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Stylish, comfortable Holt town house with Aga and private garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
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 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.

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
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely property on the edge of a great town. We had a fabulous stay and will definitely book again in the future. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So welcome, anytime - always delighted when guests feel they can kick back and enjoy that very special Norfolk vibe which really is quite 'unique'! We are sailing on the Broads all this week which is within easy reach of Holt, so something to consider for your next visit....maybe?!
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Happy Days in Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting North Norfolk coast since I was a baby so some 56 years so I do know the area well. So staying in Holt was always going to be a winner as I love it and also its the perfect base for visiting all my favourite haunts. when booking our holiday it was mainly to take my 86 year old mother away and she chose Norfolk. Having a young visitor from Australia arriving to do a university course for a month I decided to treat her & invite her English 87 year old grandmother so needed a suitable house with bedrooms for all and plenty of bathrooms and comfortable living.

Railway Cottage offer us everything it said on the web site and everything we needed & wanted and was the perfect home for our week away. The set up, decor & furnishings were all delightful and very homely down to the cosy rugs to curl up in on a chilly day. You to tell it had been a home and not just a holiday house. Everyone loved the house especially the large kitchen with sitting room so we could all be together even when preparing supper etc. I loved Platform 2 and it was nice to have my own large space to chill at the end of a busy day of being responsible for everyone's needs i.e.driving round the sights, pushing wheelchairs and doing the food preparation / cooking !

Visiting Sandringham, Holkham Hall was lovely and enjoyed by all. Both catered well for wheelchairs. Walked on Holkham Beach which is stunning and shoudl be seen by everyone. We shopped in Burnham Market, Holt, Sherringham & Wells and found things we never knew we needed from shoes & gillets to birthday card stock and a stunning knife block. I did very well with self-gifting ! Eating out was super and we enjoyed the Dun Cow at Salthouse, The Anchor Inn at Morston & The Kings Head at Letheringsett. Also loved sitting in the garden at The Folly for morning coffee in Holt - so pretty and delicious homemade cakes.

Paula was very easy and pleasant to deal with when booking and also when our fridge gave up she promptly arranged a new one and dealt with it all whilst we were out for the day.

I would easily and happily recommend Norfolk, Holt and Railway Cottage to everyone and hope to return one day. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A brilliant property

  • 5 of 5

Holt is a great base to explore from and this property ticks all the boxes. The garden is lovely and secure, the neighbours are very nice and we enjoyed every minute. The house is well equipped with plenty of room to stretch out in. We would definitely stay again if we get the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind words and much appreciated feedback, lovely guests, always welcome!
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Stay with a group of friends recently at Railway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our few days stay at this lovely property. The kitchen/diner/sitting room was a great place for us all to congregate, really comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, we self catered for two of our three nights stay, and it was fun mastering cooking on the Aga. The beds were super comfy and the showers efficient. We loved the simple, calm colours of the interior and our dog was very happy to find some outdoor space to raom around in. The lovely town of Holt is just a few minutes walk from the house. We enjoyed walking on the cliffs at Weybourne, through the marshes at Salthouse and the glorious beach at Holkham We had a great lunch at The Dun Cow at Salthouse which we would recommend, the large garden has beautiful views out to sea.

Thank you for providing such a comfortable environment for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear you had a good time - you seem to have visited some of our favourite haunts! The chef/ owner of the Dun Cow at Salthouse is a friend so I will pass on your kind compliments. Next time you visit you will have to 'turn right' at the sea and explore the rock pools at West Runton or take a picnic to Sheringham Park then catch some waves at the surf school in Cromer and enjoy Fish and Chips from No. 1 on the pier. Thanks again for visiting the North Norfolk Coast and staying at Railway Cottage - we would love to welcome you all for a return visit!
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fabulous week enjoying the comforts of Railway Cottage and it's proximity to Holt. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival and the back kitchen/living room immediately became the centre of our stay there due to the warmth of the aga. Having the separate studio bedroom made the house perfect for the 3 generation group we had staying. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...and I was advised to remove the aga if I wanted to let Railway Cottage - so very glad I didn't as there's nothing quite as comforting as a cup of tea leaning up against the aga if you happen, (just happen) to get caught in the rain! Thanks for your kind review and do come back if you are visiting again.
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Delightful cottage in superb central location

  • 5 of 5

Delightfully spacious, well appointed with home from home touches. Family sized for several generations or group of friends. Aga was a fantastic first time experience - slow roasted belly pork from farmer/butcher in Burnham Market. Plenty of places to visit in all weathers. Comfortable sofas & beds. Spotless. Unusually large kitchen/dining/family room hub of the house, plus front sitting room accommodates different activities for all ages in the group. Huge rear garden adored by our golden retriever. Beautifully kept and well planned house. Thoughtful touches ... coffee, marmalade & kindling/logs to get your first fire lit. Even non-slip shower/bath mats. In short this cottage is perfection and we will be returning in 2016 for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 27 Miles Nearest Barpub : Holt at 0.3 Miles Nearest Golf : Sheringham at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Sheringham at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Holt at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ski : Norwich at 27 Miles Nearest Beach : Weybourne at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£750
 
 
Christmas & NY
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Low Season 17
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£790
 
 
February Half Term 17
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Low Season Spring 17
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£790
 
 
Mid Season Spring 17
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£895
 
 
Easter 17
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday 17
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,150
 
 
Mid Season Summer 17
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£895
 
 
High Season Summer 17
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,150
 
 
Summer Half Term 17
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
High Season Summer 17
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Peak Season Summer 17
7 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
High Season Late Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,150
 
 
Mid Season Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£895
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Low Seaon Autumn/ Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£790
 
 
Christmas and New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • 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

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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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