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The Boathouse

Wayford, Norfolk (Ref. 949042)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accomodation, very clean and welcome pack of essentials inc."

    Bread, milk fruit and a bottle of wine much appreciated. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "Gorgeous house, clean & with everything you need."

    Lots of wildlife on the river to watch whilst sat on the decking. Lovely garden centre opposite with a great cafe. Please don't follow Sykes directions as they are incorrect. Phone Mrs Brown the owner!

    Reviewed by BridgetAug 2021

  • "The host was fantastic."

    Fruit basket and essential on arrival. Just a fantastic location and stay.

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2021

  • "Holiday cottage was amazing!"

    So clean and the attention to detail was superb! Owner couldn't be more helpful! HOWEVER Skes are incredibly rude! Stopped responding to my emails, asked a question on Facebook so you stopped me commenting! Directions for the property were incorrect! Had to call owner (who was lovely) who told me she's rang you numerous times to tell you the directions are incorrect and the road names DO NOT EXIST but you haven't changed them!!!

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you had the incorrect directions, we will confirm with the property owner and update accordingly. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention and for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2021

  • "Superb location on the waters edge ."

    House very well equipped . Easy access to surrounding area . Excellent pub / restaurant 5 minutes walk .

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "The Boathouse is a beautiful, well equipped, clean home from home in a quiet location."

    The owner of the property was very welcoming upon arrival with fresh fruit, flowers and a welcome hamper, providing us with useful information about the property. We enjoyed sitting on the decking overlooking the water, watching the varied wildlife. The BBQ was put to use on more than one occasion, charcoal and fire lighters provided, giving us another excuse to sit outside and watch the sun go down. The owner of the property checked that we had all that we needed and gave us ideas of places to visit, using the canoe, and even printed out cycle routes, nothing was too much trouble. Really wished we could have stayed longer at this 5 star exceptional property.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "The Boathouse was probably the best cottage we have ever rented."

    Well furnished, nicely decorated, very well equipped. The welcome pack was a lovely thought, as was the fresh fruit basket and the fresh flowers.

    Reviewed by JudiOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and owner very helpful as we arrived to a major power outage in the area!"

    Your directions to the property are not very helpful - the owner provided much better ones from her website - you should use those! Otherwise all went well

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage right on the water's edge, perfect for canoeing, paddle boarding and messing around on the river."

    The owner is clearly very proud of her properties and maintains them to an incredibly high standard, while making her holiday makers feel perfectly at home.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate, well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "The Boathouse was absolutely beautiful, extremely well maintained & in a fantastic location."

    We loved to sit out on the deck overlooking the water and watch the wildlife & the sunset each evening. Alice the owner could not have been nicer & we really loved the thoughtful welcome gifts, a food hamper, flowers & fruit. We had a really lovely holiday & would highly recommend the Boathouse to everyone.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    A generous welcome basket provided by the owner who was most charming greeting us on arrival and making sure we knew how things worked etc. The arrival instructions provided by Sykes were rubbish, leaving us somewhere in Norwich. I contacted Sykes before my journey for accurate directions. This is what I was sent by email: Following our conversation please copy and paste the coordinates, as displayed below with the comma and space, into google maps. They will clearly direct you to your destination. 52.7709108, 1.4797207 I fully agree that the directions we have provided are vague and when we manage to make contact with the property owner we will seek to update them. The coordinates as sent took me to the hotel across the road. I usually use Google street view to confirm my arrival destination, on this occasion the property was behind trees so not visible from the road. I would have been so easy to get it right but when my final instructions came it was still not corrected. I note another visitor making the same comment. If there is something wrong in arrival instructions you need to put it right. Fortunately I found the Staygb web site and was able to confirm the exact location and give our friends the directions to the property. Very disappointing to have to criticize Sykes this year after so many good experiences of well described well equipped holiday cottages. I hope that next year I will again find my holiday cottage in the Sykes listings.

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage that nestles against the broads."

    Be prepared for all manner of wildlife sightings. A pair of kingfishers were nesting opposite in the banking so that was a real treat to see them. The canoes kept us all busy and provided day's entertainment. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by CorrieAug 2019

  • "Quiet location on the Broads."

