£201 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Old Paul Pry. Centre of Holt – Home 6789167 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Former Ale House nestled in the center of Holt. Decorated in a beautiful vintage shabby chic style.

The Old Paul Pry dates from 1715, and was named after a well known local solicitor, famed for leaving his umbrella behind so that he could return !

The property has been skillfully converted into a delightful and charming holiday home. The current owners have spent many hours carefully restoring and refurbishing this Grade 2 listed house, ensuring that original beams, and features such as fireplaces are retained, whilst also adding a contemporary touch to allow for extremely comfortable living.

The two double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, and the two twin rooms share a shower room.

There are many cafes and restaurants and shops on the doorstep, all just a few steps away, but should you wish to cook, then there is a fully equipped kitchen, with electric oven and a hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer.

There is also a downstairs cloakroom and wc.

The comfortable lounge has a wood burner, and a flat screen TV/DVD/CD player. WiFi is also available

Dining room comfortably seats eight people.

Ideally situated in the heart of the popular and bustling Georgian Town of Holt, the property is a superb base for exploring the North Norfolk coast and all it has to offer.

Guests will benefit from having the exclusive use of the delightful enclosed courtyard gardens of the Folly Tea room, between the hours of 20.00 and 08.00, and a reserved table in a quiet sunny corner of the garden during opening hours.

The Old Paul Pry is very versatile, and can be used by couples or families or groups. It has 3 floors, with the two upper floors housing the bedrooms. These are reached by Norfolk Winder staircases - as is typical for a Norfolk Grade 2 listed house of its age. The staircases are carpeted and have hand rails, but are also quite steep, so may not be entirely suitable for guests with mobility problems.

There is no parking directly at the property, but there is car park just behind it, and the owners will pay for one car parked here for the duration of the holiday. ( Albert St Car Park)

A superb base in North Norfolk for both summer and winter holidays. We offer short breaks of 3 or 4 nights, as well as weekly lets. Changeover days are either Monday or Friday so that we can accommodate Long weekends, ( Friday to Monday) or midweek breaks ( Monday to Friday) or full weeks (commencing on either Monday or Friday).

In the off- peak season we can sometimes offer some flexibility with changeover days so please do ask if you have particular requirements

Bed Linen is included, as are towels and tea towels

Please bring your own beach towels

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

On arrival, keys can be collected from the Folly Tea room. Please park in the pay and display car park behind the property. Please keep your car park tickets and present at the Folly Tea room for reimbursement. We pay for one car to be parked. There is also free roadside parking just a few minutes walk away - on the cley road. Just cut through Cross St to get there


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please note that the steep staircases may make it difficult for Guests with mobility issues.
Children are welcome - but again for tiny tots we advise caution to parents and recommend supervising use of the stairs.


About the owner

Judith W.
Average reply time:
30 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
04 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Nov 2015. Located in Norfolk, it has 38 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1260 to £1890.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
38 reviews

Very Good

“Fabulous house in a fabulous location”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2020

We booked this trip for a Christmas getaway to see the amazing Holt Christmas lights. I was slightly nervous that there was no parking at the house, but I needn't have been as the car park was 20 second walk away! And very cheap to stay for the weekend. (£7 per 24 hours!) The Paul pry is in the perfect location too, just seconds from Byford's, everything you need is just a stone's throw away. The house backs on to Hoppers yard, which was so magical at night with all the christmas lights! The house itself sleeps 8, each room is very large, so no one minded which room they were put in. There's 3 bathrooms and a downstairs loo, lots of space in the lounge for 8 comfortably, and round the dining room table; the kitchen was well equipped too!! Also, Judith had decorated the house beautifully for Christmas, it was just perfect! Couldn't recommend more! We will certainly be back.

“Perfect home for a short break”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2020

We stayed over new year with another family, 4 adults and 4 children. The house is in a perfect location right in the centre of Holt. You can walk everywhere in Holt and parking is available (pay and display) in a car park only a minute or 2 walk away. The house itself is much bigger on the inside than it looks. It’s set over 3 floors, 2 bedrooms on the first and second floors making 4 bedrooms in total. The 2 bedrooms on the first floor have en-suites and those on the top floor share a bathroom. The stairs to both floors are steep so if you’re travelling with children, for peace of mind you probably want them to be confident stair climbers and old enough to climb unaided. We had no issues with the stairs - if anything extra exercise! There is no garden as such but you have access to the yard shared with the shops and adjacent tea rooms. In winter, this was no issue but in summer you’d have to wait until evening when the side gates close to use the yard privately. Hopefully in summer the weather will be so lovely you would be out all day anyway. During the day it would make us smile as passerby’s would stare into the house as due to its central location you are in the direct sight of vision. At night the area is very peaceful and quiet. We loved our stay and will certainly be back!

“Christmas in Holt”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2020

The Old Paul Pry was the perfect setting for Christmas - The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and the dining room and sitting room were lovely. I managed very successfully to cook christmas lunch … More

“Beautifully spacious cottage”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2019

The cottage is beautifully decorated & spacious. It is well equipped & in a fabulous location. Each room was perfect. The cottage had a lovely homely feel. The bed linen & towels provided… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review. Welcome to return any time !

“Lovely house in perfect location”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2019

We very much enjoyed our weekend away in Holt. The house is in the centre of town just off the main street. Yes, the stairs need care and as the description clearly states, are not suitable for those … More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your kind review. Welcome to return any time

“brilliant base for a family/friends holiday”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2019

We stayed here as a family with another family if 4 for a 3 day trip to Norfolk. Its a brilliant location for exploring the local area and soaking up the bustle of Holt. It has been sympathetically re… More

“Nice place, lovely town”

Reviewed 30 May 2019

After initial checking in problem, some of which was our fault, they couldn’t be more helpful. We were warned about steep stairs & they were a challenge for all,lots of laughter getting us a… More

“Perfect location, super houseean and well presented”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2018

Just returned from a three night stay in this lovely house in the Holt There was seven of us, everything we needed, log fire which was so nice We went to the Thursford Show on Sat, it was nice to have good accommodation to come back to which was quite near House was spotlessly clean Thank you Judith, Susan and Ray,


Reviewed 10 Dec 2018

Booked this for our family as going to the Thursford Christmas show. Lovely cosy cottage, oozing with character. Perfect for our family gathering, with older children with us, 14, 17 and 18 years old… More

“Wonderful place”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2018

I stayed here with my 2 children, 6 & 4 with my friend and her 2 children 7 & 3 and her mum. We had a wonderful few days, the house is so unique and the kids loved being on the top floor all t… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Judith (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Judith (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Judith the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Judith (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Judith (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Judith (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Judith (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Judith (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Judith (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Judith (the owner) a message.

If Judith (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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