Thatchers; a stunning Arts and Crafts house (sleeps 10) in a peaceful and beautiful location in the popular and historic coastal village of Happisburgh which is sleepy enough to be truly relaxing but interesting enough to give you plenty to explore on a holiday. The iconic red and white striped lighthouse dominates the area as does the famous church and both have open days where you can climb up to the top and see for miles!
The village has a pub, The Hill House, and a shop as well as the popular Smallsticks Cafe along the cliffs at Cart Gap, a small cafe/carvery, The Happisburgh Halt, and a very good wet fish shop (kippers for breakfast!?), all within very short walking distance. In the summer months a funky vintage caravan – Burgers at the Beach – serves amazing burgers (including a crab burger and a vegan burger) just near the beach car park.
The village is great for children as well as dogs – just opposite the house is a playing field with cricket pitch, bowling green and small play area. There is another great play area near the beach car park with a zip wire and climbing frames. The beach is a short walk away and very easily accessible. From here you can walk for miles either up or down the coast or do circular walks inland. Or just stay on the flat, clean sands and have a paddle or swim.
When you get here: The gate to the house is just off a quiet, single track lane. The long gravel drive runs alongside a high evergreen hedge, not really giving any clue to what an amazing sight is on the other side. As you get to the end of the drive the stunning house reveals itself. There is plenty of parking on the gravel in front of the house and once the main gate is closed the garden is secure.
Entrance: The main entrance is through the large enclosed porch with tiled floor and coat hooks into the tiled hall way. The is another rear entrance near to the garage and this is the easiest one to access (see Backdoor lobby).
Sitting room: An elegant room with plenty of modern and period style seating, lovely antique furniture, ornaments and prints. There is a stunning (not working) fireplace with electric fire, beautiful and original fire screen and a flat screen 40″ TV and DVD player. Want to get away and sit quietly and read a book and enjoy the feel of this historic house? This is the place.
Kitchen/Diner: Large open plan area. Huge sash windows run the full length of the dining area and French doors at the end open out into the garden. These let in lots of light and are screened with louvered shutters. The floor throughout is tiled and has underfloor heating. There are a plenty of fitted units, a built in fridge and dishwasher and a deep kitchen sink looking out into the garden. The Rangemaster oven is very easy to use and has two ovens, a grill and halogen hob and there is also a microwave.
The dark wood table easily seats 10 with plenty of lovely crockery and cutlery and tableware in the cupboards for formal or casual dining.
Snug: The snug certainly lives up to its name with the underfloor heating. The leather sofas (one of them a double recliner) and leather bean bags are perfect for lounging about with the dogs and children to watch the fully internet enabled flat screen TV with Freeview (inc radio).
Backdoor lobby: There is a utility room off this lobby with a toilet and sink, washer /dryer and a table top freezer (don’t worry, there is a much larger chest freezer in the garage!). Here is where you will find the ironing board, iron and lots of cleaning materials if you are that way inclined! There is more hanging space in this lobby and plenty of room on the tiled floors for boots, dog beds etc. The door leads out into a little courtyard area with the old steps now decorated with planted pots and from here you can go into the main garden or back out onto the gravel drive.
Bedroom one with ensuite wet room: Lovely big room with big twin beds which can be made into a superking size double. A gentle slope rather than a step leads down into the huge wet room which is fully tiled with a double shower, toilet and sink unit. The underfloor heating keeps this room warm and the floor itself is textured to make it non slip. This room is ideal for those with impaired mobility and can include a shower seat, shower hand rails and a raised seat for the toilet – just ask us!
Bathroom: The original dark wood fittings and units have been carefully cleaned and restored in this bathroom with brass taps to match and a wonderfully deep bath to relax in.
Bedroom two: Double bed and an antique shabby chic painted chest of drawers. The floral curtains in front of the original sash windows frame the views down into the garden and across the lower part of the thatched roof. You really do feel you are part of the house here, so close to the thatch you can see all the detail.
