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

from £ 790 to £ 1,260 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Churchside is an absolutely gorgeous Norfolk coastal cottage which has undergone complete refurbishment, including professional styling and furnishing by interior designers, to provide the ultimate luxurious hideaway. Great care and attention has gone into transforming this traditional cottage into a beautifully presented holiday home, combining a wealth of original features with a contemporary twist, ideal for those wanting the luxury of a boutique hotel but the privacy of their own home.

Downstairs there's a lovely sitting room with a lovely view of the church and a stylish contemporary kitchen, with two fabulous en-suite bedrooms upstairs, making Churchside perfect for one or two couples or a family wishing to stay in the heart of the popular coastal village of Thornham. It is ideally positioned within walking distance of the stunning coast and several excellent places to eat and drink including The Lifeboat Inn and the award-winning Orange Tree.


  • Professional styling and furnishing by interior designers
  • Conveniently located within a short walk of the Norfolk coastal path and close to the excellent local places to eat
  • The Coastliner bus stop is close by, giving guests the opportunity to explore the stunning local area without the need for a car.


  • There is no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions and it is usually possible to park outside the cottage.
  • The cottage does not have a garden it is opposite The Orange Tree which has a lovely garden with outside table and chairs
  • Guests with pacemakers should avoid using the induction hob as this can interfere with the device.

Ground Floor

Entrance: with tiled floor.

Sitting Room: beautifully presented light and airy room with an original beamed ceiling and lovely views across to the church - a true "room with a view!" There is a electric wood-burning effect stove, large comfortable L-shaped sofa, leather armchair, coffee table and a freeview digital TV and a DVD player.

Kitchen/Dining: a contemporary high quality kitchen which has been carefully planned to ensure that guests have all they need. The bespoke kitchen has cream-painted units with granite work surfaces and has been extremely well-equipped with a built-in electric oven with an induction hob, full height integral fridge/freezer, integral dishwasher, coffee machine, built-in combination microwave, built-in dishwasher and built-in washer/dryer. There is a kitchen table with four chairs.

First Floor

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

Both of the bedrooms are generously sized and beautifully presented with each having an individual style and a unique look. Unlike many cottages, both of the bedrooms have been designed as if they were the master bedroom and no guests should feel as if they've got "the short straw". All of the bedding is hotel quality white bed linen, fluffy towels and comfortable mattresses and pillows. Please note that some of the duvets and pillows are natural down-filled and some are hypoallergenic, to ensure that guests have the choice.

Bedroom 1: lovely room at the front of the house with an attractive beamed ceiling. There are zip-linked beds, giving guests the option of a king-size bed or twin beds (please advise at time of booking), bedside table and lamps, a dressing table with chair, free-standing wardrobe.

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

Bedroom 2: beautifully presented with a king-size bed, bedside table and lamps, dressing table and chair, tallboy, free-standing wardrobe, stylish armchair, and a trunk.

En-suite bath room: with bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.


Whilst there is no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions and it is usually possible to park outside the cottage.

Whilst the property does not have a garden it is literally opposite The Orange Tree which has a lovely garden with outside table and chairs. The back of the cottage overlooks the picturesque church with its attractive churchyard.

Conveniently located within a short walk of the Norfolk coastal path and close to the excellent local places to eat, plus Thornham's childrens' playground, tennis court and deli/cafe. The Coastliner bus stop is close by, giving guests the opportunity to explore the stunning local area without the need for a car.


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

A cosy cottage. perfect for two singles, or two couples with or without a dog. Great location for a quiet break in North Norfolk near some excellent walks and bird-watching.: Walking around the Thornham area is always a joy.

Karl, 8th of June 2024

We had another very restful and enjoyable holiday in Churchside. Churchside is in an excellent location in Thornham. It was good to spend time with family and enjoy all that the North Norfolk coast offers.

The Hooper's, 13th of March 2024

Stayed here a few times before great cottage in a fantastic location. Plenty of character, very clean and lovely bedrooms.

The Smith's, 8th of January 2024

Lovely warm, comfortable and stylish house. A perfect base for a bright, cold winter week! Warm and welcoming. Clean and well equipped.

The Parker's, 5th of December 2023

Churchside was exactly what we were after for a long weekend. Right in the heart of Thornham with pubs and great dog walks right on the doorstep.

The Galanis's, 19th of October 2023

Lovely cottage in a friendly village. Liked the way that both en-suite bedrooms were separated by a stairwell which meant you couldn’t hear a peep (or a snore) from your companions. Cottage had everything you might need - although with 2 good eating pubs within walking distance we didn’t need much! Whilst my companions slept, I was able to amble up the street to The Deli for my coffee. Deli opens at 8am. Bedrooms are large and the bedding was comfortable and felt expensive. All the best beaches are close by and the bird life is incredible. There are great walks from the front door. We had a magical time. Thankyou. Swimming at Brancaster in warm shallow waters - in June! Seeing so many birds from Whitethroats to Spoonbills. Chatting to locals in both pubs.

