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The Manse

  • South Creake
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 725 to £ 1,460 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Manse is a beautifully restored Grade II listed detached cottage, with three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, which has been tastefully furnished throughout to make a lovely holiday home for its new owners. It is approached via an impressive set of period wrought iron gates and has an attractive enclosed walled lawned garden, with a pretty former chapel adjoining the grounds. This is not lived in. It is only a short drive to the gorgeous unspoilt North Norfolk coast and the charming Georgian village of Burnham Market.


  • Grade II detached cottage which has been lovingly refurbished
  • Period property with ornamental fireplaces in 2 rooms.
  • Attractive enclosed and walled garden and the property is entered through wrought iron gates


  • A high chair is available upon request
  • Adjoining the garden is a pretty chapel which is owned by the Yorke Trust (a registered charity) which has a separate access outside the grounds of The Manse.
  • The chapel is used occasionally for classical music concerts.
  • Brick-built barbecue within the garden

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall: has oak flooring and a coats storage area.

Sitting Room: charming room decorated in period colours with an attractive ornamental fireplace, two sofas, two armchairs, well-stocked oak bookshelves, TV/DVD. There is the advantage of free wifi provided.

Dining Room: lovely room with an attractive ornamental fireplace, a glass dining table with six chairs, a dresser with a good selection of books and games, occasional table.
There is a gentle curved bespoke staircase to the first floor.

Kitchen: contemporary oak fitted kitchen with granite work tops and well- equipped with a Zanussi double electric oven, microwave, double drawer dishwasher, two integrated fridges and integrated freezer and a breakfast bar with circular top, four bar- stools and wall mounted T.V. Leads through into the back lobby with the back door and access to the cloakroom and utility room.

Utility Room: a useful room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and a second fridge/freezer.

Cloakroom: hand basin and WC.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: has a king size bed, overhead bedside lights, a built-in wardrobe and shelves. En-suite shower room: walk-in shower with large chrome shower head, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: lovely spacious room overlooking the garden with a pretty ornamental fireplace, a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe.
Please note that guests need to walk through bedroom 2 to get to a landing (with a large storage cupboard) and access to the bathroom and bedroom 3.

Bathroom: has a bath, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3: attractive room overlooking the chapel with twin beds, bedside tables and lamps and a chair. Please note that the bathroom may be accessed without going through bedroom 2.

There is a high chair and a travel cot available upon request.


There are wrought iron gates leading to the sweeping shingle driveway with plenty of off-street parking.
The gardens are situated to the front south side of the property, where there is an attractive lawned area with a traditional brick and flint wall. There is plenty of space for dining alfresco with a new patio area outside the house and a second patio with pergola, both having outside dining tables and chairs. There's also the advantage of a newly brick built barbecue.

Adjoining the garden is a pretty chapel which is owned by the Yorke Trust (a registered charity) which has a separate access outside the grounds of The Manse. The chapel is used occasionally for classical music concerts.

Only 10 minutes drive to the beautiful coast at Holkham or Burnham Overy Staithe and 10 minutes to the lovely Georgian village of Burnham Market.



The attractive village of South Creake (twinned with North Creake) has a lovely village green at its heart with the river Burn that runs through. When visiting the village, you will see the much-loved resident ducks crossing the road from the houses for a swim on the river. There is a lovely leafy recreation ground, park and village hall making it the hub of the village. You will often see local produce such as cakes and homegrown vegetables for sale from the small way-side stalls in the village and there is a thriving plant nursery and cafe. There is a welcoming community spirt in the village, making it a perfect place to unwind and take in the Norfolk air.

The Ostrich Inn, dating from the 1800s, has been refurbished to a high standard and now serves delicious locally sourced food in attractive surroundings.


On the hill above the village can be found the remnants of Bloodgate Hill fort, an Iron Age fortification that is the largest hill fort in Norfolk. It probably dates back around 300 years before the Romans. Roman coins and pottery have been found in the surrounding farmlands of the village.


Well worth a visit is Creake Abbey just outside of the village of North Creake with a lovely speciality shops. There is also an award-winning farmers' market on the last Saturday of each month. Close to Fakenham is the Pensthorpe Nature Reserve making for a lovely day out with walks around the lakes, gardens and also great fun for all the family with splendid children’s indoor and outdoor play areas. With the vast sandy beaches of the North Norfolk Coast just a short journey away at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham, this village is a great base from which to explore North Norfolk.


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Guest reviews

House was absolutely perfect for our family. We had a great week despite the awful weather. Great meal at the Victoria and the girls enjoyed the rope park at Holkham.

