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The Gables

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • 8
  • 4
  • 4

from £ 1,715 to £ 4,865 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Gables is a beautifully presented spacious brick and flint detached house in the heart of the popular coastal village of Thornham. This is a wonderful holiday home for up to 4 couples or families, with 4 receptions rooms arranged around an impressive central staircase leading to a gallery and landing with 4 large en-suite bedrooms. The luxurious furnishings and modern underfloor / central heating make this an extremely comfortable house for weekend breaks or longer stays throughout the year, with 3 good local pubs and the stunning Norfolk coast within walking distance.

Please note that the security deposit for this property is £500


  • All 4 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms
  • Impressive central staircase with galleried landing
  • Walled rear fully enclosed garden with a terrace, outside furniture and a charcoal barbecue.
  • Walking distance to 3 great pubs, Deli and the stunning Norfolk coast.


  • Security deposit is £500 for this property
  • 2 dogs are allowed to stay but are restricted to the kitchen and the sun room. There is an extra charge for this of £50 per dog

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall: central hall with impressive staircase. Terracotta tiled floor. Cloakroom with WC. Boot Room for coats and shoe storage.

Utility Room: Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer. Door to garden.

Kitchen: Light and spacious bespoke kitchen with cream fitted units, granite work tops, Belfast sink and central island unit. Well-equipped with integral dishwasher, American fridge/freezer, Britannia range cooker, microwave, Tassimo coffee machine (pods not included) larder cupboard, breakfast table and chairs. Oak posts frame opening into:

Family / Breakfast Room: Large dining table seating up to 8, sofa, flat screen TV. DVD player and French doors to terrace. Free wifi is available throughout the house. Door through to:

Garden Room: Vaulted double height ceiling with gallery above, large comfy leather sofa, bean bag, TV and glazed doors to garden.

Drawing Room: Beautifully presented large room with dual aspect windows, open fire ( a wood starter pack is supplied from October - March), 2 big sofas, 2 armchairs and bureau.

Dining Room: Formal dining table and chairs seating 8, sideboard.

First Floor

Wide staircase with banister leading to galleried landing with sofa and distant views of the sea.

Bedroom 1: Spacious room overlooking the garden with glimpses of the sea, super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, built-in cupboards and flat screen TV. En-suite bathroom: roll-topped bath, walk-in shower, basin in vanity unit, WC.

Bedroom 2: Super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, built-in cupboards, small sofa and flat screen TV. En-suite bathroom: bath with shower mixer taps, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 3: Super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, built-in cupboards, small sofa and flat screen TV. En-suite bathroom: bath with shower mixer taps, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 4: Twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, built-in cupboards, flat screen TV. En-suite shower room: walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.

The bedding comprises a mix of natural and non. There is a hairdryer in each bedroom in the house.

There are highchairs, travel cots and a wheelchair available for hire which the owner will make a charge for. Please note these are not held at the property, so please request when making a booking if required.

Please note that if you wish to bring a dog (subject to 2 maximum) to The Gables, the owners have requested a £50 (per week) dog supplement. The owners have requested that dogs should be restricted to the kitchen and sun room, and are not allowed upstairs or on any cottage furniture


Please be aware that there is a security camera to the front of the property to cover the driveway, oil tank and parking area

Wrought iron gates from road to front driveway with parking for 4 cars. Walled rear garden which is private and fully enclosed with a terrace, outside furniture and a charcoal barbecue leading to a lawn with shrub borders.

A short walk to Thornham's excellent selection of pubs and the coastal path across the creeks and marshes leading to the unspoilt sandy beach.


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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Guest reviews

Fabulous house. Very clean and comfortable and extremely well equipped and organised. The bedrooms were excellent, extremely spacious, all very comfortable and super clean with lovely en-suites attached. Plenty of parking space. We had three cars between us but easily room for another. Would definitely return. The highlight of the stay had to be the fox in the hallway!

The Ryan's, 25th of April 2024

A superb and spacious property in the heart of the North Norfolk coastline. We have never stayed in such a large property and everyone had enough space in which to chill for the week. Visits to Holt, Wells Next The Sea, Sheringham Park and the Sea Life Centre at Hunstanton.
Lovely Sunday lunch at the Orange Tree in the village. Many thanks.

The Wheeldon's, 22nd of April 2024

Very spacious family home with ample room to be together or enjoy a quiet time to read or snooze on your own. Beds huge and very comfortable. Bath sheets as opposed to bath towels a plus. Garden a good size with plenty of sun. Walking distance to 2 good pubs and deli. Enjoyed our stay!

The Mattless family, 22nd of March 2024

Lovely house – great position for walking and local pubs. The house has all the amenities you need and is very comfortable and cosy to even though it is pretty quite large. Even though it was mid October – we didn’t need any heating on and had to keep the thermostats well down, because the house appeared naturally warm. We loved walking from the house to various pubs/beaches and really loved The Lord Nelson at Burnham Thorpe, which we walked to – a long walk, but well worth it. We loved walking from the house to various pubs/beaches and really loved The Lord Nelson at Burnham Thorpe, which we walked to – a long walk, but well worth it.

The Hoddells, 20th of October 2023

Fabulous property in a brilliant area. We were away as a group of friends for a week, and there are several rooms to make sure that everyone can chill and be together without all feeling on top of each other.

The Padbury's, 2nd of December 2022

A comfortable well furnished house with spacious accommodation. We were 8 friends staying together and there was ample room for us to relax without ever feeling crowded.

The Green's, 23rd of September 2022

Having stayed in many houses over the years this ranks number one

, 6th of July 2022

Loved the space and the homely feel. It didn't feel like a 'rental' property but more like someone's home.
Very comfortable and exceedingly warm.
Thank you for the Christmas Tree!
The house was absolutely perfect for our family Christmas and we loved every second.

Downes' Party, 22nd of December 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 19 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£2250 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£4315 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 6 Jun 2024£3130 / week
Fri 7 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2815 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 11 Jul 2024£4240 / week
Fri 12 Jul 2024Thu 15 Aug 2024£4315 / week
Fri 16 Aug 2024Thu 22 Aug 2024£4865 / week
Fri 23 Aug 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£4315 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£3410 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 10 Oct 2024£2815 / week
Fri 11 Oct 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£3410 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 24 Oct 2024£3410 / week
Fri 25 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£3410 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 12 Dec 2024£1715 / week
Fri 13 Dec 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£4315 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Thu 2 Jan 2025£4445 / week
Fri 3 Jan 2025Thu 13 Feb 2025£2015 / week
Fri 14 Feb 2025Thu 27 Feb 2025£2365 / week
Fri 28 Feb 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£2015 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£3580 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£2365 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£4530 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 5 Jun 2025£3285 / week
Fri 6 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2955 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 10 Jul 2025£4455 / week
Fri 11 Jul 2025Thu 14 Aug 2025£4530 / week
Mon 25 Aug 2025Thu 28 Aug 2025£3630 / week
Fri 29 Aug 2025Thu 18 Sep 2025£3580 / week
Fri 19 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£2955 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£3580 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 11 Dec 2025£2015 / week
Fri 12 Dec 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£3580 / week
Sat 20 Dec 2025Sat 3 Jan 2026£4670 / 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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