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  • Swallow kitchen
    Swallow kitchen
  • Swallow living
    Swallow living
  • Swallow living
    Swallow living
  • Swallow kitchen
    Swallow kitchen
  • Swallow bedroom 1
    Swallow bedroom 1
  • Swallow bedroom 2
    Swallow bedroom 2
  • Swallow bedroom 3
    Swallow bedroom 3
  • Cranmer pool
    Cranmer pool
  • Swallow bathroom
    Swallow bathroom
  • Cranmer tennis courts
    Cranmer tennis courts
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    Swallow Image 11

Swallow

Norfolk, United Kingdom

Per week

from 740.00 to 1975.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Lynne Johnson

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:4 hours 30 minutes

BFB's Overview

Former fashion designer, Lynne Johnson and her lighting consultant husband, John, have lavished both their skills on this cluster of five homely but stylish converted barns near the glorious beaches and sophisticated market towns of the North Norfolk coast. The Johnson’s parenting experience is evident in the balance they’ve achieved between style and family-friendly comfort with simple contemporary furnishings that easily ensure stress-free living- even with toddlers in tow! These cottages are ideal for families who enjoy independence and privacy but will appreciate the strikingly beautiful indoor heated pool, toddlers play house and pre-bookable service that aid relaxation when it comes to holidays with toddlers.


Accommodation Overview


Swallow cottage is the ideal retreat for families, sleeping 6+ infants in 3 bedrooms its spacious interior leaves plenty of room for everyone to relax and unwind in comfortably. There is a large open plan kitchen/dining and living area, with a giant wooden dining table (seats 8-10) for the whole family to enjoy a spot of food whipped up in the well equipped kitchen complete with Rayburn. The living area is inviting for quiet nights in with cosy soft furnishing and a warming wood burner. The cottage has 2 double bedrooms ( one room has space for cot) and a twin bedroom ideal for children.There is one family bathroom with bath and walk in shower. Swallow cottage links with Woodpecker and is ideal for larger groups.

Location Information

Kids love the local steam railways, wildlife centres, dinosaur park, aquarium and seal spotting boat trips. Lynne can arrange cycle hire with tag-alongs and baby seats. A number of nearby National Trust houses have family friendly restaurants, play areas and playgrounds. Other family-friendly dining options include lunches at The Victoria, Holkham and The White Horse at Brancaster, or excellent fish and chips on Wells Quay. Nearby Walsingham Farm Barns sell a fantastic range of speciality foods direct from small suppliers, along with some excellent fresh-made ready meals. Alternatively, use pre-bookable baby-sitting and sample the excellent Galton Blackiston's Michelin starred Morston Hall.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 35%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 35%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Rates

