Period Farm Workers Cottage / Weavers Barn bordering onto open fields.
About Julia Davis
My entire life has been spent visiting north Norfolk and staying in Weavers Cottage. Every school holiday in the 60s & 70s, fruit picking as a teenager, trips with friends, visiting with my own family and now moving between London and Thursford.
Julia Davis purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why Julia Davis chose Thursford
My parents bought the house in 1960 and purchased the contents at auction in the garden, moving everything back inside where it belonged. We've moved ahead with the times; it's definitely warmer and more comfortable (!) but it's also a place of history that's hardly changed. The garden wraps around the house and at times, there's simply no need to go elsewhere. It's all here.
What makes this Cottage unique
Weavers Cottage is a welcoming, much loved holiday home near the coast. It's a real chance to have time out from the busy world we've become used to and offers some serious peace and quiet. Children love the space and the freedom in the garden and surrounding countryside. Yet its no distance at all from neighbouring Walsingham and the stunning north Norfolk coast. A rare find indeed.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful but not suitable for kids under 4
Beautiful property but really not suitable for children under 4 years old. The stairs are so steep that carrying a child or helping a child is difficult. There is a stair gate at the top of the stairs but young children still try to “hang” of them making time upstairs quite unrestful. Lots of original features that needed to be put away out of little hands also
Good point. Thanks for raising this Katherine. My boy grew up there but now he's 21 it's been a long time since I've carried infants up and down stairs. I would say that if you can cope with the steep stairs, the house and especially the garden gives a country environment very difficult to find. The garden is ideal for outdoor play and the surrounding area is quiet enough to let your kids roam wild.
I'm glad you thought the house beautiful. It's been lovingly renovated and maintained.
Perfect getaway from outside world so peaceful
Typical norfolk cottage with steep staircase, huuge garden and ideal place to unwind on a peaceful holiday time to relax and unwind but close to many attractions and seaside towns if needed
So glad you had a good stay at Weavers Cottage and it's large, quiet garden.
The original stairs are a period feature of the property. It's like going back in time when you climb up to go to bed!
Do come again and explore more of Norfolk and it's beautiful countryside.
We had a lovely week in weavers cottage, it is a lovely cottage with everything you need and we can't wait too return.
Lovely property and was perfect for our stay.
Lovely house, everything you needed and perfect for exploring Norfolk!
Beautiful old cottage
What a fantastic property, full of character and charm. Very well equipped, warm and comfortable. The garden is huge and great for our dogs to run about too.
We all loved the place, infact my 5 year old granddaughter said she wanted to live there! We hope to visit again in the near future.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. I loved it there when I was 5, and now many years on. It’s a great place whether you’re a couple, a small group of friends or a family. And a haven for dogs.
Wonderfully characteristic cottage in beautifully quiet location.
It was just perfect for our kind of holiday!
Great to hear you enjoyed our family holiday cottage. It is a special location and such a good base for the north Norfolk coast. Do come and stay again.
Relax in the garden, have a bbq, go for a cycle ride or explore on foot. The Thursford Collection is within walking distance (traction engine and steam organ museum). The quiet country road is about 50m from the cottage so the area is ideal for letting the children roam free.
*Holkham Beach (8 miles)- Best beach in the world. Miles and miles of sand, shallow water, sand dunes, pine forest. Perfect sand castle beach. (Buckets and spades provided.)
*Wells.Next.The.Sea (6 miles)- Golden sand, beach shop, multi coloured beach huts and good fish and chips.
*Blakney (7 miles)- Salt marshes, mud flats, and safe water. Crabbing heaven off the quay. Hours of fun. (Crab lines provided.) Good pubs.
*Morston (7 miles)- Boat trips out to bird sanctuary and to see the seals. Good place to hire sailing dinghies.
*Cley (9 miles)- Look around a real windmill and go for wonderful walks along the salt marshes.
*Cromer (16 miles)- Traditional sea side town.
Other Activities: Bird watching