Dog friendly holiday cottages – Norfolk

The Walnut, Happisburgh Common

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms


The Walnut; our beautiful new barn conversion, deep in the country and close to the coast.  Dogs very welcome here, free of charge of course!  Approx 4 but if you have more please do ask us! This beautifully converted, gorgeous single storey barn conversion is in a wonderfully peaceful rural location, with views across the fields from the bedrooms and from the enclosed courtyard with hot tub!  The walks from the door are quiet and easy and the local dog friendly beaches are just a short drive (or a longer walk) away. Hares, deer, buzzards and owls can be seen and heard in the surrounding fields.

When you arrive

Parking: There is dedicated parking for two large cars, possibly more by arrangement, in the gravelled, shared area outside the barn.  

Entry through the handsome front porch with room for boots and coats and then into the…

Open plan kitchen diner:  Non-slip Karndean flooring throughout this very well fitted and stylish kitchen with an electric Aga, combination microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster, kettle etc.   Well laid out with room for 2 people to cook together easily. Plenty of crockery and cooking equipment. Lovely wood table and chairs to seat 4.

Lounge:  All part of the open plan area, making the most of the space and light and access to the kitchen and dining area.  Two comfy sofas (both also sofa beds), flat screen QLED Smart TV*, family games and wide bi-fold doors opening out onto the…

Courtyard:  Enclosed with a 6ft wall to separate the area from the rest of the site and then 3ft fencing all round to allow uninterrupted views across the fields.  Tucked privately into the corner is the five-seater HOT TUB, brand new and well maintained with the resident rubber duck bobbing about!  The views from the hot tub are uninterrupted and across the fields where buzzards, hares, deer and owls can be seen and heard and the sunrise and moonlit nights enjoyed all year round.  Enough seating for nine at the outside coffee table which converts into a dining table for al-fresco eating.

Through a door by the kitchen into the hallway and at one end of this is…

Double bedroom:  Comfortable new king size bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer and flat screen Smart TV.  Views across the fields.

Next to this is the…

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

Further along the hall is the…

Double/twin bedroom:  Comfortable new king size bed that can be split into twin beds for flexible sleeping arrangements.  Clothes storage in two chest of drawers. Views across the fields to wake up to in the morning.

Next to this is the…

Bathroom:  Modern tiled bathroom with over bath shower, sink and unit, shaver point and toilet.

Please note

  • The Walnut is a non smoking property.
  • *The Smart QLED TV comes with some apps already installed i.e. film and TV streaming services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.  You can also view content from your laptop, mobile or tablet on the TV screen.
  • Bookings are from Saturday – Saturday with short breaks available out of season (Nov – Feb excluding school hols)
  • The Walnut is a detached property but shares an outside gravel area and access with the owners’ property. 
  • The paddock, the laundry room and the parking area are shared with the neighbouring property, The Peanut.
  • The property is wheelchair accessible but we would suggest that it is more suitable for limited mobility once inside.

We Provide:

FOR DOGS!

  • Dog water bowl, dog towels and poop bags in our special dog hamper
  • Large crate available on request.
  • Fully enclosed garden/yard and paddock.
  • Sofa throws provided

AND FOR THEIR HUMANS!

  • Wifi and superfast internet
  • All electricity and heating.
  • All bed linen and towels (tea, hand and bath).  All bed linen is non-feather, bed linen is Egyptian cotton.  
  • Tea, coffee, sugar and some complimentary coffees/hot chocolates for the coffee machine.
  • Information folder.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Fluffy towelling robes for use with hot tub.
  • A selection of walking/cycling/OS maps.
  • Iron and table-top ironing board.
  • Family games.
  • Laundry room.
  • Welcome hamper.
  • All major supermarkets deliver to The Walnut – we can arrange to put away your shopping.
 
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Max No. of dogs: 4 ish!

Short breaks available – please just email sue@eastrustoncottages.co.uk

Testimonials:


‘Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage.  We loved everything about it from the moment we arrived.  We can’t wait to come back.  Wishing you every success with ‘The Walnut.’
Best Wishes from Jim, Vanessa, Archie and Pippa xx
P.S. The welcome goodies were wonderful, just about everything needed to start a good break.’

 

‘Excellent cottage and well presented. We had a very relaxing week (apart from lots of dog walks!)
Many thanks for the welcome pack. Look forward to returning.  We hope you have a successful season ahead.
Thanks and Best Wishes
Kevin, Angela, Ned and Bungle.’

 

‘Thank you so much Paul and Stella for such a warm welcome to your stunning and beautiful property. The Walnut has been finished to an extremely high standard with fabulous attention to detail.
Everything about our stay has been perfect, even the weather!  Our stay has been warm and cosy with the added luxury of the hot tub to enjoy, both during the sunny afternoons as well as under the clear night sky.
Thank you too for the fabulous welcome goodies as well as the thoughtful extras in the dog basket.
Very best wishes and hope to see you again in the future.
Alan, Caroline and Jasper.’

 

Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Postcode: NR12 0RS

The Walnut 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 (our Victoria Cottage is there) turn down the drive.  Stay on the right hand side, going past cottages and then turn right through the 5 bar gate.


There is a sign at the end of the gravel track you will need to come up saying ‘Willow Farm’ to the left and ‘Willow Farm Cottage’, ‘The Walnut’ and ‘The Peanut’ with an arrow to the right but if you have any problem at all finding us just ring our mobile (07747 698 487) and we can direct you in!

Guestbook

Our first guests have made these lovely comments!
Many more to come!

'Thank you so much Paul and Stella for such a warm welcome to your stunning and beautiful property. The Walnut has been finished to an extremely high standard with fabulous attention to detail.
Everything about our stay has been perfect, even the weather! Our stay has been warm and cosy with the added luxury of the hot tub to enjoy, both during the sunny afternoons as well as under the clear night sky.
Thank you too for the fabulous welcome goodies as well as the thoughtful extras in the dog basket.
Very best wishes and hope to see you again in the future.
Alan, Caroline and Jasper.'

'Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. We loved everything about it from the moment we arrived. We can't wait to come back. Wishing you every success with 'The Walnut.'
Best Wishes from Jim, Vanessa, Archie and Pippa xx
P.S. The welcome goodies were wonderful, just about everything needed to start a good break.'

'Excellent cottage and well presented. We had a very relaxing week (apart from lots of dog walks!)
Many thanks for the welcome pack. Look forward to returning. We hope you have a successful season ahead.
Thanks and Best Wishes
Kevin, Angela, Ned and Bungle.'