5 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Cley, Holt, Norfolk

Guide Price £1,795,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A Landmark village house offering unrivalled and uninterrupted panoramic views over the marsh to Blakeney Point, this exceptional 5 bedroom, 5 en suite bathroom coastal property has been renovated and extended to a very high standard and is in the centre of the highly sought after Conservation Area village of Cley-next-the-Sea within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


The property would make a truly wonderful home but also offers very good investment return potential as a high end holiday rental property. Projected return figures are available and fixtures, fixtures and furniture available by separate negotiation.

Ground Floor

- Double height Atrium Reception Hall with feature open tread oak staircase and curved wall.
- Wonderful large, master bedroom with en suite jacuzzi bath and shower room, extensive wardrobe space and sitting area.
- Double guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area, and large triple wardrobe.
- Two further double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and wardrobes.
- Double bedroom/gymnasium with private terrace and en-suite shower room.
- Duravit, Hansgrohe and CP Hart bathroom fittings, heated towel rails and aqua vision in wall televisions.
- Utility/Laundry/Drying room with pressurised hot water system.
- Underfloor heating throughout the house and full insulation make Quay House warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to the solid thick walls.
- High quality detailed cornicing, architraves and skirting boards.
- Large Linen Cupboard.

First Floor

- Extensive living space with sitting, dining and study areas within, and stunning views to Cley Mill and over the marsh to the sea.
- Bespoke fully integrated Neptune kitchen with Siemens appliances, Samsung American Fridge and walk-in larder.
- West facing hardwood decked balcony offering panoramic views
- South facing hardwood decked balcony overlooking the wonderful fully stocked garden.
- Cloakroom/WC
- Very large attic storage area with pull down ladder access.

- Private enchanting, well stocked, enclosed south facing landscaped garden with stone fountain.
- Garden store with power and car charging point.
- Private parking for up to four or five cars/boats.

Driving Distances (approx.)
- Blakeney 1.2 miles
- Holt 3 miles
- Sheringham 8 miles
- Norwich 29 miles


Cley-next-the-Sea is an ancient historical 18th Century port with a renowned windmill on the old quayside. The village has attractive brick and flint cottages along with grander merchant’s houses, an eclectic range of shops including a gallery, Cley smokehouse and the Picnic Fayre delicatessen as well as a wonderful church, two pubs and a restaurant with the well-known Wiveton Hall Café within walking distance of the village.

This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area, and Cley-next-the-Sea is perfectly placed for easy access to the saltmarshes and Blakeney Point. There are many ways to while away leisure hours including sailing, bird and seal watching, cycling, golf, coastal walking and with numerous fine beaches to discover. Cley-next-the-Sea also benefits from a recently restored small harbour and slipway, situated next to the iconic Mill both being directly in view from the rear balcony.

Just 3 miles to the south is the Georgian market town of Holt, renowned for its attractive street frontages and for its wide range of independent shops. As well as Bakers and Larners – an exceptional privately owned department store, there are boutiques, cafes and bars, doctors’ surgery, dentist, bank and post office. Holt is also home to Gresham’s pre-prep, prep and senior schools, founded in 1555.


Quay House is a beautifully crafted, historic, centrally located village property with 5 ground floor bedroom suites, (one currently used as a gymnasium) and a capacious first floor living space with truly spectacular views in a breath taking location.

A wonderful glazed double height atrium entrance with inset painted wide front door and side lights, leads into the reception hall with natural limestone flooring and a stylish bespoke open tread oak staircase leading up to the first floor living areas.

On the ground floor, the master bedroom suite has plenty of space for comfortable seating and a large en suite bathroom with fine contemporary fittings to include a Jacuzzi bath, walk in rainforest shower, heated towel rail and Aqua vision television.

There are 4 further double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with en suite bathroom with bath and shower and a dressing area, and 3 with en suite shower rooms, one of which is currently used as a gymnasium and has its own private terrace.

Also, off the hallway, a good sized utility room with washing machine, oil fired boiler and pressurised water cylinder, makes the perfect drying room. There is also a large linen cupboard off the rear hall.

The first floor is a vast open plan area and has original pine flooring dating from the time this building was a grain store circa 1840’s. The partially vaulted ceiling has Velux windows and combined with the warm, pale paint finishes the whole area is filled with natural light. At the top of the stairs there is a separate cloakroom/WC.

The piece de resistance and what makes this house so amazing, are the gable end windows and bifold doors, where the most fabulous panoramic views dominate the room. Once you step onto the Iroko hardwood balcony you are immersed into the coast with nature on your doorstep and below you, the newly restored Cley harbour, then to your right the wonderful sight of the iconic Cley windmill. Taking in the sunset over Blakeney Point with a sundowner whilst sitting here would be the perfect end to any day

This spacious first floor makes a wonderful open family living/entertaining room with comfortably positioned seating overlooking the views, provision can be made for a fireplace if needed, a large dining area, office area and a beautiful handmade Neptune fitted kitchen and walk in larder.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of painted wooden cupboards and a large island unit under crystal white Corian worktops, with soft close drawers, Belfast sink, Quooker boiling water tap and pop up sockets. Siemens fully integrated appliances, namely, dishwasher, induction hob and downdraft extractor, a double oven, microwave and the all-important wine cooler, plus a Samsung American fridge freezer. There is also a walk-in larder/store and breakfast bar with seating. This kitchen has everything that you could want!

Bifold doors lead out from the kitchen to a further decked balcony overlooking the wonderful garden to the south, a great place for breakfast on a nice day.

The large attic offers considerable storage space and is accessed via a pull down ladder.


Quay House has a gravelled parking area behind hedging where it is possible to park 4 to 5 cars/boats. Willow fencing with painted hardwood gates open onto a further gravelled area suitable to be used as a raised terrace or space for another car or a stored boat, and a lockable garden store with power and water and a car charging point.

The garden is south facing and has been beautifully landscaped with clever structural planting, feature topiary, espalier Portuguese laurel hedging, trained wisteria and even a beautiful mature olive tree, with lavender and box hedging in mature borders, beautifully manicured lawns, limestone paths and terracing, and all enclosed by hand woven willow fencing and brick and flint walls. This is a glorious sheltered private area in which to relax or eat with family and friends, space for a large table and with a BBQ and fire pit.

There is a pretty and private rear patio area with a water and electricity supply, and access to the Harbour and Mill area.


From Blakeney follow the A419 coast road into Cley-next-the-Sea, continue through the village on the High Street and the property can be found on the left-hand side just after the entrance to Cley Mill.

Local Authority

North Norfolk District Council - Band G


Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Fixtures and Fittings

Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.


Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

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1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.

2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.

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