The Old Piggery is a single storey conversion of an old farm building, finished to a high standard, using many reclaimed materials. Our regulars and their dogs love that, not only is it properly dog friendly, it is furnished and decorated in a simple, rural style to a high standard. You will find it is a short drive to many sandy, dog friendly beaches as well as having a network of easy walks, countryside from the door.
The barn next door has now been converted to holiday accommodation – Running Hare Barn – and the 2 barns can be booked together to sleep up to 16 people, Guest who have done this for their family get togethers and celebrations, love to be able to all eat together round the huge table in the barn. When booked together the properties are linked by a door from The Old Piggery yard to the barn. Normally this is screened off to cause minimum impact on the guests in either property.
When you get here
From Mill Lane you turn up a very short track beside the Piggery and park on the concrete parking pad at the back (enough room for 4 cars). A short path leads across the grass, down a couple of steps and into the fully glazed double back door. This leads you into the main open plan living area.
Kitchen area: Open plan with high beamed ceiling. Fully fitted and very well equipped for your self catering holiday. Includes an electric oven and hob, built in fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave oven. Pine dining table and chairs. The large breakfast bar/work area has 4 pine stools to sit at. From here you can watch the cook work and watch the tv at the same time. Or maybe you would prefer to stare into the fire and the cook’s eyes! On the other side of the breakfast bar is the …..
Sitting area: Comfy leather sofas and leather armchairs with a large flat screen TV/DVD (Freeview) and home theatre including iPod docking and surround sound. The pine cupboard is chock full of DVDs and games and folders with information about places to visit. Wood burning stove in reclaimed brick fireplace – ideal for sleepy dogs to lie in front of. We supply a basket of wood to start with and there is more in the cupboard in the yard. Double French doors open out into the secure yard.
Hallway: A big pine drawer and cupboard unit holds much of the doggy stuff – throws, towels, bags etc and the hoover. Hanging space for coats, plenty of room for dog beds/cages and another double set of doors opening out into a covered area before the yard. Log store and extra fridge just outside these doors.
Off the hallway there is the….
Double bedroom: Victorian brass/iron double bed, a pine double wardrobe and bedside tables and drawer unit. Opposite this is the …
Bathroom: Bath and rainfall shower (over bath) with a folding screen. Plenty of storage in the custom built pine unit and the toilet is an old fashioned high line system. Plenty of thick cotton towels available. Next along the corridor is…
En-suite bedroom: Comfortable king-size divan bed which can also be two singles (zip and link), antique silk pine wardrobe and substantial bed side drawer units. The modern en-suite shower room has a large walk in shower with rainfall shower head, sink and toilet, storage unit and over the sink mirror.
At the end of the corridor is….
Small bedroom: Trundle bed which can be a single, twin or king-size double. When double we put on a thick topper which makes it really comfortable. No wardrobe but hanging space on an antiqued rack and hook unit. Chair and small chest of drawers.
Heating: Underfloor from ground source heat pump system complemented by wood burning stove. The underfloor heating is sufficient warmth for all but the very coldest weather and is controlled by individual room thermostats which can be adjusted by guests. The wood burning stove is secondary and a free supply of logs is available in the log store just outside the hallway French doors.
Outside: The yard is fully walled and gated with substantial outdoor furniture and parasol and a gas barbecue as well as the log store and additional fridge. A lovely place to spend an evening and watch the sun go down and the aerial shows by the swallows, bats and occasional barn owl. As with every other aspect of the barn, it is very dog friendly, providing a secure space. Most of the yard is paved but there is an area of shingle that some dogs might prefer to toilet on and a full length hose that makes the yard easy to wash down. The barn next door is Running Hare Barn, also very dog friendly holiday accommodation, but every effort has been made to ensure that the two properties have minimal impact on each other.
Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose all deliver to The Old Piggery, so if you want to arrange for a delivery on the day of your arrival, just let us know and we will put it all away for you. If you would rather have local food, there is a wonderful local food shop in Stalham – Truly Local – run as a not for profit co-operative selling items from within a 35 mile radius.
What we provide
- All bed linen and towels
- All heating (underfloor) and firewood
- Plenty of washable mats, dog towels, bowls, poo bags and varying selection of toys and beds/pads
- A comprehensive information folder about The Old Piggery
- Well ordered and current information on places to visit, shop, walk, eat.
- A selection of walking routes/books/maps.
- Free wi-fi access
- Dog crates (small, medium and large) available on request.
- Electric car charging point (no charge for the charge!)
- We ask that you don’t smoke in The Old Piggery please.
- Dogs are welcome to sleep on your beds but we do request that you bring your own bed linen if you would like this. Your arrival details will ask how you want the beds made up and which ones you will bring your own linen for.
Max No. of dogs: UNLIMITED
Our first time in Norfolk and the Piggery – can’t wait to return. The Piggery was everything and more, it exceeded our expectations. Well equipped, spotless, spacious and comfortable. 5 dogs were safe and well provided for. They loved the toys, garden, beaches and walks from the cottage.
Jan, Ian, Jacqueline and Katie with 5 dogs
Having read all the reviews I didn’t think the Piggery could live up to expectations – I was wrong. Amazing place – relaxation is the only option, long walks with the hounds and lovely food at The Star ! We’ll be back and I can’t wait. Very sad to leave. Thanks.
Gini, Gloria and Freya
Location & Directions
How To Find Us:
How to find us: Post code: NR12 9HS
Or – from the A149 at Stalham, take the turning signposted to Happisburgh, Bacton and Walcott (Stepping Stone Lane). Turn left at the T junction. Continue up this road for approximately 3 miles until you come to a left turn signposted Byway to Fox Hill. Take this turning and continue down Mill Road, pass a thatched barn (Running Hare Barn) then the curved wall of The Old Piggery yard on a sharp bend to the right. Straight ahead is a rough track and a few feet up here is the parking pad for the Piggery.
Guestbook comments - The Old Piggery
From the guest book in the Old Piggery from back when we first started in 2009. We have had some lovely people staying with some equally lovely dogs. We started off adding every single comment but we have whole book loads now so we've just added one or two of the best ones each month! We are very proud of our guest books and very grateful to all our guests for being so kind
This is the best holiday ever. Better than Corfu.
(says it all really!) From Evie (who we suspect was quite young!)
Had a wonderful time at the Old Piggery. Every thing was lovely on arrival and the goodies left for the dogs and humans was most welcome. Love going to Bacton Woods and a fantastic walk at Blickling Hall with the bluebells out was magical. Also the smell as the sun came out for us on this day just made it. Loved walking along Mundesley beach in the early evening. Looking forward to our next week away in November. Very sad to go.
Linda, Dawn and Jeanette
The four legged holidayers - Alfie, Oscar, Ella and Mollie
Our first visit to the Piggery and we loved it! Very welcoming and so dog friendly. Kater (2 years old) says "I want to live at Norcook" A week wasn't long enough to do everything we wanted so we will most definitely come back in the summer months. Thank you very much
2 legs - Stevem Nikki, Bec, Amy Katie and William
4 legs - Leo, Ted, Bob and Willie
Thank you, thank you , thank you for a wonderful break in fabulous surroundings. Tess and I have been thoroughly spoilt in this cosy, thoughtfully equipped and beautifully clean home from home. Ambling along the loke we have seen deer and birds of many song and the skies...... well, just perfect from misty to almost summer blue! A special mention for our oh so comfortable beds! Thank you.
Michelle and Tess
You can tell when things are done by people who love what they do. The Old Piggery has a heart. We feel like we were coming to stay at close friends not a holiday cottage. It had more than welcome touch with the vast array of welcome goodies. We had high expectation after following East Ruston Cottages on Facebook but the Old Piggery was even better than the photos on the website. There were a lot of ages to please from 18 - 88 plus dogs and everyone enjoyed their stay. Thanks for a great week, we have already booked to come back!
Ed, Sue, Alan, Marjorie, Gaspar and Reyna
This was our first time in Norfolk and the Piggery and it was a fabulous week. The cottage is so well equipped and finally an enclosed garden that really is enclosed! Beautiful beaches and seeing the seals at Horsey!! Lovely meals at the Poachers Pocket and Lighthouse Inn with Mia being made very welcome. The best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in! We hope to visit again!
Lisa, Dan, Linda and Mia
Another wonderful year at The Old Piggery. Thank you. Highly recommend the Jazz cruise o the Norfolk Broads and hiring a boat for the day and the railway walk at the Bure Valley Railway.
The beach at Bacton is perfect and the Poachers Pocket on the sea front is one of the best dog friendly pubs we've come across. Sea Star Chinese also work a visit. Thank you so much for another perfect holiday.
The Badger family and Bailey
To Dear Sue and Derm
We LOVE your Old Piggery. Please can we stay!!!
See you soon.
Lots of love
Simon, Speeds, Chris, Hat Karoo, Jambo and Erin
We had a lovely warm welcome from Sue. Was handy knowing about "Elsie" (the wind turbine!) as a landmark for coming home after the lovely days out we all enjoyed. We have had fantastic weather the whole week. Visited Wells Next the Sea - worth the journey. Fantastic dog friendly beach. Felbrigg Hall - lovely woodland walks. Happisburgh - just up the road. Winterton on Sea - lovely beach, sand dunes and great refreshment shop.
Well equipped cottage, was very comfortable for us and our 8 dogs. Dogs loved holiday.
Carol, Simone, Carol, Jett and Theresa with Tizzy, Kiki, BiBee, Rhubarb, Bonny, April, Minnie and Lucy
Fab cottage, everything you need for a great holiday. Dogs are tired out, very long walk and run's on beach. Relaxing evenings for the old ladies, can't wait to come back next May, also going to Heather Cottage in November. Love your cottages!
Jeanette, Dawn, Debbi & Linda and Oscar, Ella, Alfie & Molli
Very warm welcome from Sue. Even before we arrived the communication was fab! Warning about lack of signal etc. Very well equipped cottage, the best we’ve been to, all the finishing touches were appreciated by all. So dog friendly we will be showing from the rooftops to all our doggy friends about this beautiful hidden gem. We were very lucky, sunshine everyday. We enjoyed Walcott, Happisburgh, Mundesley and South Yarmouth; all dog friendly. The lighthouse had good food and allowed dogs! The local pub in Happisburgh was so welcoming, Turkey pieces for the dogs on arrival. Comfy beds, home from home but better!! Many many thanks!
Elaine, Keith, Kim and Craig
Another very relaxing week at The Piggeries. Weather was cold at the beginning of the week but we still enjoyed the lovely beaches and our usual very dog friendly cafes and pubs. Our favourite beach is Happisburgh, great for the dogs to run, meeting lots of other 'doggie' people to chat to. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Thank you so much Sue and Dermot for another lovely week and hope to see you again.
Ann, Lyn & Sarah and our dogs Barley, Coco, Buddy and Lily
Our first visit to The Piggery and we're very impressed with the property and level of equipment was the best we've found. The welcome pack was very much appreciated by both us and the hounds, who made themselves at home straight away. The only fault we can find is that a week passes too quickly here! We've been lucky with the weather and the dogs have enjoyed walks on one beach or another every day, ancient Dudley managing 2-3 miles at a time - not bad for a 12 year old Greyhound! (Jill walked twice as far with all the zigzagging!) Thank you so much for making our holiday very special.
Simon, Monica, Dudley & Jill
This was our first visit to The Old Piggery and we were so impressed, it's lovely. So much work and detail has gone in to creating the charm and character of the place. It's both relaxing, homely and very comfortable. Our two dogs Harvey and Max (Pointers) loved all the beach walks especially Sea Palling and Winterton. Bacton Woods is a must, the dogs have certainly worn themselves out with all the running around. Another must see is Horsey Beach, where we saw about 100 seals (dogs didn't go to this one!) They were so close to us and we got some great photos. All in all this has been a great week away and we certainly hope to book again.
Paul, Jo, Harvey & Max
All fabulous, we're coming back again for another treat sooner rather than later. The seals on Horsey Gap were quite a sight, Norwich is a lovely town to visit, beautiful beaches at Winterton & Sea Palling. The dog gobbled up all her tasty treats and had a jolly nice week, thank you so much for making her so very welcome. The stars in the sky at night were superb and The Piggery is very comfortable. Thank you so much, see you again soon.
Can we move in? Please?! What a beautiful place to stay. We have loved everything about The Old Piggery. Everything has been thought of. We were told about it by a friend who stayed here with her friends and 5 dogs. So we thought we'd give it a go. We are so glad we did. It's in an eviable position (we have been looking at properties for sale but couldn't find anything as perfect!) and has been lovingly designed. You can tell you really love what you do here and have passed it on to your guests. Thank you for the welcome pack - Poppy was very pleased! We would love to come again and will be telling all our friends, with and without dogs, about the fantastic place we have found. So peaceful, makes a lovely change from all the traffic noise we hear daily. Thank you so much, we have loved being here.
Mick, Mandy & Poppy
Leaving today after a wonderful week's stay. Really special to find somewhere that is lovely and really truly dog friendly, rather than just paying lip service. (One small dog only, welcome outside only...you know the ones..!) Everything here, dogs just loved it just as we did. Three dogs split between 2 parties - all rescue - one very hairy and been with us for 4 weeks - perfect place for them to make strong friendships with each other, which they have. They've loved visiting the dog friendly beaches and cafes as we have. We will be looking at returning for sure. Thank you
Roy, Maddie, John, Beau, Ruby and Becs
Another amazing holiday at The Piggery. This is the 8th year we have been!!! (Possibly 9!?) Checked! It's 9 years! We have had a lot of wine and prosecco, lovely food and some movie nights. Beach walks have been amazing - Sea Palling, Horsey & Winterton on Sea. Had an unexpected encounter with a seal! Hidden in the rocks - Steph went in to grab the tennis ball and did not see the sea disguised as a rock! Much screaming and running up sand dunes! Ha ha!
Love Sam, Carole, Finn & Ted, Jack, Charlotte, Jenson, Steph, Poppy and Twig!
We have had a lovely relaxing week in this homely Piggery, it seems so welcoming, it seems to wrap itself around you, the weather has not been great somedays but who cares, we were warm & cosy, with all the essentials we needed. Our two Terriers (elderly) have also enjoyed it, one is blind and deaf but has a great sense of smell and has enjoyed qorking his noise around all the lovely scents in the courtyard.Thank you Sue & Dermot. Hope to come again in the future.
Hazel, Norman, Jack & Zizi
Directly we walked in the lovely warm atmosphere seemed to wrap around us and we felt at home immediately, my daughter said the same when she came to stay later for two days. We were astounded at the amount of things which were provided, especially the welcome pack of 'Goodies', right up to the day we left we were saying "Oh look this is here". Wood burner (with stock of wood), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer and an abundance of other items, in fact everything you could possibly wish for a holiday was included. Dogs were provided for with Beds, Bowls,Toys,Towels, including goodies for them, also for us awaiting our arrival. Our beds were so comfortable we did not want to get up, (well it was winter). Dog walks right outside the door, safe enclosed garden at rear, one of our dogs is blind and deaf had a wonderful time roaming around sniffing all the doggy smells lingering there, WE CANNOT RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH and thank Sue and Dermot for providing such comfortable accommodation.
Norman, Hazel,Jack and Ziggy.
Our fourth visit to The Piggery and one we;ve been looking forward to all year. This place just has it all and more, with the perfect setting and surroundings to escape from your doorstep, to a short drive to the fabulous beaches. But most of all you just feel so at home in The Piggery as it's just soooo perect for us and our three Vizslas. So what better place to spend our Christmas. Thank you so much Sue & Dermot. It truly has been brilliant again. Best wishes for 2017 guys.
Warren, Debs, Jack & Morgan and Skye, Inca & Orla
We have been to many East Ruston cottages but never The Piggery! Always booked up, so when it had a cancellation we were ecstatic! Sue & Dermot are great hosts. The Piggery, how perfect and it is definitely a home from home. Sue has got The Piggery so right. We loved our week here. Thank you Sue & Dermot for our welcome pack and making our stay so lovely. P.S we will defo be back!
Sandra, Andy & Arnie
Our first visit to The Piggery and when we first walked through the door, we thought 'Oh no, its too posh for the dogs...it so luxurious!' How wrong we were. Everything was so easy, comfortable and fab! We and the six pooches felt so at ease and comfortable. The welcome goodies for us all were great and the underfloor heating and the shower were absolute luxury. As for Norfolk, we have visited Hunstanton area several times, but here it is so beautiful and great for our mixed breed and mixed ability pooches. The seals and their pups at Horsey were awesome. We enjoyed Winterton as the dunes suited everyone and the cafe was brill (esp the norfolk shortbread with cream and jam). We ate and drank at the Hill House in Happisburgh and Lighthouse Inn. Its done the trick - we've walked, relaxed and recharged. Ready for next year. Thanks Sue and Dermot and Jane - Good Work
How wonderful when a cottage exceeds your expectations! An absolutely beautiful place and wonderfully well equipped. Everything we could have wished for and more. Much larger than it appears on the website photos. Super to come in to all the lovely goodies. We have had to seek out the jam maker/fudge maker/dog treat lady - all very yummy! The dogs Jake and Spud have enjoyed their stay - cosy beds by the log burner - big safely enclosed yard and a great walk straight from their back/front door to the lane and footpaths beyond, simply doggie heaven. Places we would recommend for a visit (anywhere) but especially Wroxham for a trip by boat around the broads, Horsey to see the seals and a trip to the Nelson Pub or Poppylands and Blakeney for a seal watching boat trip. FAITH animal rescue Hickling - Margaret has a new dog coming home with us today! She will no doubt be returning on holiday next year! Sea Palling - great beach, dog friendly cafes and amusements. Pubs - Greyhound in Hickling for a great Sunday lunch, Pleasureboat Hickling, Kings Head Wroxham and Hill House Happisburgh (all pubs very dog friendly). Just wish we didnt have to leave this gorgeous place. Thanks Sue and Dermot, so lovely to meet you both. See you next time
Jo, Margaret, Laura, Jake and Spud
Our first visit to Norfolk. What a joy! The beaches were really fantastic for our two dogs - they really loved it! The Piggery was absolutely wonderful, pleasure to come back to every day. Wednesday, rain poured down all day, so after initial walk of the day we were happy just to relax here (never done that before). Everything we could wish for - great holiday. Thanks to you both for making it special.
Eileen, Bob, Reggie and Jasper
What a lovely week! The weather was fantastic, high twenties all week! We went to Cart Gap and Winterton beaches. Walking in the dunes at Winterton was especially peaceful even though the carpark was packed. Going to Bacton Woods on a warm day was nice and cool. Dont forget to go to Bacton fish and chip shop afterwards! We had another fantastic lunch at The Star Inn Lessingham, the friendliest pub anywhere. Thanks to Sue the landlady and Gary the chef! All four of our dogs enjoyed themselves even if they dont walk as far as they used to when we originally came in 2009. Thanks again to Sue and Dermot for a fantastic holiday!
Rod and Julie - Indy Max Ruby and Scruff
OMG What a lovely place the Old Piggery is! We have had a great holiday and so have our 11 dogs!! We cant wait for next year to come again. Hope all was well when we left when we had 44 paws with us! PS the Swan in Stalham has been great for a meal and no trouble helping us.
Sharon, Rob and Larry and dogs
First visit to the Old Piggery and it has been fab! Derm has been really helpful! Horsey beach was great to see the seals - mind you my 4 cockers were barking so much I think they came to see the commotion! We were very luck to see 4 seal pups released to the sea. It was a lovely cottage to check into and very handy dog walks. The Butchers Arms is a must! Thank you Sue and Dermot
Sally, Jack, Mark, Uncle Rod, dogs - H, Mikey, Dottie and stone collector Ruby
Fantastic weather! We all had a terrific time. Favourite beach is Eccles North Gap. Not fantastic parking but the beach almost deserted every day. Smallsticks Cafe at Cart Gap for fish and chips on Thursday and Friday night. Paddy the beagle loved his two beds and running up and down the beach! Great times as always. Thanks
Morrisey family and Paddy the beagle
Third visit to this place and once again, a fab holiday! Can't fault The Old Piggery or surrounding beaches - Happisburgh, Sea Palling, Cart Gap and Winterton. Great walks on the beaches, kids loved playing on the beaches and the dog is shattered! The owner of The Old Piggery (Sue and Derm) have been great again! Always helpful and there if you need them. Thank you Sue and Derm, you really do have a great place to come to, to relax as well as to enjoy our holiday and its certainly a dog friendly cottage. Hope to make a fourth visit, The kids love the place, the space is great to run around inside
Tim, Ranj, Ajay and Ayeesha and Chubbas
Arrived at The Piggery for the second time. Just wonderful, perfect home from home. Thank you Sue and Dermot for the goodies, the dog treats were much appreciated! First swim at Happisburgh in the late afternoon. Online shopping from Sainsburys arrived bang on time - so easy! Also Truly Local in Stalham is unique - truly local produce. Sunday off to the beach at Happisburgh - lovely beach, very warm, clean loos. Doggie heaven little cafe run by local residents. Other days - early morning dog walks and swims. Winterton beach perfect for dog walks. Lovely pub lunch at the Fishermans Return. Beach Cafe also worth a visit. Stalham Staithe for boat hire (Barton Broad) - five hours on the boat - lots of places to stop, peaceful and relaxing. Two adults, two boys and three dogs. Ross Wildlife boattrips from Horsey Windpump Site (Nat Trust carpark). Ross is a mine of information and the three quarter of an hour trip is wonderful for bird watching and for anyone interested in wildlife on the broads. Fish and chips at the Kingfisher in Walcott is delicious. Less than 10 minutes in the car. Although it is a 45 minute journey we have visited the Pigs at Edgefield many times and always found it excellent. Dogs allowed in the room near the bar (we took 4). The food isnt cheap but it is really worth the journey. There is a childrens menu and a play area outside for younger children.
Hi everyone, my name is Anya and I am six. I enjoyed staying here and I enjoyed looking at the beach and the stars. My favourite beach was Sea Palling - great for kids and dogs too! We left a bag of ice because it is going to be hot at the weekend. We love the shower - I even had a shower every night.
Thank you - we have had a lovely week and the fossil hunting was successful thank you (or we would never had heard the end of it!!) Anya has decided she wants to live here as you have the best strawberries! Love
The Jones' family and dog
Our second fantastic stay at The Piggery, thank you both. It wont be our last! Honey, Mouse, Griff and Gus reckon this is the best place ever. Comfy dog beds, treats and a drawer full of toys and obedient humans. What more could they want? For the humans, dog friendly beaches, the most beautiful coast imaginable and wonderful dog-friendly pubs and restaurants. Above all, though - wonderful hosts, just perfect! We all love this part of Norfolk - see you next year!
Ali, Steve, Dylan, Lois and Jan
What can I say, other than what all the guests have said before. The Old Piggery is amazing - truly a home from home. We never have been anywhere so dog friendly. We found the best place to eat by far is The Star at Lessingham and can thoroughly recommend the Broads Tours at Wroxham. There are also lots of walks from the doorstep either across the fields or on the quiet lanes round about, but please be aware of ticks. A big thank you to Sue and Dermot for a job well done!
