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Clare Cottage

Gunthorpe - North Norfolk Coast

An enchanting traditional Norfolk family holiday home, with open fire and its own private meadow with church views.
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
£661 - £1135 per week *


A little bit of countryside magic can be found at Clare Cottage. Set in a tranquil spot, in the renowned Glaven Valley, it has its own meadow with a stream, pond, bulrushes and a lovely view of the village Church. It is a beautiful, natural habitat for the whole family to enjoy and one of the best ways is to take a seat on the logs by the campfire for a picnic and a bit of marshmallow toasting. The charm of the cottage inside, will not escape you either. With beams, exposed brick walls and an open fire in the living room, this light-filled spacious house is well equipped. For the enthusiastic cook there is a range cooker in the kitchen, perfect for making delicious meals to take out onto the terrace on warmer days and there is plenty of room for all the family with additional sleeping facilities in the Snug/Games Room if needed. Clare Cottage has a unique setting overlooking its meadow and the countryside beyond so don’t forget to spend some time looking out for barn owls, local deer and enjoying the peace and quiet this delightful holiday home can offer. Shop: 1 mile Pub: 2 miles.

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room/Dining Room with comfortable seating, open fire, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player, video player, dining table
Kitchen with electric range cooker with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
Utility/Boot Room/Hallway washing machine, tumble dryer
Snug/Games Room/Bedroom 4 with 2’6” stackable bed which can be converted into two single beds or a double bed (please request upon booking. Extra beds are charged at £15 per person)
Bathroom or (en-suite to Bedroom 4) with bath and hand held shower over, washbasin and wc

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with a king size bed
Bedroom 2 with king size bed
Bedroom 3 with two sets of adult sized bunk beds
Family Shower Room with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc

Garden: Large garden with lawns, patio terrace, charcoal barbecue, garden log burner, table and chairs, private meadow with church views.
Parking: Driveway for four cars. 
Heating: GFCH, open fire with fuel pack. 
Also provided: WiFi, Welcome pack, Towels. Books and games. Radio Hairdryer, Stairgate, Toddler high chair, Travel cot, iPod dock. Additional fridge/freezer and garage for bike storage.
Notes: This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. Children should be supervised at all times when close to water and near the muddy ditches that act as the boundary to the neighbouring property. There are sheep in the field to keep the grass down intermittently over the season.

Gunthorpe is a small quiet, pretty village just a stone’s throw from the beautiful market town of Holt, a haven for retail therapy full of independent boutiques shops, cafes and galleries. Clare Cottage is six miles from the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, go on a seal trip from Blakeney Quay or visit the Norfolk Wildlife Trusts’ Cley Marshes Reserve for some brilliant bird watching. There are some stunningly beautiful beaches here too, try out Holkham or Wells-next-the-Sea, with their vast sandy spaces backed by dunes and pinewoods. Along the coast there are excellent pubs and restaurants who specialize in serving locally sourced food; needless to say there is super seafood, Brancaster Mussels and Cromer Crabs to name but a few. The historic cathedral city of Norwich makes a great day out; here you will find a huge selection of independent shops, theatres, museums and restaurants. Enjoy family days out at Pensthope Natural Park just a few miles away and seek out the children’s indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, lakes and wildlife along the way. There is plenty to do within easy reach of the cottage – come and explore!


  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • WiFi
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Games room/table
  • 6 miles from the coast
  • 1 mile from nearest pub
  • 2 miles from nearest shop



On behalf of my family I would like you to know how much we enjoyed our stay at Clare Cottage. It was an annual event to gather our closest family together and share fun. Clare Cottage not only was presented in an excellent fashion but also ideally suited adults and children alike. The terrace was not only used for relaxing, it also became a castle or a magical kingdom. We know Norfolk well and enjoy its wide variety of coastline, terrain and activities with the beach being the main focus. The historical information and the local links added to our understanding and appreciation of Gunthorpe. Thank you.The Sykes Party - 1st June 2018
The cottage was amazing, it felt huge. Considering we were a party of 8, the property felt really spacious. The lounge was big, with plenty of space to sit around the gorgeous log fire and the dining table sat all 8 of us which was fabulous. There was also a play room and a huge utility area. The grounds made for a perfect Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday morning. The back garden was split into 4 main areas: the left hand side of the house has a really amazing stone bench and table creation with views of the lovely flowers. The right hand side has a huge wild area with space around it, the children loved it because they could run around it, it acted like a track. The south of the garden was perfect for our games of Croquet and you could walk down to the bottom where there is a bridge and stream. It was perfect for playing pooh sticks! Then past the gate a huge field full of Mumma Sheep and their baby lambs. It was so amazing waking up and watching the little lambs bouncing all over the field. For the full blog review - please visit http://mummyconstant.com/?s=clare+cottageSonia Constant - 6th April 2018