Heath Cottage, Hickling

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Heath Cottage, Hickling Heath, Hickling

*** 3 NIGHT WEEKEND BREAK 28th SEPT REDUCED FROM £517 TO £450!!! ***


Heath Cottage is a beautiful, (nay gorgeous!) late Victorian, country cottage nestled sweetly in the charming Broads village of Hickling.

It was built circa 1900 and it is a fine example of a truly lovely Norfolk cottage, complete with original Norfolk winder staircase.

Originally built by Mr W.Lambert, for his small family, with only a copper and outside cold tap – which he would wash with daily!  He lived there his whole life, and neighbours have said that they can still picture him sitting by the open fire in the main sitting room, which remains much the same to this day.

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 this charming village. It has two very dog friendly pubs and has lots of super walks from the door (including direct access to Weavers Way!) The delightful little village of Sea Palling (with its Blue Flag beach) is just a short 5 minutes by car and the rather splendid Horsey beach (famous for its seals) is a short 12 minutes drive away!

Heath Cottage is a beautiful dog friendly cottage. It has hard floors throughout and a very well dog–proofed garden for safe play. The garden is south west facing- meaning that it is very sunny all day!

There are some wonderful circular and coastal walks to enjoy with your dogs, (http://maps.norfolk.gov.uk/trails/) 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!

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.


Location and Facilities

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:

Utility Area

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:

Downstairs Bedroom

This room is perfect for guests who don’t wish to stay in an upstairs bedroom (and is particularly useful for the bathroom downstairs). It has a very comfortable full sized single day bed (with a very comfortable mattress). With side lamp, unit and wall hooks and television. This room also 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!

From this room turn right into the:

Dining Room

With lovely views to the side garden, a lovely dining table able to seat 5, cosy multifuel stove and beautiful dresser with ornamental plates and ornaments.

Go straight ahead to the

Living Room

A fabulous room to relax in with seating for 5, original internal doors (which are thoughout the cottage), feature ornamental open fire and beautiful lamps.

A 40 inch screen Smart TV TV, Bluray DVD and 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’ 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:

Bedroom 1

Light and airy room with comfortable double bed, side table, lamp, drawers and wardrobe.  (Hairdryer also supplied.)

Bedroom 2

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.

Is it your birthday?  Anniversary?  Special Occasion?

Let us know and we will make sure there is a lovely bottle of chilled Prosseco ready and waiting for your arrival.

If you have stayed at Heath Cottage before we will welcome you back with a lovely hamper of goodies from Tavern Tasty.  Do let us know!

What we provide

All bed linen and towels

Free wifi throughout house

Sky TV

Games, jigsaws, DVDs


Dog bowls, dog towels, holiday collars,  dog basket and throws (for furniture)

Please note

Weekly bookings are Friday to Friday


**Please note that Heath Cottage is strictly a non smoking cottage and we would be grateful if you could respect this.

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, 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!

Please do not allow dogs on any of the beds.

The security bond (refundable at the end of your holiday) is £200

How to find us

Address: Heath Cottage, Staithe Road, Hickling Heath, Hickling, NR12 0YJ

Follow the A149 (from Norwich towards Stalham) and continue past Stalham for 2.8 miles.  Turn left onto New Road (just past Catfield) and follow this for 0.6 miles, then turn left onto  Heath Road for 0.8 miles, then turn right onto Staithe Road for 0.1 mile.  Heath Cottage can be found on the right hand side of the road after 0.1 mile.   Do keep an eye out for the Heath Cottage sign on the gatepost….It is easy to miss.  Park your car in the parking area and head to the cottage.



To Gail and owners.

Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. Everything you need is provided and nearby. Our doggies have loved the garden and the beach. The welcome pack and doggie treats were very much enjoyed, looks like I’ll be making some liver cakes at home for the dogs. The cottage is well equipped and the beds are amazing – we have slept very well.

We will happily come back again and may even stay longer.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialLorrinda, Edward, Shirley + Dogs, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

This week has been one of the best ever. Me, my parents and my sister have had a fab week chilling around the house and visiting some of the nearby beaches such as Sea Palling. The dog (Lana) has also had a good time, especially having such a big garden to walk around. I really don’t want to go but of course we must. If we could stay longer I’m sure we would. We made great use of the fire outside and spent countless hours in the evening sat around it. I don’t think there’s a better place we could have chosen to go this week.

