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Orchard Cottage - East Ruston Cottages, The Street, Happisburgh Norwich, Norfolk NR12 0AB

Self-catering - Sleeps 6

Welcomes Adults, children, dogs (no limit)

Average Rating from 40 reviews: 4.86
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Review Review No. 40 of 40

Recommended by:

Rod P - West Midlands

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 60 - 62
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

5 Nights
April - 2016

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday and you’ve got dogs to consider - this is it!”

One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in - beautifully furnished, great location, enclosed garden and fantastic for the dogs.

Highly recommended. Will return sometime soon.

Specifically Recommend:

Fantastic location and setting for anyone taking dogs on a beach holiday.

Local Gems:

Hill House Inn and the local beach - both excellent

Rod P, Solihull, West Midlands - 19th April 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 19/04/2016
By Rod P - West Midlands

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Review Review No. 39 of 40

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Karen Y - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 59
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
February - 2016

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Lovely relaxing week away. A home-from-home”

Love Orchard Cottage Everything you could want.

Lovely big garden for the dogs, walking distance from the beach, lovely pubs in the area.

Definitely would go back

Specifically Recommend:

Horsey - where the seals are

Local Gems:

Love the beaches.

People really friendly, wherever you go

Karen Y - Brentwood, Essex - 15th February 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/02/2016
By Karen Y - Essex

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Review Review No. 38 of 40

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Trudi M - Nottinghamshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 47 - 57
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2016

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Quiet
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A treasure. A gem. Perfect dog and owner haven”

What a wonderful holiday. Nothing to worry about. A real escape. The cottage is superb. Clean, warm, cosy, well equipped, comfortable, snuggly sofas and beds.

Dogs really well catered for. Large secure garden. Only three minutes’ walk from a beautiful dog-friendly beach. Very quiet little village. Close to places to visit if you desire.

Having been twice, it is now my much treasured bolt hole. I love it to pieces.

Specifically Recommend:

Order your papers from the tiny local shop

Local Gems:

The Gunton Arms country pub. Coffee especially nice. Lovely to sit in a comfortable, traditional pub with the deer roaming outside the window.

Beach - a must everyday

Eggs for sale on the beach lane - stunning - honestly, don’t miss the chance of tasting real eggs

View from the local church

En Route:

A gorgeous little farm shop - will try to find its name

Trudi M, Nottingham, Notts - 13th February 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 13/02/2016
By Trudi M - Nottinghamshire

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Review Review No. 37 of 40

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Linda Q - North Yorkshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 54 - 67
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Orchard Cottage, a place for all seasons”

Orchard Cottage is perfect for both dog owners and families with young children, as the large garden is safe and secure. It is a short walk from literally miles of clean beach in either direction and there are many footpaths and bridleways for countryside walking. It is well situated for touring North Norfolk and visiting places such as Cromer, Yarmouth or the Broads.

Orchard Cottage itself is a delight, being beautifully maintained by its owners, who have provided comfort and attention to detail in every room. Orchard Cottage is the sort of property that would be excellent no matter what the season or the weather!

There is good central heating and a lovely log burning stove for colder evenings. The kitchen is well equipped and provides a dishwasher and washing machine. There are dog bowls and throws for covering the furniture if needed for pooches. On arrival, guests will find freshly baked cakes, milk in the fridge and a lovely re-usable shopping bag to take home afterwards.

The local pub, a short walk away, is a gem, serving excellent food cooked on the premises, guest beers as well as their own brew and it welcomes dogs. Stalham, the nearest town, has good local produce for sale.

Specifically Recommend:

Specifically recommend Orchard Cottage’s comfort and its well-equipped kitchen, its safe and secure garden and its location for many activities.

Local Gems:

The local pub a short walk away in the village. A must for those who prefer unspoilt pubs.

The fresh fish shop in the village.

Linda Q, York, North Yorkshire - October 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/10/2015
By Linda Q - North Yorkshire

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Review Review No. 36 of 40

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Jeanette W - Worcestershire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 18 - 59
  •  
  • 0
  • 6
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A place to return to again and again”

If you want to stay at a completely dog-friendly place then East Ruston cottages are the place to go. We have just spent a week at a beautiful dream cottage in Happisborough.

