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Aster House

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • 8
  • 4
  • 4

from £ 2,010 to £ 4,740 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Aster House is a fabulous contemporary "upside-down" house idyllically located on Burnham Overy Staithe's picturesque harbour, with stunning uninterrupted coastal views from the first floor living area. This stunning house has been tastefully and thoughtfully refurbished throughout to create the perfect luxurious holiday home for up to eight people with four beautifully presented bedrooms each with their own bath/shower room.

The gorgeous living room has a large bay window overlooking the harbour and there's simply no better place to relax in comfort and enjoy the delights of a coastal break. No car is needed with the water literally steps away and a scenic coastal path across the creeks leading you to a beautiful unspoilt sandy beach. An excellent pub, playground and tennis courts are only a few minutes walk away.


  • Stunning uninterrupted coastal views from the first floor living area
  • Literally steps away from the harbour and coastal path
  • Four beautifully presented bedrooms each with their own bath/shower room
  • Furnished to a high specification with Loaf sofas, high quality mattresses and bedding


  • There's a cold shower in the garden for muddy dogs or humans!
  • Beach towels are provided (in addition to house towels)
  • 3 of the 4 bedrooms are on the ground floor
  • There's parking space for 2 cars

Ground Floor

The house has been cleverly designed with the living areas on the first floor to make the most of the spectacular views.

Entrance hall with plenty of space for boots and coats. There are beach towels hanging on hooks which guests are welcome to use.

All the bedrooms have new high quality beds, mattresses and bed linen to ensure a good night's sleep. Towelling bath robes are also provided for guests. There is a hair-dryer in every bedroom.

Bedroom 1: Lovely spacious bedroom with a super king-size bed, bedside table and lamps, built-in cupboards, TV and a chest of drawers. There's a glazed door leading to the garden.

En-suite shower room: contemporary walk-in shower, bowl wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: beautifully presented room with a zip-linked bed which may be made up as a super king-size bed or two full-size singles, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, an armchair and a TV.

En-suite bathroom: with a free-standing roll-top bath, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 3: another lovely room with a zip-linked bed which may be made up as a king-size bed or two smaller singles, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and an ornamental fireplace.

Within this bedroom is a large laundry cupboard containing a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board and clothes airer.

Bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

First Floor

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

Kitchen a lovely light and contemporary room which is well-equipped with an electric Rangemaster cooker with halogen hob, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer with water and ice, a microwave and a Nespresso coffee machine (with a few pods provided). There's a clear round kitchen table with six chairs. Double doors open into:

Living/Dining room: Beautifully presented light and airy room with a large bay window with spectacular views of the harbour. There's a luxurious made to order Loaf L-shaped sofa, two armchairs carefully positioned to enjoy the view, large Smart TV, super fast WiFi, attractive fireplace with a gas fire, rattan chest packed full of games. There is a Sonos system in the house. (Guests will need to download the app).

Guests may dine in comfort and enjoy the wonderful views with a large wooden dining table and eight cane chairs.

Bedroom 4: Attractive spacious bedroom with a rattan double bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

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


Access to the house is via a shared shingle driveway located off the Staithe's parking area. There's parking for two cars at the front of the house (either side of the front door designated with black tiles).

At the back is a fully enclosed lawned garden with a decked area, outside furniture and a gas barbecue. There's an outdoor cupboard containing melamine plates, bowls and mugs, a gas kettle plus unbreakable champagne, wine and water glasses. There's also a large storage chest containing all the outdoor cushions.

The beauty of this house is its proximity to the staithe where you can catch the ferry over to Scolt Head island, go crabbing, paddle, swim or walk along the path across the creeks to the glorious sandy beach. There is a cold shower in the back garden and a shower hand hose next to the front for washing muddy feet!

It is only a few minutes walk to the excellent local pub, The Hero, and the playing fields with childrens' playground and tennis courts. Guests should bring their own tennis rackets and balls, with details of how to book the courts left in the house.



A picturesque fishing and sailing harbour with multiple winding tidal creeks and salt marshes stretching from the harbour side and leading to sand dunes: the biggest known as Gun Hill. From Burnham Overy Staithe you can take a scenic walk to Gun Hill which takes about half an hour. In the summer there is lovely wildlife to be spotted including wading birds and beautiful butterflies. A gap in the dunes, locally known as Burnham Harbour, opens up and there are miles of golden sandy beaches stretching out towards Holkham and Wells to be admired. During the summer there is a ferry out to the nature reserve of Scolt Head Island which is a lovely trip for bird watchers and seal spotters.


An area of outstanding natural beauty, the village is a large hamlet and a great destination for your stay. The views across the harbour are lovely whatever time of year you decide to visit. There is a great little gastro pub in the centre of the village called The Hero (in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson) which has a great menu of tasty dishes. Also, in the centre of the village there is a large playing field with hard tennis courts and basketball area and a children’s playground. Just outside the village is the noticeable landmark of the stunning six-storey Burnham Overy Windmill and neighbouring watermill, although neither are open to the public, they stand proud on the edge of the village, a beautiful sight when the sun catches the sails against Norfolk's big blue skies. In June Burnham Overy Staithe hosts the popular Norfolk Superhero Challenge, a quadraphonic event where teams of 2 work together to swim, kayak, cycle and run across the beaches and through the creeks. A lovely charity event to spectate. To pop to one of the other coastal villages you can catch the Coasthopper Bus which runs along the coast through many of the delightful villages and seaside towns - a great green way to explore the coast and without the worry of where to park!


