Reviews

Beachcomber Cottage


Overstrand, North Norfolk

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Our first time to Overstrand and Beachcomber Cottage.. Absolutely lovely cottage with lovely touches. We will definitely be back as we don’t actually want to go home!”
Nicola, Chris and family, August 2018

Hi Val. We had a wonderful weekend at Beachcomber Cottage, thank you. It’s a beautiful house, in a great location. We definitely plan to stay there again.”
Adam and Zoe, January 2018

Thank you for our stay in Beachcomber. We had a great time. Lots of walks in all weathers. Loved it!”
Toby and Jo, January 2018

Following another wonderful stay I am writing to say thank you. Beachcomber Cottage is always spotless and the welcome pack is a lovely touch, coupled with fresh flowers, local soaps and clean, fresh bed linen. It is very well located for exploring the beautiful coast, and there are lots of restaurants and pubs serving good food nearby. I’m sure I will be booking a return holiday again soon!”
Celia, October 2017

We mean to return or even to visit one of your other holiday places, for if the standard is as high as in Beachcomber Cottage we will only have to worry about the weather!!”
Suki, September 2017

Just to say a big thank you for our brilliant stay at Beachcomber Cottage in August. It was just perfect for our holiday with our daughter, son in law and grandchildren Cerys 5 and Harri 3. The garden area was just so safe and children. Out side seating with large doors opening front and back were just brilliant. Beachcomber is so very well equipped, everything has been thought of. Just what we needed. I am sure we will back sometime in the future. Many thanks.”
Paul & Jenny, August 2017

We stayed at Beachcomber Cottage for the weekend, we wished it could have been longer. Val left us lots of goodies for our arrival,much appreciated. Val also came to visit to check all was OK, which it was. The cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped. We were just minutes walk from a lovely beach as well as a shop and pub which has a good restaurant. We had very good weather and made good use of both the gardens. We hope to have a return visit.”
Susan, July 2017

Beachcomber is a delightfully stylish, comfortable and welcoming holiday home, which was appreciated by all the family. It was the major contribution to a perfect week. We loved the view of the sea from the back garden, the proximity to the beach and cafe and the wide open spaces on the beach. We would all return tomorrow. The only reason we wouldn’t tell our friends is because they might book it before us. Thank you, Val.We hope to book another week next year. It really is a delicious house”
Liz and Paul June 2017

Beachcomber Cottage is an ideal retreat for a few days by the sea. Immaculately presented and very well equipped with lots of special touches to really make you feel at home. We felt relaxed from the minute we arrived and would loved to have stayed longer. A great location close to the beach for some lovely walks and also within easy reach of local shops and attractions. The welcome pack was also a lovely touch. Comfort and practicality would sum up this lovely cottage, everything was perfect. Many thanks.”
Bob and Kathy, May 2017

Just wanted to say that we had a lovely stay with you last week and that the cottage really was superb. Thank you for making the cottage so lovely and comfortable for us, I am sure we will be in touch soon. We will of course recommend you to our friends and family.”
Anne, Feb 2017

We had a great week in your cottage, we will definitely recommend to our friends and family. I’m sure you will see us again.”
Ashley, January 2017

We’ll never forget this lovely week we have spent in Beachcomber Cottage. Easily the best-equipped and maintained holiday home we’ve ever visited. George and Frank (1yr 3 months and nearly 3 years) had the time of their lives; with both sets of grandparents and Auntie Sal staying nearby too. We saw Red Arrows from the beach and even had a close encounter with a seal in the sea! Thank you for a beautiful week”
Stephen and Hannah, August 2016

Hi Val, Thank you for a wonderful holiday at Beachcomber Cottage; we all enjoyed it greatly. We will be in touch soon for a 2017 booking.
Ruth, June 2016

Many thanks Val. We had a lovely stay at Beachcomber Cottage. It’s a lovely house and great location – we enjoyed some windy walks on the beach.
Adam and Lou, Feb 2016

