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!

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The owners of Crincle Cottage have worked extra hard, intensively refurbishing it to turn it into a welcoming and comfortable holiday home. The 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 Nelsons Head, which is very dog friendly and has lots of super reviews for its food.   It has a rather famous annual beer festival each summer and if you don’t fancy going out to eat in the evening, they also do a takeaway. 

It’s just a short 15-20 minute 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.  

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


3 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 3 Star

This property has a 3 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details

Unlimited dogs very welcome

3 Bedrooms

Sleeps 6

Downstairs shower room and upstairs bathroom

Smoke Free Property

Broadband & WiFi

Off road parking for 2 cars

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, Horsey

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Cottage Details

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 fitted modern bathroom suite comprising bath (with shower), toilet and basin 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

Downstairs Walk In Cupboard

Which serves as the laundry for the cottage. There is a lovely big american style washing machine for use, mop and bucket and iron and ironing board.

Walk forward, into the


With fitted kitchen units, 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 plenty pots and pans. Useful storage cupboard in the corner, tiled floor and a lovely view across fields towards the dunes in the distance.

Living room

This room has wooden floors and lots of comfortable seating. There is a welcoming woodburner and a TV on the far left hand wall and to the right, there is ample storage space with books and DVDs to use at your leisure.

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 and lovely seat to sit and watch the world go by, side units and bedside lamps.

Out of bedroom 1 and turn left into

Bedroom 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.


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, holiday dog tags and throws for seating and beds
  • Washing Machine
  • Travel Cot
  • Outside seating area

Please note

  • Crincle Cottage is a no smoking property.
  • No logs are provided for the woodburner
  • Crincle Cottage bookings run from Friday – Friday. Short breaks are available, please do ask!
  • 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!

Reactive Friendly Award Details

3 Star⭐⭐⭐

Crincle 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.   Crincle Cottage is situated in a very quiet area, off the beaten track and at teh start of a private farmland road.   

The fences are all 5 feet high (some solid fencing and some hedged with wire fencing in front.)  The lowest point is a 5 feet paddock gate which has timber at the bottom of the gate to stop diggers.  There is a house next door (which is rarely occupied and no animals next door).  There are fields to front and back and up till now, we have had no livestock in the rear field and some cattle in the front field (which cannot be seen from the garden if cars are parked in the driveway).  There are several quiet walks around the village and Horsey Staithe area and a well worn bridle path down to the beach (which is at the far side of Crincle Cottage). 

Please note in pupping season and in peak summer season, that bridle path will be busier with people wishing to reach Horsey beach.  There is a shared fence between Crincle and next door, however it is 6 feet high and sold fencing.  To date, no noise has been heard from the neighbours side.  The garden does not look into another property.   

Please note that as this is a very rural location, there may be on occasion, the slight possibility of hearing a bird scarer. We have had no reports of bird scarers at any time in the past 4 years, but given the location (and the possibility of crop rotation) we cannot rule it out for future. 

Location & Directions

2 Crincle Cottage The Street, Horsey, NR29 4EL


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.

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Guest Feedback

Lovely Crincle – beautiful location, loved watching the owl in the field opposite us.  The evenings very peaceful here.

Nelson’s Head nearby happy to do takeaways – really good pizzas.

Dogs have been very relaxed – hard to get them out of the garden, they’ve loved it and so have we xxx


Crincle Cottage, Horsey

This is our second visit to Crincle Cottage and will be back.  Lovely and cosy with everything you need for us and the dogs.
Great walks in all directions.  So beautiful to see the seals and so close.  Dogs had a great time free on Winterton Beach.  Had a great meal at local pub and dogs welcome.
Thank you so much
Anne, Dave, Sanny, Tiegan, and Pat. Millie 🐾 Molly 🐾 Pluto 🐾 Renny 🐾

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

This is our 2nd visit to Crincle Cottage (Sept ’19 was our last escape).  It was lovely to be away in the peace and quiet, seeing the Barn Owl fly past the house on its early morning hunt, watching the geese.on their way to roost in the fields.  Big skies, shame about the cold and rainy weather, but it is winter!   The days have gone too soon and hopefully we can come back again.
Jane, Yvonee & Teasley

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

I love Crincle Cottage.  It’s so peaceful, out at night we have stood outside, star gazing, listening to the cattle and seal and watched the bats.   We’ve seen deer and more pheasants than ever.  The cottage is so cosy and light, its a really special place.  Thank you for a wonderful week.

