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Staithe Barn

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3

from £ 660 to £ 1,250 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Staithe Barn is a spacious and comfortable first floor holiday home with a spacious open plan living area and a modern kitchen. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with an additional sleeping area on the top floor. It is located in a converted maltings close to the harbour with spectacular views of the picturesque village creek and marshes. Burnham Overy Staithe is a former fishing and trading port and is a thriving centre for dinghy sailing and is close to several nature reserves with wonderful bird watching.


  • Proximity to the harbour and lovely sea views from the balcony
  • Sociable open plan kitchen/living/dining area
  • A much-loved family holiday home only steps away from the coastal path


  • There's no accommodation on the ground floor
  • The open nature of the balcony may not be suitable for small children
  • There's a sail loft and shower room on the second floor
  • Although there's no designated parking, it's usually possible to park outside

Entrance hall and stairs lead to the large open plan sitting/dining area with the new kitchen leading off.

Kitchen: Fitted in 2020 with an integral double electric oven, halogen hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There is a curved breakfast bar (with a drawer housing the cutlery) with two bar chairs.

Sitting/Dining area: Comfortably furnished with sofa, armchairs, sofa bed, a freeview digital TV and a DVD player.

There's an oval dining table comfortably seating six which enjoys lovely views out towards the harbour.

Balcony: is approached from the dining area through French windows. It has a wide sitting area and benefits from patio furniture. The open nature of the balcony may not be suitable for small children, although it does have good railings around.

Bedroom 1: has twin beds which may be zip-linked to make a super king-size bed (please advise at time of booking). Please note that only single duvets are provided. This room has a wash basin, bedside table and lamps, dressing table and chair.

Bedroom 2: has twin beds which may be sip-linked to make a super king-size bed (please advise at time of booking).

Bedroom 3: is off the passage from the sitting room and has a full-size single bed and a second 'Z' bed.

Shower Room: has a shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Bathroom : has a bath, hand basin and WC.

Stairs lead up to:

Sail Loft: Open plan seating and sleeping area with a single bed, leading through to a utility area containing a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. Leads through to:

Shower room with shower and WC.

There is a telephone available on an 'Honesty Box' system, details of which are given on the notice board at the property. There is a travel cot and high chair available if required.


Whilst there is no designated off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions and it is usually possible to park outside the barn.

It is literally steps to the picturesque harbour, popular with sailors and crabbers of all ages! There's a lovely footpath across the creeks and marshes, taking approximately 30 mins to walk to the glorious unspoilt sandy beach.



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

As usual a great holiday at Staithe barn. The new curtains and improved bathroom much appreciated. Well stocked kitchen and very comfy beds. Breakfast on the balcony, biking to Gunhill, taking the boat to Scolt Head. Holkham walled garden and Juliet’s ice creams. No garden to rate but the balcony is a favourite.

The Marsh's, 12th of June 2024

Staithe Barn was a spacious and comfortable place to stay. It felt very welcoming when I arrived to see a fruit cake on the worktop and fresh milk in the fridge. The views from the balcony are fantastic, you can watch all the activity along the front at Burnham Overy and you can also see a view of the marsh. I really enjoyed my stay here. Great property to stay in and one of the best spots in Burnham Overy, I would recommend it to anyone.

Karen, 7th of June 2024

Loved it! The view and proximity to the Staithe and the lovely feel of the place.

The Lambert's, 24th of November 2023

Lovely view over the marshes and a lovely walk on the doorstep. The weather was good and made our week. The property was well equipped with kitchen equipment and cleaning products.

The Barnes Family, 22nd of September 2023

Back here again. One of our favourites especially sitting on the balcony watching the village activities. Sadly it was a bit cold to do this for too long this year All the usual walks out to Gunhill, biking to Holkham, fish shop in Burnham Overy and the annual trip to the hat shop.

The Marshe's, 13th of July 2023

Very comfortable and well equipped. This was our second visit to Staithe Barn and we hope to go again next year. The stairs maybe a problem to some but the view from the balcony makes it worthwhile. Trips to Pensthorpe and Titchwell , and eating out every at a different pub made our holiday very enjoyable.The Duck at Stanhoe is particularly good .

The Moody's, 20th of June 2023

Staithe Barn is in the most idyllic situation with breath taking views over Burnham Overy Staithe. It is like a Tardis, being both roomy and cosy all at once. It is so well- equipped - the owners have though of everything to make your stay comfortable and plenty of crockery and cutlery for 6 people so your not constantly washing up/stacking the dish washer. Highly recommended and we will definitely be back. The view, the cosy sit-in groom and fire, the well equipped kitchen and within walking distance of Gun Hill and The Hero - perfect!!

The Cornish's, 10th of January 2023

Very large, very light, so many amenities provided. Kitchen was modern and bright. We had a fantastic stay and so much room thank you.

The Turner Family, 2nd of July 2021

It’s the perfect property if you enjoy boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming or simply enjoying the views and wildlife. A great variety of walks from the doorstep. The position & the wonderful balcony overlooking the Staithe and the ever changing skies!

The Griffiths', 21st of May 2021

Better than Expected - everything we needed was there!. We felt the owners had really made an effort to ensure everything we needed was there.It was lovely to receive a welcome card and a personal phone call. We will definitely re book, it was everything we wanted.

Priestly Family, 27th of December 2019

A wonderful stay in a lovely cottage, very likely to book again. Better than expected, like the location and balcony.

Mr Swire, 25th of May 2019

Better than Expected. We stayed for New Year last year and loved it, so booked again. Seems like there have been a few improvements since last year, so it was even better than we remembered. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and the garden Thanks for another great stay. We had a lovely time!

Debbie Wagstaff, 28th of December 2018

10 out of 10 for cleanliness. Great location, very well ‘founded’, reasonably priced, well equipped, lovely & warm, plenty of cleaning equipment Great week!

SJ Nelson, 26th of October 2018

Seemed bigger than in the photos and was a really good space with the sail loft for the children to use.
Thanks very much - we had a great New Years stay here!

Wagstaffs', 29th of December 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£900 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1180 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1250 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1180 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£940 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£775 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£900 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£660 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1250 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£675 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£965 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£795 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1125 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£925 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1210 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1285 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1210 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£965 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£795 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£925 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£675 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1285 / 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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