Cockle Cottage is in the centre of the popular Norfolk town of Comer, within walking distance of the famous beach and pier, and great pubs such as The Wellington and The Red Lion. With one double and one twin room, it is an ideal self-catering holiday cottage for families or couples who enjoy being so close to one of Britain’s most beloved seaside resorts.
The Norfolk coastline is stunning with miles of sandy beaches awarded Blue Flag status for their cleanliness. Cromer is arguably the best of the bunch, and you could easily spend your entire holiday without leaving its sight. Fishing is one of the region’s primary industries, and you can discover (or rediscover) the joyous pleasure of eating freshly caught crab or lobster straight from buttery fingers. Cromer Pier has been providing traditional seaside entertainment for over a century, and the amusement arcade is a good place to pass a happy few hours.
A few miles down the coast from Cromer, Sheringham provides plenty of distraction if you fancy a change of scenery. A regular train service runs between the two towns, taking around 20 minutes, or you may prefer to jump aboard the historic North Norfolk Railway that runs through the glorious Norwich countryside between Sheringham and Holt. Sheringham also has a lovely beach and park.
Other nearby attractions include historic Felbrigg Hall, Amazona Zoo, and the reputable Royal Cromer Golf Club. The Norfolk Coast Area of Natural Beauty and The Wash National Nature Reserve are within driving distance of Cockle Cottage for a day trip out. Both are home to a wealth of birds and wildlife and have excellent footpaths and cycling trails to allow you to immerse yourself in the setting and enjoy the natural beauty of this area up close. Blakeney and Horsey are also popular with wildlife lovers for seal spotting, or head inland and explore the magical waterways of the Norfolk Broads, teaming with birdlife.
You should make time to visit Norwich while you are in the area. Just over 20 miles from Cockle Cottage, Norwich has a rich history in the arts and literature, and a university which gives the city a fresh, youthful feel. Here, you can see the magnificent cathedral and castle, poke around in bookshops, eat, drink and shop to your heart’s content.
Cromer is the ideal place for a seaside holiday. Little has changed in generations because it does not need to. Whether it is your first time in Cromer or you visit religiously every year, Cockle Cottage is a welcoming and comfortable place to stay.
Penny Jones joined Independent Cottages in May 2018
Cockle Cottage is one of several properties which have been cleverly converted from a Victorian school. Accommodation is all on one level, making it perfect for guests with limited mobility. The house is stylishly decorated in a fresh, Scandinavian style with colours that are entirely in keeping with its location near the beach.
Outside: Guests benefit from a private courtyard which has a small table and chairs. There is another paved seating area at the front of the cottage. The development has communal gardens guests are welcome to enjoy, featuring benches, flowers and bird feeders. The garden is fenced to make it safe for children and dogs.
Additional Information: Cockle Cottage has WiFi and central heating, and all utilities, linen and towels are included, although guests will need to bring beach towels. Up to two, well-behaved dogs are welcome, with no charge for the first dog. Please be aware that the spacing in the garden fence may be large enough for small dogs to slip through. The cottage has an allocated parking space nearby. No smoking. Cot and high chair available upon request.
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