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Curlew Cottage


Sleeps 4 & baby. 2 Bedrooms 1 Double and 1 Twin.

Curlew Cottage is a charming little brick and carrstone, character cottage just waiting for holiday guests, on the edge of this popular village of Thornham. Quietly situated but only a few minutes’ walk to the local pubs and hostelries, this is a unique location to escape to at any time of year! The marshes are easily accessible for long dreamy walks to the old harbour and the beach beyond with a small car park if necessary. Perfect for bird watchers, walkers and those wishing to relax away from city hustle and bustle, will find the area impressive and want to return again.

The cottage is furnished in an attractive characteristic style in some areas and having modern attributes elsewhere. First impressions are deceptive as the accommodation is larger inside! Mostly carpeted throughout with electric radiator central heating.

Ground floor; Front entrance into lounge with feature fire place and comfortable seating. 32 inch Freeview TV/DVD and door to small lobby and staircase. Dining room leading through to the kitchen having electric oven and hob. Separate WC with washbasin. Rear door to garden. Staircase (a bit steep).

First floor; First floor landing with two bedrooms, one with double bed and views extending over the marshes to the sea and the other with twins. Bathroom with bath having shower over, WC and washbasin.

Garden; A lawned garden with picnic furniture shared with the adjoining cottage at the rear. Charcoal BBQ
Parking; There is parking for 2 cars on the grass in front of the cottage.

A refundable breakage deposit of £100 is payable with the balance. £25 booking fee. No pets.

Guest reviews:

Mr & Mrs S. 29.8-5.9.20 We had a really good week. The house was the best we have stayed in – perfect location, beautifully clean and well equipped, and the most comfortable bed! Also, Eric’s fish and chips were delicious. All that, and the bonus of cooking apples too.

Thornham is a small coastal village 4 miles from Hunstanton and about 10 miles from Wells. There is a village shop, pubs and restaurants all within easy walking distance. The attractive and very popular harbour has a small car park and this area is a must for bird watchers and walkers alike. you can reach the sand dunes and soft beach from here which is about a mile's walk.

Only two miles inland from the coast at Brancaster Staithe is the very select village of BURNHAM MARKET (Chelsea-on-Sea) where there are many excellent quality shops surrounding the picturesque village green, together with its restaurants, pubs and elegant houses.

The exclusive villages of BRANCASTER, BRANCASTER STAITHE and BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE are all within easy reach by car, being only a few minutes drive away. Most have their own pubs, churches and village store/Post Office and properties in the brochure are not far from each of these. Most public houses in the area have their own special ales especially the centuries old smugglers inn, the Lifeboat at Thornham, which has a great selection of real ales. The whole area along this stretch of coast is famous for its scenic beauty and superb views over the local harbours and saltings and are a must for holidaymaker and bird watcher alike. There is also a vast selection of local produce including seafood. Holkham Hall is not far away and there is a very good choice of bird observatories and nature reserves within easy motoring or even biking distance.

Along the coast at HOLME, the ancient Peddars Way route starts, taking a straight course to Thetford which is still accessible, and well worth a visit for exploring the local countryside. The beach is quiet with a large expanse of sand, backed by dunes. This is where Seahenge was discovered; the 4,000 year old timbers were removed under a considerable amount of protest but it can now be seen in King’s Lynn museum.

Key facts

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 4


  • No pets
  • Bed Linen & Towels included
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • DVD player
  • Travel Cot
  • Highchair
  • Garden Furniture
  • BBQ
  • Washing Machine
  • No Smoking in the property
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Shower
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Freeview TV
  • Gas/elect/oil included


  • Hunstanton
  • Old Hunstanton
  • Thornham


  • Coastal Location
  • Village Location
  • Outskirts Town/Village
  • Easy walk to pub/restaurant
  • Within 10 mins walk to beach
  • Close to Golf Course/Links
  • Water sports close by


Date range Price per week
9 Jan - 26 Mar 2021 £460 Book Online
27 Mar - 9 Apr 2021 £555 Book Online
10 Apr - 28 May 2021 £525 Book Online
29 May - 4 Jun 2021 £550 Book Online
5 Jun - 2 Jul 2021 £525 Book Online
3 Jul - 16 Jul 2021 £550 Book Online
17 Jul - 3 Sep 2021 £675 Book Online
4 Sep - 17 Sep 2021 £550 Book Online
18 Sep - 15 Oct 2021 £525 Book Online
16 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 £665 Book Online
30 Oct - 17 Dec 2021 £460 Book Online
18 Dec 2021 - 7 Jan 2022 £675 Book Online
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