Self-catering holiday accommodation and country cottages - Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk Broads are a well-known area for boating holidays in the lakes, and 130 miles of waterways of the shallow water-filled former peat diggings in the east of Norfolk. Many people hire a boat each year to gently cruise the Broads, stopping near country pubs for lunch.
There is still plenty of wildlife, although now much reduced compared to decades ago. You can expect to see waterfowl gliding past the window demanding a share of your lunch.
There are six different rivers to explore in the Norfolk Broads, all of which flow into the North Sea at Great Yarmouth; Ant, Bure, Waveney, Thurne, Wensum and Yare. At Ranworth Broad there is the Broadland Conservation Centre and floating bird observatory. Hickling Broad Nature Reserve is a good spot for observing birds. Nature lovers and bird watchers will adore this type of holiday. There are also a good number of restored and working windmills in the area, including Sutton Windmill. The numerous boat centres and yacht clubs contribute to the colourfully scenic character of the Norfolk Broads making it a great location for artists and photographers.
Because this is a long-established UK holiday destination and some people return year after year, there is much to see and do, scores of cafes and restaurants plus many places to stay. The interconnected waterways are a magnet for anglers; people come for a week or two in a holiday cottage, rent a boat to idle away a few hours wishful thinking. Others hire a Norfolk cruiser for the day to enjoy the experience of being on the water and spend the rest of their holiday on Norfolk’s beaches, especially nearby Great Yarmouth and its amazing long length of sandy coastline.
Self-catering Holiday Cottages in East Anglia: Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk