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Little Flints, a quiet, bright, airy annexeLittle Flints is a small, bright and modern annex attached to our house. It is very quiet and peacefully located. South facing windows and door to the front, with a small lawned area for guests use. A colourful mezzanine bedroom with skylight which allows you to lay in bed and watch the stars!
Bree`s Cabin, in Wells Next The SeaBree`s Cabin is a genuine Norwegian Log Cabin, that is set in its own private garden In an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is close to all amenity's and only a short walk from the famous Harbour with all of its pubs and restaurants. Here you can sit and watch the fishing boats arrive back with there daily catch, or take one of the many glorious walks that abound this area or have a ramble down to the fantastic local beaches. * We have a minimum Three night booking policy *
Blakeney Norfolk Bramble Lodge ***Self Catering***Bramble Lodge offers self-catering, cosy holiday accommodation for two people and dogs in the heart of the North Norfolk coast. Relax and enjoy majestic landscapes, breathtaking walks and the pleasures of coastal life in Blakeney. Whether it’s bird watching, rambling or simply some time out by the sea, the Annex offers the perfect base to unwind and explore the joys of coast. Bramble Lodge has shared ample parking, a private patio and is only a short walk from Blakeney Quay, pubs and shops.
Wildlife steals the show in Blakeney, a small village on the North Norfolk coast. Seal-watching trips tend to be the main event here, with travellers coming from far and wide to peek at England’s largest colony of grey seals slumbering on the sands of nearby Blakeney Point, a four-mile-long sand and shingle spit and nature reserve. It’s a first-class birdwatching spot, too, with migrating terns, waders, and wintering wildfowl on the salt marshes and mudflats. The village itself is an unspoilt charmer, full of winding streets of whitewashed and flint-cobble cottages, a 14th-century guildhall, and a smattering of cafes and shops. At the heart of it all is Blakeney Quay, on a shallow tidal creek where small boats gain access to the North Sea; from here you can set off on kayak adventures or try your hand at sailing. Beyond, the wild, flat, otherworldly landscapes of North Norfolk, with its big skies, huge beaches, dunes, and nature reserves, are complemented by the cosy comforts of shopping and scoffing in outposts such as the port town Wells-next-the-Sea.
North Norfolk is a little out of the way, with no motorways penetrating the county. The closest, the M11, ends at Cambridge to the southwest. The North Norfolk Coast Road (A149) passes through Blakeney and is traversed by a bus service connecting beaches and coastal villages, including Cromer and Sheringham, 25 minutes away. Change here for buses to inland towns and the nearest city, Norwich. Trains between the closest station at Sheringham and Norwich take an hour. The closest major international airport, Stansted Airport (STN), is two hours by direct rail to Norwich. Much smaller, Norwich Airport (NWI) has domestic flights and several European connections, car rental agencies, and buses to the city centre. Find cycle and e-bike hire in Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea.
Surprisingly, summer isn’t always the best time to be in Blakeney. Baby seal pups make an appearance in winter, when more than 3,000 of the adorable white fluff-balls are born between November and January — an unmissable event. Autumn and winter are also the best times to scout migrating bird species.
Summer brings the rather esoteric annual Blakeney Regatta, with locals and visitors cheered on in silly games including tug-of-war, crab catching, and wackiest of all, a greasy pole competition, where participants attempt to slide along a slippery post above the water of the quay. In September the sea is warmed by the summer sun, crowds diminish, and there are autumnal events such as Heritage Open Days, giving free access to many of Norfolk’s cultural and historic sites.
Passing by the village is the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, a 130-mile walking trail. The seaside stretch runs right round to the Wash, a rectangular bay where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire to the west. You probably won’t get that far, but the path is handy for exploring the pristine salt marshes west of Blakeney and reaching the cool shops and foodie haunts of Wells-next-the-Sea, or Holkham’s wildly beautiful and vast beach.
Other shorter walks on National Trust trails lead from Blakeney village to shingle ridges, Blakeney Freshes for birdwatching, and Blakeney Point.
As churches go, Blakeney’s is pretty quirky. A regular church tower at one end is mimicked by a smaller one at the other that was lit to act as a lighthouse beacon for seafarers. The church is appropriately dedicated to St. Nicholas, patron saint of — no, not Christmas presents — fishermen.
Or “ghillying,” as the locals call it. Take crab lines, buckets, and bait down to Blakeney Quay and compete with the local kids to haul in as many ghillies as you can, being sure to toss them back into the sea afterwards.