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Traditional thatched cottage in popular Broadland village.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Ranworth, Norfolk, England - In The Heart Of Norfolk Broads. Norwich & Gt Yarmouth 9 Miles. 20 Minutes Drive To The Beach.

Harry Brown's is a traditional thatched cottage and before the 1st World War would have been 3 Marshman's cottages. The layout inside is dictated by 2 very large chimney breasts meaning there is a good deal of space but currently only 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs but with plenty of common parts. Downstairs there is a large hallway leading into the kitchen on one side and the sitting room with wood burning stove and TV on the other. There is also a downstairs loo and boot room with space to dry out wet boating clothes or dogs. The cottage faces south so is lovely in the mornings and all doors lead directly out in to the large fenced-in garden. Access to the Broad is through a gate which is large enough to run down a boat trailer to the slipway for launching. There is access for canoes, dinghies, rowing boats etc to launch and plenty of keyheading available to moor up larger boats. Most local Broadside towns have boat rental yards so quite easy to hire one by the day or any which way. Wroxham, Horning and Upton are the closest to Ranworth. It is possible that the owners may have a small rowing boat to rent out at an extra cost. There are also boat trips around the Broad which you can book from the staithe - please ask at the shop. The Granary Stores and the coffee shop are open from 08.30 - 17.00 everyday of the summer and the Malsters Pub is also open most of the day and does coffee in the morning. Both the Pub and the shop are within a couple of hundred yards from the cottage. Ranworth Church also walking distance, is a well-known landmark and has an important medieval rood screen which attracts visitors from all over the world. A walk up the church tower is an excellent way to get your bearings as it commands a great view of the area and beyond - it is open everyday from dawn until dusk. There is a volunteer run coffee shop in the churchyard which is open morning and afternoons all through the summer so somewhere to catch your breath after the climb. The NWT Conservation Centre is also reached by foot from the village, the boardwalk through the alder carr provides good access for wheelchairs and pushchairs although no dogs allowed here. The Centre itself is positioned on Ranworth Broad and has birdwatching facilities, an interactive learning area as well holiday activities for families to learn about the flora and fauna and the history of the Broads.

Isabel Cator
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Isabel Cator

My husband's family have lived in Ranworth for many years and we have lived here with our own family for 25 years

Why Isabel Cator chose Norfolk & The Broads

The cottage was renovated by the family in the late eighties and has been a rental property since then although whilst our own house was being renovated we spent a year there ourselves. The cottage is one of the most attractive in the village due to it's thatch and soft colour of the brick but is also special because of it's access to the water.

What makes this cottage unique

It's old world charm, access to the Broad and proximity to a Pub and a shop as well as the Church and the Conservation Centre mean that you could spend a whole week here without getting into your car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms. 1 with a bath and one with a walk in shower (new in 2016). Each have a hand basin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is not grand but comfortable with decent furniture and attractive art work on the walls. It is homely as the owners lived in it for a year prior to letting and therefore it has a more lived in feel than some more purpose built holiday lets. Outside: There are some outside chairs and a table, a small charcoal barbeque and a kennel for those requiring one for dogs Utility Room: No utility room - their is a washing machine in the kitchen and a line in the garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and the property will be cleaned before you arrive and after you leave unless a mid week arrangement is requested. Other: Hallway, with large desk


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

This spacious and well equipped thatched cottage has everything a holidaymaker needs.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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An incredible cottage in beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

An idyllic place to spend a holiday with so many wonderful places to explore

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage oozes character and, although perhaps not as well equipped as other, purpose-built cottages to let (the owners, Mark and Isabel Cator, used to live here before building a new eco-house in the garden), is in a magical location overlooking Malthouse Broad. Isabel pops in occasionally to check everything is satisfactory and to sort out any minor problems. The sleeping accommodation divides conveniently into two, each with its own bathroom (though no shower), and there is also a downstairs toilet for days spent lounging in the garden. There is a village shop virtually next door for basic supplies (though for serious dining, best to stock up at the supermarket before you arrive). For eating out, the Maltsters pub is just five minutes away and offers a pretty good standard of pub food at sensible prices (pretentious gastro-pub it isn't). Best of all, the cottage is in a dead-end farm lane with very little traffic, so there's only the owls (and, if you're really lucky, gambolling otters) to keep you awake ...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Harry Browns cottage is the perfect hideaway set in its own beautiful grounds adjacent to the broad. It is on a quiet lane which is a dead end so no traffic. It has the added bonus of the maltsters pub 100yrds away at the top of the lane, excellent food and decor. There is a wildlife reserve and boat moorings only a stones throw away. Harry Browns is a typical thatched cottage, everything you would expect. There is a log burner in the lounge which we lit every nite. Could not realy fault the place, only down side for us was no proper shower just a hand held tap fed shower head which just dribbled water out. We would definately recommend Harry Browns,,,, oh and not forgetting Isabel the owner she was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact with owners. £150 deposits payable on booking confirmation. Balance on arrival
Unavailable to let from November 1st 2013 - March 14th 2014

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Minimum stay 3 nights at £300.

Mid season - Easter £500 per week.
Low season - April - May £450 per week
Mid season - June - mid-July £500 per week
High season - mid-July - Aug £550 per week.
Mid season - Sept - Oct £500 per week
Low season - Oct - Nov £450 per week
High season - Christmas £550 per week

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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