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Winner Best Self catering in Norfolk, EDP tourism. 4 Stars, Special Gold Award - The Gatehouse - 4 bedrooms sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



The Gatehouse - 4 bedrooms sleeps 8

This detached cottage is just a few metres away from the other 5 properties at The Grove.

Recently renovated and refurbished to a very high standard the accommodation offers a large well equipped kitchen with table to seat 8.

The spacious living room has, HD PanasoniC TV with Freeview and WiFi. French doors lead on to a terrace with table and chairs for dining outside.

In addition, The Gatehouse also has a separate sitting room with log fire and TV.

There is a ground floor WC

All the properties at The Grove have Panasonic HD TV, Freeview, WiFi, Hair Dryer and Welcome Pack.

All 4 bedrooms are on the first floor, 2 double bedrooms one with en suite shower room and 2 twins (one twin room offers zip up mattresses for a super king size bed) plus main bathroom with shower over the bath.

We have posted many more photographs at www.thegroveholt.com and www.facebook.com/thegroveholt.

We have been awarded 4 stars and a Gold award by Visit England

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About the property


The six cottages are within a courtyard setting, adjacent to the Castle a grade II listed regency house and the centrepiece of The Grove. Please look at property reference E11394 for details of The Bailey, a ground floor apartment, The Castle, a 4 bedroom house and The Stables, 2 bedrooms on the ground floor.

4 stars, Gold award and we have just been awarded Norfolk's Best Self Catering Establishment in the EDPvisitnorfolk.co.uk Tourism Awards 2015.

All the properties are extremely light and airy with large rooms and high ceilings. They have all been fully re-furbished including new central heating, bathrooms, kitchens and all soft furnishings. We have Wifi, Freeview HD Panasonic TV, freezer, microwave, hair-dryer and welcome pack so you can make a cup of tea or pour a glass of wine and start to relax as soon as you walk through the door.

There are 2 washing machines in The Laundry for guests to use and board games and books to borrow.

Renting all six properties at The Grove provides accommodation for up to 36 in 16 bedrooms with either twin or double beds - a fantastic venue to hold a family party or for a special celebration with friends. A newly installed all weather tennis court is provided for the sole use of guests and there is a trampoline, sandpit, climbing frames and swings for children. Plenty of parking spaces away from the cottages and behind locked gates.

The Car Family stayed in The Stables

What a fantastic place. Everything we needed, in the perfect location, safe for the children. Tim & Alison have thought of everything and always happy to help. We’re sure our friends and family will return in the future. Thank you

Ms Yellowly stayed in The Stables

Fantastic accommodation. Great location, perfect weather, will definitely recommend. Thank you

Mr Mrs B Hancocks stayed in The Stables

We have been very lucky with our choice this year. The cottage and it’s surroundings are really lovely – so relaxing.

Fairs family stayed in The Stables May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The Stables is stylish & comfortable with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Great location near to Holt but tucked away & not far from lovely coastal villages of North Norfolk

The Ibrahim family stayed in The Castle

Absolutely loved our weekend at The Grove, lovely area & beautiful house...will definitely be back. Incredible place to celebrate a family party.

Amazing house had a fabulous weekend. Perfect for families –play area fab. Will be back

Wonderful holiday home, kids loved staying in a castle & the great play area. We all enjoyed the garden furniture on the sunnier days

Mr & Mrs Curry stayed in The Gatehouse

Had the most wonderful time. What a most perfect place. A relaxed time in a perfect setting.

Mr & Mrs Stubbs stayed in The Gatehouse

In one word....perfect! Thank you

Nelsons & Entwistles stayed in The Gatehouse

We’ve had a fabulous time at the lovely Grove, what a beautiful place! Beautifully furnished and well kitted out. Our son loved the playground and sandpit in particular. Thank you for accommodating all our needs with cots, stair gates, high chairs etc they all worked brilliantly. Fabulous, thank you

Hall & Turners stayed in The Gatehouse

Super stay. A real home from home, everything we needed was here!.

The Ellingtons stayed in The Keep

Absolutely lovely, beautifully done and a fabulous location.

Mr & Mrs Watson

“Thank you” a most relaxing visit to your delightful holiday home, also welcoming our loved wee dog Oswald . Will recommend to friends.

Mr & Mrs Riihiluoma stayed in The Gatehouse

Loved your beautiful Gatehouse and it’s gorgeous furnishings. Highlights were boating on the Broads, the gardens at East Runton Old Vicarage are amazing, the beach at wells and the beach at Wells. The Folly tearoom looked gorgeous as did The Wiveton cafe. Many thanks

Mr & Mrs Nelson stayed in The Gatehouse in June 2014

We had a really lovely stay at the Grove and thought the Gatehouse was fabulous! It was beautifully furnished and decorated and I loved your attention to detail. Charlie absolutely adored the playground, especially the sandpit, and we very much appreciated all the child-orientated aspects of The Grove including the loan of the cots and high chairs.

