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Stylish, comfortable Holt town house with Aga and private garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Holt, North Norfolk - Great location for exploring the North Norfolk Coast with all the amenities of Holt to hand.

Railway Cottage is a beautifully refurbished Victorian terraced house a short fifteen minute walk from the Poppy Line station in one direction and the bustling centre of Holt in the other. Retaining bags of character with Farrow and Ball paintwork, stripped wooden floors, squashy sofas and large comfortable beds, Railway Cottage is the ideal base for a family holiday exploring the North Norfolk coast.

The property sleeps a total of eight, with six in the main house (two doubles and one twin bedroom) and two more in 'Platform 2' - the annexe across the courtyard at the rear of the house and actually a converted wash house!

The garden lies to the main beyond the annexe and has a lovely secluded, rather 'secret' feel (or so I've been told by several children!). There are several areas to sit and enjoy the garden - take morning coffee on the deck behind the annexe, fire up the barbecue in the courtyard between the kitchen and annexe, or laze in the deck chairs on the lawn. Deck chairs, boules and swing ball all housed in the shed.

Family meals can be enjoyed around the late table in the kitchen or outside in the courtyard. Cooler evenings and winter nights can be spent curled up by the fire - board games (and Sky TV!) in the sitting room.

More Details

Paula Coast
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Paula Coast

Railway Cottage used to be our home - we spent five happy years there and still live close by. Now living in a hamlet outside Holt, we are still firmly entrenched in Norfolk life!

I first visited the north Norfolk Coast in the back of a minibus with a gang of German exchange students - there was a memorable international football match on Brancaster Beach and a huge bbq on the sands. Needless to say I slightly fell in love with it and have been coming back ever since. I was quick to jump in when we were given the chance to live here, and now can't imagine living anywhere else.

Why Paula Coast chose Holt

In spite of its name, Railway Cottage was, we think, built on the site of an old Market Garden. Its relative proximity to the North Norfolk Railway and the fact that the 'Holt Flyer' Route Master bus sails past the front door adds an element of intrigue for the railway enthusiast but that is where the rail connection ends!

What makes this cottage unique

Railway Cottage has been described as 'all trousers and no mouth!' - because it is very unassuming from the outside, but opens up into something rather more interesting on the inside. The most frequent comments I receive are that it feels like 'a home from home' and 'I could live here'.

I think probably the best things about it are that it is really comfortable and conveniently located.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Lovely time, the cottage was brilliant!' Cholowas NY USA

'Brilliant accommodation - thank you, and a very interesting little town. First visit to Norfolk - all enjoyed it' - Gibson's North Yorkshire

'Love, love, love this cottage! Holt is a wonderful place to stay. Thanks!' - Bacon family, Nottingham

'What a lovely house and garden - perfect for our family get together. Loved the Aga and tasteful decor… Grandson enjoyed the toys too. Everything you could possibly need & all added to the 'perfect' holiday! Many thanks.' - Halden's Oxford
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Holt in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , and wash basin (this shower room is in the annexe)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , and wash basin
  • Main House: First floor bathroom 1 with bath, basin, and wc. First floor bathroom 2 with shower, basin, and wc. Annexe: Ground floor bathroom 3 with shower, basin and wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Annexe room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main House: Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with king size bed. Annexe: Bedroom 4 with standard double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The enclosed gravelled rear courtyard has a wooden table and benches for eating outside. This leads to the rest of the rear garden via a timber walkway beside the annexe to a deck, lawns and a walled herb garden. Stripy deck chairs and BBQ are kept in the garden shed and the log store is beneath the potting bench. Off road parking is possible for two cars to the front on the drive - additional parking on roadside. Please note: there is an occasional pedestrian right of way for the occupants of one cottage across the rear courtyard only, not the main garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, ironing board and iron, folding clothes airer (rotary clothes line in garden), vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, broom and dustpan and brush, wellington boot rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All bed linen and towels are provided. Weekly cleaning and laundry service for stays exceeding 7 nights.


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Stylish, comfortable Holt town house with Aga and private garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Gorgeous house - relaxing and welcoming. Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Love this house. Second stay. Will return! X

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...and you will always be welcome....Forties Weekend wouldn't be the same without you!
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Great place to stay, was very warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days and really enjoyed it.

House was very warm, beds are very comfortable with good linen. Really enjoyed it and will hopefully be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was beautiful. We could have wished for a more comfortable, cosy well equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away after Christmas and escape until the New Year. Station cottage was perfect as a base to explore the north Norfolk coast. Holt itself was beautiful with great shops and interesting places to see. Great pubs for lunch too. Thank you to Paula for providing a welcome pack which included a bottle of fizz for New Year. We highly recommend this property and we will return and tell all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and delighted you discovered the quirks of Holt and the surrounding area. If you can manage time off, I can recommend a visit in the Spring - fabulous beach walks with the dogs, golf courses on the cliffs at Sheringham and Cromer, loads of 'yellow book' gardens to visit and the Bluebells at Blicking are incredible. Always welcome! Paula
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tasteful, comfortable accomodation in an honest, local, market town far from the 'maddening crowds'

  • 5 of 5

we were three generations on our annual 'bucket and spade' summer holiday on the north,

norfolk coast.

interested in decent, local food.

