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Ideally placed in Burnham,Market for All Year Round Holidays - off-road parking

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Modern flint Cottage for 6 in Burnham Market - playing field view, 3 minutes walk from shops; easy access to beaches, Golf and bird-watching

This well appointed three bedroom cottage in the sought after village of Burnham Market has excellent off-road parking for up to four cars and is perfect for short and long breaks all year round.

Change over days are Friday only during peak season; and Friday or Monday for short breaks. During off peak times alternative change over days can often be accommodated by discussion with the owner.

Built in the early 1990s in the traditional Norfolk brick and flint style, and much loved by its owners and their growing family, it is well-equipped for a fantastic home from home break, with sunny, secure garden, which is ideal for small children. To ensure the garden is kept clean for children we do NOT allow any dogs or other pets. The garden looks out over the playing field.

The cottage has three well-proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms and comfortably sleeps six. A cot can be provided if required; a high chair and stairgate are also available. The house features a downstairs bedroom and bathroom which makes it very suitable for guests who are unable to manage stairs or steps.

The recently modernised kitchen is fully equipped, ceramic hob, electric oven and microwave, extractor fan, fan radiator. The separate utility room and larder ensure ample storage space. In particular the utility room provides direct access from the drive and, with a tiled floor, is perfect for dumping muddy boots, sandy shoes, wet coats and so on. There is a drying rack above the boiler and lots of hooks for coats, lifejackets and oilskins. There is also a small freezer and a spare fridge-freezer for keeping drinks cool in the summer.

The dining room and living area provide plenty of space for eating and relaxing, and open onto a sunny patio with table and chairs for when the weather allows. There is a small charcoal barbecue for which fuel is available from the garage (about 200 metres away).

The central heating is available - and very effective - so we find the open fireplace with a Baxi grate is very seldom used now. It is lovely and warm even when the weather is terrible outside.

Wifi is available and telephone calls within the UK are free. Bath and hand towels are provided for use within the cottage. Much as we love dogs, we do not allow them at Field Cottage, because in the past so many dog owners have left messes in the garden, and elsewhere, which are not appreciated by the guests who follow.

Field Cottage overlooks the large village playing field which has a well-equipped children's play area, hard tennis courts (available to rent) and a bowling green. The garden is bounded by a brick wall which provides excellent privacy and a secure play area for children. Pets are not permitted in order to ensure that the garden is clean and safe for them.

Access is off Creake Road into a driveway shared with two similar properties; the space outside our house allows parking for up to four cars.

The cottage is a short walk from the centre of the village, and the attractions of its many shops which are well worth a visit especially the spectacular Hat shop which attracts buyers from all over the country - any hat for a special occasion, any shape, any colour! The butcher and fishmonger along with the famous Humble Pie delicatessen, local greengrocer and small supermarket mean there is no need to leave the village if you do not want to. The celebrated Hoste Arms provides excellent cuisine within easy walking distance, and the Lord Nelson pub, which also serves food, is just across the road. An excellent fish and chip shop is two minutes' walk the other way. The villages around Burnham Market provide all sorts of different eating places to explore and enjoy.

North Norfolk is wonderfully rich in entertainment opportunities and the cottage has lots of information about the local area and its attractions. We are also happy to provide information from our own local knowledge and experience. Historic houses at Holkham, Houghton and Felbrigg are all in easy reach. The royal residence at Sandringham is also only a short drive away. The North Coast marshes and sand dunes from Blakeney to Holme next the Sea provide spectacular walks where there is plenty of interest from seals to birds, with special bird-watching facilities at Holkham and Titchwell.

The group of villages known as the Burnhams were the home of Admiral Lord Nelson whose birthplace was in Burnham Thorpe and who is celebrated in the lovely medieval church. Burnham Overy Staithe was the small port where Nelson would go as a small boy to watch the boats plying up and down the creek.

Golf courses are nearby at Brancaster (Royal West Norfolk) and at Hunstanton.

If you are prepared to travel a little further a huge number of other attractions are available.

More Details

Tom Fremantle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Tom Fremantle

The Cottage belongs to a family trust which is run by me and my wife. We have enjoyed annual family holidays with our three children and now six grandchildren in Burnham Market for the last 25 years. Our grandchildren have already enjoyed the beaches at Overy Staithe, Brancaster and Holkham and are now big enough to begin to enjoy boating and sailing. We love to visit the North Norfolk coast all year round, with wonderful walking across the marshes and beaches.

