Watersedge is a beautiful white thatched cottage with wonderful views sitting on the banks of Hickling Broad in Norfolk, England. Pets are welcomed. The cottage is large with four bedrooms and will sleep one to nine people. There is a smart kitchen, dinning room and large sitting room, two bathrooms and a utility room. Some of the ceilings are quite low in the older part of the house built 300 years ago with lots of character including the old bread oven.
In the surrounding area we have two really nice pubs, The Grey Hound and the Pleasure Boat with good food, both in walking distance or rowing distance. There is a rowing boat for you to use, table tennis, bowls, deck chairs for sitting in the garden and bikes.
We have the Norfolk Museum near by and the Nature Reserve just along the road. Hickling Broad is a nature reserve, so if you enjoy bird watching or fishing this is an ideal location. For the more energetic, sailing, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, you can rent a motor launch from Whispering Reads. The beach at Sea paling or Waxham with lovely sand is four miles away. Waxham also has a fascinating museum in one of the longest thatched barns in the country and give you a real feeling for the history in the area.
Norwich is seventeen miles way with the lovely Norwich Castle and Airport. Great Yarmouth is twelve miles and is famous for its Pleasure Beach.
If you would like more information you can visit the owners website or ring them - they will be happy to help.
Jennifer & Phil joined Independent Cottages in May 2012
In an enviable position, all the principal rooms and the large front lawn enjoy glorious views across the water and reed beds.
Outside: There is parking for three cars on a wide driveway and a garage with full size table tennis and oars for the rowing dinghy. The thatched summerhouse has garden table and chairs and the garden overlooks the broad.
Additional information: Linen and towels are included. Electricity and heating included. Short breaks available (minimum of three nights) during the low and mid season - please ring the owner for charges and information. Free use of rowing boat and life jackets (use at your own risk). Free Wi-Fi. Fishing from the banks or rowing boat in season but permits are required from obtained from Wispering Reads. There is a large Tesco store in Stalham four miles away.
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The bedroom configuration is as follows. Master bedroom 1 King size double bed. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and a single bed. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds. Bedroom 4 has 2 single beds.