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Holly House

  • South Creake
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2

from £ 830 to £ 1,675 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Holly House is a much-loved detached family holiday home with an attractive fully enclosed garden. It has recently been redecorated throughout and has a lovely spacious kitchen/breakfast room, with the advantage of a cosy sitting room with a wood-burner and a separate snug/playroom for children. Upstairs there are four good-sized bedrooms: two with king-size beds, one twin room and one children's triple room sleeping three children. It is conveniently located with off-street parking in the heart of the village, within walking distance of a childrens' playground and tennis court. Holly House is a very comfortable home for families of all ages. It is a great multi generational home with easy access to the beautiful coastline of Wells, Holkham and Brancaster. There is the mini and crazy golf at Fakenham which is always great fun. Plus a visit the Pensthorpe is always enjoyable and the many other local nature reserves.


  • Lovely cosy sitting room with wood burner
  • Off street parking for 2 cars
  • Fantastic house and location for a family to enjoy. Playroom and a children's playground nearby.


  • All bedding is feather
  • Travel cot available
  • Stairs are open at the top with a step into bedroom 1 and bedroom 3

Ground Floor

Entrance (via back door): opens into the utility area with a wooden floor.

Utility Room: well-equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, Belfast sink and a microwave.

Cloakroom: with WC.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: A spacious L-shaped kitchen with a light and airy dining area. The kitchen is well-equipped with a stainless steel range cooker with an induction hob, integral dishwasher, full height fridge/freezer, breakfast bar with two stools. There is a dining table seating up to eight guests, with a glazed door opening out to the garden.

Snug/play room: useful second sitting room with a sofa, desk, TV, DVD player, selection of toys, games and DVDs.

Sitting room: a lovely room with a wood-burning stove, two sofas and a footstool, digital TV and a DVD player. Please note that this room comfortably seats up to six guests.

There is the advantage of Wifi in the house.

First Floor

The staircase is straight and not steep with a hand rail. Guests should be aware that the stairs are open at the top and there is a step from the top into bedroom 1 (on the right) and bedroom 3 (on the left).

Bedroom 1: Beautifully presented room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, ornamental fireplace, bedroom chair and a wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: Attractive room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, two chests of drawers and clothes hooks.

Bedroom 3: Light and airy room with twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and an ornamental fireplace.

Bedroom 4: Has two sets of full-size bunk beds so can accommodate up to four children. There is a chest of drawers and wicker storage baskets.

Bathroom: contemporary bathroom with a bath and overhead shower with adjustable and fixed drencher head, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Shower Room: contemporary walk-in shower with adjustable and fixed drencher head, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All bedding is feather.

There is a travel cot for guest use at the property.


There is a large shingle off-street parking area to the side of Holly House with parking for two cars.

There is a wooden pedestrian gate leading through to the private fully enclosed walled and fenced garden. The garden has a paved area with garden furniture and a lawn.
It's only a short walk to the village playing fields with a childrens' playground and a tennis court, and a stream which is home to a huge family of ducks. There are also some fantastic country and coastal walks to enjoy nearby.



The attractive village of South Creake (twinned with North Creake) has a lovely village green at its heart with the river Burn that runs through. When visiting the village, you will see the much-loved resident ducks crossing the road from the houses for a swim on the river. There is a lovely leafy recreation ground, park and village hall making it the hub of the village. You will often see local produce such as cakes and homegrown vegetables for sale from the small way-side stalls in the village and there is a thriving plant nursery and cafe. There is a welcoming community spirt in the village, making it a perfect place to unwind and take in the Norfolk air.

The Ostrich Inn, dating from the 1800s, has been refurbished to a high standard and now serves delicious locally sourced food in attractive surroundings.


On the hill above the village can be found the remnants of Bloodgate Hill fort, an Iron Age fortification that is the largest hill fort in Norfolk. It probably dates back around 300 years before the Romans. Roman coins and pottery have been found in the surrounding farmlands of the village.


Well worth a visit is Creake Abbey just outside of the village of North Creake with a lovely speciality shops. There is also an award-winning farmers' market on the last Saturday of each month. Close to Fakenham is the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve making for a lovely day out with walks around the lakes, gardens and also great fun for all the family with splendid children’s indoor and outdoor play areas. With the vast sandy beaches of the North Norfolk Coast just a short journey away at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham, this village is a great base from which to explore North Norfolk.


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Guest reviews

Lovely house. Everything you need for a break here in Norfolk Homely and well equipped. Big thank you to the owners

The Turner-Wall's, 19th of April 2024

Another lovely stay in this fabulous house

The Orchards, 12th of April 2024

A wonderful relaxing weekend in lovely Holly House. Everything we needed was here! Lovely beach walks & great pubs. Just the break we needed. Thank you. We will return!

