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Calendar Cottage - Norfolk

Thornham, Norfolk
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A large Norfolk cottage with indoor heated pool and sauna
  • Perfect for visiting nature reserves at Titchwell and Holme Dunes
  • Ideal for keen walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, golfers and nature-lovers
Property code: KT028

This traditional, spacious and cosy 19th century cottage is perfectly situated overlooking a quaint village green in the heart of picturesque Thornham, near the beautiful northwest coast of Norfolk.

This lovely cottage overlooks Thornham village green and is close to a fine choice of pubs and restaurants. Situated in the heart of the tranquil Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is renowned for the salt marsh which offers fabulous opportunities for birdwatchers to spot wildfowl and birds of prey. The famous RSPB reserve at Titchwell Marsh is only a few miles away, offering a lovely sandy beach and views out over the Wash. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s excellent Holme Dunes site is only a mile away. Within easy reach are popular market towns including King’s Lynn and Fakenham. This is a wonderful area to explore, and perfect for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, photographers, artists, golfers and sightseers.

On entering this wonderful Norfolk brick, flint and ""chalk lump"" built cottage, you will find yourself in the hallway where you can kick off your boots, this leads into the spacious and welcoming lounge. This sunny and inviting room has a bay window, beamed ceiling, large feature fireplace with a traditional wood burner, TV/DVD, video and plenty of comfy seating. Exploring further you will find a lovely dining room, which seats up to ten guests and has a feature fireplace, and which leads into a pretty sun room where you can sit back and relax. Heading into the kitchen area you will find it fully equipped with an electric oven with extractor, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. Exploring the ground floor further you will find a spacious twin bedroom with TV. There is also a ground-floor shower and WC. Going upstairs to the first floor you will find four further cosy bedrooms. There are two twin rooms, one of which overlooks the garden and has an en-suite shower room with WC. There are also two double rooms: the first overlooks the front of the house and has a wash basin and an en-suite shower room (please note: no WC). The other double room offers a four-poster bed and a wash basin. There is also a family bathroom complete with bath and WC.

The property also features its own heated indoor swimming pool which is housed to the rear of the house and accessed from outside. The pool is approximately 12 x 7 metres. There are two changing rooms with showers and WCs, and a 'pay-as-you-use' sauna for guests is available in the pool house.

Stepping outside you can relax in the delightful fully enclosed garden, which is laid to lawn with shrubs and a paved patio area with garden furniture, where you can unwind and dine al fresco. Off-road parking is available for at least three cars on a large gravel drive.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 double rooms (1 with four-poster bed) and 3 twin rooms
  • 4 bathrooms, 1 with bath and WC (no shower), 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 en-suite shower room (no WC), 1 wit h shower and WC
  • Fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and electric hob / oven with extractor
  • Wood Burner in lounge, wood is provided for the first night only
  • TV/DVD, video in lounge, TV in master bedroom and downstairs bedroom
  • Towels not included
  • No internet provided
  • Fully enclosed garden with paved patio area and garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for at least 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Heated indoor swimming pool with changing areas and showers
  • Sauna (pay as you go)
  • The phone signal is not good from the house
  • Pub, shop, church and beach within walking distance
  • Fakenham 18 miles, Wells-next-the-Sea 13 miles, King’s Lynn 22 miles
  • Use of pool included in rental price from Easter to October half term and for full week Christmas and New Year Bookings. Pool hire costs outside of these dates, if required, are £300 per booking

This property is personally managed by Lee.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Graham 15th November 2019

Calendar Cottage is ideally placed for long or short walks, drives, great bird watching or visits to some fine pubs and restaurants. The coast is never far away wherever you wander, and the cottage is a warm, friendly retreat after days out. With plenty of room for ten, never feeling you are crowded at all a good sized front room, and kitchen/dininRead moreg room with a large table for meals, and games. The swimming pool is a big bonus with four showers. It needs a little TLC, but I loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 25th October 2019

Fab cottage. The kids loved the pool!! Totally secure garden for dogs. Good location with nice pub opposite and a lovely walk to the beach. Slightly damp in the downstairs bedroom. But overall lovely clean cottage. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Hannah 24th September 2019

We took a family trip to the Norfolk Coast and this was in the perfect location. In walking distance to pubs, restaurants,shops and the beach this was all we could ask for. Very easy to find too! The pool was why we booked it...looks exactly like it does on the pictures was lovely! The house is in need of some TLC and some modernisation but it is aRead more lovely place to stay. Lovely touches from the owners leaving a box of biscuits. The only thing I would want to improve on was the cleanliness. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 9th August 2019

Had a nice stay in Calendar Cottage. Comfortable seating. Kitchen very well equipped. Nicely set out pool area with sauna and changing rooms. Found the heated pool a bit on the cool side, thats with the heat on max. Large enclosed garden area for dogs.

Reviewed by Emma 2nd August 2019

The cottage is in a fabulous location in a stunning village. It has loads of potential but the decor is very tired and it was not as clean as we would have liked. A little money spent on flooring and bathrooms would transform the place. We had a great week because Norfolk is amazing!

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