White Cottage, Happisburgh

Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms

Dog friendly cottage with amazing view of Happisburgh Lighthouse

“Another incredible holiday at White Cottage! This is surely the most dog-friendly
and beautiful cottage there is!”

Over 220 years old, White Cottage has been sympathetically renovated and is tucked away in the the coastal Norfolk village of Happisburgh. From the back garden you have views across fields to the iconic red and white striped lighthouse.  Throughout the house the owners have indulged their true love of dogs and there are many beautiful examples of dog art and tasteful decorations, making the house feel really homely.

Enjoy our beautiful video of the cottage here.

  • The sandy and year round dog friendly beach is so close that you can hear and smell the sea.
  • White Cottage is EXTREMELY dog friendly with a large, fully fenced garden (mostly grass)
  • There are no close neighbours and lots of hard floors and storage space.
  • The garden room is ideal for sitting in the sunshine or drying off after a swim in the sea.
  • Snug and small conservatory are ideal for peace and quiet, separate from the main living area.
  • After a beach walk take a short walk to the local pub,  The Hill House (dog friendly of course!) or Smallsticks Cafe at Cart Gap.


Garden Room
Entrance to the house is through the large, heated garden room, one of two, with a tiled floor and a comfy 3 seater sofa.  Designed not to get too hot in summer.  Just off this is….

Downstairs shower room and separate toilet with plenty of hanging space for coats and dogs leads.

Entrance into the main part of the house is through the original old pine door with stained glass panels.

Original tiles on the floor and beams in the ceiling with a feature fireplace give this room a really homely feel and reflect the age of the cottage.  Sit at the pine table and chairs at one end and use the Shaker style kitchen at the other end.  Cook your meals on the Range cooker and there is a built in dishwasher, built in fridge, microwave and plenty of cupboards, all very well equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.

Utility Room
This super useful room just off the kitchen has a 50/50 fridge freezer. The freezer section has 4 drawers – plenty of space for frozen food and especially useful for raw feeders. There is a washing machine too (human washing only please!) and lots of hooks and storage space.  You can close this room off to the main kitchen if you need to feed one of your dogs separately. From the Kitchen/dining area, the original pine door leads into the…..

Living room
Lovely big room with polished floorboards, beams and wood burner in feature fireplace. Two big comfy leather sofas and a huge leather armchair are perfect for relaxing in front of the flat screen tv.  Enjoy the surround sound and dvd player or just watch the fire blaze and listen to the flames. Some beautiful pictures and ornaments make this room really special and the window seats show just how thick the walls are.

And if you ‘want to be alone’ you can go next door into the …

More pine flooring in this cosy little room with a comfy leather sofa, rug, book shelves and a printer’s tray mounted on the wall; guests are invited to add their little beach combing finds to this tray for others to enjoy.  A really delightful touch.  Just through the double doors from this room is the…

Summer Room
This little conservatory is ideal for sunny days and has double doors leading out into the garden. A comfy chair in here with a beautiful view of the garden.

A door off the kitchen leads up the straight and carpeted stairs to the landing, running the length of the house.
Off this is…

Bedroom 1
Superking size bed with stylish bedside tables, chair and built in wardrobe and shelves behind tasteful Shaker style doors.

Bedroom 2
Twin Shaker style trundle beds (best as a single but can be twin beds), small antique wardrobe, hanging hooks and shelf.  Unusual landscape window gives a view across the fields to the lighthouse.  This small room is best made up for one adult or two children.

Bedroom 3
Double bed, antique wood with slatted head and foot board with carved decorative detail. Lovely oak wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair.

Large shower cubicle with drench shower head, separate bath, toilet and sink. Views over the garden and to the lighthouse beyond.



Park up to two cars in the secure gated parking area, then come through the lockable garden gate.  When you let your dogs out into the garden, you can be confident that it is into a fully dog proof large, grass garden with shrubs. The majority of the fencing (and lockable gate) is solid panel and approx 6ft high.  The hedged area is backed up by small mesh stock fencing.  (We consider that a very determined Chihuahua puppy or dog of similar size might be able to squeeze through here at a push but no-one has to date!).

