The Breakers is an exclusive contemporary three storey holiday rental boasting breathtaking panoramic views out towards Brancaster Staithe Harbour, Scolt Head Island, Brancaster beach and the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club. Set well back from the road behind a willow and rope fence, The Breakers is situated within a few hundred yards of Brancaster Staithe harbour, and has been completed to an immaculate standard throughout, creating the ultimate Norfolk holiday home.
The local area offers a wide range of activities and opportunities for all ages. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the adjoining villages can be reached by walking the Norfolk coastal path through the marshes and dunes that link them all together. Alternatively if you want to explore on the water, boats, canoes and kayaks can be hired from Brancaster Staithe Harbour, with expert tuition available from Northshore Sport if needed. Joe Brown runs Branta Cruises from Brancaster Staithe sailing people out to Scolt Head, or there is a ferry from Burnham Overy Staithe at certain times of the year. In the winter, you will hear the migrating pink-footed geese way before you will see them fill the sky morning and evening.
It has been luxuriously styled by the professional interior designer owners, with no expense spared to make it the perfect holiday home for a very special stay. On winter evenings, snuggle up in front of the wood burning stove or on long summer days, have pre-dinner drinks on one of the balconies with sea views, before opening up the huge bi-fold kitchen doors and stepping out into the courtyard garden for a barbecue. The indoor and outdoor spaces combine to make this ideal for a group of friends travelling together, as well as for families. Throughout the house there is free WiFi and underfloor heating, with individual temperature controls for each room. All of the bedrooms are luxuriously appointed, with White Company bedlinen, hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets provided, and have their own hairdryers. All the bathrooms have high specification bathroom fittings, and White Company towels and toiletries are provided.
There are excellent places to eat locally, The White Horse and The Jolly Sailors are easily within walking distance of the Breakers in Brancaster Staithe, and the Orange Tree and The Ship can be found in the next villages along the coast. If you want to venture a little further, then Socius or Number 29 in Burnham Market are highly recommended along with The Gin Trap in Ringstead, The Neptune in Old Hunstanton and the Old Bank in Snettisham. The Thornham Deli is a great place for breakfast, brunch and lunches, so get there early as there is often a queue in summer months.
For fresh fish and seafood head to the wooden huts dotted around Brancaster Staithe harbour and through the village. The Fish Shed is right on the road, and there are various signs of ‘Mussels for Sale’ on the outside of houses. Brancaster also has a village shop/delicatessen selling delicious cold meats, cheeses and anything you may need for a picnic, as well as the usual necessities. There is also a Post Office in Brancaster. Alternatively Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale is an independent retail site offering a great supermarket, petrol station and cafe along with various pop-up shops. This market is home to Deepdale Christmas Market and Spring Market (COVID permitting) where you can find local gifts and produce for sale. Gurneys fish shop is in Burnham Market as well as Thornham, so head there for the freshest catch of the day.
Brancaster beach is famous for both its miles of golden sands, and stunning dunes, hosting spectacular wildlife including waders, skylarks and seals. When the tide is out, you can see the old shipwreck of SS Vina which the RAF used as target practice before the Normandy landing - but beware trying to walk out to it, as it is further than you think! Running parallel to Brancaster beach, you will find the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, one of the more challenging links courses along this stretch of coastline.
Barrow Common is at the top of the hill behind Brancaster Staithe and is great for dog walking as well as getting the best sea views for fantastic photography and painting opportunities.
The charming village of Burnham Market is easily reached within a few minutes drive, with a wide range of shops to browse from designer clothing, and homewares to the shops selling local produce including the infamous Gurneys fishmonger. Continue west from there and you will find the beautiful beaches at Holkham, and Wells.