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Turnstones - Blakeney

Blakeney, Norfolk
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy period cottage which was the former-bakery with original features such as areas of exposed brick and a fireplace with wood burner
  • Located in the coastal village of Blakeney, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Situated 2.5 miles from the pebble beach at Cley-next-the-Sea and set 1.5 miles away from a National Trust coastal nature reserve
Property code: NCC66

A traditional cottage, once a part of the village bakery, offering comfortable accommodation for three guests situated in the harbour village of Blakeney on the River Glaven in North Norfolk.

Nestled in the heart of Blakeney, this traditional cottage was once part of the village bakery and now offers relaxing accommodation for a family yet is cosy enough for a romantic retreat for two. Curl up in front of the crackling wood burner in the lounge, sit down to a home-cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner seating five or enjoy a sundowner in the shingled courtyard. As day turns into night, there are two restful bedrooms to retire to, a double and a single, plus a family bathroom to enjoy a long soak before sinking into the sheets. There is also parking available.

If you fancy a bite to eat, the village of Blakeney offers a tempting deli as well as a selection of pubs and cafes and an array of shops to browse. Spend a leisurely afternoon wandering along the banks of the river towards the coast or hop aboard one of the seal-spotting boat trips from the village quay which head west to the nearby National Trust nature reserve.

When you want to feel the sand between your toes, the harbour town of Wells-next-the-Sea (9 miles) boasts a soft, sandy beach backed by a string of colourful beach huts, while the sweeping sands of Holkham Bay, which you might recognise as the dramatic backdrop to the film Shakespeare in Love, are within 10 miles of the cottage. If beautiful gardens are more your thing, head to Wiveton Hall (1 mile) which also offers a pick-your-own fruit farm.

 

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher (Regret no washing machine)
  • TV/DVD
  • Wood burner (logs not provide but can be purchased locally)
  • Towels included
  • Rear shingled courtyard with picnic bench and BBQ
  • Private off street parking
  • Bicycle storage in garage
  • Pub 0.1 mile, shop 0.3 miles, beach 2.5 miles

Lee Cousins

This property is personally managed by Lee.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amy 12th October 2021

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Really enjoyed our stay at the turnstones. Everything was welcoming as we arrived, plenty to do om the doorstep and close by. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Macdonald 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Glenys 20th September 2021

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Lovely little cottage, was very clean and well equipped. Felt homely. Unfortunately we had to cut the holiday short for personal reasons but we loved what we saw of the area, I was so disappointed that we had to miss the boat trip out to see the seals. Planning to book the cottage again for next year so we can explore the area.

Reviewed by Paul 17th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a lovely village. . Stayed for 3 nights, perfect for dog walks on the beach and visiting local area. Holkham beach and estate are not to be missed. Dog friendly cottage with 3 beds, with everything you need.

Reviewed by Julie 10th September 2021

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Excellent location within Blakeney and Blakeney is an excellent village location for the surrounding areas. Took advantage of the Coast Hopper buses to visit Cromer, Wells-next-to Sea. The cottage was perfectly adequate for my 5 night visit

Reviewed by Richard 20th August 2021

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Fantastic location - lovely local pubs, restaurants and beautiful walks. Take your own pillows because the ones in the cottage are terrible. If you intend to self cater take your own cookware as the cottage cookware is old and tatty, other than this youll have a lovely relaxing break.

Reviewed by Melanie 13th August 2021

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Cottage in need of refurbishment had old fusty smell in areas. Was well equipped in the kitchen. Was clean but didn't feel homely. If updated could be lovely and still in keeping with the age of the property. Difficult access with car through narrow side lane I'm glad I wasn't manoeuvring car. Courtyard at the back isn't private and we couldn't parRead morek where it suggested as other cars there so had to park right at the back door. Beautiful village but expensive to eat out in pubs there. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 23rd July 2021

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A great location and a very comfortable cottage to stay in.

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd July 2021

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Comfortable, relaxing and good place to stay.

Reviewed by Gilbert 18th June 2021

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Ideal property for a couple with extra single bedroom for a child if necessary. Plenty of crockery cutlery and cleaning materials. There is also WiFi despite not being mentioned in property details.

Reviewed by Diane 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Angela 4th June 2021

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A very pretty cottage in an excellent location in Blakeney within minutes of the Quay We had an enjoyable stay

Reviewed by Angela 21st May 2021

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Good location but badly-equipped.

Reviewed by Linda 14th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in great location. Very comfortable and well equipped. Outside space consisting of small gavelled area with bench. Parking right outside back door and additional space in courtyard. Would definitely book again

Reviewed by Gerhard 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 26th April 2021

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Reviewed by Kerry 13th April 2021

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Reviewed by Clare 23rd December 2020

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Turnstones is a very attractive cottage with a lot of character. It is light and spacious, well-appointed and beautifully decorated. The location is perfect on one of the main streets in Blakeney close to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. We enjoyed an excellent meal at Wiveton Bell which is only 10 mins drive away. There are pleasant walks from Read morethe cottage down to the harbour and coastal paths and we drove to Cley for a walk to the sea and around the village. We saw lots of migrating birds. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 16th October 2020

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Well located, nice sized holiday cottage for a break in Blakeney.

Reviewed by Carol 21st September 2020

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Nice little cottage. Very comfortable and cosy. We enjoyed our stay. Parking was a bit tricky.

Reviewed by Celia 18th September 2020

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A delightful traditional cottage in a great location. A comfy sitting room and space to eat in the kitchen. We felt very relaxed here and loved Blakeney.

Reviewed by Arthur 28th August 2020

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Brilliant location. Nice comfortable cottage, clean, well equipped and warm.

Reviewed by Dan 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 24th July 2020

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The cottage was lovely and well equipped. Well positioned, with plenty of walks for the dog without the need to take the car out.

Reviewed by Geoff 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Shaun 2nd March 2020

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We thought it had a secure enclosed garden as advertised but it didnt Get a double bed in the rear bedroom. Location is good and having parking is a bonus

Reviewed by R 24th February 2020

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An excellent & delightful place to stay.

Reviewed by Johnathon 15th February 2020

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Reviewed by Debbie 28th December 2019

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This cottage is clean and comfortable, although a little dated. Its in a great location and has parking which is a big plus in Blakeney

Reviewed by Michelle 24th December 2019

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Location

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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).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

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