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Swallows Houseboat

Beccles, Suffolk

Bring the river to life at Swallows Houseboat in Hippersons Boatyard.

  • 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£105-125 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

Swallows Houseboat is owned and managed by Mary Sparrow.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Mary Sparrow.

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The highlights
  • Stay on a beautiful houseboat on the River Waveney.
  • Updated to modern living while still maintaining original charm.
  • Decked balcony gives access and outside space,
  • A double bedroom and separate bunk room on board,
  • Living area with well equipped kitchen.
  • Bathroom with basin, WC, and bath with shower attachment,
  • Explore the market town of Beccles and the surrounding Broads.

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You should know
  • Could be difficult to access for people with limited mobility.
  • It is a 3 minute walk from the car park to the houseboat.
  • In cases where a government restriction is in place, we will endeavour to work with you to ensure you don't loose out on your visit or your money. Whilst we are in these interesting times for planning ahead, we have amended our final payments, you will be sent a reminder 14 days before you are due to arrive. This change will remain in place until we enter a time of greater certainty and the "new normal".

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The detail

Bring the river to life at Swallows Houseboat in Hippersons Boatyard. Located on the Broads in the Suffolk market town of Beccles, people and nature coexist seamlessly on the beautiful River Waveney.

Just off the main river in the yard’s mooring basin is Swallows, which sleeps 4 people with the comfort of the gentle tide underneath. After a short 3 minute walk from the car park, guests enter the light and airy space of the houseboat, with windows flanking all sides. Access is via the balcony and depending on the tide guests either have to step up or down to get on board. The Sparrow family, who bought the business in 2014, have worked tirelessly to update the design and aesthetics of the boats, but without losing any of their original charm.

The living room is at the front of the vessel, complete with sliding glass doors onto the deck, sofa, and flatscreen TV. The kitchen area is well equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave, and kettle. There are 2 bedrooms on board. The first has a double bed, while the second is a bunk room and both offer great views of the river where those staying can watch boats gently drift along throughout the day. There is also a stylish bathroom complete basin, WC, and bath with shower attachment.

All of the surrounding area around Swallows is now owned by Hippersons, so guests can gain access by any route they wish. It is a working yard and as well as the pleasant comings and goings of the local wildlife, there are also boats being repaired and refitted, so there is a real buzz about the place.

For those who want to get out and about and explore then there are canoes and kayaks in order to do that via the river, or bikes for those who want to get back on land. People on 2 wheels can take the Bungay loop, which takes in lots of great stops along the way. First there is St Peters Brewery, then Beccles with its cafes and pubs, before finally ending up in Bungay and visiting the castle.

Features
Essential
  • Dog Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Family Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
Living Spaces
Kitchen/Utility
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Cooker
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
  • Babysitting

Use of a row boat that can also take a basic sail pack on request. Sparrows and Amazons experience package available from Hippersons.

Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Beach (sea)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Sailing
  • Theme park
  • Fishing
  • Historical sites
  • Wine tasting
  • Wildlife
  • Zoo/Wildlife park
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Bird watching
  • Nightlife (low key)

Canoes, kayaks, pedal boat and electric day boats also available to hire.

£105-125 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Swallows Houseboat is owned and managed by Mary Sparrow.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Mary Sparrow.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
Norwich 40 mins/25 miles Stansted 105 mins/60 miles

Detailed pricing info

2021 prices

A minimum of two nights stay is required

Two nights throughout the season £260

Three nights or more;

11th July - 5th Sept £115 a night.

1st - 17th April; 22 May - 10th July; 6 Sept - 31st October £125 a night.

18 April - 21st May £105 a night.

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