Brig Cottage

  • Dogs: 4 but flexible

  • Sleeps Max: 4

  • Bedrooms: 2

  • Bathrooms: 2

Seaside Norfolk cottage, charming and cosy

The seaside village location of this charming dog friendly cottage, 600m away from the beach means that it is perfect for a week away with the dogs!  Easy access to the huge beach with a village pub, tea room, takeaway, bakery and shop.  Plenty of choices on your doorstep!

  • Walk to the dog friendly pub – The California Tavern – along the beach for a drink and food overlooking the sea.
  • The popular fish and chip shops Trisha’s Chippy and Green Farm are great for an easy meal or Whites Lounge Bar for something more fancy.
  • Between the cottage and the beach is the well named and dog friendly Tastebuds Cafe. And be sure to visit Bebe Rais too if you like loaded fries, as well as being possibly the best shake bar on the coast!
  • A short walk away is The Farmers and The Smokehouse – both dog friendly and fab food!
  • Scratby Bakery is highly recommended by us! Full of goodies, freshly baked on site – dogs welcome and biscuits always provided!
  • To find out more about the dog friendly beach have a look at the beaches page of the website and here too!
    You can walk to Winterton from here – another lovely dog friendly village – along the beach.
  • Check out the tide times for Scratby here!

Scroll down this page to have a look at this great little YouTube tour of the area to see  more.

If you want to explore with your dogs, you have miles of beaches and other interesting villages up and down the coast.  Also nearby is Norwich Cathedral and Castle and the Norfolk Broads for dayboats , paddle board and canoe hire.  Enjoy an open Clipper Bus to the many attractions in Yarmouth (the famous Pleasure Beach, Model Village, Sea Life Centre, Hippodrome Circus and so many more).  In addition the above families staying at Brig Cottage can also enjoy the close proximity to Pettit’s Animal Adventure Park,  Thrigby Wildlife Centre,  Dinosaur Park,  BeWILDerwood,  Pleasure Wood Hills Theme Park and Africa Alive Zoo.

For the dogs:

  • Throws for sofas
  • Bowls
  • Crates:  We would prefer that your dogs are not left alone in the property unless you are 100% confident that they will not get stressed.  If they are crate trained and you would like to use a crate, please do ask us – we have a medium size one here at the cottage and Sue can provide other sizes for free.  We know how bulky they are to pack!
  • Dog sitting.  If you would like to go out for a few hours and leave the dogs but are not confident they will settle, please contact for a dog sitter recommendation – Shannons Sitting Services – or Sue may be able to do it.
  • Spare leads, poo bags, tennis balls and travel water bottle
  • Lots of doggy biscuit treats!

For the humans:

  • Welcome basket with local goodies
  • All bed linen and towels
  • Superfast broadband  71.6 Mbps
  • Supplies of instant and filter coffee, tea, sugar
  • Games, books, maps
  • Washing and dishwasher tablets
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Preferential Green Fees at Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club
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About the property

All about the inside:

Enter into…
The hallway: A really good size and welcoming hallway with a cupboard exclusively for dogs accessories and plenty of room for boots and shoes too. A pine unit is great for more storage and has a choice of local leaflets and guides for you.

Just off this is the …..
A beautifully styled galley kitchen, with wooden worktop and very well fitted out with plenty of crockery and cutlery.  Fitted oven plus an electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, and a fridge all fitted in.  There is an additional fridge/freezer in the outside shed with a good amount of space in both.

Also just off the hall is the ….
Shower room.
Fully tiled and fitted, with shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Open plan living/dining area
The two sofas provide plenty of seating in this bright and airy room. There is a TV with access to Netflix, Prime etc or switch it off and enjoy the good selection of games.  The seaside theme  here is really lovely with lots of homely touches and seaside photos.   The dining table seats 6 very comfortably and the floor is solid all the way through. All restful colours and lots of light. Perfect to come home to after a day on the beach!

Leading off this area is the …
with views and doors opening onto the rear south facing garden.  Sit on the leather sofa here and there are a pair of traditional grandfather chairs to relax in too.

Upstairs:  There is a door that opens up to the stairs from the living area – traditional cottage style so steep and with a 45 degree turn but they are carpeted and have a hand rail to make getting up and down them easier. These lead to a hall way with a dressing table and views to the rear garden as well as access off to the bedrooms.

