A quiet family-run caravan and camping site situated on the beautiful North
Norfolk Coast with stunning sea and woodland views
Manor Farm, East Runton, Cromer,
Norfolk NR27 9PR
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Part of the beauty of
this large, gently rolling site is that
it has gorgeous views of the sea, with
the beach at East Runton —pebbly, with
great rock pools — a short walk down the
hill and through the village. There’s a
play area and space for football. The
sugary thrills of Cromer are within
walking distance: the old-fashioned
seaside town is packed with amusement
arcades, charity shops, fish-and-chip
parlours and cafes full of old ladies
enjoying tea and cake.
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Visited from 29/04 to 02/05, staying in Molls Meadow. Can't fault the place, easy to find, excellent pitches, plenty of space and great views.
The amenity block is superb, lots of showers, toilets and sinks. Light and spacious. Showers could do with a bit longer on the push timer, but the warmth and strength are great. Very clean at all times. Short easy walk into Cromer, shorter and just as easy walk to the nearby CO-OP and Morrisons. East Runton and its beach, only 25 minute walk. Easy walk to Cromer straight down the track and Sandy Lane. Try the Bella Vista restaurant on the front overlooking the pier, great food and great views. Staff very welcoming, and efficient. Did not book but would recommend it on busy periods, great prices and facilities.
Fantastic family campsite with great views, especially for the Cromer Carnival, Red Arrows and fireworks display.
Facilities were excellent with good shower block and taps in various points of the fields. Kept very clean considering the high volume of families in August.
Play areas for children and safe campsite for children to allow them to ride bikes.
No shop on site but two supermarkets either a very short drive or not too long a walk.
Plenty of beaches to choose from.
Only disappointment was the freezing facilities for the ice blocks. Freezer not very efficient and did not freeze blocks well at all. And as upright without inner drawers or doors with the large amount of ice blocks in there it was a bit of a Raiders of the Lost Ark challenge whenever you went in to hunt for your blocks.
Hasn't put us off as booked again for 2013 and buying a powered coolbox.
We managed to secure the very last serviced pitch here for this weekend, and were so glad that we did. This is a wonderful site, tucked away in the Norfolk countryside and yet so near to Cromer and Sheringham.
We stayed in Moll's Meadow, which is the field for dog owners (which we're not, but that didn't matter). We had a great pitch with distant sea views, close to EHU, toilet and shower facilities just a short walk away. Facilities were clean and spacious.
Despite being full, the site never felt crowded or noisy, and the facilities weren't overloaded. It's a pleasant 20 minute walk to Cromer for supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants and the short train journey from here to Sheringham is worth the trip.
Wish we could have stayed here longer. So there's nothing for it – we'll just have to go back!
Reviewer: Salome (7) Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit: Tent
If you want to explore north Norfolk, Cromer, Sheringham, Wells next the sea to name but a few then this is the perfect site for you, coupled with high standard shower blocks, sea views and a rural country setting feel to it. You can't go wrong.
Expect a breeze if you can see the sea though, we had some poorish weather on our visit and the wind really picked up on site, quite a few people lost wind breakers and gazebo's during our stay.
The shower blocks were lovely and normally well kept, in the peak period they began to struggle with hot water but that is to be expected on such a popular site.
Strict noise policy is in place which was peace of mind, the warden informed us that there is a phone number on a card presented to you on arrival which you can ring if there is any disturbance whatever the hour, he said that any offenders would be removed from site the following day and 'black listed' so they wont return. Harsh but fair.
No shop on site which is not a problem when you can walk to the local co-op in 5 minutes from the back of the site.
Plenty of space for children to run and play safely, plus two small play parks and a large field for them to run off all that energy.
We will without doubt be returning to Manor Farm, excellent site.
Site was easy to find, the approach road slightly narrow but not a busy road so no problems there. We stayed in 'Molls Meadow' as we have two dogs, which is a huge field with a couple of terraces around the outside edge.
The field is very uneven and we still found ourselves pitching down at the back even after using our blocks. The pitches were generous. There is a huge field set aside for the children to play in but disappointingly no separate dog walking area and no dog bins.
Maybe part of this field should have been allocated for dogs? We eventually found a field just off Molls Meadow but not until the day of departure!
The beach and shops are a good 20-min walk but the beach is lovely and sandy so worth the walk and is dog friendly. The on site toilets were clean and modern.
It was very peaceful and there was hardly any barking during the two days we were there, the worst problem was vehicles crossing the field too fast.
Having found the field to exercise my dogs in I would definitely go back.
Just back from a lovely 2 night stay at Manor Farm. We stayed on Marl Pit field which is dog free. Most of the serviced pitches on Marl Pit and the neighbouring Molls Meadow are flat with sea views, but are a bit exposed to the wind. Whereas most of the standard pitches are on a slight slope. We were lucky enough to pitch on a flattish standard near the top that was quite sheltered by the trees.
