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Holly House

Thornham , Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Maximum 2 Dogs
A charming yet quirky cottage in the dreamy village of Thornham, Holly House is just minutes from the rolling dunes of Brancaster, the colourful cliffs of Old Hunstanton and all the exciting hustle and bustle of Thornham itself. Affording a fresh approach to life by the sea, explore the coastal path on your doorstep, make your way through the award-winning pubs that sit within walking distance, doze in the garden under the midday sun or simply relax in front of the feature well that makes this living room like nowhere else you've ever been.
Key Features


This charming coastal brick and flint house is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Thornham. Extensions and refurbishments over the years have transformed this house to create a comfortable self-catering holiday retreat with four bedrooms, one en-suite, a family bathroom and downstairs shower room, with a very spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area to boot. Holly House is beautifully furnished in a characterful, rustic, relaxed country style and is in easy reach of the harbour, beach, pubs and deli/cafes which make Thornham so popular throughout the year!

Fantastically appointed for families and can also be booked as a sleeps 4 when out of peak season (Oct - March)


Well located in the centre of the village, this comfortable cottage is light and bright throughout. On a warm summer’s day, fling open the French doors and let the sunshine in before preparing lunch for alfresco dining on the rear terrace. Alternatively, on a winter’s evening, snuggle down with a favourite film and let your toes be warmed in front of the wood burner.

The interiors are relaxed and perfectly practical for families wanting a seaside holiday in this wonderful part of North Norfolk. The large living area is full of treasured finds and comfortable furniture that complements the fabulous retro and contemporary touches, making this a quirky yet very relaxed haven after a day spent exploring the local beaches and coastal paths.


Relax in the south facing front garden where there is a patio area perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the basking sunshine, and a raised lawn set adjacent to the gravel driveway. The front garden area is enclosed with the 5-bar gate closed. At the rear of the property there is a fully enclosed paved courtyard garden where you can dine al fresco when the weather permits.

There is off-street parking for two cars on the gravel driveway with further parking outside the property on the road if required. Please note there are two steps from the gravel driveway to the front door, as shown in the photos.

Key Features

Up to 8 guests - Can also be booked as a sleeps 4 Oct - March

1 King Bedroom with En Suite Shower
1 Double Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom
Ground Floor King Bedroom
Family Bathroom with Separate Bath & Walk In Shower
Ground Floor Shower Room

Available as a sleeps 4 option Oct - March
Room Descriptions

Living Areas

The open plan living area comprises 2 lounges, one of which is beautifully light and bright with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The French doors here can be opened onto the front garden patio. There is a large leather sofa – perfect for some quiet reading time and a large dining table that comfortably seats 8 guests, making this area great for entertaining. This room also features an internal well with clear strengthened glass capping it, a real fascination to children!

The secondary lounge is more traditional and cosier, perfect for putting your feet up and relaxing after a busy day. Here you can sink into one of the two sofas, armchair, or even the giant beanbag, get toasty around the wood burning stove and enjoy your favourite TV shows.

The very well-equipped kitchen features a large dual fuel range cooker with electric ovens and gas hobs, microwave, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, and a washer/dryer. There is also a second dining area seating up to 4 guests – perfect for breakfasts, another wood burning stove and French doors that open onto the rear courtyard.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Holly House features four generous sized bedrooms. On the ground floor you’ll find a King-size bedroom with separate downstairs shower room. Climb the central staircase and you’ll discover a further spacious double bedroom, a large King-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a large family bathroom with bath and a separate shower cubicle. All the bedrooms are beautifully furnished and styled with contemporary furniture and Laura Ashley fabrics.
Property Includes
  • Dog Friendly - Maximum 2 Dogs
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Child Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Close To The Beach
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Off Road Parking - Up to 2 parking spaces
  • Family Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Covered Well in Living Room Floor
  • Charcoal BBQ (Fuel not included)
  • Accepts Hot Tub Hire - £20 Additional Fee
Pets Welcome
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday. Monday arrival also available between October and March, excluding school holidays.
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Additional Extras
  • Complimentary Barefoot Welcome Hamper
  • Noble Isle Toiletries
  • Adult Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Fluffy Towels and Luxury Linens
  • Basket of Logs (starter pack provided Oct-Mar)


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Holly House

Quick guide to your location

Thornham village sits in the North Norfolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visitors can enjoy excellent views of the coast from the chalk ridges that lie just inland, before descending onto the saltmarshes and beaches of the coastline. Thornham has an excellent array of pubs and restaurants as well as the shops, deli and famous fish and chips at Drove Orchards, which makes a great spot to visit and well worth dropping into as you meander down the coast.
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