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Waterside Retreat

Self-catering holiday cottage, Wroxham, Norfolk Broads

  • Sleeps 11: 5 bedrooms, 3 bath / shower rooms
  • Waterfront cottage in the heart of the village
  • Private landing stage with rowing boat
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet

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Waterside Retreat is an escape from the ordinary world – your own luxurious private playground on the Norfolk Broads. Here it's all about laughter, games, water and shared adventures. From your splendid communal lounge and adjoining conservatory, the Broads beckon.

At every opportunity you'll spill out on to the wooden decking and your private mooring basin for a spot of fishing, a Swallows and Amazons adventure by rowing boat, or a journey of discovery through the hidden backwaters of the river Bure by hired boat. Everything you could wish for is on your doorstep, including the shops, pub, and restaurants of Wroxham, no more than a five-minute walk away.

A luxury cottage for a lifetime of memories

Memories take shape at Waterside Retreat. Old friendships are renewed; new ones, forged. For large family groups or gatherings of like-minded friends, Waterside Retreat is a carefree break from the routine of life – a chance to be yourself among the people you love.

Even when you fill Waterside Retreat with 11 boisterous holiday-makers, it never feels crowded. There's space in this luxury cottage for everyone. The lounge alone is big enough to swallow the liveliest crowd of diners, jokers and story-tellers. Peace returns once they've scattered into small groups in the kitchen, the conservatory, and the children's den.

Variety is what makes Waterside Retreat such a popular destination. Some days you'll want to wander farther afield – to discover what this peaceful corner of  Norfolk and the Broads has to offer. On other days, you'll want nothing more than good food, silly games and shared laughter. And long, leisurely evenings watching the sun go down to the sound of lively conversation and the chink of glasses.

Those days are closer than you think. Choose your dates from the calendar below and they'll be locked into our diary and yours.


Cottage layout

Ground floor

  • Large lounge/dining room with large TV and French windows to conservatory – dining area comfortably seats 11 people
  • Conservatory overlooking the river with French windows opening to waterside decking
  • Kitchen/diner with hob/oven, microwave, American fridge-freezer, dishwasher , toaster and door to garden – dining area comfortably sits eight people
  • Children's den with TV and seating for two to three people
  • Twin bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and basin
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • WC with toilet and basin
First floor
  • Master bedroom with queen-size bed, TV, ensuite shower, toilet and basin, and French windows leading to balcony with river views
  • Double bedroom with double bed and TV
  • Triple-bedded room with TV
  • Luxury bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and basin
  • Fully enclosed garden
  • Wooden decking to the rear – opens to wide mooring basin with landing stages to three sides (CAUTION: the water's edge is unfenced – young children should be supervised at all times)
  • NOTE: Adjoining boathouse contains the owner's boat which is not available for guest use
  • Block paved area to the front – parking for four cars with additional roadside parking nearby

Equipment and amenities

  • TV with FreeView to five rooms including the three first-floor bedrooms

  • DVD Player, radio/CD player/iPod docking
  • Free broadband internet with Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and duvets are provided (please bring your own towels)
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (reasonable use)
  • Garden furniture and picnic table
  • Cot, high chair and stair gate
  • Small rowing boat with two oars
  • Buoyancy aids for boat users and outdoor lifebelt
  • Gas fire in the lounge fireplace is disconnected

Waterside activities

  • Use of the rowing boat for pottering around Wroxham (buoyancy aids recommended at all times)

  • Plenty of room on the landing stages for a hire boat for longer trips
  • Fishing from the landing stage and rowing boat during fishing season (16th June to 14th March – licence required)

Booking and other information

  • Absolutely no smoking anywhere inside the property – smoking outside in the garden is permitted

  • Well-behaved dogs (two maximum) welcome – additional charges apply
  • Weekly bookings start on a Friday or a Monday
  • Short breaks may be available – please use the contact form to let us know when you'd like to come, and for how long

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