We had a wonderful weekend at Beachcomber Cottage. We absolutely loved the cottage and the weather was fantastic. Daisy had a very memorable and enjoyable 21st birthday and we all enjoyed a brilliant family get-together.
Jane and Jeff, Sept 2015

Thank you for a wonderful holiday @ Beachcomber! Daisy is missing her upstairs den already! Our only regret is we forgot to write in the visitor book! We will next time.
Gary and Fiona, August 2015

Dear Val, Many thanks for a lovely stay in your cottage – a really special place! All the best and thanks again.”
Alex, August 2015

Thanks Val – we had a great time, the weather was very kind to us and the cottage was just what we hoped for.”
Bruce, June 2015

We stayed at your lovely cottage over the mayday bank holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Beachcomber Cottage and would love to come back at some point,great accommodation with everything you need and more,also thank you so much for the welcome pack you left for us. It was very kind. Overstrand is a lovely location as well; great walks, beaches/fishing etc I caught a 58cm sea bass from the beach which we cooked and ate.
Barry, May 2015

Would just like to live here. We had a wonderful relaxing time at Beachcomber cottage, a lovely welcome with wine, tea and biscuits and flowers. Just like home from home Everything you need to cook and relax.. Can’t wait to come back when we think the weather will as good as the five days we had. Well done Val!
Ann from Herts, Oct 14

LOVED IT; LOVED IT; LOVED IT! We enjoyed a lovely four night break in September 2014 at Beachcomber Cottage. We booked quite late and sadly the cottage wasn’t available for any longer otherwise we would definitely have extended. The cottage is superbly located, being within walking distance of the beach. Val, the owner, has thought of everything. The cottage is very well furnished and the kitchen is fully equipped. Very comfortable beds and plenty of hot water for shower/bath. We hope to return soon and would definitely recommend. Thanks Val for letting us use your lovely cottage.
Sue and Kenny, September 2014


Everything we expected and more. Three generations of our family stayed at Beachcomber cottage over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The location and facilities were everything we had envisaged and we were certainly not disappointed as our expectations were high after reading many of the other reviews. The cottage is a real home from home. It has plenty of space with a great enclosed garden which is perfect for young children.
George and Irene, April 2014


We really enjoyed our stay at Beachcomber Cottage – it was an excellent location for us all, especially our 95 year old Mother as it was easy for her to get around. Thanks for the lovely cupcakes and cheesecake – they went down really well. We look forward to booking one of your cottages again soon.
Gwen T, March 2014


We had such a great weekend at Beachcomber Cottage. The house itself was even better that we imagined. Our teenagers loved it. It’s so spacious, and beautifully decorated and furnished – there are really special touches in every room. The location was perfect – a short walk to an amazing beach. Although it was February, the sun shone and we spent lots of time outside. It was great to open the curtains and see the sea and the sky every morning. The bathrooms were amazing, and the sofas and beds all really comfortable. We even loved the crockery! I could go on – it was so lovely! We only stayed for three nights, but it felt like a proper holiday! Thanks, Val, we hope to be back.
Tessa C, February 2014


We stayed at Beachcomber Cottage for 1 week 17th-24th May 2013. On arrival we found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable and there were fresh cut flowers in the dining room and sitting room. There was a nice welcome pack including a bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. The cottage has nice quality finishes and is very spacious. The lovely beach is very close and it is ideal for walking the dog. The local pub serves nice food and it is very dog friendly and the village is charming. We would highly recommend this cottage as a fantastic holiday destination.
Diane, 28th May 2013


What a fantastic Cottage. My Family and I stayed for a weekend in April. The cottage was brilliant and had everything you would need. The house is so versatile. It’s perfect for a lovely sunny day as you can open all the doors to look out at the sea and garden or equally as snug if it’s pouring down with rain. The location is within walking distance of the beach, pub and café, all of which we made use of. Such lovely touches by Val. On arrival we had wine and biscuits to greet us. We will def be visiting again, hopefully for much longer this time. Thanks again to Val for making us feel so welcome.

