East Ruston Cottages

Dog Friendly Self Catering Holiday Cottages In Rural & Coastal East Norfolk

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Guestbook - St Benets

​A Selection of Guest Book Comments


Our second visit to ST. Benets did not disappoint. The dogs are going home exhausted from miles of beaches walks. We also hired a day boat, had lunch at the Pleasure Boat Inn and ‘sailed’ back. We also had a sea fishing trip and visited many tea rooms and definitely ate far too much cake! Highly recommend the Nelsons Head Pub and also Poppylands cafe. We have had a wonderful 2 weeks and hope to return to this beautiful house.

Marie and Chris Sutton


A wonderful family holiday - all had a great time.  Visited Happisburgh, Horsey to see the amazing seals, Cromer and several walks. Loved the place.  Amazing house with everything you could want.  Will be back.  Fantastic accommodation.  xxx Thank you!
May 2017

A wonderful holiday, beach walks, boating, seals.  Dogs loved it and want to stay!  Thank you.
Andy, Caroline, Sue, Angela and Angus, Boris, Peggy, Edna and Beryl  April 2017


A wonderful family holiday - 3 generations and all had a great time.  Boating, canoeing, Norwich, walks to Horsey and Happisburgh along the beach, Bingo, Rummikub, beach arcade and a wonderful house to return to at the end of each day.  The sun shone all week. 
We loved walking by the seals  - made the holiday!

Jean, Bob, Andrea, Chris, Emily, Luke, Lucy and Matt with Billy and Lucy - April 2017


A beautiful sunny week, 5 labradors had a marvellous time on the beach.  We saw LOTS of seals.  A lovely laid back time.  Lot of splendid home cooked meals and lots of laughs.
Sharon, Jason, Debbie and Pete with Ria, Bella, Sam, Amber and Abbey - March 2017


Another lazy week, the beach is just too good to bother going elsewhere!  Lovey birthday lunch at the Gunton Arms
Jennie and Iain with Lexie, Rafferty and Kire - March 2017


Great girlie weekend with our dogs.  Good walks, lots of chats, good food and alcohol consumption not too bad either.  Hope we will be able to come back!
Caroline, Sue, Sarah and Barbara with Boo, Winnie, Gus and Pogue - Feb 2017


Wonderfully catered house - everything is thought of even a flask!  Perfect location!  Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Pendlebury, Dixon and Willers families - Feb 2017


Had a lovely time, particularly the seals and the Nelson's Head!  Might be back next year!
Shaw Family - Dec 2016


Great weather, great house!  Lots of extras!  Humans and dogs well catered for!  Thank you for a lovely stay.  Onto our next ERC at Christmas

Shirley and Paul, Joan and Faith and Sapphire, Grace, Caesar,  Saxon and Oscar - October 2016


Well we couldn't have had better weather, the beach was fab.  Cant remember the last time I swam in the sea in September!  
The house was lovely, had a fab holiday.
Waller, Dacombe and Thursfield families - September 2016


Fantastic house, great location, we certainly hope to be back.  Absolutely perfect for the dogs.  We walked for miles along the beach and through the countryside.  Visited Cromer, Horsey, Happisburgh, Lessingham and Waxham.  Great food and the beach pub, lovely ice cream and donuts at the beach cafe and many happy hours playing on the beach and in the sea with the dogs.

Marie and Chris and the dogs - September 2016


Lovely position on the beach.  Gorgeous weather.  Highly recommended walks on the beach to Horsey to see the seals and then lunch at the Nelsons Head

Toby, Nettie, Sylvia and Diane, Amber, Oska, Harry and James - September 2016


Great house for family get together and dogs.  Weather kind but also plenty to do.  Ate at the Star at Lessingham - good pub food.  
Would come back and repeat sometime

August 2016


We have had a wonderful holiday here.  This house really met all our needs and we are very grateful for the opportunity to share this family get together
at St Benets.  Beach great too!

