Church Farm Cottage is a beautiful sympathetically decorated and furnished, characterful thatched cottage. It is a short walk to the cliff 500m as the crow flies, and very close to lovely walks on the cliffs and beach, and a short drive to other beaches and amenities including the Norfolk Broads.
The cottage is warm and comfortable with all you should need for your stay and has a recently installed oil fired boiler central heating system and wood burning stove in the inglenook in the living room. The house is recently decorated and furnished, to a high standard, and is nestled in the quiet village of Happisburgh (pronounced "Haysbro").
Facilities include new comfortable beds, mattresses, sofas and chairs. High speed WiFi, Satellite TV, Blueray and DVD players, a DVD collection, books and games. The kitchen is fully equipped including a Nespresso coffee machine, oven, toaster, microwave dishwasher and washer dryer.
We professionally clean after every visit to a high standard, and also provide a small welcome pack for all our guests who book for a week.
The village has a welcoming local pub, shop, coffee shop and carvery, as well as an excellent walking sandy beach with an iconic lighthouse and tea hut. At the other end of the beach is a very nice cafe, a welcome reward after a relaxing stroll.
We believe the cottage is a fine example of a traditional Thatched farm workers cottage. The build date is given as 1792 but some of the features identified in the adjoining grade ii listed Church Farm house are believed to be earlier. Internally exposed boards and beams, and a large Inglenook fireplace add to the character. It has 4 bedrooms including 3 doubles and a bunk room, with 2 en-suite bathrooms, and an enclosed back garden with sun deck and seating, with a courtyard area and seating to the front.
Anyone with an interest in art maybe intrigued to know that famous sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth stayed at the farm houses in the summers of 1930-31. The artists were attracted by iron stones from Happisburgh beach and were perhaps inspired by the holed flint stones also found there, a theme seen in some of their work.
We have tried to build upon the previous owners efforts and sympathetically furnish and equip the house, making small modifications to make it more suitable for holidaying. Other features include a 42” HD TV in living room, bedroom TVs in most rooms, and the Kitchen which now features a large 8 seater traditional dining table. The house has a brand new efficient oil boiler fired central heating and modern Nest thermostat.
We also try to reasonably cater for various needs of our guests so please tell us these in advance of when you book. You can email us direct via the contact details in our handbook, which is also useful if you want to come back a second time and get discounts. You should also call us a day or more before you come, to arrange access. We can provide on request: a travel cot, high chair, and fitted removable stair gate, as well as a second pressure gate for the bottom of the stairs if needed. We also have a sympathetically decorated kids bunk room. Although both are big enough for adults, we stipulate no more than 6 adults at one time from a wear and tear, and comfort perspective.
There is a local park with cricket, bowls and football clubs/pitches/clubhouse, and a play area, all a short walk away. There is also a bigger play park near the beach and lighthouse with swings, zip wire, etc. Please enquire for special access requirements - two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, and of course guide-dogs are welcome.
**Please note we try to keep our rates as competitive as possible.- we can offer cleaning discounts for couples on a weekend break.