• Guest Reviews

Wagtail – Autumn Break

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cranmer Cottages. We stayed for 4 nights in Wagtail cottage and certainly wished we had booked for longer. The cottage was immaculate and the on site facilities including the swimming pool, games room and the vast outdoor space were an added bonus. The surrounding area was beautiful and we managed to see so much of Norfolk in such a short space of time.
The owners were extremely helpful and ensured we had everything we needed. I couldn’t recommend the place highly enough and will treasure my cranmer cottage jute bag that was gifted full of local provisions on our arrival.

Barbara Shaw, 27/9/2021


The Eco barn – Ideal for what we wanted

We wanted somewhere with excellent facilities within reasonable driving/cycling distance of North Norfolk Coast for a party of 10 with age ranges from 75 down to 4. Cranmer delivered on this very well with the swimming pool, games room, tennis courts and playing field and plenty of light/space indoors for cooking, eating, sleeping and relaxing and opportunities for the three small groups within the family to join or remain separate as circumstances required. All the children and adults involved enjoyed the holiday very much.

Alan 13/8/2021


End Cottage – review

We found End Cottage to be spacious and comfortable. All rooms are well equipped… all areas were excellent, lovely pool with jet stream, great child’s activity room, fantastic tennis court and even a safe kids outdoor play area. Great home from home accommodation.

David 13/8/2021


Garden House – Lovely stay

We had a wonderful stay! Very comfortable and clean house, and fantastic play area right outside the back door. We really enjoyed the private use of the excellent swimming pool. The timetable is to keep the pool Covid safe, but I actually think this is a great idea even without Covid! The games room was also very welcome on rainy days. We would happily return to Garden House!

Mary-kate 6/8/2021


Woodpecker – A lovely week in a rural oasis

This was our fourth visit to Cranmer. Every visit we have been impressed by the outstanding quality of accommodation, and the hard work that goes in behind the scenes by the Cranmer team to make guests feel welcomed. Cranmer is a very peaceful, pretty, relaxing place to stay with excellent facilities. We look forward to booking again for next year; our young sons have already been asking when we can go back! Many thanks to Lynne, John & the Cranmer team for another wonderful holiday.

Edwina 16/7/21


Swallow Cottage – Thanks for a fantastic holiday

We have all really enjoyed Norfolk, Swallow cottage and the facilities at Cranmer. You really have thought of everything a family may need on holiday which is wonderful (and very very impressive!!)
Best wishes to you and the team and a successful 2021 season.

Charlotte 05/08/2021


Wagtail Cottage – A beautiful retreat

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. The attention to detail in terms of preparation, guidance and documentation provided before our stay was vast, ensuring we were fully prepared for our stay highlighting the various important Covid safe things we needed to be conscious of.
We will definitely be returning for another stay in the near future. Thank you all very much.

Thank you for the most wonderful stay at Wagtail last week. It was lovely to meet some of you to put faces to names and of course it was great to have such a fantastic base on some of those typically wet British days so we could still enjoy our time together.

Kate – 02/06/2021


End Cottage – Dog-friendly cottage

Thank you very much for the accommodation at End Cottage this weekend. The cottage is beautiful and we very much enjoyed our stay. The pool was such a huge bonus and our little ones, who have been unable to swim much over this last year derives a lot of benefit. I very much we will be able to visit you again as it really was the perfect spot.

Julia – 25/05/2021


Avocet – Eco Barn

Thank you very much. It was our second stay with you guys and was very enjoyable. couldn’t have asked for more. looking forward to staying with you guys again in the future. 

Richard – 22/05/2021


Avocet – Eco barn

Just wanted to let you know we’ve left this morning – thanks for such a lovely stay it was fab.

Rachel – 21/05/2021

End Cottage

Thank you very much, we had a great time. We loved the cottage and the pool. When do you have vacancies in Sept 2021 please?

Jackie 24/04/2021


A little bit of Norfolk magic – Avocet Eco barn

We had a lovely time at Cranmer. Customer service is amazing and we treasured the swimming pool and game rooms.

Randi  22/04/2021


Fantastic Accommodation – Garden House Eco Barn

We have just returned from a great weekends stay at Cranmer Cottages. Garden House was brilliant, very spacious with high quality decor, and very clean. The large garden area to the rear of the cottages is great for kids to play, and the pool was lovely. We will definitely be booking again.