Carole and Dick, Dennis and Nicole, Tom and Katherine,Rose and Matt, 3 underfives, babies and dogs - July 2016


Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful house.  Ideal for dogs and their owners.  A very relaxing holiday.  The shop down the road sells
everything ad the staff are so friendly. 

Bill and Doreen, Richard and Tracey, Lawrences, Ruth and John and dogs Sheba, Pepper, Paws, Jazz and India - June 2016


Thank you for the welcome pack, much appreciated. Just had a birthday meal at the Star Inn, Lessingham.  Great food and friendly staff.  We've really enjoyed our stay here and would thoroughly recommend it.

Lyn, Etha, Clive, Norma and Bruno - June 2016


Very comfy house with everything we could possibly want.  We all LOVED the beach!


Wonderful homely house to stay in.  We had everything we needed.  Beautiful beach on the doorstep - went to Bewilderwood, Yarmouth and Cromer.  Enjoyed a boat trip on the Broads.  Love Norfolk - thank you

The Keils, the Kearneys and the Wardrops - April 2016


Had a great time, lovely house had lots of fun on the beach and the arcades (and the pub!)  Will definitely come again.

The Pateman, Chasney and Smith families with Widget the dog - April 2016


Brilliant holiday yet again.  Second time here.  Love it.  Fantastic all year round place to stay.  See you again soon St Benets. 

Chuck and Susie and 3 doggies - March 2016


Last minute break - couldn't have wished for anything better.  Takes dog friendly to a new level!  Fabulous time on the beach and loved the hot choc deluxe and donuts at the cafe - even better than the dogs are welcome.  Very sad to be leaving but looking forward to our next East Ruston stay at Holmes House. Thank you!
Cheryl, Felicity, Thomas and Samuel, with Jenna, Bella, Nova and Sacha - January 2016


Another lovely house with everything to make our holiday fantastic.  5 dogs now all very tired.  Thank you from all of us

Mary and Phil, Craig and Jill, Harriet, Gemma, Freya and Marcia, Margaret and Di - December 2015


Another lovely weekend at the fab St Benets.  We have 2 worn out dogs, 5 entertained children and 6 relaxed adults.  Thank you.  PS The lemon drizzle cake was amazing.

​The Stutters, The Ockmores and the Taylors - November 2015


Lovely weekend!  Excellent house, loved being so close to the beach although I think the dogs loved that more!  House clean and very homely.  Enjoyed a visit to Horsey to see the seals and Hickling Broad,  Looking forward to coming back some time.
Jenny, Linda, Hazel and Sally - dogs Alfie, Jess, Bryn and Kissy - November 2015


Great weeks break.  Dogs loved it here.  Great house and so dog friendly.  Will be back again.

Paul and Anne and Goldies - November 2015​​


Another great relaxing week here.  Visited The Star at Lessingham again for 2 fab meals!  Dogs had a great time on the beaches, the only drawback was our friends Jane and Simon and their 5 dogs should have been here as well but due to one of their dogs being very poorly, they couldn't come - lets hope we can do this again next year.  Thanks for everything.

Ruth, Allan, Tulah and Alice (dogs) - October 2015


We have had a fantastic 2 week.  Lovely house.  Thank you for the welcome pack - such a lovely touch.  We have walked for miles and seen so many seals.  We really hope to come back again very soon x
Matt, Maria with Barkley, Ralph, Happy and Gilmore  - October 2015


A lovely relaxing week – what a beautiful house which is very well equipped and clean. Thank you. Walks on beach a joy on this beautiful week.

John, Babs, Sarah and dogs – September 2015


A nice relaxing week with good weather and excellent facilities within the house. Many thanks for thinking of everything.

Spencer family and Archie and Evie – September 2015


This is our 2nd visit to St Benets as we love it so much. Perfect, relaxing week in a beautiful house. Spent most of the week walking on the beach. Really dont want to go back to reality.

