The Lookout

  • Dogs: 3 dogs welcome - please contact for flexibility

  • Sleeps Max: 2

  • Bedrooms: 1

  • Bathrooms: 1

Single storey seaside escape

  • In a quiet private estate right by the sea in Bacton/Walcott.
  • Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life but an easy walk to many local amenities.
  • See more of the joys of being right by the sea on The Lookout Facebook page here
  • Walk easily from here to not one but 3 dog friendly cafes.  Cafe Carmel*, Watsons* and The Kingfisher Cafe
  • The nearby local pubs are dog friendly too and an easy walk.  The Lighthouse Inn* and Poachers Pocket.
  • Fish and chips, local small shops and Chinese take away too.
  • Easy access to the rest of the dog welcoming Norfolk coast.
  • Have a look at some of the beautiful photos on The Lookout Facebook page
  • Located a short walking distance from Seaview Cottage and Rose Cottage.

    * We offer our repeat guests a voucher for both of these local small businesses (among others) as we really appreciate our repeat guest and love supporting local businesses!

For the dogs:

  • Small, medium and large crates (on request)
  • We would prefer that your dogs are not left alone in the property unless you know they will not be stressed.
  • Dog sitting.  If you would like to go out for a few hours do look at our recommendations for dog sitters here.
  • 20 seconds from the beach (even faster if you run!)
  • Drying mitts and dog bowls provided
  • 2 dog throws provided, but please do bring your own if you would like your dogs to share the bed and all the sofas with you.
  • Fully fenced garden – approx 3ft picket fencing with mesh backing

For the humans:

  • Free WiFi
  • Welcome basket of “local goodies” provided
  • Bed linen and towels (bath and hand) provided
  • Lavazza coffee machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Air fryer and slow cooker
  • Wood burner
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Games and books
  • Well stocked kitchen
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About the property

All about the inside:

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The kitchen runs the width of the building and is very well equipped with double electric oven, grill, induction hob, microwave, 50/50 free standing fridge/freezer, air fryer, slow cooker, dishwasher, mixer, blender and washing machine.  There is plenty of cutlery and crockery.

Sitting room
This open plan living is the heart of the property, with a comfortable leather sofa and footstall with wood burning free standing stove, perfect for the colder evenings.  There is a Smart TV and a tide clock and views out across the sea.

Sun Room
A truly lovely place to sit and watch the waves.  Wicker double sofa, electric heater, free standing lamp (ideal for reading) and a cupboard with games.  Dining table to seat four.

The bedroom has a king size double bed. There are bedside tables and chest of drawers and a sea view to wake up to.

Bathroom with a bath with shower over, WC and wash basin.



All about the outside:

Outside there is private parking for one car with a second parking space nearby for a small car.   The garden at the back is small but enclosed with lawn and simple planting.

Will this property suit my dogs?

The back garden is small and fully enclosed with 3ft picket fencing, backed with mesh so best suited to smaller dogs and those who are not jumpers.  If your dogs love the beach then this is certainly the place for them!  The beach is just a few steps from the property across a small lawned area and then down some steps.  If they want to sleep with you then they are welcome – please just bring your own bed linen and let us know.  They are allowed on all the sofas too – 2 throws supplied, please bring more if needed.

Please note:

  • The Lookout is a non-smoking property.
  • Electric car, electric bike and scooter charging are NOT available at this property.
  • All major supermarkets deliver here, please make sure you are here to accept deliveries.
  • Dogs are welcome to share beds if you bring your own bed linen.


Parking is right outside and the accommodation is all on one level.  Access is directly into the kitchen and then into the lounge area.  Bedroom and bathroom and conservatory are all off this.   There are a couple of steps to get into the property and into the bathroom.   Access to the beach is very close by but does involved several steps down onto the beach.  Shower is over the bath.

