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Avocet Cottage

  • Brancaster Staithe
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1

from £ 610 to £ 1,155 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Avocet Cottage is a period Norfolk coastal cottage which has retained many of its original features. It has been tastefully furnished in a contemporary coastal style with furniture and fittings to ensure that guests have a comfortable stay. Downstairs there is a lovely fitted open plan kitchen/breakfast room with a separate charming sitting room with a wood-burning stove and bathroom with shower over the bath. Upstairs are three beautifully presented bedrooms and a cloakroom. It is conveniently located in the heart of the highly sought after village of Brancaster Staithe within minutes walk to the coastal path, The White Horse Inn and the Jolly Sailors pub, with the advantage of a nearby Coastliner bus stop. To the rear of the cottage is a private off-street parking space and an attractive walled south-facing courtyard garden.

Tailor-made short breaks are available throughout the year (except Summer holidays) at this lovely cottage.


  • Excellent location in the heart of Brancaster Staithe within minutes walk of coastal path
  • Contemporary coastal decor throughout
  • Private off-street parking space and a walled south-facing courtyard garden


  • The bathroom is downstairs but there is an upstairs loo
  • The private parking space and entrance to the cottage is around the back
  • Ideal for a maximum of 4 adults as the bunk room ideally suited to children.

Ground Floor

Wi-Fi is provided in this cottage.

The ground floor has a spacious open plan kitchen and dining area, with a separate sitting room.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: At one end is a fitted kitchen with a spacious dining area at the far end. The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with an integral electric oven and halogen hob, fridge freezer, integral slim-line dishwasher, a Tassimo coffee machine and a microwave. At the dining end there's an attractive exposed brick wall housing the wood-burning stove and a dining table comfortably seating 6 with bench seating plus 2 chairs.

Sitting room: Nicely furnished with 2 sofas, a chair, a wood-burning stove, Smart TV with BT Sport and a built-in DVD, CD player and a selection of games and books.

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

Cupboard: housing the combi boiler (hot water on demand) and a washing machine.

The stairs lead up from the kitchen and are not steep with a hand rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: A lovely room at the front of the cottage with tasteful neutral decor and an ornamental fireplace. It has a king-size bed, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, a good sized wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is a hair-dryer

Bedroom 2: A good-sized light and airy room at the rear of the cottage with a lovely beamed ceiling. It has twin beds, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps lamps and a good sized wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: A smaller room with full-size bunk beds and a wardrobe. This room is ideally suited to children.

Cloakroom: with hand basin and WC.

The bedding is polycotton (not feather/down).


There is a fully enclosed private south facing courtyard garden which is walled and has been landscaped, with shrub borders. At the back of the cottage is a fitted glass canopy and a picnic table. There is one off-road parking space to the rear of the cottage.
Conveniently located within only minutes walk to the harbour and coastal path at Brancaster Staithe, the Jolly Sailor pub, The White Horse restaurant and the Deepdale local shops. The Coasthopper bus stops nearby and provides an excellent service along the coastal road, so you can walk to another village and catch the bus back!

Village and Harbour

Brancaster Staithe is the coastal village nestled between Brancaster and Burnham Deepdale which flow into one almost continuous settlement. The village boasts a picturesque fishing harbour with sailing club with sailing school, two lovely pubs, The White Horse with outside dining that looks over the Staithe and has a great seasonal menu. The Jolly sailors which boasts a national family pub award, they have an outside eating area, play area and serve delicious pizza as well as putting on music events as well as an Ale festival. Near the harbour is the National Trust Activity Centre, just off the coastline is the Scolt Head Island National Nature reserve as off shore 4 mile long sand bar that extends from Brancaster to Wells-next-the-Sea. You can take a boat trip with Branta Cruises to visit the island, also great for bird watching so take your binoculars. Be sure to pop to The Fish Shed for some lovely sea food and the famous Brancaster Mussels.

On the Door Step

Burnham Deepdale merges with Brancaster Staithe and has the Dalgate Market shops, cafe, great for breakfast, tourist information and bike hire. Annual Spring Market, 1940’s weekend and The charming Christmas Market are some of the events you can visit at Dalgate market

With the Norfolk coastline being one of the most diverse in the country many of the beaches have something different to offer. The Coastal Path makes for beautiful scenic walks to take in the sea air. There is some great wildlife form the many Nature reserves, Titchwell, The Lookout in Holkham Nature Reserve and Cley Marshes Visitors Centre to name a few. Some more unusual animal encounters might be the Llamas in Wells or the beautiful seal trips from Blakeney or Morston.


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Guest reviews

The cottage was cleaned and well maintained. The location is excellent for exploring the local towns and villages. The walking distance to the local pubs and the sea front.

The Smith's, 12th of June 2024

The cottage was cleaned and well maintained. The location is excellent for exploring the local towns and villages. Our highlight was the walking distance to the local pubs and the sea front.

The Smith's, 24th of May 2024

Good location for dog walk and local shop. Saw harriers from back patio garden. Comfortable cottage and as we had good weather. Visit to Titchwell very rewarding and a trip on the only dull day to Natural Surroundings garden near Holt was great. Lovely lunch there too.

The Gilbert's, 22nd of May 2024

Very pleasant and homely cottage. The bed was so comfortable. Well situated in the village and the area. Although by the main road, it was not a problem with noise etc. Good to have own parking space. No garden as such but nice covered patio area with table for dining outside.Near to choice of beautiful beaches, good eating places and nice shops.Thank You.