Helen and Paul and Bailey the dog – September 2015


Lovely house, welcome pack very much appreciated. Had a fantastic week. Love the beach. The dogs are all beach bums now. So many places and things to do. This was our first visit to Norfolk. It wont be our last. We have already booked this house for next August hols. We loved seeing the seals in the water.

Irene, Clare, Holly, Little Elsie, Geoff, Craig, Dan and Andy and Dogs – Bailey, Dom. Tilda and Socs – August 2015


Fantastic house, very well equipped! First visit to the area, what a find, we will be back again very soon. The dogs (all black labs) had the time of their lives on the beach, so did the adults when on the last day had a seal come out of the sea onto the beach. Thank you for a fantastic holiday. We will be back again very soon. Very clean house, thanks again Sue for the welcome packx

Sharon and Jason, Christina, Keith, Ria, Bella, Sam, Amber, Ash, Maverick – June 2015


Our second trip back to St Benets. Loved it just as much as the first time round. Don't think there is a better holiday home. Love Sea Palling. Never been before last year, but is now a firm favourite not just mine but whole family. Beach is gorgeous!! Thank you Sue, for such brilliant holiday home.

June 2015


Great venue. Fantastic beach walks for the goldens. Amazing weather for April too!

Chris, Ron and dogs - May 2015


Fantastic house! Lovely area. Visited Yarmouth, Thrigby Wildlife Park, Wroxham Barns, Bewilderwood and saw seals. Wonderful holiday!.

Paul and Carole, Rob, Victoria and Charlotte, George Amelia and Millie – May 2015


A truly relaxing week. Thanks

Brenda and David Kirk – May 2015


Lovely house! Dogs enjoyed how close the beach is! Truly enjoyable long weekend. Thank you!

Trina, Charlie, Callum, Kayleigh and Lauren - May 2015


We enjoyed a fantastic stay with our two teenagers and 2 dogs at St Benets.  The house is very spacious and extremely dog friendly!  It had everything we could possibly need, and an added bonus was the array of homemade goodies and fresh treats that were left for us (and the dogs!) on our arrival.  The beach couldn’t be closer and again is very dog friendly.  We would highly recommend a stay at St Benets if you are looking for a truly dog friendly property that is only yards from a beautiful beach. We will definitely be back!  Thank you again
Katrina - May 2015

Great house, great location. We have had an amazing time together here in your lovely house and hoping to come back soon!
Anita and Phil - April 2015

A fantastic holiday home, everything you could need. We walked on the beach and chilled out. Ate at the Reefs Bar – very good. We even saw a baby seal – perfect! Thanks so much.

Wendy and Gary - April 2015



It was amazing in every way. It's so good to know your dogs are welcome. Thank you!! I'll be back.

Alison - March 2015


First visit and absolutely fantastic! Had the best time and so sad to be leaving early – especially as my wonderful friends are here for another 3 days! Lucky people! Thankyou for a brilliant holiday!
Zoe - March 2015


Wonderful to revisit the house where our children grew up. Lots of memories also a special treat as it’s our 50th wedding anniversary and to be able to share the weekend with our wonderful family
Rona Rowland – February 2015

Lovely week.  Lovely to have the open fire.  Great to be so near the beach and be able to walk along to see the seals.  Great to have the space for the two families to spend time together.
Helen, Mark, Emily, Rosie,Toby and Linda, Nathaniel, Alex and Marisa - December 2014

Another fantastic weekend with great company in our favourite house in Sea Palling.  The kids loved the lemon welcome cake and we wore the dog out with some great beach walks and even saw some seals!  Wish we could stay longer!
Kev, Tracy, Liam and George with Beno - December 2014

Wonderful week with Jane and Simon. We had 7 dogs between us, they all loved the beaches, this is a great comfy house in a perfect locations.  Will hopefully be back next year.

