Corner Cottage

  • Dogs: 4 but flexible

  • Sleeps Max: 6

  • Bedrooms: 3

  • Bathrooms: 2

A deceptively spacious family and dog friendly Norfolk cottage!

“We had a lovely stay at Corner Cottage! Never stayed anywhere so clean and well equipped. Our pup couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the box of toys. Thank you!”


Our lovely, dog friendly, Corner Cottage is a deceptive place.  It offers you the cosiness of a cottage but comfortably sleeps 6 in the 3 bedrooms and has plenty of room for you all to relax in the lounge and sit at the dining table.  The garden is super secure, beautifully planted and is wonderful for viewing the sunrise across the fields.  There is a garden swing in the summer, perfect for sundowners!

  • Although it is on the corner of 2 country lanes, very little traffic goes past.
  • Out of every window you can enjoy views across the fields or into the lovely cottage garden.
  • Quiet country walks and footpaths in the surrounding (stock free) countryside.
  • Walk to Cart Gap beach or Happisburgh beach, just over a mile away or a quick 5 minute car drive .
  • Our favourite Smallsticks Cafe* is at Cart Gap.
  • Keep up to date with Corner Cottage’s Facebook page here!
  • You know you are near the sea as you can see the iconic Happisburgh lighthouse from the house!
  • Find out more about other local beaches, places to eat etc here on the website.
  • Want to spoil yourselves with some added extras while you are here – choose from our Guest Goodies website page.
  • The Lessingham Star pub is a short walk away.  Dog friendly of course. Advance booking necessary.
  • If Corner Cottage is booked for your dates, try nearby Manor BarnWhite Cottage or The Crib.* Vouchers for this cafe are offered to our repeat guests – we love having you back and we love supporting our local independent businesses!

For the dogs:

  • Warm outside shower
  • Towels, throws, poo bags
  • Raised bowls
  • Selection of dog beds
  • Selection of dog toys
  • Doggie shampoo
  • Home made, Nero’s Kitchen dog biscuits in the welcome 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 in a crate, please look at our It’s A Dogs Life page for dog sitter recommendations.
  • Small, medium and large crates available on request
  • First aid box
  • Free standing fridge/freezer with plenty of room for raw feed if needed
  • Easy countryside walks from the door

For the humans:

  • All bedding and towels
  • Free wifi
  • Great selection of DVDs books and games
  • All integral heating
  • Tea, coffee, sugar and milk + local goodies in the welcome pack
  • High chair and travel cot
  • 2 x hairdryers
  • Fans
  • First basket for fire provided FOC – a small charge (honesty box) for additional baskets
  • First aid box
  • BBQ (with charcoal starter pack)
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About the property

All about the inside:

Entry from the garden is through here and there is plenty of room here for boots and coats and wet dogs if needed.  A hall seat contains dog towels, shampoos, dog coats, balls, throwers and extra collars for your stay.  Spare leads hang on the hooks. From here you go straight into the….

A beautifully fitted and well equipped galley kitchen with Belling range cooker, integrated dishwasher and fridge and the owners have added a lovely big freestanding fridge/freezer too.  There is a washing machine, granite work surfaces and plenty of cupboard space.  At the kitchen sink you can stare at lovely views across the fields and garden.  Tiled flooring. From here you go into the….

Dining room
This is between the kitchen and the lounge and has a wooden extending table seating up to 8 and wooden flooring.  From here you go straight through to the….

Living room
This is a beautiful room with a stunning inglenook fireplace containing the wood burning stove and with a unique hop garland draped across the mantelpiece. There are leather sofas and chairs with plenty of room for everybody. There is wooden flooring and two lovely rugs to mitigate any slips.  The TV has Sky and a DVD player. The view out of the window is into the cottage style front garden and across the fields.

Porch/Front door
The lovely cottage style front door opens into the living room via the porch. There is a book case full of books and room for boots and shoes in the porch.

Just off the lounge is the main bathroom with fitted bath, large walk-in shower, sink, toilet, plus Velux and frosted windows letting lots of light in.

Upstairs is via the carpeted easy stairs leading from the lounge with stair gate at the bottom.

Bedroom 1
King size wooden framed bed with plenty of built in storage space and chest of drawers. Bedside lights and lovely details. You can enjoy the views across open farmland from the wide window.

