Very popular and beautiful barn conversion on a private drive
“What a great place to stay! Thank you for sharing Rooster Barn, it has immediately become one of our favourite holidays. Such a beautiful and totally dog friendly place!”
Rooster Barn is one of our most popular Norfolk dog friendly properties. Not surprising as it is a beautiful barn conversion at the end of a private drive in a quiet part of the already peaceful village of Trunch.
- The conversion has been done to a very high standard and is mostly on the ground floor.
- There are pamment floors throughout, underfloor heating and a gorgeous wood burner.
- Exposed original beams are all through the building.
- Trunch has a well stocked village shop/post office and a dog friendly pub, The Crown
- The beaches are easily accessible and a short drive away.
- An ideal location from which to explore much of North Norfolk.
All about the inside
Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, microwave and plenty of crockery and cookware. Large cupboard off to one side with boiler, storage space and washing machine, ironing board, etc. The old iron stable grills have been left in as feature.
Pine table and chairs in a very cosy area with a beautiful painted wood dresser and music system. The table is next to the double sided wood burner on the other side of which is the….
Plenty of comfy seating in a very comfortable and relaxing area. Carved oak chest, occasional tables, lamps and plenty of decorative china and pictures and a flat screen tv/dvd player. Large oak framed patio doors lead to the gravelled garden and patio outside. Off this room is the…
Shower cubicle, toilet and sink. Fully tiled and plenty of room.
Ensuite Master bedroom
Double bed in a well appointed room with plenty of hanging and storage space and a well fitted ensuite bath room with a bath and over bath shower.
They are steep and not ideal for those with mobility problems but easy to get up and down when you know how and handrails to help. They lead to a lovely balcony outside the bedroom, overlooking the main living area.
This room is in the beamed eaves (low beams) with twin beds which can also be a superking double, bedside cabinets, easy chair and canvas wardrobe. Small window level with the floor opens up with a view down into the gravelled area at the back of the barn.
All about the outside
Rooster Barn is at the end of a private gravel drive and accessed through the wooden 7 bar gate with extra mesh backing to stop small dogs escaping. Park and shut the gate and you can safely let the dogs out into the enclosed garden.
Double doors from the living room open out onto a lovely south facing patio and a gravelled area. It is separated from but connected to the parking and large grass paddock area. The whole of the property is gated and well fenced around the perimeter with a combination of post and rail fencing with stock mesh (smaller at the bottom to stop very small dogs squeezing through), solid fence panels and a mix of fencing plus planting. At the lowest point it is approx 4ft. but solid. Rooster Barn grounds are mature and include an attractive planting of shrubs and hedge plants. The main garden is laid to lawn with plenty of space for your dogs to exercise in a safe and secure space.
Extra guests or visitors
There is an electric hook up point in the paddock/garden area and this can be rented for £15/day for caravans and campervans. Please specify this on the booking form.
- There is no land line telephone for Rooster Barn. The most reliable network for the area is Vodafone.
- Arrival time 4pm – Departure time 10am.
- Guests are asked NOT to smoke in Rooster Barn please
- If you wish for your dogs to sleep on the beds please can you bring your own bed linen or use throws and let us know so the cleaner knows which bed/beds to leave unmade.
- All the main supermarkets deliver to Rooster Barn and deliveries between 11 and 2 can be put away before your arrival (please let us know)
For more information on the lovely village of Trunch, please visit http://www.trunch-norfolk.co.uk
If you like the look of our lovely Rooster Barn but have some more questions about our cottages generally, why not look at the FAQ page?
This is how dog friendly we are!
- Dog throws and bowls, towels and poo bags
- A large dog crate (with additional small, medium and large available on request).
- Fully secure garden
- Plenty of country walks from the door
- Doggy treats and goodies in the welcome pack
What else we provide for you!
- A VERY generous welcome hamper from Tavern Tasty including meats, cheese, cake, preserves, bread, milk – full details in the arrival email
- All bed linen and towels
- Well ordered and current information on places to visit, walk, eat, shop etc.
- A selection of walking routes/books/maps.
