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Waveney View Cottage

(Ref. 1050411)

Burgh Castle, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Waveney view cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage, we will certainly use it again and recommend it to all our friends."

    The position of the patio is ideal for a view of the river. One slight thing the steps down to the patio are ok for able bodied people but mountaineering for us wrinklies

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Nov 2023

  • "When looking for a cottage we always read previous reviews, read the full description and look at the photos in the listing."

    Waveney View Cottage was exactly what we had expected and was perfect. We had a lovely week there as a couple with a puppy. The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped. The local area was perfect to walk the puppy and there are lots of lovely beaches to visit a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "The description reads as though the lake mentioned belongs to the property (ie go through the garden gate to the lake)."

    No mention of it being a private fishery with an additional day ticket charge. The garden at the front of the property not like photos, untidy with weeds and grass needed cutting.

    Hello, Regarding your comment about the garden We like to encourage wildlife around our home. Since we planted wild flowers we have encouraged many more butterflies, bees and insects into the garden which has, in turn, encouraged many more birds. The Goldfinch and Pheasants visit frequently because they love feeding on the seeds as the pods appear. Regarding the fishing lake, it is just through the garden gate so you don't have to drive anywhere if you would like to fish. In the guest book it explains how you can get a ticket. I am sure Sykes did not intend to mislead guest booking Waveney View Cottage as they would have stated there was free fishing if that was the case. A cottage with free fishing for a week would be charged at a premium price. I am sorry if you feel you were misled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dianne3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage had everything we needed was very clean and comfortable."

    We'll done to the owners.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean with a wonderful view but not enough space for clothes."

    The owners were helpful and kind and did give us our privacy but felt that the cottage could have had its own private garden area.

    Hi Thank you for your feedback. Regarding hanging space, there are double hanging rails in each double bedroom and a single hanging rail in the single room, plus space for folded items and drawers for underwear. I am sorry you feel that you didn't have enough space for your clothes. So far as the garden is concerned, the information folder makes it clear that the whole of the garden in front of the cottage is for your use. It is approximately half an acre. Guests with children also have use of the playground in our area of the garden. For this reason, there is no fence between the areas. We do try our best to ensure your privacy but when the lawns need cutting we do have to encroach into the cottage garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday at the cottage, the owners were very helpful if we needed anything, the views were amazing."

    there were many beeches within 15 miles and we even managed to swim near the seals. The only 2 things which would have helped was something to hold when getting out of the shower ( age thing) and the door to the bedrooms made such a loud noise when opened or shut, as there were 3 generations staying, it did disturb someone's sleep. But we would definately stay again Many thanks CB

    Glad you enjoyed yourselves, the weather could have been a little kinder to you. I didn't know about the door, but will have a look to see if we can do anything. Regarding the shower, we haven't fitted a grab rail because we have been told that they cannot fit on the type of wall we have securely. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This holiday cottage was just right for us."

    The position near the southern end of Breydon Water and the River Waveney gave us plenty of opportunity for walking and birdwatching, whilst being very private but within easy reach of local facilities. The cottage was of a very high standard and the owners were very welcoming. We had a very comfortable and relaxing week with a different perspective on the Broads having previously spent many happy family trips cruising in the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location , view amazing."

    Cottage was very clean and well thought out , we was very happy with every thing . The little park at the bottom of the garden was great for our twin grandsons. The pub in the village was very friendly and the food was lovely . Would highly recommend , we give it 5+ stars .

    Thank you for your comments. I will continue to recommend the pub to future visitors and feed back to the landlord. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at Waveny View."

    The accomodation spotlessly clean and very well equiped.Amazing views with stunning sunset.Highly recommend

    So pleased you had a good holiday. Thank you for returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Apr 2023

  • "This w booked for some friends and they had no complaints."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful view."

    Friendly reception. Lovely place to stay. Just a few things require fixing, toaster toasts but only on one side, hob very basic and takes a time to warm up. No potato peeler. I’m am really only nit picking and we had a wonderful stay. I would recommend and would definitely return.

    Thanks for letting me know about the toaster and the potato peeler. I will replace them. There was a potato peeler in the drawer and I didn't notice that it had disappeared, apologies. Glad you enjoyed yourself otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tammi4.7Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful location and views."

