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Charming 3 Bedroom 18th Century Cottage In 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty'

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cley Next The Sea, - At The Centre Of The Village, Seconds Away From The Famous Delicatessen And The George Inn

Hambledon is a beautiful, quaint and much photographed 18th Century Cottage at the heart of the beautiful coastal village of Cley-Next-The-Sea. Tastefully decorated with Farrow & Ball paints and furnished with "And so to Bed" Brass Beds with superb mattresses and with a Fired Earth Slipper bath the cottage has exposed beams, an enclosed courtyard and log burning stove. If you want a traditional cosy cottage yet with modern plumbing and all creature comforts then this will be your ideal Norfolk Coastal 'Home from Home'. Cley-Next-The-Sea is an ideal base for exploring the North Norfolk Heritage Coast on foot, by bike or by car. Only minutes from the sea and a short drive to Blakeney for visiting the seals on Blakeney Point or the Georgian Town of Holt with many interesting 'one of a kind' shops. Cley is also home to Norfolk Wildlife Trust's oldest and best known nature reserve which is readily accessible within three minutes walk of the cottage. A must for keen bird watchers.

The George Inn is less than 100 metres away on foot and is a very friendly local with great food and drink. Even nearer is the fabulous exquisite delicatessen "Picnic Fayre' plus the Smoked Fish shop and also "Made in Cley" Pottery. A short walk away on the green is the 'Three Swallows' Public House and a few minutes further [again on foot] you will find The Wiveton Bell a beautiful pub with delicious home cooked fare.

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Anthony Turner
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cley next the Sea in Cley Next the Sea

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • First 25% payment is not refundable. 75% remainder payment can be cancelled at no extra cost 40 days prior arrival.
  • If you have a well trained dog that you would like to stay in the cottage with you we would be happy to consider.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom: with Fired Earth Slipper Bath with shower attachment. Basin, shaver point. Separate wc. Bathroom accessible directly from Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 2. Airing Cupboard and Wardrobe. Downstairs Shower Room: Power Shower, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st Bedroom with Double Bed 2nd Bedroom with Twin Beds 3rd Bedroom with Twin Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There are two small courtyards. The rear courtyard with high flint walls is great for catching some sun for evening cocktails or reading in peace and quite.. There is a small BBQ, a bench, bistro chairs. Outside electricity supply. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included in the rental price. Other: 'Snug' very cosy little room for reading or chilling.


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Charming 3 Bedroom 18th Century Cottage In 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty'
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well equipped cottage. Quaint, with lots of character, it felt homely and welcoming. Despite the bitterly cold weather we were warm and cosy. Good wifi but no phone signal on EE. O2 was fine though.

Would definitely recommend for getting away from the stresses of modern life.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review - and a very happy one to read too. I am delighted that Hambledon managed to keep you warm despite what was going on outside. So pleased that you had a lovely break. Best wishes Anthony
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It was really comfortable. It felt as if we were guests in a family home.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Hambledon Cottage before as it is well located and just right for us. Being so close to the deli and smokehouse not to mention 2 pubs and the coastal walk is a real bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this lovely review. I am delighted that the magic of Hambledon still has you under her spell! Best wishes. Anthony
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Had everything we could possibly need for our holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very cosy property with everything you could need for a family stay. Beds very comfortable. Can imagine the cottage would be equally lovely for a stay during the winter months. The cottage is set in the heart of the village - ideally situated for exploring the surrounding countryside and tourist attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this very happy review of your stay. You are indeed correct about Hambledon in the Winter months too. The log burner does a fine job in setting the mood. The central heating kicks in pretty quick too! Please come back again soon. Many thanks Anthony
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Picturesque,quirky, clean, quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Set in the heart of the village with easy access to pubs ,cafes and a delicatessen, all of a high standard. The Coastal path runs through Cley with excellent walks in each direction and the coastal bus service stops at the door of the cottage! We really enjoyed visiting the seals and crabbing at Blakeney. A trip to Wiveton Hall for lunch and fruit picking was also a must.

