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The Old Smithy Holme-next-the-sea

Sleeps 2, from £784 to £1295 per week

Old Smithy is a luxurious conversion of a traditional blacksmiths, imaginatively refurbished to five star boutique hotel standards, with many original features and new contemporary features like a glass floor panel, resulting in undoubtedly one of the best cottages for two in the North Norfolk area. 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.

The owners have a beach hut at Old Hunstanton which can be rented for £225 (no daily rate), the availability is from Saturday morning to Thursday afternoon. Please note that this is bookable on a first come first served basis as they have three further properties that are able to take advantage of the beach hut.


The Old Smithy | Bedroom

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.
Guests are able to self-cater in style with an extremely well-equipped kitchen.

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: a stunning 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 dressing area 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, a hair-dryer and plenty of hanging space.
The duvet and pillows provided are a mix of feather and hypo-allergenic - please


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 uninterrupted 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.


Fri 10 Jun 2022Thu 7 Jul 2022£924 / week
Fri 8 Jul 2022Thu 14 Jul 2022£1164 / week
Fri 15 Jul 2022Thu 1 Sep 2022£1169 / week
Fri 2 Sep 2022Thu 22 Sep 2022£1004 / week
Fri 23 Sep 2022Thu 13 Oct 2022£924 / week
Fri 14 Oct 2022Thu 27 Oct 2022£1004 / week
Fri 28 Oct 2022Thu 3 Nov 2022£1004 / week
Fri 4 Nov 2022Thu 15 Dec 2022£784 / week
Fri 16 Dec 2022Thu 22 Dec 2022£1194 / week
Fri 23 Dec 2022Sat 31 Dec 2022£1229 / week
Fri 6 Jan 2023Thu 9 Feb 2023£825 / week
Fri 10 Feb 2023Thu 23 Feb 2023£880 / week
Fri 24 Feb 2023Thu 30 Mar 2023£825 / week
Fri 31 Mar 2023Thu 6 Apr 2023£880 / week
Fri 7 Apr 2023Thu 20 Apr 2023£1055 / week
Fri 21 Apr 2023Thu 25 May 2023£880 / week
Fri 26 May 2023Thu 1 Jun 2023£1255 / week
Fri 2 Jun 2023Thu 8 Jun 2023£1055 / week
Fri 9 Jun 2023Thu 6 Jul 2023£970 / week
Fri 7 Jul 2023Thu 13 Jul 2023£1225 / week
Fri 14 Jul 2023Thu 31 Aug 2023£1230 / week
Fri 1 Sep 2023Thu 21 Sep 2023£1055 / week
Fri 22 Sep 2023Thu 5 Oct 2023£970 / week
Fri 6 Oct 2023Thu 2 Nov 2023£1055 / week
Fri 3 Nov 2023Thu 14 Dec 2023£825 / week
Fri 15 Dec 2023Thu 21 Dec 2023£1255 / week
Fri 22 Dec 2023Thu 4 Jan 2024£1295 / week

Prices shown include a £24 booking fee.

How to Book

To book The Old Smithy please call us on 01328 730880 or email [email protected]
If you require our Booking Form you can download it from our website and post it completed to us.
Please also read our Booking Conditions, available on our website, before completing the Booking Form.
The changeover day for this property is Friday.