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.”


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.