It was very clean and full of all the things you need for a fantastic break. There is a lovely welcome pack awaiting with tea, coffee, milk and a lovely cake stand full of home made cakes! Not forgetting our four legged friends, with a packet of dog biscuits.

Specifically Recommend:

Orchard Cottage

Local Gems:

The local pub!

Jeanette W, Worcester, Worcestershire - 15th September 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/09/2015
By Jeanette W - Worcestershire

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Review Review No. 35 of 40

Recommended by:

Geraldine M - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 47 - 51
  •  
  • 2
  • 14 - 16
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Clean, comfortable dog-friendly cottage in great position for exploring North Norfolk coast”

A warm welcome awaits at Orchard Cottage (as with all East Ruston Cottages) with the lovely cakes, strawberries and dog biscuits! Very dog-friendly.

Lovely house, comfortable bedrooms and a beautiful dog-safe garden. The short walk to Happisburgh beach was perfect for us. Great breakfasts, lunches and Friday fish and chips were had at Smallsticks cafe.

I always recommend East Ruston Cottages to my doggy friends and will continue to do so. Many thanks Sue.

Specifically Recommend:

Proximity to iconic lighthouse and fabulous dog-friendly beaches.

Local Gems:

Happisburgh lighthouse and beach.

Smallsticks cafe.

En Route:

Chilli cafe, Stowmarket.

Geraldine M, Billericay, Essex - 3rd August 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 03/08/2015
By Geraldine M - Essex

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Review Review No. 34 of 40

Recommended by:

Simon S - Leicestershire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 60 - 62
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Orchard Cottage- it is impossible not to enjoy”

Wow! what a find - Orchard Cottage has everything you would expect from a village setting, the cottage has so much character and the way it is furnished is completely in keeping with it.

Set in the middle of the village and opposite Beach Road you could walk to the local pub - The Hill House - or be on the beach within minutes. Happisburgh beach is brilliant for dogs and the Hill House for us as well!!

The conservatory at the cottage was a bonus and the garden was so secure our dogs wandered in and out all day long in complete safety - if you want to treat your dogs this place is ideal, I have never seen ours so happy!

Specifically Recommend:

Go see the seals from the beach, the lighthouse and church tower are open on certain weekends - walk to the Star at Lessingham - it’s not that far! ....... and of course the Hill House!

Local Gems:

Yet again Stalham Chippy must be one of the best in Norfolk.

Special mention for the Hill House - they now have their own micro brewery and the ales on offer really cannot be beaten - ask the Landlord for some of his special chilli scratchings - if you can eat them you will be in his Hall of Fame!!

Simon S, Bagworth, Leics - 21st July 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you, thank you for the lovely cottage review. We do work really hard, so it’s great to hear we are doing things right. Pete said....you might make the Hall of Fame with the chilli scratchings but you may also make A&E!’’ - Leonie

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 21/07/2015
By Simon S - Leicestershire

I confirm Simon was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of his recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie Hughes, owner, Orchard Cottage - 22nd July 2015
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Review Review No. 33 of 40

Recommended by:

Mandy T - Cambridgeshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 50 - 55
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Great place to stay for dogs (and owners)”

From the flowers, cakes and strawberries on arrival down to the sunbeds and bbq this is a great place to stay. We found it comfy, clean and well equipped. So nice to have a beautiful, secure garden to relax in. Loved it so much we’ve booked for next year.

Would recommend a stroll along the beach, breakfast at Smallsticks cafe and returning along the cliffs.

Specifically Recommend:

Very dog-friendly

Local Gems:

Beach, Bacton woods. Plenty of dog-friendly beaches close by.

Mandy T, Witchford, Cambs - 23rd June 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/06/2015
By Mandy T - Cambridgeshire

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Review Review No. 32 of 40

Recommended by:

Berenice S - Cambridgeshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 42 - 70
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“So good we wished we lived there!”

