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Crows Nest Cottage

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 520 to £ 895 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Crows Nest Cottage is a traditional fisherman's cottage which provides comfortable holiday accommodation . This cottage is ideal for couples or a small family staying, it's all about the location, only 2 minutes walk away from the harbour at Burnham Overy Staithe and the coastal path to the beautiful sandy beach. With two interconnecting bedrooms, a small garden with the convenience of off road parking.

There is an excellent pub within walking distance of this cosy cottage and a great selection of shops and restaurants in nearby Burnham Market, which is only 2 miles away.


  • Located only a 2 minute walk away from Burnham Overy Staithe Harbour and the coastal path to the beautiful sandy beach
  • Just a short walk away from the Hero at Burnham Overy Staithe
  • This is just a short drive away from Burnham Market where there are plenty of shops/ butchers/ fish mongers and restaurants to try


  • There is a steep cottage staircase which leads directly into bedroom 1
  • You must walk through bedroom 1 to get to bedroom 2
  • There is off street parking for 2 cars.

Ground Floor

Kitchen: Well-equipped with built-in electric oven, halogen hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Sitting Room: Wood-burning stove, sofa and 2 chairs, TV, dining table with 4 chairs. Door leading to steep stairs (not suitable for young children or the infirm).

Bathroom: Electric shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

First Floor

There is a steep cottage staircase which leads directly into bedroom 1, with bedroom 2 accessed via bedroom 1.
Please be aware that this staircase is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

Bedroom 1: Double bed, bedside table and lamp, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers.


There is off street parking for 2 cars.

At the front of the cottage is a west facing garden which is mainly lawn and has a paved area with outside furniture. The garden is bordered by a brick wall on one side, hedge on the other and by a picket fence from the parking area. The garden has been made dog proof.


A picturesque fishing and sailing harbour with multiple winding tidal creeks and salt marshes stretching from the harbour side and leading to sand dunes: the biggest known as Gun Hill. From Burnham Overy Staithe you can take a scenic walk to Gun Hill which takes about half an hour. In the summer there is lovely wildlife to be spotted including wading birds and beautiful butterflies. A gap in the dunes, locally known as Burnham Harbour, opens up and there are miles of golden sandy beaches stretching out towards Holkham and Wells to be admired. During the summer there is a ferry out to the nature reserve of Scolt Head Island which is a lovely trip for bird watchers and seal spotters.


An area of outstanding natural beauty, the village is a large hamlet and a great destination for your stay. The views across the harbour are lovely whatever time of year you decide to visit. There is a great little gastro pub in the centre of the village called The Hero (in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson) which has a great menu of tasty dishes. Also, in the centre of the village there is a large playing field with hard tennis courts and basketball area and a children’s playground. Just outside the village is the noticeable landmark of the stunning six-storey Burnham Overy Windmill and neighbouring watermill, although neither are open to the public, they stand proud on the edge of the village, a beautiful sight when the sun catches the sails against Norfolk's big blue skies. In June Burnham Overy Staithe hosts the popular Norfolk Superhero Challenge, a quadraphonic event where teams of 2 work together to swim, kayak, cycle and run across the beaches and through the creeks. A lovely charity event to spectate. To pop to one of the other coastal villages you can catch the Coasthopper Bus which runs along the coast through many of the delightful villages and seaside towns - a great green way to explore the coast and without the worry of where to park!


Part of Burnham Overy was the original port for The Burnhams and set on the river Burn. Trading ships once reached the village by the river until the end of the Middle Ages when the river silted up and along with it the commercial trade. Until the end of the First World War the trading ships used the Staithe. This made a distinction between the two villages Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Overy Staithe that exist a mile apart from one another today. The most notable resident of Burnham Overy Staithe is Richard Woodget who resided at one of our cottages Flagstaff East/West and was the captain of the Cutty Sark. Horatio, Admiral Lord Nelson according to letters learned to row and sail a dinghy at Burnham Overy Staithe at the age of 10 just two years before joining the Navy.


A great central location on the north Norfolk Coast right on the coastal path ideal for popping on your walking books and walking for about 30 minutes to reach the glorious wide open beach. If you are looking for family days out there are the beaches of Wells and Brancaster where you can park nearby and reach the beaches within a few steps.

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Guest reviews

We are regular visitors to Burnham Overy Staithe, but our first time in this cottage and we’ll look forward to our next visit. Cosy and quiet - don’t be concerned about the road outside. Everything just as described and so convenient for the sea wall walks to the dunes and beach for amazing birding. The Hero pub in the village is only a minute away and there is a nice walk over to Burnham Thorpe for the Lord Nelson pub. Convenient for walking the dog down to the sea wall and out to the dunes. Discovering the Lord Nelson pub in Burnham Thorpe. Hearing a bittern booming in the marshes on the walk back from Gun Hill.

