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Commodores House 5 bedrooms

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 10
  • 5
  • 3

from £ 1,695 to £ 3,350 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Commodores House is a spacious 5 bedroomed detached house which enjoys distant sea views from the first and second floors. This is a perfect house for 2 families to share, with the accommodation cleverly designed with the light and airy living areas on the first floor, three beautifully presented bedrooms on the ground floor, and a further two lovely bedrooms on the top floor.

It is conveniently situated down a lane off the coast road in the heart of Thornham, only minutes walk from the coastal path leading out to the glorious sandy beach. It is also within a short walk of The Lifeboat Inn, an excellent village deli, children's playground, tennis court and two other good places to eat and drink.

Please note that outside school holidays, Commodores House may be rented at reduced rates without the second floor bedrooms


  • Distant sea views from the first and second floors
  • Only a minutes walk from the coastal path leading out to the glorious sandy beach
  • Within a short walk of The Lifeboat Inn


  • There is a travel cot and a high chair available for guests to use if required.
  • All bedding is hypoallergenic
  • The living area's are located on the first floor

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented spacious room with Super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobes, dressing table and TV.

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

Bedroom 2: attractive room with king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, TV, wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: smaller room with a double bed, bedside lamp, TV, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

Shower Room: contemporary walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Utility Room: useful room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and additional cupboard space.

Garden Room: The ideal place to escape to for some peace and quiet! Overlooking the garden with comfortable wicker sofas and doors leading outside.

First Floor

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

Sitting Room: Light and spacious well-presented room with distant sea views, a flame-effect electric fire, large L-shaped sofa, armchair, Bang Olafson TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs. A land-line telephone is available for use on an honesty box basis. There are glass doors leading into...

Dining Room: Dining table seating up to 10 people and a well-stocked dresser.

Kitchen: Light and airy and well-equipped with a Rangemaster electric cooker, halogen hob, microwave, integral microwave, full-size fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There's a good-sized kitchen table with 6 chairs.

Cloakroom: with WC and hand basin.

Please note; there is a travel cot and a high chair available for guests to use if required.

Second Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail. On the landing is a wardrobe.

Bedroom 4: Beautifully presented room with sea views. There is a 6' double bed, bedside table and lamps, dressing table, TV and DVD player.

Bedroom 5: Twin beds, bedside table, chest of drawers.

Bathroom: Bath with shower mixer taps, hand basin and WC.

Note - all bedding is hypoallergenic.


There is plenty of parking in the shingle drive at the front of the house or down the shingle driveway to the side.

The back garden is fully enclosed and part paved and part lawned. There is garden furniture. It's only a short walk onto the coastal path leading out to the sandy beach, or to renowned Lifeboat Inn.

Please note that for Hunstanton Tennis Week the security deposit is £500.


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

Very well presented house. Wonderful location. Coastal walks.Thornham Deli.

The Shepherd's, 27th of May 2024

The house was lovely and very spacious, ideal location for exploring the surrounding villages. Deli in the village and small shops which there was a good fish and chip shop. There was a very good public house just round the corner which also did great food. Surrounding areas very accessible with plenty of amenities on the doorstep. Unfortunately the weather was not that good for us so we’re not able to make use of the garden.

The Miller's, 11th of April 2024

Commodores House was ideal for our family get together-5 adults & 3children. I have never stayed in such a spacious & well equipped holiday home. All clean and tidy on arrival. Thornham is a lovely village to stay in with a good cafe/deli and a great pub all within very easy walking distance of the house.
Lots of wildlife to see on the doorstep too. Very short walk onto the marshes but about half an hour walk (with young children) to the beach beyond.Would love to stay here again.Booking process easy & Communication with Sowerbys all good. Dishwasher developed a fault during our stay and an engineer was swiftly dispatched to fix. Local walks with lots of birds /wildlife to see.

