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

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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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13 Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely cottage with everything you could need to make your stay enjoyable, lovely welcome pack

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay at the cottage very much, if I ever want to stay in Cley again

I would like to stay in this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hambledon cottage for the first week of August. The cottage was ample space for my husband and I, and our two sons (ages 10 and 8). The boys loved the fact that their were two staircases, interconnecting doors upstairs and a very comfortable slipper bath to relax in. The beds in the cottage were extremely comfortable and despite the cottage being on a main road, it was peaceful.

This was our first holiday in Norfolk and we definitely felt that we were in the best location. Cley is a pretty village in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our days normally started off with a walk along the coast (Holkam bay to Wells beach is a must), or visiting a national trust property (Sherringham Park, Fellbrigg Hall), followed by a couple of ours on the beach (Wells is lovely, but we liked Overstrand beach the most). We visited Muckleburgh Miltary Collection, hired bikes and cycled around Holkham hall, but my particular favourite was a visit to Pensthorpe Nature Park. We didn't manage to eat in the local pub, but enjoyed a lovely meal in 'Dun Cow' pub in Salthouse and probably ate a few too many fish and chips (No 1 Cromer offers the best fish and chips, but be prepared for the queue!).

All in all, we loved North Norfolk and would definitely return to this location again. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to enjoy their lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to send in this full and very positive review of your stay in Hambledon and your holiday adventures in and around and nearby. I really appreciate it. You certainly managed to enjoy yourselves and had a full week. The Dun Cow is an excellent choice for eating locally. When you come back next time it's also worth eating very casually at Cookies Crab Shop just across the green from The Dun Cow. The Wiveton Bell is one of our favourites also. It's a nice walk from the cottage, up the loke [cobbled path] at the side of the cottage along the Fairstead to the Church. Then 'pop in' to The Three Swallows on Newgate Green for a quick drink before walking a few minutes more for dinner at The Wiveton Bell. I am about to update our guest book and local information and I will certainly be adding some of your enjoyable trips and excursions to the list of suggested outings. Thank you again for staying at Hambledon and for being so helpful by writing your review. Come back soon! Best wishes Anthony
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4

Lovely traditional house in a lovely area

  • 4 of 5

We visited Cley-next-the-Sea mid August, two Adults, one teenager and one 'tweenager'. Upon arriving the kids were very happy to find that they had a good sized bedroom each as well as one for the parents, and first impressions were good, in that the whole house had been renovated, but kept cottage-y rather than any attempt to do any vintage-chic or modernisation, and all beds and bedding were absolutely lovely.

The stairs were steep and would not be suitable for anyone slightly less able-bodied, but not a problem for us and in fact added to the character of the property. It was a nice touch to find a welcome pack from the *very* local deli and the kitchen was well stocked with all utensils needed should you wish to cook, including a dishwasher, cooker, microwave and washing machine. Outside the kitchen was a very small, but warm courtyard with a BBQ - very nice for an afternoon cup of tea/wine out of the sun, but note that there is no back garden, this is the only real outside area.

While the house is right on the street, this was not a problem with regard to traffic noise as Cley is not exactly a metropolis and we never really noticed. It's a lovely walk from the house over to Cley beach via the reed beds down the little footpaths where the views are stunning, and there is a great (if a little expensive) local deli and smokehouse - with a Spa shop in Blakeney about 1-2 miles down the road for any essentials, together with a larger Budgens in Holt, where you will also find a larger deli and chemist etc.

Not related to the house as such, but beware (or enjoy) the lack of mobile coverage in the surrounding area, we had very patchy reception from 3, EE and Vodafone, so perhaps 02 have a monopoly in that area? Luckily wifi was provided and worked seamlessly for us.

Loads of places around to eat out, but if you want to stay in then you can order a very nice pizza for free delivery from Capri in Holt - they seemed to have very good service and the pizzas were excellent quality.

Communication from Anthony was excellent, the house was lovely and clean and the whole area is just so relaxing, it's lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a full positive and helpful review of your stay at Hambledon. I can't fault your analysis of what to find and what is around and about in Cley. Thanks for the suggestion of pizzas from Holt. A new one for me. I am delighted that you enjoyed the cottage. It is indeed traditional cottage look and feel but with new plumbing, effective heating and reliable wifi. Please come back again soon Best wishes Anthony
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5

An excellent holiday base

  • 5 of 5

Hambledon lived up to expectations and was a lovely house for the 6 of us (4 adults and 2 children). The house was very well equipped, it was very well presented with everything we needed, there was an excellent welcome pack awaiting us on arrival. The heating worked well and we needed it as we chose to visit during the coldest May half term ever!!