I have retired from being a divisional managing director of a multi-national engineering company and subsequently Chairman of a NHS Primary Care Trust and then a large educational charity.

Tom Fremantle purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Tom Fremantle chose Burnham Market

This is one of the few cottages in Burnham Market which has no problems with parking, but is only a short walk from the village centre. It is ideal for summer holidays and in winter the heating keeps it wonderfully warm and cosy.

We love particularly the sailing at Overy Staithe and the beach at Scolt Head although that is a long and sometimes difficult walk. Now that we have small grandchildren we find the sandy beach at Overy Staithe ideal at low tide - you must keep an eye on the tide to avoid being cut off. We have all made very good friends in the area and we are always there with our children and grandchildren in August.

We have adopted a policy of NO PETS in order to be sure the garden is clean for small children and suitable for those with allergies induced by animal hair.

From outside you can step straight into the utility room which is perfect for holidays, with a tiled floor- no problem with muddy boots, sandy shoes and wet clothes, drying rack over the boiler, lots of pegs for coats and oilskins, a big sink and washing machine and drier.

What makes this cottage unique

Being a modern building the house is brilliant even in winter. The central heating is very effective and it is possible to remain very warm and comfortable even in foul weather. Some of our best experiences have been in February when the air is crisp and clear and the marshes are spectacular and fascinating birds abound.

This is a great base for bird-watchers with relatively easy access all along the North Norfolk coastline.

Here you have parking for up to four cars, within five minutes' walk from the village centre.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Burnham Market in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Groundfloor
  • Bathrooms upstairs and downstairs. Both have a bath with shower over, wc and basin with shaving light and electric shaver socket over; electric heated towel rail. Magnifying shaving mirror upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds. Ground floor bedroom for easy access.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , No bedding provided for the cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king size double bed. Bedroom 2 ground floor with twin beds. Bedroom 3 upstairs with two beds. All beds provided with duvets and linen. Extensive hanging and drawer space. A cot with mattress is also available (no linen or blankets).
  • Books
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Grassed walled garden beside the playing field provides both sunny and shaded areas. Barbecue, table and six chairs for eating outside. Utility Room: Small freezer, washing machine and tumble drier. Oil boiler pre-set for your needs. Walk in larder. Overhead drying rack ideal for wet clothes and sailing gear. Plenty of hooks for outdoor clothing. Tiled floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and hand towel provided for each guest. All bed linen provided. No beach or bathing towels provided. A change of linen can be arranged midway through a two-week holiday. Other: Table in the hall provides an ideal computer work station if required.


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Ideally placed in Burnham,Market for All Year Round Holidays - off-road parking
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Bright, airy and great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at Field Cottage. The cottage is clean, well equipped and feels like home. The outlook over the playing field is lovely. There was plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The internet was a little intermittent, but it was a holiday and in North Norfolk so no complaints. The cottage is in a great location for walking around Burnham Market village, including the shops, playing field/park and the fish and chip shop. It is accessible to lovely beaches for walks, e.g. Brancaster, for crabbing at Blakeney and a lovely breakfast at Wells. We had a day in Norwich for Escape rooms and retail therapy too. Overall I would recommend Field Cottage for a relaxing holiday. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this. I am sorry about the internet but I am not sure there is much I can do about it except to complain about it to BT.
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The perfect base in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and very well equipped. It is brilliantly located - a short walk into Burnham Market to have a wander around all of the lovely shops, but also a short drive to several beautiful, long sandy beaches. It was extremely peaceful - no road noise and backs on to a quiet playing field. The utility room was so useful for shorting out wet stuff from the beach. We will definitely recommend it to friends, and hopefully be back again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The utility room was one of the features we needed for our family and we have found that it works really well. You can keep the wet and the sand - well, most of it - out of the rest of the house. Thank you.
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Very cozy house with all amenities at a great cost.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in the centre of Burnham Market. Close to everything. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kirsty - glad you enjoyed it.
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Needs a good spring clean, a lot of cobwebs.

  • 3 of 5

The property had a good location for surrounding visits.. The cottage itself does need updating considering the price paid. There was a lot of little and do's and don't notes which made things a little edgy. We were told to put the bins out for collection day, we could not understand why we were responsible for putting bins out, the information on which day to put them out was out of date anyway. Little things like the oven grill was left very dirty and very dirty windows.

