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Eider Cottage

  • Stanhoe
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • 8
  • 4
  • 4

from £ 1,350 to £ 2,600 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Eider Cottage is a delightful period Norfolk flint and brick cottage with vaulted ceilings and the advantage of two generously sized reception rooms, two downstairs bedrooms (ideal for less mobile guests) and an attractive front garden with off-street parking and landscaped enclosed back garden. Originally two separate cottages, it has been refurbished by its new owners and now offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for two families or up to eight adults, with all four spacious bedrooms having en-suite facilities. Please note that both upstairs bedrooms are accessed via their own steep traditional Norfolk winder staircase.
The highly acclaimed Duck Inn is only a short stroll away, and the unspoilt and magnificent beaches of the North Norfolk coast and lovely Georgian village of Burnham Market are easily reached within a 10-minute drive.

Outside school holidays Eider Cottage is available at reduced rates with the use of the two ground floor bedrooms only.


  • Lovely spacious period cottage with high vaulted ceilings and 2 wood burners
  • 4 beautifully presented bedrooms all with ensuite bath/shower rooms
  • Safe enclosed back garden
  • Walking distance to The Duck Inn


  • 2 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and suitable for less mobile guests
  • Access to the upstairs bedrooms are via steep Norfolk winder staircases - not suitable for the very young or very old
  • There's off-street parking for 3 cars

Ground Floor

Entrance: into the open plan dining area and kitchen with original pamment tiled floor.

Dining room: a lovely light and spacious room with a high vaulted ceiling, a wood-burning stove and glazed doors to the garden. Eight guests may dine in comfort with a large wooden dining table (with a glass top) and eight chairs.

Kitchen: well-equipped kitchen with an electric double oven and induction hob, integrated fridge/freezer, microwave, integrated dishwasher. There is a nespresso Krupa pixie coffee machine.

Utility room: useful spacious room with the door to the back garden. Contains a Belfast sink, washing machine, overhead clothes airer, additional cupboards.

Sitting Room: A lovely comfortable room with an ornamental fireplace, two large comfy sofas, three armchairs and a large Smart TV. There is a door to the staircase which leads up to bedroom 4.

Library: another good-sized sitting room with well-stocked bookshelves, a wood-burning stove, comfy sofa, two armchairs and a Smart TV. There is a door to the staircase which leads up to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 1: a lovely room overlooking the front garden with a high vaulted ceiling. Contains a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, large wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.

En-suite shower room: newly fitted in 2024 with a walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: another spacious room with a high vaulted ceiling and doors opening out to the back garden. Contains full-size twin beds, bedside table and lamp and a built-in wardrobe.

En-suite shower room: newly fitted in 2024 with a walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail..

First Floor

There are two separate staircases leading to each bedroom. Please be aware that both are steep Norfolk winder staircases with a rope handrail and are not suitable for small children or anyone with limited mobility.

Bedroom 3: is accessed via the library staircase. Lovely spacious room with a king-size bed, bedside table and lamps, built in storage cupboards with hanging space and shelving and a console table with chair.

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

Bedroom 4: is accessed via the sitting room staircase. Lovely spacious room with full-size twin beds, bedside table and lamp, wardrobe with hanging space and shelving and a small desk with chair.

En-suite bathroom: bath with shower mixer taps, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


There are two private shingled driveways at the front of the cottage; one has parking for a single car and the other has parking for two cars.

Access to the cottage is via a path leading across the front lawn. The front garden is not enclosed and is mainly lawn with a variety of shrubs and plants.

The attractive back garden is fully enclosed and private, making it safe for dogs and small children. It has a shingled area with outside wooden table and chairs seating eight and a charcoal barbecue. There are a couple of steps leading to a raised lawn area.

It's a very short walk to the excellent local pub, The Duck Inn, a children's playground and a traditional village pond to feed the ducks.
The beautiful coast at Brancaster or Burnham Overy is easily reached within a 10 minute drive.



An attractive Norfolk farming village which is defined by the large pretty duck pond in the heart of the village. Many of the properties in Stanhoe are constructed from traditional brick and flint with curvy pantiles on the roof, making for many pretty chocolate box homes.

