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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the Norfolk Broads

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England can profess to have some of the most beautiful and tranquil waterways and the Norfolk Broads, on the English eastern coast, are a shining example. With over 200 square kilometres of navigable waterways, The Broads stretch out over two counties with most of their network extending throughout Norfolk and a few venturing into the neighbouring county of Suffolk. Boating through the waterways has been a leisurely pursuit since the late 19th century and hire boats are very popular with tourists visiting the Norfolk Broads. Read More

52.678530, 1.631078
Trinity House
2386

Sleeping up to eight guests in comfort, this large holiday home has a hot tub and enjoys a lovely peaceful rural setting close to both the Norfolk coastline (four miles) and the Broads. Ideal for a friends reunion or family holiday. 4 Star Gold. 

From £504 to £1232 per week
Sleeps 8
(4 bedrooms)
52.678530, 1.631078
Lady Broad Cottage
1459

A well presented holiday home with hot tub in a delightful secluded rural setting just four miles from the Norfolk coast with magnificent sandy beaches. Perfect for visiting the seaside, the Norfolk Broads and walking. 4 Star Gold. 

From £318 to £680 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.678530, 1.631078
Porters Cottage
2636

A welcoming holiday cottage perfect for couples (one or two) providing a taste of country life and spacious, comfy self-catering just four miles from Norfolk's glorious coast with its golden beaches. The Norfolk Broads are also within easy reach. 4 Star Gold. 

From £276 to £642 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.708417, 1.406960
Sandringham Cottage
3075

A stylish riverside holiday cottage in an enviable position in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads sitting right on the river bank. With miles of magical waterways to explore and just ten miles from the Norfolk coastline and the City of Norwich, this a perfect base from which to explore Norfolk. 

From £275 to £925 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.710468, 1.407966
Willow Reach
2377

A private waterside holiday home on a small complex, ideally positioned in the heart of Wroxham in the Norfolk Broads, directly alongside the River Bure. Magical waterways to explore and excellent amenities on the doorstep including pubs, shops and boat hire. 

From £350 to £895 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.708417, 1.404771
Norfolk Cottage, Peninsula Cottages
3497

Whether you want to simply relax by the river or get out and about exploring the magical waterways and Norfolk's many attractions, this comfortable holiday home is a perfect choice. Enjoy a waterside position in the popular Broadland village of Wroxham with pubs, restaurants and shops a short stroll away. 

From £245 to £750 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.700427, 1.467055
Tracara - The Cottage
1747

In an enviable position, this large waterside retreat is located in the beautiful Broadland village of Horning, on the Norfolk Broads and is just a stones throw from the river's edge. Lovely views over the river and an ideal place for a relaxing break or base to explore the areas many attractions. 

From £525 to £1535 per week
Sleeps 8
(4 bedrooms)
52.700427, 1.467055
Tracara - The Apartment
1745

In an enviable position, this holiday apartment is located in the beautiful Broadland village of Horning, on the Norfolk Broads. The apartment has breathtaking views and is just a stones throw from the river's edg. An ideal base for exploring the many attractions and magical waterways that this area is famed for. 

From £312 to £767 per week
Sleeps 2+2
(2 bedrooms)
52.755750, 1.569681
Golebys Cottage
3524

You don't have to decide between visiting the beach and the Broads when you stay at Goleby's Cottage because it's location on a quiet lane in the pretty village of Hickling makes it easy to get to both. The charming country cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and is extremely dog-friendly so you can take the whole family on holiday. The Greyhound is a fantastic pub just a short walk from your door, and with attractions like Hickling Broad, Sea Palling and Waxham within a few miles, you can enjoy the best of Norfolk in absolute comfort. 

From £430 to £638 per week
Sleeps 2 + 2
(2 bedrooms)
52.560078, 1.492695
The Hairy Pigs Rural Retreat
3557

Offering plenty of peace and tranquility, this single level holiday cottage sits on the edge of the Norfolk Broads in the Yare Valley close to the village of Loddon. Lovely walks straight from the front door and a great base for exploring the Broads, the City of Norwich, the Norfolk Coast and even North Suffolk. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and couples who want to escape away and recharge. 

From £300 to £400 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
52.589414, 1.433759
The Dairy
2749

With a high degree of comfort and style, this luxurious holiday cottage is ideally located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads in the village of Rockland St Mary, with village pub and nature reserves within walking distance. 4 Star. 

From £240 to £580 per week
Sleeps 4+2
(2 bedrooms)
52.589414, 1.433759
The Stable
2468

Situated in the lovely Norfolk village of Rockland St Mary, these four holiday cottages sit in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, just a short stroll from the village pub and mooring area for leisure boats and within walking distance of the nature reserve and RSPB reserve. 4 Star. 

