Over two years in the making, and using curated reclaimed and vintage materials and objects, Spinks Nest is the very definition of rustic luxe; it has an old gardener's flint cottage vibe, which will surprise and delight you the minute you open the front door: the colours, textures, scents, warmth, light and sheer elan will leave you smitten.
Spinks Nest juxtaposes exposed ancient flint walls, lime rendered walls, reclaimed oak beams and bricks and Norfolk pamments with Aesop toiletries, Designers's Guild bedlinen, and a Woolroom wool mattress and bedding.
The kitchen is perfectly-formed and high-spec with a zinc worktop, powerful induction hob, micro-combi oven and large fridge freezer. The bathroom is surely the most beautiful bathroom in Norfolk, with a sunken micro-cement bath-for-2, reclaimed iroko old-fashioned toilet seat and reclaimed basin. It’s a delightful place for lovers, young or old!
A woodburner keeps the two reclaimed vintage armchairs cosy in the colder months as does the underfloor heating throughout; in spring you can throw open the top half of the stable door and listen to owls hooting as you relax.
The surrounding hamlet dates back to the Domesday Book, but thankfully the local pub – a quick wander up the road – is a modern gastro affair. And you’re within easy distance of North Norfolk’s highlights for day trips: vast sandy dunes, shingle beaches, and the famous marshes for circular walks amongst postcard-perfect views.
You’ll find several types of tea, coffee capsules and a smart machine, all the basics for cooking in the cupboards and a tray of port and gin as well as Fever Tree tonics waiting for you. Your mattress (steps provided) is made of wool and the bed linen is gorgeous; luxuriant plants give the sunken bath (inspired by Japan) a greenhouse feel.You’re deep in the Glaven Valley so walks are glorious but you’re also very near the marshes at Cley and Salthouse for magnificent birdwatching, and the coast for long beaches with huge skies.