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Winner Best Self catering in Norfolk, EDP tourism. 4 Stars, Special Gold Award - The Stables, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
6 Cottages in Holt, North Norfolk, England in 3 acre garden and woodland, tennis court, play area - Walking Distance Of Holt Town Centre And Steam Railway, Short Drive To Beautiful Beaches

The cottages are within a courtyard setting, adjacent to The Castle a grade II listed regency castellated house and the centrepiece of The Grove.

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 been awarded 4 stars and a special gold award by Visit England, additionally we have just been awarded Norfolk's Best Self Catering Establishment in the EDPvisitnorfolk.co.uk Tourism Awards 2015.

There is 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 to start relaxing as soon as you walk through the door. We have board games and books to borrow and the laundry has 2 washing machines for guests to use.

Renting all six properties together at The Grove provides accommodation for up to 36, 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. We also have a trampoline, sandpit, climbing frame and swings for children. There is plenty of parking away from the cottages and behind locked gates.

Please look at property reference E10615 for details and photographs of the other properties at The Grove, The Tower, The Keep and The Gatehouse.

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.

The 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 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!.

Mr & Mrs Watson stayed in the Bailey

“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

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!

Matthews family stayed in The castle in April 2014-04-21

We had a fantastic time! Beautiful house – loved the decor. We will definitely be back for a visit next year

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

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 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 beaches.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage The Stables, 2 bedrooms sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Stables has recently been converted from stables and garages into a stunning dwelling with large windows overlooking the front of the property.

Large well equipped kitchen with table to seat 8.

The comfortable living room has, HD PanasoniC TV with Freeview, Wifi. Sofas and chairs are from the 2013 Olympic games!

1 double bedroom and a twin bedroom with Jack and Jill family bathroom with shower over bath.

We have posted many more photographs at www.thegroveholt.com

Mr & Mrs Doran June 2014Great decor and great facilities. We felt very at home. Thanks for all the little things that helped us settle in

The Car FamilyWhat a fantastic place. Everything we need, in the perfect location, safe for the children. Tim & Alison have thought of everything and always happy to help. I’m sure our friends and family will return in the future.

Fairs family May 2014We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The Stables is stylish & comfortable with everything you need for a self catering holiday

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We spent years holidaying in North Norfolk with our children, before deciding 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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely accommodation in a fantastic location to explore the area.

Our little girl loved the play area!

great train ride to Sheringham and from Wells to Walsingham

Such great beaches and beautiful towns and villages.

We will definitely be recommending The Grove and North Norfolk to our family & friends.

Many Thanks
May 2015
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


High quality accommodation in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the The Grove. The stables apartment was a good size for us and our toddler with a spacious lounge and well kitted-out kitchen. The apartment was very clean and the owners did everything to make sure our stay was hassle-free and comfortable.

The properties are contained within a gated access so we felt relaxed and private despite being just minutes from the centre of Holt. The children's play area was a huge added bonus for easy child entertainment.

We will certainly return to this property and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review for The Stables, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Alison
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Great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The Stables is a very comfortable place to stay, clean, well equipped, modern furniture, warm, wi-fi and TV, everything we needed. The walk into Holt takes about 10 minutes, there is is a good variety of shops and a large Budgens supermarket. The Coast is a short drive away, roughly 20 mins to Wells-next-the Sea and Blakeney. Would definitely recommend this property. The only criticism was the double bed, we would have preferred king size but this does not prevent us from recommending!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful to guests who take the time and trouble to write a review. We too take care to describe our accommodation as fully as possible so guests appreciate and understand what to expect on arrival. The Stables is clearly advertised as having a double bed and one of the singles in the twin bedroom is described as being slightly narrower than standard. This fulfils Visit England requirements who have awarded us 4 stars and a gold award for customer care. We have king size beds in The Gatehouse and Bailey and The Keep has a Super King Size bed. All the beds have deep mattresses, Egyptian cotton linen and feather pillows and duvets unless non feather bedding is requested.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:


Sheringham Links Golf Course 6 miles

Royal Cromer Golf Club 10 miles


10 mins to Sheringham

10 mins to Blakeney

20 mins to Wells next to the sea

25 mins to Holkham


Holt Town Centre 0.5 miles

Blakeney 4 miles

Morston 5 miles

Fakenham 7 miles

Sheringham 7 miles

Cromer 12 miles

Wells-next-to-the-Sea 14 miles

Norwich 21 miles

Felbrigg Hall National Trust House 6 miles

Blickling Hall National Trust House 10 miles

Further Details:

Sailing at Blakeney and Morston 4 and 5 miles away

Golf at Sherringham famous links golf course 6 miles

North Norfolk Steam Railway 2 mins walk and takes you to Sheringham and back

Beaches only 3 miles away at Salthouse and Weybourne

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Xmas & New Year 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover day. Arrival from 3pm and leaving by 10am.
Weekends, weekdays and weekly lets are available, please contact us for rates.

Notes on prices:
If you take the time to like our facebook page you'll automatically get alerts about last minute availability and special offers.

We have six cottages at The Grove Holt so if the one you're after is booked up we may be able to offer you an upgrade if something else is free.

Please get in touch for prices on short breaks. we can accommodate most requests for weekends and mid week breaks

We take payment by cheques, BACS and credit cards
A deposit of a third secures a cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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 be 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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jack & Jill bathroom, ground floor, under floor heating


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Ground floor, space for a cot
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Ground floor, space for a cot


  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Judith Smith stayed in The Castle Sept 2014-11-05 Lots of fun and laughs in a fantastic house. Beautifully furnished and well equipped. Hope to come back. The Meakins stayed in The Castle in Sept 2014 Enjoyed my time here so much I do not want to leave (look in the cupboard, I might be in there). The Newton Family stayed in The Castle in August 2014 We have stayed at many holiday homes around England and this one is at the top of our list as firm favourite. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay in a lovely house where everyone and everything is catered for. Ibrahims stayed in May 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 Castle May half term Wonderful holiday home, kids loved staying in a castle & the great play area. We all enjoyed the garden furniture on the sunnier days Outside: The garden is edged with mature trees offering privacy and there is ample seating outside along the terraces to enjoy the garden and to watch play on the tennis court. The bus stop is a few metres from the bottom of the drive taking guests along the coast or to the Steam Railway (only a 10 minutes walk away too).

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