Cottages in Blakeney: The Best Holiday Rentals

This historic coastal village is located on the North Norfolk heritage coast. It is a wonderful place for a holiday or short break in Norfolk.

Blakeney is a perfect base for a Norfolk holiday with fabulous beaches, traditional seaside towns, unique wildlife, stately homes and coastal walking trails all within easy reach of the village.

Blakeney is blessed with plenty of pretty cottages and holiday homes for rent. Whatever your holiday style, we’ve rounded up the best holiday rentals for you.

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Hotels in Blakeney

We’ve included a brief list of hotels and pubs with rooms in Blakeney below. If you’re specifically looking for hotels, head over to our dedicated Blakeney hotel guide for lots more options, information and special offers.

Holiday Cottages in Blakeney

The Old Stables, Little Thornage

Just outside the Georgian market town of Holt and just 4 miles from Blakeney, The Old Stables is the only holiday cottage in the area with a swimming pool.

The country cottage is surrounded by peaceful countryside and is just a few hundred metres from the River Glaven. Decorated in a farmhouse style, there’s an Aga in the kitchen and a dining terrace for lazy lunches and summer evenings.

The cottage, along with its annexe, sleeps 8 people. Two king bedrooms and two twin rooms make this ideal for a larger family, or two families holidaying together.

Whether you’re sightseeing along the coast, visiting Norfolk’s seaside towns, or heading inland for the historic Blickling Hall and Houghton Hall, Blakeney Manor Hotel makes a perfect base for exploring the region.

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Greenrush Cottage

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac within easy walking distance to the village, traditionally flint-built Greenrush Cottage has uninterrupted views of the salt marshes and private access to the Norfolk Coast Path.

With stylish decor and luxury touches, including floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the spectacular views, this is a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere really special for your holiday.

Greenrush Cottage sleeps six people and allows dogs too. The cottage has its own parking space and an outdoor area perfect for relaxing and relaxing.

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The Ballroom

If you’re looking for a luxury holiday home for a large family gathering then look no further. The Ballroom is a unique property, set in extensive grounds of almost an acre, and boasts a large roof terrace with a sunken firepit.

This house was originally built as the ballroom for the main house of Whitefriars in the 1920s and has recently been carefully renovated to an extremely high standard combining restored original period features with luxurious contemporary design for modern comforts, making the Ballroom an ideal setting for an unforgettable stay.

The Ballroom sleeps ten, across five exquisitely and thoughtfully designed bedrooms. Each room has its own unique style, combining contemporary comfort with old-world grandeur, and almost every room has glorious salt marsh and sea views.

All rooms have a luxurious marble en-suite. The beds are super comfy and made with crisp cotton bed linen. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for adult guests, and Noble Isle toiletries are offered in every bathroom.

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Barn Drift, Cley-next-the-Sea

Barn Drift is a beautiful and sustainable barn conversion on private farmland overlooking the salt marsh and sea. It is large, spacious and extremely comfortable, sleeping 16 in eight double bedrooms.  

The barn has been thoughtfully redeveloped and landscaped and has won multiple awards. The barn offers lots of different areas to relax, all private and surrounded by private farmland, fields, meadows and woodland.

Barn Drift is located in Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within easy walking distance of the local beach and only a mile from Blakeney.

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A traditional flint and clapboard cottage, Poppies is tucked away in the south of the village, surrounded by fields and trees. Just a ten minute walk to The Quay and the village’s pubs, restaurants and shops, Poppies is the perfect holiday home to explore Blakeney and the surrounding area.

This holiday home sleeps five people in one double, one twin and one single room, making it ideal for families with children. Internet access is offered throughout the cottage and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a seaside holiday!

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Mallard Cottage

This modern flint and brick property is only a short walk from The Quay and all the other delights of Blakeney.

With contemporary interiors and a well-equipped kitchen, this is an ideal place to base yourselves in Blakeney, whether you’re planning on staying local or venturing into Norfolk to explore the stately homes, museums and historic market towns of the county.

The cottage sleeps four people in one double and one twin room and enjoys a private garden and patio for outside dining and a private parking space for one car.

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Westgate House

This Georgian, brick and flint holiday home is perfectly positioned in the heart of Blakeney, just yards from The Quay.

The traditional yet modern design of this property is so relaxing, and there is plenty of room for lounging around, reading and playing games. When the sun shines, the huge garden, dining terrace and BBQ area come into their own.

The house sleeps up to six across four bedrooms, the configuration of which can be agreed with the hosts. The house has free WiFi in all rooms and parking for up to four cars. Pets are allowed by prior arrangement only.

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One Brightwell Close

This sophisticated and modern property situated just a short walk from the ever-popular Blakeney Quay will be sure not to disappoint.

Within easy walking distance of the house, there are several places to eat, a local delicatessen, a general store plus the Norfolk Coast Path, which is great for nature, walking and birdwatching.

The house sleeps eight across four bedrooms, two with en-suite. There is also a wonderful enclosed garden with a patio area, garden furniture and a gas barbecue for those al-fresco summer evenings.

The house benefits from free WiFi, and private parking for three cars. Pets are welcomed by prior arrangement and there might be an additional per night fee for your furry friend.

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1 Legion Cottages

This charming and cosy cottage is located on the High Street and is only a short walk to The Quay. A high-quality new build in the traditional brick and flint technique, Legion Cottages offers excellent accommodation for holidaymakers.

The cottage sleeps four in two good-sized double bedrooms, each with its own en suite. There is a private back garden and an enclosed sunny patio, and the added bonus of an off-road designated parking space in the nearby Royal British Legion car park.