Bedroom three: A big room at the front of the house with a gorgeous view across the thatched roof to the church. The bed is a superking zip and link bed (which can be made into two single beds) and there is an antique chest of drawers and a sink unit with free standing wooden towel rail plus bedside tables and lamps. Laura Ashley peony curtains frame the sash windows.
Bath/shower room: Modern full size corner shower cubicle with dual shower heads and sliding doors. Beautiful modern art Deco style tiles, low line cistern, storage, full size deep bath and wall mounted heater/towel rail.
Bedroom four: A king size bed, plenty of hanging space plus an antique dark wood chest of drawers and a lovely antique chair. Wonderful views across the garden.
Bedroom five: Stunning half tester bed (double) to sleep in and views over the churchyard or into the garden to enjoy from it. On Sunday morning sit in that bed with a cuppa and the windows open and listen to the birds and the bells! So very English. There is a charming window seat, some built in cupboards, antique chest of drawers and other delightful furniture, pictures and ornaments.
Garage: Table tennis table! A side room of the garage has a large fridge and a good size chest freezer in it.
Outside: The garden is over a acre in size and very mature with beds, paved areas, plenty of lawn, a ‘secret’ tunnel through the trees, flowers, pots, climbers – all very beautiful and great for games as well as sitting to enjoy the sunset.
The toy shed contains a large ride on tractor, rocking boat, wooden train, and various bats and balls plus the croquet set, selection of children’s toys and puzzles. Tucked away at the back of the house is a large outside kennel if you should want to use it. We are currently adding some exciting little extras outside too, such as a paddling pool, a dog washing sink and a fairy grotto!
The boundary is a mixture of very mature high hedging with fencing reinforcement and a 6ft high slatted fence at the back. Once the gate is closed children and dogs can play safely. The majority of the fencing/hedging is over 5ft and in many places well over 6ft and much of it has dense planting in front. The main gate is a substantial barred gate over 4ft and the lowest point of the fence is on the drive, away from the main garden, where there is a chicken wire mesh and hedging, is approx 4ft.
No smoking in Thatchers please.
Our insurance does not cover us for barbecues because of the fire danger to the low thatched roof.
Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am.
All the main supermarkets deliver to Happisburgh so if you want to arrange a delivery for your arrival we can put it all away for a small charge of £10 – £20 depending on size of the order. Please ensure the delivery slot is between 10 – 12.30 and confirm with us that you have arranged an order.
Over-occupancy is possible by prior agreement for children only and with a surcharge of £75/child per booking – please supply own bed and bed linen. No charge for infants using a travel cot and there is one (+highchair) is available at the house for guest use.
FOR YOUR DOG FRIENDLY HOLIDAY!
- HUGE enclosed garden! Perfect for zoomies!
- Dogs welcome on sofas on throws in The Snug
- Underfloor heating
- Bed/bowels supplied
- XL crate on site and others available on request
- Easy beach and countryside walks from the door
- Dog friendly pub close by
- Outside, well hidden kennel and run if needed
WHAT ELSE DO WE PROVIDE?
- All bed linen, hand towels and tea towels but please bring your own bath towels
- A selection of maps and books for the area
- Travel cot and high chair on request
- Games, jigsaws and table tennis (in the garage)
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the house
- Telephone line (with honesty box)
- Tea, coffee, sugar and welcome pack of local goodies
- Comprehensive information on places to visit, walk and eat
- A section of board games
- A selection of dog toys/balls, eco friendly pooh bags, leads and dog bowls, plus two dog beds, one large one small and a dog basket.
Max No. of dogs: 6 (but can be flexible - please ask!)
Friday to Friday bookings year round. Winter short breaks also available! Friday – Monday and Monday – Friday
Taking bookings for 2020
“Thank you for a fabulous week, a fantastic home, perfect for spending my 60th birthday with my family. Loved the local pub, great food, lovely beach nearby and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the seal colony. Great memories and would love to come back. Life is for making cherished memories – we have so many to take away from our stay. Thank you.”
“A beautiful house in a perfect location. A great place for the children to play ‘hide and seek’! Spacious and comfortable with every amenity. Loved everything about it!”
“Our second stay at Thatchers and just as wonderful as we remember from April 2015! We love this house!”
