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The Old Forge

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

from £ 760 to £ 1,460 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Old Forge is a superb renovated Georgian period house. The house has been tastefully furnished in a contemporary style, providing luxurious accommodation for up to six guests with three en-suite bedrooms. It's ideally located within a few minutes walk of Burnham Market's picturesque village green, with its wide selection of shops, galleries and places to eat. Outside there's the advantage of a landscaped enclosed garden and private parking space for two cars.


  • Ideally located within a few minutes walk of Burnham Market's picturesque village green.
  • Landscaped enclosed garden and private parking space for two cars.
  • Fibre optic wi-fi provided throughout the house.


  • Sitting room has a wood burning stove.
  • Front door is to be used in emergencies only

Ground Floor

Entry is via the back door into the kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: a lovely light and airy contemporary kitchen which is well-equipped with an integral dishwasher, integral washer/dryer, electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, Magimix coffee machine and a full height integral fridge/freezer. There is plenty of space to eat in comfort, with a dining table and six chairs.

Boot room: a handy room for storage of coats and boots. It leads through into...

Cloakroom: WC and hand basin.

Sitting Room: lovely room decorated in contemporary grey tones, with a wood burning stove, comfy sofa, armchair, leather love-seat, Smart 4K TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, plenty of DVDs, books and games and a writing desk.
There is also a fire escape door in the sitting room for use only in an emergency.

Bedroom 3: is located off the sitting room and is the smallest bedroom with a sloped ceiling and two small single beds (2'6"), bedside table and lamp, wardrobe and a chest of drawers. This room opens directly into the...

shower room: shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented room which contains a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and a stool, bedroom chair.

En-suite bathroom: superb spacious bathroom with a ball & claw roll-top bath, shower cubicle, WC, heated towel rail and hand basin.

Bedroom 2: another beautifully presented bedroom which contains full-size twin beds, built-in wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, full-length mirror and a bedroom chair.

En-suite bathroom: bath with shower mixer taps and a fixed overhead shower-head, WC, heated towel rail and hand basin.


Vehicular access is via Railway Inn yard to the side of The Old Forge, with private parking space for two cars at the rear of the property.

The attractive garden is fully enclosed and safe for small children. It has been landscaped with a new paved patio area at the far end of the garden, a second patio area nearer the house, outside furniture and an astroturf lawn.

There is pedestrian access through large wooden doors (shared with the neighbouring property,The Foundry) onto Creake Road, where it is only a few minutes walk to the picturesque village green and shops.



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

We have enjoyed many self catering holidays during the past few years and were pleased with the quality of the property. We thought it was good value for money.

the eaton's, 21st of October 2023

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is welcoming and comfortable. It was clean and all the bed linen was of a lovely quality. We know the area well and the weather was beautiful so we we were able to visit all of our favourite places.

The Ilott 's, 10th of July 2023

Beautiful house in an equally beautiful village. We thought The Old Forge was very well decorated and equipped generally and the garden was also very attractive. The added advantage was the off road parking. Exceedingly clean and well decorated house. Also very nice garden area.

The Howe's, 27th of June 2023

We had an enjoyable stay at The Old Forge. Birdwatching on the marshes historic house's in the area Meals at Socius and Eric's, A Nature trek day from Holkham.

The Craven's, 6th of April 2023

We like The Old Forge for the room sizes and layout; choice of decor and quality of the finishing; quality of the towels and bedding; outside space (although we never actually used it due to poor weather). We would stay again!

The Ward's, 21st of May 2021

Third time at property so we knew how lovely it was. What we liked about the property, Too much to mention. The list would be endless. Thank you to everybody concerned. We had a lovely time.

The Bennett Family, 12th of April 2021

It’s a beautiful home that we’ve been fortunate to visit before, it suits us perfectly, excellent location and facilities. Well done to the housekeepers, it’s always been clean but we really did feel it was especially clean and felt extremely Covid 19 safe. Just hope the pandemic allows us to visit again soon. Must mention that we thought the kitchen tv was a welcome addition since our last visit, was great to catch up with the news at breakfast time.

The Hook Family, 18th of September 2020

We all had a really great stay and the house has a warm and welcoming feel and is very nicely furnished. We loved, loved , loved the wall mounted map and thought it was an inspired idea to help guests get their bearings.

Jayne , 4th of September 2020

The Old Forge had a good location and overall feel. Very well maintained and the showers are really good. The property has everything you need for a week in Norfolk. Just want to thank all at Sowerbys for another great holiday in Norfolk and to also add thanks for the added COVID consideration.

The Bennett's, 24th of July 2020

Better than Expected - Location, parking and all bedrooms having a bathroom. Beautful home and a super weekend spent here, thank you.

The Downham Party, 1st of November 2019

The lounge and kitchen diner were great spaces to entertain. Thank you for a lovely stay!

The Paul's, 1st of March 2019

Better than Expected. It was great and matched all descriptions and photographs 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and the garden upkeep. We liked the size and space for 6 A perfect break and grown up family time.Thank you

Lucy Beesley, 16th of November 2018

Looked great on website even better in reality. It is our third Sowerbys property in Burnham Market and all have been great but this was the best. So far. We will of course be back?!

The Bennetts, 3rd of August 2018
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1275 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1460 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1275 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1095 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£880 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1095 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£760 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1460 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£780 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1125 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£905 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1310 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1025 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1310 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1500 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1310 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1125 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£905 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1125 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£780 / week
Fri 19 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 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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