Plumtree Cottage is perfectly positioned for a fun and relaxed holiday on the North Norfolk Coast. There is lots to do – beaching, sailing, walking, birdwatching, numerous stately homes to visit (Holkham is only a few minutes drive away), art galleries, good shopping (Burnham Market and Holt) and beautiful countryside and coast to explore with idyllic empty beaches.
Burnham Overy Staithe is a very pretty village well known for its sailing and birdwatching. It is on the edge of the marsh which flowers with sea lavender in the summer and is home to thousands of geese in the winter. The walk along the Bank leads to the sea with its long white beaches or a trip on the ferry takes one out to Scolt Head Island. For the initiated the route back can be by the cockle path and a couple of wades through the river at low tide.
There is a chandlery on the hard that sells sailing gear, cards, clothes and often mussels.
On the way back it is good to stop at the Hero for a drink and maybe a pint of local prawns. The pub is attractive inside and does good simple food, in the summer it is also open for breakfast and tea.
Burnham Market is close by. It offers brilliant retail therapy and good eating at the Hoste Arms. The area abounds with good eating places from the Victoria at Holkham to the White Horse at Brancaster. The Neptune at Old Hunstanton and Morston Hall both have a Michelin Star, the Indian in Wells is excellent and the Crab Pot too. Now we even have a good fish and chip shop by the garage.
Holkham Hall is just minutes away and is a wonderful place to visit. You can drive, walk or cycle through the park and see the deer .The view from the far end of the drive gives a spectacular vista of the house and park.
Burnham Thorpe is Nelson’s birthplace and the Lord Nelson pub is defiantly worth a visit. It has good beer and much Nelson memorabilia and the church should not be missed either.