Boathouse Cottage

Overlooking a Marina, this luxury, 5 star Visit England assessed holiday cottage is perfect for couples. Sleeps 4 in two doubles.

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Boathouse Cottage is a spacious holiday home set in an exclusive marina. The property has been finished to a high standard offering well equipped accommodation, lavish furnishings and views over the marina and river Ant beyond. Experience the Norfolk Broads by boat - Dedicated canoe hire (one Canadian Canoe per two guests) is included with your booking. Accommodation - 4 persons in two double bedrooms. Boathouse Cottage has been independently rated by Visit England as 5 star.


A well presented cottage located at Wayford Bridge on the river Ant, beautifully designed with idyllic views around the exterior. The ground floor boasts a welcoming hallway Cloakroom with WC and laundry. A sumptuous, comfortable sitting room with cosy wood burner, calming views of the Marina and river beyond. French doors to your decking with outside seating and dining, providing sunshine from early morning throughout the day. The Kitchen / Diner with views over the Marina and water is very well equipped to accommodate additional people should you have friends visit. Two double bedrooms ooze their own individual charm, both with views over the Marina and water. With the addition of an en-suite and a family bathroom with a roll top bath as well as a very spacious power shower you can be at one with a full sense of luxury all-season round.

Standards & Accreditations

Visit England 5 star self catering accredited The Boathouse has been independently rated by Visit England as 5 star. This rating is reviewed annually. A video inventory demonstrating the maintenance standard and fixtures and fittings is taken just before guest arrival. These are made available to our external assessors to prove that our standards are maintained throughout the year.

Visit England Gold Award See this property on Visit England Assessment Services.

What's Included?

  • All services (including electricity, water, natural gas and oil)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Dedicated hire of canoes (one canoe per two guests)
  • Designated parking for two cars
  • Enterprise grade Wi-Fi throughout the property powered by the StayGB fibre leased line connection
  • Heating and hot water (oil fired central heating) and wood burner
  • Wood fuel for Wood burner

Booking Information

No Pets. No children under 5 years. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the property and on the wooden veranda. Arrival time after 4:30 PM. Late arrivals possible - please contact. Changeover day is Saturday. We are flexible on the length of stay as long as either the arrival or departure day falls on a Saturday. For stays over Christmas or New Year any arrival or departure day is permitted but the minimum number of nights is 5. Departures / key collection at 9:30 AM, or at a time to be prearranged. Minimum stay length 3 nights. Prices are per week unless otherwise stated. Reduced occupancy discounts are automatically applied to quotes. Please ask for a copy of our Access Statement.

Booking Providers

Boathouse Cottage is only available via StayGB through this website. StayGB is the operator of this holiday cottage.

Property Location

The Boathouse is situated in the hamlet of Wayford on the River Ant within the Norfolk Broads National Park.


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Sitting Room looking through the French doors onto the veranda, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Looking from the Kitchen into the Dining area, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Close-up of Kitchen in Boathouse Cottage showing double oven and 5 burner gas hob Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Sitting Room looking from the French Doors, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Bedroom 1 looking South, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Bathroom, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Bedroom 1, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Bedroom 2, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Landing in Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 11 June 2022.
Bedroom 1, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 23 November 2021.
View from Bedroom 1 over the Marina Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Sitting Room looking out over the marina, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 23 November 2021.
View from Veranda, Boathouse Cottage Date Created: 23 November 2021.
View of the outside of Boathouse Cottage facing North Date Created: 23 November 2021.


Boathouse Cottage Sitting Room
Boathouse Cottage Sitting Room
Boathouse Cottage Kitchen
Boathouse Cottage Kitchen
Boathouse Cottage Bedroom
Boathouse Cottage Bedroom


Just a few customer reviews of Boathouse Cottage below. For more reviews, see the StayGB Group Review Page.

