Holiday home The Dingle is a delightful, detached holiday home in Cromer, Norfolk, sleeping up to nine people in its four comfortable bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom. There's also a family bathroom with a separate WC, along with a kitchen, a dining room, two sitting rooms and a conservatory seating four. Outside, you'll find roadside parking on a first come, first served basis, along with a lovely, enclosed lawned garden to settle in on sunny occasions. The Dingle sits close to the beach and the many amenities of Cromer, making it a lovely base for a North Norfolk escape.
Area The popular North Norfolk seaside town of Cromer is known for its wonderful clifftop promenade with attractive, colourful gardens and seating areas ideally placed for enjoying the stunning panoramic views over the sea. Cromer has a lovely, sandy Blue Flag beach where both children and adults can spend hours building sand castles, swimming, sunbathing or investigating the tidal pool for interesting sea creatures, which include young Cromer crabs.
Amenities Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Roadside parking on first come, first served basis. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture (seats 4). One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk. Note: Dining table in second sitting room can easily be moved into main dining room. Note: Max 7 adults and 2 children up to 12 years.
A spacious home with plenty of room for a large family to relax. An ideal location, five minutes walk to beach and town. Plenty of space in the garden but it is not secure for a dog, as you cannot shut the gate with a car parked. The garden needs some care, it would benefit from a regular gardener Space for two cars, a short car on the drive and one on the road.
We were three adults and four teens aged 12-17.
In July, the back of the house got very hot but was ok with the windows left open. It would be good if the owner supplied a fan for each room. There were several maintenance issues which we have emailed the agent about but these did not stop us enjoying the holiday and we intend to rebook. An airer would be useful to dry clothes indoors, although there is a tumble drier and clothes line outside.
This house is comfortable but not smart and pristine. Bedding looks new. Kitchen appliances look fairly new. Comfortable beds. Comfortable but well used sofas. Essential kitchen crockery and cutlery is available. Three extension leads provided. The WiFi works. Information folder is basic and could be improved with local information. No visitors book, we wondered why.
Mr Dodd, July 2020
On a positive note, we had a lovely week at the house and would re book.. Because the house is comfortable rather than pristene, it was relaxing with our four teenagers. We really appreciated the two sitting rooms with TV and the good wifi. The beds were comfortable. The bedding was new and cheerful. The house was mainly clean. The paintwork was in good condition, it looks like it's been recently renewed. The kitchen units and appliances are fairly new and all work. There is plenty of crockery for a large group. We appreciated the milk, tea and coffee on arrival.
There's no guest book so I thought I would let you know about a few minor issues that need remedying.
No bulb in side light in main sitting room
Broken door handle on inside of ground floor bedroom
Conservatory door misaligned with frame and needs adjusting
No airer to dry clothes indoors.
Ensuite shower head very poor water stream
Ensuite toilet needs new cistern seal as it sometimes constantly refills
JVC television in main sitting room has damage to display, a stripe across the screen
Piano needs tuning
Toilet door has a sharp metal edge by catch which catches clothing and could cut you
Missing lightbulb in single bedroom
Toilet seat unstable
Main oven needs servicing, it does not cook food in time given on packaging, not hot enough
Clothes line in garden needs stabilising
Garden would benefit from a gardener, some rubbish in edges, dead leaves etc
Garden furniture needs cleaning
Information file would benefit from more local information
Bedrooms very hot in summer, each would benefit from a fan.
There are only two teaspoons!
The large cupboard in the dining rooms needs sorting out, it's fascinating but we are not sure the owner intended to leave personal effects.
We couldn't find a broom, it would have been useful to sweep up sand.
This was our second time at The Dingle and it met all expectations.. Holiday was easy to book and due to Covid 19 we were kept well informed of the situation. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sykes Cottages.
Mrs Ryde, July 2020
This is not a modern white glossed tiled property.. If you go expecting that you will be disappointed. What you will find is a property that feels like a home. Yes some of it is a bit tired but that only adds to the charm.
