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Watermill Apartment

Burnham-Overy-Staithe, Norfolk

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A dramatic apartment on the first floor of the mill, standing beside the coast road between Wells and Brancaster, with fine views of the stream and surrounding countryside. The vaulted ceiling and gallery give a great feeling of spaciousness in this larger apartment, equally ideal for families or just a couple, with cosy seating beside the fire. North Norfolk has a wealth of family attractions for days out within easy reach of the apartment, Holkham beach, Hunstanton pier and the quaint quayside town of Wells-next-the-Sea are only a short drive away. Village pubs and renowned restaurants are within a 1 ½ mile walk.

The cottage's layout

First floor
open-plan kitchen/dining area with multi-fuel stove, galleried sitting room with sofa bed, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Wall mounted electric panel heaters.

Garden: There is a grassed area beside the mill stream.

Parking: Designated parking for one car and additional parking adjacent.

Please note: The road and mill pool are very close to the cottage and so young children will need to be supervised.

A staircase leads up to a galleried sitting room. Stair gates are provided.

The road can be very busy during the summer season.

Occupancy: When six people occupy the flat, two will need to use the sofa bed.

Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to selected local National Trust properties during their stay (listings in cottage welcome folder).

Cottage details
4 + 2
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

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place to visit
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  • bird watching
  • boating
  • cycling
  • golf
  • fishing
  • horse riding
  • sailing
  • walking
National Trust places to visit
Brancaster Estate
Brancaster Estate Extensive coastal area famous for wild birds
Brancaster Activity Centre
Brancaster Activity Centre Activity and learning centre for adults and children
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Blakeney National Nature Reserve An extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh
Sheringham Park
Sheringham Park Spectacular landscape park and woodland garden with miles of footpaths and stunning coastal views
St George's Guildhall
St George's Guildhall England's largest surviving medieval Guildhall
The Textile Conservation Studio
The Textile Conservation Studio

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Chapman
    • September 2015
    • ----
    Made enjoyable....

    The quirky nature of the apartment was very appealing. The mezzanine with a lovely view over the fields and wildlife was fantastic. We enjoyed the location and being able to walk to the coast and local villages without using the car. Information about nearest food shops would have been useful in the welcome pack.

  • Emma Bedding
    • April 2015
    • Essex
    Really clean!

    Brilliant accommodation and stay - place was really clean and well looked after, and had everything we could need. Location and character of the property was perfect, great way to celebrate my parents' 40th wedding anniversary as a family!

  • Rachel Birtwhistle
    • March 2015
    • UK
    Made special by:

    The watermill itself - we would love to own one one day so staying in a mill was a real treat - thank you National Trust! We loved everything about the watermill apartment - really nice touch to leave a little greatings card and some essential supplies. We will be returning as we found the whole 3 days a wonderful break and as we had a toddler in tow, the early evenings at 'home' in the apartment were brilliant.

  • Petra Menzel
    A wonderful location

    A wonderful location even in springtime, great for walking and exploring North Norfolk! The apartment is comfortable and cosy and traffic on the road was neglectable to townie ears. Nights were quiet when swans were well behaved. We will return.

  • Anne & Andrew Pike
    Will come again

    Totally new to the area of the North Norfolk coast, but delighted by it, will come again. Seal calony on Blakeney Point and the Shrine of Walsingham a must

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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