Norfolk Countryside

Norfolk Countryside

Norfolk Countryside

A Rural Country Retreat in North Norfolk

Cranmer Country Cottages is a good central base for experiencing Norfolk’s wide open spaces with bracing walks, cycling on local quiet lanes, bird watching on the wild Norfolk marshes and sampling some of the best local Norfolk pubs and restaurants.

As well hitting the nearby beaches, don’t miss out on the many other beauty spots to be found in the local Norfolk countryside.

Cranmer Country Cottages lies on the border between North and West Norfolk and within easy reach of 280 sq miles of land designated an Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More than 96% of Norfolk is rural and much of the countryside is set aside for agriculture, woodland, forestry or just left open. That is why there just seems to be so much space and it is easy to escape the crowds even in the height of summer.

We help sustain the wonderful natural Norfolk landscape via our commitment to save energy, preserve the environment and help fight climate change. Our recently converted 5 star ‘eco barns’ use energy only from carbon neutral sources.

We are close to the coast at Wells-Next-the-Sea and the Norfolk Coastal Path making us an ideal location for a relaxing and inspiring walking and cycling holiday at anytime of year. 

On your bike

The Norfolk countryside is perfect for cycling although you may find that it’s not as flat as you first thought. We have a safe storage barn for bikes and a drying space for wet weather gear. We provide a selection of route maps. If you don’t want to bring your own bike, cycle hire is available locally.

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On foot

Experience nature’s environmental gym. Discover Norfolk from a different perspective and unwind with therapeutic marsh, beach or pinewoods walks. We have the Holkham estate close by offering a number of walking routes to suit all ages and abilities. Walkers can explore the numerous nature reserves or SSIs mentioned.

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