Hollyhock Cottage is an utterly charming brick and flint, two bedroom, traditional cottage tucked away on a quiet loke in the heart of Blakeney, just a stones throw from the quay. Oozing period charm, the cottage boasts a spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, bright kitchen - diner, bathroom with freestanding bath, two bedrooms with beamed and vaulted ceilings and outside space for a table & chairs.
Downstairs, the sitting room is lovely and bright with two windows out to the front, stripped wooden floor and beamed ceiling. The wood burning stove sits within the brick fireplace and the whole room has an air of comfortable traditional charm.
Leading from the sitting room is the kitchen - diner, a great space, with further stripped wooden flooring and the benefit of natural light from the skylight over the dining area and window to the rear of the cottage. The modern kitchen has a range of units and features an integrated ceramic hob and electric oven with extractor, space for an undercounter fridge and sink with drainer.
The bathroom is downstairs and located immediately off the pamment tiled entrance hall, adjacent to the sitting room. Again benefitting from natural light from a rear window, the bathroom features a freestanding claw foot cast iron bath tub, wash hand basin, WC and has plumbing for a washing machine in a recess under the stairs.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, the first of which is just at the top of the stairs. A good sized double room with a window out to the front, ample space for a bed, bedside tables and a wardrobe. One of the charming aspects of the upstairs of Hollyhock Cottage is the beamed and vaulted ceiling, which adds to the feeling of space and of course to the charm of the cottage.
The second bedroom leads on from the first and is currently arranged with a single bed. This bedroom has a pretty cast iron feature fireplace and a window out to the front of the cottage.
Hollyhock Cottage is found under an archway and along a picturesque loke, just a stones throw from the quay on the High Street. To the front of the cottage is a charming little garden area, with small patio for a table and chairs to enjoy a glass in the sunshine and some pretty planting (including Hollyhocks of course) to both sides of the front door and around the seating area.
There is parking both on the quay (free to National Trust members) and on the High Street (permits available for residents or paid for visitors). In addition there is ample free parking at the Village Hall just a few minutes walk away.
Holiday Let Opportunity
Holiday Let Income: £22,000 pa (2018 - 2020)
Holiday Let Occupancy: 35 - 39 weeks (2018 - 2020)
Sleeping: Three in two bedrooms
Hollyhock Cottage has been a super successful holiday let for many years. It is currently let with Norfolk Hideaways, who manage the cottage marketing and the housekeeping is managed by an excellent local company. The figures above relate to pre-pandemic years and the cottage has been pretty much fully booked throughout all the available dates over the pandemic period.
Hollyhock Cottage could be available as a turn-key (by separate negotiation), therefore enabling a seamless change of ownership from a marketing perspective.
Blakeney is one of the prettiest and most sought after villages on the North Norfolk coast and Hollyhock Cottage is found right in the heart of it. Literally a minute's walk to the quay and the lovely White Horse pub in one direction down the High Street and the acclaimed Blakeney Deli in the other.
Blakeney boasts a number of lovely independent shops and galleries, several excellent eateries, pubs and hotels.
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.
Services: Mains electricity, Water & Drains
Heating: The Villager Woodburner provides direct heat to the sitting room and indirect heat to the cast iron radiators in the kitchen, bathroom & bedroom one. There are also three electric radiators ( 2 in the sitting room & 1 in the bathroom).
Hot Water: Supplied from immersion heated tank.
EPC Rating: TBC
Council Tax: North Norfolk Council - The property could be eligible for Small Business Rate Relief as a Furnished Holiday Let.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Big Skies Estates. Viewings are currently only possible during the change over between holiday guests. Initial Appointments on Monday 13th September and Friday 17th September from 13:00 to 15:00.
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