Old Fire Station Cottage
Letheringsett, Holt, North Norfolk, NR25 7AR


Luxury Holiday Cottage in Beautiful North Norfolk

History

Letheringsett is a popular village in the heart of the Glaven valley just outside Holt and convenient for the North Norfolk coast.


In 1901 Justice Cozens Hardy bought the village a manual ‘Merryweather’ Fire Engine from the London Fire Brigade. He also purchased a shed which was previously a carpenter's shop to house it and hence became ‘The Fire Station’.

The Old Fire Station survives and is now a luxury holiday cottage.


The village has an award winning Water Mill and a short distance away is the market town of Holt. Holt was first mentioned in the Domesday Book(1086) when it was credited with five water mills, a market and its own Port of Cley, which was attached to the Holt Manor.


In 1708 the great fire of Holt destroyed much of the town centre, which accounts for the Georgian architecture found there today. The centre of the town comprises mainly of individual shops and businesses where a friendly and personal service still remains.


The Water Mill
Letheringsett Watermill is the last remaining watermill in Norfolk to produce flour. Mike and Marion Thurlow took over the mill in 1987 and have restored the mill to working order. It is now an award winning tourist attraction


Farm shop

The Back to the Garden Farm Shop is one mile away for provisions or a tasty meal in the deli-restaurant.


Holt

A perfect location for exploring North Norfolk has to be Holt. This pretty Georgian market town, nestled in the North Norfolk countryside, is brimming over with many interesting antique, arts and crafts and gift shops. There are also plenty of lovely places to eat and with the North Norfolk coast within easy reach you can walk off some of those extra calories while breathing the refreshing sea air.