Hickling, Norfolk

Neaps is a gorgeous cottage full of character and charm. I am so delighted it is joining the Pack Holidays family again, as I am always being asked about it by our regular guests who have had so many fabulous dog friendly holidays here.

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Neaps is situated along a quiet path, at the edge of a charming village with a very dog friendly pub and lots of walks from the door (including direct access to Weavers Way). Sea Palling (with its Blue Flag beach) is just a short 10 minutes by car and Horsey beach (famous for its seals) is a short 15 minutes drive away!

It mainly has hard floors and a very well dog-proofed large garden for safe play.

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!

There is a lot to do from this marvellous base in Hickling.


3 Star Reactive Dog

Reactive Dog 3 Star

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

2 dogs welcome, more by prior arrangement

One bedroom (with superking bed – can be made into twins or remain as superking (optional use of a sofa bed in the living room, with a linen charge applied)

Sleeps 2 (3 with sofa bed)

Shower room

Smoke Free Property


Off road parking for 2 cars

We had a wonderful weekend thank you 😊 The cottage was absolutely perfect, one of the best/nicest we’ve stayed in.  We really appreciated the lovely hamper, all the dog beds/towels etc. and the recommendations for walks from the cottage.

We definitely hope to visit again!

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Cottage Details

When You Arrive

Park your car in the small driveway to the right hand side of Path Cottage paddock gate.

Access the garden through the garden gate to the side of the garage.
Walk up the gravel path through the gorgeous garden (we’ll come to that later) and access the cottage via the enclosed outside porch

Enter into the



The lovely covered porch has a wooden bench seat (to enjoy the gorgeous garden view), wall hooks for outdoor gear and plenty of room for outside footwear

Go through the front door to the 


This gorgeous kitchen is spacious and full of charm. The kitchen units are all cottage-style and in keeping with the style of the property. There is a dining table and chairs, storage, dishwasher (slimline), microwave, toaster, washing machine/dryer and electric cooker and hob.  There is an under-the-counter fridge with an icebox

To the left

Shower Room

The shower room is fitted with a modern corner shower, toilet and wash basin.

To the right


This charming room is tastefully decorated, light and airy. The superking bed can be made into twins or remain as a superking.

There is a dresser, small wardrobe, side units and lovely lamps

Exit the bedroom, back to the kitchen and left into the

Living Room

This cosy living room has gorgeous views of the garden through the patio doors. There is a large sofa (which can be made into a sofa bed) and a separate armchair.  A laundry charge of £35 is in place for use of the sofa bed – Please do let Gail know if you wish to use as a bed

There is a lovely small woodburner (first lot of wood supplied), a chest coffee table, dresser for storage and a 32 inch TV (digital UK channels + Netflix)



The garden is a haven of peace and quiet and is perfect for active dogs. It is large and very secure. It has been dog proofed to a very high degree. The garden is laid mainly to grass with tall grasses in the borders and some lovely features.

The cottage has been thoughtfully restored and decorated in keeping with the style of the cottage.


What We Provide

  • All bed linen and towels
  • Free wifi throughout house
  • Digital UK TV and Netflix
  • Games, jigsaws, DVDs
  • Barbeque
  • Dog bowls, dog towels, holiday dog tags,  dog basket and throws (for furniture)

Please note

  • Weekly bookings are Friday to Friday

  • SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE (Mon to Fri and Fri to Mon) out of season – DO PLEASE ENQUIRE

  • Neaps is strictly a non smoking cottage and we would be grateful if you could respect this.

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

  • The security bond (refundable at the end of your holiday) is £100

  • 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.

Reactive Friendly Award Details

3 Star⭐⭐⭐


Neaps 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 dog:

Neaps is situated in a very quiet part of Hickling (a rural Broadlands village). 

There are neighbours on either side (owner one side) but there is nothing a reactive dog can see due to height of the hedges and we know how quiet it is there, as do our past guests!

There are some nice quiet walks nearby including Weavers Way (a 5 min walk from the cottage) and some nice bridle paths out of the village.   There is no farmland surrounding Neaps and we have had no reports of bird scarers.

Whilst passers-by may walk past on the road, this is some distance away and the road cannot be viewed from the garden (as Neaps is accessed via a private side road) and we are quite confident there is very little for scared/reactive dogs to react to.  

There is no coastal path/path walk passing the property. The garden does not look into another property and is not overlooked.

Location & Directions

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


Neaps, 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. Neaps can be found on the left hand side of the road after 0.15 mile. Do keep an eye out for the Path Cottage sign on the private driveway on the left….It is easy to miss. Park your car in the parking area and head to the cottage through the side gate.

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More Testimonials

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  The cottage was amazing, as was the welcome pack and the dogs loved the treats.  Garden was fantastic for my dogs.  It was the first time we have used Pack Holidays and definately will again.

So nice to get away as a family.

Barky Lottie hasn’t got us barred from Norfolk 🙂xx

Steve, Carole, Lulu, Teddy, Poppy & Lottie

Neaps, Hickling

What an absolutely beautiful cottage.  We booked at the very last minute and can’t believe our luck!  Neaps is so peaceful – sitting in the garden with the dogs, watching the birds has been wonderful.  We have also been able to enjoy exploiting the local area and hiking through the beautiful local countryside.

