- Bedrooms: 1
- Sleeps: 2
- Approximate Pricing: £195 - £465 per week
1 double bedroom.
Quiet, secluded, luxurious traditional North Norfolk Brick & Flint Cosy Holiday Cottage, one double bedroom with pretty courtyard garden, wi-fi, piano and parking in the centre of the Georgian market town of Holt. Self-catering.
No.8 has been lovingly restored and probably dates back to the early 1800s. Exposed beams, wooden floors, thick wool carpets, solid oak worktops, Welmar Piano with lovely tone, comfy sofa & armchair, Wi-Fi, washing machine, Neff electric cooker/gas hob, wine cooler. Sony TV/DVD, Sony Digital Radio and CD player.
Walk-in double shower, constant hot water, gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
Walk through the hidden garden gate and go back 100 years in time with all the quiet, warmth and comfort of home. Walk 2 minutes into Holt and go back 40 years. This is a haven of relaxation as you can shop, drink, eat and birdwatch all on foot!
Bakers & Larners famous 240 year old department store a stroll away. Well known Byfords Cafe is only 4 minutes walk... enjoy.
8 Carpenters Cottages, is an ideal location for birdwatchers visiting Blakeney National Nature Reserve (birdlife, SEAL colonies), Cley Marshes and the seaside are about 5 miles.
Visit the Holt Christmas lights in November/December and Thursford Christmas Show Spectacular nearby.
Short Breaks welcome - please inquire.
Designated car parking behind cottage. Lovely private walled courtyard garden, ideal for sitting out in the sun or relaxing whilst listening to the bird song.
Things to see and do around 8 Carpenters Cottage, Holt:
Visit Spout Hills/Spout Common
Spout Hills, just yards off Georgian Holt's bustling High Street, is a special place of streams, ponds, marsh orchids and mint. Comprising of 14 acres of registered common land, maintained by Holt Town Council and an enthusiastic band of volunteers, the area consists of varying habitats and a spring which sprouts out of a gravel hill. '
HOLT Country Park is about a 10 minute walk from the cottage.
Holt Country Park is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a Green Flag award winner. When you walk in to the tranquil woodland, dominated with Scots pines and native broadleaves, it's easy to understand why.
With the change in seasons come changes in the wonderful displays of flowers that you can find, from orchids in the summer to snowdrops in the winter. Holt Country Park is home to many varieties of butterflies who share their airspace with dragonflies and damselflies. The rich ground flora supports an abundant display of wildlife including goldcrests, greater spotted woodpeckers and deer.
Lots of events and activities take place throughout the year at Holt Country Park
Holt makes a wonderful location for Wildlife and Bird Watchers as Blakeney National Nature Reserve is only 5 miles. Blakeney Point, within Blakeney National Nature Reserve, is a four-mile-long sand and shingle spit. Sand dunes have formed over hundreds of years on the shingle ridge and form a rare habitat valuable for unusual plants, insects, BIRDS and SEALS.
8 Carpenters Cottages is conveniently located for visiting a choice of sandy beaches, coastal paths, salt marsh RSPB nature and bird reserves. Sheringham, 7 miles, with sandy beach, resort facilities, swimming pool, golf and steam railway.
BLAKENEY NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE
One of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitats of its type in Europe, Blakeney National Nature Reserve extends to 1,097 hectares, almost all of which is within the ownership of the National Trust. It includes Blakeney Point, Blakeney Freshes, Morston and Stiffkey Marshes and supports a wide range of coastal plant communities with many nationally important species.
Blakeney Point itself is a 3 mile long sand and shingle spit, noted for its colonies of breeding terns and migrant birds passing through. Both common and grey seals can also be seen. An information centre at Morston Quay provides further details on the area.
Highlights: Twite, snow bunting and shore larks, tern colonies with little, common, sandwich and arctic terns, ringed plover, oystercatcher, shelduck, brent geese, common and grey seals.
Seals at Blakeney
There are both common & grey seals at Blakeney, usually numbering around 500. Common seals drop their pups between June and August, and the greys give birth later in the year between November and January.
There are boat trips (Usually from April - October) to see the seals; the trips last for about 1 hour.
Location: Blakeney NNR is situated mid-way between the towns of Wells-next-the-sea and Sheringham. Access to the site is by ferry from Morston and Blakeney (both on the A149), or by foot from Cley Beach 5.5 km away.
Lovely at all times of year there is always something to do in Norfolk: How about ....
Crabbing at Blakeney
Eating Fresh Crabs at Cookies Crab Shop, Salthouse
Birdwatching at Cley Marshes
Breakfast at Byfords Cafe, Holt
Steam train from Holt to Sheringham (Poppy Line)
Making sand castles at Wells on Sea
Fresh Fish and Chips at Alberts in Holt
Walking on Spouts Hill, Holt
Watching a seal bobbing along the shoreline at Cley
Walking through Sheringham Park in May and admiring the Rhododendrons.This holiday cottage has its own website: http://www.carpenterscottages.com
With piano & parking in pretty Georgian Holt, this flint cottage is delightful, secluded, cosy and warm - just right for relaxation!
Ask the owner, Anne Sheldon a question...
Don't forget to mention Glaven Valley when calling.