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


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.


This is our first visit to north Norfolk and we had a fantastic time. Our highlights of the week were taking the steam railway to Sheringham and going seal watching. Appletree Cottage is perfect with every comfort.

Mrs Caroline D,

Our fifth trip to Norfolk and our favourite cottage by far! Lovely location, beautiful decor and a lovely home from home feel. We've had a fantastic week, blue sunny skies every day. I'm sure we will be back, thank you. The Burdett Family.

Past Customer,

Wow - fabulous cottage in a fantastic area for exploring. Can highly recommend Thursford steam engine museum (open until early September Sunday-Thursday). Who doesn't love a ride on a carousel?!! We have had a lovely week, weather mixed but always something to do & far too many amazing jewellery shops (Holt market on Sunday was fab!). Happy holidays everyone! Thank you Yvonne & John. A & A

Mrs Anna B,

Beautiful high quality cottage that was immediately clean. Everything you can need for a comfortable stay. Great communication by the owner. Would definitely recommend.

Mr W,

We have just returned from the most wonderful week in Apple Tree Cottage and would thoroughly recommend both the cottage, and the location for exploring north Norfolk. The cottage is situated in a lovely quiet village, but only a short drive to everything you need in Holt. The house has been beautifully renovated and was a tranquil, relaxing space for us to enjoy after action-packed days of exploring Norfolk. The owner was so helpful in the run up to our arrival, and we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack (and delicious cake!), after a long journey. We had the most magical time and will definitely be returning - it was a perfect haven for our young family.

Mrs S,

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,