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Violet Heacham

Sleeps 6, from £635 to £1385 per week

Violet is a unique converted old boat which has been transformed into a contemporary beach house, perfect for two couples or a family, ideally situated close to the sand dunes leading onto Heacham's South Beach. This lovely original boat has a newly built decked 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 completely refurbished inside with a new kitchen, shower room, separate cloakroom and three well-presented bedrooms, being thoughtfully furnished and equipped to provide the ideal holiday home. After long days on the beach there's a light, contemporary dining/sitting area room with glazed doors opening onto the balcony with river views. This is a great place to stay throughout the year as it's toasty warm in the winter with gas central heating and perfect for exploring the Norfolk coastline. The quiet beach is safe for swimming and wind-surfing, and perfect for bird enthusiasts being close to the RSPB Reserve at Snettisham.

Accommodation

Violet | Outside
Outside
Violet | Front
Front
Violet | Balcony overlooking river
Balcony overlooking river
Violet | Dining and sitting area
Dining and sitting area
Violet | Sitting area
Sitting area
Violet | Sitting area
Sitting area
Violet | Dining area
Dining area
Violet | Dining
Dining
Violet | Kitchen
Kitchen
Violet | Kitchen
Kitchen
Violet | Kitchen
Kitchen
Violet | Kitchen chairs
Kitchen chairs
Violet | Mugs!
Mugs!
Violet | Curved corridor
Curved corridor
Violet | Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Violet | Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Violet | Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Violet | Cloakroom
Cloakroom
Violet | Shower room
Shower room
Violet | Ship
Ship
Violet | Private jetty
Private jetty
Violet | River bank
River bank
Violet | Outside
Outside
Violet | View from the back
View from the back
Violet | Front with ample parking
Front with ample parking
Violet | Heacham beach
Heacham beach
Violet | Heacham beach
Heacham beach

All on ground level

The property has been furnished in a nautical themed contemporary style and has the advantage of gas central heating to ensure this is a warm and comfortable place to stay throughout the year.

There is an light open plan kitchen/ sitting/ dining area with views across the river.

Kitchen area: Newly fitted with an electric oven, full-size fridge/freezer, slim-line dishwasher, washing machine and a microwave. There are two comfy cane chairs and a coffee table.

Sitting/dining area: has lovely views across the river. Decorated in a nautical style with two comfy leather sofas, a digital TV and Wifi box to enable the TV to become Smart. There's a large dining table which comfortably seats six guests.

Bedroom 1: with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobes, full length mirror.

Bedroom 2: with a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, clothes hooks and an additional full-length mirror.

Bedroom 3: has twin beds suitable for adults or children, bedside table and lamps and a built-in cupboard.

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

Cloakroom: newly installed WC and hand basin.

Outside

Violet is accessed via an un-made road from the Heacham beach car-park. At the front there is masses of parking space and access onto the dunes and beach.

There is a newly refurbished secure garden shed which may be used for storage of bicycles or suitcases.

At the rear of Violet is a fabulous decked balcony, with a table and chairs, which overlooks the river and has lovely rural views.

There is a lawned garden which is not fenced and leads directly to the river, so please be aware that this is not secure for small children and they should not be left unsupervised. On the river is a new private jetty which may be used for fishing or for mooring a small boat. Please note that the river is muddy and boggy, so not suitable for paddling or swimming. Those fancying a dip are advised to go into the sea instead!

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Photos

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Violet | Outside
Outside
Violet | Front
Front
Violet | Balcony overlooking river
Balcony overlooking river
Violet | Dining and sitting area
Dining and sitting area
Violet | Sitting area
Sitting area
Violet | Sitting area
Sitting area
Violet | Dining area
Dining area
Violet | Dining
Dining
Violet | Kitchen
Kitchen
Violet | Kitchen
Kitchen
Violet | Kitchen
Kitchen
Violet | Kitchen chairs
Kitchen chairs
Violet | Mugs!
Mugs!
Violet | Curved corridor
Curved corridor
Violet | Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Violet | Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Violet | Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Violet | Cloakroom
Cloakroom
Violet | Shower room
Shower room
Violet | Ship
Ship
Violet | Private jetty
Private jetty
Violet | River bank
River bank
Violet | Outside
Outside
Violet | View from the back
View from the back
Violet | Front with ample parking
Front with ample parking
Violet | Heacham beach
Heacham beach
Violet | Heacham beach
Heacham beach

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Guest Reviews

Good morning Sowerbys Holiday Cottages Team

Just wanted to say what an amazing property this is! Looks gorgeous in the photos but absolutely stunning when you actually see it!
Immaculately clean,views are beautiful!
We have stayed in quite a few of your properties along South Beach over the last 6 years and we didn't think our last stay would ever be beaten but it has :)
We definitely will be back

The Batt Family - 10/06/2022

We have had a lovely break in Heacham staying in Violet. We have been blessed with wonderful weather, so have enjoyed walking to Hunstanton along the prom and along the bank. Lovely to be so near to the beach for early morning walks with the dog. Very relaxing and every comfort provided in a calm environment. Will definitely return, Thank you.

