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4 Hare Cottage

  • South Creake
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1

from £ 560 to £ 1,060 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Hare Cottage is a delightful newly refurbished holiday cottage with the advantage of a superb new kitchen and new bathroom installed in 2022. The owner has taken great care to ensure that guests will be comfortable and have everything they could possibly need, to make this somewhere they'll want to return to. This lovely cottage is quietly located with an attractive west facing rear garden with patio areas to catch the sun, as well as a front garden setting the cottage back from the quiet lane. The cottage has been redecorated throughout and is all beautifully presented in a contemporary coastal style, with all new furniture and fittings. It has the bonus of off street parking for one car and the use of a garage for the storage of bicycles, as well as being within walking distance of The Ostrich an excellent local gastro pub, a childrens' playground and tennis court. The beautiful coast at Holkham or Burnham Overy Staithe is only 10 minutes drive away, making this the perfect base to explore the stunning North Norfolk coastline.


  • Newly furbished throughout in 2022
  • Superb new kitchen
  • Private off-street parking space
  • Walking distance to excellent local pub


  • Bicycles may be stored in the lockable garage
  • Dogs are not permitted to stay
  • Room for a travel cot in the bedrooms is limited

Ground Floor

Entrance: either via the front door into the sitting area or via the back door into the kitchen.

Kitchen: a superb newly fitted well-equipped kitchen with all new appliances in 2022 which include an electric oven and halogen hob, full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cafetiere and a washing machine. There's a breakfast bar with two stools for casual dining, a radio and glazed door to the back garden.

Sitting room: a lovely light room with a feature driftwood fireplace housing an electric wood-burner effect stove. Newly furnished with two sofas, a chair, digital freeview TV with a fire TV stick to get access to Netflix etc. An archway leads through into:

Dining room: with French door and views out to the garden. There's a dining table and four chairs.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and have a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: a lovely room overlooking the back garden with open countryside views. Contains a double bed, bedside tables with hare lamps, dressing table and stool, chair and a built-in wardrobe with shelving and hanging space.

Bedroom 2: has twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chair and clothes hanging rail.

Bedroom 3: a charming room for one with a full-size single bed, bedside table and lamp, clothes hanhing hooks and a small cupboard.

Bathroom: newly fitted bathroom with hand basin, bath with shower screen and an electric shower over, a heated towel rail and WC.


Next to the cottage there is a shingle drive with off-street parking for all the Foldgate cottages with one dedicated space in front of the garage (with the hare on!). There is pedestrian access from the parking area around the back of the cottage with a gate into the back garden.
The garage may be used for the storage of bicycles if required.

The property has a very pretty rear enclosed garden which is part paved and part shingled and contains a variety of shrubs and plants. There is an outdoor table and chairs, near the back door and a further sitting area at the top of the garden to catch the evening sunshine.

The front garden is landscaped and also contains a variety of shrubs and plants. There is a gate enclosing it from the small road.

It's only a short walk to the village playing fields with a childrens' playground and a tennis court, as well as a stream which is home to a huge family of ducks. The excellent Ostrich pub is only minutes walk away. There are also some fantastic country and coastal walks to enjoy nearby.




The attractive village of South Creake (twinned with North Creake) has a lovely village green at its heart with the river Burn that runs through. When visiting the village, you will see the much-loved resident ducks crossing the road from the houses for a swim on the river. There is a lovely leafy recreation ground, park and village hall making it the hub of the village. You will often see local produce such as cakes and homegrown vegetables for sale from the small way-side stalls in the village and there is a thriving plant nursery and cafe. There is a welcoming community spirt in the village, making it a perfect place to unwind and take in the Norfolk air.

The Ostrich Inn, dating from the 1800s, has been refurbished to a high standard and now serves delicious locally sourced food in attractive surroundings.


On the hill above the village can be found the remnants of Bloodgate Hill fort, an Iron Age fortification that is the largest hill fort in Norfolk. It probably dates back around 300 years before the Romans. Roman coins and pottery have been found in the surrounding farmlands of the village.


Well worth a visit is Creake Abbey just outside of the village of North Creake with a lovely speciality shops. There is also an award-winning farmers' market on the last Saturday of each month. Close to Fakenham is the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve making for a lovely day out with walks around the lakes, gardens and also great fun for all the family with splendid children’s indoor and outdoor play areas. With the vast sandy beaches of the North Norfolk Coast just a short journey away at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham, this village is a great base from which to explore North Norfolk.


