East Ruston Cottages

Walnut Farmhouse, Waxham

Sleeps 9

Walnut Farmhouse has been carefully refurbished to give guests all the comforts of modern living whilst retaining the traditional character of a Norfolk farmhouse.

Situated on a 100 acre arable farm, the 5 bedroom property sleeps 9 comfortably (plus a sofa bed if you would like to bring along extra friends or family) and has a family bathroom and 2 shower rooms, 3 large living areas, a dining room and a stylish kitchen. The property really lends itself to large gatherings of family or friends or both but smaller groups are just as welcome. Walnut Farm House is light and cool in the summer and cosy and warm in winter with central heating in every room.

The house stands within the farm’s small touring caravan site. The landscaped garden, which is fenced and gated, is dog proof. Dogs are invited to take their owners for a stroll through open farmland and along a river bank on the 1.5 mile ‘doggy walk’ which circles the farm boundary. Waxham and Horsey beaches are a very short drive away – ideal places to see the famous seal colonies and their babies in the winter. Horsey Windpump and Waxham Barn are worth a visit too.

When you get here: Turn into Walnut Farm Caravan Park and drive down the concrete driveway. You will see the house at the bottom of the driveway.

Drive through the double gates and park on the gravel drive in front of the house. Keys to the house are available as arranged.

Ground Floor

Kitchen: The large kitchen is extremely well equipped with breakfast bar, hob, double oven, dishwasher, double door fridge freezer, microwave and toaster.

There is plenty of storage space for both human and canine food supplies.

Dining Room: A spacious, light room with windows on two sides and a large dining table that seats 9 people comfortably.

Living Room: A relaxing room with two leather settees, television and DVD player with Freeview and an electric log burner. The room looks out onto the garden and the double doors open into the sun room.

Sun Room: A very comfortable airy room facing south west that catches the sun most of the day. There are two leather settees to relax in and
double doors leading out to the garden.

Quiet Room: A spacious, comfortable room with two settees (one of which is a sofa bed) and a writing desk. This room is the ideal spot for adults to catch up on reading or snoozing while younger members of the family are watching television, playing DVDs or using the internet.

Shower Room: Downstairs shower room with large shower, toilet and wash basin.

Utility Room: With washing machine and tumble dryer and doors opening onto the courtyard. Plenty of room for dog beds and crates.

First Floor (We ask guests to kindly keep dogs on the ground floor by closing the gate at the bottom of the stairs).

Master Bedroom: Windows on two of the four walls give great views over the open farm land. This comfortable room has a double bed, an en-suite shower room with toilet and wash basin, wardrobes, and a dressing table.

Family Bathroom: With large bath and hand shower, toilet and wash basin.

Bebroom 2: With a King size double bed, built in wardrobes and views over the farm.

Bedroom 3: With two single beds and built in wardrobes.

Bedroom 4: With two single beds and a dresser cabinet with drawers.

Bedroom 5: With a single bed.

Outside: There is a large garden with shrubs and trees which is enclosed with wall, railings, fence, hedges and gates, all well maintained to be as secure as can be for dogs. At the back of the house is a courtyard; an ideal spot for washing and drying dogs. A small shed contains a barbecue, logs and kindling for the log burner and there are two benches in the garden to either eat al-fresco or relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Please note:

Arrival time 4pm – Departure time 10am.

We ask guests not to smoke in Walnut Farmhouse. Thank you.

All the main supermarkets deliver to Walnut Farmhouse, so if you want to arrange deliveries, please ensure you will be there to take receipt.

If you would rather have local food, the Truly Local shop in Stalham, which counts Prince Charles among its customers, can put together a box of groceries for collection.

You can fish on the Waxham New Cut with the appropriate licence. The New Cut bank is part of the farm’s circular ‘doggy walk.’

If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, rather than bringing it with you, this local company will deliver for free
Mike’s Animal Feeds

We Provide:

  • Free wi-fi
  • All bed linen and towels
  • Travel cot and high chair if needed
  • Oil fired central heating and hot water
  • Barbecue and garden furniture
  • Large dog crate, dogs beds and bowls

Max No. of dogs: 8

25% reductions on groups of 6 or fewer for many out of season weeks (Nov – Feb)


“We have loved our stay at Walnut Farm and so have the dogs with the garden and the beach so close. The kids loved the space and how big the house was. We enjoyed searching for seals and were lucky enough to spot a few at Sea Palling. The dog walk was fun for the whole family. Thank you.”


