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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire September 2020 Newsletter

October Boating Holidays

We're sold out for September, apart from cancellations, and the first and last weeks in October now only have vacancies for 2 to 4 berth boats. But we still have good availability for the middle two weeks. So if you're wanting to squeeze a break in before the end of the Autumn, there's still a good choice of boats. Below are some suggestions for 4 and 7 night holidays.
Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name Nights Sleeps Dates Cost Per person Boat images
Silver Serenade
4 4 13th October £529 £132

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Royall Commander
4 6 13th October £516 £86

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from Wroxham
4 8 12th October £605 £76



Brinks Lullaby
4 8 13th October £885 £111

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Fair Commodore
7 6 9th October £599 £100

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7 12 10th October £972 £81



Windsor Bridge
4 4 20th October £569 £142

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Highland Gem
4 6 20th October £381 £63

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Conway Bridge
7 4 17th October £839 £210

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Tamar Bridge
7 6 16th October £1125 £187

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Monte Carlo
7 8 17th October £700 £87

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Fair Admiral
7 8 16th October £1284 £160

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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

Cancellations Page for September & October holidays
The page has been a great success, with many people finding a cancellation to suit them. We are now including cancellations up to the 6th October, and for the Half Term Break, where there is very little availability now.
Click HERE to see the page

Season Extended in to November
With the lack of options for holiday abroad, it's not surprising that August and September have sold-out. As such many people have missed their boating holiday this year. The boatyards have therefore seen an opportunity to make up some the losses they incurred earlier in the season, by offering holidays into November. You can now book a trip starting up to the 27th November.
Click HERE to see what's available

Norfolk Broads towns and Villages - Irstead

Irstead, showing the moorings

Just before entering Barton Broad (from the Ludham Bridge side) is the small village of Irstead. Moorings are very limited and there are no services in the village. That said, this is a very pleasant spot to stay for a lunchtime stop amidst the passing river traffic and within reach of some lovely countryside walks.

Things to do: The village contains St Michael's Church which dates back to the fourteenth century and is well worth a visit. The Barton Broad Boardwalk can be reached from here by making your way towards Neatishead along Irstead Road. The distance is around 1.5 miles. The board walk takes you through typical Norfolk woodland and swamp before you come across a terrific viewing point taking in much of Barton Broad. It is said that this is the only point at which you can view the Broad without being afloat. The boardwalk is around 1.5 miles in length

Eating and Drinking: There are no pubs or cafe of any description in the tiny village. If you don't mind the walk, you can get to the White Horse in Neatishead by walking along Water Lane and then School Lane. The journey should take around one hour on foot.

TIP: It is best to have a plan B if you intend to moor here as there are only 4 or 5 boat places available.

For more information and locations consult our Irstead map

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