Cosy, easy cottage with very secure garden
“We are experienced, dog owning self caterers, especially in this area and Farthing Cottage is one of the best, and certainly the best equipped and most dog friendly we have encountered!”
This modern, comfortable and very dog friendly cottage is in the friendly and quiet village of Trunch, between the coast and the Norfolk Broads. A lot of thought has gone into the interior and the comfort it offers dogs and their owners! There are many thoughtful touches and the welcome pack has some very lovely items in it.
- Easy, open plan living space, underfloor heating and textured slate floor make it easy for dogs.
- The surrounding countryside provides plenty of easy walking – just start your walk at the end of the road
- Lots to see and visit in the area generally – head up the coast to Cromer and Sheringham and beyond or the Norfolk Broads for a day boat hire (yes dogs welcome too).
- Plenty of choices for places to eat in the area – all dog friendly (see here for choices).
- The owners are real dog lovers and are happy for any number of dogs to holiday here.
- The village has a good little shop at the end of the road and the dog friendly pub is a short walk away.
ALL ABOUT THE INSIDE
The front door leads straight into the hallway with hanging space and a small bookcase. There is a fixed gate at the bottom of the stairs. The hallway has a textured slate floor with underfloor heating. Just inside the door is the downstairs toilet/cloakroom.
Open plan living room with dining area
There is slate flooring throughout with underfloor heating. Two comfy leather sofas, flat screen tv with Freeview and DVD player. Enjoy the small and efficient woodburning stove to cosy up to on those winter evenings and a wooden dining table that easily seats 4.
Open plan kitchen just off the dining area, fully fitted with electric oven, gas hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, condenser dryer and plenty of well planned cupboard space. From here there are French doors opening out onto the garden. These have dog pawprint motifs on to avoid any accidents.
Stairs lead from the hallway up to…..
Twin beds with pocket sprung mattresses with views over the back garden. Flat screen TV with built in DVD player. Wardrobe storage space, side tables and lamps.
King bed with pocket sprung mattress, wardrobe and chest of drawers, side tables and lamps. TV with built in DVD player also. View out over the front of house into quiet lane.
Modern with shower over bath and fixed shower screen, bath/shower handrail, heated towel rail, toilet and sink.
Dog crates are stored in here for guest use if you need them as well as wipe clean dog beds. There is an additional fridge and freezer which are switched off but there for guest use – useful if you feed raw. Barbecue is in here too with a bucket of sand (hopefully you won’t need it!) The grooming kit is stored in here too for your use.
There is a range of items useful for any holiday such as cool box, picnic basket and blankets, fold up camp chairs and a couple of sun loungers.
ALL ABOUT THE OUTSIDE
There is plenty of parking on the large gravelled area at the front of the house with a small, neat front garden and traditional lavender planting under the front window.
Laid equally to grass and patio/beds and very securely fenced with a solid fence of approx 6ft all round. Whilst not large the garden is totally dog proof and the patio area has a cast metal table and chairs with the parasol and seat pads available in the garage. Access to the garage is from here.
WILL THIS SUIT YOUR DOGS?
If your dogs like a warm floor to lie on, this could be perfect for them! If they are reactive jumpers, this will be just the place as the area is very quiet and the garden very securely fenced. The garden isn’t large but the security makes up for it. Unlimited dogs are welcome and there are plenty of very dog friendly touches to the cottage.
- Farthing Cottage is a non smoking property.
- Next door is not lived in full time and the owners, when they do visit, do not have a dog.
- For more information on the lovely village of Trunch, see the website here
- Arrival time is 4pm, check out time is 10am.
This is how dog friendly we are!
- Plenty of dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, dog beds, poo bags and games/toys
- Large and medium crates
- Stairgate fitted to bottom of stairs
- Extra freezer in garage for raw feeders
- Doggy paddling pool
- VERY secure garden
- Countryside walks from the door
- Doggy grooming box – blaster/dryer/shampoo, clippers, brushes, tick forks and scissors!
- Mud Daddy portable dog wash (can be profiled to take out on walks)
- Outdoor hose with shower attachment (cold only at present)
What else we provide for you!
- Cot and highchair available
- Free WiFi – Superfast Broadband (free UK landline calling)
- Some DVDs, books and games
- Plenty of information about local walks and places to visit
- All heating (underfloor downstairs, wood burning stove and fully controllable gas radiators upstairs)
- All bedding and towels supplied (tea towels, hand and bath towels)
- Barbecue (charcoal)
- Filter coffee machine and fresh coffee in the welcome pack
Max No. of dogs: UNLIMITED
The best holiday let we have stayed in – just like home from home. Welcome pack was a lovely touch. Comfy sofas and bed. Sea Palling is an amazing beach. The Ship at Mundesley is incredible – huge portions of food. Hope the next family enjoy as much as we have.
What a lovely cosy warm cottage! We had a very relaxing week. Would recommend the beach at Sea Palling, followed by tea and cake at Wroxham Barn Cafe. Also Overstrand with tea at the Cliff Top Cafe. Saw seals at Sea Palling. Tasty treats enjoyed by all.
What a lovely place to stay! So cosy and warm and comfortable. It really is dog friendly – no list of rules greeted us when we arrived! And the garden really is secure. Not one of those ‘secure’ gardens that requires you to keep your dog on a lead when you go outside. We have had a wonderful time and are definitely considering using this cottage for our yearly ‘dog holiday’. Many thanks East Ruston Cottages for a truly stress free week.
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Location & Directions
Trunch can be easily accessed from North Walsham or off the coast road from Gimingham or Mundesley. There is one main road that goes through the village and at the centre of the village is the shop, church and pub. Chapel Road runs down the side of the shop and Farthing Cottage is a couple of hundred yards down the road on the right behind a wall and fronted by a large gravel parking area with the name sign, Warren Farm. The cottage is one of a pair – the one on the left.
Some of the fabulous comments from the Farthing Cottage guestbook...
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"This is our first visit to Farthing Cottage and we will definitely be returning. Beautiful, cosy cottage equipped with everything we could need and more, the dogs loved the secure garden. There are lots of lovely walks nearby, especially Pigneys Woods and some of the close by beaches. We all loved Sheringham Park and Sea Palling. The food at The Ship Inn (Mundesley) and Fur and Feathers (Woodbastwick) we would highly recommend. Thank you." - Lou, Donna, Ollie and Benny
"Loved Farthing Cottage, really warm and cosy. The welcome pack was really nice and the hounds loved the biscuits. We visited Bacton Woods again and Sheringham which we hadn’t visited for 12 years. We have a relaxing holiday." - Linda and Dave and hounds Tia, Flynn, Dilly, Barty and Eddie
"We are hardened, dog owning self caterers, especially in this area and Farthing Cottage is one of the best, and certainly the best equipped and most dog friendly we have encountered!" - Andrew, Valda Millie Danny
"Our third stay at Farthing Cottage and it definitely is a home from home. The garden is very secure for our lurcher and the cottage itself is lovely and warm. We came to escape the New Year fireworks as our dog is scared and luckily only heard a few in the distance. Fergal thinks Farthing Cottage is his 2nd home and is very relaxed here!" - Rachael and Andy with Fergal The Lurcher
"After a very difficult couple of years, this week spent in Farthing Cottage has helped me considerably at a very difficult time of year. Although I live in a wonderful cottage in the Cotswolds my 7 month Cockapoo puppy, Alice and I needed a complete break and Farthing Cottage was perfect. Thank you so much for your thoughtful presents for us both, also the goodies on arrival which were very welcome, as were the Christmas decorations. As soon as I get home I will be looking to book another week's stay later in the year in your lovely cottage. Happy New Year!" - Susanne and Alice
"A definite home from home cottage, everything provided we could possibly need. Really cosy and warm and such comfortable beds! Only here for a short break but Mundesley beach provided fabulous safe walking for dogs going crazy with the sand between their toes! Cromer was a lovely day out, a proper seaside town, with some beautiful Victorian buildings. We'll definitely be back for longer next time so we can explore this beautiful part of England with more time to enjoy it. Thanks for thinking of everything." - Emma, Ade, Dennis, Dexter, Dottie and Winnie
"First visit to Farthing Cottage, though we have stayed at another East Ruston Cottage. What a lovely cottage, everything you could need and so warm! We will be back!" - Diane, Sarah, Charlie and Poppy.
"Another fabulous week in Farthing Cottage, nice and peaceful away from the fireworks. Our 3rd stay here and already booked for next year!" - Sue, Mark - Delta, Annie, Ivy, Lady, Daniel and Vernon
"It's our second visit to Farthing Cottage and we have booked for new year already! The cottage is cosy and the garden is great for our lurcher. We’ve had fab weather and a lot of places to visit, Blickling Hall, Sheringham Park and Felbrigg Hall. Our dog definitely can’t wait to come again!" - Rachael and Andy with Fergal The Lurcher
"Lovely cottage, very comfortable and lovely welcome! Very, very warm! We had a great week, out 2 dogs are sitting looking very miserable as we’ve just packed the car! Thank you." - Vicky and Tommy
"We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to Farthing Cottage. It’s so comfy and welcoming – and we enjoyed the goodies, and so did the dogs! Our favourite walks this time have been the beach at Mundesley, with many dog friendly cafes to choose from! Definitely speak to East Ruston Cottages for another lovely holiday, truly dog friendly! We’re already looking at booking into next year! " - Francis and Maggie
"Our first visit with East Ruston Cottages. It won’t be our last! Thank you for the arrival goodies of eggs, scones, lemon curd, bread and milk. Also the dogs loved their biscuits ! Had a lovely stay (eventually after a quick phone call we found the garage keys for the dog crates!) it really is like a home from home and we really enjoyed the beaches and how dog friendly the cottage was! The local pub, The Crown, is very welcoming and we had lovely fish and chips at Cromer No1!" - Dawn and Chris
