Hillrise Cottage

Holt, Norfolk

The beach is a stroll away and the sunsets are fabulous at a seaside retreat that’s perfect for families, artists and birdwatchers


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Just outside the pretty village of Cley-next-the-Sea with views over the salt marshes and the sea beyond is your 19th-century fisherman’s cottage. Downstairs the open-plan living and kitchen space makes for a sociable holiday, with the big comfy sofa, inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove the focal point. For music fans there’s a record player and vinyl collection, for cooks a Redfyre Aga in the well-equipped, modern kitchen and plenty of toys, books and dvds for younger ones. Upstairs, bedrooms are fresh and cosy – children will love the bunk room – and the en suite bathroom and separate shower room are smart and spotless. If you have a couple of extra guests or someone who likes a quiet start to their day, take the compact annexe that is tucked away in the corner of the terraced garden – it may just be a squeeze around the dining table! Here you’re close to everything you could want on a seaside break: head out on bracing walks over the marshes, take the buckets and spades to long sandy beaches at Wells and Holkham, go crabbing in Blakeney and walk into Cley with its cafes, restaurants and art gallery.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights and 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £185
Weekly price
from £795
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 8
From £1855 beds4 bedrooms


Excellent location and lovely cottage. Clean and a nice open plan layout yet retaining it character. Will be staying at Hillrise again.

Steve, Nottingham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tom Findlay

  • Take a short stroll to the beach you can see from our garden. Look out for seals popping up to keep you company as you swim.
  • Explore our village. Cley Next The Sea has a world-famous birdwatching centre, two pubs, a fabulous deli, a cafe with excellent coffee and cake, a children's playground... and a windmill.
  • The North Norfolk countryside is home to some of England's most beautiful coastline. Mile-wide Holkham Beach, where Shakespeare in Love was filmed, is a short drive away.
  • The market town of Holt, four miles away, is a shopper's delight with fishmongers, butchers, delicatessens, an antique stores, vintage fashion, restaurants and an independent bookshop.
  • We are right on the North Norfolk coastal path. Walk to Blakeney harbour (3m), all the way to Cromer (11 m) for fish n chips... or just to Salthouse (1m) for an excellent lunch at the Dun Cow pub.
  • Never been crabbing? You've been missing out. The best way to while away a summer's day in Norfolk. The cottage shed has all the kit you need.