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Free wifi (superfast broadband)
- First basket of wood for woodburner (honesty payment per basket for further supplies)
Max No. of dogs: UNLIMITED
Our third stay at Rooster Barn with our 5 cocker spaniels! We have absolutely fallen in love with it here! The welcome pack is fabulous, the garden is so safe for all dogs and we love the log burner. We found some amazing beaches – Holkham was our favourite and definitely worth the drive! Winterton was another great find and the dogs loved exploring the dunes. Saw lots of seals at Horsey beach. Cant wait for our next visit.
What a beautiful barn. Very well equipped and very, very clean. Thank you very much, we have had a lovely lazy time. Just what you get when you book with East Ruston Cottages. Already looking forward to Christmas.
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Location & Directions
How To Find Us:
How to find us: Rooster Barn, Mundesley Road, Trunch NR28 0QB
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Or – from the A149 North Walsham by pass, turn onto the B1145, Lyngate Road heading towards Swafield. Just into Swafield the road bears sharp right. Go STRAIGHT on here towards Trunch. When you reach the village shop (approx 1 mile) turn right. There are two possible turnings so if you miss one, the other will do. If you take the first one you will go past the Crown pub and at the junction go straight over (and slightly downhill) onto the Mundesley Road. If you take the second one, you will need to take the first left onto the Mundesley Road. The drive way to Rooster Barn is signposted on the left and is opposite a small road junction. Rooster Barn is at the top of the drive, though the gateway.
Some of the fabulous comments from the Rooster Barn guest book...
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"Our fifth stay and still loving each time we spend here. Always made so welcome everywhere we visit. Once again, thank you for the goodies and we will be back in December!" - Jenny and Paul with Henry, Hazel, Evie, Lilly and Ollie the fluffies x
"3rd year here and there'll be a 4th. We love it: the barn, the area, the beaches, the pubs.
Fish and chips twice from 3 Swallows at North Walsham
Rib of beef at the Gunton Arms
Walk at Winterton with fab meal at the Fisherman's Return
Only one problem....going home!" - Kerry, Chris and Margaux with Buddy, Chester and Betty.
"Our 3rd visit to Rooster Barn. And what a fantastic 2 weeks we have had with the weather. We had some great walks, great food and great beer. You must try the Sunday roast at the ‘Crown’ at the top of the road – you won't be disappointed! Think we’ve worn out Abby the lurcher - she's going home for a rest! See you next year! Thanks for the fabulous welcome pack." - John.
"We have had a lovely stay in the beautiful Rooster Barn which has everything needed for a great holiday. The board games came in handy midweek when the weather was a but wet! The rest of the time we have enjoyed the garden, re-visited favourite places (Happisburgh, Cart Gap, Sea Palling, Waxham and Felbrigg Hall) and enjoyed new ones too – Wells Next To Sea and Holkham. The welcome pack for us and the dogs was wonderful – thank you!" - Anne, John and Naomi
"We’ve had a wonderful stay at Rooster Barn! The house was beautiful and made us feel right at home and the dogs loved the garden! Our stay has been superb and we would come again next year! Thank you for our wonderful holiday." - Helen and Dan
"Fantastic stay! Thank you for the delicious goodies. Lots of walking, biking and running for us. Lovely seafood meal at Rocky Bottoms in West Runton and fab crab from Andy’s crab hut too. Great day out on the broads – the dogs loved the boat. Some toddler fun at Bewilderwood too – amazing for kids. Hope to come back again soon." - Claire, Luke and Greta
"We've had a great time here at Rooster Barn - a lovely, comfortable and clean barn with everything we've needed for us and our dog (black lab) Rio! This was our first time in North Norfolk and we've really enjoyed exploring the fab beaches and little villages. Everywhere has been so dog friendly and Rio has been fussed, welcomed and give treats throughout in many pubs, shops and even in the centre of Norwich! Some highlights for us were: Wells & Trimmingham (really tricky to find - try googling for Trimmingham to get some 'rough directions'!) beaches, Wells Town, Holt & just generally everywhere! We ate at The Ship in Mundesley - Sunday roast dinner was very nice and huge portions! The Vernon Arms really lovely, great food (they don't do food on Sunday's so watch out) The Foundary Arms - nice but The Vernon Arms was our fave! Overall a fab fortnight and we're sad to go home! Thank you so much for all the lovely treats on arrival - a lovely thought and much appreciated." - Rio's mum and dad