Thank you for allowing us to spend a week here, it was brilliant.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJoshua, Amy, Gary, Karen and Lana, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We have had a wonderful week in this delightful cottage. Perfectly situated with the garden in full sun all day we had to force ourselves out. This is a perfect base for exploring all the surrounding villages, towns and the amazing Broads. 1 week is not enough! The welcome pack was greatly appreciated and Buddy (dog) loved the home-made doggy treats.

Thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful home we couldn’t have chosen a better week nor a better cottage, sorry to leave.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialStella and Buddy, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Wonderful cottage and garden perfect for us and dogs, very thoughtful extra things for dogs. We have had a great holiday, good weather too!!

Hope to be back! Thank you, best wishes.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialTheresa, Cyril, Pearl, Barley, Lola and Truffle (June 2018), Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

What a lovely cottage. We enjoyed our stay.

Thankyou, there was everything we needed and more. The surrounding area was a delight, Mac enjoyed swimming in the sea!

And thankyou for the goodies on our arrival!

Well done Chris and Tania, we will be back!!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialPaul, Veronne and Mac, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We loved this cottage. Absolutley beautiful with everything we needed and such nice furnishings. The walks around here were fabulous, the highlight being the seals. The locals  were welcoming making our stay the last mini leaves weve had.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialTim, judith, beth, dan, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We have had a lovely time at heath making sandcastles at Great Yarmouth letting the dogs have a run at Sea Palling. we also visited Bewilderwood and had a ride on the Bure Valley Railway. We have visited Norfolk several times but always find new things to do as well as revisiting old favourites. Really pleased Heath is so close to ‘the Greyhound’ and ‘The Pleasure Boat Inn’ which are both dog friendly.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKirsty, Mark, and Grace, with Holly, Teddy, Quail adn binky, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Lovely cottage, one of the best that we have stayed in. We will definitely re-book! Had some lovely meals in dog friendly pubs such as; The Greyhound Inn in Hickling, The Nelsons Head in Horsey, The Wayford Bridge Inn in Wayford and The Lighthouse Inn in Happisburgh. They were all lovely. Places we visited were; Bacton Beach, Sea Palling, Sheringham (stunning corner woods is a must), Happisburgh and we hired a boat from Potter Heigham and stopped off at a pub in Acle. Really was a fantastic cottage, thank you!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialClaire, Matt, Julie, Barnie and Chri, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Just what the doctor ordered!!! A beautiful well equipped home from home cottage. The attention to detail for dogs is amazing. We especially loved the dog tags idea! Thank you for the goodies you left for us, these were very much appreciated. We will certainly be back and recommend to our other doggie friends.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialAmanda and Phil, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

What a wonderful break we have had in this gorgeous cottage. The cottage had absolutely everything we could have asked for. Each room was nicely furnished, each of them a nice space to be in. The dogs are usually restless for a day or so when we stay somewhere but they were so chilled out, a proper dog friendly cottage. We enjoyed fish and chips from Stalham and dinner at The Greyhound. We took the dogs for a 5 mile circular walk from the cottage and took a drive to Horsey and Winterton, perfect! Massive thanks for everything.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSue and Co. , Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Big thank you to Chris and Tania for moving their week and allowing us to stay. The Cottage really is a home from home – so cosy and snuggly! The secure garden was thoroughly enjoyed by our pack of 4 huskies, they loved chasing each other round and round! We visited Horsey and Sea Palling and had a lovely afternoon walk around the village and Nature Reserve, followed by lunch at The Greyhound Inn which was lovely. Such a lovely cottage – thank you!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJane and John , Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Wonderful Cottage! The dogs loved the garden and we appreciated the welcome package after our long journey! The beaches close by were fantastic, lots of walking and kayaking. We all had a wonderful stay!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSophie, Rowan and Benj, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Heath Cottage has been a wonderful cottage for us to stay in – everything you could need, want or think of is here. Also everything you could need for the dogs was definitely here too, making us humans the lesser pack members! The welcome pack was fab – thanks! Had some lovely walks from the door to the nature reserves and a short drive to our favourite place – Waxham Beach. The cottage has been such a lovely place to stay – we would have definitely booked the next week if there weren’t people already booked for after us! We were so sad to leave but we will definitely be back!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialDee, Steve, Barney Youla, Aisha and Calla, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Had a lovely week holiday with our 5 Border Collies in your well appointed Cottage. This is our 3rd holiday this year with Pack Holidays in glorious Norfolk. Thank you for the welcome pack

