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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


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
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cley next the Sea in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


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: May 30, 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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Perfect winter break

  • 5 of 5

Its our second time in January and a real treat. Most days are good for very long walks at the beach which is a beautiful 10 min walk past the Windmill and along the marsh. There are cosy cafes and pubs with lovely wood fires, and the well-equipped kitchen, lovely slipper bath, wood-burning stove and comfy beds at Hambledon are luxury to come home to.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca I am so pleased that you enjoyed your second stay and, as you say, even more than the first. Please risk the Hat Trick next year! Hambledon and Cley work so well regardless of the Season or the weather. Pull up a chair in front of a roaring fire in the cottage or the village pubs or slather on the sunscreen in the Summer sunshine. Have a wonderful year! All best wishes Anthony
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We loved this cottage! The location was brilliant being in a thriving village near the sea.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable. The kitchen was on the small side and as we were there Christmas week it would have been helpful to have a freezer. We loved Cley and its facilities having a smokery a deli and 3 pubs. It was good to be within walking distance of Blakeney and Wiveton. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable. There is no mobile coverage at least on our networks so it was really good to have wifi. Parking was not always easy but with luck, most days we were able to park at the end of the loke that runs alongside the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, I am so pleased that everything worked out well for your Norfolk Christmas. I am sorry that you didn't have enough freezer space - hopefully you did find the second fridge with freezer box under the front stairs! Just a problem at Christmas I think. We had a dozen of our family there for Christmas a few years ago with trestle tables courtesy of the local Church. Complete madness ensued but a memorable year for all. Please come back again soon. All best wishes Anthony
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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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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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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 May 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
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

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