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8 Carpenters Cottages, Holt

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £43 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 64 reviews

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Perfect Romantic Getaway for Couples in North Norfolk with Piano, Parking and Pub 3 mins walk!

Lovingly restored to the highest standard, this delightful, quiet and secluded cosy one bedroom traditional brick and flint cottage, probably dates back to the early 1800s. It is situated in the heart of Holt. Walk through the secret gate and you will see 8 Carpenters Cottage in an idyllic private courtyard setting. You will be taken back 100 years in time with all the comfort of home. Walk into Holt (2 minutes) and you will go back in time 40 years. Enjoy free wi-fi or sitting out in the courtyard garden with a glass of white wine from the wine cooler! There is private off-road parking at the back of the cottage.

Open plan sitting room and kitchen with wooden floor, persian rugs and original local artwork.

Wonderful Colefax and Fowler fully lined curtains, wool carpets and oak beams and worktops.

Neff Electric cooker and Gas Hob. Even a separate Wine Cooler! Dishwasher.

Staircase wide and easy to use for older folk! Not the usual tiny staircase in traditional Norfolk cottages!

Upstairs next to the bedroom - Double size shower easy access.

Wonderful handmade Harrison mattress and oak bedstead.

Electric blanket with dual controls (in the Winter months).

Linen is available by request.

8 Carpenters Cottages is centrally situated in the pretty Georgian town of Holt which has a charm and character all of its own. Holt has many interesting independent shops, local fishmongers, green grocer, galleries, bookshops, antique shops and the famous Bakers and Larners department store with a separate food hall and wine merchant which celebrated its 240th year in 2010! You can enjoy the cafe life and watch the world pass by at the well known Byford's cafe. Coffee shops abound! You can relax, no need for a car, just walk everywhere and enjoy North Norfolk at its best. The King's Head Pub and Steak Bar is a 3 minute walk! Susan Gillis Brownes gorgeous silk dress shop is irresistible!

Things to see and do around 8 Carpenters Cottage, Holt:

Visit Spout Hills/Spout Common

Spout Hills, just yards off Georgian Holt's bustling High Street, is a special place of streams, ponds, marsh orchids and mint. Comprising of 14 acres of registered common land, maintained by Holt Town Council and an enthusiastic band of volunteers, the area consists of varying habitats and a spring which sprouts out of a gravel hill. '

HOLT Country Park is about a 10 minute walk from the cottage.

Holt Country Park is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a Green Flag award winner. When you walk in to the tranquil woodland, dominated with Scots pines and native broadleaves, it's easy to understand why.

With the change in seasons come changes in the wonderful displays of flowers that you can find, from orchids in the summer to snowdrops in the winter. Holt Country Park is home to many varieties of butterflies who share their airspace with dragonflies and damselflies. The rich ground flora supports an abundant display of wildlife including goldcrests, greater spotted woodpeckers and deer.

Lots of events and activities take place throughout the year at Holt Country Park

Holt is an ideal location for Wildlife and Bird Watchers - Blakeney National Nature Reserve - 6 miles. Blakeney Point, within Blakeney National Nature Reserve, is a four-mile-long sand and shingle spit. Sand dunes have formed over hundreds of years on the shingle ridge and form a rare habitat valuable for unusual plants, insects, birds and seals.

Lovely at all times of year there is always something to do in Norfolk: How about ....

Crabbing at Blakeney

Eating Fresh Crabs at Cookies Crab Shop, Salthouse

Birdwatching at Cley Marshes

Breakfast at Byfords Cafe, Holt

Steam train from Holt to Sheringham (Poppy Line)

Making sand castles at Wells on Sea

Fresh Fish and Chips at Alberts in Holt

Walking on Spouts Hill, Holt

Watching a seal bobbing along the shoreline at Cley

Walking through Sheringham Park in May and admiring the Rhododendrons

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sheringham 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 30 km, Nearest railway: Holt Poppy Line 2 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Parking is in a private courtyard behind the cottage. Very secure and well off the beaten track!

The pretty courtyard garden at the front of the cottage is secluded and you can sit outside on the handmade oak wooden bench and enjoy the birdsong and a glass of wine!

Further details

Tea and coffee on the shelf.

Budgens supermarket is a 2 min walk and open every day for your convenience.

Heating and constant hot water included in the cost of booking all year.

Linen and towels supplied.

The East Anglia region

A great place for a weekend break in Norfolk has to be Holt. This pretty Georgian market town, nestled in the North Norfolk countryside, is brimming over with many interesting antique, arts and crafts and gift shops. There are also plenty of lovely places to eat and with the North Norfolk coast within easy reach you can walk off some of those extra calories while breathing the refreshing sea air.

Stroll around the town of Holt and you will soon feel all your worries slip away. Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1708, the town has a wonderful character with colourful Georgian buildings and a modest parish church that is open to visitors.

