Accessibility Information for less mobile guests.

Welcome, at Cranmer Country Cottages we want to make everyone’s stay with us as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible.  We aim to accurately describe our facilities and services to help you to make the right choice in finding a property suitable for your individual needs.

We can offer comfortable and convenient accommodation for:

  • Elderly guests
  • Guests with limited mobility
  • Ambulant disabled people
  • Assisted wheelchair users – please call to discuss your requirements with us.

8 cottages on our main site have bedrooms, bathroom and main living areas on the ground floor.  End Cottage has a ground floor bedroom, shower room WC, ling room kitchen and dining areas on the ground floor of a 2-story property. End cottage is dog friendly.

Our accommodation is not formally graded for disabled access.

Our Site

Our properties are converted dairy barns with connecting single story barns arranged around 3 courtyards at the rear of our farmhouse.

Site Plan


Parking for all guests staying in courtyards 1 & 2 (cottages Owl Wagtail Tern & Swallow) is opposite to the farm site on Creake Road.  The car parking area is gravelled and available to all guests and visitors. Drop off is possible at the main gate with a walk of approx. 18 meters to the properties.  The courtyard is paved with dark grey paviour bricks (maybe uneven in places)

Parking for guests staying in Woodpecker & Garden House is in gravelled courtyard 3 or in the North carpark.

Avocet & Coot use the North car park – there is a descending slope and the carpark has a bitumen surface.  There is a car parking space immediately opposite Coot cottage with a gravelled path to the front door.


We meet & greet at reception on arrival & departure days and is open daily during weekdays.  The small office is located opposite to our main entrance as you walk into the main courtyard. If you require any help or advice there is usually someone around or you can leave a note or send us an email or text message.

Cottage entrances

The converted barns all have front entrance thresholds of between 7 – 20cm high.  Swallow cottage has a gradual slope to the front door which is not recommended for wheelchair access.  Access to the rear gardens is the same with a step down from the glazed doors to the paved terraces overlooking the gardens.

Living spaces

Our living spaces on the main site are all on one level and offer at least one king sized spacious bedded room, with the exception of Woodpecker which is a little more compact. Floors are wooden or tiles with carpets in the bedrooms unless there is underfloor heating – Avocet Garden House & Coot.  Our bathrooms vary – Tern Cottage sleeps 4 has a non-slip safety floor and level access shower and standard bath. Coot Cottage sleeps 2 has a level walk-in shower with grab rails. Avocet has a walk-in shower as part of the main bathroom.

Special Facilities

Luxury indoor heated swimming pool

Our salt-dosed indoor heated swimming pool is accessed via courtyard 2.  There is an access ramp to the door with a 20cm threshold to the entrance lobby.  There is a large private changing room with shower and WC and also a communal space with 4 changing cubicles and locker storage.

The pool is a continental deck level design with long shallow steps with a handrail leading to the shallow end.

We cannot provide a hoist as we do not have staff available to operate the equipment.  Our pool sides are 1m wide and unfortunately are not suitable for mobility aids.

We are not required to provide a lifeguard as the maximum depth of water is only 1.2 metres.

Green Room Norfolk Country Venue

The Green Room Country Venue is available as separate hire for family gatherings, presentations and training events.  There is a wheelchair accessible ramp to the front door.  There are 2 WCs one of which. is wheelchair accessible.

End Cottage

End Cottage sleeps 2-8 and is our cottage annexe and our dog friendly property.  The cottage is a short walk from the main complex and has its own fully enclosed gardens and private parking in a gravel courtyard with a paviour path leading to the entrance of the property (the path maybe uneven in places).  There is a king-sized double bedroom downstairs with an adjacent shower room with WC.  The flooring is wood coloured laminate.


We are very happy to discuss with you the suitability of our properties and local area for your less able-bodied guests.  Please contact Zoe or Lynne if you require any further information.

Please find our comprehensive Accessibility Statement here

  • Plenty to keep the children entertained and over all very comfy place to stay. Only a short drive from wells next the sea for a day trip out too. Highly recommend for somewhere to stay in Norfolk.

  • Came across this hidden gem by accident and would like to keep it our secret ! However so pleased they are doing well. A lot of care and detail has gone into the renovation of these barns including a fab swimming pool and an essential games room for kids.

  • Another excellent stay at Cranmer that even Covid could not spoil!

  • We had the most wonderful stay at Cranmer Cottages. Set in the most stunning location with rolling countryside it really was a little slice of heaven. We will definitely be returning for another stay in the near future. Thank you all very much.

  • Swimming pool was fabulous , games room brilliant and were greeted on a very wet dark night with a very happy and smiling host. Truly recommend this farm to stay at , close to Wells next to sea , Holkham Hall and other coastal areas. We will definitely be returning.

    Joanne Sharp
  • 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
  • Self-catering just got a seriously stylish upgrade

    Marie Claire Magazine
  • If you’re looking for a luxury, family stay in North Norfolk, this is it. If you’re looking for a luxury, ecologically aware  family stay, this is it too.

    Enjoy North Norfolk Website
  • I can’t think of another five-star self-catering accommodation in the UK that is as green as Cranmer

    Richard Hammond – Green travel correspondent
  • Just a word to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the cottages – no one wanted to go home!

    Dave & Wendy – and the family!
  • We have just returned from a fabulous weeks cycling based at Cranmer Country Cottages in North Norfolk from which we cycled over 300 miles on the some of the best English lanes you could hope to find. As club cyclists who have enjoyed lots of Great Britain and Europe on a bike we think Norfolk is a real gem.

    Jeanette and Ian
  • There is so much more on offer. Quiet lanes linking pretty villages with duck ponds and great pubs, watch out for the wild life on the way, brown hares and barn owls don’t seem very shy as they go about their business.

    Jeanette and Ian
  • 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
  • We very much enjoyed our stay in the lovely warm surroundings of Woodpecker Cottage. Heated pool absolute bliss for early morning swims with the added bonus of splendid views of extensive countryside through those huge windows. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will be back soon.

    Mark and Jo
  • 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
  • We booked Garden House, Avocet & Woodpecker for a surprise birthday party for my son. It was such a brilliant weekend and I would like to thank you for recommending Susi; she was marvellous and the food was perfect. Hope to return to Cranmer Cottages in the near future and would thoroughly recommend them to everyone.

    Myra Quick
  • If you are looking for a luxury, family stay in North Norfolk, this is it. If you are looking for a luxury, ecologically aware family stay this is it too. A fabulous holiday with a green conscience, if you will…...

    Enjoy North Norfolk
  • A wonderful week with plenty of memories – and amazingly enough, no rain, even some sunshine. Completely sold on Norfolk and this place – have no doubts we will be back.

    Owl cottage guest
  • 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!

  • 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
  • We had a brilliant holiday – thanks for providing us with everything we needed.

    Garden House, August 2015
  • An excellent example of how a luxurious accommodation can attempt to be carbon neutral

    Richard Hammond, Green travel correspondent
  • 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
  • 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