Moonriver, Norfolk Broads, R Thurne

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A superb Norfolk Broads waterside break. We are surrounded by open countryside with the front directly overlooking the river with uninterrupted views, both back and front, across open farmland. You can`t see any buildings, except old windmills. sleeps 6
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Description

Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 2

Single Beds 2

Double Beds 1

Bunk Beds 2

Our riverside holiday home offers superb waterside breaks and is situated on the banks of the River Thurne.  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 The Broads which is part of the family of National Parks of Britain / Nature Reserve where the owners have logged seeing over 40 species of birds in the immediate vicinity.

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 Candle to Heigham Sound and the finest sailing and fishing in Hickling Broad and Horsey Broad. 

The surrounding fields are in The Broads which is part of the family of National Parks of Britain / Nature Reserve or sheep pasture.

Our self catering holiday rental cottage is available all year round for a waterside break holiday 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.

WiFi - MoMo - Mobile Modem - Broadband

We have installed a Mobile Modem that you can use if you bring a pre-paid Sim Data Card to connect to the Web, download anything you want.

LOUNGE

The Lounge enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the River Thurne and The Broads which is part of the family of National Parks of Britain / Nature Reserve 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, DVD, CD, Freeview, Sky+ dish & twin cable so you can bring your own Sky+ box or FreeSat box, Wi-Fi / MoMo - Mobile Broadband - Data Sim Card required, a selection of books, CD`s, DVD`s, dining table & chairs, 3Kwh electric heater, radio, a heater / dehumidifier and electric fires.  Their is a sofa bed, the base mattress is sprung (45" / 113cms Wide, 71" / 179cms Long) and Single put you up bed.

In March 2014 we are installing a colour CCTV Bird Box on the tree next to the boat dyke so that you can watch what the birds are doing on their own TV channel in Moonriver.  The CCTV Bird Box will have a day and night vision camera with Infa-red lights that do not disturb the nesting birds.  A live TV show 24/7 during the nesting season.

We have provided a variety of books, maps, guides, boxed games, jigsaws, CD`s, DVD`s and details of visitor attractions for your enjoyment.

The Victoria Inn, Martham is the closest Wi-Fi, the modem is called "The Cloud".

Safe

We have installed a combination safe to keep your valuables.

 

KITCHEN

The kitchen also enjoys wonderful views of the River Thurne and The Broads which is part of the family of National Parks of Britain / Nature Reserve 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, kitchen utensils, iron, ironing board, etc.  All the cutlery and crockery are matching sets, our visitors tell us that the kitchen is as well equipped as their own homes..

BEDROOM 1

The main bedroom also has views of the River Thurne and The Broads which is part of the family of National Parks of Britain / Nature Reserve.  It has a King Size bed, wardrobe, large dressing table, chest of drawers, electric heater, two radio alarm clock, hair dryer, rocking chair, two mirrors, two bedside cabinets and bedside lights.

Redecorated and carpeted March 2015

BEDROOM 2

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

SHOWER / TOILET

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

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.  Most of the garden has non slip decking made from recycled plastic bottles so it doesn`t splinter, the gaps between each board are 4mm.  We have left the other side of the boat dyke as lawn.  The garden is fenced in on three sides.

We have erected a large tackle store which has a bait fridge with freezer compartment, light, power point, bait tables, ground bait buckets, etc.  It is locked with two padlocks but we do not take responsibility for anything kept inside the tackle store.  We have also placed a 500 watt floodlight on the holiday cottage which illuminates the garden and river using a switch in the Lounge.

We have a large four wheeled trolley to take your luggage, fishing tackle to / from your car.

There is a large picnic table and two bench seats.

The garden is great for bird watching, you might like to buy some bird feeders from Lathams and watch to 40+ varieties coming to feed.

A "wetland nature reserve" called Potter Wetland has been built on the land on the other side of the river from us, so please bring your binoculars as you will see lots of wildlife.  Full details on the "Local Information" page and an aerial image of it on the Exterior Images page.  A new home for Bittens, Marsh Harriers, Owls, etc.

Their is a wellington boot rack by the river door.

