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Salt Marsh

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3

from £ 1,620 to £ 3,305 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Salt Marsh is an impressive detached coastal house with an award winning superb two-storey contemporary extension to make the most of the stunning uninterrupted views across Thornham's salt marshes and out to sea. This is a particularly light and spacious house with plenty of room for eight guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views throughout the year, with the advantage of an attractive fully enclosed garden and plenty of space for parking. Downstairs there is a fantastic enormous kitchen/dining/sitting area with a contemporary wood burning stove, with a feature spiral staircase leading up to the magnificent large sitting room with huge glazed windows overlooking the saltmarshes. There's also a lovely downstairs double bedroom, new shower room and a relaxed snug sitting room with another wood burner. Upstairs there's a wonderful master en-suite bedroom with super views and a further two bedrooms and contemporary shower room. Ideally located for families and friends wanting comfortable accommodation in a prime location within a short walk from the sea, children's play area, tennis courts and a great choice of excellent places to eat/drink which include The Lifeboat Inn and Thornham deli.


  • Fabulous light and spacious kitchen with an Aga and contemporary wood burning stove
  • The stunning coastal views from the magnificent upstairs sitting room
  • The short walk to the coastal path and several great pubs


  • There are two staircases including a feature spiral one, with stair gates available
  • The large garden is fully enclosed and has both gas and charcoal barbecues
  • The roomy downstairs bedroom is perfect for less mobile guests with adjacent shower room

Ground Floor

Entrance: Spacious cloaks area with plenty of room for coats and boots storage.

There is a fabulous huge kitchen with underfloor heating, where guests can cook, dine and relax. It is incredibly light and airy with three sets of glazed doors opening out to the garden.

Kitchen: without doubt one of the largest kitchens we have in our portfolio of cottages! Bespoke kitchen with painted units and granite work surfaces and finished to a high specification. There's an electric four oven cream Aga and a separate induction hob with extractor fan, large double fridge with freezer, integral dishwasher and microwave oven. There's a large central island with bar stools, good selection of cook books and well-equipped with all the necessary kitchen equipment as used as a main home to date.

In the centre of this superb kitchen is a contemporary free-standing wood burning stove stove. There is a dining table with eight chairs and a dresser as well as two comfy sofas.

There is a feature spiral staircase leading up from the kitchen to the new first floor sitting room.

Laundry Room: with a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, iron and ironing board.

Snug sitting room: warm and comfortable room with a large L-shaped sofa and a contemporary wood burner. There is a coffee table, desk and a Smart TV with Sky and Sky Sports and also a DVD player.

Bedroom 4: A beautifully presented room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table/desk, built-in wardrobes and a sofa.

Shower room: fitted with a shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

There are two staircases at Salt Marsh: one is a conventional straight, painted wooden tread , staircase with a bannister leading up from the hallway (near bedroom 4) and the other is the feature spiral staircase leading up from the kitchen to the first floor sitting room.

First Floor

Sitting room: An absolutely wonderful room with panoramic coastal views from the large glazed full height windows. There are two leather sofas and two leather armchairs with footstools positioned to enjoy the fabulous views. There is a contemporary wood burner, coffee table and plenty of books and games. Please note the owner has removed the telescope.

Bedroom 1: lovely room with gorgeous sea views. Has a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps and a dressing area with plenty of clothes storage space.

En-suite bathroom
: contemporary walk-in shower, separate bath, underfloor heating and a heated towel rail, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 2: has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, breath-taking sea and countryside views, desk/dressing table, built-in bookshelves filled with books, door hooks for clothes hanging.

Bedroom 3: smaller room at the back of the house with a double bed, bedside table and lamp and a wardrobe.

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

There is travel cot, high chairs and gates for the stairs at the property. The majority of the duvets and pillows are synthetic, however the duvet within Bedroom One is down. Unlimited logs for the wood burner. Salt Marsh, has air source pumps and solar panels.


Salt Marsh is ideally located away from the coast road down Ship Lane in the popular coastal village of Thornham.

At the front of the house a five bar gate opens to provide access to the large shingled parking area where there is parking space for at least five cars.

The garden is well-maintained fully enclosed, being mainly laid to lawn with a range of mature shrubs and plants, with patio areas and outside furniture for 8 guests. There is a choice of barbecues including a gas barbecue and 2 charcoal barbecues making it ideal for entertaining.

There is direct access onto the Norfolk coastal path and the scenic walk across the marshes to Thornham's gorgeous sandy beach. Guests are spoilt for choice with excellent local places to eat and drink within a short walk away, including The Lifeboat Inn and the award winning Orange Tree pub.



A highly sought after coastal village on the Norfolk Coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A paradise for walkers, photographers, artists and bird watchers due to the panoramic views of the salt marshes.
There is a worthwhile and picturesque mile long walk across the creeks, here you will reach the often quiet, stunning and dog friendly sandy beach of Thornham Bay. Continue along to the popular boardwalk to Holme Dunes NWT Nature reserve with interesting habitats of flora and fauna from natterjack toads and migrating birds.