If your dogs come back sandy or muddy from a walk, there is a warm tap/hose in the garden, right by the garden room, for you to wash your dogs.

There is a wood store for firewood for the wood burner and for games there is a lovely large wooden shed fitted out darts, table tennis and table football!

When the weather is warm, sit outside at the table or the Kettler garden furniture including sun umbrella – there is plenty of room.  And now there is a fire pit to enjoy; perfect for toasting the marshmallows in the welcome pack.   There is a Weber gas BBQ too.



In a word, yes!  Everything from enclosed parking, full enclosed garden, grass for playing on, no immediate neighbours, outside tap and easy walk to the beach make this perfect for most dogs!



  • Smoking is not allowed please in White Cottage
  • Dog towels are not provided so please do bring your own
  • To get a real feel for White Cottage, have a read of our blog written by the owners of White Cottage
  • If you follow Instagram, see more great photos of White Cottage here
  • White Cottage is one of our most popular dog friendly cottages – just have a look at the bookings here!


We Provide:

This is how dog friendly we are!

  • Throws for the sofas
  • 2 raised Hi-K9 bed
  • Bowls, spare leads and plenty more things! (please bring your own dog towels)
  • 48″ crate
  • Dog gates located at the bottom of stairs and doorway between kitchen and living areas.
  • FULLY enclosed garden with solid fence all round
  • Locally made dog biscuits and other dog friendly goodies in welcome pack
  • Warm outside shower for washing off sandy/muddy dogs
  • Poo bags and dog waste bin

What else we provide for you!

  • All bed linen and towels are provided. If you’d like your dogs to sleep in the bedroom with you please bring your own bed linen
  • Superfast Wifi (36.68Mbps) and Smart TV
  • Over 170 DVDs on a hard drive
  • Central heating including wood for wood burning stove
  • Weber Gas BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Local goodies on arrival
  • Garden games room with ping pong, table football, darts etc
  • Private gated parking for 2 cars with 13 amp double socket for EV trickle charging.


Max No. of dogs: 6

Taking bookings for 2022!
To book this cottage, click here!


Wow what a fabulous cottage, it has everything. Our two dogs loved it and so did we. Once again, lovely meals at ‘The Lessingham Star‘ and tried ‘The Poachers Pocket‘ too. Can recommend the beach at Sea Palling. Walked along the beach to Eccles and up to Lessingham, great not having to rely on the car.

Your cottage is perfect. Beautifully equipped, cosy with lots of lovely and thoughtful ‘bits and bobs’ to make it homely and welcoming. Large lounge, wonderful wood burner and lots of comfy seats. Big garden – so safe for all the dogs. Brilliant raised dog beds and throws. Thank you for the care you have taken to make us feel at home. LOVED IT!!”

What a wonderful find! Never known a beautiful holiday cottage so doggy friendly. Such a change!! Gary enjoyed his 50th birthday very much. Brought £20 worth of dog biscuits from Nero’s Kitchen along the road to take home!! Fantastic evening meal at Hill House, big meals – fab. Lots of lovely walks and weather fab.

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Location & Directions

How To Find Us:

How to find us: Post code: Whimpwell Street, Happisburgh  NR12 0QD
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Or – From the A149 Stalham by pass take the turning just north of Stalham signposted to Bacton, Walcott and Gas Terminal.  Turn left at the end of this road (Stepping Stone Lane).  Keep going on this road, the B1159, past East Ruston church on your right and a wind turbine on your left, for approximatey 4 miles until you reach the crossroads, Ridlington to your left and Happisburgh to your right.  Go about a mile until you come into the village.  Stay on the road past the fish shop, and then the school and small shop on the right and keep going through the village until you reach a small staggered crossroads.  A little further on from this, White Cottage is on your left, right on the road with the gated and fenced parking area.  There is an area you can pull in off the road before opening the gate.