Allan and Ruth with Tulah and Alice, Jane and Simon with Allie, Tilda, Mick, Frankie and Indie - October 2014

Wonderful 5 days.  Everything A Star.  We will be back x.
Sandra, Larry and dogs - September 2014

Great location and comfy house.
Bradley family and friends - September 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.  The children and adults loved the beach/sea.  We went to Thrigby Hall Wildlife Sanctuary and it was an amazing day out for all, with good wheelchair access.  It is worth a visit to Wells-next-the-sea, Cromer and Yarmouth.  The house was lovely to stay in and very well equipped.
The Jenkins family - August 2014

Second time here - even more glorious than the first.  Such a lovely place to stay.  Top tip - visit East Ruston Old Vicarage - beautiful garden.  GREAT!

Greta and family - July 2014
Had a great time.  Kids (and big kids) loved the arcades!  Saw 2 seals.  Lovely food at The Greyhound.  Recommend a day on Hickling Broad - you can hire a boat there (Whispering Reeds).  So good having the beach so close!  We had a lovely time down the arcade and we won lots and lots and lots of tickets (over 5000) and we spend them on fabulous prizes.  We nearly won £100.  We hope we can come again.
Bob, Pat, Emma, Pete, Tony, Sarah, Maddy, Finn and Spencer the dog - July 2014

Great house, wonderful beach and seals. Had a great time.  Will be coming back again.
Nancy, Darren and Zac, Ray, Claire, Ollie and Murphy - June 2014

Wonderful house and amazing location.  Sea Palling and Norfolk Coast a revelation - hope to return soon xxx.
Wickendens - May 2014

Great house, location and surrounding area, loved beach, Hickling broad and cycling and walking lanes.  Really enjoyed the Greyhound and Hickling fantastic.  Really enjoyed seeing the seals while walking the beach, hope to be back soon.  Wonderful house and amazing location, Sea Palling and Norfolk coast a revelation!  Hope to return soon! xxx

Wickendens, Maddocks, Coopers with Lucy and Maddie the dogs - May 2014

Fantastic house, loved being here.  Brilliant location, everyone so welcoming and friendly.  My daughter now wants to have a 2p machine, like the amusements.
May 2014

Fab house - we loved it.  Being so close to the beach was fantastic.  Loads of long walks and seeing the seals was great too!!  We had lovely weather too!!  Will come again.
The Briscoes and Bailey the dog - May 2014

Great stay in a really lovely house.  Being so close to the beach was just fantastic ...... amazing to see the seals!!  Loved it!

Linda, Nigel, Sophie, Richard, Henry and our 6 dogs - May 2014

Another lovely week, thanks.
Dunbars with friends and 3 cockers - May 2014

Great house, dogs loved it, everything we needed and we didn't want to go home.
Kim. Andy, Dan, Nat and kids - April 2014

Lovely house, excellent position.  Especially enjoyed kitchen.  Dogs loved it.
Alison, Mark, Matt, Selena, Dan and Monica - April 2014

Great house - comfortable, spacious, warm, well-equipped.  Wonderful location - so close to the sea.  Appreciated the vaseful of daffodils on the kitchen table when we arrived.  Will recommend to our friends.
Jude and Rachel - March 2014

Fabulous week, dogs loved the deserted beach!  Very lucky with weather.  Had lovely meals at the
Ingham Swan and The Star at Lessingham.  Don't want to go home!
Jennie and Iain with dogs Lexi, Lily, Rafferty and Kire - March 2014

Lovely house.  I went in the sea, my hands were numb.  I went to the 2p machines, got lots of tickets, only for a weekend though.  Soooooo much fun.
Lotti - February 2014

Brilliant house, lots of space and really homely. We all loved the fine and great location so close to the beach.  We loved the arcade, wish we had another week.
Catherall family - February 2014

What a brilliant week of windy walks and sofa evenings - we all loved it!
Kerry and Kev with Milly and Star - January 2014

Lovely weekend, house had everything we could want.  Fantastic house, fab weekend.  Thank you.
The Stutters, Ockmores and Steeles - December 2013

