Courtyard, lounge, loke, picnic hamper, beach bag kit
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The Cottage

Gillie Cottage is a charming Grade II listed fisherman's cottage located in the picturesque and most sought after Norfolk coastal village of Blakeney. This historic early 19th century hideaway has been beautifully and charmingly restored. The double fronted cottage features a private courtyard garden nestled within a pretty flower-lined loke just a short stroll to the Quay.


Style Elements

The cottage is dressed in a casual country-house style; muted heritage colours, country-house-farmhouse furnishings sprinkled with vintage finds from the barristers’ bookcase to the club chair. The lounge retreat begs for afternoons spent curled up on the sofa with a good book and a tipple from the honesty bar as the evening draws in. The upstairs is home to swathes of natural light and faded floral’s that ooze romance and oodles of charm in this dreamy cottage. The private courtyard with its comfy outdoor table and armchairs piled high with cushions is just perfect for drinks under candlelight.


Location, Location, Location!

Gillie is a stone's throw away from the original quayside for sailing and crabbing, and also within ambling distance of the wild and mysterious North Norfolk marshes renowned for their lovely walks, outstanding scenery and abundant wildlife. If you choose not to lift a finger, Gillie Cottage is perfectly positioned just steps away from the White Horse Hotel and the Blakeney Deli, so it is so easy to collect a picnic or lunch from the deli for the beach or pop into the White Horse – wonderful Eggs Benedict for breakfast! For the younger members of your party, you can be crabbing or playing in the creek in a couple of minutes!


Unique Features

Crabbing kit – a bucket, two fishing nets and a camouflaged brown net with galvanised metal rings round the perimeter, metres of brown line and a wooden hand winder.

Vintage beach bag – the essential items for a wonderful trip to the beach; beach towels and mattresses, an old fashioned windbreaker and beach boules.

Picnic basket – the picnic is a great British institution, it’s essentially English. It goes with floral frocks, big hats, blazers, white flannels and cravats! You’ll find your very own wicker picnic hamper to enjoy this timeless tradition. White flannels not supplied!

Boutique style honesty-bar - there’s a spirit-stocked honesty bar tucked away in a corner of the barristers’ bookcase, with crystal cut glasses to complement the tipple!

Honesty bar, local interest library

A library of books, magazines and music too; old films, new films including drama, comedy, thrillers and weepies.

Local interest library – a selection of reading books - Norfolk, Blakeney, Holkham, Churches, History, Birdlife and Walks.

Games compendium – a collection of old fashioned, classic games to enjoy playing.