The magic of cosy breaks on the Broads

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Nestled in the heart of Norfolk and Suffolk, the Broads offer a unique blend of tranquility, natural beauty, and charming local businesses, making it the perfect destination for a getaway for two.

Whether you're planning a cosy weekend with a friend, or an extended romantic retreat, the Broads provide an idyllic setting for spending quality time together. Here’s a guide to crafting unforgettable breaks and exploring member businesses that add a touch of magic to your stay.

Cosy accommodation by the river

Soak up waterside views from your holiday home
Soak up waterside views from your holiday home

Begin your escape by settling into one of the many picturesque riverside cottages. Riverside Rentals offer charming accommodations with stunning views of the water, where you can wake up to the gentle sounds of nature and enjoy breakfast on a private terrace. These cottages provide an intimate and cozy atmosphere perfect for couples looking to unwind and reconnect.

Luxury boating

For a truly unique experience, consider staying on a luxury boat. Broads Boating Holiday Operators offer beautifully equipped boats, allowing you to explore the waterways at your own pace. Spend your days navigating the serene rivers and your nights moored under a star-lit sky. It's an intimate adventure that promises both excitement and relaxation.

Sunset cruises

One of the most serene activities on the Broads is a sunset cruise. Broads Tours provides private sunset boat tours that offer breathtaking views as the sun dips below the horizon. Enjoy a glass of champagne as you drift along the tranquil waters, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Candlelit dinners

Dining is a crucial part of any intimate getaway, and the Broads boast several exceptional restaurants. Water’s Edge in Wroxham offers an intimate dining experience with stunning views of the river. Indulge in locally sourced cuisine while basking in the warm glow of candlelight.

Walks and trails

Reconnect on a walk at St. Benet’s Abbey
Reconnect on a walk at St. Benet’s Abbey

The Broads National Park is a haven for nature lovers. Take a leisurely stroll through How Hill Nature Reserve or enjoy the peaceful riverside walk from How Hill to St Benet’s Abbey via Ludham Marshes. These trails offer the chance to experience the natural beauty of the Broads up close, with plenty of secluded spots perfect for a quiet moment together.

Pamper breaks

Turn wherever you decide to stay into your very own spa break. Perfect Pamper will come to you with a range of mobile spa services. It’s the perfect way to unwind and reconnect.

A touch of adventure

Enjoy a tour of historic Norwich while staying in the oldest part of the city
Enjoy a tour of historic Norwich while staying in the oldest part of the city

Located in one of the oldest parts of the city, the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich is known to be the oldest hotel in the UK, dating back over 800 years. The hotel offers a complementary city tour in one of their vintage Bentleys when you book a stay. Why not treat yourself to one of their romantic suites with stunning views.

Wildlife watching

Take in a beautiful sunset over the Broads
Take in a beautiful sunset over the Broads

Share the wonder of nature with a birdwatching excursion. Norfolk Wildlife Trust offers guided tours where you can spot rare and beautiful birds. Bring a pair of binoculars and enjoy the thrill of discovering the local wildlife together.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Take a piece of the Broads home before you leave. Be sure to visit some local shops for unique souvenirs. Wroxham Barns is a delightful place to find handcrafted gifts, local art, and delicious local produce. It’s a wonderful way to bring a piece of the Broads back home with you.

Plan your break today

The Broads offer a perfect blend of adventure, quality time for two, and relaxation. With charming accommodations, delightful dining, and a host of activities tailored for couples, it's an ideal destination for creating unforgettable memories.

Embrace the romance and beauty of the Broads – where every moment is a cherished memory in the making.