As the name suggests this was once home to the local bakery in Overstrand – now it is a spacious holiday home suitable for couples and smaller families. Situated in a sunny courtyard and well placed for both the beach and shops The Old Bakehouse has been lovingly converted into a roomy retreat, all on the ground floor, in a real gem of a seaside location.
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4 + Cot
The Old Bakehouse’s living room has a lofty, barn-conversion feeling to it – the attractive open aspect to the ceiling with its exposed beams is complimented by the impressive size of the inglenook fireplace in which the large log burner sits comfortably. Light and airy this is a superb living space with polished wood flooring, tastefully furnished in a rural cottage style. Modern entertainment is provided by the digital television, DVD player and radio although you could equally simply enjoy curling up in front of the fire with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate at your elbow!
The kitchen/diner is attractively decorated with fully fitted wood units, exposed beams and the time-honoured Norfolk pammented floor. Despite the rural look you’ll find all the modern conveniences including oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer.
At The Bakehouse you’ll find two comfortable bedrooms – The master bedroom featuring a King size beautiful reproduction Victorian iron bedstead and the second twin beds– both delightfully decorated with smartly presented pine furniture. A good family sized bathroom complete with shower, bath, WC and wash basin puts the finishing touches to a truly memorable place to spend a holiday with loved ones.
- 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.