South of Happisburgh and four miles east of the market town of Stalham is a real family friendly holiday town. With its huge sandy beach, which has been awarded and retained a Blue Flag for many years, and traditional seaside atmosphere, it is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy long walks and be a short drive from the Broads. The village has a shop, post office and pub and within a short drive there is a well-stocked farm shop and local butcher.
Hawthorne Cottage (Vendors Comments)
Hawthorne Cottage is a delightful, 1700s thatched cottage with a large garden leading onto open fields. It occupies a quiet position in the village on a no-through road and within easy walking distance of the beach. The property retains many original features and has been owned for the last ten years by a couple with four young children.
“We bought Hawthorne Cottage so that we could spend our holidays by the beach and importantly leave everything in the cottage that would be needed for our family vacations. We were attracted to the cottage’s quirky features, such as the hidden staircases, and large garden where the children have spent many happy hours playing tennis and football whilst we’ve enjoyed BBQs with friends watching the sunset over the fields.
The cottage has been a great place to entertain visitors as upstairs there are two independent sides, accessed via separate staircases, which allows each group to have privacy at night. We’ve also recently installed a new en-suite bathroom so that both upstairs areas have their own shower room.
Hawthorne Cottage has been successfully rented as a holiday cottage in the time we’ve owned it and many family groups have enjoyed staying in Sea Palling and exploring the local area. We’ve sympathetically maintained the cottage in the last 10 years which has included re-thatching, replacing the windows and re-plastering the gable end with breathable lime.”
Entrance Hall & Snug
Wooden door to side, wooden double-glazed window to side, under stairs cupboard, brick flooring & radiator. The snug is currently used as a toy room and contains the original bread ovens.
14' 3'' max x 17' 2'' max (4.34m x 5.23m)
A sun filled room with views over the front lawn and large inglenook fireplace with electric wood-burning effect stove, beams, pamment floor wooden single glazed window to front, television point, radiator & power points.
14' 3'' max x 12' 4'' max (4.34m x 3.76m)
Original Norfolk reed ceiling and with ample room for a table seating 8-10, archway to kitchen which creates an open entertaining space, wooden single glazed window to front, fire place, pamment flooring, radiator & power points. The flooring in the dining room of the cottage was used on Channel 4’s program ‘Best Laid Plans’ in December 2017.
6' 3'' max x 21' 3'' max (1.90m x 6.47m)
Beautiful views over the plum trees in the garden and the village Church, containing a range cooker with five gas hobs and two electric ovens, wooden double-glazed window to rear, wooden door to rear, fitted kitchen with wall units, cupboards, butler sink, wooden work surfaces, splash back tiling, radiator, tiled flooring, fridge freezer space & power points.
Containing a large water tank and in the garden behind a new oil boiler installed in January 2018, wooden double-glazed window to rear, concrete flooring, plumbing for washing machine & power points.
Contemporary bathroom, with bath and over-bath thermostatic mixer shower, washbasin, WC, wooden double-glazed window to rear, tiled flooring and heated towel rail.
6' 4'' x 11' 0'' (1.93m x 3.35m)
The original dairy for the cottage, wooden double-glazed window to rear, fitted carpet, radiator & power points.
Split into two separate areas which are at opposite ends of the property, accessed via different staircases and are not connected.
15' 4'' max x 9' 6'' max (4.67m x 2.89m)
Large double bedroom with long views over the fields at the front of the property and wooden double-glazed window to front, fitted carpet, radiator & power points.
En Suite To Bedroom One
Contemporary room installed in 2017 with hand basin, tiled vinyl flooring, partly tiled walls, shower cubicle & extractor fan.
9' 3'' x 6' 8'' (2.82m x 2.03m)
Room for a double bed or twin beds, wooden double-glazed window to side, fitted carpet, radiator & power points.
Vinyl tiled flooring, hand basin & WC.
15' 7'' max x 12' 3'' max (4.75m x 3.73m)
Large double bedroom with wooden double-glazed window to front, television point, fitted carpet, radiator & power points.
En Suite To Bedroom Three
Hand basin, tiled vinyl flooring, partly tiled walls, shower cubicle, radiator & WC.
15' 5'' x 8' 9'' (4.70m x 2.66m)
Room for a double bed or twin beds which leads onto bedroom three, wooden double-glazed window to front, fitted carpet, radiator & power points.
Open plan front lawned garden. Large rear garden, enclosed with mature hedges and lawned with patio area and views of the church and fields beyond.
Storage space for bikes and outdoor furniture and electric points which currently houses a tumble dryer and freezer.
Oil fired central heating.
Hawthorne Cottage has been successfuly let as a holiday cottage through Norfolk Country Cottages for the past ten years. Further details available on request