The Tate's, 19th of February 2024

Excellent, well equipped, spacious property in a very quiet location that was perfect for a family (3 generations) weekend break. All furniture and fittings were of high quality and the location was perfect for local amenities as well as being ideally situated to enjoy the beauty of the North Norfolk coastline and beaches. Would have no hesitation in booking this property again. Location was perfect to explore the local area. Most of the family had not visited this area before and fell in love with the wonderful beaches (particularly Brancaster). I am sure they will be back! The whole family (10 of us) with ages from 5 to 71 had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Would definitely consider Sowerby's again for a future holiday.

The Wedon's, 3rd of February 2024

This is a lovely house in a great location in Thornham. It has 5 good sized bedrooms. The kitchen and sitting room are on the first floor which is unusual as there is no sea view but the sunset light in the afternoon in the sitting room is beautiful. The laundry room, washing line and hot tank cupboard are excellent and so helpful for a seaside holiday! The location is fantastic for walks to the creek, the beach, the Deli and The Drove. We had a wonderful holiday at Commodore’s ! High tide swims at the creek at at the beach. Delicious fish from Gurneys! Sailing trip with Coastal Exploration Co, Wells.

The Martin's, 12th of October 2023

A lovely house in a excellent location. Trips to local beaches, bird reserve, crabbing for the children.

The Thornley's, 6th of September 2023

9 /10 for cleanliness and the garden. We would stay again.

Wragg, 29th of October 2021

It is perfectly furnished and fantastically equipped
Perfect for our family, parents, grandparents and grandchildren. Beautiful space and bedrooms were great, with lovely furnishings.

Whitfield, 22nd of October 2021

Commodores House is very well equipped to a high standard, we like the location, size and quality it's a great family holiday home!

The Thorpe Family, 28th of May 2021

Commodores House is a beautiful property, perfect location and ideally suits needs of 3 generations. We would love to own this home!

The Grinnell Family, 17th of July 2020

We liked the living space / kitchen were fantastic. We were very pleased with the house and it’s facilities. We would certainly return and would highly recommend.

Myhill Family, 13th of December 2019

There was plenty of space for everyone in the party, fantastic decor, it was lovely and warm, brilliant location and the beds were very comfy. The beds, pillows, linen and towels were of excellent quality, we would certainly recommend and would definitely visit again.

Veronica, 11th of November 2019

Commodores House is a very high standard property - Lovely property, well looked after, great location with wonderful walks, incomparable wildlife, lots to do, excellent local pubs and cafes, efficient letting service - we all had a very enjoyable break.

Glenn Party, 16th of June 2019

Great location. Lovely view from sitting room. Lovely bedrooms.

The Byrnes, 22nd of March 2019

Spacious and well supplied with good quality furniture and carpets. Will be back again!!

The Ryders, 14th of September 2018

The property is situated in a lovely part of Norfolk, it is very spacious and the rooms are spacious. The owner is very thoughtful of holidaymakers needs

Bean/Johnson, 29th of June 2018

Fantastic time had by all!!
Very pleased with the property!

Burnham Party, 27th of April 2018

Commodores is a great house for a friends get together.
Lovely to be able to walk from the house.

Cornell Party, 2nd of February 2018

We have stayed in a Sowerbys Holiday Cottages cottage before and know the cottages are of a high standard, so expected this one to be too.
We liked everything about this property we came as a family party of 10 for our Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Excellent location and perfect accommodation.
Also great weather, it couldn't have been better.

Clouting party, 25th of August 2017

Lovely house, lovely holiday - need we say more.

Weaver/Smith, 16th of October 2015

Beautiful house, lovely short break, lovely village, will definitely come back.

Perrin, 4th of October 2015

Our second stay in Commodores House - better than ever,

Shirley family, 7th of August 2015

A most wonderful stay in your lovely home. Very comfortable. We hope to return soon.

Stevens & Harmans, 26th of June 2015

We have had a most wonderful time in this amazing house. Hope to come back again.

Barton family, 1st of June 2015

Amazing time, wonderful place, will recommend highly. The family pictures are lovely, will definitely come again! What lucky people to own such a gorgeous place.