Ali, 21st April 2013


We had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful (and very spacious: we particularly loved the two-level living room with the sea view!) , immaculate and well-equipped, the welcome was very warm and helpful and we shall definitely come back. A couple of minutes wander to the sea too, and lovely walking along the beach and over the golf course towards Cromer. No more expensive than a hotel room but with a three year old girl having all that space – and separate bedrooms – makes all the difference in the world! Very highly recommended.

James, 24th February 2013


Creek Cottage


Salthouse, North Norfolk

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We have been self catering for over 25 years in UK and Europe. This beautiful cottage is top of our list for location, space, comfort and equipment, We can’t believe we have had wall to wall sunshine, just so lucky! Lived on lobster and crab from the local shop – delicious! Thank you. Thank you for a wonderful holiday at Creek Cottage and your welcome gifts including the flowers. Hope you’ll have us back!”
Judie and Brian, October 2018

Dear Val,  Just wanted to say what a lovely time we have had at Creek Cottage. What a fabulous house in such a beautiful setting. It is so wonderfully peaceful as well.”
Caroline, September 2018

A quick thank you for our happy stay at Creek Cottage. We have been warm, comfortable and cosseted! The food we had from you was perfectly delicious and generous. All in all, a great success anchored by such a delightful place to stay. Many thanks for your attention to detail and warm welcome.”
Hazel, February 2018

Just a quick email to say thank you for the welcome pack at the Cottage.  It is a beautiful property, a credit to you, and was just what the Doctor ordered for us all.   We hope to be able to return to the area later in the year and shall certainly not hesitate to use your company once again.”
Tracy and Mark, January 2018

We spent a wonderful festive weekend at Creek Cottage in the run up to Christmas. The Cottage was cosy whilst being spacious enough to comfortably accommodate two families with four excitable children. The Cottage is in an ideal location, just a 5 mins walk to the beach and the fantastic Dun Cow pub. We hope to return next year!”
Joy, December 2017

Hi Val, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making such a lovely weekend possible. We all had so much fun at the weekend and Creek cottage was beautiful. Everyone has said what a wonderful time we had and how we will be returning. Thank you.”
Cat, January 2018

Our second visit to Creek Cottage and again we had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is comfortable and well presented with ample parking.There was plenty of room at meal times for all six adults and two grandchildren around the dining table. The front lawn was ideal for the grandchildren one aged two and half the other six months for kicking a ball around. The best part of the day for me was getting up at 6.30am and taking our dog for a walk along the pebble beach, watching the sun come up on the sea and listening to all the different bird calls across the wetlands. The cottage is ideally situated for trips out to Sheringham, Cromer and Holt with plenty of local places to eat. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.
Malcolm, August 2017

Just a quick message to say thank you for the lovely time we had at Creek Cottage – you even laid on a heatwave for us – wonderful! The lasagnes and salads were very tasty, washed down with a welcome glass of wine (thank you!), and lasted into lunch the next day. We found the house really comfortable and well-equipped and I hope we may be back again next year.”
Beverly, June 2017

I would like to thank you for making Creek Cottage seem like a home away from home. My wife and I arrived at Creek Cottage and found a warm, inviting beautiful place for us to have friends and family visit us on the Norfolk Coast. Thank you for having someone stop by to check on us to see if we needed anything. That was a very nice touch. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable as were the two lounges. The weather was absolutely gorgeous so we took advantage of that and barbecued while entertaining our friends on the lovely patio. We will definitely visit Creek Cottage again. Thank you again Val.”
Roger & Loreena Phillips, April 2017

Creek Cottage is a fantastic cottage; fantastic location and fantastic views. The cottage is well appointed and tastefully decorated. We were there as a family group and the house amply met all requirements. Lovely walks to the beach. Great for family groups or a collection of friends. Highly recommended – we will stay again.”
Steve, April 2017