Nick, Rose and Milo
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The cottage is absolutely perfect and East Ruston is beautiful. Our four legged friend has enjoyed every second of her first holiday. Welcome pack was much appreciated and local produce was lovely. Bailey especially loved the Neros Kitchen dog biscuits - so much we had to stock up to take some back to Wolverhampton! We would definitely recommend the boat trip at Hoveton and the Old Mill restaurant as well as the tour at the English Whisky Company. Brilliant holiday!
Kevin, Beverley, Steph, Dan and Bailey
Lovely time at The Piggery, totally perfect for our doggies. Dogs have had fun at Sea Palling, Happisburgh and Holkham beach. For a special occassion eat at The Swan at Ingham. Food is scrummy. Winterton on Sea for lovely walks and the food is good at The Fishermans Return. Our week went too fast.
Jan, Tracey, Sue, Chrissy and Holly, Henry, Cocoa, Lia and Tilly
Thank you Sue and Dermot for providing such a beautifully equipped property. We've really loved our stay here. It's felt very much a home from home. The dogs have had an amazing time too, visiting all the local beaches. Cart Gap was the favourite locally, nice quiet beach (if a little pebbly for delicate Willows toes). We all loved Winterton-On-Sea - mahoosive sandy beach, plenty of scope for off the lead looning away from the nature reserve - VERY GOOD CAFE!!! As always, our favourite pub got a couple of visits. The Star Inn at Lessingham. THE most friendly establishment, UBER dog friendly and fantastic food and beers. Highly recommended for Sunday lunch. We have slept like a dream, which is hard for me (normally I dont sleep well away from home) so thank you for providing a haven of peace and comfort. We are all very sad to leave but we will return.
Sarah and John with Jensen, Willow and Mildred (the lurchers)
We have enjoyed our stay. Good luck with the enterprise next door. It sounds exciting. Lovely week and lovely weather - hope the opening of the new barn goes well. Best wishes
M & T
This is an amazing place. Must be our 7th year. We come twice a year and just love it!! Sue and Dermot are great friends. The cottage is always amazing and we love it. We go home feeling awesome. Thank you. Shame Sophie wasnt able to be here - she loves it!!
Sue, Jeff, Kerry, Cocoa, Daisy and Cleo
Had a lovely second stay here, peaceful, comfortable and so relaxing. Dogs enjoyed the dog beds provided - obviously more comfortable than their own! Lots of good walks on the beaches, down the Loke and to the Butchers Arms for a good beer or two. Had a really tasty meal at The Gunton Arms (worth a visit). Bought some goodies at Truly Local at Stalham and a good curry take away at Oasis at Stalham. A week goes by far too quick, had a great stay. Thank you. Thank you for all the treats on arrival!
Laura, Pete, Bella and Gracie
A return to the wonderful Piggery. Fewer outdoor activities planned due to the weather but but a joy to spend time in such luxurious surroundings. A warm welcome with lots of home comforts, enjoyed by humans and dogs alike. A perfect getaway! Thank you! Look forward to booking our next visit.
Barbara, Anne, Betty, Jack and Taylor (border collies)
First time at The Piggery and it wont be the last. Loved the welcome, the warmth, the comfy beds (for us humans and the dogs!) It was all fab. Norfolk even laid on sunshine for our stay! Sad to have to go home early this time.
Amanda, Penny, Toto, Alfie and Flossie
Had a very relaxing break, lots of walking on the beaches, dodging the showers! The seals at Horsey were wonderful. The Piggery was wonderful again
Ann, Lynn, Sarah, Barley, Coco and Buddy
First time at The Old Piggery and first time with East Ruston Cottages absolutely top marks. Excellent - its the first time that the dogs have been made to feel so welcome. This truly is a dog friendly holiday home as my grandchildren call it. Its been great that the dogs have been accepted at so many tourist attractions too. Norfolk puts other holiday destinations to shame - many are only dog tolerant. The Piggery is so well equipped for everyone, its unbelieveable. Thank you for making it easy for us. Looking forward to returning to The Old Piggery or one of the other holiday cottages, to explore more. Keep up the good work, you deserve all the praise you get. Many, many thanks
Kay, Trevor, Vicky, Nathan, Mike, Hudson, Pepsi, Maggie and Smartie
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at The Old Piggery. You have thought of everything. A delightful cottage -I will certainly be back. Thank you for a great few days at the Old Piggery. We had so much fun. Lovely rooms and loved the cakes you left.
Ellie, Clare and Lolly
Our first time at the Old Piggery and what a fantastic experience. Every comfort (both for us and for the dogs) has been thoughtfully provided. WE LOVED IT and will try to book again for next winter too. Thank you so much - the welcome was wonderful (and I also enjoyed swapping aviation anecdotes with Dermot)
Pete and Wendy, Peter and Cosie and Cimo and Anja the Bernese Mountain Dogs
Another lovely relaxing stay. The Westies think its our second home. Haha! We wish. The seals at Horsey are worth a visit - so many pups this year. Cant wait to come back next year.
Jim, Vanessa and the Westie Gang, Hamish, Archie and Pippa
Our first stay in the Old Piggery and pretty sure it wont be our last! It is just perfect for dogs and their people. We all loved the under-floor heating and peaceful location. Many thanks! See you soon!
Laura, Luna and Tucker, Angela, Moss, Millie and Oak, Ashleigh, Summer and Harvey
Another great relaxing holiday spent in the Old Piggery. Weather wonderful, except for one day which is not bad going at this time of year. Dogs felt very much at home and loved the beach walks. Thank you – the wonderful welcome goodies to both humans and dogs!
Caroline and Alistair, Barney and Daisy
What a wonderful dog friendly and comfortable place to stay - the wait was well worth it! Many thanks for the welcome goodies - the best we have ever received. So nice to stay in a place that treats dogs on equal terms with humans. Would recommend a trip to Truly Local shop in Stalham and Kisi who do alot more than head collars. Daisy and Barney loved their trip to the shop and we came away with Christmas pressies and lots more. Favourite beaches for a football crazy collie included Happisburgh and further afield Hunstanton. PS if anyone finds a football at Sea Palling beach, its ours (well Barneys). Last seen drifting out to sea....Luckily a replacement was purchased in Cromer.
Caroline and Alistair, Barney and Daisy and the outlaws Brian and Pat
Again, another amazing week. We always have an awesome stay. Just dont know what we would do without it!! We took Coco to the beach and chilled out. Was great to see the brn developing. Thank you both for a wonderful place.
Susan and Jeff xx Woof from Coco x
As usual, the best dog friendly holiday cottage ever - and the humans are well provided for too! Wonderful walks on the beach and lots of dog friendly pubs nearby that also provide food - what more could you want? See you again - same time next year
Trevor and Jackie, Benji, Purdie and Louie
Only our second doggie holiday as we lived in Portugal and UK holidays spent visiting family. Went to Durham last year, thought we would be going back but not after spending time here. The Piggery is 10 times better – much more dog and human friendly. Cant fault our stay, loved every second. Weather mixed but didnt stop us. Please dont stop welcome packs for both dogs and humans – a real lovely touch. Recommend Bure Valley Railway. Deka thought it was great to sit on the seat and hang head out of windows. Found Happisburgh and Waxham the best dpg friendly beaches for this time of year. Bacton Woods great for kids and dogs alike. Waxham Barn Cafe lovely courtyard to sit out in the sun, shared lunch with lots of wasps. Recommend the steak at the Butchers Arms pub in East Ruston. We have had a great week, thanks for a lovely home from home. We will be back hopefully.
Dee, Lawrence, Rhiannon, Carol, Megan (Deka, Jaze, Molly)
What an amazing place – exceeded all our expectations on every level – best place we have ever stayed in Norfolk. Best place we have ever stayed ANYWHERE for dog friendliness. Huge Thank Yous
Jan, Ali, Steve, Dylan Louise, Honey, Mouse and Griff
Swims in the sea.....walks on the beach.....sleep....beautiful. Sunsets and prosseco....HEAVEN!! Many happy returns to the Old Piggery.
Moo, Bottles, Roo and Jam
Superbly equipped holiday home, very comfortable and both the humans and dogs loved their week here. Brilliant to see the adjacent barn. Will definitely recommend it to friends and other people who have more than two dogs. Sincere thanks to Sue and Dermot for making it a property that is doggy heaven. We'll be back if we can find available dates. Xx
Jo, Steve, Sara, Graham and 4 dogs
Thank you for another brilliant holiday, lovely weather, great beaches and perfect hosts. Looking forward to our next visit. Xx
Jim, Vanessa and Pam and the Westie Gang (Hamish, Archie and Pippa)
Thank you for another wonderful week at The Piggery and for all the welcome goodies. We've had a great week, good weather and we've seen so much wildlife. The owl flew in last night much to our delight. We hope we can return soon. Thank you again. Xx
Rea, Pauline, Sally, Dave, Tom, Robert and Poppy
The best cottage we have stayed in. Comfortable, clean and thought out for us and dogs. A perfect, relaxing break. 2016 week booked. So good to meet you.
Trevor and Sarah
We adore this place and stay each year. To us, its the best holiday cottage for us and the dogs ever in the UK! Thank you Sue and Derm for all you do. It just wouldnt be the same. Love
Susan, Jeff, Coco, Sophie, Hetty and Daisy and Teddy
This is the best of your cottages visited. We will be back again. Great for our dogs they are all exhausted and so are we!! Thank you and lovely to meet you both
Ann, Sarah and Lyn, Barley, Coco and Buddy
Thank you for making our Christmas a special one! Arriving to all the chocolates, mince pies, sweets, jam, champagne and doggie stocking was a lovely beginning to our Christmas. Returning back to the Piggery for our second visit really felt like we had returned home. We all really enjoyed our cold, bracing walks along Happisburgh and Great Yarmouth beaches. Hopefully will be returning back for many more visits. Wishing you both a Happy New Year!
Clive, Moira, Niamh and Declan with Mazzy, Twix and Scooby
Yet again another wonderful week in the very festive Piggery. Looking forward to our return in 2015.
Elaine, Vito, Carole, Mark and Auntie Peggy with Cappucino the cat
Another wonderful holiday at the Piggery! Everything perfect as usual - thank you xxx (see you next year!)
Zoe and Simon with Barley and Bella
Just the perfect escape to come to with our 3 dogs. In fact we class this as the dogs holiday. This is our second time here and won't be our last. It is just so perfect! Thank you to you both.
Warren, Debra, Jack and Megan
A great family few days. Amazing project "Running Hare Barn", proud of you both. Lots of love, Mum x
Nothing changed! Just as we remembered, we have had a great week - weather terrific, mostly. Mabel has enjoyed the beach at Sea Palling, particularly the seals. We will certainly be back.
Jane and Stew, Vera and Ray, Naomi, Mabel and Starsky
Lovely welcome pack, really nice touch along with flowers. Brownies wonderful!! Great location and excellent value for money! Thank you.
Thank you for another lovely week, weather just perfect, didn't go far this time, so comfortable staying in the Piggery, the outside chairs got lots of use xx
Nicole and Ken with Toby and Candy
First visit to Norfolk - lovely county and generally excellent weather. Dogs loved Bacton Woods. Cottage excellent and welcome pack astonishing. Thank you so much.
Gail and Anthony
Our first stay here - it won't be the last! Brilliant time. Accommodation so right. We like our beaches and local beaches are brilliant, dog friendly and empty. Dogs are exhausted and very happy. This place is 5 Star stuff.
Russell and Lesley
Sad to say goodbye again. Loved another week at the Piggery and Norfolk, thank you again x.
Gary, Stu and Baxter
Lovely time again, home from home. Perfect hosts and great weather. Thank you Sue and Dermot xxx.
Jim, Vanessa and Pam with the Westie gang Hamish and Archie
3rd time at the Old Piggery. Another wonderful week and over too soon. Over-indulged in everything as usual - food and alcohol mainly!!! All 4 of us love it here - wish we were staying another week! But will have to wait until November, see you then xxx.
