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Upstairs at Dotties


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Dotties of Holt Gift Shop

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised

Upstairs At Dotties 22 Bull Street Holt Norfolk NR25 6HP

Situated within the heart of the North Norfolk town of Holt. "Upstairs at Dotties" lies above the owner's gift shop forming part of a character cottage built in the late 1800's. Ideally located for countryside, beach, walking, cycling etc as well as sampling the delights of Holt itself and the nearby towns such as Sheringham & Cromer. Upstairs At Dotties is located in the heart of Holt, just off the High Street, close to the renowned Byfords restaurant, and next door to Horatio Mugs cafe, perfect for a leisurely cooked breakfast or afternoon tea! The property is available for guests wishing to stay for short breaks as well as longer periods, making it an ideal alternative to the traditional bed and breakfast for anyone seeking spacious accommodation with extra facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen , lounge and seperate bedroom. The minimum stay is just 1 night, It is a perfect retreat for a little shopping in all the wonderful boutique shops in Holt, or as a base from which to explore the lovely North Norfolk coast, and country parks. Dogs are welcome too! Non restricted on road parking is available a 5 - 10 min walk away, a pay and display car park within 5mins, and several parking spaces immediately outside the property which are non restricted between the hours of 5pm and 9am and all day Sunday.

The property has its own private entrance at the rear of the shop, with stairs leading to the first floor lounge, kitchen & bathroom. Further stairs then lead to the very large bedroom. The lounge has a 3 seater sofa bed and 2 seater settee, and is equipped with TV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle etc. Bathroom has electric shower over bath. The bedroom has super kingsize bed and an additional three seater sofa bed, .also equipped with TV, hairdryer & alarm clock.

Bed linen and towels are provided, and also included are electricity & central heating.

We cater for guests wishing to stay on a self-catering basis, and welcome up to two well-behaved dogs.

We would ask guests to refrain from smoking within the property.

Please note: Due to the age and character of the property, the initial staircase leading to the apartment is short but steep, which may not suit less able people or pets. Also, there are some low beams in a couple of areas within the property.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

One double sofa bed within large double bedroom. One double sofa bed within lounge.

There is a shower over bath.

Further details

Short breaks also catered for. Please enquire for availability.

The East Anglia region

North Norfolk and its unique coastline and countryside makes for an interesting holiday destination. Seaside towns, sandy beaches, quaint villages, unique salt marshes and rolling countryside with panoramic skies give North Norfolk its distinctive flavour.

North Norfolk has a variety of things to do whilst holidaying in the area; from family day’s out looking at the Steam and traditional Fairground Rides at the Thursford Collection or investigating the largest private collection of Military vehicles at the Muckleburgh Military Museum, visiting the Queen’s country house at Sandringham or wandering through the gardens at Holkham Hall, taking a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point or spending an afternoon riding the Poppy line on a steam train to see the Norfolk countryside to just building sandcastles and enjoying the seaside at one of the Blue Flag beaches along the North Norfolk coast. North Norfolk attractions can cater for all ages and there are various outdoor activities available for the more adventurous.

North Norfolk is well known for its exceptional nature reserves for any budding bird watchers and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast Path is great for cycling (with local bicycle hire available), and walking to take in the beauty of the coastline. There are also horse riding facilities that provide horse trekking excursions as an alternative way of seeing the North Norfolk countryside.



A great place for a break in Norfolk has to be Holt. This pretty Georgian market town, nestled in the North Norfolk countryside, dominated by lovely Georgian architecture dating back to the rebuilding of the town following the Great Fire in the early 18th century. Holt 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.

A popular time to visit is just before Christmas, as the town’s Christmas lights display always attracts people anxious to catch the Christmas spirit while looking at the interesting selection of shops here.

June is also a busy time of year, as the parks attract visitors keen to enjoy the long summer days and the annual arts festival provides entertainment and culture for all. However, any time of year is good for soaking up the relaxed atmosphere and admiring the town’s elegant buildings and historic streets.

Things to Do in and around Holt

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!

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 Muckleburgh Collection - an extensive military museum plus restaurant and shop. Or get in touch with nature at Holt Country Park. 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. 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.

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Review 1-2 of 2

29 Jul 2013



Cannot praise this little peach of cottage enough. Skilfully decorated with bags of character and spotlessly clean throughout, with very thoughtful touches to welcome you, including handmade cupcakes! Staff downstairs in the stunning little shop were very polite all weekend and most helpful. However, be prepared to buy something, its just irresistible. Would thoroughly recommend a stay in this idyllic little haven to rummage around the glorious town of Holt.

1 Oct 2012


"Superb Stay!"

We booked this delightful accommodation at short notice and were thrilled that we were able to stay just one night as so many places do not allow such short stays. This was a fantastically convenient … More

Review 1-2 of 2

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