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Gardener's Cottage is a beautiful newly renovated Cottage and offers excellent accommodation for families and friends. Comfortably sleeping six or seven people the Cottage has a great open-plan Kitchen/Diner, downstairs cloakroom and a cosy Sitting room with open fire. Upstairs there is ample space for a large family with master bedroom, double bedroom with distant sea views and a third bedroom with multi-sleeper comprising a double bed with single bunk over. There is a spacious luxury bathroom with roll top bath, corner walk-in shower and under-floor heating. The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and is fully enclosed with a large central lawn and sun terrace ideal for 'al-fresco' dining and complete with a herb garden.

Gardener's Cottage is set back from the road the road and has a large frontage with parking for two cars. The driveway is shared with Sutton Cottage, both properties can be booked simultaneously for larger bookings.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveSea ViewsTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner/Open FireWiFiParkingNo Dogs



Open plan Kitchen/Diner
A beautiful and stylish triple aspect open-plan space with kitchen and dining area with wooden floors throughout this lovely space. The dining area has a large table and easily seats six people with extra chairs to seat more for those impromptu dinner parties and guests popping in!
The kitchen is beautifully fitted and has high quality units with granite work surfaces and Belfast sink, there is also a breakfast bar with stools, flat screen TV and a view of the lovely outdoor space with herb garden. There are a range of integrated appliances including dishwasher, larder fridge with icebox as well as an induction hob with cooker hood and matching oven and 'De-Longhi' kettle and toaster completes the look.
A door leads from the kitchen to the enclosed rear garden with seating on the terrace for 'al-fresco' dining. At the rear a door separates the kitchen from the lobby/boot room with utility and cloakroom.

A large room with small pantry and utility area, there is also a wine fridge, microwave and integrated washer/dryer. There is also a wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and WC.

Sitting Room
Another stylish and beautifully furnished room with two large comfy sofas, coffee tables with lamps and shelving with a range of books and games. This wonderful space is a great place to kick off your shoes and cosy up on the comfy sofa's whilst enjoying the warmth form the open fire. Alternatively you can enjoy a film with flat screen TV or a DVD with the kids after a busy day at the beach.

First Floor

Landing Area
With doors off to the Double, Family bedrooms and the dressing/lobby area leading to the master bedroom and luxury bathroom.

Dressing/Lobby Area
With door to the master bedroom and bathroom.

Master Bedroom
A beautiful and relaxing space with low level window to the front and King size bed with sumptuous bed linen and gorgeous throw, bedside cabinets with lamps and matching drawer chest. There is a recessed built-in wardrobe with hanging space and stylish mirror.

Family Bathroom
A stunning bathroom with under-floor heating and a beautiful roll top bath with side mixer taps. Corner shower cubicle with mains shower and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and mirror with light over. There is a heated towel rail and window with view of the private rear garden.

Double Bedroom
A tranquil room with comfy double bed with cosy throw, a place where you can enjoy the distant sea views from the comfort of your bed! Recessed shelving and exposed wooden floorboards with rug give the room a luxury yet rustic feel. There is also a large decorative mirror and rustic ladder shelving, ideal for draping a few items over.

Bunk Room
A great space for perhaps small families or for three children of differing ages with single full length bun on the top of this multi-sleeper with ladder and double bed beneath. There is a bedside chest with lamp and chest of drawers in the hidden recess. A comfy red sofa is a great place for kids to sit and read in the day or enjoy a bedtime story with the grown-ups and the stripy rug, the exposed floorboards complete this character room.

Rear Garden
A wonderfully landscaped and fully enclosed garden with central lawn, ideal for picnics and games, a great sun terrace with table and chairs for 'al-fresco' dining and outdoor seating. Choose to relax on the terrace or under the shade of the dappled cherry tree on those warm sunny days and for budding chefs there is a great herb garden. Ideal for children and families the garden is completely enclosed and secure with gated side pedestrian access, ideal when returning home from a busy day at the beach with sandy children!

Gardener's 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

We stayed at the cottage for a week with our young daughter. We liked that the property was set back from the road giving both privacy and quiet. The cottage was well equipped for us all. We made use of the garden using the table for breakfast and then later in the day playing with the provided swing ball etc in the shade of the tree. The garden was secure too if you are taking a young family. We were able to walk to the local deli/ cafe but there are also lots of places to visit by car within 30 minutes. We would recommend this cottage and consider returning ourselves.

John Fitzgibbons, July 2018
1 of 23

Relaxing spring break. A very enjoyable stay in this stylish and well equipped cottage. Thornham offers great walks and bird watching as well as several very good places for coffee, lunch or more upmarket dining.

Frances Thompson, May 2018
2 of 23

Great cottage for our weekend at the coast.... home from home! Felt very comfortable in the cottage and everything was straightforward with booking and getting keys. Great location and Thornham is a little gem. Brancaster beach was fantastic and only five minutes down the road!

Amy Sercombe, May 2018
3 of 23

Great place to stay with children. We had a lovely time at Gardener's cottage, our girls loved the big bunk bed and the toys in the house and garden. The kitchen and living room are great and a lovely bathroom and wonderful garden!

Claudia Pilcher, May 2018
4 of 23

Very lovely cottage and garden! We really appreciated the comfort and warmth of the heating particularly as the weather was very cold windy and wet for most of our stay, obviously that could not be helped, but we were cosy and could have heat whenever we needed it. The cottage had everything anyone could wish for, very nice. Lovely peaceful village and lovely area!

