The Boathouse

With its large decked veranda and spacious open plan interior, The Boathouse is the perfect 5 star getaway. Holiday cottage, sleeps 4 in one double and one twin room.

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The Boathouse is a modern, spacious waterfront property situated in an exclusive marina. Fish on our private riverbanks or hire a boat and enjoy the Norfolk Broads. Dedicated canoe hire (one Canadian Canoe per two guests) is included with your booking.


A well presented cottage located at Wayford Bridge on the river Ant, beautifully designed with an open plan layout and idyllic waterside views from 3 large french windows wrapped around the exterior. The ground floor boasts a welcoming hallway with Cloakroom WC and laundry. A sumptuous open plan, comfortable sitting room with cosy wood burner, calming views of Marina and water. French doors to your decking with outside seating and dining, providing sunshine from south and west as the sun moves around your spacious decking on two sides. The Kitchen Diner with waterside views is well lit and equipped to easily seat additional people dining should you have friends visit. One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with power shower over, WC and basin. One twin bedroom with en-suite shower WC and basin. Both with their own individual charm, bathed in light, with views over the Marina and water. Both bedrooms boast solar powered blackout blinds so sleep need never be an issue. Suitable for 4 persons with one double bedroom and one twin. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, power shower, basin and WC. 1 x Twin bedroom with en-suite, with shower, WC and basin. Cloakroom with basin, WC cloaks, with washer dryer. Entrance hall with full heating controls. Open plan Sitting room with woodburner leading to Kitchen / diner. French doors leading to the wrap around decking on two sides.

Standards & Accreditations

Visit England Self Catering 5 Star Award 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. See this property on Visit England Assessment Services.

Visit England Gold Award Visit England Rose Award 2022 Recognition of Service Excellence The Boathouse has also recently been awarded the Visit England Rose award in recognition of service excellence.

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

Inventory items

  • Double electric oven with separate grill
  • Induction Hob
  • Integrated under-worktop Refrigerator
  • Integrated under-worktop three drawer Freezer
  • Wine Cooler
  • Washing machine with drying functionality
  • Panasonic 40” Smart TV with internet connectivity
  • Panasonic Blu-ray player
  • Marshall Bluetooth speaker
  • Additional televisions fitted in both bedrooms
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Hair Driers in both bedrooms

Electric Vehicle Charging

A fast 7kW EV charging pedestal is available on site.

Booking Information

No Pets. No children under 5 years. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the property and on the wooden decking. Arrival time after 4:30 PM. Late arrivals possible - please contact. Changeover day is Friday. We are flexible on the length of stay as long as either the arrival or departure day falls on a Friday. 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

The Boathouse is operated by StayGB and can be booked from this website. Limited availability is also offered via Sykes Cottages, property reference 949042.

Property Location

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


Displaying the next 20 available full weeks. Use the search tool (magnifying glass icon) to check the full availability calendar which includes short breaks and reduced occupancy pricing.

Fri. 20 to 27 Oct. 2023
995.4 GBP
Fri. 3 to 10 Nov. 2023
777 GBP
Fri. 10 to 17 Nov. 2023
658 GBP
Fri. 17 to 24 Nov. 2023
651 GBP
Fri. 24 Nov. to 1 Dec. 2023
747 GBP
Fri. 8 to 15 Dec. 2023
740 GBP
Fri. 15 to 22 Dec. 2023
805 GBP
Fri. 22 to 29 Dec. 2023
1259 GBP
Fri. 29 Dec. 2023to 5 Jan. 2024
1319 GBP
Fri. 5 to 12 Jan. 2024
785 GBP
Fri. 12 to 19 Jan. 2024
785 GBP
Fri. 19 to 26 Jan. 2024
785 GBP
Fri. 26 Jan. to 2 Feb. 2024
795 GBP
Fri. 2 to 9 Feb. 2024
785 GBP
Fri. 9 to 16 Feb. 2024
806 GBP
Fri. 16 to 23 Feb. 2024
806 GBP
Fri. 23 Feb. to 1 Mar. 2024
777 GBP
Fri. 1 to 8 Mar. 2024
750 GBP
Fri. 8 to 15 Mar. 2024
750 GBP
Fri. 15 to 22 Mar. 2024
800 GBP