A few of the hundreds of wonderful comments from our guestbook!
Way too many to put here but safe to say, everyone has loved it!
And there are some more fabulous independent reviews here on Up Front Reviews

A wonderful week – everything you could ask for – and more.  A different beach for every day of the week!!
Louise and the whippets

Our 3rd visit to White Cottage and once again, perfect in every way.  We will never get bored of this special place and neither will the dogs.  Looking forward to coming back next December. Thank you xx
Jo and Lee, Stella, Stan and Freddie

Love this place, feels like home as soon as we come in.  Dogs love the beach walks, we love the cafes.  Glad we have booked for next year! Til next year x
Helen, Phil, Poppy and Mum and Isha

Our first visit to White Cottage – what a wonderful week we have had. We love the cottage, so did the dogs who also enjoyed the large garden. We climbed the lighthouse and had several visits to the beach. The highlight of the week was the seals at Horsey beach. Many thanks for giving us an enjoyable holiday. Hopefully we will be back again soon.

We have had the best holiday ever! We have 3 big dogs and children ranging from 5 to 19 so finding somewhere for everyone is always tricky! White cottage ticks all the boxes! Beautiful beach within a 5 minute walk, quiet little villages and lovely dog friendly pubs. Plenty for the kids to do, they went to Go Ape, Horsey beach hillside carnival, Cromer pier, cinema in Norwich and a day trip to visit friends in Great Yarmouth! It is so refreshing to be able to let our dogs on the sofas, wonder around unrestricted in the house€¦ really takes a lot of stress out of the holiday! Wonderful welcome gift and everything that we could possibly need was right here, you really have thought of everything. Sad to leave but we will be back!
Thank you for an amazing holiday.
Connor, Matthew and Adam

Had a wonderful stay here, loved the big garden and all the extra room to run, play and sleep. We hope to come back soon!!
Ruth and Family

Beautiful cottage! Clearly well loved and we also loved it too! Thank you! We had a lovely week and enjoyed lots of beach time at various beaches as well as lots of different cafe food. We also tried a day out in Norwich and that was lovely too!
Helen, Chris and George

Another fantastic week at White Cottage, blessed again with good weather and will definitely see you again next year!!
Karen family

Fabulous cottage, excellent base to explore the local area. Loved walking the dogs down to the coast to the Kingfisher cafe, Walcott. Exploring Winterton sands was a highlight (excellent sandwiches at the Dunes cafe) everything was so fab and dog friendly- thank you!
Chapman and Chan family

Only been here for 1 day but I just had to write how wonderful White cottage is. We are already working out how we can stay here forever!! We have now visited several beaches and had some great walks being an early bird, Norfolk is beautiful in the mornings!! It’s been great to put the kettle on and sit in the garden with the dogs. The weather has been fabulous, Bacton Wood is always a favourite with the dogs and Cart Gap beach is our favourite. Lunch at The Star in Lessingham was great as was the cream tea at Smallsticks. Delicious crab, prawns and cockles from the Fairmaiden fish shop in the village. Would love to come back when we’ve visited all East Ruston Cottages!!
Carina, Ant and Mylo

We have had an absolutely blissful week at White Cottage whilst the weather wasn't great when we arrived, there's so much room that we never felt we were on top of each other. The dogs have never stopped wagging their tails all week. Mum's dogs love the HIK9 beds so much she's ordered one! I go on a lot of cottage breaks with Winnie and White Cottage is by far the best equipped for both us and the dogs. I can absolutely understand why this is booked up so far in advance and why people come back time and time again. White Cottage, it's been incredible.
Alli, Andy, Janice and Winnie, Cala and Dave

Loved it such a special cottage and with a nearby beach! Meal at "The Star" and lunches were excellent as always. Great walks to the beach. Winterton beach now our favourite. Also had fresh crab from a local shop - delicious. Will be back when we can get a free week. Thanks.
Ali, Mark, Bertie and Lilly

Two words: Perfect and Fabulous
Jean and John. Tilly, Bertie, Saffy, Charlie and Becky

What a fantastic Cottage for people and dogs. You have thought of everything. Visited many of the local sights in your book and brought local produce. Fabulous walks, lovely people - sorry to be going home even though it’s my birthday. Hope to be back next year.
Helen, Phil and Poppy

