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Hilltop NC

  • North Creake
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

from £ 670 to £ 1,270 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Hilltop is a delightful newly refurbished detached cottage, stylishly furnished by the owner. This is one of our most popular cottages, providing spacious accommodation for four, with an oak framed garden room enjoying elevated countryside views. It has a superb new bathroom and a spacious kitchen with a Stoves range cooker, beautifully finished in coastal colours, with all high quality appliances. There are new comfy beds in both bedrooms with one king-size room and a one room with the option to have a super king-size room or twin beds. This lovely cottage is situated just off the road up its own private driveway and has an oak double bay cart-shed, with an attractive fully enclosed dog-proof south facing garden. It's within walking distance of a good local pub, The Jolly Farmer, and only 3 miles from the charming Georgian village of Burnham Market and 5 miles from the lovely coast at Brancaster, Burnham Overy Staithe and Holkham.


  • Conveniently located just 3 miles from the very popular Burnham Market and only 5 miles to the coast.
  • Beautifully finished kitchen with high quality appliances.
  • Fully enclosed and dog proof south facing attractive garden.


  • The duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic.
  • Covered parking for 2 cars
  • Within walking distance of the good local pub.

Ground Floor

Kitchen: a superb high quality kitchen with blue/grey painted units and high quality appliances. There is a Stoves electric range cooker with a ceramic hob, a built-in Bosch dishwasher, microwave, built-in washing machine and a full-height stainless steel fridge/freezer. There is a Nespresso machine for guests use (please supply your own pods) This is a lovely spacious room overlooking the garden with an original pamment tiled floor and plenty of space for four to eat around the painted wooden kitchen table. It has been extremely well-equipped, including all new cookware and crockery to ensure that cooking is not too much of a chore!

Sitting Room/Dining Area: A good-sized beautifully presented room with windows overlooking the front and back garden. At one end is a stylish dining table seating four, sideboard with lamps, whilst the other end is the sitting area with a wood burning stove, two occasional chairs and a large comfortable sofa. door to rear south facing garden, freeview Smart TV, DVD and 3 sonos speakers.

Garden Room: Lovely oak framed room with open countryside views, 2 leather sofas, stylish occasional chairs coffee table and a selection of books and games

Bathroom: with new quality fittings including a walk-in shower, bath, hand basin, heated towel rail, motion-sensor illuminated mirror and WC.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: Has lovely countryside views. There's a new king-size divan bed with a new quality mattress and topper, large fitted wardrobe and shelving, bedside tables and lamps, bedroom chair and a Dab radio.

Bedroom 2: Overlooks the garden. There are new divan full-size twin beds (which may be connected to make a super king-size six foot bed), tall chest of drawers, built-in cupboard, bedside tables and lamps, chair and a Dab radio.

Cloakroom: Conveniently located at the top of the landing between the two bedrooms with a WC and a hand basin.

Note; Duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic


There's a shingle driveway off the road leading up to the cottage with a large oak cart-shed providing covered parking space for two cars.

There are newly installed side gates leading to the attractive fully enclosed south facing garden which is mainly lawned and has a variety of shrubs and plants. It has been carefully fenced to ensure that it is dog-proof. There's a patio area with a rattan table and chairs (with cushions) , garden parasol and a charcoal barbecue.

It is only a short drive to the beautiful coast at Burnham Overy Staithe, Holkham, Wells or Brancaster.



North Creake village lies on the River Burn which flows through the centre of the village, just 3 miles south of Burnham Market and 7 miles from the North Norfolk Coast. The village has the advantage of The Jolly Farmers pub and a village hall which provides a post office service. There is also a large picturesque church called St Mary’s. To the north of the village you can find Creake Abbey which has a farm shop, food hall, and a variety of speciality shops. There is also an award winning farmers market at Creake Abbey which takes place on the last Saturday of each month.

Many of the houses and surrounding farmland belong to the Earl Spencer, who consequently has significant influence in the village. During World War II in 1944 a de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber crashed in the village and in 2004 a plaque was unveiled by a Royal Air Force guard of honour in the approximate location of the crash.

The 40 acre site of the Creake Abbey ruins dates back to the reign of Henry II and was a hospital and priory which was created due to the popularity as a place for ‘many needy folk flock to the best refuge of those oppressed by great misery’.