Had an amazing time with all 6 dogs and 9 people!  The beach was so lovely and many of the walks on it, we had nosy seals following us!  Just amazing really. 
The Stewards, Deans, Uttings and Kayes - November 2013

Had a lovely week.  Saw the seals, went to
Bewilderwood, Yarmouth front, lots of walking.  Great house to stay in, thanks.
The Goddards and Blakes - November 2013

Fab holiday!  I really enjoyed walking along the beach with my friends and the dogs.  Cromer, Stalham and the amusement arcade are a must.  With 10 people staying the house was full but we all had a great time.
Bob, Amy and Zac - October 2013

Weather very mixed..... but what a house!!  Beautiful.
John, Jacqui and Suzi the Beddlington - October 2013

WOW! Great house, great location, will be back!
Andy, Sandra and Arnie - October 2013

Best week away in years.  House is perfect, weather was fantastic, Norfolk is lovely. Hope to be back soon.
Michelle and Di with Emily, Oliver and Pip (the 3 mad cockers) - October 2013

Fab few days. Great house for family to share (plus 2 dogs)!  Good food at Nelson PH (Horsey) and Lessingham
Star.  Thanks Sue.
Curly, Mal, Bev, Paul, Melissa, Deb, John, Emily, Jes and Liv - September 2013 

A wonderful house, everything we needed for a wonderful stay.  Great beaches, lovely pubs.  Better weather next time please!
Peter, Lesley, Ann and Julia and six dogs - September 2013

Lovely house, well equipped kitchen.  Roomy and homely.  Great location with lots to do.
Griffiths, Hampton and Turner families - September 2013

Fantastic holiday - home from home.  House is comfortable and clean and really well equipped.  We all had a lovely time, dogs all enjoyed it, so close to the sea and all in a wonderful holiday.  Thank you.
Cathy, Eve, Faye, Geoff, Ben, Alf and Sylvia - September 2013

St Benets feels like home: the kitchen is well equipped for preparing any meal in any quantity.  Tastefully furnished in keeping with the style, the beds in particular are supremely comfortable.  Despite the provision for dogs, the house and its large rooms are clean and fresh.  Sea Palling has one of the best beaches in East Norfolk, ideal for children and also for walkers who can divert at several points to other routes, notably that leading to Waxham Barn and the best freshly baked scones I have ever tasted. Back in the village, the shop and Post Office are well stocked and the service is friendly.  The fudge stall just around the corner is addictive.  St Benets is the ideal place to hang out, chill out and crash out.   Ros - August 2013

Amazing Accommodation, Wonderful Weather, Charming Company, Excellent Entertainment, Fabulous Food!! Tremendous Trips, Happy Holiday!!!
Michelle, Ian, Chloe and Lucy - August 2013

We had a great time and the house fitted us all in - ages 7 to 65.  Sea Palling a revelation to us and we will come to the beach again.  Thank you.
Childerhouse and Haynes families - August 2013

Great house for all of us.  We had a lot of fun on the beach - starfish, crabs and a baby cuttlefish.  We hope to return.
Beards and Isherwoods - August 2013

A house that is a home - with room for all the family.  A lovely week of doing nothing except enjoying the wonderful beach.  Can't wait to come back - soon!
Rosalind - August 2013

Lovely house.  Very well equipped house.  So close to the beach.  We have had a lovely week.  Thank you, will come again.
Dennis and Maureen - August 2013

We have just come home after a wonderful week in St Benets.  The house has character and is really super:  spacious, well equipped and clean.  We were 5 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs and the 5 bedrooms on 2 floors gave everyone space and you didn't feel disturbed at all.   The beach, only 150 metres away, is fabulous and we could walk for miles with the dogs who really loved it.  It was great to see the seals - their heads popped up from the water and it was like they were watching us in the same way we were watching them :-)  We would also like to thank Sue for the fantastic friendly service, it's a much nicer experience than booking with any other holiday letting organisation.  We ordered food on the internet and it was all unpacked and put away in cupboards, fridge and freezer when we arrived.  We will definately come back next year.  We will book as soon as we have the dates for the school holidays. Thank you.
Mia and Co - July 2013

