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 Holiday Cottages with Wheelchair Access

Self-Catering Holiday Cottages with Wheelchair Access

With level access between a spacious carpark and enclosed courtyards, our five self-catering cottages pose no access difficulties to guests with mobility problems. Ramps at the door sills enable wheelchair users to move in and out of the properties with ease, and door handles and gate latches are all positioned for convenience.

Boundary Stables is located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, and we are therefore blessed with Nature’s untidiness! Our dedicated gardener, however, works hard to maintain the beautiful grounds, keeping all areas safe and comfortable for our guests. Fallen leaves are swept up, rambling weeds are kept under control, and the paddock is mown.

One of the facilities Boundary Stables has to offer is a state-of-the-art sauna – a warm, quiet space where you can relax after a day of sightseeing and walking. With a wide doorway and a ramp at the door sill, this luxurious sauna, with adjoining WC, is easily accessed. Heat controls are within reach for guests who use wheelchairs, and strategically positioned grab rails are in place for your safety and comfort.

The Boundary Stables parking area provides ample space for guest parking. However, we like to ensure that those with mobility difficulties are well looked after, and so we have reserved an area of the car park for disabled parking. Once inside your cottage, you will find that the rooms are furnished with your comfort and convenience in mind, but, should you experience any problems, we will be happy to help, if we can.

Christmas at Boundary Stables

The quiet openness of the Norfolk countryside is a perfect place to stay if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas at home. There’s plenty of winter wildlife to see, top quality pubs and restaurants to eat in, and miles and miles of deserted beach for walking the dogs. And for a real treat, there’s the famous Thursford Christmas Spectacular, just an hour’s drive from Happisburgh.

Over the last 40 years, the little town of Thursford has captured the nation’s heart as the embodiment of Christmas glamour and glitz. Running from November 10th to December 23rd with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers, and musicians, the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest Christmas show in the country.

For some, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a pantomime. As well as many amateur productions around the county, there are some fantastic professional shows on offer. You can see Peter Pan at Sheringham Little Theatre from December 13th to January 1st, or Cinderella at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange from December 8th to 31st.

The Theatre Royal, Norwich, which began life in 1731 as The White Swan Inn (home to the Norwich Company of Comedians), will be presenting Jack and the Beanstalk from December 13th to January 15th. Winning the Most Welcoming Theatre Award in 2004 was testimony to the warm humanitarian values of the theatrical company that, in 1772, founded the Fund for Decrepit Actors!

When you arrive at Boundary Stables, you’ll find a real, decorated Christmas tree in your cottage, as well as a luxury Christmas welcome pack. The warm, cosy cottages are equipped with all the comforts and conveniences of home, with everything you need to prepare a traditional Christmas meal. However, if you prefer to enjoy the festive hospitality of a local pub or restaurant, there are many establishments near to Happisburgh that offer a Christmas Day dinner.

Self-Catering Cottages in Norfolk near a Pub

Self-Catering Cottages in Norfolk near a Pub

Norfolk has some wonderful pubs close by to Boundary Stables, where you can sample local ales and delicious food in a great atmosphere. Sit back, relax and even enjoy a bottle of ale on your arrival at Boundary Stables along with a selection of locally sourced goodies, for a warm welcome. All of the accommodation at Boundary Stables is self-catering, with spacious layouts, making them pet friendly and wheelchair accessible. You will find Boundary Stables is in a great location, in the quiet Norfolk Countryside but not to far away from some fantastic pubs.

The historic Hill House, first recorded as a pub in 1660, is the nearest pub to Boundary Stables at just over a mile and a half away. With its own in-house brewery, you can sample a range of local beers and ales from The Dancing Men, including the Cliffhanger and the Soggy Seagull. At the Hill House there is a good menu and they are able to cater for all dietary needs if you contact them in advance.

The Butchers Arms at East Ruston is a traditional country pub with a delicious selection of home cooked meals on the menu and generous portion sizes. Dogs are welcome in the bar area so you could tie in a visit with a lovely long walk, or a bike ride (remember you can hire bikes and trailers at Boundary Stables.)

The Star Inn at Lessingham, only two miles away, is a beautiful Norfolk Pub with a great selection of drinks from wines from around the world to a variety of guest ales. The food menu is just as extensive, so you will most definitely find something for everyone. The Star Inn is dog friendly and has larger tables in the lounge for those with dogs.

A bit further afield is the award winning Gunton Arms, on the North Walsham to Cromer Road. With a relaxed atmosphere, it combines traditional pub and country house décor with the quirky twist of contemporary artwork from leading artists such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. There’s gourmet, local food on the menu, with venison from the estate and food cooked on the fire under the magnificent antlers in the Elk Room. On sunny days you can sit outside with endless views of the one thousand acre estate and quite often see herds of deer too.

