Self-catering holiday accommodation in Cley-next-the-Sea
An 18th-century windmill towers over this quaint village of Cley-next-the-Sea, welcoming visitors who approach from the centre of the village or via the coastal path. The region itself is famed for being home to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest nature reserve. Having been a protected area for almost a century, the Cley Marshes is an important sanctuary for breeding birds and now has an observation area in the visitor’s centre. Over the years it has become more than simply a wetland, it has drawn people to its shores for the fantastic wildlife and the shingle beaches on offer.
Alight for afternoon tea at one of the tearooms or pick out some sweet treats from the delicatessen. There’s a gallery, smokehouse, bookshop and pub for lazy days wandering the village and the local area. Near the village green is a magnificent 13th-century church, sit and snack on picnic supplies beneath its ancient architecture. Should you choose to venture 4 miles down the coast you’ll find Blakeney Point, the winter breeding grounds for a seal colony that has grown exponentially over the last 20 years. Browse our cottages to discover the perfect place for a Norfolk holiday.