Norfolk Holiday Cottages 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.

Beach Huts at Wells Next the Sea – 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.

Wells Next The SeaHolkham

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.


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.


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.



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Luxury holiday cottages in North Norfolk for family holiday and short breaks

Cranmer Country Cottages is a group of 4-star and 5-star luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in over 175 acres of privately owned grounds with a indoor heated swimming pool (open all year round), two outdoor tennis courts, a children's adventure play area and games room. Cranmer is ideally placed for a holiday or short break enjoying the North Norfolk country and coast. We have an excellent choice of luxurious holiday cottage for couples, families, friends or even large groups. With all our cottages supplied by on-site carbon neutral sources, we are also Norfolk greenest holiday accommodation.

SELF CATERING HOLIDAYS    gold tourism award   

Family Holidays

  • Travel cots provided
  • Accommodation all on one level
  • Space to run and play
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Children's play area
  • Games room
  • Beaches nearby
  • Family days out nearby
  • Large cottages for extended familes
Cycling Holidays in North Norfolk


At Cranmer we provide a lockable cycle store for bikes and a selection of local maps to get you going. Just let us know when you make your booking.

You can organise bikes to be delivered to Cranmer subject to availability. Cycle hire includes bikes for all the family, tandems, tag alongs, child seats and repair kits. Helmets are also available to purchase. Details below

bikes can be delivered to Cranmer only for weekly hire.

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