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Holt is a beautiful Georgian market town on the North Norfolk coast; an area of outstanding natural beauty with some of the cleanest beaches in the UK. This lovely village lies very close to the coast with Sheringham and Cromer a short distance to the east and the beautiful north Norfolk coast stretching away to the west.

The town, which can easily be explored on foot, is located on wooded high ground, and its name is believed to come from the Anglo-Saxon word for woodland. Most of the original medieval town was destroyed in a fire in 1708, and all but the church was rebuilt in Georgian style, the dominant style of the day. The Norman church was repaired and retained.

Visit the Holt War Memorial and the pineapple-topped obelisk and take a stroll around the country Park, Holt Hall and Estate, Holt Lowes or Spout Hills. Holt Country Park, situated a short walk from the town, is a beautiful native broadleaf and Scots Pine woodland, which supports a variety of flora and fauna. Holt Lowes, an area of heathland to the south of Holt, is also an important wildlife area. The 'Poppy Line' of the preserved North Norfolk Railway has a terminus just outside the town.

There are numerous antique shops in the town. Holt Summer festival, a week-long arts festival, runs in July. The town centre is beautifully decorated and lit up during Christmas, and the lights are believed to be the best in the country.

The nearby coast has many beautiful beaches. Morston and Blakeney are closest, with the larger resorts of Cromer and Sheringham a slightly further drive along the coast. Birdwatching, walking, driving along the scenic coast road and sampling the local seafood are among the activities available along the coast.

Check out Holt holiday cottages for great accommodation in the area, and see for yourself what this beautiful area of Norfolk is all about.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

These detached, beautifully converted single-storey flint barn conversions, have pine decor and country antiques. On the fringe of the village, with good walks all around, the sea is under 10 minutes drive away, with quiet bird reserves, fishing villages like Blakeney 6 miles and livelier resorts too - Cromer is 12 miles along the coast. Hunt Cottage with a secluded walled garden with patio and vine clad arbour. The Dairy with beamed and vaulted bedroom with 17th-century timbers and retaining lots of character. Both holiday cottages offer a charming hideaway for discerning couples and older family parties. The cottage suits partially disabled guests. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Shower room with toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Small enclosed shingle garden with patio and chairs. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£200-£657
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Ideal for coast or countryside

Located within the owner’s 4-acre grounds, tucked away in the North Norfolk village of Plumstead Green and set amidst countryside. Each of these holiday properties have been skilfully designed to offer guests comfort and privacy, and all have their own patio seating area with furniture. Guests are welcome to enjoy shared use of the surrounding lawned gardens and paddocks with sheep, chickens and geese. With walking and cycling on the doorstep, this is an ideal location to explore the wonderful North Norfolk coastline complete with its wide sandy beaches, NT nature and bird reserves. There are pretty villages with a variety of shops and many excellent eating and drinking establishments scattered throughout the area. There is an award winning village pub located at the end of the 2-mile lane. The Georgian market town of Holt is 4 miles. The traditional seaside town of Sheringham, 6 miles, has a sandy beach, Splash leisure pool and Norfolk Steam Railway. Seaside resort of Cromer, 8 miles, for promenade garden, pier, zoo and town shopping centre. Historical locations and places of interest all within an hour’s drive include Sheringham Gardens, Felbrigg and Blickling Hall (both NT), Walsingham Shrine and Abbey ruins, Holkham Hall and beach. Shops 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be twin). Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 4-acre natural grounds. Parking (1 car). Pets free of charge (to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking.

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£219-£549
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Mere Farm Barns Ref: 29627

This spacious, semi-detached single-storey barn conversion, nestled in the picturesque countryside just 8 miles inland of the sought after seaside resort of Sheringham, provides an excellent holiday base from which discerning guests can explore all the area has to offer. Bustling Sheringham boasts a theatre, a beautiful pebble beach and lots of shops and cafés to explore. Close by, the seaside resort of Cromer with its sandy beach, popular promenade and famous end of pier show also offers a cinema, Amazonia Zoo and traditional seaside amusements. A little further along the coast, discover Blakeney Point, which offers trips to see the seals, or Wells-next-the-Sea, with its picturesque quay, mix of quaint and traditional seaside shops, and not to forget the narrow gauge railway, which is a must. Norfolk’s top tourist attraction, Blickling Hall, once home of the Boleyn family, is close by, as is the town of Holt, famous for its boutique shops and great places to eat. In fact, there are many stately homes and National Trust properties to visit in the area, along with some wonderful nature reserves. Take a trip to the Norfolk Broads, where you can hire a day boat, or join an organised trip, which provides both a haven for wildlife and a relaxing way to spend a day. It’s also worth planning a day in the medieval city of Norwich, famous for its Norman castle, stunning cathedral and numerous museums. Add in great bird watching opportunities, picturesque walks and gentle cycling routes and you really will be spoilt for choice. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors, beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with French doors, beams and tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Blu-ray. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Ornamental garden with patio and furniture. Small, enclosed courtyard patio and furniture. Car port (2 cars). Cycle store. Table tennis. Piano. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Lake in nearby grounds.

