About the property
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House in Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Quiet Residential Location Less Than 200 Yards To The Beach. Short Walk From The Town Centre
Bracondale is a large, detached family house with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, including two master bedrooms with sea views and en-suite facilities. Situated in a peaceful residential area on Boston Square, opposite the Millennium Sensory Gardens, it is only ¼ mile from the centre of the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton with its ample range of shops, pubs, restaurants and amusements, yet is less than 165 yards to the sandy beach front. With two living rooms and a large dining room/kitchen, this holiday accommodation spreads over three floors to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation for large groups or families wishing to explore this well-known holiday resort situated on the unspoilt North Norfolk coastline. The sporting facilities in Hunstanton are excellent and cater for young and old alike, including tennis courts, croquet lawns, bowling greens and an 18-hole golf course. Within 500 yards is a Sea Life Centre and The Oasis Sports Centre, which offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two squash courts and winter indoor bowling. Brancaster, 8 miles, is a pretty coastal village with superb sailing, and The Staithe, from which visitors may take boats to the nature reserve on Scolt Head Island. Close by are Holkham Hall and Wells-next-the-Sea, an amiable fishing village with quayside stalls selling freshly caught produce. A short drive away is Sandringham House, the magnificent holiday home of the Royal Family. Norwich and the Broads are both within an hour's drive. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
Additional amenities include: wood stove, highchair, enclosed garden / patio, bed linen & towels included, coastal property, pub within 1 mile, shower, garden / patio, short breaks all year, car parking available, main fuel or power incl., detached property.
Robert and Claire Smith
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- May 11, 2018
About Robert and Claire Smith
We have four children, a black lab, a cat and six chickens.
Robert and Claire Smith purchased this House in 2011
Why Robert and Claire Smith chose Hunstanton
When we saw Bracondale we both fell in love with its period features and location and whilst a lot of work was required, we knew that it would make a perfect holiday home. We believe that we have achieved our goal in making the house a superb place to stay, and when we get the chance, we love coming over to Hunstanton. The access it provides to the North Norfolk coast along with the convenience of being in town, makes a great combination. Boston Square is a lovely quiet location opposite the Millennium Sensory Park, close to both the beach and the town centre and with some great views. On a clear day in summer, we enjoy relaxing and watching the sun set over the Wash.
What makes this House unique
The ambience of the house means that you can feel yourself relax as soon as you walk in the door. We are still finding features of this Arts & Crafts house that continue to charm us. The large pub-sized pool-table is a benefit both for the grown-ups and children alike, and having a second sitting room allows those wanting their own space, to read, listen to music, or to watch something different on the telly, a great benefit. Pop round the corner for a curry or Chinese, or walk to the nearby pub for a quick pint is a pleasure we enjoy when at Bracondale. Also, there are some good restaurants in town. As an alternative, we might take a drive along the coast road for a meal at one of the many great pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages.
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Lovely big house in great location
This is a great house for a big group. Not only does the house have lots of rooms, but those rooms are all spacious, some very spacious. Landings and the stairway are all large, and being a old property, despite 12 of us staying there it was very quiet once you were in a bedroom. The location is brilliant, a couple of minutes walk to the shops, 5-10 minutes to the various beaches and amusements. The owner was so helpful and responded to queries very quickly. Highly recommend!
Lovely, well equipped house. Comfortable for 3 generations. 2 lounges meant we could have a quiet one if necessary. We are all enthusiastic cooks so had almost all our meals at home. Room for 5 cars and a safe garden for the children. Great for the children to pop to the playground for half an hour or to the beach for some investigation of the rock pools. Fresh herbs ( bay and rosemary) in the sensory garden opposite!
Brilliant house. Brilliant location.
Ideal for children of all ages and adults. Plenty of places to visit.
Wonderful house. Perfect location.
We stayed as a large family for the Christmas holiday. We have done this before several times but this was by far the best house we have rented. It was large, very well equipped and had a welcoming feel. Plenty of bathrooms for us all too! We arrived to a welcome pack including chocolate cake and it was a bonus to have ice in the freezer. Altogether a great experience
Bracondale, Hunstanton, is the perfect venue for a large group of family or friends, sleeping 12.
A large Victorian house set in a pretty square, and only 5 minutes walk to the beach. The rooms are huge, clean and nicely decorated. Two lounges (one with a pool table), were extremely comfortable with large TVs and overlooking the gardens and the sea. We enjoyed the beaches to the north of Hunstanton, with lovely pubs and excellent food and beer. I was impressed with Hunstanton, it was very clean and not too 'tacky' that can be associated with many sea-side resorts these days. A beautiful place to relax with a family, just outside the hustle and bustle of Hunstanton town, with parking for 4 large cars and an enclosed garden. Highly recommended and I will pass our experiences at Bracondale to anyone that will listen.
Property was amazing very spacious and was very clean. Near to the town and near to pubs, restaurants and the sea front. We enjoyed the posh welcome pack with milk, apple juice, bread, crisps and cakes which is a very nice touch. We had excellent weekend and I would recommend the property.
The only small negative was the range cooker which took the ovens an age to cook anything, it has been well used and we feel for that this needs replacing to reflect the quality of the property.
A large family would enjoy the property and we would go back again, excellent.
Thank you for your very kind comments. We're delighted to announce that we have now installed a new dual fuel cooking range. The new range has electric ovens, one fan and one conventional, also a 7-burner gas hob. We've tried it out during our holiday at Bracondale this year and we were very pleased with the results. We hope our guests will enjoy it too. Best regards, Robert and Claire
Coast/Beach: The house is 200 yards from the beach and only a little further from the famous striped cliffs. The beach and cliffs face west, which means they capture the sunshine and are the perfect spots for viewing some spectacular sunsets. The shallow beach runs for two miles along the coast to Brancaster and at low tide rock pools appear around the groynes. The seafront is bordered by large Victorian and Edwardian houses and you can walk along the top of the cliffs to the lighthouse. Travel: The house is within a short walking distance of both the town centre and the beach and there is a frequent Coast Hopper Bus service providing links from King's Lynn to Cromer. However, to enjoy the most of access to the rest of the North Norfolk Coast, use of a car is recommended. Distances: Whilst set in a quiet Victorian square, the house is only a 200 yard walk from the main high street. The house provides an excellent base and access to more of the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Further Details: The house enjoys fine views across the Wash to Lincolnshire and additionally overlooks the Hunstanton Sensory Park. Created in 2000 the Sensory Park transformed the area into a stimulating and highly accessible garden. The garden won an award for its contribution to conservation and improvement in the countryside and has proved popular with local residents and visitors. Hunstanton is home to a fairground, aquarium and seal sanctuary, leisure pool, theatre, a number of amusement arcades and a long promenade. In good weather, boats travel out to view grey seals that have colonised sand bars in the Wash and to the north of Norfolk. The centrepiece of the town remains the large sloping green, which runs from one end of High Street to the promenade. The principal shopping streets of the town are elegantly laid out as stone buildings, some with glazed canopies, evoking the Victorian and Edwardian eras of their construction and retaining a vibrant mixture of outlets. There is a Sainsbury's Superstore within easy walking distance and a Tesco Superstore less than half a mile away from the house. There are many places to eat out within a short walk, from fine dining to high quality fish and chips. Just around the corner, there is an excellent curry house alongside a Chinese takeaway. in the coastal villages to the north and east of the town there are a number of notable high quality pubs and restaurants, easily accessible by car.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Normal changeover day is Friday. Arrival any time after 3pm with departure by 10am. For short breaks, either weekend (Friday - Monday) or midweek (Monday - Friday), please contact owners for availability. These are charged at 75% of the full week's price.