Zoe and Simon with Bella and Barley
13th Piggery stay, this week has been bliss!!!. Eaten and drank too much this week, but what a place to spend a birthday, thanks again for making the Piggery so special. See you again in September!!! unless we've moved in down the road.
Andrew and Carol with Sky and Trio
Fantastic week, just what the doctor ordered. Looking forward to our two weeks in January next year, can't wait!! Thanks.
Paul, Dom, Tula, Willie, Taya and Jeepies
Thank you, yet again! for a wonderful week. So sad to be leaving, but looking forward to our next visit XXX.
Elaine, Vito and Molly
Second stay at the Piggery and loved it just as much as the first. Dogs tired out after long walks on the almost empty beach. Saw seals just off the coastline, amazing. Hope to be back soon x.
Rebecca and Adrian with Fido and Marcel
1st time at the Piggery and not disappointed! Home from home, we loved walks and wonderful beaches!! Weather was fine, dogs exhausted, mission accomplished. Booking for next year as soon as possible, can't wait! Booked St Benets for my 50th next August but definately back before then. Thanks Sue and Dermot, job well done, see you soon xxx.
Laura and family with dogs Bailey and Jessie
The Old Piggery's reputation and popularity are well justified! Very pleasant long weekend with plenty of long walks by the sea enjoyed by all. A good recce' for our return in the summer and an excellent test for our new satnav!
Sue and David, Rosie and Sophie with Molly, Ellie and Indy
Lovely time. Always a pleasure to come to Norfolk and made even better by a great base to explore from. Thanks for creating such a superb cottage!
Gillian and Graham with Jake
A very windy and wet week but enjoyable as always. Logburner just fantastic, Piggery superb as always, Sue and Dermot the perfect hosts. See you in March (with Beef Wellington for Dermot and cake for Sue).
Andrew and Carol with Sky and Trio (and Yogi in spirit)
My third time at the Piggery. Had a fantastic time yet again. Dogs loved the beaches and the sea. Hope to return.
Jac and the Flatcoats
My first time at the Piggery. Loved it! Hope to be back later this year ..... will get asking friends and keep eyes peeled for cancellations. We've all had a lovely time.
Steph and Pops
Had a fantastic time yet again. This is my 6th time at the Piggery, love it. We've been really lucky with the weather - blue skies and sandy beaches. Just what the doctor ordered - chill out, beach walks and wine! All with good friends and the dogs. See you next year.
Sam and the boys
Third visit and this time with 10 dogs! Just as perfect as I remember and the welcome addition of wifi means I won't get home to 6,000 e-mails like last time! The mixed weather didn't spoil things at all as we were so warm and cosy indoors. The dogs as always loved the beach and ran their legs off every day! Sue and Dermot are so welcoming and friendly, the perfect hosts! We can't wait for next time.
Paul and Julie with Polly, Sophie, Wispa, Angel, Pudding, Baloo, Emerald, Fluff, Tammy and Kes
We have had a great Christmas week here. Recommend Christmas at the Piggery, lovely and cosy. Beaches and weather was good. Thank you both very much xx. Appletree Cottage jams and chutney are fab too!
Vanessa, Jim and Mum with westies Hamish and Archie - December 2013
Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. Our batteries are recharged, lovely walks, contented dogs. Super week all round. Thank you.
Jean and John with labs Tilly, Saffie and Charlie and English Setters Milly and Bertie - December 2013
Having read all the reviews I didn't think the Piggery could live up to expectations - I was wrong. Amazing place - relaxation is the only option, long walks with the hounds and lovely food at the Star! We'll be back and I can't wait. Very sad to leave. Thanks.
Gini, Gloria and Freya - November 2013
Fab relaxing holiday! For all of us! We could all live here forever, don't want to go home (LOL). Everything perfect as usual, 4th time here, going home to book next!!!
Kelly and Graham - November 2013
Another fantastic week here at the Piggery. Fab cottage, lovely part of the country. Our next two stays are already booked, we'd better sort 2015 as soon as we get home!! We're heading home with two exhausted hounds! xx
Fiona and Martin - November 2013
We have had the most relaxing and wonderful time at the Old Piggery! Our little man Elliot loved crawling around and going to the beach. When the in-laws came for a long weekend with the dogs we thoroughly enjoyed morning and evening walks at the beach (Cart Gap is a firm family fave!) Our family has been coming for years so it really is a home from home!
Bryony, Richard and Elliot, John and Julie with Finn, Stanley and Clarence - October 2013
Dear Sue and Dermot, Please don't make us leave!! What a wonderful week. Cheers! Prost! Gesondheit! Salute! And of course a massive THANK YOU.
Caroline, Noo Noo, Jack, Neil, Christopher and Kitchener and Karoo - October 2013
As usual the best dog friendly holiday cottage ever - and the humans are well provided for too. Wonderful walks on the beach, lots of dog friendly pubs nearby that also provide food - what more could you want. See you again - same time next year xx
Trevor and Jackie with Beryl, Purdey and Louie - September 2013
Well I've lost count now at the amount of years we have been coming here (old age!) but you know what, it still has a place in our hearts. Our pets - Megs and Murphy who died - would still have loved this place. Thanks to Sue and Dermot for making it our "heaven".
Sue and Jeff - September 2013
You forget how nice the Piggery is until you open the door again for your visit, then it's our "Home from Home" again for the week. Weather wet and rough some days and warm and sunny others but log burner makes the weather inconsequential. The 3 dogs all loved it and can't wait to come back. Thanks again Sue and Dermot. See you again soon.
Andrew and Carol with Yogi, Sky and Trio - September 2013
This is our third visit to the Piggery - our first in summer. Had some lovely walks on Winterton beach - no dog restrictions. Visited Blickling Hall and ate at the Buckinghamshire Arms there - very nice and good walks. Lots of lovely walks from the door. Fish and chips at Walcott are amazing and the ice cream parlour next door is brilliant for food and ice cream - owners have Greyhounds, dogs allowed in the cafe - children on leads!! Cottage is as lovely as ever, welcome pack is much appreciated. Had fantastic weather again. Hope to be back soon.
Claire and Alistair with Tiny - August 2013
Absolutely loved the Piggery. 8 hounds together, plenty of space and so quiet too. We've had a wonderful week, don't want to go home!
Sue, Mark and Matt with Willow, Joe, Jake, Delta, Roy and Trevor - August 2013
Our first visit to the Piggery - a wonderful, peaceful and thoughtful place to stay. So great to find somewhere where all the dogs can be as comfortable as us! Sorry to see this fabulous week come to an end.
Fran and Ian with Nico and Mak - August 2013
Our first visit here, the Piggery is one of the most comfortable places we have been and we have done lots of cottages. The yard is great for the dogs, no fear of them escaping and being terriers they are very very good at that. The weather has been very kind to us and we have spent most evenings sat outside in the sun. We have had good food at the Butchers in the village - very good food and value for money. At the other end of the scale we have eaten at the Ingham Swan which is excellent. Our only complaint is that time has gone too quickly!! Thanks Sue and Dermot for all the thought you have put into the Piggery (we will be back).
Judy and Chris with Tiny, Oliver and Pippin (the mad Jacks!!) - July 2013
Another lovely Piggery holiday and good weather this year! Thank you for arranging that! See you November 2014 xx.
Shaun and Judith with Monty - July 2013
5th visit - perfect as always!
Rod and June with Indy, Max, Ruby and Scuff - June 2013
Thank you for some fantastic memories with our beloved Yogi. Piggery superb as always. See you in September.
Carol and Andrew with Yogi, Sky and Trio - June 2013
4th visit and just as relaxing and welcome as previous visits. Thanks for everything - no wonder the Old Piggery is so popular.
Geoff and Sue with Kaiser - June 2013
We have had a lovely week. The Piggery is so dog friendly. Our old retriever Lily appreciated the soft dog bed and non-slip floors. Dogs loved Bacton Woods and Winterton-on-Sea. We would love to come back, just got to wait for a vacancy!
Jackie, Mike and 4 dogs Rufus, Inca, Layla and Lily - June 2013
Thank you for a lovely week at the Piggery. Although 'dogless' we had two children to entertain and entertain them we did! They adored Bewilderwood where they made twiggie turrets, Wroxham Barns, a trip up Happisburgh Lighthouse, paddling at Sea Palling to name but a few! A great base, many thanks x.
James, Nikki, Paul, Daisy, Eliza and Chloe - May 2013
As usual had a great week. Mixed weather, but overall pretty good. Shock to find stairs down to beach at Happisburgh no longer exist but very good new approach and car park from Beach Road. Many thanks to Sue and Dermot, father-in-law loved the jam especially and dogs loved treats and we all loved cake.
Jenny, Richard, Donna, Dick and dogs Ellie, Dillon and Lyra - May 2013.
We had a really nice stay in the lovely Old Piggery. Perfect for a holiday with the dogs. Thank you and see you at St Benets in July.
Mia, Greta, Robert and Tracy with dogs Hobbs, Hal and Oscar - May 2013
Another fantastic week. We love being here and can't wait till we come back in July. Dogs are all happy and exhausted. Thank you.
Sheila and Bill with Meg, Bryn and Rhonna - May 2013
Our tenth visit to the marvellous Piggery. As always just superb - we never go anywhere else! Lots of wonderful wildlife for me to photograph and the dogs love their beach walks. See you in Sept x.
Penel and Leith with Lola, Hattie, Gracie, Morris and Figgis - April 2013
Another lovely week at the Piggery. So warm if a little windy! Elsie was working well. Everything thought of as usual. Dogs had a lovely time on the walks and the beach. Can recommend the jams by Dawn in Ridlington. Can't wait to come back, thank you Sue and Dermot xxx
Jim, Vanessa and Grandma with Katie, Hamish and Archie "The Westie Gang" - Aprill 2013
We waited 18 months! We have had a lovely 3 night break. The Piggery is an excellent base for visiting the lovely beaches of NE Norfolk and tranquil walks around the Broads. East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens was stunning, despite freezing temperatures and few flowers! Best pub and food - Star at Lessingham.
Nick and Carol with Pippin and Merry - March 2013
Waited 2 years to get in here and it was worth the wait. All three dogs loved it and the walks were just what they wanted. Had a fab meal at The Lighthouse for Paul's 40th birthday. This cottage had all we needed and more. Thanks for having us xx. We are already booked for 2014 and 2015!!
Dom and Paul with Tula, Willie and Taya - March 2013
Although the weather wasn't kind the cottage is lovely and so very dog friendly. Managed some cold, windy walks on the beach and always a relief to come back to the warm cosy Piggery! Obviously now the weather is improving we have to go but have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, as have the dogs. Thanks so much.
Jane and Sian - March 2013
Second visit to the Piggery and still fab! Loved Truly Local - definately shop there next time. Also excellent fish shop at Happisburgh. Recommend Oasis Indian Takeaway - yummy! Don't know where the week has gone and don't want to leave! So relaxing. Thank you for the eggs and the ginger cake - Simon's fave! I might have to learn how to bake. See you next March, can't wait xxx.
Zoe and Simon with Bella and Barley - February 2013
Our second stay here - just as good as the first! Your house is wonderful - warm, cosy and welcoming . We had a lovely meal at the Star at Lessingham- definately recommend, truly dog friendly pub. See you next year, thanks.
Andrew, Lisa and Robert with Matty - February 2013
Exceptionally comfortable and homely accommodation. Dogs loved the garden and the warm beds. Loved the ginger cake on arrival - we are now off to buy some more! We would love to move in here. Hopefully we will be back soon.
