About us & General Information
A warm welcome to the Norfolk Broads...
Out on the Riverside…
River View – Where it all began for us! In early 2022 we started our collection of waters edge holiday lodges. With such a beautiful setting overlooking the River Yare, River View was perfect! After a well needed face lift inside and out, she has proved very popular with our guests with many repeat bookings. River View features 2 bedrooms, bathroom with large walk in shower, open plan full kitchen/ diner / lounge, a lovely terrace, garden and quay headed moorings for your own boat. Fishing is available (in season, rod license required) from the bottom of the garden. The river views and sunsets are just stunning.
Nature’s Nook was brand new for us from April 2023 and also boasts beautiful views of the River Yare, not to mention that sunset! This timber interior, 2 bedroomed holiday lodge has everything you need for a cosy self catering stay beside the river. Fishing is available (in season, rod license required) from the decking and you can moor your own boat right outside. Watch all the river activity from your open plan lounge or terrace and relax! or maybe bring your own kayak or paddleboard and venture out into the broads!
Ferry Lodge Introducing our BRAND NEW 3 BEDROOM holiday lodge! Currently in progress and due to complete by mid December 2023. Sleeping up to 7 with a king en-suite, double and bunk bed with single over double bed. Separate bathroom and large open plan full kitchen / diner / lounge, Ferry Lodge has magnificent views from the double patio doors leading out onto the huge decked area. Moorings for your own boat, bring your water vessels and nip across to the pub or stroll to the local, an amazing location for all beautiful things river side! – bookings are now open!
In the marina…
Since taking over the Fencraft marina in summer 2022, our highly skilled team have worked hard renovating, refurbishing and maintaining all of the lodges to a high standard and the whole marina received a fresh new look for 2023! Each holiday lodge has it’s own unique style and has a home from home feel for your self catering holiday.
Our new build River Bay (2 bedroom) was completed in November 2022, River Retreat (3 bedroom) finished her facelift in December 2022 and River Breeze (3 bedroom) and River Rest (2 bedroom) finished their upgrades in Spring 2023. All have quay headed moorings for your own boat and fishing is available from their private gardens (in season – rod license required).
It’s been a fantastic 2023 season and it isn’t over yet, lots of memories being made and with so many guests rebooking, whether the same lodge or trying a different one – we feel so grateful and appreciate every single one. We promise to look after you and wish you the most enjoyable stay at our waters edge holiday lodges on the Norfolk Broads.
A Fantastic Location!...
All of our lodges, both those in the marina, and those on the banks of the River Yare, are set in a peaceful location and perfect for river fishing (check season – rod license required). They are all located in the village of Brundall, the centre for boat building and boat hire, and which has its own railway station, shop/post office, mini-market, hairdresser, Chinese takeaway, fish and chips shop, seafood restaurant (closed until April 2024), Indian Restaurant/takeaway and local pubs all serving good food; one is just across the river so bring your water vessels or hire a boat.
An ideal touring base with Great Yarmouth easily accessible by car or train. The surrounding seaside towns and villages of Gorleston-on-Sea, Hemsby, Caister-on-Sea, Winterton, California, Newport and Hopton-on-Sea, all offering entertainment for a family holiday, as well as the pretty Broadland villages and countryside can be explored by car. RSPB reserve at Strumpshaw Fen, 3 miles. Norfolk’s finest sandy beaches are 12 miles.
The fine city of Norwich is 8 miles away and also easily accessible by car or train, with its excellent shopping, theatre, restaurants, inns, cafés, castle, cathedral and museum.
For fun-filled family days out there is Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens with a renowned collection of Asian mammals including birds; you will also find reptiles in the pleasantly landscaped gardens. Close by, the village of Strumpsham has a steam museum, and Reedham offers Pettitts Animal Adventure Park . BeWILDerwood and Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park are close by too.
Whatever type of holiday you are after, it can be as active or as laid back as you want it to be, you are going to love your holiday on “The Broads!”. Shops 1 mile, pubs and restaurant ½ mile, train station ½ mile with links to Norwich & Great Yarmouth.
Things to do...
Brundall is a perfect location for a river-based holiday…
As well as those listed above, activities locally are boating – hire a day boat or bring your own boat, kayak or paddle board – with access to our slipway, and see if you can spot the seals, otters and variety of birdlife in the protected national park around the River Yare – Don’t forget to take lots of pics!
Hire a boat with Broom Boats, paddle board hire is also possible at “The Cut” (check seasonal availability directly) near to the White Heron Pub – our local friendly spot for a meal and a drink watching over a marina and only a short stroll away from our holiday lodges.
Fishing from the bottom of your garden / terrace – The variety of fish on the Broads include: pike, carp, eel, bream, roach, trench, perch and rudd. A Fishing License is required in season, this can be purchased online via the Environment Agency. Fishing available during open season. Closed season is between 15th March – 16th June.
Venture out to the near-by nature reserve & walks.
The village of Brundall is within walking distance with an Indian restaurant, various takeaways, a small selection of shops and cafes and 2 small supermarkets for your essentials. For a much larger selection, hop on the train into the beautiful city of Norwich or head to the beach in Great Yarmouth.