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Award-winning, relaxed accommodation in a countryside setting near the coast - Shell Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Shell Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

The largest of our 2-bed cottages, Shell’s spirit pays homage to the Shell Gallery that was formerly sited in the west barn of Sharrington Hall. The colours are a sophisticated soft blend of oyster, silver and taupe, and subtle playful shell motifs decorate the house in the form of lampshades and mirrors.

The large kitchen has a hand-built painted kitchen and antique French refectory table and chairs. There is open access to a separate sitting room, with large open fireplace, log burning stove and seating for four.

There are two ensuite double bedrooms. One has a four-poster bed, antique chest, hanging space and grand doors opening into an ensuite bathroom with cast iron roll top bath, WC and basin. The second bedroom offers twin or superking bed with large doors opening into bathroom with WC, basin and walk-in shower tiled in oyster-coloured pebbles.

Shell is a great base from which to head to the seashore van at Morston for a plate of fresh local oysters.

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About the property


Cartshed Cottages at Sharrington Hall are both stylish and comfortable. A mix of vintage and contemporary furniture, oak floors, natural materials and Farrow & Ball colour palette create a relaxed mood befitting of the local North Norfolk environment. Each cottage is inspired by something that for us, exudes the essence of North Norfolk – Seal, Samphire, Sky and Shell. The interior of each cottage evokes its name through the colour palette with which it is designed. Winner, Best UK Rental, i-escape Guest Awards 2013.

*5th cottage, for two people, currently being refurbished to be ready soon. Now booking - please enquire.

"The country crash pads on your Pinterest page, the holiday hideaways of a rainy day's plan." - Conde Nast Traveller

"Soak off stress in the roll top baths before cuddling up in front of the wood-burner" - The Times

"Slate and oak floors, cotton, linen and reindeer skins echoing the sand and ink colours of the walls" - The Guardian

"Slip away to the super-chic Cartshed Cottages" - Marie Claire

"Possibly the most tasteful and stylish self-catering stay in the UK" - Evening Standard

We offer special couple rates in all our cottages all year round, we have one dog-friendly cottage (Sky) and only accept children age 10 or over.

Please note: we have different weekend (3n), midweek (4n) and full week rates and changeover days are Friday & Monday only - see Additional Pricing Information for details or contact owners for full quote - thank you!

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Stephen King
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Conde Nast Traveller, Best British Holiday Houses, “The four cottages at Sharrington Hall - Shell, Sky, Seal and Samphire - are like a Farrow & Ball colour chart. Each comes with its own palette of soft greys, pale lilacs and dusty pinks, muted and chic. With painted floorboards, claw-footed baths, deep butler's sinks and French linens on the beds, they're the country crashpads on your Pinterest page, the holiday hideaways of a rainy day's plans.”

The Times, UK’s 50 Best Winter Weekends, “North Norfolk is wonderful in the winter, with its blustery coastal walks under big skies on empty beaches. Set in the grounds of Sharrington Hall, a Jacobean manor house, is this quartet of one- and two-bedroom cottages with a rustic-chic feel including beamed ceilings, oak floors covered in animal skins and a soft palette of greys, lilacs and greens. Soak off stress in the roll-top baths before cuddling up in front of the wood-burner, then wrap up in blankets to stargaze as night falls.”

Marie Claire, “Slip away to the super-chic Cartshed Cottages near Holt, where you’ll find beamed ceilings, wood fires, scented candles, designer four-poster beds – and no children under ten.”

The Guardian, Cool Cottages, "[Seal Cottage] is close to Holkham beach and the seal colony at Blakeney but that’s not where this place gets its name. It’s a reference to the interior colour scheme, with slate and oak floors, cotton, linen and reindeer skins echoing the sand and ink colours of the walls. One of a small collection of cottages in the grounds of a Jacobean manor house, it comes with a private terrace and a custom-built kitchen."
Mar 2012
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Notes on rates and changeover:
We offer special couple rates on our 2-bed properties i.e. lower than advertised on this site.
Changeover days are Monday and Friday only. We can occasionally consider other check in/out days at up to 3 days notice max, based on availability. Please note rates for shorter breaks differ from weekly rates - see below.
Our weekends run Friday to Monday and midweek stays run Monday to Friday.
Weeks can start on Friday or Monday (except Aug Bank Holiday week only & Christmas/NY - please ask)

Weekly rates (Fri-Fri or Mon-Mon) as follows:
Shell & Sky - £1100 for 3-4p and £975 for couples (£1200/1050 peak)
Samphire - £1025 for 3-4p and £900 for couples (£1125/975 peak)
Seal - £900 for couples (£975 peak)

3-night weekend rates (Fri-Mon only) as follows:
Shell & Sky - £625 for 3-4p and £525 for couples (£675/575 peak)
Samphire - £550 for 3-4p and £475 for couples (£600/525 peak)
Seal - £475 for couples (£525 peak)

4-night midweek rates (Mon-Fri only) as follows:
Shell & Sky - £750 for 3-4p and £650 for couples (£800/700 peak)
Samphire - £675 for 3-4p and £575 for couples (£725/625 peak)
Seal - £575 for couples (£625 peak)
Easter: Bookings for or including Easter weekend carry a supplement of £100 (£60 for couples); Easter weekend bookings run Thurs April 13 for 4 nights, please enquire for further details.
Spring Bank Holiday is 4-night weekend Fri-Tues.
Booking Notes:
Booking is direct with owners
Availability pages are not always fully up to date - please await owners response for confirmation of availability.
Check in 4pm, departure 10am.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Holt in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bedroom 1 ensuite has a roll-top bath with hand shower; Bedroom 2 ensuite has a large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom has a 4-poster bed, with double door opening to roll top bath ensuite; the other is a superking or twin bed, with double door opening to ensuite with large walk-in shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All four Cartshed Cottages have recently been renovated with new plumbing and central heating, and brand new quality beds, mattresses and 200 thread count bed-linens. All offer Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod/iPhone docks, digital radio and wifi. Towels and linens are provided. Sorry but our cottages are not really geared up for young kids, but children aged 10 or over are very welcome. We also love dogs, and have one ourselves, so well-behaved and clean canine friends are considered for Sky, at an extra £30/stay (1 dog/stay): please call to discuss. Note the garden is not dog-secure. All cottages are non-smoking. There is shared access to washing machine, ironing facilities and extra fridge/freezer space. The cottages are designed for couples or groups of four, but can also work for larger bookings of more than one cottage. Outside: The Cartshed Cottages are situated in the grounds of a Jacobean manor house, Sharrington Hall. All cottages have their own terraces to the front, with table and chairs, giving onto a shared garden. The garden has mature roses and lavender, with laylandii and cherry blossom trees opposite the cottages. Views to the front of the cottages are across the garden onto open fields, views to the back are of the Hall and west barn. Shell Cottage also looks onto the Hall green. There is off-road parking.

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