"Another wonderful week, fluffies enjoyed playing in the garden, lovely and relaxing for the humans. Look forward to our extra long stay in December." - Jenny, Paul, Henry, Hazel, Evie, Ollie & Lill
"We have enjoyed a lovely relaxing week in this beautiful barn. Thank you for making the dogs so welcome as well as us." - Val, Tim, Willow, Lily & Ruby
"Absolutely lovely barn, great area for visiting. We ate at the Vernon Arms - great food and dogs welcome but you need to book as very busy! In Cromer we visited the The Rocket (Lifeboat Museum) which had lovely food and great coffee, dogs welcome on the verandah which overlooks the sea and the pier. We have all had a super holiday - only wish we had booked for 2 weeks." - Elaine, Robert and the 4 doodles - Treacle, Rosie, Amber and Honey
"First return to Rooster since June 2013, still as special and magical as ever! Thank you E.R.C for the welcome pack (both human and dog friendly). Another very relaxing week with great weather and plenty to do. Many Thanks." - Drue, Peter & Maggie (Westie)
"What a wonderful area to explore and beautiful barn to return home to each day. We've all enjoyed the beaches at Mundesley and coffee and cake at The Corner House. Lovely trip out to Salthouse Heath, Sheringham & Cromer! Hope to return again next year, if not sooner!" - Jane, Dave, Tom & Calley and Rosie, Lily & Ruby
"We've had yet another lovely stay at Rooster Barn. A real home from home....Mark,me and our three pooches feel very comfortable here. We've been so lucky with the weather whilst we've been here with just a bit of rain at the beginning of the week. We've enjoyed lots of lovely walks on the beaches including Sea Palling, Mundesley, Bacton, Overstrand, Horsey and Waxham. Obviously no trip to Norfolk would be complete for us without a visit to see the seals and their pups on the beach - a sight which never fails to amaze us. Tried many, many of the pubs in the area and found them all to be very dog friendly - Our very favourite being The Gunton Arms - absolutely love it there. Really enjoyed our much needed week away." - Katy and Mark, and Millie, Boycie and Lulu
"What a fantastic place for a holiday, home from home for sure! We love Rooster Barn - everything you need and more! Great location to explore North Norfolk and all it has to offer. Long dog walks on the beach, relaxing coffee, afternoon teas and much more. Sheringham Park is beautiful, Funky Mackerel cafe is just fab! Fish and chips from North Walsham (opposite Sainsburys) great, but expect a wait. Great beach walk from Overstrand to Cromer, lots to do for all of the family. Thank you once again, booked for next year already." - Johnathan and Sarah
"Wow! These two weeks just flew by! Been very lucky with the weather and only actually got wet once so can't complain. We've been to Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall, Holkham Hall, Bacton Woods, West Runton, Beeston Regis Heath, Blickling estate (nice lake walk), coast path Weybourne to Sheringham is lovely, coast path at West Runton, beach at Trimingham (bit tricky to find), Cromer (great gluten free chips at No 1) and very bracing walk at Overstrand (nearly blown off our feet). We have 3 very tired dogs who loved the garden for chasing around. Gunton Arms for lunch, food was lovely, if you want to go for dinner, book early as we couldn't get in because they were full." - Jennie and Ian and lurchers Lexie and Rafftery and Whippet Kiira
