Walking in North Norfolk
During your stay with us at Cranmer Country Cottages why not explore Norfolk’s market towns, villages and surrounding countryside and at the same time increase your physical activity. Any of our Norfolk luxury cottages provide an ideal base for walking holidays. Coot Cottage is the perfect small bolthole for walkers and cyclists visiting North Norfolk. Alternatively some of our larger communicating cottages provide a great base for walking groups who want to spend time together during the evenings. End you walking day with a dip in our luxury indoor heated swimming pool.
Discover Norfolk from a different perspective and get fit into the bargain with bracing marsh beach or pinewoods walks. The Holkham estate is within cycling distance from Cranmer Country Cottages and offers a number of walking routes. Alternatively, keen walkers can visit the numerous nature reserves or SSIs. Bird watching is a popular interest in Norfolk particularly suited to the coastal and wetland environments.
Keen walkers can start from Cranmer Country Cottages and join up with other trails – particularly Nelson’s Norfolk and the Holkham estate. Alternatively visitors can park and ride using a combination of walks and rides on the Norfolk coast Hopper Bus. The Norfolk Coast Hopper will take you as far as Cromer and King’s Lynn. A great place to stop on the way to King’s Lynn is Burnham Deepdale. Although a centre for back packing and eco camping, Burnham Deepdale is a great place to explore on foot with the added bonus of a bustling information centre and a great cafe.
- 56. Ringstead Circular Walks
- 13. Burnhams Circular Walks (6 ½ mile)
- 09. Brancaster Circular Walks
- 58. Salthouse Circular Walk
- 04. Blakney Circular Walk
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Welcome to Home Farm Cranmer
Home Farm Cranmer was originally a dairy farm. Built in 1852 the Victorian buildings were designed as a model farm during Norfolk’s high farming period. We purchased the decaying outbuildings in 1998 with 7 acres of the original farmland. Today we are custodians of a further 168 acres of the arable farmland. We are keen to work alongside nature in preserving our rural landscape and are passionate about safeguarding the countryside for the benefit of future generations.
Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme
As part of our green commitment and dedication to ongoing conservation work at Home Farm our farmland has been entered into a HLS scheme managed by Natural England: primarily with preservation of the countryside and its inhabitants in mind.
“Natural England’s purpose is to conserve and enhance England’s natural environment – including its landscapes, biodiversity, geology and soils, natural resources, cultural heritage and other features of the built and natural environment.”
We have lived at Home Farm for 12 years. Initially we set out to restore and revive a collection of redundant victorian farm buildings breathing new life into the original model farm and creating a holiday accommodation business. Our holiday cottages business was conceived and developed to be sustainable in the future and of benefit to our local community. More recently we have diversified into farming which has bought with it an even greater challenge. Living on site means that we are acutely aware of what goes on around us and we are very much a part of the farm and the award winning holiday accommodation businesses.
During our 17 years in Norfolk we have learned to appreciate the seasonal farming calendar and the changing landscape that surrounds us, bringing with it, year round dramatic skies, the spectacle of winter migrating birds and sensational autumn colour. We are keen to share the knowledge and experience of our location with guests of all ages, many of whom have become regulars and feel part of what we have achieved, others have become firm friends.
Farm Stay Members
Cranmer Country Cottages are members of Farm Stay UK who are a group of enthusiastic accommodation providers like us with properties located on or near UK farms working together to provide good quality and authentic UK Farm holidays. The properties represent a unique choice of stylish country dwellings ranging from handsome farmhouses built centuries ago to picturesque holiday cottages with chickens in the orchard and roses round the door. Whatever you choose, comfort is guaranteed, as is a warm, truly genuine welcome.
We had a wonderful family time in this perfect hideaway
Lovely cottage and fantastic facilities for the children (aged 3 + 5)
We have had a fantastic time and would love to come again
Self-catering just got a seriously stylish upgrade
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.
I can’t think of another five-star self-catering accommodation in the UK that is as green as Cranmer
Just a word to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the cottages – no one wanted to go home!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…...
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.
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
We had a brilliant holiday – thanks for providing us with everything we needed.
An excellent example of how a luxurious accommodation can attempt to be carbon neutral
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!
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
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!