A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

9 February 2012

Granary Staithe, Hoveton

Heather has bid farewell to Royall & Sons Boatyard. The crew are indebted to Nigel and his team for their boundless expertise associated with the maintenance of boats. Their careful consideration of the houseboat and her crew has been marvellous.

The houseboat berthed overnight in the shallow dyke at the historic Granary Staithe, below Wroxham Bridge. The Staithe, located at the very heart of the 'Gateway of the Broads', was beloved of artists and writers including Arthur Ransome, author of the Swallows & Amazons stories. The gravelled Staithe is frequented by locals & visitors alike throughout the year. In January the crew went along to a special public meeting at the Village Hall, which was organised by Hoveton Parish Council to look at the future of this landmark site.

A sailing barge, ' floating monument' laying at the ancient Granary Staithe, pictured from the Wroxham side of the River Bure.

For further information concerning Granary Staithe, please contact Hoveton Parish Council through their website at

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King's Head Staithe, Hoveton, pictured from Wroxham public Parish Staithe