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The Cottage Ploughman’s Piece

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3

from £ 1,460 to £ 2,070 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Cottage has been transformed by its owners to create a stylish and sociable retreat, nestled within a quiet cul-de-sac in the beautiful coastal village of Thornham, within walking distance of the beach. The ground floor has been remodelled to create a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living space with an array of bi-folding doors leading out to the fabulous garden. There is also a separate stylish sitting room and the advantage of a lovely downstairs bedroom with an en-suite shower room. Upstairs there are two beautifully presented bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and the family bathroom. Outside there is ample off-road parking at the front with a beautifully landscaped, enclosed garden at the rear offering the perfect space to unwind after exploring North Norfolk's stunning coast.

WITH FLEXIBLE ARRIVAL DAYS - Arrive any day Monday to Friday for a 7 night stay


  • Beautiful landscaped garden at the rear of The Cottage
  • Three beautifully presented super king-size bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms and the third with private/sole use of the family bathroom
  • Conveniently located within a short walk of the Norfolk coastal path and close to excellent local places to eat

    WITH FLEXIBLE ARRIVAL DAYS - Arrive any day Monday to Friday


  • There is an additional bedroom at the property which is locked-off for the owner's use.
  • No dogs are permitted at this cottage
  • For larger parties, we also let Cherry House which is located just around the corner.
  • Sky TV is provided including Sports & Movies with 3 mini-boxes (3 programmes can be watched at any one time on the 3 TVs)

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall: A spacious area with doors leading to the ground floor bedroom, kitchen/breakfast room and formal sitting room.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Area:

Dining Area:
An extendable dining table with six chairs and a doorway leading to the formal sitting room.

Sitting Area: Two, two-seater leather sofas and an additional armchair with large SMART TV and bi-folding doors leading to the patio area.
Sky TV is provided including Sports & Movies with 3 mini-boxes (3 programmes can be watched at any one time on the 3 TVs)

Kitchen: A stylish and very well equipped kitchen with double oven, built-in microwave, large fridge/freezer, two dishwashers and island unit with breakfast bar. Door leading through to the useful utility room and WC.

Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer.

Cloakroom: Hand basin and WC.

Sitting Room: Light and spacious room with two, two-seater sofas and a three-seater leather sofa, SMART TV and double doors leading out to the rear patio area.

Bedroom 1: A super-king size bed which can be separated into two single beds (please request at the time of booking), bedside tables and lamps, dressing table, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and doorway leading through to the en-suite shower room

En-Suite Shower Room: A beautiful shower room with large walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC with chrome heated towel rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 2: A second large bedroom with super-king bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and an array of built-in wardrobes.

En-Suite Shower Room: Shower enclosure with twin-sink vanity unit and WC.

Bedroom 3: A third substantial bedroom with a super-king bed which can be separated to a twin bed (please request at the time of booking) bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobes and useful hand basin.

Family Bathroom: A beautiful bathroom with large freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, vanity unit with wash hand basin and WC.

Please note there is an additional bedroom on this floor which is locked and not included in the rental


The rear garden at The Cottage is enclosed and has been thoughtfully landscaped to create the perfect space to unwind after exploring the North Norfolk coast. There are two patio areas, each designed and positioned to capture the morning, afternoon and evening sun; perfect for dining alfresco. The remainder of the rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with attractive borders on each side.

To the front of the property there is ample off-street parking and a gateway leading to the rear garden.

A gas barbecue is provided.



A highly sought after coastal village on the Norfolk Coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A paradise for walkers, photographers, artists and bird watchers due to the panoramic views of the salt marshes.
There is a worthwhile and picturesque mile long walk across the creeks, here you will reach the often quiet, stunning and dog friendly sandy beach of Thornham Bay. Continue along to the popular boardwalk to Holme Dunes NWT Nature reserve with interesting habitats of flora and fauna from natterjack toads and migrating birds.


The village is notable as magnet for foodies and day trippers with seriously good shopping. Drove Orchards on the outskirts of Thornham has an impressive Farm Shop where you can PYO and is notable for its apple juice, fishmongers and a small selection of lifestyle shops. You may of heard of the ‘not to be missed’ Eric’s Fish and Chips, where you can enjoy a beer with your meal and children love the desserts, a fried jam sandwich, or ice cream where they can help themselves to tasty toppings. Thornham Deli, cafe and store is also great for a browse or bite to eat and it's next door to the Village Hall and play park.  There are also two great village pubs to choose from.:The Orange Tree award winning gastro pub, ideal for families with outdoor play area and The Lifeboat Inn, a traditional and atmospheric haven, often with a roaring fire and warm welcome for every guest including salty sea dogs.


Thornham is named after the Old English meaning ‘homestead or village where the thorn trees grow’. The village has a rich history and many of the buildings date back to the 16th Century. Archaeological evidence dates as far back as the Bronze Age. The village had a prosperous harbour 200 years ago and a fascinating story of a smugglers Inn and a bandit’s hideout.


Nestled between the villages of Holme-next-the-Sea and Titchwell both with bird and wildlife visitors’ centres RSPB Titchwell and NWT Nature reserve. There are many other villages to explore within a short distance like Brancaster, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham with their great family beaches. Brancaster Staithe is popular with sailors and courses and lessons can be taken here or at Morston. You can learn to be a smuggler, explore the coast or sail the creeks with The Coastal Exploration Company, or take a seal trip to Blakeney Point from Morston Quay. Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale is a nice area to visit the shops or visit the quintessential village of Burnham Market where you can source most Norfolk delicacies from the independent and quaint shops that surround the village green.

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Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 29 Mar 2024Thu 23 May 2024£1560 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1865 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1560 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1765 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£2070 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1764 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1560 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1460 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1560 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1460 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£2070 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£1500 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1605 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1500 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1920 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1605 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1815 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£2130 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1815 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1605 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1500 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1605 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£1500 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£2130 / 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 Flexible.

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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