Hi Val, We had a wonderful time, as always. Thank you.”
Adam, Feb 2017

Returnable deposit received with thanks. I’m sure me or at least one of the group will want to book again, it was so good.”
Gillian, January 2017

We had a lovely week & the cottage was perfect. I’m missing the sea-air already. Thank you again.”
Joe, July 2016

The views across the marsh from Creek Cottage were wonderful, even better than I’d hoped for. Being set back a little from the road meant the traffic was not at all intrusive. The cottage has been sympathetically renovated and there was plenty of room for our family party of five adults and one child – my 4 year old granddaughter who loved playing in the gardens, visiting the ducks, geese and swans across the road, and scootering down the lane to the beach. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay and for the goodies and fresh flowers we found on our arrival”
Hilary and Will (Cheshire), Ruth and Eva (Cambridgeshire), Helen and Paul (Sheffield), March 2016

Hi Val, Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at Creek Cottage, everything was perfect for our stay.
We hope to return again in the future.
Kindest regards.
Claire and Martin, Feb 2016

Val, I just wanted to email you and say thank you ever so much for your wonderful cottage. My Family and I had a wonderful stay and it really helped make my mum’s special weekend so much more special that all of our family could fit into one space and not be cramped.”
Claire, October 2015

Thank you for another wonderful holiday at Creek Cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed it and were so pleased we had the extra days – especially with the brilliant weather! Hopefully we will be back before too long.
Karen and Richard, Sept 2015

Creek Cottage was absolutely delightful and in such a lovely location. It was terrific to be able to celebrate my 60th with all the family in such a home from home. Hopefully we will be in touch soon to book another of your properties for next year. Best wishes and thanks again.
George & Irene, August 2015

We had a marvellous time from the 17th July to 24th July 2015. Many thanks for the bottle of wine, very enjoyable. Creek Cottage had plenty of room for my two daughters and their partners, our grandson, the dog ‘Archie’ and my wife and me. The cottage catered for all our needs, plenty of hot water and ample fridge space for beer and wine. The wonderful weather made making use of the barbecue a must do, super evening. A lovely restful holiday, up at 5.30am to walk the dog along the shingle beach not a soul in sight, the sun just up and a plethora of birds to see and hear. Ample parking and a great base for travelling around the Norfolk coast, I would recommend a visit to Sea Palling if you are a dog owner, dog friendly sandy beach. The local pub The Dun Cow serves excellent food with friendly staff and Cookies salads and sandwiches are very good value. A big thanks to my wife for making such a great choice!!”
Malcolm, July 2015

Excellent family stay. Party of: Myself, partner, her parents, my sister, brother-in-law, my daughter and 2 nephews (6months; 10months, 2years).Property was well kept, excellent condition and spacious. High chair and travel cot provided were excellent condition. Welcome pack and bottle of wine in fridge on arrival was lovely addition. Meeting Val on 1st evening to ensure we were settled in was also very pleasant. All queries prior to arrival were accommodated and responded to promptly. Very enjoyable. Duck pond outside property was lovely for the children and very friendly passers-by. Steam engine taken from Holt to Sheringhan was a must. Very friendly staff and amazing photo opportunities. Hopefully will stay in one of her properties again!
Robert, May 2015

Everyone had a wonderful time at the cottage.Ideal for coastal walks, with easy access to the beach along the footpath you suggested. Similarly, being on the bus route was handy to get back after a long walk to Blakeney! The garden area was a real bonus, as were the lovely views, and all helped to provide a very homely feel.
David – April 2015

Jewel in the crown – This is our third visit to Creek Cottage and we are never disappointed. Val always makes the time to come and welcome you into her home. The cottage is clean and well maintained with thoughtful touches. Location is superb everything you need right on the doorstep, beach, pub, lovely walks and local bus stop directly opposite the cottage. I can never tire of being there it is such a restful place.
Sheila, March 2015

Thank you very much for the use of your lovely cottage. We all had a fantastic break and hope to return to Salthouse again soon. The fish pie and scones were also delicious. Thanks again.”
Mark, February 2015

