Marsh Tide sits beneath endless wide open skies on the very special North Norfolk coast. Surrounded by famously breathtaking beaches and salt marshes, this is the antidote to the sensory overload of city living. Sleeping ten and welcoming dogs, it’s the perfect place for family gatherings. The house has a Scandinavian feel with little touches reminiscent of the exclusive sun-bleached luxury beach houses of the Caribbean. If you are in need of restoration, this is the place to slow yourself to the rhythms of nature. Tranquillity wins every moment here.
The interior is spacious, with interesting, high quality features. Light and air are invited in at every opportunity, along with transfixing views over an expanse of sky and marshland. There are three king sized bedrooms with marsh and sea views through huge glass panes, and one room with four single beds. The kitchen space makes for easy communal cooking. The essentials are all provided along with good quality equipment and beautiful tableware. An eco house, Marsh Tide is heated with two wood burning stoves and a healthy supply of logs. Green living is a priority for the owners, so all cleaning is done free of toxic products. Dogs and humans alike will be captivated by the views over the marshes from the floor to ceiling windows as you wander room to room.
The weather bleached deck is the place to soak in the scenery and sounds from dawn until dusk. With cushioned outdoor sofas and a dining area, lazy summer days, long breakfasts and lively conversation can be enjoyed in this private spot. After a sandy beach walk or day out exploring, relax and raise a toast over a crisp salad or fresh seafood. Bright clear light casts long shadows over the land as yacht masts float across the view. As the evening draws in, a large smokeless stove offers warmth to keep you out under the stars.
Beyond your doors lie salt marshes sheltered from the battering of sea waves. The web of interconnected channels fed by the tides is a haven for wildlife, walkers and photographers, or just those of us who love to gaze and watch long evening shadows fall. The beach becomes a natural harbour as the tide comes in; look up from your book to the happy spectacle of sailing boats on their way out to sea.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Norfolk coast has a host of unspoilt beaches and nature reserves. Holkham Beach is famous for its white sands and dunes. Inland, the Palladian Holkham Hall is a thriving estate and home to the eco conscious Earl of Leicester, who also runs the Holkham Nature Reserve.
Take the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway and have afternoon tea or fish and chips at French’s on your return. There is a choice of highly rated restaurants locally for dinner, such as Wells Crab House, The Globe Inn, Socius, The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe or the Lifeboat Restaurant. Shop for lunch or a picnic at Holt Farmers Market. For seeing more of the coast without spoiling the peace, why not hire an e-bike from E Bike Hire Norfolk. Or take to the water on a traditional wooden sailing boat with The Coastal Exploration Company for a day of foraging, wild swimming or spear fishing with an artisan picnic onboard.
Best choice for….
Those seeking nourishing time together in the unique tranquillity of the Norfolk Coast
Why Marsh Tide should be on your Wanderlist
A unique beachside escape you won’t want to leave!
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