Project Description

Location and Facilities

When you arrive:

There is parking for two cars in front of the cottage. The front of the garden is mainly laid to grass and shingle. Access is via the paddock gate and through the side door. On entry, look right to see the :

Downstairs Bathroom:

A newly fitted modern bathroom suite comprising bath (with shower), toilet and basin. A mirror and heated towel rail. Lots of lovely shelving for those all important lotions and potions. The bath has a roman waterfall flow tap. Back out of the bathroom and to your left, there is a handy:

Horsey_Gail-7403Downstairs Walk In Cupboard:

Which serves as the laundry for the cottage. There is a lovely big american style washing machine for use.

Walk forward, into the:


Newly fitted kitchen units with an electric oven and hob with extractor, free standing 70/30 fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher plus a microwave, toaster and kettle. Lots of kitchen implements, some handy recipe books and pots and pans hung up at very reachable heights. Useful storage cupboard in the corner, wooden floor and a lovely view across fields towards the dunes in the distance.

Step into the:

Living room:

This room has wooden floors and lots of comfortable seating. There is a welcoming woodburner and a TV and DVD on the far left hand wall and to the right, there is ample storage space with books and DVDs to use at your leisure. If you have young children with you, there is a very large supply of childrens toys and books.

Walk straight through the living room, through to front lobby and turn left to head upstairs. (Do mind your head coming back down though!)

Walk up the light and airy stairs (with lovely pictures..) and at the top of the stairs take the door on your second left to reach:

Bedroom 1

Furnished with a double bed with extra thick mattress, cotton bed linen, and throws. The window overlooks the fields in front of the house (and you might just see Horsey Mill to the far right!). There is a wardrobe, wall mirror, lovely seat to sit and watch the world go by, side units and bedside lamps.

Out of bedroom 1 and turn left into:

Horsey_Gail-7384Bedroom 2

Furnished with another lovely double bed with extra thick mattress, cotton bed linen and throws. With a mirrored wardrobe, seat, side cabinets and lovely lamps and a beautiful antique table at the end of the bed. The window overlooks the fields to the rear of the house, across the fields and towards the dunes at Crincle Gap.

Bedroom 3

Is furnished with a single bed (and a trundle single underneath), so easily accomodating 2 people if needed. Cotton bed linen and simple furnishings allow extra space for a cot if needed.

The view is stunning: Over the fields at the rear of the cottage towards the dunes at Crincle Gap.

*Note that the duvets and pillows are feather.  If you have a feather allergy, do please let us know

Upstairs Shower Room

Corner shower, with two shower heads, toilet and sink.


The garden is accessed from the back door. On stepping out there is a lovely patio which is a great suntrap and has table and chairs for alfresco eating. The garden is fenced to 5 foot height at the rear and is enclosed by tight bushes throughout the rest of the rear which have also been meshed to prevent any escapees!!

At the front there the paddock gate has also been meshed to help prevent small escapees. The very reasonably sized garden is mainly laid to lawn.

What we provide:

  • All bedding and towels
  • All central heating (adjustable radiators in all rooms)
  • Free wifi (unlimited fast Broadband)
  • Dog bowls, poo bags and throws for seating and beds
  • Washing Machine
  • Travel Cot
  • Childrens Toys/Books/DVDs
  • Outside seating area

Please note:

If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, rather than bringing it with you, this 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!

  • Crincle Cottage is a no smoking property.
  • Crincle Cottage bookings run from Friday – Friday. Short breaks are available, please do ask!

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How to find us:

Address: 2 Crincle Cottage The Street, Horsey, NR29 4EL

Or – From A149 at Stalham, take the turning onto “Old Market Road” signposted towards Ingham, Lessingham and Sea Palling and follow the signs to Sea Palling. Follow the road past Sea Palling to Horsey, passing Waxham Barn. Horsey village is a few miles further along the road. (A village sign will welcome you). As you come into the village there is a sharp bend to the right and a left hand turning on the bend. Take the left hand turn (you will see a sign for the Nelsons Head) and follow the road down past the Nelsons Head. The road will bend to the right after a few hundred yards and at the bend there are two houses. Crincle Cottage is the right hand side house.  The road past Crincle is a private road leading to a local farm.