Location & Directions
How To Find Us:
How to find us: Blacksmiths Lane, Happisburgh, NR12 0QT
Or – From Stalham take the B1159 signposted towards Walcott and Happisburgh. At the T-junction turn left and follow this road, ignoring the first turn towards Happisburgh. Passing East Ruston Church on the right, continue towards Walcott and turn right at the crossroads, signed Happisburgh 1 1/2 miles. Before entering the village where the road bears sharply to the right, turn left into Blacksmiths Lane. Follow this road to the right and the drive to Thatchers will be found on the left hand side. (The great 14th Century tower of Happisburgh Church is clearly visible as a backdrop).
Some comments from our guestbook
We had a lovely break with the family, including 3 dogs. Wonderful walks! Beautiful house! Thank you for the welcome cake! We would love to come again!
Lovely holiday - our 4th year here! xx
Eileen (1), Lucy, Mark, Lee, Mel, Eileen (2) and their 4 dogs.
We had the most amazing holiday, thank you! :)
Stef and Gavin, Fern and Luke with Baxter, Ollie, Willow, Wendy, Olive and Toby
Only a 4 day stay but enjoyed every minute. The house is truly lovely and our two labs loved the grounds and exploring all the nooks and crannies contained within it. The weather has been glorious and we have had a wonderful time.
Lyn and Ed with Harley and Otto
We had another wonderful week, afternoons spent on the beach and mornings exploring! We loved the steam train, soft play for rainy days and, of course, JoJo's Burgers at the Beach! See you next year, thanks a million, we love Thatchers! Delicious cake and chocs too!
The Birchall Clan - grown ups, children, baby and dogs! (their second visit and booked for 2019!)
Thank you for an amazing stay, such a beautiful home and so much to do on your doorstep! My son loved the tractor and the "secret" woods! The dogs had a fab time in the grounds. Cake was yummy and fun was had by all!
Lauren, Chris, Sandra, Andy and Mike with James, Lilly, Eloise and Arnie
Love Thatchers, what a lovely house and garden, the walks and coast are beautiful. Well worth a trip to Holkham. Dogs absolutely loved the garden. Really hope to be back. A fabulous family week together xx Thank you! xx
Emily and family and dogs
Our second stay at Thatchers and just as wonderful as we remember from 4 11 April 2015! We love this house! Thank you for the delicious cake. A busy week on the Broads, Wroxham, Cromer, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Crazy golf and long beach walks.
Jean and Bob, Andrea and Chris, Lucy and Matt, Emily and Luke with dogs Lucy, Billy and Frankie boy
A lovely mini break with a welcome cake, lovely sunny weather, room to run and dogs to be free. We will be back, thank you!
The Hilldrups and Squires families
From Mum: We had an awesome weekend and the weather was kind. All the boys (4) are going to buy this house........they need to find excellent jobs :)
From one of the boys: I loved the cake and the garden. Best place to play hide and seek.
Canham, Cobbolds and Norfolk families
We all had an amazing time. Was lovely to get away with all the family and all the dogs together. Cake on arrival was much appreciated with a cup of tea. Four generations all together for the weekend. Thank you.
Four generations of the Ford family + dogs
What a beautiful house - felt like home as soon as we arrived. Photos don't do it justice! Blissful week, even the weather was kind!
Maggie, Peter and Spike with Martin, Clare and Barney
Very cosy house. We all loved the garden, especially the dogs! Already booked for next year!
Julie, Rob and family and dogs
First time here at Thatchers. Wow! How amazing. Was a last minute cancellation. House is beautiful, garden a dog' paradise. Loved the kitchen and snug. Had a very relaxing break. Plenty of walks, visiting the pubs and local shops. Definitely will be back! Seals and cubs at Horsey worth a visit definitely.
Shona, Patrick and Georgia with whippets Jimmy, Buddy, Ilka, Bert, Zak and Eddie Bear
Absolutely lovely house, dogs loved the supervised walks around the garden and adventures we had. Enough room for everyone even when all of us were here for 5 days. We will be back.
