Beach House arial view and title.

Beach House

Cart Gap Happisburgh Norfolk

A beachside holiday home that sleeps 2-6, comprising a contemporary building offering open plan living, with kitchen, bathroom, a double bedroom and an adjacent wooden chalet sleeping an additional 4.

Interior view of the main house

Available for two people

The Main House was designed by the late John Winter for his wife. It has featured in architecture magazines and press articles. The living room has three distinct areas, a sunken sitting space with a wood burning stove, a dining table with chairs, a large picture window and a TV. The third area is the kitchen with electric cooker, fridge and microwave. A long counter runs down one side of the space with windows over giving views of the countryside. Also in the main building is a double bedroom and a bathroom. There are books and leaflets on local attractions.

Interior view of the yellow room

Four more people can be accommodated during the warmer months. This can only be booked with the main house.

A traditional clapboard building with veranda is separated from the main house by a narrow pathway. Through a central door, there is a lobby with a small wc/shower room ahead. To the one side is a double bedroom and to the other is a bedroom with two x 2'6" beds.

Arial view of the cottage, the garden and the beach.

There is a garden, some half hectare in extent, made private with planted mounds enclosing large grass areas for games. Rabbits, birds and other wildlife abound. One side of the garden is the sea, accessed through gates and down steps; there is no roadway between the property and the beach. Set on the low cliffs close to Cart Gap, the property offers fun, unsophisticated, unusual and comfortable accommodation with splendid views over farmland, sea and lighthouse.

A Wendy House is furnished as a playroom for children, with books, dolls and toys.


Happisburgh (pronounced Haisbro) is a seaside village on the North-East coast of Norfolk. The village is of considerable charm, with numerous thatched cottages and a fine mediaeval church. There is a red and white striped lighthouse, which still guides local shipping. The beach is fine and sandy, and is never crowded.

Access to the property is by an unmade-up farm lane. A shop, pub and church are in Happisburgh village about a mile away across the fields.

The R.H.S garden at East Ruston is 2 miles away. Stalham, 4 miles away, is one of the boating centres for the Norfolk Broads. The North Norfolk coast is well known to birdwatchers. The mediaeval Cathedral city of Norwich and the fun fairs and harbour of Great Yarmouth are within 25 miles.

Weekly charges 2019

The property is rented Saturday to Saturday.

Prices from: £350

Bedding is provided, and there is no charge for electricity.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at £20 each.


Views of the local area. Pictures of the beach house and beach. The beach house and garden.