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Heath Cottage, Hickling
Heath Cottage was built circa 1900 and it is a fine example of a truly lovely Norfolk cottage, complete with original Norfolk winder staircase.
It has been extended tastefully over a number of years into the light, spacious and beautiful cottage that it is today.
This full of character cottage is situated at the edge of a charming village with two very dog friendly pubs and lots of walks from the door, including direct access to Weavers Way. Sea Palling, with its Blue Flag beach, is just a short 5 minutes by car and Horsey beach, famous for its seals, is a short 12 minutes drive away!
Heath Cottage is a very dog friendly cottage with hard floors throughout and a very well dog-proofed garden for safe play. The garden is south west facing, so it is very sunny all day.
There are some wonderful circular and coastal walks to enjoy with your dogs and the area is fantastic for getting out and about on your bike.
If you would like to see what’s on locally in the village, click here to go to the Hickling village website.
If you fancy a bit of town shopping the seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham are a short drive away, and more locally, some of the lovely little villages we have nearby such as Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Horsey, East Ruston (famous for its Vicarage Gardens!) or head up to Mundesley and catch a bit of crazy golf!
There are lots of dog friendly places to explore and quite a few National Trust bases to visit (my favourite is Felbrigg….. lots of super walks, and Blicking Hall!) With the historic city of Norwich just 20 miles away, there is a lot to do from this marvellous base in Hickling. I can’t think of anywhere more welcoming, relaxing and delightful for a wonderful break away with your dogs.
2 Dogs and More By Prior Arrangement, 3 Dogs and More By Prior Arrangement, 1 Dog, 2 Dogs, 3 Dogs
Broadband & WiFi Available
Smoke Free Property
Off road parking for 2 car
|Reactive Friendly Dog Rating|
3 Star Reactive Dog Friendly
Large Secure garden
Norfolk Broads, Hickling
Reactive Dog Guide
Heath Cottage is a 3 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage. Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive dog. Heath Cottage is situated in a very quiet part of Hickling (a rural Broadlands village). There is a field on one side and whilst there is a neighbour on the other side of this detached cottage, it cannot be seen either from the house or garden and to date (in 4 years) we have had no noises from there.The garden is very secure with 9 foot hedging on one side, supported by mesh to the height of 5 foot, wooden fencing to the front and rear of the back garden, and to the right hand side there is 6 feet high hedging blocking the view of the field. There are some lovely quiet walks nearby including Weavers Way (a 5 min walk from the cottage) and some nice bridle paths out of the village.There is no farmland surrounding Heath Cottage and we have had no reports of bird scarers in 4 years. Whilst passers by may walk past the front garden, this cannot be viewed from the rear garden and we are quite confident there is very little for scared/reactive dogs to react to.There is no shared fencing or adjoining house and there is no well travelled coastal path or path walk passing the property. The garden at this Hickling dog friendly accommodation does not look into another property and is not overlooked.
Location & Directions
When You Arrive
Park your car in the driveway. (There is room for three cars.)
The access door to the cottage is to the right hand side of the cottage, through the small picket gate..
Enter the cottage to the vestibule. This is the perfect room to pop your outdoor clothes and shoes and also contains a freezer, microwave and storage and gives you wonderful views across the fields towards the local stables.
The field you can see from the vestibule is owned by Heath Cottage owners. Their field is used (free of charge) by the local Hickling animal charity FAITH and they have some very happy horses that make great use of the field.
The door on the other side of the vestibule gives access to the back garden via a stable door (which is ultra secure for your dogs).
Enter into the
This is a beautifully fitted kitchen, with every kitchen appliance and tool you could think of, or need……Truly something for everyone!
Our lovely owners have taken great care to ensure that your holiday is carried out in style and comfort. For the chefs among us, there is no excuse not to cook up a storm with the wonderful copper based hanging pans in easy reach!
There are lovely views from double aspect windows, and you can enjoy this at the table for two.
From here go into the
Where you will find a washer dryer and ironing equipment.
Then through to the
Relax in comfort in this nautical themed bathroom with white sink, toilet and bath with over-the-bath shower.
Come back through the kitchen and take the first door on your right to
Snug / Downstairs Bedroom
This room has patio doors which open out into the secure back garden and has a lovely area with seating outside – just perfect for that morning coffee and soaking up the rays! This room is furnished with comfy chairs and a lovely single bed
From this room turn right into the
With lovely views to the side garden, a lovely dining table able to seat 4, cosy multi-fuel stove and beautiful dresser with ornamental plates and ornaments.
Go straight ahead to the
A fabulous room to relax in with plenty of seating for 4, original internal doors (which are throughout the cottage), feature ornamental open fire and beautiful lamps. A 40 inch screen Smart TV, which has a Bluray DVD and also Sky TV.
This stunning room has gorgeous views of the enclosed rear garden and has very comfy corner suite with a table and feature lighting.
Head back through to the dining room
Then up the ‘Norfolk winder’ stairs. These stairs ‘wind’ round, so if your feet are a little larger, be careful on the slimmer steps. Do have a little caution as Norfolk stairs can be steep.
Light and airy room with comfortable double bed, side table, lamp, drawers and wardrobe. (Hairdryer also supplied.)
Another light and airy room (with double aspect) with twin beds, side units, lamps, wardrobe and dresser. It has a beautiful ornamental original feature fireplace. (Hairdryer also supplied.)
The cottage has been thoughtfully restored and decorated in keeping with the style of the cottage.
The rear garden can be accessed via the vestibule stable door, conservatory door or the downstairs bedroom.
It has been dog proofed to a very high degree with all surrounding border bushes post and wired and picket fence to side and rear of the garden. The garden is laid mainly to grass with camelia bushes, apple and pear trees and many lovely features.
A restored dovecot can also be found in the garden.
Seating for 4 on the outside patio which is a real suntrap.
What We Provide
- All bed linen and towels
- Free wifi throughout house
- Sky TV
- Games, jigsaws, DVDs
- Dog towels, holiday dog tags and throws (for furniture)
- Weekly bookings are Friday to Friday
- PLEASE NOTE DOG BEDS ARE NOT PROVIDED, SO PLEASE DO BRING YOUR OWN. (15/07/23)
- SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE (Mon to Fri and Fri to Mon) out of season – DO PLEASE ENQUIRE
- **Please note that Heath Cottage is strictly a non smoking cottage and we would be grateful if you could respect this.
- ** Sky TV: Please note that certain PIN protected programmes can only be accessed after the Watershed as, there is no access to the PIN for Sky TV.
- All major supermarkets deliver and groceries can be put away for you before you arrive if you want to arrange an online delivery. Just let us know.
- If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, rather than bringing it with you, Sams Pets is a great place to contact. Pack Holidays guests have an exclusive 10% off anything in their shop in Market Place in North Walsham! Take a peek at their Facebook page too!
- The security bond (refundable at the end of your holiday) is £100
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