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Riverside village cottage in the heart of the Norfolk Broads

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Seymour Cottage is a cosy Victorian cottage centrally located in the picturesque Norfolk Broads village of Horning and is just across the road from the river. Features include entrance hall, bathroom, open plan lounge/kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, TV, CD Player, DVD player, electric storage heating, front courtyard garden, secluded upstairs patio, use of small private staithe on the river, private car parking. COTTAGE SWAPS CONSIDERED.

What can I do here?: The three main attractions are the Norfolk Broads (rivers and lakes) with rural countryside, the historic cathedral city of Norwich and the wonderful sandy Norfolk Coastline including the bustling seaside resorts of Cromer and Great Yarmouth. All this is less than 30 minutes drive from the cottage.

What are the Norfolk Broads?: The Norfolk Broads are a unique combination of slow meandering rivers with beautiful lakes (locally known as Broads). The river banks include thatched cottages with immaculate lawns (and gardens), reed beds (used for roof thatching) and many pretty staithes (a local word for a place to moor your boat). The best way to enjoy this wonderful National Park is either on-foot or by boat. Boats can be either hired (by the hour or day) or take an organised trip - Norfolk boats are either motor cruisers or traditional wooden sailing yachts.

More Details

Ruth O'Shea
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in Horning

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom (downstairs) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , River View
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Patio
  • Front bedroom with views over the river. Room for a travel cot (not provided). Rear bedroom with French doors opening onto a peaceful secluded patio with table and chairs.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage is located in the centre of the village within easy walking distance to all amenities. There are 3 riverside village inns and 2 restaurants just a short walk away, plus an excellent Chinese take-away and a new fish and chip shop down at the marina. There are also tearooms, a delicatessens and a cafe serving breakfast if you prefer not to cook! Nearby there is use of a small private staithe for fishing or for launching a small dinghy or canoe. At the marina nearby there is a small leisure centre with swimming pool and jacuzzi (payable locally) and day-boat hire is also available.


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Riverside village cottage in the heart of the Norfolk Broads
average rating of 4.681818 based on 88 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. The parking space is a bonus. The cottage is just over the road from the New Inn which serves good food at a reasonable price. The owner, Ruth, is very friendly and aims to make sure you enjoy your stay. Would happily stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and so glad you had a great stay. We also love the New Inn - such a great pub - we love the quiz night on Friday evenings- it's good fun and loads of friendly banter.
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Well appointed in limited space

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a stay in perfect weather

Good position near to waterfront and excellent eateries

Cottage itself has limited views and is a bit dark but it was spotlessly clean and comfortable

Horning is a well placed village for visiting the area

Managing the rubbish and recycling was a problem - not sure about what we were meant to do

Also internet access and tv reception spasmodic but we were on holiday so it wasn’t that important

Enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage, very clean, great location

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was ideal for myself and my husband, lovely little village. relaxing break, just what we needed. Loved the broads tour on the boat.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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May short break stay

  • 5 of 5

Seymour cottage was an excellent choice for our three night break, both in its location and the condition of the property.

The cottage has obviously been recently redecorated throughout and to a very high standard. From the moment we arrived we felt totally at home. The cottage was extremely clean and

all the necessary provisions ( cutlery, crockery and bedding etc) were of the highest quality.

As this was our first visit to the Broads, the amount of information on places of interest, in the form of leaflets, was invaluable in helping us plan for what was a fabulous few days away.

Prior to our break we were contacted by the owner, who provided us with detailed information about the various pubs and restaurants in the village and this again proved invaluable.

Having now visited a considerable amount of the Broads in a very short space of time, I have no doubt we made the right choice in choosing Horning and in particular, Seymour cottage as our base and it is most certainly somewhere we would choose for a future visit.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyable stay at Seymour Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend at Seymour Cottage. This charming, cosy cottage is beautifully decorated throughout and has everything you would need - including some thoughtful extras such as boardgames for the kids. The two bedrooms are well sized and the beds are extremely comfortable. There is also a small terrace that you can sit out on during the day and on warm nights. Horning is a lovely village and has great pubs and restaurants plus village shops. During my stay, I went for local walks, enjoying the Broads scenery and also had a great day seal watching on a nearby beach. Would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeanette- you certainly packed a lot into your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ruth
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Seymour Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the cottage, the location was excellent. Although the weather was cold the cottage was lovely and warm.

Everything we needed for our stay was included and we can highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time Colleen and thank you for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Ruth
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Norwich International Airport
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sprowston Manor
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sea Palling, Horsey or Caister
Car: recommended

With its cottages and shops grouped around the village green beside the staithe and its three Riverside Inns, Horning on the River Bure is one of the prettiest and most popular villages on the Norfolk Broads. It is centrally located for the whole of the Norfolk Broads where you can enjoy boating, fishing, nature trails and glorious scenery. The nearby historic cathedral city of Norwich has an interesting castle, alley-ways to explore, museums, theatres, restaurants, night life and great shopping. Less than 10 miles away are the beautiful sandy beaches of the Norfolk Coastline where with so many miles of sand a secluded spot can always be found! At one of these spots In Winter you can see the baby seals being born on the beach

Other Activities: boating, beaches, gardens, craft shops, tea rooms, leisure centre

Golf: Golf at nearby Sprowston Manor Hotel, approximately 5 miles away


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50

(1) Rental rate includes heating, electricity and bed linen.
(2) Pets considered at no extra charge
(3) Come and see the baby seals - Special offer:November 2016 to February 2017: 4 nights for the price of 3. A chance to see baby seals being born at a remote beach near Seymour Cottage from November to February.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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