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.”


Holiday Cottages near Norwich

Holiday Cottages near Norwich

Boundary Stables is only 19 miles away from the historic city of Norwich and is the perfect alternative if you want to stay close to the city as well as enjoy Norfolk’s countryside. With its Cathedral, Castle, Museums, Theatre Royal and plenty of shops, come see what our ‘Fine’ City has to offer!

Norwich is home to many historical structures – Norwich Cathedral stands pride of place in the city landscape and you can see the remains of the city wall dating back to 1294. Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery was originally a Norman motte-and bailey castle, and is still complete with castle-keep and dungeons. The museum is well known for its natural history exhibits and the Cotman and Crome art galleries house the prestigious paintings of the Norwich School Painters. The museum regularly has exhibitions and special events and if you’re short of time, you can pop in for £2 between 12 and 1pm weekdays.

Why not enjoy an evening at the theatre? At the Theatre Royal you can see both touring and local shows but book in advance. There are also several cinemas including the Odeon at Riverside, VUE in the Castle Mall and Cinema City.

If in need of retail therapy, Norwich has plenty of shops. There’s Chapelfield Mall along St. Stephens and Castle Mall near Castle Meadow. The Grand Arcade is a unique Art Nouveau shopping arcade and Jarrolds is perhaps one of the most recognisable long-serving Norwich department stores.

How to get there –

By Car it takes around 30 mins to get to Norwich from Boundary Stables. The main multi-storey car parks are the Castle Mall, Chapelfield and St. Andrews. You can also catch the Park and Ride at Sprowston to save driving into the city.