Corner Cottage, Lessingham

Sleeps 7

A deceptively spacious family and dog friendly 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 boy 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 4 bedrooms (and can sleep 7)  The garden is super secure, beautifully planted and is wonderful for viewing the sunrise across the fields.

  • Whilst it is on the corner of 2 country lanes, very little traffic goes past.
  • It’s a short easy walk to The Star pub, our favourite dog-friendly local.
  • Out of every window you can enjoy views across the fields or into the lovely cottage garden.
  • With some quiet country walks and footpaths in the surrounding countryside, it’s a great place to walk from.
  • Walk to the beach from here – just over a mile of easy lanes and tracks.
  • You know you are near the sea as you can see the iconic Happisburgh lighthouse from the house!
  • Find out more about local beaches, places to eat etc here on the website.

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 for your use.  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.  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. The owners have installed wooden flooring in this room so no worries about carpets.  The Tv has Sky and a dvd player and 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.  This is the best way to get out to walk the short distance to the local, very dog friendly pub – The Lessingham Star!

Just off the lounge is the decent-sized main bathroom with fitted bath, separate shower, sink, toilet, and velux and frosted windows, letting lots of light in. Completely brand new for April 2021.

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

Largest bedroom
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.

King size bedroom
King size wooden framed bed with chest of drawers and wall hanging space. Beside lights and decorative pictures. Views across the fields.

Second king size bedroom
Double wooden framed bed and hanging and drawer space in wardrobe/drawer unit. Lots of pretty details and bedside lights. Views across the fields

Single bedroom
Single wooden framed bed and hanging and drawer space in wardrobe/drawer unit.  Views across the fields.

Shower room
Well fitted with shower cubicle, sink and toilet.

All about the outside

When you arrive
Parking for 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 rather smart shed.  All the firewood and the BBQ is 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 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!  New for 2021 – a really lovely swing chair to sit and watch the sunset! Very dog friendly.

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!

At the front of the house, there is a delightful small cottage style garden enclosed by a wall and with a gate onto the lane.  We don’t claim for this to be fully secure but the wall and gate are 3ft+ .

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.
  • 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 Provide:

This is how dog friendly we are!

  • 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
  • Medium and large crate available on request
  • Play pen sections
  • First aid box
  • Free standing fridge/freezer with plenty of room for raw feed if needed
  • Easy countryside walks from the door

What else we provide for you!

  • All bedding and towels
  • Free wifi – Upload 50 Mbps, Download 24 Mbps
  • 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
  • First basket for fire provided FOC – a small charge (honesty box) for additional baskets
  • First aid box
  • BBQ (charcoal – supplies available locally)


Max No. of dogs: 4 ish

Short breaks available out of season – do please ask!


“Another fantastic home from home thanks to East Ruston Cottages!  The dogs absolutely loved the garden, the toys – just everything was perfect (even the weather)  Thank you to Claudia, Graham, Sue and Becky – you make a great team.  We’ll be back! “
Cath & Steve, Tina & Ian with dogs Charlie, Marley, Theo, Dougie, Mutley, Steve &Hazel xxx

“Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was “WOW!”. The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time”.
Sandra and Steve

Corner Cottage – perfect holiday cottage for humans and K9’s! Comfortable, spotless & thoughtfully appointed. Delicious welcome pack on arrival and everyday, new blossoms in the pretty garden. Couldn’t have wished for a lovelier time – right down to the beaches and Star Pub thank you all!
Etien & Jennie, Dog-a-pogs, Fawnie & Boo-Roo

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!
The peck family and Jasper the dog.

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Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

How to find us: Post code: 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.


Well, I think it is pretty clear from here that our guests LOVE Corner Cottage!  Read on to find out what others think of this peaceful, well equipped cottage...

And have a look at the independent reviews on Up Front Reviews here

We all have had an amazing time.  Such a gorgeous house with lovely walks.  We feel truly spoilt and believe the 4 dogs:  Barney, Yogi, Sid and Bert do too!  Thank you so much!
Meg, Mark, Ruth and Jesse

Our second visit to Corner Cottage - unfortunately only for a short break!  Would love to stay longer.  We have had a wonderful weekend, the weather on Saturday was glorious. We experienced the delights of Winterton Beach - what a lovely beach!  Thank you for welcome presents for us and the dogs!  We will certainly return.
Angela and Graham with Lisa and Logan.

