What Guests Say ...

Thank you for these wonderful comments which were left in the Visitors Book. 

Hoping to see you all again soon !!

We have had the most fantastic week in the cottage. It's quiet and peaceful but only a short walk into town. On our arrival it exceeded our expectations. A wonderfully happy and homely space with the piano at hand. Would love to return. Thank you, it was just what we needed.

Damian and K., West Sussex

29 Feb 2024

We've had a lovely week in your fantastic cottage. It's quiet and peaceful - but only a short walk to town. Would love to return.

Geoff and M., Lincolnshire

03 Feb 2024

We have had a perfect stay over Christmas. The cottage is totally charming, very well equipped and immaculately clean. Thank you! Perfect place to stay while enjoying this part of Norfolk. Will recommend it to friends.


24 Dec 2023

The cottage is secluded and peaceful but close to all the amenities that Holt as to offer. We have enjoyed a relaxing week at No.8. Horatios for breakfast and Alberts for fish and chips. We have had walks around Blakeney, Sheringham and to Cley Beach.

Cathy and S., Cambridge

09 Dec 2023

Glorious colours in Holkham and Blicking parks. Thanks, it's been another restful week in the cottage. We enjoyed the Sunday market and recommend breakfast in the 'Two Magpies' !

Russ and M., Shropshire

04 Nov 2023

A comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage in a quiet location. A good base from which to explore the area including the National Trust's Blickling and Oxburgh estates. It was also a pleasure to play the fine Welmar piano - a first for us in any self-catering accommodation we have stayed in!

Phil and M., Romford, Essex

28 Oct 2023

Another lovely week in this cosy cottage, so handy for everywhere!! Thank you Anne for the cake, very welcome. Hopefully we will be back next year. The Holt Garden Centre is well worth a visit at this time of year (Oct). Lovely food and atmosphere.

June and R., Kidderminster

21 Oct 2023

Here we are again! Lovely week. Thanks again.

Roy and P., Northumberland

07 Oct 2023

Another week in your cosy cottage. Everything you need and so quiet and comfortable. We ventured to the Gunton Arms for lunch which was fabulous. Well worth the visit,

Michael and E., Essex

30 Sep 2023

Great position, nice and quiet.

Karen and M., Leics

23 Sep 2023

Yet another lovely stay at the cottage and North Norfolk.

Charles H., Ipswich

16 Sep 2023

Only two minutes walk from the town centre. Quiet and comfortable cottage. Ideal place for visiting the coast and the National Trust sites. Thanks for the fruitcake.

Graeme and K., West Yorkshire

09 Sep 2023

A delightful cottage in a lovely town. We've had a wonderful time and very much hope to return

Judith and S., St. Neots

02 Sep 2023

Enjoyed your fine piano. The walk at Holkham and Felbrigg walled garden were both enchanting. Thank you. We've had a lovely week.

Bruce and A., Solihull

26 Aug 2023

Another lovely week. Visited a few favourite places. A new one for us Pensthorpe Gardens, well worth a visit. Hope to be back soon. Thank you Anne for the lovely cake.

Teresa and D., Essex

19 Aug 2023

What a lovely romantic little cottage and town. Everything we could want was on the doorstep. Anne- thank you.

Andrew and Di., Scotland

12 Aug 2023

Lovely cottage in a great location. We have enjoyed many varied walks. Sheringhan Park, Cley to Blakeney point, Holkham Park to Wells circular walk. Will definitely be returning thank you.

Louise and J., Staffordshire

05 Aug 2023

Beautiful beaches, lovely walks and very peaceful. Love the area. We have enjoyed our very comfortable stay. Thank you.

Colin and M., Essex

22 Jul 2023

Cottage very quiet and peaceful. Holt is a remarkable little town. Very much enjoyed our stay - lovely walks along the coast and inland. Holt is a remarkable little town

Marjorie and B., Buckingham

15 Jul 2023

Great spot in town and a great week. Highlights included Spouts Hill, Holt Country Park, Holkham Estate walks, Blakeney-Cley loop and crab salad at home!!

Bill and D., North Devon

08 Jul 2023

Lovely cosy cottage. Enjoyed the week.

Anita and L., Derbyshire

01 Jul 2023

Another lovely stay.

Michael and D., Yorkshire

24 Jun 2023

Very enjoyable stay.

Belinda and N., West Midlands

17 Jun 2023

A great base for travelling around Norfolk. Really enjoyed our week. Good location for Holt eateries etc.

