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Hide Cottage

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Great year-round hideaway, this waterfront cottage sleeps 2-5 in the Norfolk Broads. Go fishing, walking, sailing, birdwatching -hire the 1920s boat too

Norfolk, England

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Free afternoon tea for two (worth up to £42) for all pre-Christmas bookings this year, from 16th November to 21st December.

All Weekend stays include Sunday night at no extra cost or as long as you wish to stay on the Sunday (have a leisurely day and leave when you are ready.)

Set right on the riverside, with stunning views out over the river, marsh and grazing, Hide Cottage is a quiet getaway on the Norfolk Broads. Located in the 3000-acre Upper Thurne Nature Reserve it is an ideal base for bird watching, boating, fishing or just for relaxing away from it all. It's freshly painted and ready to welcome guests.

Hide Cottage is accessible only by boat or a short 400-yard walk, which ensures a truly peaceful break. Being above the Potter Heigham bridge keeps 95% of the river traffic at bay, leaving you with just traditional broads sailing cruisers and the occasional fisherman.

Outside the cottage has a 25ft dock and 40ft river frontage, ideal for boating or fishing. There is a lawn to the riverside, a patio and storage shed. To the rear of the cottage is a lovely South East facing raised patio, looking out over the old mill and lowland grazing and making it the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.

Inside the large main lounge has floor to ceiling glazed windows on three sides and looks out over the river and nature reserves beyond. There is a Morso wood burner for Autumn and Winter holidays and a large sofa and dining table. There is also a TV, DVD and Sky box, for which you are welcome to bring your own sky card.

The kitchen is equipped for all that you might need during your stay, including pans, crockery, cutlery and knives. There is an oven, grill and halogen hob, kettle and fridge.

The main bedroom also looks out over the river and nature reserve and has a double bed and plenty of storage. There is a charming bunk bed over 2 singles in the second bedroom. The shower room has a large shower cubicle, with a toilet and sink.

Hide Cottage also has it's own 1920s art deco electric launch, which can be hired from March to November. The price to hire the launch is £300 for a week or £150 for a weekend or midweek hire. A security/damage deposit is required, £250 which will be returned at the end of the holiday stay.

The eco credentials are taken very seriously at Hide Cottage and solar panels, a wood burner, organic and Fairtrade bed linen, natural cleaning products, an organic and local food hamper and an electric boat are just some of the ways to reduce the impact of your stay.

The cottage sleeps five in two rooms and, with the log burner, is perfect for Autumn and Winter holidays, as well as summer sailing or walking breaks.

No pets.

Hide Cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users, due to the tight pathway leading to the cottage. A good 4 wheel trolley is provided for transporting luggage etc from the carpark which is located 400-yards from the cottage.

Full weeks from £420 to £880 and mid-week breaks (4 nights) and weekends (2/3nights) from £270 to £570. Only full weeks rental in school holidays.

Please click the Booking Enquiry link above to get in touch.

Room Types:

  • Accommodation for 5+


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Norwich


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Extra Activities
Bunk Room
Dinning Room Table
Fire Place
Main Bedroom
Shower Room

by Farnaz
on August 15, 2018
We spent 2 nights at Hide Cottage in August. The location is fantastic for fishing, relaxing and bird watching. We used the launch as well which was a great experience. The cottage was very clean and tidy and had lots of stuff. We wish we could stay more.
Overall, it was an amazing experience.
by Bev
on July 21, 2018
We spent a wonderful week at Hide Cottage in June and only left the cottage by car twice during our stay. Location is fantastic and ideal for fishing and wildlife spotting as not much river traffic. Having the launch was fantastic as we were able to get out and about on the water and spent time exploring some of the smaller dykes and cuts. Cottage was very clean and well presented. A wonderful week. Would love to return.
by Jill
on June 17, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed a weekend at Hide cottage. Lovely to see reed buntings so closely and many birds over the weekend. Using the launch was a great addition to our stay and enabled us to enjoy the wildlife and the slow, quiet pace of the surroundings. A very thorough and helpful explanation was given on the use of the launch which gave us confidence to actually use it! A very comfortable weekend.....attention to sustainability which included some extremely comfortable duvets! All information in the prepared book for visitors! We very much appreciated the use of this property and, with good weather, we have a lovely few days. Thank you.
Relaxing Retreat
by Ruth
on November 27, 2015
We stayed in this riverside retreat in October 2015. We took enough food for 3 days and didn't leave! The location is amazing, perfect for fishing, boating and wildlife watching. You can watch the birds of prey close up through the telescope provided. Really comfortable bed and everything organic. There is a path at the back to reach the property but the owners have thoughtfully provided a trolley that you can transport your luggage with. Be warned you will need a torch if you arrive in the dark. We also had the use of the launch which was fantastic for exploring the Broads. Cooking facilities a little basic but all utensils etc that you could possibly want. A really relaxing hideaway.