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“Idyllic escapism”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bacton, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Karen A
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Idyllic escapism”
Reviewed 8 June 2015 for a stay in October 2014

I've stayed a few times before and would return at any time, even during winter. The large conservatory is perfect for watching the sun rise over the sea and the layout of the cottage is very good and comfortable. Being able to take my dog was brilliant, especially being so close to the dog-friendly beaches. Walking up and down the sea wall is a lovely way to spend any day, and when the tide goes out the beaches are perfect for walking along and letting the dog run across. The pub down the road is lovely and does a fantastic carver on Sundays (make sure you're hungry!). Honestly, I can't really comment on the surrounding area as I rarely venture out along the coast, such is the peacefulness of the cottage. It has always felt like a proper friendly home.

In terms of utility, it's extremely easy to work everything out. The entire property was very clean and pleasant. A small thing, but being so close to the beach, it's easy to imagine there's be sand everywhere - there wasn't! There is plenty of storage and ways of making yourself feel at home, for longer stays. The cooking facilities are very good and clean and the fridge is sizeable so no issues for me storing food and drink for a long weekend. There are convenience stores in the village but you would need to travel further out to get more food stuffs.

The chippie on the beach front does excellent fish n chips, and lovely ice cream for a stroll back along the sea front. They are maybe a 10-minute walk along the sea wall.

There's wifi and a decent TV, plus some games etc so there's enough to keep most people entertained. It's not a Butlin camp though so there's little for kids to do (that I know of, anyway) but actually, that's not why I went! It's a peaceful place to escape to and is my go-to place for unwinding/hiding from the world.

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Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MartinSue...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic views,lovely comfortable bungalow.”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a most enjoyable stay in a wonderful bungalow.The views are fantastic and we will definitely book again.Much appreciated welcome pack.Thank you Laura.

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Liked best: Everything especially the views and the location of the bungalow.
Liked least: We were very happy with everything.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Shell1410
Hockley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Outstanding Coastal Cottage”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We have all just returned from Sandcastles and would like to say what a lovely position the cottage is in. The huge conservatory was really lovely to eat our meals in and watch the waves. The whole place was spotlessly clean with plenty of room for adults children and dogs, who are most welcome on the beach. I would just like to mention that to get onto the beach access is via 2 sets of steps which could prove difficult for some. All in all we had a lovely time and would recommend to anyone

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Liked best: Position of property
Liked least: Hard upright sofas
Travelling group: Extended Family
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ianp9999
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic views!”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Very clean and comfortable, welcome pack and bottle of wine very pleasant surprise.
Accommodation very spacious and well equipped. Good parking, could easily fit three cars on the drive if necessary. Very dog friendly. The views of the beach on the website make it look as though it is accessed directly from your back gate. However there is a footpath directly behind the property which is above a very high concrete sea wall. There are steps to the beach from the sea wall, but those directly behind the property are currently not in use.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Beach access
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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“Sandcastles is an excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Wow, its brilliant. Stayed for short break with elderly mum and family. Everything was perfect. Could not have wished for better accommodation. Location fabulous and bungalow very clean and spacious. Special toches were most appreciated. Would stay again any time.

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Liked best: Everthing
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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