General

The Norfolk Boathouse at South Walsham Broad is an attractive, traditional thatched property which was built in the 1920s by the owner's grandfather. Having been extended in the 90s and then refurbished, it now offers a great base to explore the broads from.

This 3 bedroom property can sleep up to 8 people in 1 double, 1 twin and a bunk bedroom, plus there is a double sofa bed in the living room. The boathouse is equipped for a maximum of 6 adults plus 2 children in the bunk beds. This pet friendly cottage has a lovely garden where you can sit and relax taking in the stunning waterside views.

A free rowing boat is included, which is perfect for exploring the South Walsham Broad (please note this is only from Easter to October and used at your own risk). It is also possible to bring your own sailing boat with you, or you can hire a day boat from Russell Marine nearby.

This cottage is located in a superb position in a quiet part of the Norfolk Broads, just 7 miles from Norwich.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Double bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Bunk bedroom (2 children only).

Double sofa bed in the living area.

Bathroom with shower over bath & wash basin.

Separate W/C & wash basin.

Pets

Pet friendly (max. 2) - £30 per pet per week & £20 per pet for a short break.

Terms & Conditions

Deposit is 30% with the balance is due 6 weeks beforehand.

£100 refundable security deposit.

Check in - 4pm & check out is 10am.

Sorry, no smoking.

All electricity & heating is included.

Towels, tea towels & bed linen is provided.

Please note: The boathouse is equipped for a maximum of 6 adults plus 2 children in the bunk beds.

Please note the river is not fenced off so may also prove hazardous to small children.

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

Location Information

A rowing boat is available from April to End of October.

The village of South Walsham is 1.5 miles where there is a pub, a Chinese Restaurant and Post Office/stores.

The Ship Inn - Local pub is approx. 30 minute walk or 5 minutes by car.

Norfolk's beaches are just 10 miles away.

Excellent fishing - pike & course fishing.

Short drive to Wroxham (6 miles).

The city of Norwich 8 miles away.

3 miles from the market town of Acle.

Check Availability & Book

Optional Extras

  • A rowing boat is available from April to End of October.

Terms & Conditions


1. When booking a deposit of 30% of the hire charge must be made.

2. A cleaning breakages deposit of £100 returnable after completion and checking everything clean and no breakages.

3. Balance of Monies due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

4. For bookings made six weeks or less before arrival date, full payment with booking. The total number of persons shall not exceed 8 people.

5. Once a booking has been confirmed the hirer shall be responsible for the total advertised price.

6. In the advent of cancellation after the deposit is paid and booking confirmed, if we are able to re-let the Boathouse, we will, at our discretion, refund all or part of the moneys received, less reasonable expenses.

7. All animals must be registered when booking and all damage caused by animals will be paid by owner. Please ensure you clean up the garden after your animals.

8. All people staying must be registered and paid for with booking form if it transpires more people/animals are present twice the booking fee will be requested if no payment received deposit will be withheld and tenants will vacate boathouse immediately.

9. Weeks commence and terminate on Sundays for weeks and Fridays till Mondays out of season for weekends, the Boathouse hire period is from 4pm on your due date and must be vacated by 10am on day of departure.

10. Please ensure you leave the Boathouse in the same state as you find it. If cleaning is required a cleaning charge of a minimum of £50 will be levied.

11. Any breakage's must be replaced or paid for, any shortages please inform caretaker on arrival.

12. We the company accept no responsibility for loss, damage or accident to persons or private property however caused. You use the boathouse, rowing boat and any equipment therein entirely at your own risk and the owners/company can in no way be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury whatsoever.

13. The rowing dingy is totally your responsibility and you are responsible for any third party damage. Ensure anyone using the dingy wears a lifejacket and the maximum number of occupants should not exceed three. The dingy is only available Easter to October. If used for fishing please ensure cleaned out after use. if it requires cleaning a £50 fee will be levied.

14. If you choose to leave early before the end of your rental period for whatever reason no refund will be offered or given.

15. Please ensure the barbecue is properly extinguished after use.

THE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE/CANCEL ANY BOOKINGS FOR ANY REASON, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR OTHERWISE. TENANTS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IF THEY CAUSE A NUISANCE TO OTHER USERS OF THE AREA AND NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.


Property Features

  • Please note: The boathouse is equipped for a maximum of 6 adults plus 2 children in the bunk beds.
  • All bedrooms & living accommodation is on the first floor.
  • Double bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Bunk bedroom (2 children only).
  • Double sofa bed in the living area.
  • Bathroom with overhead shower & wash basin.
  • Separate W/C & wash basin.
  • Open plan living/dining & kitchen area.
  • Kitchen is fully stocked with all of the equipment & utensils.
  • Fully equipped kitchen - washing machine, tumble dyer, oven/hob, dishwasher, toaster, mixer.
  • Large dining table seating up to 8.
  • Living room furnished with 2 x sofas & a chair.
  • TV / DVD player.
  • French doors open out from living area onto a furnished wooden decking area overlooking the river.
  • Garden area to the front & side of the boathouse with excellent riverbank fishing during fishing season.
  • BBQ available.
  • Mooring available.
  • Towels, tea towels & bed linen is provided.
  • The boathouse is fitted with night storage heaters which are included in the rental price.
  • Off road parking for 2 to 3 cars.
  • Pet friendly (2 max.) - £30 per pet per week & £20 per pet for a short break.

Local Fishing Information

Barton Broad

Important Information

  • Fishing available from the property.
  • The variety of fish on the Broads include: pike, carp, eel, bream, roach, trench, perch and rudd.
  • A National Rivers Authority Licence is required, this can be purchased from the Post Office.
  • Fishing available during open season. Closed season is between 15th March - 15th June.

Local Attractions

Canoeing on the Norfolk Broads

South Walsham - The village is 1.5 miles away & has a pub, a Chinese Restaurant and Post Office/stores. The Ship Inn - Local pub is approx. 30 minute walk or 5 minutes by car. Supermarkets are 15 minutes away by car.

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.

Boat Hire - The best way to explore the Broads is by boat! A day boat is included in the hire of Coot Lodge, excluding school holidays.

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

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