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The Stables with Stables Annexe

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 8
  • 4
  • 3

from £ 1,985 to £ 2,955 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


The Stables is a spacious contemporary brick and flint stable conversion which is situated in the grounds of the historic Thornham Manor in the centre of Thornham village. It is beautifully presented throughout and has been furnished and equipped with great care and attention to detail, offering spacious luxurious accommodation for families and friends, with three gorgeous bedrooms in the main house and a separate annexe providing a luxurious self-contained studio for a further two guests. It is quietly located in the heart of this highly sought after coastal village, with a newly landscaped fully enclosed south facing garden, only a short walk from the stunning coast and a choice of excellent places to eat and drink.
It is an ideal place to stay for families with children of any ages. All the bedrooms have blackout blinds or curtains, so everyone can have a great night's sleep and totally enjoy their holiday.

The Stables is used as a private holiday home throughout the year, only available for holiday rentals in June and the first half of July.


  • Great location tucked away from the road in the heart of Thornham
  • Light and spacious contemporary living space for up to 10 guests
  • Walking distance to the coast, shops and places to eat/drink


  • Used as a private holiday home throughout the year except June and part of July
  • There is the option to rent at reduced rates without the use of the annexe
  • Well-equipped for babies and children

Ground Floor

Reception Hall: A spacious stone tiled floor hallway with an oak staircase leading up to the first floor landing.

Cloakroom: has a WC and hand basin with stone flooring.

Kitchen: A beautifully finished fantastic light and airy kitchen with bespoke hand painted cream units with granite worktops and a Belfast sink. It's been carefully equipped to cater for up to 12 guests and has a Britannia professional range with double oven with six-ring ceramic hob set into a farmhouse-style mantelpiece, a large twin fridge-freezer, integrated dishwasher, a Nespresso Virtuo coffee machine and microwave. At one end of the kitchen it leads into a useful utility room, with the garden end leading through to the wonderful hand-built conservatory.

Conservatory: Has a large oak farmhouse table seating 8-10 people with doors opening out to the garden.

Sitting Room: Fabulous sized living room with two large window and double patio doors leading to the garden with plenty of space for family and friends to gather. The room is split into two areas: one side is a cosy sitting area around the Charnwood wood burner with 2 large sofas, coffee table and digital freeview TV with Sky. The other area is a chill out area for children with another large sofa, a babi-football table and selection of games and an Xbox.
Utility Room: Has a washing machine with a separate dryer and useful additional cupboard space. There is also an oil-filed boiler. This leads out to the back door to the garden.

The house is well equipped for babies and small children with: a travel cot, stairgate, steriliser, changing unit, high chair, bath/chair, potty, toilet seat, baby monitor, and a variety of toys and board games including a wooden kitchen and den.

There is the advantage of a landline telephone (available on an honesty box basis) and free Wifi provided.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: A lovely spacious bedroom with a south facing dormer window. It is furnished with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and chest.

Bedroom 2: Another good-sized bedroom with a south facing dormer window. It has two white iron single beds. The white wooden furniture includes two bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Main Bathroom: Sottini modern suite comprising of panelled bath, pedestal hand basin, WC and built in Matki shower cubical.

Second Floor - loft conversion

Bedroom 3: Lovely large room with a high pitched ceiling, king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

En-Suite shower room: walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.

There is a dressing room adjacent to the bedroom which has a day-bed.


Is located above the garage and accessed via external stairs up from the shingle parking area.

Bedroom 5: This beautifully presented self-contained bedroom suite is separate from the main house, so it is a perfect hideaway for grandparents, nannies or friends. It is light and spacious with twin dormer windows and has an oak king- size bed, two bedside tables, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The sitting area has a comfy sofa, coffee table and a TV.
During 2022 a kitchen area has been added so guests have the advantage of being able to cook for themselves without going into the main house. It's been thoughtfully equipped with a slim-line dishwasher, fridge with ice-box, microwave and kettle.

En-suite shower room: contemporary fittings including a Sottini white suite and Matki corner shower.


There is access via locked wrought iron gates (with key-pad entry) to Thornham Manor, with a sweeping drive leading to The Stables with plenty of parking space at the front.

The rear garden has a stone terrace patio leading to an enclosed lawn. The garden enjoys a south facing aspect and benefits from mature trees. There is a (charcoal) barbecue and a large garden table with chairs to seat 12 people.
Please note that this is a strictly no dogs property.

Please note the owner does not take short breaks.


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

The house was spacious and clean. Our youngest loved her play space. Room layouts were perfect. The children's playground area snd toys, nice property in a lovely setting - thank you

The Bloom Family, 10th of June 2021

Super, thank you!

The Onyett family, 17th of August 2018

Revisit and we love this place!

Frith Party, 4th of May 2018

Simply lovely property!

Ryder party, 7th of July 2017

We wanted to send you a quick email to thank you so much for the holiday house we rented from you. We all had a fantastic Christmas in Norfolk - the house was beautiful and perfect for us and your service was exceptional.

Miller Party, 23rd of December 2016
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1985 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£2535 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 25 Jul 2024£2955 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2040 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2610 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 17 Jul 2025£3040 / 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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