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Large 3 Storey House In Hunstanton, Close To The Beach.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Hunstanton, North Norfolk, England - Fantastic Base For Families, Golfers, Walkers, Bird Watchers, Water Sports Enthusiasts And Foodies.

NEWS FLASH! Owners Direct have chosen us to be one their ‘Premier Partners’ in 2018 which is a huge achievement - this award is given to Owners (Partners) who have demonstrated and are committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveller experience.

NOTE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE ON STAYS OF 3, 4, 5 & 6 NIGHT STAYS as stays over 2 nights are subject to a discount on the nightly rate.

Poppy House is a large family home sleeping 11 in 5 bedrooms. Built in the 1890’s the house is set on a prominent corner plot and is walking distance from the award winning beach and town centre and just ½ mile from Old Hunstanton. There is easy access to Thornham, Brancaster, Sandringham and Burnham Market.

Hunstanton (Sunny Hunny!) is a popular and charming Victorian seaside town with miles of beautiful beach, striking red and white striped cliffs and stunning sunsets. It is situated at the western end of the renowned North Norfolk Coast with its countless beaches, walks, sailing facilities and golf courses. Basing yourself in Hunstanton ensures all passions and interests are satisfied with things to do for all ages. The area offers wonderful holidays at any time of the year.

With the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge based at the beautiful Amner Hall, under 10 miles away on the Sandringham Estate, when away from London, there are further royal connections to Norfolk and you will be in excellent company if you choose to take your holidays here.

The property is set over 3 floors and offers comfortable living accommodation for 11 people plus children, suiting families and groups for holidays, short breaks and weekends away. On the ground floor there is an entrance lobby with space for boots and coats, spacious reception hall with seating area and TV/DVD player, lounge with three sofas, an open fire and SKY TV, a very well equipped kitchen and comfortable dining room that seats 12. Upstairs you will find five bedrooms, three of which have en-suite shower rooms. All double beds have luxury Therapur mattresses. All rooms are equipped with a small freeview television (three have DVD players), hairdryer and radio alarm clock. Three of the bedrooms have ipod docks.

The house is full of things to make this a real home from home. Sky TV (inc Sky Sports), Netflix, Nespresso coffee machine (please supply your own pods), 2 ipod docks downstairs, a selection of books, Wii, DVD player and over 100 DVDs for young and old alike. There are board games, puzzles and toys and books for our younger guests. Free WiFi is provided.

The house is well equipped for families with two high chairs, a Mamas & Papas umbrella buggy, Kiddyguard retractable stair gates, microwave sterilizer, plastic crockery and cutlery, 2 baby monitors, baby bath, toddler step, change mat, potty, toddler toilet seat and a bed guard. There are two travel cots and a full size cot (please bring your own cot bedding).

With a large kitchen and dining room seating 12, groups of friends or families will find the house a great place for entertaining.

You are spoilt for choice with the local beaches, many award winning and stunning. The town has a variety of shops, promenade, beach, restaurants, pubs and theatre. There is plenty to do including tennis courts, croquet lawns, amusements, bowling greens, windsurfing and an 18-hole golf course. There is a Sea Life Centre and The Oasis Sports Centre with indoor swimming pool, two squash courts, winter indoor bowling and the funcastle soft-play.

There is fantastic local walking passing through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path running from Hunstanton continuing along the coast to Cromer. The area is also popular with cyclists with Norfolk having a variety of cycle routes including the Peddar’s Way and the 59 mile Norfolk Coast cycleway from King’s Lynn to Cromer.

Hunstanton offers a great base for local fishing and the ideal local beach conditions brings in the water sports enthusiasts with water skiing, canoeing, kite surfing, parasailing and wind surfing being very popular.

Bird watching is very popular with Norfolk being a top bird watching area, the North Norfolk coast between Hunstanton and Blakeney is particularly celebrated. There is the RSPB at Titchwell, Holme Nature Reserve, Snettisham RSPB Reserve and Scolt Head Island.

You can see wildlife in its natural habitat at Blakeney Point (seal trips available), Cley Reserve and The National Nature Reserve at Holkham. From April to September you can catch a ferry from Brancaster Staith to Scolt Head Island NNR, a great example of an offshore barrier island.

