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Unique Secluded Rural Cottage Overlooking RSPB marshes with Riverside Walks

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Surlingham, Nr. Norwich, Norfolk, England - Perfect Romantic Getaway Cottage In Idyllic Rural Setting Boasting Stunning Views Over RSPB Marshes

This unique rustic little cottage adjacent to marshes bordering the River Yare is in the perfect location for those wanting to relax and unwind whatever the season. This peaceful romantic hideaway was once the home of the Marshman who tended to the cattle grazing on the marshes, and we have tried to retain its rustic charm with original brick floors and wood burning stove. The network of quiet lanes and extensive riverside footpaths (including Surlingham RSPB Reserve,Ted Ellis Reserve and the Wherryman’s way) make it the ideal spot for walking, cycling, fishing (with licence), bird watching, or just cosy nights in front of the fire on a winter's evening. A motor launch can be hired locally to explore the expanse of Norfolk Broad Waterways, plentiful with wildlife and ample opportunity to visit the many riverside inns. Nearest pub 10 minute walk! You cannot fail to be enchanted by all that Marsh Cottage and the surrounding area has to offer with nature well and truly on your doorstep. We now have a Canadian canoe that you are welcome to borrow during your stay. It is kept a 10 minute walk from the cottage where you can access the wonderful waterways leading to Surlingham Broad and the River Yare.


Owner
Mrs Pip Mitchell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

These are some of the comments left in our visitors book:



The cottage is amazing. For so many years I have looked for a little house like this in the middle of nowhere where I can find the peace and quiet that nature brings. Marsh Cottage has given me that opportunity this week, my only regret is that I didn't book two weeks so that I could enjoy it for longer.(25/08/2013)



Stunning setting and an excellent base for exploring. Loved cycling the quiet lanes, walking, visiting Norwich and Southwold, watching the barn owls at dusk. Wouldn't have dreamt of such an idyllic holiday.(08/09/2013)



Three days of heaven. Perfection. Thank you. (03/10/2013)



What a beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. Thank you. (13/10/2013)



We absolutely LOVE this cottage and its setting. The views, the peace and tranquility made our stay as did the barn owl flying out of the barn every evening. Thank you.(23/11/13)
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Norwich around the Surlingham

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Basic bathroom with shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and loo.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom and small double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed (with electric blanket in winter months) and 1 double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Marsh Cottage is at the end of a track less than half a mile long. The track can be seen in the photographs. There is parking in a grass courtyard adjacent to the cottage. The courtyard can be locked. Outside: FULLY ENCLOSED fenced garden. Patio area surrounded by lavender with wooden round table and chairs. Bbq and picnic table on higher ground with fantastic views of surrounding fields and marshes.Two wooden sun loungers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaned prior to every new arrival. Clean sheets and towels and tea towels provided at the start of every stay. Please bring beach towels and dog beds/dog towels if bringing your pet. Other: There is a lockable outbuilding for bikes/canoes etc. Mooring for a boat on the River Yare can be arranged in walking distance from the cottage.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Unique Secluded Rural Cottage Overlooking RSPB marshes with Riverside Walks
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5

Lovely cottage and surroundings. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking a holiday to escape to the country for total relaxation then this is the place for you. Set in RSPB Surlingham Marsh Farm nature reserve the cottage is set just by the marshes where you can watch an abundance of wildlife. We instantly saw a Marsh Harrier swooping across the marsh with a kestrel and heron close behind. The sunset from the cottage is not to be missed. The cottage itself is perfect with a lot of space inside equipped with everything you need for a relaxing week. The garden is also well kept with a mound in the slope for a great place to picture the marshes.

There is a pub nearby (Ferry House) and is only a 10 minute walk away. A good selection of food is available here and you can eat in the garden and watch the boats and world pass by. Not far from here is the Canadian canoe that you can use which we will be trying on our next visit.

We did visit the Ted Ellis nature reserve and would also recommend if you like a good walk. I did email Pip if there was anywhere close to fish in the River Yare and she kindly let us use a platform on her property which was close by. The platform was big enough for the two of us and we caught plenty of roach and rudd from here in the couple of afternoons that we went for a fish.

