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1 Knights Cottages

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3

from £ 905 to £ 1,665 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


1 Knights Cottage is a luxurious 3-storey coastal cottage with lovely views across Thornham's salt marshes and out to sea. Completed in 2020, this superb cottage has been finished to an extremely high specification. Downstairs has been cleverly designed to create a stunning sociable open plan kitchen,living and dining area which opens seamlessly onto an attractive outside terrace. Upstairs there's the great advantage of three well-appointed bedrooms (two with stunning sea views) each with their own contemporary bath/shower room, making this a perfect place for the whole family or up to three couples. The cottage is ideally located within walking distance of the beautiful coast, with the RSPB in Titchwell being just a 10 minute walk away, with direct access to the beach in Titchwell too,. There is a choice of excellent local places to eat and drink. 1 Knights Cottage also benefits from a fully enclosed south facing rear garden and the bonus of off-street parking for up to two cars.


  • A lovely enclosed south facing garden with outside seating and barbeque.
  • Wonderful views over the marshes to the sea.
  • Within walking distance of the 3 local bars and restaurants, plus the Thornham deli.


  • Walks to the coast from the house.
  • Parking for 1 car at the rear of the property and plenty of space for more cars on Castle Road
  • Underfloor heating all downstairs

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: with oak flooring and coat hooks.

Cloakroom: hand basin and WC.

There is a lovely open plan sitting and dining area which leads through to the stunning kitchen, all with oak flooring and under-floor heating. Bi-fold doors lead out to an attractive terrace and garden.

Sitting/Dining room: a light and airy room with a large comfortable L-shaped sofa and two armchairs, coffee and side tables with occasional lamps and a large wall-mounted Smart TV. For dining, there's a large wooden table which comfortably seating for six people.

Kitchen: a high quality bespoke hand-painted kitchen with stone work surfaces. There is a built-in double oven, induction hob with remote controlled extractor, an integral dishwasher, integral fridge/freezer and a microwave.

Utility: with fitted units and an integrated washer/dryer.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 2: is at the front of the cottage and has stunning coastal views. There is a king-size bed (which may be un-linked to create two 2'6" single beds - please request at time of booking) with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a large built-in double wardrobe.

En-suite bathroom: bath with a shower over, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom 3: at the back of the cottage overlooking the garden. There is a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, and a built-in wardrobe.

En-suite shower room: Walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Second Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: a lovely room at the front of top of the house with far-reaching sea views. There is a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a built-in double wardrobe.

En-suite shower room : has a shower, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.


1 Knights Cottage is set back from the coastal road with a shingled drive to the rear and a parking space in the cart shed for one car with the option to park another car in front of this.

At the back is a fully enclosed (fenced) south facing garden with a paved area, charcoal bbq and outside furniture.

It's conveniently located with walking distance of The Lifeboat Inn and The Chequers Inn, as well as the award winning Orange Tree Inn. The coastal path may be reached on foot, from which it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk across the salt marshes and out to the glorious sandy beaches.



A highly sought after coastal village on the Norfolk Coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A paradise for walkers, photographers, artists and bird watchers due to the panoramic views of the salt marshes.
There is a worthwhile and picturesque mile long walk across the creeks, here you will reach the often quiet, stunning and dog friendly sandy beach of Thornham Bay. Continue along to the popular boardwalk to Holme Dunes NWT Nature reserve with interesting habitats of flora and fauna from natterjack toads and migrating birds.


The village is notable as magnet for foodies and day trippers with seriously good shopping. Drove Orchards on the outskirts of Thornham has an impressive Farm Shop where you can PYO and is notable for its apple juice, fishmongers and a small selection of lifestyle shops. You may of heard of the ‘not to be missed’ Eric’s Fish and Chips, where you can enjoy a beer with your meal and children love the desserts, a fried jam sandwich, or ice cream where they can help themselves to tasty toppings. Thornham Deli, cafe and store is also great for a browse or bite to eat and it's next door to the Village Hall and play park.  There are also two great village pubs to choose from.:The Orange Tree award winning gastro pub, ideal for families with outdoor play area and The Lifeboat Inn, a traditional and atmospheric haven, often with a roaring fire and warm welcome for every guest including salty sea dogs.


Thornham is named after the Old English meaning ‘homestead or village where the thorn trees grow’. The village has a rich history and many of the buildings date back to the 16th Century. Archaeological evidence dates as far back as the Bronze Age. The village had a prosperous harbour 200 years ago and a fascinating story of a smugglers Inn and a bandit’s hideout.


Nestled between the villages of Holme-next-the-Sea and Titchwell both with bird and wildlife visitors’ centres RSPB Titchwell and NWT Nature reserve. There are many other villages to explore within a short distance like Brancaster, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham with their great family beaches. Brancaster Staithe is popular with sailors and courses and lessons can be taken here or at Morston. You can learn to be a smuggler, explore the coast or sail the creeks with The Coastal Exploration Company, or take a seal trip to Blakeney Point from Morston Quay. Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale is a nice area to visit the shops or visit the quintessential village of Burnham Market where you can source most Norfolk delicacies from the independent and quaint shops that surround the village green.

