Corner Cottage is a deceptive place – it manages to keep the cosiness of a cottage but it is big enough to comfortably sleep up to 7 in the 4 bedrooms. On the border of Lessingham and Happisburgh, it is on the junction of two very quiet lanes. Hardly any traffic goes past and on the short walk to The Star pub you may not see a single car.
With some quiet country walks and footpaths in the surrounding countryside, it’s a great place to walk from. It’s possible to walk to the beach from here too – just over a mile of easy lanes and tracks. You know you are near the sea as you can see Happisburgh lighthouse from the house and the views across the fields are wonderful.
When you arrive: Parking for 3 cars is off road at the back of the house, at the end of the garden and beside the rather smart shed which may in time become a games room. Access to the house is through the garden via the patio doors and into the ….
Conservatory: Plenty of room here for boots and coats and wet dogs if needed and a lovely hall seat containing dog towels. From here you go straight into the….
Kitchen: Beautifully fitted galley kitchen with Belling range cooker, integrated dishwasher and fridge but the owners have added a lovely big freestanding fridge/freezer too. Washing machine, granite work surfaces and plenty of cupboard space. Lovely views across the fields and garden.
Bathroom: Very well fitted bathroom with shower and sink, toilet and velux window and frosted window letting in lots of light.
Dining room: This is between the kitchen and the lounge and has a wooden extending table seating up to 8 and wooden flooring (new in 2018 – not shown yet in current photos)
Living room: Beautiful room with a stunning inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and hop garland draped across the mantelpiece. Leather sofas and chairs, plenty of room for everybody. Wooden flooring throughout (new in 2018 – not shown yet in current photos). Tv with Sky and dvd player and views into the cottage style front garden and across the fields. The front door opens into this room – a cottage style door and porch very much in keeping with the cottage garden style of the front garden. There is a book case full of books and room for boots and shoes. This is the best way to get out to walk the short distance to the local, very dog friendly pub – The Lessingham Star! Stairs lead from this room to the landing and then into…
Bedroom 1: King size wooden framed bed with plenty of built in storage space, chest of drawers and views across open farmland.
Bedroom 2: King size wooden framed bed with chest of drawers and wall hanging space.
Bedroom 3: Double wooden framed bed and hanging and drawer space in wardrobe/drawer unit.
Bedroom 4: Single wooden framed bed and hanging and drawer space in wardrobe/drawer unit.
Bathroom: Very well fitted with shower cubicle, sink and toilet.
Outside: The back garden is lawn and paving, also with nicely planted beds and fully enclosed with a gate to the side into the lane and at the end to access the parking. Fencing and road gate are solid and the fence height is approx. 6ft most of the way round – solid fence topped off by robust wooden mesh to allow the great view across the fields but keep jumpers in! There is also an outside tap – with HOT and cold water – ideal for washing off dogs. At the front of the house, there is a small cottage style garden enclosed by a wall and with a gate onto the lane.
Corner Cottage is a non smoking property.
Bookings at this cottage are Friday – Friday
All major supermarkets deliver to Corner Cottage. If you would like to arrange a delivery for the day
you arrive we will be happy to put it away for you if you let us know what time to expect it.
- All bedding and towels
- Dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, poo bags
- Free wifi
- Some DVDs books and games
- All integral heating
- First basket for fire provided FOC – a small charge (honesty box) for additional baskets
- Medium and large crate available
- First aid box for humans and dogs
Max No. of dogs: 4
UPDATE! Recent improvements to this already near perfect house include wooden flooring in lounge and dining room (no more carpets!) and height increase to 6ft to the solid garden fence round the back garden, making it even more escape proof!
“Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was “WOW!”. The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time”.
Sandra and Steve May 2016
Corner Cottage – perfect holiday cottage for humans and K9’s! Comfortable, spotless & thoughtfully appointed. Delicious welcome pack on arrival and everyday, new blossoms in the pretty garden. Couldn’t have wished for a lovelier time – right down to the beaches and Star Pub – thank you all!
