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Tranquil Waterside Holidays & Boating on the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads Holiday Cottage



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Luxury Cottages, Houseboat and Boat Hire at Simpson's Boatyard

Picnic Boat Stalham

Enjoy the perfect day trip on one of our launches. Explore the River Ant and beyond.

3 to 6  berth houseboats moored off the main river for the perfect getaway.


Riverside cottages and lodges for family holidays

and loads to do nearby



Welcome to Simpsons Boatyard, a historic gem nestled in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.


Established in 1945, our boatyard has been a beloved fixture in this picturesque region, offering a unique and memorable experience for all our visitors.

Under the passionate guidance of the owners we are committed to ensuring that every guest enjoys the best that the Norfolk Broads has to offer. At Simpsons Boatyard, we provide a variety of services to cater to all your holiday needs:

Boat Hire: Explore the serene waters of the Norfolk Broads with our well-maintained boats, perfect for day trips or overnight excursions.

Luxurious Rental Cottages: Relax in one of our three beautifully appointed cottages, each offering a cosy and comfortable retreat.

Houseboats: Experience life on the water with a stay in one of our five charming houseboats, ideal for those seeking a unique and immersive holiday.

Canoe and Kayak Hire: For the more adventurous, our canoes (3 man) paddle boards and  kayaks allow you to explore the waterways up close and at your own pace.

Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction ensures that your time with us will be truly special. Whether you're hiring a boat for a day out, staying in one of our cottages or houseboats, or enjoying a paddle in a canoe, paddle board or kayak, we strive to provide an unforgettable experience.


Stay connected with us through our YouTube channel, where we share videos from the day-to-day life at the boatyard. From behind-the-scenes glimpses of boat maintenance and preparation to scenic tours of the Norfolk Broads, our channel brings a piece of our world directly to you.


Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Simpsons Boatyard and helping you create wonderful memories on the Norfolk Broads.



Simpson's Boatyard

The Staithe,



NR12 9DA


Phone: 01692 580288



Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 5pm (Seasonal)

​Sunday: 9am - 5pm (Summer only)

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