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Enjoy Sunny, Peaceful Coach Cottage - 4 Star Gold "Home from Home" Hideaway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, Single Storey Cottage At Heart of Pretty, Rural Village with Super Pub, Quiet Lanes and Footpaths. Blue Flag Beaches 4 Miles. Child, Mobility & Dog Friendly. Secure Garden, Wifi

Coach Cottage (sleeping 6 + cots) is in a secluded position in the centre of Southrepps, 5 mins walking distance from the child / dog friendly Vernon Arms pub which serves cask ale and great food. Built in 2014 this sunny, single storey, non-smoking cottage benefits from all modern amenities (e.g. underfloor heating, wifi, catch-up TV, wood burning stove) whilst offering a character cottage with Norfolk charm. Our guests say Coach Cottage suits every age - new born to 90 year old grand parent as well as part time wheel chair users. Dogs seem to enjoy staying too.

The cottage has a spacious, triple aspect lounge with double sided wood burner and French doors to garden. The ample seating includes an electric riser / recliner massage armchair. There is a separate south facing dining area and a modern, fitted and well equipped Shaker style kitchen.

Sleeping 6 in 3 double bedrooms - you chose the sleeping configuration of bedroom 2 - twin, double or single if floorspace is your requirement. Bedroom 1 has a shower / WC ensuite. All beds have pocket sprung mattresses, white cotton linen, and anti allergy pillows and duvets. Main bathroom with full length corner bath and separate shower cubicle. Separate (third) WC. Towels for 6 people included. 2 travel cots and optional child equipment. Good accessibility. Step free access, wide corridors and internal doors. Mobility aids available.

Summer is a glorious time to stay - magnificent countryside to explore in an area with lots of sun and low average rainfall. The heavenly sandy beach of Mundesley (voted in 2016 as second best Blue Flag beach in the UK) is 10 minutes drive away. The beautiful countryside offers coastal and rural paths, many historic houses and mesmerising gardens. Throughout the year there are attractions, festivals and events aplenty. Winter is a wonderful time to visit North Norfolk too with plenty of concerts, Christmas markets, pageants, Boxing Day dips, New Year fireworks and Christmas / February pantos. Under-floor heating driven and a wood burning stove ensure you are warm and cosy.

Coach Cottage is close to regional cycle routes and Norfolk Trails for walkers; near fishing lakes and golf courses, whilst surfers may ride the local beach waves.

Private garden with garden furniture, BBQ. Table football in garage for 2-4 players.

Off-road parking for 2 cars. Additional communal parking 50m away or on public road.

Secure storage for bicycle / buggy / golfing & fishing equipment available in garage.

For more photos and information on Accessibility (furniture & step heights / widths, mobility and child equipment available etc.) please refer to the Access Statement on the Accommodation page of Coach Cottage, Southrepps web site. Whilst the cottage is assessed under the National Accessibility Scheme as suitable for Part Time Wheel chair users, please note that the shape and style of the bath means it is not accessible for wheelchair users as there is no grab rail and a bath board may not be fitted. Also there is a pedestal at the wash basin; some guest use the perch stool for a more upright position. More information may be found in the Access Statement on our web site.

More Details

Owner
Kathryn Moore
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Kathryn Moore

North Norfolk is a wonderful place to live (and visit) and I am privileged to be able to be able to spend every day walking our sandy beaches and rural footpaths with my dog and every night, star gazing. In my previous life I was a city girl, enjoying the bright lights. For many years I relished this fast paced lifestyle. Norfolk offers a different pace of life. Locals speak of "Norfolk Time".... time to chat in shops, pause for thought and mingle with villagers. Now I love to return to the city for a visit, but my heart is most decidedly that of a "country mouse". My hope when you visit is that a little bit of the North Norfolk magic entices you to return time and time again, perhaps one day for good....