Crincle Cottage, Horsey, Norfolk

Don’t be put off by the rather plain exterior of Crincle Cottage! This is an original estate cottage with the best access to the sea in Horsey, fabulous views, seclusion and a luxuriously finished interior!

The owners of Crincle Cottage have worked extra hard, intensively refurbishing it to turn it into a welcoming and comfortable holiday home. The brand new fitted kitchen and a woodburning stove add to its comfort and charm.

Its’ location in The Street, Horsey is ideal! It is just a 2 minute walk to the Nelson Head, which is very dog friendly and has lots of super reviews for its food. It received the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (and if you don’t fancy going out to eat in the evening, they also do a takeaway. It’s a short walk from the cottage along a lovely country bridle path, right onto Horsey beach.   This is a much quieter part of the beach than Horsey Gap so there are often a lot more seals to see!  There is a public car park just down the road where people pay to leave their cars then walk up to this point to see the seals.  (Have a look at the website for some video footage we took recently).

Please remember to keep dogs on a lead at all times on this beach around the seals. (See and


We have really enjoyed our stay at Crincle Cottage.  The weather has been kind and the pub is excellent.  We had everything we wanted.  The beaches are lovely and the seals were having fun in the sea.  The week has gone far too quickly and none of us wanted to leave.   The dogs love it all and were so content in the garden.  We have been before and I am sure we will come again!   Thank you for making our week so special!!

Lloyd, Jan, Jade, Grandma, Alfie and Ziggy, Crincle Cottage

Had a lovely stay at Crincle Cottage, great location!   Lovely to have a walk to the beach every day and managed to see the seals every time!! Thank you to Gail for all your help in the current situation with Covid-19 and the help with re-arranging our dates!!  We hope to have another Pack Holiday cottage in the future.

The Wakeling family, Crincle Cottage

Such a peaceful location. Great walks and wildlife. Sadly our dog is recovering from cruciate surgery so we couldn’t actually take him far, however, it wasn’t a hardship for one of us to stay with him in the garden enjoying the peace! Gail even loaned us a crate for bedtime so he still got to sleep in a bedroom with our daughter. Thank you Gail, determined to return next year with Alfie raring to go!

Thank you

Grandma, Lloyd, Jan, Jade, Alfie and Ziggy, Crincle Cottage

A beautiful cottage – very peaceful with lots of super walks.  The cottage is well equipped and special thanks to Gail going above and beyond her role to arrange a different duvet (a lighter than normal).  Fantastic weather.

Would recommend The Nelson Head for food, wine and beer and good company.

Jane, Linda and Madelaine and dogs, Crincle Cottage

Ahh!  What a fantastic situation!!  In the middle of nowhere, just 1/2 a mile from the most beautiful coastal sand dunes.  I love this place and would love to return.  The house makes a perfect stay.  Louise

Had a wonderful stay at the cottage.  A lovely rural retreat.  The seals and pups were wonderful and we loved our walks along the coast and at Hickling Mere.  Hope to be back.  Paula

Paula and Louise, Crincle Cottage

What a beautiful cottage and location!  Everyone, including doggies catered for.  We saw the seals (a wonderful sight) and covered the triangle that is Cromer, Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and we even had amazing weather for the time of year.

Thank you for making our weekend so special and accepting our 4 fur babies.  We will be back, if just for the cake!!!

Jan, Michelle, Tom, Charlie and Irene, Crincle Cottage

We visited some lovely beaches in Sea Palling, lovely lunches at Poppy’s Café was perfect for the dogs x 4. Great walk to the Horsey beach (15 min) and an extra special thanks for the touches for Chris’s birthday.

