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Ivy Cottage has been awarded 4* Gold by Visit Britain

Perfect for a family escape, Ivy Cottage has been renovated with children in mind and is maintained to a very high standard.

The house is beautifully furnished with antiques and tasteful decoration. Many original features have been retained adding to its charm, including a wonderful old inglenook fireplace and lovely Pamment flooring.

The kitchen is a cook's dream with a fabulous Rangemaster cooker.

The garden is enclosed, and surrounded by a wall making it a real suntrap, complete with fruit trees and herb patch.

Within walking distance (thirty minutes) of the wonderful deserted beach and several excellent places to eat including The Orange Tree, The Old Coach House and The Lifeboat Inn, the cottage is the perfect base for a North Norfolk holiday.


Underfloor Heating Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineWiFiNo Dogs 30 mins walking distance to beach5 mins walking distance to shop3 mins walking distance to pub



Ground floor
Open plan Kitchen and Dining Area
A really superb room for entertaining and social cooking! Well equipped kitchen including a Rangemaster Cooker complete with two ovens and five ring hob. Large fridge freezer, Bosch dishwasher. Painted kitchen units. Pamment flooring with under floor heating. Separate airy dining area overlooking the garden. French doors to patio area. A wonderful place to eat summer or winter.

Cloakroom/Utility Room
WC and Basin, separate space with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Sitting Room
Beautiful comfortable room tastefully furnished with period pieces. Two sofas and antique French chair. TV with Freeview with DVD player. Pamment floor with underfloor heating. Lamps and rugs.

First Floor
Lovely stripped pine staircase. Landing with original floorboards.

Bedroom 1
Furnished with an antique French walnut double bed, large linen press and built in cupboard. Original floor boards and rugs. Original fireplace (ornamental).

Shower Room
Large walk in shower. Basin. WC, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2
Double bed with bedside tables, chest of drawers. Original floorboards.

Family Bathroom
Good sized bathroom with bath and shower over. WC and Basin. Heated towel rail. Large feature period mirror

Bedroom 3
Charming room with two pretty beds, original floorboards, bean bag. Small built in cupboard and large wooden trunk.

The garden is a real feature of Ivy Cottage, completely enclosed by a wall with several mature fruit trees including a Mulberry, Medlar, Peach and Apple. There is a small herb patch which cooks are free to use! A lovely patio area off the dining room makes a wonderful area for summer eating. Complete with table and chairs and a BBQ.

Ivy Cottage (Thornham) 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

A lovely cosy cottage in a gorgeous village! Clean, well located and an ideal family holiday base for us.

Morris Family, August 2018
1 of 9

Fabulous weekend. Had a great time - would come again. Beautiful garden which children loved, perfect patio for BBQ and relaxing.

Diana Robinson, June 2018
2 of 9

This is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. The garden is particularly beautiful and our children loved playing there. The village of Thornham is a fabulous place with great facilities and close to lovely beaches.

Baker Family, June 2017
3 of 9

Excellent in every way, including the fact that my disabled husband managed well and we both had a great holiday.

Jones Family, March 2017
4 of 9

The weather wasn't very good but Ivy Cottage went a long way to making up for that. It is very well appointed and equipped - the owners have thought of just about everything. In fact we came armed with a range of household items - cleaning materials, etc - but took almost all of them home unused. The cottage is in a great location within easy walking distance of three pubs/restaurants and the Thornham Deli. Obviously off-road parking would have helped but having said that, we were able to park nearby quite easily. Comfort in the cottage was excellent and it was extremely clean - we settled in straight away and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will certainly rent it again in the future.

Lindsey Family, July 2016
5 of 9

We had a fabulous stay at Ivy Cottage, it really feels like a home from home. The cottage is well equipped with quality fixtures and fittings. The garden is beautiful and perfect for enjoying summer evenings. I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone visiting North Norfolk.

Swift Family, June 2016
6 of 9

Just returned from a lovely weekend at Ivy Cottage. Situated in a lovely little village with some lovely pubs, two of which are only yards away and coastal hopper which comes in very handy (bus that runs every half hour) The property was clean and tidy but what made it for us was the kitchen area leading out onto the garden. We spent virtually all our time at home in the garden due to it being so beautifully kept. I have to admit we didnt like the living room so much as we found it quite dark but that maybe just us.Beds were very comfy and a luxury to have 2 bathrooms plus a seperate toilet. We found everything we needed as far as cooking and eating in. All in all a lovely place to spend a weekend.

Froude Family, June 2016
7 of 9

A weekend away We hired Ivy Cottage for a much needed weekend away with our children and my parents. What a beautiful cottage it is, extremely well equipped and well loved. A superb location that allowed us to all be able to go out together for a delicious early evening dinner at The Orange Tree just along the street. For us the best and our favorite cottage that we have hired through Norfolk Hodaways. Why? Whoever owns this little gem in Thornham really loves it and so did we.

Evans Family, May 2016
8 of 9

This was our second stay at Ivy Cottage as we very much enjoyed the first. In a brilliant location for activities by the sea and walking distance to village facilities. A very comfortable cottage which is well equipped and a home from home. Ivy cottage was always nice to return to after a day out or to pop back to to have lunch. The lovely garden was perfect for enjoying the spring sunshine and playing in. Thornham is now a favourite due to the closeness of fantastic beaches, landscape, wildlife and great places to eat. Sunday lunch at The Orange Tree is not to be missed! The Deli and Orchard farm shop are packed with goodies and Eric cooks up a fine Fish & Chip's! All enough to keep Grandchildren, parents and Grandparents satisfied! Why stay anywhere else?

Huntley Family, April 2016
9 of 9

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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