Victoria Cottage, Happisburgh Common | Dog friendly holiday cottages - Norfolk


Victoria Cottage, Happisburgh Common

Sleeps 4 in 2 double beds

Victoria Cottage is a brick and flint, two-bedroom , dog friendly country cottage in Happisburgh, one of the most popular villages in North Norfolk.  A conservation village, Happisburgh has a beautiful 15th century church, shop and Post Office, dog friendly pub, beach cafe and the best fresh fish shop in the area!  The Cottage was originally part of the Old Victoria Pub from the 1800s.   The main part of the old pub is now lived in by the lovely John and Louise, who always do their best to look after their dog and human guests next door but equally leave them in peace.  For that reason, the cottage annexe has been set up to give guests maximum privacy.

What can you enjoy here?

The Cottage is surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside and good dog walks, whilst still offering a very short drive to the beaches at Happisburgh and Cart Gap only one mile away.  Due to it being just outside the main village, Victoria Cottage enjoys a rural location.  Consequently you can enjoy regular visits from swifts in the summer, returning to historical nesting sites in the house tiles.  There are brown hares in neighbouring fields, local pheasants, buzzards, heron and rabbits in addition to tawny owls nesting in the neighbouring copse. From October, you can enjoy the magnificent flocks of pink footed geese flying over the cottage, as they spend their winter in Norfolk.

When you arrive

The entrance to the cottage is via a private loke (Norfolk track) where you find a dedicated parking area for the cottage adjacent to its own fully enclosed and dog friendly private yard, (this is separate to the annexe but easily reached from the door in just a few steps). There is even an outside tap in the yard, if your dog fancies a little wash after a busy day on the beach . The yard has outdoor furniture and is the perfect location to enjoy a breakfast in the sunshine or drinks at the end of a busy day.


Entering directly into the kitchen, the entire downstairs area has dog friendly ceramic floor tiling. The kitchen is very well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer and microwave, kettle, toaster.  We consider coffee a holiday essential so there is a cafetiere and of course a wide range of other kitchen equipment for self-catering.  Eat your meals at a lovely large pine oval table with 4 chairs.

Living room

Downstairs is totally open plan and you can enjoy relaxing on the large 4 seater leather sofa in front of the multi fuel stove.  You can watch the TV with built in DVD player or you can read in the reading chair with its selection of books.  Your dogs can also relax in the large Farrow and Ball painted wooden dog bed complete with coordinating bedding!

Taking the centrally located staircase you reach……

Bedroom 1

This large and very nicely decorated bedroom has countryside views and a king-size bed with duck filled duvet, pillows and crisp cotton bedding.  There is a large antique, chestnut chest of drawers and hanging hooks.  Also a small and comfortable sofa.   Finally, there is a smart ensuite bathroom with electric shower, toilet and sink.

Bedroom 2

A slightly smaller room with views over the private yard.  You can enjoy a good night’s sleep in the standard double bed with duck filled duvet, pillows and crisp cotton bedding.  Hang your clothes in a 1930’s gentleman’s wardrobe (he won’t mind!!) and enjoy the ensuite bathroom with electric shower, toilet and sink.

Please note

Dogs are allowed upstairs at Victoria Cottage but if you would like them to share your bed please either bring sufficient throws or your own bed linen. Just let us know.

We have 3 rescue turkeys and 2 rescue geese in addition to our rescue battery hens. They are secure in a fenced off areas in the owners garden, but you are welcome to visit. Our neighbours also keep poultry and have other cats and dogs wandering around. Visitors just need to mindful of that if they have dogs that are liable to chase.
(as ours would be!)


We Provide:

What we provide for our doggy guests

  • Dog bed x 1, towels, throws, bowl
  • S,M & L dog crates on request
  • Stairgate available on request
  • Secure outside area and plenty of walks from the door!

And for the human guests!

  • Broadband
  • All bed linen and towels
  • All electricity
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Shed in parking area, houses a vacuum and range of cleaning products, should you wish to use them!

Plan your walk to the beach from here…..see map

Plan your walk to the pub from here….see map (the very dog friendly Lessingham Star!)


4/5 dogs is an approximate maximum at this property, but we do offer flexibility based on breed/size etc

Later check in and out times also possible!


We have some very happy guests and their dogs come to stay and these are just a selection of some of their comments!

Do please also check out the independent reviews on Up Front reviews here

Beautiful cottage – thank you for letting us stay.  We’ve loved our weekend here – it’s great to be back in Norfolk again!  It’s lovely and cosy and we’ve felt at home!
Helen, Chris and George with Relish, Wish and Max


Lovely weekend.  The cottage is very comfortable and well appointed.We really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again.
Lisa, Paul and Josh with Rolo and Honey


Another wonderful stay in Happisburgh, in your lovely cottage.  Thank you for a very comfortable stay and for the extra special touches for our anniversary.  The dogs loved their holiday and cosying up in the dog bed together!  We would love to stay again, thank you!
Zoe, Ryan, Vicki and Steve with Poppy, Charlie and Misty


Lovely stay in such a beautiful cottage with everything we could possibly need.  We have all loved our stay here and thank you to Louise and John for all their help during our stay.  Look forward to visiting again soon!
Caroline, Charlotte and Nick with Molly


Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

Postcode: Happisburgh, NR12 0RT

Victoria Cottage 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.

After turning off the B1159 signposted to Happisburgh (around 1.5miles from Stalham), you will travel down Happisburgh Road. At the end of this road is a T junction. Signposted The Common to the left, and Lower Street to the right. Turn right and about 200 metres on your right take the first small lane to the right. This is the main drive to the side of Victoria Cottage. Parking is to the left at the end of the house.


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