View from veranda looking along our private dyke towards the River Ant, The Boathouse Date Created: 3 June 2022.
Looking towards The Boathouse across our private dyke. Date Created: 30 May 2022.
Dining Area, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Bedroom 1, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Landing, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Bedroom 2, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Sitting Room, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Kitchen, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
View of the outside of The Boathouse looking North East across the private dyke Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Bedroom 1, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Hallway onto open plan Sitting Room, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Downstairs cloakroom, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Path to front door, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.
Sitting Room, The Boathouse Date Created: 23 November 2021.


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

"Our second visit to this beautiful house. Weather was very kind to us, 16 degrees in February on a boat on the Broads was amazing. The house is in an amazing setting and the little extras mean so much and are very welcoming. We really hope to return again in the future. Thank you."
Janet stayed here on 24 February 2023. >
"A last minute booking and so pleased we found the Boathouse. In a lovely position right next to the water. It was spotlessly clean and everything felt like new. It was kept warm all the time, so lovely to come back to after a day out in February. The canoe provided was lovely and we enjoyed a couple of trips up the nearby canal. All in all a perfect place for a week away."
Ian stayed here on 10 February 2023. >
"We loved the house – it was great being water-side and the welcome pack, fresh fruit and fresh flowers were much appreciated. Alice is really helpful without being intrusive and we’ve had a lovely week exploring the area. Many thanks."
Karen stayed here on 29 September 2022. >
"Very nice indeed thank you. Immaculately presented and spotlessly clean with virtually everything you could need provided. Thank you for the very generous fruit bowl, hamper and fresh flowers. Much appreciated. Highly recommended. It’s a ten from me!"
Philip stayed here on 23 September 2022. >
"Year after year we find ourselves re-booking this lovely holiday home. In previous times we’ve returned to other holiday homes only to be disappointed that the owners have failed to keep the standards and quality of accommodation. Not so here, it is a beautiful location and always, always spotless, up to date and well maintained. It is our happy place and in part due to the helpful and friendly proprietors Alice and Ollie, but also the comfortable house, wildlife and simply sitting on the deck watching the river. We haven’t found its equal in this country. Thank you!"
Gail stayed here on 16 September 2022. >
"We have had another fantastic week at the boathouse. The accommodation is very comfortable and in a great location for the beach and the Broads. It’s a perfect spot and the house works really well for a young family. Highly recommended."
Thomas stayed here on 1 September 2022. >
"A fourth fantastic stay at the Boathouse. All home comforts are considered and it’s the little touches that go above and beyond that make us return again and again. The beautiful weather has helped us enjoy the surroundings and we’ve enjoyed watching the Kingfishers at breakfast time from the dining window. Thank you Alice."
Rachel stayed here on 26 August 2022. >
"A very enjoyable stay in Wayford on the Broads. The Boathouse has been an excellent base from which to explore North Norfolk – both by car and canoe! We’ve loved being by the water and having a drink on the decking as the sun sets. We’d recommend a trip out to Sheringham and the North Norfolk Railway plus the Horsey Windpump Windmill. All in all an excellent week on the Norfolk Broads which has been enhanced by the high standard of our accommodation. Thoroughly recommended!"
Andy stayed here on 18 August 2022. >
"We have had a great family canoe holiday at the boathouse, remember to download the Wayford Bridge canoe trail map as this makes navigation much easier! Sutton and Dilham pubs are an easy paddle away. Saw plenty of Kingfishers, Grebes and the elusive Otter! Great house and location for quiet family time on the river."
Caroline stayed here on 29 July 2022. >
"Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location. The river Ant is fantastic with clear water, an abundance of wildlife and stretches perfect for taking to the water in the canoe that is provided with the cottage. Cottage is very well fitted out, spacious with views of the river. Days out included trips to National Trust properties at Flebrigg Hall which had an amazing walled garden and Blickling Estate. Hired a day boat at Wroxham, busy river but enjoyable and a day at a very tourist driven Great Yarmouth including the Sealife Centre. Overall a very enjoyable stay, would recommend and come again. Thank you."
