Winter & Christmas Opening Hours

Please note our normal working hours during the Winter Season

Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm

Saturday – 9am to 4pm

Sunday – Closed

All e-mails will be answered on the next working day (as above)

Saturday 22nd December    9am to 4pm

Sunday 23rd December    CLOSED
Monday 24th December    CLOSED
Tuesday 25th December    CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December    CLOSED
Thursday 27th December    CLOSED

Friday 28th December    10am to 2pm    
Saturday 29th December    9am to 4pm

Sunday 30th December    CLOSED

Monday 31st December    CLOSED
Tuesday 1st January    CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January    10am to 2pm
Thursday 3rd January    8am to 5pm    Normal Opening Hours

Christmas Accommodation – 8 Nights for the price of 7

This is the last of our availability for Christmas, Rivers View is available from Friday 21st until Saturday 29th December.  Our normal hire terms are £675 but we have discounted this to just £472.50

Waterside Property for Christmas

Rivers View  is a self catering apartment within our Boathouse which has been built to a nautical theme and equipped to the highest standard.  Rivers View can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms, each with their own en-suite and their own private access out onto the lower sun-deck.  This property is perfect for families or for two couples sharing.
Designed in an’ upside down’ style, the open plan living area is on the first floor, with patio doors leading to a furnished glass-sided balcony, providing lovely views out over the water. Perfect for relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere.

The Boathouse


During your stay you will have the use of a free day launch (subject the weather conditions)

For further details on these properties please contact a member of our reception team on 01603 782625.

Barnes Brinkcraft win Hoseasons Awards

We are delighted to have won the award for ‘Exceptional Quality & Outstanding Customer Service’ at this weeks Blakes & Hoseasons AGM. Barnes Brinkcraft were also presented with an award for 40 years of Partnership Excellence.

Daniel & Jill Thwaites with their Hosesons Awards presented this week

Director, Daniel Thwaites said “this is a great achievement and we are very proud to have won this award.  The whole team here at Barnes Brinkcraft works hard throughout the year to ensure that our Customers have the very best Norfolk Broads holiday experience.”

Christmas Shopping Weekends

Is the thought of Christmas shopping sending you into a panic?  The stress of finding that perfect present along with all the pushing and shoving and horn blowing that goes with city centre shopping, it’s not a great start to the Festive season is it?

This year why not combine your Christmas shopping with a short break to the Norfolk Broads.  Our two bedroomed properties Rivers Edge and River View, both have en-suite bathrooms making them perfect for families or for two couples to share, and at just £376 for short break it makes an affordable treat just before Christmas.

Roys of Wroxham said to be the ‘largest village store in the world’ has everything you could need from present ideas, decorations, festive food and lots, lots more.  What’s more it is just a five minute walk from Barnes Brinkcraft so no need to queue for a car parking space either. 





If you do want to go into Norwich city centre, you can take the train from Wroxham station.  Norwich is listed as one of the Top 10 places to shop in the UK.  Shopping in Norwich is a unique experience with high street stores, designer brands, independent shops and quirky goods are all on offer.  Outside of London’s Oxford Street, Norwich is the only place in the UK to have 4 national department stores as well as a local independent department store, Jarrold, within its city centre.

There is still lots going on in Wroxham out of the main holiday season, so while those who want to can go shopping, there’s the option for fishing from outside your door, the local pubs and restaurants are still open and the Bure Valley Railway offers their ‘Santa Special‘ trips from the 24th November until the 24th of December, so a chance for the little ones to see Santa with their wish lists. 

A little further afield the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is on from the 9th of November until the 23rd of December, “the biggest and most exciting Christmas show of all time in Britain.”  Booking is essential, see website for details.

You can book your accommodation on-line or by phone on 01603 782625 we’d be happy to help.  Don’t forget when booking accommodation you will also get the use of a Day Boat free of charge for the duration of your stay!

To get you into the Christmas spirit we will give you a bottle of Mulled Wine or Bubbly to enjoy during stay – please state which you would prefer when making you reservation.