Sybil Cottage, Thornham & surrounding villages, Holme-next-the-Sea - Norfolk Hideaways
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Sybil Cottage is an extended contemporary Norfolk cottage situated a short walk away from Holme beach. The house has a magical garden, extending to almost an acre, and includes two lawned areas, a ‘secret wood’ and a playhouse - simply perfect for children to really let their imaginations run wild. The accommodation is stylish and includes a new extension with a wonderful master suite with a luxurious free standing bath with views down the garden. With a downstairs bedroom and bathroom the property is also suitable for less able guests and multi-generational holidays.


BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTV Washing MachineLog Burner/Open FireDownstairs BedroomWiFiParkingNo Dogs 20 mins walking distance to beach2 mins walking distance to pub



Sybil Cottage was featured in The Times (March 2014) as one of the 50 Best Holiday Cottages.

Ground floor

Pretty bright well equipped kitchen with cream cupboards and wood worktop. Electric oven and halogen hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave. Stripped wooden flooring.

With two comfortable sofas and French doors to garden. CD player, iPod dock and selection of games.

Dining Area
Stripped wooden flooring, dining table and chairs. Sideboard.

Sitting Room
Another comfortable space to relax in, with comfortable sofas. TV with Freeview, DVD and a cosy wood burning stove.

Bedroom 1
King sized bed, with bedside tables and lamps. Chest of drawers, cupboard. French doors to garden.

Bath with shower mixer taps basin and WC.

First Floor

Master Suite
In new contemporary extension. A beautiful, romantic and luxurious room, with a balcony overlooking the gardens. The star of the room is a free standing bath on a wooden platform again overlooking the garden, great for an indulgent hour or so! A large comfortable chair provides a quiet place to read. King sized bed, with bedside table and lamps, built in wardrobes and cupboards.

En-suite shower room
Walk in shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom 3
Double bed, bench seat, chest of drawers.

En-suite shower room
Walk in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 4
Bunk room with four bunks.

There is parking for three cars in the driveway and a small garden to the front. To the rear is a real surprise. The gardens extend to almost an acre and include two lawned formal hedged areas one with a traditional summerhouse. Further down the garden is a fabulous cabin with games and a small pool table. Perfect for children to have some real freedom. The gardens then extend into a woodland with secret places to build dens and watch birds. (please note there is a small unfenced pond) All this is topped off with a zip wire at the end! The property is a five minute walk to The White Horse pub, a real traditional pub with fire and good food, the beach is a further 10 minute walk.

Sybil Cottage holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

The pretty village of Holme Next the Sea is right on the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. Norfolk Wildlife Trust manages the Holme Dunes Nature reserve. Peddars Way, the Roman road stretches right down to the coast giving opportunities for great walking along with the North Norfolk Coastal Path. The Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton is 3 miles away and the beaches at Brancaster and Old Hunstanton are both less than 5 minutes drive.

Guest reviews

A lovely cottage in a quiet location with a beautiful garden. This is a lovely, well appointed cottage inside, but if the sun is shining it is the beautiful and well manicured garden where one is drawn to be. There is a large trampoline and a table tennis table that were not included in the details, so there is even more for children and young adults to do than we expected. There is no road or plane noise (except for the very occasional military jet). It is just a short walk to a pub and a slightly longer walk to the dunes and a sandy beach beyond. Do check the tide times though, as the sea does retreat quite a way at low tide. It is also possible to walk the 3.5 miles to Hunstanton along the beach. The north coast of Norfolk is a quiet backwater but there is still plenty to see and do irrespective of the weather. We recommend going to Sandringham, Castle Acre (ruined castle, ruined monastery with a village pub between), Wells where it is worth walking down the channel to the beach at the end, and Pensthorpe (bird reserve with lovely wild flower meadows).

Colin Peachmant, June 2018
1 of 13

We had a truly wonderful week in Sybil cottage. It is a haven for children both young and old. The cootage is well equipped and very comfortable. The position is great for beaches and lovely walks. The local pub is good with many other good pubs in nearby Thornham. Hunstanton is also close with all other amenities.

