General

Perfectly located in a private marina with water front and rear John’s Cottage (formerly known as 'Josie's Cottage') offers modern accommodation in the popular village of Wroxham. Wroxham is often referred to as the 'capital of the Broads' and is an ideal base from which to enjoy your Norfolk Broads holiday.

The spacious open plan living area opens out onto a large deck at the rear ideal for fishing and relaxing. To the front there is an additional picnic bench and importantly this property boasts 2 allocated parking spaces making the cottage suitable for couples or 2 families.

Offering 3 large bedrooms each with a view of the water this cottage comfortably sleeps 6 with additional travel cot and high chair for young infants.

The Norfolk Broads is a very popular holiday destination with many holidaymakers returning year after year. With so many leisure activities available in the area such as fishing, boating, watersports and bird-watching, it's not hard to see why!

Bedrooms & Bathroom

First floor - 2 x double bedrooms.

First floor - 1 x twin bedroom.

First floor - family bathroom with shower over the bath, W.C & hand basin.

Pets

This property does not accept pets.

Terms & Conditions

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

Check in for 4.30pm; check out is 9.30am.

Sorry, no smoking.

Electric heating throughout.

Electricity is included.

Bedding & bed linen provided.

Beds all made up upon arrival.

Weekly breaks: Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday

Short breaks: Weekends - Friday to Monday & Midweeks - Monday to Friday.

Location Information

John’s Cottage is located within a short level 5 minute walk of the centre of the village of Wroxham, often referred to as the 'Capital of the Broads'. Within the village centre, there is an excellent supermarket, department store and range of independent stores, restaurants and pubs.

You can hire a day boat, canoes and paddleboards from the village or take one of the guided trip boat tours to explore the surrounding waterways.

John’s Cottage also makes the perfect base to explore wider afield including the many nearby beaches (20 minutes drive), historic houses and gardens and many varied visitor attractions.

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Optional Extras

  • Cot & highchair available upon request.
  • Mooring available upon request (charges apply).

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 John's Cottage 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 Owner.

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 Simon Farrington (hereafter referred to as 'the Owner').

2. Minimum Age of Hirer & Single Sex parties

We welcome couples, families and groups of friends but regret that we are unable to accept stag, hen or celebratory party bookings for more than 4 guests where your party is all male, all female or young groups of four or more friends where the age of the hirer (who must also be a guest) is less than 25.

3. Paying the balance of hire

Your balance of hire is due for payment, without demand, no later than 8 weeks prior to your arrival. In addition, we will request your refundable security deposit (where applicable - please see item 10 below) of £150 together with your balance of hire or at the time of booking if within 8 weeks of your arrival.


4. 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.


5. What is included in the price?

Your holiday hire includes use of the property from 4.30pm on the day of arrival as specified in your booking confirmation until 9.30am 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, gas fired central heating, electricity and water. Complimentary WiFi is provided for use by guests including via the large internet connected smart TV. 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.


6. Changes to your booking

After your booking has been confirmed, any changes will incur an administration cost of £20.00 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.


7. 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.


8. 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.


9. 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.


10. Security Deposit

Where the number of guests exceeds 4, a refundable security deposit of £150 is payable with your balance of hire. This will be refunded within 10 days of the end of your holiday less any deductions for the repair of any breakages, losses or damage to the property or its contents (fair wear and tear excepted as we do understand that sometimes minor accidents do happen). If you have any breakages, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make any necessary replacements for the benefit of subsequent guests. Please note that damages and losses are not limited to the security deposit and any costs in excess of this amount will be invoiced and payable in full without delay. The security deposit will also be used to cover any additional costs of cleaning if the property is left dirty or if vacated later than 10.00am on the day of departure.


11. 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.


12. Pets

John's Cottage is pet free.


13. Smoking

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


14. 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.


15. Terms of Use of Guest WiFi

Use of the complimentary WiFi is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Use which will be provided with your booking confirmation.


16. Force Majeure

The Owner 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

  • John's Cottage is marked as no. 54 on the site map.
  • Waterside deck and seating.
  • 3 Bedrooms (2 x double bed & 1 twin room ).
  • Family Bathroom and Shower plus separate downstairs cloakroom.
  • Smart 4K TV with WiFi connectivity in living room and all bedrooms.
  • FREE unlimited WIFI.
  • Fishing from garden decking (help yourself to the poles!)
  • Fully equipped kitchen with halogen hob, integrated oven, microwave & washing machine.
  • Off street parking for up to 2 cars.
  • Short level walk to village with numerous shops & places to eat & drink.
  • All heating and electricity included.
  • All bedding & bed linen are provided.
  • Towels provided.
  • Cots and highchairs available.
  • Hairdryer and Straighteners.
  • Sorry no pets.
  • Sorry no smoking indoors.

Local Fishing Information



Fishing on the Broads

Important Information

  • Fishing available from the decking & also from the communal lawn which is a short walk from the property.
  • The variety of fish on the Broads include: pike, carp, eel, bream, roach, trench, perch and rudd.
  • 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.

Local Attractions

Canoeing on the Norfolk Broads

Local Supermarkets - 'Roys of Wroxham' is a short walk away.

Wroxham Village - There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the village. There is also a Nisa convenience store, pharmacy, Chinese takeaway, Indian restaurant/takeaway, fish & chip shops.

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

Museum of the Broads - Visit here to discover the history of the Broads. Picnic area next to the river, dog-friendly. Open Sunday - Friday from 10am - 4.30pm.

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/cafes/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.

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