Nor–Folk Stays – the Water Cabin




Following the completion of the Water Cabin we are beginning to curate our own personal guide to our favourite places in Norfolk, starting with what’s nearby to the cabin.

This is a personal project so our suggestions will continue to grow and evolve.

Broads National Park

The Water Cabin is situated in the heart of the Broads National Park. The manmade rivers are medieval and home to quarter of UK’s rarest wildlife. There are more than 200km of navigable lock free rivers and open water. The Broads are best explored by boat or canoe.

Tom Ellis said “The Broads, a breathing space for the cure of souls” and we wholeheartedly agree.


Ingham Swan | a Michelin Bib Restaurant | 20 minute drive

Enjoy relaxed fine dining in an intimate heritage building. Locally-inspired menus change daily across Lunch & Dinner Du Jour, A La Carte, Sunday Lunch and Tasting Menus. Booking is highly recommended. 

Winterton Beach and Dunes | to see the seals (seasonal) | 15 minute drive

How Hill | Electric Eel boat trip, house, gardens, woodlands, tea room on the River Ant | 11 minutes drive

Boat trips are seasonal, booking advisable.

Meales Farm Shop, Stalham | for local produce | 10 minute drive | Directions and opening hours

BeWILDerwood | A wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and hints of intriguing characters | Horning | 15 minutes drive

Houghton Hall | Stately home featuring major art exhibitions within the house and around the grounds | 1 hour 20 minute drive

Grey Seal Coffee, Cromer | for coffee | 40 minutes drive

The Waterside, Rollesby | for casual dining with a beautiful view of the broad | 8 minutes drive

Art Cafe, Glandford | for vegetarian food in North Norfolk | 1 hour drive

Talcon Farm Shop, Rollesby | for local produce | 10 minute drive

Gunton Arms | for a rib of beef to share | 30 minute drive

Hickling Broad Nature Reserve | for wildlife, walks and boat trips | 15 minute drive

Paddle-boarding and kayaking | from the Water Cabin – contact Martin at Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

Hunter’s Yard | for sailing a vintage wooden yacht | 15 minute drive

We will continue to add to our list of personal recommendations in due course and welcome suggestions.

Please email Fiona with your favourites.