Clive, Moira, Niamh and Declan with Hamish, Twix, Scooby and Kipling - February 2013
Been lucky with the weather, cool, blustery and sometimes sunshine. Loved Truly Local, great produce, helpful staff and the wonderful butchers Cawdrons' in Stalham High Street - kept the dogs happy with bones and chicken carcasses (the humans didn't do so bad either). Also loved the "I am on holiday" dog tags, thank you - great idea and well used out and about on all the local beaches. Dogs loved all the beaches but Happisburgh, Cart Gap and Sea Palling they loved and enjoyed a run and walk along Cromer beach and promenade. Saw the owl three times but never with a camera.
Julie & Keith with Willow, Fizz and Bugsy - February 2013
Lovely welcome treats again (thanks Sue). Another great week - the snow melted - some rain, but despite the gales we had a relaxing week, with walks up 'the Loke' and on Cart Gap/Happisburgh and Horsey beaches. Thanks Sue and Dermot x (see you again next time).
Kate & Richard with Jack Russells Joe and Marmite - January 2013
Lots of snow! Fab time.
Sean - January 2013
Absolutely fabulous. Will be back x
Alison, Rose and Heather - January 2013
Had a lovely relaxing week. Cottage was very comfortable and had all the little extras. Local beaches were fabulous and Treacle loved them all. Food and hospitality in Lighthouse Inn was fantastic. Thank you xx
Jane and Alan with Treacle - December 2012
Had another fab holiday. All very relaxed. Buddy's favourite spot was on top of the sofa with the cushions at the wall. Wonderful walks, even in the freezing rain. Relaxed now ready for Christmas. Had a lovely lunch in 'The Star' , very friendly and food was excellent, big portions! Merry Christmas and see you again in 2013 xxx.
Shona, Patrick and Georgia with Bella, Missie, Bud, Jimi and Dixie - December 2012
Loved our 4th visit. Was thinking of hiding the visitors book - stop telling everyone how good it is!! See you 2013. Thank you Sue and Dermot.
Angela & Dave, Jenny & Dan with Riley, Roxy, Vinnie and Skye - December 2012
Perfect holiday – went over too quickly! Even in December there is lots to do with local walks, beach and you can come back to a very warm and cosy house. Best holiday cottage we have stayed in.
Julie and Steve, with Bingo, Shaunie, Delfin and Daisy - December 2012
Can’t praise the Old Piggery enough, home to home. Definitely be a ‘next time’, not just me though, my wife Julie and a few four footed friends too.
Denis - November 2012
Thank you very much for a lovely stay at the Old Piggery and the little goodies provided, the hounds appreciated the biscuits! We had long walks on our favourite beach (Mundesley) and visited Happisburgh, Horsey Windpump and Blickling Hall. We saw a few seals in the sea and plenty of pheasants in the fields. Hope to return soon!
Rachel, Chris and Grandad (Cyril), Tilly, Holly and Nora, November 2012.
First amazing visit to the Old Piggery, which is just “The Best”. Thank you for such a brilliant Dog Friendly holiday cottage – we love it. Had a brilliant time, saw seals at Horsey, walked the beaches and relaxed – it has been wonderful. Hope to book a return visit as soon as possible. Thank you, it was so worth the wait.
Val, Derek with Tilly, November 2012.
Fantastic fourth stay at the Old Piggery! Relaxing time, weather kind, lots of walks in the woods, on the beach and in the fields. Thanks for the extras, especially the doggie biscuits, very much appreciated by all four pooches.
Rob and Julie with Indy, Max Ruby and Scuff, November 2012
Really enjoyed our stay at the Piggery, it’s a shame we have to go home. The dogs loved the walks on the beaches (first time to see one) and were exhausted at the end of each day. Looking forward to visiting again.
Rebecca and Adrian with Fido and Marcel, October 2012.
Thanks for a lovely stay. All our needs catered for . If definitely has the wow factor. Great walks for the dogs. What more could you want. The dogs dogs have had the best time of their lives. PS Doggies say lots of waggie tails, slobbery kisses and muddy paws. PS Let us know when you sell up!! xxxx
Emma and Robert and Co. with Tammy, Stella, Maggie, Kay, Tilly and Rufus October 2012
When you go back to places you find your memory has played tricks and things are not as good as you remember - not this time! The Piggery is wonderful, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a super holiday and instead of paying lip service to being 'dog friendly' really is! Thank you for everything. Can't wait to come back, yet again.
Jackie and Trevor with Purdy, Louie, Lucy, Cassie and Benji September 2012
We have has such a great time at the Piggery again. Trips to Coltishall, Hoveton, Cawston, North Walsham along with early morning sunshine to enjoy and thatchers to keep in order. Loaded of nice food from Stalham butchers and the Star at Lessingham. Dermot and Sue are always nice to see too. Thank you for everything. See you next year!
Love Yogi, Sky and Trio and mum and dad (otherwise known as Andrew and Carol) September 2012
PS Mum says Bijou Bottle/Bouchon at Wroxham is great!
Squatting is illegal now so we can't stay! Superb cottage, fitted to perfection. Can't wait for 2013. Thank you both very much indeed. xx
Judy and Judy with Obie and Kiki September 2012
1st visit. What a fab place and the welcome pack, especially the brownies, was greatly appreciated. Loved the location, lovely beaches and great walks. Icing on the cake was seeing the seals at Horsey. Thanks Sue for recommending Sea Palling, Waxham and Horsey (beaches). Must admit this place was well equipped, up to date and clean which makes you want to come back. Chubbas loved the freedom of being able to run around the fields and beaches. So did Ajay whilst learning to walk. Fantastic break. See you in 2014 xxx
Tim, Ranj and Ajay (toddler) and Chubbas the Rottie August 2012
Our 4th visit, relaxing as always for adults and dogs. When we arrived they all ran straight in as if they knew where they were!! Interesting to see the turbin in action. Pity the thatching didn't start this week. Weather was great all week, but Cart Gap quiet as usual except for the Saturday. See you next October (2013)
Julie and John with Milo, Finn and Stanley August 2012
What a lovely place. We have felt so chilled and relaxed it's almost the same as being at a health farm. The dogs have loved the beach at Happisburgh - we've been every day. Lucky with the weather too. Thank you for a fantastic break.
Rob, Carol, Rachel, Charlotte and Live with Roxy and Kody August 2012
Another fab, fab week guys! Over too soon! Such a pleasure to meet Jakie, big kiss to you all!!
The Pillings August 2012
At last! Worth the wait and all over too soon. Thanks for the goodies, the welcome and the extra entertainment - the wind turbine. Congratulations Dermot and Sue - a pleasure to meet you, your dogs, some family, friends, neighbours and assorted workmen. Ciela is a happy flattie now too and is looking forward to a return visit one day please.
Lindy Creighton-Clarke, Kaja and Bri and Ciela (flattie) July 2012
This was our 4th visit - much missed last year! Definitely the wettest but this didn't stop us enjoying ourselves. The circular walk around Holkham was lovely. If you have children - the sculpture trail at Hoveton Gardens. Home from home. Thank you. PS Look forward to seeing the barn develop.
Nigel, Sarah, James and Alex Pitchford with Grandad July 2012
Visit no 4 as enjoyable as every. Welcome food parcel really appreciated. Starsky loved his biscuits. Cromer Pier show well worth the visit. Do try the Truly Local shop at Stalham.
Stew and Jane with Starsky, Vera and Roy June 2012
Once again we had a lovely relaxing stay. Weather mixed but lots of sunny spells. Good luck with your new venture and many thanks for the 'extras'. Bacon and egg breakfast on the Sunday was superb.
Geoff and Sue with Kaiser June 2012
The Piggery worked its magic again and soothed our frazzled nerves - we could feel the stress slipping away as we entered the house. Sophie lab had a smile on her face as soon as we arrived. She remembered the fantastic time we had in March. The dogs loved the beach and the field and the freedom. This is a truly dog friendly area which is such a pleasure. Lunch at the Star at Lessingham was superb and the poeple lovely - highly recommended! We took a river cruise from Wroxham which was wonderful and we adored Sheringham - it's like stepping back in time! We can't wait to come again! Thanks Sue and Dermot xx
Paul and Julie Higham plus 8 dogs - Kanu, Polly, Sophie, Angel, Whispa, Tammy, Emerald and Fluff May 2012
Perfect, fabulous week, thanks for all the goodies.
Nicole and Ken with Toby and Candy April 2012
Another lovely week here in the Piggery! Even the un
predictable weather didn't spoil our fun. Great beaches and walks from the door - Abfab! Can't wait to come back.
Fiona and Martin with Harley and Brucie April 2012
Had the usual wonderful time, spotting the abundant wildlife and walking on empty beaches. Next time can't come soon enough. x
Mike, Izzy and Otto March/April 2012
Spring certainly has sprung at the Piggery this week, stunning weather and several new born lambs. Cart Gap beach virtually empty and Star @ Lessingham great food. Stalham Butchers sandwich fantastic too - just ask Sue and Dermot!!!! The Piggery perfect as always, providing everything you need and more (birthday sign and special brownies hugely appreciated) Thanks so much for a superb holiday Sue and Dermot x
Andrew, Carol with Yogi, Sky and Trio March 2012 (7th visit)
We arrived stressed and tired and are leaving relaxed, refreshed and happy. We had wonderful weather for most of our stay - very lucky! The dogs enjoyed Cart Gap beach every day and Bacton Woods. They too are happy and extremely tired! Everything was perfect in the house - thank you so much. We will be back! xxxxx
Paul and Julie plus 9 dogs - Kanu, Polly, Sophie, Wispa, Angel, Fluff, Emerald, Tammy and Minnie the foster dog. March 2012
Love the "Old Piggery", perfect, everything we needed was here. So relaxing, even our most nervous hound Suggs was chilled. Home from home, in fact better than home! Beaches fantastic, ideal for four speedy sighthounds. Loved Sea Palling and Winterton onSea where we saw seals. Didn't bother going anywhere other than beaches, no need. Brownies, eggs and dog biscuits a lovely touch. When we get home we will be booking again! Good luck with the new place and thank you Sue and Dermot x
Linda and Dave Baxter with Suggs and Tia (greyhounds), Flynn, (Saluki x) and Dilly (whippety) March 2012
A fab birthday weekend. We all had a wonderful time and would love to come back!
Eileen, Donna, Sally, Simon, Steve and Steve with Jake, Meg, Elly, Tia and Pixie. March 2012
Everything wonderful - even the weather! All so well thought out, to make a fab holiday for us all. A big thank you!
Debbie and Gary with Pip, Hetty and George and Tom the cat February 2012
18 degrees in February in our week at the Old Piggery made for a perfect week! Loads of walks and lovely food from Stalham Butchers and Star Inn at Lessingham. Sue and Dermot a delight as always, good luck with the barn conversion and the 'green revolution'! See you in March. Can't come soon enough!
Carol, Andrew, Yogi, Sky and Trio February 2012 (6th visit)
Well it's the labrador ladies 4th girlie weekend. We have had a wonderful time - good friends sharing good wine and good food. Dogs have had a fantastic time, loving the beach. Apart from Jess getting swept away! See you next year xxx
Sam, Nikki and Jac with Coal, Finn, Rusti and Sunni (labradors), Brooke and Zanna (Flat coated retrievers), Scoobi (terrier) and Jess (Collie age 16!) January 2012
The dogs couldn't believe their luck to be staying longer this year! Have seen seals, turnstones, hen harriers and a MARSH HARRIER! (at Horsey) Great food at Stalham - The Swan - and the Bridge Inn at Acle - lovely open fire.
Sam (with Coal and Finn) who stayed on for the week, joined by Matt and Len and Carol (mum and dad) January 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our stayed with Sam and Matt, Coal and Finn. Great walks and wildlife.
