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Cosy Cottage in Central Holt, Norfolk

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
19 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Natural Surroundings
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muckleburgh Collection
    7 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Alberts Fish Bar
    7 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Folly Tea Room
    8 min walk
  • Airport
    Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.)
    26 min drive

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  • Cosy Cottage in Central Holt, Norfolk

    Room Amenities

    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 5
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About this area


This cottage is located by the ocean and in a walkable area with great shopping. Cromer Pier is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Sheringham Beach and Cromer Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Natural Surroundings and Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

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5/5 guest location rating

Guests like it for

  • Safe (1 reviews)
  • Good places to eat (1 reviews)
  • Walkable (1 reviews)

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Natural Surroundings - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Muckleburgh Collection - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Mo - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    North Norfolk Railway - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sheringham Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Sheringham Station - 10 min drive
  • Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.) - 26 min drive


  • Alberts Fish Bar — 7 min walk
  • Folly Tea Room — 8 min walk
  • Byfords Café — 9 min walk
  • The Kings Head — 9 min walk
  • Taste Of India — 9 min walk

About this property

Cosy Cottage in Central Holt, Norfolk

Family-friendly cottage in Holt
Upstairs: Master bedroom with double bed and room for cot (supplied) and separate single bedroom. Full bathroom with bath, loo, separate shower. Utility cupboard with Iron board, Iron, High Chair, Vacuum cleaner, dustpan/brush. Downstairs: Lounge 2 sofas and 1 single chair, TV, Video and Rad/CD player. Fire disconnected as we often have young children as guests. Kitchen with Fridge/Freezer, Ovan, Dishwasher, Microwave, Kettle & Toaster. Dinning area with table and seating for 5 (odd chairs are in bedrooms). Bedroom with adult size bunk beds leading to Loo, shower and boiler. Outside: Parking area for one car/ patio/well. Also Provided: Towels, Sheets, Welcome pack, WiFi, Books, Games, Hairdryer, Iron. Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile signal – reasonable. Bins are locate in Kitchen, Bathroom and Shower Room. Well Cottage is a short walk from the centre of the Georgian market town of Holt with its selection of galleries, restaurants and independent shops. Surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Holt ridge, it is an ideal place to explore and is great for cycling, walking and birdwatching. The coast is only five miles away and the choice is quite diverse from the sandy beaches of Cromer and Sheringham to the shingle of Salthouse and the marshes of Blakeney and Cley. Holt is a pretty market town located on the north west point of the Holt-Cromer ridge. It’s 23 miles north of Norwich, 35 miles east of King’s Lynn and 9.5 miles west of Cromer. The town has its own unique character and charm. It’s very popular with tourists and locals alike. Photographers, hikers, cyclists, tourists, families and artists are drawn to the town because there’s so much to see and do. Visitors enjoy browsing the shops, art galleries, bookshops, antique emporiums and exclusive boutiques. There’s the annual summer arts festival in July and the town’s Christmas Lights from late November. Holt has something for everyone to enjoy. History Holt is an historical town that dates back to Roman times with Peacock Lane forming part of an ancient Roman road starting from the coastal town of Salthouse. Roman remains have been unearthed in the north of the town. The name Holt has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon word for ‘wood’. This elegant town is included in William The Conqueror’s Doomsday Book of 1086; the entry describes Holt as a market town with a port (referring to nearby Cley-next-the-Sea). Back then, Holt had several watermills and was described as ‘a thriving town’. It remains so, to this day. Since the year 1080 onwards local traders from all over this part of Norfolk flocked to the market place in the centre of Holt to trade with one another. The market was an important part of the lives of the town’s residents until the 1960’s when the market was no longer thriving and unfortunately closed down. Recently, there have been calls to resurrect the market; indeed there have been several surveys and plans to do this but none have been successful yet. The Great Fire On 1st May 1708 the town suffered a devastating fire. Sadly the fire destroyed the majority of the town in barely 3 hours. The fire started at ‘Shirehall Plain’ and rapidly spread throughout the entire market town, engulfing the timber houses. The fire was very fast and extremely violent, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Sympathy for the town’s folk of Holt was spread far and wide across the country, with many people from all over the land offering help and donations to rebuild the devastated town. Georgian Holt The hard working people of Holt rebuilt their town with stone, flint and brick. Many stylish Georgian buildings were constructed to replace the medieval ones. The church of St Andrew’s which was very badly damaged in the fire (it’s thatched chancel was totally destroyed) was repaired in sympathy to its original Norman design. Holt has had an eventful past and visitors to the town can see a variety of different types of architecture as a result. There are grand Georgian buildings. The town’s charming back lanes and yards are mostly from the Victorian era. They offer visitors the opportunity to discover unusual quaint shops and offices that are nestled away from the high street. Holt has lots of ‘hidden gems’ to catch your eye! Today’s popular opinion is that if the fire had not destroyed the town, then Holt would probably look similar to Lavenham in Suffolk. Byfords The town of Holt is a fun place to visit with lots of exciting places to discover and enjoy. One of the most popular places to go to is Byfords cafe, restaurant and B&B. Here you’ll find a wonderful delicatessen, café, restaurant and B&B. It has a relaxed atmosphere and serves tasty locally sourced produce. Their deli has a fine selection of olive oils, cheeses, meats, olives, plus there’s a large selection of ‘high quality’ frozen ready meals, frozen breads and pastries. There’s a salad bar with lots to choose from for a speedy take away lunch, fresh bread, pastries, cakes, coffees, teas and ice-creams too! You can find Byfords in what is believed to be the oldest house in Holt (their cellar dates back to 15th Century). The building survived the Great Fire of 1708 and a subsequent fire in 1906. For over 100 years the building belonged to the Byford family – back then it was a hardware store and ironmongers. And many more… There’s no shortage of other great cafés and restaurants in town including The Kings Head, The Feathers, The Lawns, Number 28 (High Street), The Barn Café-Bistro (in the Appleyard), Horatio Mugs and The Owl Tea Rooms. Holt Country Park Surrounding the town of Holt are 100 acres of beautiful woods and heathland. The Holt Country Park which is located just a short distance from town used to be a venue for horse racing, where members of the aristocracy competed against one for the ‘Town Plate.’ Now it’s a mixture of heath, farmland, forestry and tranquil woodland. The majority of the trees here are Scots Pine, Oak and Silver Birch. This sustainable woodland is also a haven for wildlife where you’ll find a diverse mix of flora and fauna. If you’re lucky you may spot the deer which roam free. As the park’s only a short distance from the town centre it’s very popular with families. The Holt Country Park is managed by the North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and during the holidays there are often cultural and environmental events to enjoy. There are two car parks – a small fee applies in the main car park (off the Norwich Road), whilst there’s a free car park (but no facilities) on the other side of the park (Baconsthorpe Road). The Holt Country Park has lots of different trails to follow (some are wide and suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs), a tall viewing platform, a visitor centre, children’s play park, picnic areas and toilets. For those of you that love a challenge, there are lots of orienteering posts to search for. The Holt Lowes Holt’s second green space, The Holt Lowes, is a strip of land which lies adjacent to the Holt Country Park (on the south side). The Lowes are mainly heathland and cover approximately 120 acres. Historically, the land was given over to the poor folk of the town where they were able to graze their cattle and fetch gorse and wood. During ‘The Great War’, The Lowes were used for military training; today, it’s open to the public to enjoy. For wildlife, this area is vital and records going back to the 1700’s reflect this. In 1954 the area was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI); since the 1980’s The Lowes have been run by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust who have carefully managed the site to prevent the encroachment of trees. Plants include the carnivorous Great Sundew(Drosera anglica) and Black Bog-rush (Schoenus nigricans). Many different species of dragonfly including the rare Keeled Skinner thrive here. Spout Hills The last of Holt’s open spaces is ‘Spout Hills’ which is approximately 14 acres and can be found to the west of the town. It’s often overlooked but it’s definitely worth a visit, especially on a fine summer’s day. It’s a great spot for a picnic (you can easily stock up in town with some goodies first). There are several footpaths which lead to Spout Hills and it’s only a few minutes walk away from the town centre. Just ask a local to point you in the right direction! Many years ago Spout Hills supplied Holt with water. The old, disused reservoir still exists but the pumping station was dismantled during the 1950’s. During more recent times a committee has been working hard to try to conserve and restore the area so that we can enjoy it for many years to come. Work undertaken includes managing the woodlands (which have overgrown since the reservoir was decommissioned) and keeping the pastures clear, by removing scrub. Holt Festival Each summer Holt hosts its own Summer Arts Festival that runs during the 3rd week of July (immediately after the schools break up for their summer holidays). It’s a popular event that attracts many visitors to the town and it showcases the strong artistic tradition the town and the surrounding area inspires. Previously the Holt Festival has hosted performances and talks from Sir John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Michael Palin, Sandi Toksvig, Michael Buerk, Germaine Greer, Roy Hattersley and David Starkey. Musical artists have included The Stranglers, The Proclaimers, 10cc and Elkie Brooks. Holt Christmas Lights Late November is when the town of Holt switches on its Christmas Lights with a grand ‘switch on’ event. There are usually street performers. You can browse local shops and enjoy some hot food. A glass of mulled wine is never too far away. To celebrate the Christmas lights switch on there’s a flurry of fireworks marking the moment with a bang. Holt is enchanting during this time of year as the Georgian town is decorated in beautiful, twinkling white Christmas lights. During December the majority of shops are open 7 days a week – even more time to enjoy the magic .
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower. Cots/infant beds are also available.
This cottage features a picnic area.
This cottage is a smoke-free property.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

