Thatched Cottage Norfolk Broads & Coast, Sleeps 5
From $184 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Quirky and well-furnished, the Thatched Cottage Norfolk is a delightful 17th century detached holiday cottage that offers the chance to experience a unique self catering holiday in a wonderfully characterful 400 year old historic house.
Located in a village setting, with shop and pub within walking distance, the cottage is ideally positioned for exploring the southern Broads and some of south Norfolk's finest beaches. From here you can walk along the riverbank to the 4th Century Roman Fort at Burgh Castle to take in one of the best views in East Anglia; the view over the Berney Arms Windmill and reed fen (RSPB bird reserve). Take a wander through ...Read more
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The Thatched Cottage Norfolk is the ideal place from which to explore and enjoy the Norfolk Broads, the Waveney river, the fabulous beaches of south Norfolk and the Suffolk heritage coast. Enjoy a variety of country walks, boating, cycling, fishing and bird watching. The excellent sandy beach at Gorleston-on-Sea is only five minutes away by car, Great Yarmouth beach is only 10 minutes away and the Suffolk Heritage coast is also within an easy drive for some great days out.
Here are just some of the great days out you can have from the The Thatched Cottage...
Beccles – History, shopping, other activities & events: A lovely small country town on the River with an attractive river frontage, church and tower. Great for strolling, pottering and a meal or a drink.
Berney Arms Windmill & Marshes – Birds and Nature: The tallest windmill in Broadland. Originally built in the late nineteenth century as a drainage mill, but it also ground clinker for Burgh Castle and Berney Arms cement works (long since demolished). Accessible by water or by walking over the marshes from Berney Arms Station on the Norwich-Great Yarmouth railway line. At RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon Water you can experience the wide open spaces of grazing marshes and mudflats. Watch out for owls and birds of prey such as hen harrier quartering the land for mice and shrews and watch the spectacular displays of wintering waders and wildfowl. Huge flocks of golden plover, lapwing and wigeon can be seen both on the water and across the marshes.
Dunwich Heath and Minsmere Beach – Birds and Nature: Stunning conservation area, rich in wildlife, good walks and spectacular views. Converted coastguards cottages offer information on the heath and the history of the lost town of Dunwich.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens – Gardens and Houses: 131 acres of natural woodland, water gardens and private inner broad, set in the countryside. Enjoy exploring the house and gardens or take a boat trip down the river to the historic ruins of St. Benet's Abbey.
Horsey Mill - Castles & history: National Trust owned striking windpump provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape. It is an an internationally important site for wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatching and wintering wildfowl.
Norwich – Castles, history, shopping, other activities & events: A beautiful city, with museums, cathedral, castle and other ancient buildings, very large open-air market, pedestrianised shopping and every kind of entertainment and eating out. Use Park and Ride from the bypass or take the train from Great Yarmouth Vauxhall Station.
Burgh Castle Roman Fort (English Heritage) – History and Nature: This mainly 4th Century AD Saxon shore fort is one of the largest standing Roman ruins in Britain, consisting of thick, high walls on three sides of an area the size of a football ground. It is always accessible from Church Lane, Burgh Castle or by the riverside path (Angles' Way) starting at the nearby Fisherman's Inn. Spectacular ruins with glorious views of Broadland and Breydon Water.
• The Broads – Nature and wildlife: Our newest national park and the country's greatest wet lands.
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• Caldecott Hall, Fritton: Golf Course, Country Club
• Fritton Lake Country Park: Fishing, boating, horse riding
• Nicholas Everitt Park: Pets Corner
• Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Fritton: Stable tours
• Sea Life Centre: Aquarium
• Somerleyton Hall and Gardens: 19th Century home of Lord Somerleyton. House tours, tearooms
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