About May Cottage

May Cottage was built in the late 18th century and was once owned by a wealthy brewery family from London. When in residence, the family used it solely as a base for their annual summer holiday and were very well looked after by their accompanying servants.

The property has since been extended over the years and is now a substantial quality home and business both owned and run by your hosts, Carol and Jeff.

This lovely bright and welcoming house is close to the market towns of North Walsham and Stalham. We are ideally situated on the North Norfolk coast just a short stroll away from a stunning sandy beach.

For those who wish to experience one of Britain’s finest National Parks – The ‘Norfolk Broads’ is just 10 minutes away where you will find a number of pretty villages where you can hire a boat by the hour, half day or full day, e.g. Wroxham, Stalham, Potter Heigham, Hickling and Horning.

Or, perhaps a visit to the fabulous ‘East Ruston Old Vicarage’ gardens – just 5 minutes away! Or, a woodland walk in Bacton woods, or, a walk along the recently restored Dilham canal. You simply shouldn’t leave without visiting the seals basking on the beach at nearby Horsey.

There are numerous quality pubs and restaurants only a short distance away. We highly recommend guests walk along the beach to the ‘Poachers Pocket’ that offer good pub food and an excellent Sunday carvery lunch.

Rooms at May Cottage are available from 16.00 hrs on day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00 hrs on day of departure – We operate a minimum 2-night policy at weekends in the B&B rooms and a minimum 3 night stay at any time for the self-catering holiday annexe. However, breakfasts may be offered for annexe guests priced at an additional £10 per meal and subject to a minimum of 24- hours’ notice.

Latest check-in time is 20.00 hrs unless notified by prior arrangement – Early check-in/Later check-out requests may be offered subject to availability/prior arrangement at an additional charge of £10 per room.

All B&B stays of three or more nights; for guest(s) arriving between 4 pm and 5 pm will be served with a complimentary tea/coffee and cake in the rear garden (weather dependent) or, when inclement in the breakfast room. This free offer is subject to you having made a direct booking via our own website or, by telephone and only applies on arrival day!

Availability, Bookings and Payments can be made in advance of your stay securely on-line by clicking on the green ‘Book on line now’ button and follow the instructions. We strongly advise you to telephone us in the first instance, as a better rate may be offered with regard to direct bookings. We accept cash, card and electronic bank transfer payments.

Please note: May Cottage is a non-smoking establishment and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years, or for guests that wish to sleep during the daytime whilst engaged on night work.

Sorry but we have a strict ‘no pets’ policy’ to prevent any conflict or distress to ‘Jack’ the owners friendly resident adult cat.

Nearby sea-side resorts and historic towns include:

Cromer – 20mins,
Sheringham – 30mins,
Holt – 40mins,
Norwich – 45mins
N.B. All times shown if travelling by car.