One of four charming cottages constructed from a 17th century barn, this vacation home for rent in England is a chic and cozy hideaway for enjoying the English seaside. Rustic and stylish, with a soothing pale palette inspired by shells from the marshlands of the North Sea, it’s beauty is in its simplicity.
Shell Cottage Sharrington, Norfolk, England
Voted among the Best British Holiday Houses by Condé Nast Traveller and the UK’s 50 Best Winter Weekends by The Times, this vacation home for rent in England is one of four cottages in the grounds of a 17th century Jacobean manor house.
Set in a row in a converted cartshed, the space was reinvented by the interior designer-owner and inspired by the natural elements of Norfolk’s coastal landscape. Paying homage to the Shell Gallery, the muted colors in Shell are a sophisticated blend of oyster, silver and taupe, with subtle, playful shell motifs throughout.
The original timbers and structural features have been restored and cleverly integrated with modern conveniences and are complemented with oak floors and natural materials that echo the wild beauty of the local environment.
The layout includes a hand-built modern kitchen with an eat-in antique French refectory dining table and open access to a separate sitting room, with a large open fireplace and cozy log burning stove.
There are two ensuite double bedrooms, one with a cast iron roll top bath, the other with a walk-in shower, that sleep up to four guests.
Decorated with a mix of vintage and contemporary furnishings and decor, the atmosphere seamlessly blends the historic rustic aspects of the home with a stylish spin.
Outside there is a private terrace for dining and relaxing, and a shared garden space.
Both rustic and chic, this is a relaxing and authentic getaway near the English seaside.
Wifi throughout, Freeview TV with DVD player, digital radio, ipod/iphone dock, log burner, access to laundry facilities. Firewood provided, off-road parking.
The cottage is ideally located for exploring the northernmost regions of Norfolk’s beautiful coast and countryside and is within a short driveto some of the areas most charming villages including the harbor town of Blakeney, the pretty market town of Holt, Burnham Market, Holkam, one of the UK’s top stately homes, Cley, Morston, Salthouse and Brancaster where you can soak up the local flavor, wander the shorelines and peruse an array of shops, cafes and pubs. This area of Norfolk is comprised of vast stretches of wild and protected nature reserves, salt marshes and coastal lands for exploring. And for those seeking a little royal history, the Sandringham Estate just thirty minutes drive.
Norfolk, England. Nearest Airport: Norwich International (24 miles), London Stansted (96 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall for the best weather and winter for wild isolation.
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Shell Cottagefrom £975/ wk
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.