North Norfolk Coastline
North Norfolk Coastline
Luxury self catering holiday cottages located near Wells-Next-The-Sea, Holkham, Holt, Blakeney, Brancaster and Burnham Market
Award Winning Coasts
The North Norfolk seaside has won 3 awards in the Coast Awards. Holkham beach has been awarded the Best British Beach for the third year running, Cromwer Pier has just been voted ‘the best loved pier in Britain’, and the Norfolk Coastal path which links Holkam to Cromer has also received an award.
Wells and Holkham and within a few miles of our holiday cottages. The beaches at Wells-Next-The-Sea and Holkham are very beautiful sandy beaches with gentle gradients and sand dunes.
The beach at Wells-Next-the-Sea is a great place to walk on a bright winter’s day. The pinewoods provide shelter from the wind. Just the place to walk off a large lunch from the Victoria, or fish and chips from Plattens on the Wells quay.
Beach Huts – Accessible from Lady Anne’s Drive or the Wells-Next-The-Sea beach car park. Turn left on the quay and follow the road to the Pinewoods Caravan Park and car park. It is then a short walk through the pinewoods to the beach at Wells-Next-The-Sea. There is also an accessible boardwalk at Wells for people using wheelchairs.
Holkham beach can be reached either from Wells-next-the-Sea or at the other end from Burnham Overy Staithe where there is a footpath. The walk to Holkham beach takes a good half hour but bikes are allowed. Alternatively Holkam beach can be reached in the middle from Lady Ann’s Drive opposite to the Victoria Hotel and restaurant owned by the Holkham estate. Charges are made for parking at Lady Ann’s Drive and Wells-Next-The-Sea. Parking is free at Burnham Overy but beware of high tides if parked on the hard.
Brancaster beach is often visited by young families as the tide does not retreat quite as far as it does at Holkham. Parking is adjacent to Brancaster beach. Follow your visit to Brancaster with a visit to the White Horse and watch the sun go down across the marshes. (Child friendly it is advisable to book at weekends and in season). Brancaster is noted for its coastal flora and the roman site of Branodum.
Blakeney and Sheringham
Moving along the coast towards Sheringham there is the picturesque village of Blakeney. You can take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney point from the harbour quay. An excellent bacon sandwich and cup of tea can be bought from the caravan on the quay.
Because of their very gentle gradients the beaches in North Norfolk have rapidly rising tides, and sometimes strong currents. Isolated sandbanks can quickly be cut off by incoming tides. Please be aware of this and watch small children at all times.
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
We have just returned from a fabulous weeks cycling based at Cranmer Country Cottages in North Norfolk from which we cycled over 300 miles on the some of the best English lanes you could hope to find. As club cyclists who have enjoyed lots of Great Britain and Europe on a bike we think Norfolk is a real gem.
The two cottages were booked as a surprise for my 60th birthday, and what a surprise. I could not have hoped for a more fantastic celebration. We all enjoyed a brisk walk in Wells-next-the Sea, lunch in a local pub followed by a swim in the great pool here. The cottages are so well equipped, everything has been well thought out. I would recommend the cottages to any group wanting something special! Very relaxing time had by all.
Self-catering just got a seriously stylish upgrade
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.
If you're looking for a luxury, family stay in North Norfolk, this is it. If you're looking for a luxury, ecologically aware family stay, this is it too.
An excellent example of how a luxurious accommodation can attempt to be carbon neutral
We very much enjoyed our stay in the lovely warm surroundings of Woodpecker Cottage. Heated pool absolute bliss for early morning swims with the added bonus of splendid views of extensive countryside through those huge windows. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will be back soon.
I can't think of another five-star self-catering accommodation in the UK that is as green as Cranmer