    ..so very peaceful. The v poor WiFi could perhaps be improved by the simple and cheap addition of a WiFi booster relay. Luckily the World Cup was on terrestrial TV but that was devalued a bit by the TV not being HD. But overall it was a very pleasant stay indeed especially as the weather was so unseasonably kind to us! VERY much appreciated the flexibility offered by postponing the booking for 2 weeks due to personal illness. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.1Nov 2022

  • "First class weeks break."

    Location and views. Facilities and equipment spot on. The owners, Lorraine and Paul couldn't be more helpful and friendly. We would certainly recommend Waveney View Cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Waveney Cottage is comfortable, clean and tidy with a wonderful view of the River Waveney and the River Yare in the distance."

    The owners are friendly and welcoming while leaving you to have your own privacy. There are lots of good doggy walks from the cottage. Especially nice is the walk around Burgh Fort just a short distance away. This is definitely a cottage that we will go back to.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "The inside of the building requires some minor work, the out side grass, patio ..."

    The inside of the building requires some minor work, the out side grass, patio area requires more, It is the small things that make adifferance,

    Thank you for your feedback. I am unsure about the minor work you are speaking about but I am assuming you are speaking of minor decoration required. As we have been extremely busy with guests this year, there has been a little wear and tear in the cottage including scuffs on the walls which will be decorated once the season slows in January. Regarding the garden, we do our best to encourage wildlife onto our land. To this end, we have planted wildflowers and grasses on our lawns and banks to encourage insects and pollinators, which in turn encourages birds. The birds also enjoy the seeds and the blackberries. The grass at the front of the cottage is cut more regularly than that at the front of the main house but, when wildflowers self seed, we leave them until they have produced seeds. The grass at the front of the house is cut twice a year, once in early spring and once in Autumn. The banks are also cut in Autumn. Most guest enjoy the wildness . I am sorry it wasn't to your taste. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Sep 2022

  • "The views from the cottage are amazing especially the sunsets."

    Beautiful garden and our toddler grandson appreciated the play area. Location is great, easy access to local walks with two dog friendly pubs both within walking distance from the cottage. The cottage itself was very clean with comfortable sofas and beds. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a wonderful week with family."

    So quite and relaxing with also plenty to do

    Reviewed by Teresa and John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Waveney View was very comfortable and spacious."

    The garden made our stay special as the children could play safely and we had beautiful views, sunsets and privacy. The friendly owners were not at all intrusive but ready to help if needed.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2022

  • "Waveney View Cottage is an absolutely fantastic place to stay for a holiday."

    Paul and Lorraine (the owners) are so helpful and lovely to chat with if you get the chance. The bungalow is comfortable, spacious and has everything we needed. I particularly appreciated the connecting door between the living and sleeping area so we could still watch TV while my daughters were in bed. I also loved the big TV! My daughters loved playing on the play equipment at the bottom of the owner's garden. As already stated in numerous reviews the view is incredible as are the sunsets. We loved the pathways beside the river starting just outside the cottage and often walked up to the Roman ruins. Also being in the grounds of the main house and with the electric gate at the entrance gave me a real feeling of security while being there. There is lots to do nearby and as the weather was good we spent every day at the beach. The best beach we found is at Winterton on Sea where the sand is not too stony, there are good loos and you can watch the seals in the sea. To see lots of seals including on the beach we went to Horsey. Overall I would wholeheartedly recommend Wavaney View Cottage as a superb place to stay for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, with great views."

    The cottage is quiet with easy access to local footpaths

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay!"

    There is ample space for 5 adults to be comfortable in the cottage. Nice outside space which is sheltered with a view you couldn't get enough of and superb sunsets. Brilliant location for walks and birdwatching, we had a lovely visit to Southwold and hired an electric boat for 4 hours on The Broads. We would happily come back in the future. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2022

  • "Wow, wow ,wow!"

    What a lovely holiday we have just spent here, fantastic views even on the one damp day and the sunsets were a joy to see. The cottage was spotless and everything we needed or may have needed was there, even down to the owners providing us with their bbq and cooking utensils . All four of us and our elderly dog found the quiet location restful, but only a short car journey to local supermarkets etc and the dog friendly Queens Head pub serving excellent and very affordable food just over a 5 minute walk away. We would very highly recommend a stay here to anyone wishing to 'recharge their batteries ' and come away knowing money spent on staying here was well worth it.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful and well supplied."

