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Norfolk Self Catering cottage, Cygnus Boathouse, South Walsham, sleeps 2

Cygnus Boathouse
South Walsham
NR13 6ED

Cygnus Boathouse, South Walsham, Norfolk

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £388.00

This delightful first floor boathouse is in the village of South Walsham in East Anglia and can sleep two in one bedroom.

Cygnus Boathouse is a unique property situated in South Walsham in Norfolk and benefits from its close proximity to the South Walsham Broads. The South Walsham Broads are ideal for fishing, walking or just somewhere to admire the views. The boat house sleeps two in an open plan living area with sofa bed.

The living area pairs with the kitchen, with the shower, basin and toilet towards the back of the property. Outside there is a private balcony furnished with two chairs and table. There is offroad parking for two cars available.

Cygnus Boathouse is in the perfect location for those wishing to venture out walking or visiting the fine sandy beaches.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


If all you want from a break away is a view internet and hot water this is ideal.However if you require the basics like comfy seats, bed with decent bedding,heating sufficient to keep you comfortable,smoke alarm that works,pat tested electrics,oven and hob which work at the same time,I suggest you avoid . I could go on but you get the idea. We checked out early and continued our break at a nearby hotel.Booked through Sykes never again .

If you want to use the garden, go somewhere else, this place is flooded every day.
I wanted a week's peaceful fishing from the pretty looking garden. It was flooded the whole week and unusable most of the time. This must have been known about and I should have been warned!
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

This is such a little gem. An old boathouse fitted out for a holiday stay. The stairs going in are steep and scary, but once inside you have a lovely cosy studio with an amazing view. We found the driveway is best dealt with by backing in from the narrow lane as there is no turning area. There is a fantastic gastro pub about a mile walk away called the Ship Inn, but this retreat is best suited to people who want to relax. Kayakers will love the access from the property to South Walsham Broad. I would suggest that catering facilities are pretty basic so plan dinner out, although we found a couple of takeaways who deliver via just eat. The boat house sits over the broad and is all wood construction. There is a lovely water garden nearby and they do some great food too. If you visit here and stay at Cygnus, be prepared for some amazing views. To top it all, a pine marten crossed the kane just in front of me on our last day. Nature is all around you there!

Best view in Norfolk
The boat house is simple accommodation but has everything you need for a holiday, the views across the Broad is stunning with a nice garden and balcony to watch the wildlife and boats go by. Would book again for sure.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi



Electric heating
New mini/oven grill and hot plate appliance for 2023 season, microwave and fridge with icebox
TV with Freeview, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
8-10 Stairs to access entrance
Off road parking for 2 cars
Balcony with furniture
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 6 mins walk
Please note: The access to the Boathouse is up a flight of fairly steep stairs so we would not recommend this property to anyone with any mobility issues or children
While a large part of this property's charm is being so close to the water, please do take care in garden areas as soil levels may differ due to occasional high water levels

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Fairhaven Garden - 0.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

South Walsham, St Lawrence Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

South Walsham, St Mary's Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ranworth, St Helen's Church - 1.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Benet's Abbey - 1.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Panxworth Church Tower - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Horning, St Benedict's Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hemblington, All Saints Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill - 2.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ludham, St Catherine's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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