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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Snettisham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Christine...
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“relaxing stay in beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated surroundings”
Reviewed April 16, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The Bolt hole is a lovely cottage in a peaceful village. The cottage contains everything you need as a couple for a short stay. We found it very comfortable and the decor was exactly to our taste. The village of Snettisham is quite and friendly, with the added advantage of two pubs nearby both serving food and allowing dogs! We had a most pleasant stay and will definitely return.

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Liked best: size of bedroom and bathroom
Liked least: No washing machine
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MandyKev6...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A lovely place to stay”
Reviewed March 1, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Had a fab time at the Bolthole..well equipped and dog friendly and the arrival pack was a thoughtful addition.Sarah the owner was very helpful and replied straight away to queries The cottage is an ideal base for many of the sea side villages and towns.
We did some fantastic walks with our little westie along the coast from Heachem to Hunstanton and back ...We took the dog everywhere with us and found in Cromer, Holt and Wells Next to the Sea that alot of the pubs allowed dogs in the bar area which was brilliant.

Well worth a stay :)

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Liked best: The way the property was designed
Liked least: Where the tv was placed...ended up with neck ache
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JMCS1963
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quirky, Relaxing & Dog Friendly - Great Cottage”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We decided to book the Bolt Hole for a short, 4 night break for some R&R with our Cocker Spaniel after research, reading reviews and communication with Sarah the owner. We were looking to spend some time walking on the dog friendly beaches and out in the countryside around the North Norfolk coast and wanted a centrally located base that we could all relax in (including the dog) ... the Bolt Hole Didn't disappoint!
The booking process was made very easy by Sarah who was incredibly helpful answering all our many questions very quickly and patiently (we always like to make sure we book the right place!).
We arrived and parked on the road (quiet and safe) right outside the door. It's a very pretty looking little mid-terrace cottage. The front door led straight into a nice size lounge which was very tastefully decorated in a quirky way, the centre-piece being an open fire which we made full use of for a couple of cosy nights in. There's a flat screen tv on the wall with freeview and DVD player + ipod doc and even a record player and records. Plenty of books, games and DVDs and lots of local info. There's also a broadband router providing excellent WIFI coverage throughout the cottage.
The lounge leads through to a small kitchen area with cooker, fridge, microwave and plenty of pots, pans, crockery - everything you could possibly need. The kitchen in turn leads through to a dining area with a small table and chairs and doors opening into an outside courtyard area with patio table and fire-pit/barbecue.
The whole of the downstairs area is perfect for dogs - wooden floors, secure courtyard + box full of dog towels, blankets, bowls etc. Reading the visitor book most guests have brought their dog / dogs but the cottage is so easy to keep clean that you'd never know!
Upstairs is a very large bedroom with very comfortable king-size bed. Also ustairs is a big bathroom with large bath and shower - again, the upstairs was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean.
Everything is included (bed linen, towels etc), there's nothing you need to think about bringing - there's even coffee, tea, sugar etc + a starter pack of logs etc if you fancy a blazing fire (you only need it for effect as the central heating keeps the place warm enough).
We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Sarah whilst we were there - a lovely lady who goes out of her way to make sure visitors to the Bolt Hole can relax and enjoy their stay.
Snettisham is a nice village and dog walks from the cottage are diverse - out the door, turn left and immediately left onto the public footpath takes you straight up to the village centre where there's just a few shops but a really nice pub - the Rose & Crown, which again is dog friendly in any of the 3 bars and the garden outside - we had a lovely meal and were made to feel very welcome with our spaniel. Out the door and straight across the road, past the old water mill and your into fields. Out the door, turn right down to the end of the road, across the main road and you're onto a footpath into the beautiful woods (very popular with dog walkers in the morning) that lead down to the beach.
The surrounding area is made for dogs - vast, beautiful dog friendly beaches and countryside everywhere:
Day 1 we parked at Holkham beach and nature reserve and walked the couple of miles along the beach into Wells Next To Sea a lovely little sea-side town with plenty of shops, cafes, pubs etc. The beach is incredible - I didn't know such places existed in England, and completely dog friendly so no need for leads .
Day 2 we went out on a boat trip to see the seal colony and terns at Blakeney Point - yes - dogs are welcome on the boats for free.
Day 3 we parked at Brancaster Beach (another stunning vast beach and again completely dog friendly) and walked in the direction of Titchwell. We were disappointed that the beach was split by a channel that looked too deep to cross midway between Brancaster and Titchwell but walking inland along the side we were amazed to find it opened up slightly and in this small "lagoon" were 2 grey seals that we sat and watched for ages. We then drove to the RSPB at Titchwell to see the Avocets etc where dogs are welcome (on leads of course) on the main pathway through but not in the hides.
So, if you're looking for a place to stay where your dog or dogs will be made really welcome too. If you're looking for rest, relaxation, fresh air and walks on amazing beaches where your dog can run free over miles and miles of clean white sand and through the dunes then think North Norfolk and think the Bolt Hole in Snettisham - you won't be disappointed.