“Fabulous house, brilliant location. Wonderful time was had by all. Beautiful beach – saw lots of seals (wife was very happy). It was just what we needed – Thank you”


“One of the best we have stayed in so far on the Norfolk coast”


“Fantastic house…thank you very much…we’ve had a wonderful holiday …so very comfortable and generously equipped.”


“Loved the house, great size and space for all. Garden great for dogs and children, love the sandy beaches. Nice dog walk around the farm.”

Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

How to find us: Post code: Coast Road, Waxham NR12 0EG

Or – From the A149 at Stalham take the turn marked Sea Palling and Horsey Windpump. Stay on the main road at Sea Palling sign posted to Winterton and Horsey. Pass Waxham Barn on your left, and then approximately 1 mile later, you pass the sign for Bridge House Holidays on your right. Walnut Farm is now 500 yards further on your left.


Some comments from our guestbook....

Another good week, we have all had such a great time at Walnut, fantastic house and location. Thanks again for setting up the quiet room for Uncle Vic, made a great grand floor bedroom! The dogs had a great time and enjoyed lots of long walks. Will be visiting again!! Thank you

Mary and Geoff - Sept 2017

We had a fantastic stay in the house, there was so much room for the kids to have fun running and playing in the house (and the dogs!)

George and Ben - Aug 2017

A lovely stay and welcome. The weather was almost perfect. Fabulous dog walks and location. Sea Palling is local and lovely but totally fell in love with the beach at Mundesley – its a must!! the space in the house and secure garden suited all of our needs! Thank you

The Crooks and Woods - Aug 2017

We’ve had a fabulous week at Walnut Farm; the weather has mostly been kind to us so we have had some great days out at Bewilderwood, Sea Palling and Mundesley. Thank you to the Mcleod’s for their hospitality, hope to see you again next year!

Karolyn – Aug 2017

Thank you for the loan of a wonderful house, fully enjoyed all areas offered, everything you could possibly need was in the house! The Dogs all enjoyed their games and walks, we would all love to return! Thank you

Denise and Sid June 2017

Lovely place for a large family holiday. Well equipped kitchen. Dogs enjoyed the well joined garden, dog walks and treats! Many thanks

Julie and Barney - June 2017

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week stay here in a beautiful setting. East Ruston Old Vicarage and Gardens is a ‘must’. For superb food go to The Butchers Arms also in East Ruston. Also a wildlife trip is very recommended. We will definitely return!!

Alison and Alex - May 2017

Our 3rd visit, we love coming here. So peaceful, cosy and relaxing. We hope to be back again soon! P.S we loved the caked!! Thank you

Karina and Graham - March 2017

Wonderful time had by all! First time in Norfolk and we will be back. Thank you - everything we needed and very comfortable, spacious house

Fitter family and 4 dogs - March 2017

Our third visit! Love coming here, so peaceful cosy and relaxing. Hope to be back again!! Love the cake. Thank you.

Karina and Graham and Henry, Kish and Ishmatte the greyhounds - March 2017

Our fourth visit here. Love the house. Thank you for the goodies

Sue and Ian and Great Dane - February 2017

This is such a beautiful house - All my family and I came to celebrate my 50th birthday here and had the most amazing time - we would love to come back again in the summer and explore some more Thank you very much

November 2016

Lovely house, dogs loved it here, all 5 beaches great - Will definitely come back some time in future.

November 2016

All four generations of our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Walnut Farm. It was very well equipped and had plenty of space. There were lovely places to visit and a dog walk right on the doorstep.

October 2016

Amazing house - we loved staying here over the last few days. All the space and the enclosed garden is excellent - We will be back, love

Nicky, Tom and Savy the dog - November 2016

Marvellous! Thank you so much for the fab private space you arranged for us and our noise sensitive dog. We have walked for so many hours in so many weather conditions but it did not matter as the house was always warm and dry. (And quiet!!) We loved Winterton On Sea and the acres of dunes/moor and sea! Strongly recommend it and The Dunes Cafe for hot and cold food and drinks. Many many heartfelt thanks again

Hale family and 3 dogs - October 2016

Beautiful autumn weather for our week at Walnut Farm. Such a peaceful location and perfect for our 3 JRTs and one Jackapoo. Love the house and all the space. Every need catered for and many extras too especially for the dogs. Baby Jacob enjoyed his first holiday too I think (3 months).

Kirkbys and Christies and 4 dogs - October 2016

Another excellent week at Walnut Farm. Incredible weather, quiet beaches and some great pubs for lunches. We've been before (a 'few' times) and we plan on coming back a few more! Thanks to all for making Walnut Farm a relaxing and enjoyable place.

