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Jolly Cottage

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, UK
Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Maximum 2 Dogs
Here is a cottage that feels tailor-made for spontaneous adventures, with cosy nooks, quirky corners and views that will leave your jaw on the floor in disbelief as you gaze out at the endless seascape; down the garden, across the saltmarshes, over the twisting creakes and beyond the whitecap waves in the distance. Resting close to the water's edge of Brancaster Staithe, walking distance to lovely local pubs, Jolly Cottage is a place of eclecticism, where our wild coastline sits on your doorstep.
Key Features


Jolly Cottage is a delightful three-bedroom property that simply ticks all the boxes – stylishly designed, great location, sea views, walking distance to the harbour, shops and award-winning restaurants, and it’s dog friendly so you can bring your pampered pooch too! Located on the 'coast road' in the popular village of Brancaster Staithe, this traditional cottage has been modernised to provide a luxury coastal retreat perfect for a family or group of friends.


This coastal bolt-hole has been lovingly renovated and thoughtfully furnished throughout, while maintaining the charm and character of the property. The stylish, comfortable interiors combined with original features make this a base for your coastal getaway.


The French doors located in the dining area open onto the patio area in the rear garden, which is enclosed but not secure/dog proof. As you go down the garden there are shingle areas planted with shrubs and grasses, two separate decked areas and a storage shed. Venture between the hedges at the end and you will find an additional area with small trees and bushes with bark chipped flooring.

The front of the property has a small area with a bricked path that weaves its way to the front door, bordered by pretty plants and shrubs.

There is also a shingle path down the side of the house with access to the bins, oil tank and rear garden.

There is roadside parking at the front of the property.

Key Features

Up to 6 guests

1 King Bedroom
1 Twin Bedroom
Second Floor Double Bedroom
First Floor Family Bathroom
Ground Floor Shower Room
Room Descriptions

Entrance/Living area

Upon entering the property, you are immediately welcomed into the stylish living room where there is plenty of hanging space for your coats and storage for your boots and shoes. This room has been well designed and has a modern yet rustic/traditional feel to it. With original pamment tiled floor, a unique vintage leather chest cleverly used as a coffee table and pieces of antique furniture mixed with beautiful contemporary furnishings.

There is comfortable seating focused around the cosy wood burner consisting of one sofa and two arm chairs, plus a separate reading area with relaxed seating for two. The Smart TV is centrally located and there are a selection of games and puzzles available in the leather chest to provide some family entertainment.

There is also a utility cupboard under the stairs.

Kitchen/Dining Area

As you head through to the rear of the house you will come into the large open plan modern kitchen and dining area. The central lantern roof and large French doors make this room beautifully light and spacious.

The contemporary kitchen has luxury marble worktops and is well-equipped with an oven and separate grill, hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The dining area is beautifully furnished and overlooks the rear garden. The dining table comfortably seats six and can be further extended if required. The French doors open out into the garden, perfect in the summer to let in the fresh sea air!

There is also a ground floor shower room just off the kitchen.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are three bedrooms set over two floors.

Bedroom 1

Set on the first floor and overlooking the front of the property. This charming bedroom features a king size bed, built-in wardrobe, antique chest of drawers and a traditional feature fireplace.

The family bathroom is located on the first floor and is attractively decorated with unique metallic tiles, presenting a bath with rain effect shower over, WC, sink and heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

Overlooking the rear of the property with views across the creeks and salt marshes, this first-floor twin bedroom has a coastal theme and features a built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3

Located on the second floor and set in the eaves of the house with views across the creeks, salt marshes and out to sea. Elegantly furnished with Laura Ashley furniture featuring a double bed, hanging rail and an ottoman storage chest.

There is a ground floor shower room set just off the kitchen. Decorated with beautiful blue tiles with a large walk-in shower (where you have the choice of a relaxing rain effect shower or an invigorating power shower), sink, WC and heated towel rail.
Property Includes
  • Dog Friendly - Maximum 2 Dogs
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Seaview
  • Child Friendly
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Walking Distance To The Pub
  • Close To The Beach
  • Ground Floor Shower Room
  • Cosy Cottages
  • Family Friendly
  • WIFI
  • Smart TV
  • Charcoal BBQ (fuel not provided)
Property Excludes
Hot Tub Hire
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 bag provided October – March)


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Quick guide to your location

A key destination for any visit to the North Norfolk coast, the Brancaster’s offer a wide range of activities and opportunities for all ages. Both villages have been formed around the ‘coast road’ (A149) and can easily be explored by walking the pathways that link the two together. You will find excellent places to eat, offering locally caught produce from the harbour at Brancaster Staithe.

