Situated on a peaceful former working farm just ten minutes' walk from the centre of Ludham, Limes Farm Cottage is perfect for families and couples who want the best of the Broads and beautiful Norfolk beaches. Start your day in the large, sunny family kitchen and finish it with a barbeque or picnic in the orchard or with a drink at one of two friendly pubs, The Dog and The Kings Arm, both of which are within walking distance. Nearby, there are miles of waterways to explore by boat or canoe and ample walking and cycling opportunities. The owners are happy to provide secure bike storage, and it is possible to arrange for hire bikes to be delivered to your door. Wroxham, Sea Palling, Great Yarmouth and Norwich are all within easy reach either by car or bus from Ludham, and there are numerous picturesque villages to discover by road and water. The Broads are renowned for the diversity of bird and wildlife, and there is always something wonderful to look at whether it's an ocean view or the sight of a dragonfly skimming across the river. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
The Limes is a lovely Georgian cottage in the Norfolk countryside, a short walk from Ludham village and pubs like The Dog and The Kings Arms. It has been awarded 5 Gold Stars and the Green Tourism Gold Award from VisitEngland and is popular with couples who appreciate a high standard of comfort. In addition to friendly pubs serving delicious food, Ludham has a village store, butcher and cafe. You can hire boats, canoes and bicycles by the day from near the bridge - the Broads are best when seen at a slow pace so you can truly appreciate their beauty and the diversity of birds and wildlife which make this place their home. With fantastic beaches around ten miles away and easy access to Norwich and larger towns, The Limes is in a wonderful location for a self-catering holiday on the Norfolk Broads. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
It is hard to imagine a more serene spot for a Norfolk holiday than Limes Farmhouse. The 5 Star Gold award winning property is on a former working farm in lush countryside. It sleeps four guests in two spacious bedrooms, making it ideal for couples or families who want to explore the Broads and the beaches. There are two great pubs - The Dog and The Kings Arms - within a ten-minute walk, and the village has an excellent choice of amenities. Hire a boat for the day and make your way up the River Ant to How Hill and Toad Hole Cottage, or sail along the Bure to St Benet's Abbey. Norfolk's beaches, including Sea Palling, Great Yarmouth and Horsey, are within easy reach. If it’s a day of shopping you want, Norwich will not disappoint. The city also has a magnificent cathedral, beautiful gardens, and over one thousand years of history. You can spend the day simply driving around the country lanes until you stumble upon one of Norfolk’s exceptionally lovely villages. There’s nowhere nicer than the Norfolk Broads for a relaxed holiday, and Limes Farmhouse is a wonderful place to stay while you are there. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.
The Old Coach House has wide appealing offering couples single level dog-friendly self-catering. Sitting on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in the village of Flixton (with village pub and Aviation Museum within strolling distance), this welcoming cottage for two provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of both Suffolk and Norfolk including the coast, nature reserves, Norwich and the nearby Norfolk Broads. Short breaks and longer holidays available all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
Providing single storey self-catering, Sam's Stable offers Four Star Gold self-catering for couples and is conveniently located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border in the village of Flixton. There is a village pub and the Aviation Museum within easy strolling distance as well as St Peter's Brewery (a little further but still within walking distance for those who intend on sampling a pint or two of Suffolk's finest!). All the right ingredients for a relaxing break and within easy reach of the coast for days at the beach or visiting the nature reserves. Norwich city centre is also within easy reach. Short breaks available all year round (two night minimum). Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
Perfect for couples looking for a weekend away or longer holiday exploring East Anglia, this romantic Four Star Gold holiday home sleeps two guests and sits in the village of Flixton on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders. There is a village pub a short walk away as well as the popular Aviation Museum. St Peter's Brewery is also within walking distance and the lovely beaches and nature reserves of the Suffolk coastline are within easy reach by car. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A delightful Four Star Gold holiday retreat sleeping two on the Suffolk/Norfolk borders in the village of Flixton with a village pub and the Aviation Museum a short stroll away. St Peter's Brewery is also within walking distance and Suffolk's coast is a short car ride away with beaches for lazy days and some of the country's top nature reserves. Short breaks offered all year round - an excellent choice for couples who enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching, exploring and relaxing. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
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.
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.
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!
A comfortable holiday cottage in the lively village of Hoveton in the Norfolk Broads. Sitting in an enviable position in a quiet backwater on the river, with its own private mooring, this is an excellent location for relaxing, enjoying a spot of fishing, bird watching, canoeing and sailing.
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.
Locations don't get much better than this - Pretty as a picture, this 300 year old thatched waterfront holiday cottage sits in an enviable peaceful position overlooking Hickling Broad - a haven for wildlife on the Norfolk Broads with pubs within walking or rowing distance!
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.
Sitting in the Broadland village of Rockland St Mary, this dog-friendly cottage is beautifully presented throughout and ideally placed just a short walk from the village pub serving food, and mooring area for leisure boats. Bring your kayak away to explore the waterways, or your bike to enjoy the country lanes. There are also lovely walks, excellent bird watching with a nature reserve within walking distance, and an abundance of attractions including Norwich City and the glorious beaches of the Norfolk Coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Situated in the Southern Broads in the pretty Norfolk village of Rockland St Mary, The Barn is nicely presented throughout and ideally placed just a short stroll from the village pub and mooring area for leisure boats. With a nature reserve within walking distance, this is an ideal base for anyone who wants to explore the magical waterways of the Norfolk Broads as well as those who enjoy walking, cycling, bird watching and exploring. Norwich City and also the coast are within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
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 with its glorious golden beaches and incredible wildlife. Norwich City, steeped in history and culture, is also within easy driving distance offering a taste of city life.
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.
Perfect for couples (one or two) and families, Little Broad Cottage nestles amongst tranquil countryside and has three of the Norfolk Broads largest yet less touristy, quieter Broads close by. Norfolk's stunning beaches on the coast are also just four miles away for lazy days by the sea. Perfect for those who enjoy being by the water, you can spend your days lazing by the sea or exploring the magical waterways of the Norfolk Broads with plenty of attractions within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
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 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.