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A Stunning contemporary coastal holiday house in the heart of Brancaster!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A luxury self catering retreat, beautifully refurbished.

Dune House was designed by the well known architect Thomas Faire and built to a very high specification in 2003 by local builders of Burham Market. It offers all the comforts of a modern house whilst being built in style that fits comfortably with its surroundings. The house has double glazing throughout and oil fired central heating. In addition, it has a woodburner set in a large inglenook fireplace for those cold but cosy evenings.

Dune House offers an 'escape from it all' and activity based holiday by the coast. We appreciate that some guests need that little bit extra, so we have installed free unlimited Wi-Fi and Bt Sport.

Having had years of experience in the hospitality industry, I understand how important holidays and happy guests are and the need to continually improve our house! The kitchen, downstairs cloak room and the two remaining bedrooms are being refurbished in January .

The ground floor offers a spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove for colder evenings, flat screen TV and DVD player. The large sofas make it welcoming room for our guests to sit and relax. The generous sized open plan kitchen undoubtedly the heart of the house. It is fully equipped to suit a large family or two families sharing and includes a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The table & chairs at one end of the room comfortably seat 8 people with French doors nearby that open directly on to the rear garden.

The adjoining Utility Room housing the washing machine and tumble dryer combined offers a useful space to store muddy or wet boots. There is also a downstairs cloakroom which is being refurbished in January.

To the front of the house on the first floor are two double bedrooms. The Master bedroom has a generous kingsize bed whilst the second bedroom has a double bed. Both rooms have bedside tables & lights, wardrobe and ample drawer storage. Each bedroom has their own hairdryer for guests use.

Adjoining the Master bedroon is a spacious newly refurbished en-suite shower room fitted with good quality white fittings and large electric power shower, sink with an LED lit mirror above, a small unit underneath, a heated towel rail & w.c.

Overlooking the front garden are two further bedrooms. The third bedroom is a twin room with two single beds, scheduled for refurbishment in January and suitable for adults or children. The fourth bedroom has a full size single bed with the option of a pull out proper single bed underneath which would be suitable for adult or child.. A travel cot is available should one be required.

Quality bed linen & towels for our guests are included in the price.

The main family bathroom, include's a bath, over bath shower, his and her sink above bathroom unit, large heated towel rail and wc.

To the front of the house is a practical gravelled area allowing off-street parking for three cars whilst the rear garden is private and fully enclosed with a lawned area and outside seating for 8 people. Although facing North West, the rear garden receives the sun later in the afternoon and evening - perfect for 'al-fresco' dining. A barbeque is available although we ask guests to purchase their own charcoal.

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Margaret Willemsen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

About Margaret Willemsen

We are a family of 5 who have spent many holidays on the north Norfolk coast and continue to love the area, spending as much time as possible by this wonderful coastline.

We very much hope to welcome you as guests to our home and hope you enjoy the area as much as we do.

Why Margaret Willemsen chose Brancaster

Dune House gives us and hopefully you our guests an ideal base to explore Norfolk. It's location is perfect for the sandy beaches whilst having a range of activities close by.

Dune House is spacious, light and airy and offers a relaxing 'at-home' feel. The kitchen/diner is very well stocked for those of you who enjoy cooking. The layout of the large kitchen/diner makes it ideal to cook & chat over a drink at the same time,

What makes this house unique

Brancaster and Holkham Beach

Best kept (former!) secret are the seals on Brancaster beach - if you turn left behind golf club and keep walking there are usually find several swimming close to the shoreline

Favourite walk from Burnham overy Staithe to Wells

There are so many wonderful foodie places to eat. Sandringham, Holkham Hall, Blickling hall and Felbrigg Hall are all within easy reach, not forgetting Norfolk Lavender at Heacham.

For birdwatchers, the coastline is renowned for its nature reserves and in our view nowhere in the UK can improve on this.


Nearest Airport
92 Miles
Stansted International
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
The Ship, nearly opposite the house!
Nearest Ferry
110 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Brancaster Links Course
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Mainline - King's Lynn
Nearest Motorway
94 Miles
M11 although 'A' roads run from motorway to coast.
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
The Ship - renowned for its food,
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brancaster's golden sandy beach
Car: recommended

The Norfolk coastline is renowned for its wide open vistas and its natural habitat nature reserves with the traditional coastal fishing village of Brancaster being a superb place to explore the exhilarating Norfolk coast. The village and surrounding areas has a wealth of activities to offer

Less than a mile from Dune House is Brancaster's four mile stretch of golden sands. Experience the wide panoramic views and all this coastline has to offer. Of course no visit to the coastline would be complete without a 'seal spotting' boat trip (that runs daily) from Morston to Blakeney. Quite often these beautiful creatures can also be seen swimming close to the shore near the Brancaster Links Golf Club - just 0.5 miles from Dune House. If you are looking for something a little more active, the Brancaster Activity Centre offers a variety of sailing and water sports whilst nearby Deepdale & Morston both offer cycle hire. Immediate village facilities include a children's park, tennis courts and village store.

A little further afield is the Georgian village of Burnham Market which is host to a range of individual boutique shops, cafes and pubs whilst Thornham offers visitors the opportunity to experience beautiful crafts, locally stocked farm shop and delicatessen. The 'grandeur' of Norfolk may be experienced by a visit to Holkham Hall or the Sandringham Estate.

