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 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.