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Scott’s Cottage 6 bedrooms

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • 10
  • 6
  • 5

from £ 1,920 to £ 4,255 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Scott's Cottage is a wonderful sixteenth century house, initially 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. Several years ago it was extended and refurbished with the addition of a lovely kitchen and sitting room, five 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.

Outside school holiday periods, Scott's Cottage may be rented at reduced rates without the use of the top floor 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 staircases to both the 1st and 2nd floors are 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

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/DVD 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

Fairly steep spiral staircase leading up to the attic landing with a beamed ceiling and bookshelves.

Bedroom 5: Single room with bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, dressing table and hanging space, with beams.

Bedroom 6: Large twin bedded attic room with beams. Chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside table and lamp and cupboards.

En-suite bathroom: bath, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC. Lovely sea views from the bathroom!


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

Good for multi generation family gathering . Lovely setting plenty of space. Well equipped kitchen.We enjoyed our holiday here. Children enjoyed the house and setting, exploring the beach and sand dunes catching the ferry back after a day on the beach.Plenty to see and do in the area.

The Macey's, 11th of April 2024

Lovely cottages, good location and everything you would need for a large group.

The Flamson's, 8th of March 2024

It was incredible to have direct access to the water and marsh. I would book this incredible property again in a heartbeat.

The Gibson's, 4th of August 2023

A fabulous stay as always, enhanced by two weeks of perfect weather. Enjoying the fantastic garden, beautiful house and well equipped kitchen. Mid two week clean & linen change really appreciated- please thank the cleaning team. Can’t wait to return.

The Ireland's, 5th of July 2023

Extremely well equipped house, with everything you could need for a holiday. The house is spacious and well laid out. Very good location on the edge of the village. Walking distance to the village pub/restaurant The Hero.

The Donovan's, 27th of June 2023

We loved our stay, Scott's, the homely comfort, position and views are perfect. We like the comfort and position of Scott's Cottage.

The Redfern Family, 17th of September 2021

Scott's Cottage is characterful & beautiful peaceful location with an exceptional garden, which we liked!

The Ireland Family, 9th of July 2021

It was spacious and welcoming - also warm, which was important given that our week was a bit chilly. There was enough space for all 7 of us to do what we wanted, including the young children aged 4 and 2 - and they particularly enjoyed the huge space on the well-maintained lawns, particularly the small hillock which was used as a lookout point for pirates. And the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well-equipped, though we gas-hob users had our work cut out to understand the electric stove.

The Clarke Family, 26th of June 2021

We like Scott's Cottage for the space inside, the sea views and the homely interiors. It was all perfect. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and the gardens. Loved our stay. Gloriously warm and cosy. We were never cold. And comfy beds and nice sheets and towels. Also masses of hot water. Great kitchen and so well equipped. We loved out stay at Scott's Cottage. Thank you!

The Williams Family, 20th of December 2019
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£2410 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£3675 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£4255 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£3675 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£2410 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£2160 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£2640 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1920 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£4255 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1975 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£3285 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£2220 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£3780 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2480 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£3780 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£4380 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£3780 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£2480 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£2220 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£2715 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1975 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£4380 / 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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