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The Gig House Holiday Cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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A pet friendly brick and flint cottage in the heart of Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. The Gig House is situated just around the corner from the church gates in the center of the village on a very quiet lane. Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this charming, cosy and characterful is ideally located just 10 minuets from a glorious sandy beach. Formerly an old coach house, it sits with its own pretty patio garden within the grounds of the owners' home in one of Norfolk's most picturesque coastal villages. The Gig House holiday cottage nestles in the centre of the beautiful and historic village of Happisburgh on the north east coast of Norfolk. Pronounced 'Haze-bruh', and spelt 'Hapesburg' in the Domesday Book, the name means 'Haep's Town'. Happisburgh is now also known as...A pet friendly brick and flint cottage in the heart of Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast. The Gig House is situated just around the corner from the church gates in the center of the village on a very quiet lane. Perfect for summer breaks or winter escapes alike, this charming, cosy and characterful is ideally located just 10 minuets from a glorious sandy beach. Formerly an old coach house, it sits with its own pretty patio garden within the grounds of the owners' home in one of Norfolk's most picturesque coastal villages. The Gig House holiday cottage nestles in the centre of the beautiful and historic village of Happisburgh on the north east coast of Norfolk. Pronounced 'Haze-bruh', and spelt 'Hapesburg' in the Domesday Book, the name means 'Haep's Town'. Happisburgh is now also known as the oldest site of human habitation outside of Africa with the finding of footprints in the beach clay that are 900 thousand years old. The cosy local pub, within 50 yards of the cottage, echoes the local connection with Sherlock Holmes' author Arthur Conan Doyle who visited many times and wrote one of the detective mysteries here. Infact the local villagers will proudly boast of the number of other illustrious visitors who have been drawn to this unique place from Robinson Cruso author Daniel Defoe, cricketer WC Grace, sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, poet John Betjeman, writer PD James and even the Queen Mother once arriving by helicopter to visit a cousin who lived in the village. The village is a must for those who enjoy the English countryside and its beaches in all seasons. If The Gig House is full you could try Albion cottage next door. If you have a larger party this property can be booked in conjunction with Albion Cottage at a special rate (Also on Holiday Lettings)More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Microwave
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
VCR
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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Wimbotsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

LizAnneDixon, VR Owner at The Gig House Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Lovely comfortable cottage. Well kept and provides everything one could need. We were welcomed with a lovely cream tea left for us by the super friendly (but non-intrusive) owner. A great base from which to explore the lovely area.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We managed to time our short break in Happisburgh with the arrival of the 'Beast from the East'. All was well, we had a warm welcome from Liz and the jug of daffodils on the table in the large window reminded us that Spring really...More

Thank Zan190775
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A beautiful place in the grounds of the owners home. A lovely cream tea was left for us on arrival which was delicious and welcoming. Liz, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. The cottage is well kept and clean. Would have no hesitation in...More

Thank john h
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Listed Since:January 2014
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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 the detective mysteries here. In fact the local villagers will proudly boast of the number of other illustratrious visitors who have been drawn to this unique place from Robinson Cruso author Daniel Defoe, cricketer W.C. Grace, sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, poet John Betjeman, writer PD James and even the Queen Mother once arriving by helocopter to visit a cousin who lived in the village. The village is a must for those who enjoy the English countryside and its beaches in all seasons.
How to get there
When you get to Happisburgh head for the church, drive right up to the church gates and then turn left. We are the first drive on the left.
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