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

25 September 2017

At full tilt

Jovial and gentlemanly upholsterer and cover maker Mark Anderson returned to fit a buff coloured tilt cover for the well of AHP. This should keep the rain out and prevent degradation, especially during the dank winter months.

The punt tilt is part of our overall plan to preserve and enhance the houseboat and associated collection for the future. Heather's distinctive design is thought to be exceptional and she could be one of the oldest surviving houseboats in Europe.

We look forward to 2018 and welcoming visitors in what will be ninety years since the humble Dutch built 'flat bed' lighter was transformed into a pleasure houseboat.


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