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Another view from the outside. Massive rear garden equipped with BBQ, table & chairs & loungers
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View to the front of the cottage.
Another view from the outside.
Massive rear garden equipped with BBQ, table & chairs & loungers
Dinning room including welcome pack (contents do vary).
Ratan style garden funiture
Leather Chesterfield & Queen Anne suite
Queen Anne chair and foot stall.
Real fire & comfy chair.
Real fire to compliment new gas central heating (with Hive controller).
Music station with iPod dock
Open stair case with stair gates top & bottom. May not be suitable for unsupervised toddlers.
Dinning room table - with seating for six.
Welcome pack. Contents do vary.
A selection of books, games & videos.
master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, TV, DVD player. Book reading lights & alarm clock radio.
Leather Captain's chair in master bedroom.
Modern & very well equipped kitchen.
Modern well equipped kitchen with all mod cons including dishwasher
The second bedroom with views out over the rear garden. Includes wardrobe and leather bucket seat.
Second bedroom with views over 70ft rear garden.
3rd bedroom - with new bunk beds with new mattresses installed Nov 2015.
3rd Bedroom - with new bunk beds with two new mattresses installed November 2015.
The small bedroom, which has single bunk, but can be complimented with our Z-bed or Travel cot.
Bath with two showers.
Bathroom
Fuzzy Duck branded cleaning products.
The local seal population - an amazing trip & only £10 per head (£5 for children)
Visitor book entry
Entry in visitor book, we have 100% favourable comments in visitor book.
Nature reserve at Titchwell
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Heacham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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lauren e
1 review
“Fabulous cottage ”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Had a fantastic time in Heacham staying at this gorgeous cottage with my young family. The cottage is cosy and very homely, fully equipped and the owners obviously put a lot of thought into the comfort and needs of their guests, a lovely welcome basket for when we arrived so as we didn't need to worry about essentials as soon as we arrived. The garden is as lovely as the inside of the cottage and me and my children enjoyed playing out there when not at the beech which is only a short walk away. The village has all necessary shops and lots of choice of restaurants/take aways if you don't fancy cooking. I would highly recommend staying there and would love to re visit again myself in the future

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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for the lovely review we are delighted you and your children enjoyed the cottage. We have spent a lot of time on the garden this year, so its nice to hear your comments. Dave & Helen.
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Katie W
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Cosy Home from Home”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Positives - A really lovely cottage in a great location. The decor and presentation is really nice - modern and bright, but cosy too. Open fire was lovely, but weather was too hot for us to enjoy it! It is immaculately clean and tidy - one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The facilities are better than you could ever imagine - we had a car full of things we didn't need - anything you could possibly need for your holiday, was at this cottage! Really nice touches such as the fresh bedding and towels being provided, was much appreciated, and not always the case at other self-catering venues. Also some toiletries and bits and bobs that were really useful if you had forgotten anything. The little welcome basket was a lovely addition too. The garden is large and again really well equipped. The child cot provided has a proper thick mattress and our little one slept really well in it. Decent highchair provided too. The location is great, with loads to do close by. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it.

Negatives - it's hard to criticise as it is a fantastic holiday cottage but if we were to pick any fault it would be mainly related to the suitability for young children. There are two stair gates - the one at the bottom of the stairs has been fitted wrongly so it is really easy to open, not child-proof. The one at the top of the stairs is fitted high up from the top step, so there's a large gap - our toddler (16 months) was actually able to fit underneath it so it didn't offer a great deal of safety. We spent a lot of time worrying at night that if he managed to get out of the cot then he could be down the stairs. The third issue again with the stairs, was in our opinion really dangerous, even for slightly older children than ours. It is completely open (no banisters at all) and so a young child could easily fall right through onto the floor below. There's also quite a few 'breakables' in easy reach which we had to move out of the way and were worrying about. (Make the place look nice and feel homely but not overly practical).

One other negative was to do with check in and out times. Check in was not until 4pm - in our opinion that's very late, especially as check out is 10am - you actually lose a day of your holiday. To be fair, they did text to say the cottage was ready by 1.30pm, but obviously people will be planning to get there for the 4pm time.

When it came to check out, just as we were about to leave (by our clock there was 2 minutes to spare til 10am), the owners pulled up at the cottage. Although they were very friendly and chatty, we felt a bit pushed out by this and didn't really like it. We felt there should be some leeway here, (even if it's just 15 minutes or so) rather than swooping in on people as they are trying to finish packing their car etc!

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Liked best: It was like a home from home
Liked least: The non-child-friendly stairs
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
Hi Katie – firstly thank you for all the positive things you said about the cottage and the lovely comments left in our visitor book. However, I’m very sorry we didn’t meet all of your expectations. And would like to take this opportunity to address some of your concerns. Yes, we did arrive 2 minutes early, but we have a 100 mile journey (from Luton) to do the clean/changeover and occasionally we arrive a few minutes late & sometimes a few minutes early. However, I hope you would accept that we didn’t approach the cottage & only spoke to you when you were getting in the your car, never-the-less, please accept our sincere apologies if we made you feel uncomfortable, that was clearly never our intention. We obviously try & arrive promptly so that the cottage is ready & available for the next guests as early as possible. And as general rule, the cottage is usually ready from about 2.00pm, but as we never compromise on cleaning, we like to leave a bit of slack (and as you mentioned), we always text to let guests know if the cottage is going to be ready any earlier. It's also worth mentioning that the 10.00am depart & 4.00pm arrive are what your booking agent (Kett Country Cottages)stipulates for all the holiday cottages on their books, this is not something unique to Fuzzy Duck.

With regards to the stair gate not working, a new one is on order & will be fitted this weekend (25th July), we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will also look to lower the upper stair gate. The open stairs are a feature of the cottage & hopefully once we've addressed the stair gates this won’t be an issue. PS we also have a “mobile” stair gate in the small bedroom that can be located anywhere in the cottage.

Thanks again for bringing the above to our attention. And we hope this wouldn't put you off considering us again.

Dave & Helen.
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the trouble to do the review and as always we are delighted to get positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Thanks Dave & Helen.
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Nick T
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Setting The Gold Standard...”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

After my wife visited this cottages previously she returned with such high praise that a return visit -this time with me in tow-was duly booked for a week in May . They then followed a lovely relaxing break in this part of Norfolk in one of the nicest if not the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in -which over 20 years have included the good bad and ugly.
The immaculate presented cottage exudes an air of quality and good taste in it's fixtures and fittings; it is so thoughtfully equipped it really makes it feel like a home from home. . No corners are cut -and the welcome pack was generous and much appreciated after the long journey down from the frozen North.
A large beautiful garden is a nice feature for sunnier days and again very well equipped for alfresco dining.
We will be visiting this delightful property again-my wife's third visit.
I cant think of anything negative about this cottage-well done David and Helen-you have truly set the gold standard; if only all cottages where like this!

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Liked best: The feeling of quality and the attitude of the owners
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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