An open fire makes this cottage perfect for the winter
Parking is available at this cottage
There is a pub close by
If you've only got a few days - this cottage accepts short breaks all year
There is a washing machine to use
Details of Blacksmiths Cottage
The holiday cottage Blacksmiths Cottage is at "Blacksmiths Cottages" and can be found in Stiffkey, Norfolk, near Walsingham - Norfolk. Blacksmiths Cottages is about 5 miles from Walsingham. This cottage sleeps 6 people, and has 3 bedrooms.
It's worth looking at Blacksmiths Cottage at "Blacksmiths Cottages" if you're after a family holiday cottage. If you fancy a drink or meal, the nearest pub is 300 yards, and the shop is 50 yards from Blacksmiths Cottages.
Blacksmiths Cottage at "Blacksmiths Cottages" has a "4 star rating", so you will have an excellent standard throughout.
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Reviews of Blacksmiths Cottage
These are the reviews for Blacksmiths Cottage. There are 74 reviews.
Next to a very busy a road that was frequently jammed with cars right outside the garden, also sometimes almost impossible to walk down the street due the numbers of cars and no pavements on either side of the road, and no room for pedestrians! . . would definitely look for somewhere away from the road in future if I were to return. I think the photos are a bit deceptive - we booked it thinking it would have a nice garden for the kids to play in, but it wasn't like that. It was like staying next to a motorway. Confirmed Guest (04 August 2017)
A lovely cottage, warm welcome from the owner with tea and biscuits. A great base for exploring the area. We had to keep our dog on a lead though in the garden as there were places he could escape! Karen from Northampton (16 June 2017)
I booked blacksmiths cottage with the idea of it being a quiet country cottage which is the way it is advertised, however it is on the main coast road which is busy from 6am till 7pm!the cottage really could do with some upgrades within the kitchen and bathroom. The garden is not easily accessible apart from the smaller bit by the road. Ros from Sevenoaks (02 June 2017)
5 girlfriends were using the cottage for a get together for the weekend. while the cottage did serve our needs perfectly well, the welcome tea tray was a nice touch and the location was perfect for our walking and coast access, there were a few things which would definitely improve things. the garden being roadside is not usable and this should be made clear. By making it dog proof would have helped. I think it would have been nice if there had been enough wood for at least one night's fire lighting, rather than just a little kindling. as a result we didn't use it which was a shame. can't remember if there was an option of buying fuel in advance? the kitchen is not well equipped and as we were cooking all weekend we didn't find this easy or comfortable. in particular there was a bare minimum of plates, cups etc so we were endlessly washing up! I would not return to the cottage with my family as would not be able to allow kids outside alone. Juliet from Chesterfield (07 May 2017)
Loved the cottage. It was perfect for us but some of the furnishings and appliances were a bit tired. Not an issue for us but I can imagine might be for others. Very reasonably priced and the owner was an absolute delight - so helpful. Lovely to have a garden. The location is really good although the village lacks payments and that did make for a nerve wracking walk to the pub with the children. Would definitely stay there again. Vicky (17 April 2017)
Homely & cosy cottage, but in desperate need of updating (including bed sheets) and of a good clean. If both of these issues were improved, i'd have give it a 9 or 10 & happily pay more. On the main coast road, which requires a 2nd person to safely navigate you out of the parking space onto the road, this is not clear on booking. However beautiful area, wonderful walks along the coast and also inland. very helpful owners giving advise as to places to go. Simon from Colchester (03 March 2017)
Great holiday Confirmed Guest (05 February 2017)
The cottage was great in a lovely quiet village right near the saltmarshes. Many walks and amazing beaches on your doorstep! it is a cosy cottage with a great feel about it although a few of the furnishings could do with a little update - however it is good value for money in a great location so don't let that put you off it is minor compared to the benefits :-) Annie from London (04 January 2017)
Lovely cottage. Well maintained and really cosy. Super helpful owners. Will definitely be returning. Confirmed Guest (13 November 2016)
Pleasant, cosy cottage would have been nice to have some information about the cottage , and surrounding garden. Is the garden the bit at the front ? !! sofas are a bit low for older people to get out of, my mum struggled without piling up the cushions! Elizabeth from Lowdham (05 October 2016)
