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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 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

A luxury self catering retreat, immaculately renovated! photos available soon!!

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:
20 February, 2017

About Margaret Willemsen

We are a family of five who have been visiting this coastline for many years. Although the children are growing up fast we wanted to continue spending as much time as possible by this wonderful coastline and had the opportunity to purchase Dune House in much loved Brancaster. We very much enjoy the outdoor life and Dune House gives us the ideal base to do so.

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

Margaret Willemsen purchased this house in 2014

Why Margaret Willemsen chose Kings Lynn & West Norfolk

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, like me, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


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: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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A wonderful holiday in a great house.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Dune House and were immediately impressed by the house. It looks well kept from the outside and there is plenty of room for two cars to park in the drive.

The interior is very attractive and scrupulously clean. There is plenty of room in the bedrooms and bathrooms which were fitted out with everything one needs.

There is a small enclosed garden with a table and barbecue of which we made good use.

We had a really lovely holiday. Having picked one of the hottest weeks of the year, we spent many happy hours on the beach which is five minutes away by car, or you can easily walk. There are several good eating places nearby; we and the children much enjoyed The Jolly Sailor which is a few minutes away.

All in all a brilliant holiday and we would have no hesitation in choosing Dune House again next year.

Ann Dickinson

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann Thank you for your very kind review and rating, very pleased to hear you had such a lovely time and super weather. Brancaster really is the perfect location for families on holiday, I look forward to welcoming you back to Dune House in the future. Kind regards Margaret
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Great house and great Brancaster base

  • 5 of 5

We and another family shared the house over the Christmas holidays, and had a wonderful North Norfolk week. Wood burning fires after cold beach walks, big kitchen to share dinners and comfy beds to sleep in at night, night-time torch walks to the local pub - it lived up to our dreams of a cozy winter hideaway. We booked Dune House in part because it was one of the few places we could find in the area that didn't allow pets (my husband is highly allergic and we've struggled in other rentals) - it's no small prize to find such a place and have it feel some homey as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and rating, we are delighted to hear you had a lovely holiday and a super time in Dune House, it's a very special area and fantastic to be able to walk to the beach even in winter! we would love to welcome you back on another occasion.
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Great location comfortable house summer or winter

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Dune house bringing together a number of friends and family. The house is so comfortable with lovely clean beds where we all slept so soundly. With an easy walk to the beach (15 mins) we left the car on the drive and enjoyed many moments on the wild stunning and beautiful unspoilt coastline. There is so much to do on this costal stretch that the week flies by but having Dune house as a base meant we had a place that was relaxing/well equipped/and conjusive for bigger groups to be comfortable with space to spread out as well as connect over a meal. The local Ship Inn provided lovely food on nights we ate out whilst the fish hut sold such fresh fish it melted in our mouths on the nights we ate in our holiday home. All in all a wonderful week would recommend and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and rating, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Dune House, it is undoubtedly a beautiful area and lots of lovely places to visit. we would love to welcome you back another time.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter Break
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brancaster in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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, wardrobe & storage. This bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. Double bedroom with double bed, bedside tables & lights, wardrobe & storage, presently being refurbished. photos soon! Twin bedroom with two full size beds, beanbag, chair & bedside table. also being refurbished. Single bedroom with single bed with the option of a pull out bed underneath suitable for a child up to the age of 12 years. Good quality linen is included in the rental price.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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