Neaps, Hickling

//Neaps, Hickling
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Project Description

Neaps, Hickling

Neaps is a beautiful single storey cottage full of character and nestled comfortably within the heart of Hickling. It is very close to Hickling Broad, the village has 2 very dog friendly pubs and lots of beautiful walks nearby.

Sea Palling 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!

Location and Facilities

Neaps is a dog friendly cottage. It has hard floors throughout except the bedroom and the garden is very well dog proofed

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 fancy a bit of town shopping the seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham are a short drive away, and more locally, why dont you explore 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 – wow!) With the historic city of Norwich just 20 miles away, there is a lot to do from this marvellous base in Hickling.

When You Arrive

gail_neaps_hickling-7585When you arrive there there is space for one car (two by arrangement) in front of the garage at the right hand side of the paddock gate marked ‘Path Cottage’. There is a sign with ‘Neaps’ on the garage door. Open the gate at the left hand side of the garage which leads you directly into the beautifully laid out south facing garden. There is very secure fencing and hedging all around the property and dogs will have lots of fun exploring this super garden. Follow the path to the front door.

The cottage has a little porch, handy for storing umbrellas, wellies etc.
Enter into the:


Nicely fitted kitchen units along one wall, with washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with standard icebox section at the top, plenty of storage space and fitted cooker. The table situated in the centre of the room, has lovely views out to the garden. The table has little drawer which house the cottage cutlery. A lovely cupboard storage is to your right hand side as you enter the kitchen and contains all the household items you are likely to need.

Turn left to

The Shower Roomgail_neaps_hickling-7518

A modern shower room comprising matching shower, sink and toilet, with heated towel rails, wall mirror and window to side garden.

Exit the shower room and walk straight ahead through the kitchen into:

The Bedroom

This lovely and light room with spacious superking bed * has lots of light from the side window and skylight window. Furnished with wardrobe, side cabinets and lamps.
This is the only carpeted room in the cottage.

* The superking bed can be made into twin beds if required. Please do let us know at time of booking if you would prefer a twin bed.

Exit back into the kitchen and take the next left to the:

Living Area


This very comfortable, cosy and welcoming room is just the perfect getaway from it all.
With comfortable sofa, TV, side unit and very tasteful furnishings, it is the perfect place for you and your dog to relax.
There is a fabulous woodburner (for which you will be given a starter pack of logs) and for which you can obtain logs (and pay using the ‘honesty rabbit’ on the sideboard).

This room has wonderful views to the well tended garden (and you can exit to the garden from here via the patio doors.
Seating for 4 on the outside patio which is a real suntrap.

What we provide

  • All bed linen and towels
  • Free wifi throughout house
  • Games, jigsaws, DVDs
  • Walking and cycling information
  • Barbeque
  • Dog bowls, basket, towels, holiday collars and throws (for furniture)

Please note

Weekly bookings are Friday to Friday
That Neaps is 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. Do remember that the fridge has an icebox section only.
Please do not allow dogs on the bed. Up to two dogs are accepted at Neaps.
The security bond (refundable at the end of your holiday) is £100

How to find us

Address: Neaps, Staithe Road, 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. Neaps can be found on the left hand side of the road after 0.1 miles. Look for a long(ish) driveway with a paddock gate displaying ‘Path Cottage’. Drive up this driveway and park in front of he garage to the right hand side of the paddock gate with the ‘Neaps’ sign on the garage door. Enter the garden via the gate to the side of the garage.



We have had a wonderful week at Neaps. The location of the cottage, the garden and even the weather has just been fantastic. When you arrive it immediately feels “like home”. Thank you so much for letting us stay at such a heavenly place where absolutely everything is catered for!
Kelly and Fiona , The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
Wow – just wow! What a stunning cottage Neaps is. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, especially by holly our 7 month old black lab who loved the dog biscuits! We have had a fantastic week – plenty of rest and relaxing and we could not have asked for better weather. The highlights of our holiday was watching the seals at the beach – such an experience. We have fallen in love with Norfolk, such a lovely county and so dog friendly. Thank you Mike and Beverley for having us at Neaps and for you hospitality, we would certainly like to come back again next year!
Martin, Clare and Holly, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
Birds and the squirrels visit (when it stopped raining!). We spent time on all the local beaches, we tried all the cafes and had a meal at The Greyhound . We will definitely be back again next year. You have a winner here, we love love love it so thank you!
Lesley , The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
We’ve all had a fab time at Neaps – lovely cottage and thank you for the welcome goodies, Milly loved the biscuits! Milly has loved the beaches – Sea Palling and Winterton are the best! But out personal favourite is Wells! Thank you for a great time!
Kim, Lee and Milly, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
We’ve had a fantastic time at Neaps and just relaxing around here and the local area. We never felt the need to venture far, apart from going out for our evening meal each evening. Our favourite food was at The Star Inn, best vegetarian meals by far out of the places we visited. Had a few day trips out but never went far. We just love this cottage. Thank you for all the little touches you add to Neaps not just for the dogs but for us humans too. It was all very appreciated and we hope to visit again soon !!
Terry and Stephen Hodgeson August 2017, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
This is our first visit to Norfolk and we have had a fantastic holiday. We especially liked seeing the seals on Horsey beach and visiting the Hickling Wildlife Reserve. The cottage was ideal for us and the dogs. Thank you for the welcoming pack and for providing our dogs with beds, bowls etc it made us feel ‘at home’ straightaway. Wish we could stay longer.
Sarah, Michael, Diggory and Willoughby, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
We have had such a lovely week! The most beautiful cottage and garden with the kindest and most friendly hosts. We really enjoyed our walks around Hickling, Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall. This is such an amazing location. Our dog has especially enjoyed a spot of bird watching in the garden. Thank you so much for amazing holiday!
Richard and Nicky, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
We had a wonderful and relaxing stay here at Neaps. We made good use of the dog walking routes provided and cooked some lovely meals (with a little help from Causeway Butchers). They Greyhound Pub is a great place to rest after a long walk, and the food there is lovely too. Thank you Mike and Beverley
Jan and AnneMarie and Mollox, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
What a gorgeous cottage!!! Lovely welcome pack and welcome goodies! Diesel loved ALL the lovely local beaches. I was totally welcomed by all staff and locals at The Greyhound pub! Thank you so much Mike and Beverley for all your thoughtfulness in making our experience at Neaps so nice! We will be back
Carrie, Brian and Diesel, February 2017, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk
What a wonderful little cottage, ideal for two with a perfect garden for two very energetic dogs. Thanks for the welcome and doggy treats and for making us feel so welcome!
Richard and Sue with Buddy and Bella, The Gorgeous and Delectable Neaps, Hickling, Norfolk


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