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Old School House

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

from £ 840 to £ 1,830 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Old School House is a charming conversion of part of a Victorian school, presented with a combination of period and contemporary decor. This unique high-ceilinged period holiday home comfortably accommodates six guests with plenty of living space and charming original features like stripped wooden floorboards. Downstairs there is a light and airy sitting room which opens into a contemporary kitchen/breakfast room, with the advantage of a separate snug to escape to. Upstairs there's a quirky en-suite king-sized bedroom and a further double bedroom and twin bedroom, sharing a large contemporary bathroom. It's Ideally located in the heart of Burnham Market with the advantage of being set back from the road with an attractive walled garden. It's only a short walk to the village green with its excellent selection of independent shops and restaurants and less than 10 minutes drive to the stunning North Norfolk coast with its wide open sandy beaches.


  • Walking distance to the centre of the village of Burnham Market.
  • Advantage of a South facing garden.
  • A few minutes walk to a pub The Nelson and 5 minute walk away from the shops and eateries.


  • The stairs are not steep and are carpeted with a hand rail.
  • The garden is to the front of the property behind a wall.
  • Close to The Coastal Hopper bus stops.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: attractive entrance with original stripped wooden floorboards, round table with globe, a period wood burner (decorative only). There's a cupboard with the original school coat hooks. Steps lead down from here to:

Sitting room: a wonderful high-ceilinged room with a comfy L-shaped sofa and two armchairs, a large Smart TV, a period wood burner (decorative only). Leads through to:

Kitchen/breakfast room: a light and spacious contemporary kitchen with integral appliances including an under counter fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven with halogen hob and a microwave.
There are windows overlooking the church, skylights and a large wooden dining table with six leather chairs. A large sideboard and dresser provide useful extra storage space.
Utility room: with an additional tall fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, a sink and cupboards. There is a high chair available if required.

Cloakroom: with hand basin and WC.

Snug: cosy sitting room with a large velvet sofa, snuggler seat, period wood burning stove (decorative only), built-in bookcases, Smart TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs and games.

There is the advantage of free fast Wifi at Old School House.

The stairs are not steep and are carpeted, with a hand rail.

Halfway to the First Floor

Bedroom 1: quirky room with a high pitched ceiling and skylights, a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, clothes hanging rail.
En-suite shower room: small room with a shower cubicle, hand basin, illuminated mirror with shaver socket and WC.

First Floor

The stairs continue up to a landing where there are a further two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Bedroom 2: good-sized room at the front of the house with a wrought iron double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe, ornamental fireplace, built-in cupboard and shelves.

Bedroom 3: with twin beds that can be made up as a king-size bed if requested, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, shelves and an ornamental fireplace.

Bath/wet room: spacious contemporary bathroom. The shower area has a drencher head, there's a separate bath, heated towel rail, hand basin and WC.


The Old School House is located along Front Street, set back from the road, with the garden to the front.

The south facing garden is walled and fully enclosed, with paved and lawned areas. There's an outside table and chairs to seat six, a separate deck-chair/lounger area and an outdoor table tennis table for guests to use.

Whilst there is no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions and it should be possible to park outside the house.



Possibly one of the prettiest villages in North Norfolk, this Georgian village is within easy access to the North Norfolk Coast, still with a quaint feel, with many trendy shops. The village retains a ‘step back in time’ feel with leafy green trees and picturesque village green. Burnham Market has a traditional post office, book shop and hardware shop as well as beautiful boutiques and lifestyle shops, from the butchers and baker to fine dining and deli’s. There’s a superb fishmonger Gurneys with locally caught seafood including Brancaster mussels and Cromer crab - be sure to try the amazing fresh fishcakes. It’s a lovely village to visit to peruse the shops or even for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants. There are a lot of eateries to choose from… The Hoste for fine dining or afternoon tea, No Twenty9, The Nelson, award-winning Socius, Burnham Tearoom, or Tilly’s Cafe, there’s something to suit every taste. There is also a children’s play park, hard tennis courts and two parish churches one at each end of the village. If in need of a little pampering why not book a treatment or two at The Hoste Beauty Spa.There is also a dog groomer so you can have the best pampered pooch in the village.