"This was our second stay at Farthing Cottage and we have loved it as much as the first time! Thank you for the lovely welcome goodies – all demolished on the first night! The cottage has been a real home from home, and the garden is perfect for our doggies. Highlights have been Sea palling, The Ship Inn at Mundesley and Winterton Beach. We even managed to see a few seals at Winterton and visited the lovely Dunes Cafe two days in a row! Fantastic holiday!" - Claire and Paul
"A lovely stay, the weather has been kind. It was our 2nd time in an East Ruston Cottage and the standard is consistently high, we have a great time and left some highlights for you:-
Seal spotting at Sea Palling
Quaint town of Holt and the Country Park
Cromer and Sheringham for ice cream
Trunch Circular Walk
The week has gone far too quick and the dogs are sad to leave." - Rawlinson, Bush and Da Costa families
"Our 2nd stay at Farthing cottage. Loads of walks in the surrounding area, I don't think we went round Trunch the same way during our stay. Beaches at Mundesley and Overstrand fantastic for the dog. We also visited Bacton woods for the first time and (eventually) found the car. Willow loved every minute of it. Can thoroughly recommend the Ship Inn at Mundesley, great food and definitely dog friendly" - Avril, Dougie, Paige, Finlay and Willow
"Lovely stay at Farthing cottage! East Ruston cottages never fail to impress with their dog and children friendly accommodation. Thoroughly enjoyed Mundesley beach, Sheringham park, Happisburgh beach and Wells on Sea. A must is a visit to Cromer and to Gunton Arms. Dog friendly pub on the edge of a deer park with out of this world food! Thank you for our lovely holiday!" - Sandra, Andy, Lauren, James and Annie
"First visit to Norfolk. Farthing cottage is an excellent choice. 3 humans and 2 dogs – all comfortable and relaxed here. The cottage is very well equipped, it is also well situated for exploring the coastline, which was out goal for the week. Can recommend Mundesley, Sea Palling and Happisburgh. The Norfolk wide life Trust at Cley has an excellent visited centre with superb walks on the marshes. Saw some marsh harriers and white egrets. The last day we visited Holkham beach which was absolutely stunning. The week has gone far too quick for us but we have had a splendid holiday. Thank you for letting us share your lovely house!" - Julia, Maggie and Dave
"Our first holiday for 15 years and we have had a fantastic time. Mundesley beach is a must. Potter Heigham and Hoveton were also very good. Went to Cromer but preferred Sheringham – the steam train runs were amazing! The restaurants and shops were also very good. Loved Horning Broad although our dog Alfie wanted to take a dog home! It has been so hot this week that we didn’t see as much as we wanted and the week has gone faster than we wished. Farthing cottage has been like a home from home and we all thank you very much." - Debs and Linda
"Had a lovely holiday, beautiful sunshine, comfortable cottage and lots of lovely places to visit with the dogs. The cottage is so dog friendly, love the French doors opening in to a secure garden. Trunch is a lovely and a great base. Thanks for the welcome goodies!! The week has sadly gone far too quick but we all shall return home having had such a fab time, the dogs loved every minute from the beaches to the countryside. So thank you!" - Shirley and Ian
"This is our second visit to Farthing Cottage, enjoyed another fantastic week with East Ruston Cottages we are never disappointed when we visit this lovely area. Plenty of wonderful places to explore our little terrier Cocoa loves it here, very safe garden. We will be back." - Lourie, Pauline and Cocoa
"Had a lovely holiday, beautiful sunshine, comfortable cottage and lots of lovely places to walk the dogs. The cottage is so dog friendly, love the French doors opening onto a secure garden. Trunch is lovely and a great base. Thanks for the goodies. The week has sadly gone far too quick but we all shall return home having has such a fab time, the dogs loved every minute from the beach to the countryside." - Shirley, Iain, Monty and Milly
"A wonderful week in Norfolk. Farthing Cottage is warm, comfortable and welcoming, especially for the 4-legged guests! The Trunch circular walk offers a lovely view of the countryside and is great to walk from the door. Amazing beaches which Jazz and Betty have made the most of. Thank You! Looking forward to our next visit already!" - Anne, Betty and Jazz
"Lovely Cottage very welcoming. Home from home. Thank you for all the lovely treats. Dogs loved the biscuits. We have had a great time here. Found some lovely countryside walks from the door. Also had a lovely walk on Mundesley beach. Thank you for letting us all stay in your cottage." - Karen and Dave. Diesel, Luner, Suki, Kato and Shark
"Such a lovely cottage in a really friendly village. Thank you for the welcoming gifts, they were very welcome and the dogs loved their biscuits. By far the best place we have stayed at yet. Crown Inn also very welcoming especially to the dogs, Sunday lunch there was great. Lovely walks and beaches. Thank you" - Roy, Steph, Monty and Dylan
"Home from Home. Excellent again!! Thank you for every thoughtful detail at the cottage. We all love it here, the cottage, walks and the friendly locals. We're already looking for our spot next year." - JD and Merlin (Mum and Dad too)
"What a great house. everything you need, very cosy and extremely dog friendly. We didn't go to a beach because the walks in the folder gave us plenty of walking everyday. Love it!" - Alison, Gwen, Murphy, Gypsy and Daisy
"This is our fourth stay at Farthing Cottage and as before has not disappointed. Really love it in Trunch and Norfolk. Can't wait to come back again." - Jackie, Sean. Ginny and Griffen
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