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Fox Cottage

  • Stiffkey
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

from £ 635 to £ 995 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Fox Cottage is a charming 18th century Grade II listed brick & flint cottage which has been stylishly refurbished by its owners for use as their holiday home. This gorgeous cottage has a wealth of original features and has been imaginatively furnished to create a unique hideaway perfect for couples. There's a charming sitting room with a high beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace and a bespoke hand-crafted rustic kitchen with stripped floorboards and all the contemporary mod cons! Upstairs has been cleverly reconfigured to create a fabulous light and airy bedroom with an indulgent roll-top bath and a separate shower room.

Guests can enjoy lovely countryside views across the valley from here. It is ideally located with off-street parking and a pretty garden, perfect for a Norfolk break throughout the year, being within walking distance of Stiffkey's salt marshes and coastal path, excellent Stiffkey Stores and the popular Red Lion pub. It's within a 10 minute drive of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham's gorgeous sandy beach.


  • Just a short walk away from the excellent Stiffkey Stores and the popular Red Lion pub.
  • The cottage is within within walking distance of Stiffkey's salt marshes and coastal path.
  • It's within a 10 minute drive of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham's gorgeous sandy beach.


  • The duvet and pillows are natural down and feather.
  • There is a Nespresso coffee machine
  • A shingled parking area provides off-street parking for one car.

Ground Floor

Sitting room: a gorgeous high ceilinged room with lovely exposed beams, an original inglenook fireplace housing a wood-burning stove and pamment tiled floor with a sheepskin rug. There's a large comfy Loaf grey sofa to snuggle up on, two leather armchairs, coffee table and occasional lamps, digital TV with a built in DVD player. Steps lead down from here to:

Kitchen: charming bespoke kitchen hand-crafted by a local craftsman, with stripped floorboards, oak worktops, Smeg gas range cooker, Belfast sink with a "drawer" dishwasher under, integral washing machine, integral fridge with ice-box, and a Nespresso machine (guests are welcome to bring their own capsules). For dining, there's a stylish rustic breakfast bar with two cast iron bar stools with fluffy cushions. A stable door opens out to the front lawned garden.

First Floor

There is a wooden staircase which leads up from the sitting area and opens directly into the bedroom suite.

Master Bedroom Suite: luxurious light and spacious room with lovely countryside views across the valley. No expense has been spared to ensure that guests have a comfortable night's sleep with a Loaf French-style upholstered king-size bed and hotel quality bed linen and towels, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and a dressing table. A real feature of this room is the fabulous free-standing bath, cleverly placed on a plinth to enjoy the fabulous views across the valley, whilst sipping a glass of champagne!
Separate shower room: walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Please Note; The duvet and pillows are natural down and feather. Logs for the fire are provided between mid October and March.


At the front of the cottage is an attractive lawned garden with a shingled parking parking area providing off-street parking for one car.

At the rear is a high-walled courtyard garden with an outside table and chairs, perfect for dining al-fresco.

There are delightful walks directly from the cottage along the Norfolk coastal path and Stiffkey marshes. The popular Red Lion pub is only a few minutes walk away, as well as the excellent local Stiffkey Stores which is a real treasure trove with a great reputation for excellent coffee and apparently the best chocolate brownies in Norfolk.


Renowned for its salt marshes and being rich in wildlife, Stiffkey has its own unique charm. This area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has many muddy creeks which are flooded daily by the tide and is an important habitat for breeding birds. Famous for two local delicacies: the samphire that grows here and the ‘Stewkey blues’ cockles named after the blue hue mud they live in. Take a long walk through the salt marshes and your efforts will be well worth it, you will find a glorious sandy beach and a really perfect picnic spot!


An attractive quiet coastal village nestled between Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney. It has an enchanting local feel, with a lovely village shop The Stiffkey Stores with post office and cafe, well worth a visit for a hot chocolate after a long afternoon walk. The village has a great little local pub The Red Lion, super welcoming and serves great food too.


Stiffkey was first evident in the Domesday book of 1086 and means ‘stump island with stops of trees’. The village in the past had a small water mill that run off the river Stiffkey that passes through the village, little remains of the mill today. During World War II there was a military camp south of the marshes which was established in 1938 and remained in operation until the end of the war. RAF Aircraft would tow targets over the marshes for the the trainee gunners to aim at. After the war the camp was used for training USAAF B-29 gunners until the site closed in 1955. The remains of a ‘The Whirlygig’ a circular runway used to launch radio-controlled aerial targets by the USAAF can see be seen today. Other surviving buildings have been converted for agricultural use and is now the site of a camp-site.


