View towards the property
Dining area
Double bedroom on ground floor
Double bedroom with river views
Double bedroom on first floor
Bedroom Detail
Views out on to the river
Twin bedroom
Quirky bedroom decor
Bathroom on ground floor
Kitchen detail
A great place to stay
Veranda with river views
Property detail
Spend the day on the broads
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Repps with Bastwick, Norfolk
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sit back and relax, watch the boats go by in this lovingly restored holiday home right on the waters edge
  • Explore the waterways of the Norfolk Broads, hire a boat for the day or take a day trip
  • Plenty to keep the kids entertained, with local attractions, Bewilderwood, Africa Alive and Dinosaur Adventure Park, visit Norwich City for the day, ideal for sightseeing, the cathedral and the museum or perfect for some retail therapy
Property code: 36887

Sitting on your private waterside veranda watching the world go by, is one of the joys of staying in this three-bedroom property, situated right on the picturesque River Thurne. The cottage is laid out so as to make the most of those uninterrupted views, which can be enjoyed from the spacious lounge/diner and the master bedroom on the first floor, which has a tranquil seating area in the dormer window.

Boasting a tranquil riverside location, this is the perfect property for those who enjoy quiet countryside walks and would like the opportunity to take to the water themselves by hiring a day cruiser from one of the nearby boatyards. Just a few hundred metres down the road from the property, the Wind Energy Museum offers an interesting look at this part of Norfolk’s heritage.

Whether it’s the river, the tranquil waterways of the Broads, or the quiet village beaches of Norfolk’s east coast, there is plenty to see and do in the area surrounding this waterside cottage. 7 miles east of the property, the Horsey Gap is a picturesque stretch of coastline which is known for its resident seal colony, whilst other attractions in the area include BeWILDerwood, Thrigby Hall and Wildlife Gardens, and the shops and tea rooms in the Broadland village of Potter Heigham.

  • Bedrooms - 2 double, 1 twin bedroom
  • Bathroom - Family bathroom on the ground floor
  • TV/DVD
  • Fishing on site/nearby - Permit required
  • Electric oven and hob, Microwave, Fridge/freezer, Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • BBQ
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off road parking by permit - Car parking is 200 yards away
  • Shop and pub - 2 miles
  • Beach - 5 miles
  • Arrival - 3.00pm

This property is personally managed by Adam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 14th February 2020

Fantastic holiday home, made very welcome by owners

Reviewed by Stephen 4th October 2019

Lovely cottage in great location. Sue the owner couldn't have been more helpful

Reviewed by Margaret 27th September 2019

We have had many holidays over the years on the Norfolk Broads but this holiday surpassed all others, the Nutshell was amazing clean comfortable and a welcome pack of goodies to start your holiday off, flowers and even a TV magazine. Sue and Fred have thought of everything and more to make your holiday special, including a home made cake which we dRead moreevoured over the week. I can't recommend the Nutshell enough, you would be silly not to go there. Hide

Reviewed by Geraldine 20th September 2019

We keep coming back, just love Nutshells so peaceful and the owners are so welcoming. Never want to come home such great place, easy to walk up to Potter Hiegham

Reviewed by Christine 6th September 2019

Love Nutshell a lovely comfortable, clean, welcoming cottage, Susie and Fred are a lovely friendly couple, who always make you feel welcome. It is perfectly situated for exploring Norfolk and the Broads. Also ideal for getting away from it all to just relax or fish, hire a boat, whatever you like to do.

Reviewed by Yasmin 16th August 2019

Greeted by owner Sue who made us a cake and had put provisions in fridge etc, beautifully clean, nice quiet location for people wanting to chill, car needed to explore. Would go back again certaintly

Reviewed by Sarah 12th April 2019

We had the most wonderful week staying at Nutshell during the Easter holidays. Sue was the most wonderful host, she had made us a delicious cake and helped us retrieve our boat on the day we arrived, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was immaculately clean, cosy and maintained to a very high standard, the owners have thought of everything. Read moreThe kitchen has everything you need, there were more pots, pans and baking trays than I have at home! We can't wait to return one day soon. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 23rd December 2018

Superb owners, Superb location, Everything that we needed was there plus more, We try to leave it the way that we found it in perfect condition. A washing machine might be needed if you were there for any longer length of time but we weren't.

Reviewed by Steve 21st September 2018

Stunning location and lovely water side experience. We could have stayed there for ever. Tranquil location on the side of the water (and the wider Broads) - regular visitors of ducks and swans. Rental possible of boats from nearby vendors - which can be moored directly outside. Lovely hosts, from local farm, made us very welcome. Glorious.

Reviewed by Tina 17th August 2018

Wonderful location, excellent property and Sue and Fred were the perfect hosts.

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View towards the property
Dining area
Double bedroom on ground floor
Double bedroom with river views
Double bedroom on first floor
Bedroom Detail
Views out on to the river
Twin bedroom
Quirky bedroom decor
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

There are so many places to visit and activities to get involved in on a Norfolk holiday. We have some lovely properties including country cottages, farm conversions, large family houses, apartments and surburban home from homes in our collection. Why not find your perfect holiday home today?

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