Fed up with the snow? Thinking of booking a holiday? As a Norfolk girl I may be biased but I cannot recommend the Norfolk Broads enough. They are beautiful, so peaceful and relaxing. They are also well situated with a great deal to do in and around them. I’ve spent many happy holiday at the Norfolk Broads.
If you like the sound of it and are looking for somewhere to stay then Broads Escapes, a NEW holiday cottage company based in Norfolk offering a range of luxury cottages featuring home-from-home comforts situated in Potter Heigham, is well worth a look.
There’s plenty to see and do in and around the Broads National Park from walking or cycling the nature trails, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and kayaking to exploring the unique villages and coastline and sampling Norfolk’s finest food in the great restaurants and pubs.
The Broads is a popular destination for anglers offering a wide range of fishing in the rivers and shallow lakes. The waters are rich with Bream, Roach, Eels, Perch, Rudd, Tench, Carp and Pike.
Only half an hour’s drive away you can visit the historic fine city of Norwich or the wondrous Norfolk coastline beholden with fantastic restaurants and fresh fish and delicious marsh samphire to purchase.
From nearby Herbert Woods you can hire self-drive day boats and the new Picnic boats for a Broads river cruise adventure. New guided Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)* is available taking you to Hickling Broad, Heigham Sound and Horsey Mere as well as kayaking to discover the smaller inlets and rivers.
Where to stay?
Coot is an idyllic Broads wooden cottage with outstanding views overlooking Broads Haven marina. The cottage has all the mod cons you might need including extras such a travel cot and ironing board. Coot Cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and the en-suite master bedroom features marina views and a super king sized bed, which may be changed to two single beds on request. The second bedroom has twin beds and direct access to the family bathroom which includes a bath with shower over.
From £410 for one week.
Heron and Swift Cottages both sleeps six people and are traditional timber built cottages overlooking Broads Haven Marina. Heron cottage has French doors that open onto the deck. Both have master bedrooms with king sized beds and ensuite shower rooms. There are a further two rooms and a family bathroom and shower.
The spacious open plan living and dining area offers views over Broads Haven Marina from both the front and side and features three leather sofas, a TV/DVD and dining table.
Heron – from £445 for one week
Swift – from £445 for one week
Kingfisher Cottage accommodates up to six guests and up to two dogs with a king sized double bedroom and en suite shower room, two twin bedrooms and a large family bathroom with bath/shower. The kitchen offers everything you might need during your stay and includes a dishwasher. Outside the cottage, you will find mooring for one boat and a secure storage unit (padlock required) for storing bikes and fishing equipment. Parking for two cars is available directly outside the property.
From £467 for one week.
Short breaks are available that can start on either a Friday or Saturday for three nights or a Monday or Tuesday for four nights subject to availability.
Free Wifi is available throughout the cottages.
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