Len and Carol January 2012
Definitely not long enough, we don't want to go home tomorrow! We all agree this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, and over the years we have stayed in different ones all over the country. 'Your Dog' magazine got it right, it is superb for dogs. Had some lovely walks at Sea Palling, Waxham, Holkham Beach (best ever) Wells. Please visit the 'Truly Local' shop in Stalham High Street. The produce they have is brilliant. We have had a lovely few days in this cottage, Opal has felt truly welcomed and we really hope to come back soon. Thank you Sue and Dermot.
Ray and Jenny, Rob and Emma and Opal Fruit, our Staffie-Jack cross January 2012
Home from home. Perfect.
Kevin Jordan January 2012
A perfect Piggery. A perfect holiday. Thank you.
Sean Thornton January 2012
Our 2nd visit and just as wonderful as we remembered. The welcome treats (both for human and doggies) greatly received. We have loved every minute, from the walks to the return 'home' to the Piggery with 4 very happy girls in front of the fire. Thank you so much for another relaxing enjoyable start to the new year. Planning a return in 2013. Can't wait. All the very best wishes for 2012. Happy New Year! xxx
Louise, Collin and Perri with Blongie, Tiny, Luna and Poppy. Dec - Jan 2012
Our third Christmas here - our annual gift to each other. Thanks for the extra touches - always a surprise, like the Advent calendar (suitably stuffed), cherry brandy, sausages. We've booked again for next year but hope to visit as 'locals' by then! Every success for your Barn project - peace love and health to you both (plus pooches) for the New Year.
Kate and Max with Ro and Mica and for Christmas, Doug, Jax and children. December 2011
Had a fab third visit. Sue and Dermot are like friends and The Old Piggery is like our second home! Love it here so much we are thinking of moving here. Going home very relaxed. We've been to the beach, seen the seals, had nice walks, been to Bacton Woods, eaten lots and sat by the fire....perfect! See you in 2012. Thank you Sue and Dermot.
Angela and Dave with Riley, Roxy, Vinnie and Skye December 2011
Had a great week. Everything wonderful as usual. While here this trip we checked out Hickling and Red Roofs looks a lovely house - we had lunch in the Pleasure Boat in by the water there - very friendly (dogs very welcome) and the Fish Chowder was especially good! Also lunched at Butchers Arms and Hill House - made us and dogs very welcome and food excellent. Run each morning to Walcott along to Happisburgh via beach. Need to check out high tides as we realise just how far it comes in now! Many thanks.
Jenny, Richard and Donna plus our 3 Samoyeds December 2011
What a lovely place. Great to find somewhere that says is dog friendly and really is! So often places will only take '2 small dogs' and as ours are so much bigger it's hard to find somewhere to go. Cottage is lovely and so warm. Peaceful location and great for the dogs early morning and last thing at night walks.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and really been relaxed. This was our first visit and we hope not our last - if of course we can find an unbooked week!
Lynne and Toni, Anne and Joe with Oscar the Lab, Elmo the Lurcher and Merlin the Deerhound. November 2011
I have completely fallen in love with the cottage. We have had a fantastic 4 days. Just wish so much it had been longer. The cottage is wonderful. We love Norfolk and have felt so relaxed. Just what we needed. The dogs have not moved from the woodburner! We will definitely be back. Wonderful time had by all. Thank you. xxx
Shona, Patrick, Georga (5) Hawkins and the dogs (whippets) Bella, Dixie, Missie and Jimi November 2011
Amazing break yet again. Came stressed and now floating home. Completely de-stressed. Cannot wish for anything else. Love it so much. See you in March 2012 xxx
Sue, Jeff and gang November 2011
Absolutely beautiful!!! As soon as we came in it felt like home! You have thought of everything. We love rural!!! So do the dogs, they enjoyed their holiday sooo much they are going to bring us again. I've got to book it up as soon as we go home they said. Lol....thankyou so much for everything. So peaceful, so needed. xxx
Kelly, Gray with Tallulah, Matilda and Tii'ami. November 2011
Brilliant cottage, everything and more we wanted for us and our 3 dogs. We booked this in Feb 2010, so we were all really looking forward to the beaches, the woods and the food! Thank you :)
Warren, Debs, Jack and Megan with Inca, Skye and Orca October 2011
Another thoroughly enjoyable sojourn (our third) with amazing weather to add to the enjoyment. Everything A1 and still lots to see and do. Soooooooo relaxing. Many thanks.
Hugh, Wayne, Gloria and Doug and 3 canines October 2011
Thank you once again, on our 3rd visit, for an amazing stay. The brownies were 'orgasmic' LOL! We love being here, it's like our 2nd home. The food parcel was fab. The pies are a must to buy - like grandma baked. Thanks Sue and Dermot xx
Sue and Jeff with Megan, Coco and the Pekes. September 2011 (the pies were from the Truly Local shop in Stalham)
5th visit. Another superb week. Dogs exhausted, owners weigh more due to brownies and food at the Star (Lessingham). Weather great, Piggery excellent as always. Sue and Dermot delightful as always. Diet starts Monday! See you very soon! x
Carol and Andrew with Yogi, Sky and Trio September 2011
Our 7th visit - had a fab time as usual. Great weather, great walks, great company. See you in April '12. PS Thanks for the brownies, biccies and sossidges! PPS Blue tit still roosting in the eaves!!
Penel and Leith with Lola, Barley, Hattie, Grace, Figgis and MooMoo September 2011
Had an enjoyable week here. The Piggery is so well equipped and comfortable. Many thanks for the delicious brownies, eggs and dog biscuits, which were most acceptable.
Jackie, Norman and Sheila plus Hal, Zen, Shandy, Casey, Sparky and Gizzy August 2011
Our 3rd visit. Weather a bit disappointing but the Piggery just as good as ever! Saw owls, deer and a grass snake! Star Inn at Lessingham highly recommended. See you next year - and the next!
Julie and Rod with Indy, Max, Ruby and Scuff August 2011 (2 weeks)
Another fabulous week - thank you for looking after us so well!
The Kerners plus inlaws and outlaws! August 2011
Fabulous week as always. Very relaxing. Hattie loves her 'farmer duties'. Many thanks. Same time next year and year after. PS Is it ever hot and sunny in Norfolk (answer - yes!!)
Juliet, Ed, Isabel, Harriet, Maureen and Dennis with Sam and Otto July 2011 (sadly a bit of a rainy week)
Had another lovely week at the Piggery. Welcomed by best brownies ever had! Lovely flowers. All all round home from home - but more relaxing!! Best place ever for a doggy hol too xxx
Shaun, Judith, Kaylie and Steve with Maggie and Monty (who sent us a card after their stay!) July 2011
After a wonderful stay at The Old Forge, we decided to try out The Old Piggery. Absolutely beautiful and idyllic setting; great accommodation and kitted out perfectly. Had a wonderful holiday and hopefully will be back in the future. Sue, the sausages were fabulous! Thanks a lot. My sister's first visit to the countryside - and she was smitten with it.
Shaun, Becky, Hannah, Grandma Bette and little Hannah and Steffi (no dogs!) July 2011
We booked the Piggery for an anniversary gift for my parents. The cottage was lovely and clean, the garden perfect for the dogs and Sue and Dermot were lovely. The brownies went down a treat as did the dog biscuits. Thanks for a lovely week.
Victoria, Mikey, Romeo, John, Shell, Craig and Gemma plus 7 dogs July 2011
"Arrived back from The Old Piggery yesterday having spent a week there with family and five dogs between us. We couldn't believe how lovely the accommodation was, we would have been very impressed even if it wasn't a dog friendly place but given how dog friendy it is we were blown away! Highlight of the week was seeing lots of seals just feet from the shore at Horsey beach...we are sure they were watching us right back! Thanks Dermot and Sue for providing the foundations to a lovely holiday!
Jayne, Andy, Baby Will, Clarice, Keith and 5 doggy family members July 2011
We've only been with our new family a few weeks and never dreamed that life could be so good - what a holiday! Our legs are a little tired as Cart Gap has a big beach and we're fairly small. The rest of the pack enjoyed it too with walks along the Broads they hadn't been on before. Our humans loved the cottage and apparently we're coming back again next year. Sue and Dermott (the 'maintenance man') - thanks for providing a superb cottage for the whole family.
Purdey and Louie, Lucy, Cassie and Benji with humans Trevor and Jackie June 2011
Wonderful cottage, light, spacious and airy. Cosy and well equipped with welcoming personal touches. The brownies and eggs were soon eaten. Weather mixed but who cares with the Piggery to come back to. The Bridge restaurant at Wroxham served a lovely lunch (outside with the dogs watching the boats go by) See you again in 2012.
Janet, Dave and doggies (Merlin, Amber and Prince) June 2011
Thank you for the lovely brownies and everything as always fantastic. Had a great time and can't wait to come back again next year. Thank you once again xxxx
Vanessa, Jim and Pam Jones with Katie, Hamish and Archie westies June 2011
4th visit. Dermot and Sue think of everything including petals on the bed!! As soon as you walk into the Piggery all your problems seem to magically disappear. Brownies were superb, so were the eggs. Alsways an honour to stay in such fantastic accommodation. Star at Lessingham super for food - portions massive - beware! Dogs have all loved in t the Piggery again as have Carol and I. See you in September 2011 (Promise to bring more cakes!!!)
Andrew and Carol Trueman with Yogi, Sky and Trio cockers June 2011
Second visit to the Piggery and loved it just as much as the first. Sue and Dermot's personal touches and attention to detail make all the difference. I am already thinking about our third visit. Thank you.
Dave, Michelle and Charlotte with grandma Margaret and Max and Morgan the dogs May/June 2011
Thank you for brownies and eggs. Warm welcome, lovely airy accommodatoin. Perfect for our 4 dogs. Enjoyed the beaches and had a lovely relaxed stay.
Tina Morris and Barbara Norman with their 4 sleek and calm Weimaraners May 2011
What a great start - home made brownies, yummy eggs, you can't go wrong. As we remember, having lived round the corner at Crostwight Hall. What a fantastic spot this is. The Piggery is brilliant, light and airy and in a beautiful spot. The attached barn adds to this. As others have mentioned you can see why it's always booked up. Just to let you know we had a great holiday and see you soon.
Gary and Stu with Maggie bassett May 2011
Great beaches, great cottage. Good food Star at Lessingham need to book! Horsey beach good. Seals were on shore. Gardens at East Ruston also well worth the entrance fee. All in all a brilliant week.
Mark and Geraldine (Jessie and Kai collies) May 2011
Our first visit - now we can see why the cottage is always booked up! Great for dogs with lovely walks and beaches. Cart Gap excellent, Star Inn at Lessingham, great food (huge portions) - best to book. Arrival additions very much appreciated - brownies 1st class. Will visit again and recommend. You have an excellent business. It's hard to find cottages that take more than 3 dogs. keep up the good work!
Richard and Janet with Charlie, Lexi and Ted April 2011
As always......lovely (with the addition of Sue's brownies) Mr Woo will definitely be back!
Charlotte,Jake, Olive, Theo, Ralf and Mr Woo April 2011
Booked the Old Piggery and the Old Forge for family and four doggies and celebrated a 70th while here. Had a great time, everyone had great time - weather fantastic! So were Sue's brownies. Many thanks. Run to Walcott beach along to Happisburgh every morning. xx
Richard, Jenny and family April 2011
Really enjoyed our 2nd visit! Only bit we didn't like was having to go home! Looking forward to coming back in December 2011. xx
Angela, Dave with Rily and Roxy March 2011
This is the most wonderful accomm that we love so much. Our clan love the walks and we love the break. Was great to see you both. Thank you for such a wonderful time. xxx
Sue, Jeff and the gang (3 labs and 4 Pekes) March 2011
(Coming back in November AND December, again in 2012 and to the Garden Room in July)
Accommodation 10/10 Location 10/10
Fantastic weather, love the beaches. Have seen the owl. Would love to come again.