We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pamela, Thank you so much for finding the time to write up this review. What can I say. I think you said it all. I am just so very pleased that everything worked out so well and that you enjoyed the magic of Cley-next- the-Sea, of Hambledon and of this part of the North Norfolk coast. No wonder it is a named "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - AONB" Please come back soon Best wishes Anthony
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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage was immaculately clean with very comfortable beds. Kitchen was well stocked with equipment,everything you could possibly have needed, as was the rest of the cottage. There was a cupboard full of games and DVDs, reference books, maps, and novels for bedtime reading, cushions for the chairs in the small courtyard etc, didn't really expect to find what we did😀?.

The area itself was beautiful, full of wildlife, a joy to see and walk amongst.

Would not hesitate to recommend this little cottage, it truly is charming and would love to maybe return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you loved our cottage. I love happy guests and we do try and do everything we can to maintain the cottage as we would want to find it ourselves. Please come back again soon! All best wishes Anthony
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The George
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The George
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Bird Watching: This Norfolk Wildlife Trust site is the most famous nature reserve in Norfolk and needs little introduction. It has extensive reed beds, lots of viewing hides, raised footpaths and large fresh water lagoons & scrapes. These make the reserve a magnet for Birds and bird watchers alike. Telephone:01603 625540

Visiting the Seals: At Blakeney Point you will always see either Grey Seals or Common Seals. The boat operators even guarantee you will see seals with a money back guarantee! Contact: Beans Boats on Tel:01263 740505


From Hambledon you can walk through quiet 'lokes' in the village past the famous Cley Windmill and follow the raised footpath across the marshes to the beach about a mile away. It's 2 minutes in the car. Blakeney is 5 minutes by car and the huge sandy beaches at Wells and Holkham are all easily accessible. Cromer Beach and Pier [and delicious Cromer Crabs!] are about 20 minutes away.


Distance to centre of Cley-Next-The-Sea. You are there already!. The gorgeous Georgian Town of Holt is 5 miles away. Blakeney is 1.5 miles. Wiverton and the wonderful Wiverton Bell [Gastro Pub] is 1.0 mile away and an easy walk. The 'Three Swallows' on Newgate Green is maybe a ten minute walk. If you are interested in Bird Watching the famous Cley Marshes and the Nature Reserve Visitor Centre are just minutes away on foot.

Further Details:

'Picnic Fayre' is a great delicatessen selling local produce, homemade pies, pates, cakes and a host of gourmet snacks, olives etc plus a great wine selection. Its 30 seconds away on foot! The Cley Smokehouse is even closer and sells wonderful fresh and smoked fish, cooked crabs, prawns, smoked salmon.The nearest Pub 'The George Inn' is 50 yards away. The Three Swallows is 10 minutes on foot. The excellent Wiveton Bell is great for dinner [1.0 mile] and for a special treat try the cooking of Galton Blackiston at the one Michelin Star 'Morston Hall Hotel' which is 10 minutes away by car.

There are lots of 'one off' interesting and affordable shops in Holt which is just 5 miles away, Make sure to drop into 'Byfords' for coffee and scones and for the local 'Fortnum & Mason' make sure you shop for interesting and tasty ingredients in Larners Food Hall.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cley next the Sea, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018 / New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
We try to keep the availability calendar up to date but please contact us to make sure that the dates you are interested are still free. As soon as you are ready to book we will send you a request for the 25% deposit to secure your dates and booking. On receipt of that deposit your holiday is immediately confirmed and you will be sent a full: 'Confirmation of Rental' form for you to check and return by email or post. The balance of your rental amount plus a refundable damage deposit of £100 is payable 6 weeks prior to your arrival [or on booking if within 6 weeks of arrival]. The damage deposit will be returned within 10 days of the booking.

Bookings can be cancelled up to 6 weeks prior to the start of your rental but the initial Booking Deposit will be lost.

Changeover Day:
The normal changeover day is Friday but this may be flexible at some times of the year on request.

Notes on prices:
In addition to weekly rentals it is possible to stay for shorter periods. The cost for a minimum of 3 nights is £475 including the cost of cleaning and laundry.

Arrival and Departure Times:

The cottage will be available for your arrival from 16:00. The departure time is 10:00 to allow for the cottage to be properly cleaned for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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