Wells-next-the-Sea is the closest town to Stiffkey where you can enjoy some crabbing (gilllie- crabbing) which is fun to have a go off the harbour front for the whole family. Wells itself has some lovely shops and eateries. In the Summer months you can catch the little beach train from the town near the play park to the beach, there you will find vast sandy beaches, the lovely pine woods and Wells’ iconic row of beach huts. There are many wonderful villages to explore in north Norfolk, you are close to Walsingham a very historic and religious village with a healing shrine of Virgin Mary. There are lovely snow drop walks at the Walsingham Priory where from mid-January you can see carpets of glorious swathes of snowdrops.

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Guest reviews

Cosy and comfortable. Brilliant for the dog with easy access to the coastal path and Stiffkey Marshes. Lovely birthday meal at The Red lion in Stiffkey and fantastic vegan ginger cake from Stiffkey Stores. I parked the car up on Monday and didn't get into again until having to come home Friday as everything was on the doorstep. A relaxing and thoroughly spoilt holiday. Having a bath. Not having to drive anywhere. Sitting in the garden in wonderful sunshine reading. Moscow mules to drink. Sleeping well in a comfy bed. Walking along the coastal path to morston quay listening to the birds and hardly seeing a soul. Having breakfast sat at the bar stool in the kitchen with the stable door open. Bliss. beautifully decorated and felt like home, well equipped kitchen. good parking. just thankful that such a lovely place is available to stay in. Will definitely like to come back sometime.

The Short's, 11th of April 2024

Lovely stay. Lovely log burner.

The Storey's, 12th of February 2024

Cosy, relaxed cottage in a convenient location.
Well equipped kitchen, easy to use wood burner and luxurious roll top bath in the bedroom.
Highly recommend and would not hesitate to return.

The watson's, 15th of January 2024

Beautiful cosy cottage. Really nicely refurbished and with great well thought out kitchen. Cosy, homely, tastefully refurbished. We’ve stayed in lots of Norfolk properties. This was in the top 1 or 2.

The Harris's, 9th of January 2024

We loved our stay at Fox Cottage. Great location and a well appointed cottage.

The Rose-Hoile's, 16th of December 2023

: Love Fox Cottage. We will be back!

The Heath's, 24th of November 2023

We had a lovely time at Fox Cottage The property/location was perfect. Very cosy. The walking around the salt marshes was fantastic.

The Jone's, 20th of November 2023

Such a beautiful cosy cottage with easy access to fantastic walks along the coast to Wells (1hr 20mins) and Blakeney (1hr 30mins). Kitchen really well thought out and had everything you could need. Bedroom very comfortable and the shower room was really warm and spotlessly clean. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
The fact that we hardly used the car, walking along the coast to Wells and Blakeney was stunning even in the rain. Would probably have used the bath if we had stayed in the summer.

The Badger's, 30th of October 2023

Thanks so much, this is a beautifully furnished, decorated and equipped cottage. I had a very restful stay. Very quiet and is handy for the shop and the bus stop.

Ms McLanaghan, 30th of October 2023

Lovely cottage, well equipped. . . . loved Stiffkey & the surrounding area / beaches / pubs & Cafes

The Barber's, 22nd of August 2023

Loved the cottage, we had a great week of walks and family visits. Exploring the salt marshes and watching them change each day with the tides. Stiffkey Stores - lovely place. For us personally, being able to visit my parents during the week as we live a long way away and this time was precious.

The Hepworth's, 7th of August 2023

Great stay at Fox Cottage, lovely walks. Stffkey to Blakeney a must. Breakfast at Two Magpies bakery a must! Wells (beach huts) & Holkham beach...great! Seal trip from Morston Quay whatever you do! Enjoy!

Rich, Clare & Brodie, 7th of July 2023

Had a wonderful holiday at Fox Cottage. Very comfortable. Enjoyed walks on the marshes, Wells beach on a sunny day and a lovely boat trip on the Lucy Laver's for my husband's birthday! Stiffkey Stores as good as ever & a lovely meal at the Red Lion. Two Magpies bakery at Blakeney a must!

Judy & David, 30th of June 2023

Another fabulous stay at Fox Cottage. Wonderful walks and excellent meals out - especially at the Red Lion, the Wiverton Cafe and Eric's Fish and Chips (Holt and Thornham). Daily coffee and cakes from Stffkey stores too.

Karen & Charlie, 2nd of June 2023

Fantastic couple of weeks in a lovely cottage. I've been to North Norfolk before but Stiffkey has been my favourite - brilliant access to the coastal path and marshes. Mike and Brett at no 8 were so welcoming - Mike took me out across the marshes to see the seals - a highlight! Also loved: Holkham/Wells/Burnham Overy Staithe beach you can walk for hours. Eric's Fish & Chips in Thornham, Blakeney and Morstens and the walk between the Two Magpies bakeries. Holme-next-the-Sea reserve. The Red Lion and so much more!