We found lots to do and joined the many others heading inland to find shelter from the wind and cold.... Felbrigg Hall, Blickling Estate, Holkham Estate, Baconthorpe Castle etc. We were sandblasted on Holkham beach and it felt more like a winter day in January watching the sea at Sheringham and Cromer. Cley itself offers a good pub, we ate at The George and found it good. We also ate at Cley Windmill which we consider an excellent choice. The Smokehouse and Picnic Fayre offered a few different treats during the week. We had a bracing walk along the coastal path to Blakeney and back and had a good lunch at The Kings Arms

We would recommend Hambledon to friends and we would go back there again.

The booking process was straightforward and Anthony ensured all went to plan during the booking process.

Thank you Anthony

Michael and Edris Tildesley together with James, Laura, Sophie and Neave Tildesley

Cambridge

A lovely house in a lovely part of the country

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you very much indeed for this very nice review of your stay in Hambledon and your successful battle with the elements. It is certainly true that you can get a lot of weather in Norfolk but unfortunately yours wasn't as ordered or as could be expected at this time of the year. You have chosen well in your selection of 'What to do' and 'What to see'. Baconsthorpe Castle is a new one for me. Thanks for the tip! I will check it out next visit. I am very pleased that you and your family enjoyed Hambledon despite the weather. Please come back again soon. With many thanks Anthony
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5

A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Hambledon over the half-term break. The village of Cley-next-the-Sea is very pretty and is well placed for lovely coastal walks and nearby places of interest such as Blakeney and Holt. It is also within easy reach of beautiful spots like the beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea. There are a couple of excellent food shops a stone's throw from the cottage - the smokery for delicious fish and shellfish, and an expensive, but well stocked, village store selling local produce and high quality groceries.

The cottage itself was a huge hit with us all (2 adults, and two children aged 5 and 2). The children were delighted with their bedrooms and spent a great deal of time deliberating which of the twin beds in each room they would choose (and ultimately ended up trying them all!). At their bedtime the bathroom upstairs, which interconnects two of the bedrooms and has a large free-standing bath, became the social hub of the house! All the bedrooms were a good size, with wonderfully comfortable beds, and decorated in a style which was authentically "country cottage" without being chintzy. We loved the wallpapers!

The living area downstairs was equally nice, with characterful architecture and comfortable chairs and sofas which had an agreeably well-used, well-loved and well-looked after feel to them - a joy not to have the sterile and bland Ikea look that you see in many other properties. Likewise there were interesting things hung on the walls and some intriguing objects to look at.

When our enjoyable but inexpert attempts with the log burning stove in the sitting room failed us, the central heating kept us all toasty warm. It was easy to regulate and there was ample hot water at all times. We very much appreciated our 'welcome basket' of fresh eggs, bread, butter, milk, tea and jam, all of high quality, and also the fact that supplies of things like dishwasher tablets were generous enough to last the week.

We didn't meet the owner, but he replied promptly and in a helpful and friendly manner to all emails and questions, and the arrangements for gaining access to the cottage and handing the key over on departure were all very straightforward.

To sum up, the cottage is a perfect base for exploring a lovely part of Norfolk, and also on its own merit a lovely place simply to relax in. We would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very powerful and joyful account of your family's stay at Hambledon. Renting out our cottage in the first place was never an easy choice for us but when we hear such lovely accounts of how you all fell in love with Hambledon it brings a smile to our faces too! We look forward to welcoming you back whenever you are ready and we will continue to cherish the cottage and hope that our next guests discover the same North Norfolk Magic that you clearly did. With our very best wishes Anthony & Amanda
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5

Xmas stay

  • 5 of 5

We all had a lovely Christmas in Hambledon. The cottage was cosy and had everything we needed as we did a lot of cooking. Located next to the excellent smokery and pubs just a walk away with great beer. Would definatly recommend cottage, with the most comfortable beds we've slept in.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing the review and it is great to know that everything worked out well and that you had a lovely Christmas. Our family have had a number of magical Christmases there too. Come back again soon. It's pretty special at any time of the year! Best wishes to you and your family Anthony & Amanda
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The George at 100 Metres Nearest Restaurant : The George at 100 Metres 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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
New Year's Eve
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
LOW
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
MID
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
LOW
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
HIGH
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
MID
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
PEAK
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
HIGH
5 May 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
PEAK
7 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
MID
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
HIGH
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
LOW
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Christmas / New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

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.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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