Boathouse Cottage

Holiday Cottage | 4 Persons | 5 Star | Canoes Included | Norfolk Broads | GB-120187

Outside of Boathouse Cottage
Boathouse Cottage, 5 Star

Boathouse Cottage is a spacious holiday home set in an exclusive marina. The property has been finished to a high standard offering well equipped accommodation, lavish furnishings and views over the marina and river Ant beyond. Experience the Norfolk Broads by boat - Dedicated canoe hire (one Canadian Canoe per two guests) is included with your booking. Accommodation - 4 persons in two double bedrooms. Boathouse Cottage has been independently rated by Visit England as 5 star.


A well presented cottage located at Wayford Bridge on the river Ant, beautifully designed with idyllic views around the exterior. The ground floor boasts a welcoming hallway Cloakroom with WC and laundry. A sumptuous, comfortable sitting room with cosy wood burner, calming views of the Marina and river beyond. French doors to your decking with outside seating and dining, providing sunshine from early morning throughout the day. The Kitchen / Diner with views over the Marina and water is very well equipped to accommodate additional people should you have friends visit. Two double bedrooms ooze their own individual charm, both with views over the Marina and water. With the addition of an en-suite and a family bathroom with a roll top bath as well as a very spacious power shower you can be at one with a full sense of luxury all-season round.

Outside of Boathouse Cottage Bathroom View from Bedroom 1 over the Marina
Sitting Room View from Veranda Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 Bedroom 1 Kitchen
Kitchen Sitting Room Sitting Room overlooking Marina
Bedroom 2 Sitting Room at Christmas  

Standards & Accreditations

visit england 5 star self catering accredited

Boathouse Cottage has been independently rated by Visit England as 5 star. This rating is reviewed annually. A video inventory demonstrating the maintenance standard and fixtures and fittings is taken just before guest arrival. These are made available to our external assessors to prove that our standards are maintained throughout the year.

What's Included?

"After a very warm welcome, we entered the Boathouse Cottage. ‘Wow’ was our reaction, the cottage is amazing. Fresh fruit and a lovely welcome basket including a bottle of red wine. Had a great week away in Norfolk. Thank you."
Sarah stayed at Boathouse Cottage on 7 August 2021.

Booking Information

No Pets. No children under 5 years. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the property and on the wooden veranda. Arrival time after 4:30 PM. Late arrivals possible - please contact. Changeover day is Saturday. We are flexible on the length of stay as long as either the arrival or departure day falls on a Saturday. For stays over Christmas or New Year any arrival or departure day is permitted but the minimum number of nights is 5. Departures / key collection at 9:30 AM, or at a time to be prearranged. Minimum stay length 3 nights. Prices are per week unless otherwise stated. Reduced occupancy discounts are automatically applied to quotes. Please ask for a copy of our Access Statement.

Property Location

Boathouse Cottage is situated in the hamlet of Wayford on the River Ant. In walking distance of the property there is a pub and restaurant (Wayford Bridge Inn), Vera's Tea Room, A. G. Meale Garden Centre, Day Boat hire and petrol station with newsagents. Vera's Tea Room is much more than its name suggests and offers excellent breakfasts and lunches. Wayford is on the A149 approximately 1.4 miles from Stalham and 6.2 miles from Wroxham. Passing through Wroxham on the A149 the city of Norwich is a further 7.8 miles (13 miles from the cottage). The nearest railway station is Wroxham (5.4 miles), or Norwich (14 miles) for major routes. The closest airport, Norwich International Airport is 14 miles. The nearest supermarket is Tesco's located in Stalham (1.5 miles), however Waitrose located in the market town of North Walsham does deliver to the property.

Exploring the Broads

Included with your booking is the dedicated hire of Canadian canoes (one canoe per 2 guests). On arrival you will be fitted with buoyancy aids and you will be issued with the canoes and paddles for your booking. These canoes are dedicated to you and will not be used by anyone else during your stay. This allows you to explore the broads at the best times, early morning or in the evening when there is little motorboat traffic when the hire fleet operators are closed. Should you wish to bring your own Kayak with you these can be used from the property and can be launched easily from the dropped quay on our marina. Please note that you will be required to purchase a Broads Authority short visit toll to use your own Kayaks in the Broads. For the less adventurous, Dayboats (with toilet and cooking facilities) can be hired within walking distance of the property and boat trips are available from Wroxham and Horning.