spring on the riverside

Welcome, Ahoy

Heather is a traditional yet quirky houseboat, laying on the Broads Waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk. Maintained by two friends, she has been home to artists, holiday visitors and mariners for generations.

See on board the houseboat, visit the touring shop and relax on the riverside.


Christopher, Andrew

Christopher, Andrew

Public Staithes

Public Staithes

2 January 2017

Twelve Festive Days






The houseboat is rigged up with cheery trimmings over the Christmas season for visitors delight. Among the decorations is an illuminating ice blue Christmas tree on the roof, provided by local lady, Lisa McGreish and Welsh mistletoe bought from the plant stall on Magdalen Street, Norwich~Over~The~Water. Freshly cut laurel and ivy from the Catfield garden are placed around and tinted beads and sprigs strung in a garland, across the saloon.

It is surprising how, with a little imagination, ornate decorations can be made (Blue Peter fashion) from very ordinary things, economically. Candles, electrical fairy lights and Chinese paper lanterns add more merriment on board, mirroring in the rippling water.


Jill, Chris

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