Woodpecker – An oasis in North Norfolk
This was our first stay at Cranmer Cottages (Woodpecker) and we were not disappointed. The cottage was extremely clean & comfortable in an excellent location. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to beaches and lots of excursions for the small people. We were particularly pleased at the low flying aircraft for the aviation enthusiasts amongst us! The swimming pool was a real gem as the weather was very hot when we stayed (mid August). The paddock for the children to play safely in was a huge bonus. Perfection in every way, thank you I am sure we will be back 🙂
Swallow – A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage
We booked Swallow Cottage on a last minute deal. I was a little worried about going in a complex with a number of other properties but it suited our needs for a long weekend visit to see family. I needn’t have worried. Despite nearly full occupancy, the site was so quiet and we were barely aware of any other guests. The swimming pool is lovely and such a rare treat. As we had only booked a short stay, we only had one private pool slot but the ‘open’ slots were deserted so managed a lovely quiet swim each day. The cottage itself was beautifully equipped with quality products and a nice mix of modern and vintage decoration. It was very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and friendly before booking and when we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to come back.
We stayed in the Swallow Cottage for the first week of our kids October half term. We have three boys 13, 11 and a 3 year old and the facilities at Cranmer Country Cottages accommodated for all ages! From the swimming pool to the games room to the vast open space the boys were able safely able to take themselves off and make themselves at home! The accommodation in Swallow Cottage was perfect, and had everything and more for a family of five, from a washing machine, dishwasher, Amazon Prime and Netflix as well as strong WiFi. The beds were a great size and really comfy with the two on suite bathrooms having really powerful showers and electric towel rails so that if you did get wet during the day, we could get ready for the next. The location of Cranmer Cottages is ideal with it being pretty much 20-30 minutes of any coast line be it Wells-next-the-sea or Holkham Beach to Brancaster Straite all of which are a must to visit. Lynne, John and Nikki couldn’t do enough for you. A real hidden gem!
Avocet – Unbelievable week with family
High standard accommodation, excellent customer service from Nikki and Lynne. While we know what to expect in North Norfolk, this place excelled and exceeded our expectations. We were a big family gathering and booked all the cottages – it was particularly excellent to have access to all houses from the large garden / field behind. All of the family agreed this was the best holiday yet.
Tern – Fabulous holiday for a family
We stayed in Tern cottage at the end of July and had a wonderful week. Such a lovely and stylish cottage with everything you need and lots of facilities to keep our two daughters occupied (9 & 5) including a play area, tennis court and games room which both enjoyed using very much. The highlight was the pool which was perfect for us at it was so warm so our youngest daughter was able to enjoy it too without getting cold. They are operating an hour slot for each cottage which we think worked really well as you were guaranteed use to yourself as a family, then an open swim twice a day. Location was brilliant too, with loads to do on the doorstep and within very easy reach of the beaches, such a beautiful part of the country. Overall, we had a a really lovely week and would love to come back! Thank you.
End Cottage – Fantastic dog friendly accommodation within easy driving distance of the beach!
We enjoyed a week’s holiday at End Cottage in April with our two dogs – and had an amazing stay. The cottage was beautifully decorated, modern and very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed, most importantly a sunny secure lawned garden for our pups to use. Nicky, Assistant Manager of Cramner Country Cottages, was extremely helpful both in advance on the telephone and when we met after our arrival. Would definitely stay at End Cottage again!
Coot – A super place to stay
We really enjoyed a relaxing week at Coot Cottage. It was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and stylishly furnished and provided an excellent base for exploring North Norfolk. The kitchen was well equipped and the shower room was lovely with constant hot water. We appreciated the very good WiFi and recently installed Smart TV.
A highlight was having sole use of the beautiful swimming pool during allotted times and as the site was very quiet for some of our stay we enjoyed several early swims with the pool to ourselves when normally the pool would be shared. Although we did not make use of them there was a super games room, play equipment and tennis courts. Thank you for all the helpful information you sent us by e mail about places to visit and local eateries and we recommend Coot Cottage as a perfect place to stay for both older couples or parents with a small child and a baby.
