Sharing the sunny courtyard with The Old Bakehouse is the equally delightful Hardy’s Cottage – named for the previous owner who lived here for many years – is suitable for both couples and young families.
Pleasantly situated in the heart of the fishing village of Overstrand Hardy’s cottage is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach – making it an ideal location for both seaside holidays or a quiet few days away.
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 2 adults, 2 children + Cot
Inside the design of the cottage is open plan but without losing any sense of cosiness! The charming living room boasts an impressive feature fireplace, digital television, DVD player, radio and a traditional polished wooden floor. Comfortably decorated this is a lovely room to relax in after a hard day spent exploring Overstrand and its environs.
Through the arch leads you into the hospitable cottage style kitchen/diner which has fitted wood units together with a matching tables & chairs. Underfoot is the traditional Norfolk pammented flooring evocative of a bygone era. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, ceramic hob, microwave and dish washer. The automatic washer/dryer and fridge/freezer can be found in the handy little utility room
The bedrooms at Hardy’s Cottage are tastefully decorated in a style reminiscent of the late Victorian or early Edwardian period. The master bedroom has a wonderful King size reproduction Victorian iron bedstead whilst the second bedroom has the unique attraction of a pair of large, comfortable bunk beds, big enough to accommodate children – Dare we say how excited kids (and even grownups!) get at the thought of sleeping in real bunk beds…! Also upstairs is the attractively part-tiled family bathroom, complete with shower, bath, toilet & wash basin.
- Full central heating
- Unlimited hot water
- A bath/shower in every cottage, no shower in Gardeners.
- Colour TV /Free view
- WIFI in all cottages.
- CD player
- IPod docking station.
- Real fire (except in Hardys)
- Free fuel for fire on request.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Tea towels, washing up liquid.
- Dish washer .
- Iron, ironing board, kettle, toaster etc.
- king-size double beds.
- Garden furniture
- Secure cycle lockup and washing facilities at Hollybrook and Swallow cottages.
Beds will be made up and bath and hand towels provided.
For Children & Babies
Being parents ourselves or four children we appreciate the logistics of packing when going on holiday. To try and make your holiday and journey a little easier we are able to provide a few extra items at no extra cost.
The following can be provided on request:
Cots (please note you will need to bring your own cot linen).
Childs toilet seat
Toy and books
Overstrand village, north Norfolk
Overstrand is one of those peculiar names that almost always inspires visitors to this delightful old North Norfolk village to ask if it actually means anything. The name has its root in the old Saxon tongue (and from there in the even older Nordic) – where ‘strand’ was the word for the part of the beach left exposed after the tide had gone out. Therefore, Overstrand would seem to indicate that the place was up or above the strand – i.e. the place overlooking the beach at low tide!
As with many of the ancient villages in this part of East Anglia Overstrand can trace its origins back to pre-Norman invasion times. Consequently, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book but its heyday was during the late Victorian to Edwardian period when it became a highly popular holiday destination for many of the great and the good of their day. As a result of this even today it carries an air of gentility and quiet style which visitors find very appealing.
To add to its unique charms the village is located in the middle of an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a protection well awarded to the many breathtaking views and idyllic country scenes to be found all around Overstrand.
Being situated in North Norfolk Overstrand is just 2 miles from the ever-popular seaside town of Cromer, with its expansive beaches and possibly, the best fish & chip shop in the country: Mary Jane’s!
Poppyland Holiday Cottages
Four star, family-run self catering holiday accommodation in the villages of Overstrand, Wickmere & Aylmerton in north Norfolk
Norfolk CountrysidePoppyland Holiday Cottages offer 8 individual properties in unspoilt rural North Norfolk where you can relax and enjoy the slower pace of life that is still a feature of this part of the world.
Offering both coastal and countryside locations, our properties are completely different in style with all of their character retained. You will always find the property of your choice comfortable, clean, warm and very well equipped so that you can enjoy your holiday.
North Norfolk offers plenty to see and do for all the family. Our properties are in ideal locations and provide you with a home to self-cater or to spoil yourselves and dine at some of the many local restaurants and quaint Norfolk pubs. Whatever you wish to do, you’re sure to find it in North Norfolk. Visit and see for yourselves – you won’t be disappointed.