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Guest reviews

Lovely cottage, very well presented with co-ordinated fixtures and fittings. Cottage had everything you could need for an enjoyable stay in north Norfolk. Day out in Sheringham travelled on the North Norfolk Railway, nostalgia at its best.

Gill Claxton , 12th of June 2024

A very peaceful and enjoyable stay at this lovely cottage. It has a very welcoming feel about it and we loved our few days there. Very handily situated for trips to Fakenham, Burnham Market and Creake Abbey. Also great for wildlife spotting from the back door - we saw bats, an owl, deer and the odd hare of course

The Grant-Hickley's, 12th of October 2023

Beautiful cottage. Made to feel very welcome with the hamper. The decor and touches make it feel just like home! Fresh flowers, a lovely touch. Superb food at the Lord Nelson in Burnham Thorpe. Lovely walks in Brancaster and Holkham. Sandringham worth the visit. We hope to be back soon.

The Edwards's Family, 25th of August 2023

Wonderful cottage, beautifully renovated and equipped. Thank you

Juliet, 11th of August 2023

Hare cottage is in a peaceful area - over looking a field with just the sound of the birds. It’s been beautifully thought out - comfortable, well equipped with lovely touches. It’s convenient as it’s close to Burnham Market for buying food and not far from the coast and interesting places to visit.

The Dunn's, 13th of July 2023

The most immaculate holiday cottage I've ever stayed in! The decor, furniture and cleanliness was top notch and faultless. Great location with a lovely view over the fields, plenty of extra parking not far away on top of the included parking space and a pub serving good food a couple of minutes walk away.

The Marvel's, 21st of June 2023

Our second stay at this beautiful cottage. Despite the cold weather we were warm and cosy. The owners go above and beyond with a very generous welcome basket and vases of flowers. The property is cleaned to a very high standard. I would highly recommend a stay at Hare Cottage.
The cosiness of the cottage as the weather was very cold. The convenience of The Ostrich Pub/Restaurant. The central location to explore the North Norfolk Coast.

The O'Sullivan's, 15th of March 2023

The best equipped cottage we have ever visited. Every attention to detail to make guests welcome including a very thoughtful welcome hamper. Spotlessly clean and stylish décor throughout. Would highly recommend this property. The welcome hamper especially the home made plum jam was a highlight . The weather was mostly dry and sunny so we were able to enjoy a drink in the pretty garden overlooking the fields. Loved the little touch of the vases of flowers

Pamela , 23rd of September 2022

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately presented. I loved the little homely touches everywhere. The welcome basket was so nice to come in to after our long journey and did make us instantly feel welcomed. The cottage itself was one of the best equipped and cleanest we have ever rented. Out and about we had some lovely days out at Wells gorgeous beach and cage. Sunset walks at Holkham and fabulous food at The Ostrich pub in the village. Weather was very kind and we were lucky enough to have a heatwave whilst we were here. All of the family came, my sister and daughter hired other cottages in the village and we made some very happy memories. Already saying we are thinking of coming back next year!

The Hodgson's, 5th of August 2022

We had a wonderful holiday at this fantastic cottage. It's in a great location for exploring North Norfolk and we will definitely be back. The kids enjoyed the local park (and ducks!) and the pib was nice too. Holkham bike-riding was a highlight.

The Harman's, 29th of July 2022

What an absolute gem of a cottage! It was spotlessly clean and so comfortable and well-equipped. We couldn't have asked for more. We have been blessed with a lovely week of weather. We have had lots of trips out. Houghton Hall and gardens were lovely, Brancaster beach, Holkham beach and walled gardens. We love the Dun Cow at Salthouse.

The Allen's, 10th of June 2022

Wow! What a gorgeous cottage! We've had a fabulous stay in spite of some mixed weather. The cottage was so comfortble and had everything we needed. We love this coast and visit often but this was our first time in South Creake and would definitely return to 4 Hare Cottage. Recommendations as follows; a cake from Sally's Cake Stall on the main village road. Delicious! An evening walk on Holkham Beach when it's deserted. The walled garden at Holkham Hall, so stunning. It has been such a brilliant week, thank you for the lovely touches, so appreciated!

The Fox Family, 27th of May 2022
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Save 10% at this delightful cottage in South Creake throughout June and July 2024!


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£745 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£955 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1060 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£955 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£745 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£640 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£745 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£560 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1060 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£575 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£800 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£655 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£980 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£765 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£980 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1090 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£980 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£765 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£655 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£765 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£575 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1090 / 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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