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 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.
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.
"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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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 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.
(3 traveller reviews)
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!
A Fantastic Place to Relax and unwind.....
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.....
Fantastic luxury cottage 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.
Activity and Interests
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.
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
- Away From It All
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Terrace ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.