Troy, Nicola and Apple - September 2016

Lovely house, gardens, fantastic weather. Beach every day with the dogs. We will all be back. Thanks

Maden, Rod and Pam, Riley, Pete and Sue and Freddie, FAllon, Frankie, Carson and Bronte - September 2016

We had a lovely time, thank you. Great time at the beach too! Cant wait to come back! My friend really enjoyed her time here too - the house is so homely.

Ruth and 4 dogs and friend with 3 Weimeraners - July 2016

We have loved our stay at Walnut Farm and so have the dogs with the garden and the beach so close. The kids loved the space and how big the house was. We enjoyed searching for seals and were lucky enough to spot a few at Sea Palling. The dog walk was fun for the whole family. Thank you.

Faith. Alan, Nanny. Tate. Reuben, Witham, Halo, Harby, Nina - July 2016

Fabulous house, brilliant location. Wonderful time was had by all. Dog walk - its wet at 7am but it was just great. Beautiful beach - saw lots of seals (wife was very happy), Overall it was just what we needed - Thank you

Paul, Claire, Harley, Diesel and Missy - July 2016

Good central location for visiting attractions in the area. Great 'rocky road' welcome pack. Weather not been kind, but great time had by all. Very child friendly. Kids enjoyed watching the bunnies and making friends through the gate with the 'caravaners'.

Douglases and Weatheralls - June 2016

Lovely stay, home from home and a fantastic location. Dogs loved the garden and local beaches. Doggie walk was a favourite - many thanks.

Trud and Mandy and 3 tired pets - May 2016

We've had a fantastic stay at Walnut Farm - Plenty of room for 2 families and 2 dogs. We got close to the seals on Horsey beach, let the dogs run free at Sea Palling beach, played Crazy Golf at Great Yarmouth (would recommend 'Saras Tea Room' at the Pleasure Garden for fantastic cream scones!) and hired an electric boat on the Broads (broadstours.co.uk). The Wayford Bridge at Stalham serves lovely pub food. We're impressed by East Ruston Cottages and no doubt will return. Thanks for the welcome pack too!

The Mortimer and Welsh Families - April 2016

Had a fantastic weekend. All the family loved it. Wonderful house, equipped with everything you could possibly need. Thank you

The Banks and the Lyons - March 2016

Fantastic house, fantastic holiday. Clean and well equipped. Thank you.

The Hurns - February

Had a lovely Christmas here - felt like home from day 1. Fantastic kitchen in which we were able to produce a lovely Christmas dinner from. Did the Santa Cruise and the Santa Train ride and saw the baby seals!! Fantastic all round.

Jane, Steve, Finn, Evie. Gary, Clare with 18 month old twin girls and 5 dogs - December 2015

Great holiday! Lovely, peaceful and relaxing house and very dog friendly !! Love the area, especially Sea Palling and its wonderful beach and amazing to see so many seals at Horsey beach! We'll be back soon!

Jason, Sharon, 5 black labs: Ria, Bella, Sam, Amber and Ash. Keith and Christina and 1 black lab: Maverick - November 2015

Great holiday, relaxing, plenty of space for all to enjoy, secure for the kids to ride bikes, dog walk great. Thank you, hope to return next year.

Hawley/Green and Millie dog – August 2015

Thanks for the goodies – special added touch. Great house, plenty of room for everyone, fab location central to plenty of activities. Great day out on the braods on day rental electric boat. Lovely meal at the Star Inn. All round fab holiday, wish we'd booked two weeks!!

Sellorns, Lyttles and Donaghue! Preston 4 adults 4 teens and two monsters! Aug 2015

Lovely big house and location. House big enough to escape each other! Great dining room for family meals – Had a great holiday

Burdetts and Meyers plus 3 dogs – July 2015

We loved our stay. Thanks for the welcome goodies, much appreciated! Lovely spacious farmhouse had everything we needed. Been out and about every day. I think our best day was locally when we walked around the Horsey Windpump Broads, stopped for a lovely 'good pub grub' lunch at the Nelsons Head and then walked up to the seals at Horsey Gap. Hope to come back.

The Stantons - May 2015

Thank you for a lovely stay in a well equipped house. We managed to venture out each day, despite the very strong winds!

Seals at Horsey Gap were an amazing sight. Beach at Sea in Cromer with lovely hot choc and food – The Jetty

The Elliots - May 2015

Another great week at Walnut Farm. Blue skies, sun shining, empty beaches…. Everything just as wonderful as the last time we stayed here. Best place to eat – The Star Inn at Lessingham. Properly cooked food and a friendly place too. Working broadband is the first tick in the box here - we’re planning on coming back again. Thanks to all!

