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“Perfect cottage and location”
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12 reviews
Sea Lavender frontage
Garden with table and chairs
Ground floor
Main bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Lounge
Kitchen
Wood burning stove
Swings and slide for under 6's
Terrace with Sea Lavender
Beach at Brancaster
Beach huts at Wells
Punch and Judy show on the green
Boats in wells harbour
Wells beach train
The family in the surf
Seal at Blakeney
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Burnham Market, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Kent
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely location. Tiny grubby cottage”
Reviewed 24 January 2016 for a stay in October 2015

The cottage was set directly onto the road in a good location near the centre of Burnham. Market. It was furnished to a high standard with good quality appliances and jam packed with everything you would need for your stay.

Unfortunately, it had been sadly neglected by the owners and only given a quick clean in between guests, resulting in a build up of dirt and grime. There was still food in the freezer, including raw chicken and the fridge smelled unpleasant. Cobwebs and dirt build up in the corners and food splashes on the walls. We spent about 15 mins. Cleaning the surfaces that we would come into contact with. I phoned the owner to tell her about a broken music centre that we noticed on arrival to make her aware, I did mention the dirt but said that we would be ok now that I had cleaned it. We were determined not to let this spoil our holiday.
There is an outside toilet advertised as 'handy' . This is unusable due to the fact that it is crammed from floor to ceiling with baby equipment including high chair changing mat, toys etc.. The upstairs is much less cramped with nice beds and quality bedding. On leaving, we stripped the bedding to discover dirty stained mattress cover. I would not have been happy to have bought children to this property, but we still enjoyed our time at this lovely part of the country. Lots of good places to visit and to eat. Good information given at the cottage.
We waited over a month for our deposit to be returned, despite emails and phone messages left by us. It is a shame that this place is not as advertised and we hope that the owners give it the T L C it deserves.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Dirty place, very small
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
25 Jan 2016
I am disappointed to see this review as we tried to deal with the issues at the time including offering the cleaners to go back in. The cottage has been fully cleaned and refreshed as it should be at the end of the season and new bedding purchased including mattress protectors for 2016 (as we have done in previous years). We apologised at the time and have since changed cleaners to make sure that this does not happen again. The toilet has also been tidied and will be regulary going forward. The deposit was not cash, which is always returned promptly, but a cheque which was not cashed and we do not give guidelines on when this will be returned if requested, due to our holidays it was later than expected. The cottage has regained it's 4 stars with the English Tourist Board and we believe the standard of the cottage reflects this.
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Jackie130...
Harlow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage and location”
Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here for the new year for 4 nights. Cottage spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need. Very comfortable beds and the cottage was always nice and warm, hardly needed to use the log burner. The location was fantastic , a stones throw from all the shops and 2 pubs. I can highly recommend the following places to eat in villages a few miles away...The orange Tree in Thornham, The White horse in Brancaster Staithe and The duck inn in Stanhoe. Had a lot of fun drinking in the nelson which was used more by locals , they made you very welcome. Had a fantastic time all in all and the weather was perfect for days out too.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sarah1239...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely village but disappointing cottage”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 2 weeks here as a family (2 adults, a 2 year old and a baby). The location is lovely - a very short walk to the village green with a few shops and cafes, and it was very peaceful. In terms of the cottage itself, it was smaller than we'd expected, and we found it a difficult space for a small family. Not a lot of room for the children to do anything, though we appreciated the toys. The outside space wasn't as described - it isn't private, but is shared with the other cottages. It also opens straight onto the road via a small gate which didn't close properly - ie. not a safe space for children to play without constant supervision. There was a nice spot to sit and eat outside which we enjoyed. We also were disappointed on arrival that a lot of the crockery in the cupboards was dirty, and there weren't any basic supplies of eg. toilet paper or dishwasher tablets. The DVD player was broken (this was resolved reasonably quickly with a new one arriving half way through the fortnight). The bathroom (downstairs) is small and rather awkward with several internal doors and low beams - not easy to negotiate at children's bathtime! The upstairs was nicely arranged, though, and the beds were comfortable. It was useful to have various pieces of baby equipment in situ. Overall it felt like a family's holiday house which we had borrowed, rather than a commercial holiday let, which the website and the price had led us to expect.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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SarahM992...
Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in fab location”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Stayed for 9 nights in sea lavendar, was a lovely cosy cottage with wood burning stove, had all the amenities we needed, and more! Owners very helpful, area lovely with some gorgeous villages and pubs around. Would recommend the duck inn at stanhoe, and jolly sailors for good pub food and not overly priced, visited brancaster beach 2 times, fab dunes, and huge beach, also went to hunstanton to fair ground which my boys loved. Had great weather for April! Lots of lovely delis around including one in village and burnham deepdale.... Great fresh fish at gurneys in village... Kids loved the park 2 mins walk down the road from cottage, also great park at holkham hall, park for free and walk 1/2 mile
or pay 2.50 to park all day, can wander round grounds and do nature trail, boating lake, cycling etc.... Went to cromer and shearingham for Afew hours, real seaside towns with promenade/pier..... Blakeney and holt worth a visit, nice shops.... All In all a lovely place to stay, very central cottage and quiet.... Would recommend to anyone thanks

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robhullfu...
hull
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely little cottage is a fab location”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We [2 adults and a 2 year old] stayed for week in June 2013 and had a very relaxing time, the cottage has everything you need, a true home from home and great for young children. The cottage is equipped with an highchair, toddler plates and cultery, saftey gate at the top of the stairs (the bottom of the stairs has a door so another gate isn't needed) a travel cot, fireguard and even a cupboard full of pre-school toys and some bath toys too.

The cottage is very clean and modern in decoration, the leather 3 piece suite was very comfy, and the bedroom have losts of space for your clothes and are very spacious and clean with comfy bed and lovely plump pillows. The stairs are abit steep and my husband regularly bumped his head going into the bathroom but it is a cottage and steep stairways and some low ceilings were to be expected and he soon learnt to duck down.

The back garden has a lovely patio area with BBQ, Patio Furniture and a little area for the kiddies with a swing, slide and small trampoline, plus a garden shed to lock up your bikes in. We didn't actually use the garden as we visited so many places we were not 'home' for the majority of the day.

The owners have even provided a small collection of books and DVD's to keep the adults entertained once the kiddies are in bed (though some childrens DVDs are also provided). They have also provided an extensive collection of brochures for local attractions and the guest book is definately worth a read as we found a lovely pub in the next villiage after reading the guest book rec - The Jollie Sailor I think?

The location is excellent, the villiage is busy, with over 40 different shops, cafes and pubs. The bakery makes scrummy croissants and we regularly took the 100m or so stroll to stock up before our trips to the various local attractions. The green at the end of the lane also has a great little playground for the kiddies to run off some steam before bedtime.

We couldn't recommend this cottage enough as a base for exploring North Norfolk,

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Liked best: We didn't have to bring lots of extra things for our 2 year old son as it was already provided
Liked least: The other cottages access their back gardens via the sea lavendar cottages so it was hard to stop our 2 year old wanting to run into their gardens.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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