For the foodies among the group, you are located almost opposite the popular Jolly Sailors pub and within walking distance of the award-winning White Horse restaurant and Deepdale Cafe in the adjoining village of Burnham Deepdale. Here you will also find a selection of shops and a petrol station making up Deepdale Market. You are also within walking distance of the harbour where you will find the coastal path for stunning walks, sailing facilities, the Fish Shed where you can buy freshly caught seafood and the children can spend endless hours crabbing from the harbour wall. The expansive sandy beach at Brancaster is also just 2 miles away.
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Our first stay at Jolly cottage. We've had a wonderful week.The cottage has been a delight , attention to detail we loved, lovely touches.


We had a really lovely stay in Jolly Cottage. The Cottage has everything you need and evenings in front of the fire were just what we needed! We'll be sure to return!


Really enjoyed our stay . A lovely well appointed cottage, everything provided & more!. Beautiful location amd view of the marshes. Good pubs and lovely walks on the doorstep.

Karen, Paul & family

Had a fantastic week here in Jolly Cottage. Such a brilliant location and lovely cottage to back to.


We had one of our best family holidays here. The cottage is wonderfully comfortable and well equipped. Lovely location too.


The house and garden is lovely. We enjoyed our visit to Brancaster Beach and Sandringham Estate. Thank you for our visit , we had a lovely time.

Oli, Amanda, Ben, Amelie and Diana

Lovely stay, enjoyed our fave beach at Brancaster. Thanks for a lovely cottage.


We've had a lovely week at Jolly Cottage and we've been blessed with some beautiful weather for some long walks along the coast. Many thanks!

Jon, Liz, Anna & the dogs

Fantastic long weekend away! Weather was amazing. We enjoyed long walks with our dog along Brancaster and Holkham beach. Great to be able to walk to some lovely pubs and local food places; specifically Jolly Sailors, White Horse and Mussel Pod from next door. Jolly Cottage was super, a lovely touch with the welcome pack - thank you very much!


We loved the cottage and its beautifully laid out garden. It is beautifully decorated and so well equipped. Cosy and great memories made. Would love to come again!


Our first not last visit to the delightful North Norfolk Coast - we've thoroughly enjoyed Jolly Cottage, really clean and well appointed, with tasteful decor and garden. Best brunch for miles around is Bang in Wells-Next-The-Sea. All great and would book again!


Our second, fabulous stay here. Thank you!


Enjoyed our stay! Loved the kitchen/dining area, the garden is lovely and the property is well equipped. We loved North Norfolk and would defiantly return!


Really enjoyable stay in Jolly Cottage.Particularly like the stylish garden which we sat in for hours. So many things to see and do here in North Norfolk. Wonderful place!


We have had a lovely week in Norfolk despite the weather! We would recommend The Hero pub, The Lifeboat Inn and The Jolly Sailors for food. Brancaster beach was wonderful for walking our dog. Sandringham was beautiful and worth visiting as was Wells and Walsingham light Railway. Jolly Cottage was nice!


Well equipped comfortable cottage! We enjoyed exploring Norfolk - good location. We would defiantly recommend it to family & friends


We enjoyed our stay in Jolly Cottage and love the North Norfolk Coast - plenty of long walks and good pub lunches. Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Claire, Andy, Hugh, Ashleigh, India and Roz.


'An incredible two weeks here at Jolly Cottage. Perfect home/place to explore Norfolk. House set up and facilities were all perfect. Highlights: White Horse, Light Railway, Holme beach, Salthouse Dun Cow, Brancaster beach, Holkham Victoria, Sandringham Estate and this cottage itself! Thank you.'


'An amazing week... cottage was wonderful, coastline is spectacular and we have been blessed with fantastic weather. Wells-Next-the-Sea and Blakeney Point were beautiful and big bonus was seeing a seal on Brancaster beach! All over definitely worth a return visit!'


'Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. We leave full of the Christmas spirit(s) and look forward to returning in the future.'


'We have had a lovely time staying in this beautiful home. Don't think we would ever get bored of waking up to the view out the back of the house. Despite the weather we made the most of our time in Norfolk - lots of beach walks (Brancaster, Wells, Holkham and Hunstanton). We also had food at The White Horse, Jolly Sailor and recommend The Gin Trap Inn in Ringstead. Thank you for a lovely stay.'


'Really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. We did lots of lovely walks and enjoyed chips and drinks at The White Horse. Lovely weather, loved the takeaway mussels next door as well! Love the views and will definitely be back. Thanks for a great stay!'


'Lovely house with everything we needed. Should have used the concierge service, we will next time! Great staff at Barefoot, so helpful. Thank you.'


'This is a great cottage! In tip-top decorative order and excellently set out. Great views!'


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