Situated in the heart of ‘Poppyland’ is Green Lawn House, an Edwardian residence built in the style of Sir Edwin Lutyens lying in the quaint fishing village of Overstrand.

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Overstrand village and surrounding area »


Overstrand is a quaint fishing village, with many traditional Norfolk flint cottages. From Green Lawn House it is a leisurely 5 minute walk to the sea, where you can enjoy the cliff tops, beach walks or even a dip in the North Sea!

A great cooked breakfast (or lunch) overlooking the sea can be had in the Cliff Top Café in Beach Road. The Sea Marge Hotel that was frequented by Sir Winston Churchill in the High Street might be a place to go for a special occasion lunch or dinner. There are frequent buses from Overstrand village to Norwich, Kings Lynn, Sheringham and Cromer.


Every Thursday in high season there is a ‘boot sale’ which is held opposite Green Lawn House on the cricket pavilion. It starts early and ends around lunchtime and well worth a visit. For young children there is the Millennium Playground located by the car park on Overstrand cliff top by the flagpole. For your special occasion you can fly the village flag for a small fee. For more information about Overstrand village (Click Here)


Cromer is a charming town with many unique shops in narrow lanes, tea rooms, a cinema, church, supermarkets, railway station, and its own Royal Cromer Golf Club (click here) .

Cromer Pier is famous for its End of Pier shows (click here) and it is well worth a look around the new lifeboat station. In town, next to Cromer Church is the newly opened Cromer Museum (click here) .

Just past the pier heading towards Overstrand on the beach is the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum (click here) where you can also get lunch overlooking the sea. There is also a new zoo park opened just outside Cromer (click here) There are several ways to get to Cromer; a nice leisurely stroll along the beach (heading left at the promenade towards the pier) or via the cliffs which you enter via the car park on top of Overstrand cliffs by the village flagpole. Of course, a local bus or car is less strenuous but less scenic!

Sheringham is a popular seaside resort (click here) that sports its own golf club perched above the cliff tops and has been the venue for several English Ladies Championships.

Even if you do not play golf, the area on the cliffs is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boosts magnificent views of the sea.

The Poppy Line (click here) is a popular attraction where you can get an authentic steam train ride from Sheringham to Holt; it passes through Weybourne and alongside Sheringham Park (click here) famous for its vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas. Holt is a historic Georgian Town (click here) that many locals head to for a bit of retail therapy, the food hall in Baker & Larner’s is often referred to as a small Fortnum & Masons.

Whatever you do you are sure to enjoy your stay in Overstrand