Well Cottage in Cley
"Traditional Norfolk flint cottage with stunning garden!"
This spacious retreat, which has been sympathetically renovated to reflect its history, has a large inglenook fireplace and a private walled garden overlooked by the beautiful 13th century church of St. Margaret’s, Cley. Many of the original features have been retained, such as the oak spice cupboard, ancient beams, doors and fittings. (The Norfolk winder staircase leading to the bedrooms may be challenging for those with mobility issues as they are narrow in parts).
New Norfolk pamments have been laid, and the tasteful furniture and décor have been chosen to reflect and enhance the age and history of the cottage, as well as the introduction of design classics from the 50’s. Opening up the patio doors will bring the beautiful garden into the kitchen, making it a perfect place to dine at any time of day in the warmer months.
Utility/Boot Room with deep Belfast sink, washing machine, hanging space for coats and boots. Back door to rear garden area.
Shower Room with walk in shower, washbasin & WC.
Map Room/Study with drop leaf table for games, planning walks or formal dining.
Sitting Room with beamed ceiling, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Flat screen TV with built in DVD, stereo system. Free Wi-Fi. Door leading to ‘winder staircase’ to first floor and pantry for food storage.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 50’s style kitchen with original shelving and stainless-steel sink unit. Electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine. Dining area with large patio doors leading to the garden.
Bedroom 1 with King-sized cast-iron bed, cottage cupboard for hanging and storage, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2 with double wooden bed, cottage cupboard for hanging and storage.
Bathroom including a bath with shower mixer tap, washbasin & WC
Oil central heating and wood burner.
• Welcome bottle of wine
• Oil central heating and utilities
• Basket of logs and starter pack of kindling and firelighters
• Linens, bathroom towels (excludes beach towels), bathmats, tea towels, oven gloves
• Household items including cleaning materials, dishwasher tabs, toilet rolls
• Ironing board and iron
• Travel cot with mattress and/or high chair are available on request at £10 per item
• Wifi for normal usage
• Telephone with honesty box
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
• Arrival day is Friday or Monday (other days may be available for short breaks)
• Arrival time: 4.00pm – Departure time: 10.00am
I King bedroom and I double bedroom on the first floor with a family bathroom. 1 shower room on the ground floor.
A paved patio area leads from the kitchen/breakfast room, with outdoor table and chairs. A charming well stocked walled garden, which in spring through to autumn is abundant with colour. The beautiful local church of St Margaret of Antioch towers over the secluded cottage garden which has been beautifully laid out and provides several areas to sit and enjoy the tranquillity. BBQ. Washing airer.
Across the village green is a peaceful, private orchard overlooking the Glaven estuary, a wonderful place to watch the sunset and the barn owls. Guests are welcome to enjoy the apples, plums, damsons and quinces when they are in season.
Parking on the village green opposite, just outside the cottage.
In the middle ages, Cley-next-the-Sea was an important trading port, but these days it is a gentle and serene village with a spectacular landscape for those wanting to explore this beautiful part of North Norfolk.
Between the village and the sea, you will find Cley Marshes, a nature reserve owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This area is a haven for birdwatchers with the beach, saline lagoons, grazing marshes and reedbeds attracting wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders. Cley Marshes contains a brand new environmentally friendly visitor centre incorporating an observation point, shop, café and education centre. The view from the first floor across the marsh to the sea is breath-taking. The shingle beach can be accessed through the marshes and is a great place for sea fishing.
Standing on the edge of the village and the marshes are Cley’s other well-known landmark, an 18th-century windmill. It fell into disrepair in the early 20th Century but today it is open to the public with an excellent restaurant and shop. The windmill has incredible views across the marshland, so is well worth a visit.
Next to the village green stands the imposing 13th century St. Margaret’s church, which is almost too grand to be a village church. Along the narrow village streets are some interesting shops including a smokehouse, bookshop, deli, tea shop and a country pub. You will also find a hand-thrown stoneware pottery shop called Made In Cley, where local potters make their wares on site.
Cley is on the Norfolk Coastal Path, upon which a short walk will take you to the beautiful village of Blakeney from where you can take a boat to see the seal colonies at Blakeney Point.
Well Cottage is tucked away at the quiet, southern end of the village. The holiday cottage is Grade ll listed and has a spectacular garden and separate orchard. The nearby pub, The Three Swallows, serves traditional pub food, and there is an excellent deli in the centre of the village. Well Cottage is situated in a perfect position in which to enjoy this beautiful part of the North Norfolk Coast.
Ask the owner about features, availability, pricing etc.
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Blakeney (1 mile away)
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Salthouse (2 miles away)