Kathryn Moore purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kathryn Moore chose Norwich

When I visited North Norfolk on a cycling holiday over 12 years ago, I fell in love with Southrepps, the rural location, the magnificent church & wonderful pub. So I am delighted to be able to share the magic of Southrepps by offering Coach Cottage as a holiday let. My aim is that you have a lovely stay in Coach Cottage and that it may be enjoyed by every age and every ability. For that reason, I sought out a single storey, modern cottage at the centre of Southrepps village and provide optional baby / toddler equipment, mobility aids and a table football. If you have a special request please ask. Life in North Norfolk is easier with a car. If you don't have a car, the 33 bus service links Southrepps with Cromer and North Walsham and their train services. Gunton station is a 1.5 miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfectly situated to take advantage of all the attractions to the West and those, lesser known, to the East; Southrepps makes the ideal base. The wealth of activities and beautiful scenary offer something for everyone - beach life, bird & seal watching, cycling, golfing and just pottering around. One of the joys of living in North Norfolk is the many footpaths, nature trails and child / dog friendly pubs. So, families and well behaved dogs are most welcome at Coach Cottage. In early August, Southrepps hosts a week of classical musical concerts attracting top names. Similarly the local villages host classical, theatrical and artistic events throughout the year so there is always a local activity to enjoy or, only 40 minutes drive away, the vibrant, cultural city of Norwich awaits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Superlatives can’t describe how well appointed this cottage is. Everything is provided and thought about. Super – accessible for all age ranges and the dog. " Leanda



"The cottage is just wonderful... clean, comfortable & well equipped. Brilliant for kids, safe & secure....it all felt like home away from home. The cottage is in a great location for so many places - we love coming to Norfolk & visited Mundesley, Cromer & of course BeWilderwood! We'd definitely stay again. " Adam



"Arrived at this beautiful cottage and was blown away. Absolutely perfect place to stay. I am very fussy but could not believe how lovely it was. Well equipped cottage and SO clean and tidy. " Julie



"Thanks for a great stay. Very well equipped cottage.... Extremely well thought out for the less mobile. Lovely peaceful location. Will recommend to all." Sally
Mar 2014
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Map

East Ruston Old Vicarage
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Vernon Arms
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Royal Cromer Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.7 Kilometres
Gunton Station (2.7km); North Walsham (10.5km)
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Vernon Arms
Nearest Beach
4.8 Kilometres
Overstrand(4.8km), Mundesley(6.4km), Cromer(8km)
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Norfolk has many sandy beaches, nearby Mundesley-on-sea(4 miles) is the undiscovered gem. Teenagers often body surf. Good line fishing.

The charming town of Cromer(5.5 miles), renowned for Cromer Crab, boasts a thriving pier with the only end of pier theatre in England.

Midway between famous Holkham beach & seals at Horsey beach.

Mundesley, Cromer and Sheringham all have life guards in high season and year round life boat / in-shore rescue.

Dogs allowed on beaches but in restricted areas.

Travel:

London Stansted airport is 105 miles away. Public transport from Stansted is possible but not easy; car hire recommended.

Having a car in North Norfolk makes life easier, however public transport serves the village - a bus service stops at the pub (5 mins walk away) and Gunton train station is 1.5 miles away. North Walsham and Cromer are nearest larger rail stations where taxis may be found. If you plan to come by public transport, do contact the owner for advice.

Distances:

The cottage is 5 minutes walk to the local pub serving food and cask ale, with a further few minutes walk to the PO, corner shop and village's children's play area. The nearby local villages of Northrepps (2 miles), Trunch (3 miles), Mundesley (4 miles) and Overstrand (4 miles) and towns of Cromer (5.5 miles) and Sheringham (11 miles) host classical, theatrical and artistic events throughout the year so there is always a local activity to enjoy. Norwich is about 22 miles away.

Further Details:

Please see our web site for fuller details of the many events and festivals nearby and for ideas of what to do and see, and where to eat. Some gems include....

Southrepps Classical Music Festival, Beer Festival and the many events in the magnificent church including climbing its tower. Children may enjoy the village play area with zip wire and football pitch.

Mundesley's (4 miles) idyllic sandy beaches (dogs permitted in all but central section) and Cromer's (5.5 miles) unique pier & Amazona Zoo.

Margaret's Amazing Doll Hospital & Museum in Bacton (6 miles) - bring your broken teddy, doll or toy on holiday and return refreshed & mended!