Lee and Kath and the boys (Ben and Jasper labs) March 2011
(Booked to come back in 2013)
Had a fantastic relaxing week. Lovely house in lovely setting! Doggies have had a brilliant time. Been so lucky with the weather, lovely long walks along the empty beaches. Thank you for having us and being so welcoming, hope to come back soon! PS Thanks for lovely cakes and eggs! xxx
Zoe and Simon with Bella and Barley March 2011
Superb break!! Enjoyed your fantastic house - you've thought of everything!! Went to beaches, Bacton Woods, Cromer, North Walsham. Our dog Matty absolutely loves it here. Must comment on how good the showers are - my 14 year old son has had a shower every DAY - totally unheard of before!! Thanks x
Andrew and Lisa and Robert with Matty February 2011
Home from home, could want for nothing except perhaps a bit of sunshine! As with others - watch out cos we will be back! xx
Jane and Keith with Toby, Mouse and Kipper February 2011
Another girlie weekend with the labradors. This year we've had a change of people and the two 'newbies' have loved it. Very lucky with the weather. Gorgeous Piggery as always. Thank you from 3 happy ladies, 5 very happy labradors, one terrier and one collie xx See you again soon.
Sam with Coal and Finn
Fantastic girlie weekend with lots of dogs - bliss! Loved the Piggery, beautiful place, had a fab time and the dogs loved the beaches. Thanks for having us.
Nikki and Sharon with Rusti, Sunni, Scoobs, Jess and Bailey. February 2011
Third visit - weather has been windy/wet/sunny/drizzle but couldn't care less with Piggery to come back to. Seen deer, pheasant, partridges and barn owls all within a few yards of the front door. Boys loved Cart Gap and loke for walk. Sue and Dermot are delightful and you really couldn't ask for anything more from them or the Piggery. See you in Sept. Thanks for everything x (At night watch the little blue tit hiding in the rafters outside double doors)
Andres and Carol Trueman (son and daughter in law of guests below!) with Yogi, Sky and Trio. February 2011
Superb! Enjoyed so much (the dogs too!) The owls early morning are special. Look forward to our next visit. Thanks.
Kate and Richard Trueman and 3 Jack Russels January 2011
We couldn't have asked for anything more!
Chris and Angie, Dana and Millie January 2011
Couldn't have been more perfect for us and 4 dogs. Lots of good walks - Weavers Way is a great one but in Jan, put on wellies. Have eaten out - and the best so far is the Star at Lessingham. Don't have the starter - too much and I'm a big eater. Any cancellations for summer, please let us know.
John and Carol, Howie, Polly, Scoobie and Karlie January 2011
This is our second visit to the Piggery and we are planning our third! We have had another wonderful week here the welcome package was fantastic. The walks were brilliant and even the weather was good! Bacton Woods are lovely to pootle around in. Tiny has had a fantastic time running around on the beach at Sea Palling. We got fish from the shop in Happisburgh, fish and chips at Winterton and the highlight was walking to see the seals at Horsey. Car park near Poppylands and then one mile dune walks to the viewing area. Thanks again. See you next year.
Claire, Alistair and Tiny Jones January 2011
Thank you so much. We all had a wonderful break. Our girls loved the beach and the home made treats to come home to. The Piggery is perfect in every way, you have made it very difficult for us to go anywhere else now we have stayed in the best. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you.
Lou and Colin, Blondie, Tiny and Luna December 2010
It's like coming home for Christmas! Log fires, lights, wall to wall Harry Potter for the kids and cherry brandy for the grown ups. Walks in Bacton Woods and Cart Gap in the snow and stollen and hot chocolate to come back to......what more could you want? So we've booked next Christmas already. Only 11 months and 25 days to go.......
Max, Kate, Ro and Mica - with Tig in our hearts December 2010
A lovely weekend for my birthday. The Old Piggery is fab and all the little things you have thought on makes it perfect! The weather was good, the dogs enjoyed the beaches and walks, such a lovely area of Norfolk looking forward to coming back Dec 2011. Thanks.
Angela, Dave, Riley and Roxy December 2010
Enjoyed our second visit to the Old Piggery despite the icy weather! Lots of very bracing walks on the beaches and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Many thanks for the cakes which went down very well with a cuppa when we arrived! Hope to return, have a very happy Christmas and a great new year.
Peter and Anne with Bronte and Milo December 2010
A very restful time, managed despite the weather! Walks on beaches - Buster loves it. Many thanks for all your extras on Monday much appreciated. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Love Jude and Simon
Judith and Simon with Buster December 2010
Sue and Dermot, a big thank you for this Gem of a place! 1st class. Just so perfect in many ways! All the little extras make it so special. Already looking forward to 2011.
Sue and Jeffs with Labs and Pekes November 2010
A lovely week in a lovely cottage. The weather has been very good to us. Been to the beach every day and saw seals at Sea Palling. Can't wait to come back!
Fiona, Martin, Harly and Brucie October 2010
Fabulous week as always. Weather not bad for October half tem. 3rd time for us, 1st for Grannie. Thanks Sue and Dermot. Looking forward to returning in summer 2011 and 2012.
The Jones's - Ed, Juliet, Izzy, Hattie and Grannie with Otto and Sam October 2010
Thanks, we, including Toby and Candy have had a wonderful week. Loads of beach and woodland walks, 5 star accommodation and thanks for the lovely cake. xx
Nicole, Ken, Toby and Candy October 2010
We have had a lovely time, very relaxing for us and the boys. The countryside around here is beautiful and the footpaths well signed so it was easy to go on walks from the cottage. The cottage contained everythiung we wanted and more. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Lesley and Clarry with Jeffery and Alfie September 2010
Thank you so much - great accommodation. Will definitely return. The dogs loved every minute and the weather has been very king. Lots to see and do. You have thought of everything.
Gill, Geoff, Gary, Bev and Irwin and Rolo (boxers) September 2010
5th visit here and it's as fab as ever. Thanks for putting up with us twice a year. The 6 dogs think it's their second home - I wish it was!
Penel and Leith with Lola (The Weetabix dog!!), Barley, Hattie, Gracie, Figgis and MooMoo
Wonderful cottage and surroundings for people and dogs (dogs happy = people happy) Attention to detail great - everything we needed supplied and then some. Sorry you're booked up next year but we will be back. Thanks for everything.
Sheila, Richard and Jennifer with Sooty and Archie September 2010
A wonderful cottage in a wonderful part of the country. Enjoyed every day! Look forward to the next time! Thanks a million. xx
Nik, Dan, Daniel and Scott with Corrie, Molly and Elmo August 2010
Perfect. Thank you Sue and Dermot. See you next time.
Charlotte and Jake with Theo, Olive, Harv and Ralf August 2010
We have had an absolutely fabulous week. Been quite lucky with weather, Charlotte and Harriet have enjoyed bike rides and Jacob has loved feeding and visiting animals. Thank you Sue and Dermot for the thought that goes into making sure we have everything we need on arrival. Lovely cottage. Thanks
Sawyers and Crawford clan August 2010
Have had a lovely time at the Piggery. Thank you Sue and Derm for looking after us - especially the spare tv for Tom's room. Even got to meet some more TDLers!! Who could ask for more!
The Olivers with cocker spaniels Jasper, Heidi, Charlie and Louie August 2010
Fab cottage and surroundings. Well equipped and cosy. Sam loved his first holiday experience. Couldn't get Otto off the beach and sea. Hilltop fabulous for children, climbing, abseiling etc. Dermot and Sue are delightful people. Many thanks. See you in October.
Ed, Juliet, Isabel and Harriet Jones with Maureen and Dennis Wilson and Otto, Whisky and greyhound Sam, the newboy! July 2010
Second visit. Everything provided and virtually ever item thought of. Weather very windy and sometimes wet but we couldn't care less with Piggery being better than anywhere else we have ever stayed. Returning home is always a chore but makes the next visit all the more special. See you in February (and September 2011)
Thanks for everything Sue and Dermot. Looking forward to it already, say the dogs.
PS No point in going to Cart Gap. No sand left. It's all in my car. Only kidding!
Andrew, Carol and Doris with Yogi, Sky and Trio July 2010
Our 3rd visit 'home from home' A great week, fabulous weather, food, scenery etc. Looking forward to next year already. Many thanks. Swan at Ingham - fantastic.
The Pitchford Clan July 2010
We have had a lovely, relaxing stay in this truly beautiful home. The dogs have made it their own!! The only bad point is that we have to go home but we can't wait til next July when we return. Thank you for making everything so perfect. Woof, woof, lick, way from M and M.
Judith, Shaun, Kaylie and Steve with Monty and Maggie July 2010
3rd visit and as good as ever. Really great week.
Jane, Stew, Vera and Roy and Starsky June 2010
Wonderful second visit, walks just as lovely as last year, weather not quite as good. Fantastic cottage, perfect for humans and doggies. See you next year!
Rod and Jule, Indy, Ruby, Max and Scruff June 2010
Second visit and just a perfect as before. Weather not good, it was great having the ideal cottage to come back to. Thanks Sue and Dermot for making our stay such a happy one. See you next year.
Sue, Geoff and Sabre June 2010
Thank you for another lovely stay at The Old Piggery and for all the welcoming goodies. The boys have loved talking to the animals, I think we shall miss them. Atticus has enjoyed his carrots and apples nearly as much as we've enjoyed hearing him crunch! It's been a lovely week.
Rod, Pauline, Sally, Dave, Thomas and Robert with Max and Uncle AJ June 2010
Our second time fantastic what more can we add! Weather excellent, Old Piggery exceptional.
Tam, Lynda, little Lauren and Granny McCash (no dogs this time!) May 2010
Thank you so much for your wam welcome, comfortable house, beautiful scenery and relaxing environment. Such a lovely week!
Jane and Chris Russell and Rascal May 2010 (all the way from the Isle of Mull!)
We had a very quiet and pleasant week. The weather was not all that good but did not stop us doing everything we wanted to do. Thanks for the lovely cakes and all the eggs. Dermot and Sue are very nice and the Piggery is the best holiday home yet. We hope to come back one day.
Jeanette and Stacey May 2010
Peace and quiet! Beautiful as always. See you in Sept!
Penel and Leith and their 6 dogs - regulars! April 2010
Thank you for the lovely stay again. We had a great time and the dogs are all tired from going to the beach, woods and local walks. Thanks for the muffins, flowers and doggy bics. See you next year.
Jim and Vanessa with Katy, Hamish and Archie - the Westies April 2010 (more regulars)
Gorgeous as ever - thanks for everything! xxx See you soon x
Phil, Sarah, David and dogs April 2010 (regulars)
Have had a lovely time, the Piggery has provided everything we could have wanted and more! Keo is very tired from the run at Cart Gap everyday! Thank you for everything.
Helen, Ross, Lee, Stacey, Kai and Keo the Bullmastiff March 2010
Home from home, great place. You've certainly thought of everything. Loved the cakes. Holly loved the wee biscuits. Thanks to Dermot for teaching us how to light the fire properly! Will be back when we next visit the area (if we can get in!)
Ev, Elaine and Holly March 2010
We've had a lovely time. The dogs have loved it and are totally exhausted. A trip to the beach each day - most of which we brought back with us - sand everywhere. The piggery has been wonderful - everywhere is so homely and you couldn't want for more! We will be back again soon. Thanks again. Love, everyone!
Sam, Helen and Marie and 8 labradors - Coal, Finn, Rose, Tess, Baxter, Maggie, Darcie and Bella
Many thanks for a very pleasant visit. Only second to Norfolk. We must come again.
The Glovers and Chamberlins with Molly and Lily dogs. Feb/March 2010
What can we say that hasn't already been said? Comfy, cosy cottage - a home from home and then some. Despite the weather we all had a lovely stay. Great walks along the lanes and beaches at Cart Gap and Happisburgh. Saw seal, barn owl, muntjac deer, skylarks during our stay. Good meal at The Star at Lessingham. Hope to come back soon when the weather is hopefully a lot better. Thanks Sue and Dermot for the muffins and eggs and for looking after us so well. Your attention to detail was very much appreciated.
