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

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Fifibunny
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous little cottage”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a fantastic stay. There was everything we needed in the cottage and we were also given some milk, bread and wine which went down a treat. The cottage was very dog friendly too with a safe garden and towels for the dogs if needed. The decor was excellent and I loved all the knicknacks that the owner had bought. WE really felt comfortable and at home!

We loved the area we spent a lot of time walking and especially like Holkham beach. I would recommend the Rose and Crown pub in Snettisham and The Lifeboat in Thornham all of which are dog friendly. Norfolk Lavender is a great place to visit.

Will look forwarding to returning iat some point and would definitely book this cottage again!

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Liked best: Lovely and cosy
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Amanda H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just what the doctor ordered”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I can honestly say that "The Bolthole" was just what the doctor ordered, we both needed a stress free few days away from work and that is just what we got! the Bolthole is so well stocked that you only need your clothes and toiletries with you. we loved the decor as it had a proper seaside feel to it with clean fresh looking rooms full of quirky nic-nacks and a lovely comfortable bed to fall into at the end of the night, we were greeted with a welcome bottle of wine, lovely fresh bread & a bottle of milk which was very welcome the only downfall is that the parking can prove slightly awkward if your neighbour parks without consideration as there is precious little other parking about but still full marks to Sarah for her lovely holiday retreat.

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Liked best: well stocked with anything you may need
Liked least: parking
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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rosi w
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Cosy and Quaint”
Reviewed 31 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

A cosy cottage to return to at the end of a long day's birdwatching on the windy Norfolk coast! Very good wifi connection enabled us to check weather and birds seen at sites before we left for the day.

The bedroom and bathroom are particularly spacious and comfortable and the furnishings and decorations are in keeping with the age of the cottage and the seaside theme.

I was concerned about on road parking but had no problems while we were there. As I am not a dog owner I was concerned that a pet friendly cottage may have a slight whiff of dog about it but it was very clean and fresh smelling.

The owner, Sarah, was easy to get hold of if there were any problems or queries. She had notified clients that it was not for the 'less able'. We have never seen ourselves as in this category, although in 60, but we did find the quaint 'Norfolk Winder' staircase a bit of a challenge owing to previous knee/ankle injuries so perhaps not for you if you have difficulties in this area!

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Liked best: wifi, decorations, area
Liked least: found staits tricky
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
1 Feb 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you found no 'whiff of dog'! We try to make accessible to all, and 'dog friendly' shouldn't, in our case, put non dog owners off coming. Thank you for reflecting that. I think now, in light of your helpful comments, will point out exactly why I think the cottage is not suitable for some. I.e. The Norfolk Winder stairs. Narrow tread, sharp turn at base, steep! Very helpful feedback.
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SnoozeySu...
Merseyside
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Loved the place!”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We had a fantastic holiday at The Bolthole, it was very cosy and extremely well equipped. We dropped a 'point' on our review because there were a couple of appliance issues, but we informed Sarah the owner of this, and she has assured us that this is now sorted out. She also left us wine, bread and milk and plenty of other essentials besides which after an 8 hour to get there was most welcome! Snettisham itself is beautiful...we truly loved it, Rose and Crown - excellent, the seal excursion that Sarah mentions in the book, also fantastic and well worth ringing up to book. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was beautiful. Thank you Sarah for letting us stay, I really hope we get the chance to come again. Sue and Jackie

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Liked best: The location and cosiness of the cottage
Liked least: the technical issues we experienced
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
3 Sep 2015
Many thanks for your kind comments. I am so sorry the oven thermostat decided to die during your stay. There is now a new oven. The other appliance in question was the fridge. That was only so cold as the previous guests had turned it off so the housekeeper had set it to maximum to get it back to temperature, only forgotten to tell me! Glad you had a great stay, and hope to welcome you again
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jonlebon1...
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“"fantastic stay"”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Stayed in this very cosy cottage for a weeks holiday. ideal place to stay if you bring along your dog. cross the road at the cottage and you can walk your dog round the fields (plenty of rabbits.) Or turn rite cross the main road walk hundred yards threw the sandy car park keep rite threw the woods and fields to the beach takes about 20mins.From there you can walk to hunstanton takes a couple of hours.The village itself is nice and quiet we ate and drank at rose and crown very good it was too.

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Liked best: the bedroom
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Christine...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“relaxing stay in beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated surroundings”
Reviewed 16 April 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
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 1 March 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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