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Sea Shell

  • Burnham Market
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1

from £ 840 to £ 1,550 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Sea Shell is a superb light and airy holiday home with a fabulous south facing Mediterranean style courtyard garden. This beautifully presented cottage is a rare find in the charming village of Burnham Market, enjoying a real sense of light and space with its wonderful high-ceilinged kitchen and sociable open plan living space with bifold doors leading seamlessly to the outside. Upstairs there are three gorgeous bedrooms and a spacious contemporary shower room. It is conveniently located opposite the village shop and only a short walk to Burnham Market's picturesque village green, with its wide selection of independent shops, galleries and excellent places to eat. The stunning unspoilt Norfolk coast may easily be reached within a few minutes drive.


  • Wonderful high-ceilinged vaulted kitchen
  • Bi-fold doors provide a seamless opening from inside out to the Mediterranean style courtyard garden
  • Beautifully presented bedrooms one with a four-poster bed
  • Proximity to the picturesque village green


  • There's a private parking space at the rear of the house
  • All of the downstairs space is open plan (except the loo!)
  • The bunk beds are more spacious and provide a lot more head room than usual.

Ground Level

Entrance via the private parking space at the rear of the property into the kitchen.

The whole of the downstairs area is open plan (except the cloakroom) providing free flowing entertainment space for cooking, dining and relaxing.

Kitchen: Fabulous high-ceilinged vaulted room with a double electric oven, halogen hob and an integral dishwasher. There is a shelved pantry, with handy chalk-board doors, containing a washing machine, dryer, Nespresso coffee machine and a microwave. There is a kitchen table and chairs and glazed doors opening out to the courtyard garden.

Dining/Living area: Stunning light and airy space with large bi-fold doors which (when open) provide a seamless transition to the outside. There is a glass dining table with six chairs. The sitting area has a very well-stocked bookcase, sofas and a bio-ethanol real flame fire.

Tucked around the corner is a snug with a comfy L-shaped sofa and armchair and a wall-mounted large Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Cloakroom: WC and hand basin.

The staircase is not steep, with a hand rail.

Please note there is a travel cot and a high chair available to use if required.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented spacious room with a king-size 4-poster bed, bedside tables and lamps, chair, dressing table and large built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: has a twin beds (or zip-linked to a super-king please request at time of booking), bedside tables and lamps, leather armchair and built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: contains a bunk bed with a double mattress on the bottom and a single above - resulting in far more head room than with standard bunks.

Shower room: newly refurbished with a superb large walk-in shower, double-size hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.


There is one designated off-street parking space at the rear of the property in Ulph Place.

There is pedestrian access via the back gate into the courtyard garden and access to the back door.

There's a wonderful fully enclosed south facing garden which is newly paved and has olive trees and rosemary to give a Mediterranean feel. Guests may relax and dine outside in comfort with an outdoor sofa and chairs (with cushions), a large wooden table and eight chairs and a charcoal barbecue.
The bi-fold doors open seamlessly into the living area and this really is the perfect private place to escape to in the summer.



Possibly one of the prettiest villages in North Norfolk, this Georgian village is within easy access to the North Norfolk Coast, still with a quaint feel, with many trendy shops. The village retains a ‘step back in time’ feel with leafy green trees and picturesque village green. Burnham Market has a traditional post office, book shop and hardware shop as well as beautiful boutiques and lifestyle shops, from the butchers and baker to fine dining and deli’s. There’s a superb fishmonger Gurneys with locally caught seafood including Brancaster mussels and Cromer crab - be sure to try the amazing fresh fishcakes. It’s a lovely village to visit to peruse the shops or even for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants. There are a lot of eateries to choose from… The Hoste for fine dining or afternoon tea, No Twenty9, The Nelson, award-winning Socius, Burnham Tearoom, or Tilly’s Cafe, there’s something to suit every taste. There is also a children’s play park, hard tennis courts and two parish churches one at each end of the village. If in need of a little pampering why not book a treatment or two at The Hoste Beauty Spa.There is also a dog groomer so you can have the best pampered pooch in the village.


With a scenic ride to the coast, you can enjoy lazy days on the beaches of Brancaster or Wells. Alternatively pull on your walking boots and investigate diverse coastal path walks, taking in all the birds and wildlife. Leave the car behind and pop on the Coastal Hopper bus and do a tour from Wells and The Burnhams to Norfolk's west coast. Don't forget to visit Holkham which not only has a superb beach, but majestic Holkham Hall which is well worth a visit: hire a boat on the lake, hop on a bike to explore the woodlands, test your bravery on the rope course, play in the woodland play park, take in the breathtaking rooms and art in the main house or simply enjoy tea and cake in the courtyard cafe. If big houses are your thing there are many others to visit with Houghton Hall and its fantastic sculpture collection, the house and grounds of Royal Sandringham to name a few! Get on the water, there are many activities from kite and windsurfing in Hunstanton, sailing in Brancaster Staithe, seal and boat trips from Brancaster and Wells, or take a beautiful trip on The Coastal Exploration Company and learn about the wildlife, trading and smuggling in the salt marshes or along the coast.


