Misty Meadow, Hickling

Sleeps 12

Fabulous family friendly house, welcoming unlimited dogs!

In the quiet Broads village of Hickling and a very short drive from the coast. Two different places to get your paws wet!  And get wet on the inside afterwards in the 2 village pubs – both within walking distance.  See The Greyhound and The Pleasure Boat Inn (right on the water) – both welcome dogs.

Misty Meadow has six bedrooms, with two of them downstairs, sleeping up to 12 people.  All of them have beds that can be made up as double or twins. Lots of flexibility, lots of space!  This gorgeous house is big enough for your all your dogs and your family and is very happy to welcome unlimited dogs for free. There are plenty of quiet walks, dog friendly, sandy, quiet beaches nearby, the Norfolk Broads for boat hire, fishing, bird watching and walking. The garden is HUGE, grass and very secure too, not overlooked and nothing can be seen by dogs outside the boundary so perfect for reactive and energetic dogs.

When you arrive: There is plenty of parking in the gravel drive for up to 6 cars. Head to the front door which leads to the spacious hallway – lots of room for shoes, boots, and has lots of coat hooks for coats in the coat cupboard.

The first door on your left hand side is:

Downstairs Bedroom 1: A super-king zip and link bed in this room (and so can be double or twin beds), plenty of wardrobe space, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers with a mirror and views into the front garden. Back into the hallway and take the next right to the…

Kitchen: Very well-proportioned kitchen with a table for 6, lots of storage for all the food you will need for the week (most supermarkets deliver here), 5 feet high fridge, dishwasher, microwave, a slow cooker and an induction range oven, which includes 5 induction rings, three ovens and a grill. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses! Carry on through the kitchen into the utility room where there is a butler sink, 5 feet high freezer, a washing machine, a tumble dryer, dog towels, an ironing board, a steam iron and a bucket and mop.

Return to the hallway and take your next right to:

Downstairs Bedroom 2: Another zip and link bed (can be a king size or twin beds), a gentleman’s wardrobe, bed side units and lovely views into the garden. Across the hallway is the:

Downstairs Toilet: Plain and simple and very handy for the two downstairs bedrooms.

Living Room: A lovely big room that stretches across the whole width of the house. Cosy up in front of the wood-burner and enjoy the flat-screen TV on the comfortable seating for up to 12.  The tiled floor means it’s easy to keep clean and the large rug adds cosiness.  You can see three different views from this room into the front, rear and side garden. Full of light in the summer, cosy in the winter. Turn right into the…..

Conservatory: Great views of the huge garden from the dining table (seats 12). In the sideboard, there are a wide selection of board games – get them out and start a competition!  Here’s where we keep the selection of dog beds in this room. Head back through the living room, up the stairs and up to the remaining bedrooms…

Upstairs Bedroom 3: A big room with a comfy zip and link bed (can be made into a superking double or twin beds) plus a built-in wardrobe, dressing table with mirror and bed side units. Views from the window are to the front of the property.

Upstairs Bedroom 4: Another large bedroom with a another super-king zip and link bed set up as a twin (can be double) with a built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside units with garden views.

Upstairs Bedroom 5: Generous sized bedroom with another super-king zip and link bed (can be double or twin beds) with a large built-in wardrobe, a dressing table and bedside units. A rear facing window providing magnificent views into the garden.

Upstairs Bedroom 6: Sizeable bedroom with another super-king zip and link bed (can be double or twin beds) with a large built-in wardrobe, a dressing table and bedside units with a front facing window looking onto the front garden.

Upstairs Bathroom: A large family bathroom equipped with a bath and 2 additional showers over the bath (one is a mixer and the other an electric).

Upstairs Shower Room: In here there is a large shower and Mira mixer and toilet.

OUTSIDE:  You can get into the garden in several places – through the rear utility room door, through the conservatory double doors or through the lounge double doors.  It is a huge space – about half an acre, laid mostly to lawn, with trees and shrubs and surrounded by 5.5 – 6 feet high solid fencing, so is very secure for pooch-safe play.

Please note:
No smoking please in the house
Dogs upstairs only with prior arrangement
Short breaks are welcome out of season – please do ask
Arrival time 4pm, departure time 10am.

We Provide:

For the humans..

  • All Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels
  • Tea towels, washing up liquid, and a handful of dishwasher tables and Ariel pods.
  • Tea, coffee and sugar and a welcome pack.
  • Comprehensive information on places to visit, walk and eat
  • A selection of maps and books for the area
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Free Wi-Fi access (50 Mbps broadband).
  • All heating costs are included
  • A basket of wood and a scuttle of coal for the wood-burner – further supplies are easily available locally.

For the dogs

  • Crates on request, dog bed, throws, bowls.
  • Huge secure garden to play in.

Max No. of dogs: UNLIMITED!


“Warm and friendly welcome and ideal for dogs, not many places would take all 12 of ours! Some lovely touches like dog tags, treats and a lovely big garden, what more could we have asked for?! We will definitely be back. Lovely area to stay with some lovely walks. ….. a wonderful birthday getaway!”

Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Misty Meadow, Stubb Road, Hickling, NR12 0YR

Follow the A149 (from Norwich towards Stalham) and continue past Stalham for 2.8 miles. Turn left onto New Road (just past Catfield) and follow this for 0.6 of a mile. Turn left at the junction and follow this road (Heath Road) into the village for about a mile. At The Greyhound (dog friendly) pub, turn right down Stubb Road. Follow this road for approximately 0.1 of a mile and take the first turning on your left. Misty Meadow is the second cottage after the turn.


"Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house, we all had a fab time. Kids and dogs loved the big garden. Thank you for being so very helpful. The house was lovely and clean and had everything we needed – no one wanted to go home. Thanks again for everything you have done."

"Great time had by all, lovely house and garden was loved by all the dogs. we were lucky to have good weather that tired us all out, so comfy bed were much appreciated."

“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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Sandra and Steve
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