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Charming Detached Cottage In Popular Coastal Village of Thornham

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious 4 bedroom cottage in the heart of Thornham

Dale Cottage is a charming and spacious (160 sq m) detached holiday retreat in a secluded yet convenient position in the heart of the ever-popular village of Thornham. The cottage has been fully refurbished with 4 bedrooms (2 en suite) as well as a large family bathroom. There is a large and comfortable lounge with a wood-burning stove, a separate kitchen / diner with seating for 8/9 and a full range of equipment (washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave). A large entrance hall provides additional seating as well as space to put on coats / shoes.

Outside there is off-street parking for up to 3 cars at the front. The rear garden is large, carefully tended and boasts a children's play area and a comfortable summer house.

More Details

Owner
Dave Phatak
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Dave Phatak

Hi - we're a busy working family of four living in Hertfordshire. We visit Dale Cottage as often as we can.

We enjoy being active outdoors, eating out and entertaining friends and family. Dale Cottage enables us to do all of the things we love in a wonderful setting.

Dave Phatak purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Dave Phatak chose Thornham

We love being close to the sea and great beaches with our young children. We get great pleasure from being outdoors and getting away from the normal business of everyday life.

We bought Dale Cottage as our own 2nd home so that our children can enjoy all of the benefits of beach and country living. We have refurbished it to a high standard so that it feels welcoming and spacious.

We adore the village for its location and great facilities for visitors.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the secluded nature and the tranquillity it brings whilst being close to great pubs and restaurants.

Dale Cottage has a great sense of space both indoors and outdoors and never feels cramped even with 8 people (and sometimes more) staying.

There's something really special about sitting in the living room with a roaring fire, watching the wildlife in the garden and knowing that the beaches are all so close.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thornham in Thornham

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 1 (upstairs)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to downstairs bedroom
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom with bath and separate shower room
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with Shower, WC and Basin (upstairs) En-suite to bedroom 3 with Bath, WC and Basin (downstairs) Family bathroom on ground floor with Bath, WC and Basin and separate shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs twin room best suited for children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor twin room opposite family bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Large upstairs bedroom with super-king bed and en-suite
  • Cottage sleeps 9 people in 4 Bedrooms. Ideal for 4 adults and 5 children or 6 adults and 3 children. Upstairs bedroom best suited for children. 9th person sleeps in main upstairs bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note that this is a strictly pet-free and non-smoking rental property. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate any guests who wish to use the property as part of the Hunstanton tennis tournament (w/c 15th August 2015). Non-tennis tournament guests are, of course, welcome! Outside: There is off road parking for 3 cars inside the gate. The rear gardens are fully enclosed with resident pheasants, birds and rabbits providing a safe and fun place to play for children and for adults to relax. There is a large lawned area which can be accessed through French doors in the lounge or via the kitchen. There is a small patio area with a table and seating for 6 people for al fresco eating. At the end of the garden is a spacious summerhouse with comfortable chairs - the perfect spot to enjoy an early evening gin and tonic whilst the sun sets over the house. Adjacent to the summerhouse is a raised play-area with a climbing frame, see-saw and swing. Bark chippings create a soft base for play. To the side of the house is a locked car part providing safe and dry storage for bikes, buggies, canoes as well as the plentiful supply of complementary firewood for the log burner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and will be changed at the end of your stay. If staying for longer than 1 week a linen and towel change can be arranged for an additional fee. Other: Entrance Hall. There is a stunning galleried entrance hall with a rattan sofa. It is perfectly suited for newly-arriving visitors and also for unloading after a day at the beach. A large OS map of the area will help you to plan the next days activity.

Reviews

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Charming Detached Cottage In Popular Coastal Village of Thornham
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5

Fantastic property and garden

  • 5 of 5

Dale Cottage is a deceptively spacious property along a quiet lane in Thornham. This was our second stay at this fantastic property which has undergone even further beneficial improvements since our first stay 2 years ago. It is perfect for our group of 8 + toddler. The owner was incredibly helpful and attentive in any communications we had about our stay. The large, enclosed and well maintained garden was enjoyed by all ages of our group - we even had an Easter egg hunt! We love Thornham for its accessible coastline, local wildlife including Titchwell RSPB reserve, country lanes suitable for family cycling, three great pubs all serving food, a handy deli and the kids' playground/tennis courts. Dale Cottage is the icing on the cake that makes our stay truly comfortable and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clare - it was great to have you back at Dale Cottage and we're pleased to hear that you had another good time. Thank you for highlighting the attractions that Thornham has to offer and we think that the cottage offers a great base for a large family group or 2 families, especially young children. Please come back again! Dave & Gill
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5

Thornham Revisited

  • 5 of 5

I first visited North Norfolk in my late teens, a boy from the North discovering this very different world. It was love at first sight. Later marrying a Cambridge girl, and moving to Cambridge, we were able to enjoy many visits, and Thornham became a favourite, certainly in the Winter. We would walk on the salt marsh, as far as the beach, and then repair to the Lifeboat Inn for lunch, just bliss.

The front of Dale Cottage is built in the Norfolk vernacular, flint with red brick, an architecture which makes this stretch of coast particularly lovely. But behind the front door of this humble cottage is a modern built interior with every comfort one could need. The salt marsh is still bleak. To return to a home like this is just perfect after a day or hours outside, the log burning stove in Autumn or Winter, the delightful and private back garden in summer.

