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 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.