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJenny and Mick, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We were delighted with Heath Cottage from the moment we walked through the door! A lovely cottage with everything you could need, a lovely welcome pack and I love the added extras for the dogs (biscuits, bowls, beds etc.). Our dogs loved the secure garden and had an amazing time at both Winter and Sea Palling beaches. The Greyhound Inn were very welcoming, and good too! The most relaxing break we have had in a long time and we would love to come back again for sure!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBonnie and Iain , Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We had a lovely time at Heath Cottage our 2 Cavalier king Charles’ loved the secure garden. Everything you need was here and all so lovely and clean. Lovely goodies on arrival were very much appreciated by all, thank you. Horsey Beach was lovely and we were wowed by so many seals both on shore and bopping up and down in the sea.. we had lovely food at the local pub and we were all made very welcome (dogs included). A return visit is a must. So much to do with so little time, so a longer stay for us next time.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialVal, Iain and Lucy , Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We have had a wonderful time here at Heath Cottage. What a lovely cottage it is; lovely and cosy, and had all the amenities we wanted. Very close to the beach and other sites, it was the perfect base. Very peaceful and tranquil. We would love to come here again in the future. The stairs took a couple of days to navigate, but I got there in the end!!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBianca, Eleanor, Rich and Alan, 8th – 15th Sept 2017, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

We have had a fantastic time, this is a wonderful place to being the dogs. We appreciated all the thoughts that have gone into making the place canine friendly. As for the humans we have had plenty of time to relax. The fishmonger in Happisburgh is highly recommended!!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialLily, Elsa and Bobby, 1st – 8th Sept 2017 , Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Such a lovely and relaxing time away. The cottage us fab and so homely. Walked to see the seals most nights and drove into Yarmouth and Hemsby as well! The Nelsons Head was very handy and the food was superb. Started making my way down the cider list but didn’t complete it in the 5 days so will definitely return!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKerry and Martin, 21st – 25th Aug 2017 , Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk
Had a wonderful few days break. Cottage is wonderful, lovely afternoons spent sunbathing on the sun loungers and many visits to local Sea Palling beach. Winterton-on-Sea is a must, lovely beach and cafe. Dogs have had a fantastic break.
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMandy and Neil with Dermot, Declan and Duffy, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

What a wonderful cottage Heath Cottage is.  The dogs loved the large secure garden to run around in but also find the shade whilst us humans enjoyed the sunshine.  The conservatory was lovely to sit in for breakfast/evening listening to the birds singing away.  Our last night at the table having tea we even saw a deer which had wandered into the side front garden.  We had trips out to Sea Palling beach, Happisburgh beach, Horsey beach.  Fairhaven Gardens and a walk up the road before having lunch at the very dog friendly Pleasureboat Inn.  (Remember to take change for parking at the beach).  Our favourite was Horsey beach and we even got to see a few seals, one of which followed us most of the way back!  The welcome pack on arrival was lovely and a welcome surprise (we ordered more fudge from the fudge lady), the dogs loved their homemade treats.  Everyone settled in the evening and slept well.   Thank you for a lovely week away and we look forward to booking again.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSarah and Mandy and Franz, Betty, Ruthie and Bailey, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Heath Cottage is definitely one of the best holiday cottages we have ever had the pleasure of staying in.  The facilities for dogs and humans are so well thought through.  Our dogs and toddler have really enjoyed the garden and excursions to Sea Palling, a boat trip, Horsey (where we saw 80+ seals,) Winterton, Blickling Hall and Fairhaven.  We enjoyed walks to the local pub and a bike ride around the village.  Beautiful area, beautiful cottage and very happy visitors – Thank you!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMelinda, Jack, Erin, Oscar (pointer), and Simba (rough Collie) and John and Jill and Lola (cocker spaniel), Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

Heath Cottage is beautiful.  Every last detail has been thought of.  The welcome basket was so thoughtful and the things for the dogs are brilliant.  We’ve had an amazing week here and even the weather has been kind to us.  Highly recommend The Pleasure Boat at the end of the road, super dog friendly too. A trip to Horsey beach is a must do – so many seals. Thank you.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBecky and Rich, Sophie, Isla and Frazer, Harvey and Susie (mini schnauzers), Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk

What an amazing place to stay!!   This cottage is beautiful – like a home from home. The beach at Sea Palling has been the highlight of our week – windswept empty and it goes on forever!!  The dogs loved it!! We’ll definitely be back next year!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMiriam, Ben and Amelia. Hannah, Max and Felix... And Willow and Missi, Heath Cottage, Hickling, Norfolk


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