Bedroom 2
King size wooden framed bed with chest of drawers and wall hanging space. Beside lights and decorative pictures. Lovely views across the fields.

Bedroom 3
Double wooden framed bed and hanging and drawer space in wardrobe/drawer unit. Lots of pretty details and bedside lights. Views across the fields

Shower room
Walk in shower cubicle, sink and toilet.

All about the outside:

When you arrive
Parking for up to 3 cars is off road at the back of the house. Entrance is through a high gate at the end of the garden and beside the shed.  All the firewood and BBQ are kept here under cover.  Go through another gate into the main part of the garden. The back garden is lawn and a paved path through the middle to the house. There are some very nicely planted beds – cottage garden style – and it is all fully enclosed with a high, solid fence all round, over 4ft and topped off by robust wooden mesh to allow the great view across the fields but keep jumpers in!  Enjoy the lovely swing chair to sit and watch the sunset.

There is also an outside tap – with HOT and cold water – ideal for washing off dogs because we know you don’t want a sandy or muddy dog in the house!  And the conservatory is a very useful place for them to dry off and relax if needed.

At the front of the house, there is a delightful and small cottage style garden enclosed by a wall and with a gate onto the lane. The wall and gate here are 3ft+ .  This can only be accessed from the front door so is not part of the main garden area.

Will this property suit my dogs?

The location is very quiet so dogs are unlikely to hear any passing dogs/people and very little traffic.  The next door neighbours do have a small elderly dog but it cannot be seen.

The garden is very well surrounded by a solid fence of over 4ft, topped with a wooden mesh bringing it to 5ft.  Most of it has a bed planted in front of it so there isn’t a clear run at it.  Jumpers/sighthounds and diggers haven’t been able to get out!

Solid floors downstairs and the small conservatory on the way in (as well as the warm dog shower outside) make it very easy to deal with muddy or sandy paws – so much easier than worrying about carpets!

Please note:

  • Corner Cottage is a non smoking property.
  • Please do bear in mind the neighbours and please do not leave your dogs alone at the property if they are likely to stress or bark.
  • Bookings at this cottage are Friday – Friday and short breaks are available out of season.
  • Electric car, bike or scooter charging is NOT available at this property.
  • All major supermarkets deliver to Corner Cottage. If you would like to arrange a delivery for the day you arrive we will be happy to put it away for you.  Just let us know what time to expect it.
  • We would prefer that your dogs are not left alone in the property unless you are 100% confident that they will not get stressed.  We all get upset by stressed, barking dogs.   If they are crate trained and you would like to use a crate, please do ask us – we have all sizes to loan you for free.  We know how bulky they are to pack!
  • We can also recommend some local dog sitters – see our website page here.


Parking:  is on hard standing but a walk is needed through the garden to access the property along a stepping stone path.   It is possible to stop by the side gate (next to the kitchen) and walk on hard surface to the conservatory entry.   Also to stop on the road outside the front and walk on the garden path to the front door.

Bathroom.  There is a bathroom downstairs but no bedroom.   The upstairs bathroom has a walk in shower.

Stairs:  The stairs are carpeted and not too steep and have a hand rail for part of the way up.

Steps: There are small steps in and out of the access doors.

Bedrooms:  There is one large, superking bedroom with plenty of room around the bed but the other two bedrooms have limited room around the beds.

The property does not cater specifically for mobility, audibly or visually impaired guests but please do contact us if you would like to know more –

Reviews / Testimonials


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Our third visit to Corner Cottage and as ever we have had the perfect week.  The house was clean and comfy and thanks for all the welcome presents.  Food and real ale at The Star is another reason we come here.  Horsey Gap had lots of seals, as did Waxham Beach.  Many thanks.
Keith, Sue, Chas and Mavis and Bobby The Springer Spaniel

Thank you for a lovely stay at Corner Cottage.  It has everything you need.  This is one of the only cottages we have stayed where one of my dogs – admittedly at tad neurotic – has felt settled.  Holt is a lovely place to visit as are Wells Next The Sea and Mundesley Beach. If you can find it Pigneys Wood is worth a visit (between Edingthorpe and North Walsham)   For eating out The Star at Lessingham (a short walk away) and Watsons at Bacton (take a big appetite though!)
Janet, Mick and Sharon with Amber and Teddie and Maria with Oreo.