CAR PARKING

50 yards along a flat concrete path is a car park, this is operated by MBBDC, the local boatyard, which charge £15 p.w (March 2016).  This path is not illuminated.

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Features & Facilities

In March 2014 we are installing a colour CCTV Bird Box on the Silver Birch tree next to the boat dyke, so that you can watch what the birds are doing on their own TV channel in Moonriver. The CCTV Bird Box will have a day and night vision camera with Infa red lights that do not disturb the nesting birds. A live TV show 24/7 during the nesting season.

Our guests have told us about a whole range of Birds and other Wildlife that the see from our holiday cottage garden, or when walking along the riverbank.  So this year we are going to leave a Bird & Wildlife Log Book at Moonriver so that guests can record what they have seen which may help other guests to see the local Raptors, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Sparrow Hawk, Barn Owls, Short Eared Owl, Kingfisher, Bitten, Egyptian Geese, Cranes, Reed Bunting, Grebe, grass snake, deer, etc.  Over the years we have spotted over 40 bird species so now we can all record what we see. 

Fat balls and seed from Latham`s, Potter Heigham is very reasonably priced and helps to attract even more birds.  Several fat ball holders have been hung in a willow tree which can be seen from the Lounge.

Facilities
Comprehensive range of cooking equipment, ceramic hob, fan oven, microwave, quad toaster, fridge with freezer compartment, WiFi / MoMo - Mobile Broadband, Freeview flatscreen TV, CD / DVD player, FreeSat / Sky+ dish so that you can attach your own box, de-humidifier, Combination Safe, electric heaters, heated towel rail, electric fly killer, bedside alarm radios x3, dining table & 6 chairs, iron, ironing board, matching crockery, cutlery & glassware, Tackle Store with bait fridge, light, exterior flood light on decking / river, etc.
Our visitors tell us that the house is as well equipped as their own homes.


WiFi
Pet Friendly
Microwave
TV
DVD
Enclosed Garden
Fishing On-site
Beach Nearby
Pub Nearby
Restaurant
Children Welcome
Non-Smoking
Nearby Parking
Outdoor Seating
No Bunks
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Location

The property address is:

Moonriver, Norfolk Broads, R Thurne
31 Riverside, Cess Road
Martham
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
United Kingdom
NR29 4RG

Moonriver
M31 Riverside
Cess Road
Martham
Norfolk
UK
NR29 4RG
Travel info / SatNav Latitude 52.715312,   Longitude 1.610554
Map Reference  (52°42`55.1"N,     1°36`38.0"E)

You can also see our location / image on Google Maps / Satellite at the following location, we are the third plot to the right / East of the car park, Moonriver is marked with a "Gold Star" -

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=nr29+4rg&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

You can use the Google link above as a route planner please Moonriver is marked with a Gold Star.

Martham is built along the B1152

At the West end of the village is a small Co-Op supermarket with a DIY shop to one side.

Turn off the B1152 by the side of the small Co-Op supermarket and head North along Cess Road.

Cess Road ends in a car park by the side of the River Thurne.

MBBDC boatyard own the car park and charge £15 p.w (2016).

A flat concrete path by the side of the brick pumping station leads you to Moonriver, 31 Riverside, Martham - 25 - 50 yards.

Please take a torch with you as their are not any footpath lights, also wellington boots are very worth while at all times of year if you plan exploring the riverbank.


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Booking Terms & Rules

Full weeks only, w/c Saturday, during school holidays only.

Short breaks during non school holidays starting any day.

Deposit £75 p.w, balance 2 months before arrival

Vacancies http://holidayhomenorfolkbroads.co.uk/booking.asp

Linen
Please supply your own linen, i.e. duvet covers, bottom sheet, pillow cases, towels, bath mat, tea towels

Although one bed is King Sized you will find that you can put this duvet into a Standard Double Bed duvet cover.  A “non fitted” Double Bed bottom sheet will cover our mattress.

We supply the following -
King size duvet x1
Single size duvet x3
Double duvet x1
Pillows x8

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Contact Enquiries & Booking

Contact Details:

Name: Mr. Max Manners

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