House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Loke House is a real luxury hideaway that sleeps 8 plus a travel cot. The house, which has been recently renovated and refurbished to a very high standard, has 4 comfortable double bedrooms spread over three floors. The top floor is home to a large light dual aspect room which can be made up as a twin or super king to suit your needs and has distant views of the salt marshes and sea beyond. The master suite with it's own ensuite can be found on the first floor along with a twin room and family bathroom. The final double bedroom is located on the ground floor with an adjacent shower room. Also on the ground floor is a large cosy sitting room, a well equipped farmhouse kitchen with seating for 9 guests and finally a utility room housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. The house is superbly equipped and the owners have thought of everything to ensure your stay is one of five star luxury. The layout of the house makes it ideal for either extended families or two seperate families holidaying together.
Hidden away up an flint lined loke (footpath) the house has its own delightful enclosed gardens at the side and rear of the property, ideal for BBQs and catching the last of the sun's rays with a glass of wine whilst enjoying the fabulous Norfolk sunsets.
The house is a few minutes stroll away from the village centre of Cley-next -the Sea; where an award winning deli, smoked fish shop, gallery, stylish gift shop and pottery can be found. The village also boasts two pubs both of which serve excellent homecooked meals. The sea and salt marshes are about 10 mins walk away and are a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers alike.
Cley is situated on the north Norfolk Heritage Coast and is a site of historic special interest. There is lots to do whether it is sailing at nearby Blakeney, going on a boat trip to see the seals off Blakeney point, bird watching on the Cley salt marshes, visiting the many beautiful Norfolk beaches or simply unwinding and relaxing!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cley (Shingle) 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich 50 km, Nearest railway: Sheringham 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are 3 generous double bedrooms, 2 with king size beds and 1 with a super king size bed and a twin bedded room. The super king bed can also be converted to a twin bedroom. This room is located on the 2nd floor while the other twin and master with en-suite are located on the 1st floor along with the family bathroom. A further double room with an adjacent shower room can be found on the ground floor.
The beds are made up for you by our housekeeper using high quality hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows with Egyptian cotton linen and luxury fluffy cotton bath towels All linen and towels are included but travel cot linen is not. The house is thoroughly cleaned between handovers. A mid-stay clean for stays of more than one week is also provided. This service will include changing beds and towels, cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen.
Changeover day for weekly rentals is Friday with arrivals after 4pm and departures before 10am. Out of season we may be able to be more flexible around this - please ask.
Loke House is a non-smoking house
The lounge has three comfy sofas, a wood burner, English-language Freestat TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, DAB Radio, WiFi broadband access, selection of books, board games and puzzles. (Wood available for first evening - please replace what you use).
The kitchen is extremely well equipped with all the usual appliances plus a selection of cookery books, weighing scales and a wide variety of crockery and utensils. A separate utility room has a washing machine and tumbler dryer and is where the high chair and stair gate can be found. Plenty of storage space is available for wellies and coats.
The property is fully equipped for children as the owners have a toddler. There is a baby monitor, childrens plastic plates and cups plus selection of childrens books and toys.
Oil central heating to radiators provides heat and hot water.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the well kept large enclosed cottage garden has a BBQ, table and chairs and garden bench, ideal for eating alfresco!
A very well kept play park for the under 8s can be found a few hundred yards away up the loke by the Village Hall.
The house does not have private parking but ample free parking can be found 150 yds walk away at the Village Hall. Parking can also be found on the Holt Road for loading and unloading.
The East Anglia region
The North Norfolk coast is an area of oustanding natural beauty. The area covers about 43 miles has a variety of landscapes ranging from rural countyside, elegant towns and villages not forgetting wonderful sand or shingle beaches.
Cley–next-the–Sea is situated on the River Glaven four miles north-west the quaint Georgian town of Holt and less than a mile and a half east of Blakeney, which is a picturesque coastal town on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.
Despite having once been a thriving port, the village of Cley is now nearly a mile from the sea; it does have a beach, which is mainly shingle and is accessed by walking over the marshes. The nature reserve contains a brand new environmentally friendly visitor centre incorporating an observation area.
The village itself is dominated by the picturesque 18th century windmill standing on the edge of the marshes. At the top end of the village is St. Margaret's Church next to the village green; dating back to the 13th century.
The area is a true all year round destination, with each season providing different experiences whether your passions are sailing, bird watching, walking, along the beach, enjoying good food and drink or just relaxing – Cley-next-the-Sea, and the surrounding area, have it all!.
North Norfolk takes its food and eating out very seriously. Just two minutes walk from Loke House you will find the famous Cley Smoke House (www.Cleysmokehouse.com) which offers a truly amazing selection of smoked fish and shell fish, including famous Cromer Crabs. Just across the road is an award winning deli, Picnic Fayre (www.picnic-fayre.co.uk) set in an historic forge, it offers a mouth-watering selection of speciality breads, cheeses, antipasti, locally grown vegetables, wines, ice cream and much more.
Cley is an ideal base for exploring Norfolk's local restaurants. The village has two pubs, The George and The Three Swallows, both offering excellent home cookedlunch and dinner menus. Slightly further afield Blakeney ,Wiveton, Salthouse and Holt all offer a great selection of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets including the Michelin starred Morston Hall.
Details on all the local attractions can be found in the house, but here are details of a few to whet your appetite:
• Holkam Hall – one of Britain’s most majestic stately homes - www. holkham.co.uk
• Fantastic sandy beaches at Wells next to sea, Holkam and Mundsley
• Bird Watching at Norfolk Wildlife Trust's new Visitor Centre at NWT Cley Marshes providing stunning views over the Cley Marshes - www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
• Seal watching at Blakeney Point – Boat trips run daily from neighbouring Blakney or Morston Quays - www.norfolksealtrips.co.uk
• Bewilderwood – 50 acres of wild imaginative outdoor treehouse adventure park - www.bewilderwood.co.uk
• Dinosaur Adventure Park - www.dinosauradventure.co.uk
• A number of National Trust properties; Felbrigg, Blickling and Sheringham Park to name a few - www.nationaltrust.org.uk
• The North Norfolk Steam Railway – a Steam Engine runs between Holt and Sheringham www.nnrailway.co.uk
• The Life Boat Museum at the end of the Cromer Pier www.cromerlifeboats.org.uk
• Golf courses at Sheringham and Cromer – www.royalcromergolfclub.co.uk or www.sheringhamgolfclub.co.uk