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The Old Smithy

  • Holme-next-the-Sea
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

from £ 910 to £ 1,430 per week

Arrival from 4pm and Departure by 10am


Old Smithy is a luxurious conversion of a traditional blacksmiths, imaginatively refurbished to boutique hotel standards, with many original features and new contemporary features like a glass floor panel. This gorgeous quirky cottage is ideally situated in a peaceful location on the edge of Holme marshes and close to the Peddars Way with lovely views across the marshes towards the sea, with its own private bird hide in the garden, making it the perfect hideaway throughout the year for anyone interested in bird-watching, walking or simply wanting to escape. Outside there is a lovely covered front terrace and an attractive enclosed rear garden, within easy walking distance of an old smugglers pub, The White Horse and the coast.


  • Peaceful location close to Holme beach and Peddars Way footpath
  • Luxurious quirky cottage
  • Easy walking distance to a The White Horse pub.


  • There is a private bird hide in the garden for the keen bird watcher
  • There's limited head height in the bedroom due to sloped ceilings
  • Located in the sitting room there is a wood burning stove.

Ground Floor

Entrance is via the front outside terrace and a stable door into the lovely open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and comfortable seating.

Living room: this is a gorgeous light and airy room which really does the "wow factor" with its original beams, stone tiled flooring, feature brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove (a wood start pack is supplied from October - March) and glass ceiling panel. It has been carefully furnished to ensure that guests have a comfortable stay, with all mod-cons provided. There is a leather sofa, two armchairs, large wall-mounted flat screen TV with BT vision, Blu-ray DVD player, Sonos music system and free wifi provided.
There's a wardrobe at the bottom of the stairs.

Kitchen: a carefully planned and extremely well-equipped quality bespoke kitchen with lovely views across the marshes from the kitchen sink. It has a built-in electric oven with halogen hob, integral dishwasher, integral washing machine, full-height integral fridge/freezer, microwave and a Tassimo coffee machine (pods not supplied). There is a contemporary breakfast bar with a copper work-top which separates the kitchen from the living area.

There is a rear door leading to the back garden.

Shower Room: with a shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, heated towel rail.

The wide staircase provides easy access to the first floor, with a hand rail. There is a wooden stair-gate at the bottom of the staircase.

First Floor

A stunning floor with a pitched beamed ceiling which runs the length of the cottage, with the sleeping area at one end and a sitting area with a sofa at the other end. In the centre of the room is an illuminated glass ceiling panel, providing additional light from downstairs, and perfectly safe to walk on!

Bedroom: Beautifully presented room with original beamed pitched ceiling and uninterrupted views across the marshes. At the far end, nestled between the beams is a king-size bed and bedside tables and lamps, with built-in chest of drawers and a digital TV with remote control and a DVD player. There is also a dressing table and stool and a hair-dryer.

The duvet and pillows provided are a mix of feather and hypo-allergenic - please


Please be aware that there is a security camera to the front of the property to cover the driveway, oil tank and parking area

There is an off-street parking space to the rear of the Old Smithy.

At the front is a solid wooden sliding gate, which opens to reveal an attractive alfresco terrace area with a wrought iron table and two chairs.

There is a solid side gate through to the fully enclosed side/rear garden which backs onto the marshes with panoramic views. There is a sunken paved area and a lawn, together with the advantage of a private bird hide which has been carefully designed for optimal bird-watching.There's an outside table and chairs, charcoal barbecue, as well as garden benches to sit and enjoy the peaceful location. There is a public footpath close to the cottage with access onto the coastal path.

Please note that if you do wish to bring a dog (subject to max 2 dogs) to The Old Smithy, the owners have requested a £50 (per week) dog supplement they have also stated that dogs should not be left unattended in the property and must stay downstairs.

There is a wheelchair available to hire on request.


A pretty village which is a hidden gem located on the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. Holme has an expansive flat sandy beach, ideal for beach games and sand castles during low tide.

In Autumn Holme Dunes is a great area to spot migrating birds from the NWT Nature reserve with a number of hides and trails.


Holme is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also where the 50-mile Roman Peddars Way walking route meets the North Norfolk Coastal Path. The village is also on the coastal hopper bus route for those of you that wish to travel the coast line. In the centre of the village is the traditional White Horse pub which has a splendid garden with play area to enjoy a bite to eat on a fine day.


As well as various military remains from the Second World War that can be glimpsed from the Nature Reserve, the beach is famous for the 1998 discovery of a hidden Bronze Age timber circle known as ‘Sea Henge’. Now on view at Kings Lynn Museum.


Old Hunstanton is the neighbouring village and the Golf club course boarders onto Holme. Old Hunstanton has some great eateries, lighthouse and fabulous walks along the unspoilt beaches. Hunstanton has its iconic striped cliffs, many amusements, Sea-life centre, leisure pool and traditional promenade. There is also a horse riding stables close by too!

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Guest reviews

Another lovely stay at The Old Smithy. The new patio outside the back door is a great addition to the property. Glorious empty beach and big skies!

The Russell's, 30th of August 2023

We had a lovely restful stay at The Old Smithy.
It was peaceful and comfortable with everything we needed , in a good village location.

Jennings Party, 29th of September 2017
Key Booked Arrival date


Fri 7 Jun 2024Thu 4 Jul 2024£1070 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2024Thu 11 Jul 2024£1350 / week
Fri 12 Jul 2024Thu 29 Aug 2024£1360 / week
Fri 30 Aug 2024Thu 19 Sep 2024£1165 / week
Fri 20 Sep 2024Thu 3 Oct 2024£1070 / week
Fri 4 Oct 2024Thu 31 Oct 2024£1165 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2024Thu 12 Dec 2024£910 / week
Fri 13 Dec 2024Thu 19 Dec 2024£1385 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2024Thu 2 Jan 2025£1430 / week
Fri 3 Jan 2025Thu 13 Feb 2025£955 / week
Fri 14 Feb 2025Thu 27 Feb 2025£1025 / week
Fri 28 Feb 2025Thu 3 Apr 2025£955 / week
Fri 4 Apr 2025Thu 24 Apr 2025£1225 / week
Fri 25 Apr 2025Thu 22 May 2025£1025 / week
Fri 23 May 2025Thu 29 May 2025£1455 / week
Fri 30 May 2025Thu 5 Jun 2025£1260 / week
Fri 6 Jun 2025Thu 3 Jul 2025£1125 / week
Fri 4 Jul 2025Thu 28 Aug 2025£1430 / week
Fri 29 Aug 2025Thu 16 Oct 2025£1125 / week
Fri 17 Oct 2025Thu 30 Oct 2025£1225 / week
Fri 31 Oct 2025Thu 18 Dec 2025£955 / week
Sat 20 Dec 2025Sat 3 Jan 2026£1500 / week

Prices shown includes a £30 booking fee.

Booking information

If your required start date is not the usual changeover day, then please call us on 01328 730880 or email.

Please also read our Booking Conditions.

The changeover day for this property is Friday.

Deposit Payable - 33% of total rent

Balance payable 28 days prior to arrival

Please note that smoking is not permitted in any of our cottages

All Sowerbys holiday cottages are supplied with bed linen and towels and the cost of heating is included in the rental price.

Electric Vehicle charging

Cars may only be charged if there is an EV charging point fitted at the property. The cost of electricity is NOT included in the rental price and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages must be notified if the charger is used and an additional surcharge will be made. Due to insurance purposes, guests must never charge their car using a standard outdoor plug or an extension cable linking to a domestic plug. This is not permitted because of fire regulations regarding wiring, earthing rods and voltage restrictions; it poses a serious fire risk to standard 13 amp sockets and there is a real danger that the body of the vehicle could become live.

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