Mr Dawkins, March 2020
We had a wonderful break away in Cromer staying at Beech Barn.. It's a beautiful property - clean, cosy and warm. The weather was dreadful so it was lovely to be staying somewhere that we were happy to spend time in. When we went out for the day my youngest starting asking to go back to the 'barn house' after only a few minutes. The open living area works really well and it was lovely to return home after a freezing cold visit to the beach to a log burner. The little courtyard garden at the back and grassed garden at the front of the property was a fantastic feature for us as we were travelling with children and a dog. The beds were really comfy and there is a bathroom with a bath downstairs plus a shower room upstairs. The wooden floors are lovely, but very slippy so do take care - we had to make sure our girls didn't try to walk around in socks after a couple of slips!
The property is only a short drive from Cromer itself and I noticed that there was pavement on the road outside so you could safely walk the route instead of driving. I guess it would take 30 mins ish - the weather was too grim for us to fancy trying it. Cromer itself is lovely - we love the beach there with a nice combination of pebbles and sand and lots of nice cafes, pubs, shops. It's also in a good location for visiting other places in the area. We went over to Holkham beach which is stunning (pine woodland, sand dunes and vast sandy beach) and has a visitor centre with hot drinks, sandwiches etc. If you visit with children then do consider a day out at Bewilderwood - we had a fantastic day there.