Set in the popular coastal resort of Great Yarmouth, this charming period guest house offers en suite accommodations, free WiFi and free parking. The property is set in a relaxed atmosphere, with views over the Venetian waterways gardens towards the sea.

Designed over 3 floors, Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast features 9 comfortable en suite guestrooms. All rooms include tea/coffee making facilities, a seating area and a flat-screen TV.

Conveniently located, Swiss Cottage is 15 minutes' by bus to the town center, home to a variety of shops, restaurant and bars. Great Yarmouth Railway Station is 15 minutes' drive. The wider Norfolk area is also easily accessible by car.

This is our guests' favorite part of Great Yarmouth, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast has been welcoming guests since Nov 6, 2008

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Great Yarmouth, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Great Yarmouth Pier Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    2,900 feet from property
  • Caister on Sea Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Hi had the top floor room a sea view?
    Hello, sorry to say no. Kind regards Bob an Barbara
    Answered on May 13, 2021
  • How far is the property from the National Express coach station? Thank you
    Hello, I believe the national express coache 491 from London stops at Market Gates bus station. It is around 1.2 miles from Swiss Cottage.
    Answered on June 9, 2021
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Usually July or August though 2019 some weeks of August were not so good.
    Answered on September 6, 2019
  • do you take dogs?
    no sorry we do not take any animals
    Answered on July 29, 2020

Hosted by Bob and Barbara

Host Review Score

Bob and Barbara
The property now updated to a high standard and it is our aim to continue to maintain and improve. All rooms already enjoy en-suite facilities. Central heating to all rooms and public areas for those colder times of year. We welcome those on holiday and business travelers. No children but accompanied adults 16 or over. Not wheelchair friendly. Sorry no pets. Flexible Book-In from 3pm - 8pm but not 24 hour reception. The mix of superking,king,twin,double and single rooms with ground floor double for those of partial disablement and some with wide views across the dunes to the shoreline. Families can take advantage of the adjacent rooms on the top floor. We know the improvements has improved the comfort and surroundings and your stay will be enhanced by the process. The carpet have been upgraded and all en-suite facilities updated to include hygienic floors. Inclusion of a Life 2 fire alarm system has improved safety. Bed and Breakfast only but we are located near enough to many quality restaurants. Sea front wide promenade with easy access to the beach and walks along the Norfolk Coastal path through the updat Venetian Waterways.
We are Bob and Barbara Briggs and this is our first venture into bed and breakfast ownership. Barbara is experienced in the hotel trade and Bob has many years of management and administration behind him. We began the purchase of Swiss Cottage in November 2003 and after a few false starts finally moved in on 12th March 2004. Choosing a lifestyle business approach we offer a homely place to stay and to use as a base to explore all what Great Yarmouth and the Broads can offer. Always here to help with choosing places to eat or where to go we have a wealth of brochures and leaflets and of course our own experiences of life in this quiet and lovely part of England.
Great Yarmouth is located on the East coast around the middle of the bump you see on maps. Access from the main routes of the A47 and A12 the area is growing in popularity with many new places appearing. A traditional seaside town, Great Yarmouth offers a chance to experience the old seaside town along with many modern new features. Restaurants, amusements, take way food and candy floss shows the flavour of the town but it is a good base to explore the Norfolk broads and the North Norfolk coast as well. Plenty of entertainment with the St Georges theatre and end of pier Britannia theatre. The Seachange arts festival runs in September across the town with many interesting acts. Throughout the year families are catered for with the Pleasure Beach offering fun for all, many centres like Sealife offer an insight into 'fishy' life. A wealth of award winning museums and places of interest like the Time and Tide museum. The port area is used for supporting the offshore wind farm industry as well as busy shipping across to Europe.
Language spoken: English
Amenities of Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mini golf Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 35

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note, check-in is strictly only available between 15:00 and 18:00. It is not possible to check-in after 18:00.

Please note that the car park entrance has a height restriction of 7 feet (6.9 feet). Due to the style of the building, there are narrow and steep stairs leading to the top-floor rooms, and there is no elevator at the property. Therefore it may not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

No Children can be accommodated, we are for adults only.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast.

  • Guests staying at Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding

  • Room options at Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

  • The prices at Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Swiss Cottage Bed and Breakfast is 0.7 miles from the center of Great Yarmouth.