The holiday cottage "The Wherry Arch" can be found in Irstead, Norwich, near North Walsham - Norfolk. The Wherry Arch is about 9 miles from North Walsham. Sleeping 7 people in 4 bedrooms.
The Wherry Arch is a good size for a family holiday.
There is a 3 star rating at The Wherry Arch - so you will have a good level of quality and comfort.
Reviews of The Wherry Arch
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These are the reviews for The Wherry Arch. There are 42 reviews.
We had a wonderful time at wherry arch. this was our second visit, the first being over 30 years ago and it is just as impressive now as it was then. The views, peace and wildlife were great. Our grandchildren loved the space of the gardens, feeding the ducks and swans and going out in the rowing boat with their grandad. The adults loved the wildlife, the barbeques in the evening, and the all round feel of peace and tranquility that the wherry arch provides. Definitely value for money for 7 of us. Tina from Haverhill (20 May 2017)
The location is 15 minute walk from the local village shop and pub and just ten minutes drive from supermarket and fast food food outlets. Both norwich and the coast are within easy commuting distance. The owner left us a welcome pack on arrival and a folder giving clear instructions for the property. The best equipped kitchen we have seen in rentals for a long time. . we were the first let of the year, so the property needed airing and heating for a few days to be truly at it's best. That is not a complaint. It's a matter of fact for any property left vacant for long periods. David from Midlands (22 April 2017)
I had looked forward all year to a nice place where I could relax and do a spot of fishing, . . much to my disappointment the dyke at wherry arch was unfishable due to it being. . covered in duckweed, only once did the wind blow a clear space and I caught a few small. . fish. The other problem was the fridge, the shelves were broken and held together with . . cling film, any weight would have crumpled them. Christian from Grays Essex (24 September 2016)
Shelves in fridge found cracked/broken. Freezer door seal non-operational so couldn't use if we'd wanted to. Yellow & black safety strip needed on stairs re low height. Cot side doesn't stay in place. one child stair-gate we had to repair ourselves, the other one is broken and should be removed. there are no drying facilities for wet/damp towels, and no hooks in shower rooms for dressing gowns/clothes. the stairs are extremely noisy underfoot and woke the baby frequently. one bed had dog hairs on it when we arrived - not sure if complete bedding is changed very often as we were only asked for loose sheets and top pillowcases, not duvet covers and all pillowcases. The downstairs family bedroom was not used owing to the lack of toilet facilities and the hike needed during the night should one be required!. our fishing boat's outboard motor got tangled in lilies and weed, and the dyke looked like an extension of the lawn to our dog who unwittingly fell in the muck. Very upset over our annual holiday and the cost. I am sure this was a beautiful retreat once. Linda from Wisbech (17 September 2016)
This was our 5th visit to the wherry arch, we absolutely love it there. the cottage is very clean and comfortable. the kitchen has recently been refitted and updated and is suitably equipped. we have met the owners on most of our visits there, they are extremely friendly and helpful. the location is just beautiful, with lots of visiting wildlife. my husband and son enjoyed fishing in the dyke and the row boat just added to the fun! can't recommend enough, photos do not do the setting justice. Lynda from Canvey Island, Essex (03 September 2016)
Wonderful week; enjoyed the boat and proximity to broad, boardwalk and village. Would have liked more local information, maps, and history of the house. . definitely recommend a toilet/shower room in the annexe. Amanda from St Albans (06 August 2016)
Great holiday , lovely and relaxing time here , would stay again and probably will , would benefit from wifi as no phone signal but on the whole loved the place and could have stayed for another 2 weeks Dave from Northampton (02 July 2016)
Great place to stay Stephen from East Ridings Of Yorkshire (11 June 2016)
Our 3rd time at the cottage and it is ideal for those who want peace and quiet with outstanding areas to walk, mostly on the level. Pub within easy walking and serves excellent variety of food and ales. took a dinghy and outboard to explore the broads and waterways but of course the cottage has a rowing boat available if needed. If you want to fish, make sure you are aware of the closed season. Steve from Farnham (28 May 2016)
Lovely and clean good location very peaceful perfect for a relaxing break with family and friends Julie from North Yorkshire (07 November 2015)
So remote it was peaceful and yet within easy reach of all the main broads. having no wi fi signal was a bonus!!!! Gail from Hednesford Staffs (31 October 2015)
If you want complete peace & quiet in a lovely setting in a clean comfortable cottage this provides all this & more. Linda from Hinckley (17 October 2015)
