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The Stables

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 6
  • 3
  • 2

from £ 1,565 to £ 2,440 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 within three bedrooms. 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 several 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 letting in June and the first half of July. There is the option to rent the house with annexe to sleep 8 guests.


  • 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 the annexe sleeping 2 with The Stables
  • 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 coffee machine and a 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, side for a bed 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 room with a south facing dormer window. It has 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 and a wooden cot. 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.


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

Better than Expected - Well appointed and plenty for our very young children to be entertained. Space generally and comfortable beds. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness we would stay here again!

The Clarke Family, 17th of July 2020

This is the second year running we have stayed at The Stables Thornham and we like it very much.
It suits our family of 5 adults and 4 children extremely well being spacious, comfortable and having plently of bathrooms and toilets.
The location, in quiet secluded grounds, with excellent pubs and restaurants nearby in easy walking distance, on good paths across the marshes to beautiful sandy beaches,

Hewitt Party, 29th of September 2017

An enjoyable stay - very helpful and friendly staff ( Lisa) at Sowerbys.
Thank you for the welcome bottle of wine - nice touch.
It started off our Golden Wedding celebrations in good style!

Blackburn Party, 22nd of September 2017

The cottage exceeded our expectations it was so much larger, really well equipped and very clean.
It is very family focused, huge rooms and so much stuff to do, games for kids of all ages. Fab for babies and toddlers.
We would definitely stay again.

Gareth Whatmore, 3rd of March 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1565 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1985 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 18 Jul 2024£2440 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1610 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£2040 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 17 Jul 2025£2510 / 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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