It was the perfect cottage for our weekend: pretty, clean and comfortable with a lovely garden. The location is gorgeous, right in the heart of such a pretty village and close to the marshes for wonderful walks. We will definitely be back. Alice from London (25 September 2016)
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week . the cottage was charming. Janet from Luton Beds (23 September 2016)
Excellent location, and well equipped for 6 adults. The local shop was excellent, the coast hopper stopped 50 yards away, walks and wildlife on the doorstep. We would definitely stay again. Anthea from Bedfordshire (09 September 2016)
Loved this delightful cottage! a beautiful setting, it was cosy and very comfortable. The only addition I would suggest is an iron and board. Loved the cottage and will definitely return! Judy from Saffron Walden (03 July 2016)
Generally poorly equipped dated and uncared for. No instructions for appliances nor safety Carole from Hathersage (20 June 2016)
A delightful cottage and gardens located in a quiet village with a deliciously quirky store and damn fine pub nearby. Top notch in nearly every way. My only (very minor) quibble is that the lock on the loo door could do with some attention. Chris from Worcester (05 June 2016)
The cottage was lovely and we would definitely recommend it Jeanette from Lincoln (08 May 2016)
We had a lovely 3 day break, using this cottage as our base. The accommodation was very comfortable and had all that we needed. We would certainly consider staying here again. Keith from Winchmore Hill, London (21 April 2016)
Got the potential to be a lovely cottage but needs some serious updating. Bed linen is ancient and pillows look and feel even older. Some of the decor is very dated..the bathroom has a bad firing "noddy" curtain..maybe suitable for a kids room?? no wardrobes in 2 of the bedrooms just a few hangers some of which are broken. The garden is full of weeds and just a mess. Wifi which you get charged for is sooooo slow. The kitchen was nice but could do with some oven gloves..the current ones are again ancient and because of this wouldn't trust them to use with hot dishes. The microwave is also very dated and huge which with a newer one would create more work top space. The saving grace of this cottage is the cosy lounge with log fire and the location in stiff key..walking distance to the shop and pub and right on the coastal road giving easy access to some great places including blakeney, holkham, wells and holt. The cottage is right on the main coastal road so wouldn't be too nice sitting in the garden with cars passing right next to you and in the height of summer you will experience a lot of traffic noise. It feels like a very un loved cottage but with some fresh bed linen, a well kept garden and some general updates this could be an excellent cottage. Julie from Kimpton (18 April 2016)
A comfy traditional norfolk cottage, near the coast and loads of nature walks Sue from Black Forest, Germany (15 April 2016)
We had a lovely stay at blacksmiths cottage. The location is perfect - equidistant to all the main sights along the coast. The village has a good, if understaffed occasionally, pub and shop and it's great to be so close to the salt marshes and coastal path. The owner was friendly and informative.the quaint cottage itself offers everything you need and was a good size for our family of five. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was well equipped but the sofa was quite tired and not very comfortable. There is wifi but it's not very strong or fast - a welcome get away from everyday life but not too reliable if you need to work. Diane from Near Ipswich (08 April 2016)
The cottage could be beautiful if it had a bit of money spent updating. It take you back to the sixty but not in a good way.no mirror in bath room and the one in the shower room you needed to be six foot to see in it.bedding needs replacing in the room I shared also two of the three bedrooms had no hanging space only hangers on hooks.kitchen kettle and microwave needs some attention.on a positive note the cottage was warm and cosy with lots of hot water.my four girlfriends and I had a wonderful holiday. Confirmed Guest (25 March 2016)
Spacious comfortable cottage. Conveniently situated on the norfolk coast with easy access to the regular coasthopper bus service, shop, and pub. Ideally situated for walking holidays and for the beaches of wells and sheringham. Well equipped cottage with little extras provided, but towels could have been included in the cost. A hair dryer would also be a welcome addition. Very helpful and friendly owner. Pamela from Bury St Edmunds (11 March 2016)
We had a lovely stay in blacksmiths cottage and will definitely return in the future. Lovely little village and fantastic local pub and coffee shop. look forward to returning again soon. Ashley from Royston (19 February 2016)
Lovely cottage in a lovely location. everything was clean and tidy on arrival. Lovely wood burning fire. Rooms great. Beds very comfortable. Parking space was appreciated too. Scored 7 on most as I cant think too carefully about difference between 7,8 etc. 3/4 seems a good score. Only reason equipment was a 6 was the sofa chairs have clearly seen better days, cusions a little collapsed & cover throw has a rip & is a bit scruffy. Otherwise a great place to stay. Chris from Bristol (20 November 2015)