The Daubner's, 29th of June 2023

Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a stunning area, all you need in close proximity, pub, deli, bus stop, walks, beach for a familiy of four or two befriended couples.
Walking and cycling in beautiful Norfolk, talking to friendly locals, Thornham beach, Pimm‘s at Orange Tree, dinner at Barsham Arms

The Groening's, 31st of March 2023

Very pleased to have stayed in a very nice cottage.Enjoying North Norfolk.

Dabbs, 29th of March 2023

Very well equipped and practical cottage. We really enjoyed the beach walks! We will return im sure!

The Rotchell Family, 4th of November 2022

Beautiful cottage in a great location. We've stayed before and will definitely be back. Great location in Thornham, visited lots of lovely restaurants and took some lovely walks on the beach and marshes

The Lanes, 24th of October 2022

Very convenient location. Well equipped for our needs. A perfect property for two couples with two double en-suite bedrooms.

The Hooper's, 25th of March 2022

Spacious and high spec and great location. Really enjoyed our stay at Churchside, thanks

Aidan, 30th of July 2021

Churchside was comfortable, roomy and a good location! Excellent property. Not slept so well in years! Will be booking again

The Marrison's, 21st of May 2021

The property was just as we expected as we had stayed in the property before, and we would definitely stay again. We really like the location and the cottage is beautiful and decoration is excellent.

The Dimmock's, 7th of May 2021

Better than Expected - General quality of internal specification. At Churchside we liked the decor, kitchen, bathrooms, beds, electrical goods. Lounge is nicely spacious. It has all been very nicely fitted out and the beds/linen are very comfortable

The Clark's, 7th of August 2020

We loved this cottage, the location was fab & it was beautifully decorated. Would definitely book again.

The Dalby's, 17th of July 2020

Bedrooms were fabulous, 10 out of 10 for cleanliness, we would stay again!

Jackie , 4th of July 2020

Churchside we liked for the location ,the decor and the cosyness. We would stay again

The Clarke's, 14th of February 2020

Our stay at Chruchside was - as good if not better than last year! We like it most for the lovely furnishings, warmth and size. i also love the nearness to church yard and out look.

The Frost Family, 18th of November 2019

It was just so lovely throughout - Better than expected! It was all lovely and well equipped. A spotless cottage and beautifully furnished.

Furness Party, 23rd of October 2019

We have just got home from our four night stay at Churchside, Thornham. What a beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and everything we might have needed was provided. We had a lovely time. Thank you

Furness Party, 23rd of September 2019

Lovely setting in the village by the church. Great position for Thornhams' three pubs and access to footpaths.

Haines Party, 6th of September 2019

10 out of 10 for cleanliness at the proerty. We loved the interior design. Easy parking. Very warm. We had a problem with the power going off one day. Sowerbys had the caretaker with us within about 15 minutes. He in turn called the maintenance manager and the problem was fixed. Superb service.

Martin Burke, 11th of January 2019

Great position in the village, lovely proximity to beaches & walks. Loved visiting & had a lovely week there. Thank you

The Wheelers, 14th of September 2018

The house felt like a real home and was furnished and equipped to a high standard, the heating was easy to use and responsive.
Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

Farrell Party, 30th of March 2018

it is perfect for two couples as both bedrooms have ensuites.
The location was perfect and the cottage was a delight.

Gemma's party, 23rd of March 2018

The staff in your Sowerbys Holiday Cottages office were very helpful and accommodating - would definitely book through your company again.

Childs Party, 9th of March 2018

A beautiful old cottage which has everything you need.
We liked the location, it was warm, everything was high quality and it was spacious. A really nice cottage.

Hilton Party, 24th of November 2017

A beautifully restored property with two hotel-standard rooms with en suites, perfect for two couples.

Davies Party, 9th of November 2017

Exceeded our expectations
A very high level of furnishings and decoration. I had also assumed it was on the main road, so was delighted to find it on a side road which was much quieter.
We had such a good time.
Sowerbys booking system is excellent very easy to choose and book. The person my wife spoke to the week before we arrived was friendly and helpful.

Burke Party, 9th of June 2017

The photos and description of this cottage gave a very good and accurate representation of the property.
It is very nicely designed, lovely bedrooms, modern and clean throughout, good size kitchen and extremely well equipped.
Thank you for a lovely break in Norfolk

Isabel Shutes, 7th of April 2017

This cottage exceeded our expectations, it was really well appointed, spacious and well equipped.

We really liked the central position, layout and space, it had everything we needed.

We are very happy to recommend this as an ideal retreat and the people in the village were very friendly.

Linda Culkin, 17th of March 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1090 / week
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£955 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£835 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£955 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£790 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1260 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 13 Feb 2025£815 / week
Fri 14 Feb 2025Thu 20 Feb 2025£860 / week
Fri 21 Feb 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£815 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£990 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£860 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1125 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£920 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1125 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1300 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1125 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£985 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£860 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£985 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£815 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1300 / 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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