Reconnect your mind, body and soul in a soothing sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, complete with cosy self-catering accommodation, creative workshops, and a range of holistic therapies.
  • Sleeps: 2 or 3 guests per unit
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: Varies
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A unique retreat, Breathing Space is dreamily located at Hickling Broad, part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a flourishing nature reserve in the Norfolk Broads National Park.

Set amongst three blissful acres, here you’ll discover a soothing sanctuary made up of self-catering accommodation, outdoor activities, holistic therapies, and creative workshops, all of which promise to relax and reinvigorate your senses.

Ideal for solo travellers, romantic couples, and best friends alike, each of the cosy hideaways you’ll find here are both peaceful and warmly welcoming, offering plenty of beautifully furnished space to unwind.

Sleeping three guests, Willow Cottage is an idyllic garden-view haven, with a glorious inglenook fireplace and a log-burner to warm your evenings. There are two elegant bedrooms to choose from; one superking or twin, and one single room on the ground floor.

Sleeping two guests, you’ll find Garden View Shepherd’s Hut right in the heart of the beautiful green gardens. Equipped with a comfy queensize bed and single bed, there’s a kettle and a microwave inside, and a full kitchenette and shower room in a separate building close by.
Sleeping two guests or a solo traveller, Lake View Shepherd’s Hut boasts views of the shimmering water from the tranquil decking – an ideal setting to curl up with a good book. There is a double bed, plus self-contained kitchen and en-suite bathroom facilities inside, along with a wood-burner to keep you perfectly toasty.

Last but by no means least, The Lodge is a stunning and spacious haven for two, with a full kitchen and bathroom, a lounge with an inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling, a private outdoor patio, and a cosy bedroom with a superking or twin beds.

Once you’ve settled in, you can choose from an extensive range of holistic therapies, from massage and mindfulness meditation to chakra balancing and crystal healing (therapies must be pre-booked before your arrival). Each therapy has been especially chosen for its healing and relaxation qualities, and is performed by a renowned practitioner in a bespoke cabin.

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At a glance

  • A unique retreat, consisting of cosy accommodation, creative workshops, and holistic therapies, peacefully secluded on a three-acre site in the heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park.
  • Self-catering accommodation comprises a fully self-contained lodge and two shepherd’s huts, each sleeping 2 guests, and a garden-view cottage, sleeping 3 guests.
  • Pre-book from an extensive selection of therapies, including massage, reiki, meditation, and chakra balancing, all performed by renowned practitioners in bespoke on-site cabins.
  • Creative art, crafts, and floristry workshops are also available to pre-arrange on site.
  • Located at Hickling Broad, there is a wide range of activities in the local area, with beaches and nature reserves to visit, and the city of Norwich close by.


  • Adults Only


Willow Cottage (3 guests): Ground floor: lounge with inglenook fireplace and log-burner, integrated kitchenette with fridge, oven and hob, single bedroom with 4ft queensize bed.  First floor: large twin or superking bedroom, shower room with 2 sinks, WC.  Garden views.  Outdoor seating area.

Garden View Shepherd’s Hut (2 guests): queensize bed, single bed, heater, kettle, microwave, kitchenette and shower facilities in a separate building.

Lake View Shepherd’s Hut (2 guests): kitchenette, en-suite facilities, sofa, wood-burner, double bed, outdoor decking with seating.

The Lodge (2 guests): twin or superking bedroom, full kitchen with large fridge-freezer, shower room, spacious beamed lounge with inglenook fireplace and woodburner, private patio with seating.

All accommodation includes bedding, towels, and toiletries.

On-site: programme of creative workshops, wide range of holistic therapies.

Local Activities

Therapies, workshops, walking, cycling, beaches, watersports, wildlife-watching, historic sites, shops, pubs, restaurants

More information

You can also pre-book a range of workshops designed to inspire your creativity, including art, crafts, and floristry.

Meanwhile, if you enjoy getting out and about, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Encircled by wildlife-steeped marshlands, tranquil waterways, and sheltered sandy beaches, you’ll be in heaven if you enjoy walking, cycling, and watersports.
You could also head further into civilisation if you choose, visiting the bustling seaside town of Yarmouth, or the medieval city of Norwich… safe in the knowledge that you’ll return to the comfort of Breathing Space by mesmerising sunset.

Things to note

There is a regular programme of wellbeing events held on site, please see the owner’s website to find out more. Guests must be aged 16+. No pets permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Hickling Broad, Norfolk

What the guests of Breathing Space say

“I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and would definitely return in the future. If you are in need of some ‘me’ time don’t hesitate booking here, you will not be disappointed.”

“I can’t express enough how utterly wonderful this place is. Nestled in a really pretty part of Norfolk, right by the Broads, this really is a haven tucked away. The grounds are just stunning.”

“I joined a twilight kayaking activity provided by Norfolk Outdoor pursuits, a few hundred yards from Breathing Space. Wonderful experience kayaking through Hickling broads with the sun setting on a magnificent day.”

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