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Windswept Cottage

  • Brancaster
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • 7
  • 4
  • 3

from £ 860 to £ 1,550 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Windswept is a lovely Norfolk coastal cottage, a much-loved second home perfectly located in the heart of Brancaster village. This spacious cottage has a sociable open plan ground floor layout with a wood burner, a kitchen/breakfast room and a comfortable sitting area with doors opening out to the enclosed courtyard garden. There is also a bright and comfortable snug/ garden room with large doors opening up onto the garden. Upstairs is full of cottage character with beamed ceilings in many of the 4 bedrooms. A spacious main bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a large twin room with en-suite bathroom and a further two rooms with king size and double beds sharing a family bathroom. It is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Norfolk Coastline, just moments from the gorgeous Brancaster beach and Ship Inn, The coastline is famous for its salt marshes with a diverse and abundant wildlife, undulating golden sand dunes and beaches that go on forever.


  • Central location in the heart of Brancaster close to the beach and Ship Inn
  • Spacious open plan downstairs living space with wood burner
  • Two en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom


  • Great location only a short walk to the beach and The Ship Inn
  • There is off street parking for a one car
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with seating

Ground Floor

Entrance : enter through the front door which is located on the side of the cottage, stairs to the first floor leading through to the open plan living area.

A large open plan living area expanding the length of the cottage with

Kitchen / dining area: a bright and well equipped kitchen with plenty of work space, a lovely central range style electric oven and hob, mini Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own pods, standard Nespresso pods or similar), microwave, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is a good-sized dining table with six chairs, two extra chairs, sideboard and lamps and French door to the garden. (There is a washer drier cleverly concealed in the under stairs cupboard)

Sitting area: a cosy area of the room, with a good sized wood burning stove, large Smart TV, two comfortable leather sofas and chair.

Snug/ Garden room: a lovely bright room just off the dining area, with dual aspect doors including French doors to the garden courtyard. There is a smart TV and bookcase, with a comfortable sofa and snuggle chair.

Cloakroom; located just off the snug/garden room, with wash basin and WC

First Floor

The stairs are not steep and there is a hand rail.

Bedroom 1: a spacious room with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, and chest of drawers. door leading to...

En-suite bathroom: with separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 2: a delightful room with character beams, two full-size single beds, bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and a dressing table with chair. door leading to...

En-suite bathroom: with a 'P' shaped bath with shower over, hand basin and WC.

Bedroom 3: again with character beams, a double sized bed, and a small wardrobe

Bedroom 4: a king sized bed, character beams and a small wardrobe

Bathroom: contains a 'P' shaped bath with shower over, hand basin and WC.


To the side of the property is a driveway where there is off-street parking space for one car, there is also on street parking to the front of the cottage.

The rear garden is fully enclosed with high fencing on all sides. There is a paved area with outside table and chairs and a garden sofa seating.

The beautiful coast at Brancaster, the much acclaimed Royal West Norfolk golf club and The Ship Hotel are all within walking distance and there is the advantage of a children's playground only 2 mins walk away.



Brancaster has a beautiful far reaching golden sandy beach, ideal all year-round destination. Brilliant for sunny beach days with all the family, dogs too! There is a handy kiosk shop for refreshments and all-important beach games, kites and bucket and spades and a convenient large car-park just 50m from the beach. Brancaster Golf club is also beachside, if you walk left from the golf club there is an inlet where you can often see a seal or two basking in the sunshine. Be careful to check the tide tables for access to the beach as the beach road can get flooded at high tide.


A superb Norfolk coastal village, if you are looking for a great beach holiday with activities such as scenic walking, sailing, wildlife and great sea food, Brancaster is the perfect place!

Set on the Norfolk Coastal Path and made up of two villages Brancaster and Brancaster Staithe. You can try the famous Brancaster Mussels and excellent sea food from many of the restaurants and kiosks: The Ship Inn is in the heart of the village and offers excellent dining. In neighbouring Brancaster Staithe The White Horse with spectacular views of the Staithe. The Fish Shed is well worth a visit, not only for fish but many other local delicacies too! For the young at heart Brancaster has a village playground, sports and playing fields for tennis netball and football, located behind The 71 Club Village Hall, bar and shop.


Neighbouring Brancaster Staithe with its harbour, a great sailing school, National Trust Activity Centre, The White Horse and The Jolly Sailors, awarded the nation’s best family pub and serve fantastic pizza! Brancaster Staithe Merges with Burnham Deepdale where you will find Dalegate market with a range of shops, excellent cafe, tourist information and bike hire. Burnham Market is just a short drive south a lovely leafy, trendy and quintessential Norfolk village, with boutique and independent shops, galleries and lovely range of eateries.

There are many wonderful beaches and villages to explore along the coastline, from Wells, iconic for the colourful beach huts to the unspoilt nature reserves of Titchwell, Holme and Snettisham.


A petrified forest can be seen at low tide (west of the golf club) remains of vegetation that looks a bit like black rubber.  You may also spot an old shipwreck on the beach, the remains of SS Vina which was used by the RAF for target practice before the Normandy landing.

To the east of the village is the grass covered mounds of the National Trust Branodunum Roman settlement, which is an old Saxon Shore fort, first used to protect shipping and trade on the coast

Brancaster is conveniently located along the Coastliner bus route, and has a small village shop selling grocery basics and newspapers.


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Fri 12 Apr 2024Thu 23 May 2024£1025 / week
Fri 24 May 2024Thu 30 May 2024£1400 / week
Fri 31 May 2024Thu 20 Jun 2024£1170 / week
Fri 21 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1320 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1550 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 5 Sep 2024£1350 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1170 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 17 Oct 2024£1025 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1170 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£860 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Sun 5 Jan 2025£1550 / week
Mon 6 Jan 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£880 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1200 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1055 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1440 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 19 Jun 2025£1200 / week
Fri 20 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1360 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 4 Sep 2025£1590 / week
Fri 5 Sep 2025Thu 11 Sep 2025£1360 / week
Fri 12 Sep 2025Thu 25 Sep 2025£1200 / week
Fri 26 Sep 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1055 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1200 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£880 / week
Fri 19 Dec 2025Sun 4 Jan 2026£1590 / 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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