The Drift

Brinton, North Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
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You can book this property from:

  • £564 per week
  • £81 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 6.8 miles
  • Pub 2.3 miles
  • Shop 2.7 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Garden fully enclosed but not dog secure.
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Picturesque, characterful and family friendly, The Drift is an attractive cottage tucked away in a small hamlet, yet close to many of north Norfolk’s best attractions, not least the coastline, much of which is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage, originally built in the 1850’s, makes a comfortable and cosy holiday home. The conservatory, the sitting room with a wood burner for cooler days and the attractive garden to the rear, create a year-round relaxing atmosphere and a warm welcome. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, whilst on the ground floor the conservatory overlooks the garden and the kitchen is well equipped. Dog friendly too, there are some lovely walks from the doorstep to enjoy and the award winning pub at Hunworth, The Hunny Bell, is close by. Shop: 4 miles/Pub: 2 miles

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, TV, DAB radio and woodburner
Dining Room with dining table and chairs and staircase to first floor
Kitchen with electric range cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
Conservatory with comfortable seating and french doors to the garden

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed and countryside views
Bedroom 3 with single bed and cot with mattress provided (bedding not provided)
Family Bathroom with shower over bath, washbasin and wc

Garden: Rear garden laid to lawn with small patio area and garden furniture.
Parking: Driveway parking for two cars.
Pets: Two well behaved pets welcome. Please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Heating: Oil fired central heating. 
Also provided: Towels. Wifi. Books and games. Highchair and cot with mattress (bedding not provided). Hairdryer. 
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Please note that the staircase in the cottage is a traditional Norfolk winder staircase, which is steep, should not be used by young children unless under supervision and may not suit the less mobile. Mobile reception – variable.

Brinton is well placed for exploring the splendid coastline and pretty country villages that abound in this beautiful part of Norfolk. There is excellent walking and cycling along quiet lanes with many footpaths to explore. The sea and coastal marshes are only six miles away and two magnificent sandy beaches, backed with pine woods with plenty of walks and cycle trails, can be found a little further along the coast at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham; easily accessible in a short drive. The town of Holt offers boutique shopping, a great food store and plenty of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants to discover. Whilst here do not miss out on a scenic steam railway journey along the coast to Sheringham. National Trust houses at Felbrigg and Blickling and glorious parkland at Sheringham should also be on your ‘to do’ list.


The cottage was lovely, and in a peaceful location which made it perfect for a relaxing holiday, whilst it was also close to all ameneties. The welcome pack was a bonus too with some thoughtful products which we also purchased again locally, The cottage could have done with a vacuum on the back bedroom ceilings and behind the bedside cabinets in the same room as this was only apparent when putting the bedside lights on in the evening and might put someone off,but not us! The log burner would benefit from some wood as a starter pack as it was cold on an evening and there was non supplied. All in all a fab holiday and we shall definitely return to the drift.

Mrs Julie P,

Really nice cottage, well equipped and great location. However, we did find that the cleanliness needed some attention..some dust and cobwebs and we had to wash all of the pots and cutlery before using them. Just suggestions - Some basics like salt and pepper (!) might be good if you're not providing any kind of welcome packs and perhaps some cushions for the outside chairs?

Mr Martin H,

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

Mrs Suna K,

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.

Mr Deryck H,

Firstly, I don't do recommendations. In my opinion, your communications are rather cold and officious. Not quite offending, but almost there. The only message I received from yourselves whilst on holiday was one informing that I had to leave by 10:00am ... ... or else. Our arrival didn't start well, our vehicle (a Honda CRV) wouldn't fit through the gate posts onto the parking area, there was no firewood available (however, it did arrive the next day), the TV aerial had been removed and took a few hours to resolve. The hygiene of the mattress is questionable, could do with a good clean or replacement. We "warmed" to the place thereafter, and enjoyed our stay.

Mr Steven B,

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 cottage companies. Other than that we were very pleased with this wonderful and relaxing cottage.

Mrs Julie P,

Inaccurate details regarding parking for 2 vehicles on the driveway due to scaffolding. No welcome pack which we have received at other properties that we have stayed at with other companies. Cottage was comfortable in a picturesque village.

Mrs Jennifer L,

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.

Mrs Daniela M,

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 park 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.

Mr S,

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!

Past Customer,

What a lovely cottage in a quiet and beautiful hamlet. Two lovely walks from Brinton to Thornage, with streams and covered in wild garlic and bluebells when we were on it - magical. The other one down the lane from Brinton to Gunthorpe where we saw lots of hares also wild Primrose which were beautiful. We recommend the Hunnybell for Sunday lunch also cookies at Salthouse, seafood anywhere - cash is taken no cards.

Past Customer,

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!)

Past Customer,

lovely cottage. Watch out for 1. deer and woodpeckers in the garden 2. your head on the door, you'll see which door!

Past Customer,

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 we 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

Past Customer,

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

Past Customer,

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

Past Customer,

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

Past Customer,

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

Past Customer,

Lovely cottage. Watch out for deer and woodpeckers in the garden also your head on the door, you'll see which door!

Past Customer,

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 property 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.

Previous Customer,