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Boat House

Holt, Norfolk, England

Converted boat house now offers a romantic retreat with views of the 18th century Cley Windmill on the Norfolk coast.

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10% discount on bookings of 3 nights or more

Cley Windmill dates from the early 18th Century and is a well-known landmark on the north Norfolk coast. It commands breathtaking views over the salt marshes to Blakeney Point and the sea, while nestling comfortably by the old quay, and alongside the flint-walled cottages of the village.

The windmill itself has been converted into a guesthouse of immense character, charm and comfort and stands on the north side of the village within walking distance of the excellent and unusual village shops. It has uninterrupted views over the sea, the salt marshes and Cley Bird Sanctuary, with Blakeney Harbour in the distance. The large walled garden abuts the river Glaven, surrounded by reeds and tranquillity.

The ground floor includes a magnificent circular sitting room where antique furniture and inviting sofas nestle comfortably around a roaring open fire. The beamed dining room, part of the original warehouse built in 1713, has a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to dine. The upstairs rooms and galleries have stunning views over the marshes and the sea.

The Boat House is a ground floor room with private front door access, a delightful 4 poster double bed and en-suite bathroom. Here you can relax on the arm chair or enjoy the views of the Mill from your stable door. A TV/DVD player is provided. Alternatively take a stroll to the terrace area amongst the reeds where you can chill out with your favourite beverage in hand or simply sit back and listen to the sounds of nature around you. 

There is no evening dinner being offered at Cley Windmill at present - instead you can book a drop-off dining service. You need to order at least 48 hours in advance from selected menus provided by 2 excellent outside caterers. Food will be delivered, piping hot, in natty thermal cases, on lovely Cley crockery. You can choose from a 2 or 3 course meal which you can enjoy in your room, siting room or dining room, outside on terrace or on the lovely new decking area in the reeds. Payment is direct with the caterer. Drinks can still be bought as the windmill is still licenced so can provide drinks throughout the day/evening.

Price per night ranges from £159-£199 per room per night.

Single nights are offered mid week but 2 night minimum stay over the weekends.

Well behaved dog welcome priced at £35 per stay.

Cley Windmill also offer B&B rooms for 2 within the windmill, a Miller's Room & Long House, the luxurious Old Cart Shed sleeping 2+2 and  Dovecote, a self catering cottage sleeping up to 4. All are listed on QuirkyAccom.com.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich