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38 Dale End

Brancaster Staithe near Burnham Market, Norfolk (Ref. 916173)



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43 Customer Reviews

  • "I don't often leave feedback, but on this occasion I will as I nearly didn't book the cottage due to some very negative feedback."

    The house was very clean and comfortable and although there were only two of us staying it was well equipped and would provide everything needed for up to seven or eight people (mugs, plates, cutlery, glasses etc even two fridges and a freezer) particularly as it is a effectively a three bathroom property, so no queueing! We had our two dogs with us, I never allow them upstairs or into the sitting room, but the kitchen diner was big enough for them to stay in without being cramped. The garden was excellent, totally secure, with the added bonus of a garden gate giving access straight out onto a quiet lane for early morning and evening walks. The location for me was perfect, quiet but only two minutes walk to the supermarket and plenty of really good Norfolk pubs and restaurants nearby. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2021

  • "We've stayed here several times now over the years and find the location ideal for our family summer holiday."

    Likewise, the facilities offered both in the property and the local area are excellent for us. The house has lots of space for us all, a kitchen with just about everything you could need (though we'd still love a tumble-dryer!), and an enclosed garden, which is perfect for our dogs. We really enjoy the feeling that we are staying in someone's much-loved, comfortable, family holiday home and I think that's why we keep returning. We missed out on booking it last year, stayed elsewhere and didn't enjoy it at all. Over the years we've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here and really hope we have the opportunity to return next summer. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "We have visited this property 3 times."

    It is very well provisioned and positioned.

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Property a little tired. Back door impossible to lock from the inside

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "It would not be difficult to make significant improvements … Some comfortable garden chairs A Wi-fi booster to ensure a signal upstairs Slightly widen the drive for one large car to park off the road None of us slept well… so maybe : New pillows and duvets Maybe some new beds, especially in the double room with en-suite Also the immersion heater was not working Loved the location!"

    Reviewed by WarwickJun 2021

  • "Lovely house, spacious and warm with a nice garden for the dogs."

    Reviewed by MarjorieApr 2021

  • "It was a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2020

  • "Wonderful location."

    Would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2020

  • "Thank you for yet another lovely stay in Dale end - thank you for listing to our feedback last year."

    The new bunk beds are great! We will be back next year I am sure.

    Reviewed by HollieMar 2020

  • "Dale end is an excellent base to explore North Norfolk we have a good week despite various storms we wer3 there for the birdwatching."

    Visited the the Jolly Sailors pub several time food excellent go on a Monday and you have entertainment from Nelson’s Shanty men singing The house is ok it furniture is a bit dated glad to see they have got a new sofa much better

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2020

  • "This is a spacious house in a great location."

    It is rather tired inside and the sofa is very uncomfortable and grubby. The nearest shop is just a minutes walk away and the property has 2 fridges to easily store all your food. It was slightly off putting to see food left in the cupboards and the property would benefit from a deep clean. The property is also difficult to find in the dark as there are no street lights, it is sunk down behind a thick hedge and the pin drop on Google maps is in the wrong location. One experience we were treated to was hearing flocks of geese fly overhead each morning and seeing beautiful sunrises.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2019

  • "We use Sykes for booking a lot and have only been disappointed twice."

    This was one of those occasions. House in a lovely situation and with great potential, generally well equipped and with lots of cooking equipment and useful general larder items but was in need of a thorough maintenance/updating check. Our first thoughts were that it was quite grubby and needed a thorough clean as did some of the cutlery etc. The paintwork was quite chipped in places and the main sofa was well past its use by date and we could only sit on it comfortably if we stuffed the small cushions under the sofa seat cushions. visit Norfolk a lot and were hoping this could be a place to stay on a regular basis but unfortunately we will look elsewhere for future trips.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2019

  • "Great house, very clean and well equipped, local shops and pubs within walking distance, one pub the Jolly Sailor fantastic for families with a great kids menue and play area, quick and pleasent service."

    We ate there frequently our grandchildren loved it. All the local beaches beautiful, a car is essential to avail of the beaches and to travel further afield to visit stately homes etc. Would highly recommend a holiday in this area.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2019

  • "Excellent as always this is the third time we have stayed here."

    We want to come back however the children are getting bigger and the bunk beds are very very rickety - will they be replaced as this will determine if we come back. Thanks

    Reviewed by HollieJun 2019

  • "Wonderful location, very well equipped"

    Reviewed by JessicaJun 2019

  • "The totally enclosed garden is a great advantage for dog owners."

    However, beyond this, the facilities, space, comfort and all facilities of the house constitute an absolutely ideal holiday location .

