A bustling village with an attractive harbour which is just to the east of Brancaster (staithe means wharf, or landing stage). There is a well-supported sailing club here and in the summer at high tide there?s always a crowd of people and boats jostling to get onto the water. The sea still gives a living to many in the area though and Brancaster Staithe is famed for its mussels, which may be bought locally at The Fish Shed or directly from Mervyn's Mussels along the coast road.
From the harbour you can take a short ferry trip (at high tide) to Scolt Head Island, a four mile long sand bar housing a National Nature Reserve well-known for terns, oystercatchers, and ringed plovers.
The village is a picturesque one, with typical flint walling on many cottages, and popular with second home owners and holiday makers. There is good beer and food available throughout the day at the Jolly Sailor?s pub, or for more of a treat with stunning views and delicious food there?s the White Horse overlooking the marshes.
Next to Brancaster Staithe is Burnham Deepdale which has a Norman church, a visitors centre and a good selection of shops, including a florist, supermarket, Fat Face and Little Giggles (children's shop). After a brisk walk on the beach or an invigorating sail there?s nothing better than a trip to the increasingly popular Deepdale Café, renowned for its hearty English breakfasts.
1 Ruscon Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £485 to £895 per week
1 Ruscon Cottage is a traditional flint and brick Norfolk end of terrace cottage which has been refurbished with the addition of central heating, a new bathroom and kitchen. It has a clear view of the tidal salt marshes and is within walking distance of the coastal path and to the beautiful beach at Brancaster and the harbour at Brancaster Staithe. There are 2 good pubs, shops and the renowned Deepdale cafe within a couple of minutes' walk away.
2 Ruscon Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £485 to £895 per week
2 Ruscon Cottage is a delightful 3 bedroom period traditional brick and flint cottage which was redecorated throughout at the start of 2012 with the addition of a new bathroom. It has a clear view of the tidal salt marshes and is within walking distance of the coastal path, the harbour, beautiful beach at Brancaster, shops, cafe and 2 good pubs.
Bonnierigg Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £495 to £895 per week
Bonnierigg is a spacious detached, 3 bedroom bungalow, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, in the popular sailing and fishing village of Brancaster Staithe. The property is maintained to a high standard and has a lovely big garden. It is within walking distance of the harbour, The White Horse Inn, The Jolly Sailors pub and the Deepdale shops and cafe. It is only 4 miles away from the picturesque Georgian village of Burnham Market.
Field Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £395 to £840 per week
Field Cottage is a single storey Norfolk brick and flint cottage which has lovely countryside views, within walking distance of Brancaster Staithe's harbour and local places to eat & drink. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and has been extremely well-equipped with all the mod cons, providing a great base for a family holiday or an off-season break for walkers, bird-watchers or anyone wanting to explore the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
Island House Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £595 to £925 per week
Island House is a detached 4 bedroom house situated in an outstanding location in Brancaster Staithe harbour with stunning creek, marsh and sea views.
This house provides the perfect location for a summer break literally right by the sea, with the coastal path and harbour just a few steps away. Following the tidal surge in December 2013, the ground floor has been completely refurbished and ready for holiday letting from the summer of 2014.
Oak Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 4, from £495 to £895 per week
Oak Cottage is a stunning Norfolk cottage which has been completely rebuilt and refurbished to a really high standard, with many original features and has high quality fittings. There is a 'designer' enclosed south facing garden and a west facing decked area. It is a short walk to the coast, the shops, Deepdale cafe and the White Horse restaurant.
Samphire Cottage Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 5, from £440 to £870 per week
Samphire Cottage is a traditional end terrace Norfolk cottage which has been refurbished throughout and furnished in a contemporary style. Downstairs is open plan with a spacious sitting / dining area leading into the newly fitted kitchen. There is an attractive rear enclosed south facing garden with lawn and terrace and off-road parking to the rear of the cottage. A perfectly situated holiday cottage within minutes walk of the coast, local shops and excellent local pubs and restaurants, ideal for stays throughout the year.
A beach hut at Brancaster is also available to let for an additional £100 per week.
Sea Wood Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 10, from £970 to £1950 per week
Sea Wood has undergone a complete transformation after extensive building work and complete refurbishment to produce a superb holiday home with stunning sea views. Downstairs is all on one level with a wonderful open plan kitchen/dining and sitting area, a light and airy conservatory overlooking the garden, together with an en-suite bedroom. Upstairs there are 5 further bedrooms, including the master bedroom with its large feature window and lovely sea views. It has the benefit of a large fully enclosed south facing rear garden (approx. 180 ft long) and is ideally located in the heart of Brancaster Staithe, opposite The White Horse pub/restaurant, and within minutes walk from a good selection of shops and the harbour.
The Lookout Brancaster Staithe
Sleeps 6, from £430 to £875 per week
A beautifully presented spacious detached bungalow which makes the perfect family holiday home. It has a newly fitted kitchen and a large open-plan living area with a wood burner. The harbour and coastal path at Brancaster Staithe are literally minutes walk away and there are distant sea views from all 3 bedrooms and the enclosed garden.