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Sleepy Gull

Old Hunstanton, Norfolk
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A lovely cottage with a homely feel within walking distance of the stunning sandy beach
  • Ideally situated for exploring the Norfolk coastline and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Visit Sandringham House, gardens and the parklands and the stunning beaches of Holkham and Brancaster
Property code: SLEN8

A semi-detached property with woodburner and enclosed courtyard makes a great base to explore Norfolk. Situated just a few minutes’ walk to the vast expanses of sandy beaches that are backed by multi-coloured cliffs.

This is a bright and welcoming semi-detached holiday home which makes a great base for a family wanting to explore the stunning coast and beautiful countryside of northern Norfolk. The property features a cosy lounge, a spacious kitchen, two comfy bedrooms, a bathroom, separate WC, and a delightful enclosed courtyard which is perfect for dining alfresco. Ideally situated in the idyllic village of Old Hunstanton, this lovely cottage is perfect for relaxing in or for enjoying fantastic walks, cycling, golf or visiting some of the many local nature reserves.

The vast and beautiful sandy beach and rock pools of the Victoria resort of Old Hunstanton are less than a mile away, and backed by multi-coloured cliffs which are perfect for fossil-hunting. The village offers a lovely choice of pubs and restaurants, or you could head into Hunstanton (1½ miles) to enjoy more great shops, a charming seafront and the Princess Theatre.

Among many local attractions within 15 miles are RSPB Titchwell (5 miles), Snettisham Park, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall, Sandringham House and Bircham Windmill. Nearby coastal towns include Heacham (4 miles) and Brancaster (6 miles). The market towns of Fakenham and King’s Lynn are just 19 miles away.

  • Bedrooms - 1 king size, 1 family room with 2 single beds and bunk beds
  • Sleeps 6 but only suitable for a maximum of 4 adults.
  • Bathroom - Bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Flat screen sky TV 
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher & microwave
  • Enclosed courtyard
  • BBQ
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Central heating
  • Wifi
  • Stairgate available
  • Beach within walking distance
  • Pubs, restaurant & shops within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm


This property is personally managed by Lee.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gavin 6th March 2020

Absolutely loved our stay. It was perfect for us adults and our two little children. Thank you for providing toys for the kids and a welcome pack for us. Very clean, very comfortable we will be back.

Reviewed by Anne 21st June 2019

Great cottage, in a convienent position, would certain ly book again

Reviewed by Tim 8th February 2019

A lovely place very close to amenities and the beach. Very comfortable and homely. T

Reviewed by Tony 26th October 2018

Comfy, warm, excellent bed and shower. The owners stay there themselves sometimes, hence the attention to detail and quality fitments. Small courtyard at the back rather bare but there are a few pot plants. A garden like the next door property would have been nice but that was extended by land purchase. Very convenient for wildlife sites and the HuRead morenstanton shops. Would certainly stay there again if in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 21st September 2018

A delightful cottage in a perfect location convenient for visiting the attractions of West and North Norfolk. Everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday was provided. Excellent choice of local cafes and restaurants close to the cottage and the village shop & Post Office was very handy. So close to the beach at Old Hunstanton just a fRead moreew minutes stroll away. We can thoroughly recommend Sleepy Gull and hope to visit again in future. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 29th June 2018

The cottage was ideal, well furnished, large rooms and comfortable, five minutes from the beach and ten from the town. Highly recommendable

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

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