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Top Cottage

  • North Creake
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

from £ 660 to £ 1,130 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Top Cottage is a stunning, period brick and flint cottage that has been a much-loved second home for many years. The owners have tastefully refurbished the cottage to bring a contemporary, coastal charm to a chocolate-box, Norfolk cottage. Outside there is the advantage of a substantial garden, perfect for dining alfresco or a shepherds hut with wood burning stove for a cosy evening. In addition to the shepherds hut, the out-house has been converted into a useful utility area and second shower-room. At the front there's off-street parking for one car. It's conveniently located less than 10 minutes drive from the beautiful Norfolk coast and the picturesque Georgian village of Burnham Market, being only 4 minutes away. Within walking distance is a good local pub and the renowned Creake Abbey with its farmers' market and great selection of small shops.


  • Fabulous holiday home with everything possible needed for a relaxing stay
  • Fantastic shepherds hut with wood burning stove
  • Walking distance to village pub and Creake Abbey shops and monthly farmers' market


  • The garden is enclosed, but may not be dog-proof.
  • There is off-street parking for one larger vehicle or two smaller cars
  • Less than 10 minutes drive to the beautiful coast

Ground Floor

There is free wi-fi provided in the house.

Sitting/Dining Room: Bright and spacious room with a large L-shaped corner sofa, two separate arm chairs, SMART TV, wood burning stove and dining table with four chairs.

Kitchen: a beautiful farmhouse kitchen which has a fan-assisted electric oven with extractor hood, integrated dishwasher, freestanding fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and a feature Butler sink with a door leading to the rear garden and stairs to the first floor.

The stairs are slightly steep and are carpeted, with a hand rail.

First Floor

Bedroom 1: beautifully presented twin room with wrought iron single beds, built in wardrobe, bedside table and lamp and large chest of drawers with picturesque views over the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2: another fabulous room which has double bed, bedside tables and lamps and a chest of drawers.

Family Bathroom: Contemporary bathroom suite with a narrow bath with shower with drench shower head over wash hand basin, WC and chrome heated towel rail.


There is the advantage of an off-street parking space at the front.

The garden is a wonderful size, mostly laid to lawn with a generous patio area, perfect for dining alfresco.

Shepherds Hut: has two generous fitted benches and a wood burning stove.

Out-house: has been converted into a useful utility/shower room housing the washing machine and tumble dryer with a walk-in shower and WC .



North Creake village lies on the River Burn which flows through the centre of the village, just 3 miles south of Burnham Market and 7 miles from the North Norfolk Coast. The village has the advantage of The Jolly Farmers pub and a village hall which provides a post office service. There is also a large picturesque church called St Mary’s. To the north of the village you can find Creake Abbey which has a farm shop, food hall, and a variety of speciality shops. There is also an award winning farmers market at Creake Abbey which takes place on the last Saturday of each month.

Many of the houses and surrounding farmland belong to the Earl Spencer, who consequently has significant influence in the village. During World War II in 1944 a de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber crashed in the village and in 2004 a plaque was unveiled by a Royal Air Force guard of honour in the approximate location of the crash.

The 40 acre site of the Creake Abbey ruins dates back to the reign of Henry II and was a hospital and priory which was created due to the popularity as a place for ‘many needy folk flock to the best refuge of those oppressed by great misery’.


In the centre of North Norfolk, you are just inland from many of coastal villages with Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham just a short distance away. A trip to one of Norfolk's stately homes with Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Royal Sandringham you’ll be spoilt for choice. For something different for the family, why not visit Bircham Windmill and learn about bread making and pet the farm animals. There are also two fabulous deer safaris at Snettisham Park Farm or venture a little further for a full family day out Roar Dinosaur Adventure Park in Lenwade near Norwich.

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Guest reviews

Top Cottage is a pleasant, colourfully appointed holiday cottage. Beautiful choice of blue & white cornishware pottery. Very comfortable beds - one of the most important advantages when taking a cottage away from home! Large garden with ideal seating and the added bonus of shelter in the Shepherds hut if needed.All in all a welcome home from home in an excellent spot to tour the beautiful north Norfolk coastline. The whole short stay was a trip down memory lane for me, with the added bonus of a few good friends company. Making the trip after many years was a joyous one. I will be returning soon, hopefully staying in another of Sowerbys delightful holiday homes

The Turner- Wall's, 13th of July 2023
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 5 Jan 2024Thu 28 Mar 2024£660 / week
Fri 29 Mar 2024Thu 18 Apr 2024£845 / week
Fri 19 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£740 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1030 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£845 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£970 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1130 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£970 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£845 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 10 Oct 2024£740 / week
Fri 11 Oct 2024Thu 24 Oct 2024£845 / week
Fri 25 Oct 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£660 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1130 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£675 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£865 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£760 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1060 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£865 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£995 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1160 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£995 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£865 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 9 Oct 2025£760 / week
Fri 10 Oct 2025Thu 23 Oct 2025£865 / week
Fri 24 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£675 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1160 / 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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