Foodies will not be disappointed. The Michelin starred Neptune Restaurant is ½ a mile down the road and The Orange Tree, a personal favourite, in Thornham (4 miles) has won dining pub of the year for the past 5 years. The UK Pub of the Year 2015 - The Rose and Crown is down the road in Snettisham and the Jolly Sailors at Brancaster has been awarded the UKs best family pub in 2015. The renowned Hoste Arms is 11 miles away in Burnham Market. Marco Pierre White owns 2 pubs, also in Thornham. Titchwell Manor (6 miles) has two restaurants - the informal ‘Eating Rooms’ dining room, bar and sea view terrace with fine dining on offer in their Conservatory restaurant. There is a selection of excellent food shops in Burnham Market, including a fantastic fishmonger, a bakery and butcher. The North Norfolk Coast has a variety of gastropubs for you to try.

Just up the road in Heacham (3 miles) is a lavender farm with lavender fields, shop, tearoom, animal farm, outdoor play area, gift shops, plant centre, Farmer Fred’s play barn, restaurant and gardens. See the lavender in bloom from the middle of June until the end of August.

In Thornham (4 miles) you will find an award winning deli and café, the renowned Orange Tree Restaurant and a small selection of independent shops, a farm shop, excellent fish and chips by Eric's (in the final 20 for the National Fish and Chip awards 2018) and Shucks at the yurt restaurant at Drove Orchard.

Brancaster (8 miles) is a pretty coastal village with superb sailing, including a sail school and a stunning beach.

16 miles to the East is one of Norfolk’s best loved coastal towns, Wells-next-the-sea. This small historic fishing town has much to offer all ages. A fine beach and pine woods, miniature railway and busy quay, interesting shops and amusements.

Poppy House represents excellent value for money for your getaway with prices in low season starting at £12 per person, per night for a 7 night stay and with all the home from home comforts you get from choosing a self catering holiday.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


We are Myles and Sara and we have 2 children under 5, so we know what it means to need a family friendly, home away from home when you go away!

Myles is a Housemaster and living in boarding school accommodation we decided we wished to have a coastal escape to use out of term time. We had visited the North Norfolk coast a few times and fell in love with all it had to offer - deserted beaches, amazing eateries, stunning landscapes and so much to do.

We knew Poppy House would be perfect the moment we viewed it. It had bags of space, which we were looking for, to ensure friends and family could always come and visit and the location was spot on. We love spending our holidays with friends and family, so on our search our priorities were finding somewhere we could spend time on the beach, visiting good local attractions and eating great food. We felt that Hunstanton offered us the opportunity to do all these things in a truly beautiful area of the UK and Poppy House gave us the space to enjoy it all, with great amenities - loads of bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and ample space for socialising.

We have had the house for 2 years and love spending our own holidays and weekends away here and hope you will too!

SARA NASH purchased this house in 2014

Why SARA NASH chose Hunstanton

Poppy House is close to the beaches at Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton. Hunstanton offers the more traditional British seaside experience and Old Hunstanton offers miles and miles of stunning wide sandy beach. The dunes are the perfect place to hide on a more blustery day and there are beach huts to hire. One day we hope to own one of these quirky spaces, ideal for making a cup of tea or warming hot chocolate and to get changed after a refreshing dip in the sea! There is a little cafe, perfect for breakfasts and lunches and the all important ice creams, drinks and snacks!

The house is within walking distance of town, even for little legs, and we love the convenience of this. The deli is fab, there is a butcher, post office, banks, cafes, restaurants, takeaways, a variety of shops and 2 supermarkets. It offers everything we need for a holiday and we rarely need to visit Kings Lynn for provisions. Online supermarket deliveries take care of the 'big shop' with everything else being available locally.

When we are at Poppy House it is all about enjoying the comforts of our 'home' .... a really well equipped kitchen for creating family meals - lazy brunches and big Sunday roasts. We curl up on the sofa in front of the fire with a good book or DVD (we have over 100!) We play board games - plenty of family friendly ones for those wet Sunday afternoons and some that are definitely for after dark when the kids are tucked up in bed! We enjoy garden BBQs in the summer, watching the kids play whilst the grown ups enjoy a cocktail or cold glass of wine. And for those lazy days post beach we like nothing more than a hot fish and chip supper from Eric's in Thornham.

