Badgers Retreat, East Ruston
"Well, what can I say? What a week, its been fantastic. Weather has been great and there is lots to see and do. Sheringham is my favourite place but loved everything and everywhere we went. Cottage is beautiful and location is ideal for a nice relaxing holiday. Finally, Craig and Susan are lovely, lovely hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. Would recommend to anyone to stay here. Big thank you from"
Tracey, Mum and Paris (puppy)
"What a wonderful week we have had! Such a warm and wonderful welcome on arrival and a cake to die for, thank you! Fresh eggs, milk and dog treats too, a real nice touch! I've loved watching the birds on the feeders and the regular sighting of the barn owl of an evening on the field opposite the cottage was amazing. Perfect. Craig and Susan, its been a real pleasure to meet you both."
Andre, Matt, Alfie, Forest and Poppy
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Badger's Retreat is a very colourful, spacious and well planned self contained, single storey annexe which sleeps 2 in a double bedroom with an elegant day bed for one more in the conservatory. It is part of Bristow's Farmhouse on the edge of East Ruston village.
The accommodation is full of character and benefits from the style and skill of the owners, Susan and Craig who, in conjunction with a local artisan, also designed and decorated the beautiful Wind In The Willows shepherd's hut located in the farmhouse gardens. Wind In The Willows can be booked in conjunction wth Badger's Retreat with a 10% discount on both.
The annexe is perfectly located for easy dog walking and cycling, near dog friendly sandy beaches and woods. This quiet corner of North Norfolk is a real hideaway, yet only two miles from the market town of Stalham, with the Weavers Way footpath running through the village, just yards from the house. The friendly owners live in the main house and are usually on hand for help and advice should you need it.
On Arrival: Off road parking is on the shared driveway from which guests can access their private garden through the picket gate. There is a path leading to the front door which is a stable style door, ideal for opening up the top to let the sun in whilst keeping the dogs in too if needed.
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Lounge/kitchen: This is a high ceilinged, generous sized room with amazing inglenook fireplace, lots of interesting art and decorations and comfy sofas and coffee table. There is a flat screen tv with Freeview, DVD player, portable radio, book shelves and very neatly fitted kitchen including oven, hob, microwave and fridge with plenty of storage space.
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Bedroom: Double bedroom with hanging space and window seat. Off the bedroom is the ensuite shower room with toilet, sink, chair and pine wardrobe with hanging space.
Conservatory: This generous and light filled room contains a single day bed (with under bed storage) coffee table and table and chairs. The conservatory is fully fitted with blinds all round to ensure privacy. French doors open out onto the spacious lawn of the private garden.
Outside: There is seating on the lawn to enjoy the views across the fields and the peace and quiet on a sunny day (south facing) plus an additional secluded seating area next to the conservatory with barbeque. The fencing between the drive and the garden is 5ft reed panels and this extends to the back of the house giving you a good level of privacy from the owners' section of the house. The wall along the front, with the metal gate in, is approximately 3ft high.
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How to find us: Post code: Bristows Farmhouse, Chequers Street NR12 9JX
Or - From Stalham. From the A149 which bypasses Stalham take the road signposted to Bacton/Happisburgh (Stepping Stone Lane). Turn left onto the B1159 and take the first left again, just after SAM business premises. Stay on this small, tree lined road until you come out into open farmland. Bristows Farmhouse where Badgers Retreat is located will be the second property on the right hand side.
Rates are from date of arrival to last night of booking - week long bookings only