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Detached family friendly period cottage on village green 3 miles from coast

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

This North Norfolk cottage in Binham is 4 miles from the small coastal town of WELLS. It overlooks the village green with its ancient market cross and is a short walk from the village stores and village inn which serves home cooked meals. There are 2 double bedrooms and a single with an integral guest bed. The bathroom has both a bath and large shower. The downstairs cloakroom also has a shower cubicle. There is full central heating with heated towel rails. The living room has a log burner TV DVD player Wi-Fi and a selection of games. Kitchen has electric cooker dishwasher and microwave with table extending to 6 places. There is also a washer/drier and radio/CD player. Outside has lawned front garden and off road parking for 3 cars. There is an outside table & chairs set.

The wider area has the Royal Estate of Sandringham and the new home of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (not open to the public). There are many other stately homes and castle remains to explore and is ideal for walking, cycling and sailing. There are miles of expansive sandy beaches. Wild life parks and bird watching are popular in this region but there are also heritage steam railways and traditional seaside towns with piers and entertainment. The historic city of Norwich with its castle and cathedral and the iconic Norfolk Broads are less than an hour from the cottage. The elegant town of Holt with boutiques and cafes is 8 miles away.

More Details

Chris & Jean Clarkson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Chris & Jean Clarkson

My father bought this property in November 1959 after basic modernisation. It was updated over the intervening years but in 2010 had an extension built with new staircase additional bedroom upstairs bathroom and oil Central Heating. It has been used by our family, children and now grandchildren ever since to provide a very cosy retreat.

Chris & Jean Clarkson purchased this cottage in 1959

Why Chris & Jean Clarkson chose Fakenham

My first job as a practicing Veterinary Surgeon was in the nearby town of Holt. I met and married my wife in Norfolk. I sailed with a friend at Blakeney and Ovary Staith.

There are many quiet unspoilt locations where I have walked my dogs over the years and maps in the cottage will guide you to them


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fakenham in Binham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Detached family friendly period cottage on village green 3 miles from coast
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, loved the underfloor heating in the kitchen and the wood burner in the lounge. It was very cosy and there was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was fantastic. I'm not a big fan of polyester counterpanes as they provide no warmth and slip off the bed. We really enjoyed our time - and the pub across the way was perfect as well.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great time had!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Fantastic home and unbeatable location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a chill break.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rural idyll with pub and shop

  • 5 of 5

Good for getting away from it all yet central for the N Norfolk coast.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful well equipped cosy cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Binham to find our beautiful cottage on the green. The cottage was warm and welcoming for us all. Having unpacked we had a good look around the cottage and found it very well equipped with everything from kitchen equipment, cleaning equipment, toilet rolls, coal for the fire etc, everything we could possibly need for our weeks stay.

We loved the original features of the house and the kids were fascinated with the 'secret' staircase and had hours of fun sneaking up on us :-) The beds were very clean and comfortable and the bathroom facilities spot on. We didn't end up using the 3rd bedroom as the kids wanted to share the twin room and made themselves very cosy and settled. There is plenty of storage space for clothes/shoes.

It was so cosy lighting the log burner of an evening and relaxing. The village is lovely and quiet.

The cottage and Binham is a fantastic location for visiting lots of other beautiful places such as Burnham Market and Sandringham. The local pub was great, very friendly and lovely food, we actually went here 3 times during our stay. We would also definitely recommend the White Horse and the Jolly Sailor in Brancaster and the amazing fresh fish from Gurneys in Burnham Market.

The local Abbey is only a couple of minutes walk up the road and definitely worth a visit.

Chris and Jean made the whole booking process very straight forward throughout. They were very friendly and helpful if we needed anything. We would definitely love to visit again and will be recommending to family and friends. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay at this dog friendly cottage. Warm, well appointed and a short drive to the coast. Handy shop next door selling 'everything' you'll ever need plus a pub 2 mins walk that does good food. We plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Village Pub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Village pub
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Wells next the Sea
Car: recommended

There are theme parks steam railways museums castles and stately homes within 40mins drive away


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Higher rates applicable at Christmas. school holidays and Bank Holidays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.