First Staithe Field & Boathouse
BRANCASTER • Sleeps 18 • Dogs welcome
This fantastic property offers some fabulous accommodation in an unrivalled location. Set in five acres with grounds sweeping down to the marshes, First Staithe Field is a stunning self-catering property which sleeps up to 18 people in total - 12 in the main house plus an additional 6 in The Boathouse. With breathtaking vistas, this fabulous coastal house has open plan living downstairs and combines laid-back luxury with a warm and welcoming ambiance. With fabulous views to Brancaster Staithe harbour, Scolt Head Island, Brancaster beach and The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, First Staithe Field is perfectly located for a wonderful family holiday or friends gathering, on the spectacular North Norfolk coast.
If you are looking for an idyllic and stunning beach house for a group of friends or all the family to enjoy, your search stops here! First Staithe Field has a beautiful open plan living area with a wonderful light and airy feel and overlooks its extensive grounds to the north and beautiful formal walled gardens, including a croquet lawn, to the south. The whole house has a wonderful coastal feel which ensures you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive.
The Main House
As soon as you turn the key and walk into the large hallway you’ll be impressed! With a large open plan living space and an impressive staircase leading off, there is plenty of space for socialising and even a pool table for entertainment ? healthy competition is advised!
On the ground floor you’ll discover a delightful kitchen/dining area with vaulted ceiling and white-washed roof beams, with a large wall of windows and French doors to the rear making the room light and bright all year round. With the dining table located overlooking the grounds and a sit-up area to the kitchen island, this is a great place for friends and family to gather. Through the French doors you’ll find a beautiful terraced area where you can dine alfresco overlooking the marsh. A stone fireplace with open fire gives this area a cosy ambiance during the winter months.
First Staithe Field is well equipped with an Aga, electric oven with induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, integrated pantry and a washing machine and tumble dryer which are housed in the wet room.
The large sitting room has plenty of comfy seating for you to relax on in the evening and a fabulous wood burner where you can warm your toes in the winter while watching a good film. With French doors onto the south-facing walled garden, which is full of perennials and roses during the summer, this is a beautiful room to enjoy throughout the year. To the side of the property you’ll find the small walled croquet lawn. Bedrooms and Bathrooms Boasting five beautifully appointed bedrooms with sumptuous linens and all with views over the grounds and marsh, this property has the wow factor in bucket-loads.
Downstairs you’ll find a four-poster double bed and adouble bedroom which are served by a family bathroom and wet room respectively, perfect for washing the sand from those sandy toes. At the end of the same hallway you’ll find the children’s bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and a good selection of toys which also has its own en-suite bathroom. All rooms have French doors onto the rear terrace so on a summer evening you can breathe in the salty sea air.
Upstairs on the first floor you’ll find the large master bedroom suite, tucked away from the other bedrooms. Featuring asuper king bed and French doors that open onto a beautiful glass-fronted balcony overlooking the marsh and sea with fabulous views to Scolt Head Island, this is certainly the room your guests will be fighting over! On a warm evening fling open the doors and enjoy watching the sun go down or enjoy a spot of star gazing. The master suite is serviced by a large bathroom which again comes with unsurpassed marsh views and has a large bath and separate built-in shower with twin hand basins.
There is an additional twin bedroom on this floor with views to the east and to the north over the marsh.
Climb a further staircase to the second floor and you will find a wonderfully luxurious bathroom with feature roll-top slipper bath. This is a wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine and savour the fantastic views from the tub while having a long soak.
There is a cloakroom on the ground floor too.
Please note that one room on the second floor will remain locked during the rental period.
Spill-out from the kitchen and onto the terrace and you’ll discover the perfect spot for some alfresco dining. The grounds are extensive, there is a tree-lined path that leads you to this fabulous space. Complemented by a beautifully established south-facing formal garden with clipped box hedges, paved walkways and topiary, play a game of croquet on the enclosed east facing lawn or let the children run around to their hearts content in the large grounds which run down to The Boathouse, set by the marsh.
The property features a natural Norfolk reed pond at the bottom of the garden and is fully fenced and enclosed to keep children and dogs in the garden and out of the pond. However, care should be taken.
