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Avocet Cottage NC

  • North Creake
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 660 to £ 1,230 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Avocet Cottage is a gorgeous period brick and flint cottage, stylishly refurbished to create a luxurious holiday home. The owners have tastefully furnished and carefully equipped it for high quality holiday letting, combining luxury with functionality to ensure guests have a truly comfortable stay. Outside there's the advantage of an enclosed rear garden perfect for dining alfresco, with a spacious summer house providing another comfortable sitting area, in addition to a useful utility area too. At the front there's off-street parking for two cars. It's conveniently located less than 10 minutes drive from the beautiful Norfolk coast and the picturesque Georgian village of Burnham Market, being only 4 minutes away. Within walking distance is a good local pub and the renowned Creake Abbey with its farmers' market and great selection of small shops.


  • Luxurious holiday home with everything possible needed for a relaxing stay
  • Lovely summer house to escape to with sofas
  • Walking distance to village pub and Creake Abbey shops and monthly farmers' market


  • The garden is fully enclosed and private
  • There's off-street parking for 2 cars
  • Less than 10 minutes drive to the beautiful coast

Ground Floor

There is free wi-fi provided in the house.

Kitchen: a fabulous contemporary kitchen which has an induction hob, fan-assisted electric oven with extractor hood, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, microwave and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Sitting/Dining Room: beautifully presented room with two large sofas and an armchair, flat screen Smart TV with Amazon Prime and a wood burner. There is a round dining table with four comfortable chairs.

The stairs are slightly steep and are carpeted, with a hand rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented room with a king-size bed, built in wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps and dressing table.

Bedroom 2: another beautifully presented room which has twin beds, bedside tables and lamps and a chest of drawers.

Shower room: Contemporary walk in shower with drench shower head and hand-held attachment, WC and hand basin.


There is the advantage of two off-street parking spaces.

The garden is fully enclosed and private. For dining al fresco, there is an outside table with chairs.

The summer house has two comfortable rattan style sofas and a utility area which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer.



North Creake village lies on the River Burn which flows through the centre of the village, just 3 miles south of Burnham Market and 7 miles from the North Norfolk Coast. The village has the advantage of The Jolly Farmers pub and a village hall which provides a post office service. There is also a large picturesque church called St Mary’s. To the north of the village you can find Creake Abbey which has a farm shop, food hall, and a variety of speciality shops. There is also an award winning farmers market at Creake Abbey which takes place on the last Saturday of each month.

Many of the houses and surrounding farmland belong to the Earl Spencer, who consequently has significant influence in the village. During World War II in 1944 a de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber crashed in the village and in 2004 a plaque was unveiled by a Royal Air Force guard of honour in the approximate location of the crash.

The 40 acre site of the Creake Abbey ruins dates back to the reign of Henry II and was a hospital and priory which was created due to the popularity as a place for ‘many needy folk flock to the best refuge of those oppressed by great misery’.


In the centre of North Norfolk, you are just inland from many of coastal villages with Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham just a short distance away. A trip to one of Norfolk's stately homes with Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Royal Sandringham you’ll be spoilt for choice. For something different for the family, why not visit Bircham Windmill and learn about bread making and pet the farm animals. There are also two fabulous deer safaris at Snettisham Park Farm or venture a little further for a full family day out Roar Dinosaur Adventure Park in Lenwade near Norwich.

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Guest reviews

We have had a lovely relaxing time. Cottage perfect, a real home from home. Thank you for the welcome goodies, very generous. Blessed with good weather. Trips to Burnham Market, Wells next the Sea, Old Hunstanton (Beach cafe for breakfast!) and Holt (Folly tearooms!) We go back fully refreshed. Thank you

Lorraine and Mark, 26th of April 2024

We have had a wonderful week in North Norfolk at Avocet Cottage as our base. Thank you for the thoughtful welcome pack and for providing everything for a comfortable stay. We have enjoyed watching the wildlife in the field including hares, munkjacs and partridges. The cottage is ideally located to explore the many fantastic beaches. West Runton for fossils and Holkham and Hunstanton for vast sandy stretches and big blue skies. We visited Sandringham and Langham Glass on the wet/windy days - both well worth it. Very sad to be leaving as there is still so much to discover in this beautiful part of the world.

Boyd, 12th of April 2024

A beautiful and comfortable cottage just perfect for a weekend in this part of the world. The decor is lovely and the owners have thought of everything to make it perfect.The cottage was spotlessly clean. Thankyou for our stay.

