Beautifully restored former schoolhouse
Country style kitchen
Open plan lounge / dining area with vaulted ceiling
Cosy up in front of the open fire
Dining table with views of the garden
Musical delights
Contemporary bathroom
Enjoy a good nights sleep in the double bedroom
Dine al fresco
An peaceful retreat
Explore the gardens
1 / 11  Beautifully restored former schoolhouse
2 / 11  Country style kitchen
3 / 11  Open plan lounge / dining area with vaulted ceiling
4 / 11  Cosy up in front of the open fire
5 / 11  Dining table with views of the garden
6 / 11  Musical delights
7 / 11  Contemporary bathroom
8 / 11  Enjoy a good nights sleep in the double bedroom
9 / 11  Dine al fresco
10 / 11  An peaceful retreat
11 / 11  Explore the gardens

The Schoolhouse - Holt

Saxlingham, Norfolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning converted schoolhouse sleeping two guests
  • Beautifully maintained period property with a beamed vaulted ceiling and stripped wooden floors
  • A partially-galleried bedroom sits above the spacious living area
  • A wonderful location for enjoying a romantic retreat
  • Set within 1 acre of gardens, offering plenty of private outside space
  • Located in the peaceful village of Saxlingham in rural North Norfolk
Property code: NCC52

A wonderfully secluded former schoolhouse situated within 1 acre of grounds and offering stunning period accommodation for two guests, in the Norfolk village of Saxlingham.

Set within 1 acre of private grounds in Saxlingham village, this former schoolhouse is a peaceful escape for couples who enjoy scenic walks and cycle rides. Boasting original features such as high beamed ceilings, wooden floors, an open fire and even period pieces of kitchenware, the property has a lovely cosy feel to it. Musical guests are sure to love the piano in the 30’ long living area, while the extensive garden offers a tranquil space to relax and admire the rich array of resident wildlife. When night falls, climb the wooden stairs to a partially galleried bedroom, a romantic space with a double bed situated under the eaves (with reduced head-height).

Off the beaten track, Saxlingham village offers the essence of a typical North Norfolk village. Hedgerows scented with rose and honeysuckle peppered with sloes and blackberries hem a peaceful rural landscape full of wildlife. Those with an interest in history or architecture may like to pop into the village church which has some fine examples of stained-glass windows dating as far back as the 13th century.

Just 3 miles to the north of the property, the coastal village of Blakeney awaits with its renowned nature reserve. Here you will find wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the coastline, as well as a colony of seals and migratory birds. Alternatively, travel 4 miles to the east of the property and spend an afternoon wandering around the market town of Holt with its shops and numerous eateries.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, telephone and CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub and shop 2 miles, beach 5 miles
  • Please be aware the property is next to a working farm where there are livestock so dogs must be kept under control

This property is personally managed by Lee.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tina 13th September 2019

Should be made clear that the garden is not secure, so pets can get out into neighbouring fields. This means there is potential for them to get onto a road. The property did provide a screw, that you can put into the ground and attach your dogs lead to. Not sure how strong this would be for a medium/large dog?

Reviewed by Brenda 30th August 2019

I loved the cottage and location. Very easy to get to all the delights of the North Norfolk coast from Saxlingham. But.....It was lovely after a busy day to return to the unspoilt setting and quiet of the cottage. The dog loved it too.

Reviewed by Sally 16th August 2019

We had a wonderful break here, found the bed extremely comfortable, and the accommodation contained everything you could possibly need and more. We loved being at the end of a lane near fields and the grounds were amazing for the dogs (not entirely secure). Thankfully a fan was supplied for the bedroom as we had glorious weather. We would most defiRead morenitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 12th July 2019

Lovely cottage surrounded by nature but with easy access to coast and surrounding villages. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable, open plan living area. Peaceful, natural garden and woodland full of wildlife.

Reviewed by Wendy 5th June 2019

The cottage was warm and comfortable in a lovely, secluded location, although the farm track approach might be more of a challenge in inclement weather. The appearance of hares and pheasants in the garden was a bonus we were not expecting, nor the deer on our early morning walk. A brilliant choice for an away from it all break, with some wonderful Read moreplaces to visit not too far away. Hide

Reviewed by M 31st May 2019

Beautiful. Out in the middle of nowhere, so good for those who like solitude. Being North Norfolk the WiFi is extremely slow ( not a complaint) but dont expect to be streaming or downloading etc. Our dog loved the garden but be prepared to look for and remove ticks as there are a lot of deer in the area.

Reviewed by Esther 17th May 2019

If you want peace and quiet, then this is the place for you. A great location to explore the North Norfolk coast and if you have your dog to consider then they will be quite happy. The schoolhouse is very comfortable with plenty of room to relax and unwind. Throughly enjoyed our stay there.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

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