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7 Nights  

  • £761  to  £1349

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  • £190 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £337 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Pippins

The Pippins is a stone's throw from the marina and the friendly Greyhound Inn in Hickling. The traditional red brick holiday cottage is beautifully furnished with sumptuous fabrics and stylish furnishings to offer a high standard of accommodation for four people (plus one infant) in two bedrooms, all on one level. It's practical and welcoming for families, having a large garden and being close to beaches and attractions. It is also a lovely place where couples can unwind in comfort, relaxing into the slower pace that comes from living by the water.

Hickling is in the middle of the Norfolk Broads, surrounded by gorgeous countryside and within easy reach of the coast. It's both beautiful and convenient, with everything you need either on the doorstep or within a leisurely cycle or scenic drive. Hickling is one of 63 broads in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (there are also seven rivers) and a popular spot for sailing, boating, canoeing, fishing, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. It's also an excellent spot for birdwatchers, who flock here in all seasons to see species that include the elusive Bittern, Redwing, Marsh Harriers, and Ringed Plovers in summer and Brent Geese and Cranes in winter. The nature reserve status wetlands allow butterflies and dragonflies to thrive - keep your eyes peeled for the Swallowtail butterfly which is unique to the Norfolk Broads. It also provides a protected area for otters and deer.

The Norfolk Broads and coast are a pleasure to explore on foot or by bicycle, thanks to the extensive network of paths and the lack of elevation - fewer hills mean you can go further! The Pippins is only four miles from the beach at Sea Palling and close to Horsey Gap and Waxham. Other places include Horsey Windpump and Winterton Beach, especially in winter when the grey seal pups are born. Norwich is only 18 miles from Hickling and is popular for a day of sightseeing and shopping at one of the oldest open-air markets in England.

The Pippins welcomes visitors all year round. Guests love the location that gives great access to the Broads and the beaches, and all the little extras that make their stay so relaxed and comfortable.

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Owner details:

Susan Adkins joined Independent Cottages in January 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The Norfolk Broads)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Pippins is a pretty red brick cottage with a white picket fence, a private garden and off-street parking. Accommodation is all on one level.

  • Walk across the gravelled drive to reach the front entrance. The cottage is set slightly back from a quiet road with plantation shutters for additional privacy. The hallway is light and welcoming with stylish laminate flooring.
  • Open plan living/dining room with garden views and a log burner. There is comfortable seating by the Smart TV, and the dining table seats four people with an optional highchair if it is required. French doors open from the dining area into the rear garden.
  • Second living room/snug with a plush sofa and French doors into the garden.
  • Self-catering is a breeze in this wonderful kitchen, well-equipped for all your cooking needs. It is lovely and light and includes a dishwasher.
  • Utility room in the garage with laundry and cleaning facilities as well as a sink and space to dry wet or muddy boots and coats.
  • Master bedroom with a king-sized bed, hanging and shelf storage, and French doors that open into the rear garden. The ensuite has a shower and a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, a dressing table and chair, and hanging and shelf space.
  • Contemporary bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower, separate bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The owners' love of gardening is reflected outside. Flowering plants attract bees and butterflies, while oak and ash trees provide shade and privacy. There is a gazebo for barbecues and stargazing, off-street parking for two cars, and an EV charging point.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels, and an initial supply of fuel for the wood burner, barbecue and chiminea are included. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request. Guests to bring cot bedding and beach towels. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

The Pippins Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin plus 1 infant)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £761
To £1349
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Susan Adkins
Member Since January 2022

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The Pippins 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022