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Sail Away

  • Brancaster Staithe
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

from £ 1,005 to £ 1,890 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Sail Away is a fabulous renovated stylish holiday home with a balcony and roof terrace looking directly across Brancaster Staithe harbour - with undoubtedly the best views from the best location in Norfolk! This is a luxurious contemporary conversion above a boat-house, cleverly configured with a superb open plan light and spacious first floor living area with uninterrupted sea views. Also on the first floor are two beautifully presented bedrooms, one with stunning harbour views, and a modern bathroom. On the ground level is a contemporary shower room and a convenient utility room, with the entrance leading to the private parking area. We are delighted to offer guests the opportunity to stay at this fantastic property, enviably located literally steps from the Norfolk Coastal path and the picturesque harbour, making this a perfect place to stay throughout the year for walkers, sailors or anyone wanting the ultimate coastal outlook. There's also the advantage of a choice of several excellent local places to eat within walking distance like the Deepdale Cafe and the White Horse restaurant.


  • The stunning uninterrupted sea views
  • The contemporary open plan first floor living area
  • Fabulous location steps away from the coastal path and harbour


  • All the accommodation is on the first floor (except the utility and shower room)
  • Access is via an un-made road from Harbour Way
  • The roof terrace has the best harbour views and is safe for children

Ground Floor

Entrance hall with mirror and coat hooks.

Utility room: a really useful room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, plenty of storage space, clothes airer and a boot rack. Leading off from here is the shower room:

Shower room: with a contemporary walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

There is a carpeted straight staircase with a hand rail (not steep) to the first floor living accommodation.

First Floor

A fabulous luxurious open plan living area with stunning uninterrupted views across the harbour. Includes a stunning kitchen, beautifully presented sitting area with a wood burner and lovely spacious dining area with glazed bifold doors leading out to a balcony overlooking the sea.

Sail Away has a modern central heating system making it warm and comfortable throughout the year. There's the advantage of free Wifi provided.

Kitchen area: stunning kitchen with a large island housing the sink and integral dishwasher. Around the island there are four comfortable bar chairs. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped with a double electric oven and integral hob with extractor hood, a full height integral fridge/freezer and a microwave. There is a great selection of cooking equipment, serving dishes, serving bowls and jugs.

Dining area: Guests can sit around the large dining table and enjoy the lovely views - whatever the weather! When it's fine, the bifold doors open to reveal a large balcony.

Sitting area: Beautifully presented with a central wood burner, comfy sofa, two armchairs, occasional tables and lamps, freeview digital TV with Blu-Ray DVD player .

Bedroom 1: Lovely room with the bed carefully positioned to enjoy the spectacular sea views. A super king size bed with the use of a mattress topper (or of twin beds - Please request on booking).There are bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, coat hooks, a full length mirror and a rocking chair.

Bedroom 2: Has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

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

A travel cot, highchair and stair-gates are available if required.

Second Floor - Roof terrace

The staircase continues up to a glazed hydraulic roof hatch which has a switch on the wall to operate it. (Guests are asked to ensure that the roof hatch is closed at night and if the property is not occupied.)

The roof terrace has outside furniture and provides the perfect space to relax and dine whilst enjoying the ultimate harbour views. It is surrounded by a solid railing and is secure for young children.


Access to Sail Away is via an un-made road accessed via Harbour Way. There's the advantage of a shingled private parking area for two cars.

The Norfolk coastal path is literally steps away with a lovely coastal walk in either direction: one way heads towards Brancaster and its glorious sandy beach, whilst the other way passes the sailing club and goes to Burnham Overy Staithe.

Village and Harbour

Brancaster Staithe is the coastal village nestled between Brancaster and Burnham Deepdale which flow into one almost continuous settlement. The village boasts a picturesque fishing harbour with sailing club with sailing school, two lovely pubs, The White Horse with outside dining that looks over the Staithe and has a great seasonal menu. The Jolly sailors which boasts a national family pub award, they have an outside eating area, play area and serve delicious pizza as well as putting on music events as well as an Ale festival. Near the harbour is the National Trust Activity Centre, just off the coastline is the Scolt Head Island National Nature reserve as off shore 4 mile long sand bar that extends from Brancaster to Wells-next-the-Sea. You can take a boat trip with Branta Cruises to visit the island, also great for bird watching so take your binoculars. Be sure to pop to The Fish Shed for some lovely sea food and the famous Brancaster Mussels.