Walk-out of the private gate at the bottom of the grounds and you’ll find yourself on the Peddars Way coastal path. Turn left to walk to the sandy beach at Brancaster or right to the harbour where you will find the ever-popular Fish Shed selling local seafood and sandwiches, and two fabulous pubs/restaurants; The White Horse which boasts some of the best alfresco dining and sunset views on the coast and the family-friendly Jolly Sailors which was recently named Family Pub of The Year. As properties go, you couldn’t ask for a more idyllic and spectacular location for a holiday in North Norfolk.
There is plenty of off-road parking at the property for up to 8 cars.
Nestled at the bottom of the expansive garden, The Boathouse provides additional accommodation for up to 6 guests, perfect for those who want their own space while not being too far away from the rest of the party. This unique retreat is full of character, rustic charm, quirky furnishings, and has a very relaxed and natural ambience.
The open plan living area offers a very relaxed, sociable area with a rustic, beach theme and is made up of a kitchen, lounge area and dining area. There is also a lobby area to the side where you can hang you coats and store your shoes.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need, including an oven and hob, dishwasher, sink, small fridge with a freezer compartment, microwave, kettle and toaster. Decorated with a classic surfboard, a funky palm tree and four breakfast stools. The lounge area is furnished with bespoke raised chairs and a large sofa. The chairs have been hand-made out of pallets and the sofa has been built using a combination of rustic wood and corrugated iron. Both are finished with large, padded cushions. There is also a coffee table and a wall-mounted TV with a built in DVD player. The dining area features a wooden dining table with six wrought iron stools.
There is also a wine rack cleverly built into an old boat and a pair of traditional wooden school desks that may evoke some nostalgia and you have access to the ground floor wet room where you will find a walk-in shower, WC, sink and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are three individually designed bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two on the first floor.
Bedroom 1 is set on the ground floor and features a double bed, wall-mounted TV and hanging space for your clothes. The ground floor wet room is located adjacent, with a walk-in rain effect shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 is set in the eaves on the first floor and boasts views over the extensive garden and along the coastal path and out to sea. This light and spacious room offers a king size bed and hanging space for your clothes.
Bedroom 3 is also set in the eaves on the first floor and is accessed through bedroom 2. Offering a super king size bed and hanging space, this room also benefits from having its own balcony, from which you can fully appreciate the stunning views along the coast and out to sea. There is also a family shower room located on the first floor with a large walk-in shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
There is a large patio area with a wrought iron table and chairs seating up to 8 people, set beneath a wooden pergola. There is also further relaxed seating on offer as well as a brick-built BBQ and an outside sink.
At a glance
Sleeps up to 18 guests
5 Bedrooms in the Main House
3 Bedrooms in The Boathouse
Family & Friends Retreat
5 Acres of Grounds
Beautiful Coastal Views
Gas BBQ & Brick-Built BBQ
Accepts Hot Tubs
Basket of Logs (starter pack provided Oct-Mar)
Off Road Parking for up to 8 Cars
Complimentary Barefoot Welcome Pack
Bathrobes and Slippers
Towels and Linens
Arrival Day: Friday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
7/14 night stays and 3 night short breaks start on a Friday 4 night short breaks start on a Monday
Short breaks are priced at 80% of full-week price. Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
|Dates||7 night price||Short breaks*|
|3rd July 2020 → 9th July 2020||£6000|
|10th July 2020 → 30th July 2020||£7000||£5800|
|31st July 2020 → 27th August 2020||£7500||£6200|
|28th August 2020 → 3rd September 2020||£6000||£5000|
|4th September 2020 → 10th September 2020||£4600||£3880|
|11th September 2020 → 24th September 2020||£4200||£3560|
|25th September 2020 → 15th October 2020||£3350||£2880|
|16th October 2020 → 29th October 2020||£4200|
|30th October 2020 → 5th November 2020||£3350||£2880|
|6th November 2020 → 20th December 2020||£2950||£2560|
|21st December 2020 → 3rd January 2021||£7500|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*available outside peak weeks|