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.


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
  • 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.


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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.

"We have come to the end of another holiday at the Boathouse, as usual everything was immaculate apart from the weather the first week, seemed like continual rain. However the second week was bright and sunny just like Alice and family. Thank you all for another brilliant stay. We did not venture far as it is a really relaxing place with plenty to see in the marina. As well as wildlife we did find Orchids in the meadow and spent several hours trying for the perfect image. Thank you again Alice and family for a really relaxing and perfect holiday despite the rain!"
Patricia stayed here on 21 June 2024. >
"A beautifully furnished and equipped (right down to a wine fridge) cottage, tucked away in a quiet corner of a boat yard. The Broads and the beach not far."
Lesley stayed here on 24 May 2024. >
"Had a lovely stay at The Boathouse. Very good facilities. Modern - up to date Kitchen. Excellent welcome hamper, one of the best we have received. Lots to do in the local vicinity. Would come back."
Stuart stayed here on 10 May 2024. >
"We found The Boathouse spotless and was well provided for. The welcome hamper was full of delicious treats. The veranda was an asset for enjoying a glass of wine, watching the setting Sun."
Brian stayed here on 19 April 2024. >
"Thank you for a lovely stay. The Boathouse is very well equipped and perfectly clean - probably the cleanest property we've ever stayed in! The lovely treats left for us were much appreciated too."
Phil stayed here on 9 April 2024. >
"Thank you for a lovely Easter weekend break. The cottage is in a beautiful, peaceful spot - it is very well equipped and presented exquisitely with everything we needed and more. The Easter treats and flowers are very much appreciated and the two ensuite bedrooms were comfortable and warm with a bonus of blackout blinds. Thank you again - we will be back."
Lisa stayed here on 1 April 2024. >
"As ever Alice made us feel very welcome. The cottage was very warm and cosy. Thank you so much for your kindness on my Birthday. Tracey."
Stephen stayed here on 2 March 2024. >
"The Boathouse has a fantastic location. The house is very comfortable and well equipped (prefer bigger mugs). The welcome pack of fruit, wine, scones etc is amazing and I especially appreciated the fresh flowers! We loved the canoes and managed a few trips in them. Would definitely recommend coming here and would certainly return. Thank you."
Tracy stayed here on 3 November 2023. >
"What can we say. Just everything you would want in a holiday. This is one of the best places we have stayed in and we have stayed in lots. The welcome pack was amazing and a lovely bunch of flowers was a super touch. This boat house has everything you would want when away. Fab showers, beds, lots of hanging space and drawers. Kitchen is well equipped and if we didn't have what you want the owner was more than helpful to sort it for you if needed. All four of us will give 10/10 for our stay and will defo be coming back next year. Thank you!"
Sally stayed here on 20 October 2023. >
"Lovely location and property. Great layout. Canoes wonderful. Lucky we had bailers. Best welcome package ever. Would like slightly larger tea pot."
Stephen stayed here on 22 September 2023. >
"Extremely well stocked little cottage. Fresh fruit basket, milk jam soap etc all welcome touches. Well situated for the beaches, culture and best of all the canoes were a great activity."
Susan stayed here on 18 August 2023. >
"Fabulous situation on the waters edge, enabling us to watch the Otter, two Kingfishers and fish in the clear waters. The Boathouse is absolutely beautiful with everything that you could possibly require on your visit. Alice makes you very welcome. We had a great two weeks holiday."
Linda stayed here on 11 August 2023. >
"Very enjoyable stay in an extremely well-equipped property. Everything you need in a modern kitchen is here. The welcome hamper was a nice surprise. Peaceful location for a Norfolk holiday with easy access to places of interest."
John stayed here on 26 May 2023. >
"We have enjoyed another holiday here at the Boathouse, our third visit, again everything is first class apart from the weather our first week. We have found new places to visit that are only a short drive away. The Rabbits kept us amused, along with the water birds, especially at Hickling Broad. Our thanks to Alice and family for making our break memorable and for all the extras provided by them and also their kindness and thoughtfulness. We hope to return next year."
Pat stayed here on 19 May 2023. >
"A beautiful and immaculate property in a lovely surrounding. We enjoyed a canoe trip up river from the front door. In a great location for exploring Norfolk. Would definitely return!"
Kara stayed here on 31 March 2023. >
"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. >
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