A simple seaside spot beloved of walkers, families and birders. The old white fisherman’s cottage overlooks the Cley Marshes, a shingle bank stretches out to sea, the glorious Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve is on your doorstep; marsh harriers flit past. And the pretty windmill-flanked village of Cley is just a ten-minute walk or one stop on the coast-hopper bus. The cottage is fresh, bright, private and has wonderful big bay windows looking out to sea. There’s a wood-burning stove in the stripy rugged-and-cushioned sitting room, a lovely refectory table for seafood dinners, a rocking chair in the light-filled conservatory, a cosy den for kids. The garden is coming along a treat and there’s a sheltered suntrap courtyard and a barbecue with steps to even better sea views. Sleep soundly after a day on the breezy coastal path, in simple blue-white bedrooms of oak and pine; owls are the only night-time revellers around here. You’re at the heart of North Norfolk’s seaside fun: crabbing on Blakeney quay, seal-watching trips from Morston, Holkham’s white-sand beaches, seafood joints galore.