windmillCley next the Sea is a gorgeous village on the north Norfolk coastline. We have a great range of luxury cottages available in Cley, sleeping between two and eight people. Find out what you can get up to during your visit.

Great Location, Stunning Countryside

blakeney18Cley – pronounced ‘Cly’ – is just a mile east of Blakeney and four miles north of Holt, on the coastal road between Wells and Sheringham.

The surrounding countryside is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you can enjoy stunning views every day of your trip.

Where to go in Cley

cley_next_the_sea_st_margaretThe village is well known for its iconic 18th century Windmill, which was formerly owned by the family of singer-songwriter James Blunt, and its magnificent church. St Margaret’s is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in north Norfolk.

With its arts and crafts galleries, specialist food shops, welcoming pubs and charming cafes, it’s no wonder Cley is so popular with visitors all year round.

Natural Beauty

cley-windmill-amongstCley Marshes Nature Reserve is an internationally recognised bird watching site, so it’s no surprise Norfolk Wildlife Trust have chosen to call the village home.

The shingle beach at Cley is accessible by car or on foot via footpaths through the marshes. This charming beach is perfect for sea fishing, kayaking or just relaxing. There is ample parking room at the beach car park and the village hall.

A Walking Hotspot

cleysmokeIf you enjoy scenic walks, you’ll love Peddars Way National Trail and Norfolk Coastal Path, which span 93 miles along the coast, passing straight through Blakeney and Cley. Choose from challenging hikes up picturesque cliffs or gentle strolls through open farmland, sandy beaches and flat salt marshes.

Rich Village History

cleypicnicfayreLike many of the villages in North Norfolk, Cley next the Sea is has a fascinating history. During the Middle Ages it was a thriving trade port – the large harbour once stood where the beautiful water meadows are today.

PageLines- cleybeach.jpgSeveral fascinating pictures of Cley’s history can be found at St Margaret’s Church – a great place to start finding out more about the area.

Cley next the Sea is a place of peace and tranquillity that warmly welcomes all visitors.

To plan your stay, click through to our luxury holiday cottages.