Our youngest is three-years-old. He’s a strong character. If he doesn’t feel settled, a holiday it isn’t. He likes his home comforts and he’s very particular but we love him. And for this reason, it’s with trepidation that we try something new.
My young family adore Sheringham. The town has all the amenities we need while providing an escape from the city. The children play on the sandy beaches and swim in the clean, safe sea; they overindulge in Ellie’s ice-cream, become transfixed with the penny falls and spend their holiday money on trinkets from the toyshop. Every year, on a cloudless evening, we take a stroll while the sun sets over the North Sea. Starting at the Promenade, we walk up the coastal path towards Beeston Bump, hunting for the Black Shuck hound, before returning home to read The Hound of the Baskervilles. For my children, the summer holidays are synonymous with Sheringham.
This year, we left it late to book. Sea Breeze was new - and available - so with some apprehension, we gave it a go. Driving up to the property, my son announced, “I want to go home”. Our hearts sank.
We met Jemma, who is very friendly and showed us around the flat. The living area is comfortable and stylishly decorated (my wife wants the sofa). The kitchen is clean, modern and working (my wife wants one of those too). Jemma left us a fresh loaf of bread from the bakery, a selection of condiments, tea, coffee and milk. The children devoured crusty white toast with lashings of jam, which helped them settle before they charged down to the beach, a few hundred meters away.
We didn’t need to bring our own beach kit - equipment, toys, buckets and spades are provided. The children eventually returned to the flat, exhausted, to a supper of fish and chips, before retiring to bed. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated, the beds were very comfortable and the linen was luxurious. The children fell asleep before we could start their bedtime story. Our youngest son, who typically wakes two or three times a night, slept the whole night through. This was to be our first family holiday in which my wife and I could actually relax.
The photos of Sea Breeze on the website are pretty but they don’t do the property justice – it is lighter, more spacious than we had imagined. The location, which includes a parking bay, is ideal. Not only for the beach, but a couple of nice restaurants and pubs, all the usual takeaways, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all within a 5-minute walk (Jemma will receive your Tesco home delivery on the day of your arrival), all extremely convenient. My recommendation: drive to Sheringham, park – forget about your car - relax for a week in a beautifully decorated, family environment, in a lovely town. We shall return to Sea Breeze (if we book early enough). Thanks for the brilliant holiday, Jemma.
P.S. - On our final day, we returned the keys and drove back via Blakeney, having promised our son a seal trip (I highly recommend this, for anybody with young children). Afterwards, I buckled the children in the car and announced, “time to go home now”. Frowning, my son replied, “I don’t want to go home, I want to go back to our seaside home”. Endorsement doesn’t get any stronger than that, from the trickiest of customers. Sea Breeze was faultless and perfect for our needs – highly recommended.
What an amazing find - Sea Breeze is a beautiful, spotlessly clean, home-from-home apartment which is central for the beach, cliffside walks, the town with it's lovely gift shops and a great selection of café's and restaurants! We had a wonderful week and will be returning very soon! Thank you Jemma and Will!
The apartment was to a very high standard and very comfortable and clean. Great location near high street shops and very near beach.
Jemma and husband had worked very hard making this apartment special.
Would highly recommend.
We had a good few days there and would definitely holiday there again.
Absolutely fabulous weekend.lovely apartment very clean and spacious. Will definitely go again. Already arranging a return visit with friends
This property was a great find. We felt at home as soon as we arrived and all the finishing touches made it extra special. It is decorated to a high spec and nicely laid out. Where the property is located it is very quiet considering you are a few roads away from the town and the beach. The town is lovely and got everything you need and having the beach within walking distance is a bonus (especially with young children). The owners are great and available if you have any questions or issues - not that we had any! Would definitely recommending this property without a doubt. We will be returning as soon as we can!
I booked to stay with my wife and 5 yer old girl at Sea Breeze when it was still under construction. But everything that Jemma had said was planned turned out to be true. It is a beautifully finished, light, airy and comfortable 2-bedroom cottage-style apartment with all mod cons and so close to Sheringham town and the sandy beaches. Couldn't have asked for more. Jemma went out of her way to make us feel welcome and nothing was too much bother (she even lent us a mixer to make a cake).
The flat - which is over 2 floors - has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and is light, airy and very comfortable. Fantastic attention to detail included a vase of fresh flowers, blackout curtains, a bottle of fizz as it was my birthday during our stay, children's toilet seats, essentials including bread, milk, tea and coffee, chocolate and crisps (very popular with our children!), beach mats and beach toys. The owners are really friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The location is spot on, literally 5 minutes walk to the beach and a couple of minutes to the town centre but very peaceful/quiet at night. Sheringham itself is a lovely place, lots to see and do and a shingle/sandy beach, and other attractions a short distance away. There are supermarkets as well as smaller local shops too. We will definitely be back - highly recommended!