Mr & Mrs Walters stayed in The Tower in May 2014

As we had such a wonderful week in the tower we would like to book it again please for a week in September!

Lisa Bailey stayed in The Stables in May 2014

We recently stayed in The Stables and it was wonderful! Beautifully decorated, plenty of space and stylish. Had every thing we needed. Great location for all kinds of activities and Holt itself is fab for cafes and restaurants! Would definitely love to stay here again, what a find!!

Ms Ellington-Lewis stayed in The keep May 2014

We absolutely loved The Keep, it is beautifully done and incredibly well equipped, I can't think of anything we could need that wasn't provided. We loved the owls in the trees in the grounds too! Holt is lovely and we would love to return at some point.Everything was just perfect, real luxury, we felt quite spoiled and my children would like to move in!

The Willsher family stayed at The Grove Holt for May Bank holiday 2014. Three generations stayed in four cottages which is just how we imagined and hoped The Grove Holt would be best used.

"I think you have the place spot on and we cannot think of anything you could do to improve The Grove Holt. All in all a fabulous place and up there amongst the best we have ever stayed in - anywhere in the UK or abroad.

We will definitely be back and hopefully you will give your first few guests some priority booking !! "

Mr & Mrs Thompson stayed in The Bailey in April 2014

Probably the best self catering cottage we have every stayed in, both for style and practicality.

Ms Batchelder stayed in The Bailey for Easter 2014

A fantastic apartment set in beautiful grounds, we have loved our stay; a real home from home. Everything we needed, we found - a really practical, well equipped apartment, thank you.

The Woods & Lacour families stayed in The Keep for Easter 2014

We had a stunning time here in this luxurious cottage for this bank holiday and we wish we could have stayed longer.

The El-Jouzi family stayed in The Castle for Easter 2014-04-21 We loved the house, we loved our stay. The place is perfect and peaceful (well at least until our little ones started the Easter egg hunt). See you next year!

The Pettit family stayed in The Tower April 2014

Beautiful apartment, very comfortable and a great welcome pack. Kids loved the tennis. Hope to be back!

Ms Forchhammer from Sweden stayed in The Bailey in April 2014

We have greatly enjoyed the apartment. We have not missed anything. everything has worked very well and we have appreciated all the details. So beautiful and practical and the weather was nice too!

Mr & Mrs Kennedy & their 2 daughters stayed in The Stables April 2014

Wow! What a gem - stylish, comfortable, well equipped and perfectly placed in delightful Holt. Everything is good quality and every detail has been thought of. It has been such a pleasure to stay here and we will be back! Our daughters adored the play area and trampoline - leaving us to relax. Thank you

Mr & Mrs Cloughley stayed in The Bailey March 2014

We had a wonderful short break recently at the Grove in Holt.

Holt itself has a great small market town atmosphere and the Grove is just a short walk from the town centre. It is also a really good base for all the coastal towns such as Wells and Hunstanton.

The Grove is a beautiful building and the ground floor apartment we stayed in was called The Bailey - it was decorated in a cool coastal feel really calm and relaxing and beautifully accessorised. The high ceilings and big windows let in loads of light and looked out onto the pretty, secure and well maintained grounds.

The accommodation was beautifully appointed, absolutely spotless and very well equipped.

We felt very pampered.

The Grove is new, and I imagine will quickly become hugely popular - we'd love to keep it a secret, but know it would be such a great holiday base for couples and families, that we have to let you know about it.

You wont be disappointed.

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Wendy and Les Cloughley (and Mini Schnauzer Bert)

Mr & Mrs Pailing, Northamptonshire stayed in The Bailey March 2014

We recently stayed in the Bailey at The Grove Holt and were pleasantly surprised to find great attention to detail. What a beautiful place and setting. Very private, clean, cosy and everything you could need in a holiday let. A real home from home. Fantastic real log fire and fully equipped with top quality items throughout the house.

I would highly recommend you staying here and there is so much to do around the area and Holt is a lovely friendly place. Try the Kings Head (dog friendly) for a warm welcome and friendly drink, they also do food. The Taste of India was outstanding and some of the best Indian food we have tasted, especially for a takeaway (restaurant available too). I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we did. We look forward to coming back and would highly recommend.

Ms Doherty, stayed in The Castle February 2014

The photographs belie the quality and atmosphere of The Grove. I recently stayed in the Castle with family and friends and would highly recommend a stay. The Regency property has been sensitively restored, maintaining original shutters,coving,fireplaces and a gorgeous circular landing. The furnishings are tasteful, comfortable (especially the beds) and the kitchen is better equipped than mine at home. Can't wait to visit in the summer when the ample garden will be in full glory. A perfect location for shopping in Holt and on the doorstep of wonderful beache

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About The Owner

We spent years holidaying in North Norfolk with our children when we decided to buy a holiday home to use and let. When The Grove Holt came on the market in 2012, we fell in love with it based on the location, privacy and all the facilities close by in Holt and along the glorious North Norfolk coast line. We spent the best part of a year restoring the six properties at The Grove Holt to create holiday homes where we would want to stay ourselves.

