Centrally located in the beautiful sailing village of Burnham Overy Staithe, positioned well back from the road, Avocet Cottage is just 2 minutes walk from the natural tidal harbour & coastal path (launching for guests own water-craft is available) and 1 minute walk to The Hero, a welcoming & dog-friendly pub/restaurant, with locally sourced quality produce, seasonal menus and a great selection of craft beers, wines and spirits.
Take the coastal footpath to the vast expanse of the Holkham award winning sandy beach at Gun Hill (20 min walk) Where there are many beautiful birds and wildlife to see on the way (look out for the hares)
Take a walk along the creek at low tide to the nature reserve at Scolt Head Island. For the less energetic, wait for high tide & catch the ferry (Summer only)
Or join those in the know, for a swim at low tide at bank hole (we call it the Burnham Overy Staithe lido!)
Here are just a few of the things to do locally:-
The beautiful Georgian town of Burnham Market (1.5 miles) – nice array of shops and restaurants.
Holkham Hall deer park and lakes (3 miles) – privately owned 18th century country house with amazing grounds and many events , Holkham Estate always does things well,
Wells-Next-The-Sea (5 miles) – with it’s well known coloured beach hut lined beach, array of shops and cafe’s and award winning French’s fish and chip shop, plus many beautiful country houses
Sandringham Country Estate – (15 miles) the much loved country retreat of Elizabeth 11, set in 20 000 acres.
Houghton Hall and Gardens (13 miles) – Lavish mansion built for Britains first prime minister, and hosting wonderful annual exhibitions
Felbrigg Hall (NT -25 miles) – 17th century English country house noted for its Jacobean architecture and fine Georgian interior
Blickling Hall (NT- 26 miles) – 15th Century stately home to the Bolelyn family, with many stories to tell
Plenty of bird watching at
RSPB Titchwell (6.5 miles) Blessed with diverse habitats, including reedbeds, saltmarsh and fresh water lagoons, well known for breeding Avocets, and access to sandy beach with views across the wash
Pensthorpe Natural Park (14 miles) wildlife, bird watchers and family day out with outdoor and indoor adventure play grounds and great cafe
RSPB Snettisham (18miles) Panoramic views across saline lagoons, salt marsh and mud flats that make up The Wash. Known for it’s late Summer onwards – tens of thousands of wading birds take flight as they escape the incoming high tides