Monroes, 1st of June 2015

Wonderful time, second time in this lovely home.

Grinnells, 23rd of May 2015

A wonderful week at Commodores House with family and various friends.

Burfitt family, 10th of April 2015

What a fabulouse home, super beds and duvets. Great facilities, we all had a brilliant time.

The Mudd party, 2nd of March 2015

Lovely house, really comfortable and ideal for a new yaers Eve break. Many thanks.

Smiths and Dowmans, 5th of January 2015

Fantastic Christmas break. 10 of us plus 1 dog. Perfect location too!

Anon, 29th of December 2014

Fantastic accommodation. Couldn't think of a better place or people to spend 50th Celebrations!

Chris Crane, 10th of October 2014

We had a very happy family gathering in Commodores House. Excellent facilities and very clean and comfortable.

The Sandford family, 3rd of October 2014

Lovely stay. We love Thornham.
We had a lovely time. House fantastic.

The Blackburns, Turners and Hunters, 29th of August 2014

Great stay in your lovely home - ideal location too. Hope to return next year.

The Shirleys and the Mitchells, 8th of August 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. The children have loved going to the beach every day!

The Conways, the Nobles, the Peryers and the Polaks, 24th of July 2014

We have had a fantastic holidayhere in Norfol and you house was the highlight! There was so much space and the layout was perfect for 2 families. We will certainly be back!

Fuller family, 14th of July 2014

Wonderful stay. House very well equipped to a very high standard. Comfortable beds. Plenty for us to do, games, barbeque, garden furniture. Fantastic weather, beaches all beautiful and only minutes away. Thank you for the loan of your beautiful house.

Roberts family, 10th of July 2014

This was a lovely house and we would like to come back again.

Hayles, 14th of June 2014

Had a great time despite a spell of poor weather! House was ideal for our party and a lovely place to stay. we would love to come again.

Astwoods & co, 30th of May 2014

We have all had a great time here. House was so comfortable (especially the beds!) and high quality. Very well equipped house and garden. Beautiful location, also had great weather. we would definitely come again! Thank you.

Lovell, Rowley and Rawlinson, 9th of May 2014

We have enjoyed our stay here - very comfortable house and lovely surroundings. Can recommend all three pubs

John and Linda Birch, 24th of April 2014

Exceptionally well-equipped and comfortable house- thank you so much.

The Wilkinson, 29th of December 2013

Lovely Christmas had by all in your lovely house. Weather was good for walking. Thank you for the goodies.

Carpenters, Coles and Prices, 20th of December 2013

Great house and area. Lots to see and explore. we really enjoyed our break.

The Hunts, 3rd of August 2013

Lovely house, enjoyed the coastal walks. Great beaches and excellent time with the family.

Grinnells,Pullen and Connolly, 3rd of May 2013

A very comfortable house in a lovely and quiet position. We have all enjoyed our stay here.

Sir Nicholas & Lady Sturridge, 24th of March 2013

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house. We had a brilliant time.

The Tyler Family, 10th of March 2013

A lovely house for a great Easter family get together--shame about the snow!

Mellors,Woods and Evans, 4th of March 2013
Key Booked Arrival date




Sat 1 Jun 2024Thu 27 Jun 2024£2250 / week
Fri 28 Jun 2024Thu 11 Jul 2024£3000 / week
Fri 12 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£3350 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£3000 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£2250 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1750 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2795 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Tue 17 Dec 2024£1695 / week
Wed 18 Dec 2024Fri 3 Jan 2025£3350 / week
Sat 4 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1745 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£2830 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1800 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Fri 30 May 2025£3089 / week
Sat 31 May 2025Thu 26 Jun 2025£2320 / week
Fri 27 Jun 2025Thu 10 Jul 2025£3089 / week
Fri 11 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£3450 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£3090 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2320 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1800 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2880 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Tue 16 Dec 2025£1745 / week
Wed 17 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£3450 / 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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