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Beach view bungalow, walcott

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Beach view bungalow, walcott

Hi, we are looking to rent this bungalow in July any comments on area? Bungalow? Going with dog and 18 year old!

Drawn to it as it's on the beach, well almost!

Any answers greatly received!

Thanks

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1. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

Walcott is very remote but is "bleak remote" rather than picturesque. There is nothing there except these rather unloved bungalows. Having said that it would be good for dog walking on a nice day. Otherwise you'll need to drive for any kind of activity and I'm not sure the 18yr old would last more than a day before going stir crazy! Try again and look for something closer to one of the towns such as Cromer, Great Yarmouth. Then drive to Walcott for a day dog walking on the beach.

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2. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

I love North Norfolk, I really do, we have had many family holidays in the now defunct coastline holiday village, freezing almost to death in the unheated pool, walking on the beach in wellies and anoraks......

BUT Flois is right, it is wild and bleak in Winter and not much different in Summer. The dog will love it, so do I, not so sure about an 18 year old,

once the children got to around 11years old we moved on to Kelling Heath, we love walking and wildlife, but dont think they take dogs.

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3. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

Thanks for the info! We are going with it as it's for 4 nights and will do the tourist bit when there and just use it for a base!

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4. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

There's plenty in the area to keep you occupied for 3-4 days. A mile or so south in Happisburgh (pronounced Haysborough!) is the Hill House pub, with connections to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Further south is Stalham a pleasant little market town with its museum of the Broads. How Hill on the River Ant is a little bit further on, There are electric boat trips from nearby Toad Hole Cottage to see the wildlife.

Just a mile or so north into Bacton and there's a delightful Dolls Hospital and museum, the grounds of the house are often open in summer as well. You're also quite close to North Walsham.

Follow the coast road north through Mundesley for Cromer, Sheringham and you'll also come across an excellent Greek restaurant at Runton!

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5. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

There is a an aerial video of the Norfolk coast from Winterton to Walcot on Youtube if its of any interest -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSlt8qsPGR4

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6. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

It's a great area. We've been going there for the last 3 years and will be going again in May. Not stayed in this bungalow before but will be trying this time as the one a few doors away that we normally stay in is booked. The beach is great for dogs ( we have a 15 year old westie and he loves it, along with Bacton woods which is also great for dogs). Not sure about the 18yr old's likes but as long as they don't want city centre night life there's plenty to see in the area + great for cycling - very flat. If we do book the same place you will see our recommended eating places in the visitors book - found one very good one last year.

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7. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

You'll be fine! Both Bacton & Walcott are small villages right on the coast, so walking along the coast and enjoying the sea air is great and very relaxing. There's an excellent café in Walcott called Kingfisher café which has a fish and chip shop next door as well. There is also a really well stocked local store and Post Office.

There is masses to do in the area and you can easily commute to Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Cromer or the Broads. You could see the seaside special on Cromer Pier, hire a boat on the broads, go for a seal trip further north, walk to see the seals at Horsey. The list goes on. Far more than you can fit into a short break! Enjoy.

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8. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

We are here at the moment , very bleak as said previously,but the house we are in is FAB, Beach Place Walcott

. Bleak is good, nice base to travel around o Cromer, Norwich,Hunstanton etc

Great house, hope to visit poachers pocket and lighthouse

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9. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

Pleased you're enjoying it. Keep warm.

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10. Re: Beach view bungalow, walcott

I hope you enjoy your stay, would be very interested to hear what you think as we are booked to go there in August.

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