The large, sunny Lounge has a bay window and gas wood effect stove. It has 2 large comfortable sofas and 2 armchairs.
The open-plan kitchen/breakfast room is equipped with a cooker combing gas hob and electric oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. The breakfast table seats 6.
There is a pretty front garden, enclosed and gated.
The main rear garden, also enclosed and gated, contains both shady and sunny areas, with a large lawn for children to play on. Garden furniture, barbecue and a children's covered play area are there for your use.
Heacham is situated on the Northwest Norfolk coast between Kings Lynn and Hunstanton, 2 miles from Hunstanton.
Heacham derives its name from its 12th century overlord Geoffrey de Hecham, and its river, the Hitch. Over the years the word and spelling have become Heacham meaning "The Home in the Thicket". Heacham has existed as a settlement since before the Romans. Indeed, evidence has been found here of passing centuries as far back as the stone age.
Today, Heacham is very much a thriving village community, lit by fabulously unique east coast sunsets and encircled by fragrant purple lavender and scarlet poppy fields.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy the sloping beaches and the soft undulating West Norfolk countryside, which has remained unchanged over time.
The village has a large duck pond, a children's playing field, as well as two sandy beaches.
Village shops include a fish and chip shop, newsagent, off-license, butchers and mini-supermarket.
You can walk or cycle along the sea front to Hunstanton, where there are markets, a large Tesco's, swimming pool, fairground, theatre, the Sea Life Centre and other seaside entertainments.
Cycle hire is available in the village.
Mobility 2000 Ltd (Tel no. 01485 533400) is a shop in Hunstanton which hires out wheelchairs. As of January 2012, the hire cost is £5 daily or £25 for the week. A £25 deposit must be paid, which is held by the shop until the chair is returned. They have a limited number of wheelchairs for hire so early booking is recommended, preferably before the end of May.
Norfolk Lavender cultivates about 100 acres of lavender and their prized lavender products are distributed to over 25 countries. Visit the rose and herb gardens, tours, gift shop and Farmer Fred’s play zone; a memorable day out for all.
Snettisham Park is a 329 acre Working Farm. You can bottle feed lambs, collect fresh farm eggs, as well as taking a walk on one of three wonderful trails.See lambs being born, to our spectacular 45 minute deer safari.
Snettisham is located on The Wash which provides a home for in excess of 300,000 birds. Primary bird habitats found on the Snettisham reserve are shingle beach, brackish lagoon, intertidal mudflat and saltmarsh. The shingle beach is home to several rare plants and invertebrates, and is used for nesting by Ringed Plovers and Oystercatchers.
Castle Rising Castle is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country and, together with the massive surrounding earthworks, ensures that Rising is a castle of national importance.
Bircham Windmill is a complete working windmill. Today, very few windmills are left, and Bircham Mill is considered one of the best still remaining. Visitors can climb the five floors up to the fan stage and, when possible, on windy days, visitors can also see the sails and the milling machinery turning.
Sandringham is the country retreat of The Queen. Set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year.
From Kings Lynn take the A149 to Hunstanton and follow the road until you are past the Snettisham bypass.
Ignore the first sign to Heacham (on the left) and continue until you reach a large junction with Norfolk Lavender on the right.
Turn left here and drive down this road until you pass the Tesco Express on the left.
Take the next turning on the left, the High Street, turn right at the Give Way onto Pound Lane, then first left into Caley Street.
The entrance to Retreat Cottage is on the left between number 27 and 29 Caley Street.
Drive down a short lane and through the iron gates.
Take the train or coach to Kings Lynn. A regular bus service (routes 410 & 411) runs from KingsLynn to Hunstanton, via Heacham every half hour, Monday to Saturday, with a limited service on Sundays.
Ask for the stop on Hunstanton Road near the Tesco Express, which is on Station Road. Cross Station Road and proceed down the High Street, turn right at the Give Way onto Pound Lane, then first left into Caley Street.
The entrance to Retreat Cottage is on the left between number 27 and 29 Caley Street. Walk down a short lane and through the iron gates.
To book Retreat Cottage simply check the availability and price using the calendar. Then print out and mail the booking form.
Or just call or write to us.
Bookings are from Saturday (4pm) to Saturday (10am).
Off-Season Reduced Rates for Smaller Parties. Call for details.
For further information, please contact:
Clare or Russell on 020 7737 4515
Or Write to:
Ms C S Rooth
123 Bedford Road