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The Cottage Overy Staithe

  • Burnham Overy Staithe
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 1,050 to £ 1,950 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Cottage is a refurbished traditional cottage with lovely views out towards the sea from the side garden. Under new ownership in 2023 this charming cottage has been reconfigured to create a comfortable holiday home for six with plenty of living space. Downstairs there's a spacious kitchen/breakfast, large sitting room and modern shower room. Upstairs there are three lovely bedrooms and a further shower room. Outside there's the advantage of a south facing enclosed walled garden and an enclosed side garden enjoying fabulous coastal views and providing off-street parking for two cars. The picturesque harbour, coastal path and excellent local pub, The Hero, are easily reached on foot.


  • Coastal location with open views
  • The large sitting room with beamed ceilings and wood burner
  • The walled south facing garden


  • The side garden with lovely views is fully enclosed and safe for children and dogs
  • All the bedroom furniture is new for 2023
  • There's off-road parking for 2 cars

Ground Floor

Entrance via the side door into the kitchen.

Kitchen/breakfast room: a spacious room with doors opening out to the south facing walled garden, with the kitchen at one end and the dining area at the other.
Kitchen has lovely views across open fields and is equipped with a Zanussi oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and a counter-top dishwasher.
The dining area has two leather armchairs; a large wooden dining table which comfortably seats six with four chairs and a bench seat.

Shower room: with a shower, hand basin and WC.

Sitting room: wonderful period room with painted beams and a large brick fireplace housing a wood-burning stove. There are two leather sofas, velvet armchair, coffee table and a wall-mounted Smart TV. There's the advantage of a piano which guests may use (with care please). There is a round table ideal for playing board games with two chairs and window seating. There are books and games for guests to use.
A door from the sitting room leads into a useful porch area with coat hooks and bench seats.

There's an under-stairs cupboard housing the vacuum cleaner, ironing board and a baby bath if needed.

A new gently turning wooden staircase to the first floor has been installed.

First Floor:

All the bedrooms have new bedroom furniture and face south.

Bedroom 1: has limed oak king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and a wardrobe. A coffee machine with pods and a Roberts radio are provided for guests to enjoy.

Bedroom 2: has full-size twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, a tall-boy, Roberts radio and coat hooks.

Bedroom 3: has a king-size bed, bedside chest of drawers with lamps and Roberts radio. .

Shower room: walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


Access to the house is via a newly laid driveway at the side of the cottage. There is parking for up to two cars here. This side garden is fully enclosed and overlooks open fields enjoying lovely views across to the coast. Outside the kitchen door is a paved area with outdoor seating to take advantage of the stunning view.

At the front of the cottage is a walled south-facing garden, which is a real sun-trap, with a raised lawn area and patio with outside cube furniture. There is a door leading to the porch.

The beauty of this house is its proximity to the staithe only a short walk away where you can catch the ferry over to Scolt Head island, go crabbing, paddle, swim or walk along the path across the creeks to the glorious sandy beach.
It is only a few minutes walk to the excellent local pub (The Hero) , the playing fields with childrens' playground and tennis courts.



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

Lovely cottage great location we will be back. Our highlight was watching the marsh harrier hunting while eating breakfast in the side garden

kathryn, 7th of June 2024

We had a wonderful stay here. It is in a beautiful position at the end of the village, it is so well equipped with everything you could need.
We would love to revisit.
Something that is very important for me which I have to count as a highlight ! ..... is that I am ok with my allergies and asthma ! It is always a problem for me because although we have a dog ( a Tibetan terrier)but I am allergic to a lot of other breeds which can cause me problems when staying in a holiday cottage.. It was beautifully clean. If I could mention the fragrance diffusers were quite strong and I had to put one in the spare room. We loved the position of the cottage and the side garden is so lovely to be able to see the salt marshes and sea beyond. We loved seeing the muntjac deer in the field next to the cottage. It is lovely being at the end of the village and so close to Holkham.

The Duffy's, 13th of May 2024

Beautifully decorated and furnished, beds very comfortable, everything one needs.The views from garden were stunning . Walking at Holkham and pub lunches all dog friendly.

The Mitchell's, 26th of February 2024
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1950 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1750 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1450 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 10 Oct 2024£1200 / week
Fri 11 Oct 2024Thu 24 Oct 2024£1400 / week
Fri 25 Oct 2024Sun 15 Dec 2024£1050 / week
Mon 16 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1860 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1080 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1495 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1235 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1800 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1440 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1800 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£2010 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1800 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1495 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 9 Oct 2025£1235 / week
Fri 10 Oct 2025Thu 23 Oct 2025£1440 / week
Fri 24 Oct 2025Sun 14 Dec 2025£1080 / week
Mon 15 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1905 / 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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