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keeping your dog safe on a long car journey

4 top tips for keeping your dog safe on a long car journey

We’re lucky enough to welcome our guests from all over the UK, which can sometimes mean a long journey… If you’re off on an East Ruston Cottages holiday soon, it’s important to remember how stressful travelling can be for your dog. In this article, Kathryn Eccles from pet and equestrian suppliers Millbry Hill offers her…

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From happy customer to (totally dog-friendly) holiday cottage owner!

Where to start… Ah, yes! Holidays! What do we want from a holiday? Possibly, fun and spending time with family or friends. Mostly likely, relaxation (fingers crossed). Certainly, no daily chores (I know, some of you hoover or wash floors, but I’m thinking more cleaning bathrooms type chores). Definitely, being able to take our furry…

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East Ruston Cottages in Your Dog Magazine!

If you follow us on social media you’ll know that we often host a famous face or two. Cover stars, advertising models, even the odd canine Instagram influencer! Well this month it was finally our time to step into the Spotlight! A spotlight on Norfolk to be more exact! I was thrilled to collaborate with…

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Dogs on Board! How to have a fun and safe day on the Norfolk Broads with your dog

A trip to Norfolk isn’t complete without a cruise round the beautiful broads. Here’s how to make it safe and fun for your dog too! Dogs want to explore just as much as we do when we venture on our holidays, and as dog lovers ourselves, we know that you want them to enjoy their…

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taking your dog on a walking holiday

3 tips for taking your dog on a walking holiday

As you might imagine, we’re BIG fans of dog walks here at East Ruston Cottages. The Norfolk Trails network features over 1200 miles of walks, cycle and bridle routes across the county, with the Weavers Way, Paston Way, and Norfolk Coast Path all within easy reach of our cottages. Then there are so many smaller…

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About our cottage owners dogs…introducing Gracie at Hidden Gem!

This is Gracie, a basset fauve de Bretagne. She is the owner of (well she owns the owners!) Hidden Gem – one of our very dog friendly cottages in very dog friendly Winterton!  She is 11 years old and is one hell of an amazing little girl. When her owners were getting Hidden Gem ready…

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Cancellation Alert!

CANCELLATION ALERT! Scrummy little Milestone Barn has had a cancellation (poor lady fell off her horse and is full of pins and plates!) and it is the only Spring week available! 13 – 20 April £597. The owners of this really stylish barn own a craft centre so it is just chock full of lovely…

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New for February 2019!

We’ve had a busy winter, adding some great new DOG FRIENDLY (and I meant to put that in caps!!) properties to our website. Let me tell you about 2 of them, both on the same site in the deepest countryside near Happisburgh. So The Walnut and The Peanut (just love the names!) share the same…

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Serious winter bargain time!

OMG!!! There are times when I just have to do it!  And around Christmas time is one of those times!  Christmas can be so expensive – all those pressies to get, meal to buy, house to decorate, can all really add up.  So, not much money left in the pot for a holiday!  That’s why…

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I asked our lovely guests if they wanted to blog on here and this is what we got!

Our Barn Do you ever go somewhere and feel right at home?  It’s almost like you belong there and you are drawn to go back. Well I am lucky enough to have that feeling with Milestone Barn.  My friend Hilary and I stayed there for the first time this past July.  The minute I unlocked…

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