Delightful 2 bed seaside fishermans cottage
About Simon Phillips
We have recently purchased Turning Tides Cottage in the holiday village of Scratby, and having grown up in the area spending many hours on the beach and now raising our young family here, we wanted to share our wonderful coast and all the surrounding area has to offer. We still live and work in the area with our young family and we still enjoy spending time at the beach playing with the children or a brisk walk along the shore..
Simon Phillips purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Simon Phillips chose Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby
Turning Tides cottage is snuggled into a row of 7 fishermen's cottages, all unique in their own way. Turning Tides Cottage has a warm welcoming feel about it and I fell in love as soon as I stepped through the door. Scratby is a real old fashioned British seaside village with plenty to do for young and old, you can sit on a bench on the top of the cliffs eating an ice-cream or build sand castles on the beach. You can spend hours looking out to sea, watching the boats pass by or have you ever seen a thunderstorm out at sea ..... just breath taking. The garden at the cottage is tranquil and peaceful you can spend time just sitting relaxing listening to the sea.
What makes this Cottage unique
Spectacular sea views from the bedrooms
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely break away in a beautiful little cottage
Beautiful cottage, all amenities there, comfortable. Free wifi a good bonus. Stairs a bit tricky if you're not very mobile, but otherwise lovely. Plenty to see in surrounding area if you have a car. We didn't try the buses but they seem to run regularly.
A perfect little beach cottage next to a gorgeous beach and the owners were lovely.
The cottage was really cozy and very pretty with lots of thoughtful things for us to use. Picnic blankets, sets and a cool bag, a beautiful garden, games, books Wifi and free parking.
The location right next to the beach was perfect.
Pretty cottage right next to the sea
Five stars for this pretty cottage and its clifftop location. The owners were friendly and helpful and they'd thought of everything, from a bottle of wine next to the milk in the fridge to hot water bottles in the cupboard for chilly nights (and this part of the coast does get a bit bracing, even during a heatwave!) The kitchen is very well equipped, and there were more towels in the bathroom than you'd get in most hotels. There are books, board games, and even free wifi.
Bear in mind all the pros and cons of old cottages though - one person's cosy and characterful is another person's dark and inconvenient. The downstairs bathroom is tiny, and the stairs rule this property out for anyone remotely disabled (and personally I wouldn't attempt them carrying a baby). The back garden, though lovely, is separate from the cottage down a little communal alleyway. The small free car park just over the road was fine for us in June, but I'm not sure if you'd have problems at the height of the school holidays.
But being able to lie in bed listening to the sea does make up for most of that. It's a beautiful, windswept empty beach (the local shop does a brisk trade in windbreaks), and you can walk for miles enjoying the view, though you've got to be relatively mobile to get down some steep steps.
Our only major reservation, knocking one star off this review, was Scratby. Expect 60s bungalows and mobile homes rather than a picturesque village, and although the cottage is as described, right next to the sea, there's a large caravan park just over the road. You've got to drive out to find a nice country pub or decent shop, especially if you want to buy fresh produce - though the village bakery is very good. This wasn't a major disappointment for us as we spent a lot of time exploring the coast and Broads, but it's something to bear in mind.
Lovely cottage right on a nice beach.
The cottage was comfortable but the stairs were a bit deadly but as long as you take care and go slowly it is fine. Nice comfortable lounge and we were glad of thr woodburner as it was a bit chilly in the evenings. Bedrooms were fine too. Nice location righ on the beach.
Excellent property close to all amenities and lovely beaches.
We absolutely loved our short stay at this cosy little property. Just a very short walk to the local beach and a short drive to horsey bay, winterton on sea, and many others.
The cottage had everything we could possibly need and literally everything was provided to make our stay pleasurable. We will definitely return again. P.S make sure you use relax in ‘secret’ garden in the late evening.just having a wine and listening to the sea as the sun goes down is a rare treat when you have two active boys.
Lovely cottage with all that one could want.
Turning Tideswell is a fantastic cottage with a great location. We had a lovely 3 days exploring Norfolk. The people are so friendly and were obviously very proud of their area. The cottage was cosy and had all facilities you could want to make our stay enjoyable. Our welcome "pack" included a wedding anniversary card from Simon and Rachel and a bottle of bubbly.
Some great National Trust properties nearby and the seals at Horsey were lovely to see so many. Great wedding anniversary meal at the nearby Moments restaurant - went back the next night too.