|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
These are some of the comments left in our visitors book:
The cottage is amazing. For so many years I have looked for a little house like this in the middle of nowhere where I can find the peace and quiet that nature brings. Marsh Cottage has given me that opportunity this week, my only regret is that I didn't book two weeks so that I could enjoy it for longer.(25/08/2013)
Stunning setting and an excellent base for exploring. Loved cycling the quiet lanes, walking, visiting Norwich and Southwold, watching the barn owls at dusk. Wouldn't have dreamt of such an idyllic holiday.(08/09/2013)
Three days of heaven. Perfection. Thank you. (03/10/2013)
What a beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Thank you. (13/10/2013)
We absolutely LOVE this cottage and its setting. The views, the peace and tranquility made our stay as did the barn owl flying out of the barn every evening. Thank you.(23/11/13)
We had a great week in October exploring the area looking for wildlife. We especially liked strolling round the reserve at dusk to watch the owl hunting.
We thoroughly enjoyed having the use of the Canadian canoe to exploring Surlinghams secret narrow broads where the bigger boats cannot go and then out onto the river Yare. The highlight was when a kingfisher flew past us at head height so close we could have touched it. Thrilling!
Thank you for a lovely stay at the cottage last week. It was heavenly. After the stress of illness and operations we were both so tired . The weather was perfect for resting and recuperating in the garden. Batteries fully charged now ready for more treatment. We look forward to the next visit. The treats were lovely,thank you. It is nice to be greeted by fresh flowers and a nice clean cottage.
Idres and Rob
P.S. Stam loves your garden for chasing his ball.
Arrived for a four night stay at Marsh Cottage. Seeing the cottage for the first time as we drove along the track just takes your breath away, nestled between the marshes and the cows in the next field with nothing but the sounds of the wildlife suddenly all stresses dissapear. The cottage exceeds expectations, every thing is very comfortable and welcoming. We had a cold snap while here but woke to a warm cosy house and the wood burner kept everywhere warm. This place is a special find and I would highly recommend a stay here. The walks around the cottage are lovely and you can turn right onto the boardwalk, hop over a couple of styles and be at the Ferry Inn within 10 minutes. Food and hospitality at the pub are top notch. Loved this place so much that we are returning in the autumn.
We arrived at Norwich by train then took a short taxi ride to the property. The property was clean, comfortable, spacious and welcoming and situated in the perfect plot opposite the nature reserve. The house was well maintained as was the garden that surrounds the property which has great views of the countryside and nature reserve. In a very peaceful position but only a short walk to the nearest pub. There are many good walks for all abilities. The village has 2 pubs that serve food and a small shop and good bus service to Norwich Mon- Sat. Am hoping to return next year. Highly recommended.
Our second stay at Pip's unique cottage, and although almost twelve months had past it felt that we had only left the previous week. The cottage had retained its clean, unspoilt character even though its obviously becoming very popular.
It really is difficult to explain the cottage can be such a wonderful retreat when on the map it appears so close to Norwich. There is no light pollution or traffic noise, in fact the only noise you will hear is from the wildlife and the odd passing boat on the River in the distance.
Absolutely loved our stay at Marsh Cottage. So quiet and peaceful. We took our two dogs who thoroughly enjoyed their stay also. Fully enclosed garden with lots of space for them to roam. Plenty of gorgeous walks and great pubs for good food/drink. Pop is a fantastic host, cottage was superbly cleaned/prepped for our arrival. Highly recommend if you need to get away from it all whatever your age.
The cottage is an easy 40 minute drive from Norfolk’s finest coastline with sandy beaches backed with dunes and traditional seaside towns.
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.
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!
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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.
We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking. Remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to holiday start date. Payment can be by cheque or online bank transfer.