My weekend was my birthday celebration with my daughter's family, and so with two of our grandchildren. Dale cottage is very well equipped with toys to fascinate the young. They shared a charming children's bedroom upstairs.

From first booking we have had nothing but help and advice from the owner. He and the house get my personal imprimatur, without mental reservation as they say when swearing in the American President. Keep up the standard.

Kenneth Wheatcroft

November 2017

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kenneth - it was our pleasure to have you and your family in Dale Cottage. It was particularly nice to hear about the long-standing affinity that you and many other guests have with this unspoilt part of Britain. Your review really brings to life the simple enjoyment that we all gain from being in Thornham. Please come again! Dave & Gill
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5

Very special property in a pretty little village

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean property, very well equipped and full of character. Dave was very helpful with the booking and we had a great stay, convenient for lovely restaurants, great walking from the front door along the coastal path. Would recommend to anyone!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint, clean, perfect size cottage for our family seaside stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully refurbished bathrooms. Clean, quaint. Great location! Within walking distance to pubs and small provisions! Lovely!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review and glad that the cottage worked for you and your family. We think that being within walking distance of all of your eating needs is a real luxury!!
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5

Delightful property in lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family long weekend here. The area is interesting with lots to do.

Plenty of choice for eating out locally. (Had lunch at the Orange Tree at the bottom of the road) The property is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. The owners provided lots of very helpful information and were very responsive. The property is very suitable for an extended family of 3generations with cot and high chair available. We had mum &dad & children upstairs, grandparents and Auntie downstairs. There is a lovely garden with play area and is brilliant for playing hide & seek. Thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review and for highlighting the benefits of Thornham and the location of the cottage. We have deliberately made the cottage child-friendly as we have young children ourselves. Being able to walk from the cottage to a choice of 6 eateries (with good children's menus) means that you never run out of choices for eating out. Please come back and try some of the other options. Thanks again. Dave & Gill
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Dale Cottage holliday

  • 5 of 5

Superb cottage on a very quiet lane.Large rear garden for the kids to play and summer house for the adults to relax.Spotless indoors,with everything you need for a relaxing stay.Local pubs within easy walking distance and realy good meals.Thanks Dave&Gill for letting us stay we would definatly recomend Dale Cottage to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David and Margaret - we're pleased that the cottage worked for your familyand that you enjoyed the village too. Thanks for recommending us to others and don't forget to come back too! Dave & Gill
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Thornham is close to huge, almost deserted, sandy beaches.

The North Norfolk Coast is a Mecca for wildlife and Thornham is ideally located just a few minutes from the RSPB site a Titchwell. Within 20 minutes drive are the nature reserves at Snettisham and Scolt Head. A little further away at Blakeney the seal colony is worth visiting and the Norfolk Broads can be reached within 45 minutes drive.

Coast/Beach:

North Norfolk is renowned for its huge expanse of golden sandy beaches. When the tide is out the beaches stretch as far as the eye can see.

* Thornham Beach is a 20 minute walk across the picturesque salt marshes. The walk is rewarded with a stunning beach.

* A 5 minute drive will take you to Brancaster with its golden sands. When the wind conditions are right, the beach is a magnet for kite surfers.

* 20 minutes away are the glorious beaches of Holkham and Wells

Travel:

Stansted Airport - 90 miles

M25 - 100 miles

Distances:

Approximate distances to:-

Brancaster 4 miles

Burnham Market - 8 miles

Holkham - 12 miles

Wells - 15 miles

Hunstanton - 5 miles

Kings Lynn - 19 miles

Further Details:

Thornham village boasts exceptionally high quality food and drink options

* The Orange Tree has been awarded Norfolk Dining Pub of the year for many years in succession. Great food and service (1 minute walk)

* Chequers Inn. Good pub food and friendly staff (1 minute walk)

* The Lifeboat pub is a charming family-friendly pub with great food in a convivial atmosphere (8 minute walk)

* Thornham deli (5 minute walk) has a great cafe (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and occasional evenings) and lifestyle shop as well as staple items and high quality local produce. There is a childrens play area and tennis court (paid via honesty box).

* Erik's fish and chips (10 minute walk) - upmarket fish and chips run by the same team that own Titchwell Manor (boutique hotel and restaurant 2 miles from Thornham)

* The Yurt at Drovers Farm (10 minute walk adjacent to Erik's) - an imaginative dining experience inside a huge yurt. Great Tapas on Friday evenings and terrific roast dinners on a Sunday. Childrens play area outside.

* Drovers Farm (10 minutes walk) offers a farm shop, a wet fish stall (weekends and summer) and other small boutique Lifestyle stores.

* The nearest bank is in Hunstanton where most other major facilities can be found including Boots, Sainsburys

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Thornham, Kings Lynn & West Norfolk

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late autumn 2017
31 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£100
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£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Christmas & NY 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,410
 
 
Jan to Feb half term
7 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
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£100
From
£135
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Feb half term 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
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£125
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£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Half term to Easter 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early spring 2018
17 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£125
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£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early May BH 2018
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
May 2018
8 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late May BH 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
June 2018
5 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£260
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July 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£735
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£285
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer holidays 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late summer 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
October 2018
2 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£185
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
October half term 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cottage preparation £150

Changeover days are Friday except during school holidays when Saturday is the usual date. Please enquire if you are seeking something different and we will do our best to help.

Notes on prices:
Minimum 7 night stay during peak periods with Saturday changeover
At other times, short breaks are welcomed (3 nights Fri-Mon or 4 nights Mon-Fri)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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