Originally two 17th Century “one up one down” Eelers cottages, that were joined and extended in the 50’s. Modern amenities make this a fantastic family holiday home.
An enclosed front garden is a great place to enjoy the extensive views across Hickling Broad. The hedge and fence contain most children and pets. Garden furniture and a BBQ allow for alfresco dinning when the weather allows. There are plenty of games to entertain.
Better still relax in the chairs and look out for the Kingfisher or Marsh Harriers.
The Sitting Room
A large lounge is great for family get togethers and enjoys great views over the Broad. A smart TV, DVD player, games and books are provided. Free Wi-Fi enables you to utilise your own Netflix account if you have one.
Great place to be on a stormy day to watch the weather howling across the broad.
A large table which sits everyone, is perfect for family meals. It also enjoys views across the Broad. There is access into the garden.
Next to the dinning room is a fully equipped kitchen, with oven/hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Plenty of pots, pans, crockery, cutlery and glasses. There is a great view across the Broad from the window.
The adjacent utility room has a fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Downstairs Shower Room
At the back of the house is a shower and toilet.
This is a large double room, which has a large picture window. You can lie in the king sized bed and watch all the action on the Broad. Across the corridor is a family bathroom and separate toilet.
Upstairs Family Bathroom
A modern family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. Next door there is a separate toilet.
In the original part of the house there is a family bedroom. This has a double and a single bed. The window overlooks the Broad.
Again in the original part of the house is a generous bedroom that has twin beds. The window overlooks the Broad. It has its own steep staircase and also a door connecting it with the back bedroom.
At the back of the original park of the house is a cosy twin room. There is a door connecting with the yellow bedroom. This is a great favourite with the children.
The two original double room cottages date to some time in the 17th Century, and were for Marshmen working on the local estate. At How Hill you can see a preserved cottage (Toad Hole Cottage). Lean to’s were added at the rear and you can still see the old bread oven at the back of the main stairs. Just after WW2 the main extension was added that joined the cottages and added the lounge, main bedroom and bathroom. Around this time our boathouse was built.
Our family purchased Watersedge in 1960 as a holiday home. So far five generations have enjoyed time spent relaxing and learning to sail and canoe. In 2014 we installed the cottage’s first heating system. An air source heat pump along with external insulation allow us to use Watersedge all year round.
Watersedge is clad in Norfolk reed and Hickling sedge. The current roof was installed in the 50’s and had the ridge replaced every twenty years or so. Next time round the roof will need a complete rethatch having lasted a century.