Sandpiper Cottage is a Holiday Cottage in Thornham

Sleeping Arrangements

4 singles OR 2 super kingsize (zip and link beds).

Inside the cottage

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DOGS WELCOME £25 fee. (Dogs are not permitted upstairs)

Bedding and welcome hospitality pack included.

Saturday change over

* Well behaved pet welcome
* Private courtyard parking
* WiFi - free
* Close to Nature reserves and walks
* Delicatessen - Newspapers, groceries, cafe
* 2 Comfortable super king sized beds OR 4 singles,
* Freeview TV/DVD in each bedroom
* 3 Excellent pubs/restaurants within walking distance
* Bathroom with over bath shower, wc
* Patio door to enclosed west/sunset facing garden,
* Barbecue and picnic table
* Freeview tv/dvd player
* Mini CD/Radio sound system in lounge
* Pitch and putt
* Tennis Court nearby
* West facing Lounge
* Board games
* Playing fields, sandpit, swing, slide
* Beams in bedrooms
* Library of books, cd's and films
* Dinning table - seat four
* Well equipped kitchen - dishwasher, fridge (inc freezer),
* Ironing facilities, microwave, slow cooker
* Bed linen supplied
* All Electric heating included
* Feature welcome Basket

We offer an off peak rate of £330 per week running from the end of November through to February half term (with the exception of Christmas and New Year).


"Hi Karan
Just to say we had the most fabulous week in your lovely, cosy cottage!! We enjoyed it, the girls had a lovely little break and the dogs loved the space out the back - brilliant!!

Cottage had everything could possibly need. It was lovely and warm, lots of hot water and such comfy beds too! Weather was great most of the time and we had some great walks on the beaches, bird spotting and just chilling in the back garden in your garden chairs - so good!

Thank you so much for the welcome basket - v much appreciated and very kind of you :)

We'd love to return soooooooooooooon !!!

Kind regards


"We stayed for a few days well needed break and what a lovely cottage, we felt so at home. The welcome basket with wine and chocolates was a really nice surprise. Karan was an absolute pleasure to speak to, especially when we went to the wrong sandpiper cottage and made a panicked call! Totally recommend a stay here, we are definitely returning." Debbie W.

We first went to Sandpiper Cottage six years ago on the recommendation of a bird watching friend.
We love it so much, we keep on going back.

In a way, it has become home from home because it is so superbly located for some of the best birding sites, beaches, old harbours and everything else that's so stunning about the North Norfolk coast.

After an active day in the outdoors, you really couldn't find a cosier, more welcoming cottage to come back to.

As they say down Norfolk way ....... PERFICK.

Frank and Sheila

Kind Regards,
Alan and Valerie H.

We have had many holidays in sandpiper and we have loved everyone, we never want to leave!! It’s very comfortable, cosy, the welcome pack is second to none, great to come back to after day out, central for good pubs, beach walking and bird watching at Titchwell.

Thank you Sandpiper!!, see you next year. Jane and Len. Sheffield

Super cottage, has everything you need for a good holiday, very comfortable, and well situated to explore the Norfolk Coast.

You can easily to walk to the local Deli to pick up provisions and have a light meal.

In fact, we enjoyed our holiday so much at Sandpiper, on arriving home; we immediately booked for next year!

Gill H.

We really love this cottage and its surroundings; we have holidayed here for the last three years and have already booked for next year. We love walking, birds, the Norfolk coast, and we can enjoy all these here in abundance. The cottage is very comfortable, and there is nothing better than sitting in the garden and watching the Oyster Catchers on the large expanse of lawn at the back of the cottages. It’s great to use the convenience of the nearby Deli for coffees, breakfasts etc., and to make use of the several excellent eating-houses in walking distance. In short we cannot wait to be back.
Colin and Di Thompson.

We have visited Sandpiper on several occasions now and will keep coming back. It is a lovely cosy cottage with all the necessary comforts you need for a truly relaxing holiday.

Tess, the spaniel, really loves it and the walks close by. It is situated in a nice quiet village with pubs and eating houses within walking distance. Thanks to Karan and Vic for letting out this lovely cottage.
Christine Carter

Sandpiper has been a "must" on our holiday calendar for more than 15 years - and rightly so. The cosy cottage with its sumptuous beds, welcome basket of goodies (courtesy of Vic and Karan) and pleasant setting makes for a relaxing environment. Situated on the outskirts of the attractive little village of Thornham, it is ideal for touring the sights of North Norfolk. Or, for those with an interest in wildlife, it makes a perfect stepping stone to the nearby reserves of Titchwell, Holme, Cley and the famous Holkham and Wells woods where rare birds frequently pause in their migrational travels. One holiday at Sandpiper and you will want to migrate back there again yourself!

Anne and Terry

"Dogs Welcome"

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town, USA, he planned to visit on his holiday. He wrote: "I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"

An immediate reply came from the hotel

Owner, who wrote: "Sir: I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly, and I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too!."

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Outside and garden

* Private Playing field and courtyard parking
* Close to Nature reserves and walks
* Delicatessen - Newspapers, groceries, cafe
* Licensed Eric's Fish and Chip shop
* Patio door to enclosed garden and barbecue
* Pitch and putt
* Tennis Court nearby
* West facing Lounge
* 3 Excellent pubs/restaurants within walking distance

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Surrounding area

This self-catering North Norfolk cosy and comfortable cottage is ideal for bird watchers, dog friendly whilst being ideally situated for the local shop, fish and chip shop, pick your own fruit, pubs, restaurants walks, beaches and nature reserves such as Titchwell and Snettisham.

Close by there is an excellent delicatessen and cafe which sells newspapers, superb food and groceries. The Lifeboat Inn and The Chequers Inn, offer superb food and service. Also the renown Orange Tree pub and restaurant is superb

Local eateries in Thornham include
The Deli
The Lifeboat Inn
The Old Coach House
The Orange Tree
Eric's Fish and Chips - Licensed

Places to visit
Sandringham Estate
Hunstanton and Surrounding area
Norfolk Lavender
Bircham Windmill
RSPB - Titchwell
RSPB - Snettisham
Holkham Hall
Enjoy North Norfolk
Sail Craft Sea School
Peddars Way - National Trail
Burnham Market

Village Website

Inner Strength
If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,
through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
Then you are probably the family dog!

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up,it's just a dog,"
or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog."
hey don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for
"just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog,"
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog"
gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog,"
then you will probably understand phrases like
"just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.

Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks
and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and
diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog",
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog",
just smile -- because they "just don't understand."
Author Unknown

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Deal Period Minimum Stay Pricing
Sat 16 December - Sat 23 December 7 nights min Best pubs, deli RSPB walks, cafe, fish & chips, marshes £345
Sat 23 December - Sat 30 December 7 nights min Best pubs, deli RSPB walks, cafe, fish & chips, marshes £585
Sat 30 December - Sat 6 January 7 nights min Best pubs, deli RSPB walks, cafe, fish & chips, marshes £585
Sat 10 February - Sat 17 February 7 nights min Best pubs, deli RSPB walks, cafe, fish & chips, marshes £380
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Sandpiper Cottage in Thornham

The best pubs, walks, bird watching, Deli, Fish and Chips, private courtyard, wifi, open playing field to rear, dog friendly :).

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Approximate Pricing: £345 - £760 per week

Ask the owner, Karan and Vic Harris a question...


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