If your interested in the ale then Woodforde’s Brewery in Woodbastwick is a must see. Booking a tour is an insight into the fascinating brewing process. Afterwards you can pick up some lovely gifts from their gift shop and eat at the Fur and Feathers Pub, which has a good selection of Woodforde’s ales and hearty pub meals.

Self-Catering Accommodation for Large Groups in Norfolk

Self-Catering Accommodation for Large Groups in Norfolk

Boundary Stables is a great choice for large group bookings. Whether it’s a big family get together, a birthday, anniversary, or accommodation for wedding guests, you will be delighted with Boundary Stables’ self-catering holiday cottages, minutes from the coast, in the picturesque Norfolk countryside.

Boundary Stables is in a perfect location, close to an abundance of stunning beaches and tucked away in the rural landscape, offering endless views.

Booked together, you will have the place to yourselves! The five, four star holiday cottages have three double bedrooms, two king size bedrooms and two twin bedrooms but there are also futon sofa beds in each of the living areas to accommodate extra guests too if needed. The open plan layout of the holiday cottages, with combined kitchen dining and living areas, make them a fantastic place to spend quality time together.

Outside, you will find each accommodation has its own patio table and parasol, as well as a communal patio area with a gas barbeque great for alfresco dining in the sunny summer months after a day out at one of the local beaches. During your stay you will have a key to the Sauna room, which you are welcome to relax in at anytime during your stay.

All of the holiday cottages at Boundary Stables are level access, single storey and equipped with wet rooms – a bonus if you have children, elderly or disabled guests in your group. Pets are welcome at Boundary Stables, allowing two dogs to stay free of charge per accommodation. With fully enclosed courtyards, a paddock area and plenty of walks on your doorstep, pets too can have a fantastic time.

If you have any queries regarding large group bookings don’t hesitate to contact us so we can do our very best to accommodate your needs and ensure you have a fantastic break.

Self-Catering Easter Breaks in North Norfolk

Self Catering Easter Break in North Norfolk

Spring is already on its way and a relaxing short break away this Easter with family or friends may be just what you need. Self–Catering accommodation, minutes from the coast and close to many of Norfolk’s top attractions you will be sure to have a wonderful, memorable stay at Boundary Stables.

The quiet rural location makes Boundary Stables perfect for families and their pets. The cottages have open plan layouts with French doors leading onto enclosed courtyard and patio areas where you can relax outside, soak up the sun and listen to wild bird song. Boundary Stables has a lovely grass paddock – a place for outdoor games and Easter Egg hunts.

Explore the great outdoors with a network of walking and cycle routes and a choice of Norfolk’s Beautiful Beaches nearby or if you want to discover the Norfolk Broads, you can by boat. Hire day boats at nearby at Stalham Staithe , or if your feeling more adventurous, you can hire a canoes in Wroxham and get closer to nature and Norfolk’s wildlife.

There is a wide range of attractions holding special events in celebration of Easter. The National Trust’s Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall estates are holding Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunts from the 25th of March through to the 28th. At Bewilderwood, Norfolk’s award winning family outdoor adventure park, you can meet the Easter Bunny at the ‘Bouncing Boggle Bunny Egg Hunt’ between the 19th of March to the 10th April.

Chocolate lovers, be sure to make a visit to Saffire Chocolates in Norwich, where you can book a place on their Easter Workshop held on March the 12th and 19th. You can have a go at making your own Easter Treats or buy from a wide range of handmade, luxury, Norfolk chocolates and novelties.

Book a fun-filled break at Boundary Stables this Easter half-term, with plenty of places to visit, all a short drive away in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside.

Valentines Day – Self-Catering breaks in Norfolk

Valentines Day – Self-Catering breaks in Norfolk

With Valentines Day fast approaching, what better way to celebrate than a romantic retreat for you and your loved one? Nestled in the North Norfolk countryside, Boundary Stables pet friendly, self-catering accommodation is the perfect place for spending quality time together.

Boundary Stables is close to some of Norfolk best beaches, so when it comes to romantic seaside walks, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Only a few miles down the road are the stunning costal cliff tops of Happisburgh and of course its iconic red and white lighthouse. Take a stroll and see the endless sandy dunes of beaches like Sea Palling, Winterton and Holkham or perhaps watch the waves and the sunset from Cromer’s famous pier.

The city is only a short drive away, where you and your loved one will find plenty to see, do and savior to your hearts content. Norwich prides itself in being a city rich in history and culture – there is a wide range of restaurants and bars for evenings out which you could tie in with trip to the cinema or theatre too.

There are five level accesses, fully furnished, holiday cottages to choose from that all have open plan layouts and fully equipped kitchens. Relax and unwind together in the sauna or sit outside on a sunny morning to the sound of birdsong with a hot cup of tea. So why not surprise your sweetheart to a memorable weekend away this Valentines Day, and enjoy the delights of North Norfolk.

