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Lapwing

  • Brancaster
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 880 to £ 1,615 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am

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Lapwing is a luxurious contemporary detached bungalow, enviably located in a quiet lane in the picturesque coastal village of Brancaster, within walking distance of the beautiful sandy beach. This stylishly presented holiday home has been thoughtfully refurbished by its owners and used to date as their family second home. The sociable open plan layout is light and airy, having a superb kitchen/breakfast area and lovely sitting area with glazed doors opening out to the private fully enclosed garden, together with a separate snug/office to escape to. All three bedrooms are well-presented to comfortably sleep six guests with a super-king room, a king room, a twin room, a family bathroom and a newly installed shower room.

Being located so close to the coast and an excellent local pub (The Ship Inn), this is a perfect Norfolk holiday home for families or couples, having the advantage of being all on one level with a safe enclosed garden and plenty of private off-street parking.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • It is only a short walk to the coastal path leading to Brancaster's glorious sandy beach and the Royal West Norfolk golf club
  • There is also an excellent gastro-pub (The Ship Inn) within a few minutes walk.
  • Lapwing is quietly located in a small no-through close of a quite lane in the picturesque coastal village of Brancaster

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The bedding provided is all feather/down
  • The generously sized back garden is fully enclosed by a high fence, making it secure for dogs and children
  • There's a summer house providing another place to hide away (or work if necessary) and a large outdoor dog kennel which guests may use for their dogs if required
  • off-street parking in the front drive

All on ground level

Entrance: via the front door into the hallway.

Utility room: with a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge. There's space for all the coats, shoes and boots needed for a Norfolk stay

Shower room: newly installed with a walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.

Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area: Newly fitted and extremely well-equipped contemporary kitchen with a fridge/freezer, integral double electric oven with halogen hob. There's a breakfast bar with two bar stools.
There's plenty of space for dining with a large dining table and six chairs.

Sitting area: Tastefully decorated with original pictures, huge comfy L-shaped sofa, coffee table and a wall-mounted Smart TV.

Snug/office: cosy room with a big sofa, two bean bags, Smart TV and a desk and chair.

Bedroom 1: lovely room with a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table/desk and chair and large built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 2: well-presented room with a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 3: attractive room with twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom: contemporary bath with overhead shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

The bedding provided is all feather/down.

Outside

Lapwing is quietly located in a small close with off-street parking in the front drive.

The generously sized back garden is fully enclosed by a high fence, making it secure for dogs and children! This lovely garden has a new terrace with an outdoor sofa and chairs and a pergola over an outside table with six chairs. Most of the garden is lawned and even contains a bespoke Boules court!

There's a summer house providing another place to hide away (or work if necessary) and a large outdoor dog kennel which guests may use for their dogs if required. There is a hose in the Summer House (with nozzles) to wash your dogs.

It is only a short walk to the coastal path leading to Brancaster's glorious sandy beach and the Royal West Norfolk golf club. There is also an excellent gastro-pub (The Ship Inn) within a few minutes walk.

Floorplan

Beach

Brancaster has a beautiful far reaching golden sandy beach, ideal all year-round destination. Brilliant for sunny beach days with all the family, dogs too! There is a handy kiosk shop for refreshments and all-important beach games, kites and bucket and spades and a convenient large car-park just 50m from the beach. Brancaster Golf club is also beachside, if you walk left from the golf club there is an inlet where you can often see a seal or two basking in the sunshine. Be careful to check the tide tables for access to the beach as the beach road can get flooded at high tide.

Village

A superb Norfolk coastal village, if you are looking for a great beach holiday with activities such as scenic walking, sailing, wildlife and great sea food, Brancaster is the perfect place!

Set on the Norfolk Coastal Path and made up of two villages Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe. You can try the famous Brancaster Mussels and excellent sea food from many of the restaurants and kiosks: The Ship Inn is in the heart of the village and offers excellent dining. In neighbouring Brancaster Staithe The White Horse with spectacular views of the Staithe. The Fish Shed is well worth a visit, not only for fish but many other local delicacies too! For the young at heart Brancaster has a village playground, sports and playing fields for tennis netball and football, located behind The 71 Club Village Hall, bar and shop.

