Norfolk Holiday Cottages with a Swimming Pool

Norfolk Holiday Cottages with a Swimming Pool

Guests enjoy our Norfolk holiday cottages and exclusive use of our private swimming pool whilst staying with us. The luxury salt-dosed heated pool is located in an authentically restored cathedral like threshing barn, within a stone’s throw of our self-catering cottages.

The pool is open all year ideal for keeping fit whilst on holiday, teaching toddlers to swim in a calm and peaceful environment, or just winding down after a fun-packed day.

The indoor heated pool has been specially designed to suit all ages* and levels of swimming ability. The pool has a deck level water line and is heated to a comfortable 29.5 degrees. The wide shallow steeps and handrail provide easy access to the water for nervous swimmers and people who are less mobile. The pool has a maximum depth of 1.2 meters and is sanitised with gentler natural salt rather than chlorine**.  Air & water quality is carefully managed and the pool hall is fitted with an integrated climate control system.  There are private changing rooms and showers leading directly into the pool hall.

Guests must agree to abide by the pool safety rules before using the pool  Pool safety rules & terms of use

Sorry, our pool is not available to friends or visitors of our guests or to people staying in other local Norfolk holiday accommodation.


Covid-19 – Plan A – We’ve made some changes

Our pool is now available to guests for both private 1-hour pre-allocated swim slots and flexible turn-up and swim sessions daily. Please see our updated swim timetable for further information. See link below

Our pool changing rooms have re-opened.

We ask everyone to do their bit to help to keep the changing rooms and shower areas as germ free as possible: clean feet only past the entrance lobby, please remove outdoor shoes before entering the changing rooms and use the deck brush provided to brush excess water and soap down the drains in the showers and changing rooms after your swim.

Why are we keeping timed pool sessions?

In line with our responsibility to ensure the safety of our guests, and to reassure everyone as we move to plan A after the Covid pandemic we have decided to keep some dedicated private daily swim slots. Our guests have enjoyed the luxury of having the pool to themselves for some family swim-time. The private swims are available on most days during your stay.  If you do not have a timetabled swim slot you can choose to take a 1-hour swim during the flexi swim times shown on the timetable and this includes the most popular time at the end of the day before tea.

Each property has an allocated daily swim on most days. In the case of our communicating group cottages guests sharing the group accommodation have access to the pool daily and up to twice a day:

·      Owl’s Roost = Owl & Wagtail swim times

·      Swallow’s Nest = Swallow & Woodpecker swim times

·      The Eco barn = Garden House & Avocet swim times

Out of season when we may not be fully-booked we reallocate any outstanding private swim slots between guests staying onsite. These cannot be booked in advance of your stay.

We offer flexible shared swim times on our main arrival day Friday. So, if you arrive after 4.00pm and before 7.00am you should get a swim. NB. The pool is only available for use after check-in time and before check-out time.

Please find the current swim timetable Below

NB. If we are advised to return to Covid restrictions we will revert to exclusive private swim slots and the changing room will be closed.

The holiday cottages luxury indoor pool is housed in the old threshing barn a Cranmer Country Cottages. The pool is a specially built facility, designed and approved for unsupervised use with changing and shower areas. The luxury cottage pool is for the use of Cranmer country cottages guests for at least eight hours a day during peak season. Cottage residents can use the pool on a shared basis at the specified times. In addition unused private slots may be available at short notice. These are normally 1 hour sessions and are exclusive. The cottage pool is entered using wide shallow steps with a handrail.It is fully tiled with a sophisticated modern filtration system that is highly effective yet uses very low levels of chlorine. The pool is dosed with salt which passes through an electrolytic UV tube producing tiny amounts of sanitizer.

Dimensions of the pool:

  • Length 13.1 metres [43 feet]
  • Width 4.45 metres [14.5 feet]
  • Maximum depth 1.2 metres
  • Minimum depth 0.9 metres
  • Full climate control
  • Heated to 30ºC

Guests are emailed the seasonal pool swim timetable applicable for their stay dates.  There will also be a printed copy of the current (dated) timetable available in your cottage.

Timetables shown on our website are a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.  Please email us if you require any specific information for pool use during your stay.

Pool Timetable Easter 2022

Please exit the building directly after your 1 hour swim.

Follow social distancing guidelines in and around the pool at all times.

Shower and change in your cottage

Keep to the timetable to make pool use fair to all guests.

Observe the Pool Safety Rules & Terms of Use (2022) and Indoor Pool use during Covid-19

Please leave outdoor shoes in the Pool Lobby.

No lone swimmers.

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Infants under 12 months are not permitted to swim in the pool.
This is based on advice from STA concerning baby swimming in salt dosed pools, please follow the link for further information:

Swimming with babies and toddlers
The luxury indoor heated pool at Cranmer is the perfect place to encourage babies and toddlers over 12 months into swimming. The water temperature is 29 degrees increasing to 30 degrees with solar gain. To prevent accidents in the pool we just ask that you use the neoprene happy nappy system that can be purchased from Amazon or Splashabout.

Please note that the pool is heated to 29 – 30 degrees maximum and is not heated to 32 degrees as an infant training pool dosed with chlorine might be. Babies and infants must wear neoprene swimming costumes and double nappies to prevent leakage. The pool is salt dosed which is not suitable for very young babies’ ingestion. The pool is designed for recreational swimming it is not a leisure pool – it is a great place for children to build their confidence and learn to swim. If you have concerns about the temperature please download this information from Rospa.

Please download and carefully read our Swimming Pool Safety Rules before you use the pool.  These terms form part of your booking terms for Cranmer Country cottages and were emailed to you as part of your booking confirmation. We will provide you with a key fob for entry to the pool. We will make a charge of £20.00 if the fob is lost.

Observe the Pool Safety Rules & Terms of Use (2022)  and Indoor Pool use during Covid-19

Our Terms of use for the Pool must be observed at all times by all guests.

Pool Safety Rules & Terms of Use (2022)

Please read our Term & Conditions & Property Roles

The pool is not available to friends or visitors of our guests or to people staying in other local Norfolk holiday accommodation.



  • The indoor pool is open for swims after your check-in time and before your check-out time only.
  • Your pool key fob will work for the initial 20 minutes from the start your allocated pool time, after that time you will be too late to swim. Each property has its own timed key fob.
  • Pool swim times cannot be changed unless confirmed in writing by management.
  • Please do not enter the building with dirty feet! Please wear shoes to and from the pool.
  • Remove outdoor footwear and leave in the entrance lobby.
  • Please be mindful of other pool users: brush down excess water the shower and changing room areas with the deck brush provided. Please ensure that toilets are flushed after use.
  • Infants under 12 months are not permitted to swim in the pool.

This is based on advice from STA concerning baby swimming in salt dosed pools, please follow the link for further information:

  • No unaccompanied children under the age of 17 years old allowed in the pool building.
  • No lone swimmers.
  • Please abide by the pool rules at all times. No food or drink in the pool building.
  • No fins, masks, large inflatables or solid balls are allowed in the pool hall.
  • Glazed doors must remain closed at all times.
  • Please stick to your swim slot time in fairness to all guests and also to give us enough time to clean & disinfect the pool and access areas.
  • If anyone is sick or has an accident in the pool, please contact us immediately. The pool will be closed for disinfection for everyone’s safety. Infants must wear neoprene swim nappies.
  • Failure to observe any of the above will result in you access key being cancelled.

In the event of an emergency please telephone the office on 01328 823135 or Emergency Mobile 0744 3373224 for anything else regarding the timetable please email us