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Scott’s Lodge

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 685 to £ 1,520 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Scott’s Lodge is the gatehouse to Scott's Cottage, a former Smuggler's House. Enviably located in the highly sought after coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe, the Lodge provides comfortable accommodation for up to four adults and two children, with lovely views across the marshes and out to sea from one of the bedrooms. Being so close to the marshes it provides a perfect base for a family holiday as well as being suitable for two couples for a coastal getaway. It shares a private drive with Scott’s Cottage and has a private fully enclosed garden with stunning sea views across the neighbouring Scott's Cottage gardens.


  • Excellent location within walking distance of the coastal path and harbour
  • Fully enclosed lawned garden and off-street parking
  • Lovely sea views from bedroom 2


  • Originally a gatehouse sharing a driveway with Scott's Cottage
  • Cosy sitting room with an open fire
  • The tumble dryer is in the outhouse

Ground Floor

Kitchen: cream fitted kitchen with a built-in electric oven & hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave. Leads through to....

Dining Room: Attractive room with round dining table & 8 chairs.

Shower Room: With electric shower, hand basin, heated towel rail & WC.

Sitting Room: Comfy sofa, four chairs with TV and DVD player. There is an open working fireplace.

Stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: King-size wrought iron bed (with a new sprung mattress in 2023), bedside tables & lamps, large chest of drawers, chair & built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside lamps, chest of drawers, hand basin and lovely views from the side window across the marshes.

Bedroom 3: Single bed (which is suitable for a child only), bedside table & lamp, chest of drawers.

Bathroom: with a bath and over-head shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


Access through wooden five-bar gate to a parking area immediately on the right, with space for a couple of cars.
Outhouse: with tumble dryer.

There is a fully enclosed lawned garden with a patio and garden furniture.
It is close to the marshes and the coastal path. The Hero pub may be easily reached on foot.

Please note; The views to the marshes are across the neighbouring Scott's Cottage which is also let as a holiday cottage and therefore is no direct access across the gardens to the marshes from Scott's Lodge.



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

The cottage is perfectly located for beautiful walks. The salt marsh is at the end of the garden. Great walks along the coastal path and on the beaches. Also a lovely lunch at The Victoria at Holkham.

The Miller's, 11th of April 2024

Lovely comfortable property in a fantastic location. Had a fabulous week. Beach walking with the dog and bird and wildlife spotting...

The White's, 30th of March 2024

This is the 5th time we have stayed at Scott's Lodge so we must like it! The weather was generally not very good but Scott's Lodge was very warm and cosy.

The Wordsworth's, 29th of February 2024

Scott’s Lodge was very cosy and comfortable for our winter stay. It was so nice coming back to a warm cottage after a cold winter’s walk. The cottage has lots of nice features. : The location of the lodge , comfortable mattress and warmth in the property.

The Green's, 5th of December 2023

lovely cottage and a great location for us as we enjoy paddle boarding , biking and long walks across the marshes and on the best beach in the UK. Everything within the Lodge was perfect for us and we enjoyed our 2 week stay a lot.Very easy access tot he static for swimming at the bottom of the garden.The only small issue was the parking space being under a tree meant our vehicle was absolutely smothered in bird droppings so advice would be use one of the spaces between the cottage and lodge or on the road. Quality of the accommodation.Location is fantastic.Boating, swimming or paddle boarding from the bottom of the garden every day..Long walks across the marshes and the stunning sun sets.Long walks on one of the most superb beaches.Eating out at the huge selection of quality establishments.Visits to the Holkham estate and have tea and cake.

The Holbrook's, 11th of July 2023

Another wonderful stay at Scott's Lodge: it is so well located. We loved our walks across the marsh to Burnham Deepdale and Brancaster and along the causeway to Holkham beach and on to Wells-by-the-sea. There are so many good pubs and restaurants within easy reach of the Lodge. When we did want to eat in, the kitchen had everything we needed. The fabulous walking, the wonderful seafood at Brancaster Staithe - the White Horse and the Crab Hut - The Hero and Wells Crab House.

The Allen's, 19th of June 2023

Had a lovely Easter at Scott’s Lodge. Great location in Burnham Overy Staithe, walking distance to the marshes and beach and the fabulous pub, The Hero. Location of the house, proximity to everything.

The Sexton's, 14th of April 2023

We love this ancient and quirky cottage situated right on the salt mash so much that this is our 4th stay. Perfect for our two border collies and perfect for us. Waking up to the sound of curlew and falling asleep to the sound of owls. The cottage looks fresh and clean after it’s spruce up inside and out.

The Wordsworth's, 20th of March 2023

Well equipped and comfortable cottage and well situated to access all parts of the north norfolk coast from Holme to Blakeney.

The Materson's, 15th of March 2023

A very nice cottage. Comfortable, cosy, well-equipped.

The Andrew's, 27th of September 2022

Great location for walks along the Norfolk Coast. Good local pubs to eat out. We enjoyed walking along the beaches and lots of great fishy meals.

Steve & Claudine, 23rd of September 2022

The surrounding area is superb. The harbour is lovely, lots of wonderful walks and the beaches are huge.

Michael and Heather, 16th of September 2022

At Scotts Lodge we like the position on the salt marsh with direct access - and such a characterful property We love this cottage and will stay again.

The Wordsworth's, 23rd of May 2021

Scott's Lodge was very comfy , lots of hot water , central heating super ! It was cold outside.. Very much enjoyed our stay and wish to thank the team for retrieving two tops I left behind .

The Stirland's, 21st of May 2021

A Lovely, comfortably equipped cosy cottage. Lovely sheets and towels. Garden was safe for my two border collies who loved to go over the bank and onto the mash. Perfect for a winter/out of season break walking and birdwatching

Christine , 21st of February 2020

Relaxing holiday, lovely location and the dog loved it too.

Roberts Party, 12th of September 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1190 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1520 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1190 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£985 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 10 Oct 2024£795 / week
Fri 11 Oct 2024Thu 24 Oct 2024£985 / week
Fri 25 Oct 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£685 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1385 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£705 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1125 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£815 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1315 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1010 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1225 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1565 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1225 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1010 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 9 Oct 2025£815 / week
Fri 10 Oct 2025Thu 23 Oct 2025£1010 / week
Fri 24 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£705 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1425 / 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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