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Traditional Flint House With Fabulous Views Over The Church And Countryside

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Cley next the sea, North Norfolk, England - Peaceful Location On A Hill.

A sun-drenched house dating from early 1800s but thoroughly updated. Tucked away near the church and village green so very quiet location but a short walk from the coast and beach. South east facing patio is perfect for breakfast and lunch outside. All the rooms are a good size. 2 pretty bedrooms, one bathroom (with shower over bath) and one shower room. Large kitchen and sitting / dining room. private parking area across the lane from the house.

Sally Empson
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Sally Empson

We bought a holiday home in Cley when our children were small as it is an idyllic, relatively quiet part of the country. We rented this out part-time as well as used it a lot ourselves for 13 years. There are marvellous beaches, lots of sailing (and sailing courses), horse-riding and things to interest children.

We sold that house, but missed Cley so much that in 2014 we bought a sunny, smaller house with stunning views. We are very pleased to be back.

Sally Empson purchased this house in 2014

Why Sally Empson chose Cley next the Sea

Cley is a really pretty coastal town in north Norfolk. It has a much photographed windmill, world renowned bird watching and a huge beach.

It is also a relaxing and beautiful place to live and stay. From the front door there are excellent walks in all directions, good pubs and a short drive away, one of the best beaches in the country. Perfect for children and adults. If this is your first visit - you will return.

What makes this house unique

Our house has truly beautiful views over the medieval Cley church and countryside beyond - yet is only a 15 minute walk ( 5 min cycle) to the marshes and beach beyond.

It is warm, sunny and spacious for a 2 bedroom house and will make a perfect base. It also has a large private parking area - rare for Cley!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thought the house was probably the best we have stayed in on a number of visits to Norfolk and the location superb. We walked every day except the very wet Monday. Sunday lunch at the Dun Cow - fantastic. Wiveton Bell - very good. Wiveton Farm cafe - very good. Deli - excellent local stuff. I am missing my pints of Wherry.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cley next the Sea in Cley Next the Sea

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Ensuite good size shower room to double bed. Bathroom off landing for twin bedroom with bath and hand held shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with king size bed. Twin bedroom (extra bed possible).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This is a super sunny, light house with amazing views. All rooms are a good size and there is no cramped-cottagey feel. We just bought it summer 2014 so most furnishings are new. We use it a lot ourselves, but for now are really happy to rent it to those who are looking for something really comfortable in an idyllic, peaceful location. Cley has the contrast of the wild marshes and beach beyond and the peaceful beauty of the church and village green - both within a 15 minute walk of each other. There are 2 pubs (one a 5 min walk away), and you'll lose your heart to the deli. Also a fish smokery plus bookshop and art gallery. Outside: outside is a pretty, sheltered south east facing patio which is sunny for most of the day and has views over the church yard/church. It is surrounded by flint walls and flower/shrub borders. We have a wooden table and chairs for 6 people - perfect for eating out or reading. Utility Room: No utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath/hand towels are included in the price. (Beach towels are not)House is cleaned between each rental.


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Traditional Flint House With Fabulous Views Over The Church And Countryside
average rating of 4.875 based on 12 reviews

Lovely cottage in a great place

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice place to stay. Not really a cottage, more of a house as the proportions are larger. It is really nicely put together and works well.

The area is really interesting, particularly if you like birds.

The house is beside the old church while the centre of the village is about 8 minutes walk away. There is a pub very close to the house and one in the village centre along with a food shop and fish shop (smokehouse) both of which are really good.

Sunday papers can be purchased from a man who lives close to the centre, from an open window in his front room. Quite an unusual experience.

The walks to the coast along the flood barriers are really something.

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Country cottage we could move right in!

  • 5 of 5

Pretty place, convenient interior, and easy walk to nice pub and shops in village.

Easy to enjoy walking for bird life . We had a great day out at Thursford, and also a day on the North Norfolk Railway

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and impeccably well kept house In a great location, near to walks, pubs and shops yet quiet and peaceful. Friendly owners. We've stayed here for many years, and will do so again we hope!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful, with quiet neighbours!!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house on a quiet lane adjacent to the beautiful church in Cley.

Well equipped, nicely furnished and decorated unlike a lot of holiday rentals.

The master bedroom is the one to opt for if you plan on sharing with friends as it has a nice en-suite with power shower. However your friends will have lost out as the other bathroom's shower is not up to standard for this price, poor water pressure, temperature control and positioning. A relatively small point but very annoying after a couple of days!

The house has a lovely sheltered, sunny courtyard garden, ideal for those breakfasts in the sunshine, we were very lucky with the weather and breakfasted alfresco every morning.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Derek Thanks for your comment which prompted us over the winter to have a new shower put into the bathroom. It's still over the bath but works well. Please return :) best wishes, Sally
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Lovely location, clean, comfortable and well kitted out.

  • 5 of 5

A very quiet and lovely location for a few days away. We had very cold weather but were cozy and warm in the house, especially with the lovely fire. Very well equipped kitchen and house in general - we had everything we needed. Everything was very clean and nicely arranged. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely lovely. Very clean, well equipped and maintained and in a picturesque setting. We had a great week exploring local places. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cley beach is huge and runs into Blakeney Point. It is all an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty). Our house is 15 mins walk onto the marshes and about 25 mins walk to the beach. (A 5 minute drive). Holkham beach is world class and is a 25 minute drive.


A car is not strictly necessary but very useful. There is a coastal hopper bus that goes from Sheringham station along the coast through Cley.


We are in the village. Cley has 2 pubs, an excellent deli which can provide all your eating/drinking needs, a famous smokery (fish) and a bookshop, pottery and art gallery.

Holt is 3 miles away and is one of the best country towns in Norfolk for independent shops. A delight for browsing.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please email for availability and prices. We require a 25% non refundable deposit to hold the rental with full payment 8 weeks before arrival. We ask for £100 security deposit against damage or extra cleaning which will be refunded within 2 weeks of the rental finishing.

Changeover Day:
Normal arrival time - after 4pm; departure time before 10am. Normal rental days are Fridays, but we are flexible depending on time of year. We are also flexible about length of stay e.g. happy to do 10/11 day rentals or long weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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