The Peanut

  • Dogs: 3 but flexible

  • Sleeps Max: 2

  • Bedrooms: 1

  • Bathrooms: 1

Luxury Norfolk holiday escape for 2, dog friendly with hot tub.

This beautifully modern and luxurious single storey holiday cottage is in a wonderfully peaceful rural location. Enjoy quiet and easy walks from the door with your dogs or head to the local dog friendly beaches.  There is a great choice on this Norfolk coast – all a short drive away.

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  • Walk to the local dog friendly pub – Lessingham Star – see the easy route here
  • Walk to the local beach – Cart Gap – see the route here
  • Want to add some of our yummy locally produced extras or enjoy the local discounts exclusively for our guests – all on the Guest Goodies page!
  • Got a group that want to come away? Bumblebee Cottage (sleeps 2 + 3 dogs) and The Walnut (sleeps 4 + 4/5 dogs) are on the same site.
  • We may be able to offer a discount if all 3 are booked together – do ask.
  • If you want to know about the local beaches, places to eat and more have a look at our website page here.

For the dogs:

  • Dog towels
  • Dog mitts
  • Hot and cold dog shower for the dirtier dogs amongst us
  • Throws for the sofa
  • Dog toys
  • Poop bags
  • 2x Large crates (further sizes on request)
  • Bowls and beds
  • Secure paddock
  • Dogs are welcome to sleep with you if you bring your own bed linen.

For the humans:

  • Hot tub for 2
  • Fluffy towelling robes
  • Luxurious Egyptian cotton towels and bedding
  • Super-comfy king-size bed with non-feather duvet and pillows
  • Emergency toiletry supplies
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Books for holiday reading, maps, board games
  • Our yummy food hamper with lots of delicious locally produced goodies.

After five (!!!!) hip replacements, we realised that Paul was going to have to retire from the building trade.  So we decided to convert one of our old barns into a holiday cottage and that, in a nutshell 😉, is how it all started and Walnut was born, followed five years later by the smaller, but no less cute, Peanut and Bumblebee.  We chose ERC to market our properties because we’d heard a lot about Sue and her team and we haven’t been disappointed. Their energy, positivity, friendly approach and loads and loads of bookings has helped our little business in this beautiful corner of Norfolk, become the success it is. Here’s some info on us!
1. We both ride motorbikes.  Paul has raced motorbikes and been on track with some of the modern-day greats.
2. Stella’s school-holiday job was helping in a dog groomers and one surprise appointment was clipping the coat of a one-eyed llama called Douglas who had been rescued from a circus by Maurice ‘Bee-Gee’ Gibb.
3. Before creaking joints and hip replacements caught up with us, we both rode horses and showed our Arabian horses all over the country. Two of our horses remain and are enjoying their retirement getting very hairy and rolling in plenty of mud!

About the property

All about the inside:

Entry through the private courtyard straight into the

Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Karndean flooring throughout this very well fitted and stylish kitchen with an electric cooker with induction hob, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine, microwave and toaster. There’s a large smart TV in the lounge and free unlimited superfast Wi-Fi so you can access all your usual online viewing whilst chilling out on the comfortable sofa.

Kingsize bedroom
Very comfortable king size bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers and hair dryer.  Views across the fields.

En-suite shower room
Modern spacious shower room, with toilet, sink, shaver point and storage.

All about the outside:

The Peanut has its own large patio with outside seating, a grassed area which is fully enclosed with 3ft stock fencing and additional plastic-coated chicken wire for those small escape artists to one side, 3ft boarded fencing to the second side and 5ft solid wooden fencing to the third side.  There is direct access to the paddock from The Peanut’s patio garden. Peanut also has its own two-seater hot tub for the ultimate relaxing holiday.

The paddock fencing is slightly higher than the courtyard, but not solid. There is wire stock fencing between the post and rail fencing. There are no passing dogs/people or car traffic. Guests have shared access to the paddock with The Walnut and Bumblebee Cottage, but only one property may have use at one time.

Will this property suit my dogs?

If your dog is a jumper then they may well be able to clear the wall around the courtyard but if they are not then this could be a perfect place for them!  The courtyard is walled and the paddock is fenced.  The parking area is gated too. There are two other dog friendly properties on this site; the parking area is shared as well as the paddock but paddock use is limited to one property at a time unless mutually agreed to share (quite fun if you have sociable dogs) . The owners have dogs but they are kept separate from The Peanut and they totally understand the need of their doggy guests.