Tony and Nicola - April 2015

We’ve had an amazing time here at Walnut Cottage, child and dog friendly. Lots of space for all. Thank you for the fruit and doggy biscuits, they came in handy!
Dirk and Hayley - February 2015

What a lovely house and area...will be back. Thank you for the welcome pack...a very nice touch.

January 2015

Super house and very cosy. The poodles loved the walks and beach at Sea palling. Appreciated the welcome pack after our 4hr journey".

Gill and Stan Newton and family and the poodles - December 2014

A very nice house in a lovely setting. The dog walks and the local beaches were enjoyed by us and the dog. For dog owners the Star Inn at Lessingham and Nelson's Head at Horsey are highly recommended. The Swan at Ingham for fine dining, but no dogs allowed. Loved it so much we will be back next year.
Keith, Sue, Charlie, Mavis and Bobby - October 2014

Fantastic home, thank you so much, we have had a wonderful holiday. So very comfortable and so generously equipped. When we did venture out we took a boat on the Broads, it was such fun, and enjoyed some local beaches on several days. The garden was ideal for our doggies. We all felt very relaxed, thank you again from us all.

Mandy, Alf, Sally, Don, David and Jill - September 2014

Excellent house for a big family, so much space. Some things we enjoyed are 1. Walking along the beach at Sea Palling 2. Lunch at Nelson's Head, Horsey, then walking from the pub down the footpath to the beach where all the seals were swimming and sun bathing 3. Blickling Hall near Aylsham, also has nice pub and gardens (NT) 4. Horsey Windpump for ice crean and tea cakes! 5. Our kids loved the fairground rides at Joyland in Great Yarmouth 6. Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling, right on the edge of the broad, so some good walks 7. Bure Valley Railway, Wroxham to Aylsham, £12 adult.
Julia and Dai, Iris and Ed, Hat and Rick, Lesley - September 2014

Enjoyed our stay at this lovely spacious farmhouse. Dennis liked the 'dog walk'. Had some lovely walks on Sea Palling, Winterton on Sea, Happisburgh, Mundesley and Horsey beaches. Thank you for your hospitality.
Dennis and his owners - September 2014

Perfect setting for our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. Huge house was perfect for our large family and the garden was fantastic for the dogs and toddlers! We've had an amazing week visting the beaches and nature reserves. Thanks very much for allowing us to stay in your lovely house and for the goodies on our arrival.
Alan, Celia, Michelle, Lian, Emma, Ian, Ebony, Summer and Lily with dogs Luna, Dylan, Freya, Rosie and Molly - August 2014

A lovely house with a nice garden. It was nice to walk along the beach just down the road to see the seals in their natural habitat. We recommend hiring a boat for the day from Potter Heigham. The Ferry Inn, Horning, has very nice food. Thank you for a good stay.
The Lee and Jacobs families - August 2014

Loved Walnut Farm. Everything we could want here. Didn't have to search for anything. Lovely to be able to dry my clothes after an argument with the incoming tide! Sea Palling and Winterton beaches always favourites, but discovered Horsey Gap after six years and it's perfect for our dogs to run as only greyhounds and lurchers can.
- August 2014

Words cannot express what a wonderful time we've had while we have enjoyed our week here. Thank you so much, love from us all.
Jill, Dave, Karolyn, Paul, Genevieve and Freddie - August 2014

Welcome pack lovely. Thank you for providing such a great place. Hope to return soon.
- August 2014

We all loved the house and dog walks. It's great to be able to take our dogs on holiday. Thank you very much for arrival pressies, especially the marmalade, which was gorgeous. We are very pleased with how clean everything is.
Janice, Vince and 5 doggies - July 2014

Have had a fantastic week. Loved exploring the local area and beaches. The house is amazing, plenty of room to rattle around in and our 15 month old loved exploring the house. Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday.
Denny-Pride family - June 2014

Loved the house, great size and space for all. Garden great for dogs and children love the sandy beaches. Nice dog walk around the farm.
Herberts & Evans with 4 Great Danes - June 2014

What a wonderful house and location. We've had a really enjoyable, restful week with all-day fun and empty sandy beaches. Nelson's Head pub is great for mid-walk lunches or end walk drinks! Back soon.
Tony & Nicola - June 2014

We've had a great week staying at Walnut Farm. Milo has loved the 'dog walk' and the garden, such a dog friendly area for his first holiday. The house is spacious and has been ideal for our family holiday. Especially loved the evenings playing the board games. Recommend for a rainy day - RAF Radar Museum, for a sunny day - hiring a boat at Hickling then lunch at the Pleasure Boat Inn.
Hickling and Woods families with Milo - May 2014