Deb, Ollie, Greta,Paul, Ros & Patch - 22/04/2022

We have had a lovely Easter break, really impressed with how well laid out this place is - it has everything you need. The views are stunning and luckily we had four days of sun, sea and sand in our paws. Ready to go back to work feeling refreshed. Thank you.

Charlotte,Connor, Evan, Felix & the dogs - 18/04/2022

Thank you for the most enjoyable holiday. We have been coming to Heacham for many years and are glad we have found Violet. It has everything we needed for a lovely family holiday with our dog. It was oreo's first holiday with us. He loved the long walks and exploring along the beach and river. We hope to see you soon for more adventures in Violet.

Jo, Michael, Adam, Harrison & Oreo - 15/04/2022

Many thanks for a wonderful break in Violet. We were most impressed with all the decor etc. It was really lovely and warm and in a lovely setting. We spent our time visiting the surrounding countryside. We would definitely recommend Violet. A lovely break and we would come back. Thanks again for a lovely time.

The Lady Skitllers From Kettering - 01/04/2022

Property was perfect, very warm, very clean and exceptionally bright and airy. Absolutely fabulous place to stay.

The Brudenall's - 28/03/2022

A lovely retreat for my birthday & time away from the busy world we live in. The peace and quiet here is amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did our German shepherd. We never thought we could tire her out, but after several beach walks and travelling, she finally slept fitfully! The wildlife is lovely, muntjac deer, marsh harriers, oyster catchers & more! We will definitely be back as soon as time allows! Thanks.

Kat, Michael, Andonis, Theo & Wicket the dog! - 21/03/2022

In this very mad world - We feel very grateful that we have had a fabulous week. Loved staying in Violet. It is just perfect - everything you need and lovely and warm. We have watched marsh harriers, barn owls, red kites and hares from the window. Great walk going on to the beach and turning left, go as far as the sea defence, come down over the other side and there is a track that takes you to the grass bank (that you can see from the window) turn left and head back to Heacham ( approx 4 miles circular walk). The views over the wetland of Wild Ken Hill is where they filmed spring watch is amazing and teaming with wildlife. Recommended lunch at Thornham Deli (get there early about 12 to avoid queueing). Wish we could have slowed time down, such a perfect holiday, many thanks!

Louise, Andrew and Brodie the Lab - 04/03/2022

We have been to Heacham several times, but Violet was by far the best place we have stayed at. Location was brilliant for us and our 4 year old son. Plenty of walks, Hunstanton, Wells,etc. Walked a couple of mornings to Hunstanton on the beach for breakfast at Ski Cafe, which was lovely. Our son went to the swimming pool in Hunstanton a couple of times and loved it. We're looking forward to coming back.

Paul, Merili, Joyce and Jacob - 11/02/2022

We had a lovely stay over Christmas, despite bucketing rain on several days. It was lovely that we'd been left a Christmas tree, complete with lights! Warm and cosy house, very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed by humans and dogs alike, who especially appreciated having lovely walks straight from the house.

Jane, Mike, Joe, Annalena, Oskar & Kara - 22/12/2021

We really enjoyed our short stay! We managed to see the sunset over the beach and we spent a few days exploring the surrounding villages. Really recommend the silk road Chinese as well, some lovely food. Overall great week and we'd love to stay again.

Pippa,Flynn, Laura, Lois, Lily & Ellie - 22/10/2021

Really enjoyed our stay, so peaceful and relaxing. Very comfortable accommodation, clean and well equipped. A new part of Norfolk for us and we fell in love with this county all over again! Managed to photograph the kingfisher that visited the jetty two days running and enjoyed the Swan & cygnets! Visited Titchwell once again & Hunstanton layer cakes. Lunched at The Gin Trap at Ringstead- Very good. Heacham fish bar served good Fish and chips and easy parking at Tesco. Thank you.

Debbie & Colin - 25/09/2021

Suited us very well excellent position for beach combined with countryside views at the back.