Thank you a million times for a genuine safe and secure garden which we’ve come to realise is a rare thing, but so valued for our four legged woof. We shall install doorbells on our gates at home now!

We loved breakfast on the patio, a cuppa in the conservatory after a long walk on the beach and the lovely framed posters in bedrooms too. It’s a stylish and comfortable home that was so well equipped we managed to cook a celebratory meal for my parents who visited on their golden wedding anniversary. As fellow East Ruston groupies they were terribly impressed too.

Specifically Recommend:

Loved the short walk to the beach and the pub, the safe garden and the fab service from East Ruston cottages as always.

Local Gems:

The huge, dog-friendly all-year-round beach, the amazing church, Truly Local of Stalham.

Bernice Smith - Cambridge - 20th June 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/06/2015
By Berenice S - Cambridgeshire

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Review Review No. 31 of 40

Recommended by:

Howard M from Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 60 - 70
  •  
  • 5
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Wonderful holiday and booked up for next year as soon as I got home”

Wonderful cottage. Cakes and flowers, and milk in the fridge when we arrived. Everything you could ever want is in the cottage for a wonderful holiday and girls (dogs) loved it as well - many thanks!

Specifically Recommend:

The little touches - the lovely cakes and strawberries when we arrived

Local Gems:

The beaches

Howard M, Halstead, Middx - June 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/06/2015
By Howard M from Essex

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Review Review No. 30 of 40

Recommended by:

Barbara L - East Sussex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 60 - 65
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

Seven Nights
May - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Beautiful cottage, lovely village.”

The cottage was lovely - cosy and larger than we expected, the garden was beautiful, safe and spacious. We were within walking distance of the sandy beach,village pub and local shop.

Families with children and dog owners would really enjoy this cottage with the garden being enclosed and safe and being a quaint village and the sandy beach and country walks, plenty of places to visit nearby within a few miles by car such as Sea Palling, Horsey where you can see seals on the beach.

Specifically Recommend:

Local pub, sandy beach and country walks.

Local Gems:

Beach, Pub, Church.

Barbara L - Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex - 17th May 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/05/2015
By Barbara L - East Sussex

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Review Review No. 29 of 40

Recommended by:

Judi S - West Sussex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 27 - 69
  •  
  • 5
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Wish there were more dog-friendly cottages like this in other parts of the country as well”

Homely and comfortable cottage, totally dog-friendly, but no evidence of dogs having stayed only the week before.

Such a wonderful treat for those with multiple dogs to find a clean, well-equipped dog and people-friendly cottage, where any number of dogs stay for free, with a totally dog proof garden.

Our second visit, and we will be going again.

Specifically Recommend:

Dog-friendly

Local Gems:

Beaches.

The Star pub at Lessingham - great food.

Judi Stiles, Shipley, Near Horsham, West Sussex - 28th April 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you for leaving such a fantastic review!! I do try really hard to scrub the place up and down each week - it’s lovely when guests mention it. See you and the dogs again soon, thanks’’ Leonie

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/04/2015
By Judi S - West Sussex

I confirm Judi was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie Hughes, owner, Orchard Cottage - 13th May 2015
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Review Review No. 28 of 40

Recommended by:

Lynne K - Hertfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 49 - 55
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Absolutely fantastic!”

This was a fantastic place to stay. Very very dog-friendly, clean, well-equipped and an excellent location. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

The garden is lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting in it or, when slightly cooler in the evening, taking advantage of the lovely conservatory.

We would live to revisit!

Specifically Recommend:

Anyone with dogs would absolutely love this accommodation.

Local Gems:

Happisburgh beach is great and Bacton Woods (5-10 mins drive) is lovely

Lynne - St. Albans, Herts - 14th April 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Dear Lynne, thank you for the comments! We do work really hard to make the cottage and garden lovely for you all. It’s good to know we’re doing things right. Look forward to having you to stay again & thanks again for taking the time to fill out a review’’ - Leonie & Pete

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/04/2015
By Lynne K - Hertfordshire

We confirm Lynne was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of herrecommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie & Pete Hughes, owners, Orchard Cottage - 16th April 2015
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Review Review No. 27 of 40

Recommended by:

Pip & Nigel - Leicestershire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 52 - 70
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
  • Shopping
Summary:

“A TRULY dog-friendly holiday - accommodation and area”

It makes a change to find a place that is so beautiful. Well equipped, dog-friendly and a totally relaxing environment.