An amazing holiday - thank you so much. The house is beautiful. Lovely beach and dune walks, seals, lunches out and wine and game of Thrones in the evening. Perfect!!
Karen and Jennie

We have enjoyed your lovely White Cottage so very much. It truly is idyllic. Every home comfort, beautiful countryside, endless beach and every comfort taken care of. Thank you for sharing.
Carol, Pat, Lyra, Acorn, Linda, Nick, Dan, Jester

Lovely, relaxed week with our reactive (on lead) dog. Winterton Dunes and beach were perfect for Mabel who enjoyed her first sight and taste of sand and sea! No sudden "frights" as can see long a long distance in advance! Enjoyed the comforts of the White Cottage very much! Thank you! P.S Mable has just enjoyed her first snow too!
Jenny, John and Mabel

What a wonderful find! Never known a beautiful holiday cottage so doggy friendly. Such a change!! Gary enjoyed his 50th birthday very much. Brought £20 worth of dog biscuits from Nero's Kitchen along the road to take home!! Fantastic evening meal at Hill House, big meals - fab. Lots of lovely walks and weather fab.
Gary and Zena

All humans and dogs had a wonderful time celebrating Dee's 60th birthday. The cottage is PERFECT beautiful and excellently equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the beaches everyday and the dogs will be quite disappointed to miss their daily swims when we get home. It makes a difference having the dogs feel truly welcome and as though their holiday is important too. Thank you!!!
Dee, Jo, Steve and Hazel

Our second visit to White Cottage and just as good as last time. The 'boys' really enjoyed their beach walk everyday and running around the garden. Lovely and peaceful and relaxing - we will be back!
Anne, Joe, Lynne, Toni, Eli and Albert

Our second year at White Cottage, and loved it even more. Everything was perfect - I wish I could live here. The dogs and us enjoyed some lovely walks and the garden is so safe for our couple of escape artists. My 16 year old Patter jack seemed to find a new lease of life here. Thank you for the lovely treats - can't wait to come back next year.
Jo and Lee, Billy, Stella, Stan and Freddie

A fantastically dog friendly cottage, where we could eat and natter with the dogs in the conservatory and the doors open. We had warm nights by the fire watching DVDs. The cooker was a revelation (used to gas hob) and the bed was comfortable. What more could we want?
Ian and Sarah et al

Wonderful super dog friendly cottage. Barney and I had a very relaxing time with lots of football on the beach. Thank you so much Penel and Leith for allowing dogs and their owners to stay. Thank you very much for all the goodies.
Caroline and Barney

Had a lovely stay. Cottage is cosy. Will come back, if can't get White Cottage, will try and find another. But that would be hard to find!
Pam, Jen and James, Benjie and Inky

Amazing cottage, caters for humans and dogs alike. Everything you could wish for and more. Had some wonderful days out and some cosy nights in. We love Norfolk but this is the first time in this area. We have already booked the cottage for 2018. Beach is lovely and so close you can walk to it. Thank you for the welcome pack it was most appreciated. Thanks to the owners for making our holiday so enjoyable.
Carole and Emma, Fudge and Treacle, Millie, Henry and Benjie

Lovely time had by all, very home from home, relaxing time, weather has been great too. We have eaten at The Lighthouse Inn, Poachers Pocket and also the Hill House Inn for lunch. Best food was the Lighthouse Inn. Very friendly at all the eating places we have been. Places we went. Do the coast walk and eat at Smallsticks cafe, also very welcoming, even with 6 Springers. after the beach swim. See you next year.
Karen, Martin, Barbara, Ian, Jackie, Max, Luci. Ella, Toby, Bracken, Drummer

Beautiful, beautiful cottage - so quiet and peaceful, Dogs loved the garden and the lovely short stroll to the beach. Even the two oldies managed it! Lovely to catch a lighthouse open day and so many walks on the doorstep. Always find somewhere new. The Lighthouse Inn at Walcott does nice food and Hill House Inn a nice lunch with good ales! Everything here we could possibly want or need. A true home from home experience, one we will definitely repeat.
Karen, Chris, Chloe and Eric, Flynn, Tosca, Chase. Debbie, Best

