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The Drift

Brinton, Norfolk
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
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At a glance

  • A traditional Norfolk cottage set in a peaceful rural village
  • Featuring a warming wood burner, exposed beams and a lovely conservatory
  • Within east reach of Holt, Fakenham and the Norfolk coastline

Property code: OC-2061

A rural retreat in the pretty hamlet of Brinton, this stunning cottage is perfect for all the family (including your four-legged family members) with plenty of space in three bedrooms, a conservatory, a living room, and large garden. It’s close to the stunning North Norfolk coast with wonderful towns, villages, and attractions to visit nearby.

The cottage has lots of its original charm and character, with stylish interiors and gorgeous period features throughout. Snuggle up in the cosy living room with the wood burner roaring and Fido dozing next to it. Next door is the dining room for spending memorable mealtimes together, and a good-sized kitchen with everything you need to cook up a storm, including an electric Range cooker. There’s extra space to relax with a good book or do some birdwatching in the conservatory overlooking the garden with French doors outside. Up the traditional Norfolk winder staircase are the gorgeous bedrooms, two doubles and a single with a bed and a cot for the little one. Before bed, have some me time in the rolltop bath in the family bathroom. Head outside with your morning cuppa or evening tipple and sit in the sunshine, the garden is enclosed so the children and pups can come and go freely.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, you’ll find picturesque walks nearby including a 2-mile amble to the pub at Hunworth village. Explore the beaches and salt marshes at the coast (6 miles), there are gorgeous sandy beaches at Wells-next-the-Sea (11 miles) and Holkham (13 miles) and a beautiful walk between the two. Holt (4 miles) is home to art galleries and antique shops, and the collection at the National Trust Felbrigg Hall (12 miles) and the Jacobean Blickling Hall (11 miles) make interesting days out.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave
  • TV, DAB radio
  • Wood burner 
  • Highchair and cot with mattress 
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Driveway parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 7 miles, pub, 2.5 miles, shop 3 miles
  • Please note the traditional Norfolk winder staircase is steep so may not be suitable for some guests; children should be supervised
  • Please note charging electric cars with a power lead is not permitted
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Samantha Van Zyl

This property is personally managed by Samantha.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elise 29th May 2024

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The drift is a lovely little cottage in a quiet and picturesque village. We stayed there in March and enjoyed a very pleasant and relaxing week. It has two good sized bedrooms and one single room just large enough for a bed but no other furniture. The lounge was cosy and we lit the wood burning stove on several occasions. The kitchen was well equipRead moreped but lacking a dishwasher. The stairs were steep but not as bad as some Norfolk cottages I have stayed in. The main issue for me was that this cottage was advertised as having an enclosed garden safe for children and pups but when I arrived I noticed after a quick inspection that there were large areas of fencing that were almost nonexistent. I had to keep my dog on the lead whenever we went outside, otherwise he could have escaped to next doors garden and beyond. I would think twice about staying there again but only for this reason. Otherwise I would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 14th May 2024

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Reviewed by Nicola 2nd April 2024

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Spent an amazing week at this gorgeous, cosy and luxurious cottage. The log burner was wonderful on a cooler night and we had great fun hunting for logs in the woods we passed. A perfect cottage in a perfect location for visiting all that Norfolk has to offer. Cant wait to stay there again.

Reviewed by Emma 30th December 2023

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Absolutely amazing time and beautiful cottage along with the small quaint village. Would recommend a stay in the drift. Great quality bedding and towels. The log fire made our stay .

Reviewed by Jan 12th December 2023

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Reviewed by Harriet 5th December 2023

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Reviewed by Celia 25th November 2023

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Whilst the property is old on entering it smelt musty. There were flies in the bedroom overlooking the garden. A seat in the bedroom would have been nice so that you can dry your hair. I was surprised there was not even a pint of milk in the fridge to welcome you. This the first property I have rented that had nothing!!!

Reviewed by Adam 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Diane 8th October 2023

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Reviewed by David 24th September 2023

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Reviewed by Carl 19th September 2023

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Quiet, nice location in rural hamlet. Quaint, comfortable cottage, plenty big enough for 4 adults and a child. The stairs lead up from steps in the dining room and are quite steep and turn onto the landing. Beaches within 40 mins drive, local woodland at Holt for dog walking 5 mins drive away (parking charges apply). Lovely little cafe in car parRead morek serving drinks, ice creams cakes and breakfast rolls. Lots to do and visit locally. Property very warm even with no heating on. Lots of hot water for a relaxing bath after a busy day walking. Friendly neighbours and locals. Will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by David 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Kim 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Daniela 20th May 2023

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The property was really comfortable and honestly felt like a home-from-home. The location was perfect for peace and quiet but close to the coast and Holt, a nearby market town.

Reviewed by Phil 7th May 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 17th April 2023

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We have stayed at this cottage before, the only disappointment on this occasion was no welcome provisions like in the previous year! This really did make a difference last year so going forward I would suggest that this is included for when guest arrive, especially if they are travelling some distance and it makes you stand out from other cottageRead more companies. Other than that we were very pleased with this wonderful and relaxing cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 4th November 2022

thank you for a nice couple of days in the property. Lovely part the UK and we were lucky with the weather. Thank you again

Reviewed by Deryck 1st November 2022

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The property was perfect for our needs and we had a super week. There is so much to do in the area apart from spending time on the beach.

Reviewed by Suna 15th October 2022

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Norfolk Stairs and low headroom on stairs and doorways are a problem but love the cottage.

Reviewed by Anonymous 22nd September 2022

stayed for three nights for a 20th wedding anniversary lovely stay cosy cottage thank you

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd September 2022

The cottage is lovely! The house is nice and cosy with lots of room for settling in. The cottage is not too far from the beach and a few other little villages you should definitely have a look around in!

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th August 2022

lovely cottage in a relaxing location. Enjoyed a four night stay. Would recommend Wells next to sea it's worth the walk to the sand dunes

Reviewed by Anonymous 22nd July 2022

we have had such a lovely week. The cottage is so beautifully decorated and well equipped. We've loved the box of books, (well the kids have!) The Stairgate is very much appreciated, as is the group blind. We've had so much fun at the beach, (Wells plus Sheringham) we loved the steam museum at Thursford, and a lovely Blickling hall. The only thing Read morewe suggest is the summer duvets as it's been so very hot this week! We've had a truly wonderful family holiday thank you so much big highlight was the steam train Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 4th July 2022

The Drift is in a great location for exploring the Norfolk coast, within 30 minutes drive of most attractions. It has a quiet village location. I chose this property because the 2 main bedrooms are roughly the same size, with comfortable beds. The additional single room was ideal for the young child in our party. I was impressed how well the properRead morety was set up for welcoming a baby guest, with highchair, travel cot and all the other paraphernalia. The kitchen was well appointed with quality pots etc. There's a place to sit and eat outside; a bit of a sun trap. Communication from the agent was excellent and the price was good value. I would use the property again, and recommend it to my friends. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st July 2022

Enjoyed a comfortable week in the sweet cottage. Brought the bicycles, Norfolk is ideal cycling territory up to the coast and Burnham Priory plus Walsingham - interesting whether or not you're a catholic

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st July 2022

we've enjoyed a comfortable week in this sweet cottage. Bought the bicycles. Norfolk is ideal cycling territory. Up to the coast + Binham Priory + ( Walsingham interesting whether you're catholic or not!)

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