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The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery is a charming flint cottage in the centre of Blakeney and only 300 yards from The Quay, where you can hop on a boat for a spot of seal watching, pick up the Norfolk Coast Path or try your hand at crabbing, a popular North Norfolk holiday activity.

The cottage is supremely comfortable with stylish yet homely decor, quirky details and large rooms. Everything you need for your holiday is provided, including WiFi.

This vacation rental sleeps six guests across three double bedrooms and there is a sunny courtyard garden to be enjoyed after a day of exploring. The cottage is dog friendly and has parking spaces for two cars.

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Heatherdale is a wonderful spacious coastal home, which has been designed with relaxation in mind. There are large French doors from the open-plan ground floor which invite you to enjoy the patio on warmer summer nights.

This detached cottage sleeps six across three stylish bedrooms that encourage a cosy night’s sleep. The house is dog friendly and has private parking for three cars.

Heatherdale is perfectly placed to explore beautiful Blakeney village and quayside, with all of its amenities just a stroll away.

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Yew Tree Cottage

A charming traditional holiday home, Yew Tree Cottage is set back off the main street right in the centre of Blakeney. The cottage provides a perfect bolthole in this bustling harbour village.

The cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms, one king and one twin. There is a wood burner in the living room for cooler evenings, and the galley kitchen is small but well-equipped.

The cottage has traditional Norfolk Winder stairs which are very steep but have a sensor light and handrails to guide you. There is a sheltered sunny courtyard garden with a charcoal barbecue, and table and chairs to enjoy your evenings outside.

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Knotting Hill Farmhouse, Cley-next-the-Sea

Knotting Hill Farmhouse is an exclusive private rental just outside Blakeney, nestled in the Glaven Valley close to the village of Cley-next-the-Sea.

The farmhouse provides five-star accommodation for up to eighteen people with eight luxury-designed bedrooms and en suites. The design inspiration for the house is drawn from the North Norfolk coast and aims to relax the soul.

As well as wonderful design the home offers some really special amenities, such as a wood fire hot tub, jacuzzi, Scandinavian cold plunge pool and an outdoor shower. There is an outdoor kitchen which includes a grill, a Komodo BBQ and smoker, a pizza oven and a fridge, sink and preparation area.

Enjoy your feast in the wildflower-covered all-season terrace which seats twenty to dine, even in inclement weather. The terrace is heated by a log burner and infrared heaters in the winter and enjoys an outdoor sound system.

Set in private grounds extending to over three acres this ultimate holiday rental offers absolute privacy and security.

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Blakeney Bolt Holes

Blakeney Bolt Holes has a range of six luxury cottages to rent across Blakeney and the surrounding area, all completely different and unique.

Their Blakeney cottages provide everything you need for a romantic or relaxing on the beautiful North Norfolk coast and most are pet friendly, so your four-legged friend can enjoy the holiday too!

Blakeney Cottage Company

The Blakeney Cottage Company has over 90 holiday cottages to rent in Blakeney.

From traditional Norfolk cottages with views of the Blakeney marshes and River Glaven to large family homes with hot tubs, there is something to suit every holiday style.

Want to see more holiday homes for rent in Blakeney? Looking for last-minute holiday accommodation? Head to VRBO now and find your perfect Norfolk holiday home!

Blakeney B&Bs

Bramble Lodge B&B

In a peaceful location and set back from the road, Bramble Lodge B&B offers a very warm welcome, as well as free WiFi and free private parking. The hosts John and Julie are super helpful and will give you tips on where to go and what to see locally.

The breakfast is homemade to order – and it’s not just your regular cooked breakfast! Choose from delights like Cley smoked salmon on locally baked sourdough bread, sweet potato hash with vegan cheese or Scotch pancakes with blueberries, bananas, maple syrup and thick yoghurt. Yum!

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Westons B&B, Blakeney

A unique Norfolk bed and breakfast experience, Westons offers two wooden cabins, one twin and one double, both with en suite bathrooms. Located right in the centre of Blakeney you are within easy reach of all the lovely restaurants and pubs, and some amazing walks.

The room comes with a full English breakfast, and special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Private parking is also available which is a great benefit in the summer months.

The Harnser, Cley-next-the-Sea

The Harnser is a dog-friendly guest house located only 1.4 miles from Blakeney, they offer simple yet stylish rooms and all come with a delicious homemade breakfast, from full English through to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

The hosts Ronan and Alan are welcoming, accommodating, funny and friendly and go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Glamping and Camping In Blakeney

If nothing here piques your interest, how about glamping or camping? Staying in a luxury bell tent, shepherds hut or glamping pod (or even your own tent!) is a fantastic way of getting back to nature and enjoying the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Ambers Bell Tent Camping at Wiverton Hall

Glamping is a great way to spend your holiday and staying at Ambers you will have the beaches and towns in North Norfolk on your doorstep.

Literally on the Norfolk Coast Path, Amber’s Bell Tent Glamping is a five minute walk along the Norfolk Coast Path from The Quay in Blakeney.

Stay in tranquil nature in one of their five-metre deluxe bell tents, which are really roomy and fully equipped, providing a spacious couples hideaway for two, or a good-sized room for a family of four. 

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Galley Hill Farm Camping

The nearest campsite to Blakeney, Galley Hill is a 20 minute walk or ten minute cycle ride from the village.

A back-to-basics site, pitches are on grass and well spaced and there are also a number of electric hook-up pitches catering for tents, trailer tents, campervans and motorhomes.

There is even a fully insulated glamping pod which sleeps up to five and has an outside area with a table and chairs.

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