Beautifully restored former schoolhouse
Country style kitchen
Open plan lounge / dining area with vaulted ceiling
Cosy up in front of the open fire
Dining table with views of the garden
Musical delights
Contemporary bathroom
Enjoy a good nights sleep in the double bedroom
Dine al fresco
An peaceful retreat
Explore the gardens
1 / 11  Beautifully restored former schoolhouse
2 / 11  Country style kitchen
3 / 11  Open plan lounge / dining area with vaulted ceiling
4 / 11  Cosy up in front of the open fire
5 / 11  Dining table with views of the garden
6 / 11  Musical delights
7 / 11  Contemporary bathroom
8 / 11  Enjoy a good nights sleep in the double bedroom
9 / 11  Dine al fresco
10 / 11  An peaceful retreat
11 / 11  Explore the gardens

The Schoolhouse - Holt

Saxlingham, Norfolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set within 1 acre of gardens, this rural retreat is ideal for a couple looking to get away from it all
  • Located on the edge of a peaceful village in rural North Norfolk surrounded by farmland
  • An ideal base to explore the North Norfolk coast and Area of Outstanding Beauty just 4 miles away
Property code: NCC52

A wonderfully secluded former schoolhouse situated within 1 acre of grounds and offering stunning period accommodation for two guests, in the Norfolk village of Saxlingham.

The village of Saxlingham, where this cottage is situated, is a wonderfully peaceful part of the world surrounded by rolling countryside and perfect for enjoying scenic walks and cycle rides. Those with an interest in history or architecture may like to pop into the village church which has some fine examples of stained glass windows dating as far back as the 13th century. 4 miles to the east of the village, the market town of Holt is a great place to spend an afternoon wandering round the shops and stopping for lunch in one of the numerous eateries, whilst the North Norfolk coast with its beaches, harbour villages, and wildlife reserves can also be reached within a 4-mile drive.

Stepping inside this former schoolhouse for the first time, guests will immediately gain a sense of the property’s history. The main living area extends to 30’ and has a high beamed ceiling which has been beautifully maintained by the owners. Despite the grandeur of the room, the lounge area has a lovely cosy feel to it, with its deep sofa and open fire. In the corner of the room a TV/DVD provides entertainment in the evenings, whilst there is also a piano which will no doubt delight musical guests and the room also offers a dining table with views over the garden. The kitchen area is at the opposite end of the property and comes equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The bathroom (which is located downstairs), has been finished in a contemporary style and offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Wooden stairs lead to a partially galleried bedroom, a romantic space with a double bed situated under the eaves. (Please do be careful of the reduced head-height).

Outside, the property boasts an amazing 1 acre of grounds which has been mainly left to long grass in order to welcome a host of local wildlife. A path has been mowed to allow guests to wander around and to thoroughly enjoy the peaceful location. Garden furniture is provided, and it really is lovely to sit outside as the sun goes down and enjoy al fresco drinks in your private retreat. There is off-road parking available.



Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, telephone and CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub and shop 2 miles, beach 5 miles
  • Please be aware the property is next to a working farm where there are livestock so dogs must be kept under control

This property is personally managed by Lee.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judy 6th March 2020

This is a lovely friendly old school house in a secluded location in a sleepy rural village. It is light and airy and was perfect for us two plus our two doggies. Very near the coast for lots of great walks. We had a glorious week.

Reviewed by Tina 13th September 2019

Should be made clear that the garden is not secure, so pets can get out into neighbouring fields. This means there is potential for them to get onto a road. The property did provide a screw, that you can put into the ground and attach your dogs lead to. Not sure how strong this would be for a medium/large dog?

Reviewed by Brenda 30th August 2019

I loved the cottage and location. Very easy to get to all the delights of the North Norfolk coast from Saxlingham. But.....It was lovely after a busy day to return to the unspoilt setting and quiet of the cottage. The dog loved it too.

Reviewed by Sally 16th August 2019

We had a wonderful break here, found the bed extremely comfortable, and the accommodation contained everything you could possibly need and more. We loved being at the end of a lane near fields and the grounds were amazing for the dogs (not entirely secure). Thankfully a fan was supplied for the bedroom as we had glorious weather. We would most defiRead morenitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 12th July 2019

Lovely cottage surrounded by nature but with easy access to coast and surrounding villages. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable, open plan living area. Peaceful, natural garden and woodland full of wildlife.

Reviewed by Wendy 5th June 2019

The cottage was warm and comfortable in a lovely, secluded location, although the farm track approach might be more of a challenge in inclement weather. The appearance of hares and pheasants in the garden was a bonus we were not expecting, nor the deer on our early morning walk. A brilliant choice for an away from it all break, with some wonderful Read moreplaces to visit not too far away. Hide

Reviewed by M 31st May 2019

Beautiful. Out in the middle of nowhere, so good for those who like solitude. Being North Norfolk the WiFi is extremely slow ( not a complaint) but dont expect to be streaming or downloading etc. Our dog loved the garden but be prepared to look for and remove ticks as there are a lot of deer in the area.

Reviewed by Esther 17th May 2019

If you want peace and quiet, then this is the place for you. A great location to explore the North Norfolk coast and if you have your dog to consider then they will be quite happy. The schoolhouse is very comfortable with plenty of room to relax and unwind. Throughly enjoyed our stay there.

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