Reviews / Testimonials


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From 1st contact to after our stay, Sally has been amazing. It is a beautiful place with everything you could possibly need already there. We stayed for a long weekend, but didn’t want to leave. The peace, tranquility & beauty was breathtaking & our dog enjoyed her swims. Will definitely be making another visit. Relaxed and revitalised. Thank you Sally. – Leanne Heath 

We stayed at The Lookout for 5 nights in February with our 3 small dogs and, quite frankly, didn’t want to leave. The home itself is spotless and has everything you could possibly need. Sally is a great , communicative host and has thought of everything. The location is unbeatable for those, like me, who love the sea and peace and quiet, although there are a couple of fantastic cafĂ©s a very short walk away if you don’t fancy cooking. The sunrises are amazing, the dog friendly beach is beautiful for long walks and the log burner is lovely in the evenings. The sound of the waves crashing on the beach at night is good for the soul, we came away feeling so relaxed. We will definitely be returning in the summer. – Dee McLoughlin 

If you’ve always wanted to live by the sea but haven’t fulfilled your dream (like me), The Lookout is the perfect place for you! Waking in the morning to THAT view , and the sound of the sea…. there’s nothing like it. Add a great fish and chip shop, two fabulous cafes (one vegan), and a beautiful, dog-friendly Norfolk beach and who could resist? I even swam with a seal (well, a seal pup popped its head up a few feet away!). Mundesley and Happisburgh are close by – walking distance on a sunny day. A lovely beach house in a great area with a beautiful view. – Sandra Jo Manning

We stayed at ‘The Lookout’ for a long weekend with our two Welsh Springer spaniels in the middle of January. The house is superbly laid out with a very well equipped, modern kitchen, a very spacious and comfortable lounge, a dining area with fantastic views across the North Sea and a bedroom with a super ensuite bathroom. The weather outside was freezing, but we were lovely and warm in ‘The Lookout’ with its excellent central heating system and log burner. Sally’s communication before our arrival was perfect and we could not have asked for more……so very helpful for our stay. ‘The Lookout’ is a little gem on the scenic Norfolk coast that we would thoroughly recommend. – Haydn Hart

Lovely place with a spectacular view! Nice, clean and comfortable – a fantastic place to unwind, walk and enjoy local walks and amenities. Definitely recommend it! Pub within half a mile (plus others within walking distance) and a lovely cafe just up the road. It’s on the coast path so you can walk 3 miles to Mundesley (keep an eye on the tides) or 3 miles the other way to Happisburgh. It’s also nice and central to other tourist spots so an ideal base to strike out from. Had a great stay here and will be back! Thanks Sally. – Karen Joan

Our second visit to The Lookout – as lovely in the Autumn as it was in late Summer. The wood-burning stove is a welcome addition and the perfect accompaniment to watching Netflix. The house has everything you need plus there are wonderful views of the stormy North Sea and bracing walks along the sandy beach. The seals and pups at Horsey Gap were the highlight this time. We’ll definitely be back! – Whichcord Green

We chose a lazy style of holiday, enjoying the mesmerizing effect of the sea and the peace of the location. But there is plenty to do if you want to! Walking on the beach, Hickling Broad, the Gunton Arms, Paston Church, Bacton Church, CafĂ© Carmel – all recommended! The house is lovely, and comfortable. Thank you Sally for letting us stay. – Nicole and Alex.

Had a wonderful but all too short stay at The Lookout. The location is perfect, easy reach of Cromer and the busier towns and villages a short drive but if you are looking for beautiful walks, breathtaking beach views and local pubs, cafes and eateries then everything is within walking distance. The accommodation is very well put together and clearly cared for. The sun room overlooking the beach was the perfect space to eat, chat, watch the sunrise and generally relax. The bathroom and kitchen are clean and modern with appliances that are perfect for self-catering so cooking a meal just wasn’t a stress. The real icing on the cake for the Lookout was the log burner in the lounge, creating an atmosphere of comfort and peace – perfect for relaxing, watching a film or enjoying a glass or two. You probably worked out by now we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lookout and hope to return soon. – Tim Davies 


How to find us

No 33, The Lookout, Seaview Estate, Bacton, Norfolk, NR12 0HH

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Drive along the coast road through Walcott and keep going towards Bacton.  Look out for Gooch’s garage on the right and take the small track just before it onto the little estate.  First right and follow the road round until you get nearly to the end of the road.  The Lookout is the second one from the cliff edge.