About the property
- Cottage150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
The North Norfolk coast is outstandingly beautiful with many different holiday activities on offer - beaches, bird watching, sailing, golf, horse riding, walking and sight seeing (National Trust and private great houses, many beautiful churches, the shrine Walsingham , steam railway). Further afield are the unique Norfolk Broads and the city of Norwich.
Cley was once quite an important port (see the customs house and merchants houses and the magnificent church), but is now an attractive village with old cottages down little 'lokes'(passageways), cafes, restaurants (including Cley Windmill) and two pubs, the famous Cley Smokehouse (smoked fish) and a delicatessen which is a gastronome's delight but also sells basics like bread and milk. Cley marshes nature reserve is world renowned. The beach is a pebble beach with sand at low tide, and from the beach it is a good walk to Blakeney Point National Trust nature reserve with its seal colony.
The cottage is on the outskirts of Cley but a short walk to pub and restaurants and has uninterrupted views across Cley marshes bird reserve to the sea. The cottage is set back from the coast road on a dirt track with a grassed area between the track and the coast road for parking. The cottage has a garden, which is enclosed and south facing and filled with scented plants and herbs with an artificial grass play area and a raised, paved terrace with views to the sea.
Originally 2 fishermens' cottages of traditional brick and flint construction, the house is very old with exposed beams, some low ceilings and doorways and 2 'winder' staircases which are steep and with some steps narrow at one end. The cottage has recently been renovated. There are 2 shower rooms (no bath) both with toilets (one upstairs and one downstairs). There is a large double bedroom, with a doorway to a bedroom with a bunk bed, and this bunk bedroom bedroom is also accessed by the second staircase so that the master bedroom is not a corridor. The other 2 bedrooms are best regarded as a family suite as it is necessary to go through the bedroom with 2 ft 6 ins bunk bed to access the small front double bedroom.
From the small porch, there is a door to a single reception room with a dining area (seats 8) and a sitting area centred on a woodburning stove. There is a 32 inch TV, DVD player, CD player, wifi. From the sitting area , a door leads to the small but well equipped kitchen (kettle, toaster, cooker, microwave, 2 undercounter fridges, tabletop freezer, dishwasher, washer dryer). A stable door opens from the kitchen to a short passageway leading to a paved outdoor eating are and the garden. From the dining area, a door leads into a quiet room/ study with a small desk and easy chairs.
All the rooms apart from the shower rooms overlook the marshes.
NOTE: The stairs are difficult and for safety reasons I do not accept children under 5 years of age, except babes in arms.
Low ceilings and doorways and slightly sloping floors
The rooms may look large on the photos, but they are not!
The cottage is terraced
4 slice toaster. Kettle. Electric cooker. 2 under counter fridges (one with icebox) . Tabletop freezer. 8 place dishwasher. Washer-dryer
Washing up liquid, cloths and scourers. Tea towels
32" TV FreeSat box with recorder. CD player. Surge protector with USB charging points. Books, playing cards and some games.
From October to end of March an initial bag of logs and kindling for the woodburner is supplied
Hairdryer. Cleaning equipment is in the large fitted wardrobe in the master bedroom.
Check in from 16.00 (4.00pm)
Check out by 10.00 am
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 27, 2018
My children are all in their 30s now, but when they were young we spent all our holidays in Cley - cycling, walking, building dens on the marsh, sailing, crabbing and playing card games (no TV or internet then!) when it rained. Then the cottage was rather ramshackle but they and their friends still regard it as an idyllic childhood. The cottage has been renovated since then, but remains simple in style and suited to guests who enjoy simple seaside /rural holidays.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Owner chose Cley next the Sea
If you like old cottages with character then Beach cottage fits the bill, and as it was originally two cottages has more space (although the rooms are small) and, in contrast to many cottages in North Norfolk coastal villages has the benefit of a garden and parking. The 18" thick walls mean that it is cool in summer and, once heated up, warm in winter. It is exceptionally convenient for birdwatchers .
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Unspoilt rural coast, best known to birdwatchers Village. Nearest banks and supermarket in Holt 3 miles away. Cley village has a shop (delicatessen) for basics. 3 miles away Coast hopper bus stop right by the cottage Info folder in cottage