Two cottages – two staircases – neatly woven into one, and a tiny sun room tucked onto the end. This is a sweet Norfolk brick and flint house, 180 years old, quintessentially English and idyllically positioned on a small-village road close to the coast. Over the garden gate is a huge wildlife-rich nature reserve of reed beds and woodland bisected by pushchair-friendly boardwalks – a privileged spot. Step through the door and into the dining room to low ceilings, a wooden floor and a lovely feeling of homeliness. Then the kitchen: low-beamed, well-equipped – the bathroom too is off here – and the sitting room, cosy with books, sculptures, squishy sofas and a wood-burner with logs on the house. Then up the steep narrow stairs to inviting bedrooms with sloping ceilings, low windows and doors to duck; the twin is nautically themed, the double a dream, with a carved mahogany bed and a glass chandelier. Feather toppers, scented candles, gorgeous linen… you are shamelessly spoiled. Brilliant for families, walkers, romantic couples – and dogs, enticed with biscuit snacks, holiday tags and a list of all the best walkies.