Thank you.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMargaret, Crincle Cottage

Lovely weekend, so peaceful and quiet here and with The Nelsons Head on the doorstep for great food. Looking forward to staying here again for the beer and music festival.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJayne and Neil + Dogs, Crincle Cottage

We have had a lovely week here at Crincle cottage, the Dogs loved the garden, as did we, we are off now to Sea Palling to another Pack holiday cottage – Echoes for a long weekend, looking forward to it. Thank you for a lovely stay at a beautiful location and property. I am telling my friends as we all have many dogs. All the dogs are rescue dogs, six are from Chihuahua rescue UK and have all enjoyed their stay and felt very safe here.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialThe Temple family + Dogs, Crincle Cottage

What a lovely relaxing holiday we have had, a lovely holiday home – no lists of rules! Very comfortable and in such a peaceful location, it’s great to have the space to relax and a secure garden to enjoy without worrying about the dogs escaping. We’ve worked our way through the cider list at the Nelson Head and found our favourites. I’m sure we’ll be back.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKaye, Anne, Adam, Mathew + dogs, Crincle Cottage

Thank you for a wonderful holiday at Crincle Cottage. We have loved being in your lovely home, our dog Tess has enjoyed the garden and slept peacefully in the kitchen.

Our favourite thing of the holiday has been our very own spring watch. We’ve seen so many birds including a flock of 9 cranes, Reed Buntins, and Marsh harriers. We have seen deer opposite the house and in local fields, of course the seals have been wonderful. We enjoyed dinner at the Nelsons Head, tea at Poppylands café. Had 3 boat trips, the nature trip from the windmill at Horsey was our favourite. this is a beautiful part of Norrfolk so restful

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKaren + Ian Hosking, Crincle Cottage

Just what the doctor ordered! We have all had a truly fantastic weekend away. This was out third visit to Norfolk since October last year and we love it and will definitely keep on returning! All of this has been thanks to Gail and Pack Holidays. Crincle Cottage really is an amazing little place, it has been so peaceful during our stay and we have loved it. The only sounds we heard was the birds in the morning, that was it. It is so utterly peaceful that if the cottage next door went up for sale we would all chip in together and buy it without a second thought. The dogs are completely worn out with everything we have done over the weekend, but they have loved every second of it. On Friday we took a slow walk to see the seals and spent the evening relaxing in front of the TV with a glass of wine, we wish it was colder so we could have used the log burner! Saturday was a very tiring day for all of us, we spent the morning at Winterton beach and then drove down to Sea Palling beach. Had a spot of lunch at the café and then spent the afternoon on the beach, I’m certain we walked for miles in the lovely weather. On Sunday we had a much needed lazy morning, because after all that’s what Sundays are made for! We went for lunch at Nelsons Head, so handy with how close it is and the food is divine, 10/10 from us and worth the visit, such a lovely atmosphere. After that we then took a walk to see the seals again and walked all the way to Winterton and back, was quite a walk! We do not want to leave but cannot wait to be back in Norfolk again in October. Thank you Lynn and Peter for this amazing cottage and Gail for being superb!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJordan Wardle , Crincle Cottage

We had a wonderful time in Crincle Cottage. The seals were the highlight for us, but we all enjoyed walks around Horsey and the beach at Sea Palling. The cottage was perfect for us with comfortable beds, loads of hot water and even decent Wi-Fi and reception. Thank you very much to Gail and team, we will definitely return!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBen and Claire, Crincle Cottage

We have had a marvellous and relaxing time, as have the two dogs. Seeing the seals and their pups has undoubtedly been the highlight of the weekend but the walk at Happisburgh was also wonderful. The dogs are completely worn out and the cottage is fantastic, so well equipped and wonderfully quiet. We also saw a tiny baby deer! Thank you for the welcome pack, there is no doubt we will return!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJudith and Sallie , Crincle Cottage

