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Excellent 5/5 34 reviews

The house pictured from the opposite river bank

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Detatched 4 bedroom house occupying an idyllic riverside position in the peaceful Broadlands village of Belaugh. Enjoy delightful views and relaxing fishing from the rear of the garden to one of the most tranquil and unspoilt stretches of the River Bure.

You get the best of all worlds staying in Belaugh, as whilst situated in a quiet Broadlands village with NO passing traffic, Wroxham (the broads capital) is only 3-4 minutes drive by car, and the dunes & sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast only 11 miles away - a 20 minute drive through the Norfolk countryside.

* Free WiFi Internet Access

* Choice of complimentary morning newspaper delivered daily

* Fully insured dayboat hire can be arranged for daily, 3 day, or weekly hire

* Bath & hand towels provided for each person free of charge

* High chair & full size cot available free of charge


Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sea Palling 19 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich International 10 km, Nearest railway: Hoveton & Wroxham 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This spacious 4 bedroom detached house accommodates 8 people comfortably.

All of the 4 bedrooms have flat screen TV' s and are made up of: -

1 Double bedroom and 2 Twin bedded rooms upstairs, and 1 double bedroom downstairs.

The bedrooms at the rear of the house have un-interrupted views of the river

The family bathroom has a spa bath and separate shower cubicle with power shower. The 2nd bathroom downstairs with underfloor heating has a spacious walk in shower. Adjacent is the downstairs WC.

There is a large family lounge with sofa's providing relaxing space for eight people comfortably. With a sepearate area for the kids to relax on beanbags and PS2. The separate dining room contains a large dining table with seating for 8 people.

Providing a beautiful view down the garden to the river, the conservatory spans the back of the house with cane furniture seating area, this is a fantastic part of the house to gather and watch the boats go by providing a beautiful view down the garden to the river.

The fully equipped kitchen with toaster, microwave, filter coffee machine and slow cooker has everything you need to comfortably prepare an evening meal, sunday roast or full english breakfast for 8 people. The full size dishwasher will take care of the washing up.

Free WiFi Internet access and your choice of complimentary newspaper delivered daily.

Further details outdoors

*************** Please note that the garden leads directly to the un-fenced rivers edge and this should be taken into consideration if young children will be present. ***************

Dayboat hire can be arranged for daily, 3 day, or weekly hire at very competative rates, all year round, and can be moored on our private mooring at the end of the garden, ideal for cruising to Wroxham or Coltishall to the pubs and shops.

The East Anglia region

The Catherderal city of Norwich is only 7 miles away and the sandy beaches of the east coast can be found at Sea Palling, Cromer, Winterton-On-Sea, and Great Yarmouth, the nearest only 25 minutes by car.


Belaugh is a small hamlet in a conservation area within the Norfolk broads situated between the broadland villages of Wroxham and Coltishall.

An ideal setting for those that are wishing to enjoy a peaceful location with bird watching, cycling, walking, boating, and fishing opportunities. Cycling and walking trail details and information can be obtained from the tourist information centre in Wroxham. Also in Wroxham is a good choice of day boat hire centres for those wishing to explore the Rivers Bure and Ant and nearby broads.

Wroxham, known as the Capital of the Broads, is 3-4 minutes drive by car with Roys of Wroxham, "the worlds biggest village store", with waterside cafes, restaurants, shops, the Bure Valley Steam Railway, mainline train station into Norwich, several banks, a butchers, fresh fish shop and a decent fishing tackle shop. All this is supported by ample free parking. Visitors of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Wroxham Barns, where giftware, country foods, rose and plant centre, junior farm and funfair as well as craft studios and restaurant combine in one location. Why not take the children to BeWILDerwood Adventure Park with its tree houses, zip wires, jungle bridges and boat trips, which all combined makes a great day.

