3 (off peak)
Crosswaye is close to Brancaster beach, one of Norfolk’s most stunning beaches with four magnificent miles of flat golden sand. The cottage is perfect for couples and families who appreciate having a coastal footpath only two minutes from the front door. The beach itself is just a mile away, while The Ship Inn, a favourite local pub takes around a five minute walk.
The beach at Brancaster is breathtaking, especially when the tide is out and you can walk for miles. If you fancy an adrenaline rush, there is a small designated area for kite buggying and plenty of space for good old fashioned kite flying. The expanse of sand is so spacious that it never feels crowded even on the most beautiful summer day. As well as a popular pub, Brancaster village has a children’s playing area, but it is quiet and friendly, so ideal for visitors who prefer a little peace and quiet away from the crowds!
There are many fantastic places to discover in Norfolk. As well as the nearby beaches including Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham (the walk from Holkham to Wells is lovely with a great cafe at Wells for refuelling!), Holme and Hunstanton (great for windsurfing and kite boarding); the area has superb nature reserves including Titchwell RSPB Reserve and Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve - all just short drive away. Blakeney Point with its seal colonies and Cley Marshes is a little further, as is The famous Snettisham Nature Reserve on The Wash which is a must for nature lovers. The Brancaster Estate is managed by the National Trust and features Branodunum Roman Fort and Brancaster Staithe Harbour.
Burnham Market is a ten-minute drive from Crossway and a great place to stock up on the essentials as well as some tasty luxuries. It has a wide variety of independent shops including a butcher, fishmonger and wine merchant (there is also a small supermarket in Burnham Deepdale, two miles away). The Norfolk coast is renowned for producing some of the most succulent crab and lobster in the UK and a visit to one of the region’s harbourside cafes and huts, where you can tuck into shellfish caught that morning, will soon show you why.
Hunstanton is another option for shopping and eating, while Kings Lynn is around twenty miles away offering even more variety, and you can even reach the historic city of Norwich in an hour. Crosswaye really is the perfect place to enjoy an incredible holiday in Norfolk.
Joanna & Steve Rowland joined Independent Cottages in May 2018
Crosswaye is a bungalow and accommodation is all on one level. It has recently been updated and modernised and has a fresh, welcoming atmosphere which fits beautifully with its surroundings.
Outside: A well maintained, mature garden is another big attraction of Crosswaye. It wraps around the house and has several outdoor seating areas, allowing you to enjoy the sun throughout the day. There is also a barbecue for guests to use during their stay. Off-road parking for several cars.
Additional Information: Crosswaye has central heating and WiFi throughout. All utilities, linen and towels are provided, although guests are required to bring their own beach towels. Short breaks (minimum three nights) are possible outside of peak season. The property is non-smoking.