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Norfolk Broads, England  (# 28693)
 Free fishing from garden on R Thurne
  VacationsFRBO Norfolk Broads Vacation Rentals Property ID 28693 Moonriver  

Major City: Martham
Distance: <1 mi

Type:   Chalet
Area: Waterfront

Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Baths: 1
Size: Sq Ft

Internet: No
Pets OK: Yes
Pool: No
Spa: No

Calendar: No
Exchange: No
For Sale: No
Credit Cards: No

 
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Name: Jill

Phone: 01273304010

Languages: English

Personal Website: http://www.HolidayHomeNorfolkBroads.co.uk

VacationsFRBO Listing Since: 2007-07-12

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Our riverside self catering holiday home, sleeps 4/6, is situated on
the banks of the River Thurne, Norfolk Broads. We are surrounded by
open countryside with the front directly overlooking the river with
uninterrupted views, both back and front, across open farmland. The
only buildings that you can see from the holiday home are very old
windmills. We are in a Norfolk Broads National Park / Nature
Reserve where the owners have logged seeing over 40 species of birds
in the immediate vicinity, including Bitterns and Cranes.

Peace and quiet - no road noise what so ever!

The self catering holiday home is situated over a mile upstream of
the notoriously small and ancient bridge at Potter Heigham, Norfolk
Broads. Fortunately the bridge prevents the larger hire craft from
coming to Martham so the river is much quieter and less
commercialised here. From the holiday home the river leads up to
Martham and Somerton Broad, besides Kendal Dyke to Heigham Sounds
and the finest sailing and fishing in Hickling Broad and Horsey
Broad.

The surrounding fields are Nature Reserves or sheep pasture.

Our self catering holiday rental cottage is available all year round
for a vacation ranging from a short break / weekend break to a week
or mores stay. I am sure that you like us will want to return to our
self catering holiday cottage on the Norfolk Broads.

The small, red roofed hut that can be seen across the fields is used
by local eel fishermen who have "Ancient Rights" to fish in the area.

FACILITIES

Moonriver Cottage is a river front self catering holiday cottage
which is approached via a flat concrete path 50 yards from the car
park.

Moonriver Cottage is the personal self catering holiday home of its
owner, it has been recently fully refurbished. It sleeps 4 / 6
people and is a great location for fishing, sailing, boating, beach,
water sports, walking, bird watching, cycling, horse riding and
relaxing holidays, or those wishing to explore Norfolk. Moonriver
Cottage is a self catering holiday home which gives you a great base
to explore the Norfolk Broads, the coast and sand dune beaches.
There are a considerable number of past times to enjoy such as
sailing, canoe, beaches, swimming, golf, fishing, walking, National
Trust houses, National Park, horse riding, Norwich, Great Yarmouth
and gardens, etc. The coastal sand dunes can be seen glistening on
the horizon.



 

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LOUNGE

The Lounge enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the River Thurne
and Norfolk Broads National Park with the sand dunes glistening in
the sunshine on the horizon. You can almost go fishing from the
Lounge as you can see you float from their.

The cottage has a 3 piece suite, large colour television, VHS video
recorder, a selection of videos & books, dining table & chairs.
Their is a sofa bed and put you up bed.

We have provided a variety of books and details of visitor
attractions for your enjoyment.

Their is a Welcome Book that tells you how everything works and
about things to see and do.

KITCHEN

The kitchen also enjoys wonderful views of the River Thurne and the
Norfolk Broads National Park, it enables you to enjoy your self
catering holiday cottage. It has a range of modern cupboards and
electric ceramic hob, fan oven, grill, fridge with freezer
compartment, microwave, sink, cupboards, hot water heater, cutlery,
crockery, iron, ironing board, ventilation fan, etc.

BEDROOM 1

The main bedroom also has views of the River Thurne and Norfolk
Broads National Park. It has a King size bed, wardrobe, large
dressing table, chest of drawers, heater, radio alarm clock, hair
dryer, rocking chair, two mirrors, two bedside cabinets and two
bedside lights.

BEDROOM 2

The second bedroom has views over farmland. It has a large bunk bed
with wardrobe, chest of drawers, heater, mirror and bedside light.

SHOWER / TOILET

The shower / toilet room has a double sized shower cubicle with
electric shower 10.5K, flush toilet, sink H&C water, electric fan
heater, electric towel rail, large mirror, shaver point.

GARDEN

There is a small garden on the riverbank of the River Thurne which
is 60` wide with space for 3/4 fishermen, with lawn and trees, we
enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views and the sun from late morning to
sunset! The whole family can enjoy their holiday in this peaceful
location.