Emma and Aaron
What a fantastic place Thatchers is. Had an amazing week and the dogs have had a fantastic time. The Greyhound Inn and Pleasure Boat Inn, lovely meals and dogs very welcome. It was lovely to arrive to fresh home made cake. Everything we needed was here, house fully equipped. Beautiful house. Thank you so much. We will be back next year!
Christine and the OAPs with Benji, Pepsi, Sadie, Gully and Honey
First time here at Thatchers, wow! How amazing and we were so happy to see a last minute cancellation. The house is beautiful and the garden is a dogs paradise, loved the house and how snug it was. We definitely had a very relaxing week and will be back for sure. We loved the beach and enjoyed many walks on various beaches.
Shona and Patrick
The house and gardens are beautiful. House great, lots of equipment. Amazed at the lovely standard. Lots to do. Hill House pub great. Had a fantastic week. Sad to leave.
The Fowlers and friends and dogs
Fantastic time at Thatchers with family and friends. Children loved the Easter egg hunt in the garden. Beautiful house and so well equipped. Fantastic walks and scenery. Don't want to go home!
The Ottoways with friends plus Winston and Dexter
A beautiful house and garden. Great beaches. Gorgeous. Thank you.
The Cooks, Nestors, Mortons and Rookard with Vinny, Ruby and Daisy May
Lovely birthday break in a beautful cottage. Great walks through Winterton sand dunes and back along the beach. Walked miles, great weather. Thank you.
Sue and Paul Robinson with Ollie and Dylan
A big thank you for the Christmas welcome pack from both dogs and humans. We have had an enjoyable, comfortable Christmas (our first away from home) at Thatchers (our third visit) Christmas morning on the beach with Baileys hot chocolate and blue skies - perfect!
Another enjoyable stay as we tour all the ERC properties. Great house, fab beaches and wonderful walks.
The Roberts with Kala and Parsley
We had the best time ever. What a great house. Lovely garden. Great and well supplied kitchen. Would love to come back.
Had a great few days here - Lovely house and gardens - very peaceful. Best bit was the fab weather and the seal pups at Horsey, cant wait to come back.
Mark, Bar and Barbara
Great week had by all, we think better than last year which we didnt think could be topped at the time! Love this house and garden - be back next year!!
The Woodruffs from Kent and 4 dogs
Enjoyed a wonderful week in an extremely comfortable house, even the weather was perfect. Dogs loved all the beaches. Winterton and Waxham were the best. We loved everything especially the garden and tranquililty. Great food at The Star and from the Truly Local shop at Stalham. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.
Allan and Catherine, Charley, Anya, Logan, Lily, Kenco. Greta, Pixie and Freya - September 2016
Had an absolutely brilliant week at Thatchers. What a beautiful house and location. All the local beaches are a must.
Linda, Tim, James, Lenny
What a wonderful week and loads of fun preparing for wedding. Amazing home, beautiful setting and fanastic welcome from Mrs Love!
Lovely visit for the second time. Lots of walks to the beach. Recommend Redwings and Hillside Shire Sanctuary. Saw a Muntjac and fox in the garden. The dog enjoyed her first holiday. Yummy cake on arrival.
Clark family and Tia the dog
We had a lovely holiday made by this fantastic house and wonderful weather, when warm spring arrived. Holt is a great place for shopping and cafes. Dont miss the Vicarage Gardens.
Southwell, Jones and Carters
A lovely few days in this wonderful house again. Beautiful walks and very relaxing.
Ellis family and Casey, Fen and Fudge
Had a brilliant week and enjoyed the house and garden. Dogs loved the beaches up to Sea Palling. Great day at Blickling Hall and grounds. Would love to return. Great family house. Many thanks
The Whitfields, Mateus, Jess and FInn
Lovely to return and enjoy the many comforts of Thatchers. Weather disappointing but we managed to play with the children and dogs in the garden. Beds very comfortable. Thank you again for the warm welcome. See you again. Children enjoyed playing with the dogs and we enjoyed watching the birds.
