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January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of the New Year, in which we hope to keep you up to date with what's happening in Broadland, and point you towards discounts, deals and booking trends. It's a little early to say whether the coming season will be as hectic as the previous two. Much will depend on whether the latest Covid variant sweeps through the population, and whether that's an end to it. Many people will want to wait-out a return to overseas holidays, due to the uncertainty caused, and the restrictions to travel.. The size of that chunk of people, will determine how fast, holidays on the Broads sell out. Expect the peak season, (Easter, Platinum Spring Bank and Summer School Holidays) to go fast, as is always the case, Covid or no Covid. To remind you of what you've been missing, and to provide a little inspiration, I've highlighted a small selection of breaks over the next three public holidays, Easter, Mayday and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (which is Spring Bank, plus an extra day off).
Click the boat images for more information

Exterior of boat

San Rafael - 5 berths
From Stalham
 3 nights 
15th April

£275

Boat exterior

Fair Royale - 6 berths
From Wroxham
 3 nights 
15th April

£982

Boat exterior

Topaz Gem - 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
18th April 

£775

Boat exterior

Commodore - 8 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights
18th April

£1069

Boat exterior

Concerto - 4 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
2nd May

£370

Boat exterior

Brinks Quartet - 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
2nd May

£841

Boat exterior

Windsor Bridge - 5 berths
From Acle
 7 nights 
30th April
£695

Boat exterior

Bolero - 6 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
30th April 

£1278

Boat exterior

Broads Suncharm - 5 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
30th May

£895

Boat exterior

Fair Sovereign - 6 berths
From Wroxham
 4 nights 
31st May

£1742

Boat exterior

Cavalier - 6 berths
From Stalham
7 nights
30th May 

£1235

Boat exterior

Fine Gem - 8 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights
30th May 

£1383

Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver, fuel deposit or personal insurance. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change. Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website

Easter, Early May & Platinum Bank Holiday Availability

Bookings are motoring ahead for the first three public holidays of the year - Easter, Early May and especially the Queen's Platinum Jubilee holiday, which includes an additional day) . So rather than search for a boat type first, use the new Bank Holiday search tool instead. Select a public holiday, how many people in your party and for how many nights you want to be away to list what's still available by date instead.

Click here

Wroxham Boatyard offering 20% Discounts on
May Day 4 night breaks.

We've spotted a 20% discount on boating holidays of 4 nights commencing on the 2nd or 3rd May 2022. That's a huge saving for breaks over a public holiday.

For example, you can save £159 on Brinks Encore, a 4 berth cruiser (first image), and £198 on Brinks Tempo, a 6 berth dual steer luxury cruiser (second image). The boatyard has a range of cruisers, from 2 to 12 berths, all of which are discounted.

If you can fit a break in over the Early May Bank Holiday. you could save a substantial sum. Check what's available now, by clicking the following button.

(A full list of available boats, and their discounts, can be found half way down the page you are presented with)

Check for discounts

Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages - Ranworth

Oveerlooking Ranworth Broad

Ranworth Staithe is located on Malthouse Broad which is connected to the River Bure by a dyke, around 30 minutes downstream from the village of Horning. The dyke leads you out onto Malthouse Broad, where at the far end the staithe is to be found. This is a very busy spot and mooring can sometimes involve a short wait until someone moves on. The best advice is to time your arrival between 10 and 11am if you want to stay over lunch or between 2 and 3pm if you intend staying the night. This way you are arriving at a time when other boaters have finished their stay and are moving on thus freeing up mooring space.You will need to moor stern on to the quay which can be daunting but with so many other boaters around, you are sure to be offered assistance to get your craft into any tight spots. There is room for around twenty cruisers at the moorings, which are free of charge for up to 24 hours.

Local Attractions: Adjacent to Malthouse Broad is Ranworth Broad an area to which hire-craft are prohibited. The Broad is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. As it is relatively untouched, there is wildfowl in abundance. You may also see kingfishers, cormorants and marsh harriers. The swallowtail butterfly are also present. The best way to see over Ranworth Broad is to visit the floating Broads Wildlife Centre. This educational centre is reached by a boardwalk which begins to the left of the staithe moorings. Also worth a visit is St Helens Church with its 100 foot tower. The church dates back to the 14th century and houses a beautiful painted medieval screen. It is said to be the best preserved of its type in the country. The Antiphoner, an illuminated service book dating back to the 15th century is also on display. Most people will want to climb the tower for the unrivalled views over the Broads that it offers. The 89 steps and two iron ladders you need to climb to reach the top are well worth the effort.

Eating and Drinking: The Maltsters Public House is a short walk from the staithe. It has an extensive menu for lunches and evening meals. The Granary Stores houses a coffee shop offering drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

Other Services: The Granary Stores offers provisions and an extensive selection of gifts. There is a Broads Information Centre on the staithe and toilets are available at the top of the car park.

TIP: The climb up to the top of St Helen's bell tower is particularly rewarding as once at the top, the views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular. .

For more information and locations consult our Ranworth map

David Hearn

Owner and Proprietor

Tet: 01132 550515 
Website: norfolkbroadsboathire.biz 


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