Such a beautiful cottage - we've had such a relaxing holiday here. Loved the peace and tranquillity in the garden. Our three dogs have been in paradise and don’t want to leave. Thank you so much for a beautiful dog friendly place to stay.
Karen and Colin, Bosun, Millie and Teddy

It is great to be back! We have had a lovely 2 weeks here and the sun shone. Perfect cottage and garden for us and the dogs - alas already booked for 2017 but we hope to be back again.
Giovanni and Alex, Diana and Keith and Bailey and Lennox

We have had a wonderful time in a beautiful home from home. Thank you very much.
Andrew, Carole, Leo and Ella, Boo Blaze and Filby

Penel, Leith, Lola, Gracie, Hattie and Figgis and Moo - thank you for letting us borrow your beautiful cottage. It's definitely the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, perfect inside and out and in a lovely location. You can't make a home like this without love and care which shows in all the little details. We've had a fabulous week.
Mel, Lionel, CJ and Zed

Penel and Leith, your cottage is beautiful, so comfortable and cosy and well equipped. Great location. We have had a lovely time. Recommend Sugar and Spice Cafe in Bacton - good menu and dogs welcome, reasonably priced. Thank you for the welcome pack.
Bren and Les, Rachel, James and Rown and Poppy and Riley

Thank you for providing such a comfortable, well-thought out holiday home from home. Both humans and dogs have been able to relax and unwind (I don't want to go home). A few local highlights for us were the East Ruston Vicarage Gardens (no dogs), Truly Local on Stalham High Street (source of many of the delicious welcome pack goodies), 5 mile circular walk at Horsey windmill, local walk to Cart Gap via Happisburgh lighthouse (deserted at 6am), Kingfisher fish and chips Bacton (closes 7pm during week and 8pm weekend). A little further afield, Sheringham Park and Holt are very dog friendly (which also means there are lots of other dogs around). Both lovely though! I hope to return in the not too distant future.

I love staying at White Cottage. My bed is comfy and I went up the lighthouse! I hope we come back next time - I love staying here.

I love staying at White Cottage as its lots of fun. When we arrived I was very excited but when we left, I was sad. I had lots of fun because I went up the tower and the lighthouse.
Hannah and Ella Barty

Our second visit to White Cottage and as before, we have had an amazing stay here. Everything is perfect, the fruit cake was wonderful and the other treats. The dogs loved the garden and the raised beds. The new sofa in the conservatory was really nice too. Thank you, see you again soon.
Julie, Dave, Ted, Mollie, Ellie and Daisy

Fantastic! Such a treat for our 5 boys. Huskies and Wolfie adored it. Great weather too. Thanks for the yummies.
Sue, Roger, Tubie, Narl, Frog, Aspen and Whale

So very pleased to be back!! Just like coming back home. Even our (anxious) pups settled in straight away and made themselves at home within minutes. Thank you Penel and Leith for another perfect holiday - unquestionably the best holiday cottage we have found. Hopefully we will be back again soon. PS Loved Waxham beach and the seals.
Gareth and Kim and Ro and Gaia

Had a lovely relaxing week. Lovely to stay in a home, rather than a holiday cottage. Dogs have loved it. Already booked for 2017. Looking forward to it.
Tracey, Mort, Cesar, Wilf, Pippa, Ryter and Rafferty

Wow what a fabulous cottage, it has everything. Our two dogs loved it and so did we. Once again, lovely meals at 'The Star' and tried 'The Poachers Pocket' too. Can recommend the beach at Sea Palling. Walked along the beach to Eccles and up to Lessingham, great not having to rely on the car.
Marie, Alison, Bertie and Lily

Another fantastic week in Norfolk. Cottage is perfect and very well equipped. Garden is absolutely brilliant - our 8 dogs had a fantastic time running about. We are regular visitors to Happisburgh as we love the area and we had lovely weather too! See you next year!
Lian, Alan, Celia, Michelle and Lily. Dogs Luna, Dylan, Rosie, Freya, Molly, Toby, Dougall and Daisy

Wonderful! The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Perfect cottage in every way.
The Flower family including Ritche the Springer/Collie