Peter and K., E. Yorks

10 Jun 2023

Lovely week at 8 Carpenters Cottages. Fabulous location and great facilities. Highly recommend the Wells Crab House, proper fish restaurant

Elaine and M., Essex

03 Jun 2023

Lovely cottage and a great stay. Really like Holt and the convenience of everything.

Rod and L., Suffolk

27 May 2023

Our 2nd stay at no.8 Another enjoyable experience. Hope to be back next year.

Wendy and D., West Yorkshire

20 May 2023

Cosy house. Very comfortable stay. Nice to see Norfolk again.

David and W., Northants

06 May 2023

A good stay in a really well equipped cottage. Thanks for scones and daffodils. Oven glove and non slip shower mat very much appreciated.

Lynda and H., Lichfield

15 Apr 2023

Spring visit, welcomed with daffodils and buns (thank you), primroses at Felbrigg and 4 spoonbills and Cley.

Marian and R., shrops.

18 Mar 2023

Marvellous stay with good weather so lots of opportunities for visits and walks. Cottage so comfortable as always.

Helen and R., Leciester

18 Mar 2023

A well earned rest at our favourite place. Birthday celebrations! Thank you Anne for always making us feel welcome.

Marie and I., Lincolnshire

04 Mar 2023

We've enjoy another visit (our 5th) to this cosy cottage. Thanks again for your treats Anne. Excellent birding again.

Dinah and P., Oldham

04 Jan 2023

As always, warm and comfortable. Thank you for yet another happy week in the cottage, visiting favourite haunts and finding new walks.

Russ and M., Shropshire

29 Oct 2022

A very comfortable cottage in an excellent position. Thank you.

Judy and John., Cornwall

22 Oct 2022

We have enjoyed a week of beautiful Autumn weather and seen Norfolk at its best! The cottage is lovely and comfortable, everything here that we needed and so convenient for shops etc. Thank you for welcome pack. Fresh flowers a lovely touch. Hope to be back next year.

Robert and J., Kidderminster

15 Oct 2022

Another week in this very comfortable cottage. Hope to return next year.

Roger and H., Leicestershire

08 Oct 2022

We've been very comfortable here (thank you) and have enjoyed visiting the coast, walking Spouts Hill. Enjoyed meals at Alberts and Byfords.

Sarah and N., Surrey

01 Oct 2022

What a lovely fined your cosy cottage! Enjoyed our stay very much. thank you for cake, flowers are a nice touch. Hope to return.

John and J., Northants

24 Sep 2022

Sheringham 40s weekend, what a treat to see everyone dressed up. Cottage ideal location to explore, then back to put our feet up. Loved the cake, thank you!

Kim and M., Worcester

17 Sep 2022

Another lovely stay at the cottage.

Charles H., Suffolk

10 Sep 2022

The cottage has everything you need. Great for touring N. North. A pleasant week.

John and A., Staffordshire

03 Sep 2022

Lovely holiday.

Tom and D., Yorkshire

27 Aug 2022

Had a fabulous time. The Ship Inn, Weybourne is worth a visit. Look forward to our next holiday at the cottage.

Anne and R, Suffolk

20 Aug 2022

The cottage is really comfortable and the welcome cake was most welcome. We've had a very enjoyable week.

Jim and C., Bradford

13 Aug 2022

The hottest week of August for a long time. Hwever, we have been very comfortable in this beautiful cottage.

Alison and A., Lowestoft

06 Aug 2022

Enjoyable week!

Franke and M., the Netherlands

30 Jul 2022

Comfortable and conveniently placed for the town. Flowers and cake much appreciated. We'll be back. Thank you.

Roger and M., Hampshire

30 Jul 2022

Another wonderful week!! Thank you.

Judy and P., Essex

23 Jul 2022

Comfortable cottage. Central to Cromer, Sheringham (took the Steam train of course), Cley, Blakeney and National Trust properties. Saw the bee eaters in Trimingham, keen bird watchers. Always love Norfolk.

Paul and G., Chelmsford, Essex

16 Jul 2022

Another beautiful stay for our 3rd visit. Thank you Anne.

Tina and N., Rugby

09 Jul 2022

Best sleep I have had for along time!! Had a wonderful week - we love Holt and hope to return nexrt year to this lovely little cottage.

Denise and M., Yorkshire

25 Jun 2022

What more can I add? 4th visit, it must be good. Comfortable and so handy for various locations.

Colin and C., Eastbourne, E. Susex

18 Jun 2022

Well placed for coast, the broads and NT sites. Had a lovely time and the weather was perfect.

Sue and T., Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

18 Jun 2022

Felt home from home, really nice, cosy and quiet. Thank you, we will be back.

