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The Old Smithy Holme-next-the-sea

Sleeps 2, from £645 to £1015 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 2 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 of this cottage will accept short breaks outside of peak season with 3 night breaks at 80% of a full weekly rate.


The Old Smithy | Outside

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 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, Sonus music system and free wifi provided. Please note that there is also an EE signal booster to improve EE mobile phone reception.
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.

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


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 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 are highchairs, travel cots, a wheelchair and 2 mountain bikes available to hire on request.


Short Breaks

3 night break: 70% of full week price
4 night break: 80% of full week price
5 night break: 90% of full week price

3/4/5 day short breaks are not usually available during school holiday periods.

Prices may be subject to change.

Please note that where dogs are permitted the standard charge is £20.00 per week or part week; however some cottage owners request a higher amount and this will be specified in the individual property description.

Fri 5 Apr 2019Thu 25 Apr 2019£990 / week
Fri 26 Apr 2019Thu 23 May 2019£690 / week
Fri 24 May 2019Thu 30 May 2019£995 / week
Fri 31 May 2019Thu 6 Jun 2019£690 / week
Fri 7 Jun 2019Thu 4 Jul 2019£765 / week
Fri 5 Jul 2019Thu 18 Jul 2019£990 / week
Fri 19 Jul 2019Thu 22 Aug 2019£995 / week
Fri 23 Aug 2019Thu 5 Sep 2019£990 / week
Fri 6 Sep 2019Thu 26 Sep 2019£845 / week
Fri 27 Sep 2019Thu 17 Oct 2019£765 / week
Fri 18 Oct 2019Thu 31 Oct 2019£845 / week
Fri 1 Nov 2019Thu 19 Dec 2019£645 / week
Fri 20 Dec 2019Thurs 2 Jan 2020£1015 / week

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.