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

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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

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Shower Room

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

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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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