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7 Nights See prices

  • £400  to  £700

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Short Breaks From

  • £80 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Beach Nearby

About Gidley Retreat

Gidley Retreat is ideal for families looking for a comfortable home-away-from-home in North Norfolk. There's space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. The house is on a quiet residential street in Cheney Hill, close to fields and only a 15-minute walk from the beach at Heacham. It's the perfect base from which to explore North Norfolk's coastline and countryside whether you want to sun yourself on the seaside, cycle along country lanes, or enjoy days of shopping, sightseeing and eating out.

In addition to its beach, Heacham is best known for its lavender production. Norfolk Lavender has been successfully growing lavender here for almost 100 years, and a walk through the fields in summer is a memorable must-do. The beach faces The Wash, where the estuary is a haven for birds and wildlife. Take your binoculars and go bird spotting at RSPB reserves at Snettisham or Titchwell Marsh, especially during spring and autumn when migrating birds stop to rest. Heacham's two beaches are shallow and sheltered, making them a favourite for swimming. Three miles north, the seaside resort of Old Hunstanton has a long Victorian esplanade, a playground and crazy golf course, and traditional seaside entertainments like amusement arcades and a sealife centre.

Kings Lynn is around 20 minutes from the cottage. It's a lively market town with excellent amenities and a great choice of places to eat, drink and shop. You can sense the town's history as you walk along its lanes, beside the River Ouse, and past the port that was one of the busiest in medieval England. There's plenty here to keep you busy on a rainy day, including museums, National Trust and English Heritage buildings, and an impressive Minster. Other places for a day trip include Wells-next-the-Sea, Brancaster, Burnham Market, and Holkham. The Royal Sandringham Estate is only seven miles from the cottage. The house and formal gardens are open in spring and summer, but the 243-acre Royal Park is open for walking and cycling for most of the year.

As stunning as it is between May and September, the North Norfolk coast is more than just a summer holiday destination. It's natural landscape, historical towns and villages, and excellent amenities and attractions make it somewhere visitors love to be all year round.

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Owner details:

Jason & Sarah Brameld joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Norfolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

Gidley Retreat is a spacious semi-detached home that has been extended and modernised to offer accommodation over two levels.


  • Comfortable living room with two sofas and a wing-back armchair, a Smart TV with Freeview channels and a reading area. The house has full central heating to keep it warm and cosy in winter. There's a quiet corner with a desk for guests who need to work during their stay.
  • Bright kitchen/diner at the rear of the cottage with doors opening onto the garden. The kitchen has a tall fridge/freezer with a water dispenser, a coffee pod machine, and all of the utensils and equipment you would expect in a self-catering cottage. The dining table seats six.
  • Double bedroom with beds that can be either two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds or one super-kingsize bed, depending on your requirements. There are tables with reading lights beside the bed and a wardrobe and folding storage, a Freeview TV with built-in DVD, and view of the front garden. This room also has a futon and armchair so can be used a separate sitting room.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Double room with super-kingsize/twin beds, bedside tables with reading lights, a Freeview TV, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside tables and reading lights.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has off-street parking at the front of the house for at least two cars. The enclosed rear garden is mainly lawn and suitable for children (some garden toys are provided).

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. Short breaks are possible outside of peak season. Pets and smoking are not permitted. High chair and bed guard available.

Gidley Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £285 | 4 nights: £380 | 5 nights: £475 | 6 nights: £475

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 23rd Jul 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £285 | 4 nights: £380 | 5 nights: £475 | 6 nights: £475

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 22nd Oct 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Fri, 16th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £240 | 4 nights: £320 | 5 nights: £400 | 6 nights: £400

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 17th Dec 2022 - Fri, 6th Jan 2023
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Superking/Twin & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
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Jason & Sarah Brameld
Member Since February 2021

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Gidley Retreat 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 28th May 2022