A truly unique and unusual holiday home | The Wherry Arch, Irstead, Norwich
Ample mooring space and a dinghy | The Wherry Arch, Irstead, Norwich
  • Cottage
  • Irstead, Norwich
  • AF20

The Wherry Arch


out of 10

  • 6

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

This property is close to Great Yarmouth, which offers traditional seaside attractions, whilst Caister has a wide sandy beach.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Living room: With TV and French door leading to balcony.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With single bed (no direct access to main building except via balcony).

Electricity £20 per week. Oil central heating (£38 per week October-May), and bed linen included. Cot and highchair. Garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Balcony. Dinghy hire £20 per week. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There is an unfenced water-filled dyke, neighbouring property have access and right oh way across the garden.

A unique building converted into an unusual holiday residence, situated in secluded and unspoilt woodland. A listed building of architectural and historic interest, it may have been used for storing grain. The water beneath the arch enabled trading wherries to load their wares from above. There is ample mooring space and a dinghy, which is ideal for fishing or water excursions. Shop and pub within a quarter of a mile. Norwich is still considered to be the capital of East Anglia and remains attractive and prosperous. The cathedral and castle dominate the city. They lie within easy reach of each other and close to many of the other historic buildings admired by visitors, making this an interesting place to explore on foot. As well as historic interest, Norwich is a shoppers’ paradise, as well as traditional high-street stores and a modern mall, Norwich has many charming specialist shops and a large open-air market. A day out at the seaside is a must for the children, Great Yarmouth offers all the traditional seaside attractions, whilst Caister, a little quieter, has a wide sandy beach and sand dunes. If sailing the Broads beckons, then you can hire a day boat from nearby Wroxham and spend a day on one of the busiest stretches on the Broads, stopping off for a well earned meal in one of the waterside restaurants before heading back to the seclusion of your holiday cottage. Wherry Arch has something for everyone. Shop 1/4 mile.



Cot Available - Cot

Detached Property

Garden or Patio


Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower Cubicle


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 18:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 12 reviews


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Overall rating


Mark and Lizzie

  • Great Dunmow Essex

  • Couple


out of 10

We loved staying at this house. Perfect location, in a beautiful, quiet area, pub and shop are a 15 min walk away. Both of which are very good. The house is very clean, rooms very comfortable. We loved watching out for the otter and the swan family in the dyke behind the house. The rowing boat is a nice thing to use, rowing along the dyke to the Broad was a lot of fun! The owner is absolutely lovely and very helpful. We would definitely recommend this property.

14 Jun 2022


  • Staffordshire

  • Friends


out of 10

Great place peaceful relaxing setting clean tidy would recommend it

23 May 2022


out of 10

Its a fabulous place to stay if you like a unique building with some history in a beautiful setting. There was plenty of wildlife to see. We were delighted with our stay there and have booked already to go back next year. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. The owner was very helpful and pleasant.

24 Oct 2021

Customer reviews