Situated right next to Rectory cottage in Overstrand, Beach Retreat is another beautiful example of a typical Fisherman’s cottage built around the turn of the 1800’s. Ideally situated in the heart of this historic Norfolk coastal village you are within easy reach of the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants.
Being so close to Rectory cottage makes these two properties the ideal choice for larger parties or two families holidaying together – close enough to be cosy and convenient but with the advantage of having your own living and sleeping space!
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4 + Cot
Entering through the small, traditional brick and beach flint front courtyard the front door opens into a handy little white & blue utility room which was once the tiny kitchen for this working cottage. As well as a handy space for leaving hats, coats, buckets and spades this also holds the cottage’s freezer and washer/dryer. There is warm, attractive oak flooring throughout.
A freshly redecorated family size bathroom is located off the hall and features twin washbasins, W.C, a large stainless steel radiator/towel hanger and modern shower over bath combination.
Beach Retreat’s comfortable lounge is a welcoming space – well appointed with two, 3-seater Regency green sofas and cosy hearth rug. The lounge also features a 32 inch HD TV complete with FreeSat and DVD player. Although the cottage is fully centrally heated there is an additional multi-fuel stove in the hearth framed by two traditional style storm lanterns – even on a temperate Norfolk evening it might be hard to resist basking in the fire’s rosy glow.
Moving through the lounge brings you to the sunny, open plan, modern style kitchen. Easily large enough to cater for 4 people the fully fitted kitchen comes complete with a double oven, ceramic hob and overhead extractor hood, as well as dishwasher, fridge and granite resin sink. The sleek modern theme is carried over to the matching contemporary family dining table and chairs.
The kitchen back door leads out into the pleasant, Victorian style cottage garden with car parking beyond. Here you’ll find that the owners have thoughtfully provided quality outdoor dining set complete with BBQ – just the thing for alfresco style dining with a glass of wine on a balmy summers evening!
Moving up the cottage style staircase takes you to the property’s two bedrooms. The first is attractively decorated with a King-size, Louis style bed together with oriental bronze and blue bamboo pattern bedding, a cupboard wardrobe, chest of drawers and elegant drape curtains over the traditional latch windows.
The second bedroom, with its attractive blue & white colour scheme, features comfortable twin beds which are easily reconfigured into a super King-size bed, if required, and a lovely view out over the garden. Adequate storage is provided by a the inclusion of an oak chest of drawers and wardrobe.
- Full central heating
- Unlimited hot water
- A bath/shower in every cottage, no shower in Gardeners.
- Colour TV /Free view
- WIFI in all cottages.
- CD player
- IPod docking station.
- Real fire (except in Hardys)
- Free fuel for fire on request.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Tea towels, washing up liquid.
- Dish washer .
- Iron, ironing board, kettle, toaster etc.
- king-size double beds.
- Garden furniture
- Secure cycle lockup and washing facilities at Hollybrook and Swallow cottages.
Beds will be made up and bath and hand towels provided.
For Children & Babies
Being parents ourselves or four children we appreciate the logistics of packing when going on holiday. To try and make your holiday and journey a little easier we are able to provide a few extra items at no extra cost.
The following can be provided on request:
Cots (please note you will need to bring your own cot linen).
Childs toilet seat
Toy and books
Overstrand village, north Norfolk
Overstrand is one of those peculiar names that almost always inspires visitors to this delightful old North Norfolk village to ask if it actually means anything. The name has its root in the old Saxon tongue (and from there in the even older Nordic) – where ‘strand’ was the word for the part of the beach left exposed after the tide had gone out. Therefore, Overstrand would seem to indicate that the place was up or above the strand – i.e. the place overlooking the beach at low tide!
As with many of the ancient villages in this part of East Anglia Overstrand can trace its origins back to pre-Norman invasion times. Consequently, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book but its heyday was during the late Victorian to Edwardian period when it became a highly popular holiday destination for many of the great and the good of their day. As a result of this even today it carries an air of gentility and quiet style which visitors find very appealing.
To add to its unique charms the village is located in the middle of an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a protection well awarded to the many breathtaking views and idyllic country scenes to be found all around Overstrand.
Being situated in North Norfolk Overstrand is just 2 miles from the ever-popular seaside town of Cromer, with its expansive beaches and possibly, the best fish & chip shop in the country: Mary Jane’s!
Poppyland Holiday Cottages
Four star, family-run self catering holiday accommodation in the villages of Overstrand, Wickmere & Aylmerton in north Norfolk
Norfolk CountrysidePoppyland Holiday Cottages offer 8 individual properties in unspoilt rural North Norfolk where you can relax and enjoy the slower pace of life that is still a feature of this part of the world.
Offering both coastal and countryside locations, our properties are completely different in style with all of their character retained. You will always find the property of your choice comfortable, clean, warm and very well equipped so that you can enjoy your holiday.
North Norfolk offers plenty to see and do for all the family. Our properties are in ideal locations and provide you with a home to self-cater or to spoil yourselves and dine at some of the many local restaurants and quaint Norfolk pubs. Whatever you wish to do, you’re sure to find it in North Norfolk. Visit and see for yourselves – you won’t be disappointed.