19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019 : £1925 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2019 : £1125 /week6 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 : £1045 /week13 Sep - 26 Sep 2019 : £975 /week27 Sep - 10 Oct 2019 : £980 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2019 : £980 /week18 Oct - 24 Oct 2019 : £1595 /week25 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : £1595 /week1 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : £980 /week8 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 : £740 /week29 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £740 /week20 Dec - 26 Dec 2019 : £1544 /week27 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : £1544 /week4 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : £795 /week14 Feb - 20 Feb 2020 : £1095 /week21 Feb - 27 Feb 2020 : £995 /week28 Feb - 26 Mar 2020 : £795 /week27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020 : £1750 /week3 Apr - 9 Apr 2020 : £1595 /week10 Apr - 16 Apr 2020 : £1595 /week17 Apr - 23 Apr 2020 : £1295 /week24 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : £995 /week1 May - 6 May 2020 : £1175 /week7 May - 14 May 2020 : £1175 /week15 May - 21 May 2020 : £995 /week22 May - 28 May 2020 : £1795 /week29 May - 4 Jun 2020 : £1295 /week5 Jun - 18 Jun 2020 : £1175 /week19 Jun - 2 Jul 2020 : £1295 /week3 Jul - 9 Jul 2020 : £1645 /week10 Jul - 23 Jul 2020 : £1795 /week24 Jul - 27 Aug 2020 : £1975 /week28 Aug - 3 Sep 2020 : £1495 /week4 Sep - 17 Sep 2020 : £1045 /week18 Sep - 8 Oct 2020 : £995 /week9 Oct - 15 Oct 2020 : £995 /week16 Oct - 22 Oct 2020 : £1645 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 : £1645 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2020 : £995 /week6 Nov - 20 Dec 2020 : £795 /week21 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 : £1695 /week4 Jan - 28 Jan 2021 : £820 /week19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019 : €2141.909 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2019 : €1251.765 /week6 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 : €1162.751 /week13 Sep - 26 Sep 2019 : €1084.863 /week27 Sep - 10 Oct 2019 : €1090.426 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2019 : €1090.426 /week18 Oct - 24 Oct 2019 : €1774.724 /week25 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : €1774.724 /week1 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : €1090.426 /week8 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 : €823.3832 /week29 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €823.3832 /week20 Dec - 26 Dec 2019 : €1717.978 /week27 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : €1717.978 /week4 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : €884.5806 /week14 Feb - 20 Feb 2020 : €1218.385 /week21 Feb - 27 Feb 2020 : €1107.117 /week28 Feb - 26 Mar 2020 : €884.5806 /week27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020 : €1947.19 /week3 Apr - 9 Apr 2020 : €1774.724 /week10 Apr - 16 Apr 2020 : €1774.724 /week17 Apr - 23 Apr 2020 : €1440.921 /week24 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : €1107.117 /week1 May - 6 May 2020 : €1307.399 /week7 May - 14 May 2020 : €1307.399 /week15 May - 21 May 2020 : €1107.117 /week22 May - 28 May 2020 : €1997.26 /week29 May - 4 Jun 2020 : €1440.921 /week5 Jun - 18 Jun 2020 : €1307.399 /week19 Jun - 2 Jul 2020 : €1440.921 /week3 Jul - 9 Jul 2020 : €1830.359 /week10 Jul - 23 Jul 2020 : €1997.26 /week24 Jul - 27 Aug 2020 : €2197.543 /week28 Aug - 3 Sep 2020 : €1663.457 /week4 Sep - 17 Sep 2020 : €1162.751 /week18 Sep - 8 Oct 2020 : €1107.117 /week9 Oct - 15 Oct 2020 : €1107.117 /week16 Oct - 22 Oct 2020 : €1830.359 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 : €1830.359 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2020 : €1107.117 /week6 Nov - 20 Dec 2020 : €884.5806 /week21 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 : €1885.993 /week4 Jan - 28 Jan 2021 : €912.3976 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 35%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

John and I moved from cosmopolitan Islington to this wonderful peaceful backwater in 1998. John had family ties with North Norfolk along with many happy memories of childhood holidays here and we wanted to bring up our daughter in a greener and more relaxed environment.
Over the past 11 years we have lovingly restored what was a dilapidated farmhouse with a pile of ramshackle barns into award-winning luxury eco-cottages, preserving many of the historic features and recycling original materials along the way. With the recent acquisition of the surrounding 168 acres of farmland and Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship scheme we are revitalising the landscape too.
We had very little experience of the tourism business when we first opened: I trained at the Royal college of Art as a fashion designer and John is a specialist lighting consultant lighting art galleries around the world. Our backgrounds have bought a unique edge to our business and certainly John’s engineering skills have been essential in developing our unique combination of renewable energy technologies at Home Farm.
We never seek to impose ourselves on our visitors but we are available to offer first hand experience of discovering the best places to visit and experience. We deliver discreet and friendly service and someone is usually on hand to deal with life’s little emergencies. We constantly look for ways to surpass expectations whether it is in supplying baby friendly extras or locally produced food delivered to your door. We focus on high quality with a strong green ethos as part of our sustainable lifestyle strategy. We aim to deliver a memorable Norfolk holiday experience for all who visit and offer somewhere great to stay.
Lynne Johnson

John, Lynne & Emily Johnson

What do they love about it?

