Brig Cottage, Scratby

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

Seaside village cottage, charming and cosy


“We had a great week at Brig Cottage. Everything we needed and more was waiting for us upon arrival. The cottage was spotless and well equipped. The garden was totally secure for the dogs and the dog friendly beach was a couple of minutes walk away. We would not hesitate to rebook here again.”


The seaside village location, 600m away from the beach means that it is perfect for a dog welcoming Norfolk break.  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.  Or for somewhere even closer, try dog friendly Whites Lounge just down the road.
  • Want to eat in or on the benches overlooking the sea?  Try Trisha’s Chippy
  • Between the cottage and the beach is the well named Tastebuds Cafe a dog friendly cafe as well as being possibly the best shake bar on the coast!
  • To find out more about the dog friendly beach have a look at the beaches page of the website and more specifically on here.
  • You can walk to Winterton from here – another lovely dog friendly village – along the beach.
  • Scroll down the 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.  So much to see and do!



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 …..

Kitchen: 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!

Conservatory 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 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: In here there are 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.



The fully enclosed garden has a good size 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 – don’t forget you can order your raw dog food from our recommended local suppliers with free delivery here).  There is also a travel cot, high chair and dog crates (if needed) and the shed provides great storage for any seaside equipment.  There is also an outside boiler room ideal for drying wet suits and beach gear, wet dog towels too.

Boundary:  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.

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

Parking:  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.



If your dog is happy with a small amount of surrounding residential noise (and there aren’t a lot as the cottage has very thick walls and is set back from the road) then they should be fine.  There are no dogs or people that can be seen from the cottage or garden. You will find other dogs being walked along Beach Road. The courtyard garden isn’t huge but it is very secure.  Once on the beach dogs are allowed off lead year round.



  • 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 to here.
  • Newly fitted central heating system throughout.


We Provide:

This is how dog friendly we are!

  • Throws for sofas
  • Bowls
  • Crate (in the garden shed) and more on request
  • Spare leads, poo bags, tennis balls and travel water bottle
  • Lots of doggy biscuit treats!
  • Outside freezer for raw dog food

What else we provide for you!

  • Welcome basket with local goodies
  • All bed linen and towels
  • WiFi – 71.6 Mbps
  • Supplies of instant and filter coffee, tea, sugar
  • Games, books, maps
  • Superfast broadband 47mbs
  • Washing and dishwasher tablets
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Preferential Green Fees at Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club

4 ish dogs welcome


“This cottage is in a great location and really well equipped for people and dogs! We’ve had a fabulous relaxing break, exploring the nearby beaches and generally slowing down. Many thanks from all of us!” – Anne, Darren, Sarah and Meg, Tom and Jess (Sept 2021)


“Beautiful cottage. Very well thought out and has everything you need, including doggy things! Ideally located for the stunning beaches. We went on the Bure Valley Steam Train and a day boat on the Broads. Topped off with beautiful sunny weather! Lovely curry at Planet Spice too! Thank you – it’s been the BEST!” – Di, Kirsten and Pooches Fern, Moss, Alfie and Panza (Sept 2021)


“Feeling wonderfully relaxed after our four night break in your quirky and 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 surroundings of the area. Lulu says thank yo9u for her doggie treats, and we say thank you for our welcome goodies! Hope to see you again soon” – Sue, Colin and Lulu (Oct 2021)

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Location & Directions

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.


Comments from the guests book with many more to come!

And if you want to be doubly sure, check out the independent reviews on these sites too...
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"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 our comfort and a lot of thought put into making the stay special. It was lovely being so close to the beach - Charlie couldn't believe his luck! We also loved the weather." - Diane, Steve and Charlie *woof*, 3 - 7 Jan 2022

"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 all the seals and their pups on Horsey beach! Thanks so much for having us Jane." - Rachel, Lauren and Max, 31st Dec 2021


 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, October 2021


"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, 18th - 22nd October 2021


"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, September 2021


"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, October 2021


"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, 4th-8th October 2021


"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, 15th-18th October 2021

“Our first time at Hidden Gem but not East Ruston Cottages.   The cottage is absolutely wonderful and has a very homely feel.  We have had a really relaxing holiday in a stunning location and Hidden Gem is like a home from home.  The beach and dunes are beautiful and the garden has been perfect for our two hounds!  A very dog friendly holiday cottage. All the extra little touches and the welcome gifts have been much appreciated!  We will definitely be back!! "

Phil and Clare with Pepo and Molly
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“Our first stay at Red Roofs and we will definately be returning. Beautiful house and location. Garden is perfect for the dogs, house is well equipped and the welcome pack is a great gesture. We will be back next year ..... just hope you aren't fully booked!"

Vicky and Colin
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Sandra and Steve
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Sea Lows, Crowden Road, Eccles, Norfolk NR12 0SJ