All the serviced pitches are numbered and have a good distance between each other. My only gripe is that the standard pitches are a “pitch where you like” affair and as the site was quite busy this resulted in some tents being quite close to one another, but the site did have a nice, relaxed feel to it. Yes, there were lots of children around but no one was being rowdy or noisy and it all dropped quiet at around 10.30pm. So quiet in fact that you could hear the sea.
There are two toilet blocks on Marl Pit. The top block, new this year I think, was the better of the two. Although it only had two showers and four toilets it felt a lot cleaner (I think more people were using the bottom block and unfortunately it got rather whiffy at times).The showers and hot water are free and the top block has a family shower room. Both blocks have pot washing areas and the bottom block has a small laundry and two freezers to freezer your own icepacks.
There is a good children’s play area just off Marl Pit field behind the bottom toilet block and a large field for ball games and kite flying. Another bonus is that you can use a BBQ as long as you raise it off the ground using the bricks which are by the fire points, and to the delight of my children an ice cream man came round every evening about 6.30.
There is no on site shop but the local Co-op is only a 10 minute (5 minute drive) away. Walk down the farm track away from the site towards the sea and turn left and walk thought the small industry estate. There is also a Morrisons which is a 10 minute drive (just drive the same way and turn left when you get to the main road (we found this was also the quickest way to Cromer).
To start with I would say that this site is a 'bit out of the way' as in no major route's to it (although that can be considered a good point), main advantage being it is a peaceful site, the only noise being from other campers/caravans (on a definate plus point all campers this week actually obeyed the 11pm rule, most nights it was quiet even before then!).
On to site then, the lady at reception was very pleasant and explained where to go precisely and clearly, the shower blocks are spacious and kept as clean as any other I have been to if not better, only queued twice for showers and these were not lengthy waits,
the children's play areas were good enough to keep the kids amused and there is also a field for kite flying, football etc. This is one of the few sites I have camped on where a club would probably spoil the site so yes I will be back, one word of warning though, check where you pitch as the wind is a bit unpredictable.
Plenty of places within walking distance that are quaint, seasidey but not over commercial, the local train service is excellent but on a slight downside we found that the pubs in Cromer itself were more 'child tollerant' than 'child friendly', (anybody taking their children on holiday will understand this and our 11 year old girl is well behaved)!
Local supermarkets, co-op and morrisons have all you could need to stock up. More than enough to do for a week in area that is why I will be back as this is a good base to get around from.
We spent 6 nights here over the school half term. The site was full for the majority of the time. We had an electric hook up and were in Marl Pit Field. The toilets were very clean and well maintained but there were only 2 showers in the ladies and 2 in the gents with a large shared family shower. This meant there were queues at peak times. However there were other showers around which were close enough to go to.
There was plenty of space for the children to play and noise levels were not problematic. The pitches were of a decent size.
The reception is a long way from the pitches and we didn't go there at all. Morrisons and the Co-op are both within walking distance although signs would have helped! There could have been information in the toilet block about the surrounding area and giving a map of the site because it is huge. An ice cream van came round the site twice a day which could have been annoying if at the wrong time!
There were fantastic views over the sea and surrounding countryside.
Overall I would highly recommend this site. The only minor irritation was lack of bins near the washing up sinks and in the toilets!
Reviewer: Tfnw (1) Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit: Campervan
Great campsite, East Runton is a lovely village with a couple of decent pubs and shops, also has a very nice little beach.
Cromer is only a short walk away as are Co-op and Morrison's supermarkets as there is no shop on site. Plenty of interesting places to visit and of course the Norfolk weather - much appreciated when you're from rainy Lancs!
Facilities are good and toilets/showers spotlessly clean, and our kids enjoyed the playground. Pitches are a bit slopey in places but manageable, views are great from certain areas,
All in all would highly recommend and we will be visiting again.
Reviewer: Mrs mm (2) Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit: Touring Caravan
What a lovely site! One of the best we have stopped at. Yes some of the pitches are sloping but they are manageable.
Site extremely clean, toilet/shower blocks spotless. Short walk to the Co-OP or Morrison's. Cromer is about a 10 min walk where we tried our hand at 'crabbing ' over the pier.
Sheringham is a short drive and is a nice little town to visit. Small park and football pitch for the children.
Probably the best site we have been on. Although fields are sloping, we found a nice bit of even ground, you can pitch your tent anywhere on the field, no limit to size of tent used, plenty of space,
There's 2 shower blocks, 1 is older but sufficient and clean, the other is immaculate, clean, constant hot water in both blocks. Washing up areas clean and hot water. Electric plugs in shower blocks and its all included in the price,
Morrison's in a 10 min walk and the Co Op 5 min walk. An ice cream man came round every evening about 6.30ish. Burger van would have been good.
Cromer town 10 min walk, East Runton village 15 - 20 min walk.
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