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Scott’s Cottage 4 bedrooms

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3

from £ 1,520 to £ 2,920 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Scott's Cottage is a wonderful sixteenth century house, originally a smuggler's house, which has been owned by the same family for several generations and is undoubtedly one of Burnham Overy Staithe's most historic houses. It's offered outside school holiday periods with the use of the first two floors only, sleeping up to 8 guests.Several years ago it was extended and refurbished with the addition of a lovely kitchen and sitting room, all new bath/shower rooms and a spacious utility room, making it the perfect combination of a charming country house with the convenience of a modern kitchen and bathrooms. It has extensive private gardens with stunning views over the marshes and out to sea, and direct access onto the coastal path.

Please note that during school holiday periods the house must be rented with the use of all floors (six bedrooms).


  • The idyllic coastal position with stunning views in highly sought after Burnham Overy Staithe
  • The light and spacious kitchen/sitting area opening out to the garden
  • The attractive gardens with access to the coastal path


  • A much-loved historic house furnished in a period style, rather than a modern boutique style
  • The staircase is fairly steep and winding
  • The house shares its driveway with the neighbouring Scott's Lodge
  • Really useful downstairs wet room and drying room for muddy humans and dogs
  • The reduced occupancy option offered here does not include the second floor bedrooms and bathroom

Ground Floor

Has been extended with the addition of a lovely kitchen and utility room, with a spacious sitting area with glazed doors opening out onto the garden.

Rear entrance hall: access from the garden into a superb created passage-way with the original flint wall along one side.

Wet Room: perfect for coming straight off the muddy marshes or from the beach with a shower and a hand basin.

Drying Room: ideal for wetsuits or soggy beachwear with a heater.

Leads through into the Utility Room: really useful area with a Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Cloakroom: separate WC and hand basin.

Kitchen: Spacious cream painted kitchen with brushed steel accessories. There is an Everhot stove and a double electric oven and an American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
There's a large round dining table to seat 10 which overlooks the garden. Leads through into:

Sitting area: A light and spacious room with glazed doors and lovely views of the marshes. There's a wood-burning stove, comfortable sofa and armchairs, flat screen Smart TV. Door leading through into:

Bedroom 1: Twin bedded room with stunning marsh views - has a chest of drawers, dressing table and wardrobe.

En-suite bathroom: bath with shower over, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Sitting Room: period feel room with comfortable sofa and armchairs, Smart TV and door leading to original steep and narrow spiral oak staircase.

First Floor

Guests should be aware that the staircase is winding and fairly steep.

Bedroom 2: contains twin beds with bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and fireplace.

Bedrooms 3 & 4 make an ideal family suite:

Bedroom 3: has a small double bed with bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, hanging space and window seat. There is a door leading through into:

Bedroom 4: twin bedded room with large fireplace, chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside table and lamp.

En-suite bathroom: Bath, separate walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Family bathroom: Bath, separate walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Second Floor - not available for this rental.


There is a private gated drive,with plenty of parking space, leading to large walled, lawned gardens to the front and rear of the house.
The rear garden has a lovely terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue and looks directly onto the marshes and out to sea. It's only a short walk to the staithe and the coastal path, as well as The Hero pub.



A picturesque fishing and sailing harbour with multiple winding tidal creeks and salt marshes stretching from the harbour side and leading to sand dunes: the biggest known as Gun Hill. From Burnham Overy Staithe you can take a scenic walk to Gun Hill which takes about half an hour. In the summer there is lovely wildlife to be spotted including wading birds and beautiful butterflies. A gap in the dunes, locally known as Burnham Harbour, opens up and there are miles of golden sandy beaches stretching out towards Holkham and Wells to be admired. During the summer there is a ferry out to the nature reserve of Scolt Head Island which is a lovely trip for bird watchers and seal spotters.


An area of outstanding natural beauty, the village is a large hamlet and a great destination for your stay. The views across the harbour are lovely whatever time of year you decide to visit. There is a great little gastro pub in the centre of the village called The Hero (in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson) which has a great menu of tasty dishes. Also, in the centre of the village there is a large playing field with hard tennis courts and basketball area and a children’s playground. Just outside the village is the noticeable landmark of the stunning six-storey Burnham Overy Windmill and neighbouring watermill, although neither are open to the public, they stand proud on the edge of the village, a beautiful sight when the sun catches the sails against Norfolk's big blue skies. In June Burnham Overy Staithe hosts the popular Norfolk Superhero Challenge, a quadraphonic event where teams of 2 work together to swim, kayak, cycle and run across the beaches and through the creeks. A lovely charity event to spectate. To pop to one of the other coastal villages you can catch the Coasthopper Bus which runs along the coast through many of the delightful villages and seaside towns - a great green way to explore the coast and without the worry of where to park!


Part of Burnham Overy was the original port for The Burnhams and set on the river Burn. Trading ships once reached the village by the river until the end of the Middle Ages when the river silted up and along with it the commercial trade. Until the end of the First World War the trading ships used the Staithe. This made a distinction between the two villages Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Overy Staithe that exist a mile apart from one another today. The most notable resident of Burnham Overy Staithe is Richard Woodget who resided at one of our cottages Flagstaff East/West and was the captain of the Cutty Sark. Horatio, Admiral Lord Nelson according to letters learned to row and sail a dinghy at Burnham Overy Staithe at the age of 10 just two years before joining the Navy.


A great central location on the north Norfolk Coast right on the coastal path ideal for popping on your walking books and walking for about 30 minutes to reach the glorious wide open beach. If you are looking for family days out there are the beaches of Wells and Brancaster where you can park nearby and reach the beaches within a few steps.

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Guest reviews

Excellent well appointed accommodation and also a home. The extension with the combined kitchen, dining and sitting areas was particularly successful and great for a group of people having a holiday together. The stunning views make you feel as though you are part of this unique landscape. Titchwell Bird Reserve was fantastic in addition to all the local walks. Wells is a lovely town with beautiful beaches and walks through the pine forest. Lunch at Wiverton Hall good, might need to book later in the year. Holt was great for some interesting shops and a pretty place to visit. Holkham Hall great for cycling and we used the buses which were punctual with friendly drivers.

The Hullett's, 26th of March 2024
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1910 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2920 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£2920 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1910 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1710 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2095 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1520 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1565 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1760 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1965 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£3005 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£3005 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1965 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1760 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2155 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1565 / 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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