Alyson & Stanley the dog, 26th of May 2023

Beautiful cottage in a great location. Smack bang between a lovely pub with great food and the local Stiffkey stores with great coffee and giftware. 15 mins from the coastal path to take you to Wells or Blakeney on an hours walk. Great views of the local countryside especially from the rolltop bath as a special treat.

Loved the walk to Wells and onto Wells beach, saw deer and coastal birds on route all from the back door.

The Taylors, 3rd of April 2023

Fourth time staying and always a pleasure. Very well appointed and equipped.

The Dumas's, 15th of March 2023

We really enjoyed our stay the cottage had a very cosy warm friendly feel, well equipped kitchen, comfy bed and good shower room. Felt like home from home. Enjoyed the visiting ducks on the lawn and the amazing display of stars in the night skies

The Mason, 1st of March 2023

We have absolutely loved our stay, all cosy and a wonderful location for walks and pubs. A truly lovely cottage.

Nigel and Louise, 23rd of January 2023

A perfect holiday cottage, done up to the best standards and equipped with absolutely everything one could need for a wonderful holiday. Full of character, inviting and cosy. Enjoying the character of this cottage on cold winter nights, in the cozy living room space, and enjoying making dinners using the wonderful kitchen.

The Mitrea's, 10th of January 2023

Wonderful cottage - plenty of walks, nice pubs and weather. Thank you

Rosemary and Bob, 25th of November 2022

A cosy well equipped cottage in a lovely village. Well situated to explore the North Norfolk coast. Walking parts of the coastal path accessible from the cottage and viewing the amazing bird life were the highlights of our stay.

The Reids', 4th of November 2022

A great base for another visit to North Norfolk. Enjoyed several walks on the coastal path and visits to the Red Lion. Stiffkey is a delight.

Norman and Trish, 4th of November 2022

Enjoyed our time at Fox Cottage. Blessed with great weather and discovered a series of new things. Thanks again.

Adam and Claire, 28th of October 2022

We've all had the best time at Fox Cottage, with wonderful walks and sunny beach days. The cottage is beautiful we shall return!

Sam, Andrew and Finlay, 22nd of July 2022

Wonderful holiday cottage we were super comfortable, even during the heat wave (the cottage stayed reasonably cool) we will be back! - Thank you

Emily, Florian and Bernie, 15th of July 2022

Great stay, second time in this cottage and love Stiffkey!!

Kevin and Wayne, 10th of June 2022

Lovely cottage in a great location. Thank you for a lovely stay. We had a trip to see the seals from Morston Quay. We would recommend The Red Lion for meals, walks on the Stiffkey marshes and great coffee and cake at the Stiffkey stores!

Dena and Paul, 13th of May 2022

Lovely cottage

Jonathon and Catherine, 14th of February 2022

What a wonderful cottage - what a wonderful village. Thank you for sharing this with us - we will be back!

David, Jane and Suzie, 7th of February 2022

Really well equipped and felt like you could have easily stayed for longer! At Fox Cottage we liked the size as really good space for 2.

The Sheppy's, 23rd of July 2021

It was comfortable, warm and cosy, especially the lovely bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. We liked the bath in the bedroom. The kitchen was very well equipped with good quality items. The location suited our needs.

The Cheetham's, 7th of May 2021

Been before - fantastic cottage! Beautiful and very well equipped in all respects and an absolute pleasure and perfect escape to stay there !

The Dumas', 23rd of April 2021

Fox Cottage is a perfect size for 2, excellent furnishings & cosy. 10 out of 10 Second time at Fox Cottage. Lovely cottage

The Lloyd's, 12th of April 2021

“This is a truly adorable cottage. It is small but very cosy, warm, beautifully furnished and extremely well-equipped throughout, with a stunning bedroom and ensuite. The log burner in the lounge gives off a lot of heat and is great for cosying up in the winter. Perfect for a romantic holiday for two! We spent Christmas here and had a wonderful relaxing holiday, with great walks from the door across the salt marshes."

Lowiss Guests, 22nd of December 2020

The cottage matched the photos on the website. Fox Cottage was a nice cosy cottage as described, great shower and all facilities that we needed.

The Oxley's, 2nd of October 2020

As Expected, We like the location and comfort. We would stay here again as it is a lovely cosy, quirky cottage in a great location.

Deb, 4th of July 2020

A stunning cottage. Beautifully done and to top standard (eg heating, shower, kitchen, etc) We liked the location, off road parking and everything done perfectly!

John, 21st of February 2020

Better than Expected - Great proportions and layout. Everything to a high standard. Nest heating useful and easy to control. Very dog friendly. Cleanliness 10 out of 10 Fox Cottage is good for the location; proportions and layout; quality of kitchen, furniture and decor. Prepared to a really high standard. Lovely touches to find a Christmas tree and decorations up, and the fire made ready to be lit. Thank you!