Craig stayed here on 14 July 2022. >
"This is our fourth visit having stayed in both cottages. Once again we have had the most fabulous time. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and is extremely clean and luxurious with a welcome hamper, fresh flowers and a fruit basket. Alice is a wonderful host. The location is perfect for exploring the river by canoe and for visiting the coast, National Trust properties and places of interest. We always feel like we are coming home and cannot recommend their cottages more!! We will definitely be back."
Helen and Derek stayed here on 17 June 2022. >
"What a wonderful and luxurious week we have enjoyed in The Boathouse! We could not fault it and it had everything we needed and more! Fresh flowers, a fruit basket and food hamper were very much appreciated! We were so comfortable and felt very welcomed by Alice! The canoe was very much enjoyed too. All in all, a wonderful holiday cottage – thoroughly recommended!"
Paula stayed here on 9 June 2022. >
"This cottage really lives up to its 5 star billing. It’s beautifully furnished, has unique character, and is very well equipped, including premium wi-fi which helps to entertain the kids on rainy days. There is a generous welcome pack to greet you on arrival, better than I’ve seen anywhere else. The location is perfect for access to the River Ant, which is one of the quieter yet most scenic rivers in the Broads and we made great use of the canoes that were provided, at all hours of the day, even venturing out before dawn – an unforgeable experience. The area is rich with wildlife and we were thrilled to see Marsh Harriers, Barn Owls, Herons, Kingfishers and even Pike lurking in the water next to the cottage. The outdoor seating is great for Sunday afternoons and evenings. The cottage is well placed to visit the Broads National Park and is just a short drive from the coast with sandy beaches and seal colonies. Highly recommended."
Owen stayed here on 2 June 2022. >
"We have spent another holiday here at The Boathouse (previously stayed at Boathouse Cottage), both are delightful and different from each other. Everything is catered for and the setting unique. (Deliveries by the big supermarkets). The pub and garden centres within walking distance. We encountered plenty of wildlife, including baby Geese, Swans and Rabbits, all by the property. There is no need to leave the area as there is always something going on, on the river or in the marina. Our thanks to Alice and family, nothing is too much trouble for them and for making our stay memorable. We hope to return next year."
Pat stayed here on 27 May 2022. >
"Really nice stay, thank you. Met with friends and had a wonderful time. Well presented. Everything you could need. Immaculate and homely."
Colin stayed here on 12 May 2022. >
"There was a warm welcome upon arrival and the Boathouse is a lovely property – it’s really well furnished and the kitchen was particularly good. The views from the decking and garden area were great – we even watched Geese and a gosling, a small Deer and birds too. The canoes were an excellent addition and lots of opportunities to go out. Thank you for a lovely stay."
Pam stayed here on 7 May 2022. >
"We have had a wonderful stay at the Boathouse. The accommodation is first rate and ideally located to explore the Broads. Alice goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need including a welcoming basket which included Easter Eggs for our children. The Boathouse is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and a really relaxing place to stay by the waters’ edge. We couldn’t recommend it more."
Thomas stayed here on 14 April 2022. >
"The Boathouse is an excellent property. This is our first visit and we will certainly come again. There was everything that we needed and more, thank you for the basket of goodies. A comfortable and cosy home, by the river, set in rural Norfolk yet close to the coast and many places to visit! We have really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for making us so welcome."
Lucy stayed here on 7 April 2022. >
"My wife and I have had a lovely relaxing week. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. The house was lovely and comfortable, got a bit cool on an evening. But all in all, a very enjoyable stay. Would love to come again."
Stuart stayed here on 23 September 2021. >
"After several years of staying here, it now feels like our own place. The high standard of furnishing, decor and importantly - hygiene, makes this our first choice holiday home. We have been blessed with great weather and the happy moments of seeing the Kingfishers, Frogs leaping across the lily pads and a squirrel staring at us through the French doors! Alice has been brilliant as always and we look forward to returning to this exceptional place next year. Thank you for helping us make more memories!"
Gail stayed here on 17 September 2021. >
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