Lighthouse Cottage – East Ruston

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

Single storey luxury barn conversion

“Totally great – we did not expect such faultless accommodation.  Everything we could possibly need was catered for!  Quality of everything far exceeded what we had expected.  Having 3 labs has become much easier as we have discovered our dream destination here. We love it here and so do our dogs.”

Our lovely Lighthouse Cottage has been finished to a high standard and is perfect for couples or older families to go away together, as both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms.  From here you can visit so many of our sandy, dog friendly local beaches, walk miles of countryside paths and visit so much of this lovely part of Norfolk including the famous Broads.  The famous East Ruston Vicarage Gardens are just up the road too!

​When you arrive:
Plenty of parking on our dedicated and enclosed gravel car park.  From here just a ramp or two small steps will lead you to your cottage door.

Come in through the double glazed front door (see note below about the great master light switch system!) and this will lead you in to the main open plan living area.

​Kitchen area:
Open plan with high oak beamed ceiling.  Fully fitted and very well equipped for all your meals. Includes a built-in electric oven, gas hob, microwave, retro fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.  Get cooking!

​Dining area:
Extendable solid oak dining table and chairs – plenty of room for all of you.  Sit and eat or play games together.

​Sitting area:
Comfy seating with a large smart TV with DAB radio, DVD player and Freeview via a Sky box.  There is a good selection of DVDs, books, magazines, games and information on places to visit locally.

From here, the double patio doors lead out on to the large courtyard area, walled and just for the use of  Lighthouse Cottage guests and dogs.  There is access from this to a large communal grassed area.

​En-suite Double bedroom:
Silver crushed velvet double bed, shabby chic chest of drawers and matching bedside tables.  Antique rack and hook for hanging clothes, with further hooks behind the door.  Double patio doors open out onto the large courtyard.
The traditional sandstone tiled en-suite shower room has a large shower, basin and heated towel rail.

En-suite Twin bedroom:
Silver crushed velvet twin beds, shabby chic chest of drawers and matching bedside tables. Antique rack and hook for hanging clothes, with further hooks behind the door. There are patio doors leading out to the large courtyard.
The traditional sandstone tiled en-suite shower room has a large shower, basin, toilet and heated towel rail.

Under floor heating, gas central heating and solar power. There are thermostats in the kitchen to help adjust the temperature.

The courtyard is walled and gated for your use (4ft high) and from here you can access a safe and enclosed communal grassed area with the boundary of 6-8ft.  There is a wooden garden table set in the courtyard as well as a rattan sofa and coffee table set, parasol and a gas barbecue.

Shop: 2.5 miles in the small town of Stalham.  Pub: 1.5 miles Lessingham Star

​Please note:
We ask that you do not smoke in our cottage.
Dogs are welcome to sleep on your beds but please do use the throws provided in the dog basket. If you would like them to sleep in your beds, please let us know and bring your own bedding.
Mobile reception is variable – welcome to rural Norfolk!
We do have to ask that dogs are not left unattended without being crated.

​The cottage has a great system of  master light switches. At the front door there is a switch that will turn off all the lighting throughout the property, as well as controlling the opening plan living areas individually. Each bedroom has its own master switch where the bedroom lights can be controlled.

​Guest access:
Guests have exclusive access to the cottage and the dedicated yard area at each one.   Also shared access to a communal grassed area just off the yards and access to our separate and large enclosed field.

Interaction with guests:
We live in Church Farm, so are on-site when and if required, you are most welcome to come and knock for a chat and we can help you with any problems you have during your stay.

Other things to note:
Tesco, Morrison’s, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose all deliver to our cottage. If you would like to arrange a delivery before your arrival, we are more than happy to put your shopping away for you. Please request your shopping is delivered after 10am on your arrival day. We can also take in any parcels for any special occasions during your stay, we can either have these ready for you in your cottage on arrival or at the main farmhouse for you to collect when you are ready.

We Provide:

For our human guests:

  • 400 Thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Egyptian cotton hand and bath towels
  • Beach towels
  • Bed throws
  • Underfloor heating
  • A small welcome pack of goodies
  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • WIFI
  • A comprehensive information folder about your cottage. Information on places to visit.
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request.

For our doggy guests:

  • Doggy throws and towels
  • 3 different sized water/food bowls
  • Poo bags
  • A selection of small toys
  • A travel water bottle
  • Pet perfume
  • A medium sized dog bed
  • Doggy treats
  • Small, medium and large crates available on request.

No. of dogs: Approx 4 but flexible - do please ask!

Short breaks from November to end of March (excluding school holidays)


We are not even at the end of our stay yet, but have had the best time so far! We are staying in Lighthouse Cottage but had the privileged of seeing the others and all are to a very high standard. Great location to explore the Norfolk broads and coast, and the cottages catered perfectly for our 5 month old and bouncy Labrador! We will definitely all be back again, thanks guys!


Jo and Clare
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!  The cottage is well equipped in every way and all the little finishing touches make all the difference, so very thoughtful.  The weather was beautiful; we have been so very lucky


Phil, Vicky and Pups
Totally great – we did not expect such faultless accommodation.  Everything we could possibly need was catered for!  Quality of everything far exceeded what we had expected.  Having 3 labs has become much easier as we have discovered our dream destination here. We love it here and so do our dogs.


Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Church Farm
Church Farm Road
NR12 9HJ

As you enter on to Church Farm Road from the B1159, the entrance to Church Farm is a few hundred yards on the left. You will see a large gravel driveway with a sign post. Follow this driveway through the gates and round the field, you will then be in the main car parking area. You can either park here, or go further down and park directly outside your cottage.



Dog friendly, quiet location, feels like home from home. 5* throughout. lots of finishing touches, welcome goodies, for us and the dogs 😁 very warm and relaxing atmosphere. patio doors open straight onto a large, well kept patio which leads straight to a grassed area for the dogs. Very Safe environment for the dogs. Beautiful views. Sea Palling is a must visit, beautiful dog friendly beach with restaurants and WC facilities. Excellent value for money. Will definitely be back .

We stayed in Light House Cottage for four nights. The attention to detail by the owners was outstanding- stylish and practical. Very dog friendly. In a nutshell it was just perfect for us. Near to several beautiful beaches and close to Bacton Wood. 5 stars. We cannot wait to go back there.

Alison, Paul, Charlie and Bear
Even with the worse whether we have ever had in 20 years, we still had a wonderful relaxing time. We really do not want to go home, one if not the best dog friendly accommodation we have ever had. We will be back. 5 stars!





“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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“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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