• Large Cottages

  • The perfect place for a gatherings

Book Avocet & Garden House together as The Eco Barn to sleep 12 (+2 cots).

Book OwlWagtail holiday cottages together as Owl’s Roost to sleep 8 (+2 cots).

Book Swallow & Woodpecker together as Swallow’s Nest and sleep 10 (+1 cot).

The Luxury Holiday Cottages at Cranmer in North Norfolk have been designed for large group accommodation with comfort and relaxation in mind.

Extended family groups can book communicating cottages Owl and Wagtail (sleep 8 & 1 travel cot), Swallow and Woodpecker (sleep 10 plus 2 travel cots) or Avocet & Garden House (Sleep 12 plus 2 travel cots) with room for grandparents in Coot Cottage next door. Communicating cottages afford big dining areas for the family to cook, sit and eat together and bedrooms within easy listening reach of sleeping babies. We provide high chairs and travel cots and can provide a baby bath for the wet room style bathrooms. The swimming pool is just a quick nip across the courtyard from Swallow, Tern, Wagtail and Owl.

The Eco Barn maybe booked together with Coot (sleeping 3) suitable as a bolthole for grandparents, throughout the year – sleeping a maximum of 12 + 3.

During peak season (school holidays except Christmas & New Year) we do not book out the cottages to large groups unless the whole site is booked to the large party. Group bookings are limited to the communicating properties only sleeping 8, 10 & 12 (+ 3 if Coot Cottage is booked with the Eco barn).

Out of peak periods we are happy to accept larger bookings (2 pairs of communicating cottages) for weekend breaks and midweek breaks.

Our holiday cottages can be booked together for extended family groups for seasonal get- togethers, or individually for families of 2,4,5 6 or 8 members. We charge per property booked with a minimum 2/3 night stay and for 7 nights only during peak season.

Cranmer Country Cottages – Family Friendly Group Accommodation

Location

Cottage

Max Sleeps Adults

+ Sleeps Kids

Dines

Bedrooms

Cots

Bathrooms

Access

Pets

Courtyard 1

Owl’s Roost
Owl & Wagtail

6

2

8

4

2

2

No

Courtyard1/2

Tern

4

4

2

1

1

Yes

No

Courtyard 2

Swallow’s Nest
(Swallow & Woodpecker)

8

2

10

6

2

4

No

Courtyard 3

The Eco Barn
(Garden House & Avocet,)

10

2

12 – 14

6

3

4

No

Courtyard 3

Coot

3

2

1

1

1

Yes

No

Annexe

End Cottage

6

2

10+

4

2

2

Yes

  • Max sleeps adults – bed sizes suitable for adults & children
  • Sleeps kids – 2ft 6” single beds or small bedroom
  • The Green Room is available as separate hire for group dining for up to 24 guests staying on site.

Please see our site map for a layout of our cottages and facilities and our 3D cottage tours for a feel of how the spaces work together.

Owl 3D Tour
Wagtail 3D Tour
Swallow 3D Tour
Woodpecker 3D Tour
Garden House 3D Tour
Avocet 3D Tour

The living areas in our large group cottages are spacious and well equipped. Warm, bright colours are mixed with neutral painted brick work and the original roof beams are accentuated with innovative lighting. Garden House cottage has a kitchen designed for catering with gas/electric range cooker and American-style fridge freezer. Furnishings are family friendly, combining contemporary styling with practical comfort. Large glazed doors to the rear garden terraces let in plenty of natural daylight and provide wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. An excellent place to sit and watch the sun go down under our big Norfolk skies.

The group holiday cottages are all on one level with no dangerous stairs; spacious open plan living areas mean that little ones are  within view even when preparing meals. Styling is contemporary, simple and practical; from sofas with removable covers to the collection of cheerful art gallery posters on the walls.

