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A large Victorian hall entrance terrace, standing in an elegant row, in the heart of Overstrand Forsythia house provides luxury accommodation for larger families or groups.

Conveniently located with the attractive water gardens opposite and a mere four minutes walk from the beach this is a splendid example of premier holiday accommodation.



Forsythia House has been sympathetically restored whilst retaining its unique period features, such as the fine sash windows, and furnished to a very high standard. The living room boasts not only a working open coal fireplace for those chillier evenings but also an plaster ceiling rose & picture rail – all of which lends itself well to the overall feel of period elegance. Tastefully furnished with two comfy, plump sofas it also provides modern entertainment in the form of a Digital television and DVD Player.

Tastefully decorated the separate dining room with its 6 seater table can also function as a second living room with its feature fireplace, complete with glossy black stone heath and additional sofa. Leading off from this is the large galley-style kitchen featuring high quality fitted wooden units together with oven, Hob, microwave, fridge, freeze & dishwasher. The stone flooring is in the traditional Norfolk pammented style.

A small utility room has the handy washer/dryer and, in turn, connects to the stylish family sized bathroom – resplendent with Romanesque style tiling reminiscent of sandstone. The bathroom is fully fitted with a combination shower/bath, wash basin and WC.

At the back of the house is a lovely mature garden, bisected by a quiet resident’s pathway, which is easily big enough to make use of the BBQ equipment and garden furniture provided.

Sleeping 5 people in comfort and style Forsythia House has 3 bedrooms – the largest of which holds a substantial King size bed, attractive oak furniture and has the advantage of en-suite shower, toilet & wash-basin; all mirroring the colour palette of the downstairs bathroom. Connecting to the master bedroom is the smallest bedroom equipped with a single bed.

The final bedroom features two lovely and unusual ‘sleigh-beds’ – these generous and comfy beds are complemented by the additional pine furniture and original fireplaces.

What's included

  • 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
  • DVD
  • Radio
  • IPod docking station.
  • Real fire (except in Hardys)
  • Free fuel for fire on request.
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Tea towels, washing up liquid.
  • Washer/drier.
  • Dish washer .
  • Iron, ironing board, kettle, toaster etc.
  • king-size double beds.
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden furniture
  • Secure cycle lockup and washing facilities at Hollybrook and Swallow cottages.
  • Barbecues

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).
High chairs
Electric Sterilizer
Baby Bath
Changing mat
Bed guards
Stair gates
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.

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