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The best self-catering on the Norfolk Broads

Charming cottages within easy reach of East Anglia's waterways

Slow your life down on the Norfolk Broads

With over 125 miles of waterways, stunning countryside and picturesque villages, the Norfolk Broads has a unique charm all of its own. Here’s our round-up places to stay in the area. All rated by VisitEngland and the AA.

Carriage Barn, Frettenham

Part of Glebe Farm House in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, Carriage Barn is a handsome conversion of the former stables. Dogs are welcome at this family-friendly property which benefits from having a fully enclosed private garden.

Spixworth Hall Cottages, Norwich

Spixworth Hall has eight self-catering properties, each one steeped in history and full of character. All cottages have wood-burning stoves and there’s plenty to do outside with 700 acres of land to explore including a games barn.

Seven Acres, Great Hautbois

If it’s tranquility you’re looking for, look no further than Seven Acres. A secluded Edwardian property with adjoining self-catering cottage, it’s surrounded by seven acres of private grounds and woodland on the western edge of the Norfolk Broads.

Barnes Brinkcraft, Hoveton

Barnes Brinkcraft is a family-run business with its own boatyard and 15 waterside cottages located next to the River Bure. Each cottage comes with its own day boat outside the summer holiday season.

Brasted’s Lodge, Framingham Pigot

Ten minutes from Norwich city centre, Brasted’s Lodge is a luxurious six-bedroom property in a privately owned village. All rooms benefit from en suite bathrooms and there’s a snug and large dining room for sociable suppers.

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