The Murrell's, 27th of May 2023

Lovely weeks holiday with sunshine too! The Manse is well positioned for days out sightseeing. Well equipped with comfortable bed.

The Marsden's, 20th of May 2023

We have had a very enjoyable week in this very comfortable cottage. We have visited so many places of interest nearby. A highlight for us was seeing hares in the fields.

Osborne family, 13th of May 2023

Beautifully appointed cottage. Well equipped & very comfortable beds. However, we would have appreciated hand towels in each bathroom & kitchen and one for each guest. Plenty to see locally & we enjoyed eating at the Duck Inn in Stanhoe.

Helsby family, 6th of May 2023

A lovely cottage in a great location. A great, relaxing and peaceful break. We like most the comfortable beds, the house was a home from home had all amenities and equipment needed. Perfect size for a family of 5. Thanks very much.

The Edwards family, 27th of August 2022

A lovely stay at the Manse.A nature lovers paradise along with the resident Wagtail family. Thank you for a brilliant stay. Enjoyed Pensthorpe Park and the Holkham estate.

The reeds, 30th of July 2022

Thank you for a lovely stay. The decor is lovely and the Church makes it feel magical.The house is located in this very nice area just a 2minute drive to a lovely pub.The Ostrich. Thank you for an amazing week.

Fitzgibbons, 16th of July 2022

What a gem, Along with the wonderful location, this is a spacious, cosy and well equipped property. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again.

The Howells Family London, 9th of July 2022

The Manse is beautifully clean and nice garden. We like the privacy and there is enough kitchen stuff so you don't have to keep washing up. I would go back to this cottage as we loved it, a very high standard.

The Taylor family, 8th of May 2021

A big thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cosy cottage! We have had a great week and were really lucky with the weather. Really enjoyed exploring all the stunning surroundings. Would love to come back!

Suzie, Andrew, Elaine, Paul, Ollie and Lola, 1st of November 2019

What a stunning little cottage! Lovely location. Very well equipped and clean and tidy. Will most definitely be returning. Thank you so very much, had such a wonderful time here!

Anita and Mitchell, 18th of October 2019

Perfect accommodation for both families with everything we needed. Great location to travel round Norfolk. Excellent BBQ. Comfy beds and outstanding facilities. Thank you, we would definitely recommend this property. Disappointed to be going home!

The Gotts and The Yells, 12th of August 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay in the lovely Manse. Great walks on the beach. Great breakfast at the Burnham Deepdale cafe and supper at the Dabbling Duck. Thank you for a lovely week.

Luke, Amy, Margot and Woody, 1st of July 2017

Lovely home to spend our holidays in. Very well equipped and comfortable. A great base for touring Norfolk

Margaret and Ian H, 24th of June 2017

Thank you for a wonderful few days, lovely seeing all the new developments in the garden. Delicious meal at the White Horse and a lovely walk near Houghton Hall.

Dawn, Tom and Caddie, 3rd of June 2017

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. The house is very well equipped both inside and out with plenty of space. The children loved the garden and it gets the evening sun! A great place to explore the area.

The Wallhead Family, 27th of May 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Sat 13 Apr 2024Fri 24 May 2024£970 / week
Sat 25 May 2024Fri 31 May 2024£1325 / week
Sat 1 Jun 2024Fri 21 Jun 2024£970 / week
Sat 22 Jun 2024Fri 5 Jul 2024£1320 / week
Sat 6 Jul 2024Fri 6 Sep 2024£1460 / week
Sat 7 Sep 2024Fri 20 Sep 2024£1320 / week
Sat 21 Sep 2024Fri 18 Oct 2024£970 / week
Sat 19 Oct 2024Fri 1 Nov 2024£1095 / week
Sat 2 Nov 2024Fri 20 Dec 2024£725 / week
Sat 21 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1460 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Fri 4 Apr 2025£745 / week
Sat 5 Apr 2025Fri 25 Apr 2025£1125 / week
Sat 26 Apr 2025Fri 23 May 2025£995 / week
Sat 24 May 2025Fri 30 May 2025£1360 / week
Sat 31 May 2025Fri 20 Jun 2025£995 / week
Sat 21 Jun 2025Fri 4 Jul 2025£1355 / week
Sat 5 Jul 2025Fri 5 Sep 2025£1500 / week
Sat 6 Sep 2025Fri 12 Sep 2025£1355 / week
Sat 13 Sep 2025Fri 26 Sep 2025£1275 / week
Sat 27 Sep 2025Fri 17 Oct 2025£995 / week
Sat 18 Oct 2025Fri 31 Oct 2025£1125 / week
Sat 1 Nov 2025Fri 19 Dec 2025£745 / week
Sat 20 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1500 / 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 Saturday.

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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