Brenda, 17th of May 2024

Lovely home from home. Excellent location for exploring the North Norfolk coast. Definitely looking forward to coming back and staying here again. Perfect location and cosy home. Private parking was really valuable.

, 8th of April 2024

A very convenient placed cottage for all pubs, harbour and local stores. Nice to have off road parking behind cottage. The Jolly Sailors and White Horse are great places to eat. Amazing food and wine at the White Horse, also great service.

The Barnett's, 21st of February 2024

Lovely cottage in a great location. Walking out along the spit yesterday morning and watching the sun rise!

The Fisher's, 26th of October 2023

The cottage was very comfortable in a convenient location. We loved Brancaster Beach and our day at Wells Next The Sea. The Jolly Sailors was a good spot for drinks and snacks.

The Mastrorilli's, 23rd of October 2023

A beautiful cottage with just about everything you need for a good holiday.Everything was very clean, warm & welcoming, I was worried the bunk beds would be too small for my teenage grandchildren but they are a good sze & sturdy! Lovely little courtyard that catches the sun. Lovely local walks, being able to make a log fire when it got cold.Visited National Trust propertys. Sea fishing.

The Swain's, 21st of June 2023

Good weather, good food at the Whitehorse and Crab hut.covered area in the garden.

The Summerlin's, 5th of May 2023

Lovely, comfortable, clean, well-equipped cottage with everything we needed. The walled garden area with its glass canopy was perfect for sitting outside and safe for our dogs. We really enjoyed our week at Avocet Cottage and walking in this beautiful part of Norfolk. Great location - coastal walks and walks around Barrow Common. Great Coast liner Bus enabled us to explore without taking the car. The cottage provided the perfect base.

The Richardson's, 26th of April 2023

Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. We had a lovely stay, the cottage was clean, tidy and very comfortable.
Avocet Cottage is a wonderful cottage in a lovely location. We were near the beach and had a great meal at the White Horse restaurant just a 5 minute walk away.

The Osbourne's, 9th of January 2023

Lovely cottage with comfy sofas and beds. Kitchen well equipped although we ate out during our short stay. Great location situated between two good pubs and access to Staithe for early morning dog walking

The Wilson-North's, 28th of October 2022

Avocet Cottage is in a good location, was warm and comfortable

The Thomson's, 3rd of May 2021

Better than Expected - Spacious and well equipped. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. Lovely property!

The Macmillan's, 7th of February 2020

Avocet Cottage was Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Well placed for exploring North Norfolk. Lovely walks from the cottage, two pubs in the village and a great Nisa just down the road.

Smith Party, 21st of July 2019

Dog friendly and central location to coast walks Warm and ccomfortable cottage, well located for walks along the Norfolk coast

Phillips, 24th of March 2019

We started here for 7 days and stayed for 28! Waiting for our new house to exchange and complete, we couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. Very warm and cosy, enclosed safe courtyard for our dog. The kitchen is well equipped. We have explored North Norfolk and particularly love Holkham and Wells. We will be back!!

Susie, Phil and Finnebar the cockapoo, 24th of January 2019

Lovely cottage. We stay somewhere on the north coast of Norfolk for this week every year and this is a particularly good place to stay. Out and about birdwatching every day despite the weather. Ale at the White Horse - highly recommended. Generally had a lovely few days!

Julia and Tim Cook, 7th of December 2018

A lovely stay in a gorgeous little cottage, lots of fabulous walks and wonderful meals in both the White Horse and teh Orange Tree. A super lunch at Back to the Garden in Holt. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Julie and Stuart, 30th of September 2018

A wonderful short break for the end of the the summer. Amazing weather - long walk to Burnham Market and a day on the beach. Lots of chat and many laughs. A lovely little cottage and great location. The Fish Shed is incredible and the little NISA store very well stocked. Sad to leave.

Simon, Rosie, Kate, Harrya nd Jack, 3rd of September 2018

We had an excellent week, weather hot! Lovely location. The White Horse serves lovely meals. Everything was great!

Pat and Steve Finch, 3rd of August 2018

Our second time in Avocet Cottage and another excellent stay. Weather sadly didn't cooperate - cloudy and windy all week. Really good food at The Ship Inn, Brancaster. Holkham beach still by far the best for dogs. Thanks for a lovely cottage to stay in and enjoy this part of Norfolk.

Jill, Gary and Finnley, 13th of July 2018

Compact cottage, with good access to buses, the coastal path and grocery shops. We have enjoyed good weather and many delightful walks.

, 29th of June 2018

Very warm and cosy.

Clothier, 28th of February 2018

It had been converted really well . It was well equipped, warm an cosy.

Hooten , 29th of December 2017

It was exactly what we were looking for!

Passingham, 30th of November 2017

It was just exactly what we were looking for!

Passingham Party, 2nd of November 2017

We had a lovely time.

Winson Brown, 27th of October 2017

cosy and good decor

Wilkinson, 1st of August 2017

This cottage exceeded our expectations, it was really clean when we arrived and the garden was lovely too.

It is located in just the right place and is the right size. It really had everything we needed it was all excellent.

Barbara Hatch, 25th of March 2017

Thank you - it was all excellent!

Hatch, 14th of March 2017
Key Booked Arrival date




Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£805 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1035 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1155 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1035 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£880 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£680 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£805 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£610 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1110 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£610 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£880 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£670 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1035 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£805 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1035 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1155 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1035 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£880 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£680 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£805 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£610 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1110 / 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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