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7 Nights See prices

  • £400  to  £1000

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Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Waterside Location

About Orchid Lodge

Now taking bookings for 2025 

Orchid Lodge is a fantastic waterfront holiday cottage in Horning on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Recently refurbished by the owners, the two-bedroom cottage sleeps four people and is perfect for couples or families, especially those who love boating and fishing. You are mere steps from the River Bure with views over Ferry Marina from the patio and every window in the house. You're also within walking distance of the friendly Ferry Inn, which has a waterfront beer garden and a menu of family-favourite dishes. Horning is a thriving village, but you won't be disturbed by any busy bustle at this lovely cottage. Instead, you'll have peaceful views of ducks, geese, herons and swans, and boats coming and going from the marina.

Horning showcases everything wonderful about the Norfolk Broads. It has scenic waterways, lots of birds and wildlife, and a central location that makes it easy to explore the waterways and countryside of the national park. Boat and bicycle hire are available locally for guests who want to leave the car behind and enjoy a more relaxed pace. Every June, the Horning Sailing Club hosts a boat show, a 24-hour endurance race on the rivers Bure, Ant and Thorne, and there's a summer fete on the green. It's a charming place to live and visit. Wroxham and Hoveton are only three miles from the cottage, giving you even more choices of attractions and amenities.

Even novice sailors can enjoy boating, kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding on the Broads. The views from the water are as memorable as countryside footpaths or routes beside the river, so don't limit your sightseeing to the land. Mix up relaxed days of boating and cycling with a day or two of sightseeing and shopping in Norwich. Alternatively, drive half an hour east to the beautiful Norfolk coast and beaches like Winterton-on-Sea. Local attractions include beWILDerwood, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, the Bure Valley Railway in Aylsham, Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus, and Pleasurewood Hills.

The owner's used to use Orchid Lodge as their holiday cottage in Norfolk, so you can trust that it's well equipped for everything you'll need for a self-catering holiday on the Broads. They loved the area so much that the moved up to nearby Wroxham.

Bookings are available from Easter to November. Whilst most bookings are for 1 week (Saturday - Saturday), some short breaks are available - please enquire or look at the online calendar for more details.


Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane Pendlebury-Green joined Independent Cottages in July 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Norfolk Broads)

Accommodation Comprises:

Orchid Lodge is an end-of-terrace brick cottage with accommodation over two levels.


  • Spacious living/dining room with multi-aspect windows and riverside views. There is a Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, and guests can also use their own Amazon Prime accounts. A glass door opens onto the waterfront patio. The extendable dining table seats four people.
  • Fitted kitchen well-equipped for self-catering with good quality appliances and space to store food and prepare meals.
  • 2024 upgrade: Air conditioning/heating has been installed to make those summer days and winter evenings more comfortable 


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, storage, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, views of the river, and an en-suite WC with a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, bedside tables with reading lights, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, and storage.
  • Family shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has an east-facing patio with garden furniture, a west-facing lawn with an outdoor table and chairs, and allocated parking 50 metres from the house. The garden is not fenced and leads to the communal deck and river frontage.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Guests to provide beach towels if they are required. Please speak with the owner before booking if you want to bring a dog - this may be possible depending on the dog's age and size. Fishing is available in season with an appropriate licence. Smoking is not permitted indoors.

Orchid Lodge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 30th Mar 2024 - Sat, 25th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Sat, 20th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 10th Aug 2024 - Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Oct 2024 - Sat, 12th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 25th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 26th Oct 2024 - Sat, 2nd Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Apr 2025 - Fri, 11th Apr 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: 5% early bird discount is calculated at checkout and is taken off the tariff price shown

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double (with en-suite loo and hand basin) & 1 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7912 222463 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jane Pendlebury-Green
Member Since July 2021

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Orchid Lodge Noticeboard

** Now taking bookings for 2025 **    ** EARLY BIRD SPECIALS **  We are now offering a 5% discount for all holidays booked 12 weeks ahead of arrival. The discount is automatically calculated when you book online.

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Orchid Lodge 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024