Great weekend break Bryan from Thetford Norfolk (02 November 2015)
We had an enjoyable week at the cottage which is very pleasant. Earlier revues had. Said it needs a bit of updating in places otherwise it was quite comfortable. Meg from Country (30 October 2015)
Lovely cottage, a couple of things could do with replacing such as bathroom mats and bathroom curtain, but that's being very picky! very homely and great for a dog ,with the stone floors. Didn't need to worry about wet paws! lovely to come back to after a day out. Would definetely recommend it. Rebecca from Leicester (23 October 2015)
We stayed here with our family of 6 - two of us and two married children with their partners - and loved it. It's a cosy characterful cottage in a great location for walks directly from the home. The landlady was very friendly over the phone and accommodating with our departure time on the sunday. We'd definitely would come back. Adrienne from Cambridge (18 October 2015)
Lovely cottage, kitchen well equipped the addition of sugar, tea and biscuits laid out on a tray with a teapot on arrival was lovely. Bed was very comfortable, everywhere was clean and tidy. only thing that did spoil a bit was that the boiler was very noisy. the red lion pub just down the road was superb and the village shop very friendly. we would look to book again. Julie from Bury St Edmunds (09 October 2015)
Needs refurbishing and could of been a lot cleaner . tv had very poor picture quality. And garden needed tending to . Jan from Eccelshall Staffordshire (18 September 2015)
This was an excellent property in good condition and well equipped and we have en joyed our brief time there very much. There is only one drawback and that it the ease of getting off the parking area on what is an extremely busy and even dangerous street with no proper sight lines. It is necessary to have another person on the other side of the road in order to assist with exiting the site. Given that one is told that folk are friendly and obliging in norfolk it would seem to make sense to approach the neighbours opposite to locate a parabolic mirror above the gutter line on the gable end to facilitate using the parking area. Ben from Daventry, Northants (07 September 2015)
It was a pleasant spacious cottage but located on a busy road. parking was quite difficult. the furnishings were a bit tired. The cottage could do with updating and some maintenance. . . sharing a garden is not ideal if you take pets or young children with you. Pamela from Upper Hartfield (04 September 2015)
A lovely relaxing cottage, just what we wanted: unfussy and comfortable and in a very good location. Bridget from Royston (07 August 2015)
We loved the cottage but there were a few things we would have liked to improve on. The garden furniture was very old and we were concerned that we would break it by sitting on it. The tv did not work properly, two nights without tv because of remote and main tv problems. The cottage was on a very busy main road and the drive way was difficult to get on because of a wooden ridge at the beginning of the pebbled drive way. . apart from this we did like the cottage very much and the owners did come round and try and fix the tv. Virginia from Letchworth (19 June 2015)
Garden was quite overgrown so when it rained you got wet getting to front door because of overgrown shrubs. Confirmed Guest from Leicester (05 June 2015)
Very happy with the cottage - clean and tidy, enough space for three adults and two children to comfortably live for five days. Kitchen could do with being a bit brighter, and wet room shower was fun (not) in the winter - but i'm sure it would be great in the summer… all in all we were very pleased with our accommodation. Owner was very friendly - we enjoyed our complimentary jaffa cakes when we arrived! Pete from Kingston Upon Thames (20 February 2015)
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage was clean, tidy and lovely and warm (especially given it was a very cold weekend). a very dark location so take a torch :-) Windy from Bury St Edmunds (14 December 2014)
