General

The Grand Lodge is one of two idyllic 'floating' log cabins located in the picturesque and popular village of Horning in the centre of the Norfolk Broads. A wonderful spot for relaxing, fishing & watching the sailing boats.

The "Log Cabin" style Houseboats offer an ideal base for exploring the Broads and the surrounding area or just for sitting and doing a quiet spot of fishing (fishing parties welcome).

Situated in a quiet mooring, just off the main River Bure there is also a mooring available for day boats. This 2 bedroom property sleeps up to 6 people in a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a sofabed in the lounge. The lodge is priced for 4 people. There is a charge of £25 per person if there is a 5th or 6th person in your party.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

1 x Double bedroom.

1 x Twin bedroom with ample wardrobe & storage space.

Double sofa bed in the lounge for extra 2 people - There is a charge of £25 per person if there is a 5th or 6th person in your party.

Family bathroom - shower, WC & hand basin.

Pets

Pets are not accepted at this property.

Terms & Conditions

£100 deposit is required on booking, balance is due 8 weeks beforehand.

Check in - 2pm & check out is 10.00am for weekly holidays.

Electricity is by £1 slot meter (set at normal domestic rates).

Bed Linen, continental quilt duvets are provided.

Please bring your own towels.

Sorry, no smoking.

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

Location Information

ACCESS STATEMENT - ‘Grand Lodge,’ one of two Houseboats, is best described as a ‘floating log cabin’. The property is in private marina setting in Horning, on the Norfolk Broads and is mooring alongside a wide decking area adjacent to the water.

Access to the marina is via a private tarmac road ‘Ferry Cott Lane’ which has several speed ramps. At night this is un-lit, we recommend to our customers that they should bring a torch for use when walking in the evenings.

Car Park - The gravel car park is shared between private mooring customers and hirers of the Houseboats. There are two car parking spaces allocated allocated for each of the properties which are directly behind the Houseboats. The car park has sufficient space for turning and loading larger vehicles. Please note the car park is un-lit.

Decking Area/Quay Heading - From the gravel car park you walk onto a large wooden quay headed decking area, which the Houseboats are moored alongside. This decking is made up of traditional ‘decking wood’ as used in most residential properties. It can become slippery in wet or icy conditions. A warning sign ‘ Caution Decking Slippery When Wet’ is positioned by the entrance. The decking area is in effect an island with water on three of the four sides, and is directly open onto the water with no fences. There is lighting on either end of the decking area.

Houseboat - Entry from the decking area may involve either one step up or one step down depending on the level of the tide – it can also be level. As the Houseboat floats, there may be a gap of up to 8” between the decking and the threshold of the property. The interior of the Houseboat is all on one level.

All interior doors are narrower width than standard domestic doors. There are French doors in the lounge/diner opening onto a small balcony which overlooks the marina and although this has standard height railings we recommend that children are not left unattended in the property.

Safety equipment:- Smoke alarm, fire extinguisher and fire blanket.

Please check with before booking if any member of your party has mobility problems.

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Optional Extras

  • The lodge is priced for 4 people. There is a charge of £25 per person if there is a 5th or 6th person in your party.

Terms & Conditions

1. We reserve the right cancel holiday lets without liability in exceptional circumstances. Alternative accommodation cannot be guaranteed if, through circumstances completely beyond our control (eg: fire, flood, weather conditions), we are unable to make available the property booked. Deposits and monies paid would be fully refunded in these exceptional circumstances.


2. In the event of your having to cancel your holiday, we strongly recommend that you take out Holiday Cancellation Insurance.


3. We regret that deposits and monies are non-refundable, save as mentioned in clause 1, above.


4. The balance due on your holiday must be paid 6 weeks in advance of the start date.


5. Sorry, no refunds if you cannot complete your stay.


6. Hirers are responsible for ma king good any damage or breakages, replacing with like for like if possible.


7. We do not accept pets.


8. We reserve the right to decline group bookings other than those of family parties. Hen/Stag/Fishing parties must be notified at the time of booking.


9. The number of people staying in the accommodation must not exceed the number stated when the booking was made except by prior arrangement, and in any event shall not exceed the capacity as advertised.


10. We ask that the property be left in a clean and tidy condition at the end of your holiday, and we reserve the right to make additional charges in the event that our normal cleaning procedures are deemed inadequate to ensure the property is ready for the next guests. In some cases we may ask for a deposit which is refundable at the end of the booking contract or when the property has been checked and cleaned.


11. In the event of a complaint you should notify the Management immediately, so that, hopefully, any failings or cause for complaint can be dealt with.


12. Cars, cycles, and all other vehicles, accessories and contents are left at your own risk. We cannot be responsible for any loss or damage from or to a vehicle whatever its contents whatsoever.


13. Car parking is for two cars only.


14. All bed linen is provided - We do not provide towels.


15. Holiday Accommodation will be available from 2.00pm on day of arrival, please vacate by 10.00am on day of departure. In ‘ off peak' season please check with us as accommodation is often available earlier if required.


16. Electricity is by £1 coin slot meter.


17. A mooring is made available during your stay for a rented day-boat. Private boats are welcome if we have been made aware of this in advance at the time of booking and this will also be without charge. Any boats moored without our consent will be charged at £12 per day.


Property Features

  • 1 x Double bedroom.
  • 1 x Twin bedroom with ample wardrobe & storage space.
  • Family bathroom - shower, WC & hand basin.
  • Galley kitchen fully equipped with cooker, fridge, microwave oven.
  • Lounge/diner with french doors opening onto a small balcony.
  • Pine dining table & seating for 4.
  • TV & DVD player.
  • Electric log effect fire in the lounge.
  • Water frontage (toddlers beware!).
  • Private mooring available upon request.
  • Car parking for 2 cars available at property in private car park.
  • Beds all made up upon arrival.
  • All duvets, linen & tea towels provided.
  • Please bring own towels.
  • Electric Radiators.
  • Electricity is by £1 slot meter (set at normal domestic rates).
  • Pets are not accepted at this property.
  • Smoking not permitted.
  • Please note - The lodge is priced for 4 people. There is a charge of £25 per person if there is a 5th or 6th person in your party.
  • Please note - Not suitable for wheelchair or disabled access.

Local Fishing Information

Broads Fishing

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

Coltishall on the Norfolk Broads

Horning Village - 5 minute walk to the centre of picturesque Horning village where amenities include The Galley Delicatessen & Coffee Shop, Post Office, Farm Fresh Meats Butcher, church & Bure River Cottage Restaurant, Art Gallery. There are a few pubs - Ferry Inn Pub, New Inn & Swan Inn.

Pretty Norfolk Broads Villages & market towns nearby - Potter Heigham, 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 - 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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