The Crips and Boxer the dog and children
Thank you for a fabulous week, a fantastic home, perfect for spending my 60th birthday with my family. Loved the local pub, great food, lovely beach nearby and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the seal colony. Great memories and would love to come back. Life is for making cherished memories - we have so many to take away from our stay. Thank you. (Thanks for the treats)
Anne and family
Wonderfully quiet lovely house. Really had a very relaxing break away with fabulous walks. Thank you.
Helen and Richard with hounds
Had a fantastic week. From a covering of snow on Monday morning to walking on the clifftop without a coat on the Thursday. Very enjoyable week with Leslie, Joan and Sue. Thank you.
Christine, John and Jono
Had a wonderful time in a beautiful house. Made you feel at home as soon as you got in the door.
Joan, Leslie and Sue
So here we are again, lovely weather, lovely house, lovely chocolates, lovely cake. Went to the Hill House Inn and had another lovely dinner and an Indian Takeaway from the Cinnamon in Stalham - very nice even though they forgot the onion bhaji but redeemed themselves by bringing them express delivery. Would recommend Arts Cafe Glandford for vegan lunch 'par excellance'
The Shepherds plus Charlie the dog
A lovely house to stay in for my 50th birthday with family. Dogs loved the garden and the local beaches. Saw the seals at Horsey too!
The Proctors and Wagners and Lily, Eric and Poppy
Great house, thank you. Look forward to our next trip.
Pearces, Bates and Learners plus hounds
Our 25th meet up for New Year! Perfect venue, excellent walking, thank you so much.
Pengilleys, Austins, Woods, Daffams
House was more than we could have hoped for. Everyone enjoyed themselves here from the moment they arrived to the moment they left. Thank you so much for your kind gift of bubbly and the cake.
Helen and David (60th birthday celebration)
A great venue for my 50th birthday 'murder mystery' weekend with friends and family.
Alison and Neal
A lovely week in this beautiful house. Cosy, warm and a wonderful garden. So peaceful, had a great time thanks.
Nicky and Paul and dogs
A lovely place to stay, very welcoming, warm, comfortable and well equipped. Good time had by all, thank you.
Nigel, Polly, Rufus and Stella
Had a wonderful time – a real home from home – such a beautiful house, thank you.
Diane and family
Thank you very much for a lovely holiday – our first with our new grandson. PS We loved the cake – thank you.
Had a lovely week with good weather. Thatchers is a lovely property with everything we needed and lovely cake! We especially liked the seal watching at Horsey. We will definitely be back.
Neil, Debbie Pickering and family and Maisie, Millie, Sophie, Bertie the dogs
We had a wonderful holiday in your beautiful house (thank you). You have thought of everything. We especially love the garden.
Tina Abbot and Steve, Catherine and Trevor, Nancy, Buddy and Woody
Our third stay in the wonderful Thatchers where everything is also perfect. Mrs Love could not have been more friendly and helpful and made sure we had everything we needed.
Rosie, Giza and Ada
Lovely house and we spent much of 'non exploring' time cuddled up with the dogs in the cozy snug! Great location, excellent cake (thanks v much) and we recommend Waxham as the best beach!
Michele and Alex and the dogs
We have had a fantastic family holiday and Thatchers has been a very homely place to stay. The house and garden are beautiful and very welcoming with the cake and chocolates, thank you. Waxhm beach was lovely especially seeing the seals, Great to be able to walk to the lovely local beach. The kids enjoyed the lifeboat museum at Cromer, and the adults enjoyed the cafe. Thank you.
The Clearys and the Gregorys
Lovely house, sorry to go. Enjoyed the garden and the village. Great cake – many thanks.
The Oliver Family
As with all the above, a fantastic house as a base for this area of the country. We all enjoyed our holiday and 80th birthday celebrations. Many thanks.
Janet and John Rudd, Chris, Sara, Tim and Abbie Rudd (and Benson), John, Heather and Joe Simpson (and Max)
A fabulous first visit. A brilliant location, beach superb, house lovely and roomy and dogs loved the big garden to explore. All in all, a wonderful holiday.
