Snettisham • Sleeps 5 • Dogs welcome
Created with an eye for detail and with loving care, Sandpiper Cottage is a newly created holiday let in the popular North Norfolk village of Snettisham. In this haven, you will be able to enjoy the many thoughtful touches implemented by the owners, before setting out on one many possible walks that are right on your doorstep. Special mentions go Snettisham RSBP reserve for its truly spectacular migrations, the woodland walk just across the road and the Queen's estate at nearby Sandringham.
Created with an eye for detail and with loving care, Sandpiper Cottage is a newly created holiday let in the popular North Norfolk village of Snettisham. In this haven, you will be able to enjoy the many thoughtful touches implemented by the owners, before setting out on one of the many possible walks that are right on your doorstep. Special mentions go Snettisham RSBP reserve for its truly spectacular migrations, the woodland walk just across the road and the Queen’s estate at nearby Sandringham.
Snettisham also offers two fantastic dining options, both within walking distance of Sandpiper Cottage. The Rose and Crown is 15th century inn that specialises in local real ales and is a former winner of the ‘UK Pub of The Year’. Just around the corner, you’ll also find The Old Bank. This family run bistro is a relaxed and friendly place to take lunch, dinner or just to stop off and enjoy a coffee and some cake.
The house provides plenty of facilities and is equally comfortable in the winter with the wood burner lit, as it is in the summer with the French doors opened up to the enclosed rear garden. Whatever your need, Sandpiper Cottage is certainly worth your consideration.
Perhaps the most used room in the cottage, the kitchen has been set up to provide a good dining space, a place to enjoy a paper or a natter, or somewhere to sit and keep an eye on the kids from while they play in the garden. For most, this room will become the hub of the stay.
The dining table is of good size and will easily seat seven people. It also benefits from being next to the French doors where, even in the winter, you’ll find some sun in the afternoon.
The kitchen, as you would expect, has been prepared with the same detail and care as the rest of the cottage, providing all of the equipment that an aspiring chef will need. Facilities include microwave, gas hob, integrated oven, Tassimo coffee machine (pods not provided), kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
With its bespoke curtains, blinds and furnishing, the lounge is perfect for stretching your legs after a busy day. You’ll find plenty of seating for all five guests, no one will be left behind when trying to enjoy the wood burner or what’s on the TV.
For the competitive amongst you, the owners have also left plenty of board games for families and friends enjoy (and potentially fall out over).
Bedrooms and Bathroom
Sandpiper Cottage offers three quiet, 1st floor bedrooms, all with comfortable beds, ample storage and tasteful decor.
Bedroom one features a king size bed, TV and provides an en suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Looking over Common Lane, the scene that greets you is usually that of horses grazing peacefully.
Bedroom two has a double bed and also looks over to the pasture beyond Common Lane.
Bedroom three offers a single bed and, despite the room being orientated towards children, it is a full size that will comfortably accommodate adults and it can be pulled out into a King bed too – your possibilities are endless!
The family bathroom is situated on the 1st floor landing and offers a bath with shower over, WC and basin.
The property offers a safe, enclosed back garden that is divided between a hard-landscaped area on which the BBQ and outside furniture sits, and grassed area. Ideal for letting the children loose while enjoying a glass of wine in the sun.
The property also has off-road parking at the rear for up to two cars. Sandpiper Cottage will allow one dog by prior arrangement (£50 charge)
The village of Snettisham is situated on the North Norfolk coast, just a few miles from the royal residence at Sandringham and boasts a superb RSPB reserve, award winning 15th century coaching inn and Snettisham Park Farm, a working farm offering fantastic family days out.
From the RSPB reserve you are able to look westwards, across the teeming mudflats of the Wash, towards Lincolnshire. At most times of the year you will be treated to a vast array of species that depend upon the fertile, ever-changing flats, during the autumn and winter it is at its very best. A trip to the reserve will reward you with great gatherings of waders, tens of thousands in number, or flocks of Pink-footed Geese flying out to spend the night in safety by the sea where they are inaccessible to predators. Look out for the special RSPB events!
For those of you that are more attracted to warmer environments, the bar at Snettisham Rose and Crown is an attractive option well worth consideration. This 14thcentury coaching inn has provided respite to weary travellers for nearly 700 years and in 2015 it was recognised as the UK Pub of the Year. Fantastic for families, couples and dog walkers, you can equally enjoy a fancy three course meal as you can a pint of Woodforde’s in the enclosed garden while the children play in the pirate ship play area.
Just up the road from the Rose and Crown, standing proudly over the village, you can see the 175 ft. spire of St Mary’s church. The building has had to withstand many threats, ranging from the Black Death to World War One zeppelins. Today it stands as a monument to a prosperous past that the village once enjoyed through trade and through the quarrying of Carrstone. Walking around the villages of this area you soon see evidence of this locally sourced, red sandstone, with much of the Victorian town of Hunstanton being built from this. A meandering walk through the rock pools of Old Hunstanton beach bring you past the often photographed where you can see Carrstone in its natural form.
Famously, Snettisham has been the location of several nationally important archaeological discoveries. Over the last 70 years the field surrounding the village have yielded several iron age and Roman artefacts, some of which can now been seen in the Norwich Castle Museum and British Museum. Of particular note were the discoveries of the ‘Snettisham Hoard’ in 1950, and the ‘Jeweller’s Hoard’ in 1985.
Snettisham Park Farm is a working farm spread across 350 acres of mixed agricultural land, pasture and woodland. It offers visitors a chance to view livestock up close through daily feeds of the various animals, a deer safari and a network of walking routes through the estate.
The royal estate at Sandringham is only a few miles inland and gives guests a chance to view the grand rooms of the main house, the extraordinary collection of classic cars in the museum, the formal gardens of the immediate surrounds and the wider woodland estate that lies beyond. Well worth a visit!
Within a 10 mile radius you also have the popular coastal villages and towns of Old Hunstanton, Holme-next-the-Sea, Thornham and Titchwell. Some great beaches, places to eat, walks and nature reserves all await your exploration!
At a glance
Sleeps up to 5 guests
One Well Behaved Dog Welcome by Arrangement
Three First Floor Bedrooms;
One King Size Bedroom with En Suite Shower & WC
One Double Bedroom
One Single Bedroom
Family Bathroom with Shower over Bath
Friends and Families Retreat
Lounge with Wood Burner
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Off-road Parking for 2 cars
Enclosed garden to rear with seating
BBQ (fuel not provided)
Superb Nearby Walks
Complimentary Welcome Pack
Bath Robes and Slippers
Luxury White Towels and Linens
Arrival day: Friday
Arrival time: 4pm
Departure time: 10am
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Short breaks are priced at 80% of full-week price. Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
|Dates||7 night price||Short breaks*|
|25th September 2020 → 15th October 2020||£625||£500|
|16th October 2020 → 29th October 2020||£690||£552|
|30th October 2020 → 5th November 2020||£625||£500|
|6th November 2020 → 20th December 2020||£570||£456|
|21st December 2020 → 3rd January 2021||£1195|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*available outside peak weeks|