A must during your visit to Holt has to be a journey on the North Norfolk Railway. Also known as the Poppy Line, a steam train takes its passengers from Holt station through some of North Norfolk's most stunning countryside, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, to the Victorian seaside town of Sheringham. Look out for the seas of red poppies and then you'll know where the Railway gets its name!

Get in touch with nature at Holt Country Park. Only a 10 minutes walk away from 8 Carpenters Cottages. The beautiful landscape of woodland, meadows, flora and fauna is a haven for wildlife of all sizes and is great place for the whole family to visit. Children will love the play area, while there is a nature trail, observation tower, pond and picnic areas. A number of special events are organised throughout the year including Nightjar Walks, mini beast safaris and treasure hunts.

Another of Norfolk's top attractions can be found just a short distance from Holt - Letheringsett Mill - Norfolk's only flour producing watermill. Built in 1802, visitors can see working demonstrations of this incredible machine, enjoy guided tours and browse the Mill Shop.

For those wanting a bit of heritage visit the extensive military collection at the Muckleburgh Collection. There is a

restaurant and shop at the museum.

A little farther afield, why not visit Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park - a wonderful National Trust property with woodland and lakeside walks, or Sheringham Park, a beautiful countryside park on North Norfolk coast.

If you're looking for adventure days for all, try Hilltop Outdoor Centre, Sheringham, - packed full of assault courses, low and high rope courses plus archery, climbing and mountain biking.


Holt Christmas Lights - Wednesday 20th November 2013 - 1 January 2014

Holt is now established in the collective memory as a town of excellence and uniqueness – never more so than during the festive season when the loveliness of the town is pointed up and framed by thousands of fairytale lights – along the gables, gutters and roofs of buildings throughout the town, around a myriad enticing windows and in both the live deciduous trees and the spectacular Christmas trees.

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular, NR21 0AS. Experience the Christmas Spectacular.

Saturday 9th November - Monday 23rd December. Usually two shows a day 2pm and 7pm.

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show of all time in Britain. Come and experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment, with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols, including outstanding music and singing from our cast of over one hundred.

Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour – the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any London's West End Theatres.

Refreshments and shops at Thursford:

Light refreshments are available from our Barn restaurant, Carousel tea bar, and bar area. Our four shops are also open prior to the shows and during the interval.

Booking is essential. Call the booking office NOW on 01328 878477 to find out availability!!!

Holt Summer Festival - North Norfolk's summer festival of the arts. Saturday 19th to Saturday 226th July 2014.

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24 Nov 2014


"Beautifull and comfortable Cottage"

Had a great stay very modern kitchen and bathroom very comfortable bed and very close to town centre but very quiet… More

29 Sep 2014


"Cosy cottage in the heart of Holt"

Small but perfectly formed cottage in an excellent position for all the amenities of Holt but also within easy access of the rural North Norfolk coast and all the wildlife watching opportunities it of… More

8 Sep 2014


"A great place to stay"

We were very happy with 8 Carpenters Cottage. It's in a lovely position in Holt - ideally placed for the supermarket and other shops, but quiet and private. The cottage has everything you need … More

31 Aug 2014


"A great place to stay in North Norfolk"

We very much enjoyed a week staying in this cosy cottage. It was well presented and equipped to a high standard. Central location for exploring the area.… More

23 Aug 2014


"Fantastic cottage in a great location!"

We booked this cottage after looking at the fantastic reviews on here and we certainly weren't disappointed. The cottage is perfect for two people, it has everything you could possibly need inclu… More

15 Aug 2014



My wife and I were very impressed with the cottage when we arrived for our week long break.Everything we needed was there for us,cosy lounge,well equipped kitchen,comfortable bed and large shower in t… More

30 Jul 2014


"Excellent cottage apart from!"

Excellent cottage in great location. Unfortunately be warned this property backs onto supermarket car park which attracts very antisocial behaviour from youths until early hours.… More

This is a most unusual occurrence and has never happened before. I can only put it down to the Festival Week in Holt. I shall contact the Council and make a complaint, as this in unacceptable behaviour.
I am very sorry that my guests were unhappy and do hope that they will stay another time.

16 Jun 2014


"Comfortable cosy cottage, ideal for exploring norfolk."

The cottage is very clean, well equipped and in a convenient location for exploring norfolk. Shops very close by for provisions, the owner very quick to reply to all emails and nothing was too much tr… More

30 Apr 2014


"A perfect little escape"

I absolutely loved my stay at Carpenters Cottage... I selected this property as it had a piano, but was delighted with every aspect of the property. The owner has thought of absolutely everything you … More

28 Apr 2014


"Perfect cottage in an excellent location."

This was our first stay at 8 Carpenters Cottages but, I'm sure, it won't be the last. The cottage is beautiful, very comfortable, well furnished and equipped, and is in an excellent positio… More

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