Project Description

  • Milldene

Cabin Description

Milldene is situated on the beautiful riverbank in the lovely Broads village of Potter Heigham.   It is a traditional Broads cabin on the east side of the River Thurne alongside other Broads cabins (which are all individually designed and all completely different from one another).   If you enjoy watching the world go by and aren’t fussed at all about underfloor heating, Nespresso machines and gadgets galore, then Milldene might just fit the bill.

It is the epitome of a truly relaxing Broadside holiday at a very reasonable price for up to 7 people and a very flexible policy on visiting dog numbers.  It’s the ideal place to hire a boat and use Milldene as your base for mooring and to then explore the rest of the Broads……How about a trip to Horsey or Hickling Broad, Ludham, Coltishall or or even Ranworth or further afield – all very accessible from here.   If you are bringing dogs, there are lots of paths to follow too and some super long walks.

The cabin has a number of regular fishing visitors so if you would like to combine a bit of fishing with bringing the dogs on holiday (and of course dogs go free of charge!) then what a win-win.  It’s just a short walk into Potter Heigham where you can find Lathams (our own Norfolk discount superstore!), a pub, a fish and chip shop, a tearoom (with lots and lots of choice cakes) and a local boatyard and sales unit.

  • Two dogs welcome

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 7

  • 3 Ground Floor Bedroom

  • Smoke Free Property

  • Broadband & WiFi

  • Parking is available in the village at a weekly rate and the parking permits can be purchased on the day of arrival (£10 – £33/week depending on time of year).

Cottage Details

When you arrive:

It is walking access only to the cabin via a nice footpath running behind the properties on the river.  You cannot take a car to Milldene (footpath only) but if you have luggage that you would like taken to the cottage, it can be transported easily by water taxi.

As you arrive at Milldene, enter through the gate and you will see that there is picket fencing on either side of the cabin.  The garden faces onto the water and there is no fencing between the garden and the open river, so it is not fully enclosed for visiting dogs.

You can enjoy the tranquility and peace of the Broads from the garden as it has full views across the river to the marshes.  There is plenty external seating.

Entrance from the front door into the ….

Living/Dining / Kitchen Open Plan Room :

There is plenty of very comfortable seating (up to eight) which includes a sofa bed.  Our lovely owner has ensured there are plenty of throws for the sofa for visiting pooches.

There is a dining table (seating 6 comfortably), television with freeview.  The kitchen area has a cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

The views from this area across the river are just stunning.

Exit to the

Double Room:

With a double bed, bedside cabinets and lamps and an en-suite shower room

Twin Bedroom:

Simple twin beds with clothes storage space

Bunk Bedroom:

Bunkbeds with stunning views over the river – Imagine waking up to that.

Shower Room:

With a toilet, sink and seperate electric shower

What we provide:

Bed linen
Towels (one bath towel and one hand towel per person)
Electric heating (£1 coin meter)

Please Note

Fair weather bookings in this gorgeous cabin are lovely.  During the colder winter weather, do remember its location on the water, and it’s construction, mean that it can be chillier than a brick built cottage..!

Please no smoking in Milldene

Guests and their luggage can1 be met and transported to Milldene on the day of arrival.
Misty, the boat is Broads Authority approved, properly certified and insured and life jackets will be provided.
Misty can be hired for use during your week stay at £225.
Please contact the owner of Milldene, Jan Wither, 07535 125448 or [email protected]

Additional Images


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Milldene.  Hiring a boat was excellent too.

Explored the Broads and the dogs enjoyed all the beautiful walks recommended by the kind owner Jan.

We will be back 🙂

Anne Marie and pack, Milldene



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