Julie, Nigel, Dominic, Gina & Willow, 17th of November 2023

We (Me and dog Lilley) stayed at this gorgeous cottage for a couple of months and the saddest day was leaving day. Thank you, we don’t want to leave.
Please say a big big thank you to Roger the gardener and Bobbie the housekeeper for their friendliness and kindness.

Trish & Lilley, 27th of October 2023

Lovely house, really well equipped kitchen, very clean Good layout Comfy beds. 4 adults, 4 children and a baby, and a dog! Our children loved the toys, and the second living room gave us a good space. Recommended local pub the ostrich, good play park and field.

The Dixon's, 11th of September 2023

Home from home. We loved our stay. Superbly, comfortably equipped. We have so enjoyed a well wanted relaxing break. Thank you! A lovely sisters week away

Moira & Amanda, 9th of September 2023

Great house for a crowd. Well kept and spacious.

Sally, 6th of September 2023

Lovely house in a quiet location, with easy access to the coast and other attractions. Spending time with the family, being on the beach with the grandchildren.

The Hancock's, 8th of August 2023

Thank you so much for our stay in your lovely home. We’ve had the best time. We love Norfolk. Thanks!!! for the lovely cake.

Audry, Brian, Emma & Hamish, 16th of June 2023

Fabulous house. Super comfy. Full kitchen and lovely beds! We love North Norfolk & this has been a tremendous house. We’ll definitely come back. Nana has loved it too, having a snug to do her jigsaw.

Tim, Kat, Louis, Jude, Nana (Helen) & Rafiki the dog., 7th of April 2023

It looked lovely on the website but it was even nicer in real life. It felt like a home-from-home, very cosy and well-equipped. We mostly liked the birds singing in the morning, the peace & quiet in a lovely location. The property was very well-equipped for all needs and benefited from full sun throughout the day. We had a lovely stay in this fabulous property. Enjoyed our (long-awaited) time together, with lots of fun and laughter, creating wonderful memories for all generations from age 12-81. Thank you

The Speed's & Dawson's, 28th of May 2021

We had a really lovely log weekend at Holly House – very comfortable for our Halloween celebration and we’re all sad to leave – thank you!

The McLoughlin’s, 30th of October 2020

What a beautiful happy home Holly House is! Our daughter absolutely loved hunting for pottery the stream! Thank you.

The Hennigan/Brownlow’s, 16th of October 2020

What a lovely house and garden, really well kitted out. Had everything we could need. Lovely location. You must pop to Creake Abbey & Back to the Garden in Holt for breakfast… yum yum. Hope to be back again.

Gareth & Vicky , 9th of October 2020

Beautiful house and village. Loved Holkham Hall and beach. Can highly recommend Socius for eating in Burnham Market. Thank you, Rachel & family.

Andrew & Dawn, Suffolk, 2nd of October 2020

A beautiful house in a very good location. Thank you for letting us stay. We had a very relaxing week despite the wet weather. We’d love to come back!

Joe & Jo, Suffolk, 25th of September 2020

We are annual visitors to north Norfolk. This has been another glorious trip. The house is cosy, welcoming and perfectly equipped. Thank you for having us – we hope to visit again!

The Lambert Family, 22nd of August 2020

First time exploring Norfolk. Very impressed. Great food, beaches and villages. Beautiful home – well set up! Thank you

Sanjay, Cath, Han, Tom, Joe & the dog, 24th of July 2020

Lovely weekend away even with storm Dennis, found loads to do. A lovely house would recommend to friends. We liked the the lovely large kitchen diner at Holly House as it was a great area for us all to catch up in. Thank you.

The Richardson’s & Litsers, 14th of February 2020

We’ve all enjoyed a wonderful few days away at your beautiful house. The house was very well equipped & lovely & warm. Hopefully we will book again. Thank you.

The Fergusson Family, 28th of December 2019

We have had a lovely stay in your warm, cosy, comfortable, well-equipped and peaceful house! Thank you!

Caroline & Chris, Somerset, 13th of November 2019

Once again, a lovely stay in Holly House. There’s nothing new I can say about the areas as know it so well having visited Norfolk for over 30 years, but what is a delight is being able now to spend time with family etc. Here in South Creake. So restful & cosy with everything a family wants here at Holly House. Thank you!

Margaret, Tommy, Amy & George, 12th of October 2019

Lovely big house in a quiet spot with well stock and cozy. Wonderful scenery around local towns. Dogs had a fantastic time! Local history surrounding South Creake is easily accessible and very interesting. Would stay again, a very fun and relaxing holiday!

Clare, John, George Olivia & dogs, 26th of August 2019

We stayed at Holly house with our two children and Grandmothers in tow, for a weekend in June. It is a beautiful spacious homely home, with very comfortable beds and good facilities. Lots of games for the children to play and a good sized enclosed garden for them to run around in. The location is great for exploring North Norfolk, set in a very pretty village and with a short drive to local beaches and towns. We wouldn't hesitate to book this property again !

