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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire November 2018 Newsletter

Luxury Boat Range
Why not push the boat out on your next holiday? There are some real head-turners now available to hire with facilities onboard more akin to a luxury hotel, including en-suite cabins with island beds and second tv's, granite effect worktops, temperature controlled showers and mood lighting. Plus with Brexit fears and the associated forecasts of possible airport disruptions, adverse exchange rates and new immigration requirements, it's not hard to see that more people will staycation until everything settles down. As such, if the Broads floats your boat, now is the time to consider what's out there, whilst availability is at it's widest. These are just a few examples of around 70 luxury cruisers we currently offer.
Click the boat names for more information


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2 berth cruiser
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Broom Captain
4 berth cruiser
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Cover Girl
4 berth cruiser
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6 berth cruiser
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8 berth cruiser
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Brinks Rhapsody
8 berth cruiser
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Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver or fuel deposit. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change.
Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website
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This Month's news and features

Luxury Boat Search
This new search facility is proving popular, with luxury boats starting as low as £101 per person for a week aboard the 9 berth cruiser, Broads Serenade. We offer around 70 stunning craft, ranging rom 2 to 9 berths. with features including en-suite cabins with island beds and second tv's, granite effect worktops, temperature controlled showers and mood lighting, They are sure to turn heads as you pass by. And of course, the best time to book for next summer is now, whilst the largest choice of boats is still on offer.
Click HERE to learn more.

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village low-down - Loddon

Loddon Quayside

The small market town of Loddon lies on the River Chet, a 4 mile long river feeding into the River Yare on the southern Broads and is well worth a visit if you are holidaying on the rivers south of Yarmouth. The junction of the Chet and Yare can be found on the left hand bank a short distance upstream from Reedham Ferry. The Chet is fairly narrow at it's junction with the Yare so care needs to be taken here to avoid the posts which guide you away from the shelving bank. Further in it widens a little and should cause no problems when passing oncoming craft.

Moorings are available at two locations in the town, the first of which you will come across just at the river reaches it's outskirts. These moorings are on a grassed meadow and are very attractive. However the town centre itself is a mile or so walk away and if you are wanting to use it's services you would be better of mooring at the basin at the head of the river.
You will pass numerous boatyards on your right but do not be tempted to moor as the walk to the centre from here is significantly longer. Continue until you come across the basin where you need to moor stern-on. The rise and fall here is 2ft 6inches so allow enough rope when mooring.

Although addressed collectively as Loddon, the town is actually Loddon and Chedgrave. The walk up the hill to your left from the moorings takes you to Loddon. Interestingly, if you had walked in the opposite direction from the mooring basin, you would have been in Chedgrave.

Local Attractions: The fine Holy Trinity Church was built in the 15th century and can be found at the centre of the town just off High Street and past the Co-op Supermarket as you walk up from the moorings. Loddon High Street has many shops and a supermarket and with it's fine Georgian and Victorian buildings still intact, it makes for an interesting walk. Around 1 mile downstream from the moorings is Hardley Flood. This area of shallow lagoons and reed beds formed in the 1940s is a pleasant walk mostly alongside the river. This is an excellent spot from which to view the wading birds, but, additionally, Marsh Harriers, Owls, Woodpeckers and the like can also be seen on occasion. A Loddon Farmers market is held every other Saturday. For more information click HERE

Eating and Drinking:
Kings Head - Restaurant and bar food. Regular live music at weekends. Swan Inn - Restaurant and bar food. Rosie Les's Tea Room - opposite the moorings. Turn right when leaving the moorings towards Chedgrave. The White Horse which offers a restaurant and bar food and regular evening entertainment is a 5 minute walk away.

Other Services: Newsagent, general stores and gift shop - opposite the moorings Co-op Stores - small supermarket. Butchers - village centre. Fish and chips and a Chinese takeaway opposite the Co-op Supermarket. Doctor's surgery. Boots Chemist on High Street. Barclays Bank on Church Plain - just past the Co-op Supermarket. Public toilets and waste disposal available at the staithe.

TIP: We can recommend Limms fish and chip shop which is situated up the hill to your left from the moorings. An untried Chinese takeaway is located next door to it.

For more information and locations consult our Loddon map

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