Escape to Suffolk's beautiful Waveney Valley, in a unique floating glamping pod positioned on the shimmering Southern Broads.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The first of its kind in the UK, Secret Water is an elegant floating glamping pod, dreamily set on the unspoilt Southern Broads – the glistening jewel in Suffolk’s crown.

With soothing countryside views of the Waveney Valley all around, this really is the perfect place to relax, and let all your cares just float away on the river for a while.

Sleeping up to four guests in one double and one bunk room, you’ll feel calm and comfortable amongst the fresh, nautical-style décor. The pod floods with natural light by day, with white walls and cheery pops of colour providing a brightly uplifting feel throughout.

There’s an open plan lounge area for catching up with your loved ones, and a well-equipped kitchenette for rustling up maritime meals, including a two-ring hob, a small fridge, and that all-important microwave.

If you were thinking you’d have to leave the comfort of your pod to freshen up, think again! This is glamping after all, so there’s a shower room with a loo nicely on board.

Of course, it almost goes without saying that you’ll want to spend the majority of your time out on the furnished decking area, whiling away lazy sun-soaked afternoons over a chilled bottle of wine. Take in those magnificent views along the tree-lined river in breezy comfort, as you catch up on life with your loved ones.

If you’re in more of an adventurous mood, why not go sailing on the river instead, or maybe try your hand at kayaking or canoeing? There’s also a small rowing boat available for use throughout your stay – just get someone else to take the oars while you glide effortlessly along! Positioned on the edge of the Broads National Park, you’ll have plenty of sparkling water routes to choose from.

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At a glance

  • A unique floating glamping pod that sleeps up to four guests, dreamily positioned within a boatyard on the edge of Suffolk’s Broads National Park, next to the market town of Beccles.
  • Ideal for a relaxing break that lets your cares float away!
  • The pod is equipped with a handy kitchenette, a double and a bunk bedroom, and a shower room with WC.
  • Sit out on the decking and enjoy the sunset, or go sailing on the river! Kayak, canoe, and bicycle hire is available, while a 20-minute drive takes you to the nearest beach.


  • Family Friendly


Unique floating glamping pod that sleeps up to four guests. Decking walkway to entrance. Ground floor accommodation: open plan lounge area with sofa and TV, underfloor heating, kitchenette with two-ring hob, microwave, small fridge. Bedroom 1: double bed. Bedroom 2: bunk beds. Shower room: shower cubicle, WC, wash basin. Exterior: furnished front decking. Bed linen, towels and a small rowing boat are provided.

Local Activities

River walking, cycling, sailing, swimming, watersports, market towns, lido, ferry trips, beaches, historic sites.

More information

Bicycle hire is available if you prefer whizzing through the countryside on the freedom of two wheels, while the bustling market town of Beccles is in easy walking distance when lunch and coffee stops come calling.  

(Beccles Lido is a great setting for a day out, with its open air swimming pool and Big Dog Ferry!)

Meanwhile, a short drive takes you into Southwold, with the nearest beach just 20 minutes away.

Just make sure you head back to Secret Water before sunset, as you won’t want to miss catching sight of the blazing sky in all its glory…from one of the best viewing spots around.

In fact, you may feel that Secret Water is so amazing, you’ll want it to remain your own well-kept secret hideaway for some time to come!

Things to note

Check in at 3pm, check out by 11am. No pets permitted. Bed lined and towels are provided.

Where you'll be staying

Beccles, Suffolk

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