Double bedroom
There is a King size bed in this lovely light room with plenty of storage space, hooks for hanging, a full length mirror and carpeted floor.

Twin bedroom
Two single beds with wooden frames and brand new memory foam mattresses, hanging space, bedside tables and lamps.

Upstairs Bathroom and  shower room.
Modern and very well fitted bath and shower cubicle with toilet and sink.

All about the outside:

The fully enclosed garden has a decking area with garden furniture and a secure garden shed for guest use. This contains the BBQ and a freezer (ideal for raw dog feeders), travel cot, high chair and dog crates (if needed) and provides a great storage for any seaside equipment. There are 5ft+ high solid fences to one side and the back. Along the other side is a tall evergreen hedge with mesh bedded within it to stop small dogs getting through. There is an outside boiler room ideal for drying wet suits and beach gear.

You can relax knowing you are not overlooked anywhere in the garden.

There is room for one car right in front of the cottage, off road and another can be parked very nearby in the off road pull in area.

Will this property suit my dogs?

There are no dogs or people that can be seen from the cottage or garden.  There are neighbours but they are elderly and the walls of the cottage are very thick! You will find other dogs being walked along Beach Road but there is plenty of room on either side of the road and then there is the beach at the end!! The courtyard garden is very secure.  Once on the beach dogs are allowed off lead year round and you can walk for miles in either direction.

Please note:

  • The cottage is a non smoking property.
  • Please do ensure that you consider our elderly neighbours by keeping dogs from barking unnecessarily or left alone if possible. Your co-operation in this is much appreciated.
  • Most supermarkets deliver here and we can take in your delivery before you arrive.  Please ensure it is booked between 10 and 2.
  • Newly fitted central heating system throughout.


As the cottage is a traditional Norfolk older style property, it is not always going to be suitable for all guests with mobility issues.  There is plenty of room in the living area and a downstairs bathroom as well as one upstairs.  The stairs are traditional, narrow and with a turn in them but carpeted and with handrails.

Reviews / Testimonials


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“What a wonderful cottage. Mum and I had a fabulous time with doggie Rupert. Fantastic position for walks along the beach/coast and dunes. Fisherman’s Return was fabulous for lunch in Winterton. Can’t wait to return!” – Louise, Christine and Rupert, May 2022

“Wonderful cottage perfectly situated. We walked for miles on the beaches. The cottage is really comfortable and well equipped for us and the dogs. The welcome gifts were very much appreciated. We will definitely be back in the future.” – Nigel, Shelly, Lola and Roxy, April 2022

“Thank you so much – Scratby, you were wonderful. A hidden treasure on the Norfolk coast.” Tom and Kate, April 2022

“A great weekend away. Lovely quirky, homely cottage. Our first stay in an ERC property. Very well set out. Thank you for the welcome pack and flowers. Our two lurchers soon settled in and felt at home. Games room was well used in the evenings, great idea. Dogs loved the wide open local beach which is only a short stroll away.” – Mick, Christine, Josh, Zoe and Ruby, March 2022

“A much needed few days away. Leading a hectic life running a dog rescue it was amazing to find somewhere we could finally truly relax with a couple of our own. Days out were enjoyed to Sheringham, Horsey Gao to watch the seals, Yarmouth and even ventured to Suffolk to meet with friends. Southwold is lovely. Great meals at The Sun Inn at Bradwell. Best chilli nachos ever! The Boathouse is amazing too and so dog friendly. Having stayed in Winterton before, we took a couple of trips here to The Fisherman’s Return which is also dog friendly” – Lisa, Stu, Enzo and Luther, March 2022

“We had a lovely pleasant stay at Brig Cottage. Clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Celebrating daughter’s 18th birthday, long walks on perfect beaches, pubs and fish and chips. We even had Prosecco and cakes left – thank you!” – Georgia, Savanna and Claire

“We had a lovely stay at Brig Cottage and even managed to dodge the majority of the rain and wind from Storm Eunice! We had lovely long walks on the beach every day, hired a boat, went for Sunday lunch and relaxed! Cottage was great, clean and the animals loved it. Thanks for the goodies, the brownies were amazing!” – Carly, Richard, Lizzie and Jess


“We have loved staying at Brig Cottage. Very cosy and comfortable. Rupert has really enjoyed his runs on the sandy beaches. Not much open here currently, but the shop back by the main road is very handy. Tasty fish and chips from Trisha’s and ice cream from the coast. Thanks for the welcome goodies” – Nicola, Guy and Rupert