Visit

Neighbouring Brancaster Staithe with its harbour, a great sailing school, National Trust Activity Centre, The White Horse and The Jolly Sailors, awarded the nation’s best family pub and serve fantastic pizza! Brancaster Staithe Merges with Burnham Deepdale where you will find Dalegate market with a range of shops, excellent cafe, tourist information and bike hire. Burnham Market is just a short drive south a lovely leafy, trendy and quintessential Norfolk village, with boutique and independent shops, galleries and lovely range of eateries.

There are many wonderful beaches and villages to explore along the coastline, from Wells, iconic for the colourful beach huts to the unspoilt nature reserves of Titchwell, Holme and Snettisham.

History

A petrified forest can be seen at low tide (west of the golf club) remains of vegetation that looks a bit like black rubber.  You may also spot an old shipwreck on the beach, the remains of SS Vina which was used by the RAF for target practice before the Normandy landing.

To the east of the village is the grass covered mounds of the National Trust Branodunum Roman settlement, which is an old Saxon Shore fort, first used to protect shipping and trade on the coast


Brancaster is conveniently located along the Coastliner bus route, and has a small village shop selling grocery basics and newspapers.

 

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Guest reviews

Lovely house well equipped, comfortable beds a good location for a really relaxing holiday.

The Brown's, 3rd of July 2024

A fabulous property which catered well for three generations of family, plus two dogs! Well situated and in walking distance to Brancaster Beach. Comfortable and clean and fully equipped with everything you would want for a weeks holiday.In a quiet location, with comfortable beds, perfect for a good nights sleep. We were lucky with the weather which helped us having a fabulous holiday.

The Seal's, 18th of June 2024

We had a fantastic time staying at Lapwing. The bungalow is beautifully furnished and is in a great location . The garden is a good size and is enclosed perfect for our dog. The utility room made a good bedroom for our dog too. The bungalow is perfectly situated to visit lots of great places. Our dog loved visiting Brancaster and Old Hunstanton beaches. We had a great meal at The Shop Inn nearby. We enjoyed walking along the board walk from Brancaster yo Brancaster Staithes. This was our 2nd visit and we loved it. We will definitely be back.

The Halford's, 20th of May 2024

Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lapwing such a well appointed bungalow. The property is peacefully situated and gives easy access to the many fine gastro pubs in North Norfolk. Perfect for the two of us and our pooch.

The Douglas's , 22nd of April 2024

We had a lovely stay in the cottage- it was comfortable and very well equipped in the kitchen-clean and for the 5 of us worked well. It was lovely to have a couple of Christmas touches in there for our stay.The cottage had ample parking and its location was perfect for the village which has a lovely pub, a great community shop and bar and its great being able to walk to the beach. The cottage was mainly chosen for its location and size which was perfect for us. We had booked the pub for New Year’s Eve so could walk down to it. It was good to have an extra sofa in the snug to chill in and read. The back garden was very secure for the dog and local walks perfect.

The Upton's, 8th of January 2024

We enjoyed staying at lapwing, very convenient for the Beach and for the ship. A very nice garden.

The Holling's, 5th of January 2024

This was our second visit to Lapwing, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay once again and a big plus was the TV in the open plan kitchen area. I'm sure we will be returning. The highlight was spending my 70th birthday in Lapwing.

The Douglas's, 30th of November 2023

I’ve never felt so welcome in any property before. We all felt how proud the owner is of this house and how delighted he was to share it with us. There were such lovely touches, like the welcome cookies and juice, milk for a cup of tea after a long journey, soaps and shampoos to have a freshen up. So much appreciated. The house is thoughtfully equipped and furnished and we just felt welcome . We didn’t need anything while we were there and felt it was his joy for us to be there rather than the usual business arrangement and being met by what to do when we leave. Thank you. Super walks, cosy evenings and laughter with my family.

The Whiteley's, 28th of October 2023

Lapwing is an exceptionally enjoyable and practical base. It is spacious and well-equipped with comfortable beds and bedding. The garden too has plenty of space, with a summerhouse, patio seating, outdoor dining and a boules pitch! There is ample private parking. The location is very quiet but convenient. We went as a couple, but it would suit a family or group given the amount of private space and the new (excellent) additional shower room. We have stayed in the Brancaster area three times and recommend it as a base. Local shopping is no problem, and the Fish Shed and the Crab Hut in Brancaster Staithe sell wonderful fresh fish. We did plenty of walking on the lovely beaches and round the marshes, had excellent days in Holkham Hall and Houghton Hall, and saw some fabulous Norfolk Churches.