Coot – Excellent bank holiday break
We enjoyed a lovely bank holiday weekend at Coot cottage. The accommodation was very well appointed and the on-site pool and play area was fantastic for our two young children.
Tern – Great cottages with lots of facilities!
We had a great stay at Cranmer. The cottage was clean and comfy and lots of thought had been put into supporting small children staying including cots, black out blinds, high chairs, etc. The facilities were fantastic – amazing pool with private usage sessions and a small play area, Wendy house, and games room with lots of toys and activities for all ages. Location is rural but only short drive to shops and activities. We would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.
Avocet – Always a great holiday cottage
We have stayed here countless times over the past 9 years and always have a fantastic holiday. Great location, great property, great facilities!
The Eco Barn – Clean spacious and very well equipped cottages , versatile layout for larger families
We really enjoyed our family weekend , the layout of the Ecobarn meant the two families could eat and socialise together but also had privacy when needed. Really well kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The play area out the back was ideal for the children , and the tennis courts and games rooms provided entertainment for children from 2 years up to 15, plus the adults
too ! Swimming pool was icing on the cake . The Owners were very helpful . The location is rural but great for exploring the coast, with Wells , Holkham and Blakeney fairly close by. All of our party of 12 agreed we would love to return .
Coot – Fantastic stay, we hope to return
We had a fantastic stay at Cranmer Country Cottages. ‘Coot’ had everything we needed, and more. We found the information package in the property to be informative and useful. The swimming pool and tennis courts to be of a very high, luxury standard which really made or holiday. Location was spot on, remote enough to enjoy the peace of the countryside but only a stones throw from all the places we wanted to visit. Meeting the owners gave a very nice, personal touch. We hope to return!
The Eco Barn – A fabulous family getaway
I just wanted to thank you so much for our amazing stay that we had at the Eco Barn last weekend. The accommodation, facilities and location were fantastic and we couldn’t fault our stay at all. It was a perfect choice for our family birthday celebrations with guests ranging from 3 years old to 65
End Cottage – End Cottage did everything we wanted, well done
Just wanted to say hello and thank you for the wonderfully comfortable – totally enjoyable – Christmas. We’re all agreed we had the best time and End Cottage was perfect for us all
Swallow’s Nest – Fantastic accommodation, perfect amenities, great location
We stayed here over the New Year – the team were excellent at communicating when we could check in, and providing lots of information around the manuals, pool timetable and check in. The accommodation was beautiful, very homely, comfortable, all the amenities you need. The onsite facilities of a games room, swimming pool and large (secure) field out the back were brilliant for the kids to play on (as well as the play equipment). The swimming pool was huge, clean, and it is a novelty to have it to yourselves. The location is brilliant too, only 10-15 mins from Wells and Holkham. We were sad to leave, and will definitely be booking to come back. This is an amazing, clean, comfortable, well equipped, beautiful accommodation and we feel like we’ve found a real gem.
The Eco barn – A lovely stay was had by all 15 of us
I don’t have anything but positive feedback. The cottages were welcoming and all bedroom a good size.
End Cottage – A lovely stay
We throughly enjoyed the cottage and facilities. We didn’t need for anything as it was all provided.
Wagtail – Autumn Break
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cranmer Cottages. We stayed for 4 nights in Wagtail cottage and certainly wished we had booked for longer. 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. I couldn’t recommend the place highly enough and will treasure my cranmer cottage jute bag that was gifted full of local provisions on our arrival.