Unfortunately blacksmith's cottage is on a stretch of narrow road with no footpath so walking straight from the cottage is not easy especially with a dog. The garden is very nice but as it is up some steps and out of sight of the cottage one can't let a dog (or children) out without accompaniment. Of course the owners cannot do anything about this or the location, but they contribute to the fact that we would not return. however, we were a little surprised that the owners have not done anything to address the various issues which have been pointed out in the visitors' comments books, many of which have been repeated over several years! there were no helpful notes, as are usually found, no information about the bins, recycling, the local area, where the freezer could be found.the tired, outdated and slightly shabby kitchen and bathroom fittings, soft furnishings and general equipment have all been commented on several times, as well as the lack of hanging space in the bedroom. The sofa covers, curtains and rugs all look as though they could do with a good wash and even the towels and tea towels were worn and of indeterminate colour. There was lots of dust and cobwebs and the place clearly had not had a thorough clean before our arrival. This is the main reason we would not return; in fact we returned from our holiday early. In comparison to other cottages we have stayed in over the years, the general standard was poor and not good value for money. Judy from Ampthill (10 October 2014)
We really enjoyed our stay, however we did struggle with the main road and trying to control a puppy at the same time. The lack of foot paths proved a somewhat dangerous manoeuvre en-route to the salt marshes. However, once the road had been negotiated (approx 50 metres) the public walks and coastal paths were fantastic. . . the welcoming tea tray was really sweet, however I would like to suggest that basic items like toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and a supply of dishcloths and tea towels were provided for the stay. Also, larger cooking vessels would be useful . Sue from Warwick (26 September 2014)
Really lovely location. Cottage was comfy & cosy. Plenty of plates, glasses, saucepans etc. . ran out of loo roll quickly, no obvious signs of extra so had to buy some. As there were 5 of us staying, I would've thought this a basic need?! Samantha from Biggleswade (21 September 2014)
Character cottage in an ideal location. It was cosy and warm and generally very comfortable and well decorated. The only criticisms would be lack of anywhere to hang clothes in 2 of the bedrooms and some of the kitchen equipment could do with updating. Also 2 of the taps dripped all the time. Lynda from St Albans (22 August 2014)
A very pleasant and comfortable cottage, child friendly, and close to the salt marshes and beaches. We had several wonderful days at holcombe, and the local pub was only a short walk with excellent food, and not too expensive. The village shop is also close by and has a useful range of stuff. We loved the rather quirky garden as well. Louise from Bedford (08 August 2014)
Lovely quaint cottage in fantastic location. The owners were very helpful when I communicated via text and phone. As highlighted in previous reviews a few things are in need of attention and updating, I marked it down on cleanliness because of this -it was generally very clean but some of the furnishings (e.g chair/rug) were stained, couldn't use childrens play frame as caked in bird muck. However they weren't major problems and we would stay there again, we all had a fabulous holiday. Louise from Derby (01 August 2014)
Really great week and lovely cottage Caroline (25 July 2014)
Cottage with character. very close to busy road. enclosed garden (shared with adjoining property). grass hadn't been cut. We had to walk along busy road with no pavement to get onto the footpath leading to the coastal walk and salt marshes. Third bedroom had a single bed with a trundle bed under it. two people in that room would have been very cramped. no clothes hanging space in 2 bedrooms. Kitchen equipment needs upgrading. several light bulbs not replaced. very basic (shared) barbeque in garden but we managed to cook on it. wet room on ground floor.shared out-building contained washbasin, washing machine and very old freezer. outside tap useful for washing down the dog. we had to walk along busy road with no pavement to get onto footpath leading to the salt marshes. very good pub and shop nearby. in general, we enjoyed staying in the cottage but it needs re-furbishing and more attention paid to detail. compulsory insurance cover charged and extra cash payment for the dog. considering the above, expensive for what it was. Diane from Near Nottingham (06 June 2014)
Great location, character cottage with everything you need, beverley the onwer was great at helping with pre holiday requirements and information on the local area. Karen from Peterborough (02 June 2014)
The cottage was a beautiful house, with excellent facilities (all white goods, tv, nice shower etc) in a beautiful location within a 15 minute walk of the famous coastal path and a quick drive to larger nearby villages and ports. . the property managers were friendly and helpful. Martin from Southampton (23 March 2014)
Fantastic location. So many great walks on the doorstep. Good village shop, great pub with excellent food. The house is warm and welcoming. I'm sure we'll return. Simon from Lutterworth (17 February 2014)
We had fantastic time - cottage is superbly located, stiffkey pub and shop both highly recommended, and perfect position for coastal walks up to blakeney and a short drive to the beach at holkham. cottage clean and tidy, open fire wonderful, beds very comfy! will certainly return. Lauren from Northampton (19 January 2014)
