Frequently Asked Questions

We are happy to answer questions about Coach Cottage or help you plan your holiday. If you have any queries or require more information please contact us by phone, text or email.

How far is the beach?top arrowtop
As the crow flies, Coach Cottage is just over 2 miles from the coast. There are lovely beaches at Cromer, Overstrand and Mundesley (our favourite sandy beach which was recently voted best in Great Britain - and our guests seem to agree!). These are 3-4 miles away, about 10 minutes drive. Please refer to the beach section of “Things To Do”.

Do you accept children?top arrowtop
Children are most welcome. Coach Cottage has a range of equipment for babies and young children. A table football for 2-4 players is available in the garage for older children. The village has a play area with zip wire and a football field 5 mins walk away.

Is the cottage suitable for mobility impaired individuals or part time wheelchair users?top arrowtop
Coach Cottage is rated as suitable for Older and Less Mobile Guests (M1) and for Part Time Wheelchair Users (M2) under the National Accessible Scheme. The cottage is a single storey with a ramp to the back door and offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor lifestyle and bathroom mobility aids so you only have to pack suitcases and not mobility equipment.
Guests who use a wheelchair part time have stayed in Coach Cottage and they and their carers have complimented us on the facilities available. There are a couple of caveats to our M2 status for wheelchair users in the bathroom. So to determine if Coach Cottage would suit you, we recommend you read our Access Statement which provides greater detail e.g. furniture measurements, mobility aids etc. and additional photos to those on our Accommodation page.
Mobility scooters may be hired from the local Mobility Centre in Cromer.
Our Things to Do page gives details on the accessibility of local beaches and attractions.

How secure is the garden?top arrowtop
The garden is surrounded by a wall (tall at back; waist height at front) and a sliding metal gate closes the forecourt to secure the premises. Outside the gate is the drive that just serves our immediate neighbours and has little traffic.

Do you accept dogs? Can we take our dog to the beach? Are the local cafes and pubs dog friendly?top arrowtop
We welcome well behaved dogs by prior arrangement. We charge £10 for one or two dogs per stay. Whilst there are restrictions on beaches in high season there are plenty of places to enjoy the beach with your dog. There are also many footpaths in, and around, Southrepps. Most cafes, pubs and hotels, especially in the villages are dog friendly. A list is provided in the cottage and some are given on our Eating Out page. When eating out with a dog in the evening or at weekends you are strongly recommended to make an early reservation.

Is there Wifi / Broadband?top arrowtop
Coach Cottage has wifi and broadband TV offering catch Up TV with BBC iPlayer, ITVplayer, 4 on Demand, Channel 5 player and NowTV offering access to UK and US television shows etc. Wifi is also available at the village pub and many other places serving food.

Is there a phone in the cottage?top arrowtop
Coach Cottage has a corded telephone which accepts incoming calls. Outgoing calls to emergency services 999, the operator 100 and to NHS medical advice line 111 may be made.

Is parking available?top arrowtop
There is space for two family sized cars on the forecourt unless they are both unusually large or long. Additional parking for a single car may be available in the communal parking area, shared by neighbours, about 50m away. Otherwise there is parking on the public road about 100m away. Motorhomes may not be parked at the cottage or communal area; free parking is by the Village Hall.

Do you provide linen and towels?top arrowtop
We provide fresh cotton bed linen, towels and tea towels. If you stay longer than one week, we will change the linen usually on day 7.

Do you charge extra for gas, electricity or fire logs? top arrowtop
No, we don't – electricity and fire logs are included in the rental price. There is no gas to the premises.

What amenities are in Southrepps? Is there a restaurant within walking distance?top arrowtop
Southrepps has Post Office and mini supermarket. There is also a very popular family friendly pub, The Vernon Arms, which serves cask ales, good food and takeaway meals. Dogs are allowed in the bar area which has dining tables. There is a childs play area near the Village Hall. The magnificent St James Church often hosts coffee mornings, concerts and craft fairs. Some weekends the church tower is open giving a magnificent view of the village. These amenities are 5 minutes walk from Coach Cottage. A short drive from the cottage is the award winning Gunton Arms set in a private deer park.

Where are the nearest shops and supermarkets?top arrowtop
Southrepps has a small corner shop and Post Office. Nearby Trunch has a garage and large corner shop and PO. Mundesley village (4 miles) has a traditional butcher, green grocer, Tesco Metro, MACE and SPA mini supermarket as well a florist, card shop, PO, charity shop, fish & chip shop petrol station and two garages. The major supermarkets Waitrose, Lidl, Sainsbury are in North Walsham (6 miles) and Co-op, Morrisons, Lidl in Cromer (5.5 miles). Many guests have supermarkets deliver to the cottage.

Is there public transport to Southrepps?  top arrowtop
There is a bus service operated by Sanders Bus to the village. Trains stop nearby at Gunton Station. Taxis are also available. For more detail on Getting There please see our Location page.

Do you accept payment by debit or credit card or PayPal?top arrowtop
Payment may be made by credit card, PayPal, cheque or internet bank transfer. Please ask for more details for bank transfer and PayPal.

How do we secure the booking?top arrowtop
To secure your booking, please refer to “How To Book”.

What are your Booking / Rental Terms & Conditions?top arrowtop
Our Terms & Conditions may be found here, a download .pdf version is also available.

When must we make our full payment?top arrowtop
The full balance, plus any dog charges, is due 8 weeks before your stay unless the booking is made within 2 months of stay when full payment is required immediately. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

When is the Security Deposit paid?top arrowtop
The Security Deposit (also known as the Breakage Deposit) is payable prior to your arrival. Typically it is taken when the balance payment is made. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

What are the entry and departure times?top arrowtop
The cottage is available from 4pm on the day of arrival. Departure is at 10am. Should an earlier arrival or later departure time be available, we will advise. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

What is your privacy statement?top arrowtop
A link to our privacy statement is at the bottome of every web page. It is also here.