    Reviewed by EricJun 2019

  • "Dale End provided a lovely base in which to explore the North Norfolk Coast."

    The kitchen was well equipped and cleaning tools were available. The downside is it rained for 2 days solid (then continued with downpours for the rest of the week) and reversing our car down the drive was impossible as the vegetation had grown so much. Unfortunately we couldn't mop up our muddy feet as we couldn't find the mop! We found it just as we were leaving!

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2019

  • "I don't understand how you can call a dormer bungalow on an estate a "cottage"."

    The house was well equipped but everything in the oven needed cleaning before use. My main gripe is the master en-suite bedroom where there is only a measured 12 inch gap either side of the bed meaning one has to slide sideways against the wall and the bed to get in and when you sit on the mattress it's like sitting on cotton wool.I can sleep on most surfaces but this was very uncomfortable.It's a bedroom for a single bed not a double. As noted by another reviewer the sofa in the lounge is impossible to sit on as you sink right to the floor and should be changed. I think there should be some system of inspection so that these things don't occur.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage, furniture a bit dated and scruffy but functional."

    Excellent location and a lovely pub nearby The Jolly Sailor with good food. Would stay in this area again.

    Reviewed by VanessaMay 2019

  • "The overall description of the property and the location were not accurate."

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "Only downfall was internet connection"

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2019

  • "Very clean, spacious accommodation in a very quiet neighbourhood."

    The perfect location for us to visit our favourite places and explore new treasures.

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2019

  • "Very comfortable, quiet, warm, well stocked house, with enclosed lawned garden and parking."

    Ideal house and location for families and dog owners. The house is located on the coast at Brancaster Staithe, lovely coastal walks with far reaching views. Jolly Sailors pub was our favourite for meals and real ale, in walking distance of the house. The Fish Shed for outstanding smoked salmon, fresh mussels and local produce in walking distance. Convenience store and attractive independent shops around the corner from the house. Short journey to the seaside town of Wells Next the Sea, would highly recommend Plattens for fish and chips and Wells Deli for bistro meals.

    Reviewed by KayMar 2019

  • "Quite area."

    Well equiped spaceous property

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2019

  • "Great location on the North coast, near to good pubs for eating."

    Needs a little TLC in places.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2018

  • "Superb holiday cottage in great location."

    Everything in the house was perfect. One small gripe. It would of been nice to have had a pint of milk in the fridge included. Its only a small thing but after a long journey and arriving late we failed to get milk by mistake. If one had been in the house it would of been brillant.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "The central heating was not working while we were there, but it was reported and we assume it was sorted out for the next visitors."

    The shower in the en suite bathroom was leaking badly and not really usable, but again that was reported and we assume fixed. Generally the property was good but could do with some colour - everything is painted white.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2018

  • "Great location, 3 mins walk from Nisa supermarket for all basics and lovely pop up shops at arcade Dalegate market."

    great walks from the house. lovely sunny garden, gets sun all day with some shade. Very well stocked kichen with lots of serving dishes

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2018

  • "Only negative is that sofa need replacing as it is very saggy with no support on one side."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Great house to use as a base to see different parts of Norfolk."

    Lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2018

  • "Another good stay at Dale end this is our second time we were quite lucky with ..."

    Another good stay at Dale end this is our second time we were quite lucky with the weather we were here for the local birdwatching Some of the furnishings in the house are getting a bit tired although the new kitchen was a great improvement

    Reviewed by ElizabethJan 2018

  • "Thanks for another fantastic stay at 38 Dale End."

    This was our third visit to spend new year with our parents and the property once again proved comfortable for 7 people ranging from age 6-80. The new kitchen this year is a definite plus to this cottage.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2017

  • "Most of the lounge furniture needs replacing, sagging sofa's etc, kitchen needs overall but all facilities are in place better than some we have stayed at and great location for pets with quiet lane at rear of property."

    Reviewed by PMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Great facilities and well thought out contents in house and kitchen. More spacious than the pictures suggest. Friendly and responsive owner. A great place to stay while visiting North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2016

  • "Very pleasantly surprised with the house."

    It was very well appointed, comfortable and clean and situated in a very quiet area. The bedrooms were a good size and with three couples sharing the three bathrooms were a bonus. The house is in a great location for coastal walks and exploring the local area. Only a short walk away is a well stocked NISA shop, petrol station and a few other shops. There is also a café and we enjoyed a nice lunch there on our first day. We can thoroughly recommend the Sunday lunch at the Jolly Sailors pub just down the road.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2016

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage and the location."

