Norfolk Holiday Homes have such a wide selection of self-catering properties in unspoilt Norfolk to suit all pockets and families from character cottages, bungalows, apartments and houses to a few unusual ones, which guests may find appealing.
If you are looking for a truly unique holiday experience with unparalleled, panoramic views of the whole of the Wash from the tower of this unique three-storey building, the Coastguard Lookout offers really exclusive accommodation out of the ordinary. The property has been furnished in keeping with its quirky and unique character. Its exceptional location along the cliff tops is perfect for watching birds, people, boats, ships and the ever-changing tide and weather from the coastline at Hunstanton continuing around to Kings Lynn and then Skegness and beyond – at any time of the day.
The fabulous west-facing sunsets seen from the top of the tower, unique for the east coast, are not to be missed. We guarantee that guests will spend a lot of time in this room with their binoculars enjoying the view, whatever the weather, any time of the year, with a cup of coffee or glass of wine! Even WiFi is connected up here!
To holiday in such an amazing situation with its ‘birds eye’ view is going to be an exciting experience. The accommodation is ideal for four and is on three levels. The property has the superb advantage of looking right over the Wash across the sea to the Lincolnshire Wolds and Skegness from its lookout tower on the top floor. There is no better place to view the breath-taking, panoramic sunsets. At a reasonable cost the Coastguard Lookout can be rented for holidays all year round and is in an ideal position for the soft, sandy beach at Old Hunstanton, together with a popular selection of restaurants and bars in this old smugglers village.
The Coastguards Lookout Station was built in 1906 as the Marconi Wireless Station for ‘intelligence’ during WWI, used for intercepting German radio transmissions and tracing the German fleet. WWII saw the building continue as a signal station and was visited by his Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1943, together with Princesses Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret. There is a plaque to commemorate this on the building. From 1976 it was a maritime museum, but sadly closed.
New owners carefully restored the building leaving the original features in place. The property and parking are safe and secure within iron gates and a small front garden overlooks the cliffs next to its Second World War pillbox, the garden is perfect for barbecues or sitting out on warmer days.
Full details are on our website with more photos and we are sure this property will be very popular.