Stunning beautiful, tranquil and private location. rowboat hire a great bonus. Accommodation suited us perfectly - 3 x couples and one baby girl. Fresh milk and packet of biscuits for us on arrival. Great pub (own brew beer and good food) - white horse inn at neatishead, approx 20 mins casual walk. Very little traffic on local roads. Ideal place for a quiet getaway. Poor mobile signal - but that's a bonus if you are looking for some 'down time'. . unfenced water but that is part of the charm. Would definitely stay again. David from Wisbech (12 September 2015)
The wherry arch is a lovely old building located in a beautiful and peaceful waterside setting. it would, however, benefit greatly from an en suite in the double bedroom in the annexe, since visiting the toilet during the night is quite an event! Norman from Sheffield (08 August 2015)
It was a very interesting property to stay in. Lots of grounds which were great for children to play in and for dogs, although not fenced in so not suitable for younger kids or dogs prone to run off! the property was basic but comfortable. There is no wifi and limited mobile signal. The annexe bedroom has no bathroom and access is via a door opening into the garden. Luckily it was good weather for us, but I would not have wanted to come out and climb the wooden external stairs to access the house upstairs for the bathroom if it had been raining. You therefore need to consider which of your party is best for this room. The access to the broads was great though and allowed us good access with our canoes. What was most disappointing was the additional costs. As well as our weekly rate, we paid 30 odd pounds for insurance, and then on arrival £38 in cash for use of the central heating plus £12 in cash for use of the electric heaters as the heating did not work efficiently downstairs in the kitchen/dining area and the annexe bedroom. Then we had the choice of paying again for the use of the rowing boat attached to the property which we declined! i've rented many properties over the years but have never had to pay for additional costs for heating. we would not have done so had we not had our 85 year old mother in law with us, so I do feel irritated that we had to hand over £50 of our holiday money in addition to the weekly rental rate. Louise from Hampshire (11 April 2015)
Stunning setting; the dyke runs literally under the cottage and the boat is moored in this arch. Wildlife everywhere, near to all the expected sights but incredibly peaceful. The impeccably clean house itself is charming if a little dated but this reflects norfolk perfectly! overall, it's an exceptional package. Jon from Sandhurst (01 November 2014)
The rowing boat and therefore the access it gives to miles of dykes and broads makes this an exceptional cottage for a family with older kids which enjoys adventure and/or wildlife spotting. central broads location and huge garden. Access to n coast for characterful villages and harbours. Just returned from 'superb value for money' october break with lovely autumn weather. hope others are as lucky! Stewart from Edinburgh (18 October 2014)
Just what a holiday is all about. The kids loved it. no phone signal just piece and quite fishing on your door step lots of wild life to see . will be rebooking. Andrew from Rochester Kent (06 September 2014)
Lovely house, a bit dated. Not enough living space for all of the family though (4 adults, 2 children). great location with a pub within walking distance and countryside walks. Saw lots of different wildlife including swans, bats and hawks. Confirmed Purchaser (09 August 2014)
The location of the bedroom only reached by the wooden stairs was not ideal for an elderly guest, apart from that it was excellent. Alan from Oakham (26 October 2013)
Peaceful, brilliant wildlife,stunning location Julie from Shropshire (10 August 2013)
A beautifully located property in a tranquil, waterside position. Great for a restful week and lots of outdoor space plus bonus of a row boat. The property is old and a little "tired" but this is represented in the price and it is therefore very fair value for money. I would suggest a comfortable max 7 person occupancy. Would be happy to return. Graham from West Sussex (03 August 2013)
Beautiful location Confirmed Purchaser (03 November 2012)
Lovely location, beautiful views and lovely to have option of rowing boat. Fantastic garden and house very well furnished and equipped. we received a very warm welcome. Richard from Croydon (04 August 2012)
Our second visit to this beautiful cottage, our third will follow next year having already booked. The cottage has the most amazing setting surrounded by large gardens and right beside a dyke. It is ideal for children with the garden large enough for games and fishing right on the doorstep. It is a haven for wildlife with otters, kingfishers and deer regular visitors. The cottage is comfortable with everything that you require. There is a lovely welcome pack from the owner. For anyone wanting a holiday to get away from it all this is the cottage to book. Customer 25 (June 2012)
A unique property in a lovely, tranquil location. So good we’ve just booked to go back again later this year! Customer 26 (May 2012)
