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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in the Norfolk Broads

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

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52.708417, 1.406960

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, Sandringham Cottage is a perfect base from which to explore Norfolk.

Weekly guide price:
£575 to £1150

4  |   2  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 5 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.823603, 1.295843

Beautifully presented, this stylish barn conversion provides a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to ten guests and sits in a rural position, conveniently placed within easy reach of the Norfolk coastline and Broadland villages. An abundance of attractions for a fun-filled holiday and a super retreat for friends, families and celebratory breaks.

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £2250

10  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.710088, 1.411894

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. Brightside is a great choice for wildlife enthusiasts, fishermen, walkers and those who enjoy being on or beside the water.

Weekly guide price:
£518 to £1866
Short breaks from £363 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.589414, 1.433759

With a high degree of comfort and style, this luxurious self-catering 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

Weekly guide price:
£370 to £730

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

With a high degree of comfort and style throughout, 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. A great holiday choice for those who enjoy walking, bird watching, canoeing/kayaking or exploring with plenty of attractions including Norwich City and also the Norfolk coast within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£370 to £730

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

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

Weekly guide price:
£295 to £700
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

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

Weekly guide price:
£340 to £700
Short breaks from £60 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.429264, 1.400400

Perfect for couples looking for a weekend away or a 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

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £625
Short breaks from £108 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.429264, 1.400400

The Old Coach House has wide appeal, 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

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £625
Short breaks from £108 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.429264, 1.400400

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

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £625
Short breaks from £108 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.429264, 1.400400

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

Weekly guide price:
£435 to £625
Short breaks from £108 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

Orchid Lodge

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 30th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £475Save £25"Fancy a week fishing from your decking or just relaxing in the Norfolk Broads? Waterside cottage sleeps 4 in the picturesque village of Horning. Heating, unlimited WiFi and Netflix included."
52.696660, 1.469645

Orchid Lodge is steps from the River Bure with fantastic views of the marina. The self-catering holiday cottage in Horning is ideal for couples and families who want to experience the best of the Broads, including from the water. There is loads of scope for walks and bike rides beside the river and through beautiful countryside and boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The waterfront Ferry Inn pub is within a short walk, as are shops, cafes and other amenities. Despite its conveniently central location, guests will enjoy the peace and tranquillity that can only come from being beside the water. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1000

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.678530, 1.631078

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 and wildlife 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 relaxing 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

Weekly guide price:
£313 to £707
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

52.678530, 1.631078

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

Weekly guide price:
£622 to £1408
Short breaks from £209 per night

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

52.708248, 1.406352

Sitting alongside the River Bure, right in the very heart of Wroxham the 'capital of the Norfolk Broads', Marchesi Cottage provides the perfect mix of modern and cosy self catering. Spend your days exploring the waterways, relaxing beside the river, cycling and walking, or exploring the areas many attractions with the coast and city of Norwich within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1050
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.706604, 1.399306

Riverside Cottage is a perfectly located waterfront holiday home situated directly on the river 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, this welcoming holiday home is the perfect choice for couples, families and friends. Boat mooring and fishing on site. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£472 to £1700
Short breaks from £93 per night

6+2  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

52.706604, 1.399306

Well positioned directly on the river in the popular Broadland village of Wroxham, this self catering cottage is just a two minute stroll from the many amenities that Wroxham has to offer. Sleeping up to six adults plus two children with a 20% discount all year round for four or less guests, Anchor Cottage is an ideal retreat all year round with boat mooring and fishing on-site. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£472 to £1700
Short breaks from £93 per night

6+2  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

52.673433, 1.580501

A choice of holiday accommodation in a great location for exploring the Norfolk Broads with its network of lakes and waterways. The beautiful Norfolk coastline with its lovely beaches is also nearby. Superb on-site facilities including tennis, mini golf, cycle hire and restaurant make this a perfect choice for families.

Weekly guide price:
£545 to £1315

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.673433, 1.580501

An impressive collection of self-catering accommodation perfectly placed for exploring the magical waterways of the Norfolk Broads. The coastline with its wonderful beaches is nearby including popular Great Yarmouth, as well as the City of Norwich. Excellent facilities on-site include mini golf and tennis.

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £1685

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.707898, 1.512251

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 th

Weekly guide price:
£620 to £1140
Short breaks from £155 per night

2-4  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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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 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.