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Glaven Cottage is an exquisite Grade II listed flint cottage situated in an idyllic location on the banks of the River Glaven in Letheringsett. The unique and stylish three bedroom cottage dates back to 1870 and effortlessly fuses character with contemporary flair and is very much what you want it to be; a romantic love nest for two, a small family retreat or a little bolthole for a small group of friends looking for a quality property to enjoy a break away together.

Nestled in a highly discreet and private location within a prestigious gated development, Glaven Cottage is tucked away at the rear of The Maltings development which dates back to the 17th century and once was the old Letheringsett Brewery Mill. A great base for enjoying easy access to both coastal and rural North Norfolk, it offers the opportunity to totally relax, kick back and take in the North Norfolk air. Just a short drive from the North Norfolk coast with its plethora of sandy beaches and the bustling Georgian market town of Holt, this property pretty much ticks all the boxes.

With a wealth of period charm throughout; you'll just love the beautiful oak floors and doors, ornate and highly decorative original windows, exposed beams, feature fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. Undoubtedly the garden is a real feature of the cottage, with its paved sun terrace and lawn from where you can sit and enjoy picturesque riverside views and a picnic overlooking the babbling stream.

Glaven Cottage is just a two minute walk to a very good pub/restaurant, meaning you don't need to cook if you don't want to and you'll also find some great cafes and eateries in nearby Holt.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh ChairMicrowavePanel HeatersTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTumble DryerTV Washing MachineLog Burner / Open FireWiFiParkingNo Dogs


The cottage has electric underfloor heating on the ground floor and modern electric heating throughout

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall/garden room
A very attractive entrance into the property with stable door and french doors to the garden. Seating for two making this a perfect place to relax with a book. Door to utility cupboard which houses the washer/dryer.
With WC and wash basin.
Dining kitchen
A light and bright room with period feature window with views to the garden and river. Hand-built painted 'shaker-style' kitchen with fitted modern appliances including electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Oak table with seating for six.
Sitting room
Large sofa and two armchairs and small coffee table, all set around the wood burning stove and television with DVD player.
This dual aspect room has views to the side and rear. There is also access outside via what was once the front door.

First Floor:
Bedroom one
This beautifully romantic bedroom with its vaulted ceiling and beams has a king-size bed. The room provides views from three windows to the garden and river.
Bedroom two
With lovely views over the garden and river, this beautifully stylish bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and beams.
En-suite shower room
Features a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom three
A very pretty single room overlooking the garden.
A modern suite with bath and shower attachment, wash basin and WC serving bedrooms one and three.

The garden is a wonderful feature of the property and is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon or evening just relaxing or rustling up a barbecue.
The lawned garden wraps itself around the rear and side of the cottage and provides river frontage. However, it is not fully enclosed and therefore not safe for little ones to play unsupervised. The owners are unable to take responsibility for this.
There is a right of way at the back of the property out of the development, directly onto the road which makes it ideal if you are walking up to Holt.
There is some noise from the road but this shouldn't detract from your enjoyment of the property.
Parking is available to the front of the development (two spaces) although there is more parking possible in the access road which leads down to the King's Head pub/restaurant.

Additional Information:
Please note that the proximity to the river may not be appropriate or safe for young children.
Sorry, no pets.

Floor plan

Glaven Cottage holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Standing on the banks of the Glaven Valley and listed in 'Hidden Places of East Anglia' as "A truly charming place in the most delightful of settings", Letheringsett is famous for its working mill which is the last remaining fully-working watermill in Norfolk and is open to the public.
The village boasts the renowned pub, The King’s Head which serves good food and has barbecues during the summer months.
There is the ever-popular Back To The Garden deli/café/farm shop where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch before heading out for the day.
Letheringsett is just a 15 minute brisk uphill walk into the attractive Georgian market town of Holt, where you will find a wealth of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants.
You are only a short drive from Blakeney and Morston where you can book a boat trip to see the seals and there is fabulous birdwatching and walking at Cley-next-the-Sea and of course the ever-popular sandy beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea.

Guest reviews

Fabulous Christmas in a perfect cosy cottage. Many thanks.

Guez Family, December 2018
1 of 27

Cant wait to come back - enough said; this cottage is as beautiful as the county - Thank you.

Andrew, Zoe and Oli, November 2018
2 of 27

We have had a fabulous weekend in this beautiful cottage, so cosy and stylish. You have thought of everything! Thank you!

Ed, Annabel, Ameilia and Lucy, November 2018
3 of 27

We had a wonderful time here - the cottage is not only beautiful but also super comfy! Love the area and will definitely be back.

Bruver Family, October 2018
4 of 27

Fabulous - thank you. Wonderful setting and Kings Head very handy. First night dinner was lovely. See you next time we love Norfolk!

Lynn Family, September 2018
5 of 27

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! A truly wonderful cottage in a wonderful part of the world.

Rachel, nigel, Ben and Becci, August 2018
6 of 27

An enjoyable stay in a very comfortable cottage. it had everything we needed and is in a great setting and location. We ate at the Kings Head - back in the garden, both were great. We visited Blickling Hall - great visit and very reasonably priced bikes to hire - great fun for a family friendly route. Felbrigg Hall also worth a visit. Houghton Hall was a great day out - lovely walks and playground. Cromer was a lovely beach day. we had the added bonus of a Red Arrows display as it was carnival weekend. Other trips included to Holkham beach, Holt and Wells (great fish and chips!). Many thanks.

The Hooson Family, August 2018
7 of 27

Thank you so much, we have had the most wonderful weekend at Glaven Cottage! Such a beautiful setting and we have enjoyed the most glorious weather! The cottage has been everything we hoped for, like home from home. We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area and will certainly be back soon. Best wishes for the future.

