Blakeney is ideal for those interested in sailing, walking, bird-watching, cycling and golf. It is famous for its narrow winding streets and traditional brick and flint cottages and houses. The picturesque quayside is a 300 yard walk from the cottage, and gives access to many acres of marshland now owned by the National Trust.
The cottage is in a popular sailing centre with a safe estuary protected by the famous Blakeney Point. You can sail from Blakeney (or nearby Morston) to land on Blakeney Point. Regular motor-boat trips leave the quay and visit the seal colonies nearby. The old Georgian former market town of Holt is approximately 5 miles inland and offers some of the best shopping in North Norfolk.
There are a variety of shops in Blakeney including a supermarket (open on Sunday mornings), butcher, chandlers, clothing & gift-shops, as well as several craft shops with original water-colours for sale. At one end of the quay is the splendid eighteenth century King's Arms inn. At the other end of the quay the grassy knoll of Mariners Hill gives superb views over the salt marshes to Blakeney Point, and the narrow High Street winds up to St. Nicholas' church on the coast road.
The un-spoilt, pretty coastal village of Cley-next-the-sea is a few miles to the east, and the famous Cley Windmill is one of Norfolk's best known landmarks.
We hope you will love this area as we do.