Amazons Houseboat Retreat


  • Relax in your stunning boathouse
  • Enjoy exploring the Suffolk countryside
  • Have the chance to kayak or pedal boat on the river
£315 per group
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What you'll do

Get away from your busy life for a weekend of relaxation in award winning unique accommodation on the River Wyvern. The Amazons boathouse is the perfect getaway for the whole family with activities to keep you busy all weekend.

Just a short 5 minute walk from your private parking space, located on the main river is Amazons, which sleeps 4 people with the comfort of the gentle tide underneath.

The living room is at the front, complete with sliding glass doors onto the deck looking out to the river, a perfect place from which to watch the sunrise, fish and enjoy the end of the day. A 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 twin bedroom room with 2 single beds, and both offer great views of the river, where you  can watch boats gently drift along throughout the day. There is also a 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.

Located on a working boatyard, where the pleasant comings and goings of the local wildlife, and during the day the boats cruising in and out create a real buzz about the place.

If you want to get out and about and explore there are canoes and kayaks in order to do that via the river. You can try canoeing,  kayaking or SUPs with a  guided tour or a lesson,  and learn new skills whilst discovering 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.  

The accommodation has won several accolades and once you have stayed here you will understand why!

What's included


  • Accommodation
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Private parking space
  • Bedding and towels
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.

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


Can I bring my pet?

Yes a dog is allowed in the amazons houseboat, but we ask that owners keep dogs on leads in the boatyard, and that they clean up after them.

It the houseboat non smoking ?

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

I’d rather not cook on holiday, what options are there?

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

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check in is between 2:30pm and 5pm. You are welcome to arrive earlier, park up and explore.
If you need to check in later please let us know so that arrangements can be made. There is a late check in fee of £20 per hour ( or part hour) after 5:15pm.
Check out is at 10am