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

We have had a wonderfully relaxing week exploring the beaches and Broads with our four dogs.  We were also very lucky to escape the blistering heat at home in St Albans.  The house was perfect for us (2 couples, 4 dogs, and 2 x 19 year old who joined us for a couple of nights.)  Particularly loved Winterton on Sea for our morning dog walk.  And fish and chips at the Nelsons Head.  Best  fish and chips for a long time
Thank you
The Williams & Reeds

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

We have really enjoyed our stay at Crincle Cottage.  Thank you for having us and all our dogs.  The weather could have been better in the early part of the week but it didnt stop us going out walking in the countryside and on the beaches etc.  The cottage is so comfortable and it is so dog friendly, it has everything we need.  Thank you again
Lindsay, Eddy and mum Dorothy

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

Lovely, dog friendly accomodation.  The beds are so comfy, right from day one.  Dogs loved the freedom to pop outside on a morning to reclaim the garden from any nightime visitors.
A trip to Horsey Gap is a must to see the seals.  Take your strong lets with you as the sand is hard to walk on.  Another must if you fancy a nice meal is the hotel at the riverside in Wroxham/Hoveton. So welcoming of our lab who’s yet to learn it’s ok to lay and chill! 
Happisburgh is a lovely beach to let your dog have a good run and it’s great for kids too.  A bit further out is the Camel Oasis in Suffolk where its £8.00 to walk a llama.  Great for the kids too.

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

We have had a lovely break.  The cottage has everything we could need and more.  The garden was very much enjoyed by the dogs especially.  Although many pubs and cafes were open limited hours, we were happy to stay in and eat as it is a home from home.  We enjoyed exploring the area, saw the seals, loved the beach at Winterton on Sea and explored the Broads.  Lots of local walks.   We visited Burlingham Woods and Bacton Woods were amazing for the dogs.  A very relaxing time and a beautiful part of the world.  We hope to return
Alisa and Family

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

Second time at Crincle Cottage.  Wroxham Barns are well worth a visit as is Poppyland Tea Room and Darren, with his wealth of WW2 knowledge and a superb corned beef hash and crumble.  Good walks in the area for us and the dogs.
Seen from the garden:  Red deer and Chinese Water Deer are the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.  The residents in the field, chasing the Marsh Harrier as it quartered its field, better than Road Runner and Wiley Coyote.
Also, Egyptian Geese a first for us

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

What a lovely cosy cottage to welcome us after a 4 hour drive in the freezing fog.  The Christmas lights and tree were on, an extra welcome surprise.  The cottage was exactly as described and just 15 minutes from the beach which was our main reason for coming at this time of year – the seals!!

Had some super (albeit very muddy!!) walks from the door.  A visit to North Walsham to visit a friend and some interesting shops there and a lovely market every Thursday.  Well worth a visit to Blickling Estate, although only a few rooms open due to lockdown but the grounds were lovely.

Don’t forget to pop by the local church with it’s round tower and thatched roof.

Jean & Richard

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

We had a mixed bag of weather, but this didn’t stop us enjoying some very nice walks around Horsey.  We loved seeing the seals perfect distance fromt he cottage, and quiet location with lovely views.  Really good fish and chips from Winterton fish bar and tasy rolls and cookies from Ingham Farm Shop,  We found the cottage cosy, good heating and hot water and the perfect run around for our little poooch.

Our first Pack Holidays and not our last❣️

Trevor, Debbie, Wendy, Josh, Kaitlin & Teddy 🐾

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

Had a lovely weekend break here in Crincle Cottage.  The views from the cottage are amazing, we were lucky enough to see deer across the fields.

The walk down the footpath to Horsey beach is worth doing to see the seals, it is quiet and the seals are undisturbed.

Katie (Greyhound) and Bobby (Black Lab) also enjoyed their stay.  They had a paddle at Sea Palling and watched the seals at a safe distance on Horsey Beach.

All in all a very peaceful well deserved break for us all!

Tina & Andrew Hobbs + Katie - Emily & Ashley Lamb + Bobby

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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, Horsey

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, Horsey

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.
The Temple family + Dogs

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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

Karen + Ian Hosking

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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!
Jordan Wardle

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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!
Judith and Sallie

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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!
Ben, Jane, George and Charlie

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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!
The Wall Family!

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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.
Sue and Kevin

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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!
Davina and David

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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!
Allen and Lyn

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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 !
Aimee, Matt and pooches

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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…….
Hannah, Ronnie and Harry

Crincle Cottage, Horsey

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