Self Catering in Norfolk - Cromer

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Birch House

Birch House, Cromer, Norfolk
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Sleeps a maximum of: 17

Pricing From: £825.00 - 2291.00

This mid-terrace Victorian town house is located in Cromer in Norfolk and sleeps 17 people in 9 bedrooms.

Birch House is a mid-terrace Victorian town house, located in the seaside town of Cromer in Norfolk. The cottage sleeps 17 people in 9 bedrooms, which comprise a ground floor king-size double (can be twin on request), a first floor double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, a first floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, two doubles, a twin and a single, all on the second floor and all with en-suite shower, basin and WC and a third floor double and twin. The property has two additional shower rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the third floor. The living accommodation consists of a fitted kitchen, dining room with gas fire, utility room and sitting room with open fire, along with an additional first floor sitting room with gas fire and balcony. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars, along with a private enclosed courtyard garden with furniture. With the beach just a couple of minutes away and the town's amenities close by, Birch House makes a great base for a get-together by the sea.


Well located large house suited to large family groups
We stayed at Birch House with a multi generational group spanning 95 years, it has generous accommodation which suited us well. The house is very conveniently located with a fairly level walk of about five minutes to the beginning of shops and restaurants. There is a steep slope to descend to reach the beach or pier. There is a large Morrison's supermarket about two minutes walk from the back door, so convenient we tended not to be very organised and made multiple trips! The two parking spaces at the back are reached down quite a narrow roadway which means manoeuvring a second car into the space is quite tricky. Additional parking on the roads is quite busy, but our party were usually lucky and seldom had to resort to the paid car park behind which is ?7 per 24 hours, though free overnight. The accommodation is not luxurious but in good condition and reasonably spacious, some of the bedrooms are a little cramped but perfectly adequate. Six rooms have en-suit shower rooms and the two on the third floor share a shower room but do not have basins in the room as described. There is a shower room on the ground floor for the occupants of the ground floor twin/double room but you do have to walk through the sitting room and kitchen to get to it. There is a large sitting room on the first floor though unsurprisingly there are not sufficient seats for the 17 people that could be staying. The ground floor sitting room has seats for about 6. The dining room has two big tables which can be placed end to end to accommodate 14 or kept separate when with an additional leaf in one the full complement can sit down together for a meal. The kitchen is very well equipped with pots and pans, dishes and so forth, it is a little bit cramped when a lot of people are trying to contribute to preparing or clearing up after a meal. There is a large double cooker with two ovens, five rings and a griddle. Indicative of the house's past as a B&B there is a plentiful supply of jugs, toast racks and small tea pots. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Birch House and would recommend it for similar large family groups.

Exceeded our expectations.
We had a great stay. House was perfect for our family get together. Bedrooms clean, bathrooms clean. Furnishings and soft furnishings are homely and clean if a little dated. Large communal rooms and dining room. Very well equipped kitchen and utility room. Great location, close to beach, shops, restaurants and bus and train station. Also, a large Morrisons is about a two minute walk away. No problem with parking. We parked at the back or on the street. Never had to use the car park though it would have been easy to do.

There was plenty of room for all of us with enough en suites. The location was absolutely perfect for us and all of the family were very impressed. Just right for our family of 14 members to come and go. We had a wonderful time thank you and will certainly like to come again.
Mrs Clements

We loved the spaciousness of the house. It had very comfortable bedrooms, clean shower/bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and lovely sunny dining room. It is close to the beach and shops.
Mrs Smith

Lovely House
We were an extended family group of 12 adults and 5 children enjoying a birthday celebration weekend. The house is very clean, bedrooms are good and shower/bath facilities are excellent. It has a lovely spacious dining room and the kitchen, though not large, is up to date and well-equipped. Parking is slightly tricky, it has 2 spaces at the back, street parking is sometimes full, but there is a reasonably priced public car park at the back. Would like to have been there longer.

Services / Facilities:

Electric heaters with open fire and gas fire in sitting rooms. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 11 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 2 cars. Additional roadside parking available on a first come, first served basis and a pay-and-display car park can be found behind property (free overnight). Private enclosed rear courtyard garden with furniture. Balcony with furniture. Storage shed. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 2 mins walk. Note: Third floor bedrooms have sloping ceilings.

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Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 5
Twin Beds: 3

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Felbrigg Hall - 2.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Felbrigg, St Margaret's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thurgarton, All Saints Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hanworth, St Bartholomew's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sheringham Park - 4.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gunton Church - 5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

North Barningham, St Peter's Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Barningham Winter, St Mary's Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Matlaske, St Peter's Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Trunch, St Botolph - 6.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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