Sexton's Cottage in Thornage
Sexton's Cottage is a celebrated artist's cottage with a great deal of charm and individuality, created from two 18th century, flint and brick village cottages, one of which originally belonged to the sexton.
It retains its traditional character, with beamed rooms, and is furnished in sympathetic style, with genuine antiques and a working harmonium. It has a bright sitting room and modern kitchen-dining room. Numerous original paintings hang on the walls, and there are many curious features such as small arched niches with ethnic carvings.
The sitting room has a traditional fireplace, flat screen TV and DVD player . All the rooms face south and are constantly bathed in sunlight. There is a wide, open-tread staircase leading to a bright landing off which are the three bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC .
The cottage has a modern, well equipped kitchen, with traditional crockery and is fully centrally heated. It is carpeted throughout apart from the kitchen, bathroom and WC which are tiled.
There is a library with a wide range of books, and a comprehensive file of local attractions is kept in the cottage.
The cottage is non-smoking and pets are not allowed except by prior arrangement.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 single, bathroom, separate WC. Beamed sitting room, bright kitchen-diningroom
The cottage is down a short path so it is off the road, and has extensive views across the countryside. It has a sunny raised garden with flower borders and fruiting vines and a large secluded orchard with numerous fruit trees including apple, pear, plum, damson, peach and cherry, Guests are invited to pick and eat the fruit from all the trees and the grapes from the vine.
Parking is in the orchard, where there is room for two cars.
Thornage is an attractive conservation flint village in rolling farmland, only four miles from the sea and two miles from the attractive market town of Holt. The village scenes from the film, The Go-Between, were shot on the village green. The church is particularly fine and sheep graze in the churchyard. The village pub has unfortunately closed, but there is a delighful gastro pub a mile away in Hunworth, and many other fine restaurants in the area.
There are beaches, cliff walks, sailing, fishing, riding and plenty of architectural interest. It is excellent for undisturbed walking and cycling. There is outstanding bird-watching in the many coastal and marshland areas, and the vast, safe sandy beach of Holkham is within easy reach, as well as the quaint old-fashioned resorts of Sheringham, and Cromer (with its famous 'end of the pier show') and the ancient fishing ports of Wells, Blakeney and Cley.
Stody (1 mile away)
Briningham (1 mile away)
Letheringsett (2 miles away)
Briston (2 miles away)
£72 - £135 per day
£290 - £540 per week