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East Court Cottage

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 8
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 850 to £ 1,595 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


East Court Cottage is a delightful coastal brick and flint cottage, quietly situated in a peaceful position off the coastal road, only minutes walk from Thornham's great selection of pubs, restaurants and village deli/cafe with playground. This is the ideal family holiday home with a large well-equipped kitchen and a spacious sitting room (with plenty of toys and games) which opens out to an attractive enclosed courtyard garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with the advantage of two newly fitted contemporary bath/shower rooms. With private car parking for two cars and within an easy walk to the coast, this cottage is the perfect coastal getaway!


  • Quiet location within walking distance of all Thornham's amenities
  • Light and spacious sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Attractive west-facing walled courtyard garden


  • Family friendly with travel cot, highchair and stair-gate provided
  • Upstairs the bedrooms have sloped ceilings and some low doorways
  • The walled garden is dog-proof
  • There's off-street parking for 2 cars

Ground Floor

Entrance hall with slate flooring, bench seat and plenty of space for coats and boots.

Cloakroom: with hand basin and WC.

Kitchen/Dining: Lovely spacious kitchen with cream units, granite work tops and a Belfast sink. Well-equipped with an integral dishwasher, double electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge and a Delonghi Magnifica bean to cup coffee machine.
There is a large dining table with six chairs. A high chair is available to use if required.

Utility Room: with additional cupboards, sink, washing machine and full height fridge/freezer.

Sitting Room: Light and airy with French doors to the courtyard garden. There's a wood-burning stove, two comfy sofas, foot-stool, bean bags, a wall-mounted Smart TV and a selection of children's toys and games.

There is the advantage of free wifi provided.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a stair-gate at the bottom, as well as a hand-rail.

Please note that all of the bedrooms have sloped ceilings and triangular windows.

Bedroom 1: spacious room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers.

En-suite bathroom: newly installed with a P-shaped bath with fixed overhead shower and shower screen, heated towel rail, vanity basin and WC. There is a hairdryer in the vanity unit drawer.

Bedroom 2: Smaller room with a double bed, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3: Ideal for up to four children with two low bunk beds (please note the mattresses on the bottom bunks are on the floor) and a chest of drawers.

There is also a travel cot available if required.

Family shower room: newly installed with a large contemporary walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


The cottage is quietly located in Old School Court which is off the coastal road. There is a private car-park with two spaces available for guests to use.

The cottage has an attractive enclosed west facing courtyard garden which is walled and dog-proof. It's accessed via the sitting room and is mainly paved and has an outdoor table.

Please note that barbecues are not permitted at East Court Cottage because of the terms set out in the ground lease, as smoke may affect neighbouring properties.



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

Thankyou very much for allowing us to stay in this wonderful property. All our needs were catered for and more! Hope to be able to return in the near future. Extremely cosy and warm.

The Jervis's, 5th of October 2023

Perfect location, very comfortable and well equipped. We loved it!

The Gubbin's, 6th of September 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1595 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1450 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1110 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£950 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1195 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£850 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1595 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£875 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1230 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£980 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1495 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1140 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1495 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1640 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1495 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1140 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£980 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1230 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£875 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1640 / 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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