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Lantern Cottage

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

from £ 740 to £ 1,020 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am

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Lantern Cottage is a traditional 2-bedroom bungalow, perfectly located in the heart of the highly sought after coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe. Within a minutes walk from the creek, and 30 seconds from the local pub, it is a very secluded detached property set well back from the coastal road, concealed behind secure high wooden gates with the great advantage of fully enclosed dog and child-proof front and back gardens. There is a large gravel front drive - the cottage has ample off-street parking for 2-3 cars (and a boat), and a south facing rear garden with a patio area. The owners have thoughtfully stocked it with everything a family of 4 or 2 couples could need for a sailing/beach/walking/bird-watching week, including teddies for kids, games for wet days, dog towels/dog blankets and picnic/beach stuff.

Lantern Cottage is also an ideal place for the less mobile guest, being all on one floor and having a wet room easily accessed from the double bedroom. It is ideally suited to those seeking a warm and comfortable, well-equipped 'family home from home experience', rather than those seeking a more contemporary 'boutique' hotel holiday! It has oil-fired central heating with double glazing throughout, making this a warm, cozy and comfortable place to stay throughout the year.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lantern Cottage is quietly located off the coastal road behind high wooden gates with a large gravelled front drive with ample parking for cars and boats
  • With the staithe at Burnham Overy only a minute's walk away this is a perfect location for sailors, walkers, twitchers or anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of the stunning harbour
  • Burnham Market is located only 2 miles away, which offers a vast option of shops and places to eat

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The gravelled front and back garden areas are secure and enclosed, with mature shrubbery, trees and bird feeders which local and migrating birds frequent - a safe place for children and pets
  • Secure Out-house: at the front which contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Storage for bikes at bike-owners' risk
  • Lantern Cottage is also an ideal place for the less mobile guest, being all on one floor and having a wet room easily accessed from the double bedroom

All on ground floor

Entrance hall: with space for coats and wellies, dog towel, umbrellas etc., leading into......

Bright and spacious open plan L-shaped sitting/dining/kitchen area with 2 sets of double patio doors opening out to the front and back gardens.

Sitting/dining room: with a large 3 seater sofa and 2 armchairs, freeview digital TV, land line phone (on an honesty box basis) with free wi-fi/broadband. Dining room has a dining table (seats 6 when extended) and chairs. It leads into....

Kitchen: an exceptionally well-equipped kitchen with marble work-surfaces, electric double oven, halogen hob, huge fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a microwave. (Washing machine and a tumble dryer in the out-house - see below). A walk-in kitchen cupboard contains beach stuff (wind break, buckets and spades, beach games, picnic bag essentials etc) and a whole heap more for guests to use. The owners stock up tea and coffee and a few staples.

Bedroom 1: light, airy, recently updated, furnished in oak, king-size bed, bedside cabinets/drawers and bedside reading lamps. Large double glazed patio doors open out to a secluded front garden patio area with bench and table, ideal for 'al fresco' breakfasts or brunches. Internally, double doors open from the bedroom into the ensuite wet room containing a wall mounted power shower, hand basin and loo.

Bedroom 2: furnished in ash, with twin beds, teddies (for old - and young - at heart), bedside tables with reading lamps, a double wardrobe and a dressing table with stool.

Family/Main Bathroom: next to bedroom 2 and is a large room with a free-standing roll top bath, shower attachment, hand basin and loo. There is a built-in mirrored double fronted wardrobe for additional storage.

Outside

Lantern Cottage is quietly located off the coastal road behind high wooden gates with a large gravelled front drive with ample parking for cars and boats. With the staithe at Burnham Overy only a minute's walk away this is a perfect location for sailors, walkers, twitchers or anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of the stunning harbour and maybe follow the coastal path to the glorious sandy beaches at Scolt Head (about a 30 minute walk). The gravelled front and back garden areas are secure and enclosed, with mature shrubbery, trees and bird feeders which local and migrating birds frequent - a safe place for children and pets. The exceptionally sunny south-facing back garden is partially paved and laid to gravel and contains bird tables and feeders, a water feature (controlled from inside), outside furniture with parasol.

Secure Out-house: at the front which contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Storage for bikes at bike-owners' risk.

Harbour/Beach

A picturesque fishing and sailing harbour with multiple winding tidal creeks and salt marshes stretching from the harbour side and leading to sand dunes: the biggest known as Gun Hill. From Burnham Overy Staithe you can take a scenic walk to Gun Hill which takes about half an hour. In the summer there is lovely wildlife to be spotted including wading birds and beautiful butterflies. A gap in the dunes, locally known as Burnham Harbour, opens up and there are miles of golden sandy beaches stretching out towards Holkham and Wells to be admired. During the summer there is a ferry out to the nature reserve of Scolt Head Island which is a lovely trip for bird watchers and seal spotters.