What a fantastic place to stay!  The house, the beach, the walks, the pub.... SEA PALLING!  We love it here and are so glad that we are coming back in September.
Ann, Julia and the dogs - July 2013

Thank you for a great stay.  Fantastic house, loved the dog friendly beach.  Would love to come again!
Sally, Harry and Pepper - July 2013

A fabulous weekend at St Benets, what a fabulous holiday house.  We loved the clean, sandy beach, ice creams at the cafe and excellent food at the
Star pub - highly recommended. We will definately be back, thank you.
June 2013

So good we had to say it twice.  Thank you Sue, so helpful.
Glyn, Gill, Paul, June, Emma, Richard, Gracie and Harry - June 2013

We all had a great week, lovely house.  Very well equipped.  Monty loved his walks on the beach. 
The Star pub is highly recommended, excellent food!  Such a great place to stay.  Hopefully will be back again next year.  Thank you.
Richard, Emma, Gillian, Glyn, June, Gracie, Harry and Monty - June 2013

Great house, very comfortable and welcoming.  Lovely area, friendly people.  Great walks and cycling, worth walking to Horsey to see the seals.  A visit to the Star Inn, Lessingham is a must!
Gini - June 2013

Just brilliant!  Buster and Casper loved the beach as well!!
Simon and Mary - May 2013

Lovely house, great lunch at the Reef Bar.  Lovely walks on Sea Palling beach. Great dinner at the
Lighthouse pub as always.
Paul, Holly and Zeus the dog - May 2013

Very comfortable, spacious house.  Great to be so near the sea.  We had a lovely time!  Thank you.
The Stones and Frankhams - May 2013

Had a fabulous weekend.  Thanks!
Wendy, Dave, Elaine, Andy, Val, Bob and Wayne - April 2013

St Benets is a wonderful cottage in Sea Palling!  Being so close to the beach, arcades and the park there's enough to keep you busy!  Great Yarmouth and Wroxham are really great places and are close.  We went to see the seals at Horsey.  The shops are close and so is the amazing little fudge stall!  Definately coming back next year! x 
Amirah - April 2013

St Benets is a lovely holiday home. I have enjoyed myself a lot because the arcade is so near and the beach and the park are lovely.  The little fudge stall is so close and the fudge is delicious we brought the boys.  I hope we come back again. Thank you !!!
- April 2013

Amazing week, didn't want to go home.  Well equipped comfortable home.  The beach, arcade and park were visited daily.  The seals were fantastic.  Waiting for availability next year.  Very toddler friendly, high chair, cot and baby monitor were all used.  Fabulous place for the whole family.  Thank you!
Zohra and Ayaan - March 2013

A nice big house with lots of character and the kitchen was well equipped and a nice family size.  Milly loved the beach and got on well with Otto.  Good being close to the beach and the Fudge Shack was sweet and yummy!
Emma, Milly and Catherine - March 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house.  We visited the Horsey windpump and then walked down to see the seals.  We also enjoyed a trip to Great Yarmouth.  My Dad's favourite part of Sea Palling was being able to go for walks along the beach.  I will be coming back next year!!
Bob and Amy - March 2013

St Benets is an ideal holiday location - close to the beach and lots of interesting places to visit if you wish to leave Sea Palling!  We had a lovely fire in the lounge on a cold day and didn't want to leave!
- February 2013

What a wonderful week in such a wonderful house.  St Benets in Sea Paliing, there's no place that I'd rather be. It took 30 seconds to walk to the beach.  We went for a walk along the beach every day.  It is such a well presented house with loads of character  I didn't want to leave!
- February 2013