Attracted to the beautiful coastline and weekend sailing at Burnham Overy Staithe, Lynne moved to Norfolk from London with husband John & daughter Emily in 1999.
Lynne & John had a vision for their self-catering holiday cottage business beyond the pile of abandoned redundant farm buildings they purchased in 1998. Cranmer Country Cottages a luxury self-catering complex opened in 2000.
It is a business that never stands still. Lynne & John have worked hard to develop the former dairy farm into an award- winning & sustainable family friendly accommodation business with luxury onsite leisure facilities set in 175 acres of rolling farmland close to the North Norfolk coast.
Favourite Shop: Walsingham Farms shop – a brilliant Farm shop close to Cranmer, selling local produce & home cooked meals.
Favourite place to eat: Recently refurbished and highly acclaimed Sculthorpe Mill, great food and great location with alfresco dining in beautiful gardens running down to the river.
Favourite spot to grab a pint: The hero at Burnham Overy Staithe – a short walk from the quay after a sail.
Favourite walk: Norfolk Coast path map 31 – Norton marshes to Gun Hill taking in Burnham Overy Staithe & Overy creek.
Favourite beach: Scolt head Island for a local pic-nic lunch.
Favourite locally produced treats: Fresh samphire, mussels & asparagus when in season.
Best reason to visit: magical painterly sunsets, tidal creaks empty beaches and big blue skies.
Best of all!: Wide open spaces an ability to escape the crowds even in the height of summer!
A Norfolk Secret: Swimming in with the rising tide from Scolt Head Island to Burnham Overy boathouse.