"Well! Not sure what to say! We have had a magical week at Rooster Barn, Probably the best appointed cottage we have ever stayed in, right down to the seafood dining set we used to prepare our lobster from Overstrand. Cottage so so comfortable - loved it! Weather wasn't on our side this week but we still managed some marvellous walks and visits. Holkham Bay to Wells is a favourite and it was sunny! Mundesley was a lovely new discovery and we had a lovely lunch at the Ship Inn in the garden overlooking the beach. Lovely walk from Overstrand to Northhrepps - past the 'shrieking pits' and a very impressive bull! Nice walk on a wet afternoon through Pigneys Wood - very pretty, and then ended today (last day) at Sheringham Park - really picturesque park and woodland - worth a visit. Had a light lunch with the dogs at the Gunton Arms, this is a favourite of ours. Thank you for the welcome pack - the dogs have loved the treats (as have we) and both of them are happily exhausted after a fantastic walk. Love, love, love, Norfolk - we will be back soon." - Michelle, Diana Pip and Ollie
"Had an amazing week discovering the beauty of the Norfolk coast with its fantastic weather. Rooster Barn is a great base for all those lovely beaches - we particularly liked Happisburgh and Mundesley for doggie swimming. Horsey and the seals was brilliant and Holkham a wonderful beach but a long way to the sea! We enjoyed eating at the Vernon Arms and had a great meal on our final day at the Gunton Arms. We ate once at the Crown Inn and the local shop is well stocked and everyone weve met has been very friendly. Nash our golden retriever has had a fantastic time . He has come home each evening exhausted. . He is really looking forward to coming back to a part of the world soon to explore further. Thanks for a lovely relaxing week." - Lorraine, Adam and Nash
"A huge heartfelt thank you for such a fantastic break in this gorgeous barn in a beautiful part of the country. Rooster Barn has been a wonderful home from home for us all and we are travelling home this morning refreshed and relaxed though just a little bit sad (and very sleepy too!) East Ruston Cottages have helped make this long overdue break perfect - thank you." - Ally and Fin
"Our first stay at Rooster Barn has been really enjoyable. Plenty of things to see and do with our dog, including Bacton Woods and Happisburgh. This is the most dog-friendly holiday cottage we have rented. Looking forward to returning." - Denise, and Chris and Amber
"Wonderful peaceful week at Rooster Barn - many thanks for letting us and the dogs stay in such a well-appointed cottage and for a great welcome pack. We tried to get to Trimingham beach but sadly, a cliff cottage has blocked access. Bacton beach is a great alternative for the dogs. Miles of sand and completely empty (avoid promenade area as not open to dogs in summer). Looking forward to next time." - Annette and Neil, Sophie, Rose, Dylan and Ollie
"Our first stay at Rooster Barn and it definitely wont be our last! Had a lovely relaxing week resting and walking. Found some lovely walks, especially at Bacton Woods which had long and short walks which was ideal for our oldest dog. Trimingham beach was also a real find. The barn was fantastic and perfect for all our needs, especially the large garden. The welcome pack was also fantastic - lovely cake and the doggies loved the treats. Sorry to have to leave this wonderful place but already looking forward to the next visit." - Kevin, Jackie - woof, woof from Diarmid, Hector, Edmund and Walter
"I'm not into writing reviews, but what a beautiful barn. Very well equipped and very, very clean. Thank you very much, we have had a lovely lazy time. Just what you get when you book with East Ruston Cottages. Already looking forward to Christmas." - Jacqui, Allan, Freya, Davy, Harry and Beau
"Our second visit after 9 years. Lots of dog friendly places to visit and we've had a good time. We always said we'd come back. Had some friends from Norwich come to visit and they loved Rooster Barn as we do. Good position, handy shop and very comfortable. Loved all the goodies, thank you and Mabel our Staffie, had a ball. Just couldn't get her in from outside, she's had so much exercise." - Tony and Anita and a woof from Mabel
"Have had a lovely time. Great weather and lovely long walks. Looking forward to coming back in November. Four happy ladies and four happy, tired dogs." - Dawn, Linda, Jeanette and Deb and Oscar, Alfie, Gilla and Molly
"What a great place to stay! Thank you for sharing Rooster Barn, it has immediately become one of our favourite holidays. Such a well thought out conversion, we have really not minded the rainy days because it has meant we can cosy up in front of the fire and work our way through the board games. Flo appreciated the extensive grounds that she could patrol safely! I really enjoyed staying here and I particularly enjoyed playing Chatterbox and creating new categories. The location was beautiful and close to all our favourite beaches. Thank you (Evie). Lovely weekend spent at Rooster Barn - can highly recommend Horsey Gap, Bacton Woods and of course, Holkham/Wells beaches. Hope to return next year." - Sally and Evie
