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7 Nights  

  • £840  to  £1155

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  • £135 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Midthatch

Midthatch is a traditional thatched self-catering cottage in the beautiful North Norfolk village of Sea Palling. The area feels both rural and coastal, and the house backs onto a field leading to dunes bordering the Blue Flag beach. The mid-terrace property started life in the 1700s as a fisherman's cottage, later becoming a bakery before a domestic dwelling. Midthatch is a charming holiday home that sleeps five people in two inter-connecting bedrooms with modern conveniences complementing original features. It's perfect for couples or families.

There's nothing twee or commercial about Sea Palling. It feels wonderfully unspoiled - even a little wild when there's a big wind coming in off the North Sea and the kite surfers come out to play. The beach is typically sheltered and popular with locals and visitors for swimming and jet skiing. It's close to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, so remember to pack your binoculars, and you can drive along the coast to see the seals at Waxham or Horsey Gap. Other beaches include Happisburgh, Walcott, Winterton on Sea, and Bacton.

Local attractions feature historic Horsey Windpump, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, beWILDerwood, and Wroxham Barns. There's no need for the fun to stop if it rains. Spend a day in the wonderful medieval city of Norwich, just 20 miles from Midthatch. Visit a specialist museum like the RAF Defense Radar Museum or the Museum of the Broads. Practice your most refined royal wave at Sandringham, see where Anne Boelyn was born at Blickling Hall, and admire the beautiful walled garden at Holkham Hall. You're within easy reach of the Norfolk Broads National Park, with plentiful opportunities for sailing and boating, and there are endless miles of footpaths and cycling routes winding their way through glorious countryside.

Guests love the owner's attention to detail, making Midthatch feel immediately welcoming and like a home-away-from-home. The location is handy for exploring North Norfolk's beaches and attractions yet remains peaceful and perfect for a relaxing holiday. Sea Palling has a village store and a cafe, with more shops and amenities nearby in Stalham and North Walsham.

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Owner details:

Alison Pascoe joined Independent Cottages in January 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Norfolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

Midthatch is the central cottage on a terrace of three properties. It is dog-friendly with parking and accommodation over two levels.


  • Original handmade bricks and solid oak beams are attractive features of the living/dining room. Underfloor heating gently warms the room from beneath terracotta tiles, and there's a log burner in the fireplace for more atmosphere and warmth in cold weather. Leather armchairs and a sofa provide a comfortable spot to watch or read one of the books thoughtfully provided by the owner. The dining table has four high-backed woven rush dining chairs.
  • Enjoy glorious views over arable fields towards the North Sea from the kitchen window. It's well-equipped with the appliances and utensils you'd expect in a quality self-catering cottage.
  • Modern shower room with a curved shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.


  • A bespoke oak staircase rises from the ground floor to the master bedroom. There is a wood-framed double bed, proper storage, a soft rug, and an antique chair.
  • Interconnecting second bedroom with triple bunks (double on the bottom and a single on the top).

Outside: The front garden is a low-maintenance landscaped garden, enclosed by fencing, with a patio and outdoor furniture. There is a tap and hose for sandy or muddy paws. The cottage comes with off-street parking for two small or one large car.

Additional Information: Infants (under one year) and two well-behaved dogs are welcome free of charge. Extra guests can stay at a cost of £25 a head per night. There is a returnable damages deposit of £100. Guests to provide beach and dog towels if they are required. Utilities, WiFi, an initial supply of fuel for the log burner, bed linen and beach towels are all included with the hire of the cottage. Smoking is not permitted.

Midthatch Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Family/Triple)
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Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £840
To £1155
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Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7788 284628 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Alison Pascoe
Member Since January 2022

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Midthatch 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2022