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Goldfinch CottageBurnham Norton, Burnham Market & surrounding villages

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A beautiful bijou and romantic bolt hole just perfect for two (or one), this former Holkham Estate cottage has been transformed by the owners into a delightful oasis of calm. Only 200 yards from fresh water marsh, and a little further to salt water marsh and the North Norfolk coastal path, Goldfinch Cottage is a birder's and walker's paradise. Wonderful for a 'get away from it all' type of break - this is somewhere to kick off your shoes, really relax, and enjoy listening to the sounds of nature all around you.

This charming mid terrace cottage has everything you will need for enjoying this wonderful part of North West Norfolk at any time of year. Compact in size, but well-equipped with clever use of space, the cottage is decorated and comfortably furnished in a fresh and contemporary cottage style, with an open plan light and airy living space to the ground floor, warmed by a log burner for cooler months, and a pretty bedroom with king size bed and views across the garden to the marshes and Burnham Overy Windmill beyond on the first floor.

Burnham Norton, a hamlet made up of pretty flint cottages, is tucked away down a quiet lane off the main coast road, and nestles on the edge of Norton Marsh which is rich in birds and wildlife. There are no shops or pubs in the village so just put on your boots, grab your binoculars, and stretch your legs with a forty minute walk across the fields and marshes to the deserted Norton Beach, wade out to Scolt Head Island at low tide or take the coastal path to Burnham Overy Staithe and enjoy an evening meal at The Hero. The neighbouring village of Burnham Market, bustling with shops, cafes and the popular Hoste Arms, is just over a mile away and easily reached by foot or car.


BBQBed LinenClose to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardMicrowaveSea ViewsTowels providedTV Log Burner/Open FireWiFiParkingNo Dogs 40 mins walking distance to beach30 mins walking distance to shop25 mins walking distance to pub



Ground Floor:

A stable door leads into the Open Plan Living Area comprising Kitchen, Sitting and Dining Areas.


A newly fitted contemporary kitchen with terracotta tiled floor and range of cupboards with integrated electric cooker, dishwasher and fridge with ice box. A window, with louvre blinds for privacy, overlooks the neighbouring property's driveway.

Dining Area

To one side of the room is a small dining area with circular glass topped table and stylish, but comfortable, Italian dining chairs.

Sitting Area

A two seater sofa and armchair focus around the log burner and flatscreen TV with DVD player. If you prefer to spend the evening relaxing and listening to your favourite music, there is a Ruark blutooth speaker to enjoy. A basket of logs will be provided. Further logs are available from the log store in the garden @ £5 per additional basket.

An open tread wooden staircase leads to

First Floor:

King Size Bedroom

A pretty cottage-style bedroom with King Size bed and painted furniture has views over the garden to the marshes and Burnham Overy Windmill in the distance.


A newly fitted modern bathroom with bath with overhead mixer shower, washbasin and wc.

Outside and Parking

There is a sunken patio area immediately outside the cottage, with table, chairs and barbecue. Steps lead up to the enclosed gravelled garden with inset planting and log store. A gateway takes you through to the shared parking area, where there is allocated parking for two cars.

Floor plan

Surrounding local area

Burnham Norton is one of the seven Burnham villages. This hamlet of pretty cottages is situated down a quiet lane off the main coast road and nestles on the edge of Norton Marsh which is rich in bird and wildlife. There are no shops or pubs in the village but it is a walker's paradise. A forty minute walk across the fields and marshes will take you to the deserted Norton Beach and at low tide you can wade out to Scolt Head Island or up to Burnham Overy Staithe. The popular neighbouring village of Burnham Market with shops, cafes and Hoste Arms is just over one mile away and there are shops at Burnham Deepdale just a few miles to the west.

Guest reviews

We had lovely time the cottage is a great perfect hide away cosy and well equipped home from home. Walks on the door step and birds galore even sitting outside having cup tea the geese flew over and views from bedroom window looking to the windmill at night lovely. All in all great place to stay we will be back.

Carol, October 2017
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Short relaxing break. Lovely place, home away from home. Great walks, lovely view and good birdwatching. Not far from Holkham Hall, Wells and all the places along the coast road.

Carol Major, October 2017
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