Every year visitors flock to the Broads National Park to take in the waterways, wildlife, quirky villages, period houses and a thriving city. Whether you're after a small hidey-hole for two or a great big barn conversion for 20 there are both and everything in between in the Broads, so here is a little sample of our favourites to give a taste of the variety here in the national park. To find many others check out our where to stay listings.
Cotenham Barn is oozing with Norfolk red-brick charm. It is within walking distance of five different broads and is close by to country walks, local pubs and even a brewery. They offer a selection of rooms in an understated style and even have an on-site yurt for those who are partial to a spot of glamping!
For a luxury stay which makes a grand country estate your home for the night, the glorious Hoveton Hall is not to be missed. With sprawling gardens and lofty ceilings it sparkles with bygone magic. So become lord and lady of the manor before taking a trip of just a few minutes to explore the Broads National Park.
The Regency Guest House is situated in the charming Broads village of Neatishead, and in it you’ll find regency charm and Georgian splendour. A combination of freestanding baths, winding wisteria aching with flowers and those distinctive tall windows make for a stay which is tranquil and characterful. Even better, the Broads is just a two-minute walk around the corner.
For a stay which is right by the water, Broads Escapes in Potter Heigham are sure to please. Owned by boating specialists Herbert Woods, the Broads Escapes cottages are wooden chalets based in the Herbert Woods Marina, surrounded by water and situated in just the right spot to watch the comings and goings of the Herbert Woods fleet. The chalets come with the added advantage of a 25% discount off day-boat hire meaning that you can live and breathe the Broads all holiday long.
The Waveney River Centre has a complex of different possible ways to stay in the Broads National Park and all of them by the River Waveney. You can choose from camping, glamping, self-catering lodges or a hotel so you’re sure to find something that suits you. With an in-house restaurant and pub on site, and with canoeing and boat hire available, the Waveney River Centre could be an entire holiday all on its own.
The Ivy House Country Hotel is a sprawling establishment hidden away in Oulton Broad. Somewhere in between the Michelin star chef and 21 acres of lawns and marshes you might find time to kick back and relax in one of the many fresh, contemporary rooms on offer in the Ivy House Country Hotel, designed in neutral colours for the optimum relaxing stay.
When we say that Limes Farm Holidays have it all we really do mean that Limes Farm Holidays have it all. A traditional red-bricked Norfolk farmhouse, which is dog friendly, oozes charm, has an environmentally friendly ethos and comes complete with five star credentials… it’s hard to find anything which this business can’t offer. Situated in stunning Ludham in the Broads National Park you’re sure to fall in love with your surroundings – if you can tear yourself away from the glorious holiday home that is!
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Hickling Campsite is a campsite with a twist. Glorious shepherd’s huts, wooden pods and flat field pitches are located in the dream location of beautiful Hickling. Not only are they situated in a stunning location with clear nights skies and a Broads nature reserve on their doorstep but they also come fully equipped with outdoor fire bowls and apple trees and raspberry canes festooned in fruit if you come in the right season.
Whether you're interested in luxury hotels or self-catering log cabins, remember to check out our where to stay listings for loads more places to stay.