3 minutes from the beach 5 minutes from town the location is perfect. We had a couple of issues on arrival but text to the owner and all sorted within an hour. The property gives you the space for a large gathering and in the summer the garden would be fantastic.
All in all we had a great stay and would recommend and stay again.
Mr Cleary, December 2019
The bathrooms were clean, the bedding and towels were clean, as for everything else, nothing was! ! I have never been anywhere so shabby and grimey. The washing up bowl needs to be thrown away, every door handle and door in the whole place needs washing down, every skirting board is covered with dust and fluff, which must have taken months/years to get that bad. The sofa's are only fit for the tip!! Every mirror had been wipes with a wet cloth, so are smeared. The picture over the room we were in on the ground floor has mould on it as to most window frames, which also all need cleaning. The garden is not secure for dogs, so each time they needs to go out we had to take them on leads, also the house maybe dog friendly, but it smelt of dog, my house never smells of dog, and I have two!! We made the best if it as we were there with our son, daughter-in-law and two of our grandsons to celebrate our sons 40th birthday, but never again !!
Ms Martindalerooney, November 2019
Yes - considering the cost of the accommodation these are the comments which I would like to make you aware of
1.. Fortnightly collection of the refuse bins - both recycling and non recycling. When we arrived for our holiday the recycling bin was full which meant that we had 4 days of recycling waste so that when it was collected it was overflowing on the Wednesday. The non recycling waste was already half full when we arrived which meant that at the end of our holiday the bin was overflowing and this was not due to be emptied for another 4 days. We felt extremely sorry for the families that were due to arrive on Saturday. Hopefully the cleaning company did something to remedy this before the new arrivals. In our opinion because of the size of the accommodation the bins are completely inadequate.
2. Bed linen, pillows and duvets need replacing and updating (better quality of bed linen - all very tired). I also do not consider two tea towels sufficient - at home I would use one per day.
3. On departure my daughter stripped the bed linen in the ensuite room and noticed that the sheet was in fact stained/soiled. Had we have noticed this at the start of the holiday we would have alerted the cleaning company.
On a positive point, the location was excellent and generally the accommodation was spacious and comfortable.
Mrs Plant, August 2019
The cottage was very comfortable and its location for the beach and town centre ideal..
The Dingle is a lovely house in the perfect location for the beach and we enjoyed our stay.. There are a few things that could be improved to make the stays of future clients more enjoyable.
The description of the house was a bit misleading in regards to the bedroom layout. It needs to be made clear that the only bathroom/toilet facility upstairs is an en-suite meaning that the occupants of the other two upstairs bedrooms need to go downstairs for the shower and toilet.
The overall cleanliness of the property could be improved. There was a lot of dust and whilst the floors in the kitchen and conservatory had been hoovered when I wiped up some spilt water it became obvious they were very dirty.
Some of the interior doors didn’t shut properly or were very difficult to open once shut.
The garden could be a very lovely place to relax on a sunny day but it was very messy with uncut grass and lots of weeds.
We did enjoy our stay at the Dingle and with a bit of care and attention to detail all the above are easily rectified and could make this a perfect holiday destination.
It was a great base for all age family like ours from 1 to nearly 70
This was our 4th visit to the Dingle & we've already booked our 5th! Plenty of room for a family of 6 adults. We had a problem with the Internet which was sorted very quickly by the owner. The Dingle is very close to the centre of Cromer but really peaceful. Thank you for another lovely holiday!
If the cleaners had been in this property they very sadly did not do a very good job, the kitchen Butler sink had not been cleaned and neither had the toilets and as there were no cleaning products I had to go out and buy bleach.. There were cobwebs every where.
The towels provided were not adequate for adults as we were expecting bath sheets Not hand towels.
The garden in my opinion is not pet safe as my dog escaped into next doors garden via the Apple trees and could have quite easily got through the bars in the gates.
Overall this house seems to be sadely neglected which is such a shame as it is in a brilliant location for the town centre pubs,restaurants and sightseeing.