The Bakers, 4th of July 2019

Ref Holly House This cottage is in a quiet back street of South Creake. We have stayed many times with different members of the family who love it too. It is very well equipped,homely and comfortable and closest to Wells and Holkham beaches. The cottage has a playroom equipped with toys and games and plenty of dvd's for children. Good WiFi signal. The playpark and stream with ducks to feed is closeby. Good walks from cottage. Can highly recommend the Duck at Stanhoe which is an excellent pub for food. We will always return here in the future. June 2019, Margaret & Richard

Margaret and Richard, June 2019, 28th of June 2019

Holly House was perfect for our girly weekend away! It was very spacious and well equipped, with beautiful decor and little touches that made it feel like a home away from home. The large kitchen/diner opens up onto the garden - a sun trap that we were lucky enough to be able to take full advantage of. It was fantastic for a few glasses of rosé and a bbq! The village is picturesque and lovely for a stroll to see the ducks on the green. Holly House is a brilliant base to go and explore the north Norfolk coast from, however, we found that we didn’t want to leave! We can’t wait to come back next year for another wonderful weekend.

Claire and friends, 28th of June 2019

A home from home and a wonderful house, well equipped and perfect for our girls weekend away. It won’t be the last time we visit as a group!

Georgina & friends, 28th of June 2019

Once again another chance to come to Holly House. Just love coming here. So ideally situated and not too far away from the coastline. Good walks from the house. Always good food at the Duck at Stanhoe. Holme-next-Sea now nice and quiet on the Monday.

Cottage so lovely and comfortable with everything that is needed. Thank you Rachel

Margaret Hillson & family.x, 21st of June 2019

We loved our stay at Holly House. The house itself is beautifully relaxing and all the amenities we needed. It’s decorated so it feels cosy but also fresh. We loved the log fire but also having the kitchen doors open when it was sunny. The village is so quiet and peaceful, especially the green just up the road. The location is ideal for the beaches and restaurants. We’d definitely come and stay here again. Thank you!x Victoria, Aimee

Victoria and Aimee, 7th of June 2019

We just loved your beautiful house and had the most fantastic weekend away with much loved friends. Our girls adored paddling in the stream, hunting for treasures and we had a great fun completing an easter egg hunt in the garden. Fantastically situated for exploring our favourite county – all the usual places visited – Brancaster beach, The Jolly Sailors, The pigs at Edgefield and Wells of course. Thank you

The Saberton’s & Trill’s, 19th of April 2019

Had a wonderful Christmas enjoyed area and comfort of your cottage – everything we needed was here and more. Thank you. Decorations perfect.

The Robinson family, 21st of December 2018

Holly House is a home from home and idea for family gatherings. Our most recent visit was this December 2018 when we went to celebrate a family birthday. The house seems cosy yet big enough for large groups. It has everything you would need for self catering with the lovely large kitchen diner with doors opening to the garden when the weather is good and it's in an ideal location for days out visiting the beach and lots of lovely restaurants. We have already booked to go again next December and will hopefully get there again before December. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Sally, Philip and family, 6th of December 2018

The perfect stay! We took my mum for her 80th birthday celebrations and this was the perfect place for it. The house was immaculate, perfectly equipped and in a great location. There was a wide age range from 7 to 80 and the house was able to accommodate everybody and their different needs. The wonderful kitchen dining area was the perfect spot to get together after buy days as well as the cosy lounge with log burner. The proximity to the coast, in particular Wells-Next-Sea for us, and Holkham Hall was spot on and allows for easy to access to great days out. The enclosed garden and utility area were perfect for the dog, especially at the end of a sandy wet day at the beach. We cannot recommend Holly House highly enough and are looking forward to our next visit. It didn’t have the feel of a holiday let but that of a family home from home.

The Walls, 18th of November 2018

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy staying at your beautiful cottage. We've been a few times and we always feel that we can relax there and enjoy the fantastic location, the welcoming feel of the cottage, comfy beds, and sociable kitchen / dining area. The tweenagers revert to being children and love staying in the bunk bed room with their friends, playing games and exploring the village, as well as the stream at the bottom of the garden!. The flexible accommodation means that Granny can come along too and feel comfortable and private. We love the time we've spent at Holly House and hope to visit in the near future!

Sophie, Alex and Family, 19th of October 2018

Holly House provided my family and I the perfect base for a lovely long weekend in Norfolk. It is situated in a beautiful village with easy access to the coast and particularly Wells, Burnham Market and Brancaster. The cottage has all the facilities of home which makes it great for the children and catering is easy with the lovely kitchen-diner being perfect for family meals and evening get togethers. The garden is ideal for lazy mornings and the stream at the end of the garden is an absolute bonus. I would definitely recommend to others as the perfect Norfolk retreat.

The Spooners, 21st of July 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1120 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1430 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1675 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1430 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1120 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£945 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1120 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£830 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1675 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£850 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1280 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£970 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1535 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1150 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1470 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1720 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1470 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1150 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£970 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1150 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£850 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1720 / 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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