Loke House is located along an ancient flint lined Loke (footpath). 15 mins walk from beach (shingle) and salt marshes.
Cley–next-the–sea is situated on the River Glaven four miles north-west of Holt, a quaint Georgian town and less than a mile and a half east of Blakeney , a picturesque coastal town on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.
Despite having once been athriving port, the village is now nearly a mile from the sea; it does have a beach, which is mainly shingle and is accessed by walking over the marshes. The nature reserve contains a brand new environmentally friendly visitor centre incorporating an observation area.
The village itself is dominated by the picturesque 18th century windmill standing on the edge of the marshes. At the top end of the village is St. Margaret’s Church next to the village green; dating back to the 13th century.The area is a true all year round destination, with each season providing different experiences whether your passions are sailing, bird watching, walking along the beach, enjoying good food and drink or just relaxing – Cley-next-the- sea, and the surrounding area, have it all!
North Norfolk takes its food and eating out very seriously. Just two minutes walk from Loke House you will find the famous Cley Smoke House (www.Cleysmokehouse.com) which offers a truly amazing selection of smoked fish and shell fish, including famous Cromer Crabs. Just across the road is an award winning deli, Picnic Fayre (www.picnic-fayre.co.uk) set in an historic forge, it offers a mouth-watering selection of speciality breads, cheeses, antipasti, locally grown vegetables, wines, ice cream and much more.
Cley is an ideal base for exploring Norfolk’s local restaurants. The Village has two pubs, The George and The Three Swallows, both offering excellent lunch and dinner menus. Slightly further afield Blakeney ,Wiveton, Salthouse and Holt all offer a great selection of pubs and restaurants.
Details on all the local attractions can be found in the house, but here are details of a few to whet your appetite:
• Holkam Hall – one of Britain’s most majestic stately homes – www. holkham.co.uk
• Fantastic sandy beaches at Wells next to sea, Holkam and Mundsley
• Bird Watching at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s new Visitor Centre at NWT Cley Marshes providing stunning views over the Cley Marshes – www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
• Seal watching at Blakeney Point – Boat trips run daily from neighbouring Blakeney or Morston Quays – www.norfolksealtrips.co.uk
• Bewilderwood – 50 acres of wild imaginative outdoor treehouse adventure park – www.bewilderwood.co.uk
• Dinosaur Adventure Park – www.dinosauradventure.co.uk
• A number of National Trust properties – www.nationaltrust.org.uk
• North Norfolk Steam Railway – a Steam Engine that runs between Holt and Sheringham www.nnrailway.co.uk
• The Life Boat Museum at the end of the Cromer Pier www.cromerlifeboats.org.uk• Golf courses at Sheringham and Cromer – www.royalcromergolfclub.co.uk or www.sheringhamgolfclub.co.uk