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Heron Cottage

(Ref. 962766)

Wayford, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing, perfect location to explore Norfolk!"

    !!! A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Clean & comfortable."

    A little dated and a few items need replacing. However these did not detract from the lovely relaxing time we had.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Jul 2023

  • "Property is in need of an upgrade (kitchen cupboards are rather dilapidated) and it definitely needs a bigger TV for the room it is situated in."

    That being said, it is in a very nice setting and we were made to feel very welcome. The wonder of Norfolk made it all worthwhile. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Jan3.8Jun 2023

  • "We received a warm welcome from the property owners, and a thorough tour."

    Lovely cottage in an idyllic situation. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. However, the busy main road close by is constantly quite noisy.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was comfortable and spacious, access to dinghy and swimming pool was great."

    It was very warm and having the fan provided did help. Small things that should be considered upgrading, frying pans, shower, beds and bedding. Host was very welcoming and helpful. Being able to hire a boat was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Sandy4.7Aug 2022

  • "An absolutely fantastic holiday."

    Granddaughter loved the swimming pool, available whenever she wanted too. Lovely clean cottage. Very welcoming and helpful host. Definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very warm welcome by Angie Irwin and an appreciated cake waiting for us inside."

    The over bath shower left much to be desidered.i.e. not too user friendly. The facilites, sauna, swimming pool and owing boat were excellent. Motor boat hire was on hand and adds good dimension to an otherwise excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Rod4.7Apr 2022

  • "The shared indoor swimming pool was a bonus."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place, very peaceful and people were very friendly."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Aug 2021

  • "It should be noted for future occupants that there is no mobile phone signal albeit internet is aok"

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2021

  • "The hosts were friendly and welcoming."

    We used their boat hire several times and had a fantastic time. The swimming pool is a real bonus - just on our doorstep so we used it several times a day. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely break."

    The owners were so friendly and couldn’t be more attentive. The cottage was very clean and welcoming. My only observation is that it could do with a bit of modernising, a bit tired in some places but It would not stop me rebooking in the future.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely comfortable holiday even though the weather was awful."

    The swimming pool is excellent and the front patio is very pretty. The views across the river with the moored boats and occasionally the canoes that go by are a lovely feature. This place was a little gem.

    Reviewed by D5.0May 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Laundry on-site with coin-operated washing machine and dryer
  • The heating is only included October – April inclusive
  • There is heating available June –September, but it’s by £1 coin meter
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Additional bed and travel cot available
  • Shared use of an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna (operated by a £1 meter) and seating area and private front seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Bedding for the cot is not provided

The property

Resting on the captivating River Ant on the outskirts of the market town of Stalham is this terrace property, Heron Cottage.

This spacious holiday accommodation is perfect for families in pursuit of a break to Norfolk Boards, where you will find a whole host of things to do to keep you busy and on-site features to entertain the whole family.

Enter into the open-plan living room, where you can open the patio doors to filter in a cool breeze into the space and offer views of the river, creating a tranquil space to unwind.

The kitchen comes with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and slimline dishwasher, as well as plenty of space for you to prepare a home-cooked meal or to pack a picnic for the next day's countryside adventure.

Settle down for dinner with all of your loved ones around before sinking into the sofa and tuning into the TV or playing a board game brought from home.

Once the evening has drown to a close, make your way upstairs to retire to one of the two bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom which is served by a cloakroom and a ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC.

Outside, table and chairs offer an alternative dining arrangement and overlooks the River Ant and the indoor swimming pool promises family fun and a good way to while a couple of hours during a rainy day.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, a stone’s throw away is the Wayford Bridge Inn and a short walk will take you to the local shop.

If you are feeling adventurous, hire a canoe from the nearby boat yard and explore the picturesque river.

Alternatively, venture to Stalham where you will find a larger selection of amenities to explore or brush up on the local history by visiting the nearby attractions of the Museum of the Broads and the Radar Museum, as well as a number famous historic houses and beautiful gardens, including the East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden.

Head to the glorious coastline and look forward to soaking up the sun at Waxham Beach or head further north to Cromer, home to a sandy beach, a golf course and the Amazona Zoo.

All-in-all, Heron Cottage makes a wonderful getaway for an adventure with the whole family.

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About the location


Wroxham 6 miles; Norwich 13 miles; Gt. Yarmouth 17 miles

Wayford is situated on the river Ant near Barton Broad. There is a large Farm Shop and Nursery, A bistro style restaurant / coffee shop, a pub and restaurant, small grocery and newsagent and a petrol station. In addition to four Boatyards, offering Day Boat and canoe hire. This is a very popular location for canoeing also leading to the Dilham Canal. There are numerous attractions nearby including the Museum of the Broads, the Radar Museum, famous historic houses and beautiful gardens. There are so many places to eat and shop, not only in Wayford but in nearby Horning and Wroxham, which also boasts boat trips and the Bure Valley Steam Railway. Wayford is located only 6 miles from the coast and stunning beaches. There is a coast road which follows the scenic route through coastal villages offering an abundance of pubs and restaurants or places to stop and picnic before arriving at Cromer and Sheringham with its museums, theatre and steam railway. The area offers so much to see and do, a week will never be enough!