A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat and home for over a century, laying on the Broadland 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 January 2018

Fresh look for the water bird booths

The water bird boxes have been given an early spring clean and brightened up with gay ivory paint. Cream is one of the historic houseboat livery colours, used from the late Georgian (1920s-1940s) period.

The silvered tin box above, has an interesting story. It was likely abandoned by some children in the scrub, beside the dike at Granary Staithe, on the Hoveton waterfront. On the rusting lid was a hand written legend 'Please help keep our local birds healthy' with a drawing of a duckling. We have followed in the wake of the youngsters imaginative lead!

This year we hope to extend our range of gifts and other individual items available to visitors. The proceeds of these enterprises directly helps maintain the houseboat and her collection on the waterways.

Houseboat partner

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