A luxurious, family-sized Norfolk Broads retreat, peacefully set on the banks of the River Thurne with spectacular views across the water.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Set in the ancient village of Potter Heigham, which forms part of the Norfolk Broads National Park, Sunray Riverside Lodge is exactly as its name suggests: a sun-trap retreat on the river.

Boasting superlative views of the shimmering water and the medieval bridge Potter Heigham is famous for, here you can kick back and relax with your loved ones, fish from your private garden and deck, or explore the Broads in all their intriguing glory.

Accessed via footpath only (there is allocated free parking just a short walk away), the lodge boasts a warm and peaceful atmosphere that promises to relax you immediately. If you opted for a pre-ordered hamper or treat box, it will be waiting for you on arrival, offering an even lovelier welcome!

Recently renovated with sleek mod-cons and stylish décor, the interior spaces are light, bright, and beautiful. Ideal for family breaks, you can choose your favourite sleeping space from an en-suite kingsize bedroom with soothing countryside views, and a family room with double and bunk beds, accommodating up to six guests in total.

Bed claimed, you’re free to unwind over a drink in the charming open-plan living area, with its wonderful river views as your backdrop. Or why not head out to that gorgeous riverside garden, and shade yourselves from the afternoon sun under whispering mature trees?

Later, you can fire up the pizza oven and devour an al fresco supper by sunset, or head back inside and cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen. Don’t feel like cooking at all? If you can tear yourselves away from Sunray, there’s a tempting fish-and-chip shop in easy walking distance!

After a sound night’s sleep and a hearty home-cooked breakfast, freshen up in your choice of bathroom and decide what you’ll do with the brand-new day… perhaps over coffee in the garden.

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At a glance

  • A stylish and luxurious lodge for peaceful stays in the Norfolk Broads, with a large, private garden and mooring on the banks of the River Thurne.
  • The self-contained lodge sleeps up to six guests in two bedrooms – one kingsize master with en-suite bathroom facilities, and a family room with a double and bunk beds.
  • Relax in the open-plan living space with river views, or out in the garden, perhaps firing up the pizza oven for an al fresco sunset supper!
  • AA 5-star rating for self catering holiday accommodation.
  • A range of hampers and treat boxes are available to pre-order for your stay, please see the owner’s website for details.
  • The lodge is just a few minutes’ walk away from the local cafés, pubs, and shops, and is a perfect base for exploring the Broads. Family attractions, including Bewilderwood and the city of Norwich, are a short drive away.


  • Disability Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Private furnished riverside garden with mooring, decked area, pizza oven, storage for fishing equipment. Electric heating throughout. Open-plan living/dining area with riverside views, dining table with seating for 6, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, well-equipped modern kitchen with electric stove, microwave dishwasher, separate utility room with washing machine. Kingsize bedroom with ensuite bathroom, family bedroom with double and bunk beds, family bathroom with bath and shower. Linen and towels provided.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, fishing, watersports, picnic spots, nature watching, pubs, cafés, shops, theme parks, family attractions.

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You may find, however, that you’re discussing the options for quite a while, since there are so many to choose from! Begin by shopping ‘til you drop at Lathams, a discount superstore that has become legendary for its enormous choice of items – some you didn’t even know you needed! – just five minutes’ walk away.

There are some stunning walks and picnic spots right from the doorstep, or avail yourselves of a licence to go paddle-boarding or kayaking on the river. If you’ve brought your bikes, the surrounding area is both scenic and flat… ideal for whole-family rides.

And if you insist on taking the car, attractions including Bewilderwood and the cathedral city of Norwich can be reached in under half an hour.

However you decide to spend your time, the best part of each day will surely be returning to your new-found home-from-home at Sunray, settling in for another perfect evening together.

Things to note

Minimum 3-night stay at weekends (Fri-Mon), and 4 nights during the week (Mon-Fri) – shorter stays may be possible by arrangement. Check in from 3:30pm, check out by 10:30am. Please note that access to the lodge is via footpath only, with free allocated guest parking just a few minutes’ walk away. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement with the owner so please contact them to discuss. A travel cot, bed guard and highchair are available on request. Please note, the garden is fully enclosed and secure but the river frontage is not fenced so please take care with young children.

Sunray guests have use of a loyalty card for a meal at 2 local pubs, one of which is a wonderful boat ride up the river, this entitles them to 5% discount.



Where you'll be staying

Potter Heigham, Norfolk

What the guests of Sunray Riverside Lodge say

“What a fantastic property Sunray is. Quality fittings and furniture, week equipped kitchen and comfy beds.”

“A lovely well needed break. Really comfortable, clean and tidy. Good food from the local fish and chip shop and cafe. Everyone is so friendly.”

“Sunray is comfortable and has everything you need. We visited the seals at Horsey beach – amazing!! Thank you to excellent hosts, Kelly and Jonathan.”

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