Karen and M., Leicestershire

11 Jun 2022

Enjoyed our first visit to Norfolk. Highlights: Horsey, Blickling, Holt, beach walks at Holkham and Sheringham. Thanks for a lovely visit.

Pual and M., Derbyshire

04 Jun 2022

Thank you! A delight to return to your delightful cottage. Everything first class. Quiet and secluded yet in the middle of everything. Comfortable pillow especially appreciated!

Rosemary and D, Lincolnshire

27 May 2022

A very pleasant 4th stay in this comfortable cottage. Thank you Anne, as always, and especially for the excellent cake.

Derek and J., York

21 May 2022

We came here on a recommendation and the cottage has lived up to all our hopes. We hope to return.

Wendy and N., Huddersfield, W. Yorks

14 May 2022

We've walked loads and enjoyed Holt. A wonderful stay in your cosy cottage. Many thanks

Andy and P., Kent

07 May 2022

We've had another great week in this Cosy cottage (our 4th visit). Great weather and birding. Thank you Anne for lovely cake. Back for New Year.

Peter and D., Oldham

23 Apr 2022

Pleasant time exploring this part of Norfolk. Visited NTs Felbrigg and Blicking. The hot x buns and milk much appreciated. Thank you.

Jacqueline and B., Oxfordshire

16 Apr 2022

Had a lovely time in your Cosy cottage. Thanks very much, we hope to return quite soon.

John and M., Warwick

09 Apr 2022

A week is too short! Lovely walks - Blickling, Felbrigg - primroses, chiffchaffs, bike rides and birding. Again, thanks for warm welcome.

Marian and R., Shropshire

26 Mar 2022

Another lovely stay in 8 Carpenters Cottages. Very comfortable and had everything we needed - glorious weather as a bonus!

Roger and H., Leicester

19 Mar 2022

So glad to be back in your lovely cottage. Had a fabulous week. Great weather again. Thank you for the card and cake. We will be back!

Marie and I., Lincolnshire

05 Mar 2022

Did lots of beach walking and NT visiting. A very cosy cottage.

Jon D., Worcester

26 Feb 2022

Cosy cottage, lovely town, great places to eat. Recommend the Snug for an evening meal.

Hilary and G., Whitley Bay

17 Feb 2022

It has been lovely and the you so much.

John., Bury St Edmunds

09 Feb 2022

Had a great time in your lovely cottage. Lots of trips out - Sheringham Park, Titchwell RSPB reserve, Holt Country Park, Cley and lots of piano playing too! Hope to return one day and will definitely recommend to others.

Bernard and C., Suffolk

24 Jan 2022

Five lovely days of biking. Cottage perfect in every way.

Brenda and K., Yorkshire

15 Jan 2022

A wonderful play to stay in this super cottage, thank you Anne! Central location in such a good town to walk around. What a delightful and restful place to stay and recharge.
P.S. Really appreciated the electric blanket ...

Nicky, Cambridge

03 Jan 2022

Ideal for Thursford Christmas Show and visiting the coast etc. A very relaxing time spent in this very central cosy cottage. Thank you.

Rod and C., Rutland

18 Dec 2021

Everything Perfect, Many thanks

Pat and J., Cornwall

11 Dec 2021

A cosy cottage in a great location. The week has been what we wanted.
Would come again.

Louise and David, Buckinghamshire

04 Dec 2021

Enjoyed a lovely week once again and managed to avoid most of the rain!! Dishwasher was very nice surprise.
Looking forward to our return April 2022.

Peter and D., Lancs.

27 Nov 2021

The cosiest cottage we have ever stayed in.
Thank you!

Avril and P, Oxfordshire

13 Nov 2021

Thank you for another lovely week. Autumnal walks and cosy evenings in the cottage.
The new Two Magpies Cafe bread and pastries highly recommended!
See you next year.

Marian and R., Shropshire

06 Nov 2021

This was our 3rd attempt to stay in no.8 - twice cancelled (due to covid) and third time luck - but we still really didn't expect such a warm welcome
- smiling faces and the strains of a boogie piano as we crunched across the pebbles - heralding a lovely week in and around Holt.
Thank you for making it possible. Happy days!

M and Ted., Derbyshire

30 Oct 2021

Saw Otters at Cley and enjoyed a lovely day at Blickling. A cosy cottage, very convenient for exploring Holt!
Thank you.

Jane and J., East Yorkshire

28 Oct 2021

Convenient location. An enjoyable few days - a quick breakfast at Byfords on the way out.