    Met on arrival by owner who explained how everything worked. Basket of fresh fruit and a gift basket containing wine, butter, biscuits,tea and coffee ,olive oil and sugar and milk in the fridge were a real surprise. Everything was as new and spotless. Owners directions were excellent but those provided by Sykes were useless after getting to Wayford Bridge.

    Reviewed by Frederick DavidJul 2019

  • "The location was beautiful, set on a small side-cutting of the river - providing a lovely quiet stretch to make use of the canoes (which we did every day)."

    The cottage is also maintained to an exceptional standard - much more spacious than expected, high quality furnishings and appliances, and so well serviced that it seemed almost new.

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2019

  • "The Boathouse is an excellent property, well presented and very welcoming."

    We would highly recommend it for a location in the northern parts of the Norfolk Broads.

    Reviewed by BernhardMar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Superb location, right on The Broads. Owners helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, power shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, wine fridge, fridge and freezer, (washer/dryer in cloakroom), dishwasher, Smart TV, Blu-ray
  • Enterprise grade WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Central Heating and Electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Wrap around decking furnished with dining tables, chairs and additional seating, paved rear courtyard with lockable shed housing loungers, umbrellas etc
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Farm shop, pub and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: A rowing / sailing dinghy or one or two canoes (one canoe per two guests) are included by prior request
  • Information on Local Attractions, National trust Properties etc., are provided on arrival
  • Telephone the owner prior to your visit if you require specialist information e.g Auction Houses, Riding Schools, golf courses etc
  • Note: Due to the location and design of the Boathouse the minimum age for guests is 5 years
  • Note: please ensure bookings fall between a Friday and Friday as can't cross over
  • Note: If you are booking within 72hrs of your departures date, please call our reservations team on 01244 356666
  • Note : Full weeks only from April to November

The property

A waterside cottage tucked away on the river Ant at Wayford Bridge near Barton Broad and the villages of Horning and Wroxham.

Lovely views over the marina and river.

Comfortable contemporary interior with the addition of a wood burning stove, perfect for spending some quality time together.

Spacious and comfortable bedrooms (new beds, January 2022) both with ensuite shower rooms, one with an added bath tub.

Once you have embraced the interior, why not wander outside to experience the location first hand or take out a complementary dinghy or canoe to soak up the atmosphere.

Around the cottage, there is generous decking, furnished with outside seating and dining furniture, your own grassed area with seating and barbeque.

Perfect to enjoy a glass of something and plan your next day whilst enjoying the view and the sunset.

A rowing / sailing dinghy or one or two canoes can be included if required.

There are a host of attractions to suit everyone including river trips, bird sanctuaries, stately homes, gardens including an abundance of walking and cycling routes through villages and hamlets and nearby coastal route with stunning beaches.

Alternatively, enjoy the area from the river with a complementary canoe or dinghy or from a motorised or electric day boat hired only a few steps away.

Share your photo and video memories via our free, enterprise grade Wi-Fi service, provided by our corporate gigabit fibre leased line, perfect for those who need to keep in touch with their business interests.

A well presented cottage located at Wayford Bridge on the river Ant, beautifully designed with an open plan layout, calming waterside views of the marina and river from three large french windows facing South and West, lead out onto decking wrapped around the exterior.

The ground floor boasts a welcoming hallway with Cloakroom WC and laundry.

A sumptuous open plan, comfortable sitting room with a wood burner.

French doors to your decking with outside seating and dining furniture, umbrella etc., providing opportunity to enjoy the sunshine as it moves around your spacious decking on two sides.The kitchen diner with waterside views is well lit and equipped to easily seat additional people dining should you have friends visit.There's one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with power shower over, WC and basin and one twin bedroom with en-suite shower WC and basin.Both with their own individual charm, bathed in light.

New Beds for January 2022!

Both bedrooms boast solar powered blackout blinds so sleep need never be an issue.

There is an electric car charging pedestal next to the parking area. About the location. 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 with 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, 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! Wroxham 6 miles; Gt Yarmouth 17 miles; Holt 19 miles; North Walsham 7 miles and Norwich 13 miles are some of the nearby towns.

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About the location

WAYFORD

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!

Region Information

Note: Due to the location and design of the cottages, the minimum age for guests is 5 years.
Note: please ensure bookings fall between a Friday and Friday as can't cross over.
Note : Full weeks only from April to November

Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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