Etien & Jennie, Dog-a-pogs, Fawnie & Boo-Roo
Location & Directions
How To Find Us:
How to find us: Post code: School Common Road, Lessingham NR12 0QF
Or – From the A149 Stalham by pass (heading towards Norwich) take the turning right signposted to Bacton/Happisburgh/Walcot (Stepping Stone Lane) At the T junction turn left. Once on this road (B1159) take the FOURTH road turning on the right, Happsiburgh Road (approx 2 miles) and keep going to the T junction. Turn right here and continue to the next T junction. Turn right again and follow the road until you reach the first road on the left which is School Common Road and the cottage is on the corner. Turn left up School Common Road to access the parking.
Some comments from our guestbook
We have had a lovely time despite some very interesting weather – even managed to squeeze a BBQ in! Hurricane Aileen didn’t stop us! We were able to test the true dog friendly reputation of a number of pubs by taking soggy dogs in for refreshment. The Star and Hillhouse Inn came out on top – very welcoming and also had a gravy bone each for the dogs. We walked from Cart Gap to Happisburgh on the beach and also via Doggets Lane when the tide was in. if you want to walk an alternative route to Happisburgh you can walk via the fields and you just cut up before turning to Cart Gap which avoids the roads! 2017
What a lovely holiday cottage, really a home from home! As usual our favourite beach is Winterton, can't beat it and the dogs love it. Can recommend the crab from the little fish shop in Happisburgh (Fair Maid - fantastic fresh and smoked fish - highly recommended!) Lovely and fresh. Thank you for all the goodies too! Oooh and the beds are so comfy!
Julie and Rod with Tilly and Tasha 2017
Thank you so much! We have had a marvellous stay in your lovely cottage. It really felt like a home from home - great location for exploring the area. Fabulous walks for the dogs straight from the door - great pub (The Star) within walking distance. Very peaceful - the dogs loved being able to lie in the garden. The welcome pack with delicious cake and dog biscuits was very much appreciated. Thank you.
Bob and Shelagh with Madge and Ernie - the Border Terriers - 2017
A fantastic holiday cottage - we have all enjoyed ourselves. Secure garden great for the dogs, lovely to be so close to fantastic beaches.
Andy and Sacha Walsh kids dogs 2017
We have had a very relaxing time in Corner Cottage. Loved the location and Norfolk's big skies. Thank you very much for the lovely treats which went down very well. Good walk from the door - down to the Star Pub. Follow the road and public footpath on the right, just opposite the houses. Good off lead walk once on the field paths. This is the third East Ruston Cottages property we have tried as I don't think anyone else matches their 'dog friendly' ethos. Thank you Sue for continuing to find truly dog friendly cottages. We will be back in October and staying in Orchard Cottage.
Caroline and Alistair with Barney and Daisy - 2017
Wow! What a really great week. The humans and dogs loved it. The Star Inn for Sunday lunch and Friday Fish and Chips was amazing but do book. It gets a bit busy despite the outside appearance. The walk from Cart Gap to Sea Palling was enjoyed by us all twice. Takes 4 hours there and back with a donut and coffee stop. We also enjoyed seeing the seals at Horsey and although a bit of a car ride Holkham was a good day out too. The cottage itself is cosy and like home from home and the welcome treats were enjoyed by us all. Dogs especially enjoyed watching the birds feeding at the front of the cottage. Will be looking to book again with East Ruston Cottages in the near future.
Sue, Chris, Julie, Lee and Leanne with Ramsey, Tinker and Albie - 2017
What a wonderful week we have had (our second time at Corner Cottage) The cottage was decorated for our arrival - beautiful - helped us to feel very festive. The boys (children!) loved that the cottage was decorated. Thank you so much to the owners for the Xmas goodies in addition to the the usual goodies Sue leaves - we felt very spoilt. We used the woodburner this time - lovely.
Sugar and Spice cafe in Bacton shut this week - boo! We visit every time we come and love it. Fresh, homemade food and cakes. Dog friendly (dogs allowed in the cafe) Smallsticks Cafe at Cart Gap was open - another lovely cafe. We walked on Winterton beach and saw the seals. We visited Horsey beach to see the seals too. A treat to see them in their natural habitat. We always visit Happisburgh playground and have fun (with our 12 year old and 6 year old) Dunes Cafe at Winterton excellent too (we like a cafe!) The cottage was fantastic, as usual views from every window.
