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Cley Windmill

Holt, Norfolk, England

An 18th century windmill on the Norfolk coast, a bed and breakfast with incredible views over the salt marshes and out to sea.

***SPECIAL OFFER***

10% discount when booking 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. Outside you can enjoy a drink on the new terrace within the reeds.

Here we price for the following bed and breakfast rooms at the windmill - River Room, Wheat Chamber, Barley Bin, Stone Room and Wheel Room. Each room sleeps 2 people with en-suite and B&B facilities. 

The River Room has views on 3 sides with a door opening directly onto the gardens. It has a double bed and views over the River and reed beds. 

The Wheat Chamber is a circular room set within the tower and offers lovely views across the river Glaven. Here you can choose twin beds or a king size double bed. 

Barley Bin is a spacious room with a sofabed as well as twin beds / king size double. It has a beutiful en-suite with claw-footed antique bath. 

The Stone Room offers a unique space within the tower and has a high ceiling with oak beams. This room offers a private balcony that encircles the mill with stunning countryside views. 

The Wheel Room is only for the adventurous as it is accessed via a steep ladder. It has stunning views from the top of the windmill and a four poster oak bed, perfect for romance! Over 16's only in this room. 

There is no evening dinner being offered at Cley Windmill at present - instead you can book a drop-off dining service which has proved extremely popular. You need to order at least 48 hours in advance from selected menus provided by 2 excellent outside caterers, available 7 days a week. 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 for these rooms ranges from £189-£245 per night. 

It is possible to book for up to 3 rooms / 6 guests at present. 

Cley Windmill also offer other B&B rooms for 2, the Miller's Room & Long House. Also available - the luxurious Old Cart Shed sleeping 2+2,  a coverted Boat House for 2 (dog friendly) and Dovecote, a self catering cottage sleeping up to 4 (dog friendly with a 3 night minimum stay).  All are listed on QuirkyAccom.com.

 

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich