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Albion Cottage living room
Albion Cottage is on the left
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Albion Cottage Living Room with the bed settee
Albion Cottage dining room
Albion Cottage dining room
Albion Cottage kitchen
Albion Cottage kitchen
Albion Cottage conservatory
Albion Cottage conservatory
Albion Cottage double bedroom
Albion Cottage double bedroom
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Albion Cottage single bedroom with extra roll out child's bed if needed
Albion Cottage bathroom from the landing
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Albion Cottage courtyard
Albion Cottage courtyard
Albion Cottage gate and arch
Happisburgh village sign and a glimpse of Albion cottage
Happisburgh Church and lighthouse
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Happisburgh, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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klchurch
wiltshire
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good experience but had problems”
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The week I was there the owners were away, but a family member was in the house to help if there were any problems (a mother in law) .
To start with the good. Payment getting to and getting from and entering the house was very easy. The house is imaculate very clean, the bed linen, surfaces, floors and so forth. The garden in the front and the back is stunning somebody works very hard to maintain the garden. The house is decorated beautifully, the furniture and ornaments are delightful. The owner of the house have taken some time to think about what people need on a self catering holiday and those little things you forget, the house had everything in it so you can pack your bags and know that the basics are in the cottage very kind thinking from the owners, also had milk and two scones with clotted cream and jam were there on arrival again lovely thought.

The not so good points. The introduction leaflet had spelling mistakes, now I know this sounds picky and I am not saying I'm perfect, far from it but to my next point. The cottage advertises two working fireplaces, the one in the dining room worked after some pulling at the handle.
I lit a fire in the living room (as at the beginning of the week the weather wasn't too good) and bellows of smoke poured out from the fireplace, which then I referred back to the leaflet to see whether I did something wrong, but the leaflet was confusing because of the spelling mistakes. So I think that the leaflet needs to be rewritten more clearly. So for three days and to really the end of my week long stay the room stank of smoke, so it was hard for me to sit in the living room.
The front door key did not work, whether I waited for a click pushed up or down it would not shut, I work in a 18 century house and I know all about annoying keys, and fireplaces for that matter. But thankfully there was a second door that had a key that I could close, but I worked out that if I climbed through the living room window ,that it would close from the outside, annoying and really again needs to be addressed. I read the reviews on tripadvisor before I decided to buy, one person stated that the bed was comfortable, now I know this is a personal preference but the double bed was a hard bed it was very uncomfortable, a comfortable bed in my view is medium soft ,the single bed again was softer but a cheap mattress again uncomfortable so I didn't sleep well at all. The last and final problem was hot water there was none, I shower maybe once/twice a day, the water was not even tepid so again uncomfortable to shower in and also no hot water to do the washing up in, so I ended up boiling up the kettle to wash up.
All in all despite the problems, I enjoyed my stay.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2015
Firstly, we would like to apologise for our guest's less than perfect stay and we thank her for all her really useful feedback. Unfortunately this review was the first we had heard of any of these issues and so we never had the opportunity to put any of them right at the time (for instance, the hot water could have been sorted in minutes, had we known). We have contacted the guest to apologise directly and thank her for all her very positive comments.
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Steve P
Colchester
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed July 7, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What a lovely place this is! In appearance, it's like something from several decades ago, with pictures and ornaments and mad old-style wallpaper. But it is fitted with all mod-cons. Wifi which works! Couple of TVs. Modern kitchen appliances which all work. It was hot when we stayed, but I have no doubt the heating would work fine as well!

Really beautiful setting on a quiet road next to the church. Parking no problem. It's about a 10 minute walk to the beach rampway. Hill House pub is very close (there's a short alleyway to the right as you look at the church - it is maybe 50 yards along there). Nice pub, good beer, decent pub grub. Not a tourist pub - and that's meant in the best possible way. Tourists are very welcome, but it is a proper pub for the locals. This is a good thing!

If you do come, there is just one little shop in the village and no cashpoint machine, so be a little bit prepared. There is a Tesco at Stalham, and that's where we stocked up on essentials. The local shop does have some stuff in emergencies.

The cottage itself is great, would fully recommend it (might want to think twice if with small kids, though, because there's a heck of a lot of potentially breakable stuff in there!). It felt like home for the weekend we were there, and that's a real compliment!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 21, 2015
Thank you for the helpful review and glad you liked it. The local shop is also a Post Office so most British banks allow you to get cash there but only during opening hours.
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billme2u
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“chocolate box lid cottage”
Reviewed July 2, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

You will not be dissapointed with this gem, you can see the church from the front bedroom window,it's only 20 yards away, the local pub is 2 minutes round the corner (great food)
Liz has made the cottage a Victorian delight but with all mod cons wood burning stoves are available with lots of fuel in the storage bin
You can climb the church steeple on certain Sundays check when you arrive, papers from the little village shop but only if you pre order
Great cottage Thank you Liz

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Management Response
Oct 21, 2015
So glad you had a good time. The views from the church tower are well worth the clime and you might find us on duty as we volunteer there. Visit the village website or Albion Cottage Facebook page for opening times
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tim8967
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Victorian Cottage feel with all mod cons”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A lovely cottage decorated in a Victorian style but with all the amenities needed to make a very pleasant and comfortable holiday. Nice touch was scones with jam and clotted cream waiting for us on our arrival.

Great location right in the middle of the village next to the church and a few steps from the pub.

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Management Response
Oct 21, 2015
Thanks for the lovely review. We can recommend the pub for breakfast - they have the Happisburgh Halt Cafe in a separate building to the left of their entrance.
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Mollybell...
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed here for our week getaway to Norfolk and cannot recommend it enough. Wonderfully decorated in a Victorian style, with some lovely pieces of furniture. Spotlessly clean and every thing you could possible need - home from home really. Liz the owner is a lovely lady, who leaves scones and clotted cream on your arrival; a special treat. We have stayed in her other rental property, The Gig House, which is also lovely, but this one is bigger, with a conservatory too. The cottage garden has table and chairs, which we were able to use in the warm sunshine and because it is enclosed, it was great for our dog to have the space to explore in safety. And of course the big attraction is being a few yards from the lovely church and the sea. Would definitely recommend

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Liked best: The decor
Liked least: Nothing
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JoviD
Bedford
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“WOW!! Can't wait to be back”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Arrived here 2nd May for 1 week with my husband and our 3 Labradors, the cottage can only be described as a dolls house, it is beautiful, it felt so much like a home the minute you walked in. We were made to feel so welcome and the village itself is idyllic, so close to the beach and everything is within a short drive away. Have booked for Christmas, but will definitely be back before even if just for a long weekend.
Thanks Liz, for letting us share such a magical place, see you soon

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Liked best: The whole experience
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marilyn d
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“5+ star”
Reviewed January 30, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My husband had a 3 night stay at Albion Cottage in January and were allowed to bring my dog.
The cottage was great all mod cons , central heating , lovely decor and really comfortable beds. I think the duvets and pillows were feather and down and so comfortable , must buy some , best nights sleep for ages. .
The cottage had everything , all you needed was to bring your clothing.
On arrival there was tea, coffee , cocoa , milk . a lovely suprise was the clotted cream , jam and scones which went down well and much appreciated.
Happisburgh is a charming village and the beach is close by.
We visited the Lighthouse Inn in Walcott and the Walcott cafe next door to the fish and chip shop which cooked great food and we were allowed to take the dog in both. The staff in both places were very friendly and welcoming, so nice to feel welcome.

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Liked best: Everything was great
Liked least: Nothing could be faulted
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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