"Our twelve mongrel darlings thoroughly enjoyed themselves and fully respected the wonderful location and characterful, cosy cottage. This is our first visit to Norfolk and we all enjoyed the varied and interesting choice of amenities that this area has to offer. This will be the first of many visits I'm sure. Thank you for such a lovely cottage and dog friendly facilities. All 12 are thoroughly shattered, though grinning from ear to ear." - Ange and Paul and Gill and Pat and...George, Denzil, Hettie, Rema, Max, Patchy, Pongo, Bailey, Lulu, Jacob, Dottie and Gino
"Our fourth stay at Rooster and just as perfect as before. Visited all our favourite places - Winterton, Cart Gap, Bacton Woods, Sheringham Park and Holkham Beach. We will be back soon. Thank you." - Nicole, Ken, Toby and Candy
"Our first stay in Rooster Barn. Definitely the best cottage we have stayed in. Really well equipped - a home from home. Welcome pack lovely, thank you. Would highly recommend the Banningham Crown - fabulous food and service and very dog friendly. New Sage takeaway Mundesley - excellent food and of course, the Gunton Arms. Hope to return again soon." - Terry and Francesca, Charlie and Lula (French Bulldogs)
"Our third stay at Rooster Barn with our 5 cocker spaniels! We have absolutely fallen in love with it here! The welcome pack is fabulous, the garden is so safe for all dogs and we love the log burner. We found some amazing beaches - Holkham was our favourite and definitely worth the drive! Winterton was another great find and the dogs loved exploring the dunes. Saw lots of seals at Horsey beach though the dogs were bemused that something else should be on their beach! Cant wait for our next visit." - Cardine, Steve and the 5 worn out pooches, Ella, Tilly, Nora, Gus and Star
"We've had a fantastic time - thank you and we have already booked for next year. Couldn't fault anything. Welcome pack was well received all round. Horsey beach - so close to the seals/fantastic beach. Gunton Arms - amazing rib of beef, Overstrand Crab Hut - fantastic flavour, Holkham - coast walk to Wells and crabbing, Bacton Wood - brill, Overstrand - Cromer beach walk, Happisburgh Hill House pub - quirky and good beer, Cromer - No 1 fish and chips, Cley - walk and smokehouse, Burnham Market - Haste Arms, Cromer - Poppyland Brewery, The Real Ale Shop - great beer selection, Truly Local shop - fab cheese, the boys (Schnauzers) loved everything - shattered and comfy." - Kerry, Chris, Margo, Buddy and Chester
"What a lovely place to spend a long weekend. It was perfect for our 'special needs' springer. He really relaxed and enjoyed watching out of all the windows. Long walks, warm fire, good food - perfect. Thank you for our goodies in the welcome pack. Much appreciated. Riley really enjoyed the hand baked biscuits. Our first stay with you but we hope to come back soon." - Inez Greg and Riley
"Our first stay at Rooster Barn and we loved it! The paddock was fab for our active dog. He's going to feel quite claustrophic back home in the garden. We can recommend the Vernon Arms for a meal - it's a great pub with friendly staff and the food is great. Looking forward to our return in October." - Sue, Les and Otis
"We've had a lovely relaxing week staying at Rooster Barn, Trunch. Its been a lovely place to stay and absolutely fabulous for our 3 dogs. We've been so luck with the weather. It rained on Monday but was positively tropical on Wednesday and Friday. Have had a really lazy week and have eaten out every day. Tried The Vernon Arms, Poachers Pocket, The Ship, The Nelsons Head, - all good but loved the Gunton Arms where you can have a really gamey meal surrounded by artwork from Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst. Its situated in a deer park too....loved it! Obviously a trip to Norfolk wouldnt be complete without going to see the seals and their pups at Horsey beach and Waxham beach. Never fails to amaze us!! The beaches are truly amazing for walking the dogs, Sea Palling being our favourite. The dogs absolutely loved it. Just what the doctor and the vet ordered. Cant wait to come back again." - Katie and Mark