Having said all that we did enjoy our holiday and will certainly visit Norfolk again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a feature of summer in Norfolk that spiders proliferate and make cobwebs very quickly - frequently overnight. We do our best to clear them in the time available but inevitably some are missed. An old country saying 'Spiders mark a clean house'! The oven has been professionally cleaned; 'the cleaner commented 'Not too bad really - I have seen far worse!' Anyway it is now sparkling, so if you use the oven please leave it in the state you would hope to find it. Thanks
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage. Very well equipped for our stay, clean and extremely comfortable too. Set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, we were sad to leave. Unfortunately we were only there for a family wedding, so had no time to explore the local pubs or amenities but its definitely on the list for a return visit. Tea, biscuits and wine on our arrival was a lovely and thoughtful touch. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for that. We love it too! And if you do manage to come again there is lots to explore.
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It was roomy and had all we needed

  • 3 of 5

We had family for four days of our stay and had enough room for all of us as far as bedrooms were concerned and bathrooms. The kitchen offered all we needed, although the oven was really dirty and didn't feel we could use it very often. The living area was a little crowded for all of us, but sufficient. Not knowing the area we were a little disappointed that it was right in the village and not more rural. Overall it was okay for what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry to hear about the oven and will get that checked out as quickly as possible; the oven itself has self-cleaning surfaces, so should keep generally in a good condition. In a short turnover it is not always possible to check the deep cleaning of the oven and we have to hope that guests leave it as they would hope to find it. Many people prefer not to cook when they are on holiday and fortunately there are plenty of very good pubs nearby. The Lord Nelson, across the road, has had good write-ups. You are quite right about the sitting area - it is quite constrained for six adults, but works particularly well for a mixture of adults and children. The cottage is, of course, in the village, though with a relatively open outlook, which is one of the cottage's particular features, making it especially attractive to most people. Very many thanks, and best wishes. Tom
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Nelson
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Nelson
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Burnham Overy Staithe or Holkham
Car: necessary


The harbour of Overy Staithe is about 1.5 miles with a free car park (voluntary donations to the Harbour Trust). At high tide this provides a good place to launch small sailing and motor boats(launch fee payable). Canoes can be hired from the boathouse and chandlery.

At low tide sandy beaches provide safe area for small children. Walk to the beach along the creek at low tide or along the sea wall (1.5 miles) to find a vast area of beach and sand dunes.

Also Brancaster, Holkham, Wells.


Norwich International Airport 43 mile, 53 minutes.

Train service from London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn, 40 minute drive or use regular Coast Hopper bus service.

A car is required to make the most of the facilities - unusually in Burnham Market this cottage has ample off-road parking.


Holkham 3.6 miles

Sandringham 14.6 miles

Houghton 11.6 miles

Wells next the Sea 5.9 miles

Fakenham 10.3 miles

Holt 22 miles

Blakeney 13.6 miles

Cromer 32 miles

Sheringham 29 miles

Further Details:

Burnham Market Garage for fuel and motor repairs

Cash machine at the garage.

Butcher, greengrocer, fishmonger, post office plus a small Londis supermarket, all in the village, walking distance from the cottage. Fresh bread available daily. Excellent Delicatessen. Shop for clothes and books and toys. Nationally celebrated hat shop, Pentney House, for every conceivable type of headwear for every occasion.

Tesco and Morrisons at Fakenham; Waitrose at Swaffham; Sainsbury at King's Lynn.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Burnham Market, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
12 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Please note - NO PETS. After twenty years of bad experiences of visitors with 'One small well-behaved dog' we have decided it is better for other visitors, especially those with children or suffering from allergies.

Booking Notes:
Email or telephone owner; 50% payment plus £150 deposit, secures booking; balance payable six weeks before start date; no payment, no keys. When quoting the owner will send full details of Rental Conditions and details for payment.

If the Cottage is available it may be possible to accept a three day weekend booking - please enquire of the owner; at peak periods this will only be at short notice. The price is normally 75% of the full week price.

Changeover Day:
Normally changeover is Friday to Friday (exceptions by arrangement at Christmas and New Year). Entry available from 3 pm; checkout before 10 am. Changeover days for short stays are Friday or Monday - please discuss details with the owner.

Notes on prices:
Offers are often available especially during the off-peak season - please ask.
A £150 returnable deposit is taken at the time of booking to cover breakages or additional cleaning if required at the end of the let.
Especially at off peak times 3 or 4 day lets are possible; please consult the owners.

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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