Blakeney Cottage Company, Blakeney
Tel: 44 1263 741 773
Concierge.com's insider take:
Aptly named, this company rents out some 40 self-catering cottages in or near the pretty harbor town of Blakeney, on the desirable north coast. The houses, available by the weekend (three-night minimum) or the week, are far more luxurious than your average English rental: Most have dishwashers and washer/dryers in fully equipped kitchens and extras like DVD players with movies. Many are built of indigenous flint—like the adorable three-bedroom Hideaway Cottage overlooking the salt marshes, freshly renovated with cream linen sofas, white-painted farmhouse tables, and brass beds. None of the mod cons come at the expense of charm—any one of these houses, whether it sleeps 2 people or 16, would fit perfectly well on a picture postcard. And if you disagree, drop in on the staff at their Blakeney High Street offices—they're also there to answer your queries and generally help out.