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  • Burnham Norton
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 705 to £ 1,375 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Marshgate is a traditional detached family holiday cottage, peacefully situated very close to Burnham Norton's extensive meadows and marshlands which are rich in bird and wild life and designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage is a rustic base for families and friends wanting to enjoy the beauty of the glorious Norfolk coast in relaxed surroundings. There is plenty of comfortable living space here with a charming sitting room, separate dining room, sunny breakfast room and well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs there are three good-sized bedrooms, with a super-king size bedroom and two twin rooms. The property has electric night storage heaters, heated towel rail in the bathroom and a wood burner in the sitting room. Guests can enjoy a walled south facing garden which provides a lovely safe place for small children or dogs, with a second large lawned garden on the other side of the cottage which is perfect for ball games. The Georgian village of Burnham Market with its lovely independent shops and galleries, may be reached within a 5 minute drive.


  • Only steps away from Norton marsh, perfect for bird watchers
  • Dog & child friendly, enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking for up to four cars and an open cart-shed


  • A travel cot is available upon request
  • The staircase is straight with a hand rail
  • A starter-pack of wood will be provided from end October until March (weather dependent)

Ground Floor

Kitchen: A good-sized cottage kitchen with a new electric oven with halogen hob, full height fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a round kitchen table with three chairs. There is a walk-in larder/drying room.

Dining Room:large wooden dining table with six chairs.

Sitting Room: A charming room with a wood burning stove (logs are provided for your stay), sofa, three armchairs, well-stocked antique bookcase and a Smart TV with DVD player. From here there's a door leading through to a boot room, with plenty of space for coats and boots, and a choice of board games.

Wet Room: with an overhead shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Garden/Breakfast Room: with a table and six chairs, overlooking the south facing walled garden - the perfect spot for summer meals!

First Floor

The staircase is straight with a hand rail and has been newly carpeted.

Bedroom 1: has lovely dual aspect countryside views, a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, clothes hanging rail.

Bedroom 2: has twin beds , bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe and an en-suite loo with hand basin.

Bedroom 3: has twin beds, bedside table and lamp, built-in cupboard, chest of drawers.

Bathroom: bath with hand-held shower mixer taps, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. The washing machine is located in here.

Please Note; There is a travel cot at the property. Wood provided for fire between mid October and March.


Marshgate is quietly situated down the end of Norton Street and there is a large shingle drive providing parking for up to 4 cars and an open cart-shed. On this side of the cottage is a large lawned garden (not enclosed) which is perfect for ball games.

On the other side of the cottage is a fully enclosed walled south facing garden which is safe and ideal for small children and/or dogs. There's an outside table and chairs and a charcoal barbecue.

It is only steps away from Norton marsh (perfect for bird-watchers) and a lovely coastal walk.

Whilst the owner is happy to take two dogs at the property, they would ask that they not be allowed upstairs.


A small village hamlet which is one of seven Burnham villages named after the river Burn. This pretty little village is a walkers' paradise, placed on the edge of Norton Marsh which has a plethora of birds and wildlife making it an ideal quiet spot for bird watchers and those looking for a retreat. There are no shops, but there is a pretty round tower church and a little car park in Burnham Norton. Go on a superb 40 minute walk through the fields and marshes to the deserted Norton Beach.  During low tide the keen adventurers amongst you may wish to make your way across the waters to Scolt Head Island. The village is on many great little walking routes through The Burnhams, Wells, and Brancaster Coastal Path Walks. You can even leave the car and pop onto the Coastal Hopper bus that passes through the village.


The nearby larger village of Burnham Market is the stylish go to destination with a great selection of independent shops and boutiques ranging from lifestyle and clothing, as well as traditional butcher, hardware store and bakers to delis and galleries. There are also some great eateries and bars to cater for all tastes.

For family fun the beaches of Brancaster and Wells are superb. The North Norfolk Coast has a lot of wildlife and nature reserves including Cley, Holme, Titchwell and Snetttisham. The grand estates of Holkham, Houghton and Sandringham make wonderful days out for all to enjoy. The Norfolk Coast and country has many local farm shops and farmers markets. Creake Abbey in North Creake is just 3 miles from Burnham Market and has a range of homemade produce, meats and vegetables in two barns along with a farmers market held on the first Saturday of each month. Nearby the village of Docking holds a farmers market on a Wednesday morning, supporting local food producers in the Village Hall. On the 4th Sunday of each month you can pick up supplies from the royal residence of Sandringham Hall as well as many local homemade produce and crafts at the Sandringham Visitors Centre. There are also farm shops in Thornham, Walsingham, Wiveton and Heacham.

