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Unique Secluded Rural Cottage Overlooking RSPB marshes with Riverside Walks

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Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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)
Jul 2013
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20 Reviews

4.9
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

5

Peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

Kindest regards

Idres and Rob

P.S. Stam loves your garden for chasing his ball.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased Marsh Cottage was the tonic you both needed and I look forward to seeing you again next year!
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5

A truly relaxing experience.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review, thank you very much. I am glad you stayed snug and warm down there with the wood burner.
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5

The perfect getaway with or without a car.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted you highlighted that you do not necessarily need a car to enjoy Marsh Cottage as pubs and shop in walking distance! Delighted that you are hoping to return next summer.
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West Deeping
5

Wonderful experience again

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Marsh Cottage is unique being in the countryside but only 15 minutes from the beautiful city of Norwich. So pleased you want to return again next year.
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5

Beautiful little escape

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I am so pleased you felt and appreciated the magic of Marsh Cottage- it is a wonderful escape from it all!
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Norwich
5

Another perfect break!

  • 5 of 5

Once again everything was perfect at Marsh Cottage for our stay, even the weather was fantastic. Waking up Sunday morning and looking out at a world sparkling white with frost was literally the icing on the cake! We cannot wait until our next visit, thank you Pip.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, how kind of you to write such a complimentary review. It makes us appreciate how very lucky we are to live in this area of Norfolk. I hope you can make it back in the summer.
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Location

Activity and Interests

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!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/Winter
31 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£300
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
Winter
9 Jan 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£300
 
 
Spring
6 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£380
for 7 nights
£380
 
 
Easter/Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Early Summer
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Summer
25 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Late Summer
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Basic bathroom with shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and loo.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed (with electric blanket in winter months) and 1 double sofa bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Marsh Cottage is at the end of a track less than half a mile long. The track can be seen in the photographs. There is parking in a grass courtyard adjacent to the cottage. The courtyard can be locked. Outside: FULLY ENCLOSED fenced garden. Patio area surrounded by lavender with wooden round table and chairs. Bbq and picnic table on higher ground with fantastic views of surrounding fields and marshes.Two wooden sun loungers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaned prior to every new arrival. Clean sheets and towels and tea towels provided at the start of every stay. Please bring beach towels and dog beds/dog towels if bringing your pet. Other: There is a lockable outbuilding for bikes/canoes etc. Mooring for a boat on the River Yare can be arranged in walking distance from the cottage.

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