Fiona Macholl, September 2017
2 of 13

Another great week in Norfolk! Down for the tennis and a win! The sun shone all week. Holme beach and Old Hunstanton beach are great.
Ate at the yurt (Shucks) in Thornham - very good especially the burgers. Love love love Thornham Deli!
The garden is a delight. Loved the massive bean bags for the garden and the zip wire.

The Barlows, August 2017
3 of 13

We've had a very enjoyable week here in this lovely house and fantastic garden. Our children loved the zip wire and all the garden games. We were joined by our Mums on the Sunday and Dad on Thursday so three generations and plenty of space for us all. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen extremely well equipped. Lovely location and enjoyable walk to the beach.
The children liked the bunk room and the master bedroom is spacious and the balcony great with a lovely view of the garden.
We would have loved to have stayed longer and hope to come back one day. Thank you

Claire, Mike Jonathan & Freya, August 2017
4 of 13

What a lovely time we have had at Sybil Cottage.
The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed their time in your amazing garden that goes on, seemingly, forever. What a wonderful main garden too.
Every blessing to all who assist in running this holiday home. Thank you

Elizabeth & Arthur Gee, July 2017
5 of 13

A very enjoyable stay in your lovely house. The children ages 2,5 and 14 months enjoyed the fascinations of the garden (and the cows in the field next door) plus the activities provided.
We loved the village setting and the proximity of the local pub with playground. Lots of interesting birdlife in the area and some wonderful local beaches. We all loved spending a wet day at the Sealife Centre in Hunstanton and the 2 glorious days in Wells. The 5 day stay was all too short - we didn't want to go home.

The Marshes and The Browns, May 2017
6 of 13

Amazing gardens which kept the children endlessly entertained. Perfect spot for walkers/birdwatchers as several walks straight from the cottage. Beautiful walk from house to Thornham via the Holme Visitor Centre.

Emily Earle, April 2017
7 of 13

“Thank you for allowing us to use your delightful home in Holme, with its most amazing garden. 2 little boys have been in their element especially when we explored the 'Gruffalo Wood'. The beach days we've enjoyed have been superb and morning walks to the sea have been invigorating. 2 big boys have relished the proximity of The White Horse for their daily revival. All in all a memorable holiday. ”

The Allen Family, August 2016
8 of 13

“Sybil Cottage was a paradise for my two youngest grandsons aged 4 and 8.The garden and playroom gave them hours of pleasure ,with its swings trampoline and zip wire. We were all so happy in the garden that we never left it for the first weekend!Adults lounging in the comfy deckchairs. The caretaker was superb ,such a nice man. Who met us to say the kitchen hot tap was running slowly-first thing Monday morning the plumber was there to put things right,We discovered a wasps nest in the wall and rang him and it was dealt with within the hour. The proximity to the White Horse was an added bonus. We have booked four houses through Norfolk Hideaways over the years and have already booked for next year.”

Shaw Family, August 2016
9 of 13

“Fantastic week in Norfolk - down for tennis week and the sun shone! The garden and games room are super - the kids (13 and 11) loved the zip wire and basketball hoop and the garden games were great. Thornham Deli was as great as we remembered, as was the White Horse at Brancaster. Do try Eric's fish and chips at Orchard Drove and the afternoon tea at Titchwell Manor and go to Titchwell Bird Reserve. Thank you for a lovely week. ”

The Barlows, August 2016
10 of 13

“We have had a wonderful holiday in your lovely cottage. The children enjoyed the summerhouse toys! Thank you ”

The Baker Family, August 2016
11 of 13

“We had a fabulous week. The cottage is just perfect and the gardens are amazing. They kept a 6 5 4 and 3 year old entertained all week! We enjoyed Snettisham Park and Hunston beach is great. We hope to come back soon! ”

The Alibone, Shutt and Swetman families, July 2016
12 of 13

“We would like to thank you for the lovely peaceful stay at Sybil Cottage. A perfect getaway for busy city ladies. This home put us all at ease and peace with its comfort and warmth. The log fire is a real treat. We had great weather and took the walk down to Holme Nature Reserve. Great place to dine - nearby The Orange Tree - yummy. ”

Tan & Friends, May 2016
13 of 13

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