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Cottage in Surlingham, Nr. Norwich, Norfolk, England - Perfect Romantic Getaway Cottage In Idyllic Rural Setting Boasting Stunning Views Over RSPB Marshes
This unique rustic little cottage adjacent to marshes bordering the River Yare is in the perfect location for those wanting to relax and unwind whatever the season. This peaceful romantic hideaway was once the home of the Marshman who tended to the cattle grazing on the marshes, and we have tried to retain its rustic charm with original brick floors and wood burning stove. The network of quiet lanes and extensive riverside footpaths (including Surlingham RSPB Reserve,Ted Ellis Reserve and the Wherryman’s way) make it the ideal spot for walking, cycling, fishing (with licence), bird watching, or just cosy nights in front of the fire on a winter's evening. A motor launch can be hired locally to explore the expanse of Norfolk Broad Waterways, plentiful with wildlife and ample opportunity to visit the many riverside inns. Nearest pub 10 minute walk! You cannot fail to be enchanted by all that Marsh Cottage and the surrounding area has to offer with nature well and truly on your doorstep. We now have a Canadian canoe that you are welcome to borrow during your stay. It is kept a 10 minute walk from the cottage where you can access the wonderful waterways leading to Surlingham Broad and the River Yare.
Mrs Pip Mitchell
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Beautiful - ideal location near marsh / reed beds.
How much you enjoy any holiday let depends on what you like or expect. This was for me and my wife the best place we have chosen in Britain ( and we've been to some good ones). If you like a private place, but not isolated ( great pub about 10 mins walk, small store/P.O. about 15 mins ), if you want to have countryside one side and marsh/fen/reed bed the other side and which attract regular visits from a Marsh Harrier or a Barn Owl and you enjoy walking/strolling about in almost any direction then this is a first class choice. The cottage is spacious and well equipped but still has its original brick and tile floors. The owner could not be more helpful (and left us some goodies to eat!). We will be booking again. (Also the owner provides a Canadian canoe which we twice paddled around Surlingham Broad - great fun!).
I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay in Marsh Cottage and I really appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again, many thanks.
Dear Pip, as soon as we saw the flint cottage, turned the bend we knew we were in for a special Christmas. The Christmas we really both needed, peaceful and traditional. We love your cottage, every single little nook and cranny was perfect. Bumble loved the walks and I even saw a Marsh Harrier, much to my excitement. Sitting in the evening, in front of the log burner with a snoozing dog, bottle of bubbly and a quiet man reading his book, was just the tonic. The Christmas tree was so lovely, it really made everything perfect. We will be back and my sister who I shared photos with is busy looking to see when she can book, for some much needed peace and quiet. In the hustle and bustle of school life it will be great knowing that I have this secret little oasis to retreat to on occasion.
Thank you for your lovely review. Marsh cottage is indeed the ideal retreat for a quiet and peaceful Christmas. Come and stay again when you need to get away from it all!
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it!
Cottage and views from the hill beautiful over the reserve, cosy cottage and the fresh flowers and lovely scones and jam on arrival from owner. Will be returning next year
Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Marsh Cottage.
Lovely cottage, lovely location.
Very clean, presentable property on edge of Nature reserve. Watch out for the Marsh Harrier or Kestrel or the Barn Owl hunting at twilight or early morning over the reed bed, or listen (at this time of year-August) to the grey lag geese flying over the marsh, honking away. Perfect for nature lovers like us, the use of the canoe is an extra bonus, we took it out twice on surlingham broad and the river yare and saw a kingfisher both times - Great!
Thank you for your lovely review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Marsh Cottage. It is a wonderful escape from it all and the perfect place to see lots of wildlife on land and on the water.
Surfing ham Marsh
What a wonderful undiscovered by us before this trip,the cottage was very welcoming but the surrounding were wonderful.The village church the ruins of St Saviours where Ted Ellis is buried were something special and the circular walk from the church was a treat by the river leading to the pub for delicious meals.😀
Thank you Margaret for taking the time to write a review. You were so lucky with the weather last week, beautiful sunny spring days ideal for walking your dog along the river! We are very lucky having Surlingham Ferry Pub a 10 minute walk from the cottage- fantastic riverside location, great pub food and very dog friendly too!
Coast/Beach: The cottage is an easy 40 minute drive from Norfolk’s finest coastline with sandy beaches backed with dunes and traditional seaside towns. Travel: Marsh Cottage is 12 miles from Norwich Airport and 5 miles from Norwich Station where there are mainline services direct to Liverpool Street Station, London and other regional towns. If travelling by train please let us know and we can arrange a taxi to get you to the cottage. The cottage is at the end of a bumpy rough track less than half a mile long. It can get very wet and muddy in the winter months. Distances: Its location is an easy 5 miles from the medieval City of Norwich with its cathedral, museums, theatres, fantastic shopping, market place, restaurants and cafes. Marsh Cottage is in an enviable position away from it all with peace and quiet in the countryside yet so close to our wonderful city of Norwich. Experience it all!
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Sunday changeover (out by 10am, in at 4.30pm) Notes on prices: SHORT STAYS available in LOW SEASON only. Price £70 per night. 3 nights minimum stay (Thurs/Fri/Sat/) & 4 night (Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed). Low season long term let also possible. If you would like to book Marsh Cottage for several weeks during low season please contact us for details. Please note we do welcome pets but there will be an extra charge of £20 per pet.