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Dovecote

Holt, Norfolk, England

Lovely self catering cottage on the grounds of Cley Windmill on the Norfolk Coastline.

A dog friendly self-catering cottage close to the Cley Windmill in Holt, with views to it, for up to 4 guests - suitable for a couple or a family. Enjoy this seaside location in Norfolk.

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 old stables are now the luxurious Dovecote - a cottage sleeping up to 4 people with self-catering facilities. Retaining many of its original features it has 2 double bedrooms, a family sized bathroom plus a cosy lounge area leading to an open plan kitchen diner.

There is a 3 night minimum stay at £150 a night and weekly rates from £495-725. This is the price for 2 guests. There is an additional fee of £35 a night for extra children added under the age of 12, to 4 guests.

Well behaved dog welcome at a cost of £35 per stay with generally only 1 dog permitted although 2 will be considered. 

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 a coverted Boat House for 2 (dog friendly). All are listed on QuirkyAccom.com

Room Types

Double

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich