Fishersdene is a traditional Broads chalet situated between Martham and Potter Heigham. It has direct river frontage making it suitable for mooring a boat and/or fishing.

Important: Fishersdene is accessible by boat or on foot only (10 to 15 minutes level walk from car parking). One car parking space is included at Potter Heigham. Weekly or daily boat hire can be booked direct with Phoenix Boat Hire. Click here for prices and contact details of Phoenix Marine. Due to the location and access to this property, we regret that we are unable to make reasonable adjustments to make this property DDA friendly.

Fishersdene sleeps up to 2 adults plus two children in 2 bedrooms (1 double room plus 1 single room with a single day bed with additional pull out single). There is also a sofa bed (double) in the lounge. There is a light and airy sitting/dining room with French windows onto the spacious attractive riverside decking. The stunning open water views of the river are ideal for fishing (during the fishing season) or just relaxing by the water. This section of the property is not fenced off so extra care and caution should be taken for pets and young children. The rear of the property has uninterrupted views across the water meadow so perfect for dog walking and space for children to play.

Fishersdene is perfectly situated to explore the northern broads of Hickling, Martham and Horsey (the latter being only a 20 minute walk from the beach). At Horsey there are viewing platforms over the sand dunes to watch the seals and their pups. You will also see the Horsey Windpump which is one of many that used to dot the Norfolk landscape and assist with drainage of the dykes. Take advantage of your location being on the east side of Potter Heigham Bridge. Many larger motor cruisers do not fit under this bridge keeping this section of the River Thurne relatively quiet.

You can easily access Hickling Broad which is the largest expanse of water of all the Broads and is an area of Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a year round destination for spotting wildlife and in particular the Common Crane and the Swallowtail Butterfly so remember to bring your binoculars. If you arrange boat hire then you can take advantage of exploring Hickling Broad by boat and view the wildlife from a different perspective. Head to Hickling Staithe and you will find the Pleasure Boat Inn for a relaxing waterfront lunch before heading back to your accommodation for some drinks on your private decking.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

1 x double bedroom.

1 x single bedroom with single day bed plus pull-out.

Double sofa bed in lounge.

Family bathroom with shower, wash basin & WC.


Pet friendly - Well behaved pets welcome at £25 each per stay (max 2)

Terms & Conditions

20% deposit is required on booking, balance is due 8 weeks beforehand.

Sorry, no smoking.

Check in - 3pm & check out is 10am.

Weekly breaks: Fri - Fri or Mon - Mon
Weekend breaks 3 nights: Fri - Mon
Midweek breaks 4 nights: Mon - Fri

Location Information

Lathams department store in Potter Heigham village - short walk away.

The Norfolk Coast and sandy beaches are a short drive away from the property.

There are numerous family-friendly attractions in the local area, including Wroxham Barns, BeWilderwood, Bure Valley Railway and river trips.

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Optional Extras

  • Up to two well behaved pets welcome at £25 each.

Terms & Conditions

When you submit a booking via our online reservation system you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address you provide in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your booking is subsequently confirmed in writing via a letter of confirmation sent to you by post or email.

1. Your Holiday Booking

Your booking is direct with the Owners of Fishersdene and subject to the booking Terms and Conditions as set out below. To make your booking, you will be requested to pay a booking deposit of 20% of the hire cost if your holiday start date is more than 8 weeks after the date of making your booking. If booking within 8 weeks of your holiday start date, full payment will be required at the time of booking. In either case, your booking is not confirmed until either your deposit or full payment has been received and your booking has been confirmed in writing to you by the Owners of Fishersdene, hereafter referred to as 'the Owners' .

On receipt of your booking deposit (or full payment if within 8 weeks of the start date of your holiday), a contract of hire will exist between you (hereafter referred to as 'the Hirer') and the Owners. The maximum occupancy as advised by the Hirer must not be exceeded under any circumstances without prior written agreement by the owners and receipt of any additional monies where the small party discount no longer applies. At no time must the occupancy exceed 4 guests.

2. Paying the balance of hire

Your balance of hire is due for payment, without demand, no later than 8 weeks prior to your arrival.

3. Variations of price

We reserve the right to vary prices without notice. The price of your holiday is however guaranteed once a booking confirmation has been received by you.

4. What is included in the price?

Your holiday hire includes use of the property from 4.00pm on the day of arrival as specified in your booking confirmation until 10.00am on the specified day of departure. Your rental cost includes all bed linen (except for the optional cot) and towels (one bath towel and one hand towel per guest plus a hand towel in the downstairs cloakroom), two tea towels, electricity and water. Complimentary WiFi is provided for use by guests. We reserve the right to suspend or cease WiFi service for improper use or for any technical or commercial reason without explanation, liability or cost. Use of WiFi is entirely at users risk and you should ensure that any equipment used to connect to the internet is protected by suitable anti-virus and firewall software. Use of the complimentary guest WiFi access implies that you have read and fully accepted the WiFi Terms of Use.

5. Changes to your booking

After your booking has been confirmed, any changes will incur an administration cost of £35.00 to cover the cost of replacement paperwork. Changes within 8 weeks of the start date of your holiday may incur additional cancellation charges and all requested changes will be subject to availability.

6. Cancellation by you

On confirmation of your booking, a contract of hire will exist between the Hirer and the Owners. In the event of cancellation by you 8 weeks or more before your holiday, your 20% booking deposit will be non refundable and you may be eligible to claim on your holiday cancellation insurance if taken (see item 10 below). Cancellation within 8 weeks of your holiday will forfeit the full hire amount paid (or due) unless the owners can re-let the property in which case only the 20% booking deposit will be forfeit to cover administration and re-letting costs. Optional cancellation insurance is available.

