Hardy’s Cottage, Overstrand
- Sleeps 3
- Bedrooms 2
- Beach: 0.3 miles
- Shop: 0.5 miles
- Pub: 0.5 miles
- Children welcome
- Bedding & linen provided
- Washing Machine
- High Chair
- DVD Player
- Internet access (WiFi)
Hardy’s Cottage shares the sunny courtyard with The Old Bakehouse. It’s a delightful property that’s suitable for couples and young families.
Pleasantly situated in the heart of the fishing village of Overstrand, Hardy’s Cottage is close to the beach – making it an ideal location for both seaside holidays or a relaxing short break.
The interior of the cottage is open plan but still very cosy. The charming living room with a traditional polished wooden floor boasts an impressive feature fireplace. There’s a digital television, DVD player and radio.
This room is comfortably decorated, it’s a great spot to relax after a hard day spent exploring Overstrand and the surrounding coastal villages.
The cottage style kitchen/diner has fitted wood units with matching tables & chairs and traditional Norfolk pammented flooring.
It’s fully equipped with oven, ceramic hob, microwave and dish washer. The automatic washer/dryer and fridge/freezer can be found in the handy utility room.
The bedrooms at Hardy’s Cottage are tastefully decorated in the late Victorian or early Edwardian period.
The master bedroom has a wonderful King size reproduction Victorian iron bedstead. Whilst the second bedroom has a pair of large, comfortable bunk beds. Also upstairs is the part-tiled family bathroom, complete with shower, bath, toilet & wash basin.
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