In the opposite direction to Wroxham is Coltishall. A very pleasant countryside walk, will take you on the Belaugh to Coltishall footpath, through the meadow adjacent to the river, where you will find a village shop and several pubs - two of which offer undoubtably the best eating within the broads. Take a look at the footpath here:

The seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Sea Palling, Sheringham and Winterton on Sea offer sandy beaches and family entertainment. Sheringham also has a National Trust parkland with over 700 acres where you can enjoy walking and cycling and maybe finish off with a cream tea in the visitors centre.

Alternatively, spend a day in the fine city of Norwich, 8 miles, with its Norman cathedral, castle, museums, and theatres. Norwich also offers a vast array of cafes and shops, and it boasts open air markets. National Trust properties well worth visiting are Felbrigg Hall and Blicking Hall.

Golf can be found at Sprowston Hall.

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Review 1-10 of 34

9 Aug 2014



Beautiful house, comfortable, clean, relaxing, everything supplied that you need for a worry-free holiday. Well maintained garden, tremendous for fishing and room for a hired boat. Even a daily newspaper delivered, milk and wine for our arrival. Absolutely brilliant. Being able to take our three little dogs was the icing on the cake. Best holiday we have ever had. Thank you Sian and Rob for letting us share your 'home'.

Thank you for the great review and we are so pleased you found the house to your liking. Sounds like the fishing came up trumps and we are glad you liked the newspaper delivered each day. We look forward to welcoming you back in future and very much appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Thank you very much.

5 Aug 2014


"Fantastic Property in Idyllic Setting!"

Fantastic and modern property, situated right on the norfolk broads of wroxham- beautiful! A real home from home experience. Facilities in house were first class and look forward to returning again in the future!

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the house and made yourself at home. We look forward to welcoming you back in future and are grateful for you spending the time to write a review. Thank you very much.

25 Jul 2014


"Did not disappoint!"

I have just returned from a week at Kareela and cannot fault it in any way. Although we have been boating on The Broads for years, this was the first time in a cottage and it did not disappoint. The h… More

Thanks for your feedback. Its great to hear that the weather was amazing and the fishing excellent, obviously both beyond our control, but we always have our fingers crossed for our guests.

We are delighted that the house exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back in future. Thank you.

13 Jul 2014


"A Real Gem"

We stayed at Kareela for a week in June/July, booking was easy, we found the house easy to find adequate parking for 2 cars. The property was very well equipped and has something for all the family.

The house was very clean, spacious and had everything you would need and more – great kitchen, TV's in all bedrooms, and a lovely garden .

The location is perfect with a beautiful setting right on the river and not too far to drive for anywhere around the Norfolk area

We visited the Recruiting Sergeant at Horstead one of the recommended pubs – Fantastic Food. Booking recommended

I would highly recommend this property and would definitely return again one day.

Many Thanks to Rob and Sian

Thank you very much for sparing the time to write some comments. We are delighted to hear that you found the house well equipped and that you had everything you needed.
We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant recommendations and look forward to offering you a warm welcome if you return to Norfolk in future. Thank you

1 Jul 2014


"The perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the broads"

The house and facilities are excellent. The location is a prime spot for exploring the rest of the broads, plus the fishing is not too bad at the bottom of the garden. If you want somewhere to stay, where you can take the family/dogs in a house that has most amenities that you could think of, then you would be extremely hard pressed to beat Kareela.

Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you found the house and facilities excellent and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Many thanks

2 Jun 2014


"Fantastic property in a peaceful, relaxing location only five minutes from Wroxham."

Kareela is a fantastic property with plenty of room in a beautiful setting, ideal for relaxing and watching the world go by.
There is lots of space in the garden for the children to play.
Equipped with everything you need and more.
Couldn't ask for a more comfortable place to chill out.

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time at Kareela and that you enjoyed the space that the house and garden afford.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Thank You

5 May 2014


"What a place"

What a great place to stay. Right from the start with easy booking and directions to the house. The house was spotlessly clean and larger than anticipated. There was only me the wife and two dogs so i… More

Thank you vey much for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many Thanks.

26 Apr 2014


"Peaceful, relaxing home from home."

