Stone Cottage, a delightful 200-year-old detached cottage, is reputedly the oldest house in the sought after village of Sharrington and was, at one time, the village post office. Full of character, the cottage has been renovated in recent years and, under the current ownership, has been transformed into a really lovely, welcoming and comfortable holiday property, with modern touches and quirky decorative bits and pieces. The age of the cottage means the beamed ceilings are on the lowish side, the stairs are quite steep (there is no handrail), and the width of the doorway to the twin bedded room is 'slimline'.
A glazed entrance door leads you into the cottage. The porch has a quarry tiled floor, coat hooks and shoe rack.
The hallway has a tiled floor and there is a step down into the open plan living area.
Open plan Sitting Room/Dining Room
A very cosy relaxing area, with antique agricultural finds adorning the walls. A brick chimney breast divides the room and houses the double sided multi fuel log burner (a starter pack of fuel will be provided in the winter months). The ceiling is beamed across the room, being just slightly lower in the sitting area. There is a farmhouse style wooden table with six painted chairs in the dining half, and two comfy sofas with throws and cushions in the sitting half of the room. There is a wide screen Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick, DVD player and board games for cosy nights in. Double glazed windows overlook the pretty garden.
Please note: The Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick are accessible on the TV - this gives full Internet TV and connection to BBC IPlayer. It is also connected to amazon Prime films and box sets. These are free of charge however guests are respectfully requested to not buy films that are chargeable or connect via their own amazon account. There is a sound bar under the TV unit for Bluetooth connection that can be connected to play guests own music from a phone/tablet.
A small but functional room, open to the dining/sitting room. Painted units house plenty of equipment and there is a bright red Smeg fridge/freezer for that retro feel. There is a Stoves induction cooker, slimline dishwasher and microwave.
A really useful room off the hallway, with shelving for food storage, and a place for the washer/dryer.
There is a king-size bed with iron bedstead, painted wardrobe and matching bedside chests of drawers, and wall mounted bedside lamps. Windows overlook the garden. A light-filled, pretty room.
Downstairs Shower Room
A double walk in shower cubicle, with glazed screen to one side, washbasin and wc.
There is a small landing area at the top of the stairs, where there is just enough space for a desk with stool and an easy chair - a good spot to read and write.
Upstairs Bedroom suite
A door from the landing leads into a small room, with 2'6"single bed, chest of drawers and easy chair. A further, narrow doorway, from within this room takes you into a twin bedded room with iron bedsteads, bedside table with lamp, easy chair, chest of drawers and TV. Due to sloping ceilings, there is some restricted headroom to both rooms.
A fully tiled room with white suite comprising bath, washbasin and WC.
There is a really lovely private, enclosed garden to enjoy.
Holt is one of the most attractive small towns in Norfolk in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The town existed before the Norman invasion but was destroyed by fire in 1708. It had to be rebuilt and we're very lucky that the timing meant that the Georgian style was used. The main street is lined with colour-washed Georgian buildings, many of architectural importance. There are tea and coffee shops, lots of antique and curio shops, food shops and delicatessens, banks, independent shops and, of course, historic Gresham's School founded in 1555. The North Norfolk coast at Blakeney is six miles away.
With one of the largest property portfolios along the North Norfolk Coast of any of the local agents, Norfolk Hideaways provides a friendly, professional service both to our guests who benefit from a flexible booking service and our valued home owners who we work closely with to maintain the standard of our holiday homes.