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Pip Cottage

  • Stiffkey
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 545 to £ 1,000 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am

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Pip Cottage is a delightful 18th century Grade II listed detached cottage, refurbished by its owners for use as their holiday home. This charming cottage has an open plan living area with a kitchen cleverly installed around the beamed ceiling and original arches. Upstairs the cottage staircase opens into a dressing area with a single day-bed, which leads through into the spacious master bedroom. It is ideally located to enjoy a Norfolk break throughout the year, being within walking distance of Stiffkey's salt marshes and coastal path, village store and excellent Red Lion pub. It's within a 10 minute drive of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham's gorgeous sandy beach.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The charming living area and kitchen with beamed ceilings
  • Superb location within walking distance of Stiffkey's coastal path, village store and pub
  • Having some outside space to enjoy a meal or drink

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The stairs are fairly steep so not suitable for less mobile guests
  • You need to walk through the dressing room with day-bed to get to the main bedroom
  • The Coasthopper bus stops nearby so you don't need a car

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: white-washed attractive hall with space for coats and boots storage.

Shower room: with a walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

There is a charming open plan living area with beamed ceilings.

Kitchen: charming kitchen with a beamed ceiling. It is well-equipped with a double electric oven with a ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, integral slim-line dishwasher and a small washing machine. There is a round dining table (extendable) with 4 chairs.

Sitting area: has two comfortable striped sofas, occasional tables and lamps, freeview digital TV, DVD player, books and games.

First Floor

There is a wooden spiral staircase which leads up from the kitchen area into the first floor dressing room. The stairs are fairly steep, but there is a hand rail.

Dressing room: has a wrought iron full-size single day-bed, a chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe. It leads through into:

Master bedroom: an attractive room with a sloped ceiling and a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, plus a small TV with integral DVD.

Outside

At the front of the cottage is a shingled parking area for off-street parking.

At the rear is a terraced stepped garden with a seating area with outside furniture and a barbecue. It is a secure garden.
There is now a charming summer house in the garden called "Pip Squeak". Seating inside with far reaching views over the countryside.

Coast

Renowned for its salt marshes and being rich in wildlife, Stiffkey has its own unique charm. This area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has many muddy creeks which are flooded daily by the tide and is an important habitat for breeding birds. Famous for two local delicacies: the samphire that grows here and the ‘Stewkey blues’ cockles named after the blue hue mud they live in. Take a long walk through the salt marshes and your efforts will be well worth it, you will find a glorious sandy beach and a really perfect picnic spot!

Village

An attractive quiet coastal village nestled between Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney. It has an enchanting local feel, with a lovely village shop The Stiffkey Stores with post office and cafe, well worth a visit for a hot chocolate after a long afternoon walk. The village has a great little local pub The Red Lion, super welcoming and serves great food too.

History

Stiffkey was first evident in the Domesday book of 1086 and means ‘stump island with stops of trees’. The village in the past had a small water mill that run off the river Stiffkey that passes through the village, little remains of the mill today. During World War II there was a military camp south of the marshes which was established in 1938 and remained in operation until the end of the war. RAF Aircraft would tow targets over the marshes for the the trainee gunners to aim at. After the war the camp was used for training USAAF B-29 gunners until the site closed in 1955. The remains of a ‘The Whirlygig’ a circular runway used to launch radio-controlled aerial targets by the USAAF can see be seen today. Other surviving buildings have been converted for agricultural use and is now the site of a camp-site.

Visit

Wells-next-the-Sea is the closest town to Stiffkey where you can enjoy some crabbing (gilllie- crabbing) which is fun to have a go off the harbour front for the whole family. Wells itself has some lovely shops and eateries. In the Summer months you can catch the little beach train from the town near the play park to the beach, there you will find vast sandy beaches, the lovely pine woods and Wells’ iconic row of beach huts. There are many wonderful villages to explore in north Norfolk, you are close to Walsingham a very historic and religious village with a healing shrine of Virgin Mary. There are lovely snow drop walks at the Walsingham Priory where from mid-January you can see carpets of glorious swathes of snowdrops.



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Guest reviews

Pip Cottage is a lovely place to stay. It's well furnished and comfortable – and the outside cabin a superb addition. There's enough space to fit an average sized car out the front and we were able to store two bikes in the outside back garden space. We stayed a week and thoroughly enjoyed our time.

Stiffkey is an ideal base from which to explore the Norfolk coast and there are loads of places to visit, like Wells, Holt, Blakeney, Cley and Cromer. We loved walking out over the marshes to see the amazing birdlife (skylarks everywhere!), capped off by seeing a stunning Barn Owl on the village bridge at dusk.