Our 2nd stay at one of the East Ruston Cottages and yet again we weren’t disappointed!  What an idyllic setting – so relaxing!  Loved the local walks and trip to the beaches.  The Star Inn just down the road is extremely dog friendly and a great find.  We also visited the Ship Inn at Mundesley which is great and fantastic location.  Took the train from Sheringham to Holt which was Lewis’ first train journey – again, lots of dog friendly places.  Wonderful weather – enjoyed some breakfasts on the patio.  Great cottage, thank you for the welcome pack – enjoyed by all! 
Dor, Karen, Kirsty and the hounds

Another lovely week in Corner Cottage.  Found lots of new walks through the fields as well as the traditional daily stroll along to Sea Palling.  Eaten some great food whilst we’ve been here and I am sure we are leaving a few pounds heavier.  Even the dogs had their own doggie dinners at Poppylands in Horsey!  Can’t wait to be back again in November.
Dean, Jane, Izzy, Flora and Edgar

Arrived on a cold evening to a wonderfully warm Corner Cottage – thank you so much.  Having said that, great to use log burner! Cottage was very clean and we had everything we needed.  Level of fixtures and fittings and furniture was great.  We love the local area and our dog walking.  Sue at East Ruston Cottages has delivered!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We will return.
Diane and Richard and their 4 pooches

What a lovely holiday cottage, really a home from home! As usual our favourite beach is Winterton, can’t beat it and the dogs love it. Can recommend the crab from the little fish shop in Happisburgh (Fair Maiden – fantastic fresh and smoked fish – highly recommended!) Lovely and fresh. Thank you for all the goodies too! Oooh and the beds are so comfy!
Julie and Rod with Tilly and Tasha

We have had a very relaxing time in Corner Cottage. Loved the location and Norfolk’s big skies. Thank you very much for the lovely treats which went down very well. Good walk from the door – down to the Star Pub. Follow the road and public footpath on the right, just opposite the houses. Good off lead walk once on the field paths. This is the third East Ruston Cottages property we have tried as I don’t think anyone else matches their ‘dog friendly’ ethos. Thank you Sue for continuing to find truly dog friendly cottages. We will be back in October!
Caroline and Alistair with Barney and Daisy

This is our first time to this area and Barley (our cocker spaniels) first holiday, We have had a lovely relaxing week with lovely weather. The cottage is so lovely and ideally situated for exploring. We really loved the beaches at Happisburgh, Walcott, Cart Gap, Winterton and our favourite Sea Palling. Barley also loved Bacton Woods. We can highly recommend Fish and Chips at Cromer. The cottage is perfect, so very dog friendly and comfortable for all of us. Thank you for the welcome goodies – delicious and we have enjoyed playing the games. We cannot fault our stay and cannot wait to stay again. Thank you for everything
Stephen, Margaret, James, Rachel, Cheryl and Barley

I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Corner Cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and are all in awe of the cottage. The kids loved the games that were there, the dogs loved the space they had to roam around and we (the adults) loved the huge kitchen and the spacious living room. It really was a home from home and we felt so comfortable. We made good use of the local beach and even enjoyed a BBQ one evening. As a family, we have already discussed booking up another little break next year and I have already recommended East Ruston Cottages to a lot of our friends/family. Many thanks again for everything.

What a fabulous cottage, the best we have ever stayed in! The biscuits etc left for us were delicious. Thank you for those. We will highly recommend this cottage, everything we could possibly want was here. The beds are so comfy and the quality of everything is wonderful. The dogs enjoyed the garden as much as we enjoyed the holiday. Thank you again for everything!!! We will be back.
Jan and John, Bridget and Cole and our dogs Tia and Zorba



How to find us

Corner Cottage, School Common Road, Lessingham NR12 0QF
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Or – From the A149 Stalham by pass (heading towards Norwich) take the turning right signposted to Bacton/Happisburgh/Walcot (Stepping Stone Lane) At the T junction turn left. Once on this road (B1159) take the FOURTH road turning on the right, Happsiburgh Road (approx 2 miles) and keep going to the T junction. Turn right here and continue to the next T junction. Turn right again and follow the road until you reach the first road on the left which is School Common Road and the cottage is on the corner. Turn left up School Common Road to access the parking.