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Outside
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The Old Bakery (front)
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Sitting Room
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Bedroom 2
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Kitchen diner
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Master bedroom
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The Sitting Room
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Bedroom three
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Hightide at Blakeney Quay
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Seals at Blakeney Point
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Luxury furnishings
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Comfy seating
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  Property  
 

The Old Bakery

 
 
  Location  
 

Blakeney, Norfolk,

England

 
 
  One-off feature  
  This spacious and well proportioned house dates fron 1890 and its walls are typical Norfolk flint. It sleeps six (plus cot) and has recently undergone total refurbishment under the care of French & Lines, with interior design by Jane Colston.  
 
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: House / Villa  
  Property Setting: Near the Sea / Beachfront / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family / Sports & activity  
  Bedrooms: 3  
  Guests: 6  
  Catering: self-catering  
 
  General Info  
  Furnished with natural materials and calm colours, it is equipped with all that you will need (including crab-fishing lines!) for a restful break. A comprehensive collection of leaflets is provided, with many of our suggestions for good places to eat / shop / swim / sail / play golf / visit churches / walk / bird-watch and sample the local brew. Blakeney is ideal for those interested in sailing, walking, bird-watching, cycling and golf. It is famous for its narrow winding streets and traditional brick and flint cottages and houses. The picturesque quayside is a 300 yard walk from the cottage, and gives access to many acres of marshland now owned by the National Trust.  
 
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  The old Georgian former market town of Holt is approximately 5 miles inland and offers some of the best shopping in North Norfolk.There are a variety of shops in Blakeney including a supermarket (open on Sunday mornings), butcher, chandlers, clothing & gift-shops, as well as several craft shops with original water-colours for sale. At one end of the quay is the splendid eighteenth century King's Arms inn. At the other end of the quay the grassy knoll of Mariners Hill gives superb views over the salt marshes to Blakeney Point, and the narrow High Street winds up to St. Nicholas' church on the coast road. The cottage is in a popular sailing centre with a safe estuary protected by the famous Blakeney Point. You can sail from Blakeney (or nearby Morston) to land on Blakeney Point. Regular motor-boat trips leave the quay and visit the seal colonies nearby.  
 
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: Detailed directions provided on booking.  
  Nearest airports: Norwich 20 miles  
  Nearest train station: Sheringham 8 miles  
  Car Hire: Advised  
  Nearest restaurant: Blakeney  
  Nearest shop: Blakeney  
 
  More info Enquiry info
 
  Name Charlotte Martin
  Contact Phone No. +44 (0) 1263 740209
 
 
  Accommodation details
 
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Birdwatching / Canoeing / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Walking / Watersports  
 
  Interior Facilities Dishwasher / DVD player / Internet Access / Linen provided / Log Fire / Television / Washing Machine  
 
  Interior Details The sitting room is a large comfortable room with a wood-burning stove, stripped-wooden floors, large window to the front, front door, large window seat, toy cupboard packed with toys, DVDs, videos and books. Sofa, armchairs and upright piano. There is a 32" flat screen TV with satellite channels, video and DVD player. The kitchen diner is fully equipped and has seating for six at the large farmhouse table. The Panasonic Hifi plays CDs and ipods. There is a sunroom overlooking the rear courtyard, with sofas and another dining table. Each of the three bedrooms has wooden shuttered windows and two of the bedrooms are ensuite. They can either be made up as one double and two twins or two doubles and a twin or three doubles. The separate bathroom includes a large walk-in shower and a long deep bath. A welcome basket is provided, as are toiletries. There is also free wireless broadband throughout.  
 
  Exterior Facilities Courtyard / Parking  
 
  Exterior Details Outside in the courtyard, the garden furniture affords enjoyment of this suntrap. Free parking (unusual for Blakeney) is at the rear of the cottage. There is also a table and a bench in the sunny courtyard for outdoor eating.  
 
  Further Details The un-spoilt, pretty coastal village of Cley-next-the-sea is a few miles to the east, and the owners of the cottage are also the owners of the famous Cley Windmill, one of Norfolk's best known landmarks. The chefs at the Windmill are making quite a name for themselves and we would highly recommend that you make a visit. The current outside diner price is £32.50 (3 courses) but you will receive a 10% discount on this. Another alternative is that we can arrange for one of our chefs to come to the Old Bakery and serve your meal there.  
 
  Conditions of
Rental
We require a 33% deposit at the time of booking. Please note that this initial deposit is, in all cases, non-refundable. You might like to consider taking out holiday insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances. The balance, plus a £200 housekeeping deposit, is payable 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. The Old Bakery is entirely no smoking. We regret that we cannot accommodate any pets in The Old Bakery. Short Breaks may be available at The Old Bakery at certain times of the year. Please contact the Windmill if you would like to discuss any dates.  
 
  Other Information Cook available / Short breaks available  
 
  What visitors have said about The Old Bakery
   
 
We are a party of five adults and between us we have stayed in many cottages - UK and abroad. None of us has ever had such a homely, comfortable, welcoming, well functioning and attractively decorated place before.
 


We all had a lovely time here. The cottage is one of the nicest we have ever stayed in - very homely and comfortable.
Lakin family 


We have spent a delightful holiday in your superb cottage. Every convenience, and beautifully clean and inviting. Thankyou for putting in so much effort for our comfort. We shall certainly come again.
Campbell family 


A fantastic spot for a British summer holiday; enjoyable whatever the weather and it feels like a home from home. It is a real bonus to have the bird books to refer to after a sunset marsh walk, as well as the lovely piano for the wet days in this extremely well equipped house. I hope we too can come again!
Chester family 


Well, we all had a fabulous holiday. The Old Bakery is delightful and so spacious. It was warm and welcoming when we arrived and very well equipped. Our son loved all the toys. Blakeney is a very special place. We enjoyed every minute.
Hartwell family 


This is an idyllic retreat from the hurly burly of metropolitan life. We felt cosy and very much at home. The piano is a wonderful adjunct and the plentiful music stands came in handy, as did, in all probability for their sakes, the relative paucity of near neighbours. The new shower is a great boon, as is the broadband connection.
Riley family 


 
 
 
   
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