Do it yourself

Here at The Grove Cromer, “Grove” is our middle name, but if it weren’t, it would probably be “flexibility”- we thought The Flexibility Cromer, didn’t sound very good, though.

The reason we prioritise flexibility, is that our 80 years of experience tells us that, despite all of our guests desire to come to the same place, you all want to do different things when you are here, and why not? After all, Norfolk’s motto is “do different”.

In terms of being flexible, our restaurant is still very popular, we have a lot of demand for our rooms, The Grove Glamping is going from strength to strength, but something we don’t often shout about is our six cottages, which are on a self-catering basis. These are ideal for families, for those who want to save a few pennies on eating out, or for those who want to be a little antisocial – and again, why not? You are on holiday, after all.

Our six cottages were named by John and Ann Graveling – now retired, with no hint of irony or originality.

We have three cottages that have one room, sleeping two people. The Bungalow – aptly named because it is a bungalow, tucked quietly around the back of The Grove. The Coach House, which was where the coach was kept many moons ago; now, with an open plan kitchen/living room, huge south facing windows and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. And, The Cottage, which is similar to The Coach House, but with a more confusing name.

Next up in size is Mrs Page’s Cottage. This building was originally designed as the gardener’s cottage, and was tenanted out to Mrs Page, the widow of the local policeman, from the 1950s until she died aged around 102 in the 1980s. Mrs Page’s is all on the ground floor, with a wealth of charm and character, including original fireplaces and exposed beams. Mrs Page’s sleeps three people in two bedrooms.

The Stable was formerly a stable, with two stalls downstairs which now form a kitchen and living room, complete with original stable partition and mangers. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms a twin and a double, perfect for a family of four.

The last, and largest of our cottages is called The Barn, no prizes for guessing its former use. The Barn is spacious, with a downstairs bunk bedroom, a twin and a double room upstairs and two bathrooms. It has an open plan downstairs with a gallery staircase.

All our self-catering guests get free use of the indoor pool and if we can make use of the restaurant for breakfast or dinner, depending on availability. So if you fancy coming to stay flexibility, then give us a call.