Gardeners Cottage, Overstrand
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- 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)
This traditional flint holiday cottage is perfect for couples or smaller families and is very close to the beach.
The cottage was built around 1860 and has been in the owner’s family for many years. As a treasured property it has been lovingly decorated and furnished whilst still retaining many period features, such as the original sash windows.
The cosy living room is pleasantly furnished, featuring polished wood flooring and a warm rug lies in front of the fireplace with its wood burning stove. Plus there’s a digital television and DVD player.
From the living room is a good-sized kitchen/diner with wood flooring and a feature fireplace. There’s modern kitchen appliances including; oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer.
Step through the back door and into the well maintained, enclosed cottage back garden which sweeps up the side of the house. Garden furniture and barbecue facilities allow al-fresco dining.
Upstairs at Gardeners Cottage is the quaint Victorian style bathroom. It has a toilet, wash basin and an old-fashioned bath, ideal for indulging in long and hot bubble baths.
Both comfortable bedrooms at Gardeners Cottage feature reproduction Victorian style bedsteads – with a decadent King size in the master bedroom and two cosy twin beds in the second bedroom across the hall.
Friday 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