Tuckwell, 2nd of February 2024

Very much enjoyed our 2 weeks at Avocet Cottage in North Creake. Great property & surroundings. Walking in Holkham Park & on Holkham Beach.

The Armstong's, 20th of November 2023

Excellent cottage, well located for the coast and villages alike. Owner's attention to detail much appreciated. Great stay.

Armstrong, 10th of November 2023

A beautiful, comfortable cottage fully equipped with all we could need. The two bedrooms comfortably sleep four. The secluded garden includes a summer house with sitting area and games table. Meeting up with friends at Sandringham was the highlight of the week. We have been holidaying in Norfolk for nearly sixty years and that was our first visit to Sandringham.

The Moir's, 29th of September 2023

The cottage was beautifully presented and furnished throughout. It felt fresh and comfortable and everything was in good order. It was well placed to explore the surrounding area. The view from the bedroom windows was lovely to wake up to. The garden was perfectly laid out and a haven for bees! We had a fabulous week, despite the best efforts of the rain! The view from the bedroom was gorgeous! We watched the Albatross return to its moorings in Wells ... that was a real treat!! and we found the hidden gem that is Hindringham Hall!!

The Carson's, 23rd of August 2023

Avocet Cottage is spacious, beautifully presented and very well-equipped., with a lovely garden. The owners have thought of everything you might need on holiday here, from beach towels to a games table in the shed. We really appreciated the plentiful supplies of store cupboard basics.

The Gunn's, 4th of August 2023

Thank you for another wonderful stay in Norfolk, best holiday cottage. Spotless, stylish and with everything you might need. Last year we had 40C and this year we've had 14C but the cottage kept us cool last year and snuggly with the log burner this year! Thank you Caroline & Richard for all the goodies and welcome message. We have had a lovely relaxing stay. We will be back!

The Greasley's, 28th of July 2023

Another amazing week in Avocet Cottage, we would highly recommend! Spotless with everything you could possibly need. Thank you for the welcome pack and chocolates. We will be back :-)

The Wards', 7th of July 2023

This was a return visit to your lovely cottage. We have had a good week here with sunny days and no rain. Visited lots of places including Sandringham, Sheringham Park and an excellent walk to the beach at Burnham Overy Staithe. Thanks also for the prosecco etc., very welcome.

The Porter's, 19th of May 2023

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in this delightful cottage. We have had the most perfect stay and even the weather has been kind (mostly!). We would come back in a heartbeat. It's been home from home and a great place from which to explore. All the tasty goodies were very well received and appreciated too! Thanks so much!

Angela & Chris, 8th of May 2023

Beautifully styled and decorated cottage, it is very comfortable and well equipped. Great weather so did not need the log burner. Excellent hospitality box was very welcome. For dinner we can recommend the Hoste in Burnham. Shopping in Holt is great and we can recommend Back to the Garden farm shop outside Holt.

Liz & Simon, 21st of April 2023

Superb in every way. We will stay at Avocet again in early September. We know North Norfolk well as we owned a cottage in North Creake for 16 years. The highlights were simply revisiting our old haunts; Burnham Overy Staithe and Brancaster Staithe where I used to sail, The White Horse which used to be The Lobster Pot, the wonderful walk across the salt marsh to Overy beach, a visit to Norwich, two meals at our favourite eatery, The Duck at Stanhope and an absolute treat, Socius in Burnham Market! We’ll be back!!!!

The Seviour's, 6th of April 2023

We enjoyed a lovely week in Norfolk staying at Avocet Cottage. The cottage is immaculate and and so we'll cared for . Very warm and comfortable and lovely coastal theme to it . A very big thankyou to the owners and housekeeper too .Would recommend to anyone and would love to stay in the future.
The Welcome pack/gifts were lovely and very generous. Also loved all the little extras the beautiful room spray , shampoo and body wash , tissues etc.The weather was lovely and it was great to catch up and see family and friends.Everything was first class. Thankyou.

The Hibbert's, 22nd of March 2023

Lovely Cottage - Everything you could want or need is there! Beautifully furnished and decorated, also spotlessly clean. The welcome pack was superb - thank you for your generosity. The weather was mixed, but we managed plenty of walking - The coastal path never fails to make an impression - particularly the beach at Holkham. Can recommend The Parlor at Binham, and The Hero at Burnham Overy Staithe.

