Chilvers is a Victorian end terrace cottage situated at the east end of the village of Brancaster Staithe.  There are magnificent views from the cottage of the marsh, creeks and the National Trust Nature Reserve of Scolt Head Island, which protects the mainland from the North Sea.

Brancaster Staithe has been a fishing village and port since the Roman times.  Whelk fishing brought prosperity to the village until the early 1980s.  Nowadays the fishermen make their living from muscles and oysters.

The first summer visitors to Brancaster Staithe came before the First World War and gradually more and more holiday makers have discovered the charm of the brisk north Norfolk coast.  The activities available are numerous and include golf at Brancaster’s Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, which was formed in 1892, sailing at Brancaster Sailing Club, formed in 1935, birdwatching, marsh and shore walking and of course the option of quick dips into a cold sea.

We have had many happy family holidays in the village since my parents bought the cottage in 1959.  I have named it after the fisherman and his wife, Alfie and Maud Chilvers, who used to live in the cottage.

The views from Barrow Common are spectacular and popular with artists and photographers.  There are many exhibitions and courses throughout the year.

After a day of fresh sea air, exercise and good food you will be ready for relaxation back at Chilvers and a good night’s sleep in your comfy bed!