Forsythia House, Overstrand
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Beach: 0.3 miles
- Shop: 0.5 miles
- Pub: 0.5 miles
- Children welcome
- Open Fire / Woodburner
- Bedding & linen provided
- Washing Machine
- High Chair
- DVD Player
- Internet access (WiFi)
Forsythia House is a large Victorian terraced house standing in an elegant row. It’s located in the centre of Overstrand and provides luxury accommodation for larger families or groups.
The property is conveniently located with attractive water gardens opposite and only four minutes stroll from the beach.
Forsythia House is an excellent example of premier holiday accommodation.
This grand Victorian house has been carefully restored whilst retaining its unique period features, such as the fine sash windows, fireplaces and wooden floorboards.
The property is furnished to a very high standard throughout and the living room has a working open coal fireplace. It is furnished with two comfy, plump sofas and there’s a digital television and DVD player.
Tastefully decorated, the separate dining room with its 6 seater table works well as a second living room. It has a feature fireplace, complete with glossy black stone hearth and a sofa.
Leading off from here is the large galley-style kitchen with high quality fitted wooden units, together with oven, hob and modern kitchen appliances. The stone flooring is in the traditional Norfolk pammented style.
A small utility room has a washer/dryer and it connects to a stylish family sized bathroom which is fully fitted with a combination shower/bath, wash basin and toilet.
The back garden is mature and well maintained. It’s bisected by a quiet resident’s pathway and it’s easily big enough to make good use of the barbecue equipment and garden furniture.
Forsythia House has 3 bedrooms and it sleeps 6 people in comfort and style. The largest has a substantial King size bed, oak furniture and an en-suite shower, toilet & wash basin.
Connecting to the master bedroom is the smallest bedroom, equipped with a single bed and a trundle (pull out) bed to sleep an extra person.
The final bedroom features two lovely, unusual ‘sleigh-beds’. These generous and comfy beds are complemented by the additional pine furniture and original fireplaces.
Saturday changeover – out of main season, flexible start and finish days are possible.
Overstrand is an odd name for a village and visitors to this delightful north Norfolk village often ask if it means anything. Overstrand has its roots in the old Saxon tongue (and from there, in the even older Nordic) – where ‘strand’ was the word for the part of the beach left exposed after the tide had gone out.
Therefore the name ‘Overstrand’ seems to indicate that the place was up or above the strand – i.e. the place overlooking the beach at low tide.
Overstrand can trace its origins back to pre-Norman invasion times and it’s mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Its heyday was during the late Victorian to Edwardian period when the village became a popular holiday destination for many of the great and the good of their day. As a result, even today the village carries an air of gentility and quiet style which visitors find very appealing.
The village of Overstrand is located in the centre of an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The breathtaking views and idyllic country scenes can be found all around Overstrand.
Being situated in north Norfolk, Overstrand is only 2 miles from the ever-popular seaside town of Cromer, with its expansive beaches, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Locations shown are approximate