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Bon Vista Holiday Cottage

Bon Vista offers comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation near to the sea front and town centre at the West Cliff end of the beautiful seaside town of Cromer, at the heart of North Norfolk’s Heritage Coast.

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Bon Vista offers comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation near to the sea front and town centre at the West Cliff end of the beautiful seaside town of Cromer, at the heart of North Norfolk’s Heritage Coast.

It is a few minutes’ walking distance from Cromer Town centre

It has views of the sea front from the lounge and front bedroom.

It has four ensuite bedrooms, sleeping 8-10

Inside the Cottage

We offer a welcome basket on arrival.

All the double bedrooms are en-suite, with flat-screen TVs and complimentary toiletries. We also offer Wi-Fi.

Bon Vista was built in 1900 and has been renovated tastefully to retain many of its original features. The accommodation occupies the first and second floors of this lovely period property.

For those who have larger parties or family who would rather not have stairs, we can offer a one bedroomed flat just a few doors away.

Crab, the large front bedroom has a super king bed which can be split to provide two single beds. There is also a bed settee in this room.

A travel cot and a single fold up bed are also available on request.

The kitchen is well equipped and has a microwave, electric hob and oven. There is a full size dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. The dining area seats 8 people.

The lounge area has a good side view to the sea.

There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate area on the ground floor.

Towels and bedding are included in your stay.

There is adjacent free on street parking and off road parking to the rear of the property.

There is a front bench to enjoy the sea air.

Why Cromer?

Cromer still has a small fishing community. For anyone who enjoys shellfish, there is the well renowned Cromer Crab.

Cromer has a unique pier and it is the home of the last remaining end of pier show. The show has been compared to the quality of London shows. Cromer even has its own Merlin Cinema.

Cromer has a good number of small businesses, with few chain stores. There are many good places to eat in town. No.1 Fish and Chip shop has been shortlisted in the top 10 for best fish and chips. The Clifftonville Hotel a few doors away offer a good selection of bar meals and a good Bistro menu. There are numerous cafes too offering delicious snacks and cakes.

Cromer is the home of the famous lifeboat man Henry Blogg. There is a museum and lifeboat station to visit. The Rocket House Café above the museum offers good food and great views along East Beach. There is North Lodge Park which has a great café run by the Friends of North Lodge Park.

Cromer has great beaches. We have Blue Flag accreditation. There are large expanses of sand and rock pools at low tide. There are slopes to the beach at west Beach and Melbourne Slope. There is a lift to the beach in the Rocket House Café building.

Cromer has putting, a refurbished play area and a brand new skate park. Cycle hire is available locally. Cedar House on East Beach provides surfing, paddle boarding and cycle hire.

Large skies and excellent light conditions provide great photography and art opportunities. Great views of sunrise and sunset over the sea.

Cromer Church dates back to the late 19th century. It has recently had all the bells refurbished. The tower is open regularly in the high season and there are great views across the whole town.

The Coast Hopper bus service will take you as far as King’s Lynn. In good weather there is an open top bus.

There are great shorter walks around town, to Overstrand, Happy Valley, Cromer Lighthouse, East and West Runton. Cromer has ‘Walkers are Welcome’ accreditation and the Norfolk Coast Path, Peddars, Weavers & Paston Ways are close by and are becoming increasingly popular.

The National Trust has Sheringham Park, Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall not far away.

Cromer is a few minutes’ drive from Sheringham, Holt, Overstrand and Mundesley. Norwich is a great city to visit. Regular buses and trains run to Norwich.

The Norfolk Broads are 25 minutes from Cromer. This is a central point to start Bird watching from with the Norfolk Broads starting just ten or so miles to the south east of us and good Sea watching points at Cromer and a little farther Westward up the coast.

Attractions: The Muckleborough Collection, Hillside animal Sanctuary,, Blickling Hall, Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall, Pensthorpe, seal trips at Blakeney, The Thursford Collection, Cley, Titchwell, Hickling, Broads Tours, Pier Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Museum, Henry Blogg Museum,

Bullet point Interests:

Surfing. Cromer provides great surfing.

Fossils. The area has produced some great fossils such as the steppe mammoth

Geology. Interesting geology. Coastal erosion

Walks and cycling, The Peddlers Way, Paston Way and Weavers Way are all close

Quiet lanes all close to Cromer.

Naturalists and Bird watching Birdwatchers can visit the reserves of Cley, Titchwell and Salthouse and of course Pensthorpe the home of the popular BBC series Spring Watch.

Golf. There are several golf courses nearby in some great locations.

Rail enthusiasts. Specialised rail lines i.e. Poppy Line, award winning Bittern Line: Bure Valley, Wells and Walsingham Light Railways: Mid Norfolk Line

Art and photography. There are many excellent views around the area to inspire.

Churches. Cromer Parish church, many old and interesting churches in North Norfolk.

Seasonal specials


Folk on the Pier, The Crab & Lobster Festival.

Bird migration, nesting and young birds, snowdrops. Easter,


Poppies. Traditional bucket and spade holidays, many attractions in full swing, the Pier Show, Cromer Carnival.


Sheringham 1940’s weekend. Autumn colours, bird migrations summer birds leaving winter birds arriving. Pier specials.


Crisp winter mornings, miles of empty coast to explore. Christmas and New Year breaks. Pier specials. Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show.

  • Parking
  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Wi-Fi
Opening Season
Open at Christmas, Open at New Year