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The Wild DuckHeacham, Heacham & surrounding villages

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If you are looking for something completely different, intriguing, atmospheric and simply unique, look no further....

The Wild Duck is no ordinary holiday home. Converted from a boat dating back to the 1870s, the accommodation is beautifully presented, romantic and peaceful. Nestling behind the dunes overlooking the Snettisham RSPB reserve on one side and The Wash and beach just 200 metres on the other, you will fall asleep to the sound of the sea and the rustling of the reeds.The interior has been extremely well thought out with one of the bedrooms built into the bow, giving 180 degree views, and children will be delighted with their special room in the hull!

The location of the 'boat' is very close to the coast, but guests still have modern comforts such as free WiFi and TV. With elevated sun decks giving the perfect front row seats to the amazing Wash sunsets you will leave here with memories that will stay with you forever. A truly unique holiday experience.


BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Dog-friendlyDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardSea ViewsTowels providedTV WiFiParking 1 mins walking distance to beach25 mins walking distance to shop20 mins walking distance to pub



Well equipped kitchen with storage units, fridge, small freezer, oven, grill, hob and espresso coffee maker. Views over the sand dunes towards the sea

Sitting Room
A really comfortable and stylish room with two 2 seater sofas, TV with DVD player, WiFi, CD player, radio and Ipod Dock. Views over the sand dunes to the sea.

Bedroom 1
Master bedroom built into the bow of the boat giving 180 views over the reserve.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom, in the hull of the boat enjoying views over the reserve.

Bedroom 3
Children's bedroom with two single beds, built into the hull with lovely views over the reserve.
Please Note: Due to the property retaining the shape of the original boat hull this does not allow for much hanging space in the bedrooms.

Shower WC and basin, airing cupboard.

History of The Wild Duck
The boat was built in 1878 at West Lynn for George Cresswell, part of the famous Barclays Bank, Gurney family. She has been dry beached on South Beach Heacham since 1923. Now fully refurbished and enhanced whilst still proudly retaining a wealth of character with may original features.

The Wild Duck is dry beached behind the sand dunes at Heacham South Beach, in front of the RSPB Reserve There is a wide unfenced open space of wild grass to play, park boats, wind surfers, kites etc. The boat has raised sun decks to enjoy the fabulous sunsets complete with garden furniture. At low tide there is miles of safe shallows for cockling and walking. High tide brings opportunities for wind surfing, kite surfing and boat activities

Surrounding local area

Heacham is a great location for families with two unspoilt beaches, a range of shops and many places to eat, including a fish and chip shop and several pubs. Some of the nearby local attractions include, Norfolk Lavender, Snettisham Park Farm, RSPB Nature Reserves at Snettisham and Titchwell, Sandringham House. Heacham Manor is now open with a newly designed championship 18 hole golf course with reasonable green fees. The North Norfolk coast is 5 minutes drive away through Old Hunstanton.

Guest reviews

The wild duck is a lovely place to stay, so tranquil and peaceful, with a beautiful beach very close, will stay again.

Kay Barnes, September 2017
1 of 2

a brilliant venue for 2 small boys, their Mum, dad and Grandparents and a smaller energetic terrier. This was exactly as we hoped - quiet, cosy and different. With a large play area outside and the beach 2 mins away! We recommend this to anyone with small children (aged 3 and 6) and a dog - the unexpected surprise was free WiFi and Internet connection.

karen Moore, April 2017
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