In the centre of North Norfolk, you are just inland from many of coastal villages with Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham just a short distance away. A trip to one of Norfolk's stately homes with Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Royal Sandringham you’ll be spoilt for choice. For something different for the family, why not visit Bircham Windmill and learn about bread making and pet the farm animals. There are also two fabulous deer safaris at Snettisham Park Farm or venture a little further for a full family day out Roar Dinosaur Adventure Park in Lenwade near Norwich.

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Guest reviews

Had a lovely stay at Hilltop. The property is beautiful and very well thought out. The Garden room is a wonderful addition. Would definitely stay there again had everything we needed.

Michelle, 7th of June 2024

Another lovely stay at Hilltop. From the moment we walked through the door we immediately felt "at home". Everywhere was beautiful and clean. The cut roses in the living room and kitchen were lovely and smelt amazing. We spent many peaceful hours sitting in the sun lounge or in the beautiful garden watching the many types of birds visit. We had some lovely local walks with our dog around the village, visited the church fate, the locals making us feel very welcomed. Another nice walk is along the road to Creake Abbey, the coffee shop here sells lovely food and cakes :-) Always sad to leave this beautiful, peaceful cottage, but we will be back again soon. Carolyn, Hamish & Poppy the Cavapoo :-) Comfy beds, kitchen is well stocked, lovely and clean. A beautiful peaceful garden. Everything for the dog too. This cottage is a delightful place to relax and unwind. We love it.

The O'Callaghan's, 6th of June 2024

Thank you we had a lovely break away at Hilltop NC.

Barbara, 31st of May 2024

Good location very well equipped. Would stay again. An excellent property.

The Ingleston 's, 22nd of May 2024

: Really lovely Cottage. Everything we needed. The cottage and garden looked after really well. We enjoyed sitting in the garden when the weather was kind and the log burner in cooler evenings. Just perfect. Clean, welcoming, comfortable. Everything we needed. Beautiful, enclosed and relaxing garden. Even dog bowls for our dog to use. Loved our stay, booking cottage again in May.

The O'Callaghan's, 29th of April 2024

First time back since new owners, still love the place! Feels like a home from home, a few more links to the area (i.e. Local pictures) would be nice, but a very comfortable place to come back to with everything you could want to make a great stay. Enjoyed catching up on Netflix (The Crown) as we don't have it at home. Wiveton Hall cafe opened up the day before we returned home (always love it there) enjoyed a lunch sitting in a hut looking over marshes as it was a warm today, perfect end to our break. Staff at Sowerbys were very helpful when we booked a second week, thanks again.

The Thorneycroft's, 19th of February 2024

It's a lovely Base point to visiting all areas of North Norfolk,lovely to have a wood burner for the cold evenings.

The Long's, 21st of November 2023

Such a lovely well equipped cottage. We have been impressed by Docking after usually staying on the coast roads. Managed to have a full week of sunshine and reached Brancaster beach daily (which the dogs loved!) Hope to come back again next year.

Cath, Steve, Rachel and Ian and Lillian and Drac the dogs , 25th of August 2023

Lovely, well equipped cottage. Very comfortable beds with high quality bed linen and towels. Beautiful artwork throughout. We thoroughly enjoyed our week. Lovely enclosed, sunny garden.

The Santer's, 18th of August 2023

Thank you so much Hellen and Ben for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. It’s in the perfect location and really feels like a home with everything you need. The three of us think they are the comfiest beds, pillows and quilts.

Thank you again, we will definitely return.

Kate, Evie, Flo and Hattie the dog , 14th of August 2023

Such a perfect find! The cottage is so well equipped with the best beds ever. Hellen has thought of everything. It is so beautifully styled throughout – thank you. We love the location too. It is spot on for visiting so many places without too far to drive. We absolutely loved it here.

Richard and Alison , 4th of August 2023

A wonderful trip to Norfolk to celebrate a big Birthday. Hilltop is the perfect accommodation – it really is equipped with everything you could need. It’s in a perfect location, peaceful and friendly. When can we come back?

Joanne, Anne and Ezra, 17th of July 2023

What a delightful property Hilltop is. Very well equipped and of a high standard. Excellent location to visit many areas on this coastline. Really enjoyed our holiday here. Hope to return again soon. Location of property. Very well equipped cottage. Immaculate and comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay. Thankyou.