Davis party - 24/09/2021

Violet is very well equipped and everything was in perfect working order. A really cute decor, comfy sofas and wonderful location. We shall definitely return again.

The Galanakis' - 20/09/2021

Bliss!! Had an amazing week. Absolutely loved Violet and will return. Perfect weather, comfortable and clean. Loved sitting on the jetty reading my book and feeding the ducks and swans. Very quiet and recharges, we are sadly leaving for home, Than you.

The McDanes - 03/09/2021

We liked the excellent location, so quiet. As it’s all been refurbished everything was fresh and new. Lovely big bed in master bedroom. Loved the outside space, private and tranquil. Comfortable furniture and a good shower. Very friendly owners nearby but not intrusive. Liked having a dishwasher and bbq and availability of a shed to store our bikes. Would return in a heartbeat, had an amazing holiday!

The Wordley's - 03/09/2021

Very clean looked recently refurbished extras such as washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets. Great property!

The Webster-Smith's - 27/08/2021

Violet we liked for the cleanliness, and the fact the property was once a boat. Our family had such a lovely stay, the property was perfect, well presented and clean.. Our young boys loved how close they were to the beach and loved that the cottage was once a boat.

Joanna - 16/07/2021

Violet really lived up to the pictures and description, it was also very well equipped and stocked ... It was perfect

The Craig's - 09/07/2021

Heacham

Location

Heacham is a large village located on the West Norfolk coast and home to two sandy beaches originally called North and South beach.Heacham has historic ties to Pocahontas who married John Rolfe, a native of this village on 5 April 1614 at a church in Jamestown, Virginia! The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the oldest surviving building in the village. It dates from 1230 and is Norman  in style. In the cupola on the tower hangs a bell dating from about 1100, making it the oldest in East Anglia, and the seventh oldest in the country.  The beaches at Heacham are on the east banks of The Wash. They are among the few beaches in eastern England where the sun sets over the sea instead of over the land. A perfect spot for a romantic glass of wine! There is a wide selection of shops and pubs and the delightful Heacham Manor Hotel with its 18 hole golf course. Also in Heacham is Caley Mill which is an early 19th century water mill and now the site of Norfolk Lavender which has all the known varieties of lavender and is open to the public. For the smaller people in your party, take a trip to Farmer Fred's Adventure Play Barn with it's 3D farm themed adventure fun!!  The village has three pubs, The West Norfolk, The Fox & Hounds and The Bushel & Strike.

If you would like to see more of our holiday homes in and around the Norfolk coastal town of Heacham, please click here.

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Prices

Short Breaks

3 night break: 70% of full week price
4 night break: 80% of full week price
5 night break: 90% of full week price

3/4/5 day short breaks are not usually available during school holiday periods.

Prices may be subject to change.

Please note that where dogs are permitted the standard charge is £20.00 per week or part week; however some cottage owners request a higher amount and this will be specified in the individual property description.

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Fri 24 Jun 2022Thu 7 Jul 2022£1095 / week
Fri 8 Jul 2022Thu 1 Sep 2022£1320 / week
Fri 2 Sep 2022Thu 8 Sep 2022£1095 / week
Fri 9 Sep 2022Thu 22 Sep 2022£980 / week
Fri 23 Sep 2022Thu 13 Oct 2022£795 / week
Fri 14 Oct 2022Thu 27 Oct 2022£895 / week
Fri 28 Oct 2022Sun 18 Dec 2022£750 / week
Mon 19 Dec 2022Thu 5 Jan 2023£1320 / week
Fri 6 Jan 2023Thu 30 Mar 2023£775 / week
Fri 31 Mar 2023Thu 13 Apr 2023£1035 / week
Fri 14 Apr 2023Thu 25 May 2023£825 / week
Fri 26 May 2023Thu 1 Jun 2023£1150 / week
Fri 2 Jun 2023Thu 22 Jun 2023£950 / week
Fri 23 Jun 2023Thu 6 Jul 2023£1150 / week
Fri 7 Jul 2023Thu 31 Aug 2023£1385 / week
Fri 1 Sep 2023Thu 7 Sep 2023£1150 / week
Fri 8 Sep 2023Thu 21 Sep 2023£1030 / week
Fri 22 Sep 2023Thu 12 Oct 2023£825 / week
Fri 13 Oct 2023Thu 26 Oct 2023£950 / week
Fri 27 Oct 2023Sun 17 Dec 2023£775 / week
Mon 18 Dec 2023Thu 4 Jan 2024£1385 / week

Prices shown include a £24 booking fee.

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