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Albion Cottage: A Victorian gem by the sea

Norwich, England, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

Happisburgh, Stalham - Quiet village location 10 minutes to the beach

Pet friendly period cottage in the heart of Happisburgh, with its iconic lighthouse, on the Norfolk coast. Albion Cottage is situated just outside the church gates in the centre of the village on a very quiet lane. Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this charming, elegant cottage is ideally located just 10 minuets from a glorious sandy beach. It is located adjacent to the owners' home in one of Norfolk's most picturesque coastal villages. Please note pet fee of £25 per pet per visit.

The cottage has a drawing room which features a handsome open fire, a dining room with a cosy log burner, a conservatory and a chiming courtyard garden. The decoration throughout is heaven with its William Morris wallpapers and coverings and fine pieces of victorian furniture.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms which sleep 3 adults and a baby/toddler or 2 adults with 2 children and a baby/toddler or 4 adults (1 adult in a bed settee in the living room). We welcome pets - up to 2 large dogs, 3 medium or small dogs, 2 cats and any pet in a cage - and charge £25 per dog or cat per visit

The village itself is now famous for the oldest evidence of human activity outside of Africa with footprints discovered on the beach to be over 900,000 years old.

The cosy local pub, within 50 meters of the cottage, echoes the local connection with 'Sherlock Holmes' author Arthur Conan Doyle who visited many times and wrote one of his books here.

If you have a larger party this property can be booked in conjunction with The Gig House at a special rate.


Liz Dixon

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Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018
About Liz Dixon

I am a freelance Graphic Designer who loves all things typographic, Victorian and Norfolk.

Liz Dixon purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Liz Dixon chose Happisburgh

Happisburgh is the village I live in and is one of the most interesting places in Norfolk from it's iconic lighthouse, its crumbling cliffs to the earliest evidence human footprints outside of Africa, it constantly surprises!

What makes this Cottage unique

I feel that Albion Cottage has a unique interior - I am certain that you will not find another cottage with a similar wealth of William Morris patterns and Victorian furniture.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms + sofa bed, + cot Notes on bedrooms: Front bedroom
        double bed with room for the travel cot. Back Bedroom: single bed with an extra pull out child's bed.


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Shower room 1
      • A shower room with walk-in shower, loo and washbasin

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Oil fired central heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                      On the street directly in front of the cottage
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels, linen and tea towels provided. During a 2 or more week holiday, fresh linen and cleaning provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      We have a canoe, just ask us if you would like to use it.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Small courtyard garden with table and 4 chairs. The cottage has an enclosed garden so any dogs will be free to roam.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • Conservatory: 2 arm chairs and small table

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Host

                                                              Julie J.

                                                              I would highly recommend a stay at Albion cottage. It is a beautiful example of as it states a victorian gem with all the comforts of home. Liz provided a cream tea for when we arrived and popped in and provided a wealth of local knowledge. Would definitely highly recommend a stay and will be returning in the future. Thanks Liz

                                                              Beautiful place with period feel and everything you need.

                                                              Cathy W.

                                                              Lovely, cosy and comfortable house. We enjoyed the fire and all the home comforts. Just around the corner from a great local pub and in a good location for visiting the surrounding area.

                                                              A step back in time

                                                              Paul A.

                                                              When you enter this cottage you step back into the Victorian era, but with none of its discomforts

                                                              Meticulously decorated for the period, but with all the amenities you could want, and a lovely cream tea welcome.

                                                              Just amazing. Beautiful, comfortable, interesting. Fantastic place to Get Away from every day life.

                                                              Amanda E.

                                                              We loved our stay. After a day out it's the perfect place to come back to. The open fire, the comfortable couch, warm bedrooms with the best bed ever. All beautifully decorated and interesting pictures. Plus well stocked bookshelves. Couldn't ask for anything else.

                                                              Wow just amazing

                                                              Lesley G.

                                                              We had a really special time, we cannot fault anything, the owners are

                                                              Very welcoming really care about the beautiful house. You will not be disappointed with this lovely stay..

                                                              Clean. Cosy. Lovely

                                                              Joyce S.

                                                              We have just had a 3 night stay at this delightful cottage. Apart from the fact that everything was so clean I really cant think of a place we have stayed in which has been as well equipped as albion cottage. You simply couldn't have needed or expected anything more. Liz appears to have worked incredibly hard and put so much thought into making the cottage as welcoming as it is.The scones jam and cream which awaited our arrival were a lovely touch and very welcome. Overall a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage with a very thoughtful but unintrusive host. Thank you Liz


                                                              Norwich, England, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: 10 minutes walk to the large sandy beach or 2 minutes drive to the cliff top car park which has toilets and picnic tables Travel: Car recommended but the village does have a bus service Distances: Sea Palling: Very small resort with jet skis and sea side cafe, 10 minutes Mundesley: Small resort with cafes, tearooms, pubs, crazy golf, golf course 12 minutes Stalham: Town with small Tesco, a high street, pubs, cafes, Museum of the Broads North Walsham: Town with Waitrose, Sainsburys and Lidl, market place with a Thursday market, pubs, cafes, small department store Further Details: Village has a pub and coffee shop 1 minute away and a small village store / post office for essentials.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Booking Notes: If your booking is less than 4 weeks away we will require the full amount to confirm your booking. For bookings more than 4 weeks away we require a 25% deposit at time of booking and the balance 4 weeks before your holiday starts. We charge an extra £25 for each dog to cover the cost of cleaning. A basket of logs and a scuttle of coal is included in price, extra baskets/scuttles £6 Changeover Day: Week bookings start on a Saturday and short breaks start on a Monday or Friday. We do not accept short breaks at peak times. Out of season we can be more flexible with length of stay and start day. Arrival time is 4pm and departing time is 10am.

                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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