Vineyard Cottage – about the cottage and the plans for the vineyard!

Our delicious little Vineyard Cottage is tucked away in rural East Ruston.  Up a private drive, just off Chequers Street, which is a field lined country road with very little passing traffic. Owners Graham and Collette bought Vineyard Cottage as part of Poplar Farmhouse (and the vineyard – more of that below!) in 2021 and…

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‘Tis the season to see the seals

November to January is the perfect time to combine a dog walk with the opportunity to get a glimpse of grey seals in their natural habitat here in Norfolk. That’s because it’s breeding season when the adult seals will come ashore to have their pups. One of the best spots to see both parents and…

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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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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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