Harry Brown's is a traditional thatched cottage and before the 1st World War would have been 3 Marshman's cottages. The layout inside is dictated by 2 very large chimney breasts meaning there is a good deal of space but currently only 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs but with plenty of common parts. Downstairs there is a large hallway leading into the kitchen on one side and the sitting room with wood burning stove and TV on the other. There is also a downstairs loo and boot room with space to dry out wet boating clothes or dogs. The cottage faces south so is lovely in the mornings and all doors lead directly out in to the large fenced-in garden. Access to the Broad is through a gate which is large enough to run down a boat trailer to the slipway for launching. There is access for canoes, dinghies, rowing boats etc to launch and plenty of keyheading available to moor up larger boats. Most local Broadside towns have boat rental yards so quite easy to hire one by the day or any which way. Wroxham, Horning and Upton are the closest to Ranworth. It is possible that the owners may have a small rowing boat to rent out at an extra cost. There are also boat trips around the Broad which you can book from the staithe - please ask at the shop. The Granary Stores and the coffee shop are open from 08.30 - 17.00 everyday of the summer and the Malsters Pub is also open most of the day and does coffee in the morning. Both the Pub and the shop are within a couple of hundred yards from the cottage. Ranworth Church also walking distance, is a well-known landmark and has an important medieval rood screen which attracts visitors from all over the world. A walk up the church tower is an excellent way to get your bearings as it commands a great view of the area and beyond - it is open everyday from dawn until dusk. There is a volunteer run coffee shop in the churchyard which is open morning and afternoons all through the summer so somewhere to catch your breath after the climb. The NWT Conservation Centre is also reached by foot from the village, the boardwalk through the alder carr provides good access for wheelchairs and pushchairs although no dogs allowed here. The Centre itself is positioned on Ranworth Broad and has birdwatching facilities, an interactive learning area as well holiday activities for families to learn about the flora and fauna and the history of the Broads.
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Cottage in Ranworth, Norfolk, England - In The Heart Of Norfolk Broads. Norwich & Gt Yarmouth 9 Miles. 20 Minutes Drive To The Beach.
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About Isabel Cator
My husband's family have lived in Ranworth for many years and we have lived here with our own family for 25 years
Why Isabel Cator chose Broadland
The cottage was renovated by the family in the late eighties and has been a rental property since then although whilst our own house was being renovated we spent a year there ourselves. The cottage is one of the most attractive in the village due to it's thatch and soft colour of the brick but is also special because of it's access to the water.
What makes this Cottage unique
It's old world charm, access to the Broad and proximity to a Pub and a shop as well as the Church and the Conservation Centre mean that you could spend a whole week here without getting into your car.
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Delightful cottage in perfect setting.
We thoroughly enjoyed a family holiday in this charming cottage and village. Useful local pub but shop a trifle limited.
The cottage is very pretty and cosy and has everything but I did suggest they provide a larger fridge freezer. We had some lovely walks and enjoyed having a boat at the end of the garden! We would certainly come again.
All in all, a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
A beautiful, well kept and homely cottage, with big private garden reaching down to the Broads, which our boys (7 & 10) loved playing in and we too enjoyed having breakfast out on the lawn each morning. The kitchen was well equipped, and a bonus to have both a shower room and a bathroom. There are short and pretty walks out to the Wildlife centre and round the village, climbed the church tower for some great views, and also had a pretty evening walk down the lane and through the fields, stopping back at the local Maltsters pub for a drink and game of table football in the their garden with the boys. Local shop is next door but one; has all basics if needed, and we had online groceries delivered the day we arrived which gave us a little more time to explore. The Cottage is well situated for days out in Norwich, Winterton beach, Fairhaven, NT properties, plenty more to do, all within 20-30 mins drive. All in all a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Lovely quiet location and just a stone's throw from Ranworth staithe and the pub
The cottage was spacious and homely. The new walk in shower was a real treat plus there was a second bathroom with bath. We needed the woodburner in the evening as it was quite chilly during our visit, it was very effective though. We had everything we needed for a very pleasant stay, including access to the broad at the end of the garden. The garden was fenced all round so dogs/children can wander safely. If you walk up the lane you may be lucky enough to see a barn owl or two in the early morning/evening plus marsh harriers.
This spacious and well equipped thatched cottage has everything a holidaymaker needs.
An incredible cottage in beautiful grounds
An idyllic place to spend a holiday with so many wonderful places to explore
The cottage oozes character and, although perhaps not as well equipped as other, purpose-built cottages to let (the owners, Mark and Isabel Cator, used to live here before building a new eco-house in the garden), is in a magical location overlooking Malthouse Broad. Isabel pops in occasionally to check everything is satisfactory and to sort out any minor problems. The sleeping accommodation divides conveniently into two, each with its own bathroom (though no shower), and there is also a downstairs toilet for days spent lounging in the garden. There is a village shop virtually next door for basic supplies (though for serious dining, best to stock up at the supermarket before you arrive). For eating out, the Maltsters pub is just five minutes away and offers a pretty good standard of pub food at sensible prices (pretentious gastro-pub it isn't). Best of all, the cottage is in a dead-end farm lane with very little traffic, so there's only the owls (and, if you're really lucky, gambolling otters) to keep you awake ...
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Photography workshops can be arranged.
It is a 20 minute drive to the nearest beach at Winterton-on-Sea and a good hour to the Norfolk Coast
Norwich Airport is half an hour away and Stansted is 1 hour and 45 minutes drive. There is a bus service from Stansted to Norwich but a car is recommended as there is no public transport in Ranworth.
9 miles from Norwich and a similar distance from Gt Yarmouth
Nearest market town is 10 minutes away and has 2 banks and 2 small supermarkets, 2 butchers, a Surgery and chemist etc. Larger supermarkets on the edge on Norwich would be 20 minutes. Various local pubs.
Bewilderwood, Pleasure Beach, Pleasurewood Hills, Dinosaur Park all about half an hour away.
North Norfolk Coast an hour or so
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Contact with owners. £150 deposits payable on booking confirmation. Balance a month before arrival Unavailable to let from over Christmas 2017 and January and February 2018 Changeover Day: Friday Notes on prices: Minimum stay 3 nights at £300. Mid season - Easter £500 per week. Low season - April - May £450 per week Mid season - June - mid-July £500 per week High season - mid-July - Aug £550 per week. Mid season - Sept - Oct £500 per week Low season - Oct - Nov £450 per week High season - Christmas £550 per week