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Thistlewood Cottage is a superb barn style cottage with extremely spacious open plan accommodation. It stands in its own enclosed grounds of over a third of an acre, with a level area ideal for ball games.

The property is of a very high specification with natural flooring and comfortable furnishings. The sunny conservatory overlooks the patio area and gardens. Tasteful local artworks and sculptures give a relaxed feel to the house. Thistlewood Cottage is ideally placed off the main road in Brancaster down a private road within walking distance of the beach, a pub serving good food and a great play park.


BBQBed LinenCentral Heating DishwasherDog-friendlyDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner / Open FireGround Floor Bedroom WiFiParking



Open Plan Ground Floor
A truly wonderful space with natural flooring and vaulted ceiling.

Kitchen area
Well equipped with electric oven, range style gas hob, microwave, fridge with large icebox, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility area.

Dining Area
Pretty table with pine chairs and old church pew. French doors to patio and garden.

Sitting Area
Comfortable and stylish with three large sofas. Lamps and side tables. Woodburning stove in inglenook style fireplace. Large flat screen TV and DVD player, Freeview, iPod dock.

With chairs and bean bags, TV and table and chairs, ideal for sunny breakfasts. French doors to garden.

Bedroom 1
Lovely spacious room with king sized bed, large pine wardrobe, side tables and lamps. French doors to outside

‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom (shared with second bedroom). Bath with shower over, WC and bidet.

Bedroom 2
Twin beds with a trundle. Large pine wardrobe.

First Floor
Long beamed and vaulted landing.

Bedroom 3
King sized bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps.

Bedroom 4
Pretty twin room. There is also one pull out trundle bed in this room that could be used for extra or visiting children (linen can be made available on request). Wardrobe.

With large walk in shower, WC and Basin.

The cottage sits in the middle of its own private and enclosed garden. The outside space is large and perfect for children. Mature flowers beds and lawn, gateway to small paddock perfect for football and games! Paved patio area and garden table and chairs, ideal for al fresco eating.

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Thistlewood Cottage holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Brancaster is known for its simply stunning beach. It stretches for miles backed by gentle sand dunes and the famous links golf course of The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club. Seals bask on the creek edges and children can safely paddle in the tidal lagoons. The tide goes out a long way revealing the shipwreck of the S S Vina (beware of strong tides and do not venture out!) The sand is perfect for sandcastles and picnics. Kite surfers provide exciting entertainment on windy days. Parking is a few yards from the beach and anyone who walks that little bit further will be rewarded with their own private stretch of sand! The Ship public house has recently been reopened under Chris Couborough The Flying Kiwi Chef to great reviews. Traditional icecream and lollies can be had from the booth on the beach! Wildlife along the coast is abundant and accessible, Marsh Harriers wheel overhead along with Avocets, Oyster Catchers and Terns. A trip would not be complete without tasting the famous mussels, in season when there is an 'R' in the month.

Guest reviews

Brilliant stay at Thistlewood Cottage. Superb location and the space at the cottage was excellent. We had a large family group and a dog, great week on the beach and the ship inn! Ideal we will definitely be back

Bell Family , August 2018
1 of 9

Perfect place. A great choice for our three-generation break plus dogs! Well equipped, straight forward booking and responsive to all our queries. Minor problem with boiler resolved speedily. Lots of lovely spots on the doorstep and further afield . Great memories to cherish with our family.

June Stephenson, June 2018
2 of 9

Beautiful cottage, well equipped,large enclosed garden which was excellent for our dogs,although was a little unhappy that previous dog owners hadn't bothered to clean up after their dogs.
My grandson enjoyed playing football in the far end of the garden.
The walk to the beach was a little further than we had thought, but nonetheless as we enjoy walking it wasn't a problem.
On the whole we had a lovely stay.

Susan Tyler, April 2018
3 of 9

Good Property with Excellent Service - we have stayed at Thistlewood Cottage on four occasions and know its location and facilities well. It is ideal for us, our family and our two large dogs. Inevitably there have been times when we have needed assistance from Norfolk Hideaways in preparing for, during or just after our holiday; our experience with this has always been first class with rapid and effective action to sort out any issues.

John Gregory, March 2018
4 of 9

We had a wonderful week here at Easter. The cottage was warm, welcoming and very well equipped. Perfect for 3 generations of family celebrating there. Our grandchildren were reluctant to leave and suggested we visit every year.

Lindsey Patrick, April 2017
5 of 9

We had a great stay in this lovely spacious home. We were 2 families with young children and the bedroom layouts were perfect. Great garden - a huge football pitch behind the main garden. Brancaster beach was beautiful especially at low tide. Spent time at Holkham and Wells Beaches (we had glorious sunshine in April). Great cycling around Holkham Hall. Stiffkey marshes was great for getting muddy. Fish & Chips from Eric's were delicious.

Nicola Karayannis, April 2017
6 of 9

A wonderful home, great accommodating, perfect location! Perfect!

Phelps Family, July 2016
7 of 9

We had an amazing week at this lovely cottage! Set down a quiet track it was very peaceful.... the garden was brilliant for kids and dogs, we got so much use out of the paddock! We will definitely be back!!!

Hickling Family, June 2016
8 of 9

We stayed for four nights and would have tried to extend our stay, had there been availability. The cottage is lovely. Cosy, great garden, good-sized rooms. The cottage had everything we needed. Tonnes of pots, pans, cutlery and crockery etc. The only slight issues we had were that the wi-fi worked intermittently and the tumble drier seemed not to be very effective. Location within Brancaster was good. Well-positioned for the beach. The garden is amazing. Lots of room for our children to run around. We had a fabulous time and would definitely book this cottage again.

Bonney Family, April 2016
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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