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End Retreat

(Ref. 932863)

Wroxham, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Near to local amenities."

    Plenty of attractions to visit,Norwich,The Broads and

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2024

  • "A very enjoyable retreat!"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "The website needs updating as the photos are not accurate to what is in the cottage."

    There is no fire/stove, the floor covering and settees are not the same, it is very cosy but not like the website portrays. Very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Apr 2024

  • "Very clean, well equipped except I would have liked a broom."

    We had a great time good location for touring around. thank you both very much.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our stay at the end Retreat was very cosy and comfortable and a perfect quiet relaxing place for two."

    The owner Mark was extremely helpful as my sat nav could not find the exact location and he came to meet us on arrival. We will very much look to stay here in the future. The area is so well located for getting around and near to facilities. Wendy

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very pleasant stay, the only thing was it wasn't entirely the same as the description and photos on sykes website, needs updating as property has been altered and directions need clarifying a little, otherwise all OK."

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Mar 2024

  • "Really welcoming home with great facilities."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great accommodation in a lovely quiet area."

    Very private and within easy reach of amenities and the Broads. We appreciated the box of goodies left by the owners and the kitchen was well equipped. Fortunately the hosts had provided a fan which became essential due to the hot weather. Would recommend and hope to book again in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! Much appreciated leaving everything so clean and tidy! Many Thanks Mark & Teresa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at End Retreat and cannot recommend it enough."

    Secluded but within an easy drive to Wroxham or an approx 2.5 mile walk along mainly quiet country lanes. The property has all that a couple could want and with its own parking space there is no hassle trying to park. For anyone wanting a quiet location but within easy reach of the main towns this is for us an ideal location. For a trip into Norwich with all it has to offer just drive to Sprowston to catch the Park & Ride. Free parking (it is covered by the bus ticket) and certainly beats ‘fighting’ the traffic then having to locate appropriate car parks in Norwich. Any queries or problems(doubtful) the owners are very helpful. We thoroughly recommend End Retreat.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review , we are glad you enjoyed your week! Many thanks Mark & Teresa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable and spotlessly clean , beautiful location , hope to return"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "A cosy little property, with just about everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Very well situated, with just a short drive to a whole host of great places. Lovely and quiet except for the birdlife; if you're a light sleeper (as I am) then I recommend bringing a pair of earplugs to allow you to sleep through the 5am dawn chorus! The little private garden was the perfect place for a relaxing breakfast before setting out to explore Norfolk. And having a proper Sky Q box was an unexpected little treat for the evenings after a long day walking along beaches or investigating mediaeval churches.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Would have loved a washing machine"

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Aug 2022

  • "A compact apartment offers a base for touring the broads & local area."

    Clean & tidy with a lovely welcome pack, with own seculed garden.

    Reviewed by C S W4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay a good base camp with everything you need good secure garden for the ..."

    Lovely stay a good base camp with everything you need good secure garden for the dog and the welcome basket was a lovely touch and appreciated thank you

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "End Retreat is a lovely clean, comfortable property."

    It is in a quiet country location but ideally placed to reach so many places. Although not large it was big enough for two as intended. Mark had left a lovely welcome pack and came to check all was ok. It's always reassuring to have the owner close by. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Thankyou for your lovely comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Many thanks Mark & Teresa End retreat Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was well presented, clean and comfortable and in a pleasant location, We were met by the Owner who was very pleasant."

    I would add that the Light Railway alluded to in the directions is no longer there and SYKES shoud remove it from the directions supplied. Overall I would rate my stay as Very Good, we enjoyed the wild life (Pigeons) in the garden. Should I consider a holiday in Norfolk Its a place I would book again.

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Jun 2022

  • "End Retreat was very nice but downstairs a bit cramped."

    Luckily we had excellent weather and so made good use of the outside covered patio to eat our meals. Lovely shady garden which was secluded. Not many extras included e.g. no liquid soap in bathroom or kitchen. We did speak to owner who managed to supply us with one bottle. Only one toilet roll supplied. We managed but used to more being offered. No extras for cleaning kitchen e.g. only one J cloth. No scouring pad. No dishwasher. Washing up liquid cheap and not very good. Difficult to clean pans No usual condiments supplied. We did not think to bring salt and pepper as always supplied. Nice to have flowers on table and some goodies in pack but don't think a toilet roll and washing up liquid are goodies. They are necessities. If owners want their property left clean they should provide the appropriate cleaning things.Wonder if this is a fairly new holiday let and owners following Sykes guide as other places we have stayed have always supplied more. Only basic amount of glasses. Only 2 wine glasses necessitation frequent washing up Owner seemed friendly. Never saw his partner.

    Hi Alix sorry for lack of extras but these are only complimentary items to help on your arrival! As for cleaning items I thoroughly clean the cottage when guests depart, so there for I don't expect my guests to clean before they leave, there for no cleaning products left! As for a dishwasher it isn't stated on the website! We have been receiving guests for the last seven years and none of your comments have been suggested before! Therefore we will take on board your comments to improve future guests stays! Kind regards End retreat Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alix4.1Jun 2022

  • "We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at End Retreat."

