Canary Cottage is a cosy yet spacious single storey cottage which sleeps two people. It is set on a working arable farm on the Holkham Estate 2.5 miles from the renowned seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea with its lovely beach, pine woods and characterful shopping streets. The cottage enjoys views stretching over fields and into Holkham Park (ancestral home to Lord Leicester) and also over its historic farm buildings. This area is a great holiday destination at all times of year, being well placed to explore both coast and countryside. In the summer we offer our guests shared use of the farmhouse's heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. It sits beside an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has close proximity to the bird reserves of Titchwell and Cley. We welcome visitors to explore the farm and to observe nature on the doorstep. The cottage has central heating with radiators in each room. Behind the cottage we have a small farm shop selling Norfolk real ales brewed with malt made from the barley which can be seen growing on the farm.
Cottage in Branthill, Nr. Wells-Next-the-Sea, NR 23 1SB, North Norfolk, England - Lovely Peaceful Rural Location And Close To The Coast
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Feb 2019
About Sally Maufe
I am Sally Maufe and I moved to Norfolk from London in 1980 and met my husband who was farming here at Branthill Farm on the Holkham Estate, just outside Wells-next-the-Sea. We feel so privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the country. We have three grown up sons and a daughter who live away but come back often as they love it here!
Sally Maufe purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Sally Maufe chose Holkham
My husband was born on this farm and began farming when he was 22 years old and we have been together since the 1980s. As farming changed over the years and our family grew up and away we decided to offer Canary Cottage as self-catering accommodation for the growing numbers of people that have come to love this area on the north Norfolk coast.
What makes this Cottage unique
Canary Cottage is special because it is situated on this working arable farm overlooking its fields and historic farm buildings. It is situated on the Holkham Estate and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famous for both its beautiful coast and countryside which can be explored by car, bike or foot. It is 2.5 miles from the bustling seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea renowned for its sandy beach and characterful shopping streets.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely location, and cozy cottage
Very calm well centered to visit norfolk, is located in a working farm that produces his own beer. Advertised a swiming pool and a tennis court, a bonus that is not found very often. Down side was that to use the pool or the court you need to go and chase for permission. Cottage have a musky smell. Windows condensation is running down sills, curtains are mouldy. On the other hand got a lot of information about the area in books and leaflets available. If you like to experience traditional old style cottage environment this one is one to go for.
Really nice however expect to bring kitchen essentials yourself
Cottage was really cute and nice and the swimming pool was wonderful. However the cottage lacked some of the essentials like a potatoe peel, cheese grater and a sharp knife. The owners were kind however didn't give a proper introduction to the cottage and also didn't tell us on the first day of us staying that they will be out. We had to wait until 5pm to use the pool which we were also not introduce to on the first day. The cottage lacked wifi and signal which made dinner arrangements very difficult. Cottage is in an awkward location because the beach is not walkable.
Thank you for your review of our cottage. We are pleased that you enjoyed the use of our pool in such a wonderful weather week.
We always say in our information that the key will be in the door for you to make yourselves at home so we never show people around a simply laid out cottage. Swimming in the pool is always at our discretion and we always try to be fair on this with many family and staff members being keen also to swim especially during a very hot week in August.
There is wifi in the cottage but the phone signal is not brilliant but we do warn people of this and if anyone needs anything we always invite them to ask for help.
Great base for exploring Norfolk, lots to do within the area of Wells-next-the sea.
Cosy cottage with lovely views overlooking the countryside. Great for evening walks around the farm.Very quiet and relaxing.
The owners very welcoming and helpful.
My husband and I have just enjoyed a great week I Norfolk. The weather was an added bonus.
Canary cottage is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. Wells next the sea is just down the road, along with all the lovely villages.
The local pubs were a delight and reasonably priced.
The cottage is nicely situated for a quiet holiday.
The cottage is spacious for two, however is quite old and could do with some updating.
I would recommend taking your own towels.
The property was more than adequate and comfortable. A delightful situation, quiet and picturesque.
We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. The neighbour and the owner was most friendly and helpful.
Cottage is very charming and is well equipped. Surroundings and wildlife were very special- just quietly lovely
Canary Cottage is 2.5 miles from the town of Wells-next-the-Sea and 3 miles from the town's beach. As well as driving it is possible to walk or cycle to the town/beach.
Wells beach is a beautiful sandy stretch backed by pine woods and charming beach huts. Once on the beach it is possible to walk through the woods or along the beach to Holkham beach the scene of many film sets.
As we are in a rural situation, a car is recommended.
We are 2.5 miles from Wells-next-the-Sea, 2 miles from Holkham Hall (on foot) and 4 miles by car. The cottage is 6 miles from Burnham Market with its pretty village green, shops, cafes and restaurants. The market town of Holt is approximately 17 miles away having a large variety of shops, art galleries and cafes and a train link to Sheringham. The county capital of Norwich is 30 miles from here and Kings Lynn 25 miles, both with train links to London.
In the town of Wells-next-the-Sea there is a Barclays Bank and a 'hole in the wall'. There are individual shops such as butcher, baker, fishmonger, mini market, delicatessen and gift and clothes shops. There is also a Cooperative Supermarket on the outskirts of town. There is a library, a post office and a doctor's surgery.
There are many types of eating places in the area and Wells has cafes, pubs, and fish and chips are sold on the Quay. There are also good pubs for eating in all the outlying villages.
Many people visit this area because of its wonderful coast where you can mingle with the crowds or find peace and tranquillity on sandy stretches, on the dunes, on the marshes or cliffs. The many charming villages nearby are also worth visiting and Burnham Thorpe, just 3 miles away, is Nelson's birthplace.
Seal trips are offered by Bean's and Temple's of Morston and there is a ferry from the Quay at Wells which takes you through some of the creeks and up to the Lifeboat House.
Churches and stately homes abound and Norfolk is the home to many saxon and Norman round towered churches. Holkham Hall is 4 miles by car and is the home of Lord Leicester while Houghton Hall is 14 miles away and home to Lord Cholomenley.
Booking Notes: Bookings are taken by phone or email and the non refundable deposit (20% of cost of stay) are accepted by cheque or BACS. The balance is due 4 weeks before the stay also either by BACS or cheque. Changeover Day: Changeover day for week or two week long stays is Saturday. For shorter stays (4 night minimum) the changeover day can be flexible. Arrival time is after 2pm and departure is 10pm.