Thornham, North Norfolk

Thornham, North Norfolk

Thornham is an ideal holiday destination, perched on the apex of the North West Norfolk coastline and a thriving village. We are pleased to announce three new properties in Thornham for your consideration.

Map of Thornham showing the location of our cottages for rent.

What does Thornham offer holidaymakers?

Thornham's best-known pub is The Lifeboat Inn, situated as it is near the ancient coal barn* which used to supply the village. The locals may argue that other establishments are better such as The Orange Tree Inn and Restaurant. The truth is, that Thornham has come a long way in recent years and now has

  • The Lifeboat Inn
  • The Orange Tree Inn and Restaurant
  • The Chequers Inn
  • The Thornham Deli
  • Eric's Fish and Chips
  • The Yurt Thornham

What this means is that holidaymakers can now try a new place to eat every day of the week without leaving the village. Please note that some of them are a little out of the village and will require a short drive.

* The Coal Barn has been the subject of countless paintings over the years, situated at the water’s edge in Thornham Harbour it enjoys unrivalled and unique views and is surrounded by National Trust land. The barn sits alone adjacent to the beautiful marshes and creeks in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

During the 18th century, the Norfolk coastline was notorious for smuggling when wool, tea, tobacco and alcohol were unloaded off the creeks at Thornham. The Coal Barn was recently used in scenes from the BBC production of Great Expectations.

What about nearby villages?

The advantage is that a short drive also takes you to an even wider choice in places like:

  • Hunstanton (try the acclaimed Neptune Inn if you can get a table)
  • Holme (The White Horse)
  • Ringstead (The Gin Trap)
  • Titchwell (Briarfields, Titchwell Manor Hotel)
  • Brancaster (The Ship)
  • Brancaster Staithe (The Jolly Sailor or The White Horse)

Things to do during the day near Thornham

During the day there are all the things that people seek from a holiday in North Norfolk such as:

  • Beaches (Holme, Hunstanton, Brancaster)
  • Walks (Peddars Way, Norfolk Coast Path)
  • Salt Marshes (Be aware of the tides)
  • Bird Reserves (RSPB Titchwell & Snettisham, NWT Holme Dunes)
  • Golf Courses (Brancaster, Hunstanton, Heacham Manor)
  • Boating (Sailing, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Paddle-boarding)
  • Stately Homes (Sandringham, Houghton, Holkham)
  • Rainy day entertainment in Hunstanton

If you like North Norfolk and have never tried the Thornham area, you may be pleasantly surprised. That is why we are so pleased to bring you three properties to choose from.

Three new properties available now

If you would prefer a different location, we have cottages throughout North Norfolk from the West facing village of Heacham to the Norfolk Broads. See our map below to help you plan your holiday.

Map Showing Norfolk's Hidden Gems (Cottages, Activities, Attractions etc.)

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