Reading Room Cottage

Overstrand, North Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Cosy and characterful, enjoy this lovely retreat on north Norfolk’s coast.  Hear the gulls cry, smell the sea air and in a few short strides you can be on the beach.

You can book this property from:

  • £565 per week
  • £81 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Tucked away down a small flint walled lane and just a few short strides to the sea, Reading Room Cottage is a quintessential coastal holiday home. Characterful, charming and built in the early 1800’s, its latch key doors, beams and wooden floors all add to the ambience. A lovely cottage to enjoy at any time of the year, in warmer weather relax in one of two outside spaces that capture the sun from sunrise to sunset, and if you are enjoying an out of season break, the living room has a woodburner to cosy round when returning from a bracing coastal walk. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a separate dining room and family bathroom, all on the ground floor. The upstairs layout will suit family groups well as the bedrooms are interlinked. Overstrand has attracted some famous faces in the past, Winston Churchill was known to holiday here and the village has some fine and unusual properties dating from various periods. There is a good local shop, two good pubs and a cliff top café, all within walking distance of the cottage. Shop/Pubs: within walking distance

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, Smart TV, Wifi, and games cupboard. Step up to ..
Kitchen with built in gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Step up to...
Dining Room with table, chairs, dresser and door to rear garden. Step up to..
Family Bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, washbasin, wc and heated towel rail

First Floor:
Please note: in keeping with a property of this age, the staircase is a traditional Norfolk winder with narrow treads and a steep rise, which may not be suitable for small children and those with minor mobility issues
Bedroom 1 with double iron bedstead, leading directly into
Bedroom 2 with twin beds

Outside: Front and rear garden areas with garden seating.
Parking: Roadside parking in the village.
Heating: Gas central heating and woodburner.
Also provided: Towels. Books and games. Hairdryer. Welcome pack.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – variable. Although dogs are not accepted at the property, the owners occasionally visit with their own pet.

Overstrand is a beautiful spot on the Norfolk coast, the village has an Edwardian influence and a refined air that lends grace and charm to your surroundings and is within easy reach of plenty of attractions. There are good walks and days out to be had locally on the vast stretches of golden, sandy beach or stay up top and take a cliff walk to see some beautiful views. Nearby is the bustling Victorian town of Cromer with its iconic Pier with shows at the theatre, a cinema, golf club, tennis courts and much more besides; there are also rail links to Norwich from the town if you are looking for a cultural day out with a bit of retail therapy. The National Trust properties of Blickling Hall and Felbrigg are both reasonably close by and a wander round the elegant Georgian town of Holt is a delight not to be missed – seek out its boutiques, food hall, café culture, antique showrooms and art galleries.