For some time, I had pondered over all the hard earned knowledge, marketing skills and administrative systems that I had accumulated as a holiday home owner and wondered how to use it all to help others. Thus the seed for Norfolk Coastal Holidays was born, to market not only my own properties but other owners properties too. Well what better than helping the owners manage their holiday homes and allow them to get on with their work and family life? It’s amazing how much time it takes up, so it’s a positive pleasure to be able to assist the owners of the gorgeous Bramble Cottage in Happisburgh in taking bookings.
A couple of weeks ago, the owner Louise and I met for the first time at the cottage. She had been up early cleaning and preparing the cottage very well for the planned photo shoot that took place later that morning. Whilst the photographer Stephen did his bit, I wandered around with my camera too, snapping little details. The end result of our morning is here and on the website page for Bramble Cottage. I think it captures very well the light and airy feel of the property. The sun shone through all the windows and skylights, looking beautiful to us but a photographers nightmare!
Whilst in the main bedroom, I peered through a small window to see Happisburgh Church beautifully framed in the distance. Sadly it was too sunny (is that possible?!) and none of us were able to capture it! Outside, from a certain standing viewpoint in the courtyard, you can see the church again. Knowing that the iconic Happisburgh Lighouse was near, we wondered if you could see that too? Well you can, but you have to climb on to the raised flower bed and peer round the hedge; it’s definitely there though!
The property was apparently a cattle shed in the 16th Century. The cattle were put in what is now the large open plan diner and the first floor was in the vaulted ceiling above, where we assume the farmer or farm worker lived and slept. That inglenook fireplace cannot have been just for the cattle! The property was renovated and extended with a sympathetic, clapboard, extension that houses the two bedrooms and beautiful large bathroom with roll top bath, copper towel rail and large shower. On the lounge wall is a frame containing items that were found during the renovation in 2003; a childs boot and various bits of china and glass. Fascinating!
The property is situated in a country lane a short distance from the coast but is in easy walking distance if you fancy a day at the beach or a walk along the seafront. The village is full of traditional flint cottages and a pleasure to walk around. There’s a little village store for essentials, a fish shop selling locally caught fish, the local traditional and dog friendly pub, The Hill House and more. The beach car park is new with some very smart public toilets, as sadly, the coastline of this lovely village is gradually eroding and so the old car park has now been reclaimed by the sea. The iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse overlooks the car park and can be seen from all around the area as you drive around. Visit East Ruston Vicarage Gardens and there’s a sneaky view of it through one of it’s hedges! There’s so much to see and do in the area, have a browse through our website pages for inspiration.
It went fully live on our website this week and already we’ve had the first booking for New Year. I can just picture them now sitting around the woodburner in the beautiful vaulted open plan lounge! Logs are available to purchase locally, at shops or little honesty boxes at peoples houses around the village. Now can’t you just see yourself sitting here this winter? Well if you can, we have an opening offer of 10% off all November and December dates booked between now and the end of the year, excluding Christmas. Yes Christmas is still available but I don’t think it will be for long. What a magical place this would be to spend your Christmas in!
If you’d like to book then contact us by filling in the form on the Contact Us page.