Love that the owners leave bird food out so we can fill the feeders (in basket in front door porch area). Lots of birds visited this week. Dogs had a fab time too. My mum joined us this week and has thoroughly enjoyed herself. We'll be back (about to book for next year!) Thanks again.
Helen, Chris, Theo, George and Judy with Sapphy, Relish and Max (greyhounds and lurchers rock!) Christmas 2016
We have stayed in this area many time and used East Ruston Cottages before. This is the first time in this cottage and we cannot fault it. It is well situated for the beaches which our Springer Bobby loved. We loved the goodies we found on our arrival of local produce, a very nice touch. One of our favourite pubs, The Star, is only minutes away so another good reason we love this area.
Many thanks and looking forward to coming back.
Keith, Sue and Bobby - 2016
We've had an absolutely wonderful time. Corner Cottage has been a wonderful and relaxing break. We have felt so at home we will be back with the rest of the family who will love it here, I am sure. We had wonderful weather, the first few days and then Storm Doris at the end. We had such power cut fun! Nothing a log burner and a few candles couldnt put right!! The welcome good were just fab - just like everyone reports - and the beds were SOO comfy. We will be back very soon I hope
Alex, Alice, Poppy, Alison and Phoebe - 2016
Jenny and Patrick booked this lovely cottage as a surprise for my special birthday - they couldnt have chosen better. Ideal for all the family, including Mollie and Max the golden retrievers. Everything was perfect, thanks! We love the sea, such beautiful beaches and a very enjoyable night out at The Star. Good job we managed to finish our 'Cluedo'. jigsaw in time and 'whodunnit' or we would still be here. Thank you.
Gill,Colin, Jenny, Patrick, Molly and Max - 2016
This is our first time to this area and Barley (our cocker spaniels) first holiday, We have had a lovely relaxing week with lovely weather. The cottage is so lovely and ideally situated for exploring. We really loved the beaches at Happisburgh, Walcott, Cart Gap, Winterton and our favourite Sea Palling. Barley also loved Bacton Woods. We can highly recommend Hot Rocket Pizza and the Fish and Chips at Cromer. The cottage is perfect, so very dog friendly and comfortable for all of us. Thank you for the welcome goodies - delicious and we have enjoyed playing the games. We cannot fault our stay and cannot wait to stay again. Thank you for everything
Stephen, Margaret, James, Rachel, Cheryl and Barley - 2016
This is a fabulous dog friendly cottage, warm, cosy and comfortable. We have had cold, wet and blustery weather, but we have enjoyed lovely walks and meals out. Our dogs have had a lovely time. Two of them are young and this was their first holiday. We will definitely use East Ruston Cottages again and will recommend you to friends.
The Curtis family and Archie, Arthur and Skye - 2016
What a wonderful cottage, everything has been thought of. Lots of space for everyone including all the dogs. Just a pity it wasn't cold enough to light the woodburner. Very welcoming - will come again. Thanks to all.
Jayne, Rachel (Lotte, Lionel and Ronnie) and our visitors Joy (Thunder, Tango and Jack) - 2016
Another great cottage we found through East Ruston Cottages. The weather has been very kind to us, we had lovely walks on fab beaches, the seals at Horsey were a real treat to see. The Star Inn as usual is fab, great food and so friendly. The cafe at Cart Gap definitely worth a visit. Hopefully back to this area very soon. Thanks for everything
Jane, Simon and the gang Ruth, Allan, Tulah and Alice - 2016
A super cottage. Thank you so much for a relaxing break. Toby, Jo Will-i-am and Maz send a special thank you as they all enjoyed their walks on beautiful beaches and chilling out in greyhound style - which was so easy in such a well thought out and truly dog friendly cottage. The Star is fab - well worth a visit! Sue, the management of these properties is fab, everything needed is provided, the attention to detail with the booking and looking after us during our stay is excellent! See you next year
The humans (Sarah, Steve and Tom) - September 2016
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Corner Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and are all in awe of the cottage. The kids loved the games that were there, the dogs loved the space they had to roam around and we (the adults) loved the huge kitchen and the spacious living room. It really was a home from home and we felt so comfortable. We made good use of the local beach and even enjoyed a BBQ one evening. As a family, we have already discussed booking up another little break next year and I have already recommended East Ruston Cottages to a lot of our friends/family. Many thanks again for everything.