Lynn & Robert , 25th of November 2022

This is the 3rd time we have been to this delightful cottage. Spotlessly clean and in our view perfect in every way. The garden is beautiful and the location is ideal for exploring the North Norfolk Coast. Absolutely lovely cottage, Welcome pack was much appreciated! We have had the best time here and its a beautiful place to stay. We will return next year all being well!

Jackie & Adrian, 7th of October 2022

Really enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage. It is definitely worth a return visit. The fruit and prosecco were a nice surprise so thank you for them. It was a treat to find everything we needed here- and comfortable beds! Excellent fitted kitchen and good lounge for relaxing. Thank you - We will be back! P.S. The Millennium garden at Pensthorpe is wonderful!.

Ann & Brian, 30th of September 2022

We couldn’t have asked for a better and more comfortable cottage to return to each evening. We loved the cottage and would like to return again next year

Ann and Brian, 23rd of September 2022

Beautiful Cottage, immaculately clean " Perfect!!" Enjoyed our week here very much.

David & Sonya, 16th of September 2022

We close our lovely week here on a monumentous day with the passing of our remarkable queen, feeling so fortunate to have visited the beloved Sandringham a couple of days ago.The house was immaculate, Thank you, and we had everything we could possibly need. It was an excellent base to explore all the sights that this picturesque area has to offer. Highlights for us have been; Breakfast at Morston Hall, being served by Galton Blackiston himself; Holkham Hall followed by watching the Duchess on the TV; amazing beaches ( Hunstanton, Wells, Holkham); air shows for free with F-15k's dancing in the sunshine and hiding through the clouds; interesting visit at Walsingham and Norwich Cathedral, and we have been blessed with beautiful sunshine all week, only raining today, which was probably fitting. Look forward to returning again, but next time we will be bringing our dogs, not to Avocet of course though!

Ian & Julia , 8th of September 2022

Thank you Avocet Cottage for a truly outstanding stay. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, in Norfolk and beyond - Just so lovely, clean, lots of beautiful touches. We all loved your boats and the fabulous fames room of carsel. Favourite days at Blakeney crabbing and swimming, Sunset at the White Horse Brancaster! We will be back to stay, Thank you!

Helen, Nick, Hugo, Bryan, 5th of August 2022

Outstanding from the cottage itself to the fantastic garden and the top notch welcome pack. We loved the night lights what a love touch if you have little ones around. The cleanliness is second to none and the furnishings fantastic. You hae thought of everything. Great View from the bedroom window, used the binoculars to spot hares in the field and also red legged partridges which also sat on the summerhouse roof one morning. Plenty of red kites as well. All in all a fantastic week and we will be back next year. Thank you all

Steve and Teresa, 29th of July 2022

Thank you so much for creating a beautiful holiday cottage which is so comfortable, stylish and has so many useful well thought out details, such as the small night lights. You have really thought about all the things that your guests need to have a relaxing and luxurious holiday. Many thanks for all the M&S food goodies, these were polished off fairly quickly. Wonderful weather so we made use of the stunning garden and games room which certainly kept a small person occupied. We have stayed in many North Norfolk holiday cottages over the last 10 years and this is one of the best. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Charlotte and Ade, 22nd of July 2022

What a perfect week! This little house and North Norfolk combined to make an excellent team. The cottage itself is absolutely amazing and included everything we needed or could have needed and the location meant that everything we wanted to see was in easy reach. Particularly love the courtyard garden which is a little sun trap and full of beautiful flowers and the buzzing of insects. Even saw a Hummingbird yesterday. Thank you.... we will be back!

The Baker's, 24th of June 2022

A wonderful week and good weather! The Cottage is a delight . A beautiful and well tended garden. Everything one could wish for is here and the welcome pack is outstanding. Thank you! We have had a wonderful time.

Diana and Rob, 10th of June 2022

What a joy! To visit old friends and explore old haunts. We had a wonderful week. Avocet cottage is a delight. We hope to return in 2023.

Alison & David, 22nd of April 2022

A smashing Easter break, Sunny everyday! Fantastic cottage, a real home from home. We all enjoyed the beach at holkham and spotting a spoonbill at Cley marshes.

Rovin, Sarah, Seb + Bea, 15th of April 2022

Thank you so much for such a wonderful comfortable and luxurious stay at your beautiful cottage! The welcome pack and all the lovely touches around the cottage were so appreciated. We've had a fabulous week and visited a lot of our favourite places as well as discovering new ones. Thanks again.

