As the name would imply, this Grade II listed detached cottage was once the village forge, its been transformed into a fabulous character holiday home, a truly stunning retreat close to Wells-next-the-Sea and the North Norfolk coast.
Creatively furnished with an eclectic mix of old and new, the emphasis has been placed on style, comfort, peace and relaxation.
Equally splendid is the wonderful, mature pretty south and west facing garden which stretches all around the rear of the cottage, and has the charm of a secret garden with ‘hidden’ areas to explore.
The original blacksmith’s fireplace still stands, now with a modern wood burning stove installed, and is the focal feature in the large dining kitchen. A recent extension houses a lovely cosy sitting room with an open fire and french doors overlooking the garden.
An inner hallway serves as a cloak/boot room and has access into the rear garden. There’s a small study too, with a comfy chair and reading lamp; a perfect space for some quiet time.
All on one level, with two king-size bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite with a large freestanding bath, this lovely holiday property will particularly appeal to couples and friends, but is just as suitable for a small family.
Binham is a pretty rural village, set almost entirely within a Conservation Area. There’s a good pub, and convenient village store and some atmospheric Benedictine Priory ruins – all just a short walk away.
Only three miles inland from the coastal village of Stiffkey, The Old Forge is a perfect base from which to explore all the delights of this beautiful part of North Norfolk either on foot, by bike or by car.
We loved this cottage as it was in a quiet location in a beautiful village but close to the coast too. The cottage itself was very spacious and comfortable and we loved the decor and furnishings - it was a joy to stay in it. The garden was great too although obviously in October didn't spent much time in it but would be a lovely place to sit outside in the summer.
Reviewed by the Cooper Family
A beautifully appointed, clean and stylish cottage with a fantastic garden full of meanders, nooks and crannies. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend The Old Forge. The location is ideal for exploring the delights of the North Norfolk Coast. Personal touches of some locally produced cheese and fresh fruit from the garden were also very much appreciated. 5 Stars.
Reviewed by Holly
Binham is an historical village a few miles inland from Wells-next-the-Sea.
Binham is a really beautiful example of a traditional Norfolk village with the added attraction of the Priory. The 12th century Priory has wonderful outdoor concerts in the summer.
There is an excellent pub called The Chequers, that brews its own beer and a village shop.
Walking in the area is excellent and very peaceful, you can really escape the madding crowds without being too far away from the interesting local towns of Wells or Blakeney.
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