The cottage was more than we expected. It is a great base for exploring and also perfect if you just wanted to lounge about and recharge your batteries.

We had a great week here and will be definitely going back in the near future. It was an easy 10/10 for us.

Stef & Karen from Colchester Essex.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing review thank you. I am pleased the fishing was a success and I am delighted you wish to return next summer. Yes you must go out in the canoe on your next visit, it is great fun and a super way to spot kingfishers and maybe even an otter if you are lucky! See you next June!
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5

a week of total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

very private and quiet countryside. We where spoiled by having great weather, loved the canoe, we also hired a motor boat for the day which was great fun. Saw lots of wildlife which we enjoyed , especially the newly hatched moor hens . Definitely return. Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a super review, thank you. I am really pleased you got out on the water. The weather was perfect for boating! Great that you wish to return.
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5

Christmas time

  • 5 of 5

Dear Pip, as soon as we saw the flint cottage, turned the bend we knew we were in for a special Christmas. The Christmas we really both needed, peaceful and traditional. We love your cottage, every single little nook and cranny was perfect. Bumble loved the walks and I even saw a Marsh Harrier, much to my excitement. Sitting in the evening, in front of the log burner with a snoozing dog, bottle of bubbly and a quiet man reading his book, was just the tonic. The Christmas tree was so lovely, it really made everything perfect. We will be back and my sister who I shared photos with is busy looking to see when she can book, for some much needed peace and quiet. In the hustle and bustle of school life it will be great knowing that I have this secret little oasis to retreat to on occasion.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Marsh cottage is indeed the ideal retreat for a quiet and peaceful Christmas. Come and stay again when you need to get away from it all!
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Maidstone
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Lobely

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it!
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5

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Cottage and views from the hill beautiful over the reserve, cosy cottage and the fresh flowers and lovely scones and jam on arrival from owner. Will be returning next year

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Marsh Cottage.
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West London
5

Lovely cottage, lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, presentable property on edge of Nature reserve. Watch out for the Marsh Harrier or Kestrel or the Barn Owl hunting at twilight or early morning over the reed bed, or listen (at this time of year-August) to the grey lag geese flying over the marsh, honking away. Perfect for nature lovers like us, the use of the canoe is an extra bonus, we took it out twice on surlingham broad and the river yare and saw a kingfisher both times - Great!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Marsh Cottage. It is a wonderful escape from it all and the perfect place to see lots of wildlife on land and on the water.
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The cottage is an easy 40 minute drive from Norfolk’s finest coastline with sandy beaches backed with dunes and traditional seaside towns.

Travel:

Marsh Cottage is 12 miles from Norwich Airport and 5 miles from Norwich Station where there are mainline services direct to Liverpool Street Station, London and other regional towns. If travelling by train please let us know and we can arrange a taxi to get you to the cottage. The cottage is at the end of a bumpy rough track less than half a mile long. It can get very wet and muddy in the winter months.

Distances:

Its location is an easy 5 miles from the medieval City of Norwich with its cathedral, museums, theatres, fantastic shopping, market place, restaurants and cafes. Marsh Cottage is in an enviable position away from it all with peace and quiet in the countryside yet so close to our wonderful city of Norwich. Experience it all!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Norwich,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£400
 
 
Winter
5 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£370
 
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£500
 
 
Jan/Feb
7 Jan 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£360
 
 
February
17 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£400
 
 
Feb-April
24 Feb 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£360
 
 
April
7 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
April/May
21 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£439
for 7 nights
£439
 
 
May/June
26 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
June/July
2 Jun 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
July
14 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.


Changeover Day:
Sunday changeover (out by 10am, in at 4.30pm)

Notes on prices:
SHORT STAYS available in LOW SEASON only. Price £70 per night. 3 nights minimum stay (Thurs/Fri/Sat/) & 4 night (Sun/Mon/Tues/Wed). Low season long term let also possible. If you would like to book Marsh Cottage for several weeks during low season please contact us for details.
Please note we do welcome pets but there will be an extra charge of £20 per pet.

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