Happisburgh (10 miles) famed for its independent lighthouse & disappearing shoreline.

Sheringham's (11 miles) steam train to Holt.

The magnificent Elizabethan Great Barn at Waxham (19 miles).

Sea Palling (20 miles) popular for wind surfing.

Horsey Beach (22 miles) for walking the dunes and seal watching especially in winter. Or off Blakeney (19 miles) - by boat. Sometimes seals, and even whales, are seen at Mundesley.

National Trust lovers will enjoy visiting the nearby Horsey Wind Pump, Felbrigg Hall, Blicking Hall with Anne Boleyn’s ghost and Sheringham Park.

For those who want to travel further back in time, budding geologists will enjoy fossil hunting on the beaches. Guided fossil tours are available.

For garden lovers, then an absolute must is East Ruston Vicarage Gardens (11 miles).

Cyclists will enjoy the quiet lanes, walkers the many Norfolk Trails and Coastal Path, then there is bird and seal watching. Anglers may try their skill in the local ponds or sea fishing.

Waitrose, Morrisons, Lidl, Sainbury's, Tesco supermarkets are nearby & deliver.

Dogs will love roaming across the many paths and trails (details in the cottage), dining out in the many dog friendly cafes, pubs & hotels (the local Vernon Arms & nearby Gunton Arms & Sea Marge Hotel being especially notable), and paddling in the sea...

Amenities

Norwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Optional mobility aids available - contact owner for details
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite shower / loo to bedroom 1. Main bathroom with full length corner bath and hand shower, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin. Optional mobility/bathing aids available. Baby bath, toddler loo seat, potty available. Separate (3rd) WC with basin. Wheel chair users should note that the shape and style of the bath means it is not accessible for wheelchair users as there is no grab rail and a bath board may not be fitted. Also there is a pedestal at the wash basin. More information may be found in the Access Statement on our web site.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Choice of double bed, twin beds or single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Ensuite with shower/WC. Guest provides travel cot bedding.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Guest provides travel cot bedding.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + 2 travel cots Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed; shower/loo en-suite. Bedroom 2 may be configured as twin 2’6’’ beds or a double bed (by zip linking) or single 2'6'' bed. Bedroom 3 - double bed. All pocket sprung mattresses. Cotton bed linen provided. Travel cots available; guests provide own bedding for cots. Carpeted
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: EnjoyEngland 4 Star Gold self catering accommodation. Accredited as good for part time wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility. Middle bedroom offers choice of double; twin or single. Wood floors through living areas, hall and bathrooms. Bedrooms with wall to wall carpet. All warmed by underfloor heating. Mobility aids and equipment for young children available. Mobility scooters may be hired from the local Mobility Centre in Cromer. Outside: South facing, private walled garden with patio, outdoor furniture and BBQ. Separate east facing garden laid to lawn. Gardens are full of bulbs & young plants. Garage may be used for secure storage of bicycles / golfing equipment / buggies. The 4 foot long table football and small tumble dryer are in the garage which has a light but no heating. Walker's very wet outer wear may be hung in the garage to dry. Utility Room: No separate utility room. Small tumble dryer in the garage. Large clothes airer, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Outside clothes line. Linen and towels included. For multiple week stays, optional clean linen provide on day 7. Other: Dining area with seating for 6 is separated from the lounge by the double aspect wood burning stove. Uplights for creating a warm, cosy mood. French doors look to the south facing walled garden and patio area. Phone for emergency use / incoming calls

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Perfect!

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Our third stay at Coach Cottage and yet again we have had a wonderful time. It really is a home from home, with everything you could possibly want or need.

The welcome pack and little personal touches always make the stay memorable.

We’ve had a very lucky week with the weather and enjoyed many walks on local beaches and further afield, plus visits to NT properties and a ride on the steam train from Sheringham to Holt. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and undoubtedly will return very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Am delighted that your third stay was enjoyable. Maintaining high standards is important to us so that our guests may relax and concentrate on their vacation and not any shortcomings. Hence hearing that your third stay was "memorable" and that you would consider returning for a fourth time has made my day. Thank you.
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5

Cosy, warm, well equipped and very clean

  • 5 of 5

“What a lovely “home from home”! Clean, warm, cosy – very well equipped and a superb welcome pack – who could ask for more?

