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Simpson's Boatyard, Stalham, Norfolk Broads

Sleeps 3 - 18 9 Bedrooms 8 Dining

Holiday cottages and houseboats in Stalham on the Norfolk Broads, sleeping 18 for family holidays and fun weekend breaks

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Simpson's Boatyard, Stalham, Norfolk Broads, sleeps 3 - 18 in 9 bedrooms.

Cottages sleep 18 in 3 units:
Riverside sleeps 8
Teasel sleeps 6
Solace sleeps 4
Houseboats sleep 23 in 5 units:
Halcyon and White Moth sleep 6 each
Ardea and Olive sleep 4 each
Maud sleeps 3

This is a great spot for a holiday or weekend break, in Stalham in the heart of the wonderful Norfolk Broads. Next to the River Ant and Barton Broad, Simpson's Boatyard is a great base for exploring this fascinating area, with the option to hire boats to take to the waterways too. Multi generation families and groups of friends will love the flexibility of the cottages or houseboats, and all are dog friendly as well.

The 3 cottages provide very comfortable accommodation with modern conveniences including well equipped kitchens and living areas. The 3 lounges have open fires for chillier evenings and private gardens with furniture for barbecues and al fresco meals. Teasel Cottage has a study on the ground floor that can be used as a wheelchair accessible bedroom. Bedrooms are a combination of kings, twins and doubles for the requirements of a mixed group. Riverside Cottage sleeps 8 and is ideal for 2 families staying together.

The 5 houseboats offer something a little different, with comfortable living, bedrooms and a good sized outside verandah for enjoying riverside life. When guests arrive at Simpson's Boatyard they are given a dinghy to have their own adventures on the water straight from their houseboat.

The Boatyard site itself has a small convenience store, with a restaurant due to open soon. Browse the Museum of the Broads, or keen fishermen can buy a permit in season from the 15th of June for on site angling. Or hire a boat or canoe from the Boatyard and explore the wider Broads at your own pace.

Sea Palling’s sandy beach is also just a 20 minute drive away, whilst Cromer and Great Yarmouth both offer traditional seaside attractions. Stalham is within walking distance for shops and pubs. Norwich is a 35 minute journey, well worth a visit to see the cathedral or to take the Norwich Hidden Street Tour.



WiFi is available throughout.


The study in Teasal can be used as another bedroom with wheelchair access.

Dog Friendly

Dog friendly for an extra charge.


The cottages have fully equipped cottages to include dishwashers and washing machines. Houseboats have smaller kitchenettes. Barbecues at cottages.

Dining Room

Inside dining for the number of guests. Outside seating at all properties.

Sitting Room

All have comfortable lounge areas with sofas and TVs. Open fires in the cottages.


Cottages have private gardens and outdoor seating. The houseboats are waterside with verandahs and seating.


Cottages have a combination of kings and twins. 1 en suite in Riverside. 2 ground floor bedrooms in Solace. House boats have doubles, bunks or twins.


Riverside has 1 en suite. Cottages have shared family bathrooms. The houseboats have WCs and showers.

TV and Music Facilities

TVs in cottage and houseboat lounges.

Children's Facilities

Please supervise young children next to the river.

Heating and Open Fires

All properties have central heating. Open fires in the cottages.


Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided.


Off road secure parking.


No smoking please.

Booking Information

Check in from 3pm, check out by 9am unless by prior arrangement. Changeover day is Saturday for weekly stays but shorter breaks are available. No all male or all female bookings. Group bookings might have restrictions. Pets allowed for an extra cost.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

Christmas 2024 Late Deals

Cottages sleeping 18 in total: 7 nights for £5389, 3 nights for £2310. Boats sleeping 23: 7 nights for £4553, 3 nights for £3173. Still at 2023 prices.


Located on the Norfolk Broads in Stalham Staithe. 10 minutes to the coast and Sea Palling, Mundesley 20 minutes and Norwich 35 minutes.

  • Stalham Norfolk Broads.
  • On site small shop and supermarket in Stalham.
  • The Mermaids Slipper on site should be opening soon. Stalham has The Swan Inn.
  • Norwich.
  • Holt.
  • 34 bus to the coast and Mundesley.

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