BRANCASTER STAITHE • Sleeps 8 • Dogs welcome
Tucked away in the popular seaside village of Brancaster Staithe, Skylark is an ideal holiday retreat for groups of family or friends. With exacting detail, the owners have created a wonderfully unique house that will surprise and delight in equal measure. The superb open plan space of the kitchen and dining area can easily be combined, by the use of the large bi-fold doors, with the enclosed garden, where you'll find further seating areas and fire pit. A great find! One dog may be accommodated upon request.
Tucked away in the popular seaside village of Brancaster Staithe, Skylark is an ideal holiday retreat for groups of family or friends. With exacting detail, the owners have created a wonderfully unique house that will surprise and delight in equal measure. The superb open plan space of the kitchen and dining area can easily be combined, by the use of the large bi-fold doors, with the enclosed garden, where you’ll find further seating areas and fire pit. A great find! One dog may be accommodated upon request.
Reception Rooms and Dining
For those looking to lounge, the snug at the front of the property will be their first port-of-call. With a comfortable corner sofa and its calm tones, the room is perfect for relaxing in front of the large TV and PS4 (games not included), or for having a quiet read. Parents will also immediately see the room as a great place for the kids to unwind after a busy day on the beach, while the parents also take a breath on the seating offered in the kitchen.
The lounge area that forms part of the larger kitchen and dining area, is a fabulous space to enjoy pre-(or post) dinner drinks. Especially lovely in the cooler months, is the addition of a modern wood burner. What can be better than a glass of red by the fire after bearing witness to the stunning autumnal skies that you get in Norfolk during the colder months?
The dining table seats eight people with ease and is often used in conjunction with the 2nd lounge and its wood burner. Chef will never be too far away either, meaning that no one will be left out. The table is also bordered on two sides by yet more bi-fold doors which demand to be opened on those musky summer evenings.
Kitchen and Utility Room
Being the hub of the house, the kitchen will not disappoint. Being accessible from the garden, lounge and dining area encourages groups to stay close together, while still allowing people to enjoy their individual pursuits.
The kitchen is a dream for anyone choosing to cook, with the very latest Indeset induction hob, cooker, grill and microwave oven being the main tools of choice. Further to this, you also have dishwasher, Nespresso machine and two large fridges with separate freezers. When coupled with the generous marble worktop, this really is catering made easy.
Aside from the equipment, the kitchen is fully stocked with ample utensils, crockery and cutlery.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Four bedrooms await, one on the ground floor and a further three on the first floor. All have been designed to be exceptionally comfortable and each features its own interesting design flourishes.
Bedroom one is considered the master and it has a king size bed, plenty of storage and hanging space. The velux window and large, circular feature window give the room ample natural light.
Bedroom two offers a king size bed, excellent storage and a Juiliette balcony that overlooks the rear garden. The room is also serviced by an en suite shower room with WC and hand basin.
Bedroom three is ideal for the children. With its bunk beds, the only arguments here will be ‘who gets the top bunk’!
Bedroom four has a set of adult twin beds.
On the first floor landing, the master bathroom has a good sized bath with shower over, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.
The enclosed rear garden will see a great deal of use from most of you that choose to stay at Skylark. With the thoughtfully designed lowered seating area and fire pit, coupled with the rattan dining furniture and gas BBQ, groups have plenty of flexibility in how they enjoy the space. The added bonus of the aforementioned bi-fold doors also brings the outside and in, and visa versa. A trip to the fridge will only ever be a short walk!
The area has been planted with herbaceous borders that will attract wildlife and give colour and fragrance though different times of the year. You may even be able to fetch a walnut straight from the tree.
Being on quiet Town Lane, you will see very little traffic going past the property. It does also have off-road parking at the front of the house for up to three cars.
Being just opposite Harbour Way, guests at Skylark will be delighted to have such quick access to the coastal path, the harbour, with its fleet of sailing boats, and the beaches of Brancaster and Burnham Overy Staithe to the east and the west.
A key destination for any visit to the North Norfolk coast, the Brancasters 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, mussels and oysters are real local delicacies but a special mention goes to samphire which can only be found in Norfolk (and contains more iron than spinach!). To the east, The White Horse and The Jolly Sailors are both within a 10 minute walk, with The Ship being a thirty minute walk to the west.
Brancaster also offers one of the UK’s most challenging links courses, the Royal West Norfolk. The adjacent beach features spectacular wildlife including seals, waders, skylarks and the odd passing hobby. For those looking to explore the surrounding seas and creeks, boats and canoes can be hired from Brancaster Staithe harbour. For the uninitiated, why not begin your sailing with some expert training with the local experts.
At a glance
Sleeps up to 8 guests
Family and Friends retreat, excellent for special occasions
1 dog permitted, upon request
Two first floor king bedrooms, one with en suite shower
Two twin rooms; one on the ground floor and one on the first floor (bunk)
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Ground floor shower
Wood burner (Starter pack provided Oct – March)
Cloakroom and ground floor WC
Snug has large flat screen TV & PS4 (games not inc.)
Enclosed rear garden
Plenty of outside seating and fire pit
Complimentary Barefoot hamper
Bath robes and slippers
White 5* 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 January 2020 → 13th February 2020||£1050||£840|
|14th February 2020 → 20th February 2020||£1375||£1100|
|21st February 2020 → 12th March 2020||£1050||£840|
|13th March 2020 → 26th March 2020||£1375||£1100|
|27th March 2020 → 2nd April 2020||£1495||£1196|
|3rd April 2020 → 16th April 2020||£1975|
|17th April 2020 → 23rd April 2020||£1595|
|24th April 2020 → 7th May 2020||£1375||£1100|
|8th May 2020 → 14th May 2020||£1495||£1196|
|15th May 2020 → 21st May 2020||£1375||£1100|
|22nd May 2020 → 28th May 2020||£2895|
|29th May 2020 → 2nd July 2020||£1975|
|3rd July 2020 → 9th July 2020||£2450|
|10th July 2020 → 23rd July 2020||£2695|
|24th July 2020 → 27th August 2020||£2895|
|28th August 2020 → 3rd September 2020||£2450|
|4th September 2020 → 10th September 2020||£1595|
|11th September 2020 → 24th September 2020||£1495||£1196|
|25th September 2020 → 15th October 2020||£1375||£1100|
|16th October 2020 → 29th October 2020||£1595|
|30th October 2020 → 5th November 2020||£1375||£1100|
|6th November 2020 → 20th December 2020||£1050||£840|
|21st December 2020 → 3rd January 2021||£2895|
|Later dates||Please contact us for details|
|Rates shown do not include £20 booking fee.||*available outside peak weeks|