"Cosy, well equipped cottage. Ideal to come back to when the weather is not so good!"
Gill stayed here on 29 April 2023. >
"This is our second time here, and again we had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The cottage is clean and very well equipped and the welcome pack and fruit bowl are a lovely touch. We always enjoy the use of the boats to meander up and down the river. Such a great location."
Ray stayed here on 1 October 2022. >
"We have had another lovely stay in Boathouse Cottage. It is very comfortable and clean and has everything that is required for a good self catering holiday. The goodie basket and fruit bowl was very much appreciated. We’ll be back in the future!"
David stayed here on 16 September 2022. >
"Thank you for another wonderful stay. The cottage is lovely and so clean. We loved the welcome hamper and fruit bowl. We thoroughly enjoyed all the days out on the boats."
Richard stayed here on 3 September 2022. >
"Fantastic property. Great location for exploring the Broads, visiting North Norfolk or chilling in the marina!"
Barbara stayed here on 18 September 2021. >
"Thank you Alice, Chris and Ollie for another wonderful week - helped enormously by wall to wall sunshine! We all love coming to your lovely cottage - always a warm welcome greets us plus the food hamper and flowers. See you next year!!"
William stayed here on 17 September 2021. >
"Second visit. Beautiful cottage with fantastic facilities. A very relaxing break. We will be back."
Simon stayed here on 11 September 2021. >
"After a very warm welcome, we entered the Boathouse Cottage. ‘Wow’ was our reaction, the cottage is amazing. Fresh fruit and a lovely welcome basket including a bottle of red wine. Had a great week away in Norfolk. Thank you."
Sarah stayed here on 7 August 2021. >
"Thank you for a great stay. Accommodation is certainly 5 star. It’s the small details that make it so good. A lot of thought has gone into every room and it shows. Thank you and see you again."
Howard stayed here on 30 July 2021. >
"This was our second holiday in Boathouse Cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. It’s so peaceful and relaxing being near the water. The cottage is comfortable and a real home from home and it’s been lovely to have a break after a terrible 18 months. Highly recommended."
Robert stayed here on 17 July 2021. >
"Perfect place to get away from it all and explore the Norfolk coast and Broads. Also within easy reach of Norwich. Owners always helpful and friendly and we appreciated the flowers and welcome pack. This is our second visit and we love it."
Mark stayed here on 26 June 2021. >
"Thank you for a fantastic holiday. We cannot fault the accommodation or location. We will definitely be coming back again. It was really (covid) clean throughout and every room had everything we needed and of good quality. The welcome basket and fruit was a lovely touch. 10 / 10"
Simon stayed here on 28 October 2020. >
"We stay in a lot of self-catering cottages and this one is fully deserving of the 5-star rating. Clean, warm, comfortable and all the comforts of home. A warm welcome from Alice with nothing too much trouble. Many thanks for a perfect week's break!"
Ged stayed here on 16 October 2020. >
"Once again we had an amazing time at the Boathouse Cottage. Thanks go to Alice and Ollie for making us feel so welcome and providing us with everything we could possibly need (the flowers and extra goodies were a lovely touch!). We will definitely be back - who wouldn’t want to stay in this perfect place!"
Derek stayed here on 3 October 2020. >
"Our second stay at this wonderful cottage. We had beautiful weather so enjoyed the canoe, fishing and decking to the full! See you next year!"
William stayed here on 19 September 2020. >
"This holiday accommodation is, without doubt, worthy of it’s 5 star rating. Having everything to ease you into a great holiday experience. From a warm welcome, to the most comfortable of homes with every modern convenience, to it’s perfect situation set around the scenic marina; it has provided us with a most enjoyable and happy holiday. Thanks again for the surprise of hamper, fruit bowl and flowers, which were delightful."
David stayed here on 11 September 2020. >
"We have really enjoyed our week at The Boathouse Cottage - the accommodation is to an excellent standard, both in terms of furnishings and cleanliness. The Canadian Canoe was an added bonus - we had great fun exploring the River Ant. The Dilham mooring is very well placed for both the Cross Keys and The Crown local pubs. The cottage is very well placed to explore both The Broads and North Norfolk. The Blickling Estate is worth exploring. Very handy to have a Waitrose nearby at North Walsham. We look forward to returning."
Georgina stayed here on 5 September 2020. >
"What an amazing place to stay! Perfect location. Beautiful cottage with everything you need for the most relaxing holiday. Our host was amazing, very helpful and informative. We will be back!"
Claire stayed here on 22 August 2020. >
"We have just had a really lovely restful week here at this beautiful cottage. On arrival we were greeted by Alice who gave us a really warm welcome. She insisted that we go and have a look round the property, which was nice of her as we all have to social distance at the moment. Alice was always on hand when we needed her. Many thanks Alice, (the goodies were lovely). The property is very clean and comfortable, we would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants the comfort of home. The kitchen is amazing, it has everything you need. The bedrooms are very cosy and the beds very comfortable. The family bathroom and en-suite’s are very spacious."
Veronica stayed here on 14 August 2020. >
"A lovely, well maintained cottage with everything you need to have a relaxing holiday. Alice was very welcoming and left a lovely welcome pack and fantastic fruit bowl for our arrival. Would definitely recommend - highly!"
Fiona stayed here on 31 July 2020. >
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