Oak Tree Cottage, East Ruston

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

Single storey barn conversion – perfect for 4 people and 4 dogs.

“The love & attention given to provide a true home from home is obvious the moment you enter the front door! Maizie was soon at home, either playing in the garden or after a visit to the beach, snuggled up on the fleece on the sofa! I’ve been to many “holiday homes” in Norfolk and this definitely beats them all. You have created a very special place – and it can only be an absolute success! We will be back!!

Oak Tree cottage is the newly refurbished cottage in the grounds of Church Farm. It’s a wonderful family cottage that is ideal for a family of 4 or two sets of friends, with 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom.  It’s a short drive to the local, dog friendly Norfolk beaches and Norfolk Broads, with so much to see and do nearby.

When you arrive:  You can park your cars directly outside your cottage.  Easy to unload straight into the main double glazed front door.  This then leads you in to the hallway with the feature rustic pipe light fittings and matching coat hooks.

​The cottage has been fitted with master light switches. At the front door there is a switch that will turn off all the lighting throughout the property. Each additional room has its own master switch where the lights can be controlled from.

The first door on the right leads to the open plan living space:

Kitchen area:
Open plan with high oak beamed ceiling. Fully fitted and very well equipped for self catering. Includes a built-in electric oven, induction hob, microwave, retro fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Dining area:
Extendable solid oak dining table and chairs.

Sitting area:
Comfy leather seating with a large smart TV with DAB radio, DVD player and Freeview via a Sky box. The TV unit is stocked with DVDs, books, magazines, games and plenty of information on places to visit.  From here the double patio doors lead out on to the large courtyard area with additional access to a large communal grassed area.

Double bedroom:
Faux leather double bed, 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 from this room too.

Twin bedroom:
Faux leather ottoman twin beds, small wooden chest of drawers/wardrobe combo and matching bedside table. Want some beach towels?  Look not further, there is a box of them above the wardrobe.

Family bathroom:
The traditional sandstone tiled family bathroom has a bath with an over the bath shower, toilet, basin with storage and a heated towel rail.

All the way through there is under floor heating and gas central heating. There are thermostats in the kitchen to help adjust the temperature.  You should certainly be nice and cosy here.

The courtyard is walled and gated  (approx 4ft high) giving you access beyond that to a safe communal enclosed grassed area.  There is a Rattan garden table set, parasol and a gas barbecue in the courtyard.
Beyond the parking area is a dedicated enclosed large paddock for guest use.

Shop: 2.5 miles Pub: 1.5 miles

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 for them to sleep in your beds, please bring your own bedding.
Mobile reception in this part of rural Norfolk can be variable.
We do have to ask that dogs are not left unattended without being crated.

Guest access:
Guests have exclusive access to the cottage the their own enclosed yard area plus shared access to a communal grassed area and also access to our large fenced 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.

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 the Humans:

  • Egyptian cotton hand and bath towels
  • 400 Thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Beach towels
  • Bed throws
  • Underfloor heating
  • A small welcome pack of goodies
  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • WIFI
  • Travel cot and highchair (available upon request)

For the Dogs:

  • Doggy throws and towels
  • 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
  • 3 different sized water/food bowls

Max No. of dogs: 4 ish! But ask if you have more.


William – Feb 2019

“We had the privilege of being the first people to stay in Oak Tree Cottage. It is finished to a high standard and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack is amazing, you certainly don’t need to worry about breakfast the following morning. The beds have excellent quality bedding and were very comfortable, so much so that our son complained that his bed at home isn’t snuggly enough. It is also EV friendly as there is an outside plug which we were able to use. The hosts were very helpful, lending nappies we’d forgotten and advising us in where to go, particularly to be able to see a lifeboat launch. Thank you, we had a great stay and wish you every success.”

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 until you reach the main parking area. Oak Tree Cottage is the cottage near the gates.



Some of the great reviews from our guests at Oak Tree Cottage

"My fiancé, our two dogs and I stayed at Oak Tree Cottage for 3 nights. The surrounding area and initial first impression when we walked in were stunning. You can see that a lot of money has been spent in all right places. All of the fittings and fixtures are a high spec and all of the little touches to make it feel like a home were great. The welcome pack and doggy treats, blankets and beds etc are a nice touch. We thought the cottage was one of the best we have stayed in and I particularly like the mixing of the traditional with the modern. As a base to explore the local area it is very good. We ate in the cottage each night which was a change when we go away, the fact the kitchen is so well stocked with pots, pans, utensils etc made it feel like our own kitchen and we didn’t feel the need to go out for dinner. The owners live on site and are very friendly and helpful, we found ourselves taking a tour of the new barn / cottage they are making and it looks like it will be fantastic as well. We mentioned it was our anniversary and within 20 minutes there was a knock at the door and they had got us a card and bottle of Prosecco - that was really nice and thoughtful and this type of gesture is what makes a stay enjoyable and special. No negatives to speak of and we really enjoyed our stay, so much so we are trying to find a date to book all 3 cottages to bring the family with us! Thank you for your hospitality and we hope you keep up the good work and that the cottages are a roaring success!"

"I can’t recommend this place enough. I loved staying here with my family, 10/10 for how clean the place was (and I’m quite ocd so that’s saying something), great location, attention to detail with cook books, sky and a selection of DVDs. The actual decor and design is very modern and you can tell a lot of time has been spent to make sure things look great. We have booked to come back in the summer. Thanks all!"

"The love & attention given to provide a true home from home is obvious the moment you enter the front door! Maizie is a nervous girly when she is unfamiliar with her surroundings but was soon at home, either playing in the garden or after a visit to the beach, snuggles up on the fleece on the sofa! I've been to many "holiday homes" in Norfolk and this definitely beats them all. You have created a very special place - and it can only be an absolute success! We will be back! XOX

"I had the most amazing break at Oak Tree Cottages, we stayed in the Oak Tree Cottage for a long weekend and we wish we stayed longer! Firstly, the owners are so accommodating and their attention to detail is second to none. The welcome pack is the best I’ve seen and the quality and cleanliness of the cottage was impeccable. You can tell a lot of time and money has been spent to ensure everything is in top notch condition too. There is a lot to do and eat in the area which we loved and the beaches are lovely too (although we went during a cold period) we would love to come back in the summer. A perfect staycation and a great get away from the hustle and bustle of London. I’ll definitely be coming back with my family again!"

"So tempted to give Oak Tree Cottages an awful review as I really don't want to share it but that wouldn't be fair to the wonderful owners. They have put so much into them and are finished to such a high standard, they have everything you need for your stay. The welcome packs for human and doggy guests are the best I have ever come across. They are happy to take time to chat and recommend places to visit and eat. Can't wait to return"

Mr Smith June 19
My wife and I stayed in “Oak Tree Cottage”. The accommodation is far superior to any other self catering cottages we have stayed in. From pulling into the lit driveway which lead to the cottages to the brick work and paving we knew we had chosen well - this was before we even stepped inside! The cottage itself has everything you could possibly need and you can tell the quality of all the fittings and fixtures, the master bed even had a Tempur mattress which gave me the most comfortable weeks sleep I think I have ever had.
The owners are so friendly and cannot do enough to ensure you have a fantastic stay should you require anything.

We loved the location and found everywhere so easy to get to, the roads are easy to navigate and we could drive for what seemed miles before seeing another car. We cannot wait to come back, we plan to bring friends with us next time as they want to see this place for themselves. Thanks again for a great stay and we wish you every success!

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Sea Lows, Crowden Road, Eccles, Norfolk NR12 0SJ