This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in for the dogs. So practical but very comfortable. The welcome gifts went down well and we have bought boxes of Nero’s Kitchen biscuits which the dogs love. We would definitely come again. Thank you for letting us stay.
Jane and Sian and dogs

Had a lovely time, dogs loved the garden and beaches. Thank you so much.
Jim and Vanessa and the Westies (Hamish, Archie and Pippa)

Nice cottage, very comfy, great walks along the beach. We all enjoyed our stay, thank you.
​Jill and Jackie and three dogs Mini, Bertie and Fifi

Absolutely beautiful cottage which contributed to an amazing holiday. We all felt so relaxed and at home. The attention to detail and all the doggie bits and bobs really made a difference. Needless to say we can’t wait to come back, thank you.
Gareth and Kim and two rotties, Gaia and Ro

Wonderful cottage - ideal location. Dogs loved the garden and the beach. Thank you.
The Wayne Family

Fab cottage, amazing beaches, all humans and dogs have had a wonderful holiday. Can’t wait to come again.
Gillian, Fiona and 4 dogs Ruby Jack Spock and Rebel

Our fifth holiday to Norfolk with East Ruston Cottages but our first at White Cottage. We loved it - already booked for next year. Not only dog friendly but rabbit friendly . Thanks for a fab holiday / birthday.
Angela and Dave, Riley, Roxy, Vinnie, Sky (staffies) and Milo (lop eared rabbit)

Stayed in many 'dog friendly' cottages around the country but this one truly is! Made good use of the mud room facilities given the weather. Loved the cottage, the local pubs and the walks on the beach. Can’t wait to return. Thank you for allowing us into your home.
Jannine and Ian (humans), Cannie and Florence (dogs)

What a perfect place to stay! The cottage is absolutely beautiful and has everything we need and more! It was so nice to be able to let the dogs out in the garden and not worry about them escaping. Lovely walks from the door. The games room was very popular with our teenage son!! Very happy humans and dogs!! Thank you for all the treats too. Can’t wait to come back in February 2017.
Jo, Lee and Lewis, Billy (Patterdale), Stella (Jack Russell x Chihuaha), Stan (Lurcher), Freddie (Rotti x GSD)

Had a lovely week in this very comfortable cottage. The weather has been very mild and mainly dry so we got lucky there. Would recommend Sugar and Spice cafe (huge portions) and Oasis Indian Takeaway (Stalham) for great food. Brancaster Beach is wonderful and worth the drive, as is Burnham Market. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and our rescue dogs. White Cottage is not simply a holiday house - it is a home. Love it!
Faith and Al, Halo and Nina (otterhounds), Herbie (staffie)

What can be said about this cottage that hasn’t been said before? We've loved our stay here in this comfortable and well equipped property. Perfect for humans and dogs alike. Enjoyed meals at the Star in Lessingham and the Greyhound in Hickling. We also loved seeing the seal colony at Horsey beach. A great holiday all round.
John and Sarah, Wilson, Mildred, Willow and Pip

We have had the most fabulous and special weeks. The cottage is so well equipped from superb cooking utensils to dog friendly towels. Such a pleasure not to have to bring a car full of dog equipment. Having wifi was a life saver as there is no signal. Highlights – the woodburner and wood store, the games room!! going to Horsey on the last day of beach visits and seeing a 24 hour old pup, smart TV and books, gorgeous dog friendly beaches. Everything!!  Thank you so much for keeping such a fabulous cottage for dogs and their families!
Lisa, Rob, Jasmine, Daniel, Ben, Rhianne, Georgia, Livvy (not all at the same time) and Blake – the German shepherd.