Please note:

  • The Peanut is a non smoking property.
  • Bookings are from Saturday – Saturday with short breaks sometimes available out of season (Nov – Feb excluding school hols) if there is the availability
  • Check in is at 5pm, check out by 9am please (early arrival or late departure might be possible by prior arrangement).
  • Electric car charging is NOT available at this property.  There is no dedicated charging point and “granny charging” is not insured.
  • Electric bikes and wheelchairs can be charged at this property in a separate building on site. Please let us know if you wish to do this.
  • We would prefer that your dogs are not left alone in the property unless you are 100% confident that they will not get stressed.
  • If they are crate trained and you would like to use a crate, please do ask us. We know how bulky they are to pack!
  • Dog sitting.  If you would like to go out for a few hours and leave the dogs but are not confident they will settle,
    please look at our It’s A Dogs Life website page for recommendations.
  • The owners are happy to accept and put away a supermarket delivery on your behalf on the day of arrival, between 2 and 3 pm.
  • There is no BBQ as the surrounding fields are often sown with wheat/barley.
  • The washing machine in the laundry room has a small charge for use.
  • The paddock is available for guest use at all times.


Parking:  Parking is on the gravel drive, approx. 40ft away from the door with paving slabs path to the patio.
Steps: There is one step into the french doors but a mobility ramp can be left for use throughout the stay.  No stairs as property is single storey.
Door widths:  French doors provide wide easy access.  Interior door widths tba.  Living area is open plan.
Flooring type: Hard, non-slip Karndean type throughout. Large non-slip mat in living room area and doorway.
Bathroom facilities: Walk in shower cubicle.  Shower stools may be able to be provided depending on size required.  Suction grab rails can be provided on request – these can be positioned to suit our guests.   Toilet frame with a raised seat can be provided on request.
Mobility scooter charging:  Scooters, wheelchairs and electric bikes can all be charged in the garage on site.

Please do contact us if you would like to know more –


Reviews / Testimonials


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“We had five days of rain. This meant that we spent more time in than we normally would. Fortunately The Peanut is very comfortable and has a courtyard for our dog. The paddock is an excellent facility for dogs. Whilst we were there a hot tub was put in place which is very nice. An excellent place to stay, any couple with dogs would not be disappointed.” – Hamish, Jan 2024

“Can’t think of anything that would have made our stay at the Peanut any better. Cosy, well thought out (especially for the dogs), comfy and well equipped. The enclosed court yard and adjacent paddock were perfect for the dogs and took away any worries you sometimes have when on holiday with two big dogs. Great walk to the beach about two mile away (with great dog friendly cafe) and wonderful pub (The Star) about 20 mins. Our hosts made us feel so welcome and were very attentive. Great to find holiday accommodation so well thought out, we’ll be back.” – Jon, Feb 2024

“The Peanut exceeded all our expectations- secure garden and surroundings for our dogs, thoughtful and stylish decor with super comfy sofa and bed, a well equipped kitchen and gorgeous shower. The Peanut was warm and cosy but also airy and surrounded by stunning countryside. The biggest treat was spending every evening listening to the birds while sitting in the hot tub. The owners are really lovely and welcoming and have clearly put their hearts and souls into their holiday lets. Best Norfolk holiday with the dogs in years and years.” – Fiona, March 2024


How to find us

The Peanut, Willow Tree Holidays, Lower Street, Happisburgh, NR12 0RS
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The Peanut is in the small hamlet of Happisburgh Common, approximately 1 mile from the coast.

From the A149 Stalham – Wroxham road, take the B1159 towards Bacton. Follow signs to Happisburgh. Just after East Ruston church on the brow of the hill, turn right down Vicarage Road and go past the internationally famous East Ruston Vicarage Gardens (well worth a visit!)  At the end of this road is a T junction, turn right here.   About 200 metres on your left, opposite the flint house turn down the drive.  Stay on the right hand side, going past cottages and then turn right through the 5 bar gate.  The Peanut is on your left, opposite the paddock and next to Bumblebee Cottage – clearly marked on the gates.