The Selby's, 6th of April 2023

Enjoyable stay in a well-presented cottage.

The Golland's, 19th of November 2022

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hilltop. The cottage is very spacious, well equipped, warm and comfortable. The beds (super king in the twin room) were comfortable, the towels, super soft and a great size.

The Bartman's, 29th of October 2022

Lovely, comfortable cottage, well situated for the North Norfolk coast. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We especially liked the thought that has gone into making the guest's stay easy, like tabs and rinse aid for the dishwasher. We don't have a dishwasher at home and so wouldn't bring these items with us, but really appreciate the fact that the owner provides them, so nice to have a holiday from the washing up! We enjoyed the garden room, lovely room to sit with a cuppa looking out over the fields, or to sit quietly with a book.

The Waldron's, 24th of September 2022

Thank you so much for yet another fabulous holiday at your cottage it was just perfect. Thank you also for the bottle of fizz. It gets harder to leave this perfect little cottage each time we stay.

Claire and Graham, 22nd of December 2021

We had a nice break despite a bit of bad weather. You’ve got a nice place over there, and we would not hesitate to go again.

A Morgan, 6th of December 2021

We had an amazing time thank you despite the bad weather. We had everything we needed there and it was so cosy. You are very lucky to own it !!

L Gee, 26th of November 2021

I thought the decor and furnishings were beautifully thought out - someone has an eye for detail which I appreciated. It was also very comfortable and we felt very relaxed in the cottage. Despite not having the usual Norfolk sunshine, we really enjoyed our week, thank you!

The Butt Family, 14th of August 2021

It was very comfortable and had everything that you needed in a holiday cottage. Loved the views from the conservatory and upstairs main bedroom.

The Greenhalgh's, 10th of July 2021

As always very peaceful and has a welcoming feeling at Hilltop. 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness and we hope to return again next year!

The Thorneycroft's, 8th of May 2021

Hilltop was absolutely wonderful, thank you so much, I will be back next year if allowed! And thank you for the lovely prosecco!

Lynn from Leicestershire, 30th of October 2020

Very comfortable & spotlessly clean with high quality fixtures & fittings throughout. Would love to return to Hilltop someday & wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this holiday property to family, friends & colleagues

The Carters, 26th of September 2020

Hilltop is a perfect cottage with all the facilities we required & ideal garden with lovely plum trees. Just what we all needed with what is going on in the world, a real “ get away from it all “ place,would have liked another couple of bath towels.

The Gregory's, 15th of August 2020

Home from Home as been a few it!! A big thank you to all concerned. Had a fantastic break x

The Feek Family, 24th of July 2020

Thank you for a perfect weekend in your perfect cottage. Beautiful weather bit of a strange one as places closed due to COVID-19 but it didn't spoil our break. Loved it!

Eleanor, Derek and Ringo the dog, 20th of March 2020

Fourth time here, always so lovely. People out walking on the beach supporting farm shops and local businesses at a difficult time with the coronavirus. We had an amazing time and just love Hilltop. Thanks as always,

Lindsey, Jo and Margot the dog, 16th of March 2020

Overall Hilltop ia a lovely little cottage. We liked The Dog proof garden! Very cosy and everything you would need for a great stay-with the added extra of the chickens next door...Great entertainment!

The Moss's, 29th of February 2020

Better than Expected - The house was really comfortable - well equipped and well decorated. The wonderful conservatory - with its beautiful views - was really appreciated. The well-equipped kitchen - we made full use of the coffee machine! - the comfortable beds. The enclosed garden was also great for our dog. A lovely stay in this very comfortable and peaceful cottage, thank you.

The Wakefield's, 15th of February 2020

Hilltop was better than Expected - New bathroom since last visit. Very comfortable and 10 out of 10 for cleanliness... love everything about it. Will be back year!

The Thorneycroft's, 1st of February 2020

We had the perfect Christmas getaway. Our first time being away from family for Christmas and the cottage was a perfect break. It is a very cosy and homely cottage and the photos don’t do this property justice. The garden room was brilliant for watching the rolling hills. We would stay here again for sure, everything is very high quality and comfortable. Thank you!