Nurses, Whitings, Harrisons, Popes, 4 generations (including 11 week old Joshua) and Lucy, Ruby, Chudleigh and Buddy
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Helen for our wonderful holiday at Thatchers. The house, facilities and garden certainly lived up to our expectations and a great time was had by all. My 92 year old Mother thoroughly enjoyed revisiting all of the old favourite places that her and my late Father spent so many happy years exploring and little 11 week old Josh spent the entire time beaming with delight, plus slept through for over 11 hours for the last 3 nights, so clearly he was enjoying his very first holiday too. We had a fabulous time and worked hard this morning to leave the house as we found it on our arrival. I would have no hesitation in recommending your properties to other friends and family members who also like to share their holidays with their dogs. We have had a wonderful time here. The house and garden are beautiful and perfect for both children and dogs. The beach was fantastic and we were very luck with the weather. The fish from the local fish shop was sublime. Thank you for the delicious cake and chocolates!
The extended Havers family (and Pippy and Pippin the two spaniels)
Our second visit – had a lovely time. House is great – Really enjoy this part of the country. Anna loves it with the garden. Thank you for the lovely cake.
The Marshall Family and Alice
Again a lovely time had by all. We enjoy our stay here so much. The Thatchers and garden is fabulous. The dogs and children had so much fun. We will be back. Thank you for the cake and chocolates.
The Crisp family
A wonderful long weekend celebrating with family and friends. A lovely spacious feel to the house and its position and garden. Just a great place.
Sue, Chris and family
Fabulous. The dogs and children had so much fun. We will be back! Thank you also for the lemon drizzle cake and chocs.
An absolutely wonderful week enjoyed by all. Great weather for early April so lots of long walks morning and evening. A joy to return to ‘Thatchers’ a perfect holiday home. Thank you for the super cake and chocolate brownies!
Jean and Bob.
Thanks for the welcome cake and chocolates, we had a lovely break. Perfect!
Warner and Drummond Families.
Great week with a great location, the accommodation was wonderful, they even laid on some wonderful weather. So comfortable and well equipped. Had a super stay, thank you.
The Scrutton family
I love this place, it’s warm, it’s bright, it’s clean, it’s lovely! We were blessed with wonderful weather. Saw seals at Horsey and beach huts at Wells after the best sausage rolls ever and had our meals at Hill House – lovely steak, delicious curries – what more could we ask for! Thanks again for a lovely stay.
Chris and Maria
We had a fabulous stay – perfect welcome and house.
A beautiful house in a perfect location. A great place for the children to play 'hide and seek'! Spacious and comfortable with every amenity. Loved everything about it!
Martin, Nikki and Family
Really enjoyed this house for the New Year with family. Beach superb. Local pub excellent and dog friendly.
Sally, Kenny and family
What a lovely house to spend Christmas in. Plenty of space, the children loved it!
Christine, John and family
A wonderful weekend celebrating my 70th!! All the family and grandchidren. Fantastic house, lots of fun! Thank you.
Helen and all the family
Lovely cottage and grounds. Great holiday in lovely area. Plenty of eating pubs, good restaurants and handy for the beach.
Tina, Steve, Trevor and Catherine
Lovely house and garden, great weather, lovely walks, Gunton Arms 10 out of 10, fab food and location, very enjoyable stay.
Sue and Steve, Julie and Ron with dogs Cherry, Lucy, George and Bob
Fabulous house and grounds - the dogs loved it here and it was so safe. Lovely beaches to gallop on, great weather. So a perfect holiday for us all!!
Lyn and Colin
Superb accommodation, lovely property. Was good to renew our acquaintance with Norfolk after 47 years. Superb weather, great sense of openess on beaches. Many thanks.
Maureen and Richard
Beautiful house, lovely garden, great weather, can't wait to come back.
A great time. Lovely house and plenty of dog walks. Thanks for the welcome goodies. Two good pubs in The Lighthouse and Poacher's Pocket.
The Gill and Harrrington families with Tetley
A lovely house for a family get together. Well equipped and welcoming touches much appeciated. A great base for exploring Norfolk coast.
