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A Beautiful Traditional Thatched Boathouse With Accommodation For Up To 8

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Boathouse on the edge of South Walsham Broad, - Tranquil Waterfront Location with Spectacular Views Over South Walsham Broad

I am afraid we only do change over days on Mondays and Fridays. If you want a week it can run from either, if you want a weekend it will be 3 days ie Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and if you want a mid week break it will be 4 days from Monday to Friday.

The house is a traditional Norfolk Boathouse comprising of 3 bedrooms, one double, one twin and one bunk beds, bathroom with separate toilet. Open land kitchen/diner/lounge. Balcony and steps leading to the waterfront. The living accommodation is on the first floor. Over 70ft of private waterfront to use as you so wish and a large private garden with off road parking for two cars and on road parking for a further two cars. The Boathouse has a prime location on South Walsham Broad with views to the west and South Walsham inner broad.

Stephen Maltby
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Stephen Maltby

The Boathouse was build by my Grandfather in 1922. My wife and I have rebuilt the house since we took over from my mother in 1997. I have been coming to The Boathouse since I was 6 months old and it then belonged to my Grandfather and Grandmother. I was taught to sail at the Boathouse in a dingy given to me by my Uncle who built the boat for my cousin, we still have her in the shed at the house. One of my other cousins now has the boathouse next door. We all love the house and think it is very special and I hope you come and experiance it for yourself. It is set up for use by the family and we share it with guests.

Stephen Maltby purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Stephen Maltby chose Norwich

I have owned the property since 1997 when it was handed down, my mother inherited the house in 1968 from her father who built the house in 1922 so it has been in the family since first being built. The house is very special and holds thousands of happy memories. I was taught to sail on the Broad in the early 1960's and my children were taught to sail in the same way, my cousin next door still has the speed boat built for my Grandfather and I still have the dingy built by my uncle we all learnt to sail in. The house has an exceptional position on the broad which is extremely tranquil.

What makes this cottage unique

The house has a fantastic view up into the Inner Broad and the sunsets are second to none. The peace and quiet and tranquility of the Boathouse is very very special and have never come across anyone who hasnt come to love the place after spending a few hours in the house. I hope you get to experience its appeal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Recent testimonials

"This is our 10th year and it just gets better"

"Super relaxing and tranquil couldn’t want more"

"We were worried no internet but it was fantastic to play the board games and really enjoyed communicating with the Kids again, we will be back next year"

"Fantastic fishing caught some real monsters see you next year, the dingy made it really varied, thanks again"
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in South Walsham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • One bathroom with shower and bath and separate toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 1 double, Bedroom with 2 twin beds, Bedroom 3 with Bunk beds and double sofa bed in the lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house was built by my Grandfather in 1922 and had extension built in 1991 with a full refurbished finished in 2017. Used by the family so has a real family feel. Outside: The garden has over 150 ft of water frontage to fish and moor boats, you are welcome to bring your own craft, slipway available locally. Good fishing from the quay heading. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen and heating are included in the rental price.


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A Beautiful Traditional Thatched Boathouse With Accommodation For Up To 8
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the boathouse was the most unbelievable experience I have ever had. The house was beautiful and was nice to feel in the comfort of a house with a meaning behind it. The scenery from the house was stunning. Coming from a city to here makes everything else in the world feel irrelevant. I could recommend this place endless times, you get so much more for your money than just a stay at the boathouse, everything else that comes with also is great.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the The Boathouse for what it is. You are always more than welcome and we look forward to seeing you again soon. BW Stephen
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Easter weekend

  • 4 of 5

Lovely boat house even though the weather was rainy it was cosy and we still got out on the water , very comfy and everything we needed for a lovely family break . We will be back xx

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful old house set in lovely ancient woodlands and broads.

  • 5 of 5

Everything needed for the stay, cooking utensils, appliances, bedding and towels is provided.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Clean and well presented, everything we needed, good location.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil setting right on the Broads

  • 5 of 5

A lovely looking property in a beautiful setting with great views over the broad The extra bonus of a rowing boat with private mooring gives another dimension to staying on the Broads. At night it is possible to hear the water under the house very soothing. The kitchen has all necessary equipment the dish washer is a bonus. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Stephen
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Ship, South Walsham
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Ship
Car: necessary


The North Norfolk beaches are 10 miles away


Nearest airport is Norwich 14.1 miles

Acle Railway station 4 miles

Norwich railway station 10.3 miles


The local village South Walsham is less than 1 mile

Acle with two supermarkets is 4 miles

Wroxham with department stores and supermarkets is 8 miles

Norwich city centre is 14 miles

Further Details:

The gastro pub in South Walsham the Ship is very good and you have the brewery in Woodbastwick is also well worth a visit, great beer and good food.

The Fairhaven gardens locally are also very interesting and beautiful.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Booking Notes:
30% deposit upon booking, remainder plus £200 cleaning and breakages deposit 6 weeks prior to holiday.
Holidays start at 4pm on first day and you have to vacate by 10am on the day of departure. Changeover days Monday's or Fridays

Changeover Day:
Change over days for weeks and weekends is Friday's and midweek breaks Mondays. Arrival time is 4pm on first day of holiday and have to depart by 10am on last day of holiday

Notes on prices:
Please see our website or pricing pages for information about pricing. in the out of season months we do do small party discounts for two people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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