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The river at Wroxham, taken from the bridge

Norfolk Broads Boat Hire October 2019 Newsletter

October Half Term from £50 per person
its the last chance before winter to get the family together for an adventure on the Norfolk Broads.
Everything is still open, moorings are plentyful and the prices are a fraction of the costs in summer.
Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

Nights Sleeps Dates Hire
Charge
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Concerto
Richardsons
Stalham
4 4 28th October £330 £82

Concerto

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Barbados
Richardsons
Stalham

4 5 28th October £280 £56

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Windsor Bridge
Bridgecraft
Acle
4 5 29th October £505

£101

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Bolero
Richardsons
Stalham
4 6 28th October £773 £129

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Moonraker
Richardsons
Horning

4 8 28th October £1008 £126

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Superior Gem
Richardsons
Stalham

4 10 28th October £505 £50

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Chelsea Bridge
Bridgecraft
Acle
7 4 25th October £486 £121

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Antigua
Richardsons
Stalham
7 6 26th October £680 £113

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Brinks Serenade
Barnes Brinkcraft
Wroxham

7 6 25th October £1295 £216

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Commodore
Richardsons
Stalham

7 8 28th October £1543 £193

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Broads Serenade
Richardsons
Stalham

7 9 26th October £1230 £137

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Challenger
Richardsons
Stalham

7 12 26th October £1215 £101

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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 - Book 2020 from just £25 deposit
The Hoseasons offer of booking for a low deposit from £25 to £75 per boat is still on. In addition, many boatyards are offering a 5% early booking discount. These discounts usually stop around the end of this month so if you know you will be holidaying on the Broads next year, the message is to check the prices now, as you could be paying more for your boat beyond the end of this month.

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village lowdown - St Olaves

St Olaves

The river at St. Olaves is straddled by a road bridge with moorings available at the public staithe or outside the Bell Inn public house, reputed to be the oldest on the Norfolk Broads. The public staithe offers side on moorings with a short walk to the Bell Inn. The moorings at the public house are stern-on. The tide runs fast here so care must be taken when mooring. Always come in against the prevailing tide so that the current slows you down. Mooring with the tide should always be avoided as you will come in too fast and will lose control of your boat.

Things to do: Visit the ruined St Olaves Priory, built in the 14th century and housing a well preserved refectory under-croft. The under-croft is noted for its vaulted brick ceiling, one of the earliest uses of brick in the country. The Priory is to be found in the grounds of the Priory Farm Restaurant.

Eating and Drinking: The Bell Inn is a large establishment on the banks of the River Waveney, right next to the old road bridge. It offers and extensive menu of main meals and lite bites such as sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes. Cooked breakfasts are also available between 9 and 11am for those who don't want to cook on a morning.
The Priory Farm Restaurant is a large well thought of concern where advance booking is recommended. The menu is large including speciality steaks, fish and traditional home cooked favourites. The Priory is a short walk up from the Bell Inn on the opposite side of the road. Lamas, goats and sheep can be seen in the grounds leading up to the restaurant.

Other Services: There are no shops in St Olaves.

TIP: The public staithe moorings are a short walk from the main road and the Bell Inn but you are less likely to be disturbed at night by road traffic.

For more information and locations consult our St Olaves map

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