Spink (spɪŋk) NOUN 1. a finch
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 rustic textures and materials with luxurious upholstery and fabrics: exposed ancient flint walls, lime-rendered walls, reclaimed oak beams, bricks and Norfolk pamments, sit next to Mulberry Home fabrics, Designers’s Guild bedlinen and towels, 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 characterful 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 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, a Nespresso machine (with coffee capsules), and many of the basics for cooking in the pantry. Your bed’s mattress (small steps provided) is made of wool and the bed linen is gorgeous; luxuriant plants give the sunken bath 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.