Romance and rusticity are the order of the day in this luxury detached self-catering barn conversion in this popular and quiet village right on the coast in North Norfolk. Formerly the village blacksmiths, it has been sensitively converted into a cosy couples’ retreat. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, bird and wildlife lovers, it is a fabulous base for exploring the whole of the North Norfolk coast.
Set in peaceful Holme-next-the-Sea, with its stunning sandy beach and village pub, The Old Smithy retains its authentic character, but has plenty of modern touches too. With its flint walls, cosy nooks, original features and peaceful setting, The Old Smithy offers a sunny front terrace and wildlife garden, yet comes with unexpected touches too, such as the stunning glass floor in the spacious bedroom.
Draw the big wooden barn door across at night and you'll feel totally tucked away from the outside world! Hunker down together in front of the wood burning stove and large flat screen television with BT Vision and Blu-Ray DVD player, or turn on the fabulous Sonos® music system and simply immerse yourselves in this pretty little abode.
With a calming décor and stunning first floor bedroom with vaulted ceiling and luxurious king-size bed and dressing area, you'll enjoy distant sea views across to Holme marshes. The glass ceiling panel in the centre of the room also provides a wonderful focal point. The open-plan hand-built kitchen is well-equipped and comes with a sit-up bar with stools and a separate dining area. The sitting room has two comfortable chairs and a squashy leather sofa, perfect for snuggling down in front of the fire.
Outside the fully-enclosed side garden is dog-friendly and backs onto the marshes with uninterrupted views of the NWT Holme Nature Reserve. With a sunken patio area, lawn and even a bird hide, the garden offers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the seclusion and location of The Old Smithy, whilst also enjoying the bird and wildlife that surrounds it. But if you do need to keep in touch with the outside world, there is good WiFi and an EE signal booster in the property. This gorgeous barn is just perfect as a honeymoon retreat. The owners of the property also own a beach hut on Old Hunstanton beach which is about a 20 minute walk from The Old Smithy. Please enquire in respect of prices and availability.
Tassimo coffee pods, logs and charcoal are not provided.
The owners of the property also own a beach hut on Old Hunstanton beach which is about a 20 minute walk from The Old Smithy. Please enquire in respect of prices and availability.
Two well behaved dogs are welcome at the Old Smithy (additional charge) but are restricted to the downstairs of the property please.
A highchair and travel cot is also available on request for a small hire charge of £10 per item. A stairgate is already fitted at the property.
The owners of The Old Smithy also have a beach hut on Old Hunstanton beach called Soggy Dollar, which can be booked from Saturday for six days for £225 in conjunction with this property. Please enquire for availability.
The property is accessed via a large sliding barn door, providing access to an inner terrace with a small table and chairs. There is a further inner stable door into the property.
A light and spacious sitting area with exposed chalk walls and a large feature fire surround with a wood burning stove and tiled hearth. A bespoke glass ceiling creates a stunning feature which provides a double aspect view ot the vaulted ceiling in bedroom above.
In the sitting and dining area, there are two sofa’s, a coffee table, dining table with four chairs, a large flatscreen television with Blu-Ray DVD player and Sonos® music system. Windows with views to the rear, side and front of the property let in plenty of light.
The kitchen is separated from the main living area by a brick, chalk and stone wall topped with copper worktop which doubles as a breakfast/sit-up bar with stools. The hand-built kitchen is fully equipped with integrated fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, integrated washing machine, oven, halogen hob, extractor fan, microwave and butlers sink. There is also a Tassimo coffee machine (pods not supplied). Stairs to master bedroom.
Large shower room with enclosed corner shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
Master loft bedroom
Large vaulted room with beamed and braced roof, exposed stone wall and feature glass floor panel with illuminated surround frame. King-size bed, dressing area with dressing table and stool and sofa.
There is a front terrace with small table and chairs. The fully-enclosed side garden is laid to lawn overlooking open fields and comes with a terrace and garden furniture, perfect for dining alfresco. There is a charcoal barbecue.
Parking for one car to the rear of The Old Smithy.Get the full listing »