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Cosy traditional riverside cottage in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in the beautiful North Norfolk coastal village of Stiffkey

Old Charlie's is an archetypal traditional flint and brick detached cottage in Stiffkey, a pretty village sitting on the salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast.

The 100 foot garden extends down to the banks of the little River Stiffkey with uninterrupted views of the peaceful valley from the private sun deck. A perfect spot to watch the local duck and swan population drift by, the trout rise, or to make use of the barbeque and fire pit.

To the north side of the cottage, and a short stroll away, is one of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitats of its type in Europe. Blakeney National Nature Reserve is within the ownership of the National Trust. It includes Blakeney Point, Blakeney Freshes, Morston and Stiffkey Marshes and supports a wide range of coastal plant and bird communities, with many nationally important species.

Perfectly located between Blakeney and Wells-Next-The-Sea, for easy access to all the attractions this beautiful coast has to offer. Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path are a ten minute walk away. As a bonus, The Red Lion pub is a mere 30 second hop from the front door. A popular and classic country inn, it serves great locally sourced food and beer. It is one of the plethora of top notch watering holes and restaurants within striking distance of Old Charlie's.

This cosy and compact cottage has recently been refurbished to the highest specification garnering many compliments from guests about the high quality décor and contents. It sleeps three (four with a pull-out bed) and features include free Wi-Fi, wood burning stove, 42" flat screen tv, DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Bluetooth speakers, DAB radio. Much of the original artwork in the house is of local subject matter, as are many of the books in the extensive collection.

Birdwatchers, walkers, real ale enthusiasts, epicurians and beach lovers will all find both the cottage and area a delight.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Exceptionally comfortable and beautiful cottage, just perfect for a half-term holiday". The Jones family, October 2015.
Oct 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stiffkey in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Power shower, water closet by The Venerable Thomas Crapper, heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • There is one double bedroom and one single bed in the eaves upstairs . The single pulls out to sleep an extra (fourth) person (ideal for children).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

5

A delightful cottage in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

The information given about Old Charlie's was very good. There was a lot of info about what was, and wasn't, required to bring. Which we found very useful.

Also, we could almost have stayed in the garden the whole week; as it was very restful sitting under the apple tree reading, or on the decking watching the river, wildlife, and sunsets.

We have recommended this property to friends, hard to book as very popular!

We enjoyed meals out at The Wiveton Bell pub, and Wiveton Hall restaurant. Both excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Gorgeous cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in old Charlies. The cottage was like a home from home with a well equipped kitchen,comfy beds and everything was of a high quality. We had fantastic weather so were able to enjoy relaxing on the decking looking out over unspoilt country side and taking in the wildlife. Another plus was being over the road from the Red Lion pub where we enjoyed some good food. I would recommend walking along the coastal path from stiffkey to wells and the seals at morston quay both not far from the cottage. Would love to return here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Old Charlies

  • 4 of 5

Had a very nice holiday. cottage was clean and cosy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal few Days Break

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at exactly 16.00hrs and found "Old Charlie's" as described. The living room was very comfortable and clean, the kitchen had everything we needed and again very clean. The upstairs was much like downstairs very well laid out and comfy with a cracking shower. As the weather was good we spent most evenings on the decking next to the river watching the local wildlife which consisted of trout leaping in the river, rabbits on the hillside & numerous species of birds. All in all the cottage is situated very well with the view, the river & the pub across the road which is very convenient (possibly to convenient).

We would certainly return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

All weekly rates are exactly as per the availability/rates stated on this site. Short breaks may be available on request out of season (minimum charge of £400). If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you promptly.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, unless otherwise agreed. Guests to vacate the cottage by 10am. Cottage available from 4pm.

Strictly no pets.

There is a small, unfenced river at the end of the garden, so appropriate care should be taken with children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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