    The location is perfect with lovely walks right on the doorstep. The only thing which would have been helpful for us, would have been if a high chair was available.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a amazing stay at Waveney View everything was 10/10 ."

    You definitely won't be disappointed if you book this cottage the views are beautiful as well as the walks. The cottage itself is beautifully and spotless.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful views and very comfortable property."

    We arrived in the dark and so I didn't see the side step leading to the front door and dropped off it with a jolt, a bit more lighting may be helpful. The play area was fab for my 2 year old Grand-daughter and gorgeous walks are right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Mar 2022

  • "This was a great property in a good location with wonderful views and walking options."

    Strongly recommended

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had lovely stay here at this lovely cottage , when we arrived the cottage was ..."

    Had lovely stay here at this lovely cottage , when we arrived the cottage was spotlessly clean very comfortable and had everything we needed would really recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Nov 2021

  • "Cottage in a tranquil and lovely location, very peaceful lovely after a days walking to relax in and very well equipped."

    Friendly owners who didn’t interfere could not fault this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent all round."

    Great location for walks and just to get away from the everyday things.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great week, the cottage was ideally located with some lovely scenic walks and stunning sun set views."

    Lorraine and Paul the host were extremely helpful and pleasant and we wouldn't hesitate to return. We would highly recommend this holiday cottage to families looking for a relaxing break surrounded by tranquility and great views.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely superb location with wonderful views over the rivers waveney and yare."

    very clean. We enjoyed our holiday very much.

    Reviewed by Wallace4.7Oct 2021

  • "Brilliant stay in a very clean, exceptionally well equipped cottage."

    The location is fantastic. Would like to return there and definitely would recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "Owners very nice and did not interrupt us ."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation with stunning views"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had everything needed for a lovely comfortable stay Good location with ..."

    Had everything needed for a lovely comfortable stay Good location with beautiful views Would definitely recommend and will definitely return

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2021

  • "Stunning location , excellent accommodation , friendly and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Waveney View Cottage."

    It was spotless and had everything we needed. The owners were both helpful and respectful of our privacy. The setting on the river was beautiful and we enjoyed the most amazing sunsets from the terrace.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Apr 2021

  • "Perfect for peace and quiet holiday, lots of rural walks, on the river Ware, set in the grounds of a private home."

    The hosts were very lovely, and nothing was too much trouble to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We had an amazing experience spending time there and will definitely return. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2020

  • "From the pictures we saw when booking it was clear that Waveney View offered everything we were looking for and we certainly were not disappointed."

    On arrival it even managed to exceed our expectations, and how aptly the cottage was named! Inside the living and kitchen areas were the perfect combination of comfort and functionality, plenty of light and space, and the front bedrooms were equally comfortable and shared the same amazing view, whilst the Bathroom was light and bright and had a really good shower! The description “ fully equipped” was totally accurate! Outside we enjoyed a large patio area immediately infront of the Cottage, reserved for our personal use, and the views of and sounds from the numerous varieties of birdlife in their environment, as well as the interest created by the passing river traffic - an ever changing vista! The highlight was of course the view, glorious sunrises and sunsets, of course not every day but even on less sunny days it was amazing how the sun managed to put in an appearance at some time. The location of Waveney View was ideal, a few minutes walk to access the Angles Way, a riverside path running along the bank immediately in front of the cottage, in both directions, and easy access to a network of footpaths locally and those leading to and around the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle. So why do we give this property such a high rating? The Three Ps : Privacy, Position & Possibilities! Located at the end of a lane with private access, conveniently positioned to access local facilities by car - local supermarket 10 minutes, the extensive Beach at Gorlesto-on-sea 15 minutes, and finally numerous possibilities of easy access to Norfolk and Suffolk’s coastal attractions : Cromer to the North and Southwold to the South around an hour’s easy drive, and all that lies in between! The property was spotlessly clean and the owners, Lorraine & Paul, who live in the main house, provided useful information on local places of interest and were fully respectful of our privacy and yet easy to approach as and when required. Out thanks to them for the holiday opportunity that we very much enjoyed. Dont’t forget your Camera!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Waveney View Cottage was very smart and modern with good facilities and a lovely view."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful. A good choice all round, thank you.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was comfortable and clean with everything we needed."

    We really enjoyed our stay and there were lots of walks for the dog in the surrounding fields. The view from the cottage was lovely and we enjoyed bird watching and seeing the boats on Breydon Water. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We are hoping to return again in the Spring.

