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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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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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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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