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Ruby Gem for your dog friendly stay in Norfolk

Ruby Gem for your dog friendly stay in Norfolk! Winterton-on-Sea boasts a whole host of holiday properties but we’ve got one you really should visit. A perfect village location and just minutes from the famous dunes and beach which welcomes dogs all year round. Ruby Gem offers peace and tranquility as well as having everything…

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The Walnut is so popular and here’s why!

…This is why! So we all know that The Walnut is super popular with new and returning guests, just take a look at our availability calendar for proof! But we thought we would jot down a few points for you to really get a feel for this great property. Being a barn conversion, not only…

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Why you should book White Cottage for your dog friendly staycation in Norfolk!

Why you should book White Cottage for your dog friendly staycation in Norfolk? Well, here’s why we bought it 6 years ago! We actually only viewed one property when we started looking for a suitable dog friendly holiday property – and it was White Cottage! It stood out a mile to us. At the time…

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7 great things about Victoria Cottage!

Are there only 7 good things about Victoria Cottage I hear you ask? Absolutely not. We could go on and on (and on!) about a stay here, but we don’t want to bombard you. Not straight away anyway… But first, a little background ….. *clears throat*. Victoria Cottage  is part of what was the Old…

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Another big win for East Ruston!

Another big win for East Ruston Cottages! We were crowned the winner of the ‘Cottages and Self-Catering’ category for the second year in a row! You can read the article here: Sue Allen, the owner of East Ruston Cottages, said “Winning the award at the weekend was a huge thrill! “We won it last year…

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Expert tips to help your dog stay calm during fireworks

Fireworks can be fun for humans, but for many dogs across Norfolk and beyond, they can be a strange, unsettling, even terrifying experience. And with most large New Year Celebrations cancelled this year, we’re expecting more back yard fire displays than ever. So how can you help your dog to stay calm during fireworks? And…

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A Norfolk seaside holiday cottage ‘Gem’…

About Hidden Gem and Winterton-on-Sea… Built in 1908 No. 2 May cottages was formally a fisherman’s cottage.   Winterton on Sea is an ancient village with one of the earliest recordings being in the Domesday book of 1086.  Historically, the main activities in the village were split between fishing and farming but it was the former…

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Six wonderful dog walks in East Norfolk

January marks National Walk Your Dog month and since we all LOVE a good dog walk, we thought we’d gather together a few of our favourite dog walks in East Norfolk; let us know which one you love most! Bacton Woods Just a few minutes drive from our Happisburgh, East Ruston and Honing cottages, Bacton…

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Top Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog in Winter

Brrrr! It’s getting a little cold out there isn’t it? Since the recent temperature dips, I’ve had several doggy owner clients (and friends and family) asking me things like: Is it ever too cold to walk my dog? What’s a safe temperature to walk my dog in winter? Can I still exercise my dog during…

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Our Favourite Dog Friendly pubs and cafes in East Norfolk

If there’s one thing many of us love to indulge in it’s good food and drink! And lucky for you Norfolk is packed with a variety of pubs and cafes, many of them very dog friendly. We asked our guests where they and their dogs loved to go during their stay at our cottages, here’s…

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