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2 School Row

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 705 to £ 1,260 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


2 School Row is a beautifully presented refurbished Norfolk flint cottage which has been transformed into a comfortable holiday home. With a well-equipped kitchen, stylish sitting room and two lovely bedrooms, it's ideal for two couples or a family to stay throughout the year. Dating back to 1860, the cottage is ideally located set back from the coast road and next to Thornham's iconic old school house. It's within a short walk of the coastal path which leads across the creeks to the glorious beach, as well as three excellent places to eat and drink including The Lifeboat Inn and The Orange Tree.


  • Excellent location in the heart of Thornham set back from the coast road
  • Charming sitting room with a wood-burning stove
  • Lovely spacious king-size bedroom
  • Private enclosed rear garden


  • The off-street parking parking is accessed via a driveway at the side of the cottage
  • There's a useful utility area by the back door
  • Please bring your own pods for the Nespresso coffee machine
  • Logs aren't provided

Ground Floor

Kitchen: attractive cream kitchen with built-in electric oven and halogen hob, built-in slimline dishwasher, Smeg fridge (with ice-box), microwave, Nespresso Coffee Machine (guests are advised to bring their own capsules) and a table which can seat 4. Leads through into..

Utility area: with washer/dryer and a Cloakroom with WC and hand basin.

Sitting Room: with an oak floor and a wood burning stove, tastefully furnished with two sofas, coffee table, Smart digital HD TV, DVD player. There's the advantage of wireless broadband in the cottage.

Note: There will be no logs provided at 2 School Row so guests are advised to buy locally or bring their own.

First Floor

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

Bedroom 1: Lovely spacious room with king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: Has distant sea views, twin beds (with an additional pull-out single stored under), bedside table and lamps.

Bathroom: Fitted with a shower over the bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


There is off-street parking at the rear of the cottage.

A landscaped fully enclosed patio garden with outside furniture.


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 cottage in a fabulous location. The proximity to Thornham and all its amenities.

The Ball's, 11th of April 2024

A very nice cottage in excellent location

the bailey's, 13th of October 2023

We love this property and and this is our second visit. The house is ideally located in Thornham, well placed to access the local pub and walks, and not too far to reach the coastal path and beech.

The Brough's, 28th of August 2023

A lovely cottage in a great spot. The parking spot is an added bonus. Thornham is a lovely village and a great base for exploring the wonderful North Norfolk coast. We were blessed with good weather, sunny but not too hot for Ted the dog! We loved the walk to the beach at Burnham overy Staithe and Holkham is also fabulous. Lovely day in Wells next the sea and we also had a run out to Aylsham where we caught the little steam train to Wroxham.

The Burton's, 22nd of August 2023

The cottage was lovely. So quaint and fresh. Well equipped and comfortable. Stay highlights the beaches and nature reserves of the area.

The Buchan's, 22nd of August 2023

A lovely, well equipped, clean cottage in a fantastic location. 2 good size rooms. One twin, one double and a bathroom with excellent shower upstairs.
A comfy sitting room, well equipped kitchen and utility/loo downstairs. All nicely decorated. There is a very secure garden out the back and a lovely front garden and parking from the back. The cottage has everything you need for a week and a very short walk to pubs and the deli. It was faultless.I will always book with Sowerby's as their standards are high. Location. Thornham is a great village but it's a short drive to Hunstanton, Wells, Holkham.

The Howard's, 18th of August 2023

Clean and comfortable cottage in a great location. Large enclosed gardens great for dogs with a excellent sunny aspect. Loved the outside rattan furniture, spent a lot of time in the garden !

The Groom's, 11th of July 2023

Lovely well equipped cottage with a secluded garden with outside seating. Local walks, deserted beach and great local amenities, including the Orange Tree, Lifeboat Inn, the Deli and Drove Orchards, all in the village.

The Chamberlain's, 29th of June 2023

One of the nicest cottages we’ve ever stayed in, lovely village and our highlights were Eric’s fish and chips and farm shop and ice cream at Drove Orchard! We didn’t have good weather so didn’t do things that we had planned…..but hopefully next time! A lovely restful week in a beautiful cottage!

Peter and Patricia, 20th of May 2022

We loved the property and the fabulous location in the village! Beautifully presented and very cosy. Could tell that the property had recently been painted.

The Dearing Family, 8th of April 2022

We have stayed in the property previously. The off road parking very useful in Thornham. It is a well equipped holiday cottage. We like the distant sea views. Also we like the re-modelled front garden and many people walking past stopped to look at it. Thank you

The Moonlight's, 14th of May 2021

We have stayed in the property previously. The off road parking very useful in Thornham. It is a well equipped holiday cottage. We like the distant sea views. Also we like the re-modelled front garden and many people walking past stopped to look at it. Thank you

The Moonlight's, 14th of May 2021

A well furnished and decorated with comfortable bed cottage. 2 School Row was clean, bright and well-equipped. Nice walks and amenities close by and a good base to explore further afield.

The Hagan, 19th of April 2021

We loved the property, Great facilities, perfect location. We liked the most that the property was characterful with a safe enclosed garden

Staten Family, 12th of April 2021

2 School Row was lovely relaxed and comfortable. Variety of art works very impressive. The information provided in the cottage was really useful. We used some of the walks.

The Buczkiewicz's, 5th of October 2020

We liked the location, ample parking, fire, homelyness. The welcome pack of wine, chocolates,crisps and bag was a very nice surprise. We will stay again!

Geraghty Family, 28th of December 2019

Very nice cottage to stay in for a few nights. Well placed in Thornham for places to eat and as a base to travel around the area.

The Whittam's, 25th of October 2019

We have stayed here many times and Love staying here. The location is perfect for us and we really like Thornham.

Jennings Party, 31st of August 2019
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1260 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1090 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£945 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£785 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£945 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£705 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1260 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£725 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£970 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£805 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1135 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£935 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1120 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1295 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1120 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£970 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£805 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£970 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£725 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1295 / 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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