What to do in Holt?
In the House:
There is XBOX ONE with Kinect sensor and a selection of games, 2021 new 50″ Samsung ArtMode TV with Freesat, and a selection of board games. Wireless fibre broadband. Pure DAB radio.
In the Garden:
There, on almost 2 acres we have formal, enclosed lawn to play on. We have a 2017 new 6 seat HotSpring Relay hot tub (extra charge applies). There is a large 16′ trampoline with safety sides and a playground for children under the age of 12 and under 50kg. There is also barbeque and seating area next to the house.
Eating out: we are asked this question regularly, and our usual answer is – we are spoilt for choice. Here is a list of a few suggestions:
– Kings Head in Holt www.kingsheadholt.org.uk/new/– owned by the same people who run Byfords. Stake house has just been opened, looks very nice;
– Byfords in Holt www.byfords.org.uk
– The Lawns Hotel in Holt. Nice bar there;
– Indian restaurant “Taste of India” The restaurant seems to be always full, but I cannot offer any comment, as I have not been there for a very long while;
– Chinese takeaway “Sunny” – very nice.
Shopping: again, we are spoilt for choice here. One of the most commended shops is Bakers and Larners (known as Norfolk Harrods). There are many other attractive shops in Holt, be that fashion (our favourite is Oola Boola on the High Street), galleries, antiques and many other kinds.
Outside of Holt
Just across the road there is Spouts Common with a small stream, and a peaceful walk to Leatheringsett village, (~1.5miles), where there is superbly recently refurbished Kings Head family pub (do book places in advance, as it is very popular). The Pigs in Edgefield is another popular option (less than 5 minutes drive away). They won Country Pub of the Year 2010.
To the south there is Holt Country Park, with large stretches of wood, and a couple of small ponds and a great children’s playground.
Cley (Fish Smokery and Groceries) as well as art galleries and a wind swept pebble beach is 5 miles away,
Morston with seal trips to Blakeney Point is 10 miles away,
Holkham beach and estate is 15 miles away,
Cromer pier is 10 miles away,
Blickling Hall (National Trust) is 10 miles away,
Salthouseis 6 miles away, where they serve sea food platters at Cookie’s Crab Shop, (this place should be kept a secret, really, because it is so good).
Norfolk Broads 20 miles away,
Sheringham Golf Club and Sheringham Park with superb rhododendron display in early summer and cycle hire are 8 miles away,
Sandringham estate is 18 miles away,
Norwich is 21 miles away,
Swimming pool and Gym, £5 per person is 10 minutes away by car
Walsingham Shrine, an interdenominational world-famous place of religious pilgrimage is 10 minutes drive away. Award winning Back To The Garden farm shop is a charming place to get some locally produced goodies.