The village is notable as magnet for foodies and day trippers with seriously good shopping. Drove Orchards on the outskirts of Thornham has an impressive Farm Shop where you can PYO and is notable for its apple juice, fishmongers and a small selection of lifestyle shops. You may of heard of the ‘not to be missed’ Eric’s Fish and Chips, where you can enjoy a beer with your meal and children love the desserts, a fried jam sandwich, or ice cream where they can help themselves to tasty toppings. Thornham Deli, cafe and store is also great for a browse or bite to eat and it's next door to the Village Hall and play park.  There are also two great village pubs to choose from.:The Orange Tree award winning gastro pub, ideal for families with outdoor play area and The Lifeboat Inn, a traditional and atmospheric haven, often with a roaring fire and warm welcome for every guest including salty sea dogs.


Thornham is named after the Old English meaning ‘homestead or village where the thorn trees grow’. The village has a rich history and many of the buildings date back to the 16th Century. Archaeological evidence dates as far back as the Bronze Age. The village had a prosperous harbour 200 years ago and a fascinating story of a smugglers Inn and a bandit’s hideout.


Nestled between the villages of Holme-next-the-Sea and Titchwell both with bird and wildlife visitors’ centres RSPB Titchwell and NWT Nature reserve. There are many other villages to explore within a short distance like Brancaster, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham with their great family beaches. Brancaster Staithe is popular with sailors and courses and lessons can be taken here or at Morston. You can learn to be a smuggler, explore the coast or sail the creeks with The Coastal Exploration Company, or take a seal trip to Blakeney Point from Morston Quay. Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale is a nice area to visit the shops or visit the quintessential village of Burnham Market where you can source most Norfolk delicacies from the independent and quaint shops that surround the village green.

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Guest reviews

Wonderfully relaxing in a warm welcoming house. Fantastic scenery and views. Great Sunday roast at the Lifeboat. Bird watching especially watching the beautiful barn owl.

The Clark's, 13th of May 2024

A beautiful, well equipped house. The garden is gorgeous and the location is spot on. We had a wonderful week - thank you for sharing your house! The large kitchen / diner / living area was very well equipped. The living room and balcony overlooking the marsh is stunning! Thank you!

The Johnson's, 20th of April 2024

We have stayed in many properties on the North Norfolk coast (and further afield in the UK) and this was the best. Stunning views, fantastic lounge and kitchen/diner for socialising with friends and family, comfortable bedrooms. Great views from the picture window in the lounge over the marshes to the sea with regular sightings of a Barn Owl, Marsh Harriers and Muntjac deers. Lovely walks in the vicinity, including along the coastal path to the beach with plenty of birdlife to see - flocks of geese, redshanks and oyster catchers to name a few.

The Bunn's, 30th of January 2024

Our 4th visit To Salt Marsh. An amazing house to stay, unwind and relax in real spacious comfort and style. So well kept and spotlessly clean every time we arrive. The gardens are well manicured and pristine. We love this place and already have many fond memories with the family. Thornham is just the perfect Norfolk village and ideally located for the salt marsh boardwalk and glorious beaches. Two authentic and welcoming pubs just a stone throw away and an array of local produce shops and boutiques to explore.

The Griffin's, 13th of November 2023

When we arrived and pulled onto the drive our WOW reactions said it all, what a beautiful house and garden. We have stayed in Thornham many times but this is our first time at Salt Marsh and what a find. The house was amazing from top to bottom, with having the huge kitchen diner with bifold doors and wonderful views of the garden to the upstairs level with stunning views over the marshes to the sea. We were lucky enough to have good weather given the time of year so we could make use of the balcony from the upstairs room and have the doors open downstairs.We took our cocker spaniel with us who just loved the garden. Great to have the outside tap to wash him down after his adventures on the beach. A week just wasn't long enough in this beautiful home, we didn't want to leave. Having the beautiful house, from the room upstairs and able to watch the Monk Jack Deer in the marshes, to playing out in the beautiful, huge garden with the dog.
It is a great walk to the beach from the house and even better when we walked past the pub on the way back so stopped off for a well earned drink. Having The Orange Tree and The Lifeboat practically on our doorstep was great, which meant we didn't have to drive at night. We also went to Brancaster beach and had the delights of seeing the Seals.

The Gladish's, 19th of October 2023

Immediately fell in love with this wonderful house. The location allows uninterrupted views of the marsh and sea. The garden was a pleasure to walk round in the morning. Great weather let us enjoy an outdoors party. Long walks to the beach and marsh every day followed by short walks to the pub and deli. Everything needed for our stay was available.