    The only comment is that the information about the cottage did not mention the availability of WIFI. So we were not expecting this. But on arrival we found that there was a new WIFI Hub. We would suggest that this is added to the information that is available on-line, so that it is fully up to date.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2016

  • "The property was spacious, well equipped and very quiet."

    We did not expect wifi, but the router and username and password were available, although not noted in the welcome guide. There is a local supermarket (NISA) and petrol station as well as other pop up shops. There are good local walks to the sea and along the coast. Both pubs in the village are OK, but have London prices. Don't forget the free 5K parkrun at Holkham Hall every Saturday morning at 9am.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "Our second visit to this lovely property in the most special of locations."

    Fabulous and we fully intend to visit again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2016

  • "Great Location to explore the North Norfolk coast."

    Dale End is a quiet location, good sized enclosed garden safe for dog and kids. The house was a perfect size for large family with three good sized bedrooms, very enjoyable and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2016

  • "This was an excellent base for the dog friendly beaches, and good shops and pubs were all within walking distance."

    We all felt very comfortable and were blessed with good weather.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2016

  • "The house was spacious and in a very convenient situation."

    Mr FountaineMar 2015

  • "This house was perfect for a New Year break with our extended family."

    Well equipped to cater for the 7 people staying. Would definitely return to this property if we were staying in the area again. Excellent access for walks on the marshes.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2014

  • "We particularly liked the attention to detail - even down to position of ..."

    We particularly liked the attention to detail - even down to position of mirrors, plug points etc, the wood burner and having an enclosed garden for my dog

    Reviewed by NevilOct 2014

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The property

This comfortable, detached holiday cottage is conveniently located in a quiet estate in Brancaster Staithe, just off the main coast road linking many of the beautiful seaside villages of Norfolk.

Set midway between popular Hunstanton and Wells-by-the-Sea, this welcoming holiday cottage is just a few minutes’ walk to a selection of amenities, including a well-loved gastropub, and provides friends and families with a wonderful location for a North Norfolk holiday.

This cottage has three comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, along with a family shower room and a second shower room on the ground floor.

The sitting room looks over the enclosed rear garden, which is ideal for relaxing in after a day on the beach or out exploring, whilst on cooler evenings you can relish the warmth of the electric stove in the sitting room.

Close by is a good selection of independent shops along with a café and the famous Fish Shed, where you can pick up some excellent seafood.

You don’t need to venture far from this wonderful location, as an extensive sandy beach, perfect for a sunny, fun-filled day with the little ones, and access to the harbour, ideal for sailing are both close by.

A birdwatchers paradise, there are 3 bird sanctuaries within 5 miles of the property.

The salt marshes can be found on the opposite side of the main road and are within 400 yards of the property.

Here you will find an amazing collection of bird life.

Further over the mud flats and over the far side of the marsh is Scolt Head, where other rare species may be spotted.

A large colony of little terns only a mile away, and the extensive footpaths, including the North Norfolk Coastal Path only 300 yards away provide excellent walking opportunities.

Why not visit the numerous coastal villages nearby by bike, with an extensive selection of pub pit stops for respite?

Within just a short drive you can spot seals basking on the sands at Blakeney, enjoy excellent shopping facilities at Burnham Market, try out the golf course at Brancaster, just two miles away and discover the stunning sands at Brancaster, Thornham and Holkham.

This Norfolk holiday cottage sits in a truly outstanding location, and is perfect for families wishing to holiday on the North Norfolk Coast.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x 4’ double, 1 x family room with 2 singles and 1 adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus ample roadside parking beside property
  • Secure bike storage in garage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Please note wifi is basic and not suitable for streaming or gaming

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About the location


Burnham Market 3 miles; Thornham 4.5 miles; Wells-next-the-Sea 8 miles; Hunstanton 9 miles.

The small fishing village of Brancaster Staithe, set between popular Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea, can be found in the heart of the North Norfolk Coast, on the main tourist route through this wonderful part of the world. Village life centres around the harbour and its thriving fishing and sailing, kayaking and kite surfing community. There are stunning sandy beaches to behold, but also salt marshes bursting with rare plant and animal life and endless footpath routes running the 47 miles along the Norfolk Coast, making this a perfect destination for walkers, birdwatchers, painters and photographers alike. The village prides itself on its offering of fresh fish and provides two fantastic pubs, a café and a crab hut, with a delicacy of delicious mussels available especially in winter. Whatever time of year you decide to visit, with an array of beautiful beaches on the doorstep, Brancaster Staithe is an excellent choice for your Norfolk holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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