"Still waters, scudding sails, stately swans and blissful peace – the magic of the Broads on your doorstep..."
Making a perfect base for a Broadland holiday, these four lodges are set right on the banks of the River Bure, which leads to Daisy Broad, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. Each has a lawned/gravelled area beside the river, and the lodges are designed in ‘upside-down’ style, enjoying an upstairs sitting room leading on to a furnished balcony, where guests can relax in style and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. All the lodges have been furnished and equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard.
Wroxham is a bustling village, known as the ‘capital’ of the Broads, and has plenty of good shops and restaurants, as well as the ‘largest village store in the world’. Day trips on the Broads can be organised from the owner’s neighbouring working boatyard – the best way to explore this fascinating area and visit a myriad of sleepy villages huddled round flint-towered churches.
Little or no expense is needed to savour the magic of slipping away from a mooring to steer a course through miles of secluded, lock-free waterways, sometimes with only the sounds of reeds gently swaying on the banks. A paradise for nature lovers, the Broads are alive with ducks, geese and swans, as well as a whole host of other birds, including spoonbills and herons – all within walking distance of Daisy Broad Lodges.
The lovely city of Norwich is just eight miles away, and offers an enormous amount of interest for the visitor. Here there is history, architecture, art, museums, shopping and leisure activities, as well as a pub for every day of the year! The Norman castle dominates the town from its vantage point on a hill. A formidable fortress, built in 1160, it once served as the county gaol, but now enjoys a more genteel existence as the Castle Museum, housing a fine array of British ceramic teapots and some splendid paintings.
There are 33 medieval churches, and outshining them all, the magnificent cathedral, with its solid Norman arcades and splendid soaring Gothic architecture – some of the best in Britain. Many other fine buildings can be found, sometimes tucked away down little alleyways and quiet courtyards. Wandering the cobbled streets, it is easy to feel the history of this ancient city. There are several museums, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts which has some splendid paintings and sculptures by Picasso and Henry Moore, as well as work from Africa and the Americas.
Apart from the history and culture, there is excellent shopping here and a lively market, as well as fine parks and plenty of leisure activities.
For a change of scene, the coast is easily reached, with lovely sandy beaches at Sea Palling, just 11 miles away. Long sandy beaches stretch all along this north-east coast of Norfolk, where a string of villages spreads northwards to the bustling resorts of Cromer and Sheringham. Shops 100 yards.
Set on the edge of Daisy Broad and next to Coot, this lodge is identical in design to Heron, with its own lawn leading down to the water’s edge, two en-suite bedrooms and an attractively furnished first-floor living room with balcony, boasting wonderful river views. Comprises: Entrance hall. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Spacious, open-plan living room with sofa-bed (for +2) and well-equipped kitchen/dining area and doors to balcony.
Electricity, full gas/oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Mini hi-fi. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Balcony with furniture. Lawned/gravelled area with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Free day launch included 5th September - 15th July.