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Idyllic setting for your perfect holiday

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 18km

Situated in the picturesque village of Horning in the heart of Broadland, Heron Cottage occupies an enviable position at the head of a quiet side dyke with uninterrupted views of the main River Bure.

Enjoy unlimited use of the dayboat* during your stay and take full advantage of the wonderful scenery and birdlife that the Norfolk Broads has to offer. As Heron Cottage is managed by its owners, you will always receive a friendly personal greeting and be assured of the best attention at all times.

A welcome gift and fresh flowers await your arrival and all younger visitors receive their very own Happy Heron Cottage Holiday present!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sea Palling 18 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich Airport 18 km, Nearest railway: Wroxham 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Built by local craftsmen, Heron Cottage maintains an old world charm being of traditional, timber construction under a Norfolk reed thatched roof, whilst affording all the comforts of modern day living. The deceptively spacious property has a master bedroom with king size bed and balcony with superb views towards the main river. A further double bedroom and family bathroom with wc are also located on the first floor. Towels and bed linen are included.

The ground floor consists of a twin bedded room, shower room with WC, kitchen/diner and lounge. The fully fitted kitchen has integrated washer/dryer, dishwasher and 'fridge/freezer, microwave, built in oven and ceramic hob. The dual aspect, comfortable lounge has a colour television with Freeview, DVD, portable radio/CD player with iPod dock and pay phone. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available. French doors lead out onto a large sundeck at the water's edge with patio furniture and sun loungers.

A travel cot, highchair, stairgate and baby bath are also available, free of charge, for our younger guests if required. We also have a number of items that may assist visitors who have mobility difficulties, details of which are available on request.

Further details outdoors

French doors in the lounge lead out onto a large sun deck at the water's edge with patio furniture and sun loungers.

*The Heron Cottage day boat is available for hire to enable visitors to enjoy and explore the rivers and broads that make up this unique waterway. At the front of the property there is free on-site parking for 2 cars (a third vehicle may be accommodated by prior arrangement) and a small gated courtyard with bench seating.

Visitors can also enjoy the use of half an acre of attractive gardens with 120 ft of main river frontage but a these gardens are unfenced, SMALL CHILDREN MUST BE CLOSELY SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES.

Further details

*The day boat is available to hire exclusively by guests staying at Heron Cottage at an additional charge, from £260 per week (low season) fully inclusive of life jackets, fuel and fully comprehensive insurance.

Please visit our website for further details.


The East Anglia region

Norfolk is renowned for its tranquillity, attracting birdwatchers and those seeking solitude. Some of the villages in Suffolk have changed little since the area was a medieval trade centre, adding to the picture book feel to the landscape.

The Norfolk Broads are an expansive area of navigable waterways, lakes, marshes and nature reserves.


Take a leisurely stroll to the centre of the village and you will find a newsagent, post office, general stores, butchers, delicatessen, Chinese takeaway and several restaurants. The village has three pubs, all serving food and all with riverside gardens its very own marina with heated indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Horning is on the River Bure, 2 miles drive from Wroxham, with Roys of Wroxham being "the largest village store in the world!" It's just 10 miles away from the City of Norwich and 15 miles from Great Yarmouth and all the hustle and bustle of this lively seaside town. A short 20 minute drive from Horning will find you in the quieter location of Sea Palling with its beautiful sandy beaches.

Bewilderwood the Treehouse Adventure Park is a short drive away and Wroxham Barns, with its craft shops, funfair and petting zoo make for a great day out for all the family.

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Review 1-7 of 7

25 Feb 2013


"A Fantastic Anytime of year Location"

We have been staying at Heron Cottage for 7 years - in fact in 2012 we visited twice! 1 week in June and then again for New Year's Eve. This really is a wonderful place to stay any time of year. Everything about the cottage is 5 star perfect and add the boat to your holiday and it becomes 5 star plus.
The owners Gail and Ken always make you very welcome and take meticulous care in ensuring every aspect of your holiday and cottage surroundings are the best you could ever want.
We love the closeness of the water with the wildlife and fishing, the village centre and a great fish restaurant just a short walk away.
We find Heron Cottage truly heaven on earth - just wind down, chill out and relax.

17 Feb 2013


"5 Star Accommodation in a 5 Star Location"

We have visited the Norfolk Broads many times and we have stayed at Heron Cottage twice. The cottage itself is immaculate and Gail and Ken have thought of everything you could possibly need while on h… More

17 Sep 2012


"Heron Cottage really does live up to expectations"

We were on holiday with my wife's 92 year old mother who has mobility problems and often has to use a wheelchair. Accurate descriptions and 3D floor plans combined with Gail's very friendly… More

2 Jul 2012


"you could not rent better world wide than Heron Cottage"

This is our fourteenth week in five years at the cottage. we are about to book for 2013 for another two weeks.
Everything is perfect throughout just try it and you will be returning again and again.

The Seymour family from Cornwall

19 Jun 2012


"Beautiful Holiday Home"

A beautiful thatched holiday cottage, situated in a lovely setting, just off the River Bure.
The property was in an immaculate condition, with everything thought of to make you comfortable, just like home from home. There was a day boat which one could hire which was moored alongside the cottage, enabling you to see the best of the Norfolk Broads.
The Owners were very friendly and welcoming, even leaving wine for us on arrival.
Would not hesitate to recommend this idyllic cottage.

2 May 2012


"An excellent cottage, 5 star all the way."

Idylic location to explore the broads. Perfect misty morning views across the inlet down to the river, either from the balcony or the decking. Excellent location with all local ameneties within walkin… More

2 May 2012


"A fantastic 5 star holiday cottage."

The cottage is in a great location. A short walk to the wonderful village of Horning with its shops, restaurants and pubs. It has a well deserved 5 star rating as it is superbly appointed. The owners were very welcoming without being intrusive. We are looking forward to returning for another two weeks in October.

Review 1-7 of 7

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