Tim works in IT and Alison is a foster carer so we cater fully for small children with cots, high chairs, an adventure playground and board games plus crab nets and buckets left by guests are available for re-use.

The Owner purchased this house in 2012

Why The Owner chose North Norfolk & Coast

We have just been awarded Norfolk's Best Self Catering Establishment in the EDPvisitnorfolk.co.uk Tourism Awards 2015.The Grove Holt is only a short 10 minute walk from the Georgian town centre of Holt, 4 miles from coastal Blakeney with a full range of shops, galleries cafes and pubs, with ease of access to all North Norfolk has to offer. Holt steam railway is 5 minutes walk and takes you along the coast to Sheringham's sandy beaches.

There is always so much to do in the area and all the pubs are child friendly so eating out is easy and there are many places to choose from.

What makes this house unique

The Grove Holt is set in 3 acres of gardens and woodlands. Arriving to a chilled bottle of wine or a cup of tea and some nibbles, all left by the owners to welcome guests, as the younger members of the party scamper into the adventure playground or start digging in the sandpit makes for an easy start to anyone's holiday.

The tranquillity and spaciousness of the gardens belies the fact that the cottages are so close to a busy town centre with every amenity including many exclusive shopping experiences and interesting galleries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a really great holiday. have loved living in this really beautiful house. Will be back again.
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Booking Notes:
Please email us for a price or go to our website www.TheGroveHolt.com. Confirm booking via email together with a non-refundable deposit of one third of the holiday cost. Balance payable 8 weeks before stay or at time of booking if earlier. We do take bookings for short lets, please email for a price.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover day. Arrival from 4pm and leaving by 10am.
Weekends, weekdays and weekly lets are available, please contact us for rates.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for short break availability and rates.
We have 6 properties at The Grove sleeping 36 guests in total so we can accommodate most party numbers. There are 16 bedrooms with either twin or double beds and The Tower and Bailey have double sofa beds.
If you like our facebook page you will automatically get alerts about special offers and last minute availability. www.facebook.com/TheGroveHolt


Accommodation and facilities for The Gatehouse - 4 bedrooms sleeps 8in Holt in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Mr & Mrs Thompson stayed at The Grove Holt in Oct 2014 to celebrate a big birthday with friends. All had a wonderful time. Properties exceeded everyone’s expectations - will definitely return. The Kirch family stayed in The Gatehouse Oct 2014. What a marvellous house; we had such a fantastic stay here; home from home The Vye family stayed in The Gatehouse in August 2014What an amazing property and the facilities are second to none. We have an annual cottage holiday and The grove is one of the best so far. The Candice family stayed in The Gatehouse in August 2014 We have had a perfect holiday. The Gatehouse is a dream to stay in, everything you would ever want. Mr & Mrs Curry Had the most wonderful time. What a most perfect place. A relaxed time in a perfect setting. Mr & Mrs Stubbs In one word....perfect! Thank you Hall & Turners Super stay. A real home from home, everything we needed was here!. Outside: The property has three acres of landscaped gardens and is surrounded by mature trees. Each property has seating on adjacent terrace. All weather tennis court. Trampoline and sandpit in play area

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Outstanding family property

  • 5 of 5

This is a very good property for a family holiday. It comfortably sleeps 8, and the kitchen/diner can cope with a larger number if (as we did) you have two cottages but want to eat together. The lounge is large and comfortable and there is a cosy snug for those who want a quiet moment. The outside terrace is great for afternoon tea and evening drinks. The cottage is very well equipped , with everything you need. The tennis court and large gardens provide plenty of play space for children of all ages., and never feels crowded even if other guests are sharing it. The wi-fi works well with good reception.

Of course Holt is a delightful town, just a short walk away--very good shops and restaurants. If you are a North Norfolk regular (like us) you will not need to be reminded of the many delights of this part of the world. This year we discovered the very good beach 9with cafe) at Cart Gap--try it. Oh, and the Art Cafe at Glandford is great.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roger, we're really pleased to hear that you had another great holiday. We shall try the beach you recommended. Hope to see you again next year! Alison
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Fabulous cottages. Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and beautifully decorated cottages. Lovely grounds. We came with 7 children who loved the playground, toy cars and sandpit. 5 of the children were under 2 and Alison, The Grove was enormously helpful providing cots, high chairs and equipment. Grown ups enjoyed relaxed dining on the terrace once the littlies were in bed. We hope to be back soon. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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