House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Located in the heart of the pretty north Norfolk village of Thornham this luxurious 4 bedroom property offers the perfect holiday retreat. The Gables comprises of almost 4,000sq ft of traditional accommodation with all the modern luxuries. The down stairs reception areas flow from room to room around a most impressive central staircase that leads to a galleried landing off which is each of the bedrooms that all have their own en-suite bathrooms.

Master Bedroom (The Hoste)- Large double room with super king-sized double bed and ensuite bathroom with free standing bath and shower. Window overlooking the garden with glimpses of the coast beyond.

Bedroom 2 (Le-Strange) - Large double room with super king-sized double bed and ensuite bathroom. Window overlooking front lawn.

Bedroom 3 (Gin Trap)- Large double room with twin beds and ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 4 (The Life Boat) - Large double room with super king sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Overlooking rear garden.

The Entrance Hall provides spacious entrance area with a separate boot room and cloakroom.

Fully equipped and stylish kitchen with solid wood units and polished granite work surfaces and twin ceramic butler's sinks with a matching island unit. Equipment includes, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and electric cooking range.

Utility Room
A large utility room which includes a washing machine, cupboards and drawers matching those in the kitchen with polished granite work surfaces and Belfast sink.

Dining Room
This room has a bay window and ceiling beams and a formal walnut dining table that seats 8 guests.

Garden Room
This wonderfully light room has a double height vaulted ceiling with Gallery and velux windows above. French doors open to the garden and there are comfortable chairs and sofa's to read and relax on and a flat screen TV.

Drawing Room
This large room includes comfy sofas and chairs to enjoy the wood burner which has an ornate moulded surround and flagged hearth. There are double doors leading to the garden room and double doors leading to the dinning room.

Family Room
Oak posts divide this room from the kitchen, with oak beams (that originate from the docklands old tea warehouses) to the ceiling and windows over-looking the garden. There is a large wooden table that can cater for up to 10 guests, a Bose Stereo and CD player and a large flat screen TV and DVD/Blu-ray player in this room.

Underfloor heating is throughout the whole of the ground floor as well as an open fire place to the Drawing Room. Upstairs is heated via radiators. There is also a seating area within the galleried landing providing distant sea views.

A path runs along each side of the house through wrought iron gates to the rear garden. This is laid out with a flagged terrace leading to a lawn bordered by beds of shrubs and young trees. The entire site is bordered by a brick, chalk and flint wall and gated rear garden. Patio furniture is provided.

Double wrought-iron electric gates provide access from the road and open to provide a block-set driveway with ample car space to the front of the property for 4 cars.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 50 km, Nearest railway: Kings Lynn 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (3), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Garden A path runs along each side of the house through wrought-iron gates to the rear garden. This is laid out with a flagged terrace leading to a lawn bordered by beds of shrubs and young trees. The entire site is bordered by a brick, chalk and flint wall. Patio furniture is provided.Parking Double wrought-iron electric gates provide access from the road and open to provide a block-set driveway with ample car space to the front of the property.Dog Kennel A dog kennel is proved outside the front of the house.

Further details

Bookings from 3 days are accepted and the changeover day is friday

The East Anglia region

The famous Broads, the wild and wonder-filled beaches, the huge skies: Norfolk is a remote and inspiring corner of England, just a couple of hours from London. This flat-as-a-pancake county is filled with historical houses and wild countryside, and criss-crossed with waterways. It also has perhaps the most fascinating, breathtaking and romantic coastline in the country.


Thornham itself has 4 excellent pubs / restaurants that are all bar one are within easy walking distance of The Gables. These are:

The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham - The Lifeboat Inn on the North Norfolk Coast has been trading since the 16th Century it has recently been taken over by the famous television chef Marco Pierre-White. The Inn's original character has been carefully preserved throughout. This wonderful country pub contains several unique areas such as our very popular AA rossetted restaurant, the friendly and welcoming lounge with a lovely open fireplace, the bright and warming conservatory and our traditional, history soaked bar.

The Orange Tree, Thornham - The Orange Tree is a contemporary dining pub, located in the centre of Thornham. It has recently been listed in the top 20 of all dining pubs in the UK by Eat Out Magazine, and is now recognised as one of the best places to eat in North Norfolk. The food is all from locally sourced produce and served in an al fresco dining area or alternatively in large garden area. There is also a children's playground, perfect for warm summer afternoons and evenings.

The Coach House, Thornham - This is the sister pub to The Lifeboat Inn which is just a short 5 minute walk away on route to the village. The Old Coach House is a country pub with a mediterranean style. It offers 2 bar areas with tables and sofas, a lounge and a Pizza Pie restaurant. Outside is a large patio area offering extensive seating in a delightful south facing sun trap where you can sit and enjoy watching the world go by. There is also a rear patio area with garden furniture, patio heaters and table umbrellas. There is also a children's play area.

The Yurt, Drove Orchards, Thornham - This is a truly uniquie and new concept based in round semi-permanent tent with coned roof that provides a warm welcoming environment. The food is simple and locally sourced and reasonably priced.

Outside of Thornham we would also recommend:

The Hoste Arms, Burnham Market - The Hoste Arms is a 17th Century Coaching Inn situated on the village green in the village of Burnham Market or 'Chelsea-Next-the-Sea' as it is commonly known these days. The Hoste offers a fine dining experience along with the traditional pub element and areas to relax and enjoy afternoon tea.

The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe - The White Horse is situated on the marshland at Brancaster Staithe, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and the restaurant offer outstanding views over the Marshes. There is an extensive menu of local cuisine with seafood specialities and seasonal shellfish.


North Norfolk is famous for its long, white sandy beaches such as those at Holkham, Wells and Brancaster - the setting for pop videos, movies and lots of happy family days out. The wide beaches are washed by safe shallow waters and are perfect for sunbathers, swimmers and those looking for plenty of space to play.
The beach and surrounding marshes at Thornham provide a beautiful area for walking and forms part of the Norfolk Coast Path. Many well known spots can be located on route to the beach from the marshes along the 'bank' including the famous Thornham Stumps and Boat House.

Further along the coast, Mundesley is a 'Blue Flag' beach where children can paddle safely in tidal pools and the pebbly beach at Sheringham has also won a Blue Flag award for its cleanliness.

As you drive along the North Norfolk coast road you are bound to discover your own favourite beach.

Hunstanton and its Beach is famous for its striped cliffs and is otherwise known as Sunny Hunny. The beach and cliffs face west which means they capture the sunshine and are the perfect spots for viewing some spectacular sunsets.
The shallow beach runs for two miles along the coast to Brancaster and the tide can go out a mile, allowing rock pools to appear around the groynes.