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Management Response
1 May 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful, kind comments about The Bolthole, and myself! I'm glad you had a great stay and it's fab, for future guests, that you've given so much information about the area and the dog friendliness you found. As a dog owner myself, I love it that I can take my two just about everywhere with me. I do hope to welcome you and your dog to The Bolthole for another stay at some point. Thank you again.
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SharonCol...
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great short break getaway”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This is a beautifully decorated cottage in a nice quite location. It is ideally situated for visiting many of the counties attractions, not least of which are the gorgeous beaches - we did 6 in less than 3 days! All seem to be dog friendly as are the majority of pubs in the area and there are some excellent ones to choose from within easy reach of the cottage. Overall this is lovely place to stay for a couple and their dog; our springer spaniel was very comfortable and had a great time on his first ever visit to the coast.
The only downsides to our particular stay was the lack of parking directly outside the accommodation and although we could park nearby this was a bit inconvenient with arriving and departing as we had to trudge to and fro with bags, dog cage etc. The other problem was a broken boiler which meant we had no heating or hot water throughout our stay. We contacted the owner and she responded straight away with the number of a plumber who we called and who came that day and seemed to fix it but it went again and although he came back the following day he could not repair it. We managed by boiling the kettle for washes but 3 days without a shower when you are out all day on sandy, windy beaches was a bit uncomfortable. However, this was unfortunate and should not put anyone off staying here as I'm sure it will soon be sorted out and this is a super little place and we had a fantastic break. The weather was really good, the walks great, scenery amazing and a comfy, we'll equipped
base to enjoy it all from - thank you.

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Liked best: The decor and location of the property
Liked least: Lack of designated parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Apr 2014
Thank you for your kind comments about my cottage and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It was indeed awful that the boiler, which is only a year old, chose to take it's own Easter holiday! It is now fixed, and hopefully we'll have no further problems. My plumber tried his best and as you said, got it working, but when it failed again, it was impossible to get a part straight away due to the Easter break. I am also sorry to hear that you had trouble parking outside the cottage. This doesn't normally happen. Next door, to the left, is also a holiday cottage, and it appears that we have inconsiderate people staying there at the moment. I ask my guests to park with care and respect their neighbours. Normally there's no issue. However,parking is always available in the Old Coal Yard which is more or less directly opposite.I will speak to the owner of the cottage next door and ask that he, in his notes to guests,requests that they too are considerate with parking.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 11, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Liked best: the whole cottage
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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GBlover17
Stalybridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

A lovely village & county, know the area very well. Disappointed as expected a wow factor after reviews plus being more expensive than 2 bedroom lets in same row of houses. It is clean & quirky with some fabulous coordination of style & colour throughout. The bed is really comfortable but sadly the lounge furniture isn't. Feel some cosiness lost.

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Liked best: The bed
Liked least: The seating
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
10 Nov 2013
Hi there!
Am so sorry you felt disappointed with your stay. Obviously that's not what I like to hear! I am priced well for what I offer. Guests get a well appointed cottage and don't have to buy everything from scratch. It is of course always possible to get cheaper but if nothing is left for you, the costs soon mount up. And I really do take care on details, decor etc, as I think you mentioned. Glad you liked the v comfy bed. I have never claimed to be 'five star' accommodation. My guests have chosen to rate that as their overall experience. I will of course take your comments on board and look for any feasible way I can improve, as always. Thank you for your feedback.
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