Great house and surroundings - have had a lovely relaxing time and the weather has been amazing! Fabulous dog walks at Sea Palling beach and would recommend the Dune Cafe at Winterton-on-sea - delicious cakes and coffe! The Pleasure Boat at Hickling is great for lunch and dog friendly with an enclosed garden - beautiful location. Thank you for the goodies when we arrived! xx
Sarah and Buddy, Anne and Barley - May 2014

Great week and helped by the weather! Sea Palling beach great and Horsey great for the seals. Hemsby beach has lots of glass on it so be careful! Lighthouse at Walcott great for steak and ale pie (huge!). Many thanks for the great accommodation.
April 2014

Dog walk really appreciated. Excellent house and we have had good day trips - Hickling - go to the west side to walk with a dog on the footpath. No dogs allowed in the Nature Reserve and a £4.50 per person charge (at the visitor centre on the east side). Morston to Blakeney walk very good and Wells-next the Sea beach superb. National Trust Gardens at Sheringham good and dog friendly and good walks to the coast.
April 2014

Walnut Farm has everything one would wish for a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Thank you.
Daphne - April 2014

Our first visit to Walnut Farm, fantastic house with everything we required for our holiday. Will definately come back, maybe when the weather is a little warmer. The food at the Ingham Swan pub is excellent, definately recommended. The junior zoo farm at Wroxham Barns great for young children.
The O'Tooles and Rudds - March 2014

Second visit, love the house. Fantastic weather this time. Hope to be back later in the year. Thank you for the welcome.
March 2014

Had a lovely few days. Loved the house. Will be back! Thanks.
March 2014

Another jewel in the East Ruston Cottages crown. Dog walk was wonderful, even on the wettest day. Dogs got home without being covered in mud as it is so well maintained.
Vivienne and Wayne - January 2014

Ditto all of the above (below). The house was wonderful and we look forward to coming back.
Julia, Eddie, Liam and Alex - December 2013

We had a fantastic week in your beautiful farmhouse - perfect for the nine of us. It was like home from home, lovely comfy beds, cosy front room and a peaceful, quiet room for the adults! We enjoyed exploring the local area and found something for everyone. Thank you.
Martin, Lisa, Lauren, Josh and Zoe - December 2013

Fabulous house. Would love to pick up the whole house and take it back to Notts! Dogs loved the sandy beaches and appreciated the 'doggy walks' around the farm. Thanks for all the welcoming extras. Hope to return sometime.
Neil and Alison - October 2013

What a wonderful spacious house. Loads of space and so very peaceful. Thank you for having us. Doggies thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We are regulars here and would recommend Walnut Farm. Great for families and dogs.
Gina - September 2013

A very special thank you to the owners of this wonderful house that has made this family holiday one to remember. Thank you.
Mycock family - September 2013

A wonderful place to stay for our 4 generation family holiday. Lots of things to do and places to visit. Thank you.
Tozer and Cadman families - August 2013

We all enjoyed a marvellous week at Walnut Farm. The house was lovely and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed our visit to Horsey Windpump and the subsequent walk to see the seals.
The Boakes and Oliver families - August 2013

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Walnut Farm. Thanks to the McLeods young and old for their hospitality. Our young ones have disappeared for long periods of time playing, leaving the older ones to enjoy the peace of the house. There are lots of great things to do locally, from the old - Horsey Windpump, to the modern - Bewilderwood, as well as the beaches. We're hoping to return next summer to this beautifully presented, spacious and well-equipped house.
Deeley and Crooke families - August 2013

A lovely welcome and great house for our family holiday. We had a great time and enjoyed our time in Norfolk. Teenagers missed the wifi some evenings which resulted in some fun card and board games. Thank you very much.
Moggridge, Willis and Holmes families - August 2013

Lovely welcome and stay. Particularly enjoyed Ross's River Trips at Horsey just one and a half miles down the road towards Horsey. Big thanks to Rachel and Phil.
Duncan and Ilona - July 2013

We all loved Walnut Farm and the immediate area. Beautiful beaches at Sea Palling and Winterton on sea. Sam (age 7) and Max (age 2) loved playing in the garden and making friends with caraven 'neighbours'. Hospitality and house just perfect. We hope to be back next year. Brilliant for family holiday get togethers.
Evans and Williams families - July 2013

A wonderful house. Thank you for the warm welcome - from 10 years to 80 years everyone has had a fabulous time.
Adderley family - June 2013

We really enjoyed being the Farmhouse's first guests. Extremely clean, spacious and well-equipped, a real home from home! And such a wonderfully peaceful spot. Thanks to Phil and Rachel for making us so welcome.
Meade family - March 2013