I had booked Swallow’s Nest for my whole family of five adults and four children aged from 12 - 7. We were delighted with the spacious accommodation as we were able to choose which living area to relax in. The children enjoyed the outdoor play space and the pool. Kitchens are generally well equipped although some extra serving dishes would have been useful. The cottages were warm, I imagine very cosy in colder months. However we were all too hot during most nights, the duvets are quite thick for summer nights. The owners have clearly considered the importance of managing the requirements o...more
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. We did book it a year in advance because it was for a special birthday and we knew that finding a property to meet our requirements at sh...more
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 provisi...more
We had a lovely week at Coot Cottage which we booked last minute. The onsite staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and the site is charming with a games room, newly refurbished tennis courts and a good sized indoor swimming pool. Lots of procedures have been put in place to make the site Covid safe including swim times allocated to specific properties. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated with a little outside courtyard which was a real sun trap. We were extremely lucky with the weather and were able to fully explore the many gorgeous villages and coastal loc...more
I booked both Woodpecker & Swallow for a much delayed family celebration. Please refer to my comments on my review of Woodpecker, which apply equally to Swallow.
Cottage lovely, conviently located, pool lovely but a bit shallow.. Max depth 1.2m... Excellent table tennis table... And great for plane spotting US special forces particularly visible...
This was our third holiday running at Cranmer & it was just as good as ever. The weather wasn’t brilliant but we had the super pool. Such a good idea having a rota. The only little criticism I have is the pillows are hard. Two soft ones per double bed would be so good. Thank you to all of you.
I rented both Woodpecker & Swallow for a much delayed family celebration. They did not disappoint & the fact that the two cottages are internally linked was perfect for us. The children loved the freedom of the outside space on the complex & the tennis courts were well used & enjoyed. Games room too was greatly appreciated, especially so with the rainy times that we had. Of course, as far as the children were concerned, the pool was the main event. We all felt that perhaps the water could have been a few degrees warmer but that is a minor criticism & in no way detracted from the enjoyment. All...more
Ideal environment for family holiday. Very safe for children who had lots of space to play in. Lots to do locally.
An attractively designed barn conversion style holiday cottage in a convenient location for the coast. Some equipment had seen better days and the bathroom extractor wasn't working. Master bedroom was dusty/ fluffy as noticed when cleaning on leaving. Outside patio and garden relaxing and the children's field equipment was enjoyed,as were the tennis courts and pool. The games room was a little cramped and needed a good clean.
We found End Cottage to be spacious and comfortable. All rooms are well equipped, although the kitchen could do with a couple of large pans as it is supposed to cater for eight. There is ample space for dinning with a large table and plenty of chairs. The open plan living allows everyone to be part of the action but it’s large enough to be able to split off if wanted. The beds were really comfortable and all linen and towels were clean and fresh and in good condition. There is a boot / utility room that houses the boiler which is very useful for drying coats, boots and wet dogs. The garden r...more
Very enjoyable 6 night break in a converted Victorian farm in a rural setting but within easy travel of the large range of attractions and activities Norfolk has to offer. Garden House is the only new build on the property and is well appointed and easily accommodated 4 adults and two small children. The facilities are excellent, including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, large barbecue and outdoor seating area. Plenty of safe space for children to play. On site is a delightful swimming pool although use was inevitably restricted by Covid rules. Very helpful staff also on site. Loc...more