Mum and Dad’s 56th wedding anniversary on the 2nd & we enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Foundry Arms, Northrepps. Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service.

Will most definitely recommend Coach Cottage to friends and family and hope to return again. We can imagine how nice it would be in the summer. Thank you – spot on!”

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It's always lovely to know that Coach Cottage is chosen as a place to stay for special occasions. Will pass on your compliments to the Foundry Arms. I do hope that you return - perhaps for your parents' 57th wedding anniversary - if not before. And yes, summer in North Norfolk is quite magical!
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Perfect cottage in a great location for exploring

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well laid out and furnished to a high standard. It is well equipped for either a short stay, like us, or a longer summer holiday with a real home from home feel. It was spotlessly clean and the owner was on hand to greet us and was very welcoming (including some home baked bread and a bottle of wine on arrival). The village is easily accessible and only 4 miles from some fabulous beaches. The dog friendly pub in the village is excellent and serves great food. I would highly recommend Coach Cottage for dog walkers and families alike. When we return to this part of the country we will look no further.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review of Coach Cottage. I will pass on your compliments to the Vernon Arms too; we are so very lucky to have such a family / dog friendly pub a short walk away. In spite of the chilly weather I am glad you explored our marvellous sandy beaches. I love them, whatever the weather, and indeed on the wintry days, when walking the dog, enjoy their emptiness. Once again, thank you.
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Spacious, bright and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We, a party of 4 adults and 2 dogs, had a lovely stay at Coach Cottage. The cottage was as described in the particulars and the pre arrival communication very thorough. I choose the cottage because it was dog friendly, well positioned for our first trip to Norfolk, and looked modern and spacious with at least two bathrooms. It proved to be an excellent choice. One thing that I did not see mentioned but really appreciated was that it was very quiet. Even though the weather was not at its best we enjoyed walking with the dogs on the glorious beaches, visited the nearby National Trust properties, the local pub and went both north and south to the Broads. Would we stay again - a definite yes.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and informative review of your stay at Coach Cottage. I am glad you found Southrepps and immediate locality good for walking your dogs and appreciated the quiet location. I have always hesitated including in the write up that the location is quiet and peaceful just in case guests find the sound of the nearby rookery or church bells intrusive. As a result of your feedback, I think I will reconsider. Thank you too for recommending Coach Cottage so strongly. We'd be delighted if you returned.
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Excellent holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is excellent. It is homely , clean and really well stocked . The owner Kathryn has thought of everything and more ! . We have had a very pleasant stay and I would recommend without hesitation .

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your recommendation. We endeavour to ensure our guests have everything they need at Coach Cottage so there are no distractions from enjoying their holiday. I hope you will consider Coach Cottage should you return to North Norfolk.
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Fab stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Coach Cottage. Everything was perfect and the welcome hamper of goodies was very thoughtful, especially the Strawberry and Vanilla jam.

We’d recommend the River Kitchen in Wroxham for breakfast and Richardson’s boat hire. It was a great way to spend the day. Walcott beach/ seafront was so quiet and peaceful today, the perfect place to to go for a swim! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your stay - and the jam! Thank you for taking the trouble to post a review. Much appreciated.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.77
Refundable damage deposit $133.83

Booking Notes:
Please ring the owner (01263 722381 / 07710 046869) or send an email to confirm availability or for any booking queries.

The booking is only valid once the deposit of 33% has been authorised by bank. Full payment is due 8 weeks before start of hire period. There is an extra £20 charge per stay for one or two dogs. £100 security deposit payable on the day of arrival.

There is a £100 returnable breakage deposit due on arrival.

Full Ts & Cs are on the Coach Cottage web site (www.coachcottagenorfolk.co.uk) - see link bottom right of page or please contact the owner for a copy.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our normal changeover day excepting short breaks and Christmas / New Year. Access from 4pm (though may be earlier with prior arrangement). Departure by 10am.


Notes on prices:
Short breaks may be possible upon request. Please contact the owner.
Rates vary after 1 Jan 2018 so please contact owner for pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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