property manager

Chris Fox

Speaks English, German



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • Cosy In Central Holt, Norfolk
  • Cosy Cottage in Central Holt, Norfolk Holt
  • Cosy Cottage in Central Holt, Norfolk Cottage
  • Cosy Cottage in Central Holt, Norfolk Cottage Holt

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Linens provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Picnic area


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 5

Nearby things to do




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3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    Just what we wanted!

    Well Cottage is lovely and well equipped. Lovely to be able to pop about in Holt and so close to the coast.

    5/5 Excellent

      Excellent base for Holt

      Would definitely stay again-the place is very pretty and cosy, has all the amenities you could need and is very central. The parking space is a bonus, and great owner communications too!

      5/5 Excellent

        Great cottage

        Good location good cottage will definitely stay there again

        5/5 Excellent

          Excellent location, charming property, lovely owner

          We stayed at here for a long weekend, the property is charming and the location is fab! We were right in the centre but it was still so quiet. Waking up and wandering out for fresh coffee and pastries was just delightful. Holt is my new favourite Norfolk town. Parking can be a bit tricky in the town, so having a space right outside the house was great. Chris was so helpful and responsive. The perfect host. It’s also a very good place to stay if you’re attending a wedding at Voewood which we were.

          5/5 Excellent

            Short break

            Another lovely stay at this property in Holt. Great location and perfect accommodation for our short break, stayed before and hope to return again.

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