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The Foundry

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

from £ 845 to £ 1,650 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


This is a fabulous conversion of an original blacksmith's foundry, dating back over 200 years, renovated throughout and stylishly furnished to an exceptionally high standard by its owners for use as their luxurious holiday home, including the creation of a superb loft bedroom suite. On the ground floor there's a stunning open plan living area with a high vaulted ceiling, providing a sociable cooking/dining/sitting area, with a lovely original brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove, as well as two beautifully presented en-suite bedrooms. The Foundry is conveniently located only a few minutes' walk to Burnham Market's picturesque village green, which has a wide selection of independent shops, galleries and excellent places to eat.

It is adjacent to The Old Forge and these properties may be booked together to provide accommodation for up to twelve guests.


  • Situated near the heart of Burnham Market , you are only a short walk away from local shops, cafes, butchers, fishmongers, pubs and restaurants
  • Just a short drive from the lovely North Norfolk coast
  • The garden has been landscaped and is completely enclosed with a picket fence.


  • There is no off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions and it is usually possible to park outside The Foundry.
  • It is adjacent to The Old Forge and these properties may be booked together to provide accommodation for up to twelve guests.
  • Guest with pacemakers should avoid using the induction hob as this can interfere with the device
  • There is a Tassimo coffee machine

Ground Level

Entrance into a hall with a full length mirror and space for coats storage.

Kitchen/Living Area: Fabulous spacious living area with a high vaulted ceiling with original exposed beams and a large brick chimney with wood-burning stove. This superb area is stylishly furnished and a lovely sociable place to cook, eat and relax!
There's a free-standing Fired Earth kitchen which is well-equipped with an integral dishwasher, Smeg fridge/freezer, Smeg electric range cooker with an induction hob, double Belfast sink, microwave, wooden dining table with six chairs. There is a Tassimo coffee machine too!
Guests can relax in comfort with two large comfy sofas, armchair, freeview digital TV, DVD player.

Bedroom 1: Beautifully presented room with a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wall-mounted TV/DVD, dressing table and clothes hanging space. En -suite shower room: contemporary walk-in shower, vanity basin, heated towel rail and WC. There is a wardrobe in the en-suite.

Bedroom 2: A double bed, bedside table and lamp, wrought iron day bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a TV/DVD. En-suite shower room: contemporary walk-in shower, vanity basin, heated towel rail and WC, laundry cupboard with a washer/dryer.

First Floor

A converted loft space with a sloped ceiling and velux windows, giving a lovely twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Bedroom 3: lovely room with twin beds, overhead bedside lights, coat-hooks, chest of drawers, wooden seat and TV/DVD. This room leads directly into the bathroom with a free-standing bath, shower mixer taps, vanity basin and WC (please note there is no door).


Although there is no off-street parking, there are no parking restrictions and it is usually possible to park outside The Foundry.

There is pedestrian access via the large wooden gates (which are shared with the neighbouring Old Forge).

The garden has been landscaped and is completely enclosed with a picket fence. There is a raised decked area with garden furniture and inset step lighting and an astroturf lawned area. The garden has been planted with a selection of shrubs and plants.

Please note there is no barbecue at the property.


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

The cottage was beautifully warm, clean and well-equipped. A great location for walking into town and reaching the fabulous beaches of Brancaster and Holkham. Winter walks along deserted beaches at Holkham and Brancaster. On a wet day enjoying a superb lunch at Socius in Burnham Market. Good support beforehand from Sowerby's. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Thank you.

The Fox's, 4th of March 2024

A lovely stay in this comfortable homely cottage which is in a great location - just a few minutes walk into the centre of Burnham Market and it's shops, cafes and pub/restaurants. Easy parking on the road outside the cottage. Dog friendly garden is ideal and a lovely spot for enjoying a drink or meal outside when the weather permits.
Lots of places to visit a short drive away - Wells, Holt, Salthouse, Fakenham, Brancaster to name a few. We like small towns, so enjoyed Holt - a good variety of upmarket independent shops etc - different than we have available at home.
We had two lovely lunches at the Dun Cow at Salthouse - if the weather is good, there is a great garden overlooking the marshes. Parking is a little limited so when the weather is good we suggest arriving at the start of food service.
Blakeney quay is nice for a stroll and a coffee (and boat trips), and Wells town is good for a mooch round the shops.

The Hopkins, 1st of September 2023

Good stay to focus on writing on my first book - a very comfortable writing studio! The woodburner was a highlight, (it was snowing!) and fabulous dinner at Socius.

The Moorhouse's, 15th of March 2023

Absolutely wonderful stay. The house has great character and is lovely and cosy. Highly recommend.

The Leschallas Family, 21st of October 2022

We loved the charm and character of the building and the high standard of furnishings. The Foundry was a very comfortable stay, lovely to be back in Burnham Market

The Hedges, 15th of August 2022

We liked the Open spaced kitchen/dining/living area. A lovely property and a most enjoyable stay.

The Mann's, 1st of November 2019

Better than Expected - So pretty, warm and welcoming. The property was very well cleaned. we mostly liked the stunning living room. Really comfy bed in the master bedroom.

Williams, 18th of October 2019

Better than Expected 10 out of 10 for cleanliness 8 out of 10 for the garden - As it is winter you wouldn't expect it to be perfect. Very comfortable, well designed and equipped for every need.

sheila shotter, 18th of January 2019

The property was large, well appointed and spotlessly clean.
It had everything wee needed and more, including toys for the children which they were very happy with.
The garden was well designed so in the summer it will be a great place to sit and BBQ.

Patrick and Christine Boswell, 16th of March 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£1030 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1500 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1185 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1500 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1650 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1500 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1185 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1030 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1220 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£845 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1650 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£865 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1280 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1060 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1540 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1220 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1540 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1695 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1540 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1220 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1060 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1255 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£865 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1695 / 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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