About Burnham Market

Within easy reach of the stunning North Norfolk coast and its walks, beaches and restaurants, Burnham Market offers something different. The town itself boasts more than 30 independent and specialist shops making the high street unlike any other. A wide range of restaurants, pubs and tearooms allow for a relaxed feel and you may even spot a celebrity or two!Nearby, you will find historic houses such as Holkham Hall and Houghton Hall, beautiful coastal and woodland walks and wildlife trails and the stunning sandy beaches of North Norfolk.

 See our own Max Sowerby's guide to Burnham Market


Property types

Typical of the North Norfolk area, Burnham Market offers picturesque country cottages and large farmhouses alongside flint-built family homes and beautiful Georgian town houses.

What you’ll get for your money

A typical two-bedroom cottage costs around £295,000 and prices range up to around £2,000,000 for a four- to five-bedroom detached house. If you’re looking to let, then you can expect to achieve between £120 and £369 per week for typical two- three-bedroom properties in the area.

What else can you expect from Burnham Market?

The Burnhams enjoy a tennis club with two hard courts; teams are entered in the West Norfolk league. Deepdale Market hosts Norfolk artisans and producers in pop-up shops and outside stalls, or maybe you’d prefer the sight of Olympic and Championship athletes competing in the Burnham Market International Horse Trials. The annual flower show and carnival is also a date for your diary.


Burnham Market is situated just of the A149 coast road. The nearest train station is King’s Lynn, which offers frequent services to London King’s Cross with a journey time of around 1 hour 40 minutes. There is a regular bus service along the main coast road.

Local amenities

The governing authority is North Norfolk District Council. Council Tax bands for the area can be found here.
There are 38 primary schools and four secondary schools within the locality, many of which are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. League table information can be found here. Hunstanton’s Glebe House School and Norwich’s prestigious independent schools are within easy reach.

"I am writing to express our appreciation of the standard of service we received from the staff in your Holt office. We originally chose Sowerbys to market our property because we were impressed by the quality of advertising in the press, in the office and online. We realised from the outset that ours was a niche property and consequently would be unlikely to achieve a quick sale, but throughout the process we were very pleased with the support we were given by Paul and the rest of the Holt staff. There were, at all times, professional, friendly and courteous which made selling our house much less stressful than it might otherwise have been. I would like to make particular mention of Rachel and Lydia with whom we had most contact - they were always very supportive and are a credit to your agency. In view of our experience with Sowerbys, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. We will visit Norfolk from time to time and will maintain contact with your Holt office as we have come to regard the staff there as friends. Yours faithfully Jay and Lyn Hall"
Mr & Mrs Hall - Vendors - February 2016