We have a passion for boating so Norfolk really comes alive for us from April once the sailing season begins. However we also love the wide open sandy beaches and sultry marshland walks in the winter months. We were not birdwatchers before we settled here but with all of our hedgerow and tree planting we are continuing to notice a myriad of new visitors to the fields and gardens. Other favourite things include the wonderful autumnal tree walks held at Blicking Hall and Sherringham Park. A picnic on Holkham beach is pretty hard to beat but the excitement of horse racing at Fakenham has also provided a number of memorable days out with friends. Pensthorpe and Sculthorpe Moor are also favourite haunt - I could go on and on, best to come and see for yourself.

What do the kids love about it?

What’s not to love; miles of golden sand, empty beaches, steam railways in the image of the Thomas books, Boggle and friends and Bewilderwood, Bug trails and pond dipping at Pensthorpe, bike riding through Holkham deer park and Blickling Hall gardens. Our daughter Emily is now rather too grown up for these things and far too cool, however she will admit to enjoying a visit to Pensthorpe and of course a beach picnic with friends on Scolt head island which is such a hip place to hang out in the summer months. Crab racing down the slip way at Burnham Overy makes hauling out sailing boats at the end of the tide a perilous affair, but local families have enjoyed the pastime over many generations. A recent 4 year old niece’s birthday party in a beach hut at Wells was great fun, even if it did rain briefly. Ferry trips and seal spotting is a fantastic way to see the coast on a good day but a walk with bucket and spade and a picnic from one of the delis in Burnham Market or Wells is pretty unbeatable too.

Fast Facts

King size double bedroom + space for travel cot, King size Zip & link double bedroom, 3 foot single bedroom + space for travel cot.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many glorious beaches within a short drive

Any Pool

The pool at Cranmer is beautiful with huge windows offering lovely rural views. The water temperature and that of the changing rooms is kept comfortable for babies and toddlers. It should be noted that babies under 12 months are unfortunately not permitted to use the pool.

Babysitting

Babysitting by a police-checked and approved sitter can be pre-booked.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby equipment provided includes cots, high chairs, baby baths, night lights, baby monitors and children's utensils.

Indoor Toys

There are DVDs, toys and bedtime story books available for in-cottage loan

Games Room

Games room on site

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Gourmet hampers and delcious freshly pre-pared ready meals can be pre-booked on request.

Outdoor Toys

There's a new timber outdoor play area at Cranmer and a wendy house for younger children.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Massage and beauty therapy treatments via a visiting local therapist can be pre-booked.

Onsite Restaurant

Cranmer Cottages are primarily self-catering but meal delivery and private chef services are available on request.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates where needed

Tennis Court(s)

There are 2 all-weather tennis courts onsite

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Several cots and highchairs are available on request

Reviews

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  • We were impressed by the quality of the accommodation and facilities. We were particularly impressed with the hospitality shown to us. We would recommend the property for any young family.Review dated 18/05/2014

  • Really enjoyed our stay. Very well set out and lcoation was perfect.Review dated 30/05/2012

  • Having the back of all the properties open out onto a self-contained field with a play area is inspired = kids running about playing with new friends and parents left to enjoy a peaceful glass of wine outside!Review dated 15/06/2011

We were impressed by the quality of the accommodation and facilities. We were particularly impressed with the hospitality shown to us. We would recommend the property for any young family.

Really enjoyed our stay. Very well set out and lcoation was perfect.

Having the back of all the properties open out onto a self-contained field with a play area is inspired = kids running about playing with new friends and parents left to enjoy a peaceful glass of wine outside!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 4 guests.