Barbara Shaw, 27/9/2021
The Eco barn – Ideal for what we wanted
We wanted somewhere with excellent facilities within reasonable driving/cycling distance of North Norfolk Coast for a party of 10 with age ranges from 75 down to 4. Cranmer delivered on this very well with the swimming pool, games room, tennis courts and playing field and plenty of light/space indoors for cooking, eating, sleeping and relaxing and opportunities for the three small groups within the family to join or remain separate as circumstances required. All the children and adults involved enjoyed the holiday very much.
End Cottage – review
We found End Cottage to be spacious and comfortable. All rooms are well equipped… all areas were excellent, lovely pool with jet stream, great child’s activity room, fantastic tennis court and even a safe kids outdoor play area. Great home from home accommodation.
Garden House – Lovely stay
We had a wonderful stay! Very comfortable and clean house, and fantastic play area right outside the back door. We really enjoyed the private use of the excellent swimming pool. The timetable is to keep the pool Covid safe, but I actually think this is a great idea even without Covid! The games room was also very welcome on rainy days. We would happily return to Garden House!
Woodpecker – A lovely week in a rural oasis
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. Cranmer is a very peaceful, pretty, relaxing place to stay with excellent facilities. We look forward to booking again for next year; our young sons have already been asking when we can go back! Many thanks to Lynne, John & the Cranmer team for another wonderful holiday.
Swallow Cottage – Thanks for a fantastic holiday
We have all really enjoyed Norfolk, Swallow cottage and the facilities at Cranmer. You really have thought of everything a family may need on holiday which is wonderful (and very very impressive!!)
Best wishes to you and the team and a successful 2021 season.
Wagtail Cottage – A beautiful retreat
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. The attention to detail in terms of preparation, guidance and documentation provided before our stay was vast, ensuring we were fully prepared for our stay highlighting the various important Covid safe things we needed to be conscious of.
We will definitely be returning for another stay in the near future. Thank you all very much.
Thank you for the most wonderful stay at Wagtail last week. It was lovely to meet some of you to put faces to names and of course it was great to have such a fantastic base on some of those typically wet British days so we could still enjoy our time together.
Kate – 02/06/2021
End Cottage – Dog-friendly cottage
Thank you very much for the accommodation at End Cottage this weekend. The cottage is beautiful and we very much enjoyed our stay. The pool was such a huge bonus and our little ones, who have been unable to swim much over this last year derives a lot of benefit. I very much we will be able to visit you again as it really was the perfect spot.
Julia – 25/05/2021
Avocet – Eco Barn
Thank you very much. It was our second stay with you guys and was very enjoyable. couldn’t have asked for more. looking forward to staying with you guys again in the future.
Richard – 22/05/2021
Avocet – Eco barn
Just wanted to let you know we’ve left this morning – thanks for such a lovely stay it was fab.
Rachel – 21/05/2021
Thank you very much, we had a great time. We loved the cottage and the pool. When do you have vacancies in Sept 2021 please?
A little bit of Norfolk magic – Avocet Eco barn
We had a lovely time at Cranmer. Customer service is amazing and we treasured the swimming pool and game rooms.
Fantastic Accommodation – Garden House Eco Barn
We have just returned from a great weekends stay at Cranmer Cottages. Garden House was brilliant, very spacious with high quality decor, and very clean. The large garden area to the rear of the cottages is great for kids to play, and the pool was lovely. We will definitely be booking again.
Mark – 07/10/2020
Another excellent stay at Cranmer that even Covid could not spoil! – Woodpecker Cottage
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. Due to Covid a few things had to be different from usual but they went above and beyond to ensure everyone got a safe holiday and a turn in the pool! Woodpecker is a smaller cottage but well equipped and comfortable with a handy extra bedroom. The water pressure and temperature was excellent so important after a rainy day at the beach. We ate in this year far more than usual and found the kitchen and appliances very easy.
Susanne – 03/11/2020
Family Group – Swallow’s Nest
Very good arrangements for a family group holiday. Excellent that the swimming pool,was kept in operation with a very well organized schedule.
