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8 Carpenters Cottages, Holt

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Secluded Traditional Brick + Flint North Norfolk Cottage, Pretty Courtyard Gdn, Wi-Fi, Parking,Piano

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 183426

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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 and towels supplied.

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.

NWT Cley Marshes Nature Reserve

The NWT Cley Marshes comprises 400 acres with reclaimed marshes, lagoons, pools, hides, board walks, walks along risen banks and the shingle beach at Cley, and a state of the art visitor centre with spectacular views over the marshes towards the sea.

Arrive at the visitor centre and you'll be greeted by very friendly staff who will answer any questions you may have. If you want to visit the hides, you do need to pay, but if you want to just take a walk along the board walks, or up to the beach, then that's free. Don't forget your binoculars though, as you will definitely need binoculars for bird watching!

It's worth going into the visitor centre just for the view across the marshes. It is stunning coastal landscape that you won't get anywhere else in the UK.

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Sheringham 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
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
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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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4 Aug 2013


"Peaceful haven has all you need"

Stayed 20-27 July 2013. I would recommend 8 Carpenters to any couple looking for a quiet getaway and who want to access what North Norfolk has to offer. Holt is a beautiful Georgian town and offers fantastic hospitality with a wide choice of pubs, restaurants antique/gift shops and art galleries. I would recommend dinner at The Lawns, and lunch at The Art Cafe for wholesome filling food which also happens to be veggie/vegan (its on the way to Blakeney). You can get lost for hours in the antique shops and The Last Picture House in Town showcases the art of the unique, friendly artist Carol Pennington. We got there just as the Holt Festival was kicking off and were lucky enough to experience the free festival which really was incredible and included the 'Collectif Malunes' circus acrobats from Belgium, the amazing 'Gandini Juggling' troupe and loads more I don't have space to write about here. Holt is a great base if you want to explore North Norfolk. We went to Cromer, Norwich, Wells-next-the-sea, North Walsham, Sherringham and Burham Market among others. The cottage itself is comfortable and has everything you need in a compact and well organised space. The interior is decorated to a high standard with modern kitchen and bathroom fittings. There is an 1876 Welmar upright piano in the cottage which was a real selling point to me as I do play. It has a beautiful tone but even if you don't play it is a thing of beauty! Budgeons supermarket is literally a minute walk. We will be back as there is still loads we would like to do, eg: the boat trip at Morston to see the Seals and birds, and the Poppy Line steam train which sounds idyllic.

10 May 2013



What a wonderful cosy little cottage. We booked this cottage the evening before arrival for five nights in May and Anne was most helpful at such short notice. The cottage is beautiful and immaculately presented. There is a very comfortable double bed and plenty of storage in the bedroom. The shower is bigger than you usually find and the bathroom spotless. It is right in the centre of Holt but in a very quiet secluded position, it has private parking which is a big plus. To make it easier to load our luggage on departure we parked in Budgens car park which is just behind the cottage, removing the need to make several trips round the gravel yard. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and will definitely stay here again.

1 May 2013


"5 Star and 5 C's."

5 C's? Clean, comfortable, cosy, convenient and classy. Responsive and conscientious owner. Central location in gourmet and shoppers heaven, town of Holt. Walk to restaurants and shops. Perfect.

25 Apr 2013


"Great place to get away from it all"

Had a lovely time in no.8 carpenters cottages! It is a lovely and cosy cottage in great condition. The piano was excellent, and tuned prior to my arrival so sounded fab. Very good location, feels quiet and secluded, while being in the middle of town right by a supermarket. Fell in love with Norfolk :-).

31 Mar 2013


"Comfortable and cosy cottage,great location"

A lovely comfortable and cosy cottage in central Holt, we had a very cold and windy week, but the cottage has central heating which made the cottage very warm and snug, Its a real pleasure to stay with a comfortable bed and great shower......perfect 10 out of 10...xx

6 Jan 2013


"May be small but perfectly formed"

A tiny, but comfortable cottage in the heart of Holt. A beautifully fitted kitchen occupies the end wall of the single downstairs room, complete with a small wine fridge - how civilised! A piano, charming though it is,takes up a lot of the small space and makes watching telly a bit crick necked. I wish we were able to play as that would have made up for it! Upstairs a very comfy bedroom with a lovely cottage window that overlooks Budgen's car park. This sounds terrible but believe me it is far from it as sipping early morning tea watching the good people of Holt trying to park proved riveting! Also upstairs is a really top notch shower. I can imagine in the summer the small outside space at the front of the cottage would be a wonderful place to sit and share some wine (from the wine fridge of course!) 8 Carpenters Cottage is near everything from Pubs, restaurants and Holts famous shops! John

6 Jan 2013


"Beautiful cozy cottage in lovely town"

A traditional cottage, home away from home, with all mod cons and conveniences. Beautiful interior with the added bonus of a piano! Easily accessible to the delights of Norfolk's historical houses and coast inc. Holkham Bay. Holt is perfect for all amenities and for a small splurge in a local art gallery! The owner is very helpful and welcoming.

30 Nov 2012


"Lovely cottage in a great town"

Perfect location for a visit to Holt, central location but quiet at night. well equiped cottage, home from home....good faclities clean and tidy.

10 Sep 2012


"Great place to stay"

An ideal base for exploring the north Norfolk area. The cottage is very clean, comfortable, cosy and quiet. It is tucked away in a quiet corner of Holt which has everything you could need within easy walking distance. We had a lovely stress-free stay.

13 Aug 2012


"Wonderfully place to get away from it all and relax"

If you want a quiet place to stay this is it. The cottage was really comfortably furnished with everything you could need. Budgens supermarket is just opposite for ease of shopping, but not necessarily the cheapest. There is plenty to do and see, but equally it was easy to just chill out. Definitely worth coming again.

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