Stay at Sarah’s


Holt, Norfolk

Chic 2-bedroom Georgian apartment in lovely Holt, 3 miles from the North Norfolk coast.

2 Bedrooms

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

The Georgian town of Holt is one of North Norfolk’s best-kept secrets, and this townhouse apartment is the best place from which to get to know it. Centrally located on the high street, it’s a home from home with divine attention to detail: old barrelled ceilings and wooden floors, objets collected on the owner’s global travels (a selection of which guests can purchase), and modern luxuries like The White Company linens and a Fired Earth bathroom. The master bedroom houses a four-poster bed of our period-conversion dreams and there’s a beautiful front-facing second bedroom (twin or superking).

You’re on the top floor of the building, overlooking the bustling high street, which is lined with great independents. From delis and cafes to fishmongers, butchers, bakeries and antique shops, you can explore for hours. If you’ve a car, zip 3 miles to the coast for a walk up to Blakeney Point or a bracing swim in the North Sea. If not, just slow it down and stay in town. Mooch all day then head home to cook up a storm — or pre-order supper from Star Plain Stores because hey, you’re on holiday.

Getting here: it’s easiest to drive but you could train to Sheringham then taxi or ask for a pick-up (15 mins)

“I spent my 20s and 30s travelling and living abroad, mostly in Asia, before moving back and into this flat, which I filled with maps and travelling treasures. When the opportunity to buy the downstairs flat came up, I snapped it up and moved, then gutted and rebuilt this one. I’m a freelance stylist and love welcoming guests to my former home, and introducing them to everything this great county has to offer. I spend a lot of time travelling around Norfolk in Nelson, my vintage Morris Minor, so know all the best places!” Owner, Sarah

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Watching fabulous sunsets through the back windows.”

We love
The traditional porcelain china and vintage bone-handled cutlery. Makes every meal feel a bit special.

You may not love
At the top of a building with stairs; no on-site parking though you can stop to unload and there are various free parking spots in town; no pets; no TV.

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  • "We loved everything about staying at Sarah's, and Holt. We only wish our stay was longer in this thoughtfully designed and comfortable space. Sarah, you have been a dream to deal with, so many lovely touches and the ease of contact has been great."

    Jackie and Ais, May 2022
  • "This was our first time visiting North Norfolk and we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful stay! We all loved the apartment and really appreciated all the special touches and beautiful interiors. In terms of location, Holt is a perfect base for either visiting nearby coast of villages. Thanks for the board games, you were a fab host, looking forward to staying again."

    The Perry's, February 2022
  • "Thank you Sarah for making our stay in your apartment so fabulous! We loved the way you've mixed period features with newer pieces and the seed heads are amazing! "

    Susan and Gordon, October 2021
  • "We had a fabulous time staying at Sarah's - she was a wonderful host, making the stay so easy and pleasurable. The recommendations were fabulous and I think we tried every bakery in tow."

    October 2021
  • "Thank you Sarah for such a lovely welcome to your beautiful apartment, we love the Asian/Georgian fusion and all the touches to make it feel like 'home'. We'll be back!"

    Doreen, Helen an Sophie, Sept 2021
  • "What a lovely place for our first weekend out of London for six months! Such a special spot here and we really loved the croissants delivered for our first breakfast! Thank you Sarah for all the great information about North Norfolk - it was really lovely to get to the coast, some nice walks finished with lunch at the pub! Best wishes."

    Julia and Greg, May 2021
  • "What a beautiful apartment and town! Impeccable taste wonderfully bright and the pefect space for our family - 2 adults 1 four year old and a 5 month old. We went swimming, crabbing, walking, saw seals and explored the local town pubs and had a wonderful time. Thank you."

    Maddy, George, Ralph and Annie, May 2021
  • What a beautiful apartment! We spent a few nights here for our minimoon, finally getting married after many postponed dates. We explored all of Sarah's suggestions - loved Cley and Burnham Market. Byfords pizza was really lovely for a quiet night in."