John – 16/08/2020
Lovely short stay – Tern Cottage
Spotless, well appointed, great facilities. Our little boy loved the huge garden to play in. Highly recommended we’ll be back.
Highly Recommended! – Swallows Nest
We loved our stay here with our sons and friends. The accommodation worked perfectly for us all. The games room and pool were a fab addition and meant you had options on site rather than going out. We would book again in the future
Carly – 23/02/2020
Birthday Weekend – The Eco Barn
Came across this hidden gem by accident and would like to keep it our secret ! However so pleased they are doing well. A lot of care and detail has gone into the renovation of these barns including a fab swimming pool and an essential games room for kids.
Clare – 05/02/2020
Despite the Covid restrictions we have always enjoyed staying in Coot cottage. A well -appointed, clean and equipped cottage with modern day comms facilities. The owners John and Lynn and staff are always very helpful. Our ninth consecutive visit., always too little time to do the things we wish to do!
Gordon – 19/09/2020
Peaceful home away from home – Coot Cottage
We loved the cottage and the surrounding areas which were all really clean and well kept. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the weather to enjoy all the outside activities. The cottage itself was warm and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. We used this as a base to cycle and walk to areas of North Norfolk. We loved the pool and the fact that we had it all to ourselves.
Chris – 01/06/2021
Lovely as usual – Owl Cottage
We stayed in Owl this time after staying in other cottages previously. It was the usual lovely feel with all the amenities we needed, and an aga! Spacious and tidy with the HUGE garden to play in was great for your kids. Extra access to the pool was great as was the games room (remember to bring 50p coins haha). Of course, things are different during the current covid context but Lynne, John and Nikki still made it feel like a holiday with smart ways to keep safe while still enjoying our time there. It was another lovely break and we shall be back again soon.
Nelson – 19/12/2020
Our 2nd stay here at Cranmer Country Cottages – Swallow Cottage
Another brilliant week at Cranmer. This time we rented Swallow, and my family took Woodpecker and Owl. We loved staying in Swallow. Spacious living accommodation, nice big double bedroom with a further single and small double. The patio was lovely with a picnic table and a further table and chairs with umbrella. Perfect for bbq’s with my family of 10.
Clare – 27/07/2020
Lovely place to stay – The Eco Barn
The Eco Barn was a lovely place to stay we were pleasantly surprised the Garden House and Avocet were actually connected not just 2 buildings next to each other which was great for our stay. Plenty to keep the children entertained and over all very comfy place to stay. Only a short drive from wells next the sea for a day trip out too. Highly recommend for somewhere to stay in Norfolk.
Fiona – 09/10/2019
Half Term Heaven in North Norfolk – Swallow Cottage
Cranmer Country Cottages were the perfect place to spend our May half term holiday as a family of 6 including 4 children aged 10,9, 7 and 3. We stayed in Swallow which forms part of a row of barn conversions looking out onto a large open field in the beautiful Norfolk countryside close to the North Norfolk Coast. Swallow a self-catering cottage with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living all on one floor is spacious, with modern farm house features and very comfortable furniture. The interior whitewashed walls are fabulous with modern art prints and the space is light, airy and very clean. The kitchen is well stocked and the big farmhouse table is perfect for family meals. A dishwasher and washing machine are always an added bonus! The south facing outside eating area is private and a relaxing space to eat and read. Activities at Cranmer Cottages The amazing indoor swimming pool within one of the converted barns looks out onto open fields and is a delightful pool for all the family. We swam in the pool everyday, sometimes twice a day, most days having the pool to ourselves. The pool is a salt water pool rather than chlorine which is a real treat and the steps leading down to the pool were great for our youngest daughter. The large open field which Swallow looks out upon from the glass, sliding doors provides the perfect natural playground for all the children from the various cottages to spill out and play together. The subtle slide, wooden climbing frame, swings, beautifully painted shepherd’s hut and playhouse are all lovely additions and give the children a variety of things to do outside. Read more…