We were already familiar with wroxham so we had the advantage of knowing that it had some very nice properties. As we past Eric swamp south over was clearly sign posted Infront of us and had ample at the rear. Stepping up on the decking with a great Jacuzzi, we could see the entrance to the boat house to our right sitting above it was a en suite bathroom and a games room. This was more like a beautiful contained flat. At the back door we were met by a lovely helpful lady who help us and showed us round. You walk into this place and are certainly not disappointed. Four good size bedrooms with 3 beautifully decorated bathrooms. The kitchen has everything you could ask for and the living/dining area is also decorated with plenty of class, real wood floors and comfortable seating sress. The view from the living room balcony is amazing, in fact the whole place is exceptional. But it is the little things that the owner has done that must be mentioned books, board games , binoculars to watch the wildlife and the other wildlife that surrounds this beautiful property. I think the thought and consideration that has been put into south over makes this a must for anyone.
We had gales, snow, sunshine and rain. The front garden flooded in the surge spring tide. None of which bothered us, as the house was warm and cosy and we all had wellies. It comfortably slept 10 and the large table accommodated us for eating and socialising together.
The views were stunning and there was so much wildlife to watch. We had a resident heron, who seemed largely unfazed by our presence and Egyptian geese pottering about on the lawn. A family of swans did a quick visit and sheltered from the fast moving water. All this visible from the lounge area.
The hot tub was in almost constant use during the day, one of our party did a bit of fishing and others held an impromptu pool tournament.
The house itself was clean and well equipped and we all said that we would like to return.
Thank you: a great family weekend to remember.
Southover is such a lovely place to stay. The river views are just wonderful - especially first thing in the morning in autumn. And the cottage itself is warm, welcoming, comfortable and quirky, which all add to its charm. The kitchen is also very well equipped. Admittedly the cottage could do with a little tlc in parts but that really doesn't detract too much from its charms. It's all kept very clean (thanks to Sam who is very friendly and is there to greet you on your arrival) and the bathrooms are lovely. My friends and I had a wonderful week there as it is so well suited to a large group of people. The sitting, dining and kitchen areas are all part of one large airy room so no-one is ever cut off from the conversation. And the hot tub on the back deck and the use of the boat were definitely added bonuses. It was great for getting into to go food shopping - only five minutes away in Wroxham. Also the owner Robert is a pleasure to deal with and is very helpful. All in all a great success - we can't wait to go back again!
myself partner and 2 other couples and our young children stayed for a week in november.. the cottage is lovely and facilities are really good, the kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans, they have a washer and dryer and sky tv with all the channels.. one of the bedrooms is in a seprate annex with a pool room. the hot tub was great and seated 6 easily, we took the boat out a few times to the local village, my partner fished from the boat and also from the front garden.. overall the cottage does need a bit of tlc in places but we would happliy visit again, for what you get its good value for money. the house keeper was also friendly and gave us a good overview of the local village, boat and bits and bobs in the house. overall we would stay again
We had a wonderful weekend staying at Southover for a family birthday celebration! The house is lovely- very spacious, sociable and comfortable. It is well equipped, attractive and the views are absolutely stunning. The location is beautiful and it was so fun and relaxing to potter up and down in the boat! We would certainly stay again and have already recommended it to friends! The only down side was that we were only there for 2 nights! Thank you!