The Local North Norfolk Area
Hollyhock Cottage is located in the small village of SouthRepps, Norfolk. Perfectly located just 3 miles from the coast, within a few minutes drive you have the lovely seaside towns of Cromer and Sherringham. The fabulous unspoilt sandy beaches of Mundesley, Waxham and Winterton lie to the east with Holkham, Blakeney and Cley to the west. Nationally important wildlife areas are also within easy reach, as are the Broads – Britain’s largest area of inland waterways.
For National Trust lovers, we are close to Felbrigg, Sheringham Park and Blicking Hall as well as many other smaller NT properties. The gently undulating countryside provides for miles of easy cycling paths and footpaths criss cross through the villages around SouthRepps giving lots of variety from a gentle stroll to the local pub or a bracing walk to the coast on a cold winters day.
SouthRepps itself is a bustling little village with a great pub serving excellent food and a busy little Post Office. The village store is open long hours and provides all the staples needed on any holiday. A modern village hall houses many different clubs and runs annual village events and other celebrations, from flower shops to sports days. The village church, St James, is a spectacular, large 15th century building with a tower that dominates the local landscape.
North Norfolk Nature
Just 200 meters from the cottage is Southrepps Common, a nature reserve and SSSI. The site supports woodland, reedbeds and many species of grass and wild flowers. There is an 800-metre all weather boardwalk which allows easy access to the most interesting and important parts of the reserve. The diverse habitats support an exceptional range of species.
Within 5 minutes drive from the cottage is the town of North Walsham, and on the way in, a brand new Waitrose store for all your holiday catering needs. North Walsham also has a Sainsburys supermarket and all the normal shops and facilities that you would expect from a medium sized rural town.
Gunton railway station, about a mile from the cottage, allows east access to the rail network, being on the Norwich to Cromer branch line.