The Old Sunday School and Vestry

An elegant townhouse and Grade II-listed chapel, rich in historic charm and furnished in soothing vintage style, with sandy Norfolk beaches mere moments away.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights

Delightfully secluded in the traditional Norfolk seaside town of Cromer, The Old Sunday School and Vestry radiates vintage elegance.

A true couples’ sanctuary, the three-storey townhouse retreat is beautifully furnished, with quirky accessories and fine attention to detail that will inspire moments of wonder as you explore each room.

You’ll find the cosy double bedroom right at the top, complete with stylish furniture that includes a sumptuous chaise longue. An enormous bay window showcases sublime sea views, as well as cheering your mornings with plenty of natural daylight – perfect for long, lazy chats over coffee and breakfast in bed!

The central storey is perfect for lounging, with comfy cushion-festooned sofas and unique artwork adorning the walls. There are plenty of books and a TV to help keep you entertained, too.

Prepare romantic feasts at ground-level, in the railway-station-themed kitchen/diner that boasts fun retro signage and plenty of sleek appliances, along with an ornate fireplace, a breakfast bar, and a dining table and chairs.

The ground storey is also home to a vintage-themed shower room to freshen up in… particularly ideal after a breezy day at the beach!

Adding to this retreat’s unique charm, the Grade II-listed chapel is adjacent to the townhouse and accessible simply by wandering through the open interconnecting door.

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At a glance

  • An elegant three-storey townhouse, beautifully restyled as a vintage-themed retreat for two in the coastal town of Cromer, Norfolk.
  • There are full self-contained facilities, including a kitchen and shower room on the ground floor.
  • Guests will also have daytime access to the adjacent Grade II-listed chapel, which can be used as a sumptuous lounge.
  • The beach is just around the corner, with plenty of opportunities for swimming and surfing!
  • Local hotspots include Banksy’s famous Great British Spraycation artwork and Cromer Pier’s Victorian theatre.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Top floor: double bedroom with sea views. Middle floor: lounge with TV. Ground floor: kitchen/diner with fridge, microwave, oven, toaster, kettle, cooking/dining equipment, breakfast bar and stools, table and chairs, ornate fireplace. Daytime access to adjacent Grade II-listed chapel. On-street parking.

Local activities

Coastal walks, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, historic sites, unique artwork, museums, independent shops, restaurants.

More information

A large and beautiful space with a mesmerising stained-glass window, the dreamy atrium is a wonderful way to while away some time… perhaps curled up with a good book on a rainy afternoon, or indulging in tea and cake under the glass ceiling.

Rather get out and explore? Take an invigorating walk along the Norfolk Coast Path, or pack a tasty picnic and roll out your towel on the sandy beach. If you’re a keen surfer, Cromer is a great place to catch some waves, and there’s even a surf school for keen first-timers (so no excuses).

You could also swim or snorkel out to ‘Britain’s Great Barrier Reef’; otherwise known as the Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed, which was formed all the way back in the Mesozoic era and is part of the Deep History Coast Discovery Trail.

There’s plenty more history and creativity to discover here, too – including Banksy’s famous Great British Spraycation artwork and Cromer Pier. Home to both a lifeboat station and a Victorian theatre, you can still catch a traditional end-of-the-pier variety show at certain times of the year!

End your day out with a slap up fish-and-chip supper, before making your way back to The Old Sunday School and Vestry for cosy evensong.

Things to note

One well-behaved dog is permitted to stay for an additional fee. There is no Wi-Fi at this retreat but excellent mobile data connection. The chapel access is daytime only, with strictly no access to the upper mezzanine area.

Where you'll be staying

Cromer, Norfolk

What the guests of The Old Sunday School and Vestry say

“Booked for birthday & anniversary surprise and it didn’t disappoint. Quirky, quaint and comfy, centrally situated, perfect for couples stay.”

“Perfect location for beach walks with family, friends and dogs.”

“We really enjoyed staying at the Old Vestry and we would go back. We love Cromer and this house is the perfect location right in the centre just a few mins walk from the pier. The house is great for a couple, has lots of character, and is cosy for a night in.”


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