Dog friendly holiday cottages – Norfolk

Brian’s Cottage, Honing

Sleeps 4

Single storey character cottage surrounded by fields with walks on the doorstep.
Very secure, private garden with all that local nature can offer to enjoy.

Brian’s Cottage is a 1930’s bungalow with some original features in a really idyllic situation surrounded by fields with a view of the local church.  Along the border of the garden, a footpath leads to the church and connects with a myriad of further paths including the Weaver’s Way and the North Walsham and Dilham Canal, where the surrounding meadows are a site of special scientific interest.

On the far side of the field edging the end of the garden there is a large badgers set and we are regularly treated to sights of red deer, roe deer, muntjak, as well as hares, tawny and barn owls, buzzards, kestrels and other birds of prey. On our bird table we have regular visits from a greater spotted woodpecker. The cottage sleeps four and has a private enclosed south-west facing garden from which you can watch the sunset year round.

When you arrive…
Park on the private driveway (big enough for two cars), then through double gates to private and secure garden.

Into the house…
Through stable front door to hall, stand with umbrellas and walking sticks, nightlight, walk-in cupboard with coat
hooks, laundry basket and pegs, cleaning equipment and iron.

Off this is the…
Bathroom with enamel bath and electric shower over with screen and support handles on wall. Washbasin and lavatory.

Into the ….
Sitting room with that lovely C-shaped sofa which has two recliners built in. There is a dining table and chairs for four and a Samsung Smart TV to watch.  Put your cuppas on the nest of tables and select games, puzzles, maps, books and guides from the bookcase. You will notice that the cottage is decorated throughout with mostly Norfolk original paintings by local artists.  Big double doors open out to the patio and garden with stunning views over the fields and up to the church.  Airing cupboard with ironing board. ( But that’s the boring bit.)

Time for dinner….
The kitchen is very well equipped with electric double oven and hob, John Lewis washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, corner microwave, DAB digital radio, kettle, toaster, slow-cooker, sandwich toaster, whisk and blender. All you need for some holiday cooking!  Stand at the kitchen sink and enjoy views over fields to Honing Common. There’s a proper retro pantry too with crockery, kitchen items and food storage.  Double bin for waste and recycling. Lovely stable door to patio and garden so you can let the sun and fresh air in whilst keeping the dogs in too.

Heading for bed….
The master bedroom with new kingsize ottoman bed has Hotel Luxury egyptian cotton bedding to help you sleep in comfort.  There’s a chest of drawers and a tallboy wardrobe and rather lovely views of front garden.

The twin bedroom has new twin single ottoman beds, again with Hotel Luxury egyptian cotton bedding. There’s  a Compactum wardrobe and drawers and here too you have views of the front garden.

There is a gravelled area with outdoor furniture, rainbow Indian sandstone patio with outdoor dining furniture and parasol.  Hours can be spent out here! There is a lawned area and a flower garden. The entire garden is fully enclosed by six foot fencing and gates. The footpath to the gate at the end of the garden allows you private access to the church footpath, so walks straight from the garden! There is a shed too if you want to bring your bikes (up to 4) plus a chimenea and gas barbecue for those long summer evenings.  And, by the side of the house there is a lovely warm dog shower for those muddy paws and sandy bits!

We have several pubs nearby all dog friendly. The Butchers Arms at East Ruston, Cross Keys, Dilham, Crown, Smallburgh and the White Lady at Worstead. You can choose to shop either at Stalham Tesco or at North Walsham there is a Lidl, Sainsburys and Waitrose.

We accept up to four dogs but please do ask us if you have more!

Please note:
Brian’s Cottage is non smoking please.
Most major supermarkets deliver here.

We Provide:

For your dog friendly holiday!

  • One medium crate on request
  • Dog treats, dog bowls, poo bags, dog beds
  • Throws for sofa and beds
  • Outside warm dog shower with doggie shower pack and umpteen towels.
  • Fully enclosed secure garden (6ft high mesh fence)

What else do we provide?

  • Electricity and heating
  • Bed linen, towels and kitchen linen
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, homemade preserves and cake plus fresh produce from our garden when available
  • Information pack about the cottage and the area
  • Walking books, maps, local history, guides, games and puzzles
  • Calendar of local events
  • Free wifi, Superfast Fibre Broadband, Smart T.V
  • Washer/dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer, iron and board
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Private secure shed with room for four bikes
  • Storage for canoes
  • Top quality doggy life jackets  in a section of sizes – to use free of charge
  • A double bike trailer for your dogs – the mini moo mobile!
  • Outdoor Furniture, Chiminea and Gas Barbecue

Max No. of dogs: 4

Taking bookings for 2019 and 2020!


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Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Postcode NR28 9PF

From the A149 at the crossroads for Worstead and Briggate, take the turning for Briggate. Drive through the village, past Honing old Railway Station. At the T junction turn right. Follow the road around the church till you see Brian’s Cottage, 1 Waterside, on the left hand side.


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East Ruston Cottages Limited
Reg.No. 10048164 at Companies House, Cardiff

Registered address:

Sea Lows, Crowden Road, Eccles, Norfolk NR12 0SJ


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