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 Cottage is right on the edge of Malthouse Broad, one of only 3 properties in Ranworth to have direct access from the house to the water's edge. There is a large garden with a slipway for launching small boats and dinghies and a stretch of key heading from which to fish. There is also space to moor a boat either your own or a hire boat Wroxham.
There is a beautiful church in Ranworth with an important medieval rood screen as well as an accessible church tower from which on the clear day, you can view the surrounding area and even out to sea. There is a service every Sunday and the church is open from dawn until dusk every day of the week.
The Norfolk Wildlife Trust run the Conservation Centre which is also in the village with lots of space for birdwatching and learning about local flora and
fauna - there are often events held for both children and adults during the holiday period. The board walk through the alder carr and reed beds to the centre means that push chairs and wheelchairs should have no problem getting there. The village is busy in the summer and the Granary Stores and the Malsters Pub are both open everyday although in winter opening times are less regular. Nearby shopping is either in Acle or Wroxham but if you want a bigger supermarket then Gt Yarmouth and Norwich are both about 22/25 minutes away. The nearest beach is Winterton-on-Sea where there is a car park and a cafe, it is also dog friendly. Other beaches are Horsey and Sea Palling or the North Norfolk coast which is more of a drive away. In the winter you can see the seals and there pubs all along the beach at Horsey and this year there were over 600 seals - in summer you can often see them swimming in the surf near to the beach. Other attractions include Bewilderwood in Horning and Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, the Dinosaur Park at Weston Longville and Thrigby Wildlife Park. The main playground however is the Broads and it's rivers itself as by boat there are so many things to discover and to visit such as ancient landmarks like St Benets Abbey and Burgh Castle, to old windmills and bridges. There are sailing regattas throughout the year and a local boat yard in Upton (Welpton Boat Hire) where you can hire a sailing boat for a few days.
The owners will often be about to help with any local queries and there should be plenty of literature in the house should you need further ideas.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
(3 traveller reviews)
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 ...
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.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Photography workshops can be arranged as well as private sailing tuition during the summer holidays
It is a 20 minute drive to the nearest beach at Winterton-on-Sea and a good hour to the Norfolk Coast
Norwich Airport is half an hour away and Stansted is 1 hour and 45 minutes drive. There is a bus service from Stansted to Norwich but a car is recommended as there is no public transport in Ranworth.
9 miles from Norwich and a similar distance from Gt Yarmouth
Nearest market town is 10 minutes away and has 2 banks and 2 small supermarkets, 2 butchers, a Surgery and chemist etc. Larger supermarkets on the edge on Norwich would be 20 minutes. Various local pubs.
Bewilderwood, Pleasure Beach, Pleasurewood Hills, Dinosaur Park all about half an hour away.
North Norfolk Coast an hour or so
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Contact with owners. £150 deposits payable on booking confirmation. Balance on arrival
Unavailable to let from November 1st 2013 - March 14th 2014
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
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Video Library ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- 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
- Golf ...
- Barbecue ...
- 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 and space to put boots and coats