"What a lovely cottage. Everything we could want / need is here for us and the dogs. Can recommend the Vernon Arms but didnt have time to visit The Star at Lessingham which we usually visit. Overstrand beach was a first for us, thanks for the recommendation. Sea Pallilng is our favourite beach and hummingbird cake at Sugar and Spice on the way back at Bacton. Thanks for letting us stay at such a fabulous cottage. Will definitely return - if there is any availability!" - Mark and Alison
"What a holiday! Perfect! Only 1 week wish it was more. Mundesley. Cromer beaches good but loved Sea Palling. Ferry Inn at Horning was amazing. Excellent food, location beautiful. Rooster Baarn really made our holiday perfect so much so, we will be re booking. Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful place." - Sue, John, Puppy, Dotty, Hamilton
"Second stay at Rooster Barn. We just love it here, gorgeous place, lovely welcome pack, great shortbread and cake – Yummy! The dogs loved the fish treats and biscuits – a big woof from them. Great walks, just love Sea Palling beach – beautiful place for the dogs to just run and run. Until the next time – Many thanks for sharing this beautiful home." - Sarah, Phil
"OMG! What a wonderful place. This must be the perfect holiday barn. It was fantastically well equipped, very comfortable and an amazing welcome pack. I think the dogs would give Rooster Barn a 10/10 also. Not only was the barn perfect, but was ideally situated for walks, beaches pubs etc. We want to thank you for sharing your beautiful barn with us and cannot wait to return. Have booked for next year already – can't wait!" - Karen, Simon, Cushka and Freddie
"Thoroughly enjoyable week. Welcome pack was wonderful! The cake lasted all week – great to enjoy with coffee and morning after our long walks with the dogs. Great fresh fish from Happisburgh! Great Waitrose at North Walsham, The dogs all loved their treats too. Ellie wore her holiday collar all week. " - Julie, David, Holly, Daisy, Ellie
"Gorgeous property, lots of outside space for the dogs and very peaceful. Recommend the 6 mile walk around the village, and usual fab fun at Mundesley and Cromer! Kids loved Davenports Magic Kingdom too. Best weather yet for this time of year – Cant wait till next year! Fab welcome pack, absolutely everything we could have needed was here, a real home from home but with a holiday feel. Thank you." - Karen, Chris, Chloe, Eve, Oscar, Flynn, Denzil, Missy
"Oh what a lovely place. It's so nice and quiet. The welcome pack was such a shock! Its lovely and very kind of you. The doggies loved it and the walks, especially the garden. Betty Boo our St Bernard who is coming on 6 years old, was being like a spring chicken runing around."
"Jessie, our Lapso x poodle loved it (she is 3 years old). And last of all Amber, who is 6 years old toy poodle x miniature poodle loved it. And they all said many thanks for their treats etc. Great plce very comfy beds too. See you again soon. Many thanks." - Marie and Paul
"What a beautiful place. And as for the welcome pack, that was lovely. Abby (lurcher) said a very big thank you for her goodies, she loved the fish treats – we had to go and buy her some to take home! We couldnt fault one thing, so have rebooked for next year. Most of the pubs were dog friendly and Abby has made loads of doggy friends along the lovely beaches. My parents came down for a couple of days and they said it it the BEST holiday barn they have stayed it – and they have stayed in loads and loads. Well done Rooster Barn team! See you next year." - Karen, John and Abby
"Another wonderful stay here at Rooster Barn – completely relaxing! Hope to come back soon." - Julia and Stephen Smart, Teddy, Daniel and Ruby the beagles
"We are so glad the dogs allowed us to accompany them on this weeks holiday. It has been truly wonderful. The accommodation is the best we have stayed in, everything has been catered for. The surrounding area is perfect, dog friendly county." - Lee, Malcolm, Poppie and Pepsi
"Delightful barn and so well provisioned! We did not lack for anything. Favourite local eatery – The Vernon Arms. Favourite beach – Sea Palling. Favourite wooded walk – Felbrigg Hall. All three of us have had a very enjoyable week." - Pam, Vic and Bowie (the retriever)
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