Swallows Houseboat Retreat

From £380 per group

England, Suffolk

Min 3 Nights

4 people

Swallows Houseboat Retreat

From £380 per group

What You'll Do

Enjoy the perfect getaway in this unique boat house for four people. Located on the River Waveney, with lots to keep the whole family busy and a beautiful surrounding area to explore.

Just off the main river in the yard’s mooring basin is Swallows. After a short 3 minute walk from your private parking space, you enter the light and airy space of the houseboat, with windows flanking all sides. Access is via the balcony and depending on the tide you either have to step up or down to get on board. 

The living room is at the front, complete with sliding glass doors onto the deck, sofa, and a small smart tv. The kitchen area is well equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. There are 2 bedrooms on board. The first has a double bed, while the second is a bunk room with bespoke L shaped bunks, and both offer great views of the river,  where you can watch boats gently drift along throughout the day. There is also a stylish bathroom complete with a basin, WC, and a bath.

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 you while you are on holiday.

As a working yard shared with the pleasant comings and goings of the local wildlife, during the day there are boats coming and going, so there is a real buzz about the place.

For those who want to get out and about and explore then there are canoes and kayaks in order to do that via the river. If you want to try canoeing,  kayaking or SUPs, you can always take a guided tour or lesson,  and learn new skills whilst finding out about the local area. If you want to try something  different our pedal boat for two is a wonderful way to see the wildlife. Private Fishing is permitted off the houseboats and around the yard.  


Enjoy staying in a cosy boathouse

Explore the river on a kayak

Have the chance to go out for a trip on a dayboat

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

  • Accommodation
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Private parking space