Vicky - 2016
Thank you for a truly wonderful stay. The cottage is one of our favourite things in Norfolk.
Dan, Kim, Alanah, Max, Nell, Ade, Vicky, Winnie. Stanley, Flo, Bluebell, Lucy, and our visitors - 2016
Absolutely fabulous! We couldn't have wished for anything better, lovely cottage, beautiful sandy beaches, long, long walks!.....Thank you for a fantastic week, wish we could have stayed longer!
Carol, Lu, Katy, Beth and Amy and Sadie - 2016
Thank you so much, we have had a fantastic stay! The furnishings and the cottage are all of a high standard and we felt very well looked after. We would have loved to stay longer. I am sure we will be back. Our dog Cleo loved it too. We had fab weather. The furniture feels so lovely and high quality. Thank you for the gorgeous welcome pack... Cake, milk, eggs and dog treats. The cake was delicious. The bag of carrier bags was a nice touch. We were all pleased to have hand wash and loo roll supplied. The beds were so comfy. Sue was so helpful - thank you. Fab weather too! Hope the future guests have as much fun as we did. I am sure they will. Poachers Pocket pub recommended. Love
The Boot-Handford family - 2016
Thank you very much for a wonderful and relaxing holiday in your beautiful cottage. Furnishings and decor are stunning and there is everything you need and more! The garden is absolutely delightful with so many pretty flowers and shrubs - a true cottage garden, and it was a real treat to sit outside for breakfast every morning and enjoy the fantastic weather we were so fortunate to have. The welcome pack was a lovely delicious surprise and BAiley says a big thank you (woof) for his lovely biscuits. We have loved visiting all the lovely beaches with Bailey, our golden retriever. We have had some great meals in the dog friendly pubs you have recommended and would especially recommend The Star, just a 10 minute stroll down the lane but you must book in advance as they only have one chef. But delicious food and super friendly staff. All the information on your website has been so helpful and we will be recommending you to all of our friends who want to holiday in Norfolk. We very much hope to return in the future.
Sheila, Brett, Lydia and Bailey - 2016
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your lovely cottage. A real home from home. Everything we could possibly want/need was here. A truly charming place. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and very much enjoyed by all. We would definitely recommend Corner Cottage to others and would very much like to return if we may. With many thanks from Jo and Sonia
First holiday cottage we havent managed to escape from. Great dog biscuits thank you
Timber and Taylor (Jack Russell Terriers) - 2016
Corner Cottage - perfect holiday cottage for humans and K9's! Comfortable, spotless & thoughtfully appointed. Delicious welcome pack on arrival and everyday, new blossoms in the pretty garden. Couldn't have wished for a lovelier time - right down to the beaches and Star Pub - thank you all! Cheers,
Etien & Jennie, Dog-a-pogs, Fawnie & Boo-Roo - 2016
This is a lovely cottage. We have stayed in many cottages in this area over the years and this is certainly the best. The attention to detail is wonderful and we will certainly return. Thank you for the goodies on arrival. Cake and jam were both delightful
Maria and Marcus, Holly and Charlie - 2016
What a fabulous cottage, the best we have ever stayed in! The biscuits etc left for us were delicious. Thank you for those. We will highly recommend this cottage, everything we could possibly want was here. The beds are so comfy and the quality of everything is wonderful. The dogs enjoyed the garden as much as we enjoyed the holiday. Thank you again for everything!!! We will be back.
Jan and John, Bridget and Cole and our dogs Tia and Zorba - 2016
We had such a great week in such a lovely cottage. Shame the weather was so bad, but we made use of the fire one night and was very cosy. The Star was a great place to eat, and very welcoming. The dogs had a fab time on the beaches and our Hugo enjoyed his first holiday. Thanks
Hayley, Dave, Matilda, Edward, Val and Eddie. Big woofs Rosie and Hugo - 2016
Thank you for the goodies you left us! Cake and fudge was great. What an amazing cottage! We had a very restful and relaxing time - You couldn't not as it was so quiet and the views are stunning!! Arnie enjoyed his dog biscuits - he sends you a big slobber as a thank you. We enjoyed the birds tapping on the windows. This cottage is very homely and cosy and we will return.
Sandra, Andy and Arnie - 2016
Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was "WOW!". The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time.
Sandra and Steve - 2016