• Avocet Cottage

  • Avocet Cottage

  • Avocet Cottage

  • Avocet Cottage

SLEEPS 6 plus additional cot


Avocet is one of our luxury 5* eco-cottages, featuring exposed and original wooden roof trusses combined with a stylish modern interior. The spacious lving area is flooded with natural daylight and glazed doors lead onto a private terrace perfect for alfresco dining. This terrace is fenced and gated, giving an added level of privacy for families. This patio leads out onto a large gated paddock with play equipment.

With solid travertine tiled floors throughout and underfloor heating, the cottage is cosy in winter and cool in the summer. There is a luxury bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed with luxury ensuite and TV with freeview.

The second double bedroom has a zip & link bed giving additional flexibility on beds (for older children or friends – just let us know in advance) and the third bedroom is a twin. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod-cons needed on a family self-catering holiday with granite worktops, a fridge freezer, washing machine and an espresso machine for the discerning coffee drinker.

If you are looking for a large family cottage, Avocet communicates with next door Garden House  through a boot lobby to provide spacious accommodation for 12 (3 double bedrooms in each cottage) plus travel cots with a large dining area.

All cottages have fantastic views eastwards offering magnificent sunsets over the 170 acres of sweeping farmland and gardens belonging to Home Farm. It also has a private fenced terrace where you can enjoy the sunshine and have BBQs in the summer.

The new holiday homes at Cranmer Cottages have been designed with attention to sustainable eco credentials, maximising alternative energy sources. They have eco-friendly under floor heating throughout and hot water and space heating are supplemented by solar, wind power and a ground source heat pump. The buildings themselves are highly insulated keeping them warm and at the same time cutting down on carbon emissions.

VisitEngland has inspected Avocet and awarded it 5 stars.

What we include and essential information for your stay

SLEEPS 6 plus additional cot

  • Bedroom 1 – 1 x 6ft Zip and Link Super King OR 2 x 3ft Zip Single Beds
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 x 5ft Zip Double OR 2 x 2ft 3 in Zip Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 x King Sized Bed
  • 3 hours from London
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Games Room
  • Nearby beaches
  • perfect for families
  • Wifi
  • Dining: Table and chairs for 6
  • Bedroom 1: King-sized bed, wardrobe, drawers, hairdryer, TV with freeview and ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2: 5ft zip & link bed, wardrobe, drawers, hairdryer
  • Bedroom 3: Two single beds, wardroble
  • Bathroom:  Family bathroom with walk-in shower, bath, washbasin
  • Private gated patio

Avocet Cottage inventory 2017

Avocet Appliances List & Instruction Manuals 2020

Please note:
Bedroom 1 has a zip & link beds which can be used as either 2 x 3”  singe beds OR 1 x 6ft super king bed
Bedroom 2 has a zip & link beds which can be used as either 2 x 2ft 6”  singe beds OR 1 x 5ft double bed.

Please note this cottage is one of our Eco Barns and has solid travertine floors with rugs. Therefore active toddlers may require careful supervision. When booking Coot, Avocet or Garden House guests accept any risks involved.

  • 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
  • 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 Sumler- Hutchinson
  • 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
  • An excellent example of how a luxurious accommodation can attempt to be carbon neutral

    Richard Hammond, Green travel correspondent