Guillemot (Sleeps 4)
BRANCASTER • Sleeps 4 • Dogs welcome
Guillemot is a beautifully presented, modern luxury self-catering cottage within walking distance of beautiful Brancaster beach. Guests can look forward to the warmest of Norfolk welcomes at this stylish cottage. Well located in this popular village which boasts The Ship hotel, pub and restaurant which is owned by celebrity TV chef, Chris Coubrough plus a championship Golf Course, this cottage is a great winter retreat for one or two couples who want to bring their pampered pooch on holiday too. For larger groups, take a look at the sleeps 6 - 8 listing for Guillemot found further down the 'Retreats' page.
This stylish cottage, close to the sandy beach and located in the popular coastal village of Brancaster, blends luxury fittings with stylish fabrics, all sprinkled with a jolly seaside theme, which will delight all that stay. Perfect for a week or short break in this beautiful part of North Norfolk, you are within easy walk of a good pub and shop.
Relax in the spacious ground floor which is divided into a kitchen/dinner with a table seating 8 and a very comfortable sitting room. With underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, your toes will be toasty in winter and there is an electric woodburner to provide additional warmth and ambiance as the nights close in.
With a pretty south-facing garden, perfect for enjoying the sea air, the opportunities for relaxation at this cottage are endless.
Well located in North Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for its bird watching, beaches, sailing and golf, you will be spoilt for choice. The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club lies between the village and beach and provides a challenging links course.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
Guillemot as a sleeps 4 is laid out over two floors with well-proportioned and spacious rooms.
Both of the stylish King size bedrooms on the first floor are beautifully furnished using a palette inspired by the coastal landscape and have plenty of wardrobe space. The master bedroom has an en-suite with double walk-in shower while the second bedroom is served by a family bathroom which has a bath with shower over. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
Comfy beds and crisp linens will ensure you’ll all enjoy a relaxing night’s sleep. Barefoot bath robes and slippers are provided to all adults guests.
There is also a downstairs cloakroom on the ground floor.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room has French doors which open onto the sunny terrace that offers seating and a gas BBQ.
The cottage is well located in this ever-popular village. Walk or drive to the beach, buy fresh seafood from the Fish Shed on the hard at Brancaster Staithe where you will also find Brancaster’s natural harbour, fabulous sailing facilities and tennis courts or head to Thornham where you’ll find the coolest deli, pubs and restaurant.
Enjoy a spot of ‘gillying’ or crabbing, as it is more commonly known at Brancaster Staithe or nearby Thornham or a little further afield at Wells-next-the-Sea. There is also plenty of fun to be had at the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton, with its watersports centre, sea life centre, pitch and putt, crazy golf course, swimming pool, amusements and fun fair.
Don’t forget to find out more about Brancaster’s history which dates back to Roman times.
After a good day walking on the beach, enjoy a hearty supper washed down with a good bottle of red.
The Ship hotel, pub and restaurant serves up great food which is just a short stroll away and The White Horse and Jolly Sailors in the neighbouring village of Brancaster Staithe also provide excellent food and ales. The award-winning Titchwell Manor in the next village is well worth a visit too and offers fine dining in its beautiful conservatory and a more relaxed menu in its bar.
You’ll find bird watching and walking right on your doorstep. The cottage is located close to the coastal path, but if you’re not feeling that energetic, there are plenty of places visit and to eat and dine locally. The Coasthopper bus service stops in the village which provides access to all the local villages and market towns.
The RSPB reserve at Titchwell is an absolute must for children and adults alike. A little further along the coast, the chic Georgian village of Burnham Market, with its beautiful independent shops, galleries, cafes and pubs is perfect for a spot of retail therapy. The Hoste Beauty Spa is worth a visit if you desire a little pampering while on holiday.
With all that North Norfolk has to offer in easy reach, you are sure to create wonderful holiday memories at this stylish cottage.
There is off-street parking behind the property for a car, with additional roadside parking opposite the cottage.
The property is well-equipped, with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and electric hob and double oven.
Dogs are very welcome at Guillemot, although they are restricted to the ground floor of the property. There is an outside kennel available.
At a glance
Sleeps up to 4 guests
Two king-size bedrooms
One en-suite shower room
One family bathroom
Flatscreen TV with DVD player
iPod docking station
Couples and family & friends retreat
One cot, one high chair, one stairgate
Complimentary Barefoot hamper
Bath robes and slippers
Towels and linens
Electric wood burner
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
Alternative start days may be possible outside peak weeks.
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