Sea Lavender cottage
About the home
Sea Lavender cottage is a stunning cottage in the picturesque village of Burnham Market. Situated on a quiet road only moments from the bustling green, it creates a haven for you to explore all that Norfolk has to offer. The village has a range of shops and restaurants including tea shops, butchers', art galleries, a chemist, general store, clothing stores and a fantastic wine shop - all only a 2 minute walk away. The beach is only 3 miles away with miles of sandy coast. The area has much to offer ranging from a lavender farm and the Sea Life centre to the fabulous Holkham Hall stately home and many farm shops. The area has many local attractions to suit all interests!
The cottage has two bedrooms with Egyptian Cotton sheets and large bath sheet towels. The kingsize bedroom has HD Free Sat with DVD player. The other has full size single twin beds.
The large open plan living room and kitchen allows you to communicate easily while cooking or relaxing. The wood burner stove keeps you cosy in winter along with the thermostatically controlled heating. There is a good supply of books, DVDs, games, toddler toys and a CD and mini disc player should the weather turn bad in one of the sunniest places in the country.
There is a secluded garden with table and chairs and this summer a small play area for children - swing, slide and trampoline. It's child friendly but also perfect for two. It has a barbeque for those summer nights. A rotary dryer is also provided should you need it.
English Tourist Board 4 Stars !!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The kitchen is well equipped including casserole dishes and weighing scales. We enjoy cooking, and we hope you will too! Appliances include a fast halogen hob (no gas in the area), dishwasher and large fridge freezer. There is also a washing machine - useful for longer stays. (There are plenty of local restuarants and take aways for those who dont want to cook).
The bathroom is downstairs as is common with many properties of this age in the area. There is an additional toilet. The over bath shower is electric but powerful and thermostatically controlled. (so no cold bursts)
There are comfy leather sofas and chairs in the main lounge and a coffee table to place the glasses of wine or warming drinks in the winter. Both flat screen TV's have HD free sat, one in the main room and the other in the main bedroom and attached/in built DVD players. There are books, toys, board games, and DVDs - the DVD player plays MP3 files.
Enclosed Norfolk stair case (door at the bottom) and stairgate if required for the top.
The bedrooms both have wardrobes and drawers as well as bedside tables.The beds have luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and large towels. Please bring your own beach and swimming towels.
High chair and fireguard in the cottage - travel cot fits in both rooms and available on request. Baby sitting can be arranged (preferably in advance); payable locally. There are some children's toys, cutlery and crockery, potties, toilet seat and step stool.
Further details outdoors:
Parking is readily available outside the cottage on the road.
BBQ, table and chairs on large patio in garden.
New child space with child trampoline, slide and swing (children only) as a separate part of the garden.
Bicycle storage space for two bikes.
Children's playground 200 yds down the road. Also tennis courts available. Fishing, horse riding and sailing close by. Excellent area for bird watching.
Welcome pack for those staying 1 week or longer
Mid stay clean and change of bedding/ towels available for those staying longer than 1 week
Weekends and shorter booking available September to March unless close to booking dates.
Short breaks available, but not in high season. 3 nights 70% of cost. 4 nights 80% of cost. 5 nights 90% of cost.
Refundable damage deposit will be required (cheque not to be cashed unless cottage not returned in condition found or money refunded within two weeks if cash deposit)
30% deposit to secure booking if more than 8 weeks before - balance 6 weeks before holiday.
If booking less than 8 weeks - full amount payable.
Booking terms and conditions available on website or upon enquiry
The East Anglia / Norfolk region
Norfolk is in East Anglia, north of London and east of the Midlands. It is a predominately flat area with miles of unspoilt beautiful coastline with sandy beaches along much of it. The coastline and mud flats attract migrating and seasonal birds all through the year. It has large amounts of countryside and country roads with no motorways going into the area. The East Anglia region is known for its waterways and for providing diverse and plentiful food crops - one of the breadbaskets of England.
It can be windy due to the North Sea winds, however, it is one of the warmest and sunniest places in England. The water at the beaches often warms in the summer sun. The area is full of history with many stately homes, English Heritage sites and places of outstanding natural beauty.