Sophie and Phil, July 2018
8 of 27

Thank you so much, we have had the most wonderful weekend at Glaven Cottage! such a beautiful setting and we have enjoyed the most glorious weather! The cottage has been everything we hoped for like home from home! we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area and will certainly be back soon! Best wishes for the future.

Sophie and Phil, July 2018
9 of 27

Very enjoyable stay here, lovely house and garden in perfect setting. King's Head and Back to the Garden perfect for a bite to eat.

The Lunt Family, June 2018
10 of 27

We've loved staying in your beautiful house and enjoying the tranquil garden. Walked in Holt Park and saw walled garden and had coffee at Wiveton Hall. Saw partridge with thirteen chicks in garden here. Very good food at King's Head and Wiveton Hall. Thank you for a wonderful holiday and for allowing us to stay at your beautiful house.

Jo, Margaret, Martin, Mike and Sarah, June 2018
11 of 27

We had an enjoyable week and like other guests, found 'Back to the Garden' very useful. Also, the nearby pub was friendly and served good food.

The Stevens, June 2018
12 of 27

Lovely Cottage. Thank you for the little touches and for looking out for us early on. We have enjoyed a nice relaxing break.

The Carters, June 2018
13 of 27

Wonderful place - we look forward to returning when there's sunshine!

H & S Cooper, May 2018
14 of 27

Enjoyed the cottage so much. Very comfortable... and so lucky with the hot weather for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Mr Willis, May 2018
15 of 27

Thank you for the welcome pack! Wonderful stay, lovely cottage, shame about the weather. Thank you again.

Carolyn and Tony, March 2018
16 of 27

Such an enjoyable week spent in your beautiful cottage. The surrounding area of Holt and nearby farm shop have been a highlight. Holkham Beach is a must on a sunny day as the beach is huge with great views out to sea. We have also enjoyed cooking in your lovely kitchen and great food in the local pub!

Johnson Family, March 2018
17 of 27

A lovely cottage with beautiful decorations/interior. The owners clearly have a good taste and eye for detail! Unfortunately a few problems in the house, but everything else was great. (**The problems they mention were mostly with Wi-fi that have been addressed now**) We particularly enjoyed 'Back to the Garden' for lunch coffee and cake. In terms of beaches, we enjoyed Wells-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton beach and Brancaster beach. We didn't get a chance to go to any stately homes or National Trust places - next time! Thank you.

Douglas, Millie, Jan, February 2018
18 of 27

Most gorgeous cottage, with everything we could need. Absolutely LOVED the Christmas tree, wreath and other decor - what a treat! Lovely garden with river running through. We love North Norfolk, in particular, Holkham beach walk, Wells-next-the-Sea, queue at French's Fish and Chips is worth it. Burnham Market, love the cute shops particularly No 55 The Townhouse. Blickling Hall - lovely house (although did not go inside) beautiful walk around the lake. We really loved our stay and hope to be back!

Vanderstraetens & Jammines, January 2018
19 of 27

Perfect Spot for a Norfolk Break - a most beautiful, cosy house with everything that you need. What a treat to have gorgeous Christmas decorations, to really make it feel like home. Perfect location to explore North Norfolk. We will be back.

Keren Vanderstraeten, January 2018
20 of 27

We've had a wonderful stay in this beautifully appointed cottage. Luxury - Many thanks to The Booth family!

John & Jenny, December 2017
21 of 27

We had a wonderful stay in this fabulous 'hideaway' - so beautiful, Thank You!

John and Elizabeth Mulligan, November 2017
22 of 27

We have had a fabulous stay in Glaven Cottage. So cosy and welcoming with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Loved the log burner in the evenings amid some wild and windy weather! Have had some lovely days out exploring the coast and all the little shops. Highlight has been the boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney.

Sarah, Stephen, Liz and Shannon, November 2017
23 of 27

We have had a lovely stay in your delightful cottage. A lovely warm atmosphere and everything we needed. We hope to be back!

The Wards & The Summers, November 2017
24 of 27

What a great cottage! We had a delightful stay in Glaven Cottage - lovely cosy house with nice diffusers! The farm shop - 'Back To The Garden' nearby is amazing, delicious food in the shop and the restaurant. You must visit The King's Head - so convenient, amazing food and wonderful staff. We had a nice visit down to Holt and a visit to Felbrigg Hall -all highly recommended. The 'Norfolk Hideaways' info book is very helpful as well. Thanks for a lovely stay!

The Sullivan-Martin Family, October 2017
25 of 27

We loved staying in your beautiful cottage. Can recommend The King's Head for good pub food - The Deli food is amazing - but a bit on the pricey side. You must try 'Wells Crab House' for outstanding seafood and atmosphere and service. Holt is lovely, steam train a bonus. Blakeney and the coastal walks are great - lots of gift shops around. Old Hunstanton beach is fabulous - miles of sand to walk and play on. We were incredibly lucky, arrived to Storm Brian but had sunny days where the weather hit 17 degrees. We loved the bells!! And also loved all the amazing fragrances thatnks to the diffusers! A fab stay!

The Badger Family, October 2017
26 of 27

Top notch accommodation

Beautifully presented cottage, part of recently restored development next to River Glaven. Next to welcoming pub, serving food. Very comfortable and cosy. Rather more road noise than expected, although owners had warned of “some road noise” in their description. No welcoming supplies, although you can order a hamper to be delivered at your own expense from a local deli. Close to Holt, Blakeney and the north Norfolk coast’s amenities. Gorgeous deli and restaurant “Back to the garden” just along the road, by car .

David Warden, October 2017
27 of 27

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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