Farthing Cottage

  • Dogs: Unlimited dogs

  • Sleeps Max: 4

  • Bedrooms: 2

  • Bathrooms: 1

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 is exceptional for dogs and humans!  Don’t just take our word for it – have a read of this blog written by Hannah who runs the British Dog Fields website – she stayed here and loved 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.
  • XL Bullies welcome here!
  • Lots to see and visit in the area – head up the coast to Cromer and Sheringham
  • Nearby National Trust Felbrigg Hall and Blickling Hall are very worth a visit too for miles of walks.
  • Visit the nearby Norfolk Broads for dog friendly day boat hire.
  • Plenty of choices for places to eat in the area – all dog friendly (see here for more information).
  • Walcott Dog Park is a short drive away.
  • The village pub is a short walk away.  Well known for pies & being dog friendly! The Crown.
  • The owners are real dog lovers and are happy for any number of dogs to holiday here.
  • For more information on the lovely friendly village of Trunch, see the website here.
  • If the dates you want are booked, try Swallowdale or Rooster Barn, just down the road in the same village.
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For the dogs:

  • Plenty of dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, dog beds, poo bags and games/toys
  • Dog buggies (Innopet sporty – 35kg and Doggy hut – 50kg)
  • Large, medium and small crates on request
  • Indoor dog steps
  • Stairgate fitted to bottom of stairs
  • Extra freezer in garage for raw feeders (The Raw Dog Food Company delivers here for free)
  • 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)

For the humans:

  • Electric Charger 7.2kwh
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Free WiFi – Superfast Broadband (free UK landline calling)
  • Some DVDs, books and games
  • Hair dryer in each bedroom
  • Fans – five available!
  • 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)
  • Charcoal BBQ, Portable gas BBQ and portable gas hob
  • Filter coffee machine and fresh coffee in the welcome pack

About the property

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 zoned 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…..

Bedroom 1
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.

Bedroom 2
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 off road 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. There is an untethered Zappi 7.2kwh charger. We currently do not charge our guests for electricity that they use during their stay. You would need your own cable to plug into the unit

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 property suit my dogs?

If your dogs like a warm floor to lie on, this could be perfect for them!  Or a cosy wood burner.  If they are escapees, this will be just the place as the garden very securely fenced – 6ft solid panels.   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, making it a very relaxing and easy place to holiday with all your dogs!  Please note that there is now a dog friendly holiday cottage next door so there may be dogs next door. 

Please note:

  • Farthing Cottage is a non smoking property.
  • Next door is now a dog friendly holiday cottage so may have dogs in situ.
  • Arrival time is 4pm, check out time is 10am.
  • Electric car charging is possible at this property via a dedicated charging point.
  • Electric bike or scooter charging is not permitted.
  • 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 can provide all sizes for free loan.  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 do please look at our website for dog sitter recommendations.
  • There is a Vax and carpet washer/dryer at the property in case of any accidents!


Parking is right outside, bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs.   Stairs are carpeted with a bannister.  The living area is open plan and flooring is textured/non slip.  Small steps into the property and out the back through the patio doors.  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 – hello@eastrustoncottages.co.uk.

Reviews / Testimonials


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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

“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

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

“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, 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

Mundesley beach

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

“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

“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


How to find us

Farthing Cottage, Chapel Road, Trunch NR28 0QG
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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 church and pub. Chapel Road runs down the side of the small parking area with the village sign 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 – Farthing is the one on the left.