"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
- 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
- Cycle store
- Games room with pool table and table tennis
- No smoking
- Friday to Friday