LUXURY NORFOLK COTTAGES ECO FRIENDLY FAMILY HOLIDAYS
CLOSE TO THE NORTH NORFOLK BEACHES
These nine stylish eco-friendly Norfolk cottages are set in extensive private grounds of coastal countryside with fantastic family friendly facilities, including a luxury indoor heated pool, games room and plenty of outdoor space. Our place has a laid-back vibe and is perfectly located close to some of the most beautiful beaches in North Norfolk. The ideal location for relaxed self-catering family holidays and weekend breaks in North Norfolk.
Sustainable Family Holidays
Here you’ll find an ideal spot where all ages can enjoy family holiday time together. Whether you have a young family, venturing out on your first family holiday in Norfolk, or whether you are seasoned travellers with toddlers in tow who know what it takes to keep children happy on a self-catering holiday, you have come to the right place!
We offer a small cluster of nine stylish and well-equipped child-friendly holiday cottages surrounded by wide-open spaces and fresh air, and a place where you can set your own agenda. You’ll experience a relaxed home from home stay in one of our converted holiday barns where you can prepare family meals and picnics and open large glazed doors directly onto the safe fenced gardens where children can run off some energy and make friends at the miniature shepherd’s hut and play area. There are also toddler toys in the games room, tennis for older children and of course the luxury indoor heated pool where even the most reluctant of young swimmers have learnt to swim.
All of this and there’s the fabulous north Norfolk coast to explore within 8 miles of our doorstep. Come rain or shine, we’re sure you’ll have a great stay! in End Cottage the dog can come too!
Our Eco Holiday Barns
Luxurious Norfolk Eco-friendly breaks with an ecologically sound ethos. When guests choose to stay on a self-catering holiday in one of our luxury Eco-Barns, they discover a comfortable and sustainable rural retreat surrounded by open space, nature and wildlife. A stay in our Norfolk eco barns offers a countryside escape without sacrifice to home from home comfort yet with respect for the environment. The holiday barns are converted to high environmental standards and use energy from sustainable sources. Over 80% of the energy used during a stay in any of the Eco barns is supplied from earth, wind and sun. All our Norfolk cottages have onsite EV charging facilities.
We are located just off the beaten track in gently rolling Norfolk countryside close to South Creake and Walsingham in North Norfolk. Our holiday homes are within a 3-hour drive from London & the home counties, less than 2-hours from Cambridge and Norwich is just an hour away. Our cottages and Eco barns provide the perfect base for exploring the North Norfolk coast., we are less than 10 miles from Holkham and the village of Burnham Market. There is has easy access to many great attractions including day trips to Old Hunstanton, Brancaster, Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham Bay, Holt. And Sheringham.
North Norfolk Coast
The North Norfolk Coast is a special place “Where the sea meets the sky”, space freedom & fresh air in an area nicknamed the “Champagne Coast”. The sultry marshes and windswept dunes are just the place for brisk walks with sweeping sandy beaches for building sandcastles and salty creaks for wildlife and nature spotting or gentle paddleboarding and wild swimming. At low water mud banks providing traditional fun for children as mud slides. Crabbing, rock-pooling, seal spotting and boating goes on virtually all year round
Eat and Drink
During your stay with us at Cranmer Country Cottages you’ll find plenty of local places to eat in Norfolk, including pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and delis. Food on the menus is generally from local suppliers and will not have travelled far between field to fork. Local delicacies include Brancaster lobster & mussels, Cromer crab Norfolk Asparagus samphire & strawberries also game pork cheese and beer brewed from local barley. If you are eating-in you can sample some of the best seasonal local produce available from farmers Markets and local farm shops..
Hello & welcome
We are Lynne & John Johnson. We moved from London to north Norfolk nearly 25 years ago. We were already sailing at beautiful Burnham Overy Staithe on the North Norfolk Coast and John’s connections with the area went back over several generations. We loved the area so much as weekenders that we decided to escape city life and move here permanently. We have been welcoming guests to holiday cottages in this special corner of north Norfolk since 2000. Over the years we have developed the former dairy farm barns into a thriving & sustainable family friendly accommodation business. It makes everything worthwhile to hear the distant laughter of children at play in the gardens on a summers evening as parents relax and little ones make new friends. No wonder many of our guests return again and again.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cranmer!
The cottage was immaculate and the on site facilities including the swimming pool, games room and the vast outdoor space were an added bonus. The surrounding area was beautiful and we managed to see so much of Norfolk in such a short space of time. The owners were extremely helpful and ensured we had everything we needed.Barbara
This was our fourth visit to Cranmer. Every visit we have been impressed by the outstanding quality of accommodation, and the hard work that goes in behind the scenes by the Cranmer team to make guests feel welcomed.
Self-catering just got a seriously stylish upgrade
We have stayed at Cranmer every year for 10 years and have stayed in most of the cottages. Lynne and John are superb hosts and the cottages are well designed and thoughtfully equipped.
There is so much more on offer. Quiet lanes linking pretty villages with duck ponds and great pubs, watch out for the wild life on the way, brown hares and barn owls don't seem very shy as they go about their business.
We had the most wonderful stay at Cranmer Cottages. Set in the most stunning location with rolling countryside it really was a little slice of heaven. We will definitely be returning for another stay in the near future. Thank you all very much.
I can't think of another five-star self-catering accommodation in the UK that is as green as Cranmer
Another excellent stay at Cranmer that even Covid could not spoil!
We have just been here for three nights but so wish we were able to stay a week! Thank you so much and we wish you every success with this venture which is truly excellent
Things to do
Cranmer is the ideal base to explore Norfolk’s finest places. North Norfolk offers something for everyone and much of it within 10 miles of Cranmer and South Creake.
Our luxury self catering holiday cottages located near Wells-Next-The-Sea, Holkham, Holt, Blakeney, Brancaster and Burnham Market.
Discover Norfolk from a different perspective and get fit into the bargain
North Norfolk has one of the largest colonies of grey seals in England. A boat trip is the safest way to view the seals.
Ideally located for luxury birdwatching breaks next to some of the finest nature reserves in the country
Enjoy sailing trips, canoe & kayak hire, fishing, golf, tennis, paddle boarding, windsurfing and kitesurfing
If you are planning a group get together there are plenty of activities to enjoy together in Norfolk.
Norfolk is a great place for foodies with an impressive selection of local produce to suit all tastes.
Why book direct with us?
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
We are proud to provide our guests with high-end, comfortable & well-equipped self-catering holiday cottages in Norfolk. We are pleased to welcome guests to our home and to impart our knowledge of the local area with our visitors.
Cranmer Country Cottages is privately owned professional self-catering business. Our guests safety is our priority. We live onsite and guests can contact us directly during their stay should they need to.
BOOK DIRECT & SAVE
When you book direct you will enjoy the best booking rates that we offer. There are no hidden surcharges such as cleaning fees, use of our indoor pool, Wi-Fi or for towels & linen – beds made up on arrival are included.
SPACE & FLEXIBILITY
Our self-catering properties enjoy plenty of space both indoors and outside. All properties include well-equipped kitchens giving you the flexibility to prepare family meals at your leisure and once you have checked in you can come and go as you please.
PEACE OF MIND
Our cottages are all graded 4 – 5**** Gold standard with Visit England.
All our cottages go through a rigorous grading process to ensure that you know what you can expect when you stay with us.