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.”


Family cycling holidays in North Norfolk

Family cycling holidays in North Norfolk

Have you always wanted to cycle as a family, but are unable to do so in the city traffic? Perhaps you should head over to Boundary Stables in North Norfolk and get your bikes along, as you can enjoy the most amazing family cycling holidays here.

It’s so much fun as you pedal through the country lanes and the cycle routes in the woods, and even better when you do it as a family. Kids like nothing better than when mom and dad ride along with them on their own bicycles.

And as parents, you will be there to protect your kids, make sure that they stay safe on the roads, and don’t do anything stupid such as over speeding.

One of the biggest charms of family cycling holidays in North Norfolk is that you don’t have to be a professional cyclist to enjoy them. You don’t have to be super fit either. Anybody would love cycling through north Norfolk, regardless of age or fitness level.

North Norfolk’s cycling routes are really quite benign; there are no tough curves down the road. You don’t have to cycle much uphill either, as the roads are quite flat, for the most part. It’s simply a pleasure to go on a cycling expedition in North Norfolk, especially when the whole family is with you.

You will love going along the Sustrans National Cycle Network, which consists of forest tracks, bridleways, country parks, discarded railway routes, low traffic roads that pass through urban areas and more. Cycling through this network is as easy and simple as it gets. And it’s perfectly safe for children.

The Marriott’s Way is another child-friendly cycling route in north Norfolk, where you may teach your youngest child the basics of cycling and get her started on her very first bicycle ride.

For a quick ride, you may want to take your kids through the Broads by Bike Trails that runs through the Broads National Park. You and your family would love just how lovely the natural surroundings around this route are.

The North Norfolk cycling routes mentioned here are really uncomplicated, and do not present any challenges whatsoever. The idea is not to test your cycling skills, but to have good, wholesome fun as a family and present a safe environment for child cyclists.

If you would like a bit more of a challenge, you may want to cycle along the Peddars Way, which is one of the oldest walking and cycling routes in north Norfolk. Peddars Way is loved by tourists looking for a quiet and tranquil walk through the north Norfolk countryside.

If you have older teens by your side, you may want to try the much more challenging Norfolk Coastal Cycleway that runs for 59 miles, following the calm lanes parallel to the coast. You may witness the true beauty of the Norfolk countryside along this route.

And for the best family cycling holidays in north Norfolk, book your accommodation at Boundary Stables. Our fully furnished cottages are close to a majority of the cycling routes that run through north Norfolk and are based in Happisburgh, which is situated on the calm, unspoiled north Norfolk coast. We are a very family friendly accommodation and you will feel right at home when you stay with us.