Mimi CottageSea Palling, Norfolk
Gorgeous Mimi Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the seaside village of Sea Palling. It is a very short walk to the Blue Flag beach and is ideally situated for soaking up the stunning countryside views that the cottage has unfettered access to.
Mimi Cottage is the last house at the end of a very quiet and peaceful lane in Sea Palling. It is a fabulously spacious and well cared for cottage with plenty of room to spread out in and a wonderfully large garden to enjoy. It has the most stunning views across the fields and from the decking area you can enjoy some fabulous Norfolk sunsets.
In Sea Palling you will find a dog friendly pub, dog friendly cafe (which does pretty amazing hot chocolate and fresh donuts), a really lovely fish and chip shop and a local shop all just a few minutes walk away.
Sea Palling beach is very dog friendly * but if you want to pop along to a quieter beach in the busier months, head to Waxham, Cart Gap and Happisburgh. Even out with pupping season, you will still spot a seal or two (and they sometimes have great fun following your coastal walk whilst they keep up in the water 🙂 )
It is a short drive to Horsey, then Winterton on Sea (which also has a fabulous beach) but you can walk to both from Sea Palling, perhaps taking in a visit to The Nelson’s Head or The Fisherman’s Return. (Both pubs do very nice food and are both very dog friendly).
Hickling is a 5 minute drive away, or you can walk there via the bridle paths. There are two very nice dog friendly pubs to visit (The Greyhound and The Pleasureboat Inn), Hickling Broad, and the village also boasts a local riding stable. Stalham town has some small shops, such as Cawdrons Butchers, local shops and cafe’s.
* Dogs must turn right between May and September
UNDER OCCUPANCY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE BETWEEN 12th APRIL AND 17th MAY (in line with Gov't edicts) SOME MAY AND JUNE 2021 AVAILABILITY!
Reactive Dog 2 Star
This property has a 2 star reactive friendly award. Please read below for further details
Sleeps 10 – 11
1 ground floor bedroom
Downstairs shower room
Hot tub can be hired separately at extra charge
Smoke Free Property
Broadband & WiFi
Off road parking for 6 cars
Brilliant beach walks at Sea Palling and Horsey. The Gunton Arms at Thorpe Market has exceptional food and views, it is also dog friendly.
Norwich was worth a visit, especially the tours at the castle and Jarrolds department store.
When you arrive
When you arrive at Mimi Cottage, park your car in the very spacious driveway. There is enough parking for up to 6 cars. Note that the driveway is open with no fencing around it so please do be aware of this when you remove your dogs from the car.
Go into the cottage and turn right into:
(The Grey Room)
It is spacious and airy with two single beds that can be joined into a superking. There is a further single bed which makes it a fabulous children or family room. There are side units, lamps and wardrobe storage.
Come back into the hallway and straight ahead to the:
Downstairs Shower Room
This newly renovated shower room has been furnished in a contemporary style with a white suite. A lovely walk in shower, sink and toilet. This room also contains a washing machine and dryer.
Turn left to the
This modern and very well equipped kitchen has everything you need (and more). There is a good selection of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc, large fridge freezer, six burner gas stove, dishwasher and lots of storage space. with stunning views over the fields towards Horsey. There is ample seating for up to 11 people at the large dining table. There are patio doors to the lovely garden.
Turn right into
This airy and spacious sitting room is large enough to seat your whole party and has double aspect views to the fields. There are two large sofas, coffee table, lovely lamps, a stunning woodburner and a very large TV showing all terrestrial channels and BT sport. Netflix and Amazon Prime are available if you remember to bring your login details.
Come back into the hallway and turn left to go upstairs.
At the top of the stairs, turn right and walk to the end of the corridor to
(The Blue Room)
This large room has a superking bed which can be split into twins if needed. There are bedside units, lamps and wardrobe storage. Views to the side of the cottage.
Back into the hallway, turn right, into
(The Green Room)
This large room has a generous double bed There are bedside units, lamps and wardrobe storage. Views to the side of the cottage.