Rates

19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019 : £1925 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2019 : £1125 /week6 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 : £1045 /week13 Sep - 26 Sep 2019 : £975 /week27 Sep - 10 Oct 2019 : £980 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2019 : £980 /week18 Oct - 24 Oct 2019 : £1595 /week25 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : £1595 /week1 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : £980 /week8 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 : £740 /week29 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £740 /week20 Dec - 26 Dec 2019 : £1544 /week27 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : £1544 /week4 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : £795 /week14 Feb - 20 Feb 2020 : £1095 /week21 Feb - 27 Feb 2020 : £995 /week28 Feb - 26 Mar 2020 : £795 /week27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020 : £1750 /week3 Apr - 9 Apr 2020 : £1595 /week10 Apr - 16 Apr 2020 : £1595 /week17 Apr - 23 Apr 2020 : £1295 /week24 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : £995 /week1 May - 6 May 2020 : £1175 /week7 May - 14 May 2020 : £1175 /week15 May - 21 May 2020 : £995 /week22 May - 28 May 2020 : £1795 /week29 May - 4 Jun 2020 : £1295 /week5 Jun - 18 Jun 2020 : £1175 /week19 Jun - 2 Jul 2020 : £1295 /week3 Jul - 9 Jul 2020 : £1645 /week10 Jul - 23 Jul 2020 : £1795 /week24 Jul - 27 Aug 2020 : £1975 /week28 Aug - 3 Sep 2020 : £1495 /week4 Sep - 17 Sep 2020 : £1045 /week18 Sep - 8 Oct 2020 : £995 /week9 Oct - 15 Oct 2020 : £995 /week16 Oct - 22 Oct 2020 : £1645 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 : £1645 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2020 : £995 /week6 Nov - 20 Dec 2020 : £795 /week21 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 : £1695 /week4 Jan - 28 Jan 2021 : £820 /week19 Jul - 29 Aug 2019 : €2141.909 /week30 Aug - 5 Sep 2019 : €1251.765 /week6 Sep - 12 Sep 2019 : €1162.751 /week13 Sep - 26 Sep 2019 : €1084.863 /week27 Sep - 10 Oct 2019 : €1090.426 /week11 Oct - 17 Oct 2019 : €1090.426 /week18 Oct - 24 Oct 2019 : €1774.724 /week25 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 : €1774.724 /week1 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : €1090.426 /week8 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 : €823.3832 /week29 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €823.3832 /week20 Dec - 26 Dec 2019 : €1717.978 /week27 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : €1717.978 /week4 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : €884.5806 /week14 Feb - 20 Feb 2020 : €1218.385 /week21 Feb - 27 Feb 2020 : €1107.117 /week28 Feb - 26 Mar 2020 : €884.5806 /week27 Mar - 2 Apr 2020 : €1947.19 /week3 Apr - 9 Apr 2020 : €1774.724 /week10 Apr - 16 Apr 2020 : €1774.724 /week17 Apr - 23 Apr 2020 : €1440.921 /week24 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : €1107.117 /week1 May - 6 May 2020 : €1307.399 /week7 May - 14 May 2020 : €1307.399 /week15 May - 21 May 2020 : €1107.117 /week22 May - 28 May 2020 : €1997.26 /week29 May - 4 Jun 2020 : €1440.921 /week5 Jun - 18 Jun 2020 : €1307.399 /week19 Jun - 2 Jul 2020 : €1440.921 /week3 Jul - 9 Jul 2020 : €1830.359 /week10 Jul - 23 Jul 2020 : €1997.26 /week24 Jul - 27 Aug 2020 : €2197.543 /week28 Aug - 3 Sep 2020 : €1663.457 /week4 Sep - 17 Sep 2020 : €1162.751 /week18 Sep - 8 Oct 2020 : €1107.117 /week9 Oct - 15 Oct 2020 : €1107.117 /week16 Oct - 22 Oct 2020 : €1830.359 /week23 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 : €1830.359 /week30 Oct - 5 Nov 2020 : €1107.117 /week6 Nov - 20 Dec 2020 : €884.5806 /week21 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 : €1885.993 /week4 Jan - 28 Jan 2021 : €912.3976 /week

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