Secret Garden Houseboat Retreat

From £360 *per group

England, Suffolk

Min 2 nights

Up to 4

Secret Garden Houseboat Retreat

From £360 *per group

What You'll Do

Secret Garden is is east facing with an uninterrupted view across the river basin and is nestled in its own garden space. Enjoy a fire pit with all your fuel is included in the holiday and provided for you. Relax on the outside decking, where you can sit and watch the world go by, whilst enjoying the best that the British weather can offer.

 The first bedroom features a comfortable double bed, lovely for cuddling up in and listening to the sound of the wildlife lulling you to sleep. Bedroom two is ideal for children, who will be beside themselves with excitement with the prospect of sleeping in their own secret hideaway, (although adventurous grown ups can use it too). It has an L-shaped bunk bed which is both comfortable and inviting, whilst the room is stylish and bright.

 The main living area is a generous size, with a lovely leather corner sofa, where you can sit and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple as you watch the day go to bed.  A smart television is positioned perfectly, in case the British weather lets you down or if you just fancy putting your feet up and relaxing in front of a movie. There is a Glamping kitchenette which has a microwave, a double electric hob and a small fridge. Enough for you to rustle up simple meals, and picnics to eat al fresco looking across the river basin as the sunsets behind you. Whilst taking time out, you can put your feet up and use the service provided by Beccles Station cafe, to order an arrival hamper, a picnic for a day out, or even have your breakfast delivered to your deck everyday you are on holiday.

 The bathroom has a refreshing shower where you can wash off the days adventures in comfort, and the whole pod is heated using electric wall heaters. 

Secret Garden comes with your own private rowing boat, which you will be shown how to use, so you can explore the river basin and local river. If you want a longer river adventure why not try a SUP lesson, or a guided canoe tour? If you are  feeling really adventurous then book your self drive boat for a day and explore the river all the way up to Oulton Broad. 

*from price is for 2 nights


Relax in your beautiful accommodation on the river

Enjoy rowing and exploring the river

Explore the stunning Suffolk countryside by foot

Your Local Host:

Simon, Mary and Nate

We are Simon, Mary and Nate Sparrow, living on our barge 'Misterton'. Spending our lives in, around, or on boats.

Our secret hideaway and quirky houseboats make the perfect place to create magical memories that become your stories. Floating and nestling on the Broads National park in the Suffolk market town of Beccles, where people and nature coexist seamlessly on the beautiful River Waveney.

Location Information

The Secret Garden house boat  is located on the River Waveney, by the town of Beccles in Suffolk. It is very accessible by both train and car with shops around where you can buy food to cook in your boathouse or even go to a local restaurant for a bite to eat.

Being right on the river, you can enjoy fishing off your boat house and even explore up and down the river basin in a kayak, whilst enjoying all the local wildlife by going on a walk or even just from your balcony.

You are even just a short drive away from the coast so maybe even spend a day at the beach!

  • Accommodation
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Private parking space
  • Row boat for the duration of your stay
  • Bedding and towels


Yes one dog is allowed in the Secret Garden we ask that owners keep their dogs on a lead in the boat house, and that they clean up after their dog.

Yes all the accommodations are non-smoking and non-vaping.

Yes, when you book you will be asked the number of guests coming and the beds will be made accordingly.

There are a number of great local restaurants and takeaways in Beccles. You can also get food or a hamper delivered to your accommodation by Beccles Station Cafe