The Nursery

Rockland-St-Mary, Norfolk Broads

  • 4 Star
  • A pretty, thatched cottage perfect for a family or friends' break located in a quiet south Broadland village within easy access of local attractions.

You can book this property from:

  • £405 per week
  • £58 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Range/Aga


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 25 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room


A charming, thatched cottage located in a pretty village on the southern fringes of The Broads National Park. As soon as you open the cottage door you can see its 1760’s heritage in the massive inglenook fireplace and there is an armchair beside the fireplace, perfect for curling up in on cooler days with a good book. At the rear is a conservatory that leads out onto a very pretty garden with gorgeous views that stretch out over the farmland beyond; the conservatory is also a good spot to store bicycles if you are bringing them with you; the cottage is next to National Cycle Route 1. The cottage is well equipped and if you are holidaying with youngsters, also has a supply of child friendly toys, cutlery and other equipment to use. There is a farm shop and apiary in the village selling fruit, veg and locally produced honey, as well as a good pub and village store. From The Nursery you can explore beautiful countryside, the historical city of Norwich and the easily accessed east coast beaches, making it a great year round location. Shop: within walking distance Pub: 0.5 miles  

Ground Floor:
Sitting/Dining Room with comfortable seating, Free Sat TV, DVD player, radio, dining table and chairs
Kitchen with electric range cooker, gas hob, fridge, microwave and separate side cupboard housing the washing machine
Bathroom with bath, over-bath shower, bath/shower mixer taps, washbasin and wc
Conservatory with bistro table and chairs, French doors to the garden

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: with a double bed
Bedroom 2: with a single bed 
Both bedrooms are in the eaves of the house and have restricted headroom

Garden: Small lawned area to the front and an enclosed garden with patio, lawns, table and chairs and charcoal barbecue.
Parking: Designated parking for up to two cars.
Heating: Gas central heating. Wood burner.
Also provided:  Towels. WiFi. Books and Games. Hairdryer. Booster seat. Travel Cot. Children’s books & garden toys. Welcome pack.
Notes:  This is a non-smoking property. Some duvets and pillows are feather filled. Mobile reception –  variable.

At the time of the Norman Conquests the village of Rockland St Mary was split in ownership with half being under the guidance of the Earl of Norfolk and the other half the Abbot of Langley Abbey.  The two townships were eventually joined to become the attractive Broadland village as we know it today with its own small Broad to the east of the village and a good village pub and shop. The area is set in an attractive low lying valley with the River Yare running through it, ideal for bird watchers and cyclists, whilst the Wherryman's Way accessed from the village, makes a great walking day out. A holiday based here offers many attractions; the fine City of Norwich is full of cultural attractions, cinema complexes, great shopping and a wide choice of cafes restaurants and pubs. The RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and the Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum are just across the River Yare and a day trip to The Broads to explore the 125 miles of inlets and waterways, is easily done from here. The traditional seaside resort of Great Yarmouth is directly to the east as are the less populated beaches of Caister-on-Sea and Winterton-on-Sea - the east coast beaches are large, sandy and there is space for the whole family to enjoy a day out. A little further north discover Horsey with its famous wind pump now looked after by the National Trust and from here take a walk to the beach where you will discover the resident seal colony - so who's watching who?