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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.

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

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

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

Please note: Watermill is part of an architecturally designed watermill conversion consisting of 7 apartments and as such may be occupied by other parties at the same time. Although the property is sound proofed. Watermill is not a stand alone single holiday cottage.

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


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms Bilderbeck
    • May 2017
    • London
    Great location!

    The location was great. The road did not prove a problem with its noise. Good local shops a short walk away.

  • Mrs Harwood
    • March 2017
    • Cambridge
    Great location

    Great location and interesting building.

  • Anonymous
    • September 2016
    • Unknown

    The apartment was perfect.

  • Patricia Chapman
    • August 2016
    • Cambridgeshire
    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.

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What it will cost

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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