There is a great award-winning gastropub in Stanhoe called The Duck Inn known for its use of local produce and delicious East Anglian Ales. A warm inviting feel greets you in this village eatery and a great menu, making it a good destination either for a nice evening meal or a relaxing drink - make sure you book ahead!


The village has been a farming village since the Romans, it was the Saxons that gave the village its name Stanhoe (Stony Hill).

In the 19th Century the parish priest was Philip Ward the husband of Lord Nelsons daughter Horatia.


Stanhoe is close to the popular Georgian village destination of Burnham Market, known for the great selection of independent shops that surround the picturesque village green. There's a butcher, baker, hardware store, popular fishmonger and also lovely cafes and many eateries,as well as boutiques and galleries to peruse. Just a short drive away is the vast Norfolk coastline with the sailing villages of Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Overy Staithe, open sandy beaches at Brancaster and Holme, with splendid coastal walks, ideal for all the family and your four-legged friend too!

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Guest reviews

We have just had a great week in Eider cottage.The weather was cool and wet all week but the cottage facilities and layout made sure that our three generational party were able to get comfortable quickly after lots of outdoor activities.The cottage was beautiful, the facilities were very new and worked perfectly and the furnishings and decorations added to the enjoyment. Great logistically for local beaches and places of interest. Lots of great pubs and café around. Wooded walk at Sandringham. Parkland walk at Holkham. Beaches at Brancaster, Old Hunstanton and Holme. Great meals at the Orange Tree Thornham for adults and Jolly Sailors at Brancaster Staithe for family.

The Chatham's, 6th of June 2024

We had a really love stay at Eider Cottage for the new year. The cottage was the perfect size for our family, very comfortable and well equipped. The location was great for exploring North Norfolk and we had a lovely meal at the pub close by. : Really well equipped cottage and lovely and clean.

the hun's, 8th of January 2024

We had specific requirements for our 4 less mobile parents and family of 4 so Eider Cottage was perfect with 2 ground floor en-suite rooms and 2 bedrooms with en-suites for us and our 2 children.The cottage is in a fantastic part of Norfolk, well maintained and the facilities and equipment were 1st class. The personnel touches from the books, pictures and furniture really made this feel like home for our week.The beds were all really comfortable and the enclosed garden and large utility room worked brilliantly for our Lab Merlin.We loved the really comfortable seating, we have stayed in places where the settees and chairs are of a lesser quality or too low to really feel comfortable in the evenings almost spoiling the social time with family. This was not the case here.Loved the separate library and sitting area for those with different ideas on what to watch on the TV… and games and books galore. Kitchen and dinning area was well laid out and created a great socialising area. Only thing to really note is the 2 narrow cottage stairs make it slightly awkward to get cases to the bedrooms, so small bags are recommended buy us. And the walk across the front lawn when unpacking if the weather is poor (thanks to Storm Babet!!) can be a bit difficult if you have large bags. Washing facilities in the utility were appreciated, due teh extreme rain on our week a drier would have been a nice touch. For the location I could not believe how good the Wifi was. A real bonus for us with two children. Just a short walk to the village playing field were a real bonus for our early dog walk before heading out.

The Haysteads, 20th of October 2023

A well appointed cottage with a lovely ambiance to it. Ideal location to allow us to explore the North Norfolk coast and villages.

The Nursey's, 18th of August 2023

What a beautiful cottage - well presented and comfortable. We loved our stay here and enjoyed exploring the beaches and walks along the coast. Eider Cottage was a great base, we would highly recommend it. Comfortable beds, Beautiful decor, Well equipped kitchen. Lots of great books and games available. Good take away / eating recommendations.

The Heffernan's, 7th of August 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


15% saving on Eider Cottage on any available dates throughout June 2024


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1800 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2350 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£2600 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£2350 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1800 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1500 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1800 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1350 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£2600 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1390 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£2005 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1540 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£2420 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1850 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2420 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£2675 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£2420 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1850 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1540 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1850 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1390 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£2675 / 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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