Welcome to four beautiful old cottages (once a cartshed, all in a row), strolling distance from a duck pond and magnificent Sharrington Hall. The largest cottage is Shell, its colours a soothing blend of oyster, silver and taupe, which welcomes dogs. The smallest is Seal, all muted greys and driftwood touches; with a charcoal grey roll-top by a dove grey four-poster, it is bliss for romancers. Sky, a symphony of blues, lavenders and greys, is also dog-friendly; Samphire’s palette reflects Norfolk’s marshes – go pick some samphire for dinner! Expect generosity at every turn: each cottage comes with immaculate white towels and a log-burner for winter, and all (bar one) a bathroom for every room. Oak or painted floorboards are topped with rugs, custom-made kitchens have large range cookers, coir carpeted stairs lead to walk-in showers and delicious crisp beds – what could be nicer? The setting is brilliant, half a mile from an award-winning deli and close to all that North Norfolk has to offer. Holkham Beach is 11 miles, Blakeney and Cley four, Holt just two. Restaurants, galleries and antique shops abound. Special.