    Reviewed by Cindy E5.0Oct 2020

  • "Comfortable and lovely holiday cottage."

    Such a great place with amazing views and fantastic walks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful high quality finishes in the most beautiful setting."

    The hosts gave us some great information meaning we went to some amazing places we would likely have missed. Would definitely return if we can.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king (zip and link, can be twin on request) 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared garden with owner with use of children's play area and private patio and lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property can only accept a maximum of 5 people including infants
  • Note: Fishing lake is not part of the property; it is privately owned and day passes can be purchased

The property

A coastal cottage resting in an idyllic position from which to explore Norfolk and Suffolk, Waveney View Cottage is a wonderful family holiday home for a relaxing retreat in Burgh Castle.

Sitting on the fringes of the Norfolk Broads and just a stone's throw away from the scenic River Yare, you can take a short stroll along the river path to the famous nature reserve of Breydon Water, there's no better choice for those seeking a remote base in East Anglia.

Make your way down the private drive shared with the owner and pull up into your private parking space before kicking off your shoes in the porch and marveling at the beauty of this all-ground-floor holiday home.

Boasting an open-plan living space the cottage offers a wonderful social aspect, the royal red sofas inviting you to take a seat before the television, or gather together at the dining table to tuck into a tasty homemade meal.

The contemporary kitchen hosts a good range of utensils and appliances, with plenty of workspace for the chef of the group to make the most of, there's also a dishwasher too so you don't have to worry about the washing up!

Be sure to dine alfresco in the summer months on your own private patio and watch as the boats go past you might even catch a glimpse of a fox, marsh harrier, owl or deer travel across the garden at dusk, the little ones will be delighted at the shared use of the owner's play area; the perfect place to create everlasting memories with your loved ones.

When it's time to rest take your pick from two double bedrooms and a single, each offering a homely interior and a snug spot to rest each evening, as well as being served from the beautiful family bathroom where you can freshen up for each day of adventure.

The cottage benefits from a wide range of wonders within walking distance; nearby there is a privately owned lake (day passes for fishing can be purchased) where you will find wonderful fishing opportunities, if you need more excitement, try your hand at fishing the fast flowing tidal River Yare which is also within walking distance, visitors travelling from all over to try their hand at tackling powerful tidal river, at the back of the property, a short walk along the footpath past the church, you will find the ruins of Burgh Castle providing panoramic views over the River Waveney and Berney marshes with plenty of nature to spot, it's well-worth a visit, there are also 2 golf courses within 3 miles of the Cottage.

The village of Burgh Castle is also home to a good range of amenities for your self-catered stay, with a Post Office with local shop and pubs too, while there are also ample opportunities for cycling and walking in the area as well as bird watching, The Broads boasting endless footpaths and cycle routes amongst luscious landscapes, with plenty of heritage and history to discover along the way such as the nearby Berney Arms windmill, the tallest drainage mill on The Broads!

If you travel just a little further you can enjoy the Seaside town of Southwold with its famous pier and enjoy a tour of Adnams Brewery or visit the shop and enjoy the sampling.

With easy access to Norwich, Gorleston-on-Sea, Lowestoft and beyond, Waveney View Cottage is perfectly located for exploring the best of the coast and countryside of Norfolk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 4.5 miles.

Burgh Castle is a rural Norfolk village, a popular holiday spot due to its proximity to Great Yarmouth. The village backs onto the Norfolk Broads and is adjacent to the River Waveney, providing excellent opportunities for fishing, walking, cycling, and watching the local wildlife. The area has several nature reserves which include Reed Fen, managed by the RSPB. Across the marsh is the Berney Arms windmill, the tallest drainage mill on the broads, with the longest sails in the UK. The delights of the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline are easily accessed, offering all the fun of traditional seaside attractions. Visit Great Yarmouth’s Heritage quarter with museums, horse racing, its long-running circus and Wednesday night firework displays. Watch the big ships arrive at the harbour town of Lowestoft, or visit one of the area's relaxing quieter sandy beaches. Local attractions include Pleasurewood Hills, Caister Castle Motor Museum, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, Fritton Lake, and Africa Alive to name just a few! A holiday destination for all family members.

Note: This property can only accept a maximum of 5 people including infants

Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £250 from 21/07/23 onwrds

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