A Rural Country Retreat in North Norfolk

Cranmer Country Cottages is a good central base for experiencing Norfolk's wide open spaces with bracing walks, cycling on local quiet lanes, bird watching on the wild Norfolk marshes and sampling some of the best local Norfolk pubs and restaurants.

As well hitting the nearby beaches, don't miss out on the many other beauty spots to be found in the local Norfolk countryside. 

Cranmer Country Cottages lies on the border between North and West Norfolk and within easy reach of 280 sq miles of land designated an Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More than 96% of Norfolk is rural and much of the countryside is set aside for agriculture, woodland, forestry or just left open. That is why there just seems to be so much space and it is easy to escape the crowds even in the height of summer.  

We help sustain the wonderful natural Norfolk landscape via our commitment to save energy, preserve the environment and help fight climate change. Our recently converted 5 star ‘eco barns’ use energy only from carbon neutral sources.  

We are close to the coast at Wells-Next-the-Sea and the Norfolk Coastal Path making us an ideal location for a relaxing and inspiring walking and cycling holiday at anytime of year. 

On your bike
The Norfolk countryside is perfect for cycling although you may find that it's not as flat as you first thought. We have a safe storage barn for bikes and a drying space for wet weather gear. We provide a selection of route maps. If you don’t want to bring your own bike, cycle hire is available locally.

On foot 

Experience nature’s environmental gym. Discover Norfolk from a different perspective and unwind with therapeutic marsh, beach or pinewoods walks. We have the Holkham estate close by offering a number of walking routes to suit all ages and abilities. Walkers can explore the numerous nature reserves or SSIs mentioned.

Discover more about why Cranmer Country Cottages is the perfect location for your Norfolk walking holiday.


Treasure Trails NorfolkTreasure Trails Norfolk

Are you looking for the fun way to explore and discover more about Norfolk during your stay? Then why not try one of the great driving, walking, cycling or boating trails that have been set throughout the county by Treasure Trails (Norfolk). The Trails do not require a GPS, a map or local knowledge to complete them - it really is as simple as following the directions and solving the clues. The trails are suitable for all ages and, wherever possible, are pushchair and wheelchair friendly. http://www.treasuretrails.co.uk/norfolk/things-to-do.html.



  no smoking site        sorry, no pets                                                    except in End Cottage

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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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Self Catering Holiday on a Farm

Cranmer Country Cottages is a  member of Farm Stay UK. Our self catering holiday cottages are in the heart of working farmland in the Norfolk countryside. Home Farm was built as a Victorian dairy farm and we are custodians of 175 acres of the original arable farmland. We live on site. 

Wildlife and Birdwatching Holidays

Wildlife and Birdwatching Holidays

We are lucky enough to be close to several centres for wildlife:

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre

Hawk and Owl Trust Sculthorpe

Cley Marshes Nature Reserve

RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve

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Walking Holidays in North Norfolk

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