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Friday, September 30, 2016

The best UK Holiday at Cranmer Country Cottages

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming guest Martin Smith and his family, including dog Tilly, to stay at our dog friendly, End Cottage. They had a fantastic two weeks with us making the most of our facilities and exploring all the many things to do around us in beautiful North Norfolk.

Tilly felt very at home
Martin says:
Staying at End Cottage. Just excellent. Welcomed with homemade cake and milk in the fridge for that well-earned cuppa from travelling. Both front and back gardens were dog proof, and large! All the beds were comfortable and we especially enjoyed the master bedroom with its double aspect. I will really miss looking out at the birds in the hedgerow each morning with my cup of coffee!
The “freshen up” service after the first week was a very nice touch, with the bedding being replaced and the house cleaned through.
The indoor swimming pool was such a bonus – a swim before dinner for the whole family after a day out was greatly appreciated. We also had a lot of fun playing tennis.
Around the cottages there was plenty of wildlife to watch. Rabbits made the kids smile, and the birdlife included kestrels, wrens, chaffinches and goldfinches, pied wagtails nesting and a pair of Tawny owls at night calling each other.”

Martin has also kindly recommended his top picks of things to do in North Norfolk:

  • ·         Visit Fakenham Fairways for Pitch and Putt.
  • ·         Enjoy a boat trip to see the seals.
  • ·         Have a walk around Holkham Estate to see the house and the deer.
  • ·         Visit Langham glass to blow your own souvenirs.
  • ·         Take in the beach at Brancaster
Martin is a keen bird watcher and also adds:
“I really enjoyed a couple (or 3) trips to RSPB Titchwell and was particularly pleased to be able to tick a few more rare species off the list, especially the Bearded tit and the Spoonbill. We also walked around SculthorpeNature Reserve and although not as much wildlife, we were entertained by the Nuthatches at very close quarters.
We ate out at the Mill house, Sculthorpe which wasn’t bad, the Plume of Feathers at South Creake (actually very good, and much larger servings) and the Bowling Green. Another favourite was the Café at Creake Abbey. The food, a little pricey, was very good, as was the coffee. The surrounding shops were also very tempting!
Partly due to the weather, but also the accommodation and North Norfolk coast has made the last two weeks probably the best UK holiday we can remember!”

Autumn and winter are great times of year to visit Norfolk, there tend to be less people about but an abundance of wildlife!

Call us on 01328 823135 or visit our website to check availability and book your best UK holiday!

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Award winning Cranmer Country Cottages have a collection of 8 luxury Norfolk holiday cottages, sleeping 2-12 people in beautiful North Norfolk. Our Norfolk holiday cottages benefit from a fabulous indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts and extensive 175 acre grounds. Three of our Holiday Cottages are now Carbon Neutral - the first in the UK! View our website : www.norfolk-luxury-cottages.co.uk

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