Outside the group holiday cottages there is a large, safe fenced play paddock visible from all cottages (except Coot). The 2 acre grassed area includes outdoor activity equipment and a timber playhouse with plenty of space for running about, flying kites and kicking balls – a great place for making new friends. The cottages each have private terraces for family barbeques. Woodpecker & Avocet have their own fenced garden with a view over the paddock. Garden House has a private walled courtyard leading from the living/kitchen area and is ideal for al fresco dining.

For a true taste of country living both Swallow and Owl Cottages have oil fired Rayburn cookers in addition to their auto ignite gas cookers. Although all of the cottages have independent efficient central heating systems, Wagtail and Swallow Cottages have additional wood burning stoves for cosy winter short breaks or chillsome early spring weekends. Heating in the new cottages is underfloor and is supplied via a ground source heat pump powered by the wind turbine and solar energy.

Fridge freezers, microwaves and dishwashers are available in all 8 cottages along with a dvd player (a selection of DVDs can be found in the games room, books games, music systems and a comprehensive information folder in case guests run out of ideas for things to do.

Bicycles and pushchairs can be stored in the lockable bike store close to the cottages. End cottage has its own lockable bicycle shed.

  • We had a wonderful family time in this perfect hideaway

    Cottage guest
  • Lovely cottage and fantastic facilities for the children (aged 3 + 5)

    Cottage Guest
  • We have had a fantastic time and would love to come again

    Toby aged 8
  • Just a word to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the cottages – no one wanted to go home!

    Dave & Wendy Hardaway – and the family!
  • The two cottages were booked as a surprise for my 60th birthday, and what a surprise. I could not have hoped for a more fantastic celebration. We all enjoyed a brisk walk in Wells-next-the Sea, lunch in a local pub followed by a swim in the great pool here. The cottages are so well equipped, everything has been well thought out. I would recommend the cottages to any group wanting something special! Very relaxing time had by all.

    The Reeves family
  • Wonderful to come back to such a peaceful place, fresh air and beauty. It was very snowy while we were here and although very cold still fantastic. We loved the touch of the welcoming tea tray and fresh flowers – felt very personal. A wonderful haven!

    Worthington family
  • Our first winter stay and it was even better than we had hoped for! A beautiful place to relax in comfort, fill your lungs with fresh air and spend some time with the most hospitable owners, Lynne and John, who have become friends over the eight years we have been visiting. Thank you.

    Jones Family, January
  • Another great Christmas in Tern, Swallow and Woodpecker Cottages. All very welcoming, warm and comfortable – everything we could need. Our Christmas dinner cooked in the Rayburn. All fantastic yet again!

    The Irving Family
  • First Class Accommodation – highly recommended. We have stayed in 3 properties and would not hesitate in recommended them. We take our 2 small children (under 4) and often take my mother-in-law (for babysitting) and we particularly like in heated, indoor, salt water pool and huge fenced off play area which each property backs onto. Compared with other accommodation we have staying in, these are the best by a long shot.

    The Wrench family
  • Just wanted to say thanks for the Easter egg – what a lovely welcome surprise! We have had a wonderful stay and Coot cottage worked so well for us with Harry – you really do think of everything!

    Eleanor Denton
  • Our family love visiting Cranmer Country Cottages and we have returned for the past 4 years. We all feel like its ‘home from home’ and are always made to feel so welcome by the wonderful staff. The children particularly love the yummy handmade chocolates on arrival and they are so excited to jump straight in the pool after our long journey from Hampshire. It is so worth the drive! It is brilliantly located for fantastic family days out and long strolls on amazing beaches. We have so many lovely memories

    The Bensons – Hampshire
  • I really loved Norfolk. The cottage is so so so great and the pool was the best. Everyone absolutely loved it – we thought we should have stayed a whole week. I wish I could stay forever. Bye Bye!

    Isla aged 7
  • We have just been here for three nights but so wish we were able to stay a week! Thank you so much and we wish you every success with this venture which is truly excellent

    Mallinson family Norfolk

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