Emma, Rob, Eva & will , 1st of April 2022

What a perfect holiday cottage! It has everything you could want and more. We had a wonderful week enjoying many long walks along the coastal path and the surrounding countryside. Good lunch at The White Horse Brancaster and supper at The Hoste. The best coffee is at Thornham Deli and delicious sourdough from no33 in Burnham Market. We love this area and this cottage, so we will be back. Thank you.,

Pauline & Richard, 4th of March 2022

Had a lovely week celebrating our anniversary and a birthday. Super cottage, lovely and clean and cosy! We visited Holkham nature reserve, the beach is breathtaking (Wear boots or wellies). Sunday lunch at the Ostrich Inn South Creake and lovely foo d at Thw White Horse in Brancaster. We had a celebration meal at no Twenty9 in Burnham Market, a really stunning meal, a great place to go for a special occasion. Many Thanks

Lisa, Kevin & Josh, 18th of February 2022

Warm and extremely comfortable cottage. Welcome pack was a delight! Very clean and lots of attention to detail, Would recommend this cottage to anyone. Thank you so much for a lovely stay, we may we be back again.

Stuart & Claire, 12th of November 2021

Thank you for making us feel most welcome in your beautiful cottage. Indeed it is the best we have ever stayed in. Gold standard.

John, 8th of November 2021

We really enjoyed our holiday in this lovely cottage. We squeezed lots of activities in, but our favourites were a visit to Holkham Hall for pumpkin carving and a day at the beach at Wells. Creake abbey is also great for food and shopping and its just down the road. We will definitely stay again!

Lou, Matt, Rose & Teddy, 28th of October 2021

We had a great week in this lovely cottage. It has everything. So well thought out with such attention to detail and sparkling clean. The welcome pack and flowers were a specially nice touch, thank you! We had lovely sea food rolls at the crab hut Brancaster staithe, and lovely walks along RSPB Titchwell and the coastal path, and a lovely circular walk from the cottage via Creak Abbey.

Anne & John, 14th of October 2021

High quality of fixtures and fittings. Comfortable temperature, delightful ambience, wonderful shower. Everything top notch. Absolutely nothing to complain about. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. It was perfect.

The Lawrence's, 20th of September 2021

We've had a wonderful week at Avocet Cottage, revisiting places we know and love on the North Norfolk coast, and also finding out about new places - Such as the Burnham Area. We visited the Local Burn Valley Vineyard and winery and many local pubs. Excellent accomidation and thank you for the welcome package - much appreciated. The weather was great, the gold course in good condition, and the tides were right for walking and wird watching - We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

John & Liz, 20th of September 2021

Thank you for a happy week in this delightful part of the UK. The cottage was comfortable and beautifully appointed. I must comment on the beautiful garden, great use of shapes and colours in a relatively small area. We may well be back!

Jean, Ian & Shirley, 10th of September 2021

Very enjoyable week with the sun being a welcome bonus.

Special thanks to the owners, their attention to detail in the cottage has been much appreciated. Best wished to all who stay.

Eddie & Shirley, 9th of September 2021

We loved this house!
Enjoyed simple things, like a walk on the beach and fresh shellfish for lunch.

Jane & Richard, 27th of August 2021

It was a lovely stay in this beautiful and comfy cottage. Thank you very much it was perfect. We really enjoyed this wonderful area of Norfolk - gorgeous beaches and walks, great local food , and we had a super day at Houghton Hall. Best wishes to all who stay here.

Selina, Jackson & Ruby, 13th of August 2021

Absolutely delighted with the beautifully present cottage & stunning little garden too! Everything has been carefully considered to allow visitors to enjoy their stay, which we have, very much! The welcome package was very much appreciated.
Highlights on our trip with the children was the Roar dinosaur park, bewilderwood, seal trip, crabbing in wells along with the train ride to the beach.
There is so much to do in Norfolk and North Norfolk is simply wonderful. Im sure we will return and we would absolutely recommend Avocet Cottage.

Jo, Chris, Eva & Sam, 30th of July 2021

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. What lovely flowers, it was so refreshing to find such a clean self catered cottage.

The Peachey's, 5th of July 2021

Lovely Cottage, Well appointed and very comfortable. We appreciated the welcome food and drink.

The Callaghan's, 25th of June 2021
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Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£780 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1090 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£885 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1085 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1225 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1085 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£930 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£780 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£910 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£660 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1230 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£675 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£955 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£800 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1120 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£910 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1115 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1260 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1115 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£955 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£800 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£935 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£675 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1265 / 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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