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Cockleshed House

  • Brancaster Staithe
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2

from £ 1,945 to £ 4,095 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Wow location of Cockleshed House is unrivalled with direct access onto the staithe. This unique beach house has a real country to coast style, situated on Brancaster Staithe itself and close to the sailing club. This detached house is a much loved second home with a fabulous large garden, including amazing views of and direct access onto the staithe, also benefiting from having private boat parking.

The period beach house has an open kitchen/dining area with a separate sitting room, snug, a ground floor double bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs there's a further three well presented bedrooms with a shower room. Outside there is the advantage of off street parking for 2/3 cars. The White Horse and Jolly Sailor Pub are both only a short walk away.


  • Has stunning views onto the garden and the staithe beyond
  • Aa fabulous large garden, including amazing views of and direct access onto the staithe
  • Benefiting from having private boat parking


  • Located very close to the Brancaster Sailing club
  • There is a travel cot and a high chair available for use if required.
  • All the bedrooms have hypo-allergenic bedding.

Ground Floor

Living area: A lovely comfortable light and airy space with feature wood burning stove, two cosy comfortable sofas, coffee table and a large freeview TV, DVD player and Amazon firestick.

Kitchen/dining area: Open plan with central island with breakfast bar, electric oven, hob integral dishwasher, cafetiere, dining table with seating for eight people. Featuring a large wood-burning stove and bifold doors opening onto the patio, with stunning views onto the garden and the staithe beyond.

Snug: An ideal reading area or games room for teenagers, just off the kitchen dining area with sofa, coffee table and comfortable armchair.

Utility room: with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge freezer, butler sink and door onto the garden.

Bedroom 3: A double bedroom with bedside lamps and views of the garden

Bathroom: with bath with shower over, Victorian style sink and pedestal.

There is a travel cot and a high chair available for use if required.

First Floor

The staircase leads to the first floor.

Bedroom 1: A lovely room at the front of the house, which is beautifully presented in neutral tones with a King-size bed, dressing table, wardrobe and bedroom chair.

Bedroom 2: A.second beautifully presented country style double bed room with duel aspect windows with views of the garden and staithe.

Bedroom 3: another lovely room with a nautical feel, with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, velux windows and a dressing table.

Shower room: large walk-in shower, vanity basin unit and pedestal.

All the bedrooms have hypo-allergenic bedding.


Cockleshed House is conveniently situated on Brancaster Staithe close to Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club, with the great advantage of plenty of off-street parking at the front of the house in the shingle drive.

At the back of the house is a large garden mainly laid to lawn with outside seating and a charcoal barbecue on the terrace, perfect for families and friends to enjoy spending time outdoors. There's a good-sized lawn ideal for ball-games. there is also a sand pit, perfect for boules.

The garden backs onto the staithe enjoying the are lovely open views and also has its own private boat parking with direct access to the staithe.


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

Lovely property we liked the garden and views, nicely decorated and well equipped with a fantastic garden and view.

The Cookson's, 3rd of September 2021

Cockleshed House is bright and airy, with a spacious kitchen area. Easy location to get to all our favourite places. We would stay here again!

Bermingham Family, 21st of May 2021

We loved the house. Beautifully decorated furnished with holiday house furniture. The garden, views and location were absolutely superb! Thanks again.

The Rae's, 12th of April 2021
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£2355 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£3570 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£2820 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£3570 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£4095 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£3570 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£2820 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£2355 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2935 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1945 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£4095 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£2000 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£3140 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£2425 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£3675 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2905 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£3675 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£4215 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£3675 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2905 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£2425 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£3020 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£2000 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£4215 / 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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