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Guest reviews

Lovely property perfectly placed in Norfolk.

The Hind's, 6th of June 2024

Second stay at this property. Still very clean and crisp.

The Hill's, 11th of April 2024

Lovely cottage, nicely furnished and good location.

The Hawkin's, 5th of October 2023

Location is superb.We like Thornham very much and being within walking distance of the Orange Tree,Lifeboat Inn,the Deli and the beaches makes for a terrific base. Facilities at the cottage were very good and outside space was private,and enclosed for our dog.

The Monk's, 5th of September 2023

The cottage is absolutely beautiful and in one of our favourite locations on the Norfolk Coast. The design works so well as a holiday let and you will immediately feel at home when you walk through the door. The views from the attic bedroom are amazing- take your binoculars to watch the wildlife in the evenings. We stayed with our two sons and their partners and everyone agreed that the cottage was perfect for a week's stay with lots to do on the doorstep for outdoor types. Watching the sunset from the beach at the Titchwell reserve surrounded by wildlife; walking the coastal path, cycling along Peddar's Way and the quiet country lanes; Holkham Park to Wells by bike (and discovering the culinary delights at the deli on Staithe Street); shopping for locally sourced food at Drove orchards (and Pizza at Eric's there); fishing on Cley Beach and eating our catch; I could go on...

The Waby's, 23rd of August 2023

Lovely views from the front bedroom windows to the sea. Some beautiful sunsets. Boutique hotel Interior design made the most of the space. Hard working nesting pigeons in garden bush. Excellent sourdoughs from Drove Orchard farm shop and Gurneys. Daily walks on Brancaster beach

The Bacomb's, 23rd of August 2023

Great location and nice, clean open-plan property.

The Jagger's, 4th of August 2023

We had a wonderful week away in Thornham The property was better in reality than the photos Beautiful views from the front windows, we enjoyed watching the Marsh Harriers hunt.
The kitchen was well equipped and beds very comfortable

The Lupton's, 9th of June 2023

Fabulous property, well situated for everything in Thornham and beyond.
Property was spacious and beautifully decorated and very clean. Beds were comfy and the benefit of having a bathroom for each bedroom was excellent.
Highly recommend.

The Toons, 5th of May 2023

Lovely property, well maintained and furnished to a high standard. Was really nice to be able to visit Thornham Deli, The Lifeboat and The Orange Tree without having to drive.

The Steggall's, 9th of January 2023

A lovely light and airy home. Very well equipped kitchen. Comfortable relaxing seating area with good standard dining table and chairs, breakfast bar chairs also a good addition. Garden furniture also very comfortable and looked good! Bifold doors from kitchen to garden, excellent addition with dogs welcomed at the cottage.

The Clay's, 23rd of September 2022

Open plan, new lovely cottage with comfortable furnishings and good decor. Cottage also in a great location.

The Beanland's, 3rd of June 2022

The property was better than we expected. Beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. We loved the decor and how well equipped the property was.

The Searson Party, 22nd of October 2021

The bedrooms were larger than they appeared on the photos of the property! This was a bonus! The location and the views of the sea were amazing. It was also really handy that each bedroom came with an en-suite. It was really handy that there was a crabbing kit in the garden, as we’d forgotten to pack ours - so we made use of that! 🦀 Thank you for a lovely stay!

The Green Family, 17th of September 2021

Beautifully appointed, very clean at 1 knights Cottage, with lovely furnishings and very well equipped. Gorgeous cottage and we loved our stay. Will recommend to friends thank you

The Harrison's, 14th of May 2021

would say this has been one of our favourite properties over many years of various holiday rentals. Comfortable, light, stylish and in a good location. A lovely break after a very stressful year. We met the cleaner as we were leaving and she was absolutely lovely. I hope everyone stays safe and that Sowerbys have a good year after the difficulties of the past year.

The Miles family, 16th of April 2021

We liked the overall quality of interiors and beds and bedding, the location and quality of design and interiors. A beautiful and stylish holiday home. Such a wonderful location and so many things to do.

Diane , 4th of September 2020

The combination of.a well thought out and beautifully designed property with a very practical and tasteful garden was more than I expected. We all felt it was intelligently designed and thought through. Tasteful and high quality appliances. Really lovely. My son said “are we going back to the hotel”? And that sums it up. It felt boutique rather than borrowed!

The Chrispin Family, 17th of July 2020
Key Booked Arrival date


Save 15% on available dates at 1 Knights Cottages in September 2024!


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1665 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1485 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1175 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1110 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1370 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£905 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1665 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£930 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1410 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1125 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1715 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1410 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1525 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1715 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1525 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1205 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1140 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1410 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£930 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1715 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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