    The decor was of a high standard and the garden secluded and delightful. The welcome pack of soft drink,tea,coffee,biscuits, flowers and dog treats was very touching. Thank Stuart and Sharon.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely location, ideal for a couple wanting peace and quiet but near enough to Wroxham to be there by car in approx 8-10 mins or a about a 40min walk."

    Owners very pleasant and obliging. Certainly would recommend

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely quiet place to stay."

    A bit too far to walk to a pub or restaurant but that didn’t bother us. The second time we have been would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Sep 2021

  • "End Retreat is a lovely holiday let."

    We have been many times and love it. The owner is really nice and helpful. The place is spotless and has everything you need and is really comfortable. Not far from Wroxham. We can't wait to go again.

    Reviewed by L R5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay, spotless and comfortable."

    Owner was very nice and helpful. There was a lovely box of goodies to welcome us. Perfect retreat for couples wanting peace and quiet. Central fir the Broads and the coast. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Plenty to do and see within easy reach. The accommodation was easy to access on arrival. Pleasant and helpful owners on site. Accommodation was comfortable and thoughtfully furnished.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely clean quiet little semi cottage, set up a narrow road."

    Enjoyed sitting on the decking in the evening. Grateful for the fan in the bedroom. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little flat in a very quiet part of Norfolk, ideal for either the broads or the coats (North/East) just big enough for 2 people, plenty of places to eat out, nice dog walk either a 1 mile or 1."

    5 mile loop straight from the house. But there are plenty of other walks nearby. Just over 2 miles North of Hoveton, which is where the Bure Valley Trail (9.8 mile) starts for either walkers or cyclists, don't need an MTB a road bike will do. All the facilities in the flat you would need, our only criticism would be the bed was too low (in our 60's) & to get wet in the shower you had to run around, but these are minor points to what was a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2021

  • "Great location for exploring Norfolk, lovely well equipped accommodation and friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Allison5.0May 2021

  • "End Retreat, is situated in a rural setting, about 2 miles away from Wroxham."

    It is quiet and peaceful, with a nice south facing patio. Nice quiet roads and nearby footpaths for dog walking.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "We appreciated the flowers and the wine once I’d mentioned that we were on our honeymoon"

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Apr 2021

  • "The location is a bit off the beaten track, which suited us as we prefer a quiet spot."

    However, we were within very easy reach of Wroxham which is an excellent gateway to the Broads and which also provides a useful selection of shops. We were also within comfortable reach of the north Norfolk coast ,several beautiful National Trust properties, steam railway trips and all the highlights of Norwich. While there were inevitable restrictions owing to the pandemic, we felt very safe everywhere we went . The property gave us effective WiFi, but we were unable to access a phone signal from the accommodation itself, although we could phone from the car on our trips out during the day.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "End retreat was absolutely wonderful It was clean and comfortable, and we had a lovely 4 night break It was great to come back from a day out to a cosy warm cottage, it had everything you needed and Mark the owner popped in on his way from work to check everything was ok It was tucked away in a rural area which is lovely and quiet The only one negative was the bed was so low we struggled to get out of it, but that is personal preference and it was very comfortable just low."

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Oct 2020

  • "Did not like the towels a bit thin but other than that it was very good"

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Oct 2020

  • "The property is beautifully appointed with everything one could wish for provided."

    Mark was very friendly and helpful and made sure we were comfortable. The instructions given beforehand were very helpful. We would certainly consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was very clean and well presented."

    The owner left a good welcome pack of drinks and biscuits And a vase of fresh flowers. The property was 3 miles from Wroxham which suited us well as it was very quiet and peaceful. A great relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very clean, great location, peaceful and quiet, warm welcome when we arrived, felt like a real home from home"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great week on the edge of the broads."

    In a secluded spot just a short drive from wroxham, the cottage was a lovely comfortable hideaway after a days walking. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2020

  • "This was my first self catering holiday for years and I was really pleased with the quality of the house which is ideal for two people."

    The garden was beautifully done and we spent every evening using it to eat outside.The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you needed if you wanted to cook every evening.Mark the owner was lovely.I cannot recommend this property highly enough.l

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay, very clean & well presented."

    Location ideal for visiting coast, broads & Norwich .

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2020

  • "Property excellent, weather good"

    Reviewed by L R5.0Aug 2019

  • "Spent four days in this delightful accommodation."

    We were given a friendly welcome by the owner after a long journey and were not disappointed with the house when we were shown around. The house was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The house is not over large but perfect for a couple on a short holiday. The house is in a lovely location and central to lots of places to visit. we would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Mark, the owner, made us feel very welcome and a few essentials were supplied on our arrival."

    As we like to self-cater, the cottage was extremely well-equipped for this. The bed was very comfortable and it was nice to have a full Sky service. We would certainly return. Many thanks for contributing to a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7May 2019

  • "Most enjoyable one of the best properties we have stayed in but you need to ..."