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Guest reviews

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The house is so stylish and comfortable. The weather has been glorious and we will definitely be back!

The O'Briens, 18th of August 2023

This is a lovely house - great location, feels so light and spacious. We brought loads of games and books, had lots of beach trips, and a day at Houghton Hall, Fab! Thank you!

Caroline & Kevin, 18th of August 2023

Beautiful house, lovely village!

The Marlow's Family, 4th of August 2023

Very comfortable home & relaxing week.

The Houslop's, 21st of July 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed our week end at Seashell Cottage. Well appointed and comfortably furnished with plenty of storage and wardrobe had everything we needed. We loved the south facing outside space which we used a lot as the weather was fantastic. Lovely bathroom too.Would love to stay again. Enjoying the outside space in the lovely weather and the close proximity to shops, bars and restaurants. Beautifully designed outside space. Very comfortable armchairs and sofa. Loved the olive trees. Thank you for the prosseco and chocolates.

the waren's, 14th of July 2023

Spacious living area which is great for families and a large garden perfect for outdoor dining. A great property for a family. It's always the beaches and area that draw us back to Burnham again and again. And Sowerbys always makes it easy to book and always sort out any issues immediately.

The Easter's, 14th of April 2023

Lovely cosy cottage with lovely furniture and everything you could need.

The Moynihan's, 12th of January 2023

came here for Christmas and has a lovely time- cottage is beautiful! Amazing - thanks!

The Christie family, 24th of December 2022

Sea Shell had spacious bedrooms comfortable beds, and good shower

The Bakers, 9th of September 2022

a lovely spacious cottage, would have been perfect apart from receiving bad news on the phone so we had to have an early end to the holiday. I hope we can visit again, lots of thought into peoples comfort and very comfortable beds.

Janet and Ray, 2nd of September 2022

Just a fantastic house for a holiday, light, clean, modern and it felt special. We liked the open plan living space and how it flows into the garden and decor. Thank you for making the whole thing so easy to deal with from booking to arrival and departure. We have an amazing week.

The Hosegood's, 19th of August 2022

We had a lovely week lovely week at this house. It is decorated Lovely and it was a great house to stay in. Thank you so much for our stay, we had a great time and we loved the games. We wrote notes on the chalk board.

The WIlsons, 15th of July 2022

We absoltely loved everything about our holiday here in Norfolk. We came with our three children ( 4, 2 & 2) and they were so happy sleeping in a bunk bed, playing in the garden and enjoying the beach. The house is beautiful and it was the perfect start to the summer. We will definitely come back. We are grateful for the wonderful memories!

Kamps Family, 8th of July 2022

We had a lovely week. I didn't want it to end. The sweet shop is really good for visitors. Holkham Hall is good for hiring bikes. Houghton hall is good as well.

Jackie, Sue & Helen, 1st of July 2022

I loved the house and the way you have provided everything i could need and furnished it with such style. I particularly enjoyed the pictures and managed to track down Kove Adams who painted your broken boats, Brancaster Staithe, so that i could buy one of her pictures for myself. I hope to come again. Thank you. I was unexpectedly here on my own as my daughter had work and a friend broke her foot. I have limited mobility but with a car i could get about, i particularly enjoyed coffee at Burnham Overy Staithe, while over looking the marshes at The White Horse and the walk in the pines at Holkham with the view from the crossing point. What a wonderful sea for peace and beauty.

Lynn Murdoch, 24th of June 2022

Living area seemed bigger than it looked inside, hadn’t realised how good the location was. Brilliant having the little convenience stores across the road. Beautifully designed, Nothing I didn’t like

The Davis', 3rd of June 2022

Had a lovely weekend - Thank you. Comfortable house and lovely hot shower. Great location. Thank you.

Bury St Edmunds Book Club, 30th of May 2022

What a beautiful house in a wonderful location. We especially enjoyed the book collection.

The weldons, 27th of May 2022

Our thanks to the owners for making available this wonderfully remodelled house and courtyard. Comfort and convenience all round, and as for that library what a bonus! We too can recomment The Hoste and the Mermaid, as well as the Bakery, butchers and the fishmongers all on the green, and not forgertting the hat shop.

Pauline & Richard, 16th of May 2022

Sea shell was very comfortable and spacious, the courtyard bigger than expected, and the library an incredible bonus We liked the most the stylish remodelling allied to real comfort And the library!

The Bird's, 6th of May 2022

A wonderfully relaxing stay in the lovely house. Two glorious days spent on Brancaster Beech. An enjoyable lunch at The Hoste Arms and delicious fish and chips from the Mermaid.

The Hughes Family, 11th of April 2022
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1350 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1550 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1350 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1050 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£950 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1170 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£840 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1550 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£860 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1190 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£975 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1390 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1080 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1390 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1595 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1200 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1080 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£975 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1200 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£860 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1595 / 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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