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Watermill Granary Barn

Harleston, Norfolk (Ref. 931832)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Lovely peaceful location.”

    - Lesley, September 2021

The property

Wortwell 1.8 miles.

This delightful riverside detached cottage is in a wonderful rural location, on the outskirts of the village of Wortwell in Norfolk.

Situated on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, this cottage is located on its own island, alongside the imposing Grade II, beautifully-restored Mill House dating from 1750.

Offering an escape like no other, come and be enchanted by this exceptional property which will leave you wanting to return again and again.

This charming two-bedroom cottage has been designed to the highest of standards with the holidaymaker in mind, to enable you to experience the natural beauty of this very special area.

As you enter down the private road and go over the bridge you will instantly get a feel for the natural solitude of this wonderful property, located on the edge of the River Waveney.

The cottage is raised to prevent any risk of flooding giving exceptional views over the meadows and waterways.

The property has been presented with a funky, ethnic feel with the character of the surroundings taken in to consideration throughout.

Step into the character-rich open plan living area, with the kitchen having doors opening to the decking beyond, to maximise on the river views.

There is a small shower room located just inside the main door, perfect for cleaning up after a day walking or even swimming or kayaking on the river.

A couple of steps up from the main living area lead to a snug area with bunk beds and TV.

The room gives access to the two good-sized en-suite bedrooms.

Looking out from your decked area you can enjoy magnificent views and wildlife whilst enjoying a morning coffee; this is the perfect spot for planning your day or dining alfresco on a summer's evening, or perhaps enjoy a glass of wine on the Indian sandstone patio.

Guests are able to enjoy some wild swimming in the river surrounding you.

The waterways have been highlighted as a fantastic spot for this and were one of Roger Deakin's favourite spots according to his well-known book, Waterlog, and are also excellent for fishing and kayaking.

Why not try your hand at canoeing; Captain Cook canoes operates from Wortwell Mill upstream gardens and can be booked directly online with dedicated launch pontoons, free to use both upstream and downstream.

From your doorstep you are spoilt for choice on footpaths and bridleways linking you to village pubs and beautiful locations, including the village of Mendham famous for its association with the horse artist Sir Arthur Munnings, and a footbridge allowing easy access to the Limbourne Common and delightsome riverside walks.

If you can tear yourself away from this very special location you are perfectly located for exploring the wonderful Suffolk Heritage Coast, North Suffolk villages and in to Norfolk with the popular Norfolk Broads.

The area of the beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk countryside is perfect for dog walking with numerous mapped out walks along the riverside.

A stunning drive takes you from the property through the group of villages known as The Saints through to the coast at Southwold and the popular Walberswick, famous for its world crabbing competition.

An easy drive away is Halesworth which offers an excellent selection of independent shops, eateries and year-round cultural events, and within half an hour you can be enjoying the coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, the Springwatch location of Minsmere and market town of Framlingham with its Norman castle to name a few.

Spend a day at Great Yarmouth where all the family can enjoy a visit to a spectacular water show at the Hippodrome.

Here you can enjoy a holiday to remember, perfect for friends and families alike looking for a very special place to retreat to, as well as being an excellent base for exploring, whatever the time of the year.


  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x bunk beds with seating
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with two sofa beds
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Netflix, DVD, iPod dock, Xbox, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Indian sandstone patio area with seating
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, and no smoking
  • Shop and pub/restaurant 7 mins walk
  • Note: The property has unfenced water surrounding it, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There are two steps from the living area to the two main bedrooms and bunk bedroom and one step down to the kitchen, so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is a curtain separating the bunk bed room from the kitchen, there is no door
  • Note: The king-size double and twin bedrooms are accessed via the bunk room
  • Note: The property is accessed along an unmade track of approximately 0.25 miles
  • Note: BBQ not to be used after dark due to safety reasons
  • Note: Fishing hire is not available at this property however, guests are welcome to bring their own equipment at their if they have the appropriate licenses
  • Note: Max 6 guests
  • Note: canoe and kayak hire is now available on request from the owner
  • Note: The property, although secluded is not enclosed
  • Note: Some areas of the river bank are untouched to accommodate the stunning wildlife surrounding the property
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of four adults and two children or young adults (under 9 stone due to the bunk beds)

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About the location


Bungay 5.7miles; Harleston 3.4 miles, Framlington Castle 17.5 miles, Southwold 19miles; Aldeburgh 27.7 miles

Wortwell is a picturesque village situated in Norfolk but very close to the Norfolk/Suffolk boundary. It is located on both the River Waveney (which forms the county boundary) and the A143 road, some 13 miles east of Diss and 22 miles west of Lowestoft. The village of Wortwell is one of the few Norfolk villages actually listed in the Domesday Book. Today it is home to an award-winning local pub where you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, and there are plenty of footpaths to wander to soak up the glorious surrounding countryside. The village is situated within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and there are endless beautiful towns and villages just a short drive away. Nearby Harleston is a friendly town offering ancient inns, charming individual shops, good restaurants and cafes, an art gallery and local museum, and a weekly market. Bungay is a historic bustling market town where you can enjoy following the local Village Trail or pop into one of the many cafes and shops for a bit of refreshment. Other nearby places include Framlingham Castle, a Norman castle currently looked after by English Heritage and well worth a visit. Wortwell is an ideal location for touring the delights of both Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of four adults and two children or young adults (under 9 stone due to the bunk beds)