Thatchers, Happisburgh

Sleeps 10

Spacious, unique seaside house with a huge garden

(Sadly we are unable to take bookings for this property from 2022.  The lucky owners are moving in to enjoy their retirement, so get in while you can in 2021!)

Our stunning Arts and Crafts house is right on the coast, in a peaceful and beautiful location in the popular and historic Norfolk village of Happisburgh.  The iconic red and white striped lighthouse dominates the area as does the famous church Both of these 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 small shop as well as the popular Smallsticks Cafe along the cliffs at Cart Gap.  We have a small cafe/carvery, The Happisburgh Halt, and a very good wet fish shop her too (get yourself some kippers for breakfast!).  All these are within very short walking distance of the house. In the summer months a funky vintage caravan – Burgers at the Beach – serves amazing burgers (including crab and vegan burgers).

When you arrive:
  The gate to the house is just off a 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.  Choose from plenty of parking in front of the house and once the main gate is closed the garden is secure.

Entrance:  You can choose to get in through the main entrance; a large enclosed porch with tiled floor and coat hooks into the tiled hall way.  Or the easiest way is through the rear lobby door, next to the garage/games room. (see Backdoor lobby).

Sitting room:  In keeping with the age of the house, you will find this an elegant room with plenty of modern and period style seating, lovely antique furniture, ornaments and prints.  There is a stunning fireplace with electric fire (no open fires because of the thatch!).  You can watch your favourite movies on a flat screen 40″ TV and DVD player.  If you 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:  A really useful and well thought out, large open plan area. Huge sash windows run the full length of the room and French doors at the end open out into the garden.  Both of these let in lots of light and are screened with louvered shutters.  The floor in here is tiled and has underfloor heating – ideal for dogs!  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.  There is also a microwave and a Nespresso machine is set up for you coffee lovers!

The dark wood table easily seats 10 with plenty of lovely crockery and cutlery and tableware in the cupboards for formal or casual dining.  Many celebration dinners have taken place here among family and friends.

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.  You and the children can 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!.   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 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: A huge room with big twin beds which can be made into a superking double.  A gentle slope leads down into the large wet room which is fully tiled. It has a double shower, toilet and sink unit.  The underfloor heating keeps this room lovely and warm and the floor itself is textured to make it non slip. This room is absolutely ideal for those with impaired mobility and can include a shower seat, shower hand rails and a raised toilet seat.


Bathroom: The original dark wood fittings and units have been carefully cleaned and restored in this bathroom with brass taps to match.  Have a long, relaxing soak in the wonderfully deep bath.

Bedroom two:  This one has a 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:  This big room at the front of the house has a gorgeous view across the thatched roof to the church.  If you open the windows you can hear the bells ringing on a Sunday morning. The bed is a superking zip and link bed (which can be made into two single beds – just ask us if that is how you want them set up) and there is an antique chest of drawers for your socks and pants.  The room also has a useful sink unit with free standing wooden towel rail plus bedside tables and lamps.  Lovely Laura Ashley peony curtains frame the sash windows.

Bath/shower room:  In this room you can make the most of the modern full size corner shower cubicle with dual shower heads and sliding doors.  The owners have chosen some beautiful modern art Deco style tiles to decorate the room and the practical fittings of a low line cistern, full size deep bath and wall mounted heater/towel rail.

Bedroom four:  If you want a king size bed with plenty of hanging space, this is your room.  An antique dark wood chest of drawers and a lovely antique chair give this room such a nice traditional feel.  Not only that but there are wonderful views across the garden.

Bedroom five:  Guests fight over this one!  How often can you sleep in a stunning half tester bed (double) with a view over the churchyard or into the garden when you sit up in bed!?  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/games room:  Table tennis table gets used by a lot of guests – great on a wet day.  A side room of the garage has a large fridge and a good size chest freezer in it – plenty of space for food for a family or group of friends.  And if you feed raw, this is an ideal size for many doggy meals!

Outside:  The garden is one of the absolutely amazing features of this stunning house.  It is over a acre in size and very mature with plenty of well tended beds, paved areas and a HUGE lawn.  Not just that but a ‘secret’ tunnel through the trees – kids and dogs love it!  Helen is a keen gardener so there are flowers, pots, climbers – all very beautiful and great for games and running around as well as sitting quietly to enjoy the sunset.