We were celebrating my husband’s big birthday and the excellent accommodation, area and company ensured that we had a superb time.

The weather was incredible for early March and we thoroughly enjoyed a day on The Broads and many beach and coastal walks. All the locals were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for you

From the first contact until we locked the cottage door for the last time, we had the most amazing stay.

Thank you

Specifically Recommend:

Book early to ensure you get the cottage and dates that you want

Local Gems:

Hill House pub

Cart Gap beach and walk through to Happisburgh beach

Pip & Nigel, Thurmaston, Leics - 15.03.15

Owner’s Reply:

’’Dear Pip & Nigel, A pleasure to have you all to stay and thank you kindly for taking the time to fill out a cottage review. It’s really good to know that you had a great holiday and the cottage was everything you hoped for’’ - Leonie & Pete.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/03/2015
By Pip & Nigel - Leicestershire

I confirm Pip & Nigel were bona-fide paying guests at Orchard Cottage. The content of their recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie Hughes, owner, Orchard Cottage - 11th April 2015
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Review Review No. 26 of 40

Recommended by:

Michelle F - Hertfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 5
  • 19 - 42
  •  
  • 1
  • 1 - 1
  • 2
Stayed:

5 Nights
December - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Best place I’ve ever stayed for dogs”

A fantastic place for a family Christmas getaway.

The garden was more like a park, fully enclosed and the dogs loved it.

The cottage has everything you could hope for and even everything provided for the dogs.

A very nice welcome pack on arrival of mince pies, mulled wine, cake and clementines as well as dog treats.

Couldn’t fault the cleanliness and comfort of this cottage.

Specifically Recommend:

Perfect for dogs

Local Gems:

Beach within walking distance

Michelle F, Cheshunt, Herts. - 6th Jan 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/01/2015
By Michelle F - Hertfordshire

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Review Review No. 25 of 40

Recommended by:

Alison S - Worcestershire

Our party:
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  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 48 - 50
  •  
  • 1
  • 15
  • 5
Stayed:

7 Nights
December - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Lovely dog friendly welcoming cottage”

Lovely welcoming cottage. Great having a high fenced enclosed garden for the dogs. We stayed in the December but the sun and daylight came streaming through this delightful south facing cottage and can only imagine how gorgeous the cottage would be in the summer. Well equipped with BT vision.

Specifically Recommend:

Cottage great for dogs with the safe enclosed garden and the dog welcoming beach.

Local Gems:

lovely farm shop on A149 for fresh veg not far from Happisburgh. Pub in this village welcoming and good food.

En Route:

Took dogs for a toilet break round Brandon Country Park

Alison S - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire - December 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 22/12/2014
By Alison S - Worcestershire

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Review Review No. 24 of 40

Recommended by:

Lian G - West Midlands

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 38
  •  
  • 1
  • 3
  • 6
Stayed:

7 Nights
November - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Absolutely fantastic place to stay”

Orchard Cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs. Fantastic location, very close to the beach which was great for the dogs to visit every day!

The cottage itself is gorgeous, very, very dog friendly with wooden and tiled floors on the ground floor which is great for wet, sandy dogs returning from the beach! The kitchen is very well equipped, it had absolutely everything we needed. The bedrooms are very comfortable, the duvets and pillows so soft!!! The living accommodation was great, comfortable chairs, decent sized TV, DVD player and music system for entertainment. The house was spotless on our arrival and the welcome pack and fresh flowers were lovely touches.

The village of Happisburgh is so quiet and peaceful, just perfect for a relaxing break. A great base for our days out including visits to Bacton Woods, Holkham and various RSPB reserves in the area. Can’t wait to return next year!

Specifically Recommend:

The huge, dog-proof garden

Local Gems:

Beach!

