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The following companies have been arranged in ascending order, according to the amount of Brancaster cottages they offer. Prices and numbers are correct at the time of publication although these may change according to site changes and availability. Visit the sites for the latest news.
Cottages 4 You
- 6 Brancaster cottages
available for rent from Cottages 4 You. They're located in their Norfolk and the Broads section which features over 400 holiday properties and self catering accommodation. Booking prices start at the £300 mark but may rise according to season.
- 5 Brancaster self catering cottages
within 5 miles of the town - a further 7 cottages are situated within 10 miles. Their collection is varied and includes beach houses, bungalows and lodges. Prices range between £280 and £1550 for week-long stays.
- 4 Brancaster holiday cottages at the time of writing, all within a close distance of the beach. Their range includes modern bungalows and a barn conversion with weekly bookings ranging between £380 to £1495. Some of their self catering cottages can accommodate up to 10.
National Trust Cottages
- A collection of cottages in Burnham-Overy-Staithe, a town around 5 miles from Brancaster. They include mill conversions and a cottage overlooking a millstream - all are located close to the North Norfolk coast.
The small villages of Brancaster Waithe and Burnham Deepdale combine to form the village of Brancaster. Like many towns in this region, Brancaster has an off-the-beaten track feel but is actually within a close distance of major East England towns such as Norwich and Kings Lynn.
Brancaster is set on the protected northern coast
which consists of salt marshes, sandy beaches and mud flats. A rich selection of bird and plant species flourish in these parts and are protected by nature reserves like the ones at Titchwell and Holme.
The strong coastal winds are well-suited to activities such as Wind Surfing and sailing while The Royal West Norfolk Golf Course provides a real challenge to even the most skilled of golfers. The region is also ideal for ramblers and cyclists who are keen to explore nearby local attractions like Royal Sandringham Estate and Holkham Hall.
The Romans had a settlement in Brancaster and the Saxons built forts along the nearby coast. Sadly nothing remains of what was clearly an eventful past. Now, the only significant landmark is the Church of Burnham Deepdale St Mary
which is one of the few remaining round tower churches in England.
Brancaster visitor attractions
More information is included here regarding major visitor attractions, restaurants, pubs and outdoor activities. Admission and entry times are included where appropriate.
The Royal West Norfolk Golf Course
is situated close to Brancaster Bay. Voted as one of the top 100 golf courses of the world, it is open to visitors on a limited basis. Nature lovers should visit RSPB Titchwell Nature Reserve
which is about a mile from Brancaster.
It provides a natural habitat for a diverse range of birds and sealife and features a number of trails and a visitor centre from which binoculars can be hired. Opening times are 9.30 - 5.00pm during high season. Snettisham Park
, about 4 miles from Brancaster is also worth seeing and includes a large deer park, a working farm and signposted trails - it's open from 10am to 5pm.
Food and drink
The well-located White Horse affords some impressive sea views and serves a good selection of ales such as Woodfordes and Wherry. There's also a conservatory restaurant which allows diners to enjoy the coastal setting - the a la carte menu includes local seafood such as shellfish, mussels and oysters. The Ship Inn
on the main road is also noteworthy and features an open fire and beamed interior. Its menu also includes freshly caught, local fish.
History and Culture
Royal Sandringham Estate
, country retreat of the Queen, is about 15 miles from Brancaster. The house, museum and gardens are open to the public from 11am during summer months and entry prices range between £5 and £10 - guided tours
of the estate can also be arranged and take around three hours.
, is another popular attraction and is roughly 10 miles from Brancaster. The privately owned estate is over 25,000 acres and features a wildlife park and an impressive beach. A number of events have been held there including concerts by Jules Holland and Jose Carreras.
Supermarkets and shops
Burnham Deepdale, which is 2 miles away, has a Leftleys Costcutter Supermarket. For essentials such as toiletries, see the Alliance or Sands Pharmacies, located in Burnham Market and Heachem respectively.