The Hart Family, 16th of January 2020

It’s just simply a lovely cottage. it's our 5th visit to this cottage that all the family keep returning to!

The Feek Family, 19th of October 2019

Well equipped holiday cottage convenient for the North Norfolk coast. Superb beds and a log burner for the chilly evenings. In a delightful village with a great little supermarket and a pub. The owners haven't forgotten anything and have provided a comprehensive information folder with many suggestions of things to do and places to visit.

The Seagers, 11th of October 2019

Hilltop is in a great location and is clean and spacious, a very well appointed property with a very nice enclosed garden. We enjoyed our stay and had a very nice holiday. Thank you.

John, 9th of September 2019

Better than Expected - Lots of refurbishment since our last visit! Cleanliness 10 out of 10 We like Hilltop for the good location, for places we like to go, comfortable cottage and big and enclosed garden. This was the 2nd year for us to stay at Hilltop and we loved it even more with the recent improvements. We had a lovely time in this cosy cottage and the mid-holiday clean was great. Thank you!

Woods Family, 9th of August 2019

Was total pleasure to stay at hilltop, calm, private and peaceful. So easy as so well stocked, clean and cosy. All you new and more, such a beautiful and private space.

Colao Party, 26th of July 2019

The cottage was lovely and in the perfect location to explore everywhere we wanted to. After many times driving through Brancaster we finally found and made use of the beach which was fantastic being so close by. Also made numerous trips to Burnham Market, Holkham Hall, Sandringham and further afield to Cromer and Sheringham.

The children loved the bedroom they shared and made great use of the garden – ‘camping’ in it in our beach tent!

We definitely hope to visit again and our friends and relatives have shown interest in staying there at some point too.

Thanks again

Charlotte, Leicester, 26th of July 2019

We have stayed here three times, Excellent cottage. Like everything about Hilltop, newly refurbished bedrooms and bathroom are excellent!

Mrs Fackrell, 28th of May 2019

The cottage is very cosy and characterful. We particularly enjoyed having the garden room as an additional seating area. We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable week in Hilltop cottage. It is a very well presented and nicely furnished property and we were very grateful for the generous welcome gifts. It is in a perfect location for exploring the north Norfolk coast and we would definitely return if staying in the area again. Hilltop is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and we highly recommend it.

Calcutt, 16th of February 2019

We love it and have already booked again for next year. Thank you!

The Feeks, 15th of September 2018

Very happy with the cottage and made for the perfect week even though the sun went missing!! Location perfect for all of North Norfolk and also very peaceful.

Rekert family, 17th of August 2018

We loved our stay at Hilltop and will definitely return. I was delighted with the mid-holiday clean as only expected a linen change and came back to a sparkling clean Cottage. Wonderful! A lovely home from home with very safe enclosed garden.

Woods party, 28th of July 2018

The location, atmosphere, layout, garden all great. It’s a really lovely house. It’s lovely. We can’t wait to go back in September!

Les Feek, 18th of May 2018

We have returned so often, it never fails to please.
Lunch in the garden takes a lot of beating.

Dey Party, 14th of April 2018

A very comfortable cottage in a very good position for visiting North Norfolk

Thorneycroft Party, 13th of January 2018

We had a lovely relaxing break, the cottage was very comfortable and warm.
The cottage was lovely and cosy, well equipped and perfectly situated to explore the North Norfolk coast.

Stokes Party, 30th of December 2017

We like everything about this cottage particularly the kitchen and the garden.
We enjoyed the log fires in the evening.
I think we have stayed at Hilltop 6 times, that is recommendation in itself.

Dey Party, 4th of November 2017

Everything was perfect.
The location was great. Easy walk to the pub with excellent food. A short drive to most beaches and places to visit.
Thank you. A very homely and clean cottage. Lovely welcome gifts and homemade cake left for us too - thank you.

Gale Party, 16th of September 2017

This cottage was perfect for us and our two dogs. Great position and good garden to relax in. Everything was top quality. Really enjoyed the pub to eat in just a short walk down the road. Definitely thinking of booking next year as this Cottage ticks all the boxes for us.

Sheila Graves, 17th of June 2017

A very comfortable home from home, we had everything we needed.
Lemon drizzle cake and the wine and milk a lovely touch. The drizzle cake was delicious!!