The House was all that was expected..under priced for it’s locality and size. We managed to catch the last of the Sun for a very warm October. Fun fishing from the garden or great for wild life shots. Very pleasant stay and well recommended if you want to get away from it all. Customer 27 (October 2011)
Very comfortable and well-equipped. Lovely, peaceful location but not isolated. Customer 28 (October 2011)
This property is in a perfect location. Not only the fact that it is situated over a dyke with lots of, swans, ducks and other wildlife visiting every day, but its in a great position to go out and sight see around Norfolk/Suffolk. The house itself is lovely, a bit old fashioned inside but clean and tidy. The views from the back of the house are wonderful. I would definitely recommend the place. Customer 29 (September 2011)
The cottage is about 10 miles from Norwich, 20 miles from Great Yarmouth. and a 10 minute drive into Wroxham. On arriving, we were surprised at the beauty of this cottage. The photos on the web, really don’t do it justice. The owner has thought of everything, inside and out. Spotlessly clean, well equipped. Fishing on site, rowing boat to hire. The dyke goes out into Barton Broad. Swans come every morning. We took 6 kids between 10 and 14 and they all enjoyed being out in the fresh air, rather than sat in front of games consoles! The annexe was ideal for the 3 girls to have their own space. The only things i could find fault with really are; there is no lighting around the back at night-time and it would be great if somehow there could be a toilet attached to the annexe, as it isn’t very pleasant having to come up the steps into the house in the middle of the night. A great holiday was had by all and we were blessed with lovely weather for the week. Would definitely recommend for a quiet holiday, and would return to this beautiful place. Customer 30 (August 2011)
If you are looking for tranquillity and peace The Wherry Arch is the place to go. Nature at its best. Kingfishers, Herons and Swans were regular visitors. We even had a Roe Deer. The property is beautifully clean and caters well for guests. A 2 minute walk down the lane leads to a viewing station for Barton Broad. There is also an alternative disabled entrance. 200 yards away from the entrance you can walk down a tiny lane that leads to the mooring and pick up point of The Solar Boat which takes you for a peaceful trip around the local Broads. I highly recommend this boat trip but advise you phone to book as the boat is very limited. Wroxham/Hoveton is the nearest town. There is also a wide variety of boats that can be hired. Your nearest supermarket is here as well. There are many children’s attractions, supplying you with an endless choice of entertainment. A highly recommended holiday destination/accommodation. Customer 31 (August 2011)
The cottage is about 10 miles from Norwich, 20 miles from Great Yarmouth and a 10 minute drive into Wroxham. On arriving we were surprised at the beauty of this cottage. The photos on the web really don’t do it justice. The owner has thought of everything, inside and out. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Fishing on site, rowing boat to hire. The dyke goes out into Barton Broad. Swans come every morning. We took 6 kids between 10 and 14 and they all enjoyed being out in the fresh air! A great holiday was had by all and we were blessed with lovely weather for the week. Would definitely recommend for a quiet holiday and would return to this beautiful place. Customer 32 (August 2011)
Interesting house in very quiet location, large garden area, some wildlife, with easy access by boat to Barton Broad. Customer 33 (July 2010)
Wonderful waterside location, peaceful and quiet with just the sound of birds and waterfowl. Customer 34 (June 2010)
It was spotlessly clean, everything we needed. Customer 35 (September 2009)
The accommodation was very quiet and pleasant to wake up in the morning to see swans, kingfishers, pheasants as you look out of the windows was really nice. Customer 36 (September 2009)
Perfect peaceful setting with so much interesting wildlife to watch. Very useful to be able to tie up our sailing boat at the end of the garden. Customer 37 (July 2009)
We felt comfortable straight away, with milk, tea, and biscuits there to welcome us. It fully met the brochure description. The visitors book showed that people kept coming back many times, which speaks for itself. Customer 38 (July 2009)
Very pretty garden and very relaxing atmosphere. Customer 39 (August 2008)
Whilst the brochure picture of the property is good, it is only front view and fails to adequately reflect the delightful rear aspect onto the creek. Customer 40 (July 2007)
This property has an idyllic waterside location, which is also very peaceful and private. Customer 41 (October 2006)
The pictures did not do justice to the property which was quaint and gardens which were colorful, large and interesting (apple trees, Woodland) Wonderful. Loads of space for children, idyllic setting. We even had our own visiting swan and the rowing boat, mooring was an adventure. Customer 42 (August 2006)
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