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The Studio B&B. Artist RCA run. Cley. MARSH VIEWS.

SuperhostNorfolk, United Kingdom
Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Frances
7 guests1 bedroom0 beds2 shared bathrooms

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Stunning marsh and sea views. Run by International artist Frances Kearney (RCA), ( with her young son) who returned from East End London to her native home. I am very local with a twist. Contemporary, traditional. Genuine. Historical. Extremely relaxed. Former art gallery of Patrick Kearney. No pink frills or silly rules. This booking is for the double room called The West room. There are two further double rooms for this bed and breakfast which are listed seperately.

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A unique and fascinating coastal Bed and Breakfast over looking the sea in Cley next the Sea. The Studio is without pink frills or silly rules. Non precious and very child friendly with a home from home feel. 'The Studio' is a wonderful base to discover North Norfolk, run by me, Frances Kearney - a young International artist (RCA) who returned to Norfolk from the East End. The house is directly opposite Cley beach where we all swim in the summer and two minutes walk into the village.

The Studio is a relaxed and aesthetic environment (contemporary /traditional / historical - our family have lived in Cley for generations) hosting modern art, design and the series of beautiful historical marine paintings that Patrick Kearney painted, all 26 Brigg sailing ships that used to frequent this important former port in the 1800's.

This is a classic B&B - suitable for couples booking seperately, those travelling alone and families with young children as it is very laid back and relaxed rather than tweaked and precise. Also suitable for writers, artists or people wishing to be quiet. There are 3 double bedrooms with marsh views and a small double at the back of the house with a pull out mattress for a child.

Breakfast is served around an old french farm table, looking onto incredible marsh views. Frances also lives in the house with her young son and will be in and out - on hand to answer questions. 'The Studio' has many distractions for a rainy day: board games, toys, books and a wonderful ongoing fossil & round stone collection.

The main room has stunning panoramic views overlooking Cley marshes towards Blakeney Point. All bedding is feather and the linen is Egyptian cotton. Breakfast consists of local smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or kippers, lavatzza coffee, yogurt, fruit & toast. There is full wireless throughout. The guests sitting room has a roaring open fire when requested in the winter and a piano. To the south there is a pretty walled garden with an open fire grate and to the north at the front of the house one can sit and watch the evening sunset over the marshes before a wander down to The George Pub two minutes away.

The Studio is an ideal location for a restful weekend away or a mini break for walkers, families, couples, bird watchers, writers, artists, children or those seeking a sailing holiday and seal trips to Blakeney Point. Non smoking. Off street parking.

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Three bedroom's upstairs with stunning views over the marshes out to sea and overlooking Blakeney Point. While lying on your bed you can look out directly across the marsh and watch geese, barn owls swoop by.. ( Picture illustrates the views from one of the double bedrooms). Another sweet, quiet small double room at the back of the house for children or two sharing - this has a double and a pull out mattress. Two shared bathrooms, one with a roll top bath - guests own sitting room - big fire & sofa's at one end, dining table for 8 at other with view of marshes. Board games, books, a rather old cranky piano, World Cinema collection, TV. Lots of interesting art from both myself and my father Patrick Kearney who painted incredible nautical gouache pictures of all the old Brigg ships that used to frequent Cley when it was a former important port. Sunny south facing walled garden and benches at front of house to sit and watch the sunset over the marshes.

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Parking:

There is room for one car directly in front of the house and another two beyond the tree. If you are the first to arrive please drive right up to the boat and the tree to park as it is nice for everyone to maintain the view from the sitting room over the marshes for when you eat breakfast rather than look out onto a car.

If when you arrive there is already one car outside the house, please could you park beyond the tree in the Salthouse direction (rather than in front of the neighbours home.) this is only two seconds from the front door. Cars may also park opposite on the beach road.
Stunning marsh and sea views. Run by International artist Frances Kearney (RCA), ( with her young son) who returned from East End London to her native home. I am very local with a twist. Contemporary, traditional. Genuine. Historical. Extremely relaxed. Former art gallery of Patrick Kearney. No pink frills or silly rules. This booking is for the double room called The West room. There are two further double rooms fo… read more

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Norfolk, United Kingdom

Things to do

This corner of Norfolk offers some of the best bird watching, sailing, beaches, walking, wildlife shops and entertainment for the children. Below is a rough guide to some of the pleasures on offer, with links to more information.

Beaches and boat trips

Blakeney: Blakeney Quay is a mile west of Wiveton Hall by road, and a pleasant hour's stroll away by the coast path.
The pebbly beaches of Cley, Salthouse and Weybourne are a short distance east along the coast from Wiveton. This is an ideal start for the very hearty who want to walk out to Blakeney Point.