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 Sugar and Spice 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 Hold 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

Another fantastic home from home thanks to East Ruston Cottages!  Last year we did The Old Piggery - this place is just as good!  The dogs absolutely loved the garden, the toys - just everything was perfect (even the weather)  Thank you to Claudia, Graham, Sue and Becky - you make a great team.  We'll be back! 
Cath and Steve, Tina and Ian with dogs Charlie, Marley, Theo, Dougie, Mutley, Steve and Hazel xxxxx

We both loved this cottage and will be back.  Felt like home as soon as we came in (and wished it was!!)  We've enjoyed all our walks, on the beach and in the countryside.  Can't think of anything that isn't here that is needed.  We had the most wonderful holiday and so too have the dogs. 
Joyce and Jeanette with Luther, Precious, Oscar and Brillo

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.  All in all, Sue at East Ruston Cottages has delivered!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  We will return.
Diane and Richard and their 4 pooches

Our second stay at Corner Cottage.  We had a wonderful week, yet again.  You have everything we needed.  Had fantastic beach walks which the boys loved. Felt so relaxed.  Cooked every day and found all we wanted.  Even made bread and pizza which cooked brilliantly.  Thank you again for allowing us to stay here!
Jo, Paul, Harvey and Max

We have been lucky enough to have 3 glorious days of sunshine and taken some amazing walks along the beach with Morris.  The cottage is wonderfully located with very VERY comfortable beds.  Much needed after all the fresh air.  This is one of the best equipped cottage we have been to.  Thank you!  The Star at Lessingham had 3 visits from us. Sunday lunch very much recommended.  Thanks to all.
Helen, Steve, Lucy, Oli (Jnr), Linda and Oli (Snr) and Morris!

Fabulous week at Corner Cottage.  Lots of space for 7 humans and 2 big dogs!  We walked to Cart Gap as it's so close.  Cottage is very closy and well-equipped.
Laura, Rich, Freya, Finn, Jennie, David, Karen and dogs, Sylvie and Lucky x

We have had a lovely time despite some very interesting weather – even managed to squeeze a BBQ in! Hurricane Aileen didn’t stop us! We were able to test the true dog friendly reputation of a number of pubs by taking soggy dogs in for refreshment. The Star and Hill House Inn came out on top – very welcoming and also had a gravy bone each for the dogs. We walked from Cart Gap to Happisburgh on the beach and also via Doggets Lane when the tide was in. if you want to walk an alternative route to Happisburgh you can walk via the fields and you just cut up before turning to Cart Gap which avoids the roads! 

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 Maid - 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

Thank you so much! We have had a marvellous stay in your lovely cottage. It really felt like a home from home - great location for exploring the area. Fabulous walks for the dogs straight from the door - great pub (The Star) within walking distance. Very peaceful - the dogs loved being able to lie in the garden. The welcome pack with delicious cake and dog biscuits was very much appreciated. Thank you.
Bob and Shelagh with Madge and Ernie - the Border Terriers

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 and staying in Orchard Cottage.
Caroline and Alistair with Barney and Daisy

Wow! What a really great week. The humans and dogs loved it. The Star Inn for Sunday lunch and Friday Fish and Chips was amazing but do book. It gets a bit busy despite the outside appearance. The walk from Cart Gap to Sea Palling was enjoyed by us all twice. Takes 4 hours there and back with a donut and coffee stop. We also enjoyed seeing the seals at Horsey and although a bit of a car ride Holkham was a good day out too. The cottage itself is cosy and like home from home and the welcome treats were enjoyed by us all. Dogs especially enjoyed watching the birds feeding at the front of the cottage. Will be looking to book again with East Ruston Cottages in the near future.
Sue, Chris, Julie, Lee and Leanne with Ramsey, Tinker and Albie

What a wonderful week we have had (our second time at Corner Cottage) The cottage was decorated for our arrival - beautiful - helped us to feel very festive. The boys (children!) loved that the cottage was decorated. Thank you so much to the owners for the Xmas goodies in addition to the the usual goodies Sue leaves - we felt very spoilt. We used the woodburner this time - lovely.

Love that the owners leave bird food out so we can fill the feeders (in basket in front door porch area). Lots of birds visited this week. Dogs had a fab time too. My mum joined us this week and has thoroughly enjoyed herself. We'll be back (about to book for next year!) Thanks again.
Helen, Chris, Theo, George and Judy with Sapphy, Relish and Max (greyhounds and lurchers rock!)

We have stayed in this area many time and used East Ruston Cottages before. This is the first time in this cottage and we cannot fault it. It is well situated for the beaches which our Springer Bobby loved. We loved the goodies we found on our arrival of local produce, a very nice touch. One of our favourite pubs, The Star, is only minutes away so another good reason we love this area.   Many thanks and looking forward to coming back.
Keith, Sue and Bobby

We've had an absolutely wonderful time. Corner Cottage has been a wonderful and relaxing break. We have felt so at home we will be back with the rest of the family who will love it here, I am sure. We had wonderful weather, the first few days and then Storm Doris at the end. We had such power cut fun! Nothing a log burner and a few candles couldnt put right!! The welcome good were just fab - just like everyone reports - and the beds were SOO comfy. We will be back very soon I hope
Alex, Alice, Poppy, Alison and Phoebe

Jenny and Patrick booked this lovely cottage as a surprise for my special birthday - they couldnt have chosen better. Ideal for all the family, including Mollie and Max the golden retrievers. Everything was perfect, thanks! We love the sea, such beautiful beaches and a very enjoyable night out at The Star. Good job we managed to finish our 'Cluedo'. jigsaw in time and 'whodunnit' or we would still be here. Thank you.
Gill,Colin, Jenny, Patrick, Molly and Max

