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The Woodland Boat

The Woodland Boat dog friendly accommodation will be an extremely memorable and unique holiday opportunity for you in Hingham, Mid Norfolk.

You won’t be anywhere near water (!) but you will be staying in a brilliantly converted boat house in a secluded and fantastically rural location on a working stud farm

The Woodland Boat in the evening sun

This particular “property” (boat!) is on the same working stud as The Loft which you can read about hereJimmy's Shed, and The Picture House and comes under the name of Manor Farm Stays.  Each sleep 2 people and can be taken as a whole, or separately.

Summary Of The Woodland Boat

  • sleeps 2 in one double bed 
  • has a self-contained kitchen
  • shower room with loo
  • private use of the hot tub
  • private and secluded, surrounded by woodlands and fields
  • outdoor tables and chairs
  • use of a golf buggy to roam around the fields and yard
  • BBQ and firepit
  • can sleep an extra 4 children in a put-up large tent available (bedding not provided for this) but you would need to speak to Charlie and Alice to confirm
  • one of 4 properties at Manor Farm Stays

Dog Friendly Woodland Boat

Dog friendly Woodland Boat

The location of The Woodland Boat (and the other properties at Manor Farm Stays) is fantastic, and the views from the boat are lovely, looking across open fields and woods on which you are free to walk your dogs.  It is incredibly peaceful. 

This is a superb dog friendly accommodation.  There is plenty of space to take them out everyday, they'll love all the smells that go hand in hand with woods and fields!  (Please keep them under control as it is a working stud and there will be foals and horses in the paddocks.  This applies to the other accommodations too).

CONTACT DETAILS FOR MANOR FARM STAYS (The Loft, The Woodland Boat, Jimmy's Shed and The Picture House)

Prices for:

The Loft - £175 per night

The Woodland Boat - £170 per night

Jimmy's Shed - £170 per night

The Picture House - £170 per night

Email:  alicekatemason@gmail.com

Landline:  01953 851 303

Mobile: 07766 076 522

You can also book via Airbnb but don’t forget that they charge a service fee so you’ll always get a better deal by speaking to, or emailing Alice.  Let her know you found her through this website, Explore Norfolk UK.

The Woodland Boat has a real wow factor to it!  If you’ve ever sailed in one of these boats, possibly along The Broads, I think you’ll be amazed at the layout of this particular boat!  It’s absolute luxury compared to what you’d get on a rented boat on the water!  

In the middle of the accommodation is a wonderfully reclaimed wooden beam where you’ll find fluffy dressing gowns waiting for you!  

The interior of the Woodland Boat

With windows all around, it’s a beautifully light space.  And in the evenings, you can shut all the curtains and hunker down with the log burner going and just relax with the surrounding peace and quiet.

At one end of the boat is the kitchen and dining area with views out to the woods.  It has an oven, washing up sink, fridge and a wood burner as well as a very modern heater.  Logs are provided free of charge for the wood burner which is always an added bonus.  There is also a table and  chairs for dining.

The bedroom in the Woodland Boat

Beyond the kitchen area is the comfy king size bed and has a smart TV on the wall at the foot of the bed.  When it’s time for bed, you can separate the living area from the bedroom by drawing the curtains across.

Beyond the bedroom is the bathroom.  A little originality has been used here as you’ll enjoy a shower sitting down on a lovely wooden bench (the ceiling can be a little low for a full standing shower!).  However, I have it on good authority that this novel way of taking a shower has kept everyone amused and all have enjoyed the unique experience!

There is also a heated towel rail in the bedroom, and bathrobes are provided.

The surrounding area of The Woodland Boat

Just a few steps away from the boat is the very popular hot tub, or why not relax on some hammocks hanging from the trees. 

The Hot Tub outside The Woodland Boat
    A perfect opportunity to enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst watching the sun go down and maybe even watch the deer walking past.  This really is rural Norfolk!

The boat is surrounded by open fields and woodland and is incredibly peaceful.  Manor Farm Stays is the perfect place to come and stay in order to get away from your bustling busy lives. 

Tables, chairs, firepit and BBQ outside The Woodland Boat

The only noises you are likely to hear are the neighing of horses and the tweeting of the birds!

Hammocks at The Woodland Boat

If you ever need anything, Charlie and Alice work and live on the farm so they are always available to answer any questions you may have.  

Outdoor table and chairs are provided on the grass alongside the boat, as well as the hammocks in the woods.  In addition, you’ll have private use of the gas fired BBQ and firepit.

"This place is absolutely beautiful and we loved our time here.  The view is perfect and we just didn’t want to leave the hot tub".


"Alice and Charlie, thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating.  The boat is equipped with everything we could need".


"Had the best relaxing weekend. It is exactly as it is advertised and very comfy and cosy in the boat. Loved the hot tub with horses in the back ground. Definitely be coming back here and would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing weekend"

The Woodland Boat in snow

The Local Area

As with all three Manor Farm Stay properties, you are coming to a lovely rural part of Mid Norfolk.   

The pretty Georgian village of Hingham is about a 5 minute drive away and has a pub and a local shop, a butcher, chemist etc.  The historical town of Wymondham is a 15 minute drive with its famous remains of Wymondham Abbey, and the city of Norwich is half an hour away.  

The North Norfolk Coast is just under an hour. 

This is a real opportunity to have a fun and unique break away in the Norfolk countryside on a working stud farm.  

The Woodland Boat is situated on a working stud farm

Manor Farm Stays

Manor Farm Stays, Hingham, comprises The Picture HouseThe LoftThe Woodland Boat and Jimmy's Shed, all located on a working stud farm, and can be grouped together for versatility and would sleep 8 people (4 couples)

Contact Alice Mason on:

Email:  alicekatemason@gmail.com

Landline:  01953 851 303

Mobile:  07766 076 522