(The Purple Room)
This large room also has a generous double bed There are bedside units, lamps and wardrobe storage. Views to the side of the cottage and fields.
Straight ahead is the
A modern bathroom comprising matching bath, sink and toilet, with heated towel rails, wall mirror and window to the garden.
Exit the bathroom and turn right into
(The Pink Room)
This very large room has a superking bed which can be split into twins if needed. There are bedside units, lamps and storage. Views to the cottage garden and towards Horsey.
This very large garden is fenced to a height of 3 to 3.5 feet high. The owners do not wish to impede the stunning views across the fields, and what a view it is! The garden is laid mainly to lawn with some shrubs. There is also a swing and slides plus a little Wendy House. There is also a smashing covered dog kennel in the right corner of the garden. A really wonderful enclosed space for your dogs to have some fab zoomies.
There is a large L-shaped patio with picnic table to seat up to 12. The owners have also supplied a barbecue. (Please supply your own fuel).
What We Provide
- Tea, coffee, milk and sugar
- All bed linen and towels
- Free wifi throughout house
- TV with with BT sport and all freeview channels. Netflix and Amazon available (please bring your own Amazon id)
- Games, jigsaws
- Walking maps and books
- Crates on request
- Dog bowls, dog towels/dog blankets, holiday dog tags, furniture throws
- That Mimi Cottage 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.
- Mimi Cottage has a refundable security deposit of £100
- We will provide you with a welcome pack for your arrival (please let us know if you have any allergies)
Reactive Friendly Award Details
2.5 Star ⭐⭐
Mimi is a 2 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage, but heading towards the 3 star rating.
Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive. Mimi is situated in a very quiet area, off the beaten track and on the edge of farmland (there are no working farm buildings in sight).
There is one house next door (Fenside)) which is also a Pack Holidays cottage but when you are in the cottage, Fenside is situated to the side of Mimi so is not overlooking the house unduly.
The fields in front of Mimi have been arable for the past 4 years, and whilst we have seen some cattle, they have been three fields away (and are rather like little dots on the horizon). The fencing around Mimi garden is 3 to 3.5 feet all the way around so whilst quite secure for most dogs, if you have jumpers, this might not be the right choice for you.
The garden is accessed directly from the patio doors from the kitchen andyou can see the dogs in the garden quite easily from the kitchen window. The garden is very big.
There are some lovely bridle paths nearby as well as the walk to the beach via Beach Road, or for a quieter walk to the beach, take the bridle path on the left hand side of the road as you walk up Waxham Road. That takes you across the dunes to the beach.
There are no passers by, as Mimi is the last house on this private road. There may be some entries and exits from Fenside but the houses are quite separate and there is no shared fencing.
Please note that as this is a very rural location, there may be on occasion, the slight possibility of hearing a bird scarer. With the possibility of crop rotation/crop protection depending on time of the year, we cannot rule it out. Please talk to Gail if you are concerned about this.
Location & Directions
Mimi Cottage, Church Road, Sea Palling, NR12 0UA
From the A149 Stalham bypass take the turning signposted Happisburgh/Walcott/Bacton at the western end of the town (Stepping Stone Lane B1159). At the end of the lane, turn right at the junction and stay on the road into Stalham for approximately 0.5 mile until you reach the first junction in the town with the High School on your left hand side. Turn left at this junction and follow the road through Stalham, to Ingham.
Follow the road through Ingham (past the now being revamped Ingham Swan, and follow the road to the first junction which is signposted Sea Palling. Turn right at this junction towards Sea Palling, passing Causway Farm butcher and the farm shop.
Just as you enter the village, the road bends to the left and Church Road is on the RIGHT. Drive down Church Road, and after approx. 200 metres, the road splits; take the right hand fork and you will see Fenside’s gate immediately in front of you after approx. 100 metres.
Follow the driveway around the front of Fenside, and you will see Mimi in front of you.
Lovely beach walks with dogs. The house is very accommodating and well stocked for entertaining all together. Will definitely considering coming back.. Had a nice meal at The Greyhound in Hickling