Humphries and Madden families
Thanks for the goodies, everyone loved house and garden. Looking forward to hopefully coming back next year! Best holiday in Norfolk so far! A great place to stay. Beautiful house and garden. Thank you for the treats.
Andrew, Neyland and Freeman families
Great house, enjoyed by all. Swan at Ingham excellent. Belter of a thunderstorm to send us on our way home! Many thanks.
The Bruces and the Greens
A fabulous week. Amazing scorching sunshine. Bike rides, picnics, great beach and garden games. Thank you for cake and goodies.
Alison and Paul, Izzy and Matt, Alex and Hannah, Charlie and Grandad
Beautiful house and gardens, fantastic for the children to explore and it was great knowing they couldn't get out. Hired a day boat on the Broads and spent a lovely day on the water, the dog really enjoyed it too. Enjoyed some lovely walks in the area, especially along the beach at Sea Palling, even if we didn't get to see the seals on the beach there. Would love to come back again, it's a great house for all the family.
Martin, Susan and Bernie with Heidi the dog, David, Tanya, Luke and Mary, Gabby, Nick and Phoebe
Thank you for the welcome basket and the flowers. The little personal touches made our stay even more enjoyable. The house and grounds are lovely x.
Beryl, Ken and family
Lovely stay - great party house for a get together. Met all our needs and the dogs! Thank you.
Geraldine and Danny, Val and Charlie, Ali and Malc, Karen and Richard, Nicky and Barry
Wonderful time, what a privilege to stay in such a beautiful and comfortable house. The dogs loved the garden and particularly appreciated the under floor heating when they were tired after a days adventures. They avoided their beds and spread themselves over the kitchen floor soaking up the heat! Grandson Oscar loved riding his bike in the huge garden and joining in the evening boules competitions (families can be SO competitive!) He also enjoyed a return visit to Bewilderwood. Thatchers is a great property for hide and seek too! We took boats out from Stalham one day and kayaks from Wayford Bridge another. Dinner at Hill House was fab, as was breakfast at the Corner Cafe at Mundesley - really dog friendly! This was our second holiday with East Ruston Cottages and we cannot wait to try another of your beautiful properties. Thank you.
Sharon and family
Absolutely fabulous! The house and gardens are so lovely and perfect for a relaxing holiday with dogs - can't wait to return!
The Hall family with Rufus and Stella
Family Xmas present for wife's parents. All thrilled with house and gardens. Lovely weekend.
Boots, Cox and Leech families
Enjoyed our short stay - everything perfect. Lovely weather, garden and house beautiful. The dogs and children were in seventh heaven. Wonderful garden for us all. Thank you so much for drizzle cake, chocs etc. a lovely gesture.
Crisp and Baker families
We have enjoyed our break at a beautiful house and the dogs loved the garden. Thank you for the Welcome gifts of cake, bread., milk and chocs, went down a treat.
Christine and John with Drumma and Juno
Arrived to celebrate a Golden Wedding anniversary with close family. What a lovely house and garden and close to a clean beach. Thank you for the delicious cake and chocolates, a lovely welcome surprise after an horrendous journey. Plus it was a bonus that the dogs were welcome and well catered for.
Barbara, Ron and family
Beautiful, beautiful house. Fantastic location. Loved the cake and chocolate too!! And the weather was wonderful. We've had a wonderful relaxing weekend.
Chris, Maria, Ken and Marion
After a busy day getting married it was such a wonderful surprise to see a beautiful house like this, will be back.
Ali family and guests
A lovely welcome to a fab house, all 10 of us had an amazing time. We will all take away some wonderful memories. Thank you.
Wonderful, relaxing getaway. Great time had by all for Dad's 80th birthday. Cake and goodies a lovely touch, thank you. Amazing house, it made us very welcome.
The Reeves, Miller and Kirk families - January 2014
We had a great holiday and the house was perfect. We stay away a lot and this house is one of the best. It is very large and is great for big groups or families. The house is so pretty and I was surprised how large it was, particularly how big the garden is.
Gordon and family
Peaceful, quiet, comfortable, warm and good for the soul! Perfect break and such a calm and beautiful house. Greyhounds loved it too! Would love to stay FOREVER! xx
Karina and Graham
Fun was had by all. This was a great place to stay on a winter weekend. Very cosy yet spacious for my extended family. Great for dogs too!
