The Saltings

Holt, Norfolk

Sea views, birds galore, a stove for cosy nights, a conservatory for breakfast. Sleep soundly after striding the coastal path


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


A simple seaside spot beloved of walkers, families and birders. The old white fisherman’s cottage overlooks the Cley Marshes, a shingle bank stretches out to sea, the glorious Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve is on your doorstep; marsh harriers flit past. And the pretty windmill-flanked village of Cley is just a ten-minute walk or one stop on the coast-hopper bus. The cottage is fresh, bright, private and has wonderful big bay windows looking out to sea. There’s a wood-burning stove in the stripy rugged-and-cushioned sitting room, a lovely refectory table for seafood dinners, a rocking chair in the light-filled conservatory, a cosy den for kids. The garden is coming along a treat and there’s a sheltered suntrap courtyard and a barbecue with steps to even better sea views. Sleep soundly after a day on the breezy coastal path, in simple blue-white bedrooms of oak and pine; owls are the only night-time revellers around here. You’re at the heart of North Norfolk’s seaside fun: crabbing on Blakeney quay, seal-watching trips from Morston, Holkham’s white-sand beaches, seafood joints galore.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Cot available


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £880
Damage deposit
£670 for 3 nights plus £100 for each extra night (low season).
1 House for 8
From £1255 beds4 bedrooms


Delightful house, clean, spacious and well decorated. Ideal location - walking distance to beach, village & nature reserve. 3 comfortable well appointed en suite bedrooms, one of us slept on sofa bed in the downstairs snug, which was okay for a short stay but definitely not so luxurious! The bed linen and towels were very good quality. Kitchen well equipped with large fridge freezer and all appliances worked well. Lovely private terraced garden with great views from top. Good quality info provided by Owner & quick response when we locked ourselves out! Hope to return.

M, Rural east northants

Our party of 4 adults and 3 children loved this property! It's light and spacious with lovely furnishings and decor. Its perfect for large groups due to the open plan living area whilst the den and conservatory offer a quieter retreat if needed! Kitchen incredibly well equipped with everything you could possibly need! There is a cupboard full of books, dvds and games. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. There are stunning views of the salt marshes and the sea beyond. Walks from the house to Cley beach and Blakeney. Sophie, the owner, was informative and helpful. Highly recommended!

Dee, Derbyshire

Fabulous house - spacious, beautifully renovated, generously equipped. Definitely in our top five of 50+ holiday cottages visited over the years (if not the winner!) Nothing at all to suggest for improvement.

Val, Kirkcudbrightshire

Superb views across the marshes and a lovely big, light feel to the house. Plenty of space for our party of six adults, especially around the gorgeous table, and an extremely well-equipped kitchen. We would happily return.


This place was absolutely perfect for our firs multi-generational holiday. Sophie was helpful and always got back to me promptly. I shall long remember the beautiful wood burning stove with it's warmth and "pictures"


There couldn’t be a better place to stay if you’re visiting North Norfolk! This is a top class cottage in a superb location – everything is of the highest quality and absolutely no corners have been cut. It’s spacious, comfortable, incredibly well-equipped, and full of all the little extras that are usually lacking in a rental property. All with easy access to the lovely village of Cley plus a 5 minute bike ride to a quiet but stunning beach where we saw some of the best sunsets we’ve ever seen anywhere. We absolutely loved The Saltings and can’t wait to go back.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sophie Loose

  • Nearest beach 10 minute walk. Fabulous beaches all along coast: sand, shingle or rock pools.
  • Twitchers' paradise! - 5 mins from Cley Bird Reserve.
  • Delicious foodie treats from local deli & Wiveton fruit farm and cafe as seen on TV in 'Normal for Norfolk'.
  • Conveniently situated for visits to some stunning stately homes.
  • Perfect retreat for artists and writers. Beautiful handmade pottery in village.
  • Make sure you take a boat to Blakeney Point to see the seals.