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Irstead

Irstead is a tiny village on the banks of the River Ant. It consists of a few riverside "millionaire type" homes, some of which are for rent, and a few others in close proximity. It has a population of around 150 people living there. It is a 35 minute drive from central Norwich. If you like your holiday accommodation to be away from the madding crowd, this is the place for you.

Things to see and do:
The village has a particularly beautiful church, St Michael's, built in the 14th century and largely unchanged since the 15th. For other attractions you need to spread your wings a little. Barton Broad is literally just around the bend. The nearest self-drive boat hire bases are at Ludham Bridge or Sutton Staithe, both a matter of just a few miles distant. The start of the Barton Broad Boardwalk is a 30 minute walk away, or five minutes by car. Here you enter an area unchanged for hundreds of years, with marshland and reed-beds, before happening on a wonderful vista over the Broad. The Broads Museum at nearby Stalham is also worth a visit, depicting Broadland life through the ages, both marine and on land.

Local pubs, restaurants:
Irstead has no public houses or restaurants. The White Horse Inn at Neatishead is the nearest. This public house is very popular and the food on offer is to an excellent standard. Advance booking for evening meals is advised.

Cafes and takeaways:

There are no cafes or takeaways in Irstead. Stalham is a 10 minute drive away, where you will find Cafe Charlotte on the High Street along with Chinese and Indian takeaways, a kebab house and a fish and chip shop.


Other Shops:
Again, there are no shops in Irstead. It's too small and perhaps that is what makes it attractive to holidaymakers. In nearby Stalham, you will find a Tesco supermarket. More information HERE

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