Boats also go out to Blakeney Point from (EMAIL HIDDEN)panies running these trips include: Beans Boats (URL HIDDEN) ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), Bishops Boats (URL HIDDEN) ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) and Temple Seal Trips (URL HIDDEN) ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)). Trips often include a stop off on the point to walk and look at the birds.
There are rock pools at the beaches of West and East Runton when the tide is out.
The coastal towns of Sheringham and Cromer are less than half an hour away with a variety of shops and arcades and the pier at Cromer.
At Stiffkey the tidal marshes and creeks are beautiful for walking at low tide.
Wells-next-the-Sea has picturesque beach huts and miles of sandy beach and dunes. These lead round to Holkham Beach and then on to Burnham Overy Staithe where there is access to Scolt Head Island.
Brancaster Beach is another sandy beach, good for bathing and making sandcastles.

Sporting activities

Sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and canoeing:
The following companies teach these activities. You can also charter boats to take you for the experience round the point at Blakeney and to the Island of Scolt Head etc.
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Sailing Barge Juno: (URL HIDDEN)
Oceanus Sailing: (URL HIDDEN)
Swimming:
Splash, Sheringham (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Pinewood, Holt Road, Bodham (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)
Golf:
Cromer Golf Club (URL HIDDEN)
Sheringham (URL HIDDEN)
Brancaster Golf Club - (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Riding:
North Norfolk Riding Centre, Walsingham (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Fernbank Riding Stables, Roughton (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Forest Lodge, Weybourne (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Thwaite Riding School, Thwaite Common, Erpingham, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)re horses at the Shire horse centre: (URL HIDDEN)
Tennis:
Cromer Tennis and Squash Club, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN)

Children's activities and days out

Go-karting:
Cromer Go Karts (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Indoor play areas:
Let Off Steam, Sheringham (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Funstop, Crom(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Poppyline, North Norfolk Railway (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)
Muckleburgh collection of tanks (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)
Pottery cafes:
Cromer: Sticky Earth Cafe, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)
Holt: Doddlepots, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Glandford Shell Muse(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Dinosaur Park, Lenwade ((URL HIDDEN)
Mazes: Metton ((URL HIDDEN)

Cinemas and theatres

Cinemas:
Regal Cinema, Crom(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)
Hollywood, Fakenham (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Theatres:
Cromer Pier, Pavilion Theatre (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)
Little Theatre, Sheringham (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) ((URL HIDDEN)

Houses and gardens

Blickling Hall, Sheringham Park and Felbrigg are all National Trust Properties very close ((URL HIDDEN)
Holkham Hall ((URL HIDDEN)
Sandringham ((URL HIDDEN)
East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens ((URL HIDDEN)
Wolterton and Mannington ((URL HIDDEN)
Houghton Hall ((URL HIDDEN)

Bird watching

Its relative closeness to the continent ensures that Norfolk is visited by more uncommon birds than any other county in the country, and is home to many more.
Situated between Blakeney National Nature Reserve and the bird reserve at Cley-next-the-Sea, Wiveton Hall is right in the middle of one of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitats of the type in Europe. It offers birdwatchers glimpses of rare birds such as marsh harriers, bearded tits, bitterns and barn owls - sometimes, conveniently, from its windows.
Land reclamation in the 17th century left the adjacent village of Cley-next-the-Sea a full mile from the shore in what are now the famous Cley marshes. A well-placed visitor centre here and excellent bird-watching hides give views across one of the finest bird-watching sites in Britain. This Wildlife Trust reserve is the oldest in the country. Telephone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Blakeney Point is a National Trust nature reserve and geographical landmark - a remote shingle spit. Seals breed on the sandbanks off the spit and it is a summer home and nesting place for terns. It is an ideal place for spotting unusual passage migrants. Telephone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
More information: Birds of Britain, The Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Local guided bird-watching tours: The Bird ID Company, Guide Paul Laurie says: 'The daily tours average around 75 - 90 species a day and often we encounter a scarce or rare bird, which always adds to a day's birding.' Contact Paul Laurie, 9b Chapel Yard, Albert Street, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6HG. Telephone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Email: (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Things to do

This corner of Norfolk offers some of the best bird watching, sailing, beaches, walking, wildlife shops and entertainment for the children. Below is a rough guide to some of the pleasure…

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Hello - I'm Frances. I'm at artist who studied at The Royal College of Art. I love to spend time between galleries and friends in London and walking on the marshes & swimming in the sea here in Norfolk & foreign travel. I enjoy my dingy & house boat, taxidermy, World Cinema, open fires, children & meeting people from all walks of life - looking forward to meeting you.
Hello - I'm Frances. I'm at artist who studied at The Royal College of Art. I love to spend time between galleries and friends in London and walking on the marshes & swimming in th…
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