“Really enjoyed our stay at beautiful Brig Cottage. It was lovely to be so close to the beach and to have so many great attractions nearby. We can thoroughly recommend a boating trip on The Broads and a walk over the peaceful Venetian Waterways in Great Yarmouth. Don’t miss a visit to The Smokehouse either – great that such a lovely restaurant is dog friendly! Hope to be back soon.” – Jenny, Nick, Chris, Ernie and Stan


“We had a great stay, pretty good weather for Feb! Thank you for the flowers and treats, the brownies were amazing! Thank you.” – Claire, Rachel, Bo and Freddie


“We had a wonderful stay, the cottage is cosy and very well equipped. Upstairs shower is fab! Thank you.” – Ann, Kris, Mel, Bret and Bully and Sammy the doggos


“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (thanks for letting us arrive a little early!) The cottage was very much what we have come to expect from ERC – everything provided for dogs and our comfort and a lot of thought put in to making our stay special. It was lovely being so close to the beach – Charlie couldn’t believe his luck! We loved the weather – thank you.” – Diane, Steve and Charlie


“What a wonderful start to the new year! This was a last minute trip as I was worried we wouldn’t be allowed to travel. but I’m so glad we made it! Such a lovely homely cottage with everything we could need. Thanks for the fizz to bring in the new year, by the lights of the lovely Christmas tree. We’ve had a brilliant few days in the very mild Norfolk sea air – the highlight was seeing the seals at Horsey. Thanks very much for having us Jane.” – Rachel, Lauren and Max


“Feeling wonderfully relaxed after our 4 nights break in your quirky, comfortable Brig Cottage. It was the first break away with our little Lulu. She relaxed immediately and really loved her first experience on the beach. Although the local cafes and pubs were closed due to being out of season, we found a new dog friendly place to eat each day of our stay within the surrounding area. Lulu says thanks for her doggie treats! We say thank you for our welcome goodies.” – Sue, Colin and Lulu the dog


“We had a wonderful week! The cottage is just what we had hoped for. Everything was clean and well thought through with lovely extras. Thank you! We will definitely be back.” – Sam, Stefan, Joe, Darcey and Misty and Teddy


“Luna, Dafne and I could live here! Your cottage is beautiful! Comfortable, very well equipped and so close to the sea! It’s been the perfect R&R holiday for us with lovely long walks along the beach, crazy whippet doggy paddles and the most amazing fish and chips (delivered!) from Trisha’s Chippy! Your welcome note and goodies were a really thoughtful tough too – thank you!” We’re very much looking forward to a return visit.” – Laura, Luna and Dafne


“We had a great time. Lovely beaches with the odd inquisitive seal! Nice cottage with secure area for dogs. Good location with great amenities nearby. Thanks from all!” – Paul and Jessica with Ziggy, Dora, Benny and Luna


“This is a lovely cottage, with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. We had great walks along the beach with our dog, with plenty of places to eat out. We will definitely return soon. Thank you for a lovely stay!” – Heather, Daniel and Periwinkle


“We’ve had a lovely relaxing time in quaint and quirky Brig Cottage. We enjoyed lots of lovely beach walks and exploring The Broads. We saw hundreds of seals in the sea at Winterton too. We discovered the best way to tackle the steep cottage stairs was on hands and feet which made us giggle each time we went up them! Getting old and creaky can be fun after all! Thanks from us all.” – Jules, Jane, Breeze and Tabitha


“Had a lovely stay in this wonderfully equipped, pretty cottage. Nice and close to all amenities and a beautiful beach. Had great meals at Whites Lounge over the road and yummy fish and chips from opposite the pub. Would definitely return! Many thanks” – Julie, Glenn, Margaret, Barry and the dogs Evie and Winnie


How to find us

Brig Cottage, Beach Road, Scratby NR29 3AJ


Get yourself onto the A149 and between Rollesby and Caister, look out for the turning to Ormesby St Margaret (on a cross roads) Take the road through the village, past the little green on your right. Bear left at the Y junction where the shops are, then go straight over the crossroads, passing the petrol station on your right. At the next cross roads, turn left and a little way along here you will reach Beach Road on the right. Brig Cottage is down here on the right, just by a small pull in area.