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Flagstaff Garden House

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

from £ 635 to £ 900 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Flagstaff Garden House is a delightful newly refurbished white-washed "log cabin" situated in the grounds of Flagstaff House (the former home of Captain Woodget of the Cutty Sark) situated in a prime position close to the sea in Burnham Overy Staithe. This is a lovely place for two to stay which is all on ground level and has a light and airy living room with a comfortable sitting area, dining table seating up to six and a fully equipped new kitchen.

There's a beautifully presented twin bedroom overlooking the garden and a newly installed shower room. With its effective heating and good insulation this is a warm and comfortable place to stay throughout the year - simply perfect for walkers or anyone wishing to enjoy being by the sea!


  • The house is just a short walk away from The Hero Pub
  • Located right on the Staithe with great sea views
  • Duvets and pillows are natural down and feather


  • The Laundry room is in an out-house with washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board and sink, this is shared with Flagstaff East and West
  • The garden is shared with the other 4 Flagstaff properties
  • Off road parking in the large communal parking area.

All ground level

The Garden House is a lovely white-washed wooden cabin which does have the real "wow effect" when you open the door. It is beautifully presented and has a light and airy open plan living area with distinct sitting, dining and kitchen areas. Off the living area are doors to the separate bedroom and the new shower room.

Sitting area: has an electric wood-burning effect stove, 2 armchairs, a sofa, chair, coffee table and a cupboard housing the cleverly hidden flatscreen TV. There are double doors opening onto the shared garden.

Dining area: has a good-sized table with 6 chairs.

Kitchen: a newly fitted fully equipped kitchen with a built-in electric oven and a fridge (with an ice-box).

Bedroom: lovely room with 2 windows overlooking the garden and out to the sea. There are twin beds (which can be zip linked to make a super king on request), a bedside table and lamp, digital radio with a docking station, built-in wardrobes with shelving and hanging space.

Shower Room: a newly fitted good-sized room with a walk-in shower, vanity unit with basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Duvets and pillows are natural down / feather


There is a separate shingle drive, with off-street parking, leading to The Garden House which is in the grounds of the Flagstaff properties.

Laundry Room: Is in an out-house with washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board and sink. This is shared with Flagstaff East and West Wing.

There is a large garden, mainly lawned with garden furniture. The garden is shared with 4 other Flagstaff properties.

One dog is welcome, subject to owners agreement, for a fee of £40.00 per dog.


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

I've returned to Garden House several times now, enjoying the walks on the doorstep. The location is great and the accommodation itself well equipped, comfortable and clean. It is also convenient to explore further afield with the coast from Snettisham to Cley within driving distance. Birding on the salt marsh, with Hen Harrier, Spoonbill and a Barn Owl from the harbour.

The Jones, 8th of April 2024

Very cosy cottage providing everything one would need.....even a torch to get you home from the Hero Pub!Bus stop opposite the Pub took us all along the coast to Cromer or alternatively all the way to Hunstanton. We have left a bus timetable in the cottage. Always on time.Weather wet with sunshine and a bitterly cold wind. Difficult to enter cottage without dragging mud in so could do with a plastic tray to pop our shoes on.? Love the area and definitely will return.Many thanks Refreshing sea breeze and wonderful walks to Holkham. Watching the flocks of birds beginning to arrive. The change of tides in the estuary never the same each day.

The Cook's, 13th of March 2024

Wonderful location and property well equipped and cosy property.

The Christie's, 1st of April 2023

Lovely holiday. Have stayed here before. High quality textiles and comfortably warm.

Flagstaff Garden House, 29th of October 2022

Superb place for 2; perfect location for walking. We enjoyed beach walks, so quiet and peaceful at night.

The Bourners, 15th of October 2022

It was so cosy and a fantastic location near the harbour. What's more we absolutely loved Burnham Overy Staithe Thank you for our wonderful holiday, we really didn't want to leave.

The Scarr's, 16th of July 2021

Easy access to walks and convenient pub. As expected 10 out of 10 for cleanliness.

Carol, 15th of February 2020

How well laid out the interior was! Lovely place to stay in

The Lamberts, 18th of September 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Sat 1 Jun 2024Fri 5 Jul 2024£745 / week
Sat 6 Jul 2024Fri 30 Aug 2024£900 / week
Sat 31 Aug 2024Fri 20 Sep 2024£745 / week
Sat 21 Sep 2024Fri 18 Oct 2024£685 / week
Sat 19 Oct 2024Fri 1 Nov 2024£745 / week
Sat 2 Nov 2024Fri 20 Dec 2024£635 / week
Sat 21 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£895 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Fri 4 Apr 2025£650 / week
Sat 5 Apr 2025Fri 25 Apr 2025£765 / week
Sat 26 Apr 2025Fri 23 May 2025£685 / week
Sat 24 May 2025Fri 30 May 2025£815 / week
Sat 31 May 2025Fri 4 Jul 2025£765 / week
Sat 5 Jul 2025Fri 5 Sep 2025£925 / week
Sat 6 Sep 2025Fri 12 Sep 2025£810 / week
Sat 13 Sep 2025Fri 26 Sep 2025£760 / week
Sat 27 Sep 2025Fri 17 Oct 2025£705 / week
Sat 18 Oct 2025Fri 31 Oct 2025£765 / week
Sat 1 Nov 2025Fri 19 Dec 2025£650 / week
Sat 20 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£920 / 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 Saturday.

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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