Lian G, Coventry, West Midlands - 1st December 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 01/12/2014
By Lian G - West Midlands

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Review Review No. 23 of 40

Recommended by:

Sarah S - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 49 - 53
  •  
  • 11
Stayed:

7 Nights
November - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A truly magical place to stay”

This is a truly magical place to stay. It was easy to set up for my Gundogs and very comfortable. We relaxed and watched the clouds scudding across the sky.

There is a superb pub within easy walking distance, good road walks for the dogs and a lovely beach which we went to every day ....at least once!

Specifically Recommend:

The dog-friendliness of the house, garden and village.

Local Gems:

The Hill House pub and Dancing Men local brewery.

Sarah S, Burnham on Crouch, Essex - 23.11.14

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/11/2014
By Sarah S - Essex

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Review Review No. 22 of 40

Recommended by:

Helen G - Hertfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 46 - 46
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Truly dog friendly, beautiful and welcoming cottage”

A truly dog-friendly cottage, with plenty of room for everyone and everything. The cottage is spacious and characterful and very comfortable.

Leonie provides lots of thoughtful extras like fire making materials, poo bags, dog bowls, dog towels, music and sound systems and a well-equipped kitchen.

We were within minutes of the beach and glorious costal walks and easily fell into a routine of long daily walks, tea and toast and snoozes.

Specifically Recommend:

Lovely big garden for the dogs

Local Gems:

Smallsticks Caf - 45 mins walk along the beach or coastal path, just behind the Happisburg Lifeboat station

Helen G, Shenley, Herts - 28.10.14

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Helen for the kind words & taking the time to fill in a review of the cottage. Hope to see you all next year’’ - Leonie & Pete

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/10/2014
By Helen G - Hertfordshire

We confirm Helen was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie & Peter, owners, Orchard Cottage - 6th November 2014
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Review Review No. 21 of 40

Recommended by:

Linda Q - North Yorkshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 53 - 66
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Truly dog-friendly home-from-home in a superb location”

I can definitely recommend this property. The location was perfect for our four dogs as it was only 400 yards from the beach and surrounded by lovely countryside.

The cottage was clean and comfortable and there were cakes, strawberries, dog biscuits and fresh flowers to welcome us on arrival.

There are many places of interest to visit and the lovely, clean beaches stretch for miles.

Specifically Recommend:

It was a truly dog-friendly cottage with a secure garden and superb walks.

Local Gems:

A gem of a country pub in the village and another with superb food at Lessingham.

Linda Q and the dogs, York, North Yorks - 5th October 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Dear Linda, it makes the scrubbing of toilet bowls, hours of laundry and vacuuming all worth it when I read lovely comments like yours! So glad you had a great holiday & enjoyed the cottage. Really appreciate that you’ve spent the time to review us

Thank you, Leonie’’

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/10/2014
By Linda Q - North Yorkshire

I confirm Linda was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
- Leonie, owner, Orchard Cottage - 6th October 2014
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Review Review No. 20 of 40

Recommended by:

Jo S - Nailsworth

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 1
  • 47
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“What a find - shouldn’t really be telling you!”

What an absolute gem! Location is superb, a quiet, unspoilt Norfolk village, a five minute walk to a fantastic beach that in August was almost deserted. Nearby facilities are only a five minute drive away which is no hardship given there was hardly any traffic around.

The cottage itself is fantastically equipped, clean and the garden perfectly safe for my nine month old terrier.

I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing, peaceful time with choice on your doorstep for activities and more vibrant places such as Great Yarmouth and Cromer. I will definitely be returning.

Specifically Recommend:

Relaxing beach location even in the middle of August.

Local Gems:

Halt Cafe for Sunday Carvery - basic but plentiful.

Hill House pub - friendly and traditional with own brewed ale.

Walk along the beach from Happisburgh to Cart Gap and eat at the Smallsticks cafe.