Cheshire Family, 28th of January 2020

Better than Expected - We liked it as it is a well kitted out kitchen, comfortable bed, great location. 10 out of 10, we would stay again!

Alice-Rose, 22nd of November 2019

We loved it. The cottage is beautiful, has a tasty decor and had everything we needed. Stiffkey is lovely and it’s literally 10 minutes walk to beautiful Norfolk marshes. And you wake up hearing sounds of gees. We will definitely be back!
And thank you for a bottle of wine - what a beautiful welcome!

Ewa, 18th of November 2019

We liked the warm bedroom freestanding bath. We would stay again!

Smith Party, 18th of October 2019

It felt very roomy for a small cottage with a good layout, great bathroom and a decent kitchen for cottage size.

Preston Party, 11th of October 2019

As Expected - We liked the location and light and airy bedroom. We would stay again!

The Mahon Party, 23rd of September 2019

Everything was excellent, very homely. 10 out of 10 for Cleanliness. We would stay again!

The Garner's, 23rd of August 2019

The overall look (which was very good)of the decor and furnishings was consistent throughout the cottage. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. The wine and cake was very much appreciated and a quality touch.

The Young's, 26th of July 2019

We liked the Location, Quality of fittings and the bed was very comfortable.

The Chennells, 12th of July 2019

We have a fabulous holiday. The cottage was perfect (as was the weather)! Comfortable, well equipped and well kept house & garden. Great position fir exploring the surrounding area by foot and car. Good food in local pub & Stiffkey Stores sells amazing bread, great coffee & good. We hope to return!

The Clarkes', 29th of June 2019

We loved this little cottage! - Brilliant views, lovely garden, comfy bed, lovely bed linen and towels, very smart cooker, lovely glasses and crockery, great interior design.

, 30th of May 2019

Very comfortable and in a great location. We had a great week at Fox Cottage, the neighbours and locals are all very friendly and helpful.

, 26th of April 2019

It was perfectly clean. Perfect for two. Cosy. Tasteful presented especially nice kitchen and great shower Want to say also that Sowerbys were excellent to deal with. Really quick efficient and helpful especially when we had to change the booking dates because of our flight operator changing dates. Thank you for a great holiday. 😀

Neil and Mairi Stewart, 28th of January 2019

Better than Expected. Larger than expected and well equipped. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness 10 out of 10 for the garden Very suitable for the dog and good location.

Simon Woolfries, 9th of November 2018

We loved the cosiness, log burner, bath in bedroom, comfortable bed, strong shower, welcome wine and cake! 9 out of 10 for cleanliness We would stay here again

Claire Graham, 2nd of November 2018

Better than Expected. We give it 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness. We would stay again

Richard Parnell, 19th of October 2018

Better than Expected and 10 out of 10 for housekeeping We loved the cozyness and having the dish washer.

Nixon , 3rd of August 2018

We liked the bedroom with the bath - unusual touch but the standard of the property was good overall. We would stay here again

Mandy George, 6th of July 2018

Was just perfect in every way.
We had a beautiful week in a wonderful place.
Thank you so much.

Wilkinson Party, 4th of May 2018

Boutique, bespoke and beautiful.
It is such a beautiful location, the cottage is gorgeous, and the personal touches for our honeymoon were incredibly thoughtful and meant so much.
Thank you. x

Natalie and Kevin, 30th of April 2018

Attractively decorated, good kitchen facilities.
It was cosy and warm.
The bed was very comfortable.
A really nice stay in a lovely cottage in a lovely village with the coast path and the coasthopper on the doorstep as well.

Smith Party, 27th of April 2018

We loved our stay.
It was a beautiful cottage and the owners' attention to detail made our stay and excellent one.

Murphy Party, 22nd of December 2017

Thanks for a great stay, very relaxing, just what we needed!

Moody Party, 10th of November 2017

It was very cosy and beautifully decorated, great woodburner.
Wine and cake on arrival was a lovely treat.

Maddocks Party, 3rd of November 2017

Tasteful renovation, light spacious bedroom and cosy lounge.

Hodges Party, 27th of October 2017

The cottage was lovely and was finished to a very high standard & so well thought out.
We loved the lounge which was cosy and comfortable and the bedroom was so cleverly designed.
It was the perfect cottage for a couple.

Maunder Party, 16th of October 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£690 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£855 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£830 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£950 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£995 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£950 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£830 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£690 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£740 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£635 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£995 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£650 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£760 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£710 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£880 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£850 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£975 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£995 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£975 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£850 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£710 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£760 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£650 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£995 / 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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