Absolutely wonderful. Brilliant for the dogs – loved it!
Linda. Graham, Elanda and John and 4 goldies, 1 cocker and 1 westie

Lots more left to do in this lovely part of the country. Blakeney Point beautiful in the Autumn sunshine was a highlight. Thank you for the welcome pack.
Jane, Mike, Joanna, Philippa and Wilfred Lewis and Vita the Springer Spaniel

Fantastic weather. Really enjoyed the garden. Cottage has everything one could possibly need. Wonderful!
Cheryl, Sheila, and Yvonne not forgetting greyhounds Lupe and Oscar

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cottage very comfortable, plenty of room for all. The Star at Lessingham very good food.
Pat, Denise, Anne and 7 dogs

Brilliant location, perfect cottage, and well enjoyed by all. This is the best dog friendly cottage we have ever been to. Thank you and we hope to see you again next year.
Fran, David, Jacqui, Mack, Lily and Lenzo, Obee, Emrys and Bailey

Fantastic and well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome pack, nice to be able to let Dougal out in the garden that’s nice and secure – everyone had a great holiday. Thank you. Everywhere very dog friendly. The Ship Inn and Star (Lessingham) very good food.
Jason, Louise, Angela, Lewis, Katie and Dougal Dog

Fantastic cottage, peaceful, quiet and very relaxing. Saw a doe and fawn in the field behind. Great walks with dogs, lovely beaches. All in all, we loved our first Norfolk holiday.
Richard, Kerry, Georgia, Claudia, plus Max, Katie, Alfie and Annie

Perfect place – we've all had a great holiday – very relaxing. Enjoyed going on different beaches and riding on boats to see the Broads. Highlight – seeing a kingfisher and a barn owl. Thanks.
Nigel, Rachel, Abbie, Sophie and Baxter

My daughter and I have had a lovely week here at White Cottage. Toll Barn Vets, North Walsham, were absolutely fantastic with Raffy and his injured paw - so calm and friendly. Happisburgh beach makes for a lovely dog walk. Great to find somewhere so dog friendly. Thanks for everything.
Karen, Hayley and Sasha and Raffy (the flatcoat retrievers)

We have had a wonderful time here. The welcome goodies were excellent. This is an amazing cottage with every need catered for and more. The dogs loved the large garden and the raised beds. The week has gone far too fast. We will be back but we have missed the booking for next year as already booked up.
Julie and David with Molly, Ted, Daisy and Ellie

The last two weeks have gone in a flash in lovely White Cottage. We felt really at home at once and Bailey has had a great time in the garden and on the beach. We are really sorry to go – Until the next time....
Gillian and Alasdair and friends and Bailey (flat coat retriever)

Had the best time ever. What a perfect cottage for us and our four dogs. Great welcome pack and the boys loved the treats – so much so, we went and bought some more!! Duke, our nervous greyhound was very relaxed and we have had no worries re the dogs escaping – totally brilliant. Will be back next year.
Sid and Ali, Duke, Zak, Chester and Harvey

Absolutely fantastic cottage – very well equipped – everything we needed. Thank you! See you soon!
Sarah, Steve, Tom, Toby, Jo and Will

Everything we could ever want from a holiday cottage. Home from home comforts, lovely relaxing location, fantastic small and considerate touches. Merryn absolutely adored the garden! All boxes ticked! THANK YOU! PS We were made to feel very welcome with our dog at The Poachers Pocket, The Star Inn and Butchers Arms. Food was excellent at all of these.
Gill, George, and Merryn the Golder Retriever

Fabulous place – Lovely, thoughtful welcome pack. So good, we have already asked to come again!
Jimmy and Lynne, Ruby, Dillon, Jess and Flint

Perfect cottage, catered for all our needs and felt very much at home. So good to have a secure garden. Good walks for dogs straight from the cottages for anyone with a nervous dog with other dogs as our Charlie is. The walk around the fields was very quiet, which is right out of the cottage and right again. It made for a stress-free week. Thanks again.
Sue and Dave, Charlie, Bunty and Oscar

We have had a wonderful stay at White Cottage, in fact we are disappointed our stay here has gone so quickly and it's time to head home already! The cottage has been more than comfortable and very well equipped for the needs of us and our dogs. It has been a lovely place to celebrate a birthday! The four of us have enjoyed some lovely walks - Weavers Way near East Ruston and from Horsey Mill were two favourites.
Chloe and Gina with Winston and Marley

Great week and lovely location. Cottage is very comfortable and we felt very much at home. I am sure we will be back next year.
Mark and Geraldine with Dessie and Kai