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£281-£995
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8
Pets
1
Park Barn Ref: CWT

"A perfect rural retreat - rustic, comfortable homes surrounded by woodland and nature reserves..."

Tucked away on the edge of the historic Georgian market town of Holt, situated just a few miles inland from the North Norfolk Coast with its wealth of sandy beaches, RSPB nature and bird reserves, these converted holiday barns (refs CWT and CXC) make perfect retreats for discerning larger family groups, and offer spacious and comfortable accommodation boasting beamed interiors, wood-burning stove, limestone floors, en-suite bathroom facilities to most bedrooms and well-equipped farmhouse kitchens with granite work surfaces.
Situated within landscaped grounds with an unfenced natural wildlife pond, they are within walking distance of Holt market place, with its many very attractive buildings and the back streets leading to courtyards with their cafés and plenty of shops to enjoy. The town is served by a unique horse drawn coach service known as ‘The Holt Flyer’ connecting the railway station to the town, which is about three quarters of a mile away, at Kelling. The North Norfolk Railway (the Poppy Line) runs along the Norfolk coast onto Sheringham. Holt Lowes is within a few minutes’ drive or 30 minutes’ walk away and has been recognised as an outstanding site for wildlife. It is designated as an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and as an SAC (Special Area of Conservation). Holt Country Park, covering more than 200 acres of woodland and heathland is a similar distance away. It is made up of woodland dominated with Scots pine and native broadleaves and is home to abundant wildlife goldcrests, greater spotted woodpeckers, emperor dragonflies and deer. Excellent walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep and the property is ideally placed for bird watching with RSPB nature and bird reserves. The North Norfolk Coastal Path offers excellent walking and rambling opportunities. One of the routes is designed for ease of use by the less mobile or for families with pushchairs. Interesting features within the park include a totem pole, carved stile, play area and viewing tower. There are many stately homes in the area which merit a visit. These include Holkham Hall (an 18th-century country house located adjacent to the village of Holkham, constructed in the Palladian style) and Houghton Hall (residence of Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole) with magnificent interiors. There are also NT properties Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall as well as Sheringham Park, Walsingham Shrine and Priory ruins which offer interesting day trips. A half hour’s drive away is the city of Norwich with excellent shopping, restaurants, cathedral, castle, theatre, cinema, pubs, cafés and weekly markets and the famous Norfolk Broads. Good cycling opportunities from the doorstep. Cley-next-the-Sea and Blakeney quay, 5 miles. Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham for excellent sandy beaches, 12 miles. City of Norwich with excellent shopping, cathedral, castle museum, restaurants and famous Norfolk Broads within an hour’s drive. Shops 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Beamed living room with French doors and limestone floor. Dining room with wood-burning stove, beams and stone floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area, beams, Aga and electric range cooker. Utility/pantry. Double height sun room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried sitting room with electric ‘wood burner’. One step into two twin bedrooms, one with
en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Grand double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Galleried double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Coach house annexe: Sitting room. Games room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Full gas underfloor central heating included (October-April £150per week, £95 per short break)
  • High chair
  • Three TVs (one 50in)
  • Electric range included
  • Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • American fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included winter, thereafter available locally
  • Electric ‘woodburner’ included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with pool table and table tennis
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£2944-£5109
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Brambles Ref: 28348

Just 3 miles from Holt and a short drive to the Norfolk coast, this semi-detached holiday cottage is surrounded by quiet lanes for walking and cycling. Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham and Cromer offer beaches and amenities for all ages. Visit Norwich for shopping, the theatre, museums and restaurants. Wroxham offers river trips and boat hire for exploring the waterways, or relax in one of the restaurants. For children; the Dinosaur Park at Lenwade, BeWILDerwood at Horning, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Amazona Zoo in Cromer. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (3ft), 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband. Enclosed, lawned garden with summerhouse, patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£242-£777
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Overland Cottage Ref: W1207

Norfolk Coast is only five miles away

This cosy wing of a property is within easy walking distance of the centre of the attractive small Georgian town of Holt. The beautiful North Norfolk Coast is only five miles away, with miles of glorious beaches and Holt Country Park is only half a mile. Both offer lovely walking and good bird watching. For those keen to explore the area by bike, cycle hire is available. There are many places of interest and things to do in the local area, and the fine city of Norwich is only 20 miles away, offering opportunities for sightseeing and great shopping. Many attractions can be found within a 25-mile radius, including Blickling Hall, Holkham Hall, Wells Harbour and the beautiful beaches and pier at Cromer. Shops and pub 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£173-£627
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Pebble Cottage Ref: CPR


One of the aptly named Hill Cottages, Pebble Cottage forms one of a group of brick and flint cottages located on a hill top, and neighbours open countryside with footpaths leading from the door - the most famous of which is known locally as ‘Gas Hill and Spout Hill’ which runs into a huge stream. This adjoining holiday property lies close to the pretty Georgian market town of Holt, within walking distance of shops, cafés and restaurants, and a few minutes’ drive from sandy beaches and RSPB nature reserves. Enjoy a trip on the steam railway - passing through unspoilt countryside and pretty, rural villages. Muckleburgh Military Collection and Norfolk Shire Horse Centre are just a short drive away. Close to Thursford village with its Thursford Collection and November show. Shop 500 yards.