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our break and would love to come back again in the future.

Thank you for making our stay so special – the welcome pack was fantastic and the dogs have loved the treats 🙂

Jane, Peter & Honey & Bobby

Neaps, Hickling

We have been coming to Norfolk for many years with Mylo.  Hopefuly we would like to retire here – if “Neaps” had another room to house my extensive book collectoin, I might claim squatters rights!!  A beautiful house that feels like home when you walk through the door.  We’ve squeezed a lot in this ewek as we had friends staying at the Wayford Bridge who were Norfolk virgins!  We too them to our favourite places (Cart Gap and Sea Palling beachest), Hired a boat at Wayford Marina for the day, the obligatory trip to Roys in Wroxham and ate at the Greyhound, The Lighthouse, The Rising Sun at Coltishall, Vera’s and the SmokeHouse in Ormesby.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and the wonderful welcome pack that was very much appreciated. xxx

Carina, Ant & Mylo

Neaps, Hickling

Thank you!  We have loved our stay.  Neaps is a superb bolt hole.  Only booked 2 days before – so lucky – and thank you for accommodating.

The welcome basket was fabulous – showcasing local produce.

We explored local beaches – Horsey – so many seals!!

Hickling broad – looking magnificent this morning!!

Our first holiday with Pack Holidays, definitely not our last.  Crunchie & Isla even met their Airdale friends on the beach!!!

Janice and John & Crunchie & Isla

Neaps, Hickling

Sadly this was only a long-weekend!  We would happily have stayed for longer in this small, but beautifully formed cottage.  Not everywhere allowed visitors with 2 giant breed Leonbergers, so we were off to a good start before even arriving!  They settled in very quickly and the enclosed garden was a definite plus.  As for 2 humans – we have been extremely happy here and have appreciated all the lovely little touches from the (very) welcome pack to the provision of ecerythihng we need to make life comfortable.  This place is a definite find!! As others have said, the Greyhound serves good food and is very dog friendly even for 2 ‘lions’

Thank you for providing the cottage for all of us lucky visitors.

Chris & Russ plus Holly & Teddy

Neaps, Hickling

A last minute break that has been perfect, thank you.  It is so lovely to find such a wonderful place that allows 2 big dogs. Bear & Lexi (German Sheps) loved being able to wander and we loved that we didn;t need to worry as the garden was secure.  

The cottage was also perfect for us hoomans!  Super comfy bed, and great cooking facilities.  We also adored the logfire.  This was the first holiday that we’ve been able to bring along our dogs and it means so much to us.

We loved Sea Palling for the dogs (mid week) as it was empty, perfect fior enabling our dogs to run free.  Weekends aren’t so good if you have reactive dogs as it is popular.  This was a last minute break and it was perfect, thank you.  The dogs also loved the welcome pack doggy treats ❤️🐾🐾

We found this cottage and Packholidays on facebook, and we are so glad we did, we will be back.

Jacqui & Nathan + Bear & Lexi

Neaps, Hickling

Wow, what an amazing week we have had.  Neaps is so lovely and comfortable and was lovely to come home to each night.

The weather has been wonderful, down to the beaches every day, the dogs are worn out 🙂

Can recommend the Greyhound pub, had a great pub lunch there.

Going to try to book another week at Neaps when we get home.

Loved it xx

Pauline & Ali & Barley & Finley

Neaps, Hickling

Not sure where to start, Neaps is our fairy-tale cottage, just perfect.  This has been our first holiday with our rescue boy, who is reactive.  We were excited but a little apprehensive about our adventure, but can honestly say every part of our break has been wonderful.  We’ve had some wonderful days out, and some super times at our ‘home’.  Thank  you for the welcome pack and doggy treats and for making our family holiday so special.

Suzanne, George & Barney

Neaps, Hickling

Thank you for a lovely stay, lots of thoughtful details in this little cottage, and you even sorted the weather!!!

Alison & Kevin Pearce

Neaps, Hickling

Thank you Barry & Jill for a lovely weekend break.  Lovely cottage and garden, in fact one my dogs didn’t want to go out each day, which was unusual.  Thank you for the welcome pack and doggie’s.

It is the first time we have used Pack Holidays with a very good impression and we will be back.

Carole & Simone

Neaps, Hickling

Had a wonderful weekend, the cottage was absolutely perfect, one of the best we have stayed in.  We really appreciated the dog beds, the lovely hamper and the recommendations for walks from the cottage.

Lucy & John

Neaps, Hickling

Lovely visit – cottage properly dog friendly.  Can recommend Greyhound Pub for food.  Welcome pack was amazing.  Thank  you so much!

John & Carol

Neaps, Hickling

Thank you for a lovely stay, lots of thoughtful details in this little cottage, and you even sorted the weather!

Neaps, Hickling

We had a wonderful weekend thank you 😊 The cottage was absolutely perfect, one of the best/nicest we’ve stayed in.  We really appreciated the lovely hamper, all the dog beds/towels etc. and the recommendations for walks from the cottage.

We definitely hope to visit again!

Neaps, Hickling

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