The Cooke's, 16th of October 2023

We have been coming to North Norfolk for over 35 years and Lapwing has been a particularly good place to stay. Excellent position for beach walking. The layout of the house was very convenient and also very attractive. Very pretty interior. A lovely safe garden with good sitting out areas. Excellent equipment in the kitchen area. Very useful utility room. We would definitely book again. Walking on Brancaster beach with dogs Walking at Burnham Overy Staithe Strolling round Burnham Market Eating out!

The Piff's, 5th of October 2023

A very well-equipped and situated property. The garden was especially welcome as we had two dogs with us. It was lovely to be able to walk to the beach each day and the coastal walks are perfect for spotting wildlife.

The Hall's, 23rd of August 2023

Home from home.A really lovely light and airy holiday bungalow. Great location for walking to the beach and local deli and pub. A very relaxing and enclosed garden for our dog. We loved walking and using the footpaths especially to the beach, Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale . We enjoyed the vast beaches and our trips to nearby Thornham.

The Holme's, 23rd of August 2023

Lapwing was a perfect place for our family. The cottage was exceptionally clean and had everything and move that we could possibly need. Watched the sunrise from Brancaster beach. Really peaceful location.

The Christer's, 7th of August 2023

We spent a very enjoyable week at Lapwing the house is well presented and comfortable. Living arrangements good with clean, working appliances. . Garden is secure and well looked after.
Place in great area close to the beach with lovely dog walking places close by. All in all it was ideal for a Norfolk get away and we are great up for our stay Many thanks

The Woolners, 14th of July 2023

Excellent cottage, excellent location, great for walking to Brancaster beach.

The Groom's, 13th of July 2023

The bungalow was spacious and had all the kitchen equipment and facilities you needed. The utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer was very useful - not that we used the tumble dryer as we were so lucky to have very hot weather.
The garden was fully enclosed and is perfect for a dog or young children.
Excellent location for walking to coast and salt marshes.
A really wonderful excellent holiday home and we would definitely return.
Thank you for the gifts too - the biscuits were scrummy!
Highly recommend - 5 stars!

The Holmes', 23rd of June 2023

Amazing property, the nicest holiday rental we have ever stayed in. Very spacious, beautiful garden, attention to detail was second to none, everything we could have asked for and more!

The O'Riordan's, 21st of June 2023

Fantastic property, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and great location, very safe enclosed rear garden for our dog was a massive bonus. The property and garden were great to go back to after a day out, great location for a stay, it was great having The Ship Inn only 2 mins away too.

The Halford's, 19th of June 2023

Lapwing was a very comfortable bungalow we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, lovely walks just a shame the boardwalk to Brancaster Staithe was closed so hand to walk along the road. We had some lovely meals at The Ship and Hero at Burnham Overy Staithe.We would definitely stay again

The Seeley's, 10th of May 2023

Lovely big bungalow, lots of space and a huge garden. Very clean and well equipped, ideally placed for the North Norfolk beaches. Lots of space and lovely sunny weather.

The Collin's, 24th of April 2023

Wonderful location. Well stocked kitchen. Spacious lounge /diner. Fabulous garden space. Walks from the doorstep. Very comfortable overall. Highlights were watching the huge flocks of geese go directly over the garden. Walks to the beach and seeing the Barn Owls. Welcome at the ship at the end of a walk with a coffee for us and always a biscuit for Luna (the dog). Having a home from home base and somewhere so comfortable to relax.


The Pimblett's, 1st of March 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lapwing a very comfortable bungalow and well appointed. We just love North Norfolk the wonderful beaches and the numerous gastro pubs.

The Douglas', 7th of October 2022
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PRICE GUIDE

Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1615 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1380 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1115 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£980 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1195 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£880 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1615 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£905 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1230 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1005 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1420 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1145 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1420 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1660 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1420 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1145 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1005 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1230 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£905 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1660 / 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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