On the Door Step

Burnham Deepdale merges with Brancaster Staithe and has the Dalgate Market shops, cafe, great for breakfast, tourist information and bike hire. Annual Spring Market, 1940’s weekend and The charming Christmas Market are some of the events you can visit at Dalgate market

With the Norfolk coastline being one of the most diverse in the country many of the beaches have something different to offer. The Coastal Path makes for beautiful scenic walks to take in the sea air. There is some great wildlife form the many Nature reserves, Titchwell, The Lookout in Holkham Nature Reserve and Cley Marshes Visitors Centre to name a few. Some more unusual animal encounters might be the Llamas in Wells or the beautiful seal trips from Blakeney or Morston.


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Guest reviews

Another lovely relaxing stay. We love the views and peace and quiet.

The Orbell's, 7th of June 2024

First class property in pristine condition. The location was the reason we selected this property. Everything was provided to ensure a perfect stay.The roof terrace was a delight. The sunsets were out of this world. The cleanliness of the property was top notch.Everything in the property was provided to a high standard.Sowerbys Holiday Cottages is very professional. We called into your office the day after our arrival to thank you for the standard of the property.

The Stephenson's, 31st of May 2024

We had a lovely time at Sail Away. The views were breathtaking. My 1.5 year old was fascinated with the boats and the rising and falling tides. Very well equipped and safe for toddlers. The views and location for sightseeing, walking and amenities and evening meals.

Sarah, 22nd of May 2024

We had another wonderful relaxing week at Sail Away. . This is our favourite holiday cottage, amazing views, constantly changing with each tide. The cottage provides you with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Long walks on the coastal path with our dogs. Great places to eat. Been to Sail Away many times, returning again in July can’t wait!

The Smith's, 30th of April 2024

Just a perfect North Norfolk holiday home. Great house. Great view. Great location. Sailaway gave us the opportunity to completely wind down by enjoying the wonderful view. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the ebb and flow of the tide and the birds that came with it. We will definitely be back. Sailaway is a marvellous place. Thank you to the Sowerby’s team and the owners for providing such a wonderful property.

The Hart's, 20th of April 2024

It was our second stay at Sail Away and it was just as good as the first time. The cottage was spotless and we felt very much at home. We were also warm. We were lucky to have two fair, sunny days and could enjoy the wonderful views at Sail Away.

The Lazenby's, 17th of April 2024

Fabulous view - beds amazingly comfortable Very well equipped with good quality equipment

The Brown's, 26th of February 2024

Lovely property with the best views. Well equipped and comfortable. Will be back!

The Fisher's, 13th of January 2024

Wonderful few days at a lovely property. Great utility room on ground floor for wiping down dogs Superb views Well equipped Cosy Would definitely recommend.

The Smith's, 11th of November 2023

Another wonderful stay in this well positioned apartment.

the baxter's, 17th of October 2023

The house is great and we will come again.

The Knight's, 12th of October 2023

The views are fantastic. Very comfortable and stylish apartment always a pleasure to visit.

The Mee's, 23rd of August 2023

The views were amazing and always something to see. We were there for a Spring tide and that was spectacular. Also being on the Coastal path was a bonus with easy walking access to The White Horse. Although the opportunities are rare I wonder if you might mention in the handbook that the property offers a tremendous opportunity to spot the Northern Lights especially given the accessible roof - there is a freeApp that alerts you to possible Aurora sightings -“AuroraWatchUK” . - we were “gnashing our teeth” when the highest red alert popped up the night after we left! but thats a good excuse to visit again. We loved the place.

The Chase's, 8th of August 2023

Excellent property in a great location. Brilliant views from the roof terrace. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in a special place that offers something a bit different from the norm. Loved being able to watch the changing views from the balcony and roof terrace. One of the best properties we’ve stayed in. Ticked all the boxes.

The Mckibbin's, 29th of June 2023

A wonderful holiday as usual, superb cottage, spotlessly clean and amazing location

The Smith's, 5th of May 2023

Just a short stay this time to celebrate my birthday. Wonderful birdwatching from the balcony. Lunch and dinner at the Jolly Sailors and the White Horse, were lovely as ussual, cant wait to be back in May.

