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.

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.

Holiday Accommodation in a Rural Location

Holiday Accommodation in a Rural Location

Relax and unwind at Boundary Stables – the perfect rural retreat nestled in the North Norfolk countryside. You will find plenty of places to visit were you can explore and enjoy Norfolk’s natural beauty close by to your accommodation.

You won’t be disappointed with the location. Boundary Stables is surrounded by fields, hedgerow and is only five minutes from the coast and five miles away from the Norfolk Broads. If you enjoy walking there are plenty of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes close by – Dogs are welcome at Boundary Stables (up to two pets free of charge) so they too can enjoy the vast choice of walks! There are even bikes available to hire so you can make the most of exploring Norfolk’s stunning landscapes.

There are five superb accommodations, named after birds, to choose from. All are beautifully furnished, single storey properties with level access throughout. There are spacious open plan living areas with ample natural light and patio doors open onto enclosed patio areas so you can enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your accommodation. On the grounds there is a large communal grassy paddock with barbeque area and a sauna for you to make the most of.

Year round, whether you book for a winter break or a summer holiday, you will find that there so many beautiful places to visit in the Norfolk countryside – the National Trust owned Blickling and Felbrigg estates, picturesque woodlands, award winning beaches, the Norfolk Broads and RSPB nature reserves to name a few.

Self-Catering Cottages Near Bewilderwood

Self-Catering Cottages Near Bewilderwood

Ten miles away from Boundary Stables you will find Bewilderwood, one of the best family attractions our region has to offer! This magical, award winning outdoor, woodland adventure park in Hoveton, is surrounded by the untouched landscape of the Norfolk Broads.

Bewilderwood is the vision of children’s author Tom Blofeld, with themed areas based on characters and scenes in his books that bring to life this enchanted fictional world. There are daily story telling sessions, special seasonal events, and den building, where children are invited to join in.

Though Bewilderwood is ideal for children aged two to twelve years old, it is very much a family day out and parents and grandparents are welcome to enjoy the park as much as their children. Bewilderwood is open almost every day from February half-term to the end of October half-term, 10 AM -5.30 pm, be sure check their website for more details and special events.

Being outdoors with plenty of climbing, sliding, boating to name a few, you’re bound to get a bit mucky so make sure you wear comfortable clothes, or bring a change of clothes if the weather isn’t great. There’s the Snack Shack, the Munch Bar and the Cosy Cabin once you’ve built up an appetite and you can also bring yourself a picnic. With so much to explore, it’s easy to spend the whole day there (its recommended to allow at least three hours.)

After an adventurous, long day at Bewilderwood, you can relax with your family in the comfort of one of Boundary Stables’ luxury lodges. Each one is fully furnished with well-equipped kitchens and open plan living areas, so you can make the most of your holiday together.

Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation in Norfolk UK

Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation in Norfolk UK

If you’re visiting England this summer, North-Norfolk’s award-winning beaches and un-spoilt countryside make it a wonderful place to relax, explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Boundary Stables self-catering holiday accommodation, surrounded by fields and hedgerow, is close to the coastline making it the perfect country retreat to enjoy with family, friends and pets.

At Boundary Stables you have the choice of five beautifully furnished self-catering holiday cottages, which are all level access and open plan, complete with fully equipped kitchens. Outside each accommodation is an enclosed patio with picnic-bench and parasol – great for alfresco dining. There is a paddock area, gas barbeque and sauna to enjoy and you can even rent bikes and trailers too. Pets are welcome at Boundary Stables – there are plenty of footpaths, woodland and beaches making it a great place for dogs.

Boundary Stables is an ideal location, not to far away from the historic city of Norwich and major travel routes. You will find plenty of wonderful places to visit including the Norfolk Broads (Britain’s Largest Waterway,) National Trust Properties- Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall, Seaside Towns -Sheringham and Cromer and dune lined beaches of Sea Palling, Winterton and Holkham. Whether you’re visiting us for a short break or weeks away you’re sure to enjoy what Boundary Stables and Norfolk has to offer.

Self-Catering near Blickling Hall

Self-Catering near Blickling Hall

If you’re planning on visiting Blickling Hall, one of Norfolk’s finest National Trust properties, Boundary Stables offers beautifully furnished, self-catering cottages only a short drive away. (Boundary Stables has free WIFI so you can check the National Trusts’ website before you visit for information on tours and special events.)

Blickling Hall, originally built in the 15th century, was once home to the Boleyn family. The Hall you see today was built in 1616 and designed by architect Robert Lyminge. There is plenty of history to delve into here, not only inside the hall but in its gardens and the wider estate. In the 20th Century, during World War Two RAF Officers were housed at Blickling – It is believed that some of the graffiti carvings in the beech trees by the lake date back to the 1940’s!

There is plenty to do on the 4,777 acre Estate and you could easily spend several days exploring. There are many way-marked tracks for walking and cycling along and you can fish on the lake. Dogs are allowed, so long as they are kept on leads as livestock graze in some areas of the estate. There’s a lovely walk that loops round Blickling’s lake, past the perimeter of the gardens and begins and ends at the front of the hall.

The Great Wood is an area of ancient woodland, home to a beautiful display of bluebells during spring. You can follow several trails in and around the Great Wood, where you are likely to see plenty of wildlife. On the edge of the Great Wood is the unusual, large pyramid shaped Mausoleum, built in memory of John Hobart, Earl of Buckingham in 1793.

Don’t forget Boundary Stables has bikes available for Hire and after a long day at Blickling, you can unwind in the sauna.

Self-Catering on the Norfolk Broads

Self-Catering on the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk is renowned for is Broads and if you’re hoping to visit, Boundary Stables has self-catering accommodation nearby (a great alternative to staying on a boat!). The Norfolk broads are a unique network of reed-fringed waterways – broads (lakes) and rivers that have remained a popular boating destination since the late 19th century.

If you are looking to hire a boat for the day, Wroxham, Potter Heigham, Stalham Staithe, Horning, Martham and Beccles all have boats for day hire but booking is advisable, especially during the busy summer season. Stalham Staithe is closest to Boundary Stables, only 4.1 miles away, where you can hire diesel or quiet electric powered boats from Moonfleet Marine charged at hourly rates. Stalham Staithe is also home to the Museum of the Broads, so you can find out more about the history of the area and even have a river trip on ‘Falcon,’ the Victorian Steam Launch.

Explore the broads in a canoe, giving you a different perspective and a better chance of seeing wildlife such as kingfishers, otters, herons and warblers. You can launch your own canoes at Wroxham, accessible from the back of Roys long-stay car-park, or there are places to hire in the town.

How about a trip on a Mississippi paddleboat to see the broads? The Southern Comfort is a wheelchair accessible, double-deck river cruiser that offers tours along the River Bure to Ranworth Broad and back, leaving from the picturesque village of Horning.

The Norfolk Broads are Britain’s largest nationally protected wetland; the RSPB owned Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve in the Yare Valley, is home to a vast variety of wildlife and in the winter months migratory water fowl too. There are several footpaths and boardwalks taking you through reed beds, woodland and that lead to hides. If you are very lucky you may be able to spot or hear a Bittern ‘booming.’ On several occasions we’ve seen a group of otters at the back of the reserve by the river.