A Holiday at Boundary Stables

A Holiday at Boundary Stables



With full disabled access, off-road parking, free Wi-Fi, and unrestricted use of a luxury sauna, Boundary Stables cottages, in the coastal village of Happisburgh, are perfect for a relaxing break in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Barn Owl, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Kestrel, and Wren are self-contained, one-storey holiday cottages, each with its own enclosed courtyard, gas barbecue, and well-equipped kitchen. We, the owners, live just across the road, and are there to welcome you and to deal with any problems during your stay. (REVIEW: “You couldn’t ask for better hosts.”)


Dogs are very welcome at Boundary Stables, and the surrounding area is a haven for dog walkers, with plenty of off-road footpaths through farmland and ancient woodland. Well-beaten footpaths and bridleways take you for miles along the picturesque Norfolk coast, and a long, peaceful stretch of beach, with unrestricted access for dogs, is just a few minutes’ walk from the cottages. Dogs (and children) can let off steam in the shared paddock, and the private courtyard that comes with each cottage is a safe place for dogs (and children!) to spend time outside, where you can keep an eye on them. (REVIEW: “A real doggy paradise”)


Each of our cottages is comfortably furnished, and well-equipped with home comforts, including colour TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, washing machine, and microwave. Goldfinch and Fieldfare also contain a dishwasher. Bed linen, towels, and all fuel/power are included in the rent, and cots and highchairs are available for very young children. (REVIEW: “The cottage was well presented and had the most equipment we have ever had.”)


Despite the home-from-home kitchen, you will probably want to eat out during your stay at Boundary Stables, and we are always pleased to recommend local cafés, pubs, and restaurants, such as The Hill House Inn (Happisburgh), Smallsticks Café (Cart Gap beach), Poppylands (Horsey), Kingfisher Fish Bar and The Lighthouse Inn (Walcott), The Star Inn (Lessingham), and Poppylands (Horsey).


In good weather, there’s nothing quite like cooking and eating outdoors. Each cottage has its own gas barbecue and outside furniture, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of an evening barbecue in your private courtyard, or perhaps a daytime picnic in the shared paddock, where dogs and children can run around to their hearts’ content.


A comprehensive Visitor Information Book in your cottage lists many lovely places to visit, including some of Norfolk’s nature reserves and stately homes. You will also find information about local health centres, dental surgeries, veterinary surgeries, pharmacies, supermarkets, and post offices. However, if you require more information, or if you have any queries, we’re only too pleased to help; we’re just over the road – or a phone call away.


REVIEW: “If we could go anywhere in the world, we’d still choose to come here.”


Self-Catering Cottages Near Bewilderwood

Self-Catering Cottages Near Bewilderwood

Ten miles away from Boundary Stables you will find Bewilderwood, one of the best family attractions our region has to offer! This magical, award winning outdoor, woodland adventure park in Hoveton, is surrounded by the untouched landscape of the Norfolk Broads.

Bewilderwood is the vision of children’s author Tom Blofeld, with themed areas based on characters and scenes in his books that bring to life this enchanted fictional world. There are daily story telling sessions, special seasonal events, and den building, where children are invited to join in.

Though Bewilderwood is ideal for children aged two to twelve years old, it is very much a family day out and parents and grandparents are welcome to enjoy the park as much as their children. Bewilderwood is open almost every day from February half-term to the end of October half-term, 10 AM -5.30 pm, be sure check their website for more details and special events.

Being outdoors with plenty of climbing, sliding, boating to name a few, you’re bound to get a bit mucky so make sure you wear comfortable clothes, or bring a change of clothes if the weather isn’t great. There’s the Snack Shack, the Munch Bar and the Cosy Cabin once you’ve built up an appetite and you can also bring yourself a picnic. With so much to explore, it’s easy to spend the whole day there (its recommended to allow at least three hours.)

After an adventurous, long day at Bewilderwood, you can relax with your family in the comfort of one of Boundary Stables’ luxury lodges. Each one is fully furnished with well-equipped kitchens and open plan living areas, so you can make the most of your holiday together.