With a scenic ride to the coast, you can enjoy lazy days on the beaches of Brancaster or Wells. Alternatively pull on your walking boots and investigate diverse coastal path walks, taking in all the birds and wildlife. Leave the car behind and pop on the Coastal Hopper bus and do a tour from Wells and The Burnhams to Norfolk's west coast. Don't forget to visit Holkham which not only has a superb beach, but majestic Holkham Hall which is well worth a visit: hire a boat on the lake, hop on a bike to explore the woodlands, test your bravery on the rope course, play in the woodland play park, take in the breathtaking rooms and art in the main house or simply enjoy tea and cake in the courtyard cafe. If big houses are your thing there are many others to visit with Houghton Hall and its fantastic sculpture collection, the house and grounds of Royal Sandringham to name a few! Get on the water, there are many activities from kite and windsurfing in Hunstanton, sailing in Brancaster Staithe, seal and boat trips from Brancaster and Wells, or take a beautiful trip on The Coastal Exploration Company and learn about the wildlife, trading and smuggling in the salt marshes or along the coast.


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Guest reviews

We returned to Old School House after a fabulous stay last year. It didn’t disappoint. Had everything we needed and very comfortable. Perfect for rain or shine!

The Davies's, 23rd of August 2023

Comfortable familiar surroundings and homely feel we have stayed here before and will again.

The Wheeler's, 4th of July 2023

Perfect in every way, we'll be back! Exceptionally well equipped!

The Cole's, 14th of October 2022

We have had a wonderful stay in the beautiful house. The gorgeous weather has meant that we have been able to enjoy the garden (we even had a little game of table tennis). The fabulous location of the house meant that we could explore many beaches with just a short car journey. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

The Flannery's, 12th of August 2022

We all had a fabulous time. The house is really well equipped and feels like home. Thank You

The Bodkins, 5th of August 2022

By far the best house we have stayed in when we have visited Burnham Market. We will definitely be back . Thank you for making our summer holidays so easy.

The Westobys, 29th of July 2022

A wonderful place to ring in the New Year! The Old School House is beautiful, cosy and very well equipped. We loved exploring the beaches at Burnham Overy Staithe and wandering through Burnham Market and admiring the gorgeous Norfolk sky.

Peers, 28th of December 2021

A WOW as we entered this lovely cottage. Very comfortable - could have stayed for much longer. Thank you for your welcome pack and the other thoughtful touches.

Rawlins, 26th of November 2021

What an amazing break!
Everything in your beautiful home is perfect.
There isn't one detail that has not been thought of, from the amazingly equipped kitchen to the fabulous towels and linen. We have had the best stay ever and we cannot wait to return. Thank you

Cohen, 8th of November 2021

This is one of the best cottages we have ever been to! Location is great, the house is lovely and all the little touches around the house are absolutely lovely. Milk, butter, bread, eggs and alcohol provided on day 1 - Fantastic!
You can tell that the hosts have thought of everything. We had a lovely stay/mini honeymoon. Would highly recommend.
P.S. Food around here is also fantastic, would recommend Number 29, The White Horse, The Gin Trap, The Hosts and The Orange Tree (watch out, big portions!)

Little, 1st of November 2021

Great property - better than expected - photos don't do it justice. Great sized communal living area - so if weather bad there was plenty of room for all of us. There was more provisions there than in most holiday homes. Hopefully can come back to stay again!

The Rowan Family, 22nd of October 2021

Thank you for a fabulous stay in your home. We had a super time - lots of beach walks and trips to Creake Abbey. House very comfortable. Thank you. The house was beautifully clean and welcoming when we arrived.

Murray, 1st of October 2021

Thank you for our stay in your lovely house. All great! Had a lovely time and relaxed to go back to life in London!

cotton, 24th of September 2021

Lovely house. Comfortable bed. Well equipped house. Local store well stocked and very close. Also try Nircham Stores, lovely deli/lunch/brunch. Close to Bircham Windmill also great bakery/children's play area

Spice, 10th of September 2021

What a gorgeous house! This is our second visit to Burnham Market and our first to this house. We would already like to come back. Everything possible for a wonderful stay is provided, even a pair of rubber gloves to wash up with which I usually bring! Thank you.

Simpson, 30th of July 2021

Thank you very much for your lovely house, it has been amazing. Loved the table tennis table and all of everything!

Richardson, 16th of July 2021
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1230 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1560 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1830 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1560 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1230 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1060 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1230 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£840 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Tue 31 Dec 2024£1780 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£860 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1315 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1090 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1655 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1265 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1605 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 28 Aug 2025£1880 / week
Fri 29 Aug 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1605 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 18 Sep 2025£1265 / week
Fri 19 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1090 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1265 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£860 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1830 / 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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