Just 10 miles from Brancaster is the town of Wells-next-the-sea which hosts the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway with the longest narrow gauge steam railway in the world - a great day out for those with young children. The Wells Harbour railway also offers a narrow gauge railway experience between beach & town from mid-March to mid-October.

Just a minute or two from Dune House is the renowned Ship Pub which offers a superb choice of food likely to suit all tastes. Alternatively, tried and tested is The Neptune at Old Hunstanton, The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe, The Orange Tree in Thornham and not forgetting The Jolly Sailor for pizzas!

For events, the Norfolk & Norwich Festival offers a wide variety of theatre, art & music throughout the county between 12th -28th May 2017, whilst the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios (27 May -11th June 2017 give artists the opportunity to display their creative work.

On a practical note, the nearest bank is in Hunstanton approximately 7 miles from Brancaster with the nearest hospital located in King's Lynn, 23 miles from Brancaster.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brancaster in Brancaster

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower & wash basin
    Ground Floor Cloakroom - Toilet , With wash basin
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , twin wash basins with unit's underneath
  • All the bathroom fixtures and fittings are of a good quality. Good quality bath & hand towels are included in the rental price.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Beds are full size to suit both adults & children
    Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , An additional pull out bed is available if required
  • Master Bedroom with Kingsize bed, bedside table & lights, full length mirror, wardrobe & chest of drawers. This bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. Double bedroom with double bed, bedside tables & lights, wardrobe & chest of drawers, Twin bedroom with two full size beds, bedside table, chest of drawers and a wardrobe Single bedroom with the option of a pull out proper bed underneath, bed side table, chest of drawers. Good quality linen is included in the rental price.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Chris Smith our dedicated keyholder who lives locally will meet our guests, show them the 'essential' areas of the house & their workings. Should anything be amiss, Chris will be able to help you. He will meet with you again at the end of your stay to ensure you have a smooth departure. Directions to the cottage: From Burnham Market take the Brancaster road to its junction with the A149 coast road at Burnham Deepdale. Turn left and continue through Brancaster Staithe into Brancaster village. Continue past 'Branodunum' and the fish shop and Dune House is a further 200 yards on the right-hand side.


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A Stunning contemporary coastal holiday house in the heart of Brancaster!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Dune House is ideally located for Brancaster beach and the coastal path. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped, it has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard which makes it better than a home from home! Margaret was a pleasure to deal with when corresponding. We will return next summer if one if our visiting friends hasn't snapped it up first.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline Thank you for your fabulous review and rating and delighted you liked my taste in interior design!! we very much look forward to welcoming you to Dune House again soon. Kind regards Margaret
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Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this lovely house in the centre of Brancaster, well located for fabulous Brancaster beach and the Norfolk coastal path. Dune House is very well equipped and recently refurbished with the modern kitchen rearranged to provide better access to the garden.

The weather was kind and we managed several long walks on the local sandy beaches and across the salt marshes. This house is well located for lots of interesting places and we managed to visit Sandringham, the Walsingham shrines and Scolt Head island for the first time during our stay.

Would definitely recommend to those looking for a convenient comfortable house on the North Norfolk coast.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Brancaster Break!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay with young children. We were luckily the first people to use the brand new kitchen which was great, and all the facilities were spot on - washing machine, dryer, wifi, two great bathrooms, separate loo etc. The beach was a nice walk away or a very short drive and was stunning, we were so lucky to have the most beautiful spring weather with big blue skies everyday. Fab crab hut a short drive away and even better fish shed, perfect Easter holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fabulous rating and review, great to hear you were happy with everything, weather was just amazing last week and I have to agree the fish shed is brilliant. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dune House in the future. Kind regards Margaret
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Perfect for a family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dune House at the start of September 2016 and had a wonderful time. The house itself was perfect for our needs as a group of 4 adults and 4 pre-school children, and the location is a great base for exploring the north Norfolk coast. We hope to come back one day in the not too distant future!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Russell Thank you for your wonderful rating and review, pleased to hear you had a super holiday, it is such a beautiful area and so much to see and do! we are busy refurbishing the house and changing the kitchen, next time you will see a huge difference, look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Great base for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Dune House. It is even nicer than it looks in the photos. Immaculately clean and very well equipped - loads of crockery, glasses, cutlery, even children's mugs/plates etc. Lovely big squashy sofas and cushions, enclosed and peaceful garden, comfy beds, super new bathrooms. Dune House suited us very well for our three generations family holiday - it was spacious enough to spend time together but also plenty of room for a bit of peace and quiet when required!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beverly Thank you for your rating and wonderful review, pleased to hear you were delighted with Dune House and I very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Margaret
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A lovely family accommodation in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this spacious,clean and well presented house. The property is perfectly located to explore this area of Norfolk and it's beautiful beaches!! The owner and her representative were very helpful. We would definitely recommend to family and friends!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and very kind rating, wonderful that you had such a great time and superb sunny weather, I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Brancaster, Norfolk & The Broads

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Winter
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring half term
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Break
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half Term
25 May 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
29 Jun 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

We do not ask for a security deposit. However, we do ask guests report any breakages to our keyholder upon departure. We are sorry but we do not accept any Stag or Hen parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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