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Wherry Cottage, waterside on river Bure, Wroxham, capital of The Norfolk Broads

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Wherry is a prime riverside holiday cottage set right on the bank of the river Bure in the heart of Wroxham, capital of the Norfolk Broads. Sit out on your own private covered terrace enjoying breakfast in the sun just watching the boats go by. Marvel at the river cruisers trying to negotiate the low Wroxham Bridge. This 2-bedroom (double and twin) cottage enjoys river and bridge views from two aspects of every room and you will truely feel that you are at the very centre of activity without even going outside.

Set within a small group of select privately owned cottages within a private marina, take a stroll around the shared communal landscaped gardens and secure car park to the marina's own licensed bistro for lunch or evening meal, and fish from right outside your terrace or 100m of river frontage or in the marina. Take a short 5 minute walk around the marina to book your sight-seeing ferry tour or hire a day boat by the hour, day or even for your whole stay. Mooring is available outside the cottage. Only a further 5 minute walk over the notorious Wroxham Bridge (stopping to take a photo of your cottage, you're bound to want to show this one to your friends when you get back home) famed for boats getting stuck under it's low arch, and you'll be in the centre of this bustling, busy village with riverside pubs, restaurants, every conceivable type of take-away, supermarket, department store and gift and souvenir shops.

At the end of the day return to your comfortable cottage with fully refurbished kitchen including full size cooker / hob, fridge, microwave, toaster kettle and all the home comforts. If you've been winter fishing put your feet up and sit in front of a cosy radiant electric fire. Watch TV on the 32" widescreen with DVD (Freeview). Enjoy the recently refurbished bathroom with full size bath and electric shower over, pedestal wash basin and w/c. Your two bedrooms are both equipped with 19" TV / DVD (Freeview), dressing tables and large built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom is very spacious, and furnished with new solid pine bedroom suite, and heated towel rail, and clothes airer. All upstairs rooms have full ceiling height throughout.

All rooms have thermostatically controlled, wall mounted electric convector heaters acting effectively as central heating. Hot water and electricity is now included in the price, so no more to pay! Free Wi-Fi now available!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sea Palling 19 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links 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, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

The East Anglia region

The East Anglia Region

The Norfolk Broads have been called "Britain's Magical Waterland". It is a network of freshwater rivers and wide open lakes stretching across 120 square miles of Norfolk and parts of Suffolk. It is Britain's largest protected wetland and enjoys National Park status. Originally man made by carving out peat for use as fuel between the 9th and 12th Century it is never more than about 12 ft deep. Special boats called wherries were used to transport the peat, much of it taken to the monastry at Norwich which consumed 200,000 bales of peat a year.

The Norfolk Broads are based on two main river systems, the Bure and the Yare respectively, comprising the North and South Broads, joining together at Gt Yarmouth and emptying out into the sea at Yarmouth Harbour. The countryside of Norfolk is mostly flat so there are no locks throughout the North Broads. The main rivers become gradually wider and deeper in depth and become more under tidal influence particularly below Acle. Around Wroxham and Horning there is a balance between freshwater river flow and tidal influence to keep the freshwater slow moving and at a remarkably stable depth. This makes it ideal for both coarse fishing and boating. Norfolk is also home to many stately homes, most notably Holkham Hall, and Sandringham House home to the Queen at Xmas and in the summer.

The City of Norwich is the county town and is famous for it's cathedral and its medieval castle museum and dungeons.

Being in the "bulge" of East Anglia Norfolk is a very quiet and peaceful county and it's extensive coastline has miles of sandy beaches with small villages and the well known seaside towns of Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Sheringham, and even Hunstanton, the only seaside town on the East coast that actually faces West. Sit on the beach and watch the Sun set over the sea!

Wroxham

Wroxham

Wroxham is known as the "Capital of the Broads". John Loynes started his boat hire business here in 1878 and it's safe shallow water and proximity to many of the prettiest broads such as Wroxham Broad, and Salhouse Broad and the "Swallows and Amazon" atmosphere going upstream through Wroxham Bridge towards Coltishall, creates a fantastic area to attract tourism, and boating enthusiasts of all kinds.

Norfolk Broads Direct (NBD) own their own fleet of cruisers and day boats, and run the Broads Tours sightseeing ferries which can be booked and embarked on within a 5 minute walk from the cottage. So whether you want a canoe, day boat or day cruiser, or fancy a skippered trip whilst enjoying a daytime commentary, or musical evening excursion everything is right on your doorstep. Hire a day boat for your stay and take a trip through the "chocolate box" thatched cottages with gardens rolling down to the riverside and into the massive Wroxham Broad, and on to Horning, the second main village, and stop for lunch at one of the riverside pubs. All can be done in a day!

Norfolk Broads Direct also manage Wherry Cottage for the owners during your stay and their experienced staff will look after your arrival and departure and help with any problems you may encounter during your stay. Full details when you book. Over the years many boat yards have developed the whole area, and created a bustling village atmosphere with marinas, riverside pubs restaurants and cafes, with every conceivable type of take-away, gift and souvenir shops, a large supermarket and department store. You can even enjoy a carvery in the riverside restaurant of Hotel Wroxham looking across the water to your cottage.

For the angler, there are fishing tackle shops, and for the experienced boater there are yacht chandlers. Sailing yachts can be hired from the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club just a few minutes by car from the cottage on Wroxham Broad.

Wroxham has good bus services to Norwich and the coast, and it's own station Hoveton & Wroxham, just two local stops to the City of Norwich. Next to the station is the start of the Bure Valley Railway, an 18 mile steam train excursion through the Norfolk countryside to Aylsham

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2 Sep 2014

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"Fantastic location and views, very relaxing."

A lovely cottage. The location is fantastic with stunning views from every window. There was always something to see or do and was so relaxing watching the different boats passing by. Our children lov… More

25 Jun 2014

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"A Beautiful Place"

We stayed in Wherry Cottage for a long weekend. The cottage was lovely, especially the location. It has an superb view of Wroxham Bridge and indeed was very relaxing watching the boats and wildlife … More

19 May 2014

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"This cottage must have the best views in Wroxham."

The views from all windows are fantastic, especially if you are sitting in the lounge. Tame geese, ducks and swans. There is even a resident heron. The cottage is comfy and if you watch TV in bed yo… More

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