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Exceptionally comfy Holiday Family Retreat. Prime Position with Stunning Views

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Holiday Home in Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk, England - Large Enclosed Garden with Ample Car/Boat Parking a Few Yards from the Water

Recently awarded VisitEngland Gold Award in 4* category of excellence, Gillies was built in 2002, to very high standards, with traditional flint pebble finishing outside, delightful original wildlife pictures etc inside. It was substantially refurbished in summer 2014 with new kitchen and improved downstairs sleeping arrangements. The owners have been visiting Overy Staithe for over 55 years and have built an exceptionally comfy house which reflects their love of sailing, bird watching and family holidays, literally within yards of the sea in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With three very comfortable en-suite double bedrooms, two twin-bedded rooms downstairs with folding beds for children if needed. Free wifi facilities available. There is full central heating (underfloor downstairs) with LPG hob and cordon bleu cooking facilities, and a heated dog room (and room for more dogs in the utility room) - but only good house trained dogs please - no puppies. Free linen, towels etc provided. A large shower room, washing machine and tumble dryer provide all that is needed by sailors and walkers, whatever the weather and there are many relevant seafood recipe books, bird and local history guides.


Owner
Anthony Clay
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

About Anthony Clay

After 20 years of letting a holiday home here I was lucky to obtain planning consent to build a new house in the same unrivalled position. Gillies is a family holiday home for my family, six grandsons and several dogs. All of us are very keen on sailing (the children also on crabbing!) and walking in this enchanting Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - I was a wildlife film maker and worked for the RSPB for 25 years. The house has been built with the discerning holiday maker in mind; warm in Winter, cool in Summer. The decor reflects my passion for wild birds and fresh seafood with bird guides and plenty of recipe books around the house; including binoculars for watching the egrets, avocets, godwits, harriers here - with tens of thousands of ducks and geese in Winter.

Anthony Clay purchased this house in 2001

Why Anthony Clay chose Kings Lynn & West Norfolk

The new build was finished in 2002. I love Burnham Overy Staithe and its superb little estuary, wildlife and walks. Having shared a holiday home here with my sisters for more than 30 years this was becoming difficult now that we all have families and many grandchildren. I wanted to build a new house, using local labour, specifically for my children and six grandsons, so that they could grow up to appreciate North Norfolk and its people. I was keen to make the house suitable and available to other like-minded, country loving people and I am delighted to have had many happy guests who have returned time after time. The house is used all year round and I believe my families and our guests make a substantial contribution to local businesses and local people.

What makes this house unique

The name 'Gillies' comes from the local word 'gilliegogs' for the shore crabs which children so much enjoy catching from the quay at Overy Staithe - indeed our weather vane of a small boy and his dog with a magnificent catch of gillies says it all. This is a wonderful natural playground for people of all ages and Gillies offers its guests an unrivalled position right in the middle of it all. This is not just another barn conversion but a house designed, built and maintained to make best and easiest use of all the facilities, from sailing and walking to birdwatching and even eating out - all of which can be done without the need of a car. But Gillies is also a home. It not just another buy-to-let property and it has many features that you will not find in commercially let properties.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to stay in this beautiful house. Sad to leave because it seems so much like home.
Sep 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely house with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for family get together, fantastic location, local pub walking distance. Well equipped we couldn't ask for anything more. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£858
for 3 nights
From
£286
£1,500
 
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,900
 
 
Late Spring
30 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,900
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,900
 
 
Summer
6 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,900
 
 
Summer holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
September
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,900
 
 
Early autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£858
for 3 nights
From
£286
£1,500
 
 
Half Term
22 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,086
for 3 nights
From
£362
£1,900
 
 
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,028
for 3 nights
From
£676
£2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We normally book Saturday to Saturday (especially during busiest times) but we can often accommodate short breaks. Please ask about these because the booking system does not allow this, though we can alter it as needed. Also although Gillies is very suitable for family parties of, say, 8 adults and 4 children, we can offer much reduced rates for smaller parties; especially outside school holidays. Again please ask. 25% non-refundable deposit and the balance within 1 month of start date.

Changeover Day:
To meet the needs of our cleaners, we prefer the normal local changeover day of Saturdays during school holidays - arrival after 4:00pm, departure before 10:00am. But we often change this at other times. Please ask.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for 6 to 12 people. 30% discount for 5 people or fewer. Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Please ask about 3/4/5 day short breaks (not usually available during school holidays) e.g. 3 nights for 70% of weekly price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Burnham Overy Staithe in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedrooms 1-3 have en-suite bathrooms with 1 bath, shower heads, wc, basin each. Downstairs 1 large shower room, wc, basin next to bedrooms 4 and 5.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king sized bed can be twin. Bedroom 2 king sized bed can be twin Bedroom 3 king sized bed, 1 cot All above have TV in bedrooms. Bedroom 4 with two twin and 1 adult sized folding bed. Bedroom 5 as bedroom 4
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Extremely comfortable beds. Suitable for elderly downstairs. Fully centrally heated throughout. Underfloor downstairs, radiators upstairs. Heated towel rails in all bathrooms. Cosy LPG sitting room fire. Very suitable for children with stair gates, sandpit, toys available in children's bunk room. Free wifi and broadband. Fully double glazed and very light and airy with two French windows to dining/kitchen area. Less than 100 metres over the creek at low tide is a wonderful sandy estuary beach with shallow bathing, excellent for 'bucket and spading' and mucking about in small boats under adult supervision - but beware of tides (tide table in kitchen and in boathouse shop). Also crabbing (gillying) on quay less than 100 metres away in front of excellent boat house shop. Gillies really does have everything for children - as our 6 grandsons will testify! Outside: Large south-facing private garden, mainly laid to lawn, with several mature fruit trees, abundant fruit for you in season! Patio and partially glazed decking area, sandpit for children. Wonderful birdwatching (see guest comments below). 6 very comfortable counter-balanced chair loungers, 2 sunbeds, 2 deckchairs. Two sets of hard wood tables and chairs with chair pads and parasol etc available. Weber kettle barbecue and implements. Gate to coastal path and seawater swimming in creek. Hose wash down facility for muddy dogs and feet. Excellent gastro pub 3 minutes walk (does fish and chip takeaways). Short walk to ice cream van in season and crabbing (gillying) on quay in front of excellent rural maritime stores. But you will have to go to Wells-next-the-Sea, about 15 mins drive, for amusement arcades etc! Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, clothes drying rails, oil fired boiler. Children's high chair, vacuum cleaners up and down stairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All sheets, towels and duvet covers changed weekly, no extra charge. Cleaning weekly on change over day, or as agreed. Caretaker/gardener available on phone who can also arrange baby sitting. Other: Purpose built underfloor downstairs heated dog room leading outside with tap and hose. Freezer. Large hallway and landing, upstairs airing cupboard, balcony overlooking panoramic view of estuary and sea. Stairs with child gates top and bottom.

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