending the cottage as a comfortable base to anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing break. This was one of the best breaks we have taken for many years, which I think was testament to both the quality of the accommodation and the location. The proximity of the Hickling NWT reserve is an added bonus.

Mr Andrew D,

Overall we were impressed with the cleanliness and high quality fittings and kitchen equipment. Thank you for your care in making sure we had such a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Mr Raymond B,

Thank you for our lovely week at Sunset Cottage, we didn’t want to leave! The cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped; we had everything we needed for our week. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived which, in the current situation, put our minds at rest the minute we walked through the door. It was also nice to see that the garden has been so well taken care of. We found a great crabbing spot on the harbour wall at Gorleston-on-Sea where we had the most successful couple of hours catching crabs we have ever had!

Mr Mark B,

Sunset Cottage provided us with all the comforts of home, it offered us everything we needed, from comfortable beds, a well fitted kitchen and bathrooms to a cosy lounge; it was perfect. An added bonus was having an enclosed garden. Whilst on our holiday we went on lovely walks from the cottage doorstep. Hickling Broad is close by while a walk down a country lane took us to a field full of sunflowers which was a surprise and lovely to see. We really enjoyed our first holiday at Sunset Cottage and hope to return next year.

Ms Carole R,

Many thanks for making us so comfortable at Sunset Cottage. We had a really lovely week with good weather. We loved the food pack you left for us with all those goodies. We really enjoyed our stay at Sunset Cottage and hope to return next year with our friends.

Mr Anthony C,

Complements on your wonderful cottage and thank you for the lovely welcome pack, much appreciated. We’ve had a lovely week at Sunset Cottage and are already planning to come again next year.

Mr Steven R,

With all the issues of Covid it was a joy to at last arrive in Hickling for our stay in Sunset Cottage. First impressions were that the cottage was immaculately clean, well-furnished and comfortable. We were able to settle in quickly. We had hot sunny days and enjoyed local walks and trips for the first 5 days. The last 2 days brought torrential rain, gale force winds and a power cut, but we were very comfortable in the cottage with books. We loved our week in Sunset and hope to return.

Mrs Elizabeth B,

We had a lovely holiday, despite the weather. The cottage is well equipped, lovely and warm and the welcome pack was impressive, thank you so much.

Mrs Gill C,

Thank you for such a clean and comfortable cottage. It was lovely to return to in the evenings.

Mrs Sarah R,