C & P Ellis, Lancashire

16 Oct 2021

Most enjoyable week in your cottage. Very convenient location for town and getting out and about.

Heather and C., Warwickshire

09 Oct 2021

Very comfortable and a very conveniently located cottage and well appointed.
We had a most enjoyable stay.

Roger and H., Leicester

02 Oct 2021

Another lovely time here at the cottage.

Charles H., Suffolk

29 Sep 2021

Great location and really quiet. Thanks for a fabulous week in your lovely cottage. We will be back.

Michael and E., Essex

19 Sep 2021

Enjoyed out week in this lovely cottage. Visited Wells, Blakeney, Cley, Felbrigg. Walked in Holt Country Park and Spouts Hill to Letheringsett.

Trish and G., Cambridge

11 Sep 2021

This was our fifth visit to No 8, which must say a lot about it’s appeal.it’s very cosy ,and being at the end of
the terrace,very quiet. Lovely to sit outside when the sun shines . Very convenient for all the shops in Holt. We tend not to use the car, but catch the coast bus, hopping on and off at all the coastal villages.We hope to be back soon.

Roy &Pam Findlayson

28 Jun 2021

Had a super week at the cottage. 1st trip to Norfolk - I will definitely return - loved Holkham.
Thank you for the cake and fresh flowers - a lovely touch.

Chris B., Dorset

19 Jun 2021

Lovely cosy cottage, has everything you could need. Really enjoyed our stay. Food at the Wheatsheaf, West Beckham, excellent.
Definitely stay again.

Roy and W., North Yorkshire

12 Jun 2021

Piano great fun! Had a very relaxing week in your lovely cottage. Enjoyed lots of interesting walks and would love to return.


31 Oct 2020

A very relaxing stay at your lovely cottage. Lots of walking, weather kind, only 1 day of rain. Thank you.

Sue B.

24 Oct 2020

We had a lovely stay in the cottage and enjoyed many nice days out. Particularly recommend Blicking Estate and Rocky bottom for excellent seafood.

Ed G.

24 Oct 2020

A relaxing week in your cosy, comfortable cottage. We enjoyed wonderful coastal walks at Holkham and Cley. East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden - Amazing!!

Steve and K

10 Oct 2020

Enjoyed our stay in Norfolk. HOpe to return soon. This was our second visit to your lovely cottage


02 Oct 2020

Our 6th visit to your lovely cottage (we obviously enjoy it here!) We find that North Norfolk and Holt in particular have so much to offer to visitors.

Charles H.

26 Sep 2020

Thank you for the loan of your charming cottage. Our 2nd visit to Carpenters Cottages.

C & R

19 Sep 2020

Enjoyed use of piano - kept up my practice for the week!

John B.

27 Jul 2020

Our second visit - we love this cottage! It is so relaxing and cosy. Everything you need to recharge your batteries. A wonderful break after lockdown in a beautiful town with fantastic amenities. Wonderful facilities provided by the owner with everything you could need thought of. Highly recommended. Will be booking again

Tina. H

19 Jul 2020

Beautiful cottage in lovely town of Holt.
This beautiful, quaint cottage is perfect for one or two visitors, and is situated right in the town centre of Holt. It is a short walk to the shops including pretty boutiques and cafes and restaurants. Close by are lovely unspoilt beaches, so beach and countryside walks aplenty around here! Parts of Norfolk feel like you’re stepping back in time. Due to the circumstances that unfolded while I was staying here, I spent my time indoors at the cottage, and it was so cosy and pretty. There are plenty of books, dvds, piano sheet music and a lovely piano to play, and I also loved cooking whilst here. Highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a Norfolk getaway, and I plan to return in future! Anne (the owner) was really friendly and helpful, and very quick to get back to my enquiries about booking.

Holly C.

21 Mar 2020

Really good weather. Very Relaxing. Just what we need to recharge our batteries. Lovely touch with fresh flowers. Will be back again. Thanks for my Birthday song (on piano)!

Irene S.

14 Mar 2020

We have stayed several times and it never disappoints. We have stayed at 8 Carpenter's several times, usually at colder times of the year, and it never disappoints. Although anything that you might need in a town, such as cafes, pubs, restaurants and a supermarket, are on your doorstep it is completely quiet and very comfortable and warm. Great to come back to after a 'bracing' Norfolk day (the bird reserve at Cley is barely 10 minutes drive away). The cottage is a real home from home for us, very well equipped and obviously caringly maintained by the owner. Lovely to be back again. Thank you for the tulips!

Russ. W

01 Mar 2020