We stayed at Creek Cottage as a family of 8 over Valentines weekend. What a stunning property with beautiful views. We had everything we needed for a perfect stay. Thanks Val.”
Ali and family, Feb 2015

We had the most wonderful break in Creek Cottage. Everything had been thought of to ensure our stay was just what we wanted. We arrived to find the cottage exceptionally clean, warm (February), cosy and there were flowers in the kitchen and lounge. The welcome package was also greatly appreciated. The three main bedrooms had ensuite facilities and sea views. The kitchen was well equipped and lovely homely touches such as games, DVDs and books kept us occupied. There was lots of space for our party of eight to eat and play games together but also to do our own thing when we wanted.
This was a wonderful base to walk each day on the beach and to explore the Norfolk Norfolk beeches – the best in the world!
I can’t recommend this cottage more highly and we will definitely be returning.
Nicola, February 2015

We’ve had a lovely two weeks in Creek Cottage and are sad to be going home today – can’t believe how quickly the time has gone! The cottage is beautiful – well equipped and the accommodation just right for our family. I’m sure we’ll be back.
Jenny and John July 2014

Green Cottage


East Runton, North Norfolk

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Another great stay. The cottage was so tastefully and comfortably decorated and furnished, just the high standard I’ve come to expect from Val’s lovely cottages. Green Cottage was surprisingly big inside, certainly enough space for everyone to spread out. A stone’s throw from the beach, and a beachside stroll from Cromer. Having one bedroom located downstairs (but away from the living area) is great for those less mobile (or in our case, for two small boys wanting to be grown up and away from their parents!). Highly recommended. We look forward to staying again.”
Jodie, May 2018

Dear Val, Thank you for letting us have your house again. As before, we are impressed by your attention to details and really appreciated the ‘welcome pack’. We spent a lot of time in the garden and could really see a difference during the week as more things came out. It was a lovely bonus after a day of walking. Hope to return again to Green Cottage in the future. Thanks for everything.”
Hil and Trev, May 2018

Thank you for our lovely Christmas stay 2017, please may we book for 2018, right now!”
Jeanette, Dec 2017

Hi Val, First off, thanks for the holiday – we had a lovely, lovely time. Next, I would love to go ahead and book the same weeks next year if possible in August. Can’t wait!
Karen, August 2017

We absolutely loved our time in Green Cottage. The cottage was really ideal for us – grandparents downstairs – sleeping peacefully!- and the young families upstairs …….! The garden was really crawler and toddler safe and the cottage so well equipped with high chairs and cots for us all – ducks, swings, beach , shop, pub, fish and chips all minutes away. We loved the separate TV den too.  Perfect for a three generation family holiday!
Teresa and Fred, August 2017

Green Cottage is a lovely well equipped cottage in a quiet and peaceful location, yet only a few minutes walk from the beach.  Ideal location for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk Coast as well as heading south to the Broads.The cottage is ideal for families with plenty of space throughout and a super enclosed garden. Home from home and we hope to stay at Green Cottage again soon.”
Ian & Lisa – June 2017

A delightful cottage with a lovely garden. Deceptively spacious and very well equipped…the bottle of wine chilling in the fridge, milk and biscuits to welcome us was a lovely surprise and very thoughtful. My family, consisting of 6 adults and 1 dog, enjoyed a long weekend to celebrate a special birthday. Centrally located it’s ideal for walking to the beach or driving further afield, I would definitely recommend.”
Julie – June 2017

Dear Val, I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful weekend at your lovely Green Cottage. It was a special birthday for me and it was the perfect place to spend it. The flowers and welcome tray were much appreciated and the beautiful cottage was everything we could wish for. I have no hesitation in recommending it to others. Thank you again.”
Jackie, May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Green Cottage.”
Simon, March 2017

A beautifully appointed yet homely place to stay and in such a convenient location for the beach at East Runton and the wider North Norfolk coast. Try spending Christmas there like us and you’ll be glad to enjoy the festive season in this warm and cosy cottage with Christmas tree, decorations and room for a turkey in the oven!”
Sue, January 2017

