The Crows Nest, 18 - 20 High Street, Blakeney

Sold - Offers in Excess of £375,000

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Property Description

The Property

The Crows Nest is an utterly charming one bedroom period cottage, tucked away off the High Street, just a minute's walk from the quay in the heart of the super popular village of Blakeney.  The cottage is made particularly pretty by the brick and whole flint pebble walls and the newly fitted large sash windows flooding both floors with natural light. 

Whilst in the centre of the village The Crows Nest is on a quiet loke ensuring a peaceful escape from the bustle of Blakeney in the sunshine.  There is even a pretty spot outside the cottage to sit and enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.  It is the perfect romantic bolthole or peaceful hideaway to take some time just for you.

The fully open plan living space downstairs is bright with natural light pouring in from the sash window to the front of the cottage and the window to side.  The room features a beautiful oak beam and traditional brick fireplace with a newly fitted electric wood burner with living flame effect sitting on the pammant tiled hearth.  The modern fitted kitchen spans the rear of the room with integrated appliances including an under counter freezer, fridge and dishwasher.  There is also a fitted storage cupboard, comfy sofa, occasional tables, lamps and a table & chairs by the window.  

The whole cottage features stripped wooden floorboards and is painted in a neutral palette giving a fresh yet stylish feel throughout.

Upstairs is the tranquil bedroom with sash window out to the front with a wardrobe cupboard and pretty original cast iron feature fire place.  You can even glimpse the coastline over the village rooftops from here.  There is ample space for a king size bed, bedside tables, dressing table and occasional chair.  Immediately adjacent is the good sized shower room, with a newly tiled and fitted mains pressure shower, WC and wash hand basin.  Further natural light is brought into the stairwell and bedroom from two high level windows to the top of the staircase.


The Crows Nest is tucked away on a small loke with equally pretty cottage neighbours, approached via an archway off The High Street.  There is space to the front of the cottage for a table and chairs.

It is literally a stones throw from the White Horse Pub, the village Deli and the quay itself.

There is free parking available at the Village Hall which is only a very short stroll via ‘Little Lane’ back into the High Street, making it perfect for those who are coming to stay for a weekend or longer as there is no time limit on your stay.  On The High Street itself there is the Coronation Car Park which offers 30 minute free parking for unpacking and both permit and visitor parking (which can be bought in 6 or 24 hour periods).  There is also the car park on the quay which is free for National Trust members or pay & display otherwise, which is just a minute or so away from the cottage.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Potential Income: c. £24,000 per year

Holiday Let Potential Occupancy: c. 40 weeks per year

Sleeping: 2 in 1 Bedroom

The Crows Nest has been operating as a holiday let successfully through but at the same time it is a much loved second home and welcomes family and friends on a regular basis, so the potential income has not been maximised to date.  The current owners have spoken to The Blakeney Cottage Company who have indicated that the cottage would command a weekly rents of £625 - £775 and should comfortably book for 40 weeks a year with them, giving a gross income in the region of £24,000.  The Blakeney Cottage Company are also poised to offer a fully managed service, including housekeeping, laundry & maintenance, should that be required.

Currently, there are bookings in place until May 2021 and there is a hold on further marketing of the cottage in order to allow new owners to have the flexibility of which agency to work with, if indeed they would like to holiday let the cottage at all.

The Location

Blakeney is one of the prettiest and most sought after villages on the North Norfolk coast.

Blakeney, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is an ideal base to explore the north Norfolk Coast. At the heart is Blakeney National Nature Reserve with wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the coastline, ideal for walking and spotting local wildlife including seals and migratory birds. The village has pretty flint cottages, once home to local fisherman, and there are plenty of places to eat and stay as well as pubs, gift shops and art galleries to visit.

Blakeney is just a few miles from the Georgian market town of Holt. Home to many more shops and amenities and the famous independent school, Greshams.

Other Information

Services: Mains Electricity, Water & Drains

Heating: Electric Panel Heating

Council Tax: Currently Business Rated (claiming small business rate relief)

EPC: Rated E.

Viewings: Strictly by Appointment with Big Skies Estates

Agents Note: 1. Whilst these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property, these do not form any part of any offer or contract nor may they be regarded as statements of representation of fact. 2. Big Skies Estates have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. All measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3. Where a property is promoted as suitable for holiday letting, such use is conditional on the legal due diligence to be undertaken by the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure the property can be used for holiday letting. Big Skies Estates does not examine the legal title or any restrictions on the property. 4. No person in the employment of Big Skies Estates has the authority to make or give representation or warranty in respect of this property. Any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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