Magnolia Cottage, in the seaside town of Sheringham, is a picturesque Edwardian house with character, charm and history. A peaceful retreat, yet close to the heart of town, it's perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
We have two attractive holiday apartments, Stables and Gables. Stables, on the ground floor, is level throughout, and sleeps four; Gables, on the first floor, is a cosy hideaway for two. There's ample off-street parking, a lawned guest garden and summerhouse. Magnolia Cottage is our home; we look after both apartments ourselves and take pride in ensuring they are beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Most of our bookings are from regular guests, and we have consistent top ratings online.
Stables is a self-contained cottage, on the ground floor and completely level, with private off street parking immediately outside. It has its own external door, leading through a small entrance hall to the spacious, sociable open plan living area, bright and airy, with a relaxing coastal feel. Leather sofas and driftwood tables around the original Norfolk brick fireplace create a cosy and comfortable sitting room.
The attractive dining kitchen, recently fitted, is good quality and well equipped, with an oven, microwave, and fridge/freezer compartment. Tea, coffee, fresh milk and Norfolk fruitcake are provided for your arrival, so you can walk straight in and put the kettle on!
There are two bedrooms: one double, one twin with full-size single beds. Both bedrooms have wardrobes, drawers and beautiful wrought iron beds, with comfortable mattresses and good quality bed linen.
There's a shower room with washbasin and spacious shower, and a separate room with WC and washbasin, with recently installed, contemporary fittings.
There's everything you need to plan your holiday: local interest books, walking guides and maps, local attraction leaflets, bus/ train timetables and tide tables. We also provide our own detailed information booklet and a set of hand-drawn maps of the best walks from Magnolia Cottage. There are games, toys and jigsaws, Coast and Norfolk magazines, a fiction library, flatscreen television, CD and DVD players, and unlimited high-speed wifi. In the beach hut playhouse are buckets, spades, beach toys and of course crabbing nets!
Stables has its own private courtyard garden, with a seating area, picnic table and beach hut playhouse. You're also welcome to use the sunny, lawned guest garden, which has several seating areas and a pretty summerhouse with comfy sofa and chairs.
Cosy, comfortable first-floor apartment, a delightful little hideaway perfect for two. It's a quirky space, full of character, quiet, secluded and very restful. Access is through the main house entrance hall. The apartment is completely self-contained and private, with its own front door on the first floor, and a small entrance hall with coat and shoe storage.
Steps lead down from the entrance hall to the combined living space/ kitchen, a light, airy little perch, with two big windows looking across to the clifftop golf course, and smoke plumes as the steam trains puff by. There are a leather sofa, bookcase and flat screen tv. The bespoke, locally handbuilt kitchen is attractive and well equipped, with a small oven/grill/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer compartment, and dining table by the window. Tea, coffee, fresh milk and Norfolk fruitcake are provided for your arrival, so you can walk straight in and put the kettle on!
The pretty, vintage style bedroom is quiet and peaceful, and offers a touch of luxury, with a handbuilt wrought iron bed, seriously comfy mattress, good quality bed linen, dressing table and ample clothes storage. There's an armchair by the window, a second flat screen tv and an ensuite shower room (WC, washbasin, shower cubicle).
There's everything you need to plan your holiday: local interest books, walking guides and maps, local attraction leaflets, bus/ train timetables and tide tables. We also provide our own detailed information booklet and a set of hand-drawn maps of the best walks from Magnolia Cottage. There are games and jigsaws, Coast and Norfolk magazines, a fiction library and unlimited high-speed wifi.
You're welcome to relax in the sunny, lawned guest garden, which has several seating areas and a pretty summerhouse with a sofa and comfy chairs.
Our location is excellent, in a leafy residential area, just a ten-minute stroll from Sheringham's seafront and beach, independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Around the corner are the clifftop golf course, Poppy Line steam railway and leisure pool. The Coasthopper bus and Bittern Line train to Norwich are conveniently close, and there are miles of coast and country walks from the door.
Sheringham lies on the North Norfolk coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an unspoilt landscape of saltmarsh, shingle and glorious beaches. There's a wealth of interest in a compact area: stately homes and gardens, steam trains, pretty market towns, wildlife reserves, seal colonies, birdwatching, the Norfolk Coast Path and a fabulous array of eating spots, all served by excellent transport links
For centuries a remote fishing village, Sheringham grew into an Edwardian summer retreat following the arrival of the railway in 1887. The fishermen’s quarter, with its flint and pebble cottages, remains at the heart of the town, the little boats still winched from the sea each morning with their catch of lobster and crab.
Sheringham today is a small, unspoilt seaside town surrounded by clifftop walks and rolling National Trust woodland. It has an old-fashioned high street full of independent shops, pubs and restaurants, the Blue Flag award winning beach, a fine coastal golf course, the Little Theatre, museums celebrating the town’s seafaring heritage and the much-loved Poppy Line steam railway.
Within a few miles are the lovely Georgian town of Holt, with its galleries and café culture, the Victorian resort of Cromer, and many of Norfolk's great houses and gardens: Sheringham Park, Felbrigg and Blickling Hall (National Trust), Houghton Hall and Holkham. The pretty coastal villages of Weybourne, Blakeney and Cley, with their flint cottages and windmills, wind along the heritage coast to Wells-next-the-Sea and magnificent Holkham Beach, fringed with pines trees and beach huts. Slightly further afield are Norwich (cathedral, castle, cobbled streets and excellent shopping), the royal estate at Sandringham and the waterways of the Norfolk Broads. With its dry, sunny climate and Flemish architecture, this little corner of Norfolk has a distinctly continental feel.
In a very compact area there's something for everyone: for steam enthusiasts, the Poppy Line and Bure Valley railways; for foodies, a fabulous array of eating spots from crab shacks on the saltmarshes to fine dining, with crab and lobster straight from the sea; for children, safe, sandy beaches, rock pools and that quintessential North Norfolk pastime, crabbing. Nature lovers will enjoy bird watching at nearby RSPB / NWT reserves Cley, Pensthorpe and Titchwell, and boat trips to the seal colony at Blakeney Point. For walkers, the Norfolk Coast Path stretches for almost 50 miles across a hauntingly beautiful coastal landscape. Or you might come simply to unwind under North Norfolk's endless skies and long horizons, watching the waves, stargazing, or watching the sun set into the sea, an unexpected quirk on the East coast, and a magical end to the day.
Throughout the summer Sheringham is alive with festivals: the Crab and Lobster Festival, the Lobster Potties festival, when 40 morris sides from across the country dance through the streets, August Carnival week, vintage transport, arts and real ale festivals, the Poppy Line's steam galas and the 1940s weekend, when the whole town steps back in time to recreate the sights and sounds of wartime Britain.