Nick, 7th of June 2024

A very nice cottage within 5 minutes walk of a good pub and Stiffkey Stores. The location away from the main road is an advantage. The small outdoor room -Pip Squeak- at the end of the courtyard is a lovely place to sit.We’ve stayed on the main road before and Pip Cottage is much quieter. There is a nice amount of room in the living areas and we liked the small outdoor room at the end of the courtyard. It was great having a large fridge and freezer for all the wonderful Norfolk food available in the area. We appreciated the welcome items.

Wendy, 17th of May 2024

Cosy, comfortable and relaxed cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Simple but everything you need. It was invigorating walking on sunny beaches on a windy November day. Pip Cottage is ideally situated for the best beaches in the area. Eating at the Dun Cow at Salthouse. Amazing broad bean and roast fennel stew.

The Cole's, 6th of November 2023

Very cosy and comfortable. Good location and close to the Stiffkey Stores. Lots to do nearby including the Maritime Heritage Museum. Excellent location. All our favourite North Norfolk places easy to get to. Sunny garden terrace for meals, bbqs and for reading books. A visit to the Museum and nearby walks

the cole's, 24th of August 2023

Lovely cottage for a couple, well stocked with essentials and a lovely welcome pack which is always so appreciated and makes you feel appreciated!! Location is excellent for touring North Norfolk coast especially as on the coastal bus route, lovely walks across the salt marshes to the beach.

The Robson's, 27th of June 2023

Excellent, smart and stylish cottage. Clean, comfortable and warm. Great location in a lovely village. Many places to visit within a 10 mile radius. Loved Wells, Holt and Burnham Market. Good local works with dog. Enjoyed seal spotting trip from Morston.

The Brown's, 5th of May 2023

Good cottage for two in a great location.

The Preston's, 4th of November 2022

Pip Cottage was cosy & very comfortable cottage in the pretty village of Stiffkey. Lovely location for coast path walks & using the Coasthopper bus. Handy to Stiffkey stores round the corner, delicious pastries for breakfast! Very comfortable beds, quality linen & towels. Great to have a decent sized fridge, proper oven & dishwasher in a cottage of this size.

The Edmonds Family, 14th of October 2022

Had a lovely October week here. Nice and quiet which we were desperate for. Really enjoyed the coastal path and using the Coasthopper bus so hardly used the car. Great local food produce so self catering really worked well. All in all a good base for a lovely area. Thank you!

The Stratford Party, 30th of September 2022

Pip Cottage is in a convenient location and cosy. Great bolt hole for a couple of people as long as they’re not too tall!

The Reid's, 17th of February 2020

Pip Cottage is a wonderful cosy place to stay and decor is beautiful.Bed is sooooo comfy!! Thank you for letting us stay here, great coastal base and nice to as chill out as we did Saturday afternoon. Will defo return!!

Mark, Jane and Spit, 23rd of October 2019

Wonderful cottage - very well equipped with added bonus of outside space to sit in. We have been several times to Stiffkey and still think this is the best part of North Norfolk to stay in. Visited Binham Abbey this time - well worth a visit - very atmospheric! Lots of long walks to Blakeney, Cley, Holkham and Morston.Also lovely pubs! Another first - saw a hare in a field - wonderful! Amazing blue skies and hot weather in February!!

, 23rd of October 2019

Lovely cottage in a perfect location!

, 23rd of October 2019

Very nice cottage, we have been very comfortable, great weather and a great holiday!

, 23rd of October 2019

Loved our first holiday to Norfolk! Pip Cottage is charming and comfortable. Perfect location to explore the local area. Lovely coastal walk to Wells (great fish and chips!!) Also loved Holkham Bay and Burnham Market.Fabulous weather!

, 23rd of October 2019

Nice to come across the border! Home from home cottage, you have thought of everything for our comfort!

, 23rd of October 2019

Had a great stay, lovely cottage. Seen lots of great birds. Nice food in the Red Lion!

, 23rd of October 2019

Lovely short break in this cosy, comfortable cottage. Weather has been very misty but dry. Lovely walks on the coastal path through the marshes. Enjoyed the bird reserves at Cley and Titchwell and the local art galleries.

, 23rd of October 2019

Had a wonderful stay. Lovely cottage and will definitely return! Perfect garden/yard for our bouncy Collie who has managed to escape in other properties!!

, 23rd of October 2019

Pip Cottage - It's warm, cosy, and decorated with a coastal theme, perfect for the area. 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. It's just perfect, it was our 2nd stay in the cottage, and probably not our last!

The Round's, 19th of October 2019

A Fantastic Stay

Toms Party, 20th of January 2017
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PRICE GUIDE

Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£845 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1000 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£845 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£745 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£620 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£745 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£545 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1000 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 27 Mar 2025£570 / week
Fri 28 Mar 2025Thu 10 Apr 2025£780 / week
Fri 11 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£650 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£925 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£780 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£885 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 28 Aug 2025£1045 / week
Fri 29 Aug 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£885 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 18 Sep 2025£780 / week
Fri 19 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£650 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£780 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£570 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1045 / 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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