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Willow House

  • Thornham
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • 14
  • 7
  • 5

from £ 2,225 to £ 4,270 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Willow House is an immaculately presented, 3-storey house which has been professionally styled and furnished by interior designers to provide the ultimate luxurious place to stay in coastal North Norfolk. This well-proportioned substantial house comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests within its 7 boutique hotel style, individually designed bedrooms with 5 contemporary bath/shower rooms. Great care and attention to detail has gone into making this a perfect base throughout the year for visitors. It is ideally located in the heart of the popular coastal village of Thornham, within a short walk of the stunning coast and a great choice of excellent places to eat, including The Lifeboat Inn, The Chequers Inn and the award-winning Orange Tree.

For larger groups wishing to stay together, guests may book the neighbouring property, Willow Lodge which sleeps up to 10 people and has been luxuriously furnished to the same high standard.


  • Seven bedrooms and five bathrooms (three of which are en-suite)
  • Substantial, well-equipped kitchen / breakfast room with two ovens, two fridges, two freezers, washer/dryer.
  • Games room on the second-floor with pool table, sofas, large Smart TV and a selection of games
  • Fully enclosed garden with charcoal barbecue


  • The neighbouring property Willow Lodge is also available for Holiday Letting - perfect for larger groups.
  • The security deposit is £500.00 as opposed to our standard £250.00
  • The stairs are not steep and have hand rails on both sides

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: light and airy with stone tiled floor.

Cloakroom: with hand basin and WC.

Study: a useful separate room ideal for working with a bureau, chair, tub chairs and a well-stocked bookcase, with a walk-in coats cupboard.

Sitting Room: beautifully presented room with French doors opening out to the terrace. There is a sumptuous extra large corner sofa, snuggler chairs and pouffes to comfortably seat up to 14 people. There is a freeview digital Smart TV, DVD player, an electric flame-effect fire and stylish coffee table.

Kitchen: a stunning contemporary spacious room with a high quality kitchen which has been carefully planned to ensure that guests have all they need to cater for a full-house. The bespoke kitchen has cream-painted units with granite work surfaces and has been extremely well-equipped with 2 built-in electric ovens with a large induction hob, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, Tassimo coffee machine, a built-in microwave, built-in dishwasher and built-in washer/dryer, with high quality Dualit appliances and Denby crockery - there's even a wicker picnic hamper! At one end of the kitchen there are French doors opening out onto the terrace. At the other end there is a separate dining area.

Dining Area: designed to ensure that all 14 guests may sit around the large dining table together.

The stairs are not steep and there is a wooden hand rail on both sides.

First Floor

On this floor there are 5 bedrooms: 3 bedrooms are en-suite , and 2 bedrooms share a large bathroom.

All of the bedrooms are generously sized and all are beautifully presented with each having an individual style and a unique look. Unlike many houses, all of the bedrooms have been designed as if they were the master bedroom and no guests should feel as if they've got "the short straw". All of the bedroom furniture and bedding is hotel quality with white bed linen, fluffy towels and comfortable mattresses and pillows. Please note that some of the duvets and pillows are natural down-filled and some are hypoallergenic, to ensure that guests have the choice.

Bedroom 1: lovely spacious room with a super king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers, clothes rail and a dressing table with chair.

En-suite bathroom: with bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: beautifully presented in restful grey tones with a king-size bed, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers, armchair, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

En-suite shower room: with walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3: tastefully decorated with light wooden furniture, king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a tallboy, a console table and chair and a wardrobe.

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

Bedroom 4: a good-sized room with king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a dressing table and chair, tallboy and a wardrobe.

Bedroom 5: There are full-size bunk beds (with plenty of head height), a tallboy, wardrobe and coat hooks.

Bathroom: containing a bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Second Floor

Bedroom 6: spacious room with a high pitched ceiling and a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, built-in wardrobes, a dressing table and chair, tallboy and a twin armchair.

Bathroom: has a bath with a separate walk-in shower, hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 7: Smaller room with a double bed, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and a cupboard.

Next to bedroom 7 is a separate cloakroom: with WC and hand basin.

Games Room: ideal place for the young (and young at heart!) to escape to at the top of the house. It has a pool table, a large wall-mounted Smart TV, selection of games, a sofa and 2 armchairs.

There is the advantage of Wifi throughout the house, plus a land line telephone which may be used on an honesty box basis.

For those staying with children, please note that there is a highchair available if required.


