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Swallows Houseboat

Beccles - Suffolk

Swallows Houseboat

Beccles - Suffolk

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

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

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1

How to book...

Swallows Houseboat is owned and managed by Mary Sparrow.

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

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  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.

  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.

The Details...

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 yards 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 Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Use of a row boat that can also take a basic sail pack on request

Nearby...

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

Canoes, kayaks, bikes and electric day boats also available to hire

Swallows Houseboat

  Nearest Airport

Norwich 40 mins/25 miles Stansted 105 mins/60 miles

Detailed Pricing Information...

Till 7 Sept 115
8 Sept till 31 Oct 105
Closed till 1 April
1 April - 1 July 105

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How to book...

Swallows Houseboat is owned and managed by Mary Sparrow.

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

Message the owner  

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