The Old Maltings

Thornham, North Norfolk

Welcome to our family cottage which is part of a traditional Norfolk farmhouse, with several rooms in the building dating back to the original construction in 1750.

It is situated in the village of Thornham in the beautiful North Norfolk area famous for its salt marshes and nature reserves.

The Old Maltings is a family owned, comfortable cottage set in the pretty village of Thornham, which is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has three bedrooms and sleeps 5/6. For further details of the accommodation please look at the facilities page.

It is situated close to beautiful beaches, nature reserves and in a renowned area for walking and bird-watching. There are also many interesting places to visit such as Sandringham House and Holkham Hall.

Thornham village has a shop/delicatessan, The Village Deli and Cafe, and three pubs which all have excellent reputations for good food. These are The Orange Tree, The Lifeboat Inn and The Chequers. There is a local farmshop and Pick Your Own for seasonal fare.

The Facilities

  • 5-6

  • 3

  • 1


  • A roomy, well-equipped kitchen diner with stove, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave with bootroom adjacent
  • A dining area with table for 6 people and log-burning stove
  • A comfortable lounge room with a large inglenook fireplace, and a TV and DVD player. WiFi is also available
  • A pretty courtyard with a table and chairs for al fresco dining
  • Downstairs cloakroom


  • Master bedroom with ensuite wetroom
  • Double room with twin beds
  • Twin room with a single bed and a roll-out bed
  • Separate family bathroom with bath

Further Information..

  • Rental periods run from Friday to Friday
  • Off road parking for one car
  • The Old Maltings has regrettably no wheelchair access
  • All electricity and bed linen are provided.
  • One complimentary bag of coal and one of logs is provided.
  • Internet access is provided.
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed-see terms and conditions of hire
  • Please bring your own towels.

Location and Exploration

The Old Maltings cottage is situated just off the High Street in Thornham which is a small coastal village of just under four hundred inhabitants and a popular holiday destination all year round. There are extensive and completely uncrowded sandy beaches close by and Thornham beach can be reached by a lovely walk besides the salt marshes from the cottage.

There are two RSPB reserves locally for bird-watchers. The one at Titchwell is only a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk and Snettisham is 10 miles away.

There is an extensive information pack to be found in the cottage but below are some suggestions for places to visit in the area.

Holkham Hall

A Palladian Hall built in 1750 by the first Earl of Leicester and still lived in by his descendants. It was conceived as an Italian villa on the windswept Norfolk Coast. It is the centre of a thriving vast agricultural estate. The Hall, walled gardens and park, Bygones Museum, Gift Shop and Children’s Woodland Adventure Playground can be visited. Details can be found at the website

Miles from cottage: 11 miles

Sandringham Estate

Sandringham is the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The house, set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, is perhaps the most famous stately home in Norfolk and is at the heart of the 8,000-hectare Sandringham Estate, 240 hectares of which make up the woodland and heath of the Country Park, open to the public free of charge every day of the year. The house, gardens and museum can be visited and details found at the website

Miles from cottage: 13 miles


Weekly Prices

MonthPrice per week
Jan to March£495
April to June£625
July to August£725
September to October£550
November to December£495

By Exception

Price per night (minimum of two nights)
Off peak short breaks are available£120

Please enquire about Christmas and New Year availability stating your preferred arrival and leaving dates.

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