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Violet’s Cottage

  • Binham
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

from £ 720 to £ 1,220 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Violet's Cottage is a fabulous renovated and extended detached brick & flint cottage, idyllically located overlooking the picturesque Binham Priory, Norfolk's most complete and impressive monastic ruins dating back to 1091. This delightful cottage has been carefully designed with great attention to detail to create a lovely spacious holiday cottage for two couples or a family. On the ground floor there's a superb sociable kitchen/breakfast room with a wood-burning stove, as well as a separate sitting room with a second wood-burning stove. Upstairs there are two equally luxurious high-ceilinged bedrooms, each with their own contemporary en-suite shower room. Guests may enjoy the privacy of a landscaped south facing patio with outside furniture and shrub beds, with lovely countryside views. There's no worry about parking either, with a private driveway and parking space for two cars. It's only minutes walk to the local village shop and a good local pub, with North Norfolk's spectacular wide open sandy beaches less than 10 minutes drive away at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham.


  • Fabulous views of the picturesque Binham Priory
  • Off-street parking for two cars
  • Beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke kitchen


  • Binham Prior is Norfolk's most complete and impressive monastic ruins dating back to 1091
  • Strictly a no dogs property and so suitable for those suffering from allergies.
  • Abbey Farm Dairy is within walking distance for those seeking deliciously fresh raw milk, straight from their Friesian herd

Ground Floor

Immaculately presented throughout with modern electric thermostatically controlled radiators, making it warm and inviting throughout the year for guests.

Free wif-fi is available for guests.

Entrance hall: spacious hall with stone tiled floor and a large under-stairs coats cupboard.

Cloakroom: with a WC and hand basin.

Kitchen/Breakfast room: lovely light and spacious room with open countryside views. The breakfast room has a wood-burning stove, a comfortable sofa, a dining table with four chairs and a useful larder cupboard. From here it leads through into the kitchen.
The kitchen is extremely well-equipped with an integral full height fridge/freezer, integral dishwasher, integral electric oven with an induction hob, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Sitting Room: beautifully presented room with open countryside views, a wood-burning stove with an initial supply of logs provided, large windows with shutters and window seat, two sofas, flat screen freeview digital Smart TV with a DVD player.

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and lead up from the hall.

All the bedroom furniture is high quality with hypoallergenic bedding.

Bedroom 1: beautifully appointed high-ceilinged room with field views. Furnished with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and stool, full-length mirror and built-in wardrobes with plenty of shelving and hanging space.

En-suite shower room: high quality contemporary walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: another lovely high-ceilinged room with field views. Contains twin beds, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobe with plenty of shelving and hanging space.

En-suite shower room: high quality contemporary walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


Violet's Cottage is quietly positioned in the charming village of Binham overlooking the picturesque ruins of Binham Priory. There is a private shingled driveway with off-street parking for two cars.

The private rear and side garden has been landscaped with a paved seating area and newly created shrub beds. It is a real sun trap, enjoying sun throughout the day and overlooking the adjacent field.

It is a short walk to the local village shop and pub and also Abbey Farm Dairy where you can call in and help yourself to delicious truly fresh raw milk straight from their Friesian herd. It’s only 10 minutes drive to the popular coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea and the glorious sandy beaches along the North Norfolk coast.

Please note that this is a strictly no dogs property and so suitable for those suffering from allergies.


A tranquil and picturesque village making a great destination for those wishing for a relaxing escape. Binham is renowned for the ruins of Binham Priory once a great Benedictine Monastery, parts of which still survive today as the atmospheric Saint Mary's Parish Church. The village has the benefit of a village store, The Chequers Inn a splendid and welcoming traditional pub serving good food and ales and The Parlour cafe that serves breakfast, lunches and afternoon teas. In the centre of the village is a green where you can admire the traditional Norfolk brick and flint buildings. You can step out of your door and enjoy roaming the countryside for a peaceful walk through the village.


Binham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 as Benincham, and Bin(n)eham. The entry mentions there were two mills in the area and the landowner was Peter De Valognes. The Binham Priory remains and the Church of Saint Mary which is the remaining nave of the once much bigger priory are in the care of English Heritage and are Grade 1 listed buildings.


Binham is the inland village of the coastal village of Stiffkey which is a great place to explore the salt marshes and muddy creaks of this area of outstanding natural beauty. An ideal place for walks taking in the scenery and expansive skies, your salty sea dog will love a walk navigating the landscape. The coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea is close to Binham. with lots of local independent shops in Staithe Street and along the quay to visit. There is also the fabulous sandy beach with iconic colourful beach huts which makes not only for beautiful walks but a superb family day out.


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Guest reviews

Our second visit to Violet's Cottage. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped, the cottage is in an ideal location for trips to the nature reserves and villages on the North Norfolk Coast. Perfect time of year with the hedgerows and grass verges full of blossom and wild flowers. Lovely walks around Binham as well as visits to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust centre at Cley and RSPB Titchwell. The property was top quality and our experience of Sowerbys has been very positive.