Kareela is a perfect, peaceful get away. Our party, consisting of two families with teenagers, grandma and 2 dogs, all enjoyed staying in this lovely well appointed house. The garden is great for relaxing by the river and secure so the dogs could run around. It is open to the river which may be an issue for those with small children, but we loved it.
The house is just half an hour from Norfolk's gorgeous sandy beaches with a short stroll through woodland and fields (NB. there are a couple of stiles) to the small village of Coltishall - perfect for an evening drink in the pubs by the river. There are shops and restaurants/takeaways 5 minutes drive in Wroxham.
The driveway is a little steep but I had no problems with it.

Thank you very much for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kareela soon.

14 Mar 2014


"Peaceful, relaxing, and extremely comfortable riverside retreat"

As retired couple with a dog we really appreciated being able to book a mid-week to mid-week stay so that we could be joined for a long weekend by our son, daughter-in-law and their16 month old daughter. We wanted a peaceful riverside location to enjoy some fishing before the close season, but be reasonably close to shops, other amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. As we know the Broads area very well, we knew that this house in Belaugh would meet our requirements, being only a few minutes drive from either the busy centre of Wroxham or the Norwich park & ride facility for at Sprowston and perhaps only 25 minutes or so from the coast.

What we didn't know, other than suggested from the info on the web-site, was the quality of accommodation provided by Kareela; this was absolutely first-class and considerably exceeded our expectations. It was cosy and warmly welcoming - tea, coffee, milk & sugar available on arrival was a nice touch, the wine in the fridge a very nice surprise and the complimentary daily newspaper showed that the owner's cared about their guests. The house & garden were very 'dog friendly' - a bowl of water was available outside the conservatory doors - and a number of options for dog-walking from the lanes locally to a gentle stroll across the meadows to Coltishall.

We liked the arrangement of the accommodation in the house; the downstairs bedroom, shower room and separate toilet making it attractive for limited mobility guests to avoid the stairs should they wish.

Communication with the owners prior to our stay was excellent, and no question or request was too trivial for them to respond to. Rob was particularly tolerant with questions about fishing matters, and while numerous fish were caught during the week including the pike that was the real reason my son really came for the weekend, the big ones eluded us (lack of skill, not lack of advice!).

The weather was kind to us all week and so we were outdoors, or in the conservatory, for much of the time; this meant we did not need to resort to the many indoor entertainment options that would be of real value on rainy days - the many and varied board games, the library of DVD programmes, the Xbox and its library of games, the TV (BT vision) and of course the free WiFi.

It was a real pleasure to see (and hear), whilst out dog-walking or fishing: chaffinches, goldfinches, pheasants, kingfishers, various geese and a cormorant; a real antidote to suburban life. The only very slight issue was the narrowness of the road on which the house is situated - it really is a single track road - fortunately it is used only by those living in the hamlet and not many stand-offs occurred.

The Visitor information book was comprehensive and helpful; we took advantage of some of the recommendations such as the beach at Waxham and the very dog friendly 'Recruiting Sergeant' in Horstead. For us, though, no visit to Wroxham/Hoveton is complete without: shopping in Roys, buying Norfolk smoked bacon at Massingham Bros butchers, a visit to the tackle shop and fish and chips from Ken's by the Bridge.

In summary, full marks all round. No hesitation in recommending this to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing stay in extremely comfortable surroundings and wanting a spot of very convenient fishing. We will definitely be planning a return and know that to secure our favoured time early booking will be essential.

We are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable week and really pleased that you also had some nice weather to enjoy the outdoors.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime soon.

Thank you

18 Sep 2013


"lovely house and lovely view"

was so peaceful no traffic just the boats going past was a relaxing break caught plenty of fish my granddaughter had her first spar bath and loved it the weather could have been a bit better but we still had a lovely time

Thank you for your review. We are always pleased to know that our guests enjoyed themselves and we look forward to welcoming you back again sson.

Review 1-10 of 34

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