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M&B Reviews: A Norfolk Holiday To Take The Whole Family On (Grandma, Too)

Section: Holidays

Avocet Cottage, Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk caters for everyone, with enough space for three family generations all in one place

It’s a great idea in principle. You take your mum on holiday – or, if you’re really brave, your mother-in-law – then there’s an extra pair of hands and someone to babysit when you slope off to the pub in the evening.

But it can be stressful, especially if you’re short on space and unclear on who’s responsible for cooking, washing up and, erm, paying. So, it’s worth looking for somewhere that will give Granny some privacy or, even better, her own kitchen.

Getting Your Own Space

At Cranmer Cottages on the Norfolk coast, you’re only a walk away from vast sandy beaches. And you can either book a large cottage, such as Avocet, which has a separate en-suite double bedroom at one end of the cottage for Granny, or she could have her own cosy pad with one bedroom – called Coot Cottage – right next door.

Shutterstock | Avocet Cottage Interior

So Much Room For Activities

Set around a paved courtyard, there are eight stylish holiday homes, all carefully designed to cater for babies and toddlers. As well as being open-plan with spacious living rooms/kitchens that open onto a garden terrace, there’s also a heated indoor swimming pool, games room with table tennis and table football, and 175 acres of grounds to explore, including a fenced-off playground area.

It’s perfect for a family that wants to holiday with another person and still retain some privacy. Oh, and that free childcare.

Book it! Two nights in Avocet, which sleeps six, starts at £500. Two nights in Coot starts at £250. If you book them together, there’s a 10 per cent discount.


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