A trip for us isn't complete without ......

- A trip to the Sealife Centre

- A visit to the Norfolk Lavender farm and cafe

- A deer safari at Snettisham Farm Park

- A stomp around the Royal Sandringham estate

- Dinners at The Lodge and Orange Tree for superb food!

- Family friendly sundowners at the Ancient Mariner

What makes this house unique

The house is within easy reach of the so called 'champagne coast' which starts in Old Hunstanton. This gives us access to all the lovely shops, pubs, beaches and restaurants the North Norfolk coast has to offer in balance with all the local attractions which are a hit with the children and teenagers who visit - parks, Sealife Centre, softplays, pottery cafes, farms, amusements, bowling, land train rides., boat trips, country estates etc. For our family, friends and guests without children there is still plenty to amuse with lovely local walking, cycling, watersports, antiques shops, places of local interest, nature reserves, the Hunstanton Theatre, bird watching, sailing and fantastic restaurants.

The profile of the area has been recently been elevated by the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Kate & Wills (!) and their beautiful children and we love the thought that they like hanging around the same beaches, farms and pubs that we may frequent!

We love that we can come without a totally packed car as cots, monitors, steriliser, toys, potty, highchairs, baby bath etc are already in situ! It makes such a difference when preparing for a holiday knowing that the house is so well equipped for our family holidays.

The house is a real home from home so we are not precious about children being children and coming on holiday and having fun! There is plenty for them to do at the house - toys, games, puzzles, DVDs, garden games, computer games and books. There are TVs in bedrooms and some even have DVD players so older children can make dens or create their own cinema or games room! Younger children are well catered for with all the baby and toddler paraphernalia you could need.

Poppy House will help you create fantastic childhood memories for your brood!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful peaceful week with our children and theirs. Poppy House, ‘our home from home’. Everything we needed to settle in on day one, relax and take in the surrounding towns, villages and sights. The Disney films and pink car were favourite with the grandchildren.

A holiday we will remember fondly.
Oct 2017
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Hunstanton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly refurbished.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite.
  • En-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wc and sink to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 (all on first floor). Family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and sink on second floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor you will find 2 double bedrooms and a family bedroom (one double and a single) all with en-suite shower rooms. One of the doubles has a balcony. On the second floor there is a double (with cot) and a twin that share the family bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The property also benefits upvc double glazing, fire alarm system, emergency lighting and fire doors to ground and first floors. There are 2 Dyson Air Blade fans if it is warm. In addition to the lounge there is a sofa in the large hallway, an additional area to sit, whether it be to read, play a game, watch a DVD or use your computer. There is an additional fridge freezer in the outhouse utility, close to the kitchen, along with a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron.


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Large 3 Storey House In Hunstanton, Close To The Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Fabulous house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Tennis Week in August 2017. I can't recommend the house highly enough. It was lovely to arrive and find things like dishwasher tablets and olive oil. We just replaced things as we used them up. All the bedrooms are an excellent size, and there are plenty of bathrooms. The outside space works well and the house is so close to the tennis and the town, we only needed cars for trips to Brancaster etc. Sara was so lovely to deal with - highly efficient admin and when we arrived there was a lovely basket with prosecco, cake, crisps, juice and also milk, bread, tea etc. 2 ovens and a proper sized fridge meant that everything on the catering side was easy and Sara's brilliant pack gives the details of all the decent restaurants. We had teenagers so the wifi was vital, and speeds were good. In summary I can give Poppy House and Sara rave reviews - thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are glad Poppy House worked well for your holiday and hope to be able to welcome you again one day!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this property , a group of 10 adults there was plenty of room for everyone, comfortable, clean and spacious, easy walk down to the sea and the shops the house had everything you could need for a trip away with friends and family

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate my mum’s 60th birthday. The house was more than big enough for our party of 8 adults and a 5 year old. The house is beautiful and extremely well-equipped. It’s also very well located, with just a short walk to the beach. We would highly recommend staying here and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Poppy House provided the perfect base for a 3 day break for us to celebrate my mum's 70th birthday. It is spacious, with a big lounge and a great dining room, and the most well equipped kitchen we have ever had the pleasure of cooking in! There was a Christmas tree up which added to the lovely ambience, and coupled with the open fire it made for a cosy stay. Just a couple of minutes walk from the beach so we enjoyed a bracing walk with the dogs before coming home to the fire. We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay for this special occassion and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others looking for a welcoming and well equipped home to stay in, particularly for a large group (our party consisted of 6 adults, 2 kids and a dog, and there was still space for more).

