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Fisherman's Cottage

Cromer, Norfolk (Ref. 1018880)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Just want to thank you for our lovely little break at such short notice, literally booked the day before and also only for 2 nights, my husband works away so couldn’t do longer."

    Most places you have to book for at least 3. Absolutely loved the cottage! The welcome gift was just so lovely also! ❤️ It’s little things like this that really don’t go unnoticed! The location was just perfect!! Right in the town. A little noisy at night but didn’t keep us awake where other town locations have! The cottage has everything you would have at home. The beds were so comfy, the bedding was top quality! Games, books, CD player & a tv with Netflix. Free wifi. Just shocked at some of the reviews! I really don’t understand how anyone could complain!! It was just perfect! Only 1 criticism, the iron! Definitely need a new one, it pulled a few threads on my new silk skirt & ruined it but everything else was just perfect! Thanks so much and we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by AAug 2022

  • "The property was comfortable and nicely secluded."

    I am not sure why no pictures of the outside of the property were included. Well, I am sure why not actually. The description of the property does not include the crab store food processing area. A box of discarded crab legs was in plain view to my dog, who thought they would be an ideal treat. The alleyway was a little scruffy.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2022

  • "Bathroom inadequate."

    As we are pensioners a bathroom is required close to bedroom. Stairs require more substantial hand rails. Enjoyed the outside space, sun all afternoon. I found hire of cottage expensive. The property would suit a young family who would enjoy the internet and games.

    Reviewed by AlexJun 2022

  • "The blinds were broken in the bedrooms, I wasn't happy touching them so they stayed closed."

    The freezer door did not çlose, it was open all the time. No extra blankets. Nowhere to hang clothes, no wardrobes. The location was excellent. The smell was sometimes very strong. Having the garden area was lovely. Very clean and tidy. No frills, no extra touches. The music was very loud from the amusement, which were close.

    Reviewed by TrudyMay 2022

  • "Had such a fantastic time here."

    Cromer is a good base to explore. The cottage is super close to the sea. Would definitely stay here again. Only thing to say is it is cold downstairs so bring your dressing gown and some fuzzy socks!

    Reviewed by SimoneMar 2022

  • "We felt very comfortable and at home in this beautiful cottage."

    However the downstairs of the property was cold, without the use if the logburner. Although we do appreciate that our visit was in February, and the weather was very cold out. We would definitely love to visit again.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2022

  • "Lovely place ."

    Near to all shops and sea .cant wait to go again

    Reviewed by RubyDec 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location and close to all amenities."

    It was dirty and could do with a deep clean. The cottage was cold even with the heaters on and the log burner going due to the drafts through the front door and windows.

    Reviewed by JacquiNov 2021

  • "Excellent location, close to everything and quiet considering how central it is."

    Comfy bed. Shame the toilet is downstairs for in the night, but is a small fishermans cottage and best use of space is made. Enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by KatySep 2021

  • "A very clean and well-equipped cottage in a good central location, handy to shops, cafes and a minute's walk to the beach."

    Our dog loved to start and end each day with a play on the beach with his new found pals. There's no off-street parking at the cottage but free all day parking is easy to find within a few mins walk. The dining area could be a bit small for 4 adults as you would expect with this type of cottage, however, we had many meals in the lovely sunny courtyard outside so weren't really bothered. All in all, a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "A beautiful gem in the middle of Cromer."

    Loved the place, clean, welcoming and close to everything you need including the beach, pier, also very close to the chippy but be prepared to queue. Would love to come back in the future, enjoyed relaxing in the garden which was very peaceful and quiet. House had everything we needed and was a lovely home from home.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "Well appointed cottage and comfortable."

    However two issues:- The tv system did not work but more importantly no response from the support number given despite two calls. Outside the condition of the property was poor with weeds growing along the front of the property spoiling the appearance . Could put some people off!

    Reviewed by HuwJul 2021

  • "The double bed was too low no room to get out ..."

    The double bed was too low no room to get out We slept in the single beds the top mattress moved Digital box stopped working called the mobile number for the cottage but never got a call back

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2021

  • "Cromer is a great place, large enough not to get bored and very traditional and full of character."

    The cottage reflects that beautifully. its in a great central location. It was great for 2 of us, would take 4 but no more in the small space. The shower was a bit cold and the outside space needs an upgrade. It was cute though.

    Reviewed by SadieJun 2021

  • "Do you inspect the cottages you let out this one there is a wood burner under ..."

    Do you inspect the cottages you let out this one there is a wood burner under the stairs the only way out from the bedroom there is no where to hang up clothes all cupboards locked the cottage has elec towel rail which was just warm the cottage was cold and the elec shower has not got a rcd trip which there should have and a single door from the toilet to the kitchen the only thing the cottage had going for it was the location this cottage needs up grading

    Thank you very much for your feedback, this is always helpful. It was disappointing to read that the cottage did not suit your needs, it is a traditional fisherman’s cottage and this does bring with it constraints as well as charms. It has been renovated tastefully over the years, including during the pandemic, and has been a delightful holiday home for family and friends over many years. It is a new shower that has been installed by a qualified electrician and has an RCBO which includes an RCB trip.The towel rail is also in full working order. Should you change your mind and wish to book again, it would be a pleasure to have you. You are always most welcome to contact us during your stay if you have any concerns, so we can try to sort things out - we are always keen to make it the best possible holiday experience for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Fishermans Cottage is in a quiet tucked away spot with perfect access to all that Cromer offers."