We had a wonderful time in Crincle Cottage. The seals were the highlight, but we all enjoyed walks around Horsey and also the beach at Sea Palling. The cottage was perfect for us. Comfortable beds – loads of hot water and even decent Wi-Fi and reception. Thank you very much Gail and team. We will return!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBen, Jane, George and Charlie, Crincle Cottage

We have enjoyed a wonderful week. The weather has mainly been good and we have been cur for long walks everyday. We have loved seeing the seals – pups everyday – listening to the owls and the lovely secure garden, we have had a quiet relaxing week, just what we wanted!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJohn and Mel, Crincle Cottage

We’ve had a lovely relaxing stay. The cottage is lovely and in a lovely location! We’ve had some fab walks to the beach to see the seals – what a beautiful beach! The Nelson’s pub is very friendly and welcoming, with nice food. We visited Stalham which is a nice little town but the road diversions was a bit of a nightmare getting there and back, oh well! We ordered a takeaway curry from Oasis which was really really nice, thank you for a lovely stay and the welcome pack, was all beautiful!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialThe Wall Family!, Crincle Cottage

Second stay for us, many trips to the sea and great to see all of the seals. Large tubing washed up onto the beach. Enjoyed canoeing, boating, paddle boarding, many walks and the pub! Lovely cottage, thank you ever so much!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialClaire, Dee, Sophie and Rachel, Crincle Cottage

We have had a wonderful week, which has gone far too quickly. Lots of walks to the seals and walks along Winterton-On-Sea beach. Really good fish and chips from Horsey Fish and Chip shop, we would definitely recommend . Thank you for the lovely cake and the treats for the girls which went down very well! Has been great listening to the owls in the evening, such a peaceful area. Thanks to Gail for our stay, and we look forward to either staying here again or another Pack Holidays property and we shall recommend to all our friends! Worst part for us was leaving.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSue and Kevin , Crincle Cottage

We have enjoyed a wonderful week. The weather has mainly been great and we have been for some really long walks everyday. We have loved seeing the seals – pups everyday! Loved listening to the owls in the garden especially in the evening. A quiet relaxing week, just what we wanted! Thank you.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJohn and Mel, Crincle Cottage

We’ve had a lovely, peaceful, relaxing holiday. The cottage is gorgeous, probably the nicest, most modern and clean that we have stayed in. the garden was lovely to sit out in the lovely weather that we were so lucky to have. It was amazing to watch the sunrise over th dunes and the dogs loved it, from chilling out in the garden to walks from the house and trips to Winterton, Cart Gap and Sea Palling beaches. They’ll be very tired dogs when we get home! Having the seals on the beach was just amazing, we’ve spent quite a lot of time up there just watching them, they’re fascinating. We loved the wildlife boat tour that we went on in Horsey and we can also recommend hiring a self-drive boat up at Wroxham Broad. Thank you so much for having us to stay, we’’ definitely recommend Pack Holidays and Crincle Cottage and we would also love to come back again sometime soon, also thank you for the vegan welcome pack!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialDavina and David, Crincle Cottage

a lovely place to stay! So peaceful and homely! We just wish it had been colder so that we could have used the lovely woodburner. Plenty of dogs walks – we visited the seals three times! Plenty of close beaches to explore too. Thank you for having us, we’d love to come back!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialPatrick, Emily and Rory , Crincle Cottage

The cottage is lovely, with a great secure garden for teddy. We visited Winterton, Happisburgh, Sea Palling and the beach in Horsey to go and see the seals – what a fantastic sight! Had great meals at the Nelsons Head – so handy and great food! Pleasureboat Inn and a takeaway from Kingfishers – all very much recommended. Thank you for the card and bottle of wine for our 50th Anniversary and with all the other treats, Teddy really enjoyed his biscuits too! Hopefully we will come back soon!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialAllen and Lyn, Crincle Cottage

Crincle Cottage feels like a home from home. Plenty of lovely walks from the door and of course to the beach. The seals were a shock as we didn’t expect to see them there this time of year! Another few weeks and we’ll be back here again, we can’t wait! This week has gone too fast! The treats were lovely too, thank you!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialClissetts, Crincle Cottage