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 Hot Rocket Pizza and the 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

This is a fabulous dog friendly cottage, warm, cosy and comfortable. We have had cold, wet and blustery weather, but we have enjoyed lovely walks and meals out. Our dogs have had a lovely time. Two of them are young and this was their first holiday. We will definitely use East Ruston Cottages again and will recommend you to friends.
The Curtis family and Archie, Arthur and Skye

What a wonderful cottage, everything has been thought of. Lots of space for everyone including all the dogs. Just a pity it wasn't cold enough to light the woodburner. Very welcoming - will come again. Thanks to all.
Jayne, Rachel (Lotte, Lionel and Ronnie) and our visitors Joy (Thunder, Tango and Jack)

Another great cottage we found through East Ruston Cottages. The weather has been very kind to us, we had lovely walks on fab beaches, the seals at Horsey were a real treat to see. The Star Inn as usual is fab, great food and so friendly. The cafe at Cart Gap definitely worth a visit. Hopefully back to this area very soon. Thanks for everything
Jane, Simon and the gang Ruth, Allan, Tulah and Alice

A super cottage. Thank you so much for a relaxing break. Toby, Jo Will-i-am and Maz send a special thank you as they all enjoyed their walks on beautiful beaches and chilling out in greyhound style - which was so easy in such a well thought out and truly dog friendly cottage. The Star is fab - well worth a visit! Sue, the management of these properties is fab, everything needed is provided, the attention to detail with the booking and looking after us during our stay is excellent! See you next year
The humans (Sarah, Steve and Tom) - September

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.

Thank you so much, we have had a fantastic stay! The furnishings and the cottage are all of a high standard and we felt very well looked after. We would have loved to stay longer. I am sure we will be back. Our dog Cleo loved it too. We had fab weather. The furniture feels so lovely and high quality. Thank you for the gorgeous welcome pack... Cake, milk, eggs and dog treats. The cake was delicious. The bag of carrier bags was a nice touch. We were all pleased to have hand wash and loo roll supplied. The beds were so comfy. Sue was so helpful - thank you. Fab weather too! Hope the future guests have as much fun as we did. I am sure they will. Poachers Pocket pub recommended.
The Boot-Handford family

Thank you very much for a wonderful and relaxing holiday in your beautiful cottage. Furnishings and decor are stunning and there is everything you need and more! The garden is absolutely delightful with so many pretty flowers and shrubs - a true cottage garden, and it was a real treat to sit outside for breakfast every morning and enjoy the fantastic weather we were so fortunate to have. The welcome pack was a lovely delicious surprise and BAiley says a big thank you (woof) for his lovely biscuits. We have loved visiting all the lovely beaches with Bailey, our golden retriever. We have had some great meals in the dog friendly pubs you have recommended and would especially recommend The Star, just a 10 minute stroll down the lane but you must book in advance as they only have one chef. But delicious food and super friendly staff. All the information on your website has been so helpful and we will be recommending you to all of our friends who want to holiday in Norfolk. We very much hope to return in the future.
Sheila, Brett, Lydia and Bailey

Thank you so much for allowing us to share your lovely cottage. A real home from home. Everything we could possibly want/need was here. A truly charming place. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and very much enjoyed by all. We would definitely recommend Corner Cottage to others and would very much like to return if we may.
With many thanks from Jo and Sonia

Corner Cottage - perfect holiday cottage for humans and K9's! Comfortable, spotless & thoughtfully appointed. Delicious welcome pack on arrival and everyday, new blossoms in the pretty garden. Couldn't have wished for a lovelier time - right down to the beaches and Star Pub - thank you all! Cheers
Etien & Jennie, Dog-a-pogs, Fawnie & Boo-Roo

This is a lovely cottage. We have stayed in many cottages in this area over the years and this is certainly the best. The attention to detail is wonderful and we will certainly return. Thank you for the goodies on arrival. Cake and jam were both delightful.
Maria and Marcus, Holly and Charlie

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

We had such a great week in such a lovely cottage. Shame the weather was so bad, but we made use of the fire one night and was very cosy. The Star was a great place to eat, and very welcoming. The dogs had a fab time on the beaches and our Hugo enjoyed his first holiday. Thanks.
Hayley, Dave, Matilda, Edward, Val and Eddie. Big woofs Rosie and Hugo

Thank you for the goodies you left us! Cake and fudge was great. What an amazing cottage! We had a very restful and relaxing time - You couldn't not as it was so quiet and the views are stunning!! Arnie enjoyed his dog biscuits - he sends you a big slobber as a thank you. We enjoyed the birds tapping on the windows. This cottage is very homely and cosy and we will return.
Sandra, Andy and Arnie

Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was "WOW!". The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time.
Sandra and Steve

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 boy of toys. Thank you!
The peck family and Jasper the dog.

“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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Vicky and Colin
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“Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was "WOW!". The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time."

Sandra and Steve
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