From £325 to £670 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.589414, 1.433759
The Barn
2176

Situated in the lovely Norfolk village of Rockland St Mary, these four holiday cottages sit in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, just a short stroll from the village pub and mooring area for leisure boats and within walking distance of the nature reserve and RSPB reserve. 4 Star. 

From £345 to £690 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.757662, 1.434486
The Aviary
2880

Three elegant, well-appointed holiday cottages just four miles from Wroxham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads with shared use of an indoor swimming pool. Ideal for exploring the waterways and also the Norfolk Coast and Norwich City. 

From £260 to £520 per week
Sleeps 2+1
(1 bedroom)
52.710088, 1.411894
Swan Cottage
2697

A detached holiday cottage in Wroxham in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads in an enviable position on the river - an excellent holiday destination for those with a passion for sailing, kayaking, fishing, walking, bird watching or simply relaxing by the river! 

From £365 to £885 per week
Sleeps 6
(3 bedrooms)
52.710088, 1.411894
Waterside Retreat
2180

Perfectly situated in the popular village of Wroxham in the very heart of Norfolk Broads, this welcoming waterside retreat boasts views over the water. An ideal retreat from which to explore the magical waterways, enjoy riverside walks, explore Norwich and the coast or simply relax in the riverside setting. 

From £595 to £1845 per week
Sleeps 11
(5 bedrooms)
52.710088, 1.411894
Brightside
913

Stylish and modern throughout, this beautifully presented detached waterside retreat is perfectly placed in the heart of Wroxham, one of the Norfolk Broad's most popular villages. A great choice for wildlife enthusiasts, fishermen, walkers and those who enjoy being on or beside the water. 

From £459 to £1382 per week
Sleeps 8
(4 bedrooms)
52.710088, 1.411894
Kingfisher Lure
912

A riverside holiday cottage in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads in the popular Broadland village of Wroxham - an excellent location for fishing, sailing, bird watching and exploring both the magical waterways and areas many attractions. 

From £317 to £848 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.708267, 1.406327
Blickling Cottage
3390

Enjoying a waterside position alongside the River Bure in the popular Broadland village of Wroxham, Blickling Cottage has excellent amenities on the doorstep including riverside pubs, restaurants and boat hire for exploring the magical waterways of the Norfolk Broads. 

From £380 to £810 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.706604, 1.399306
Riverside Cottage
940

Perfectly located self catering holiday cottage situated directly on the river front within two minutes walk of the centre of Wroxham, the 'capital of the Norfolk Broads'. Sleeping up to six adults plus two children with a 20% discount all year round for four or less guests. Boat mooring and fishing on site. 4 Star. 

From £495 to £1395 per week
Sleeps 6+2
(4 bedrooms)
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Norfolk Broads as a Holiday Destination

The whole area consists of seven rivers and 63 broads with most being under 13 feet deep. Thirteen of The Broads are fully navigable and open to tranquilly sailing down the peaceful rivers with serene countryside views and another 3 broad’s have limited sailing. Spring and summertime represent the best periods for visiting The Broads as the green and luscious countryside combined with marshland fields, springy reeds and dense woodlands offer a calm journey through one of England’s most beautiful routes.

Wildlife is present throughout the whole area. Many species are quite unique to The Broads and this includes the swallowtail butterfly that cannot be seen anywhere else in the country, in addition to a diverse range of birdlife such as ducks, black headed gulls and greylag and Canada geese that can all be spotted along the banks. With heathlands, wetlands, woodlands and coastal areas among the landscapes present along the extensive network of waterways, The Broads give rise to various ecosystems where certain wildlife can thrive. Rarer species such as the Chinese water deer and American mink can also be visible to lucky visitors at the right time of the year.

Sitting peacefully along the well-kept banks are numerous small towns and villages that boast a traditional and old age charm. Ranworth is home to St Helen's Church which is also known as the 'Cathedral of the Broads' and climbing to the top of the 16th century building will yield outstanding views of the surrounding area. The ancient village of Horning is possibly one of the most picturesque Broadland villages on the River Bure or head for the livelier village of Wroxham and Hoverton, the ‘Capital of the Broads with a good range of shops and riverside pubs.

Aside from water based activities, there are also numerous cycling routes with the Sustrans National Cycle Network being the biggest that passes through the area. It makes use of forest tracks, old railway routes and quiet streets to provide endless miles of safe and enjoyable cycling paths.

The Broads are not just about boating. The area offers much more with small and traditional market towns, annual festivals and nearly two hundred miles of footpaths and trails through rolling countryside. Boating down The Broads is the most popular way to navigate around the blissful Norfolk countryside and it offers endless wildlife spotting opportunities with a quiet and tranquil atmosphere. The area is superb for a relaxing and leisurely break and while it may not be as active as other tourist spots, it provides serenity and a soothing aurora. 


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