From the toy shed at the back of the garage you can pull out a large ride on tractor, rocking boat, wooden train, and various bats and balls plus the croquet set to play with.  And a selection of children’s toys and puzzles. Tucked away at the back of the house near the rear fence 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.  At this point there is a chicken wire mesh and hedging, approx 4ft.  Whilst we cannot guarantee the security of the boundary at all times (rabbits etc may dig up through) we do try to maintain it as best we can.

Please note:

  • 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 by email 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. We also have a stair-gate you can use at the bottom of the stairs.

We can offer under-occupancy discounts in winter months.

Week long bookings are Friday to Friday.
Short breaks available in winter months:  Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday.

We Provide:

This is how dog friendly we are!

  • HUGE enclosed garden!  Perfect for zoomies and ball games.
  • Dogs welcome on sofas on throws in The Snug
  • Underfloor heating in the kitchen and Snug
  • Bed/bowls supplied
  • XL crate on site and others available on request
  • Very easy and quiet beach and countryside walks from the door
  • Dog friendly pub close by
  • A selection of dog toys/balls,  eco friendly poo bags, leads and dog bowls, plus two dog beds, one large one small and a dog basket.
  • Outside, well hidden kennel and run if needed

What else we provide for you!

  • All bed linen and tea towels
  • One hand towel per sink and one bath sheet per guest
  • 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
  • Childrens’ play areas nearby including a zip wire
  • Stair-gates for top and bottom of stairs, ideal for children and pooches – can be found in the garage

Max No. of dogs: 6 ish but we are flexible

Winter short breaks available!
Taking bookings for 2021 – the last year this house will be available



“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!”


“The Bradshaws, Redmans, Uttleys and dogs had a wonderful stay here. Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home, it’s stunning. We had an amazing time. Thank you for the cake, a very welcome treat on arrival with some of us travelling over 7 hours!”


“Thank you for a fantastic week in this wonderful house, it really is a magical place. We’ve had a lovely time relaxing in the huge garden, the dogs have loved it! Being so close to the beach as well was extra handy. All in all we’ve had a fantastic time and would happily come back in the future!” 

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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 of the fabulous comments from the Thatchers guestbook...

Have a look at the independent reviews too on Up Front Reviews here

A lovely impromptu 4 day break thanks to the 'Rule of 6". Our 6 dogs and us have loved the garden and Edwardian charm of Thatchers. I don't want to leave! We've been lucky with the weather and had lovely long walks at Sea Palling, Horsey and Winterton with super exhausted hounds at the end of the day! Fab suppers at The Lighthouse and tasty lunches at Waxham Barn and Poppylands. Thatchers - hope to see you again! - Jackie, Lisa, Mungo, Bubbles, Blue, Digger and Mole

As always we have enjoyed our stay at Thatchers. Beautiful house and gardens. Our Grandson Jack loved the toy tractor in the garden. Usual great food at the Hill House and Lighthouse Pub. Cake was delicious. Many thanks Helen, Sue and all

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.

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 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

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 pups 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

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

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 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

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

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)

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

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. Waxham 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

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.
Clark Family

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 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

3 generations of Humphreys! A lovely weekend stay of 5 adults, a 4 year old, a 20 month old - all coming together from Sydney Australia, London and Lincolnshire. The tractor and train made the grandsons faces light up and the adults had another excuse to get their phones out for photos and videos! :) 

"Thank you for a fantastic week in this wonderful house, it really is a magical place. We've had a lovely time relaxing in the huge garden, the dogs have loved it! Being so close to the beach as well was extra handy. All in all we've had a fantastic time and would happily come back in the future!" 

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We are members of The Holiday Home Association (formerly EASCO - English Association of Self Catering Operators). Book with the confidence that you are using a bona fide and reputable business that has committed to the HHA Code of Practice. In the unlikely event of a complaint that cannot be resolved with us, you can use the HHA Dispute Resolution Service that provides for low-cost arbitration.

East Ruston Cottages Limited
Reg.No. 10048164 at Companies House, Cardiff

Registered address:

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