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Harrier Cottage

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3

from £ 730 to £ 1,450 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Harrier Cottage is a luxurious 3-storey coastal cottage with lovely views across Thornham's salt marshes and out to sea. This superb cottage has been finished to an extremely high specification and tastefully furnished for use as a family second home. It has a sociable open plan downstairs living area and the great advantage of three well-appointed bedrooms (two with stunning sea views) each with their own contemporary bath/shower room, making this a perfect place for up to three couples or families. The cottage is ideally located within walking distance of the beautiful coast and a choice of excellent local places to eat/drink, with a fully enclosed south facing rear garden and the bonus of off-street parking for one car.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: with oak flooring and a coats cupboard.

Cloakroom: hand basin and WC.

There is a lovely open plan sitting and dining area which leads through to the fabulous kitchen, all with oak flooring and under-floor heating.

Sitting/Dining room: a light and airy room with a contemporary wood-burning stove and glazed doors opening out onto the south facing terrace. There's a large comfortable L-shaped sofa and 2 armchairs, a freeview digital TV with DVD player. For dining, there's a large wooden table which comfortably seats 6 people.

Kitchen: a high quality bespoke hand-painted kitchen with granite work surfaces. The lovely coastal views from the double Belfast sink make washing-up less of a chore! There is a Rangemaster stove with induction hobs and electric ovens, an integral dishwasher, integral fridge/freezer, integral washer/dryer and a microwave.

There is the advantage of unlimited free Wifi throughout the cottage.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: is at the front of the cottage and has stunning coastal views. There is a king size bed with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a large built-in double wardrobe.

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

Bedroom 2: at the back of the cottage overlooking the garden. There are full-size twin beds which may be zip-linked to make a superking bed (please advise how you would like beds made up when booking), bedside tables and lamps, and a built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom: this is next door to bedroom 2 and has a bath with shower mixer taps, separate walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Second Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 3: a lovely room at the front of the cottage with far-reaching sea views. There is a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, TV and a built-in double wardrobe.

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

There is a highchair available if required.


Harrier Cottage is set back from the coastal road with a shingled drive and paved parking area at the front with off-street parking space to park one car. A second car may be safely parked on the main village road immmediately next to the cottage.

At the back is a fully enclosed (fenced) south facing garden with a paved area and outside furniture & charcoal barbecue (please provide your own charcoal), and a lawned area on 2 levels. The garden may only be accessed from the sitting room and not from the front drive.

It's conveniently located with walking distance of The Lifeboat Inn and The Chequers Inn, as well as the award winning Orange Tree Inn. The coastal path may be reached on foot, from which it takes approximately 20 minutes to walk across the salt marshes and out to the glorious sandy beaches.

Please note that this cottage is ideal for anyone who is allergic/sensitive to dogs, as dogs are not permitted to stay or visit at Harrier Cottage.

Please also note that this is a strictly no smoking cottage (smoking is not permitted in any of Sowerbys Holiday Cottages).


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

We had a lovely stay the house was clean, well situated, and had a lovely cosy feel to it. Kitchen was well equipped and a lovely large living area which worked perfectly for us (4 adults and 3 young children). Bedrooms for a generous size and all were very comfortable. If we are back in Norfolk we would absolutely stay again. Family meals round the large dining table, had a paddling pool in the enclosed garden which was perfect for the children.

The gibbons , 12th of June 2024

What a beautiful place! We had a thoroughly enjoyable week of walking, exploring North West Norfolk, with Harrier Cottage providing a wonderfully comfortable base.”

Booker, 1st of December 2023

Lovely few days in Harrier Cottage. Perfect for our family of five, fantastic location with just a short walk to a couple of great pubs with good food. Can’t wait to go back!”

Dores, 14th of April 2023

We enjoyed our stay at Harrier Cottage and were pleasantly surprised at how much Thornham had to offer. We enjoyed Birdwatching at Titchwell; Drove Orchards; Eric's fish & chips; Creake Abbey; crab salad at No Twenty in Burnham Market; meal at The Lifeboat Inn Thornham

The Bashford's, 3rd of October 2022

A really bright and cheerful property, very clean and well equipped with everything to make a short break enjoyable. We liked that it was modern and well equipped, also the Location!

Bernadette , 24th of August 2020

Harrier Cottage in Thornham was better than expected. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and the garden too! The layout and 2 bedrooms having en-suite a and the main bathroom having a separate shower. We would stay at Harrier in Thornham again!

Janet, 21st of August 2020

Even though we had seen the lovely pictures online there is always a possibility that in reality it may not be as nice.
However upon arrival we were all pleasantly surprised at the quality.
We loved the cosy homely feeling the cottage had, we felt really at home.
We were all very happy with the cottage and will thoroughly recommend not only this cottage but Sowerbys as a company.

Woodward Party, 13th of April 2018

Second visit so knew what to expect.
Stunning decor, layout, superbly equipped
Will definitely return stunning

Punt Party, 30th of March 2018

A lovely cottage to stay in!
Thank you!

Dawson Party, 22nd of December 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1450 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1300 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1035 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£870 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1085 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£730 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Thu 2 Jan 2025£1450 / 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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