Tucked back from the coast road in a quiet corner of Brancaster, this pretty character cottage is a ten minute walk away from Brancaster's wonderful wide, sandy beach and just three minutes to the excellent village pub, The Ship. Set over three floors, and beautifully styled on every level, you have found a really lovely place to escape to at any time of the year.
No. 3 Sutherland Cottages evokes a rather cool, relaxing and super comfy coastal vibe. True to character cottage form, the stairs are steep and the bathroom is downstairs, though the very generous tub is big enough for two! The fabulous dining kitchen is a real surprise; it's super spacious and light, and is bound to be where you'll enjoy spending time, especially in the summer when the full length doors are open to the garden. The invitingly cosy sitting room is just the place to snuggle up in the front of the wood burning stove with a mug of hot chocolate on a chilly day when the coastal winds are blowing or you just fancy chilling out with good book or the television tuned to your favourite show. The three bedrooms are arranged over two floors; a king-size and bunk room on the first, and another king-size on the top floor. The fully-enclosed and private garden at the back of the cottage catches the sun all day round and even a very determined dog will find they can't escape!
Particularly suited to a couple or two, or a family with children who enjoy the outdoors and coastal life. There are walks galore to be found both locally and further afield, stunning beaches to discover, try your hand at sailing or kayaking, maybe book a round of golf at one of the clubs along the coast. If eating is your chosen sport and you like to cook, you are spoilt for choice with delicious fresh fish, locally produced meat and cheese, and an excellent supply of home grown seasonable vegetables. If you prefer to eat out, you can't really go wrong with any of the village pubs that are dotted along the coast. And, finally, don't forget to bring a pair of binoculars - very handy to have at all times - the birdlife is stunning.
The cottage allows a maximum of four adults.
One well-behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
Babies are welcome but please note there is no high chair or stair gate provided.
The steep stairs are not suitable for toddlers to negotiate on their own, and may well also be an issue for anyone with restricted mobility.
Duvets are feather, pillows are a mix of feather (4) and synthetic (6).
There is a neighbours right of access across the rear garden, though it is very rarely used for coal delivery, and then only by arrangement.
With sofa and armchairs, a wood burning stove, widescreen Smart television and DVD/Blu-ray player.
From the hallway, there is a step up to the
Spacious kitchen with underfloor heating. Range cooker, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own pods), washer/dryer. Table with seating. Bi-fold doors to the garden. Sonos speakers.
With large bath and hand held shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.
With a 5' king-size bed.
With 3' bunk beds.
With a 5' king-size bed.
A fully enclosed, landscaped private garden, with patio, garden furniture and charcoal barbecue.
Off-road parking in front of the cottage for one car only. Further parking is available on the village road.
Brancaster is known for its stunning sandy beach which stretches for miles, backed by gentle sand dunes and the famous links golf course of the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club. If you walk to the left of the golf club house you will find seals basking on the edges of the creek. The beach is perfect for sunbathing and picnics (stock up at the village shop), paddling in the tidal lagoons or walking out to see the shipwreck of the SS Vina. Look out for the entertaining kite surfers on windy days! Wildlife along this stretch of coast is abundant: Marsh Harriers wheeling overhead along with Avocets, Oyster Catchers and Terns. Good food can be found at gastro pub, The Ship Inn or call in at the fabulous village shop/deli to stock up on local cheeses and freshly baked bread.
A walk along the Norfolk coast path brings you to Brancaster Staithe which bustles with sailing fraternity when there's a high tide. Home to Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club, you can also elect to book a boat trip with Branta Cruises and enjoy a day out at Scolt Head Island which is owned and run by the National Trust. This island is a must do, so find a way of getting there. Fresh seafood and coffee can be had from the shed on the hard (in high season) or you can visit the The Jolly Sailors where muddy boots are most welcome. For more formal dining book a table in advance at The White Horse which provides a spectacular view of the marshes from its conservatory/terrace and where you can enjoy the local seafood and relaxed, grown-up dining, whilst watching the tide come in over the marsh and creeks. The Fish Shed on the main road at Brancaster Staithe provides the opportunity to take home some fresh fish and produce too. A trip would not be complete without tasting the famous mussels, in season when there is an 'R' in the month - buy from the hard at Brancaster Staithe or from Mervyn on the main road who harvests them from the beds at the bottom of his garden! Fresh crab is on sale a few doors up. Kayaks and boats can be hired locally too but make sure you know the tides.
There are shops, a cafe and Fat Face clothing store at Burnham Deepdale.
At nearby Titchwell, only a 15 minute drive or longer walk away, you have the RSPB nature reserve and a little further you'll find Thornham with its beach and eateries, farm shop and famous fish and chip shop, Eric's plus the fabulous Thornham Deli which serves great breakfasts and meals throughout the day.
Trendy Burnham Market with its village greens, shops, boutiques, cafes and the famous Hoste pub/restaurant/hotel and Socius restaurant is a must on your list of things to do, along with a visit to nearby Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Lord Nelson where you can learn more about his life and retrace the local maritime history.
Beautiful Holkham beach with its endless white sands is a must, as is Wells-next-the-Sea with its colourful beach huts and quay where the young at heart can enjoy crabbing from the harbour wall. Make time to visit HM The Queen's private residence at Sandringham and the National Trust estates at Felbrigg and Blickling.
- Towels included
- Central heating
- Feature fireplace
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
Activities & Attractions
- Bird watching
Seasonal weekly tariff overview
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|3 nights||29 Oct 2021||19 Dec 2021||£735|
|3 nights||20 Dec 2021||06 Jan 2022||£1350|
|3 nights||07 Jan 2022||31 Mar 2022||£770|
|3 nights||01 Apr 2022||21 Apr 2022||£1140|
|3 nights||22 Apr 2022||26 May 2022||£990|
|3 nights||27 May 2022||05 Jun 2022||£1292|
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|3 nights||08 Jul 2022||01 Sep 2022||£1415|
|3 nights||02 Sep 2022||08 Sep 2022||£1292|
|3 nights||09 Sep 2022||22 Sep 2022||£1140|
|3 nights||23 Sep 2022||13 Oct 2022||£990|
|3 nights||14 Oct 2022||27 Oct 2022||£1140|
|3 nights||28 Oct 2022||18 Dec 2022||£770|
|3 nights||19 Dec 2022||05 Jan 2023||£1415|
|3 nights||06 Jan 2023||30 Mar 2023||£788|
|3 nights||31 Mar 2023||13 Apr 2023||£1167|
|3 nights||14 Apr 2023||25 May 2023||£1014|
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|3 nights||23 Jun 2023||06 Jul 2023||£1323|
|3 nights||07 Jul 2023||07 Sep 2023||£1449|
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|3 nights||03 Nov 2023||14 Dec 2023||£788|
|3 nights||15 Dec 2023||04 Jan 2024||£1449|