Appletree Cottage

Thornage, North Norfolk Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Enjoy this beautifully presented cottage with its soft palette of colours; inside you will find a lovely air of calm and creature comforts well catered for.

You can book this property from:

  • £550 per week
  • £79 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


A pretty and attractive cottage, Appletree Cottage has been lovingly restored by its new owners and offers a little piece of heaven nestling in a quiet corner of north Norfolk’s landscape. Originating in the 1850’s and built with a traditional Norfolk brick and flint facade, the interiors are encased in a soft palette of colours that welcome you in from the moment you step through the front door. The highlight of the ground floor is the affable living space to the rear of the cottage. The floor to ceiling windows at the end of the room, lead out to a private and sunny courtyard garden and inside there is a very well equipped kitchen, an additional seating area with sofas and armchairs and a breakfast bar too - a sociable and convivial space to chat to the cook of the day! Both bedrooms upstairs have pretty views of the local surroundings and are decorated with a mix of antique pieces and modernity. Additional touches such as underfloor heating in the shower room and a second TV in the cottage, ensure that all creature comforts are catered for. In a great location for accessing nearby attractions and the ever popular coast, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage is a beautiful retreat to return to time and time again. Shop: 3 miles / Pub: 2 miles

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room with comfortable seating and woodburner stove, Smart TV, iPod dock, Wii console.
Kitchen/Dining/Second Sitting Room open plan room with sofa, armchairs, TV, dining table and chairs, breakfast bar with two stools
Kitchen Area with built-in electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, combination microwave and washing machine
Shower Room with shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, touch sensor mirror with shaver point, heated towel rail, washbasin, wc and underfloor heating

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 with king size bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed

Garden: Enclosed rear garden with willow fencing, gravel surface, garden furniture, welly boot stand and small barbecue. To the front of the cottage is an open area with apple trees.
Parking: Off road parking is at the front of the property on gravel area next to the garage. There is adequate parking for further vehicles at the front on the grasses area. NB The garage is a useful space to house bikes/roof boxes etc.. there is a pad-lock provided with the house keys. On arrival, the owner suggests unloading outside the front of the house before parking in front of the apple trees next to the garage. The keypad is situated under the arched porch.
Heating: Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating (part), woodburner in sitting room.
Also provided: Towels. WiFi. Books and games. Welcome pack. Starter pack of logs
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile reception – variable.

Thornage is a small village in a tranquil setting lying, as it does, in the Glaven Valley. Country lanes surround the village and if you are of a mind, there are some pretty walks through quiet lanes to some good local pubs, notably The Kings Head in Letheringsett and The Hunny Bell in Hunworth, both approximately 2 miles away. The village is also on the outskirts of the attractive Georgian town of Holt. Full of independent shops, art and antique galleries, coffee culture and more besides, the town also has some great food shops, showcasing the best of Norfolk produce, as well as the newly arrived Eric’s Fish & Chip Shop on the aptly named Fish Hill. You are only 6 miles from the coast and sea and there are some lovely beaches in both directions along the coast; to the east is Cromer with its iconic Pier, beach huts, long sandy sweeps of shoreline and cliff top walks and to the west make sure you visit the beaches at either Wells-next-the-Sea or Holkham. The nearest coastal village to the cottage is Blakeney, which is well worth exploring - it has some great pubs and restaurants, coastal walks across the marshes, an eclectic range of independent shops and a great deli.  Take a steam railway ride along the coast from Holt to Sheringham, visit historic houses at Blickling, Felbrigg, Houghton and of course, Sandringham. Come and bird watch in the winter months and walk the wilder side of the county across the marshes at Cley-next-the-Sea or Stiffkey and marvel at the huge open skies the area is famous for.


We have a super week in this delightful part of the country. The cottage has been a fantastic place to return to after a day exploring North Norfolk. Beautiful beaches, lovely country walks to local pubs and great to visit 'new' (to us) National Trust Properties - Recommend Felbrigg Hall and Blakeney Marsh particularly - Thank you :-)

Mrs Hilary M,

A lovely short break between Christmas and New Year. Fabulous cottage, very tastefully styled and furnished. Lovely touches and it worked well for our family. We know the area well and location was perfect. Close enough to it all but far enough for the well needed rest and relaxation.

Melanie P,

A lovely few days on what was our first trip to Norfolk. We particularly enjoyed some of the great cafes in the area, the stunning Cley marshes (well done Norfolk WT) very pretty villages and the fabulous Birdscapes Art Gallery. We look forward to another trip to Norfolk in the not too distant future and hope that we will be able to return to Appletree Cottage which is the most perfect place to stay: such a comfortable retreat and a lovely place to unwind.

The C Party,

We have enjoyed a really lovely stay at this cottage. The cottage itself has been beautifully finished to a really high standard and is really well equipped. We've enjoyed wonderful sights, sleep in very comfy beds and our young boy have really enjoyed playing on the Wii after a busy day exploring the local area. We've very much enjoyed Norfolk Restaurant week and had some super meals out - a special mention has to go to the Hunworth Bell where we had a great meal and the service was fantastic. The weather has been kind to us so we have enjoyed lots of coastal walks. We will be back and will also recommend to other.

The P Family,

A delightful cottage, equipped with quality equipment throughout and decorated in a calming palette of colours. The area with its good birding sites, pubs and food, and of course Holt, is one we know well and we now have a warm retreat to which we hope to return.

Clive T,