Grundy Party, 10th of June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at Hilltop.
It was a warm and cosy, light filled cottage with a beautiful garden and lovely views.
We really appreciate the welcome pack, especially the cake which was delicious!
Hilltop is the perfect place to stay to visit the North Norfolk coast etc.
We look forward to coming back soon.

Nicholas Lodge, 8th of April 2017

Have been constant visitor twice yearly for several years. My dream home if it was ever for sale!

Mrs Cannell, 18th of March 2017

This is a very comfortable property, well equipped. great position for the coast, lovely enclosed garden and quite possibly the best nights sleep you could wish for.

I could quite happily live here permanently!

We have stayed here twice and would thoroughly recommend this property.

Maureen Fackrell, 18th of March 2017

We loved the garden room and log fire, the cottage was really well equipped. The welcome pack was wonderful and the view is fantastic. Thank you

Wendy Mepsted, 18th of February 2017

We really liked the position of the cottage, good parking, nicely decorated and very comfortable, every you needed for a enjoyable stay. And Greatly appreciated the welcome gifts - lovely cake etc.

Thorneycroft Party, 21st of January 2017

Very well equipped - you had thought of everything. Was cosy, welcoming with cake and tea bags on arrival!

Mrs Roche, 29th of October 2016

We loved the kitchen, safe dog garden, open fire, pillows, bedding and Wifi. Welcome pack was amazing - adored the cake!

Graysons, 16th of April 2016

We are "old hands" at holiday cottages and this was the most well equipped and thoughtfully arranged one so far!

Renata Gussone, 12th of March 2016

Lovely cottage with everything we could want. Good garden for dogs. Thank you for a generous welcome pack.

Colin and Janet Walker, 6th of November 2015

Thank you for a lovely few days. Cottage an absolute delight. Best cottage in Norfolk!!

The Clements family, 24th of October 2015

Our third stay here and just as enjoyable as all the other times. Excellent cottage - will come again and again and again.

Martin and Jessie Dey, 11th of October 2015

Thank you, so warm and comfortable and helped us move into our new permanent home in the village!

Plummer family, 31st of January 2015

Having stayed new year last year we already knew we loved Hilltop, so much so we stayed for 2 weeks this time - home from home. Sad to leave but time to return to normal life. Each of us has our favourite space- J&J love the lounge and soft/comfy beds. I&C love love love the garden room. A wonderful time together in a wonderful cottage. Thank you x

The Brewer family, 3rd of January 2015

Most enjoyable week. Nice and cosy. Thank you for welcome pack. Garden birds a joy to watch. We all look forward to coming back again.

Sheila and Ian Taylor and Oscar the westie, 29th of November 2014

Hilltop is like a home from home. There is everything you could need and all a first class standard. Every year you are improving things and we loved the new kitchen this time. The peace and quiet are wonderful. We have been every year since 2007.
Thank you so much.

Cheryl and Michael Berry, 15th of November 2014

Better than expected as in reality the cottage is even better than the photos. Liked everything and every need was catered for. Thank you.

Mrs Deus, 11th of October 2014

Cosy comfortable cottage thoughtfully equipped with delightful garden. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the welcome pack.

David, Hazel, Sarah & Eleanor, 16th of August 2014

Lovely relaxing week in our favourite part of norfolk. Same as before, the cottage is a joy to come back to after a walk in a scenic place (especially Wells beach). Enjoyed the views from the garden room -seen several buzzards! Thank you so much, really thrilled!

The Kilker family with Barclay (dog), 9th of August 2014

This was our second visit and the cottage has been improved. Liked the new kitchen/fridge/cooker and the lovely decoration. Also like the high quality of equipment, furnishings etc.

Preedy, 21st of June 2014

The only other thing we would have liked at Hilltop cottage was a "For Sale" sign as we wanted to buy the cottage!

The Halls, 1st of March 2014

This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in within this price range. Clean, warm cottage, welcome pack, towels included and new furniture. Wifi really appreciated.

Lisa & Geoff, 4th of November 2013
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Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£935 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1090 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1270 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1090 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£935 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£830 / week
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Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£670 / week
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Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£960 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£850 / week
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Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£960 / week
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Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£685 / week
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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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