    Laura and Danny, May 2021
  • "Lovely apartment and wonderful couple of days exploring North Norfolk. Steam train journey to Sheringham was great and 'Fat Ted's dining at the beach a real treat. Day out with the highly informative Martin of North Norfolk Safari's was a great success. We spotted deer, hares and many birds of prey. Highly recommended. Sarah's attention to detail and good suggestions for things to see and do and places to eat were much appreciated. Good break away, thank you."

    Ruth and Steve, May 2021
  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful few days in this beatiful town and apartment. We really appreciated the local tips and the wine-croissants were such a bonus! Sarah is a great host, even sorted us out with a mini heatwave ;) We would love to come back and will definitely be recommending Holt Hideaway to friends."

    Abi, Claire and Hannah, May 2021
  • "Thank you for being such a thoughtful and approachable host, we had a brilliant couple of days adventuring and breathing in the salty atmosphere of North Norfolk."

    Maria, Jean-Paul and Alexander, May 2021
  • "A wonderful 3-night pre-Xmas break at Sarah's lovely Holt Hideaway. We enjoyed a very chilled & relaxing time at this chic & comfortable apartment. A perfect pretty Norfolk Georgian town wonderfully located for accessing the beautiful North Norfolk cost & countryside, thank you Sarah."

    Diane, December 2020
  • "A master class in design. Everything in the flat is well thought out and beautiful whilst also being an incredibly comfortable and welcoming space to stay. Location for exploring Holt is incredible and Sarah is an amazing host. Can’t wait to go back!"



  • Holt Hideaway, Norfolk
  • Holt Hideaway, Norfolk
  • Holt Hideaway, Norfolk
  • Blakeney Point
    Blakeney Point
  • Blakeney boat
    Blakeney boat
  • Holt is 3 miles from the stunning North Norfolk coast. Keen walkers can hike up to Blakeney Point from Cley to experience one of the last true wildernesses in the UK, complete with a resident colony of seals.
  • Jump on the steam train from Holt and chug through the countryside past traditional flint villages and out to the coastal town of Sheringham.
  • For potted family fun, go crabbing at Blakeney quay. Or just buy a delicious dressed Cromer crab from the fishermen for lunch!
  • Norfolk has the greatest concentration of medieval churches in the world. Our top 5 are in the nearby Glaven Valley – Blakeney, as impressive as any city church; Wiveton, with its mooring rope marks clearly carved into the walls; cathedral-like Cley; idyllic Glandford; and round-tower Letheringsett. You can easily visit them all in a day.
  • The Coastal Exploration company can take you out on a traditional wood sailing vessel to explore the beautiful saltmarsh habitat off-shore and open water.
  • Ex-BBC cameraman Martin Hayward Smith runs brilliant Landrover safarisphotograph countryside geese and hares or go on a watery tideline adventure.
  • The Owl Trail will lead you around Holt’s oldest and best hidden spots; just follow the 12 plaques around town.
  • If you’re here in summer, July is festival time; in winter, seasonal markets and fairy lights add to Holt’s chocolate-box appeal.


  • Top-floor apartment of a Georgian townhouse
  • Master bedroom with bespoke 4-poster bed; second bedroom twin/superking with zip and lock mattress
  • Children very welcome; travel cot and highchair available to borrow
  • Fired Earth bathroom with walk-in shower; The White Company towels, Plum & Ashby toiletries
  • Full kitchen including induction hob and washing machine; store cupboard essentials
  • A bowl of fresh fruit, plus Sarah’s allotment produce in season
  • Living area with travel books and local magazines
  • Super-fast broadband and good mobile reception
  • Welcome extras on request: supper in fridge on arrival | breakfast hamper | picnic hampers from local deli | oysters | chilled champagne
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Walk to pubs, restaurants and shops
  • The owner lives downstairs if you need her, and is happy to collect you from the train station on arrival if she is free
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: slippers, walking boots if you’re headed to Blakeney Point, beach towels if you’re swimming

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