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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

52.589414, 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 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 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
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)
52.421508, 1.469374
Grove Farm Cottage
2684

A Victorian holiday cottage set amongst beautiful Suffolk countryside in the picturesque Waveney Valley. Lovely walks from the front door and a great base for touring Norfolk and Suffolk, along with the nearby Norfolk Broads and coastline. 4 Star. 

From £345 to £630 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.708416, 1.406420
Thurne
3408

With views over the boat basin, this pet-friendly home from home sits right in the heart of the popular Broadland village of Wroxham with pubs, shops and plenty of water based activities on the doorstep. An excellent base for exploring the Norfolk Broads, as well as the coast and Norwich. 

From £345 to £990 per week
Sleeps 6
(3 bedrooms)
52.708417, 1.406960
Rockland
3407

Accommodating up to eight guests, this waterside retreat sits right on the river and offers superb views over the water from both inside and the balcony patio outside. Perfectly placed in the popular Broadland village of Wroxham, guests can enjoy pubs, shops, riverside walks and water sports on the doorstep. 

From £420 to £1180 per week
Sleeps 8
(4 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)
52.706604, 1.399306
Anchor Cottage
941

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, this is an ideal retreat all year round with boat mooring and fishing on-site. 4 Star. 

From £396 to £1325 per week
Sleeps 6+2
(4 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)
52.615359, 1.425525
Copperleaf
3353

A comfy waterside cottage sitting right alongside the River Yare in the less busy southern area of the Norfolk Broads National Park. The cottage comes with rowing boat allowing you to row across (or walk) to the local pubs and explore the magical waterways. Norwich and the glorious Norfolk coast are within easy driving distance. 

From £390 to £750 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.708248, 1.406352
Marchesi Cottage
3316

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. 

From £280 to £780 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
52.708072, 1.683489
The Hay Barn
3170

A luxurious cottage just for two on the outskirts the ancient fishing village of Winterton-on-Sea on the coastline of Norfolk with glorious sandy beach and pub just a short walk away. A haven for wildlife (including the famous Horsey seals), the area offers a multitude of attractions and days out and is ideal for lazy days by the sea. 

From £365 to £550 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
52.396085, 1.237205
Rushall Lodge
3121

Being just an hour from London on the Norfolk/Suffolk Borders, this large house offers couples and family groups plenty of space and excellent facilities including a private indoor heated pool, hot tub, games room and lots of outdoor living space. A peaceful location close to the Norfolk Broads and within easy reach of the coast and the areas many attractions. 

From £1500 to £2950 per week
Sleeps 10
(6 bedrooms)
52.698112, 1.464054
Grand Lodge
3335

If you love being near the water then this log cabin style houseboat may be just what you are looking for. Perfectly placed on top of the water in the ancient Broadland village of Honing in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads, this family friendly lodge has pubs, shops, tea rooms and boat hire just a short stroll away and plenty of attractions including Norwich and the coast within easy reach. 

From £275 to £675 per week
Sleeps 4-6
(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)
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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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