Mark – 07/10/2020


Another excellent stay at Cranmer that even Covid could not spoil! – Woodpecker Cottage

We have stayed at Cranmer every year for 10 years and have stayed in most of the cottages. Lynne and John are superb hosts and the cottages are well designed and thoughtfully equipped. Due to Covid a few things had to be different from usual but they went above and beyond to ensure everyone got a safe holiday and a turn in the pool! Woodpecker is a smaller cottage but well equipped and comfortable with a handy extra bedroom. The water pressure and temperature was excellent so important after a rainy day at the beach. We ate in this year far more than usual and found the kitchen and appliances very easy.

Susanne – 03/11/2020


Family Group – Swallow’s Nest

Very good arrangements for a family group holiday. Excellent that the swimming pool,was kept in operation with a very well organized schedule.

John – 16/08/2020


Lovely short stay – Tern Cottage

Spotless, well appointed, great facilities. Our little boy loved the huge garden to play in. Highly recommended we’ll be back.

Tiffany 17/09/2020


Highly Recommended! – Swallows Nest

We loved our stay here with our sons and friends. The accommodation worked perfectly for us all. The games room and pool were a fab addition and meant you had options on site rather than going out. We would book again in the future

Carly – 23/02/2020


Birthday Weekend – The Eco Barn

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. 

 Clare – 05/02/2020


Coot Cottage

Despite the Covid restrictions we have always enjoyed staying in Coot cottage. A well -appointed, clean and equipped cottage with modern day comms facilities. The owners John and Lynn and staff are always very helpful. Our ninth consecutive visit., always too little time to do the things we wish to do!

Gordon – 19/09/2020


Peaceful home away from home – Coot Cottage

We loved the cottage and the surrounding areas which were all really clean and well kept. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the weather to enjoy all the outside activities. The cottage itself was warm and comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. We used this as a base to cycle and walk to areas of North Norfolk. We loved the pool and the fact that we had it all to ourselves. 

Chris – 01/06/2021 


Lovely as usual – Owl Cottage

We stayed in Owl this time after staying in other cottages previously. It was the usual lovely feel with all the amenities we needed, and an aga! Spacious and tidy with the HUGE garden to play in was great for your kids. Extra access to the pool was great as was the games room (remember to bring 50p coins haha). Of course, things are different during the current covid context but Lynne, John and Nikki still made it feel like a holiday with smart ways to keep safe while still enjoying our time there. It was another lovely break and we shall be back again soon.

Nelson – 19/12/2020 


Our 2nd stay here at Cranmer Country Cottages – Swallow Cottage

Another brilliant week at Cranmer. This time we rented Swallow, and my family took Woodpecker and Owl. We loved staying in Swallow. Spacious living accommodation, nice big double bedroom with a further single and small double. The patio was lovely with a picnic table and a further table and chairs with umbrella. Perfect for bbq’s with my family of 10.

Clare – 27/07/2020


Lovely place to stay – The Eco Barn

The Eco Barn was a lovely place to stay we were pleasantly surprised the Garden House and Avocet were actually connected not just 2 buildings next to each other which was great for our stay. 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.

Fiona – 09/10/2019


Half Term Heaven in North Norfolk – Swallow Cottage

Cranmer Country Cottages were the perfect place to spend our May half term holiday as a family of 6 including 4 children aged 10,9, 7 and 3. We stayed in Swallow which forms part of a row of barn conversions looking out onto a large open field in the beautiful Norfolk countryside close to the North Norfolk Coast. Swallow a self-catering cottage with three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open plan living all on one floor is spacious, with modern farm house features and very comfortable furniture. The interior whitewashed walls are fabulous with modern art prints and the space is light, airy and very clean. The kitchen is well stocked and the big farmhouse table is perfect for family meals. A dishwasher and washing machine are always an added bonus! The south facing outside eating area is private and a relaxing space to eat and read. Activities at Cranmer Cottages The amazing indoor swimming pool within one of the converted barns looks out onto open fields and is a delightful pool for all the family. We swam in the pool everyday, sometimes twice a day, most days having the pool to ourselves. The pool is a salt water pool rather than chlorine which is a real treat and the steps leading down to the pool were great for our youngest daughter. The large open field which Swallow looks out upon from the glass, sliding doors provides the perfect natural playground for all the children from the various cottages to spill out and play together. The subtle slide, wooden climbing frame, swings, beautifully painted shepherd’s hut and playhouse are all lovely additions and give the children a variety of things to do outside. Read more…

Victoria 02/06/2019