Norfolk Holiday Cottages with Indoor Swimming Pool

Our luxury swimming pool is open daily all year round for visitors to our holiday cottages in Norfolk. The swimming pool is just a quick nip across the courtyard from Swallow, Tern, Wagtail and Owl Holiday Cottages. The indoor swimming pool is a heated, deck level fully tiled pool with Jet Stream and the pool hall has full climate control. The showers and changing rooms are heated as part of the heat recovery system. Swimming tuition is available for all ages.  As part of our commitment to providing eco-friendly holidays, the pool water is now also heated from an array of solar panels on the south facing roof.

The Cottage Pool at Cranmer Country Cottages - Norfolk

The cottages pool is housed in the old Threshing Barn at Home Farm Cranmer. The setting is quite dramatic with the modern swimming pool contrasting with the Victorian barn. The pool is a specially built facility, designed and approved for unsupervised use with changing and shower areas. The cottage pool is for the use of cottage residents for at least eight hours a day during peak season. Cottage residents can use thepool on a shared basis at the specified times. In addition unused private slots may be available at short notice. These are normally 1 hour sessions and can be exclusive. The cottage pool can be entered using wide shallow steps with a handrail. The swimming pool is fully tiled with a sophisticated, modern filtration system that is highly effective yet uses very low levels of chlorine. The pool is dosed with salt which passes through an electrolytic UV tube producing tiny amounts of sanitizer. This means we are not pumping out great volumes of heavily chlorinated water to waste and is better for those with asthma.

Swimming tuition is available for all ages. Learn to swim in the privacy of our heated indoor swimming pool. An ASA qualified instructor is available for tuition for groups of up to 8 people or one to one. Our instructer is qualified for nervous pupils of all ages: mothers and toddlers, beginners, improvers, post operative, joint injury rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Intensive 1 week courses are available October - December, January to March, April - May. All swimming courses are subject to availability and must be booked when you book your holiday.

Cranmer Country Cottages – Swimming Pool timetable



Mon - Thu

Last entry


Last entry


Last entry


Last entry



7.00 – 11.00


7.00 - 9.00


7.00 – 8.00pm

All day


7.00 -11.00




3.00 – 7.00


5.00 -8.00


As above


2.00 -8.00





Xmas Day & New Year’s Eve

7.00am – 3.00pm*

(last entry @ 2.15pm)

Closed late afternoon & evening

Staying guests only

New Year’s Day

10.00am – 6.00pm*

(last entry @ 5.15pm)

Closed evening

All day swimming – staying guests only.

*Please note - last pool entry is 45 minutes before session end time


Download the swimming pool rules


Length 13.1 metres [43 feet]
Width 4.45 metres [14.5 feet]
Maximum depth 1.2 metres
Minimum depth 0.9 metres
Full climate control
Heated to 29ºC








  no smoking site        sorry, no pets

Tel: (+44) 01328 823135

For late availability discounts check dates above

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Cranmer's indoor swimming pool and showers are heated by solar panels and our biomas boiler for a cosy 29 degrees. Perfect for small children.

“Probably the coldest week in the last 12 months; ice, snow and very cold! Nevertheless we had a good time. It was always lovely to return to the warm welcoming cottage. We experimented by cooking with the Rayburn - great fun and good results. Try it!” 
Alan & Jenny Suffolk
Swimming with babies

Swimming with babies
The luxury indoor heated pool at Cranmer is the perfect place to encourage babies and toddlers over 6 months into swimming. The water temperature is 29 degrees increasing to 30 degrees with solar gain. To prevent accidents in the pool we just ask that you use the neoprene happy nappy system that can be purchased from Amazon or Splashabout.

Please note that the pool is heated to 29 - 30 degrees maximum and is not heated to 32 degrees as an infant training pool dosed with chlorine might be. Babies and infants must wear neoprene swimming costumes and double nappies to prevent leakage. The pool is salt dosed which is not suitable for very young babies' ingestion. The pool is designed for recreational swimming it is not a leisure pool – it is a great place for children to build their confidence and learn to swim. If you have concerns about the temperature please download this information from Rospa.


swimming pool use

Please download and carefully read our Swimming Pool Rules below and then sign the form. We need to receive this form before we can give you a key for the swimming pool. We don't ask for a refund but we will charge your security depost £20 for lost keys.

Download our Swimming Pool Rules