based on 15 reviews
David, Rosie & Lucky (St Ives, Cambs)
So Good You Won't Want to Leave

We had a great time at Shire Cottage - despite the weather! It was so good we almost took up squatters' rights! The location is great, literally fall out of the door into the centre of Holt. The parking space is a real boon as was being able to close the gates to keep the dog in (we debated whether she'd be able to squeeze under the gate, luckily she wasn't sufficiently motivated to do so). Even tho' there's a street in front of the house and immediately behind, noise was no problem. The kitchen is fantastically equipped and we came away with clever storage ideas, like the cupboards under the stairs. The house is super comfy with everything you need, and with all the amenities of Holt at hand. My only suggestion would be for a shower curtain around the lovely roll-top bath. Thank you Chlöe, I'm sure we'll be back.

Guests with pets  |  0  |  stayed in 6/2019


Stayed at Shire Cottage for 3 nights with my parents and 4 year old daughter. We had a lovely time. Location was great and we enjoyed being able to cross the road for fresh croisssnts from Byfords every morning. The cottage had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable and it was a bonus having a TV in each of the bedrooms. Very clean cottage and useful to have a parking space and some outdoor seating to enjoy an icecream in the sunshine! Will definitely return.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 4/2019

Kate Langley (France)

We spent four nights at Shire Cottage. Perfect from the moment we walked in. Stylish but comfortably furnished and very well equipped - I can't think of anything else we might have needed. Very comfy beds and good quality bedding, clean and a really great location right in the middle of town with parking. Thanks

Mature couple  |  stayed in 11/2018

Debra winter (Lewes)

Beautiful cottage, nicely decorated throughout Had a very enjoyable stay Great location Will stay again

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2018

The Bryans (Hertfordshire)
5 days in Holt

We found Shire Cottage to be a perfect place to stay for a few days break. It is spotlessly clean and furnished with high quality items (the multi-function oven kept my husband entertained for 30 minutes!) that made the break feel special - we felt at home straight away. Holt is delightful and friendly having everything on your doorstep made a perfect contrast to our normal village life. Definitely recommend.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2018

Starr Family (Shire Cottage)
Beautiful Cottage

Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage. It was perfectly well stocked and elegant throughout in a great and central location. We will be back.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2018

Mark Irwin (York)

Pros: Shire cottage is in a great location and on site parking is a real bonus. Well equipped kitchen with very comfortable beds and clear instructions - and many TVs. Good broadband. Clearly refurbished to a high specification some time ago. Cons: Now looking a little tired with dirty and scratched paint. The seating area outside now consists of dead plants in pots, rubbish bins, wheel barrow and other 'stuff'...a shame as a little effort would put this right. The lack of a standing shower makes life difficult but you are warned in advance. TVs only work on a couple of channels. Overall a little expensive for the current state but with a little work a good value for money cottage in a lovely town.

Mature couple  |  stayed in 6/2018

Cassidy Family
Thank you!

We've had a fantastic Easter break here in Norfolk, the cottage was the perfect place to explore. Beautiful cottage, we will definitely return.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 4/2018

The Chilton Family
Christmas 2017

Perfect cottage in a perfect location! Holt is magical at Christmas. Thank you

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Matt (UK)
Perfect cottage in a perfect spot!

Lovely few days stay with our 2 girls - 3 and 18 months. Byfords was great for eating with the little ones. Very family friendly and we had great weather for flying a kite at Cromer and Holkham. Lovely few days made even better by the great accommodation!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2017

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