4 (all year)
Cliff Hollow is a spacious self-catering holiday home in Cromer, sleeping up to six people in four bedrooms with lots of space for families to spread out and relax and peace and quiet for those who want to get away to rest and recuperate. Cromer is a popular seaside resort town and can feel busy, especially in summer. Cliff Hollow is on the edge of town, within a few minutes walk of the beach and Warren Wood, so it's wonderful and peaceful, yet you can reach all of Cromer's shops, pubs, restaurants and other amenities on foot in five minutes. Your kids will love being so close to the seafront, while you'll love not having to pack up the car and ram everyone in to get there!
Cromer has long been a favourite with families. The seaside town has everything you could wish for in a bucket-and-spade holiday, harking back to a time when pleasures were screen-free and simple to come by. In addition to a long sandy beach, Cromer has a traditional Victorian pier with fantastic views, arcades, and a full calendar of fun events that include the annual Cromer Crab and Lobster Festival that celebrates the local delicacy. Surfing and paddle boarding are popular, with tuition and equipment hire available if you need it.
If you can drag yourself away from the beach for a few hours, spend time exploring the Deep History Coast Discovery Trail, which runs along the cliffs between Weybourne and Cart Gap, affording walkers with stunning views as well as a fascinating look into the history of the landscape and the people who helped to shape it. The stretch between Cromer and West Runton is just over a mile long, giving views of the 90-million-year-old chalk reef. You can walk along the beach from Cromer to Overstrand at low tide, trying to imagine it as it was 12,000 years ago with grassy plains instead of the North Sea.
Day trips can include visiting stately homes like Sandringham, Blickling and Felbrigg. Norwich is only 20 miles away for shopping and sightseeing, while Wroxham and the beautiful Norfolk Broads are even closer. Local attractions include Cromer Museum and Amazona Zoo, both within walking distance of Cliff Hollow. Take a ride on the North Norfolk Railway in Sheringham or climb aboard the Bure Valley Railway at Aylsham. Golfers have a choice of three courses. Sailing is also popular, as are sightseeing boat trips to see the seals at Blakeney.
The owners of Cliff Hollow welcome bookings all year round.
Letitia Willins joined Independent Cottages in May 2021
Cliff Hollow is a semi-detached period holiday home in Cromer with accommodation over two levels.
Outside: The cottage has a private garden with a level lawn and seating. There is off-street parking on the driveway.
Additional Information: Utilities and bed linen are included, along with bath towels (guests to provide beach towels). A travel cot (no bedding) and a highchair are available on request. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. Please check with the owner before booking if you are bringing your pet. Smoking is not permitted.