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These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green with tennis courts and pool.

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Rooms: 5 twins/doubles 4 singles
Price:

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot from £475.00, sleep 6 Avocet from £945.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House from £1020.00

Meals: Catering available on request - locally sourced meals available to order - Restaurant 3 miles
Open: Open year round
Address: Home Farm, Cranmer, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9HY
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Cranmer Country Cottages

The new 5 star luxury eco barns are part of a small cluster of converted farm barns at Home Farm Cranmer. Green holidays at Cranmer offer space to relax and unwind in the heart of the north Norfolk countryside with easy access to the magnificent unspoilt coastline. Set in 175 acres of farmland and the grounds of the owners home the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. The accommodation is equipped to high standards with attention to detail and creature comforts. The indoor heated swimming pool and tennis courts offer the opportunity for healthy exercise alongside easy access to walking and cycling routes and the chance to sample locally sourced produce from the nearby farm shop.

Reviewed by Richard Hammond:

"I can't think of another five-star self-catering accommodation in the UK that is as green as Cranmer. There's under floor heating throughout the cottages, and hot water and space heating are supplemented by solar, wind power and a ground heat source pump. Cranmer is well worth the visit - particularly for families/groups who want modern facilities, and anyone that likes somewhere that has a decent swimming pool."

>> Read Richard Hammond's full review of Cranmer Country Cottages

How does Cranmer Country Cottages minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

Having been awarded Gold by the GTBS, Cranmer’s efforts to minimise it's impact on the environment are impressive. Each of the 3 new 'zero carbon' eco-cottages that were opened in 2009 rely solely on energy drawn from the site's renewable sources, namely a ground-source heat pump, 20kw wind turbine and solar panels. These south-facing solar panels heat the indoor salt-water swimming pool during the summer and supplement heating throughout the year. The cottages themselves are all extremely well insulated, boasting energy-efficient under floor heating, as well as energy-efficient lighting and appliances, green cleaning products and low flush toilets. You'll even find a locally sourced welcome hamper when you arrive. In terms of the natural environment, the apple orchard at Home Farm is home to many local varieties (we suggest trying a few), plus the owners sponsor the local nature reserve, and have planted some 12,000 trees around their farmland and gardens over the last decade.

Cranmer has also invested in an innovative borehole and a UV treatment system, supplying all of the site's water needs, while extra water is collected through the harvesting of rainwater. All wastewater is recycled through a natural drainage system. The indoor swimming pool is also treated with a salt chlorination system, greatly reducing the amount of chlorine in the water. There's comprehensive recycling and composting facilities on-site, plus the site recycles building materials including brick, slate and timber. While the site itself is not close to train stations or bus routes, there's plenty of information once you arrive on using public transport, as well as where to hire bikes.

Top eco features at Cranmer Country Cottages

 
  • Three new eco-cottages are solely powered by renewable energy

  • Has own bore hole & recycles water through natural drainage system

  • On site recycling & composting facilities

  • Encourages guests to shop at local farm shop

  • Cycle hire is available to explore the lovely countryside

  • Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme

 

Location

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England
Nearest train station: Kings Lynn

Directions from station:
Buses are available to Fakenham - the X8 Bus takes approximately 45 mins, and then it is a 10 minute taxi ride - we can order a taxi for you. Alternatively a taxi from outside Kings Lynn station will cost around £35.00. The distance from Kings Lynn is 20.94 miles and it takes roughly 43 minutes.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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