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Award-winning, relaxed accommodation in a countryside setting near the coast - Seal Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Seal Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Seal is our most romantic cottage and is specially designed for two.

The colour palette is reminiscent of the popular seals who frequent the nearby coastline. Muted natural shades contrast with striking tones of black and charcoal. Natural oak, slate and reindeer skin blend with linen, silk and pure cotton bed linen.

A beautiful hand-built kitchen is open plan with the living/dining area with its huge fireplace with log burning stove.

Upstairs is a large double aspect bedroom with king size four-poster bed and a chaise longue, and roll top cast iron bath in the room. There is a separate shower room with oversized console basin and WC and large walk-in shower tiled in black slate pebble.

Seal is a great base from which to head to Blakeney for a boat trip to the seal colony, followed by a scenic outdoor lunch of local produce at the Wiveton Hall Cafe.

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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, Salt, 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.

Here's what the press say:

"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, Sky is our dog-friendly cottage (and occasionally Shell) and we 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:
28 March, 2018

About Stephen King

Our history is in creative industries, one of us is an interior designer and we renovated the Hall and cottages to create our home and holiday cottages for people to get the most out of North Norfolk, a truly special area.

Why Stephen King chose Brinton

The location is ideal for exploring North Norfolk, and are perfect for an experience that is both rural and coastal.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottages are designed to be holiday cottages with only our guests in mind - i.e. they are not someone's second home!

Available Rentals

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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, listed below.
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 (Christmas/NY week only)

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 & Salt - £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 & Salt - £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 & Salt - £575 for couples (£625 peak)

We have options designed to make the most of the full Easter weekend - please enquire. Other bank holiday weekends: checking in or out on the Monday incurs an extra charge of £75/£50 (full/couple).

Booking Notes:
Booking is direct with owners, no commission; 50% at time of booking, 50% 8 wks before arrival; £200 damages deposit applies
Availability pages are not always fully up to date - please await owners response for confirmation of availability.
Check in any time from 4pm, departure 10am.


Accommodation and facilities for Seal Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)in Brinton in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom with large pebble-tiled walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4-poster king size bed, with roll-top bath in bedroom
  • 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 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 FreeSat TV, DVD player, iPod/iPhone docks, digital radio, wifi. Towels and linens provided. Sorry, our cottages are not geared up for infants or 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 (small dogs for Shell), at an extra £30/stay (1 dog/stay). Note the garden is not dog-secure. All cottages are non-smoking/non-vaping. There is shared access to washing machine, ironing facilities and extra fridge/freezer space. The 2-bed cottages work well for groups of 3/4 or couples and carry couple rates. 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, which gives onto a shared garden. The garden has mature roses and lavender, with laylandii and cherry blossoms opposite the cottages. Salt is slightly separate with private terrace with views of the Hall. Views to the front are across the garden onto open fields, the back are of the Hall and west barn. Salt views are the Hall and green. There is off-road parking.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beyond gorgeous - THE perfect cottage !

  • 5 of 5

We love this place!!! If we were to design our perfect cottage, Seal cottage would be it - a really special place, which was perfect for the romantic (childfree!) escape we'd planned, and we couldn't have been happier. Stunningly designed with amazing attention to detail, and completely gorgeous to look at. It had everything we needed, was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Set in beautiful secluded gardens with a charming terrace for al fresco dining, and near to the beautiful North Norfolk coast and lots of lovely pubs. We could hardly bear to tear ourselves away...... Thanks again to Steve and Katie, who have created the perfect retreat here. We can't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our wonderful short break in Seal Cottage. Great location for touring North Norfolk and the cottage in itself is situated in a beautiful and private/ quiet setting. The interior of the cottage really made it special for us. Beautiful attention to detail in the design plus total comfort. It had everything we could need and was very well equipped for the 2 of us. Friendly owners who were on hand should we have needed them. We can't recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fantastic Place to Relax and unwind.....

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect. A brilliant location close by the best bits of the Norfolk coast, very friendly hosts living in the hall next door, and the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle.

We stayed in Seal Cottage, a cottage for two, with a big dining kitchen, living room space downstairs ( and a lovely wood burning stove) a twisting staircase up to a calm, relaxing bedroom with a separate shower room, and a roll top bath.

Scented candles and brand new soft fluffy towels to take away all adding those little touches. We'd happily never leave, but unfortunately all good things.....

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic luxury cottage 5*

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted to stay in Seal Cottage the luxury and romantic one bedroom cottage at Cartshed Cottages. From the moment I contacted Steve and Katie they were exceptionally helpful and continued to be so throughout the booking, confirmation and our stay - on hand if you needed anything but not intrusive . The cottage has been renovated to 5* luxury with real attention to detail. The bedroom suite was wonderful and the roll top bath pure luxury. The wood burning stove and comfy sofa made it really home from home and far better than a hotel. The welcome bottle of wine and nibbles a lovely touch as was the gift of the towel bundle. You could tell that Steve and Katie have a real passion in what they do and I would have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful place to stay. The Norfolk coast line a short drive for plenty of walks and lovely coffee shops/pubs etc.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Norwich International (Stansted 2hrs)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The King's Head, Letheringsett
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sheringham & Fakenham (Brancaster 30mins)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Sheringham (or King's Lynn 30m)
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Back to the Garden Deli & Cafe
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cley-next-the-Sea (Holkham 20mins)
Car: necessary


Sharrington is perfectly located for exploring the North Norfolk coast. Blakeney and Cley are c4 miles away, Wells and Holkham c10 miles.


The best that North Norfolk has to offer is all within easy reach, from coastal walking to antique hunting to gastro eateries. Holt (2m) & Burnham Market (16m) for antiques and shopping, Blakeney & Cley (4m), Salthouse & Morston (5m), Wells (10m) for seaside villages, salt marshes, beach huts and walks. Holkham Hall & Beach (11 m), Felbrigg, Sheringham, Blickling & Houghton Halls (7-13m) for stately homes and stunning scenery, Pensthorpe (8m) & Cley marshes (5m) for wonderful wildlife.

Further Details:

The area is becoming increasingly renowned for its pubs and local food. Whether heading out for an atmospheric meal or cooking in, Sharrington Hall is ideally located for satisfying any appetite.

The famous Sharrington Strawberries is a two minute stroll away (in season!); the excellent deli/cafe/restaurant Back to the Garden is less than a mile down the road; Holt has fine local butchers, fishmongers and grocers; and veg/egg stalls outside plenty of front doors for that home-grown feel.

All the local gastro pubs and eateries are an easy drive away: pubs, farm cafes, oyster caravans, seafood shacks, fish'n'chips, village cafes, smokehouses, coffee vans and a Michelin star. You can even get a flat white if you know where to go.


Car essential; nearest airports Norwich and London-Stansted; nearest port Harwich