7. Cancellation by us

Should a property suddenly become unavailable for the dates hired by you due to unforeseen circumstances, all efforts will be made to offer suitable alternatives. If this is not possible, then all monies paid by you (the Hirer) will be refunded to you in full with no deductions but the Owners will incur no further liability of any kind. Under no circumstances will the Owners be liable to refund any amount exceeding the amount paid by the Hirer.

8. Liability

The Owners accept no liability whatsoever for any Loss, Damage, Injury or Accident to the Hirer or any member of the Hirer's party or property whilst in occupation of the property or its grounds insofar as this results from proven negligence of the Hirer or any member of the Hirer's party.

9. Cancellation and Personal Insurance

It is very strongly recommended that you have adequate personal and holiday cancellation insurance to cover you and all members of your party. This should be suitable for UK self catering holidays arranged independently of a travel agent and should include cancellation protection cover to safeguard you against loss of the cost of your holiday in the event of unexpected cancellation.

Under no circumstances will the Owners be responsible for loss of life, personal injury, medical expenses, accidents, damage to the Hirers property, personal effects or motor vehicle(s) and you should ensure that any insurance covers such eventualities.

10. Pets

Up to two well behaved pet are welcome at Fishersdene at a charge of £25 to cover additional cleaning.

11. Smoking

For the comfort of all guests, smoking is no permitted anywhere inside the premises.

12. Web Site & literature differences or omissions

Our web site and literature is intended as a guide to the properties and facilities only, and we reserve the right to make changes to the facilities provided or to the properties without prior notice. We regret we cannot accept any liability for errors mistakes or omissions which may arise from any differences between the properties or the facilities provided and our website or literature.

13. Terms of Use of Guest WiFi

Use of the complimentary WiFi is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Use which will be provided on request.

14. Force Majeure

The owners shall not be liable for any loss, breach or delay due to any cause beyond the Owner's reasonable control including though not limited to Act of God, Explosion, Flood, Tempest, Fire or Accident, War or Threat of War, Sabotage, Insurrection, Civil Disturbance or Requisition, Acts, Restrictions, Regulations, Bye-laws, Prohibitions or Measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority, Embargoes, Strikes, Lock-outs, or other Industrial Actions or Disputes. Under any such case the Owners shall be entitled to treat the contract as discharged.

Property Features

  • 1 x double bedroom.
  • 1 x single bedroom with single day bed plus pull-out single. Double sofa bed in lounge
  • Family bathroom with shower, WC & hand basin.
  • Fully equipped kitchen - Single oven with 4 ring hob, under-counter fridge freezer & microwave.
  • Tea, coffee and milk provided.
  • Tea Towel, Cloths & Washing Up Liquid provided.
  • Open plan living & dining area.
  • Smart TV with Netflix package.
  • Dining table with seating for 4.
  • French doors open onto private terrace.
  • Unfenced garden - children beware.
  • Direct access to the river - perfect for fishing (during fishing season).
  • Electric heating throughout & included in the price.
  • Bedding, bed linen & towels provided.
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • No smoking.
  • Pet friendly - £25 per pet per stay (max 2).
  • Free WIFI available.
  • Please note: Property is accessed on foot or by boat - parking is available at Potter Heigham (15 minutes walk to one allocated parking space).

Local Fishing Information

Fishing on the Broads

Important Information

  • Fishing available in the river Thurne directly from the property.
  • The variety of fish on the Broads include: Bream, Roach, Eel, Ruff, Perch, Rudd, Tench and Pike.
  • A fishing licence is required, this can be purchased online via the Environment Agency here.
  • Fishing available during open season. Closed season is between 15th March - 15th June.
  • Separate bait fridge located in the property's outhouse.
  • Local fishing shop 10 minutes' walk away.

Local Attractions

Horsey Mill on the Norfolk Broads

Potter Heigham Village - Approx. 10-15 minute walk to the village where amenities include Flour and Bean Coffee Shop, Lathams, Potter Fish Bar and Restaurant, Potter Tea Room, Bangers and Beverages. Local pubs include The Norada Pub & Restaurant and The Falgate Inn.

Pretty Norfolk Broads Villages & market towns nearby - Horning, Coltishall, Wroxham, Ludham.

Museum of the Broads - Visit here to discover the history of the Broads. Picnic area next to the river, dog-friendly. Open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am - 3pm.

Cycle routes in the Norfolk Broads - There are miles of cycle routes on the Norfolk Broads to enjoy. The Three Rivers Way is a purpose-built cycle route that connects Hoveton and Horning.

Bike Hire - Broads By Cycle offers bike hire in several pick-up and drop-off docking areas.

Great Yarmouth - Norfolk's premier sea-side resort. There are miles of golden sandy beaches, traditional sea-side amusements, a pleasure beach with rides and adventure golf and plenty of pubs/cafés/restaurants.

Norwich - Just under 30 minutes away.

Wildlife - The Broads is home to a large number of species including seals, otters, water vole and Chinese water deer.

Birds - There are many rare species of bird that have made the Broads their home, including bitterns, kingfishers, grebes, marsh harriers and warblers.

Nature Reserves - Hickling Broad, Ranworth Broad, Upton Broad and Marshes, Cockshoot Broad, Barton Broad, Martham Broad, Thorpe Marshes and Alderfen Broad.

Family Days Out - Bewilderwood, Bure Valley Steam Railway, Fairhaven Water Garden, Hippodrome Circus, Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf, Sea Life Centre, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Wroxham Miniature Worlds, Wroxham Barns.

Boat Hire - The best way to explore the Broads is by boat! Day boats are available to hire locally.

Canoe & Kayak Hire - Canoes and kayaks are available to hire in many locations on the Broads.