(bingo, samphire and strawberry season).

walks, nature, picnics, coastline, crabbing, walled gardens, sculpture, eccentricity, art, ceramics, shrines, shells, mud.

all available.

weather indifferent, so to return to an aga filled kitchen was bliss.

the teenager found a space to chill, likewise the cook/readers/telly watchers.

plentiful hot water, always a plus.

(only blip - we like to recycle, but the bin was completely full on arrival. maybe this

should be addressed).

thankyou so much for returning items left behind inadvertantly, so quickly.

railway cottage is quite a gem, thankyou paula coast and team.

gaynor watt

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gaynor - lovely things to hear about Railway Cottage and North Norfolk - so happy when people feel at home here. You were unlucky with the weather but have managed to cram a lot in - hats off to you all! On the recycling front you'll be happy to know that we went through the bin and transferred all the recyclable items (which were handily bagged - thank you!) once the bin had been emptied. Bin collection is on a two week cycle and there just isn't enough capacity during the summer so I am trying to sort something out. Apologies for the inconvenience but rest assured the recycling did happen as the lovely Lynn who helps me with the cleaning is rather hot on recycling so woe betide if I get it wrong! Thanks again for staying and hope to welcome you again. Paula.
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Railway cottage was the perfect property for our large family.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and comfortable, the house had everything you could need. Platform 2 provided a little space and privacy for our son, daughter in law and their 5 month old baby.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, perfect for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of 8, across three generations. The house provided the perfect base to explore North Norfolk and it was great to have Holt a short walk away for rainy days, shopping and lovely eateries.

The house is beautifully decorated and my parents loved having their own quite space away in the garden accommodation.

It really feels like a home from home, with everything you could need including a much loved toy and DVD collection for our little ones.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that guests have enjoyed staying at Railway Cottage - that children are happy and Grandparents have somewhere to hide! Holt is a great base for exploring the North Norfolk Coast - fab for a bucket and spade holiday and day trips to the beach, or the ideal place for a short break tootling around antique shops and sampling local produce - couldn't be more delighted that you thought so too. Come back and stay anytime - most welcome!
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Weybourne Beach 3 miles: small pebbles, sandy cliffs - sea fishing and coastal walks

Sheringham Beach 6 miles: sandy at low tide, great for families and kids

Blakeney Quay 6 miles: crabbing, mud larking, seal trips and sailing.

Cromer beach 9 miles: sand and shingle, rock pooling, crabbing, pier and prom with cafés, surf school and fun fair. Life guard during summer.

Wells next-the-sea and Holkham Bay 13 miles: golden sands, brightly painted beach huts backed by dunes and pine woodland.


26.8 miles from:

Norwich International Airport

Amsterdam Way

Car hire/ use of car essential for ease of transfer and ability to explore North Norfolk.


Holt Town Centre 0.3 miles

Sheringham Park National Trust Repton Landscape 3 miles

Blakeney 5 miles

Morston 6 miles

Sheringham 6 miles

Felbrigg Hall National Trust House 8 miles

Stiffkey 8 miles

Cromer 9 miles

Blickling Hall National Trust House 11 miles

Pensthorpe Natural Park 13 miles

Fakenham Racecourse 13 miles

Wells-next-the-Sea 12 miles

Holkham 14 miles

Aylsham 14 miles

Mundesley 16 miles

Burnham Market 18 miles

Norwich 21 miles

Brancaster 22 miles

Further Details:

Post Office, supermarket, banks, shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in Holt - 0.3 miles

Back to the Garden Farm Shop and Cafe - Letheringsett - 3 miles

Wiveton Hall Fruit Farm and Cafe 5 miles

Sailing and seal trips at Blakeney and Morston 5/6 miles

Bird watching at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Cley and Salthouse 6 miles

RSPB centres at Titchwell Marsh 28 miles and Snettisham 33 miles

Cinema at Cromer - 9 miles

Swimming pools at Pinewood Park Leisure Upper Sheringham - 3 miles and Splash Leisure and Finess Centre, Sheringham - 6 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Holt, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June Early
1 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June/ July
22 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holiday July/ August
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September Early
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September Late
21 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Early
5 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn/ Winter
26 Oct 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Holiday 18
14 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week 18
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 18
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
10% deposit on booking
Further 40% no less than 16 weeks prior to stay
Final 50% no less than 8 weeks prior to stay

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday.
More flexible off peak.
At Christmas/ New Year changeover day dependant on how dates fall.
Arrival after 3.30 pm on start date.
Departure before 10.30 am on leaving date.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for short break availability and rates.
During low season Railway Cottage, sleeping up to 6 people, is available for rental without platform 2 at a reduced rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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