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful clean house. All the equipment you need. Perfect. Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home from home. Clean and comfortable. Walking distance from beach and cliffs. Great location for family holidays.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house for all the family

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house which is very well equipped and we'll located only a short walk from the beach. We were 3 generations and there was plenty of space. Our granddaughter loved all the toys! There was nothing we wanted that they did not have in the house. When we had a small problem Sara sent someone round to fix it straight away. Sara was very very responsive to all correspondence and left us a welcome package.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hunstanton town centre
Nearest Golf
1.2 Metres
Hunstanton Golf Club, Old Hunstanton
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Kings Lynn
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Various in Hunstanton town centre
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Hunstanton beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Hunstanton’s local beach conditions brings in the water sports enthusiasts with water skiing, canoeing, kite surfing, parasailing and wind surfing being very popular.

History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting some of the nearby attractions including Sandringham House, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, St Georges Guildhall and Blickling Hall.

Norfolk is a top bird watching area, the North Norfolk coast between Hunstanton and Blakeney is particularly celebrated.

Foodies will not be disappointed. The Michelin starred Neptune Restaurant is ½ a mile down the road and The Orange Tree Thornham (4 miles) has won dining pub of the year for the past 2 years. The renowned Hoste Arms is 11 miles away in Burnham Market. Marco Pierre White owns 2 pubs, also in Thornham. Titchwell Manor (6 miles) has two restaurants including fine dining in their Conservatory restaurant.


You are spoilt for choice with the local beaches, many award winning and stunning:-

Hunstanton (5 minute walk)

Old Hunstanton (0.8 mile)

Heacham (4 miles)

Holme-Next-The-Sea (4 miles)

Brancaster (7 miles)

Holkham (14 miles)


Hunstanton is 20 minutes drive from Kings Lynn (£22 taxi) with its mainline services to London (1 hour 45 minutes) and Cambridge (50 minutes).

Use of a car when in Hunstanton is not essential. The house is walking distance from the town centre and beach and there are local bus services including the excellent Coasthopper service which runs from Hunstanton to Cromer stopping along the coast on its way.


Heacham - 3 miles

Thornham - 4 miles

Brancaster - 8 miles

Sanringham - 10 miles

Burnham Market - 12 miles

Holkham - 14 miles

Wells-Next-The-Sea - 16 miles

Kings Lynn - 16 miles

Walsingham (for its shrine) - 23 miles

Norwich - 45 miles

The Broads are within an hour’s drive.

Further Details:

Hunstanton has a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, cashpoints and banks plus a butcher, bakery, Costa Coffee, Sainsburys, Tesco, petrol station, takeaways etc. Kings Lynn is 25 minutes away for a larger variety of shops and supermarkets. Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda will deliver groceries (order online).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $69.24
Damage Deposit $484.7

Booking Notes:
We keep the availability calendar and rental rates up to date on the Owners Direct website.

A 25% deposit is payable within 7 days to secure your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. Full payment is due where your arrival is within 8 weeks.

A £350 damage deposit is payable in advance and providing there is no damage to the property this will be refunded within 14 days after departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday for weekly breaks. Arrival after 3pm, depart by 10am.

Short breaks can start on a Friday (3,4 or 5 nights) or Monday (3 or 4 nights).

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available, subject to the time of year. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE ON STAYS OF 3, 4, 5 & 6 NIGHT STAYS as stays over 2 nights are subject to a discount on the nightly rate.

3 nights short break = 70% of weekly price,
4 nights short break = 80% of weekly price,
5 nights short break = 90% of weekly price.

Discounts are available for smaller parties who wish to book fewer rooms subject to dates and availability. Please contact us with requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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