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June 2022 Newsletter 
Summer school holidays on a budget - Is that a thing?

The rise in the cost of living is doing nobody any favours, and it's reasonable to assume some families will either trade down on their summer holidays, or maybe even miss them all together. So I've taken a look at what's still available across the summer school break, at prices that are still affordable. We're not talking swish, bells and whistles cruisers, but boats that will still be of a good standard, be clean and tidy, and provide the base for your family to have an enjoyable holiday afloat this year. We have a whole section on budget cruisers HERE, highlighting what you can expect for your money. Take a look, you may be surprised at the level of furnishings. The following are just a few examples of what you can get for your family. Perhaps the Broads are not beyond their reach this summer after all.
Click the boat images for more information

Exterior of boat

Gold Gem 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
25th July
£860

Boat exterior

Elite Gem 5 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
2nd August
£860

Boat exterior

Concerto 4 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
8th August
£860

Boat exterior

San Remo 4 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
15th August
£860

Boat exterior

Clarion 4 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
22nd August
£616

Boat exterior

Brinks Symphony 10 berths
From Wroxham
 4 nights 
22nd August
£1479

Boat exterior

San Luis 5 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
22nd July
£922

Boat exterior

Chelsea Bridge 4 berths
From Acle
 7 nights 
29th July
£859

Boat exterior

San Bernado  5 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
9th August
£1175

Boat exterior

Golden Bridge 4 berths
From Acle
 7 nights 
12th August
£859

Boat exterior

San Salvador  6 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
19th August
£1175

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Cavalier  6 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
26th August
£1497

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

News from the Riverbank

boats for hire Easter Bank Holiday

First and Last Night Mooring Suggestions

We have a great set of pre-planned Norfolk Broads itineraries, which can be accessed HERE. However, I do recognise that some people just want to go where the mood takes them, and prefer advice on where to head to on leaving the boatyard, as well as a good location to stay for your last night afloat. So I've put together a list of my favourite mooring suggestions,  starting from  Wroxham, Stalham, Horning, Acle or Brundall. You can see them all HERE

WIFI Added to the Broom Fleet

Broom Boating Holidays in Brundall
As well as now offering all-inclusive rates on their holidays, Brooms have announced that all their boats now have wifi installed onboard as standard.

Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages - Somerleyton

The Swan Inn at Horning

Just before you reach the rail swing bridge on your left hand bank (if travelling from St Olaves) are the free 24 hour moorings for the village of Somerleyton. Approach the moorings with care if a strong tide is running. You should come in against the prevailing tide so that the current has the effect of slowing your boat down as you approach the moorings. This way you will have more control of your craft when coming alongside.

Things to do: Somerleyton has an interesting history for a small village. It is dominated by Somerleyton Hall, a stately home which was built in 1240 and is open to the public. The grounds house the pleasure gardens and a Yew hedge maze which is 800 yards from the centre to the exit. Most visitors to the Broads are unaware that Sir Christopher Cockerell, the inventor of the hovercraft used the premises of Ripplecraft, a hire-craft operator on the river to develop and test his ground breaking machine. The “Hovercraft Column” situated on the village green is dedicated to Cockerell. Another interesting piece of Somerleyton’s history is that a brick works once produced bricks for London’s Liverpool Street Station. It’s remains can be seen on the track which leads to Somerleyton rail station.

Eating and Drinking: The Dukes Head is situated up the hill from the moorings. You need to turn left once you reach the top of Staithe Lane. The Dukes Head is regarded as a high end eatery. It has a wide varied menu and food is served until 9pm each day. The public house also operates a fish and chips takeaway service. You need to call 01502 730281 for details.

Other Services: The village centre houses a Post Office which incorporates a village store.

TIP: The tide runs fast here so ensure you have sufficient headroom as you approach the swing bridge as turning to avoid it would not be easy if you are moving with a fast tide.

For more information and mooring locations consult our Somerleyton map

David Hearn

Owner and Proprietor

Tel: 01132 550515 
Website: norfolkbroadsboathire.biz 


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