Please be aware that there is a security camera on the door bell (which is removed during rentals)

There is parking in front of the garage for 2 cars.

The garden is fully enclosed and has been landscaped with a large paved terrace with garden furniture, a charcoal barbecue and space for all 14 guests to dine alfresco. There is a lawned area with a variety of shrubs and plants.

Conveniently located within a short walk of the Norfolk coastal path and close to the excellent local places to eat, plus Thornham's childrens' playground, tennis court and deli/cafe.

please note that the security deposit for Willow House is £500 (rather than the standard £250).



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

Perfect house for a family gathering Extremely well equipped kitchen which made catering very easy Enjoyed many games of croquet on the lawn Perfectly positioned within the village for easy access to all its amenities and beautiful walks. The property just worked for our stay with friends and family No one felt compromised with a poor room Loved the night we had two chefs in to cook for us all and also our meals at The Orange Tree Equally loved the roast beef dinner we cooked there for us all on the Bank Holiday Sunday We played bowls on the first Saturday but were disappointed the men didn’t return the following Wednesday or Saturday.

The Cozen's, 11th of September 2023

Very nice place for a special birthday for all the family to meet up.

The Jaggard, 1st of September 2023

A fabulous house that is spacious and comfortable even for our large group. This was the fourth time we have stayed here- the house itself and the brilliant location are hard to beat. We enjoyed walks to Thornham beach, a delicious dinner at The Lifeboat Inn, and easy access to Holkham Hall Park Run annd high ropes, and our favourite beach at Old Hunstanton. A day trip to Cromer for crabbing off the pier was also a highlight.

The Southwell's, 30th of August 2023

At Willow House the space was amazing although only six of us - perfect house for us!

Rachel , 17th of September 2021

Willow House was peaceful, with plenty of space, comfy beds, good heating (esp for a large property). We would stay here again!

The Bath's, 23rd of October 2020

The space and the comfort, it was of high quality. We had a great time, it’s a lovely property and Thornham is a great location too!

Sherri , 28th of August 2020

At Willow House there is lots of space, plenty of bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, good location. We had a fantastic week and hope to return to Willow House again.

The Coleman's, 7th of August 2020

Willow House was more spacious and bigger rooms than expected. We had a fantastic family holiday that will last long in memory.

Andrew , 31st of July 2020

Better than Expected - The size of the property was much bigger and the standard of decor much higher then we’ve encountered in the past. Very spacious, good size bedrooms, great dining area, excellent location, lovely decor. Overall a fantastic property, we’d definitely stay again!

The Page Family, 24th of July 2020

Better than Expected - All areas were clean and tidy, with good size rooms for a large house. We would like to thank you for the welcome pack and the lovely Christmas tree.

The Wiggett Family, 21st of December 2019

Better than Expected - We liked most the open kitchen, dining. And the big bedrooms. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and 10 out of 10 for the garden. Loved it, thank you!

Lauren, 22nd of November 2019

Beautifully presented and really spacious, well equipped and all to a high standard. It was our second visit to the property and we are already planning a third next year!

The Snelling's, 15th of November 2019

We liked most about Willow House the spaciousness of the bedrooms, the cots could be fitted in any of the double rooms and the games room was a great hit! - a great house and a super celebration holiday!

The Smith Party, 2nd of June 2019

We have stayed many times now & it is perfect for our extended family.

Howard Party, 4th of May 2018

The house is in a good location and it's size is great for large groups.
The house is still very modern and decorated to a high standard.
The sky sports package is a good bonus.
This is the 2nd year running we have stayed here and liked it again despite being poor weather and would definitely consider staying again.

Snowsill Party, 6th of April 2018

The house worked brilliantly the layout and room sizes were perfect.
The village of Thornham has everything you need - 3 fabulous pubs, a deli, kids playground and wonderful walks to the beach.
Loved it!

Lords', 29th of December 2017

Fantastic holiday. Everything was very, very good - house, garden and organisation from Sowerbys. Certainly a beautiful spot to holiday. We will be back!

Wendy Macey, 4th of August 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£2890 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£3635 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£4270 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£3635 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£3065 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£2525 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£3065 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£2225 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£4270 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Fri 7 Feb 2025£2290 / week
Sat 8 Feb 2025Fri 14 Feb 2025£2400 / week
Sat 15 Feb 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£2290 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£3155 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£2600 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£3845 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£2975 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£3740 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£4395 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£3740 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£3155 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£2600 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£3155 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£2290 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£4395 / 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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