CAR PARKING

50 yards along a flat concrete path is a car park.

SLIPWAY

The boatyard`s slipway, adjacent to the car park, may be used for a
fee charged by the boatyard - Martham Boat Developments.

MOORINGS

Small dinghies, or inflatables belonging to the chalet tenants may
be pulled out onto the lawn. Larger craft may be moored on the river
frontage at your own risk, please use fenders on both sides of your
boat. A wide variety of boats can be hired at the local boatyard -
Martham Boat Developments.

HIRE BOATS

Our boats are not for hire, and are not included in the attached
Hire Charge. Diesel / elecric Day Boats, sailing boats and dinghies
may be hired from the local boatyard - Martham Boat Developments.

FISHING

The following freshwater fish can be caught from the garden of the
chalet: Bream, Roach, Rudd, Carp, Pike, Perch, Ruff, Eels, Tench and
the very occasional Trout. Pike of 42 & 36 lbs have been caught
locally. The best fish from the garden have been, Bream 9+lbs, Carp
10lbs, Pike 26 lbs, Roach 2.3 lbs, Perch 1.5 lbs, etc. This year
fishermen have caught 100 lbs bags of Bream every evening from our
garden. Some of the best fishing is during "slack water", during
the hour that the river stops moving when the High or Low tide is at
its peak. The sea / salt water does not reach our section of the
River Thurne as we are at its head water, but the river rises /
falls up to 18" as you will see on the river bank piles.

The closest fishing tackle shop is `Lathams` of Potter Heigham, this
can definitely be classified as a `Fishing Tackle Paradise` as it
stocks everything from fresh and frozen baits to rods, reels and
accessories - the prices are very good. Great baits are lob worm,
canned sweet corn and bread flake, please do not keep you baits
inside our holiday home as a bait fridge is kept in the garden
tackle store.

In Feb. we built a fishing tackle store, 8` x 4` x 4`, which is
large enough to take all your rod bags, tackle boxes, ground bait
buckets, suitcases, etc. It also has a bait fridge and a light on a
double power socket. This facility is in the garden so as to make
it easier for you to access your fishing tackle at any time day or
night. It has 3 padlocks to help protect your items. We have also
installed a 300 watt flood light which will illuminate the garden
and river should you wish to use it. A past visitor has very kindly
left 2 swing bins for ground bait, and two fishing tackle tables to
save you bending down too far, all are kept in the fishing tackle
store.

We improve our holiday home every year so that sailors,
birdwatchers, fishermen, holidaymakers, etc will enjoy their holiday
and want to return. If we don`t offer what you want please tell us
and we will try and offer it in future!

Kendal Dyke, White Lees, Martham Floating Bridge Pool, Martham Board
and other excellent fishing marks are within a few minutes of the
chalet, all of which regularly feature in the Angling Press.



 

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PLACES OF INTEREST

1. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

2. Things to do

3. Local Villages

4. Norfolk Broads - Hickling Broad


5. Norfolk Broads - The River Thurne

6. Emergency contacts



1. GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk

Beaches
There are over 15 miles of sandy beaches within the Great Yarmouth
area, from Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the
south. It`s all part of a great coastline offering an attractive
blend of wide sandy beaches, sand dunes and cliffs - all in all, the
toast of the Norfolk Coast.

Outdoor Activities
Thrills and spills, sun and fun - these are the ingredients for a
happy holiday. There`s always something for everyone, with funfairs
to fireworks, boat trips to novelty golf and bowling to strolling.

Indoor Activities
Whatever the weather, Great Yarmouth has a wealth of indoor
activities for all ages and tastes. You`ll find that there`s too
much for a day or even a week, so you will just have to save some
things until next time.

Heritage
Once considered as one of the wealthiest towns in Britain due to its
prosperous herring industry, Great Yarmouth has a rich and proud
history with museums and monuments spread throughout the town. The
Time & Tides Museum is a must to visit, please programme a days
visit it this new museum has won awards and appeals to youg and old.

Norfolk Broads and Countryside
As well as being famous as a seaside holiday resort, the Greater
Yarmouth area is also widely renowned for the beautiful Norfolk
countryside which surrounds it - mile after mile of open land, with
traditional old windmills, wind pumps and the tranquil sight of
ships` sails gliding across the horizon. The waterways, our famous
Norfolk Broads, are an important part of East Anglia`s cultural
heritage, and how better to see them than from a Great Yarmouth base.

Shopping
Great Yarmouth puts the fun back into shopping, whether in the high
street chain stores, some of the quirky local shops or the more
traditional seaside shops. Market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays
all year and on Fridays as well during the summer months.