It was our pleasure to leave Green Cottage neat and tidy. Thank you again for such a lovely welcome. One of my friends has already asked for details of your website as she loved the look of the cottage so much”
Caroline, March 2016

We have stayed in 2 of Val’s cottages and we love them. They are so home from home and have many special touches. Green Cottage was wonderful – such a cosy place to be on a cold winters day. Everything you need there and an awesome place to relax. Would recommend over and over again. Thanks!”
Sarah, Feb 2016

Firstly I just want to say what a beautiful cottage you have. We’ve had a wonderful stay. The location is perfect for so many things”
Karen, September 2015

A lovely comfy, tranquil place, pretty close to paradise. Our stay at Green Cottage was very enjoyable & very comfortable, sure we will visit again. Jean, September 2015

Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at Green Cottage
this weekend, it certainly is a wonderful place and we would like to
return again sometime in the future. Many thanks again for the barbeque it was much appreciated.
Claire, Phil & Family – June 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Green Cottage over the bank holiday weekend. The cottage is perfectly positioned for a short walk to the quiet beach and all the village has to offer. East Runton is picturesque with two pubs and a fish and chip shop. All were tried and tested by us and got the thumbs up. The Dozy Doormouse was the favourite. The cottage itself is gorgeous, with all the mod cons. There is everything you need if you want to stay in and cook. Our party of 5 found it very spacious, with comfy beds and a great family sized bathroom. The enclosed back garden was great for a game of football and the large dining room table was perfect for family game night. Val was great to work with and made us all feel very welcome. We will definitely be back!
Becky – May 2015

We wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had and what a lovely cottage it was. How hospitable you were and how the customer service was excellent. Thank you.
Beckie – April 2015

Thanks for a great cottage. We had a great time in the cottage and hope to stay again soon. Many thanks again.
Holly, Dec 2014

A most characterful beautifully renovated cottage. The back garden was just perfect providing us with a private patio to eat al fresco and a lovely lawn. The cosy, tasteful, contemporary and spacious open plan interior was superb for family life. The TV snug a special bonus. A lovely blend of modernity and character throughout. The village location was perfect with shops, pubs, beach and village pond all within minutes walking distance. We and our family enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. The owner was kind and helpful and we were welcomed with wine and flowers.
Helen, July 2014


We have returned to Green Cottage four times since our first visit in 2009. It never fails to tick all the right boxes for us: cosy, clean and very welcoming – it really is just like coming home. Tastefully decorated and furnished, with a kitchen kitted out with all you could need for preparing a simple meal to a full Sunday roast, it is ideally located for exploring the beautiful north Norfolk coastline and is a mere 4 minutes walk to the local beach – but we’re just as happy to spend an afternoon in the secluded, sun trap, garden. Can’t wait for our next visit!
Frances, July 2013


We had a fabulous week end in this delightful cottage. The beach is only minutes away and was perfect for that early morning walk with the dog. We arrived to find some lights and the heating on giving a lovely welcoming feel, and were pleasantly surprised by the welcome pack including tea, biscuits milk and a bottle of wine. The level of equipment is just as described, with everything in perfect working order. We were fortunate enough to have a glorious weekend and were able to eat lunch and spend some time in the garden which proved to be a lovely sun trap.
We were also surprised by the spaciousness of all of the rooms, each being larger than they appear in the advert photos.
I would highly recommend Green Cottage.
Catherine, 6th October 2012


We found Green Cottage to be an excellent place to spend a week. The cottage is very comfortable, the owner was friendly and helpful and the area has many tourist attractions. I would particularly recommend visits to Sandringham, Holkham Hall, Blickling and Felbrigg Hall if you have an interest in stately homes. The village shops and the beach are both within easy walking distance. The only (small) inconvenience is providing your own towels if, like we do, you happen to be coming from over-seas. Despite this I would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to anyone!
Mal, 13th October 2012


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