Samphire Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
Samphire is our smallest 2-bed cottage, cleverly designed to maximize available space.
The soft grey-green scheme is reminiscent of the ever-shifting shades of the local marshland. Hues of putty and fern, linen upholstery and rustic oak mix effortlessly with a painted hand-built kitchen in the open plan living area. A large fireplace offers a log burning stove.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and one superking or twin. They both feature bespoke headboards, antique chests and natural coir flooring, whilst the bathroom boasts a cast iron roll top bath, separate shower tiled in grey slate pebble, and WC and basin.
The perfect setting for succulent samphire picked from the saltmarsh and fried up with a local bream!
Cartshed Cottages at Sharrington Hall are both stylish and comfortable. A mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, oak floors, natural materials and Farrow & Ball colour palette create a relaxed mood befitting of the local North Norfolk environment. Each cottage is inspired by something that for us, exudes the essence of North Norfolk – Seal, Samphire, Sky and Shell. The interior of each cottage evokes its name through the colour palette with which it is designed. Winner, Best UK Rental, i-escape Guest Awards 2013.
"The country crash pads on your Pinterest page, the holiday hideaways of a rainy day's plan." - Conde Nast Traveller
"Soak off stress in the roll top baths before cuddling up in front of the wood-burner" - The Times
"Slate and oak floors, cotton, linen and reindeer skins echoing the sand and ink colours of the walls" - The Guardian
"Slip away to the super-chic Cartshed Cottages" - Marie Claire
"Possibly the most tasteful and stylish self-catering stay in the UK" - Evening Standard
We offer special couple rates in all our cottages all year round, we have one dog-friendly cottage (Sky) and only accept children age 10 or over.
Please note: we have different weekend (3n), midweek (4n) and full week rates and changeover days are Friday & Monday only - see Additional Pricing Information for details or contact owners for full quote - thank you!
About the Owner
Notes on rates and changeover:
We offer special couple rates on our 2-bed properties i.e. lower than advertised on this site.
Changeover days are Monday and Friday only. We can occasionally consider other check in/out days at up to 3 days notice max, based on availability. Please note rates for shorter breaks differ from weekly rates - see below.
Our weekends run Friday to Monday and midweek stays run Monday to Friday.
Weeks can start on Friday or Monday (except Aug Bank Holiday week only & Christmas/NY - please ask)
Weekly rates (Fri-Fri or Mon-Mon) as follows:
Shell & Sky - £1100 for 3-4p and £975 for couples (£1200/1050 peak)
Samphire - £1025 for 3-4p and £900 for couples (£1125/975 peak)
Seal - £900 for couples (£975 peak)
3-night weekend rates (Fri-Mon only) as follows:
Shell & Sky - £625 for 3-4p and £525 for couples (£675/575 peak)
Samphire - £550 for 3-4p and £475 for couples (£600/525 peak)
Seal - £475 for couples (£525 peak)
4-night midweek rates (Mon-Fri only) as follows:
Shell & Sky - £750 for 3-4p and £650 for couples (£800/700 peak)
Samphire - £675 for 3-4p and £575 for couples (£725/625 peak)
Seal - £575 for couples (£625 peak)
Easter: Bookings for or including Easter weekend carry a supplement of £100 (£60 for couples); Easter weekend bookings run Thurs April 13 for 4 nights, please enquire for further details.
Spring Bank Holiday is 4-night weekend Fri-Tues.
Booking is direct with owners
Availability pages are not always fully up to date - please await owners response for confirmation of availability.
Check in 4pm, departure 10am.
Activity and Interests
Sharrington is perfectly located for exploring the North Norfolk coast. Blakeney and Cley are c4 miles away, Wells and Holkham c10 miles.
The best that North Norfolk has to offer is all within easy reach, from coastal walking to antique hunting to gastro eateries. Holt (2m) & Burnham Market (16m) for antiques and shopping, Blakeney & Cley (4m), Salthouse & Morston (5m), Wells (10m) for seaside villages, salt marshes, beach huts and walks. Holkham Hall & Beach (11 m), Felbrigg, Sheringham, Blickling & Houghton Halls (7-13m) for stately homes and stunning scenery, Pensthorpe (8m) & Cley marshes (5m) for wonderful wildlife.
The area is becoming increasingly renowned for its pubs and local food. Whether heading out for an atmospheric meal or cooking in, Sharrington Hall is ideally located for satisfying any appetite.
The famous Sharrington Strawberries is a two minute stroll away (in season!); the excellent deli/cafe/restaurant Back to the Garden is less than a mile down the road; Holt has fine local butchers, fishmongers and grocers; and veg/egg stalls outside plenty of front doors for that home-grown feel.
All the local gastro pubs and eateries are an easy drive away: pubs, farm cafes, oyster caravans, seafood shacks, fish'n'chips, village cafes, smokehouses, coffee vans and a Michelin star. You can even get a flat white if you know where to go.
Car essential; nearest airports Norwich and London-Stansted; nearest port Harwich
- Away From It All
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Terrace ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: All four Cartshed Cottages have recently been renovated with new plumbing and central heating, and brand new quality beds, mattresses and 200 thread count bed-linens. All offer Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod/iPhone docks, digital radio and wifi. Towels and linens are provided. Sorry but our cottages are not really geared up for young kids, but children aged 10 or over are very welcome. We also love dogs, and have one ourselves, so well-behaved and clean canine friends are considered for Sky, at an extra £30/stay (1 dog/stay): please call to discuss. Note the garden is not dog-secure. All cottages are non-smoking. There is shared access to washing machine, ironing facilities and extra fridge/freezer space. The cottages are designed for couples or groups of four, but can also work for larger bookings of more than one cottage. Outside: The Cartshed Cottages are situated in the grounds of a Jacobean manor house, Sharrington Hall. All cottages have their own terraces to the front, with table and chairs, giving onto a shared garden. The garden has mature roses and lavender, with laylandii and cherry blossom trees opposite the cottages. Views to the front of the cottages are across the garden onto open fields, views to the back are of the Hall and west barn. Shell Cottage also looks onto the Hall green. There is off-road parking.