Trip the night fantastic
When the sun goes down, Great Yarmouth becomes a wonderland of
colour as our seafront illuminations light your way to a night out
on the town to enjoy our theatres, nightclubs, cinemas and casinos.

Special Events
Great Yarmouth hosts special events ranging from fetes to festivals,
carnivals to concerts and fireworks displays on the seafront to add
to your holiday experience.



2. THINGS TO DO

Angling
Great Yarmouth is the ideal base for those wishing to take advantage
of the vast angling potential of the area. Within a 25 mile radius
lie the Norfolk Broads, most of which are interconnected by rivers
to give miles of bank fishing and thousands of acres of boat
angling. All tastes are catered for with many species of freshwater
fish in plenty. All anglers are statutorily required to purchase a
National Rod Fishing licence.
Information fact sheet available from Tourism Services Tel. 01493
846345.

Billiards & Snooker
Merlins sports bar, Apsley Road, off Trafalgar Road, Great Yarmouth .

Bowls
There are Cumberland Turf and Grass greens available in Great
Yarmouth and Gorleston, bowls and shoes are for hire. Great Yarmouth
Open Bowls Festival commencing Sunday 27th August to Friday 15th
September. There are also facilities at many other villages in
the borough.

Cricket
Cricket is played on the Beaconsfield recreation ground in Great
Yarmouth, Gorleston Recreation ground (synthetic pitch) and
Southtown Common. There are pitches in many of the villages of the
borough also.

Golf
Great Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club, Yarmouth Road, Caister Tel.
01493 720421. 18 holes, 6330 yards

Gorleston Golf Club, Warren Lane, Gorleston Tel. 01493 662103. 18
holes, 6400 yards; Club-house, P.G.A. professional, dress code
applies at both clubs. Visitors welcome

Caldecott Hall Golf and Leisure Club, Fritton Tel. 01493 488488. 18
hole main and 9 hole par 3 courses. Restaurant and bar, floodlit
driving range, Professional. Visitors welcome.

Fritton Lake Countryworld, Fritton Tel 01493 488208. 9 hole par 3
golf course. Beautiful lakeside location, with well maintained
greens, raised tees and sand bunkers.

Pitch & Putt
Bure park, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth.18 hole course, picnic area
and children’s playground. Open in summer from 10.00am till dusk.
Tel. 01493 843621

Browston Hall Country Club, Browston Lane, Browston. 9 hole par 3
pitch and putt course and driving range. Tel 01493 603511


Sailing
The harbour, port, rivers (both Rivers Yare and Bure) and waterways
that are in the vicinity of Great Yarmouth are under the
jurisdiction of the Great Yarmouth Port Authority,20 South Quay,
Great Yarmouth. For regulations, facilities, charges, etc. apply
direct to that authority Tel. 01493 335500. Further inland waterways
are under the jurisdiction of the Broads Authority Tel. 01603 610734.

At Burgh Castle Marina launching facilities are available which
gives quick access to the Rivers Yare and Waveney. Tel. 01493 780331
minimum charge and weekly rate. Service not provided on a daily
basis.

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club is a dinghy sailing club
Tel. 01603 629992 or 612035. It has a boat park on Gorleston Pier
and launching near the Pier Hotel. Racing takes place every Sunday
from May to October. Members of other yacht clubs are invited to use
the facilities of the club on a day membership basis.

Skateboarding, BMX and Inline Skating
The Park Warehouse in Great Yarmouth is East Anglia`s newest indoor
SK8 and BMX Park. Situated in a totally refurbished 14,000 square
feet warehouse with ultra smooth concrete floor, toilets, reception,
Skate shop, cafe and first aid room. First floor viewing area with
3 pool tables. Many ramps and a granite ledge.

Squash
Marina Leisure Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. Two courts
available, to book Tel. 01493 852607

Swimming Pools
Marina Leisure Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth Tel. 01493
851521. Indoor heated pool with wave machine, water chute and indoor
beach, also, uni-sex sauna and childrens play area. Open daily from
10.00am.

Phoenix pool. off Mallard Way, Bradwell. Tel 01493 664575. Indoor
heated open all year. Call for open sessions.

Burgh Hall, Lords Lane, Bradwell Tel. 01493 780333. Heated outdoor
pool, summer opening only.

Tennis
There are hard courts on the Wellesley Recreation Grounds and North
Drive in Great Yarmouth and on the Cliffs at Gorleston.

Ten Pin Bowling
Regent Bowl, Regent Road, Great Yarmouth. 22 lanes, air conditioned.
Computerised scoring, bumpers and ramps available. Fully licensed
bar and snack bar. Open all year, every day 10.00am till midnight.
Bookings taken Tel. 01493 856830.



Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The 7th annual Maritime Festival, a celebration of the Borough`s
seafaring heritage and fishing industry with a mixture of maritime
crafts, maritime music and visiting vessels as well as costumed folk
giving heritage tours to nearby historical sites, fresh fish stalls
and shanty men singing traditional folk songs. Saturday 9th &
Sunday 10th September.







3. LOCAL VILLAGES

The countryside surrounding Great Yarmouth is dotted with charming
villages, each with its own identity, special attraction and
history. You will find medieval churches, windpumps and windmills
all punctuating the skyline. Many traditional pursuits such as eel-
catching and reed-cutting are still continued today.

Belton
Belton has a village green with cottages and shop as well as its own
holiday parks, pubs and a restaurant.

Burgh Castle
At Burgh Castle there are now no fewer than five holiday parks, a
riverside holiday village and a yacht marina, all adding to the
summer population. Half a mile from the village centre stands the
ruins of the Roman Fortress of Gariannonum, a Roman fort which is
one of Britain`s best preserved relics of the Roman era. From the
three-sided boundary the view over the river and countryside depicts
a perfect Norfolk setting.

Clippesby and Mautby
Nestling amongst tranquil surrounds are numerous secluded spots with
a range of holiday accommodation including holiday cottages, a mill,
a former coach house and touring sites. Surrounded by beautiful
countryside but not too far from the nearest friendly tea room or
village pub.

Fleggburgh, Thrigby and Filby
Visit Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens where a superb collection of
mammals, birds and reptiles can be seen in pleasantly landscaped
grounds and gardens. Nearby, at the Norfolk Rare Breed Centre and
Farm, there`s a collection of rare breeds set amidst a working farm.
Filby is a treasure trove of floral delights, winning the Best Small
Village in Britain in the 2002 Britain in Bloom competition and the
Best Small Village award in the 2003 Anglia in Bloom competition for
the 5th year running.

Fritton and St Olaves
Fritton and St Olaves, four or five miles to the south-west of Great
Yarmouth, form the outmost villages of `Greater Yarmouth`, perhaps
best known for Fritton Lake Countryworld and Caldecott Hall. Between
them they offer golf, riverside walks, falconry displays, boating,
putting, shire horses, an equestrian centre and a bar, a restaurant
and a tea room. This is now also the home for Redwings Horse
Sanctuary which provides a caring home for rescued horses, ponies
and donkeys. St Olaves, crossing point of the River Waveney, is a
boating haven with its own riverside pub and popular restaurant.

Martham
On approaching Martham from any direction, the church of St Mary
stands proud on a small rise surrounded by trees. The many walks
around Martham and the surrounding villages give the visitors a
perfect excuse to leave the car behind and sample country life at
its best.

Ormesby St Margaret
Ormesby St Margaret is a mile or so inland from the coast with an
unusually large two-acre village green which acts as a focal point
for the village. Travellers in search of the `real` Norfolk need
never go hungry or thirsty in these northern parishes of `Greater
Yarmouth` for the friendly tea room or village pub can always be
found in some idyllic setting.

Rollesby and Thurne
Rollesby has a proud history with first evidence of settlers in this
area being around 2000BC and the nearby Rollesby Broad is an ideal
spot for fishing and sailing.. Linked to Rollesby Broad is Filby
Broad, a peaceful haven for a variety of wildlife, whilst the
passing, almost silent, rowing boats create only a gentle
interruption amidst an undisturbed setting. To the north is Thurne
where two windmills stand either side of the river at the mouth of
the dyke.



 

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Weekly Rent Week commencing Sat 3pm To Week ending Sat 10am £ p.w. December 02 09 200 09 16 175 16 23 125 23 30 325 30 06 325 January 06 13 150 13 20 150 20 27 150 27 03 150 February 03 10 225 10 17 300 17 24 300 24 03 225 March 03 10 225 10 17 225 17 24 200 24 31 200 31 07 300 April 07 14 300 14 21 300 21 28 225 28 05 225 May 05 12 250 12 19 225 19 26 300 26 02 375 June 02 09 325 09 16 325 16 23 465 23 30 465 30 07 475 July 07 14 475 14 21 500 21 28 550 28 04 550 August 04 11 550 11 18 550 18 25 550 25 01 525 September 01 08 475 08 15 475 15 22 425 22 29 425 29 06 400 October 06 13 350 13 20 375 20 27 425 27 03 350 November 03 10 250 10 17 250 17 24 250 24 01 250 December 01 08 225 08 15 175 15 22 125 22 29 375 29 05 300



 

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