• Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Our luxury swimming pool is open daily all year round for guests staying at Cranmer Country Cottages Norfolk. The indoor heated swimming pool is just across the courtyards from Swallow, Tern, Wagtail and Owl Holiday Cottages and a short nip from Garden House, Avocet , Coot and End Cottage. 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.  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 and a biomass boiler for grey days.

Sorry, the pool is not available to friends or visitors of our guests or to people staying in other local holiday accommodation.

The holiday cottages luxury indoor pool is housed in the old threshing barn a Cranmer Country Cottages. The pool is a specially built facility, designed and approved for unsupervised use with changing and shower areas. The luxury cottage pool is for the use of Cranmer country cottages guests for at least eight hours a day during peak season. Cottage residents can use the pool 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 are exclusive. The cottage pool is entered using wide shallow steps with a handrail.It 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.

Dimensions of the pool:

  • 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 30ºC

Guests will be emailed the seasonal pool swim timetable applicable for their stay dates.  There will also be a printed copy of the applicable timetable available in your cottage.

Timetables shown on our website are a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.  Please email us if you require any specific information for pool use during your stay.

Swim timetable Off Peak

Pool timetable Peak Season

Please exit the building directly after your 1 hour swim.

Follow social distancing guidelines in and around the pool at all times.

Shower and change in your cottage

Keep to the timetable to make pool use fair to all guests.

Observe the Pool Rules

Please leave outdoor shoes in the Pool Lobby.

No lone swimmers.

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Infants under 12 months are not permitted to swim in the pool.
This is based on advice from STA concerning baby swimming in salt dosed pools, please follow the link for further information: https://www.sta.co.uk/news/2015/09/22/advice-on-salt-water-pools-and-baby-swimming/

Swimming with babies and toddlers
The luxury indoor heated pool at Cranmer is the perfect place to encourage babies and toddlers over 12 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.

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.

Observe the Pool Rules

Observe the Pool Rules

We are required to limit the number of people using the facility at the same time:

We will be using a time-slot system. Each cottage will have an allocated time each day when the can use the pool.

The Pool Timetable is available on our website at the time of booking and as part of our Terms & Conditions you agree to its use.

Swim timetable is posted on the left outside the pool door and will have been emailed to you in advance of your stay.

Guests are allocated 1 x 1hour swim slot per day. The time slot includes changing time.

  • Please use the santiser provided to clean hands before entering the pool and upon leaving the pool.
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children at all times and should follow social distancing guidelines.
  • No spectators on the poolside. Benches have been removed.
  • The changing room area is closed. Go directly from the entrance to the pool and shower before your swim. Ensure children and infants have used the toilet in the cottage before their swim.
  • Please arrive at the bool for a beach-ready swim. Wear swimwear to and from the pool. Shower, use the toilet and change in your cottage.
  • Do not walk to the pool in bare feet. This will contaminate the pool area.
  • Please leave shoes worn outside in the entrance lobby.
  • Please shower using soap before you swim – using the open showers on the right-hand side as you enter the pool.
  • Please only use the toilet in the facility in an emergency or for a child. Please escort children to and from the toilet. Do not flush wet wipes down the loo.
  • Please take any personal waste, tissues, wipes, paper towels away with you and dispose in the household rubbish.
  • Swims and use of the changing room will be strictly 1 hour per family or group – up to 12 guests in one social bubble may use the pool at one time (communicating cottages). The swim times cannot be shared between different properties or groups.
  • To avoid groups waiting outside the pool building for changeover and to give time for the air to clear we are allowing 15 minutes between each swim. This time will also be used for cleaning. Please arrive on time for your swim and depart on time to give our team a clear entry to go in and clean.
  • Do not enter the building when the prohibition sign is located in front of the door.
  • Please do not leave any woggles floats or personal items in the pool after your swim.
  • Do not swim if you are feeling unwell or have flulike Covid-19 symptoms.
  • If anyone is ill anywhere in the pool report it immediately by phone or email, and let others know the pool is closed, by putting out the prohibition sign upon leaving the pool.
  • Use the body fluid clean-up kit located above the white cabinet in the changing room. Bucket gloves additional disinfectant located in the locker below. Remove as much waste as possible and dispose in the yellow bag provided. Tie up the bag securely and leave outside the pool.
  • Please observe the swim times. We reserve the right to cancel the allocated pool key – if the pool rules which have put in place for everyone’s safety are ignored.
  • 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 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 Sumler- Hutchinson
  • 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
  • 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