Really enjoyed staying at Crincle cottage – lovely secure garden for dogs, also a great walk to the beach and the Nelsons head pub, great pub for food or a quick drink. Cottage is so well thought and really welcoming – we dint want to leave! Thank you Gail we will definitely return!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialDee, Jane and Barney 25th August – 1st September 2017 – Crincle Cottage , Crincle Cottage

3rd time back for us this year, our granddaughter lives nearby so this lovely cottage is definitely home from home for us! The dogs loved the walks and the beaches. We both enjoyed the beer festival at the pub, great music and lovely food!
Thanks for the goodies Gail

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBob and Pat Furby 1st – 8th September 2017 - Crincle Cottage , Crincle Cottage

What a great location, lovely house. Seeing the seals was fantastic! Sea Palling beach was fab for our pooches. Thank you for the treats, the dogs loved them.
Hope to be back again soon

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialCeris and Maz 11th – 15th September 2017 , Crincle Cottage
What a lovely place to stay!  So peaceful and homely! We just wish it had been colder so we could have used the lovely woodburner. Plenty of dog walks – we visited the seals three times!  Plenty of close beaches to explore too.  Thank you for having us, we’d LOVE to come back.[/fusion_text]
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialPatrick, Emily, Rory and Loftus - September 2016, Crincle Cottage

We just wanted to share what a fab holiday it was for us. Perfect access to walks for the dogs. The local pub served good food and everyone always had a smile on their face.
We were lucky with the weather so most of our time at the cottage was spent in the large garden. The paved area with table and chairs was perfect for our meals.
We had visitors and used the cottage to full capacity for 2 nights and everyone said how lovely the cottage was with regards to size, decor, cleanliness and comfort.
We enjoyed visiting neighbouring beaches and the broads, all within a short drive from the cottage.
I would highly recommend The Ingham Swan for anyone who is after a celebratory drink or just wanting a special treat. The food is amazing!
The cottage and garden are very dog friendly and safe for large and small dogs. The location was perfect for walking and road access to whatever we fancied doing on the day.
Would we go back? Dogs and humans unanimously say Yes!
The only downside was that we weren’t staying longer and the welcome cake didn’t last long with it being so delicious !

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialAimee, Matt and pooches, Crincle Cottage
Second stay for us.  Many trips to the sea and great to see the seals.   Large pipe line got washed up on the beach.  Enjoyed canoeing, boating, paddle boarding, many walks and the pub!  Lovely cottage, thank you very much!!!
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialClare, Dee, Sophie, Rachel and Maple - Aug 2017, Crincle Cottage
What a lovely part of the world and what a lovely cottage!  The weather and tides have been just right for us.  We will be returning, not necessarily at the same time.
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJean, Peter, Darren, Karen and Katie and dogs Oscar, Archie, Freddie, Ollie, Henry, George, Hastie and Hattie - October 2016, Crincle Cottage
Our fourth part to this part of Norfolk, so far this year – we love it so much!  The cottage has been comfortable, warm and dog friendly with walks direct from the door.  Seeing the seals was wonderful and we have been blessed with some incredible sunrises and sunsets.  Loved the woodburner and really efficient heating system.  The pub is very friendly and great to be able to walk to .  Sat out in the Autumn sun a couple of times.  Lots of wonderful beaches around but our favourite is to park at Cart Gap and walk to Happisburgh at low tide.  Finally to Felbrigg and Blicking this time.  We will definitely consider a return visit to Crincle Cottage and have once again found Gail at Pack Holidays to be so helpful and so reliable.  Thank you for the lovely welcome basket of homemade goodies and dog biscuits which the boys loved once again.  We have had a fantastic stay and we will recommend Crincle Cottage to all our dog owning friends and clients.  Until the next time…….
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialHannah, Ronnie and Harry - October 2016, Crincle Cottage

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