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Heron Cottage

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • 10
  • 5
  • 4

from £ 1,900 to £ 3,900 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Heron Cottage is a superb beautifully presented Norfolk family holiday home, recently renovated throughout and extended, enviably situated in a peaceful coastal location in the highly sought after village of Thornham, away from busy roads, with easy access to the coastal path. Throughout the year, this is a great place to accommodate family groups with five spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms, with plenty of separate living areas for all generations to enjoy; including three sitting rooms, dining room and a fabulous kitchen. In the winter it's ideal for two or three couples wishing to explore the beauty of the stunning Norfolk coastline, with the advantage of being within walking distance of several excellent places to eat and drink. Outside at the back of the house is a lovely large south facing lawned garden with plenty of space for children to play or adults to relax, with ample off-road parking space for cars and boats at the front.


The idyllic peaceful location within walking distance to the coast
  • The superb carefully planned renovations and extension during 2023
  • Fabulous teenage zone with games room, shower room and dormitory room
  • Having 3 separate sitting areas for multi generational groups
  • Lovely big garden


  • There's plenty of parking space on the green at the front of the house
  • There's no door to the children's bedroom
  • Although dogs are not permitted, the owners have a dog that stays

Ground Floor

Entrance is via the side of the house into a spacious hall where there's plenty of space for coats and boots storage. This leads into the kitchen from one side and into the games room from the other side.

Kitchen: a fabulous newly renovated room with York flagstones and underfloor heating. Equipped to a really high standard with a new Rangemaster oven, Fisher Paykel fridge/freezer, separate wine fridge, integral dishwasher, built-in combi microwave and a Nespresso coffee machine. There's a sociable breakfast bar with bar stools and a sofa.

Dining room: light and spacious area with a large wooden table and ten chairs, wooden sideboard and glazed doors leading to the sitting room.

Sitting room: newly created room with French doors opening out to the lovely garden. There's a huge comfy sofa, armchair, Smart TV, foot stool.

Snug sitting room: a cosy room with an open fire, velvet sofa and armchair, and a leather armchair.

Bedroom 4: newly created room which is beautifully presented with Neptune furniture. Contains a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers, desk and a chair.

Shower room: new walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Games/TV room: a wonderful light and airy room overlooking the garden which has a pool table, sofa and a large Smart TV. There are two Fat Boy beanbags for use indoors or out. There's a staircase leading up to the children's bedroom.

This is a great area away from the rest of the house for the young to escape to with the advantage of a games room, large bedroom and shower room.

Shower room: new with a walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

First Floor Above Games Room

Children's Room (Bedroom 5): Accessed from the games room via a new staircase leading directly into the bedroom (there's no door).
Cleverly designed with three new bespoke built-in beds which are all 4' wide (small double size) making them perfect for adults or children. There are an additional two pull-out beds which may be used if requested at the time of booking.

First Floor

The staircase leads up from the dining area and is not steep with a hand-rail. All three bedrooms are light and airy with lovely open views from the front of the house across towards the marshes and out to sea.

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

En-suite bathroom: newly renovated with twin wash basins, bath with shower mixer taps, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom 2: another lovely room with a king-size bed, bedside table and lamp, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3: light and spacious with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe..

Shower room: has been newly fitted with a shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


Heron Cottage is located along The Green which is a lovely quiet location away from the coast road. There is a large grassed area immediately outside the house with plenty of parking space for cars and boats.

There is a large private rear garden which is mainly lawned and well-maintained with a good variety of shrubs and plants. There is a gas barbecue for guests to use. It is within walking distance of the Norfolk coastal path and all of Thornham's amenities which include a choice of excellent pubs, children's play area, tennis court, Thornham deli and cafe.

Please note that although this property will not accept dogs, the owners do have one dog who stays here.



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

This cottage was perfect for our large family group. Lots of space for everyone and extremely well appointed. We loved the big garden too. Very clean and well placed for a walk to Holme beach. Thank you. Despite a very windy week with flying sand on some days, we had a lovely walk to Holme Beach, saw the seals at Brancaster beach, had a great day at Holkham Park and a fun steam train ride from Wells to Walsingham. At the cottage we had Easter egg hunts in the garden and lots of games of pool. A fabulous week. Just wonderful!

The William's, 17th of April 2024

Beautiful house and garden , very well equipped, easy parking and a perfect base to explore the North Norfolk coast.We were 6 adults, three children and a baby and there is so much room you can get together or break up into groups as you please.Sowerbys were really good to deal with too.
Highly recommended and we hope to return!

The Welham's, 11th of April 2024

Location was excellent and cottage was more spacious than anticipated. Very much enjoyed our stay at Heron Cottage on the green. We made use of the lovely garden and games room and the location is perfect for walking and to local pubs and deli.

The Morris', 21st of May 2021
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£3500 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£3900 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£3500 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£2750 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£2350 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2900 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1900 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£3900 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1955 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£3010 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£2420 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£3600 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2830 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£3600 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£4015 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£3600 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2830 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£2420 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2985 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1955 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£4015 / 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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