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The Old Boathouse - Norfolk,

Blakeney, Norfolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous boathouse, offering attractive accommodation for two guests
  • The perfect choice for a relaxed couple's retreat, offering more privacy and space than a hotel room
  • Open-plan living area on the ground floor, plus additional seating area in the spacious first-floor bedroom
  • Decked patio area and use of the owner's pretty garden
  • Situated in the village of Blakeney, within 0.3 miles of a choice of shops and pubs
  • Excellent location for enjoying leisurely boat rides from the village river quay
Property code: NCC64

A detached former boathouse offering a delightful holiday retreat for two guests, with a decked patio and use of the owner's garden, located in the village of Blakeney in North Norfolk.

Located in the village of Blakeney, this bijou property is situated within 0.3 miles of the village’s shops, tearooms, and pubs. The village quay sits on the River Glaven and offers a choice of boat trips, including a delightful excursion to nearby Blakeney Nature Reserve where lucky visitors will get a chance to spot the resident seals on the rocks. Continue around the coast, some 10 miles from the property, to discover the expansive Holkham Estate, including its wide, sandy beach which visitors may recognise as the picturesque backdrop to the film Shakespeare in Love.

The owners of this cottage, who live just next door, have clearly put a lot of thought into creating a stylish holiday retreat with careful attention to detail. On the ground floor the open-plan living area offers an inviting lounge area with a TV/DVD and wood burner-effect electric fire which casts a romantic glow around the room. The kitchen area comes equipped with everything that guests will need to make themselves at home including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. Just in front of the kitchen area, a dining table seating four sits next to a window. The bathroom can also be found on the ground floor and offers a bath, separate shower cubicle, and WC. Stairs lead to the simply stunning bedroom on the first floor with its characterful beamed ceiling, and Juliet balcony at one end. The seating area overlooking the garden is a particularly attractive spot to relax with drinks as the sun goes down, whilst at the opposite end of the room there is a double bed and space to store clothes.

A decked patio area with garden furniture provides guests with a private space to enjoy al fresco dining, whilst they can also enjoy access to the owner’s lawned garden to the side of the property. There is parking provided for one car.



  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 0.3 miles, beach 2.5 miles

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Lee.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian, 28th September 2019

It is s lovely cottage and well equipped in most respects but there are some deficiencies as described above.

Reviewed by Susan, 25th May 2019

Covered in the section above I think

Reviewed by Karen, 11th May 2019

Lovely area, property in a nice setting.

Reviewed by Lynda, 13th April 2019

The Old Boathouse is in an excellent position and within ten-minute walking distance from Blakeney quay. There is a parking space on the approach driveway. The upstairs bedroom was vast, and included a seating area. The bed was very comfortable. The patio area was nice and sunny, and had a table and chairs. The Old Boathouse was tucked behind the oRead morewner's residence and very private. It was perfect for the two of us. Hide

Reviewed by Tony, 6th April 2019

We had a lovely holiday because we love the area. The cottage is very attractive and the bedroom is huge and a great feature. The nearest facilities are more than half a mile walk away. Parking at the property is very restricted.

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