Judi and Keith Jones, Jean and Gerry Groves, Jennie and Glen Miller and the George the dog. Feb 2010
An amazing cottage - like something from a magazine - and definitely the best we've ever stayed in! Brilliant walks straight from the cottage but some gret beaches too - particularly Cart Gap whioch was almost deserted. We really appreciated the lovely personal touches, such as the muffins and dog biscuits and will defintely be back to visit again. Thanks so much.
Anna, Tom and 2 tired labradors Feb 2010
Had a great break. Cottage lovely. Thanks for tasty cakes and doggy treats. had a couple of lunches at the Hill House in Happisburgh - very friendly and gave dogs and us great welcome plus good food. Dog tags great idea.
Richard and Jenny and 3 Samoyeds Feb 2010
Had a very relaxing break, everything was wonderful for us and the dogs. Lovely beaches and walks. Thanks for muffins and dog biscuits!
Sue and Paul with Harry, Woody and Ollie the lurchers Feb 2010
Delighted to finally stay at "the other" Old Piggery!! A lovely week - dogs shattered from too much running on the beach and humans chilled. Lovely food and warm welcome at the Star in Lessingham. Thank you for the sausages and look forward to seeing you at our "Old Piggery" in a few weeks.
Carrie and Paul ( Holly, Jazz and Monty) and Dave and Marie-Lou ( Cassie) Jan/Feb 2010
Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing holiday in perfect surroundings. Your recommendations have always been spot on and the local dog-friendliness has been amazing. Barney settled in very easily and won't want to return home.
Rachel, James and Barney January 2010
We have had an amazing week in a perfect cottage . The weather has been beautiful, not too much snow and the walking is brilliant. We recommend Bacton woods and the Happisburgh coastal walk (if it's not too windy!) The walks from the cottage are great too - especially in the snow. We didn't manage to get to the coast this time but recommend Eccles/Sea Palling and Winterton.
The cottage has everything you could possibly need and the log burner is super. Tiny is worn out and says he needs new paws! Thank you Sue and Dermot for a wonderful week. We will definitely be back - if we can find a vacant week!!! Don't forget to try the fish shop in Happisburgh. Thanks again.
Claire, Alistair and Tiny January 2010 (found a week in 2011!)
d through wind, rain, hail, snow and sun (sometimes all in one day) Retail therapy in Norwich, Weavers Way walks and Cromer fireworks. The Piggery had everything we dreamed of. Many thanks.
Neil, Allie, Chris and Sarah and Pepsi the giant lab New Year week 2009/2010
And we even had snow! This is the perfect place to spend Christmas - thanks for the Christmas trees. The children had fun decorating (again and again!) The stollen was delicious and we enjoyed walking off our excesses at Cart Gap and Seal Palling. We're so glad we came. Thank you. Happy Christmas and Peace and Joy in the New Year.
Kate and Max with Ro and Tig (joined for 4 lovely days by Euan and Deborah, Ethan and Nicole and baby Callum - plus puppy Lola.) Christmas week 2009 (and back again for Christmas 2010!)
Another wonderful Christmas break at the Piggery - everything so cosy, warm and welcoming - we all just love it here! Great beach walks and snug nights by the fire - Merry Christmas Sue and Dermot from all of us!
Melanie and Roger with Kody and Bentley December 2009
A wonderfully relaxing break. Good weather and a holiday cottage that exceeded all expectations. Very well equipped, warm and welcoming and a pleasure to come back to each day. Spent lots of time walking dogs on beach at Cart Gap. Saw seals at Winterton. Many thanks for the cake and doggy biscuits. Would love to come back! Happy Christmas to you both and, of course, all the animals.
Peter and Anne, Bronte and Milo (mad cockers!) December 2009
Thank you for a lovely 'de-stressing' week from all 3 of us. Buster says he enjoyed his first seaside hols but wondered about those strange creatures in the sea - going home for big zzzs and snores. Simon says - thanks for magazine rack in loo - who says men can't multitask??!. Beautiful cottage; everything well thought out. We'll be back. Thank you Dermot for extra logs and Sue and Dermot for everything.
Jude, Simon and Buster November 2009
Thank you, we had a lovely week. Fab cottage, very well catered for. Great walks - Murphy loved it. Pity we didn't get to meet you but we really had a lovely relaxing break anyhow.
Christian, Colette and Murphy. November 2009
An absolutely wonderful week, a complete home from home, including the chickens! A great place to relax and refresh before the Christmas rush.
The weather was crisp and sunny, revealing every beautiful part of the countryside. The dogs had a tremendous time as well. As my first time at the Piggery, I can't wait to come back. Many thanks from everyone! Maddy x
John, Julie, Maddy and Hugh with Finn, Milo and Stanley October 2009
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. A real gem, everything and more. Weather has been kind so the walks have been a joy, makes you appreciate what you have on your doorstep. Doggy and human heaven.
Mick and Glynis with Purdey and Willow (from Norfolk) October 2009
Lovely place to stay for all of us. The dogs love Cart Gap. So do we. See you next year.
Pearl, Mandy and Lorraine. October 2009
Perfection!! Doggy and person heaven. Thanks for a fab time. See you soon.
Carole and Andrew Trueman with Yogi, Sky and Trio October 2009
We've so enjoyed our stay in this part of Norfolk. Love the Piggery - so well appointed and comfy. Enjoyed lots of walks (particularly nos 11 and 13 in 'Waterside Walks'). Dogs loved Cart Gap beach. Good food at the King's Head, Coltishall and The Olive Branch, Tunstead. We'll miss the starry skies.
Annie, Sally and Nicci with Bandit and Jessie. September 2009
We have had a fantastic week and we love The Piggery. The girls have thoroughly enjoyed their 'farming duties'. I am sure the hens will be glad of a break from them! We are looking forward to 2 visits next year - hope the weather will be as good. Both dogs are shattered. Many thanks again.
Jones family and Wilson grandparents with Otto and Whisky August 2009
Great week, wonderful weather. Cottage is great, the boys have had a tremendous time in the sea at Cart Gap and exploring Bacton Woods. Already anticipating the week back here in October.
Julie, John and Hugh with Milo, Finn and the delicious young Stanley Spaniel August 2009
Another total battery re-charge. Thank you so much for everything - a magnificent place. x
Sarah, Phil, David and dogs - Eddie, Skip and Molly August 2009
Lovely little cottage that was perfect for what we needed. Thanks for putting the shopping away! We have really enjoyed our time here and loved the muffins.
Tony, Julie, Luke, Dino and Jet July 2009
We have had a lovely peaceful time in a lovely cottage and great surroundings. We loved Cart Gap and saw the seals both times we went. Dogs exhausted chasing rabbing and swimming. Our 1 year old has worn herself to a standstill. Thanks for everything.
Pat and Martine with Rose, Winne and Milly the labs. July 2009
The Old Piggery is a super cottage. Thank you for making us and the dogs feel so welcome. We have really enjoyed our stay here and would love to come back. Many thanks for the tasty muffins and strawberries.
Tom, Judith with Cassie and Jodie July 2009
Gorgeous cottage, brilliant surroundings and great food. Can't think of a single bad thing to mention. Even the weather was great. Thank you for a perfect week. Terri and Malcolm with the 5 crazy cockers! June/July 2009
Best cottage ever! The attention to detail and the homely welcome has been much appreciated. Superb showers, comfy bed, fabulous home cinema system, a lovely outdoor area to relax plus everything we needed. The problem now is any other cottage we visit will be compared to this and the words "Not as good as The Old Piggery" will be spoken. Thanks Sue and Dermot for everything. We will be back in the future.
Sue and Geoff and Sabre (the gorgeous, well mannered GSD) June 2009
Second visit - enjoyed it just as much. Radar Museum was well worth the visit. Enjoyed the seals at Cart Gap. Also walking alone the lane to digest dinner! See you next year.
The Travises. June 2009
Still perfect. And the sun came out this time.
Cousin Carol, Mark and Aunty Peggy June 2009
Thanks for a fantastic holiday! Perfect accommodation in a perfect location. Best cottage we have every stayed in!
Jack, Phil, Mark and Vicky with Ella and Woody from Kent - May/June 2009
First class accommodation. Thank you for arranging the birthday cake and letting the girls feed the lambs. We had a lovely holiday and had a brilliant day at Holkham - well worth the journey. Both dogs are exhausted and very content.
Lorna, Carl, Sarah and Lucy with Poppy (another Lurcher Link dog) and Jack - May 2009
Perfect holiday cottage. Everything I needed was here. Comfy beds - comfy everything. Even the weather was good. Best cottage we have stayed in - hope to be back.
Anne, Howard and Simon May 2009 (proving that you don't need a dog to enjoy The Old Piggery!)
Many thanks! Beautiful place. Dogs had a great time as did we. Recommend Hound Hike and Better Greyhound Gallop.
Mandy and her Mum with their little ones. April 2009
Cottage is lovely, everything has been thought of. Had a fab week with great weather, beaches and walks beautiful. Can't wait to come back next year. Saw two owls and a deer - will get a photo of them next year! Sue and Dermot, you have a wonderful place. Congratulations on your hard work. Thank you.
Jim and Vanessa Jones with Katy and Hamish. March 2009
Huge thank you, had an amazing week and will definitely return. We've already recommended it to friends and we aren't even home yet!
Fiona, Matt, Jean and Tigger the chocolate lab. March 2009
Nice place, great walks for dogs. Faith loved animals and feeding chickens every day.
Trudie, Keith, Carissa and baby Faith with 7 dogs/pups. Feb/March 2009
Such a lovely, comfortable, cosy cottage, that made us feel so welcome. Very relaxing week. Wonderful wildlife just outside the door, great walks. The Barn Owl showed off several times! Butchers Arms pub friendly and good food. Cart Gap best beach for walking dogs and catching a glimpse of a seal. Very kind and helpful owners. A very big thank you to Dermot and Sue. The Old Piggery is a very special place!
Sandra, Darren, Ashley, Jordan, Gladys and Peter and Chester the dog - Feb 2009
Fabulous accommodation - the attention to detail and the thoughtfulness put into the Old Piggery is second to none. You have thought of absolutely everything and created a real home from home - a dream home at that! The location is great with easy access to a number of beaches and walks - the dogs have loved every minute - although the little ones only got up out of duress this morning! Thank you for everything - we definitely plan to be back.
Tony and Maria with Chip, Charlie and Barnie - Feb 2009
Had a great weekend - probably (?) the first Labrador Forums Old Piggery Get Together. Sure it won't be the last. Everything we and our hounds could have wished for - it's been Labrador heaven. Walks on the beach, in the woods and round the fields. We met curious seals in the sea and saw a stunning barn owl hunting in the hedge. Thanks for everything Sue and Dermot. We will be recommending The Old Piggery to all our friends!
Sam, Marie and Helen with Finn, Coal, Baxter, Darcie, Bosun and Rosie dogs. All from Beds, Bucks and Herts - Feb 2009
(They also put some lovely little illustrations of the dogs in the guest book. I'll try and work out a way to replicate them here.)
A fantastic place!! Wonderful to find somewhere lovely that the dog is allowed in too (and the kids!) Too much to see in a short time so it's no good - we'll have to come back! Thanks so much x
Paul, Phillippa, Imogen and Oliver and the lovely Harry - Jan 2009
We have had such a lovely time and can't wait to get our next break at the Piggery booked in! Everyone has been so nice and friendly - so thanks for that. Diesel and Sky have been worn out.
Alex, Rich and baby Guido with Diesel and Sky - Jan 2009