Village

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the village is a large hamlet and a great destination for your stay. The views across the harbour are lovely whatever time of year you decide to visit. There is a great little gastro pub in the centre of the village called The Hero (in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson) which has a great menu of tasty dishes. Also, in the centre of the village there is a large playing field with hard tennis courts and basketball area and a children’s playground. Just outside the village is the noticeable landmark of the stunning six-storey Burnham Overy Windmill and neighbouring watermill, although neither are open to the public, they stand proud on the edge of the village, a beautiful sight when the sun catches the sails against Norfolk's big blue skies. In June Burnham Overy Staithe hosts the popular Norfolk Superhero Challenge, a quadraphonic event where teams of 2 work together to swim, kayak, cycle and run across the beaches and through the creeks. A lovely charity event to spectate. To pop to one of the other coastal villages you can catch the Coasthopper Bus which runs along the coast through many of the delightful villages and seaside towns - a great green way to explore the coast and without the worry of where to park!

History

Part of Burnham Overy was the original port for The Burnhams and set on the river Burn. Trading ships once reached the village by the river until the end of the Middle Ages when the river silted up and along with it the commercial trade. Until the end of the First World War the trading ships used the Staithe. This made a distinction between the two villages Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Overy Staithe that exist a mile apart from one another today. The most notable resident of Burnham Overy Staithe is Richard Woodget who resided at one of our cottages Flagstaff East/West and was the captain of the Cutty Sark. Horatio, Admiral Lord Nelson according to letters learned to row and sail a dinghy at Burnham Overy Staithe at the age of 10 just two years before joining the Navy.

Visit

A great central location on the north Norfolk Coast right on the coastal path ideal for popping on your walking books and walking for about 30 minutes to reach the glorious wide open beach. If you are looking for family days out there are the beaches of Wells and Brancaster where you can park nearby and reach the beaches within a few steps.

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Guest reviews

Our stay at Lantern was very relaxing, thanks in part to the nice airy lounge. The location is good and we had many walks along the seawall from the harbour. It was nice to just sit in the garden on the patio and relax. We found that the local pub the Hero was very friendly and the food was excellent.

Johnson, 17th of May 2024

Beautiful, comfortable cottage. Wonderful location for beautiful walks and the Hero pub.

The Foster 's, 30th of April 2024

A lovely, well equipped cottage, ideally situated just a stone’s throw from the harbour. The garden is beautiful and secure for children /dogs. The path along the sand dunes, from the harbour, allows excellent opportunities for bird watching. Once you reach the sea, the view makes the walk well worthwhile.
Barrow Common, behind Brancaster Staithe, is beautiful with the gorse in flower, great for dog walking, and with fantastic views to the sea. The Hero pub, almost next door to Lantern Cottage, can be recommended from yummy food. Another super, relaxing holiday booked through Sowerbys. We are definitely planning to visit Lantern Cottage again.

The Mitchell's, 17th of April 2024

7th stay at Lantern Cottage. As ever a comfortable and homely place to stay in a beautiful location.

The Twining's, 24th of November 2023

A lovely cottage very well equipped. Great facilities, so good to have car parking on site. The location is perfect , a short walk to the harbour and beach. Lots of walks nearby and a short drive to Holkham, Wells and Hunstanton. Beautiful walks along the beach at Burnham Overy Staithe, Old Hunstanton, Titchwell, Thornham and Holkham Hall.

The Digby's, 6th of November 2023

Wonderful location! We thought it was excellent value.

The Jewel-Clark's, 11th of August 2023

We had a wonderful weeks stay the cottage was lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed although the tv signal could be patchy at times but it wasn't an issue for us. The garden was reassuringly secure so our pooch could wander out without us worrying. We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lantern cottage. The weather was beautiful and we loved being so close to the Staithe but the highlight was our daily walk with our dog following the local path to the dunes and beach amazing views and often only us there.

The Lightfoot's, 29th of June 2023

Lovely little cottage perfect for a beach holiday! Great to be able to shut the front gates to make it fully secure for dog and young children.

The Loader's, 26th of May 2023

Lantern Cottage is a very comfortable and well-appointed cottage in Burnham Overy Staithe, well located for several wonderful walks in the area.
We felt at home straight away and enjoyed our stay there very much.
The beds are very comfortable (better than ours at home!) and the facilities very good too.

The Grants, 12th of May 2023

Ideal cottage, we have two young dogs so the secure garden was great.
Fantastic walks from the cottage no need for a car and a good boozer just 30 yards away, awesome

The Blackshaw's, 5th of May 2023
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PRICE GUIDE

Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£740 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£885 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1020 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£850 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£740 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£850 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£740 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Thu 2 Jan 2025£1005 / week
Fri 3 Jan 2025Thu 27 Mar 2025£615 / week
Fri 28 Mar 2025Thu 10 Apr 2025£870 / week
Fri 11 Apr 2025Thu 17 Apr 2025£760 / week
Fri 18 Apr 2025Thu 29 May 2025£910 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£760 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£910 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 28 Aug 2025£1045 / week
Fri 29 Aug 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£875 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£760 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£875 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£760 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Fri 2 Jan 2026£1035 / 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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