The Guy 's, 13th of March 2024

The cottage was the perfect place for myself and my two dogs. The stone floor made it easy to deal with the sandy consequences of beach walks. Cosy and comfortable with everything needed.An ideal location for enjoying the many local walks. I was revisiting the area after a 4 year gap.
It was great to enjoy some favourite walks again.Walking out from Burnham Overy Staithe to the dunes and beach on the first day, the sunny Saturday, with the sound of the geese, the chatter of the flock of golden plovers, the calls of curlew and oystercatcher was just wonderful.On the last day we walked out to Gun Hill, where we sat for an hour, just taking in the view, the big skies and the salt marsh stretching into the distance, to keep in the memory until the next time.

The Sargent's, 19th of February 2024

Lovely cosy cottage and fabulous location - close to walks and the pub - short drive to Holkham, Wells, Burnham Market. Walks straight from the door Close to the pub

The Johnson's, 2nd of January 2024

Lovely location, very central and close to harbour and lots of walks around this area the cottage is very well equipped for the stay.Local pub the Hero lovely. Lovely walks, Hero pub very enjoyable Proximity of cottage very central. Morning walk to harbour enjoyable

Joy, 6th of November 2023

Great location, close to the coast and easy walks starting almost from the doorstep Lots of old world charm but with modern facilities. Close to some wonderful towns and villages.

The Hannah's, 19th of October 2023

This is a cosy cottage in a perfect location for us. We enjoyed tea in the garden using the deckchairs provided and eating our evening meals at the picnic table in the garden. We love the accessibility of Holkam Beach, which can be reached without using the car, and the proximity of Holkam Hall and RSPB Titchwell Marsh.

The Bayliss's, 16th of August 2023

A simple but very comfortable cottage. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Perfect for two with our two dogs. The location is excellent, beautiful coastal walks from the door in all directions. Good value and we would definitely stay again.

The Weaver's, 19th of June 2023

Such a lovely 4 night stay at this quaint pretty cottage in quiet beautiful Burnham Overy Staithe. Very clean, minimalist, but with everything we needed and a garden too. We enjoyed seeing the attentive nesting robins.

The Larwoods, 15th of May 2023

Charming cottage in great location ideal for a couple or with young children.

The Aldridge's, 23rd of January 2023

The location in Burnham Overy Staithe was perfect.

The McNie's, 21st of December 2022

Easy to get to ideal location.lovely stay.

The Hunters, 9th of December 2022

Cute cottage in the ideal spot on the north Norfolk coast for walks and wildlife spotting. The log burner is great in the evening when it gets cold and the electric heaters keep it cosy downstairs. Great food shops in Wells (butcher,fishmonger, baker, greengrocer and deli.

The Watson's, 18th of November 2022

Comfortable, clean and well-equipped cottage with everything we needed. The location is wonderful - lovely walks from the doorstep (including the fabulous coastal path) and very close to the bus stop for going further afield. Our dogs (who are escape artists)tested the dog-proof garden and it passed with flying colours! We had a lovely week - thank you.

Rachel, Mark, Samantha and Dylan, 21st of October 2022

A charming cottage in the heart of Burnham Overy Staithe. Full of character with a nice sunny garden. We love Burnham Overy Staithe and we had fabulous weather.

Linda, 30th of September 2022

Very comfortable double bed, lots of hot water for showers, quiet at night, fabulous location for walking out to Holkham Beach. We have already re-booked for next year!

The Baylisd Family, 2nd of July 2021

It was clean, well equipped-even a garlic crusher!- and although tiny, used the space efficiently. The location couldn't be bettered. It was great that there was plenty of hot water and very warm.

The Hall's, 17th of October 2020

Crows Nest Cottage was better than expected a lovely compact cottage that made good use of space. It is an old cottage that has been nicely renovated and feels part of the village rather than a holiday let.

The Sullivan's, 5th of October 2020

Better than Expected - V friendly feel; tiny but good use of space we liked the sitting room with lots of space & minimal furniture!

The Nelsons', 10th of July 2020

As Expected -We like Crows Nest for the lovely atmosphere and it is well positioned near the coast. Cleanliness of the property is 10 out of 10. We would stay again!

Gillian, 15th of November 2019

Better than Expected - Newly painted and new curtains. We like it as it is Clean and unfussy, 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. A Lovely simple cottage, we will stay again!

The Bellingham's, 25th of October 2019

The Crows Nest was a homely cottage, we liked the living room with wood burner. 10 out of 10 for cleaning. we would stay again.

Moira, 31st of May 2019

10 out of 10 for cleanliness Cosy and clean Small cottage but suits our needs perfectly

Sarah johnson, 18th of January 2019

This cottage was as described and met our weekend requirements perfectly.
Very efficient and friendly service from Sowerbys Holiday Cottages.
Thank you.

Liming Party, 6th of October 2017

Was better than expected and liked the location, simple and homely style. Thanks for laid fire and bag of logs and the imaginative welcome bag.

Bellingham, 31st of October 2014
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£635 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£760 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£895 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£760 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£675 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£555 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£630 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£520 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£820 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 27 Mar 2025£535 / week
Fri 28 Mar 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£695 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£570 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£810 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£655 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£780 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£920 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£780 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£695 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£570 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£650 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£535 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£845 / 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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