Property was ideally placed close to beach and shopping,parking outside garage on road.. The amenities in the kitchen were not clean,the oven was dirty the grill pan grid was dirty and didn’t have a handle. The microwave was also dirty the cutlery draw was over crowded with implements and some items were rusty and dirty and not useable,we had to eat out most of the time as we couldn’t use the kitchen.the oven trays were rusty and dirty.
The bottom of the toilet was brown and unsightly inside.
The garden was overgrown with fallen apples over the ground most of which were rotting.
Had a great holiday the location was ideal for the beach and town.. Great place to stay had a fantastic time
I must say one of the best places we have stayed in Cromer great location beautiful house will definitely be booking again for next year highly recommended..
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dingle, which was ideal for a family holiday with comfortable bedrooms, two sitting rooms for relaxation and an ideal location close to the seafront.. We were also fascinated to hear about the dancing career of the owner's late mother.
Your website is clear & easy to use.. I've never had any problems booking my holidays. This was our third time at The Dingle & I've already booked for next year! The cottage is clean, comfy, homely & in a perfect position for a stroll into Cromer.
Very large, spacious property.. Most of the garden was secure but iron scroll type of gates meant we were not able to let our dog in the garden without a lead, had he seen something of interest, he would have easily got out.
There was a lack of information book and visitor comment book.
There isn't a shaver point in the ensuite or bathroom.
There were bedside lights but very limited sockets to enable use.
The television in the downstairs bedroom did not work - maybe a matter of needing new battery in the remote control?
The property is very convenient for the town centre and beach yet a very pleasant quiet area.
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This House is in one of the best locations in Cromer, Sadly once inside we felt very let down the house was very cold decor and furniture was very tired once in the kitchen things get worse the freezer was unusable the door is faulty and thus needs defrosting pots pans and cutlery were dirty and chipped, there was no bedding for the bed settee, the downstairs loo had no hand basin, the downstairs showeroom had no heating the carpet gripper on the stairs is dangerous the full glass doors were not toughened the radiator in the bathroom did not work the wooden windows were wet inside and puddles on window sills, the waste bins were full so we had to bag our rubbish and leave in the very cold damp conservatory, a very disappointing stay for our family. with a little care and TLC this holiday let could be one of the best
This home was so well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a special family holiday.. We rented this for xmas and had the best time. Will definitely be back thank you
The Location could not be bettered, however on arrival the inside of the porch was very wet due to a leak in the ceiling the house was very cold with condensation running down the windows, there was no information re the location or operation of the central heating the room which had the bed settee in was awful and very cold and the bed settee had very little bedding we had to use some of of other beds, there was a couple of bulbs missing from lights, cleanliness left much to be desired all pots pans and cutlery had to be washed before use.. there was mouldy bread in the bread bin and sweets on the lounge floor from previous occupants the table cloth was stained, we had to bag our rubbish and leave in the conservatory as the bins were over flowing. however we made the best of a bad experience and enjoyed our visit to Cromer . We feel that with a little TLC this property could be a real Gem. Sorry to be so negative but this is what we experienced.
Lovely homely house, really close to beach and town, all we needed for our multigenerational family holiday..
Mr Sendall, August 2017
The temperature in the cottage was just right,making for a very comfortable stay.. It was nice to have 2 lounges so that we could avoid the TV if we wished to read.
It was lovely being able to walk to the sea within a few minutes.
A tray under the draining rack to stop water dripping onto the floor would be useful.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Dingle.
With our best wishes,
Jean and family
Mrs Beverstock, October 2016
Spacious layout for 3 young boys with nice garden and within easy walking distance of sea and town
Lovely house with a homely feel.There was plenty of space for all 9 of us. It sits in a great location. We will definitely be booking again in the future.
Mr Morris, August 2016
Lovely house with a homely feel.. There was plenty of space for all 9 of us. It sits in a great location. We will definitely be booking again in the future.
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