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Miller's Room & Long House

Holt, Norfolk, England

An 18th century windmill on the Norfolk coast, offers B&B rooms with stunning river and salt marsh views half hour from Cromer.

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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.

Miller's Room is a pretty double bedroom with hand painted furniture and wood panelled walls and offers beautiful views of the Mill's walled garden and the reeds beyond. It has an en-suite bathroom and private entrance into its own lobby.

The Long House offers a private suite within a flint walled building and comes complete with a cosy sitting room space with leather sofa and TV/DVD. Relax in the wetroom and enjoy the views before taking to your modern four poster bed.

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.

Prices range from £179-£225 per room per night. There is a minimum 2 night stay at weekends, 3 nights over New Year.

Cley Windmill also offer other B&B rooms for 2 within the windmill, the luxurious Old Cart Shed sleeping 2+2, a coverted Boat House for 2 (dog friendly) and Dovecote, a self catering cottage for up to 4 (dog friendly with a 3 night min stay). All are listed on QuirkyAccom.com.

Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s

Norwich