Norfolk Holiday Cottages with a Sauna

Norfolk Holiday Cottages with a Sauna

Boundary Stables, hidden away in the stunning North Norfolk Countryside, is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the luxury of a modern, Finnish style sauna. During your well-deserved break away you can spend evenings in ultimate relaxation after long days out.

During your stay you will have a key to the sauna at Boundary Stables for you to make the most of and use anytime, free of charge. Located near the car parking area, the sauna room, for your convenience has a wet room alongside the sauna – with shower sink and toilet. In the entrance hall you will find a stereosystem with DAB radio so you can listen to the radio, choose music from a collection of CD’s, or bring your own and connect your MP3 player.

The sauna originates from ancient Finland – a bathing custom to reap a variety of health benefits that were later believed to have a spiritual significance too. There is an old saying, still heard in Finland today, which translates as – “In the sauna one must conduct himself as one would in church.” The importance of the Sauna as a place of sanctuary, with its rewards to both body and mind, are still held today and has become popular belief worldwide.

Boundary Stables sauna is a wooden, Finnish style sauna room with two tiers and headrests (the hottest level being at the top.) As the sauna heats up, pouring cold water onto the hot coals will add moisture to the air and eases breathing (and any stress!) There are many scientifically proven health benefits of sauna use including: opening the skins pores, help ease cold symptoms and muscle tension and rejuvenating the skin. To get the most out of a sauna session, allow it to heat up fully for 30mins and drink plenty of water to remain hydrated. It is recommended to take a warm shower beforehand (help perspiration,) spending up to 15mins in the sauna and finish off with a cold shower.

Holiday Cottages near Norfolk’s Weavers Way

Holiday Cottages near Norfolk’s Weavers Way

Stay at Boundary Stables, only a few miles away from the Weavers Way, one of rural Norfolk’s many footpath and cycle networks. Stretching from the seaside towns of Cromer to Great Yarmouth, once a rail route and now a fantastic way to discover the countryside by foot or cycle.

The 61 mile long Weavers Way, gets its name from the areas historical links to the weaving industry. It was a popular railway in its heyday, closing in 1959, but along the way you will see remnants of its past life with the remains of station buildings and platforms, bridges and fencing. The track leads you through a variety of landscapes with landmarks and interesting views along the way.

Though a long route, even to walk over several days, it can be broken down into shorter sections. Close to Boundary Stables, the stretch of the Weavers Way between Bengate and Stalham makes a beautiful walk year round with plenty of wildlife to look out for- Badgers, Foxes, Deer, Snakes, Kingfishers, Owls and Butterflies and much more.

There are many smaller footpaths that connect to and from the Weavers Way such as the Dilham Canal Walk but be aware that some of these venture on to rough uneven terrain and get muddy and overgrown in the summer months as they are not well trodden! Dilham Canal, created in the 19th century, is the only one of its kind in Norfolk and the only one ever built specifically for wherry boats. There is a very small footpath that leads off from Honing Lock alongside the canal, (that runs adjacent to Honing – East Ruston stretch of the Weavers Way.) It is a perfect place to catch a glimpse and hear the distinctive song of the Reed Warbler, and on several occasions I have seen a family of kingfishers. The marsh at dusk is a popular hunting ground for the Barn Owls.

A fantastic way to see Weavers Way is by cycle, bring your own mountain bike or hire one during your stay at Boundary Stables.

Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation in Norfolk UK

Holiday Accommodation with an Enclosed Courtyard

Boundary Stables is the perfect place for you, family and pets to discover the natural beauty of the Norfolk countryside. With a choice of five accommodations that all have a fully enclosed courtyard, you can take advantage of the tranquil rural landscape during your break.

The superb location of Boundary Stables means you can relax in the peaceful surroundings yet be close to local attractions – your accommodation is only minutes from the nearest beach, close to the historic city of Norwich and five miles from the Norfolk Broads. Boundary Stables is set in quiet grounds and each accommodation boasts its very own courtyard bordered by hedgerows, trees, shrubs and planters. The courtyards are fully enclosed with wooden fences and adjoin your holiday accommodation, making Boundary Stables a popular choice with dogs and their owners. Dogs will also enjoy the communal paddock area and be spoilt for choice with woodlands, footpath networks and seaside walks close by.

All of Boundary Stables holiday cottages all have French-doors opening out onto a patio maximizing access from indoor to outdoor space, which is a great advantage in warmer weather. Each courtyard is paved so it is easily accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs and there are wooden picnic benches, complete with parasol, for alfresco dining during spring and summer or perhaps a hot drink outdoors on sunny days in the colder months.