The Gregory's, 22nd of May 2024

A great property in a pleasant, just off coast location.

The Hewitson's, 13th of May 2024

Our second time staying at Violet's Cottage. We had another lovely week in Norfolk and find Binham and the Cottage a great place to base ourselves. The children also love it - always a added bonus.. Walking across to the Palour cafe for breakfast and to collect raw milk.

The Allen's, 20th of April 2024

Ideally located for walking Peddar's Way (top section) and all of Norfolk Coastal path. Highlights heard some owls hooting at night.

The Ford's, 21st of March 2024

The cottage is light and spacious; modern and well equipped, but also cosy. Very well maintained and very clean and fresh. The position is lovely and the view of the priory when you step outside each morning is glorious. Binham is close to the coast and to Holkham, so well placed for exploring North Norfolk. We like walking and found plenty of good paths on the doorstep and within a few miles of the property. We spent every day walking in the locality and it is difficult to pinpoint a "highlight" as the coast and countryside are so lovely. However, the circular Bayfield Estate walk is fantastic. It must be one of the most beautiful estates in Norfolk. Holkham beach is stunning and no matter how many times we walk it, it never fails to amaze us!

The Porter's, 13th of March 2024

Excellent cottage,well maintained,home from home. Further visits already booked. Wells coastal walk, Parlour restaurant in Binham near Priory….very good for breakfast and lunch.

The Elkington's, 4th of March 2024

Absolutely beautiful cottage and welcoming owners. Cosy, warm and comfortable with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Ideally placed opposite the outstanding Binham Priory and for exploring North Norfolk. Highly recommended. Local pub, Chequers for Sunday lunch. The Parlour for breakfast. Fantastic views from the cottage and abundant wildlife. We will be back.

The Platt's, 26th of February 2024

One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. Spacious, comfortable, beautifully decorated and furnished. We've already booked again for next year! The location close to the North Norfolk coast, and countryside walks straight from the cottage.

The Gregory's, 19th of October 2023

This was our second time at Violets Cottage. We found it as immaculate as before, the cottage garden was well maintained, comfy outdoor seating was available. The welcome pack was a nice gesture.So all in all, we have decided to book for year.

The Carman's, 30th of September 2023

Super cottage in a lovely location. Would recommend it to anyone. A break away from normal routine in a lovely location & cottage.

The Hope's, 16th of August 2023

Beautiful cottage, lovely owners, convenient for all places of interest in N. Norfolk,amazing view of priory and its grounds.

Michael, 14th of October 2022

Very comfortable. A quiet and peaceful location.

The Stevens's, 23rd of September 2022

We have been to quite a few self catering cottages, and this has been the best so far. We enjoyed everything that the cottage offered

The Carman's, 19th of August 2022

Another wonderful stay at Violet's cottage. Very clean, comfortable and immaculately presented. We look forward to visiting again.

The Bird Family Sutton Coldfield, 12th of August 2022

A fantastic cottage in a wonderful location. Thank you so much for making the cottage such a lovely place to stay. We hope to return when we visit Norfolk again.

Rachel, Hugh, Matthew and Jacob Suffolk, 6th of August 2022

Top notch cottage- Norfolk's top notch anyway.--top notch stay.

Dorothy and Michael Berkshire, 24th of June 2022

A lovely cottage, one of the nicest I have stayed in as I have been self catering for many years. A good base for visiting coast and countryside. Mannington Hall Gardens worth a visit and will be going back again at some point. Thank you for giving us a comfortable base to return to each day.

Margaret and Micky Yorkshire, 17th of June 2022

Liked the cottage so neat we have already booked for next year.. fabulous.!

Jane and NICK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, 9th of June 2022

Thank you for another enjoyable stay in Violet's cottage.It is such a lovely comfortable base in Binham.There are so many beautiful places to visit. within a relatively short drive. If you like fish you might like to try The Crab House in Wells.All in all it has been a wonderful week. Thank you Mick and Sue.

Tish and Babs, 13th of May 2022

Beautiful Cottage the quality and finish are excellent..thank you for a wonderful stay. Binham is well placed to tour north Norfolk and so many of our favourite places. we enjoyed milk from the dairy and a good meal at the Chequers. We to hope to return.

The Barber family, 15th of April 2022

We have had a super week.blessed with lots of sunshine. Violet's cottage has been amazing...5 star accommodation in the most beautiful setting we could not fault it and we had everything we could possibly need.. The cottage has really been a huge hit.thankyou we will be back.

The Allen Family, 8th of April 2022

Another lovely stay. Cottage is home from home..Thank you for the milk , wine and crisps. It is a perfect location to visit many local attractions. We are back again for 2 weeks in May

Michael and |Mary, 27th of March 2022

Very clean, spacious and uncluttered, well thought out. Yes. There was lots of information in the cottage and well arranged

The Stevens', 1st of October 2021

A gorgeous beautifully kitted out property. So peaceful. Violet's is Supberb, 10 out of 10 for cleanliness, we liked everything!

