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Self-Catering South Walsham

Cygnus Boathouse in South Walsham, Norfolk

From: €390 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Cygnus Boathouse Self-Catering

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Cygnus Boathouse is a unique property situated in South Walsham in Norfolk and benefits from its close proximity to the South Walsham Broads. The South Walsham Broads are ideal for fishing, walking or just somewhere to admire the views. The boat house sleeps two in an open plan living area with a double bed. The living area pairs with the kitchen, with the shower, basin and toilet towards the back of the property. Outside there is a private balcony furnished with two chairs and table. There is offroad parking for two cars available. Cygnus Boathouse is in the perfect location for those wishing to venture out walking or visiting the fine sandy beaches.

South Walsham boasts some of the finest views in Britain and hosts the well-known local broads. The village consists of cobblestones and Tudor houses. Country paths lead around boatyards and along the Fleet Dyke bank, offering views over the River Bure and river Thurne.

Electric heating. Worktop hob, microwave, fridge, CD, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Balcony with furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 mins walk, pub 1 mile

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

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October 2019
I wanted a week's peaceful fishing from the pretty looking garden. It was flooded the whole week and unusable most of the time. This must have been known about and I should have been warned!
June 2019
This is such a little gem. An old boathouse fitted out for a holiday stay. The stairs going in are steep and scary, but once inside you have a lovely cosy studio with an amazing view. We found the driveway is best dealt with by backing in from the narrow lane as there is no turning area. There is a fantastic gastro pub about a mile walk away called the Ship Inn, but this retreat is best suited to people who want to relax. Kayakers will love the access from the property to South Walsham Broad. I would suggest that catering facilities are pretty basic so plan dinner out, although we found a couple of takeaways who deliver via just eat. The boat house sits over the broad and is all wood construction. There is a lovely water garden nearby and they do some great food too. If you visit here and stay at Cygnus, be prepared for some amazing views. To top it all, a pine marten crossed the kane just in front of me on our last day. Nature is all around you there!
Mrs Creaser
December 2018
Holiday was very enjoyable and very relaxing
Mr Elliott
October 2018
Location awesome superb fishing would come again very peaceful break .... Location awesome superb fishing would come again very peaceful break unfortunately the bed was appallingly uncomfortable sorting this out would go a long way to improving this place
Mr Clements
September 2018
On the whole,description in brochure was adequate,but the accommodation left a lot to be desired.. The bed was very uncomfortable,as were the armchairs. The soft furnishings,cushions etc.were worn out & threadbare to the point of having large holes in them. The kitchen area was unsatisfactory as regards work space,& the cooker inappropriately positioned. Carpet had large holes,concealed by rugs. Entrance stairway,whilst no doubt meeting building regs,was rough & ready at best,& gave the impression of being unfinished,with one side open to the water & steep. Very awkward to unlock top door,from the stairs,if holding anything. The outer entrance door is a very poor fit & blows open in wind,& rattles constantly. There is no garden furniture at all,which negates the admittedly lovely view of the broad. Not withstanding the foregoing,the property is in a beautiful position & is capable of being a perfect holiday let,but badly needs renovation,& a lot of TLC. Certainly not a property to which we shall be returning.
Mr Young
August 2018
Hi was at the boat house last year, Had a wonderful time, So decided that we would have two weeks this year, which we have just returned home from, wonderful again, If you fish do so at night as bream fishing is a dream, Corn, Worm, meat, cage feeder bread crumb, We will be back.. Thank you. Will.
Ms Molloy
July 2018
Cygnus Boathouse is ideally located for exploring the Broads and wider Norfolk area.. It's position allows glorious views of south walsham broad, however, theses are somewhat obscured by the branches of a large willow tree on the right. Whilst Cygnus was clean, I wouldn't describe it as comfortable, the sofabed is the most uncomfortable thing we have ever slept on. We had to buy airbeds to be able to sleep without feeling every spring in the, very thin, mattress. The furnishings and facilities are tired and shabby, the whole place could do with a complete update and refurbishment, the shower needs some mould treatment to remove the black from round the bottom. The parking area should be for two cars, however, half the area is taken up by a boat, meaning you can't turn your car round. This makes entering and leaving very difficult as there is insufficient space behind the entrance to reverse straight out without encroaching on someone's drive, which there are strict instructions not to do We enjoyed the area but wouldn't return to Cygnus Boathouse as it was not to the standard we expect of a holiday let.
June 2018
Accommodation 'rustic' and a bit basic, location and views from balcony superb.. I would book again.
Mrs Screaton
June 2018
We had 2 weeks of glorious weather in a beautiful area and for that we enjoyed our holiday.. The fishing was brilliant catching bream early morning, roach, rud and perch. ( some outside storage would have been appreciated for fishing gear). Walks and boating excellent. We know the area well and had seen the boathouse from the outside so we did not expect luxury accommodation and was prepared to accept it for what it was --a boathouse with fantastic views from the French window and balcony. There were lots of good reviews in the visitors book and for many people that's their prerogative. .However, for us there were some issues within the boathouse that were not up to a good standard. + Although generally clean including all the bed linen and cutlery -( frying pans needed replacing.) + The carpet was old and well worn . Some of the soft furnishings eg cushions were worn and torn. * The shower unit was in need of retiling. +The sofa bed for us was just ok. The mattress by no means of good quality. + We appreciated and respected the quaintness and age of all the furniture but storage for guests was limited to a rickety clothes rail to hang our clothes and one rickety chest of drawers (all other storage was locked presumably for the personal possessions of the owner) + To use the cooking and catering facilities in the cramped kitchen area needed a bit of planning and initiative!!! To use the table top cooker you could not use both the oven and 2 hobs at the same time. However I did manage( with a bit of juggling) to cook several nice meals. The bottom shelf in the fridge door was broken/missing so unable to store anything other than small bottles without laying them down on shelves. + The balcony was in need of some attention. + There was an unpleasant smell from the cesspit We probably wouldn't have even filled in this review and would have overlooked all the negatives if it wasn't for the following- + We arrived on the sat and noticed the venetian blind did not pull e up properly ( ?cord broken) and by the Mon the blind had broken altogether and wouldn't pull up at all. We reported it to steven. (Sykes agent) who came over the next day at (9.am). Good we thought -- he was unable to fix himself---. Thurs- someone came to repair. Had to get some parts ( new string!!!!!!)-going to do it fri -did not come -- - then Mon --did not come. Eventually Tuesday it was repaired Hooray. We were 8 days unable to pull up the blind and enjoy the views, unable to walk out on to balcony without steadily manoeuvring around the blind and unable to enjoy any breeze that come our way in the heat wave. Steven did bring us a fan on the Sunday morning. We were very patient and tried no to let this spoil our holiday but since coming home I have been reflecting on the 2 week stay and paying over £900 mainly for the position and views to have it spoilt for over half that time .
June 2018
The boat house is simple accommodation but has everything you need for a holiday, the views across the Broad is stunning with a nice garden and balcony to watch the wildlife and boats go by. Would book again for sure.
Mr Pearson
May 2018
Clean comfortable but ever so slightly tired.. Could do with an update particularly the balcony area. However nothing to stop us booking again.
Mrs Gardner
April 2018
Wonderful holiday in a super boathouse on the South Walsham Broad.. Lovely views. If you like watching wildlife, it is in abundance. Would definitely revisit.
Mr Cook
March 2018
Sofa bed could do with updating
Miss Pradhan
February 2018
Overall pleasant stay.. The sofa bed was the tricky bit. We couldn’t fold it throughout our stay. Not very comfortable if you have a bad back.
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