Open-plan living/dining room with well-equipped kitchen with door to courtyard. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom with pull-out bed (for +1).

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • Beauty therapy treatments available by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: There is a shared access path at the rear of the property

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£236-£793
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Loke Cottage Ref: 24987

Tucked away in the popular historic Georgian town of Holt, within walking distance of the shops, cafes and pubs, this cottage offers comfortable accommodation, ideal for holidays all year round. It is a short drive to the Norfolk coastline where Wells-next-the-Sea, Sheringham and Cromer offer excellent sandy beaches. Excellent walking and cycle trails at Holt Lowes, ½ mile, comprising 200 acres of wood and heathland. Blakeney Quay and Cley-next-the-Sea for RSPB reserve and coastal path. Boat trips to the nature reserve island and colony of basking seals from Morston Quay. Norwich and Norfolk Broads an hour’s drive. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French door/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Gas cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£219-£796
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
East Cottage Ref: 29846


At the end of a row of three, East Cottage, which features an open fire in an inglenook fireplace, sits within a quiet hamlet of around twenty dwellings nestling in the North Norfolk countryside. 5 miles from the pretty market of Holt and 14 miles from Norwich, in a rural area attractive to those seeking a quiet holiday base ’away from the crowds’. The river Bure in its early stages flows through the village, and all around are lovely countryside walks and attractive villages. The unspoilt village of Heydon, used in the making of many films including ’The Go Between’, is 2 miles. The National Trust Blickling Hall is 5 miles, and for seaside days out, the coast at Blakeney or Cromer is around 12 miles. Also within easy reach are Felbrigg Hall (NT), Holkham Hall, Baconsthorpe Castle and Little Walsingham. The Norfolk Broads are around half an hour’s drive, with daily boat hire and river trips, as is the city of Norwich, with its castle, cathedral, theatres and excellent shopping. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Step to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: Steps to 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity included (by meter reading November-March). Economy 7 central heating and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£258-£693
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Ideal for coast or countryside

Located within the owner’s 4-acre grounds, tucked away in the North Norfolk village of Plumstead Green and set amidst countryside. Each of these holiday properties have been skilfully designed to offer guests comfort and privacy, and all have their own patio seating area with furniture. Guests are welcome to enjoy shared use of the surrounding lawned gardens and paddocks with sheep, chickens and geese. With walking and cycling on the doorstep, this is an ideal location to explore the wonderful North Norfolk coastline complete with its wide sandy beaches, NT nature and bird reserves. There are pretty villages with a variety of shops and many excellent eating and drinking establishments scattered throughout the area. There is an award winning village pub located at the end of the 2-mile lane. The Georgian market town of Holt is 4 miles. The traditional seaside town of Sheringham, 6 miles, has a sandy beach, Splash leisure pool and Norfolk Steam Railway. Seaside resort of Cromer, 8 miles, for promenade garden, pier, zoo and town shopping centre. Historical locations and places of interest all within an hour’s drive include Sheringham Gardens, Felbrigg and Blickling Hall (both NT), Walsingham Shrine and Abbey ruins, Holkham Hall and beach. Shops 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double (6ft, zip and link can be twin) bedrooms, one with additional folding single (for child). Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). Pets free of charge (to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£288-£843
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Old Salts Barn Ref: CBBU

Just a mile from the north Norfolk coastline, this single-storey barn conversion is a wonderful, semi-detached holiday retreat offering well-furnished, spacious accommodation and a warm welcome at any time of year. Boasting a courtyard garden, it is centrally positioned in the coastal village of Langham, neighbouring the village pub, just a few minutes’ drive from sandy beaches and RSPB nature and bird reserves. Morston Harbour (1 mile) offers fishing and boat trips to visit the basking seals. Visit Blakeney Quay for excellent walking and bird watching. Sailing boat tuition, fishing and cycling all available locally. Good walking from the door. Shop 2 miles, pub 20 yards.

Spacious, beamed living/dining room with open fire. Spacious kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 18 yrs

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£293-£503
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
South Cottage Ref: 27637

Situated in countryside with views in all directions, this semi-detached cottage stands in a 1/3-acre garden, attached to the owner’s home but retaining its own privacy. Offering spacious holiday accommodation, it boasts a woodburner and a conservatory overlooking the garden. Excellent walking and cycling can be enjoyed close by. Blickling Hall (NT), host to numerous art exhibitions and special events, is just 2 miles. Village shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Conservatory. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with wooden floor, 2 singles with wooden floors.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity included (£50per week, £25 per short break November-March). Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden, sitting-out area, furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Raised water feature and wooden sleepers in grounds.

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£319-£922
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