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Guest reviews

Lovely to stay in a house with character! Far too big just for two, of course but we wanted to stay somewhere really close to the peace of Norton Marshes. Marshgate fitted the bill perfectly and was very comfortable with lashings of instant hot water and a blissful bed! Especially liked the 'easy to use' appliances. Ideal for elderly technophobes! We would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone wishing to totally relax without the constant worry of damaging the modern fashion for a boutique style of interior design! We only live about 45 minutes away but love to stay on the coast overnight to enjoy early mornings and late evenings which are always the best time of day. Every day brought a highlight from collecting our 'must have' Brownies still warm from the oven at Stiffkey Stores to walking our favourite Salthouse Round. Seeing nine Spoonbills together at Cley and a flock of Bearded Tits in the reeds just a few steps from the house. We especially enjoyed a walk from the beach at Titchwell along to Thornham harbour just as the tide was low. Virgin sands and absolutely deserted. Beautiful! Sprinkle in the delights of Holkham and Burnham Overy out to Gun Hill and we were very happy. Best of all were the strolls just before dusk from the house out to the marsh to absorb the atmosphere of Norfolk's stunning skies and watch and listen to the geese flying in.

The Cliffton-Sprigg's, 16th of October 2023

: A wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting.

The Smith's, 5th of May 2023

Fantastic area as always, we come primarily for the birdwatching and Norfolk never disappoints. Very quirky cottage, really enjoyed our stay.

The Cartwright's, 15th of March 2023

Spacious quiet cottage very close to the marshes. No passing traffic the only noises were the flying geese and the evening owls hooting - perfect! Very close to marsh/costal path for walking. Saw kingfishers most morning, Wood generously supplied for log burner and the bed was comfortable

The Bones, 4th of November 2022

A very pleasant stay. Everything we needed. Clean and tidy. Weather was better than anticipated. Lots of walks along the marsh path. Listening to the different bird songs and views.

Anthony & Ann, 23rd of September 2022

A quirky rustic holiday home in a beautiful part of the country. Plenty of space and everything that is needed to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Just a short walk down onto the marsh, a beguiling and beautiful area to explore. We enjoyed exploring the coast and watching the birds.

The Ellis family, 9th of September 2022

At Marshgate we liked its spaciousness and location. We would stay here again

Dyer, 22nd of October 2021

Marshgate had comfortable chairs and beds which was the things we liked along with plenty hot water and the peace and quiet. Despite weather we enjoyed the space inside and out of the property.

The Faris', 21st of May 2021

The property was as we had expected, The location on the property was lovely, and we would stay at the property again.

The Guichard's, 7th of May 2021

It felt comfortable, especially with having young children there. We didn’t feel we were having to tell them not to touch things constantly. The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of warm bedding in all the bedrooms. It’s was great to arrive to a few lights being left on inside, as well as the delicious cakes left on the kitchen table and flowers in the sitting room. Nice little touches. Also, having a enclosed garden was an added bonus for our dog. We had a very enjoyable stay at Marshgate. It’s a charming property with lots of character features. It’s also in a great location. We would stay there again.

The Cruse Family, 25th of October 2019

Room layout in Marshgate gives separation and lots of privacy, especially in the bedrooms. The walk to the marshes is VERY short and the setting is amazing. We like the most about the property- Charming and rustic, unpretentious and spacious. Privacy between the bedrooms. Location near the marshes. Wonderful gardens. 10 out 0f 10 for cleanliness.

Yager Party, 16th of August 2019

Better than Expected. Due to limited information on website at the time (eg lack of photos of kitchen) meant we didn't raise our expectations beforehand. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness We loved the character, comfort, superb location, space, easy and ample parking Difficult to comment on garden at this time of year. Wood burning stove with ample fuel was greatly appreciated.

Michael Schultz, 28th of October 2018

Better than Expected There was no photo of the kitchen in the brochure, and so was pleasantly surprised at how large the kitchen was. 9 out of 10 for cleanliness and the garden Lived in comfortable atmosphere,quiet location. The dogs loved the 2 gardens.Made for a relaxing break. Just really enjoyed our stay and so did the dogs, weather brilliant, lovely, peaceful and relaxing.

Mrs Roberts , 14th of September 2018

10 out of 10 for cleanliness 10 out of 10 for the garden It had an honest charm to it...the owners have not tried to ‘over-style’ or make it too modern for its age.

Mrs Seals, 2nd of June 2018
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Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£830 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1240 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£945 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1160 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1375 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1160 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£945 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£830 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£945 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£705 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1375 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£725 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1015 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£850 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1275 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£970 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1190 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1415 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1190 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£970 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£850 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£970 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£725 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1415 / 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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