The Harnser

Beccles, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 27th August 2022 in our Last Minute Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £538 per week
  • £77 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Deriving from the old English word for Heron, The Harnser encapsulates a little piece of Suffolk heritage. Tucked away in the heart of the charming market town of Beccles; this peaceful yet popular town, next to the River Waveney and a gateway to the Norfolk Broads, is the perfect escape for a romantic stay.  

This delightful single story holiday cottage boasts the best of Beccles; designed and built by local craftsmen, using eco-friendly materials for the exterior, The Harnser is a truly local property. With a beautifully designed and spacious living, dining and kitchen area fully equipped with all you will need for the perfect self catering stay.  This holiday home has been carefully designed with accessibility in mind as well as comfort. Pocket sliding doors allow for extra width, a generous and modern bathroom fitted with an extra large low profile shower, a king size bedroom, reclining sofa and matching chairs and plenty of space throughout the property making for a comfortable self-catering stay. If this wasn't enough, there are also french doors leading to a charming courtyard, equipped with garden furniture to enjoy the last of the evening sunshine. 

Beccles is a hub of activity, with a range of year round events including a Food Festival, Triathlon, Antiques Markets, Carnival, Beer Festival and much more. Beccles Public Hall & Theatre in the centre of town has a varied programme of shows and concerts. With a good selection of independent shops and eateries, you really will be spoilt for choice. Why not take a boat trip on Big Dog Ferry along the River Waveney, Gateway to the Broads – a great way to sight-see not only the rolling countryside but a fantastic array of wildlife. You could also enjoy the magnificent open air lido just a short walk from the property.

Pub: 5 minute walk. Shop: 5 minute walk. Beach: 20 minute drive.

Why we love this property: An ideal single story retreat for anyone wanting to explore the delights of Suffolk and the Waveney Valley - with all amenities within walking distance.  On request, the owner will even meet you at Beccles station if you are travelling by train!

Kitchen/Living/Dining Area: Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven and 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, integral fridge with freezer box and dishwasher. Dining table and chairs. Reclining sofa and armchair, Smart television showing freeview and Netflix and an electric fireplace. 
Bedroom 1: Large king size bed, bedside tables, lamps and wardrobe.
Shower Room: WC, basin, heated towel rail and extra large, low profile shower - chair can be provided if needed. Underfloor heating. 

Garden: Courtyard with furniture and BBQ.
Utility area in the garage next door to The Harnser with a sink, washing machine, fridge freezer and tumble dryer.
Parking: Private parking outside property. 
Heating: Electric central heating.
Notes: WiFi, bed linen, towels and welcome pack provided. Two folding bikes available on request to be used at own risk.  
Pets: One well behaved dog welcome.

Beccles is a popular holiday destination situated on the Norfolk Broads, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Beccles is an extremely attractive medieval market town situated by the river Waveney, which runs along the town boundary. The town offers excellent exploration to the Norfolk Broads and has some of the most beautiful stretches of the river within the Norfolk Broads National Park. It is also just a short drive or cycle ride to the Suffolk Heritage Coast and Southwold and Walberswick. Amongst various boating activities, there are also riverside walks, the award winning outdoor swimming pool – Beccles Lido, golf course and many attractive surrounding villages. Beccles town has a complex of good town pubs and excellent restaurants, surrounded by quaint shops offering a variety of gifts and produce. Beccles is an ideal base to explore the sandy beaches, woodlands and parks of Norfolk and Suffolk. There is also a train station with direct trains from London and bus depot.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 11 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


Beautiful high standard accommodation which was extremely well equipped. Ideal location- short stroll into town for good range of restaurants and supermarkets. Lots to enjoy in area and the owners are welcoming and know the area so well.

Mrs D,

Excellent accommodation, furnishings and equipment which we would highly recommend. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating, checking if we needed anything and supplying lots of local information.

Previous Customer,

Property is very close to town and marina easily walkable ( we are in our mid 70s/80) Supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways likewise. The property itself was well equipped and comfortable.

Mr D,

Very comfortable and well situated close to the centre of Beccles which is one of the most interesting towns in the area

Mr J,

Had an excellent stay at the Hanser, Alan and Jenny were very welcoming and happy to help. The Hanser is kept very clean and all the mod cons you would wish to have while on holiday. The accommodation is within walking distance to the town centre, quay and supermarkets.

Mrs S,

Spotlessly clean, just like a show home, and very importantly with an extremely comfortable bed. It is a short walk into the town centre, with a Tesco supermarket a few minutes walk away. The owners, Alan and Jenny, a lovely couple, obviously care about the level of comfort for their guests. We would have no hesitation in rebooking if we return to that area.

Mr B,