Part of Burnham Overy was the original port for The Burnhams and set on the river Burn. Trading ships once reached the village by the river until the end of the Middle Ages when the river silted up and along with it the commercial trade. Until the end of the First World War the trading ships used the Staithe. This made a distinction between the two villages Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Overy Staithe that exist a mile apart from one another today. The most notable resident of Burnham Overy Staithe is Richard Woodget who resided at one of our cottages Flagstaff East/West and was the captain of the Cutty Sark. Horatio, Admiral Lord Nelson according to letters learned to row and sail a dinghy at Burnham Overy Staithe at the age of 10 just two years before joining the Navy.


A great central location on the north Norfolk Coast right on the coastal path ideal for popping on your walking books and walking for about 30 minutes to reach the glorious wide open beach. If you are looking for family days out there are the beaches of Wells and Brancaster where you can park nearby and reach the beaches within a few steps.

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Guest reviews

Enjoyed a lovely week watching the tide and the boats! Great place to stay The view + swimming and kayaking in the creak and lovely walks.Had a fab week - thank you.

The Blake's, 12th of June 2024

Wonderful house with superb views from the upstairs lounge.Everything was very clean and all needs catered for even the dog with its own bed! One of the best equipped houses we have ever stayed in.Thank you for a lovely week.we enjoyed the ferry trip to Scolt Head Island from the Hard infront of the house and in particular Burnham Market with its aray of shops.The crab hut at Brancaster Staithe is not to be missed if you enjoy seafood. Also plenty of walking along the coastal path which is adjacent to Aster House.

Doreen , 11th of May 2024

We really enjoyed our stay in this property. It provided the perfect location to take the grand children to Wells beach, where they had lots of fun. The young adults explored the coastal walks and they were keen to kayak next time. The large picture window provide excellent views of the beautiful surroundings. We even had the excitement of high tides and a stranded car. The Hero pub, a few minutes away, provided excellent meals and a break from cooking. Obviously location - proximity to Wells-next-the-sea and Burnham Market. The ever changing view of estuary and creek. Walking to nearby coastal path proved a BIG hit.

The Witt's, 17th of April 2024

Beautifully situated to take advantage of one of Britain's best views, this house had all we needed for a happy family holiday. Thank you.

The Gore's, 21st of October 2023

Fabulous Celebration with family and friends. Very well equipped and located. We loved the house!

The Stone's, 11th of July 2023

Great location... amazing view. Spacious and bright. Such comfortable mattresses. Well equipped. Fabulous sun trap in the garden. Easy access to the coastliner 36 bus route, Staggering distance to the Hero Pub that have a fabulous menu. 30 minute walk along picturesque path to the amazing beach. We loved it!
Packing a picnic and walking the path to the beach and sitting up in the dunes - no one else around - heavenly views and never-ending blue skies.

The Blom's, 20th of June 2023

Spacious accommodation with stunning views.

, 16th of June 2023

We have had the most fabulous week staying here at Aster House. The location, design and quality is first class, and there aren't many places that can beat that view from the lounge window. The 6 of us and both dogs have enjoyed long walks, sandy beaches. Great food and drink and we have laughs all week. A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week. Thank You!

Jes, Mandy, Sarah, Matt, Sam, Wayne and Hermon & Hendrix , 6th of August 2022

We had a wonderful stay at Aster House- Thank you! We return to London & Essex with our hearts and eyes full of a landscape we love and a suitcase full of sand and mussy wetsuits, refreshed and ready for the jubilee celebrations in the capital. We loved the house, big & spacious with a dining table big enough to entertain - and we could lose ourselves forever in the views from the sitting room window. By the way the BBQ set up was excellent. We put it to good use!

The Runacres, 3rd of June 2022

The house is amazing. Well thought out and comfortable. The furnishings, kitchen, beds and bedding and towels were all very luxurious

Deacon-Holmes, 1st of November 2021
Key Booked Arrival date


Sat 1 Jun 2024Fri 21 Jun 2024£2955 / week
Sat 22 Jun 2024Fri 5 Jul 2024£4005 / week
Sat 6 Jul 2024Fri 30 Aug 2024£4740 / week
Sat 31 Aug 2024Fri 6 Sep 2024£4005 / week
Sat 7 Sep 2024Fri 20 Sep 2024£2955 / week
Sat 21 Sep 2024Fri 18 Oct 2024£2430 / week
Sat 19 Oct 2024Fri 1 Nov 2024£2955 / week
Sat 2 Nov 2024Fri 20 Dec 2024£2010 / week
Sat 21 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£4740 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Fri 4 Apr 2025£2065 / week
Sat 5 Apr 2025Fri 25 Apr 2025£3475 / week
Sat 26 Apr 2025Fri 23 May 2025£2500 / week
Sat 24 May 2025Fri 30 May 2025£4120 / week
Sat 31 May 2025Fri 20 Jun 2025£3040 / week
Sat 21 Jun 2025Fri 4 Jul 2025£4120 / week
Sat 5 Jul 2025Fri 5 Sep 2025£4880 / week
Sat 6 Sep 2025Fri 12 Sep 2025£4120 / week
Sat 13 Sep 2025Fri 26 Sep 2025£3040 / week
Sat 27 Sep 2025Fri 17 Oct 2025£2500 / week
Sat 18 Oct 2025Fri 31 Oct 2025£3040 / week
Sat 1 Nov 2025Fri 19 Dec 2025£2065 / week
Sat 20 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£4880 / 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 Saturday.

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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