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AshdaleThornham, Thornham & Holme-next-the-Sea

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Nestled quietly away overlooking the marsh, in the pretty coastal village of Thornham, Ashdale is a beautifully-relaxed cottage providing wonderful marshland views to the sea and is a peaceful escape to retreat to for either a weekend break or longer holiday.

This pretty cottage is in one of the best spots in Thornham and offers a wonderful escape from everyday life. The owner has taken great care to furnish the cottage with luxury linens and soft furnishings to make it somewhere special to come and stay.

Not only is it a gloriously comfortable and welcoming cottage, it also has the added bonus of being in easy walking distance of the harbour and beach, as well as three fabulous pub/restaurants, an award-winning deli which serves yummy breakfasts and lunches and great coffee, a fishmonger and smokehouse and a popular restaurant in a yurt, and probably the best fish and chip restaurant around, so you can literally park the car up and not have to take it out again if you don’t want to!

Open the door to Ashdale and you’re greeted with a spacious boot room, leading into a fabulously stylish and well-equipped shaker-style painted kitchen with a farmhouse table and chairs. The sitting room is cosy and comfortable with a wall-mounted fire and huge squashy sofa to relax on, making it perfect for creating holiday togetherness. With french doors to the terrace, you can let the sunshine in. The owners have thought of everything and there is even a little study desk at the foot of the stairs if you have to keep in touch with the outside world whilst you are away. Ashdale has three beautifully-appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom has a fabulous boutique feel with large headboard and super king-size bed, pretty pom-pom edged curtains and plenty of storage. Plus of course it provides some gorgeous views of the marsh and sea. The second bedroom is decadent and has twin beds, whilst the third double bedroom is equally stylish. And with two bathrooms, it makes it easy for everyone to get up and out on a morning too.

If you’re lucky, you might just see the barn owl that swoops over the marsh on a morning and evening just a few feet from the cottage, but of course you can see plenty more at the RSPB nature reserves which can be found at Titchwell and Snettisham or the NWT reserve at neighbouring Holme-next-the-Sea.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureMicrowaveSea ViewsTowels providedTumble DryerTV Washing MachineWiFiParkingNo Dogs 5 mins driving distance to coast15 mins walking distance to beach5 mins walking distance to pub10 mins walking distance to shop

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Surrounding local area

Thornham is picturesque yet vibrant and is an old smuggling village right on the North Norfolk Coast. Wide expanses of salt marsh separate the village from the sea and it is a paradise for walkers and bird watchers.
There are several great places to eat including Thornham Deli,selling all manner of local produce, cakes, specialities and great coffee (and breakfast and lunch too!), The Lifeboat Inn, an old smuggling haunt complete with heavy beams and roaring fires, is great for relaxed dining whilst The Orange Tree a great gastro pub. Head to The Chequers and enjoy a variety of dishes (although pizza and pasta are their speciality).
Visit Drove Orchard's on the edge of the village, which started as a farm shop and pick-your-own-fruit farm, but has now evolved into so much more with a fresh fish bar, Eric's fish and chips, and Schucks restaurant which is housed in a yurt.
The beach, reached by a walk past the harbour and over the sea defence and over the salt marshes, is stunning and you will be rewarded by peace and quiet whatever time of year you are visiting. Outside of the village you will find other spectacular beaches; Old Hunstanton; Holme-next-the-Sea; Titchwell or Brancaster, where a few miles further don't miss probably the best beach in the UK at Holkham where you can also explore the hall and its vast parkland.
Go crabbing at Wells-next-the-Sea on the quay or visit the seals at nearby Morston or Blakeney.
HM The Queen's Sandringham Estate is close by as is the RSPB reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham, or head to the Holme marshes owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Guest reviews

Owltastic! Very comfortable cottage finished to a high spec with all mod cons and yes there was an owl gliding over the meadow.

Gary Stoneley, July 2018
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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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