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Forge Cottage is a beautifully refurbished detached house in a central yet very peaceful position in Thornham.

Overlooking fields with distant views to the marshes from the first floor, the house provides sunny, light and spacious accommodation.

The house has the great advantage of a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, so is especially suitable for multi generational holidays or two families. The living/dining area is lovely and light with large Georgian style windows to two aspects. A conservatory provides an extra quiet seating area for reading or just getting away from the TV.

Children will love the 'Narnia' bedroom; a room accessed through the wardrobe of the bunk room - either a room for the children to escape to or for an extra two beds.

A luxurious, newly fitted bathroom gives an extra bit of style to the house.

There's plenty of off road parking and the cottage is also right on the Coasthopper bus route, which runs regularly to the other lovely villages along the coast.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenClose to coast Close to pubDishwasherDog-friendlyDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTV Log Burner/Open FireDownstairs BedroomWiFiParking 35 mins walking distance to beach15 mins walking distance to shop5 mins walking distance to pub



Well equipped spacious kitchen. Fitted units, electric cooker and extractor fan over. Fridge/freezer dishwasher, microwave. Off the kitchen is a lean too older style conservatory. The owners have decided to leave this as it gives a great space for drying dogs, taking off boots etc.

Sitting Room
Really light and sunny room with a double aspect. Two comfortable sofas, coffee table side tables and lamp. Open fire. TV with Freeview.

Dining area
With table and chairs for 6 people. Large partners style desk with lamp.

Delightful space, sunny and peaceful. Comfortable chair and sofa, overlooking paved patio area. With garden furniture.

Bedroom 1
Double bedroom. Restful room with double bed, bedside tables and lamps

Bath with shower over, WC and basin.
Stairs (not steep) to first floor:

Bedroom 2
Bunk room with two full sized bunk beds. Wardrobe with rail leading to Narnia bedroom! Eaves room with single bed and pull out bed. Restricted head room suitable for children only.

Bedroom 3
Another bright room with double aspect. King sized bed with bedside tables and lamps, Basin with cupboard under. Wardrobe. Radio

Luxury bathroom, newly fitted with and tiled. Bath with chrome rainfall style shower over, WC and basin.

Plenty of parking. Gardens to the rear laid to lawn. To the side outside the conservatory there is a fully enclosed paved area with garden furniture, a real sun trap. The gardens are enclosed.

Forge Cottage holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Thornham 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 The Village Deli,selling all manner of local produce and great coffee, The Lifeboat Inn, an old smuggling haunt complete with heavy beams and roaring fires, The Orange Tree a gastro pub and The Coach House selling pizza and pasta. The beach, reached by a walk over the sea defence over the salt marshes, is stunning and you will be rewarded by peace and quiet!

Guest reviews

Forge Cottage was the ideal property for our family group and we would recommend it to friends and family.

Keith Carless, June 2018
1 of 15

Location, position, parking, outside space are outstanding. My mother, 98, managed very well even though she is frail and unsteady. One of the main attractions is the downstairs bedroom, also being able to take our dog. We have stayed at Forge Cottage before and have booked for September as it more than meets our requirements. Lovely that there isn't a long list of don't do this or that. We have been staying at Thornham for several years in different properties before Forge Cottage was let as a holiday cottage. I would suggest that a separate book of " helpful suggestions" was provided for the guests who use the visitors book to moan and find fault. Kind regards.

Linda Lineker, May 2018
2 of 15

This beautiful light-filled cottage looks better in reality than in the photos. We had a lovely week here over New Year 2017/8. Sadly we had to work on some of the days but the desk area was a good place for quiet work. Enjoyed the conservatory too even though it was a little chilly before we put some extra heat on.

Charlotte Skeet, January 2018
3 of 15

Third time here and will certainly be back. Lovely dog walks, great pubs and super cottage. Thanks.

Nicola, Mark, Ben and Alfie, October 2017
4 of 15

The house is lovely, as is the garden - we had a lovely afternoon sitting out on the patio/ in the conservatory after a walk down Ship lane to the mudflats and then called in at The Lifeboat on the way back! We have spent a lovely week, a bit of rain which only affected one day, and it's been so nice to have a lovely base to return to and spend family time, enjoying the garden and patio areas for a barbecue and the conservatory on cooler days. Lovely week in Norfolk, our little boy has thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Crewe Family, some Pye's and a Perry! Dogs, Rory and Otter, October 2017
5 of 15

Had a nice relaxing holiday, lovely cottage and thanks from us all.

Sandra, Steve, Shane and Toby our Westie, September 2017
6 of 15

Great holiday, lovely house - lots of fun had by all!

The Hallams, July 2017
7 of 15

Waited for a year to stay, and did not disappoint, lovely house, lovely location, visited so many places. Wells is definitely a place to visit, small fishing town with lots to do. The Chequers pub in the village along with The Deli - food is to die for, all worth a visit, along with Holkham. All the beaches are clean and amazing.

The Goodwins, June 2017
8 of 15

Lovely house, very light rooms and space to relax. Conservatory has been very hot this week as it has been 25 degrees for the past few days. Hope to visit here again.

David and Carole, May 2017
9 of 15

This was a family break that we have done over many years in Thornham and was one of are best stays in this village, position was perfect with lovely views.The cottage was very comfortable and ideal for us with two family facility's.

Mason Family, February 2017
10 of 15

We used the cottage for a family reunion with grandparents, two other couples and two children plus a baby. Very warm and welcoming despite cold weather. Coal fire. Plenty of kitchen equipment, room to sit 6 around a table either in the kitchen or in the open plan living room. Good value. Views of the sea from the secret attic room! Great food at the nearby pub, the Chequers.
Heard owls hooting and geese flying over. 45 minutes walk to Thornham beach.

Rayner Family, December 2016
11 of 15

Lovely, well equipped cottage with bags of room so we could spread out. Very helpful having a double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Quality linens throughout and two very good bathrooms. Only issue was lack of hot water first thing in the morning. Lack of washing machine would be an issue if we had children with us. Thornham is very convenient to visit lots of costal and inland locations. Wonderful beach walks and excellent pubs nearby. Thornham Deli not to be missed. Excellent support from Norfolk Hideaways team.

Donovan Family, October 2016
12 of 15

Thornham is a lovely village and Forge cottage in a beautiful position, tucked away up a gravel drive and facing out over fields. A great place to enjoy the wildlife, pidgeons cooing down the chimney, rabbits and squirrels passing through the garden and owls hooting at night. Quiet and peaceful but in a great location to enjoy north Norfolk coastline. Comfortable cottage with recently refurbished bedrooms, bathrooms and conservatory. The dog had a great holiday too and the large enclosed garden was great.

Morris Family, August 2016
13 of 15

Forge Cottage is well situated both in the village of Thornham (excellent deli & restaurants) and North Norfolk. the cottage is very well equipped and comfortable.

Snell Family, April 2016
14 of 15

This cottage in thornham was absolutely perfect. The cottage itself was lovely. Really enjoyed it in Easter would be even better in summer with the lovely garden. The house was a good to high spec/ decor. My children loved the narnia room as did my wife and I love our large bedroom. Thorn ham itself is lovely. I would say that the restaurants are a little upmarket ( I would have struggled to get the children to eat some of the food) however there are plenty of other resteraunts like the jolly sailors 2 mins away which was really nice. We took 3 small dogs and the beaches were perfect with plenty of space to stay away from other dogs. This was the perfect house in the perfect setting.

Bird Family, March 2016
15 of 15

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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