Julie, Ellisha, Mollie, Heather, Gary, Millie, Sue, Francesca, Mike and James
Had a great holiday. Beautiful house and garden. Hill House pub very welcoming and had good food - very dog friendly. Thanks for the cakes.
Jenny and Richard with family and dogs
Beautiful cottage and beautiful gardens. We loved the kitchen and snug. The dogs and children had a fantastic time. Boat trip to see the seals was a highlight.
Caroline and Family
Wonderful. Dogs in heaven!
Karen, Tim, Family, Friends and Dogs
We've had a lovely stay, despite gale force winds! Dogs believe the garden is paradise, back to reality for them too!
Mike and Gayle and dogs
A thoroughly enjoyable stay had by all - made possible by the relaxing atmosphere of the house and gardens......and lucky with the weather too!!
Ann and Jay with Kate and Parsley the dogs
We all had a lovely stay here, a lovely house and gardens. Enjoyed having a swim in the rough (and very cold!) sea, as well as being close to Wroxham. Beautiful village! Many thanks for the basket of goodies too.
Beautiful house, wonderful, peaceful garden. Lovely relaxing holiday had. We loved the wet room! We will be back!
Alice and Sam
A lovely house and garden in a beautiful location. Loved the kitchen tiles and interesting antiquy pieces. Thank you.
Deb, Jo and Dolly
Another great holiday at Thatchers. Loved the changes you've made to the larger sitting room - the comfy sofas and TV went down a treat after a busy day. We also found the extra fridge and freezer really useful. Many thanks and hope to be back again.
We had a lovely stay at Thatchers - what a beautiful house and we had fab weather. Thank you.
What a fabulous house and garden - we also had a great week weather-wise so made good use of the garden. Basket of home grown veg and cakes was a lovely touch - thank you.
Dear Helen, Thatchers is lovely and thanks for the fruit and veg and the lemon drizzle cake. Love from Amelia, age 8 xxxxx
P.S. thanks for the Lindor, my brother Finn loves them! P.P.S. so do I!
Had a great time here (quiet and peaceful), great for the grandkids. We'd like to come back some time! The goodies you left were much appreciated and the cake was scrummy! The house and garden were like a dream, 7 adults and 3 kids had a fantastic time.
Glenis and family
A lovely house and garden in a peaceful village. The welcome basket of food was much appreciated and the garden toys also.
Had a lovely week. Done lots of activities like canoeing at Stalham, 20 mile bike ride at Sea Palling, kayaking at Sea Palling beach and a nice BBQ at Happisburgh beach. Everybody had an enjoyable holiday. Would recommend Hong Kong chinese at Stalham. A very enjoyable stay, plenty of room for 9. Everybody loved the house! Thank you!
Commins and Burgess family
What a beautiful house, we all loved it. The garden was stunning, as is the location. Loved our early morning walks on the beach where we saw a seal most days. A little squashed in the Snug to watch the TV but luckily not much time spent in there. Both Sue and Helen both extremely friendly and helpful. All so peaceful and the dogs loved it too. We would certainly like to return, thank you.
The Manterfields and Ramseys
Very good welcome. Lovely home. Had a brilliant holiday. Went to some good places such as Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Arizona Zoo. Recommend the Greyhound Pub (menu upstairs). Would love to come again.
Beautiful house, full of light - it was very relaxing. Our family from Singapore enjoyed it and loved cooking in the kitchen!
Andrew and Philamena
A very beautiful home, very spacious and comfortable. We have enjoyed our stay here in this home. We feel very comfortable and relaxed here, especially in your garden.
Valerie and Dalphena
A lovely place for a restorative week in Norfolk. The house is welcoming and comfortable and the location so quiet and peaceful.
John and Ann
I had a wonderful time staying in a wonderful house with family and friends. Thanks.
A wonderful house. Full of light with a great feeling of peace. the perfect place to relax and restore one's sense of self and well being.
Denys and Sandra
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