Jo S from Nailsworth, Glos - 24.08.2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Dear Jo (and Norman!) glad you liked the cottage. I must say thank you for how clean & tidy you left the cottage. A-star if there was a Rated-guests.com. See you and your new fella next year x ’’ - Leonie

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 24/08/2014
By Jo S - Nailsworth

I confirm Jo was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie, owner, Orchard Cottage - East Ruston Cottages - 02.09.2014
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Review Review No. 19 of 40

Recommended by:

Curt S from Hornchurch

Our party:
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  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 1
  • 40 - 50
  •  
  • 3
  • 13 - 17
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Beach / Sea
  • Local Food
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Worth staying at ”

The property was photographed well so gave an accurate description of the place. All needs were catered for even down to the dog bed and bowls - really well thought out.

A very clean property with good size rooms, radios, televisions, dvd player all entertainment needs met. I would stay at this property again as the family really enjoyed it and we have friends in the village so go there every year.

There was a warm welcome on arrival - strawberries and homemade cake - what a nice touch after a long journey.

Specifically Recommend:

A well described property with all needs catered for.

Local Gems:

Hillside pub carvery on a Sunday

Curt S, Hornchurch, Essex - 18th August 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Glad you liked the home baking (and the cottage of course!) Hope to see you and the family again next year. Thanks for staying at Orchard Cottage’’ - Leonie.

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/08/2014
By Curt S from Hornchurch

I confirm Curt was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of his recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Leonie, owner, Orchard Cottage - East Ruston Cottages - 02.09.2014
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Review Review No. 18 of 40

Recommended by:

Theresa W from Newdigate

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 43 - 51
  •  
  • 2
  • 13 - 14
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Fantastic, light and airy house, very dog-friendly and set in an idyllic location”

Orchard Cottage is a lovely light & airy house, simply but comfortably furnished with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. It was very clean and tidy with lots of storage space and very easy with the dogs - lots of room for the crate, hard floors etc The garden is lovely - very spacious and the perfect place to sit out and relax.

The setting couldn’t be better - so close to the beach, but not busy at all and very dog-friendly.

Cakes and dog treats on arrival were a lovely touch, as was the treasure hunt for the kids!

Specifically Recommend:

The garden is lovely and the whole of this stretch of coast seems very quiet and dog-friendly.

The beaches are fantastic, quiet and clean.

Local Gems:

Waxham beach - had a whole section to ourselves despite it being a hot day in the summer holidays.

Seeing the seals so close to shore and bobbing up next to our dinghy.

Theresa W, Newdigate, Surrey - 10th August 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Fantastic review thanks Theresa. Sounds like the house suited you down to the ground and with its level of comfort, great garden and closeness to the beach (not to mention the dog friendly pub, the shop, tea shops and fish shop) it is proving to be very popular already. So pleased you had a good time and thanks once again for taking the time to give it such a glowing review’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 10/08/2014
By Theresa W from Newdigate

I confirm Theresa was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 15th August 2014
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Review Review No. 17 of 40

Recommended by:

Trudi M - Mapperley

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 45 - 52
  •  
  • 2
  • 13 - 18
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Peaceful
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Don’t go, we want to make sure we can book it again!! Lol”

We were welcomed at Orchard Cottage with lovely cakes and strawberries with tea, coffee and fresh milk.

It was extremely clean, was very dog-friendly with nice touches like dog biscuits, water bowl, dog bed, towels and poo bags provided.

It was a very short walk to the beautiful beach which was never busy. Came across a baby seal one morning, it was beautiful.

Loads of storage space, very comfy beds, lovely conservatory to relax in and a lovely secure and private garden. We WILL absolutely be going back.

Specifically Recommend:

Beach

Local dog-friendly pub

View from Church bell tower

Local Gems:

Beach, beach, beach

Trudi M from Mapperley, Nottingham - 9th August 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Trudi, what a great review! I can understand why you want to keep it for yourself with the great time you had! Leonie will be so pleased to read your lovely comments and plenty of other guests thinking about staying will, sorry!, be tempted by your wonderful description. So pleased you loved the house so much it is a real gem in the East Ruston Cottages crown!’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/08/2014
By Trudi M - Mapperley

I confirm Trudi was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Cottage. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 15th August 2014
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