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  • Heacham
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1

from £ 625 to £ 1,200 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Neptune is a fabulous converted old boat which has been transformed into a contemporary and quirky beach cabin, perfect for two couples or a family and ideally situated close to the sand dunes leading onto Heacham's South Beach. This cool beach house has a fantastic glass balcony with stunning views overlooking the river and open countryside at the back, with direct access onto the sand dunes from the front. It has been lovingly furnished and equipped to provide high standard "quarters" with a light, contemporary open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area looking across the dunes, with two double bedrooms and a cabin bunk room, a shower room and separate cloakroom. This is a great place to stay throughout the year as it's toasty warm in the winter with its electric thermostatic heating and perfect for summer holidays too. The quiet beach is safe for swimming and wind-surfing, and perfect for bird enthusiasts being close to the RSPB Reserve at Snettisham.

For guests wishing to holiday with family and friends, please note that Neptune is next door to Beachside (sleeping 4).


  • Beach cabin with a quirky and stylish interior
  • Views over open countryside and river at the back and close to the dunes to the front.
  • There is a rope ladder and swing set in the garden area


  • Neptune is located next door to Beachside (sleeps 4) perfect for two families.
  • The property is heated by electric heaters with individual thermostats
  • This property has no washing machine, there is a laundry close by.

All on ground level

The property has been furnished in a quirky contemporary style and has the advantage of a modern heating system to ensure this is a warm and comfortable place to stay throughout the year.

Entrance from the front into:

Hallway: with space for coat hanging

There is an light open plan kitchen/ living area with views across to the dunes.

Kitchen area: Modern and fitted with an integral electric oven and halogen hob, an integral microwave and fridge (with an ice-box). There is a good sized dining table which seats 6.

Sitting area: has a full length picture window with views across to the beach. There's a cosy sofa and arm chair and a Smart TV perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach.

Bedroom 1: With breathtaking views across open countryside, the main bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables with lamps and built-in wardrobes to provide ample storage space for clothes, plus a full-length mirror.

Bedroom 2: offers a double bed with a charming checked headboard, built in wardrobes, bedside tables, wall mounted lamps and an additional full-length mirror. The beamed ceiling adds to the character of this unique property.

Bedroom 3: Fantastic bunk room with full-size bunks suitable for adults or children. This cabin style bunk room also has a wall mounted TV with DVD player to keep the kids entertained.

Bathroom: Newly fitted contemporary bathroom containing a spacious bath with shower overhead, hand basin and WC.

Cloakroom: WC and hand basin.

Please note that the property is heated by individual electric radiators with their own thermostats.


Is accessed via an un-made road from the Heacham beach car-park. At the front there is plenty of parking space and access onto the dunes and beach.
There is a secure garden shed which may be used for storage of bicycles or suitcases.

At the rear of Neptune is a stunning glass balcony, with a table and chairs, which overlooks the river and has lovely rural views. There is a post and rail fence and gate between the garden and the river, but please note that this is not secure for small children and they should not be left unsupervised.

There is the added benefit of a sturdy wooden double swing and rope ladder for children to play on (shared with the neighbouring property Beachside). Please note that the use of this must be at guests' own risk.

A Weber charcoal barbecue is available for guests to use.



Great for families and on the Norfolk coastal path with two great beaches on the West coast overlooking The Wash: North beach and South beach (aka Stubborn Sands) are both dog friendly and form a huge 20 mile bay and enjoy the most dramatic sunsets. A perfect spot to watch the sun going down and hit the sea on a fine evening. The village enjoys a range of small shops, arcade, cafe and fish bar. There are three local pubs The West Norfolk, Fox and Hounds and Bushel and Strike.


Famous for its Norfolk Lavender with aromatic gardens and fields filled with all varieties of lavender. With their own oil distillery, products, tearoom and animal garden and play park. Just next door is Farmer Freds Adventure Play Barn for children and parents to enjoy indoor play farm themed fun, as well as a great Farm Shop selling lovely local produce.

If keeping mind and body in check is your cup of tea, then a visit to Heacham Manor where you can dine, spa or book a round of golf on the lake side championship 18-hole course.


Famed for association with Pocahontas, the Rolfe family are the most famous inhabitants of Heacham, from the 16th century. After seeking adventure in The New World it was John Rolfe who married the Native American Rebecca (Pocahontas), and along with their 2 year old son took them back to his family home the former Heacham Hall. The image of Pocahontas adorns the village sign and also the St Mary's the Virgin Church.


For a great family day out and only a few miles away is Snettisham Park Farm. A working Farm with lovely activities for the family from egg collecting, bottle feeding lambs and pony rides to a ‘not to be missed’ deer Safari.

There are plenty of wildlife spectacles to explore, with tens of thousands of wading birds to observe from the hides at Snettisham Nature Reserve.

Hunstanton Town is just 3 miles from Heacham and is a traditional seaside town with the added addition of fun water sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing.

A visit to Sandringham House, gardens and country park is a popular destination for all. Whether you simply want to take the pooch for a stroll, or discover the royals much loved country retreat, you’ll have the grandest of days.

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Guest reviews

Neptune is a lovely, warm clean cabin which is close to the beach. It is situated in a very peaceful location with little passing traffic.
The cabin catches both the morning and evening sun. The balcony at the back catches the morning sun right from sunrise and the front of the cabin captures the evening sun. The ducks on the river at the back are always ready to be fed😁.

The Edwards, 4th of August 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Neptune. It had everything we needed and we loved being so close to the beach and having the raised deck at the back overlooking the river. As the weather was so hot it was great to sit in the shade on the deck in the evening watching all the different birds. The location made it a very relaxing laid back break.
Waking up to all the wildlife seen from the back of Neptune, such as hares, heron, linnets, marsh harrier and muntjac deer.

Theresa, 29th of June 2023

Neptune was perfect ! We had a fabulous family weekend. We liked most the location, decor, comfy beds and lovely towels 😊

The Diver's, 3rd of September 2021

Bright and clean property, further along the track and closer to the beach

The Mitchells, 7th of September 2018

Perfect place to stay with the beach literally on your doorstep!

Louise, 31st of August 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay!

Layfields', 6th of April 2018

We expected a high standard from the pictures on the website but our expectations were exceeded thanks to the thoughtful touches such as milk, bread and cake waiting for us on our arrival.

Please pass our thanks and compliments to the owner.

We had a perfect sshort break

Noble Party, 27th of October 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£835 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1055 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1200 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1055 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£860 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£700 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£835 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£625 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1100 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£640 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£915 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£720 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1085 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£855 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1085 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1235 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1085 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£885 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£720 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£855 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£640 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1130 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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