Nightingale Cottage is a Holiday Cottage in Kelling

Sleeping Arrangements

1 master ensuite double, 2nd double, one twin bedded room and a family bathroom.

Inside the cottage

Nightingale Cottage in Norfolk (photo 2) Nightingale Cottage in Norfolk (photo 3) Nightingale Cottage in Norfolk (photo 4) Check out our website with more photographs - see link below.

Are you looking for the quintessential North Norfolk cottage within walking distance of the beach? Somewhere you can kick off your boots after a long day on the coast, sink into an armchair and feel completely relaxed? Do you want to be within a stone's throw of all the best places, but to escape to your own peaceful hideaway in the evenings? Have you got a taste for quality furnishings and a traditional English cottage garden? Then Nightingale Cottage is the holiday cottage for you!

Kelling is a hidden coastal gem - Norfolk at its prettiest - yet only a couple of miles from Cley, Blakeney and Holt.

Nightingale Cottage is now open to guests after two years of meticulous refurbishment. It reflects the best in coastal style but with a nod to the wildlife and countryside which surrounds the cottage. Our extensive library of bird books, wild flower books, nature reserve guides and maps is designed to have you rushing out to explore every morning.

Ground Floor

New kitchen with solid beech worktop, electric hob, electric oven, extractor, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, ample crockery and cutlery, tea-pot, mugs, cooking pots, cooking utensils, glasses for wine, whisky and soft drinks.
Dining room with large country pine table and chairs for six people. French doors to rear garden.
Sitting room with two leather sofas and an upholstered armchair, large coffee table, inglenook fireplace with log burner and logs, flat screen TV, wildlife bookcase and reference materials, writing table and chair.
Utility room with coat pegs, boot storage, washing machine and dryer. Separate WC

First Floor

Wide staircase leads from sitting room to first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room including power shower (not electric), a double bed, bedside tables, lamps, dressing table, antique chest of drawers, antique pine chest and painted towel stand.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed, two chests of drawers and bedside lamps.
Bedroom 3 has two single beds, a painted chest of drawers, bedside table and lamp.
Family bathroom with bath, power shower with unlimited hot water, WC and wash basin.

Outside and garden

Off-road parking for two cars to the side of the cottage.
Steps up to sunny rear garden with patio and outdoor table and chairs, herbaceous border, including roses, lavenders and herbs, beehive compost bin and garden store.

Surrounding area

Nightingale Cottage in Norfolk (photo 5) Nightingale Cottage in Norfolk (photo 6) Kelling is a small but immaculate village of period cottages and houses. It has direct access to the Coast Road, which makes getting around very easy, but is set well back from the road on a quiet village lane with a 20mph speed limit. A little stream, known as the Beck, runs through the village. At the Coast Road end of the village there is a gallery & tea room which serves hot drinks, cakes and light lunches. At the other end of the village the land rises gently up towards Kelling Heath, which is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site where it is possible to view The Milky Way with the naked eye.

From Kelling, Holt is only a 7 minute drive. There is supermarket shopping here, as well as many independent shops, cafes, galleries and antique shops. Many pleasant hours can be spent in Holt exploring the hidden yards and attractive Georgian buildings.

Kelling is 3.8 miles from Cley next the Sea, 5 miles from Blakeney and 13 miles from Wells-next-the-Sea, all easily reached via the Coast Road. Children will enjoy the North Norfolk steam railway, which runs between Holt and Sheringham, the toot toot of which can be heard from Nightingale Cottage. There is also crabbing at Blakeney and seal trips from nearby Morston. The sandy beaches at Holkham, Wells and Sheringham are all within easy reach.

For birdwatchers Britain’s oldest and most revered nature reserve, Cley Marshes, is a mere 5 minute drive from Kelling. But it’s possible to observe some of the species for which Cley is famous by walking from the cottage down to the coast at Kelling Quags. Kelling is within the Cley Square, the OS 10km square which includes Blakeney Point. Avocet, curlew, whimbrel, godwit, sandmartin, wheatear, quail, grey partridge and grasshopper warbler are common, and rarities such as little stint and bluethroat regularly draw a crowd of twitchers. Up on Kelling Heath nightjars put on an excellent show on warm summer evenings..

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Nightingale Cottage in Kelling

For beachcombers, star-gazers and birdwatchers, a cottage offering the best in coastal style, comfort and tranquility.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Approximate Pricing: £550 - £775 per week

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