The Sayer's, 22nd of September 2023

What a lovely house to holiday in. Grandchildren loved the spaciousness and the garden. Adults loved the views from the upper floor. The quiet beach at Thornham, the RSPB at Titchwell

The Soares, 21st of June 2023

Fabulous views, including seeing marsh harriers, barn owls, red kite, and deer…all from the comfort of the house. Fabulous views, including seeing marsh harriers, barn owls, red kite, and deer…all from the comfort of the house.

The Woolstenholmes 's, 29th of May 2023

A beautiful house in a wonderful location. The Spectacular at RSPB Snettisham. Breathtakingly amazing.Walking over the dunes to Holme Nature Reserve Watching the owls hunting the fields opposite the house.

The Beckett's, 28th of March 2023

Our second stay at this beautiful property. It is so warm and welcoming and very homely despite its size. You immediately relax when entering. Upstairs the views are stunning over the marshes to the sea. Each room is so comfortable and the kitchen is one of the best social spaces we’ve ever experienced. We’ve enjoyed meals round the big table. Played games in the lounge whilst observing the wildlife from the panoramic window. Loved sitting by the fires with a glass of wine!
Watching the barn owl every night around 6pm swooping across the marshes looking for food. Wonderful walks to the beach and watching our son’s cocker spaniel Otis playing with other dogs in the water! Strolling to the Lifeboat for dinner and back to Salt Marsh for nightcap by the fire. Just relaxing with family and friends. Wonderful!

The Clark's, 21st of March 2023

An excellent cottage with wonderful views over the marsh land at Thornham. A great place to stay with your extended family. Thornham is a lovely village and it's close to very good local beaches and great marshes for bird watching

The Dolan Party, 28th of October 2022

Very comfortable, stunning views, excellent location. Kitchen very well equipped, particularly impressed with the ice machine in the freezer. Garden was stunning and very tidy, and the seating area on the decking was very well used, beautiful spot. Welcome Hamper also wonderful, thank you.

The Raeburn Family , 13th of May 2022

At Salt Marsh the view is wonderful! we gave 10 out of 10 for the cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. We would stay again!

The Cokayne Family, 27th of August 2021

Thank you for a wonderful stay Sowerbys. Salt Marsh is a beautiful holiday home, it was immaculate. We liked the Kitchen and the open plan living room. It was perfect for us!

The Clarke Family, 14th of May 2021

Salt Marsh in every respect a really lovely house. Beautifully appointed and practical place to stay. Thank you

The Dunn's, 23rd of October 2020

At Salt Marsh we liked the views and the family spaces. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the gardens. we would stay again!

The Hoddell Family, 14th of February 2020

Salt Marsh was a great size, but still very homely. Nice & bright with spacious kitchen and lounge area.Lovely gardens & the view are excellent with lovely comfortable garden furniture.

The Appleyards', 16th of June 2019

We liked the Views/space comfortable furniture of Salt Marsh and found it well equipped. We would love to stay in this property again and will be looking soon at any availability

Mr Tuttle, 25th of May 2019

Better than Expected This is an exceptional property 10 out of 10 for cleanliness 10 out of 10 for the garden

Amanda, 8th of March 2019

Better than Expected. The kitchen was very well equipped and the bed linen and towels were good quality. Plus the upstairs lounge had stunning views. 10 ouy of 10 for the cleanliness 10 out of 10 for the garden We liked the location and views to the sea. The kitchen was incredible. It was a very homely and comfortable property to stay in and have come home with a large dose of kitchen envy.

Claire Lurcuck , 2nd of November 2018

Better than Expected. Wonderfully large bright space both inside and out. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. A beautifully bright and spacious home with outstanding views across the marsh and beyond to the sea. We loved the upstairs decking and the Aga. Aga makes the best toast! (as well as other meals!) Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Mr Pink, 7th of June 2018

Amazing property in a stunning location.
Probably the best place we've ever stayed in!

Baker Party, 27th of April 2018

Great property will definitely stay again

Barker Party, 6th of April 2018

This property exceeded all our expectations and afforded us a beautifully relaxed few days and R&R. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their wonderful property - and to your lovely staff at Hunstanton branch

Holmes Party, 30th of October 2017

We had a lovely stay in this fantastic property.

Hassalls', 6th of October 2017

We loved everything about this cottage.

The views from the upstairs lounge were amazing, even my 5 year old wanted to spend every morning in there, the kitchen was a great family space, and the snug area was a great adult sanctuary in the evening!

We had an amazing week, in a fantastic location, having never visited Norfolk before, we were really impressed and hope to return to explore more of Norfolk one day!

Francis Squires, 31st of March 2017

The house was beautiful, in a lovely position and has a lovely garden which was secure for our dogs. We loved the fantastic views from the upstairs lounge across the marshes to the sea, and the great bird watching.

Krissy Norman, 10th of February 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£1820 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£2955 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£2210 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2835 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£3305 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£2835 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£2210 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1820 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2210 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1620 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£3305 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1620 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£2325 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1820 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£2955 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2210 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2835 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£3305 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£2835 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2210 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1820 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2210 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1620 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£3305 / 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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