The Burnham Market area
There is a wide variety of local attractions and activities for families, couples and even individuals.
Children can be entertained by the local beaches, the lavender farm (the largest lavender collection in the country), Snettisham park farm and deer safari - where you can take a tour out to the deer, feed the farm animals and play on the large playground, The Hunstanton Sea life and seal sanctuary with the first shark tunnel in the country, or even take a trip out from Blakeney quay to see the Seals. There are also local swimming pools, soft play areas, ride on trains to the beach at Wells and 10 gauge electric trains and even sailing lessons are possible. There is also a Maize Maze through the summer in the local area. A babysitter can be arranged with advance warning for payment locally.
There are plenty of attractions for everyone else. These range from the stately home of Holkham Hall - with it's bygone cars exhibition, to bird watching at the many local visitors centres, out on the mud flats or even just in the fields 20yds from the cottage. There are many English Heritage, National Trust and independent stately homes in the local area including Sandringham - the British Queen's Norfolk residence. You can tour the state rooms, have tea in the grounds, buy her meat and pick her apples (in season) and attend many of the activities like the Christmas craft fair. Just a few minutes drive away is Pensthorpe Nature reserve home of BBC springwatch. It provides bug trails for kids and plenty of bird watching and wondering for adults.
For the active there are a few local sailing schools and many golf courses and a driving range nearby. The local town has a bowling alley. There is also local fishing lakes and a painting school for those who aren't as active. There is also horse riding and high trees walking for the even more adventurous.
The village itself is the hub of the local area. It has a couple of pubs with excellent restaurants, a few other local restaurants, one in the village and many within a short drive. And even the Michelin starred restaurant of Galton Blackiston 25 minutes or so away (you need to book most eateries in high season and especially this one all year around). The village has a vast array of shops including a butcher selling local game and produce, a bakery producing the famous 'blob', a chemist, a fabulous wine merchant, a general store, bookshops and many galleries and boutique clothing shops and even a hat shop. Everything you could possibly need is here, meaning that you don't have to drive if you don't want to!! The village has a produce fair in early July, Christmas lights are switched on at the end of November and many other events take place throughout the year - details in the monthly diary in the cottage.
And there is even a beauty salon providing massages for those that want a little pampering and a few tea shops for the rest to wait in while you're having your treatments.
How to get there
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Comprehensive instructions will be sent to you before arrival to ensure you can find your way to the cottage. The local bus service stops a little further down the road. A car isn't necessary for the area but is generally useful.
Activities near Burnham Market
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
04 Feb 2013
I went with friends for a long weekend in October, and talking with them last night about booking another break we realised just how much Sea Lavender had offered us. Everything we needed was there,... more
13 Jan 2013
We had never been to Norfolk before and travelled with no expectations. The cottage is absolutely beautiful - the end of a gorgeous norfolk stone terrace, very tastefully decorated throughout and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|xmas||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 610||-||-||4 Nights|
|low1||4 Jan 13||11 Jan 13||£ 270||-||-||1 Night|
|Low||11 Jan 13||15 Feb 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|half t1||15 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|low1||22 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 350||-||-||3 Nights|
|easter||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|mid||12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 400||-||-||3 Nights|
|half t2||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 585||-||-||1 Week|
|mid high||31 May 13||5 Jul 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|low high||5 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|high||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 660||-||-||1 Week|
|mid high||30 Aug 13||27 Sep 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|mid||27 Sep 13||18 Oct 13||£ 400||-||£ 93||3 Nights|
|half t3||18 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|low2||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 360||-||£ 84||3 Nights|
|xmas||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Short breaks very welcome from Sept to May - min 3 night stay or Fri pm until Sun night.
Price on chart for 3 nights - 70% of full week
4 nights - 80% of full week
5 nights - 90% of full week
We can accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or pay pal - GB pounds only.
£100 refundable damage deposit due with final payment - cheque will not be cashed unless cottage not returned in the state it is found. Or cash returned within 4 weeks.Book
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