The Salisbury's, 2nd of July 2021

Beautifully kept and presented, and in perfect location to explore North Norfolk It was our second visit to Violet's cottage and the high standards we experienced first time have been maintained, it's in perfect condition.

Denton Family, 21st of May 2021

The cottage was better than we had expected, it was absolutely immaculate, very spacious and well fitted out.

The Green's, 17th of May 2021

Violet's Cottage was in a great location, very well refurbished and equipped. Really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was very comfortable.

The Pitt's, 26th of April 2021

Beautiful cottage and location, Stunning, fresh, clean, modern but cosy cottage feel Gorgeous! Lovely village, great location. Highly recommend

Jarvis Family, 12th of April 2021

Violet's Cottage is better than we expected. We like the kitchen with its sofa and wood burner. A very high spec cottage in a great location for exploring the area. Cottage much bigger than In the photos.

The Etheringtons', 2nd of October 2020

We had a perfect holiday in this cottage. We have stayed in lots around the county and this one is one of the best, if not the best. There was nothing we didn't like about the property, we would stay again!

Jarrett Party, 9th of August 2019

We have stayed in many cottages, and self catering properties, over the last 40 years or so and I don't hesitate to say this is by someway the best. In addition it has a lovely view to Binham priory, is in a great location for exploring the North Norfolk AONB. We had a problem with one of the showers and it was sorted that very day. I knew the property was of a high standard from the on-line details but it was even better than expected. The quality of the renovation in terms of build standard was great, along with the tasteful decoration and furnishing. We like Violets for the good upkeep, cleanliness, facilities provided and of course the location!

The Dentons', 8th of June 2019

Better than Expected - We liked so many lovely things, beautifully decorated and furnished. Best property we have ever stayed in.The property had so many little things that meant we didn’t need to worry about bringing certain items with us. The arrival gifts were very much appreciated along with tea bags and coffee in the cupboard. And the little surprise of hairdryers in the rooms were great too. Lovely bed linen and towels. A perfect cottage 😁

Shiells Party, 2nd of June 2019

Better than Expected. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. 10 out of 10 for the garden. Comfortable and well equipped. Excellent cottage, welcoming owners.

Barry Noble, 22nd of March 2019

Better than Expected downstairs was larger than it looked in the photos 10 out of 10 for cleanliness 10 out of 10 for the garden It was spacious, clean, well equipped/quality furnishings Excellent cottage in a great location. The owners, who lived next door, were very pleasant and helpful when needed but otherwise unobtrusive.

Woolf family, 15th of February 2019

We have stayed at this beautiful cottage whilst working at Thursford Christmas Spectacular and we cannot give enough thanks to Mick and Sue for their hospitality and kindness. The cottage is immaculately finished with everything one could possibly need. Spotless, it has a calming yet warming atmosphere and has welcomed us home on many a wintry night. Thank you for three magical months here!

Kira and Ruth, 23rd of December 2018

A relaxing cottage with great and easy to live in lay out. Immaculately presented and good quality fixtures and fittings. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend this cottage.

Claire, 17th of August 2018

We too had a lovely break in your beautiful cottage. Thank you! Lots of gems in the village too - the Priory, the cheese and cow milk vending shop, Trevor's little Emporium and the friendly village pub. The RAF Dome Museum at Langham was also very interesting and well done. And we'd recommend visits to Houghton Hall and Felbrigg Walled Gardens too!

The Reece', 29th of June 2018

A beautiful cottage - all the ingredients for a relaxing family break! We hope to be back soon, thank you!

The Elkingtons, 1st of June 2018

Everything a holiday cottage should be in the wonderful Norfolk village. Really appreciated the small touches - a 'get you in' pack including wine, crisps and milk.

The Hendersons, 6th of April 2018

Wonderful place to spend Easter. Comfortable beds, clean, bright rooms and a Mars Bar Easter egg provided! The hightlight o four stay was visiting the walled garden at Holkham Hall. Highly recommended!

The Candler, 4th of April 2018

A wonderful holiday in your beautiful cottage!

John, Elsie, Elaine and Steven, 30th of December 2017

Lovely place to stay - so many good places close by. Particularly enjoyed the reserve at Cley and Holt has lovely shops. Can highly recommend Little Walsinghams farm shop for food - don't think we shopped anywhere else!

Cate, Judith and Colin, 29th of September 2017

My mother and I have had a wonderfully relaxing week here, which was just what we needed. It is a beautiful cottage, in a perfect village. The view of the Priory from the cottage was spectacular. Thank you - we will be back!

The Wilcocks, 22nd of September 2017

The owners were very welcoming, the property was immaculate and well stocked with everything you could need. Amazing 10/10

Parish party, 25th of August 2017

An immaculate cottage and everything we could have asked for was provided.
Many thanks to the owners who helped make us feel very welcome.

Jacobs Party, 1st of August 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£915 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1095 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1220 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1095 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£915 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£800 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£960 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£720 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1220 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£740 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£985 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£820 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1125 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£940 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1125 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1255 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1125 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£940 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£820 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£985 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£740 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1255 / 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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