The Pippins in Hickling
Completely refurbished over winter 2020 and spring 2021, The Pippins offers exceptional, easily accessible accommodation all on one level.
The Master Bedroom is at the rear of the property with an en-suite shower room and French doors leading out onto the large private garden. The second bedroom to the front of the property has two single beds. Bedding is provided.
For the younger members of the family, we provide a travel cot (please bring your own bedding).
The main bathroom has a luxury walk-in rainfall shower and separate bath. Towels are provided, just bring your own beach towels.
Plantation shutters provide privacy and style to the windows.
In the open plan lounge/diner the feature fireplace has an inset log burner, Smart TV and free Wi-Fi. The dining table seats 4 comfortably. We can also provide a highchair if required.
French doors in the snug open out onto the garden providing the perfect place to curl up with a good book.
The kitchen overlooks the garden and is fully equipped with an electric oven, grill, hob, extractor, microwave, slimline dishwasher and an under-counter fridge. Tea towels, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid are provided.
1 x Kingsize bed with ensuite shower room and 1 x twin room. There is also a travel cot for an infant.
As keen gardeners, the garden for us is an extension of the house and a place where we like to encourage bees, butterflies and birds (The Norfolk Broads is the only home to the rare and beautiful Swallowtail butterfly).
The Pippins has a large, private garden, screened in part by protected Ash and Oak trees. At the end of the garden is the gazebo, the perfect place to enjoy the long summer evenings making use of the barbeque, or just relaxing and star gazing. Charcoal for the barbeque and logs for the fireplace/chiminea are provided.
The utility/boot room is a new addition to the garage with sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and an additional fridge with a small ice box. You also have drying space for muddy boots and wet walking gear. A rotary washing line, pegs, ironing board and steam iron. Fairy washing tablets and fabric softener are provided.
There is parking for two cars and a convenient EV (Type 2) charging point (untethered), just bring your own cable. There is no charge for this service.
The Norfolk Broads is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is made up of seven rivers and 63 Broads, most of which are less than 4 metres deep. During the middle ages, peat from the marshes was used as fuel for the surrounding villages. The trenches left by this extraction later flooded and formed the Broads. Hickling (Hikelinga – a church with 20 acres) is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Hickling has been popular with the Royal Family over the years having been visited by King George V and King George VI. In 1959 The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Hickling Broad. Fearing flooding at their intended accommodation, arrangements were made for them to stay at The Pleasure Boat Inn. Prince Charles returned to Hickling Broad in November 2001 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Hickling Broad is the largest of the Norfolk Broads at the heart of the Broads National Park, only a short drive from the outstanding Norfolk Coastline and award-winning blue flag beaches.
The Norfolk Broads is famous for its wetland nature reserve, home to wildlife including Swallowtail Butterflies, the Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly, Chinese Water Deer, Reeves Muntjac, Red Deer and Otters but most famously for its birdlife. Summer visitors include Redshank and Lapwing on the marshes, Bitterns, Marsh Harriers, Bearded Tits and Cetti’s Warbler in the Reedbeds and Terns and Ringed Plovers on the shingle.
In winter, huge numbers of wildfowl and waders descend, notably skeins (flying groups) of Pink footed and dark-bellied Brent Geese. Marsh Harriers roost in the reedbed north east of Stubb Mill; Merlin and Hen Harrier are also regular visitors. Barn Owls can often be spotted at dusk patrolling the reed beds for prey and if you are lucky, you may catch the flash of colour of a stunning Kingfisher.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Hickling Broad and the Marshes Reserve adjacent to the Broad is possibly the best place to view wild Common Cranes in winter. Sightings of flying and feeding birds are also regular at Hickling Broad in spring and summer
Along with birdwatching, your holiday in the Norfolk Broads offers great opportunities for boating, canoeing, kayaking, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), walking, cycling and fishing.
Ask the owner about features, availability, pricing etc.
Sea Palling (2 miles away)
Waxham (2 miles away)
Potter Heigham (3 miles away)
Repps with Bastwick (4 miles away)
£123 - £193 per day
£656 - £1349 per week