The Baxter's, 3rd of April 2023

As always sad to leave this lovely place. First time ever the tides were low and never came right up. Loved it and will certainly be back.

Sheila and Terry, 24th of March 2023

Another wonderful week. Weather was great. Lovely walks and views of the high tides. Highlight visiting Snettesham to to witness the spectacular show of Waders.

The Wells, 17th of March 2023

We had a wonderful 4 days at Sail Away. Amazing views. Very clean and well equipped cottage.An effective wood burner which we were happy to have to raise the temperature a bit as it was very cold outside! Waking up to the amazing views with all the different species of bird life and watching actives at the harbour.Great walks for us and our dog from the cottage and on various beaches.

The Lazonby's, 7th of March 2023

What a lovely cottage with wonderful views. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back soon.

The Lazenby's, 3rd of March 2023

outstanding position and very comfortable well planned home with the best possible views. Highlights, Curlews and greenshanks. it's a great place and we will be back.

The Sattersthwaite's, 14th of February 2023

Another great stay, weather was good and lots to do and see. Very high tides this week completely covering the car park. Will be back soon!!

The Jameson's, 11th of February 2023

What a delight this house was. Well equipped and furnished. Views were spectacular, from the bedroom window over the marshes, to the view from the living area of all sorts of bird life. Just perfect.

The Lawrie's, 4th of February 2023

The view is astonishingly lovely.

The Shute's, 10th of January 2023

Second stay and once again sail away very welcoming. Very comfortable and immaculately clean. Looking forward to returning once again next year.

The Eyles, 21st of November 2022

Well equipped, comfortable and with living space bigger than it looks in the photos! 360 degree views from the roof terrace and dual aspect views from the lounge.

The Hinton's, 23rd of September 2022

The views from the property were better than expected...the side views and bedroom views were not anticipated. The roof terrace was beyond expectaions. The general ambience of the property and the way it had been firnished was also a highlight. I wish it was mine!

The Reyes Family , 26th of August 2022

Another enjoyable and relaxing week at Sail Away. Looking forward to our stay there again next year. We like most the views from the lounge and rooftop

The Dowe Family, 10th of September 2021

Sail Away was wonderful as usual - we’ve been several times. We like the views and the proximity to the harbour.

The Wildmans', 20th of August 2021

The location is second to none. Wonderful to watch the comings and goings just outside or just enjoy the peace and quiet watching the birds and the tide ebb and flow. Lovely bedding as well.

The Spooner's, 13th of August 2021

Lovely balcony and views and roof terrace really gorgeous outlook. This was our third time here, we just love everything about the property

The Cochrane's, 9th of July 2021

Excellent property (our favourite location) and excellent service from Sowerby's in all the properties we have been fortunate to rent on your beautiful Norfolk Coast, Sail Away is the perfect property in a perfect location, it was as well equipped as being at home.

The Hull's, 25th of June 2021

The property was just as we expect. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. We love the views and the comfort of the property. We will be returning next year.

The Orbell's, 17th of May 2021

As Expected - Fantastic views from lounge and roof top, we would stay again!

Dowe Family, 11th of September 2020

Beautiful setting and views and very relaxing. We liked the the light airy living area and excellent roof terrace. Looking forward to returning next July

The Cochranes', 4th of September 2020

Just as lovely as last year. The fabulous views as usual and the proximity to the harbour. We’re already looking forward to next year’s stays there ! We really appreciated having a boat store key to keep our paddle board in.

The Wildmans', 28th of August 2020

At Sail Away we liked the open plan space looking out to the amazing views across the salt marshes. We loved our stay so much we have booked again for next year, what an amazing place and location, we had such a relaxing time.

The Whelan's, 24th of July 2020

A truly relaxing and much needed break after all the stress of keeping our own business afloat during the pandemic and lockdown. Sail Away and north Norfolk has become our default bolt hole. We love the views. The open plan living area

Karen, 4th of July 2020

Better than Expected - Outstanding property and stay...!!

The Wheeler's, 14th of February 2020

Better than Expected - Over the years we have stayed in dozens of properties, but Sailaway is the top of the league. A real pleasure to stay there. Thank you.

White Family, 7th of February 2020

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. The open plan living space making the most of the stunning view.

