A small site almost in the middle of nowhere but then again its not called sleepy Norfolk for nothing.
This site consists of two rows of brick chalets that face each other with parking in between them, there are also a few scattered 6-8 birth static caravans.
The site stands high above the beach and the sea views are well worth packing the binoculars, this seems to be a pastime among guests.
Almost all chalets have a sea view and access to the beach is by steeped wooden steps or a narrow sloped path, we chose this site for our staffy dog (chez) his first holiday and the beach was ideal for him, the owners are pet lovers so most guests will have some sort of dog on site.
There is a small on-site shop and the site gets its name from the house that is now the bar, not much to shout about here, two small rooms and a pool table in another room, we went in the high season but most nights the bar would only have a few folk in there oh and its closed all day until around 7:30.
There are a couple of pubs/eateries further up the country road and a nice standalone chippy, facing this chippy is a property where you literally knock on the door to buy your famous cromer crabs, there are several campsites all along the coastline which can be seen from red house, this site would not really suit families with bored young kids, maybe try castaways further up the beach.
On approach there is a massive north sea gas terminal but dont let this put you off, there is no noise from the site and we never saw a soul there its almost if no one works there and it never crossed our minds the place was there.
Staying here you will most likely travel north to the lovely coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham or south to the Norfolk Broads or Great Yarmouth further on, there are also plenty of small inland market towns nearby.
Smoking is allowed in the chalets and caravans.
Dont expect to come out of the bar to chippys and takeaways, this is basically where countryside meets the sea, make sure you stock up on provisions although there is a spar type store up the road.
A nice quiet retreat but some work is to be done on planning those days out.
Property manager response (06 Jun 2008)
Thank you for your comments. Since your review (May 2006) many things have changed on the site. New owners and managers now run the site and all accommodation is (chalets) refurbished and (caravans) centrally heated and double glazed. We feel that the location of the site is in an ideal position to explore the wonderful North Norfolk coastline and the many attractions that are within easy reach.