Miriam Unsworth, May 2018
5 of 23

Yet another lovely stay in your beautiful house - thanks!

Julie, Rachel, Clarissa and Clare, November 2017
6 of 23

What a fantastic holiday in Norfolk - beautiful cottage, Thornham is an excellent base: great for cycling with children, Deli for breakfast and a park to play in too! Perfect weather.

Dana, Colin, Eva, Juliana, November 2017
7 of 23

Very nicely presented Cottage with beautiful garden. Lovely decorated and fitted cottage. Much more spacious than we were expecting, and beautiful garden area looking out over the fields towards the sea. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Katy Rumble, September 2017
8 of 23

A brilliant weekend in Thornham showing our parents around our favourite place. The cottage has been perfect for us and the beautiful weather allowed us to enjoy the cottage garden. We will be visiting again!

The Rumble and Murphy Family, September 2017
9 of 23

What a lovely place! Very sad to leave but had a lovely weekend - Holkham Hall, Wells, and Sunday lunch at the pub. Will be back!

Sarah, Rob, Sam, Andie and Ben, July 2017
10 of 23

Great house, best we have stayed in since we started holidaying in Norfolk. Really super clean and comfy and wonderful decor. Kids room was just perfect and so were the little kid friendly touches throughout the house. Thornham is a great village with amazing pubs and close to our favourite beaches of old Hunstanton and Brancaster. Will definitely book again. But could we have better weather next time please!!

Ben Gutcher, June 2017
11 of 23

Moongazer Cottage was beautifully presented and catered for our families needs as it was so well equipped. It was like home from home.The cottage was perfectly located to allow access to beaches and days out.Thank you for a wonderful week.

The Hough Family, June 2017
12 of 23

My family and I spent a lovely weekend in the Gardeners cottage in Norfolk. The accommodation was superb, with everything in there that you could possibly need, and more besides. Great location too for exploring the local area. Loved it, and would definitely go back!

Paula Smith, May 2017
13 of 23

Another lovely week in Thornham. Cottage wonderful and cosy - really made the stay memorable. Thank you and we look forward to returning again soon.

Julie and Bruce , May 2017
14 of 23

Fab cottage luxurious quality of furnishings. Everything to make our stay perfect will definitely be back next year.

Lesley Adamson, May 2017
15 of 23

A very happy, warm and cosy stay in this fab cottage. Lovely location, everything we needed. Made our holiday such a lovely relaxing time. We will be back, and thank you!

The Groots , April 2017
16 of 23

Very pretty and convenient location for walking the coast and enjoying local restaurants. Very clean and beautifully decorated. Incredibly comfortable bed and brilliant bathroom. Slightly tricky pulling out of driveway (limited sight lines), restricted cupboard space for storing food and lawn could have been mowed but all things considered these are minor complaints. Very well stocked for a self-catering cottage with many extra touches such as laundry detergent, hand soap, dish cloths, washing up liquid, and tissues in all rooms. Great space for a couple to relax for a week.

Byers Family, March 2017
17 of 23

the cottage is within eay reach of places to eat in the village. We walked down the road to The Chequers for evening meals. Well equipped, beautifully fitted kitchen with ample supplies of plates, cutlery etc. a small supply of dishwasher tablets and washing up cloths etc were provided. The cottage was lovely, warm and clean with an ample supply of lovely soft towels. Nice garden area to the back of the cottage with open views. Very close to RSPB Titchwell and several other good bird watching sites. would book again.

Jane Euerby, February 2017
18 of 23

We wanted to do something different this Christmas but didn't want the formality of a hotel and so decided for the first time to try a cottage, we weren't disappointed! Gardener's Cottage was a comfy,relaxing home from home for us and our guests from around the country who came to stay for a few days at a time. Everyone's reaction was the same, 'Wow!' We were concerned about having everything we needed for a stress free Christmas but it was all there, even a sparkling Christmas tree beside the cosy fire. Everyday we walked on a different beach without having to go far and returned to our warm retreat. There are so many super places to eat in the area, we had fantastic fish and chips at Eric's and a firelit meal at Shucks, the yurt! Both deli's were a source of tasty treats as well. It was obvious that this cottage is a lucky someone's holiday home and as a consequence every eventuality had been thought about. Would we go again? Without reservation, yes!

Saines Family, December 2016
19 of 23

What a perfect cottage to spend Christmas with family and friends! We had everything we needed and more, including super weather. What's better than a bracing walk on the beach and returning to a cosy fire and Christmas dinner in such beautiful surroundings. We weren't sure about Christmas away from home but it has been perfect in every way! Thank you.

Robert Wren and Louise Saines, December 2016
20 of 23

“This cottage is in a very good location well set back from the road and is about five to ten minutes walk to all of Thornham's amenities. It has a lovely private garden. The house has been newly refurbished to a very good standard with an extremely comfortable bed and a high standard of bed linen, good quality sofas and a well equipped kitchen. ”

McDonnell Family, October 2016
21 of 23

“Lovely cottage set back from the main road. Everything you require for a relaxing holiday. Sheltered outdoor space was great for sitting in. Situated close to great eating restaurants.”

Vestbrik Family, July 2016
22 of 23

“Cannot fault anything! The cottage is fantastic with everything you could possibly need! Excellent location in a beautiful part of Norfolk. Would definitely stay again!”

Walker Family, June 2016
23 of 23

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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