The Feathers takes pride of place in the centre of Holt, famous for its Christmas Lights when the whole town is lit up during December – and also for its range of charming shops and art galleries.
Holt’s location also makes it an ideal base for exploring north Norfolk as it’s only 4 miles from the coastline (at Salthouse); head east or west to experience the full diversity of the north Norfolk coast.
HOLT OWL TRAIL
The Holt Owl Trail was devised to take you on a journey through the historic Georgian town and is a great way to explore and discover exciting things to do.
On this trail you will explore Holt on foot and find out fascinating facts, interesting anecdotes and details of additional ‘looped trails’ revealing some of Holt’s hidden locations.
Blakeney is a National Trust Nature Reserve around a 13 minute drive from us.
The Nature Reserve includes the Blakeney Freshes, 160 acres of freshwater grazing marsh and essential area for breeding birds and wintering wild fowl. Another area of importance for wildlife is Stiffkey Saltmarshes, think twisting, muddy creeks and beautiful landscape - the perfect spot for twitchers!
Of course, the main attraction to Blakeney Point is the country's largest grey seal colony. This amazing sight can only be viewed by boat. Take a look at the various tours you can take by clicking here.
Cromer is a 21 minutes from The Feathers.
Cromer is a traditional seaside town, recently famed for Banksy's Great British Spraycation artwork. Cromer pier which is home to a lifeboat station and Pavilion Theatre, where the UK’s only remaining traditional end of the pier variety show takes place each Summer and Winter. The pier is great example of Victorian architecture, having withstood many storms, tidal surges and even an attempt to blow it up by the Government in World War two!
Of course, Cromer crabs, a Norfolk delicacy is the best reason to take the trip out! Read more from a local Fisherman by clicking here.
Both Holkham is unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand that are home to many species of flora and fauna. Holkham beach, featured in the closing scenes of Shakespeare in Love with Gwyenth Paltrow walking along the sand at low tide.
Holkham beach is dog-friendly, offering hours of fun for salty sea dogs and those that love to get their paws sandy.
A 36 minute drive away is Burnham Market, set on a mile of stunning Norfolk coastline.
Sometime known as 'Chelsea-on-sea' due to its popularity with holiday makers from London and abundance of second homes. Burnham Market is a hive of small, independent businesses, from fashion boutiques to gift shops, to fish mongers and bakers.
If you enjoy a slow mooch exploring old streets lined with flint cottages and independent treasure troves, Burnham Market is a great day trip.
Holkham Estate is a must visit when you stay with us! From Holkham Hall, the history, stunning walled garden, park and nature reserve, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Think row boating on Holkam's mile-long lake, the Woodland Play Area for the little ones, and the Ropes Course for the slightly bigger ones!
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to tours at Holkham. There is the popular Safari on Foot, a full day adventure focusing on birds, invertebrates, wildflowers, plants, fungi and trees and their habitats. The Deer and Wildlife Safari, a whistle stop tour of the deer park on a trailer pulled by a tractor. Or something a little more niche with a Foraging Course.
It is a 34 minute drive to Holkham Hall from our front door.
The city of Norwich is a 49 minute drive from The Feathers.
The city dates back to the Iron Age and Boudicca's failed uprising against the Romans. Then to the Normans and William the Conqueror, Earl of Norwich. Later, Medieval Norwich thrived and became the second city in England, after London.