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River Thurne, Norfolk Broads
River Thurne, Norfolk Broads

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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52.710088, 1.411894

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.

Weekly price from
£595 to £1845
Sleeps 11

11  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

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

Weekly price from
£459 to £1382
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.710088, 1.411894

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!

Weekly price from
£365 to £885
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.709798, 1.413529

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.

Weekly price from
£324 to £835
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.710088, 1.411894

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.

Weekly price from
£317 to £848
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.707898, 1.512251

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.

Weekly price from
£495 to £890
Sleeps 2-4

2-4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

52.707898, 1.512251

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.

Weekly price from
£430 to £590
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

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 the sight of a dragonfly skimming across the river. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£560 to £1020
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

52.708268, 1.406402

53 Peninsula Cottage sits right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads alongside the River Bure in the popular Broadland village of Wroxham. Sleeping 8 guests, this modern holiday home is perfect for friends and families and has excellent amenities on the doorstep including riverside pubs, cafes, shops and boat hire. Spend your days exploring the magical waterways, cycling, walking or relaxing by the river or getting out and about and exploring Norfolk's many attractions including Norwich and the coast.

Weekly price from
£450 to £1290
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.755750, 1.569681

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.

Weekly price from
£395 to £654
Sleeps 2 + 2

2 + 2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.757662, 1.434486

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.

Weekly price from
£260 to £520
Sleeps 2+1

2+1  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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 price from
£345 to £690
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

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 price from
£325 to £670
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.589414, 1.433759

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.

Weekly price from
£240 to £580
Sleeps 4+2

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.708417, 1.404771

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.

Weekly price from
£265 to £770
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.678530, 1.631078

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£318 to £680
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

52.396085, 1.237205

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.

Weekly price from
£1500 to £2950
Sleeps 10

10  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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, this a perfect base from which to explore Norfolk.

Weekly price from
£325 to £965
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.700427, 1.467055

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.

Weekly price from
£525 to £1535
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.700427, 1.467055

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.

Weekly price from
£312 to £767
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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.