We have had a lovely week, weather was great. Cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. Dogs loved the beaches, Bacton Woods and the garden here. Already looked at booking again - shame same week next year is booked already though! Our first time to Norfolk but don't think it will be our last - lovely area!
Sam and Ian with Lucy, Poppy and Oscar

A great week at White Cottage. Takes a lot for us to feel at home but from the moment we walked in the door we felt relaxed and soothed. Beautiful cottage throughout, couldn't have picked a better way to start our foray into Norfolk. Highlights (apart from the cottage) included the private lighthouse tour, Bewilderwood, North Norfolk Railway and seals at Horsey. That said, relaxing in the garden and the lounge made a great break really special. Till next time.....
Pete and Helen

What a fabulous homely cottage. We have had the best week and were lucky to have great weather. You really have thought of everything! The beach is great to walk the dogs, Smallsticks café do great bacon rolls, the village of Happisburgh was great to explore and the Hill House Pub has great beers.
Carmen and Steve with Theo, Jack and Monty

Without a doubt the loveliest dog friendly cottage we have every stayed in. The cottage is beautiful and the dogs loved mooching around the big garden. Had lovely walks on the beach and lovely meals out at The Star, Gunton Arms and Hill House pub. Thank you for the welcome pack - it was delicious.
Sharon, Carol, Amie, Sophie and Milie with Brodie, Tilly and Maisie

Absolutely beautiful cottage. Very, very dog friendly. Dogs loved the huge garden and beaches. Welcome pack was amazing and the cottage had everything you could need. Visited the Hill House, Star and Nelsons Head pubs – all very welcoming and friendly.
Can't wait to come back.
Mike, Emma and Lian with Luna, Dylan, Jasmine, Freya, Livvie and Rosie

A warm, cosy and beautifully decorated cottage with everything you need. Perfect for dog owners with a great garden and safely and fully enclosed. The cottage was perfect for our two children aged 4 and 6 too. They loved the twin beds and the view of the lighthouse. We will definitely be back soon – the best cottage we have ever stayed in!
Laura, Richard, Freya and Finn.

Quite simply the best, dog friendly holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Can't wait to come back. xx
Jacqui, Teasel and Sprocket

Pretty well perfect! Warm and welcoming, comfy, cosy and clean. A really lovely place in an excellent location. So nice not to have to worry about the dog escaping from the garden. Many thanks to both Sue and the property owner for all their help. Be warned though - we will be back! I will be recommending to a lot of people!
Sarah and Mark with Big Bad Baldrick

Your cottage is perfect. Beautifully equipped, cosy with lots of lovely thoughtful 'bits and bobs' to make it homely and welcoming. Large lounge, wonderful log burner and lots of comfy seats. Big garden - so safe for the dogs. Brilliant raised dog beds and throws. Thank you for the care you have taken to make us feel at home. Loved it!
Karina and Graham

“Our first time at Hidden Gem but not East Ruston Cottages.   The cottage is absolutely wonderful and has a very homely feel.  We have had a really relaxing holiday in a stunning location and Hidden Gem is like a home from home.  The beach and dunes are beautiful and the garden has been perfect for our two hounds!  A very dog friendly holiday cottage. All the extra little touches and the welcome gifts have been much appreciated!  We will definitely be back!! "

Phil and Clare with Pepo and Molly
Testimonial for Hidden Gem (Dog friendly holiday cottage in Norfolk)

“Our first stay at Red Roofs and we will definately be returning. Beautiful house and location. Garden is perfect for the dogs, house is well equipped and the welcome pack is a great gesture. We will be back next year ..... just hope you aren't fully booked!"

Vicky and Colin
Testimonial for Red Roofs

“Thank you so much for allowing us to be your first guests in Corner Cottage. My first impression was "WOW!". The cottage is amazing, you have thought of everything (even supplied fantastic weather!). The decoration is lovely, beds so comfortable. It was so nice to be able to bring the dogs so they could have a holiday with us and experience the beach for the first time."

Sandra and Steve
Testimonial for Corner Cottage
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Sea Lows, Crowden Road, Eccles, Norfolk NR12 0SJ