    Most enjoyable one of the best properties we have stayed in but you need to update your pictures as new decking has been laid and the large top to bottom window has been removed enjoyed Wroxham aria nice trip on the broads can recommend Liberty’s for coffee nice girls and hot coffee as well Fairhaven country park very good

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Apr 2019

  • "Nice friendly people Great accommodation And luckily nice weather."

    Reviewed by L R4.7Apr 2019

  • "Poor mobile phone reception but free Wifi."

    A very peaceful setting close to local villages. Enjoyed our holiday would return.

    Thank you for your comments and kind feedback. I am sorry you had issues with your mobile phone reception as this has never been reported by anyone before but we are aware that this can depend on your network provider. We are glad you enjoyed your stay though and would be happy to visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well presented and comprehensively fitted out."

    We had a warm welcome from the owner together with certain supplies eg. milk, tea biscuits and flowers. We do think, however, the web site photographs need updating as the living accommodation no longer has the full length windows and the garden is rather more mature. Having said that, a very peaceful and enjoyable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Aug 2018

  • "We were lucky as we had pretty good weather throughout our holiday."

    Reviewed by L R5.0Aug 2018

  • "We are surprised that the property was not as close to Wroxham as we thought."

    It was about 2 miles + up a very narrow lane which meant that we had to use our car to get into Wroxham to be able to catch a bus or use our car to get around Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jul 2018

  • "The hosts were very welcoming and the little extras provided were much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2018

  • "Brilliant week at 'End Retreat'."

    just couple of miles from Wroxham which suited us brilliantly, we like walking and birdwatching, only a short distance from our favourite places, How Hill, Ludham, Strumpshaw Fen and Hickling Broad. Everything we needed for a week's break and facilities were more than adequate. Got our sandwiches etc for our days out from Roy's in Wroxham, not only reasonably priced but well prepared food. Good breakfast at Charlottes right by Wroxham Bridge and the fish and chips at Greys were excellent. Some nice country lanes to explore by where we stayed and so peaceful just to sit in the garden late evening. Will be returning in 2019.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2018

  • "End retreat is a jewel in the crown of Norfolk."

    lovely outlook and a great garden to sit out in with a glass of wine and a good book.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2017

  • "Exceptionally clean property, perfectly placed to explore the surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2017

  • "Great place lovely setting."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Was able to visit many places as this was our first visit to Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2017

  • "Good surroundings ,very peaceful, ideal situation."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely place if a bit far out from Wroxham but we did like the quiet."

    We did expect to get the towels changed halfway through the week! But it didn't spoil our holiday. Overall lovely place would send others to the area. Very good for getting to different places.

    Reviewed by Bronwen4.2Aug 2016

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas stove.
  • Oil central heating with gas stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with full Sky, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please note: This property accepts a 7 night minimum

The property

Wroxham 3 miles.

This beautifully-presented, cosy cottage is nestled in a quiet location with its own secluded garden next to the owner's home, close to the village of Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads.

Ideal for a couple or solo travellers looking for a quiet escape, but with plenty to do on the doorstep, this lovely cottage is the perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Coast and Broads.

Step into this cosy, open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting areas which are all on the ground floor.

There is a lovely gas stove to take the chill off during cooler months while watching a movie, after a day out exploring.

Upstairs, takes you to a double room with a small en-suite shower room, and the room is big enough for a cot, ideal for a first holiday with a new family member!

Take a walk down your secluded garden to the patio, an ideal spot for a morning coffee while planning the adventures of the day!

Just a few minutes from the popular waterside town of Wroxham where you can hire a boat for the day and explore the area by waterway, you will find yourself in the relaxing, beautiful Norfolk countryside.

You could be miles from anywhere!

With fantastic walking, cycling and nature on your doorstep and so much to do in the area you will want to return to this cosy cottage again and again.

Wroxham Barns is close by and is ideal for kids and big kids alike with shopping, cafes, a fun fair and with a small farm on site there is plenty to keep everyone amused.

For railway enthusiasts too, there is the Bure Valley Railway Bittern Line close by, and within a walk, the Ashmanhaugh Light Railway to visit.

A short drive away is the historic city centre of Norwich, which is excellent for shopping and cultural events throughout the year.

This cottage is ideal whatever the time of the year.

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About the location


Norwich 7 miles; North Walsham 10 miles; Aylsham 11 miles.

Wroxham is commonly known as the “Capital of the Broads” and is the main centre for boating on the Broads. It is home to a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as numerous boating emporia. Wroxham is home to a railway station with trains regularly running to Norwich or the coast, or you can spend a day on the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow gauge steam and diesel service running between the market town of Aylsham and Wroxham. The local area offers a wide choice of places to visit from craft barns and beautiful gardens to National Trust properties and Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Just four miles away is Sprowston Manor Hotel and Country Club with a golf club and spa. A short drive from Wroxham will bring you to the popular city of Norwich which boasts some of the finest buildings in Britain, with two cathedrals, a Norman castle and several large houses. Norwich also offers art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, as well as beautiful parks and gardens. Visit its stylish pubs, cafés and restaurants and enjoy its excellent shopping facilities. With Norfolk’s beautiful and varied coastline within easy reach, this is a lovely location for discovering Norfolk.

Property does not accept short breaks - 7 night minimum.