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"Grab your buckets and head for the beach" - Family Friendly with WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow in Brancaster - close to Beach with cottage garden to relax in and BBQ

"Crosswaye" bungalow is set back from a quiet lane and surrounded by a cottage garden. Step out of the door and within 2 minutes you are on the coast path with great views of saltmarsh and winding creeks. "Crosswaye" is a perfect base for families or couples that enjoy being outdoors and wish to enjoy the beauty of the Norfolk Coast. After a day out walking, birdwatching or playing on the beach you can look forward to returning to the comfort of "Crosswaye " and relax. The bungalow has a spacious king size room and a twin bedroom. We are having a new Ivory Shaker style kitchen fitted for Easter with dishwasher. There is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Many of our guests enjoy sitting in the sun room watching the birds, there is also a lounge with flat screen TV and a dining room. The garden wraps around the house so you can sit in the sun at anytime of day, there is a garden table and chairs and a BBQ for those long summer evenings. Wi-fi is provided. There is ample off-road parking for several cars.

There is a wealth of birdlife on the doorstep for the keen birdwatcher, RSPB Titchwell Marsh Reserve is 10 minutes away. Families can enjoy building sandcastles on Brancaster beach with its golden sands. Brancaster Staithe harbour offers sailing and watersports. There is a pub in the village "The Ship" a 5 minute walk away and a children's playground, playing field and tennis court close by.

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Joanna Rowland
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Joanna Rowland

My family are from Brancaster and although my fathers work took us away from the area we returned every holiday to visit family and friends. During these visits I grew to love this coastline with its many beautiful beaches, wild marshes and big sky's. I have many happy memories of family holidays here playing on Brancaster beach, exploring the sand dunes in search of Butterflies and the creeks for seals.

After university I moved back to the area and eventually worked for the National Trust on the north Norfolk coast for a number of years. I met my husband and we now have 2 small boys who along with running Crosswaye keep me busy.

As a family we love the outdoors and the children are never happier than when they are playing on the beach, exploring the marshes or having fun in the wood

Why Joanna Rowland chose Kings Lynn & West Norfolk

Crosswaye was built by my Grandparents in the 1970's and it holds many happy memories of family parties and playing in the garden with my sister.

Now that I have my own children Crosswaye's location on a quiet lane a few minutes walk from a playing field and the coast path is a great attraction.

The garden planted by my late Grandparents is a wonderful place to sit and relax with a good book.

The Coasthopper bus from King's Lynn stops a few minutes walk away and you can use the bus to explore the coast or to get to King's Lynn and its shops and train station.

My husband and I are keen birdwatcher's and the bungalow is a great base for birdwatching, in the winter skeins of wild geese fly over the garden and throughout the year you can search the nearby marshes for Barn Owls.

What makes this bungalow unique

Crosswaye offers a lovely mix of seclusion and tranquillity whilst being close to the coast road, bus stop and pub.

The driveway has space for 3 cars to park off the road.

Apart from 2 small steps by the entrance the bungalow is on the level and accessible to the less mobile.

The Norfolk coast path is a 5 minute walk from the front door and you can walk through the marshes to Brancaster beach which is about a mile away or to the small Harbour at Brancaster Staithe

There are many famous bird reserves within easy driving distance including Titchwell Marsh, Holme Dunes and Cley Marshes.

Nearby are many round tower churches, famous golf courses and historic houses such as Sandringham and Holkham Hall and of course lots of cosy pubs serving great food and refreshments.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Brancaster in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has a power shower, toilet and wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a kingsize bed, chest of draws and large built in wardrobe, Bedroom 2 with two single beds and a wardrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Crosswaye is surrounded by a garden. It has a lawn, shrubs and flowerbeds. There is a garden table and chairs for 4 people and a BBQ Utility Room: The utility room has a Belfast sink, washing machine and tumble drier. Fridge/freezer. Airing cupboard. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels (1 bath and hand towel per guest) are provided. Two tea towels and a dish cloth are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. The property will be cleaned at the end of your stay.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Brancaster village living - quiet hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at Crosswaye. The kitchen has now been updated and has a new dishwasher. For us this is another benefit to what always was a lovely property. It's in a quiet location on Cross Lane but barely 5 mins walk from the Norfolk coast path. Beach and pub are walkable and RSPB Titchwell is a short drive away. Two good circular walks (and more) are available from the doorstep. Service from Joanna is excellent both before and during your stay and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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happy to return

  • 4 of 5

visited again for a another week - from the booking of the property to the arrival at the property - was easy and very straight forward - great location - property once again very clean and tidy - we were blessed with fantastic weather - sad to leave - but hopefully will be back again next year - the only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because the seating in the lounge could do with being updated - nothing tatty but could possibly be updated ? - that said I would certainly recommend the property and look forward to visiting again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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6 day break in a lovely bungalow in Brancaster

  • 5 of 5

Great property in a quiet location in Brancaster, 5 minutes from the North Norfolk Coast Path and 10 minutes by car to the RSPB Titchwell Marsh reserve. The bungalow has spacious living accommodation and a large garden. Joanna provided plenty of local information, including instructions for all the main electricals such as washing machine, dryer etc. The property is clean and bright and has a garden sun room straight off the lounge which we really liked. Wi-Fi is available with a good connection speed if you need to keep in contact while away.

We had never used Owners Direct before but everything went well, the information provided in the property, by email beforehand and via the Owners Direct Android app was comprehensive. When we did have a minor issue during our stay, with the front door lock, it was sorted on the same day and we were kept informed at all stages. We have stayed in lots of self-catering properties, so are pretty adaptable but there were no issues for anyone here to worry about and you can book with confidence, knowing this is a good property. We will certainly book again in the new year and come to Brancaster to do some birdwatching in the area.

There are gastropubs aplenty on this coast, you are spoilt for choice to be honest for an evening meal out. There is also a good Sainsburys in Hunstanton as well as specialist shops such as The Norfolk Deli which are very well worth a look. Great cakes at the Norfolk Deli.

To be honest, we were sad to leave this temporary home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bungalow very good, very clean and all good fittings and equipment.

  • 4 of 5

Found the turnaround outside inadequate for our vehicle, we had to go onto the lawn in order to turn it around. ( it is an 4x4 and needs a bit more room). We also missed a dishwasher inside which we think is essential nowadays. Apart from that we enjoyed the property, very clean and well looked after. The only thing that spoiled it was the awful weather!!. Many thanks for a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really special holiday home in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We went with my 11 month old son and my mum. We all really enjoyed our holiday. The bungalow was brilliantly kitted out for my son - a toy box full of great toys was an unexpected surprise. The garden is full of birds and squirrels, which we all enjoyed spotting. Lovely to feed the birds too. Loads of space both in the bungalow and the garden, so when we had a wet weather day we just enjoyed roaming around at home. Great location too. Quiet village but walking distance to a good playground and the beach. Good day trips out as well. Would definitely recommend and hope we will go again.

Only one thing to note if your child is an early riser(!) The curtains in the main bedroom don't really stop the light so could be worth taking something with you if you don't want to be up with the larks... If you are up early, like we were, you may spot hares if you go for an early morning walk. So every cloud has a silver lining!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week in Brancaster bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, well maintained, exceptionally clean, comfortable beds, quality linen, in fact everything was wonderful. Birds and wildlife in garden, viewed from conservatory. Property ideally placed , just a very short walk to the coast path, and main road coast hopper bus route. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 non returnable deposit on booking. Balance due 60 days prior to start of holiday (non refundable).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday and arrivals are from 3pm and Departure is at 10am.

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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