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“Wonderful week with wildfowl on the doorstep”
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27 reviews
Idyllic setting for your perfect holiday
Private drive with parking for 3 cars
Heron Cottage, Day Boat and Mooring
The Heron Cottage day boat ... 'Reed Bunting'
Spacious lounge with beautiful views
Lounge, alternative view
Modern, fully equipped kitchen / diner
Entrance Hall
Master bedroom, king size bed, doors to balcony
Comfortable double room
Ground floor twin bedroom
View from the balcony
Use of private lagoon and 120' main river frontage
Side garden offering excellent fishing opportunities
Enjoy over half an acre of riverside gardens
Another prize catch at Heron Cottage!
A regular visitor to Heron Cottage
Enjoy the wildlife close up!
The Swan Inn, Horning
Sunset over Hoveton Little Broad
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Horning, Norwich, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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Sheila D
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful week with wildfowl on the doorstep”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

With ducks literally on the doorstep, at the water's edge, with plenty more wildfowl for company Heron Cottage is a delight. It was ideal for my parents, one with walking difficulty. Gail has a really helpful list of optional extras for ease of using the bathroom etc and a fantastic access statement . The cottage is beautifully presented, with a great deal of attention, with lovely extras such as the welcome gift surprise. It feels like a real home with friendly hosts The location is brilliant to trip around, we took the boat trip from Horning, again quite accessible, and visited some National Trust properties plus it's easy to get to wildlife sites and the coast. Horning itself has some good pubs for eating and places to sit and watch the world go by on the river. We didn't hire the day boat but would be tempted another time, we are not surprised about it's popularity, it is well-deserved. If you do go please buy the special duck food and feed the feathered neighbours!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Annie677
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Norfolk haven providing perfect peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We have stayed at Heron Cottage for the last 2 years with our daughter and son-in-law. It is an excellent holiday base in a lovely location, with excellent facilities & every home comfort you could wish for. Gail and Ken are perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. They provide lots of little extras making your holiday very special. It has been lovely to be able to see the Broads at different times of the year e.g. autumn and summer. We have been visiting the Broads for many years and previously owned a boat on which we had many happy holidays. Now we are older booking Heron Cottage with use of the day boat is the best of both worlds! You always have a guaranteed mooring space outside the cottage, so when it's busy you can be sure of a mooring spot. In June we even saw 2 Kingfishers a very special sighting! There a local shops, pubs and places to eat nearby.

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Liked best: location, excellent facilities, comfort & use of dayboat
Liked least: everything was excellent
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Gemma1113...
Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
“First class accommodation”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was our second visit to Heron Cottage and as expected all our needs we're catered for. We received a warm and friendly welcome in accommodation that is really well equipped even for younger guests, as we had a 3 year old and 6 month old with us. Clear guidance was received on the use of the Day Boat, which was enjoyed by all. Horning is also a lovely village with a park within walking distance to keep our little ones happy. If your looking for first class accommodation in a relaxing environment, then Heron Cottage is the place.

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Liked best: Location and facilities / equipment within cottage and of course the Day Boat
Liked least: Pubs / restaurants within walking distance are only average for evening meals which is a shame
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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johnthorn...
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4 reviews
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“5 Star Accommodation in a 5 Star Location”
Reviewed 17 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We have visited the Norfolk Broads many times and we have stayed at Heron Cottage twice.

The cottage itself is immaculate and Gail and Ken have thought of everything you could possibly need while on holiday. It really is like a home from home.

To make the most of your holiday I would recommend you hire the day boat as there is so much to do in this part of the Broads.

We will be returning to this wonderful cottage.

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Liked best: Tons of little extras
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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