About us

Paul & AngieWe are husband and wife, Paul and Angie James. After holidaying in Cromer for over 20 years, we fell in love with the area and moved here in 2016. Until that point we worked in the creative industries in London, but had also been renovating our homes over the years and found that we really enjoyed the process. Ready for a bigger challenge and wanting to help others experience this beautiful setting, No4 Cromer was born.


No4 Cromer exterior

No4 is a Victorian property - the first on the street to be built in 1885. We like to do the vast majority of renovation work ourselves, and we take great pride in it.


Eco Friendly Environmentally friendlyWe strive to make our guest rooms as eco-friendly as possible so therefore our guest food, drink and toiletries are packaged in recyclable or reusable containers, and we offer recycling facilities for all.


Guest Reviews

“Honestly couldn't be happier with our stay. Keep it up!!”

Tayla, Sea Glimpse Room

“Angie & Paul were so welcoming and couldn't have been better hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Cromer!”

Kimberley, Lookout Room

“We had a wonderful stay! Perfect location and very comfortable. Angie was super helpful and welcoming. Highly recommend!”

Sophie, Lighthouse Room

“Fabulous location and amazing rooms. The rooms looked like they had never been occupied before! A lovely attention to detail and lots of clever/interesting features”

Simon, Sea Sparkle Suite

“Having visited Cromer over the last thirty years and stayed in numerous hotels/b&b's and self-catering accommodation in the area. No4 is definitely a place i will check for availability when I'm planning another trip”

Stewart, Sea Glimpse Room

“The style and cleanliness of the B&B was great. Value for money was bang on as well, considering the attention to detail and that the B&B is so close to the heart of Cromer. Angie and Paul are lovely too, really made us feel welcome”

Elle, Lighthouse Room

“All in all, a lovely stay, very friendly hosts and a really lovely relaxing couple of nights away. Cannot recommend highly enough”

Heather, Lookout Room

“We were definitely made to feel at home, welcomed in. Thank you for a good stay”

Lily, Sea Glimpse Room

“We had a brilliant time in Cromer and loved having such a stylish and comfortable base to return to each day. The house is only a short walk away from all of the shops and beach front but is in a quiet location so you get the best of both worlds. Thanks Angie and family for being so hospitable and helpful with local advice!”

Mike, Sea Sparkle Suite

Explore Cromer

Cromer is a picturesque traditional Victorian seaside town in North Norfolk, UK. With its beautiful beaches, open spaces and Victorian seaside charm it's the perfect place for a seaside break. There are many excellent independent shops and cafés to discover, which will make your visit unique. Cromer offers lots to see and do, its laid-back pace letting you relax and recharge if you wish to. It is also the perfect base for exploring the rest of the North Norfolk coastline. We are situated in a residential street, just 5 minutes walk from the beach and town and there's plenty to do without need for a car or bus journey. Here are some of the things you can do within easy walking distance of No4:

Cromer Pier & Pavilion Theatre
Since 1391 there has been a pier or wooden jetty on this site. The pier houses the famous Pavilion Theatre which is renowned for being the only ‘End of the Pier’ show in the world with its Summer and Christmas variety extravaganzas. For the rest of the year, it is host to touring bands, tribute bands, comedians and musicals. Many a happy hour can be spent crabbing, dining or watching the world go by with a pint from the bar (or a steaming hot cuppa in the winter!).

Cromer has wide sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, either side of the pier, which are really popular with families and great for swimmers and surfers too. There are plenty of facilities for beach-goers.

Coastal Walks
Cromer is the starting point for many an adventure. Walk along the clifftops from Cromer to Overstrand and Mundesley or further. Alternatively from Cromer, to Sheringham and Weybourne in the other direction. There are many coastal walking routes to be found online. Or why not enjoy walks through fields, little lanes and woodlands heading inland. It’s a very beautiful area.

Days out with the kids
As well as the beach, there are lots of fun and active days out in North Norfolk for all the family. A few places of note to visit for full-day activities are: BeWilderwood, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Hirsty's Family Fun Park, Wizard Maze, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Wroxham Barns & Farm.

Cromer Carnival
Cromer hosts a carnival each year in mid-August, with 2 weeks of children’s activities prior to Carnival Week itself. Secure a spot along the route to wave and cheer at the colourful floats as they wind their way through the town and back, then visit the Carnival Field with its funfair, stalls and beer tent with entertainment. Remember to book accommodation early as this is the most popular week of the year and the town fills up fast.

A few other highlights in Cromer:
- Traditional Fish & Chips at No1 Cromer
- Cromer Parish Church
- Cromer Museum
- The 2021 ‘Banksy’ artwork on East beach
- North Lodge Park (boating lake and playground)
- Paddle boarding / Surfing (for lessons see ‘Glide Surf School’)
- Felbrigg Hall (National Trust)
- Cromer Lighthouse
- Coastal walks
- Amusements
- Lifeboat Station & Museum (on the pier)
- RNLI Henry Blogg Museum
- The Cromer Bagot Goats (’Goats on a slope’)
- Skate Park & Playground
- Cinema
- Sticky Earth Café (pottery painting & café)
- Putting / Pitch & Putt
- Adventure golf
- Royal Cromer Golf Club
- Watching the stunning sunsets over the beach

Cromer also has a wealth of wonderful independent cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants to discover and enjoy.

A short hop away....

Cromer (outskirts) (5 minute drive)

- KartTrak (karting)
- Amazona Zoo

East Runton (5 minute drive / 30 minute walk)
- Small village and a beach (known as “The Gap”)

West Runton (5-10 minute drive)
- Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary
- Beach

Sheringham (10-15 minute drive)
- Sheringham Park (National trust)
- Priory Maze & Gardens
- Walk over Beeston Bump
- The Reef Leisure Centre (swimming / gym)
- Poppy Line Steam Railway
- Beach
- Town & amusements
- Sheringham Little Theatre
- Sheringham Museum

North Walsham (15-20 minute drive)
- Stomp Dine Strike (soft play, American diner, 10-pin bowling)
- Victory Swim & Fitness Centre

Muckleburgh (15-20 minute drive)
- The Muckleburgh Military Collection

Holt (20-25 minute drive)
- Historic Georgian town
- Antique shopping
- Holt Country Park

Baconsthorpe (25 minute drive)
- Baconsthorpe Castle - ruins

Blickling (25 minute drive)
- Blickling Hall (National Trust)

Explore further afield....

Cley & Blakeney Point (35 minute drive)
- Saltmarshes
- Seal watching & boat trips
- Birdwatching
- Coastal walks

- Cliff walks, beach & lighthouse

Horning (40 minute drive)
- BeWILDerwood (outdoor adventure park)

Wroxham (40 minute drive)
- Wroxham Barns (junior farm & fun park)
- Wroxham Miniature Worlds (model railway & toy museum)

Neatishead (40 minute drive)
- Radar Museum

Lenwade (45 minute drive)
- Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park

Norwich (45 minute drive)
- Historic city & shopping
- Castle & museum
- Cathedral
- Looses antique emporium
- High Altitude Trampoline Park
- Gravity Trampoline Park

Reedham (55 minute drive)
- Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

No4 Cromer Bed & Breakfast,

4 Vicarage Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9DQ