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The Whim

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7 Nights See prices

  • £1957  to  £3817

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Short Breaks From

  • £280 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £545 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    7 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Swimming Pool

About The Whim

The Whim is a delightful sky-blue holiday home in a cliff-top location in Mundesley with jaw-dropping views. It is big enough to accommodate 14 people in seven spacious bedrooms, so it is ideal for extended families and friends, yet it still feels welcoming and homely. The house retains period features like high ceilings and decorative fireplaces and has been updated with a heated swimming pool and a sauna for the ultimate relaxed holiday. Guests love the peaceful location slightly outside the village centre and within walking distance of the beach, the Ship Inn pub, and two small shops well-stocked with essentials to make your self-catering stay easy.

Mundesley is a small, mainly residential, village on the North Norfolk Coast. The seafront is lined with brightly coloured beach huts that can be hired from the local authority, though it's best to get your application in early as they are very popular in school holidays. The beauty of the North Sea and sandy Blue Flag beach made Mundesley a favourite holiday location for discerning Victorians, evident in graceful villas like The Whim. Locals and visitors appreciate Paston Way and the Norfolk Coast Path for walking, the nearby Southrepps Common for woodland strolls and a beautiful display of wildflowers in spring and summer. Mundesley's nine-hole golf course has some of the finest views in Norfolk, and its beach is good for sea fishing. In summer, local businesses offer surfing tuition and board hire. The skate park, playground and tennis court are open all year round.

There's no chance of being bored when you stay at The Whim. Spend lazy days by the pool at home, or take to the beach to relax on the sand and poke around in the rock pools. Mundesley is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a choice of footpaths and cycling routes, including a circular way around the village. Cromer is 6.5 miles north of The Whim, with a historic pier, superb golf course, and various attractions like Amazona Zoo. The Norfolk Broads are only half an hour south, and you can easily reach places like beWILDerwood, ROARR!, and Norwich castle and cathedral.

The Whim is unfussy and very comfortable - the sort of place families with kids can relax without worry that they'll rumple overly fancy curtains or leave sticky fingerprints on expensive and useless ornaments. Guests love it, and we think that you will too.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Big House Holiday Rentals Ltd joined Independent Cottages in February 2023

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Norfolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Whim is a period villa in a coastal location with accommodation over two levels.

Ground Floor:

  • A large living room is to the left of the entrance hallway, boasting a big bay window, high ceilings, ample seating, a TV, and a gas fireplace.
  • The big kitchen/diner is at the rear of the house with sea views. It's well-equipped for group self-catering and includes a modern range and dishwasher. The table seats 14 people, so you can all dine together. The owners can provide a high chair.
  • Added by previous generations, the garden room is next to the kitchen. It's furnished with a sofa for admiring the garden and sea views.
  • Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, one a double and the other a twin with two single beds. Both are comfortably furnished, with bedding and linen provided. A travel cot is available on request.
  • A shower room is for use by guests staying on the ground floor.


  • The master bedroom is the largest and has a private ensuite shower room. It is at the front of the house, above the living room with a bay window.
  • There are four further bedrooms. The two rear bedrooms have spectacular sea views.
  • A family bathroom has a shower, bath, WC and a hand basin.

Outside: There is parking on the driveway of The Whim. The rear garden has a large deck with an outdoor dining table. The heated pool is covered and available for use year-round. The sauna seats two people.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, and bed linen are included. You will need to bring bath and beach towels, as well as cot bedding if it is required. Pets are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

The Whim Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms (5 Double & 3 Twin)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Big House Holiday Rentals Ltd
Member Since February 2023

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The Whim 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 13th June 2024