About Hazel Neal
In 2001 my husband (an experienced house renovator) and I were looking for a small holiday home in North Norfolk, somewhere fairly rural, when one Sunday lunch we happened upon a photo of Jasmine Cottage for sale in a local estate agent in Hunstanton. I fell in love with this falling down, rambling cottage on first sight and although it went to sealed bids we won and bought the house. I was 6 months pregnant, and we did not realise how convenient living in a town centre cottage is compared to our pre-children rural ideal. For the next 3 years we lived between our homes in Leicester and Hunstanton, working and slowly renovating Jasmine Cottage with a baby - then toddler, then another baby. The cottage was completely renovated, being stripped back entirely to its shell and re furbished whilst keeping as many of its traditional features as possible. Although is was hard work, we have many lovely memories of our two boys as babies and toddlers on Hunstanton beaches - digging, building and dune hopping and crabbing at Wells Next the Sea.
Hazel Neal purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Hazel Neal chose Hunstanton
Myself and my husband holidayed on the North Norfolk coast as children and loved the vastness of the beaches and walking in the area. The main attraction about Jasmine Cottage was the traditional aspect and, although derelict, the cosy feel it had - original wooden floorboards, cute attic bedrooms, winding staircases, a multitude of rooms a bit tardis-like really - and of course the potential to make it a really nice cottage. The location of the cottage is also ideal as it is situated just behind the High Street and therefore all amenities can be reached on foot. Including the beach which is literally a 5 minute walk and so is great for families. Hunstanton sits right on the edge of a large Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - this is a most beautiful and diverse coastline with so much to experience. http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/explore/North-Norfolk.aspx
What makes this Cottage unique
As mentioned the cottage location is really ideal as you can walk to all amenities, including the beach. There is a professional kitchen which can easily cater for a full house, and a private, enclosed, decked/stone garden to the rear with outdoor cooking and eating facilities which is overlooked by a sun room to the rear of the cottage. In the winter there is an open fire in the lounge and a french wood burning stove in the dining room.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
high chair and cot available
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great property if cleaned properly.
The property is very well located in Hunstanton. The house has everything you need for a great stay at the coast. Unfortunately the house needed a good clean. I had to vacuum the property on arrival as a minimum. The decision to let the renter switch on the heating and the fridge is very odd. The property was cold and took two days to heat through properly.
We enjoyed our stay, but if the house was cleaner and the heating put on for us then the experience would have been excellent.
Christmas stay at Jasmine Cottage
We stayed at Jasmine Cottage over Christmas and Boxing Day. The house was exceptionally clean and the kitchen was ideal for cooking Christmas dinner for 7. The house was pre-decorated for Christmas and was well supplied with coal and logs for our stay. The location is fantastic and would definitely stay again.
Amazing location and property
Jasmine cottage is a beautiful property and within a short wall to the pier. Easy access to a range of shops and attractions. Plenty of space for 2 families to stay. We especially enjoyed the log fire in the lounge.
Great property within walking distance of the beach. Great appliances in the kitchen and lovely open fire.
Fantastic Family Holiday House
Great Location. Close to beach and lots of lovely shops and cafes. The house is very spacious inside with plenty of room for family and friends. The house is very clean and very well-equipped.
Brilliant family & friends getaway
Great house, perfect location for. Beach and town. The house has everything you need and a helpful owner 👍�🏻�
For families - 5 min walk to large sandy beach with donkey rides and boat trips into the wash in the summer and a variety of entertainment incl: fair, mini golf, sealife centre, swimming pool and endless ice cream!
Or - 5 minute drive (20 min walk) to Old Hunstanton's enourmous sandy beach lined by dunes & beach huts with access to the coastal walking path which takes you onwards through the Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty towards Brancaster, Holkam, Wells and beyond.
Nearest airport Norwich (approx 45 miles) or Stanstead (approx 87 miles). Nearest train station Kings Lynn (16 miles).
Taxis available in Hunstanton.
Bus station in Hunstanton where the Coasthopper local bus service stops and allows travellers to hop on and off along the coast as they choose (good for walkers who can't quite face the walk home).
Kings Lynn (historic ancient port & market town) 16 miles
Sandringham (house, museum & country park) 8 miles
Titchwell Nature Reserve (birdwhatching and archeology) 6 miles
Brancastor (sailing, Scolt Head Island, salt marshes, bird life) 7 miles
Holkham & Wells Next the Sea (fabulous beaches, Holkham Hall) 15 miles
Burnham Market (pretty market town) 15 miles
Sheringham & Cromer (seaside towns with golf courses) 36-40 miles
Norwich approx 45 miles
There is much to do and see in this very special area of Norfolk. A multitude of inland and coastal walks, a huge variety of coastlines to explore and a birdwatcher’s paradise along this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There is a wide range of water/wind based activity to choose from; Hunstanton has a new Sailing Club, Snettisham Sailing Club (4 miles), Brancaster Sailing Club (7 miles) where you can canoe, sail and paddle board and fantastic beaches along the coast including Hunstanton, Brancaster and Wells on windy days (many) for kite surfing, land boarding and wind surfing.
For cyclists, National Cycle Network Route 1 offers a fascinating journey through West Norfolk.
For walkers (there are numerous routes) including: The Norfolk Coast Footpath which is right on the doorstep, running 47 miles along the North Norfolk Coast and the historic Peddars Way which follows the path of an old romanroad from Hunstanton to Knettishall Heath near the old market town of Thetford.
There are many characteristic pubs which serve good food all the way along the coast, with lovely beers, outside areas for families and enormous fires in the winter, some worth mentioning: Ancient Mariner (Old Hunstanton), Lifeboat, The Orange Tree or The Old Coach House (Thornnham), The Ship, The Jolly Sailors or the White Horse (Brancaster), The Hoste Arms (Burnham Market), The Lord Nelson (Burnham Thorpe).