Illonka | sextons place


My name is Ilonka and having grown up in Norfolk it is an area which is very close to my heart, I especially love being able to share my local knowledge as there are so many hidden gems to explore. After having enjoyed running a holiday let for many years I had been searching for a place along the North Norfolk coast for the glorious beaches and picturesque market towns and villages. Eventually I found Sextons Place and fell in love with it as soon as I walked through the door. I hope you will feel the same and if you choose to stay at the cottage I will do all I can to make it feel like home away from home.

What our guests say..

Below are some of the reviews left by our wonderful guests.

Ilonka’s home is absolutely beautiful, a real home from home. The beds and bedding were the comfiest we’ve ever stayed in! Amazing pillows! We visited with 4 adults and 3 small children over Christmas and over new year. The house is perfectly placed to visit north Norfolk beaches but equally it’s relaxing and restful enough to just stay in and enjoy the beautiful house and garden. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped and has lots of cooking essentials and a great welcome pack. We couldn’t fault it and have recommended it to our friends who are now visiting in the summer. Thank you Ilonka for having us – if you want to come and interior design my own home then please do!

Holly – January 2020

Brilliant hostess. Property is amazing, loads of extras and so well equipped it was like home from home. Loved it.

Denny – December 2019

The most wonderful stay. Everything was just perfect. Thank you thank you and already can’t wait to return xx

Lauren – September 2019

This place is idyllic. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is without fault. Fifteen minutes in the car from beaches with pretty villages and a miniature railway a reasonable car drive away too make the location superb. My wife and I stayed with 2 other couples and a total of 3 children under the age of two and the house had lots of space to play, a safe enclosed garden and even a Wendy house! (We found beach chairs, a wind break and even material to go crabbing with in the Wendy house which was a great surprise). There is a pub in the village (15-20 minute walk) and a playground (5 minutes walk). Thank you so much Ilonka for hosting us so well at this incredible venue. Thank you for the welcome hamper, thank you for fantastic communication throughout.

Thomas – August 2019

This is a gem of a place – gorgeous house, clean, comfortable and stylish and the area is lovely too – magnificent beaches and countryside. It was our second stay so that speaks volumes about how much we like it here!

Sam – June 2019

As soon as you enter this home you are welcomed and embraced by its style and warmth. It has clearly been styled with great love and care, with a beautiful palette of paint colours used throughout which evoke calm and peace. Everything you could wish for is here in this spacious home – which made it difficult to leave. It felt like we were staying in a luxury boutique hotel which we had all to ourselves. Exceptional host and housekeeping standards. Sometimes when you find a holiday home of this standard you almost don’t want to let it ‘out of the bag’ but that would be wrong I know. Thank you Ilonka for allowing us to stay in your beautiful holiday home, we will be returning as soon as we can. We have visited Norfolk for many years and for anyone out there thinking of it. Make sure of course that you stay at Sextons Place. Norfolk is fab whatever the weather!

Carol – November 2018