Cottage was very comfortable. The reason I didn't give it full marks was the lack of wardrobe space in the bedrooms. Ok for a weekend stay but you would definately miss the hanging space. Shame as ther is room in the big bedroom for a wardrobe. Could also do with more frying pans and baking sheets. Highly recommend a visit despite these small points Sandra from Walker (17 November 2013)
Stiffkey is a convenient village with easy access to all of north norfolk. The cottage was in a great location, and was very sweet. I was very pleased to be able to use the laundry facilities as there were 6 in our party and we were getting dirty a lot! having a shower room as well as a bathroom was very helpful for the 6 of us staying there and the shower was powerful and warm - really excellent! the main bedroom was beautifully decorated and very charming, as was the kitchen and sitting room. I could have done with some larger pots and pans given that we were cooking for 6. Saba from Cambridge (09 August 2013)
Lovely location. Nice cottage. Just a couple of points - freezer broken- door wouldn't shut and play equipment in garden needs updating. Otherwise, lovely cottage. Sarah from Sheffield (02 August 2013)
Cosy cottage with character. . . wi-fi might encourage visitors to return, especially families with teenagers. Michael from Berkshire (26 Jul 2013)
Overall holiday cottage and garden (nb if you are building a third cottage there the garden will be crowded and an extra parking space will be needed). stiffkey stores. Hot towel rail and plenty of hot water Tom from London (31 May 2013)
Really lovely place - very helpful owner, lovely garden. Leilla from London (06 May 2013)
The double bed complained about in other reviews has been replaced with a really good one - not a squeak, extremely comfortable. Light and spacious which is unusual in a house this old. Also beautifully and comfortably furnished. This garden is fabulous for children's adventures. The history of the place and area (including 15th c? section to building), and the owners' knowledge of and sensitivity to it. Great village shop, so don't need to go elsewhere/bring with, and can rely on coasthopper bus, even in winter. Confirmed Purchaser from London (29 March 2013)
Lovely little cottage owned by nice people. the garden is a secret garden ideal for children, with so many nooks and steps to hidden areas. some people have complained about the double bed in the main bedroom; we were told this has recently been replaced. Helen from Letchworth (19 February 2013)
Extremely helpful owners who took the time to make sure everything was ok, offered advice about local area, and left tea and jammie dodgers which I thought was a lovely touch. Blacksmiths cottage was a very cosy cottage, nice to have an open fire and it was positioned fairly close to the stores, walkable distance from the pub. Had a lovely time, thankyou. Juleah from Attleborough (11 February 2013)
Location, good local pub, proximity to places of interest, good walks. Oliver from Sunderland (12 October 2012)
Large rooms for a cottage and very comfortable. Plenty of dishes and cups and glasses. Dishwasher great. And very good heating. . the welcome tea tray etc. Was very good and the cleanliness was exceptional. Flyn from Rayleigh, Essex (14 September 2012)
Traditional country cottage, very cosy. Customer 62 (February 2011)
It was clean, comfortable, traditional, it had parking spaces & the poss of making an open fire. The heating system was very good and responsive. Upstairs bath and downstairs shower was xcellent for 6 people with 2 teenagers! Customer 63 (October 2010)
The cottage was lovely and bright, warm, very clean and cosy. Customer 64 (October 2010)
Great fire. Customer 65 (September 2010)
Lovely cottage clean had everything in it you needed. Customer 66 (September 2010)
Great location, pretty cottage, had all the amenities that we needed. Customer 67 (July 2010)
Situation was very good. Cottage was very inviting . There were 3 bedrooms which my children appreciated. Los of space. Landlady was very friendly and gave good directions and local knowledge. Customer 68 (February 2010)
We liked the cosy, homely feel. We were looking for an open fire which we were pleased about and the kitchen and living room were the perfect size. We absolutely loved our stay at Blacksmiths and the owner was so helpful, kind and approachable. Thoroughly lovely weekend! Customer 69 (February 2010)
Many child safety features throughout the cottage. Enormous garden for children to play in and a lockable front gate. Customer 70 (July 2009)
We always took the Coasthopper bus, fantastic service. The local PO/shop has a wonderful coffee shop, sells great snacks and sells local produce and presents. The locals were very friendly and the shop keepers were charming. Customer 71 (June 2009)
Our weekend at Blacksmith’s cottage was fantastic. The owner was very helpful and informative. The cottage had everything we required. Customer 72 (February 2009)
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