Naylor Family, 18th of January 2020

We liked the space in the open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a vista-window view to match. 10 out of 10 for cleaniliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. It was just the perfect destination with plenty of interest in the region.

The Key's, 18th of October 2019

The situation of Sail Away was second to none. The views were fabulous and had lovely decor with views of the sea!

The Cochranes', 13th of September 2019

Your photos and description on web site really display the property well! The view from the property was amazing! We had a lovely holiday, a very peaceful place, perfect for chilling out and enjoying the amazing views

Platt, 1st of March 2019

Better than Expected Just perfect! Spacious living/kitchen area. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness Clean and well stocked in all areas We loved the views from living area. Wood burner We all as a family loved it. Spacious for the 4 of us,..+ dog! 2 bathrooms was fab. Easy to walk to White Horse for dinner,and Jolly Sailors do take away which was a nice change one night

Judith Smith , 19th of February 2019

We had a lovely mid week stay and the view from the windows, balcony and roof terrace were stunning.

Karen Orbell, 28th of January 2019

Better than Expected. The view was magnificent. 10 out of 100 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the outside space We loved the view, the light, the location. Only wish we could have stayed longer.

Angela Allen, 11th of January 2019

Better than Expected. Hard to imagine how wonderful the view is from the brochure. 9 out of 10 for cleanliness and the outside space.

Hatch, 30th of November 2018

Better than Expected. A lovely position close to the creek, marsh, harbour and sea with perfect views. It was like a luxury warm hide and we watched birds all day at close range. Wonderful. 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness of the property. We loved the views and warmth and it was well equipped.

Linda Metcalfe, 17th of November 2018

Better than Expected. The best view in a Brancaster Staithe with all the comforts 10 out of 10 for cleanliness Loved the spectacular view, wood burner and all mod cons complete with well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed Guest information very useful In spite of Sailaway having those stunning views of the harbour and marsh it had total seclusion

Gina Hall, 2nd of November 2018

Perfect get away from the stresses of life.

Allan party, 17th of September 2018

The photos on the internet look fantastic but we were really pleased at how spacious the property was. An incredible view.

The Nobles, 10th of September 2018

Better than Expected The fantastic views exceeded expectations 10 out of 10 for cleanliness 10 out of 10 for the garden We liked best the Roof terrace, the comfy beds, the decor and obviously the view. We loved it! We enjoyed a wonderful restful holiday and we are so pleased we found this property. We hope to return next year if the prices don’t sky rocket

Moody, 11th of June 2018

High quality of furniture, crockery, bedding and decor.

Moore family, 18th of May 2018

Fabulous view, beautifully decorated, lovely, atmosphere, peaceful and very well equipped.
This was wedding weekend and Sail Away was a total haven for getting ready and keeping away from the busyness of pre-wedding last minute.
We had a truly excellent time.

Cox Party, 27th of April 2018

Fabulous Location.
A truly outstanding Norfolk coastal cottage.
Breathtaking views

Smith Party, 20th of April 2018

A absolutely amazing view.
The layout works so well

Harfoot Party, 13th of April 2018

The House was superb, we loved it.

Bateman Party, 30th of March 2018

Amazing location, stunning views, felt relaxed immediately.
Overall the best property we have stayed in.

Hackett Party, 26th of March 2018

Loved it so much we have booked again to stay next year.
Thank you for a restful and comfortable break.
Amazing space to be able to experience.

Wood Party, 16th of March 2018

I tried to anticipate the location having visited the area before, but the position of the property surpassed my expectation.
It was a dream of a holiday, perfect property.
The view directly on to the creak and the reed beds gave us hours of contemplation and source for drawing and painting.
The kitchen was vast and well equipped and the log burner enabled us to luxuriate.
Thank you for the welcome gift.

Armstrong Party, 12th of March 2018

The view was amazing!

The beautiful setting and the beautiful internal finish to the property

An absolutely amazing property!

Becker Party, 23rd of February 2018

A beautiful property and view.
We had a warm and wonderful stay.

Rae Party, 1st of February 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1425 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1695 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1890 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1695 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1425 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1240 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1615 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1005 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sat 4 Jan 2025£1890 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1050 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1435 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1300 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1690 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1495 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1775 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1980 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1775 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1495 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1300 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1690 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1050 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1980 / 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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