    It felt like stepping into Cromers fishing history and as a woman alone I felt very safe and comfortable. The cottage has a wonderful little sun-trap yard that is part of a square of four little yards belong to neighbouring cottages. Very light and airy master bedroom with large window overlooking the yards which I loved. Excellent support from caretaker and owner if there are issues. Four adults could struggle with seating comfort in the sitting room if you needed to be indoors a lot . It is actually much smaller than the pictures show but ok . I’d tweak a few things to make more space ...remove the low square table as it’s not needed, add a smaller dining table, remove bench and revolving chair and add another easy chair? There’s a fab little wood burner. Shower room is very small and tight indeed, but the shower is good. Kitchen well stocked. I loved it and wouldn’t hesitate to go again although I’d have to leave my 6’ 6” husband at home!

    Reviewed by KarinApr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove
  • Electric wall heaters in bedrooms and sitting room
  • Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
  • Smart TV with FreeSat
  • Wi-Fi
  • CD player/radio
  • Power and a large basket of wood inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Parking on seafront or nearby streets
  • Sheltered courtyard garden with patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast less than 1 min walk
  • Note: No children under 5 due to open banister
  • Note: Property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Just metres from the sea, this bright and cheery, newly-renovated traditional fisherman’s cottage, nestles right behind John Lee’s crab stall in the very heart of Cromer Old Town, perfect for families who want to be as close to the beach as possible, couples who want to stretch their legs walking the Cromer clifftops, or individuals who want a cozy hideaway that is still in the middle of town life, this cottage has a rich history in the fishing town of Cromer.

Walking up the alleyway past the crab stall, you have a rare glimpse into the traditional fisherman’s trade and you can buy your crabs from the hand that hauled them that very morning.

Go through the front door straight into the inviting front room with a woodburning stove alongside a large sofa and comfortable chairs, where you can relax after a day out on the beach.

A brand-new kitchen and bathroom (downstairs) have everything you need, a good-sized shower, induction hob, dishwasher, with washing machine and dryer in the outdoor shed.

Upstairs are two bright and cheerful bedrooms, one for the children with two large single beds, and the master bedroom at the back, in an architect-designed extension overlooking the sun-drenched courtyard.

Outside there’s a table for outdoor dining, and chairs for reading under the outside lights on a balmy summers’ evening.

The street itself has something for everyone, a second-hand bookshop three doors down, an amusement arcade for the children, and the two best fish and chip shops in town within metres of the cottage, everyday food shopping is just round the corner at the Co-Op, open every day, Monday - Saturday open 7am till 10pm, Sunday is 10am -4pm.

This is a lovely, welcoming cottage, in a perfect location for the beach and surrounding North Norfolk countryside, the cottage is just metres away from the seafront, and when the tide is out there is a glorious wide sandy beach, patrolled by seasonal lifeguards, and popular with bathers and surfers, the town of Cromer has a wide variety of independent shops, cafés, and plentiful pubs, and restaurants, and you can get the famous Cromer crab right on your doorstep, if you are an early bird you may see the fishermen coming back with their haul of crabs and lobsters on the beach.

Norwich is just a gentle train ride away if you fancy a day out in the city, with its wonderful art gallery, bookshops and shopping, or you can explore the North Norfolk countryside by car, or with the CoastHopper bus, there is so much to do in the area such as boat trips to see the seals, train rides on a steam train, the Cromer lifeboat museum and the Tourist Information Centre in town will help you decide.

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About the location


Sheringham 4 miles; Holt 10 miles.

The popular North Norfolk seaside town of Cromer is known for its wonderful clifftop promenade, with attractive, colourful gardens and seating areas ideally placed for enjoying the stunning panoramic views over the sea. Cromer has a lovely, sandy Blue Flag beach where both children and adults can spend hours building sand castles, swimming, sunbathing or investigating the tidal pools in search of interesting sea creatures, which include young Cromer crabs. Cromer is proud of its beautiful Victorian pier, offering theatre shows, a museum and an RNLI lifeboat station, which is open to visitors and where you can learn about Cromer’s long lifeboat history. The town centre offers a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, public houses and amusements, while local golf courses can be found at Cromer, Sheringham and West Runton. This part of North Norfolk offers many places of interest to visit, including the National Trust’s Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall, both enjoying wonderful woodland areas for walks and picnics, along with the Norfolk Shire Horse Centre, Amazona Zoo and the Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre. Take a nostalgic journey on a steam train at nearby Sheringham, or spend a day driving or cycling along North Norfolk’s beautiful coastline, stopping off to explore its salt marshes and nature reserves rich with birdlife. A lovely holiday location for all!

Region Information

Note: No children under 5 due to open banister

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas