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Rooster Barn - East Ruston Cottages, Mundesley Road, Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0QB

Self-catering - Sleeps 4

Welcomes Adults, children, dogs (no limit to number)

Average Rating from 40 reviews: 4.89
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Rooster Barn - East Ruston Cottages

Contact Details

Sue Allen - East Ruston Cottages
sue@eastrustoncottages.co.uk
Tel - 01692 650083
or 07766 665684

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Barn conversion at the end of a private drive. Mostly ground floor accommodation with underfloor heating. Large dog-proof garden. Dog-friendly pub just 2 mins. Beaches easily accessible.

Accommodation in detail.... Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Cosy dining area with double sided wood burner, on other side of which is the living area with comfy seating, flat screen TV-DVD, and large patio doors to gravelled garden. Master double en-suite bedroom. Downstairs shower room with toilet. Paddle staircase to twins or superking double in a beamed eaves room.

Outside there is a south facing patio and gravelled area together with a large garden. The whole property is gated and well-fenced around the perimeter. Electric hook up point in paddock for caravan or camper van. Trunch is ideal location for exploring North Norfolk and has a well stocked village shop-Post Office. Nearest beach Mundesley, has blue flag status.

  • Truly dog-friendly accommodation
  • No limit on dog numbers. Fully secure
  • Close to dog-friendly pub
  • Village location
  • Bed linen, towels, dog throws provided
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • 3 sizes of dog crate available on request
  • Woodburner. BBQ. Free Wi-Fi
  • Supermarkets deliver - we will put away
  • No land line - Vodafone most reliable

“a real gem.. and such nice people to deal with”

“definitely ticked all the above boxes and was very comfortable and well equipped”

“Could live there - just felt at home the moment you walked through the door”

“Sue has been amazing, whenever we had a question she was right back with an answer”

“would suit a person with mobility issues (I have dyspraxia)”

“Can take as many dogs with you as you like”

Rooster Barn - East Ruston Cottages
Rooster Barn - East Ruston Cottages
Rooster Barn - East Ruston Cottages
Rooster Barn - East Ruston Cottages

Review Review No. 40 of 40

Recommended by:

Anita R - West Midlands

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

6 Nights
May - 2016

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

“If you have a dog then you’ll all love Rooster Barn”

Been there before and will go again. Very dog-friendly with safe outside space for your dog, good welcome pack of dog treats and adult treats alike.

Very comfortable and fully equipped accommodation with a lot of extras, including tea, coffee, sauces, washing up liquid, foil etc which you would normally have to take yourself, plus lots of info about the area.

We checked out the dog-friendly beaches and days out before we went so had an idea of what we wanted to do.

Specifically Recommend:

Relaxation guaranteed.

Local Gems:

Steam train from Holt to Sheringham.

Anita R, Sutton Coldfield - 24th May 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 24/05/2016
By Anita R - West Midlands

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Review Review No. 39 of 40

Recommended by:

Francesca K - Lancashire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 50
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
March - 2016

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

“A real gem of a property with everything you could possibly wish for”

The best property we have stayed in yet. Had everything we needed, comfortable, quiet location and very well equipped.

Well located for all attractions. Excellent property for dog owners.

Specifically Recommend:

Holkham Hall

Local Gems:

Banningham Crown. Mundesley beach

Francesca K from Rossendale, Lancashire - 15th March 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/03/2016
By Francesca K - Lancashire

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Review Review No. 38 of 40

Recommended by:

Stephen S - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 54 - 58
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

4 Nights
December - 2015

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

“A hidden gem”

This is 5 star accommodation in a delightful setting. The added advantage of the large garden is that it is completely secure which allows for a relaxing stay for both people and hounds alike.

The location is perfect for access to many nearby dog-friendly beaches and woodlands. It is not surprising that early booking is advised as so many people, as do we, want to keep coming back again and again.

Specifically Recommend:

Perfect place to relax

Local Gems:

Gunton Arms (pub)

Happisburgh Beach

Bacton Woods

Holt (shopping)

Stephen S, Chelmsford, Essex - 23rd December 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/12/2015
By Stephen S - Essex

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Review Review No. 37 of 40

Recommended by:

Alison P - East Midlands

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 54 - 57
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

4 Nights
November - 2015

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

“Always booked - says it all”

What a fabulous place to stay. It provides a comfortable environment in which everything you need has been provided.

We absolutely loved its position for getting to places to visit and lots of choice of deserted beaches. Near to good restaurants but village was quiet and relaxing.

Specifically Recommend:

Walk around the village approximately 6 miles, and seals at Horsey

Local Gems:

Vernon Arms

Alison P, Lincoln - 1st December 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 01/12/2015
By Alison P - East Midlands

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Review Review No. 36 of 40

Recommended by:

Kara M - Hampshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 59 - 44
  •  
  • 6
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2015

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

“Fantastic home-from-home to relax and feel loved”

Fantastic place, best equipped holiday let we have ever stayed in. Dog throws, bowls, crates all supplied.

A lovely welcome pack for dogs and fresh milk eggs and chocolate cake for humans.

A huge fenced garden ....lots of dog-friendly pubs and amazing beaches ....a must holiday for dogs and their humans...

A lovely barn conversion, open-planned centre stage is a logburner all set if you want to light it ...a clean paradise

Specifically Recommend:

We took 6 dogs and they were catered for as well as we were.....

Sea Palling Beach - heaven...... The Ship pub at Mundsley on Sea is to die for and dogs welcome in the bar

Local Gems:

Sea Palling Beach

Winterton on sea

Ship pub Mundsley on Sea

Kara M, Waterlooville, Hants -25th October 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 25/10/2015
By Kara M - Hampshire

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Review Review No. 35 of 40

Recommended by:

Victor R - Suffolk

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 61 - 69
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2015

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

“Best holiday cottage we have stayed in”

Rooster Barn is the best cottage we have ever stayed in and beautifully equipped.

We are used to taking along the usual stuff - kitchen towels, washing-up liquid etc. but need not have done so for Rooster Barn.

It is ideally situated for short drives to local attractions.

Specifically Recommend:

Great that for two people it is all on the ground floor.

Local Gems:

Vernon Arms
Fellbrigg woods
Bacton Woods
Sea Palling beach

Victor R, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 - July 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/07/2015
By Victor R - Suffolk

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Review Review No. 34 of 40

Recommended by:

Linda C - Kent

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

7 Nights
June - 2015

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

“Great place for a doggy holiday”

We had a great time at Rooster Barn, the barn is very well equipped and really comfy. We had a couple of chilly evenings so lit the log burner and it was soon warm and toasty.

There is every thing you need for a good self-catering holiday. The welcome pack is lovely the dogs loved the home made biscuits.

The beaches are fantastic - the dogs loved it. We had some great walks - did get a little lost on one of them but only added to the fun.

It is that good we have already booked for next year and can’t wait

Specifically Recommend:

Excellent for dogs, great walks and beaches

Dog-friendly pubs

Local Gems:

Beaches

Linda C, Maidstone, Kent - 1st July 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 01/07/2015
By Linda C - Kent

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Review Review No. 33 of 40

Recommended by:

Nicki R - Hertfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 50
  •  
  • 2
  • 12 - 14
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2015

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

“Looking forward to returning already !”

This is our 3rd visit to Rooster Barn and we have already booked our 4th. Each time we visit our stay gets even better with little added comforts in the barn, Rooster offers the most relaxing stay for a UK holiday.

It is ideally located to visit the wonderful North Norfolk beaches. There are excellent seafood shacks in very locally proximity, this year the scallops were at their very best.

The dogs love the garden in the barn too as even if they have walked all day there is still space for some ball games at the end of the day.

Specifically Recommend:

The seafood shack at Overstrand

Local Gems:

Vernon Arms Pub

Nicki R, Melbourn, Royston, Herts, 2nd June 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 02/06/2015
By Nicki R - Hertfordshire

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Review Review No. 32 of 40

Recommended by:

Nicole J - Suffolk

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 54 - 55
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2015

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

“Super Dog-Friendly”

Just back from our third stay at Rooster Barn, just love it, such a gorgeous Barn conversion, feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. It is spacious, warm, exceptionally clean, in a lovely quiet location, includes everything you could wish for or need for a perfect relaxing holiday, including the bed and sofas which are just so comfortable.

Also perfect for the dogs, with the large, fully secure garden. We all really appreciate the welcome pack, loads of home baked goodies for both human and canine. The location is excellent too, just a short drive to loads of dog-friendly beaches and woods, but should you wish to venture further afield, loads of stunning places to visit within a hour’s drive.

Really cannot fault anything, Sue really does make sure her properties are super dog-friendly and not just dog-tolerant.

Specifically Recommend:

Fully secure garden and dogs welcome

Local Gems:

Beaches - Happisburgh, Winterton
Woods - Bacton
Fish and Chips - Stalham
Day Trips - Sheringham Park, Holkham Beach

Nicole J, Acton, Suffolk - 6th May 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 06/05/2015
By Nicole J - Suffolk

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Review Review No. 31 of 40

Recommended by:

Tina R - Oxon

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 60
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2015

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

“Great place to take dogs on holiday”

Great place for a relaxing holiday, home-from-home. The dogs had a lovely time, very safe and everything catered for, throws for furniture, bowls, towels and even dog biscuits. The adult welcome pack was great too, everything you needed for afternoon tea.

Location was good for touring all the lovely beaches - some of them felt like we were in the Caribbean. Local produce in the shops. Great place for walking and then coming back for a relaxing evening.

It’s the first place we have been to that takes as many dogs as you like. We liked it so much we have booked another house for the family in the summer and of course the dogs can come too.

Specifically Recommend:

Try it out, you will love Rooster Barn.

Local Gems:

Sea Palling, Brancaster and Holkham beaches

Tina R, Letcombe Bassett, Wantage, Oxon - 28th April 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/04/2015
By Tina R - Oxon

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Review Review No. 30 of 40

Recommended by:

Ruth A - Northants

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 32 - 57
  •  
  • 2
  • 1 - 3
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2015

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

“Fabulous! Will definitely be on my return-to list!”

We had a fabulous time from the first to last day. The welcome pack is second-to-none, the dog-friendliness is outstanding and the cottage is beautiful.

The location is convenient for beach or countryside activities, the local shop is well stocked with everything you could possibly need and although we didn’t use it the pub was within walking distance.

We were supplied with a cot, high chair and stair gate for the littleys and dog bed, bowls and so many throws for the furniture that there wasn’t anything to worry about. The stairs to the upstairs are very steep but we had been warned in advance.

The garden was very secure with a nice amount of gravel and grass. Dogs and children used it well (it was fabulous for our Easter Egg hunt!).

We were never stuck for anything to do as there is an abundance of information on what to do and where to go, we ran out of time to do everything we wanted to.

We loved our holiday home and didn’t want to leave it.

Specifically Recommend:

Definitely the Dog-Friendliness of the cottage.

Local Gems:

Bacton Woods for walking, Local beaches are mostly dog- and child-friendly.

Ruth A, Corby, Northants - 12th April 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/04/2015
By Ruth A - Northants

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Review Review No. 29 of 40

Recommended by:

Darian J - Bucks

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 43 - 45
  •  
  • 2
  • 11 - 14
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
March - 2015

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

“Fantastic holiday, great accommodation - can’t fault it!!”

A wonderful barn conversion with every home comfort you could want. Super dog-friendly with enclosed garden, dog crates provided, throws for the furniture, dog treats etc. Maintained to a really high standard and a lovely wood burning stove.

The two bathrooms were great as teenagers never come out of the bathroom!! Lovely location with fabulous dog walking beaches only a short drive away, good local pub serving up very good food and the Broads for boat hire etc only a short drive.

This was a fantastic relaxing and dog walking holiday which we can’t fault.

Specifically Recommend:

Go here

Local Gems:

No1 fish and chips at Cromer - all-time best fish and chips.
The Crown lovely grub.
Sea Palling best beach.
Whispering Reeds boat hire, Hickling Broads

En Route:

Wells next the Sea - but expensive parking!

Darian J - Oakley, Bucks - 8th April 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/04/2015
By Darian J - Bucks

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Review Review No. 28 of 40

Recommended by:

John B - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 65 - 69
  •  
  • 5
Stayed:

6 Nights
March - 2015

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

“Great place!”

We stayed at Rooster Barn with our three dogs and our friends joined us for a couple of days with their two dogs. The barn has been beautifully converted and everything is just so. It is ideally situated in a peaceful village and is very near to lovely sandy beaches such as Mundesley.

Sadly one of our lovely dogs, Mabu, was taken ill whilst we were away and we cut our trip short. Poor Mabu is no longer with us but he really enjoyed sitting in the sun in the garden at Rooster Barn. We would love to come back with our other two dogs, Monty and Woody.

Sue Allen, who runs East Ruston Cottages is very helpful and is a dog-lover herself. Whilst we were at the barn, her friendly husband Dermot came to work wonders with a small problem with the boiler. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank You.

Specifically Recommend:

Fish and Chips from Bacton.
Mundesley beach and The Ship Hotel.
Chinese restaurant at Bacton.

Local Gems:

Crabs from the Fishermans’ Huts at Overstrand

John B, Rayleigh, Essex - 4.4.15

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 04/04/2015
By John B - Essex

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Review Review No. 27 of 40

Recommended by:

Shelley H - Leicestershire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 45 - 50
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

3 Nights
February - 2015

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

“A wonderful find, a true gem”

A wonderful find, truly quiet and relaxing, spacious and inviting. Lovely welcome pack left by Sue. Thank You. The owners have made the barn warm and cosy

All the necessary home-from-home things are included Lovely comfortable beds, clean rooms and bathrooms. Garden is pretty much dog-proof.

Local pub food good, quiz nights on Tuesday nights a must. Underfloor heating a bonus especially for the tired dogs! I would heartily recommend this little haven.

Specifically Recommend:

Local beaches

Local Gems:

Beaches at Sea Palling
Further afield (around 30 mins) but a wonderful day out is Winterton on Sea
Local farm shops sell wonderful produce

Shelley H from Desford, Leicestershire - 18th Feb 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Shelley, Rooster Barn is indeed a haven and I am so glad you and the dogs enjoyed your stay’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/02/2015
By Shelley H - Leicestershire

I confirm Shelley was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
-Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 23rd Feb 2015
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Review Review No. 26 of 40

Recommended by:

Yvonne B I - Surrey

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 1
  • 43 - 53
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2015

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

“Highly recommended, very comfortable and cosy”

A wonderful winter break from start to finish. The welcome pack was a nice surprise. The property is spacious but with a cosy feel.

The village has a local shop and pub within walking distance and it is a short drive to many local beaches and other areas to explore. We enjoyed a number of walks along the coastline and inland.

Very dog-friendly holiday - our dog reluctantly got in the car to come home. The humans were also reluctant to leave, so we will back to discover more next time!!

Specifically Recommend:

Large secure garden, particularly good for dogs.

Local Gems:

Seals at Horsey - during winter they come to shore when pups are born. Nice short circular walk from the windpump.

En Route:

Thetford Forest-Brandon Country Park (just off A11 in Suffolk), nice stop for a picnic and walk.. also very popular with cyclists.

Yvonne BI - South Godstone, Surrey - 27th Jan 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’A lovely review thank you Yvonne. So pleased you had a good winter break at Rooster Barn. It’s a cosy place to return to (with the underfloor heating AND the large woodburner) after a winter walk but also is light and airy in the summer when all the double doors can be thrown open to allow the sunshine in. Truly a house for all seasons! Hope to see you back here again at any time of year’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 27/01/2015
By Yvonne B I - Surrey

I confirm Yvonne was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 11th March 2015
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Review Review No. 25 of 40

Recommended by:

Katie M - North Yorkshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 35 - 36
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2015

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

“We will be back !”

This is definitely the best cottage we have stayed in. When they say they are dog-friendly, they really are!

The welcome pack was fabulous. The cottage was immaculately clean. Everything you could need for a relaxing stay was there.

Log burner made it lovely and cosy. Lots of detailed info about places to visit including very useful OS maps.

Specifically Recommend:

Location - great proximity to the coast but lots of walks straight from the cottage so no need to take the car.

The walk from Cromer to Sheringham along the beach is a must.

A must is lunch at the Vernon Arms in Souththrepps.

Local Gems:

Vernon Arms, Southrepps
Happisburgh beach

Katie M, Malton, N. Yorks - 22nd Jan 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Katie, thank you so much for your great review and I am so pleased you have found Rooster Barn hope to see you back here soon!’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 22/01/2015
By Katie M - North Yorkshire

I confirm Katie was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 23rd February 2015
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Review Review No. 24 of 40

Recommended by:

Beverley C - Bedfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 60 - 65
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
December - 2014

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

“Rooster Barn is just perfect.......”

Rooster Barn was amazing, from the moment we first walked through the door it felt like home from home.

Everything you needed was provided and the log burner was fantastic, the house was so warm we stayed in most nights.

We have never stayed in a property that is so well looked after, you could not fault it. Would we go back, you bet!!

Specifically Recommend:

You don’t need to take anything with you apart from clothes.

Local Gems:

Sheringham to Holt steam railway, it’s a little gem.

NT Sheringham Park, fantastic walking for the dogs.

The local pub does fantastic bar food and it’s only a 5 min walk.

Happisburg beach is also great for the dogs to chase around.

Beverley C from Haynes, Bedford - 6th January 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Home from Home’’ and ’’perfect’’, those words are a joy to read in a review Beverley! The owners of Rooster Barn love their little holiday home and take a great deal of care of it. Danielle, who cleans it, does a great job also and it all adds up to a great experience for the guests and their dogs. We look forward to having you back!’’ - Sue

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Recommended on 06/01/2015
By Beverley C - Bedfordshire

I confirm Beverley was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 28.01.2015
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Review Review No. 23 of 40

Recommended by:

Sasha L - Warwickshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 40 - 65
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
December - 2014

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

“Lovely welcoming barn, very well equipped and a great garden for dogs”

Lovely property, exceptionally clean and welcoming. Excellent size and really secure garden, ideal for dogs. We had 4 mid-size with us.

Christmas decorations were lovely and of a high quality. Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need provided. Wood-burning stove was a real feature and cost of logs was very reasonable. Downstairs bedroom and ensuite were lovely although the ensuite shower would benefit from a curtain.

Overall I’d recommend Rooster Barn to anyone looking for a cosy property in a great location, ideally suited to either a couple or a family with teenagers due to staircase and ceiling height.

Specifically Recommend:

The beach at Sea Palling is great and Bacton Woods is a lovely walk.

Be Aware:

The only downsides for us was the paddle staircase which was very steep and not really suitable for young children or anyone with reduced mobility.

Also the upstairs bedroom has very slopped walls which caused some difficulty for my 6ft husband

Local Gems:

Bacton Woods and Sea Palling

Sasha L from Southam, Warwickshire - 29th December 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’So glad you enjoyed your Christmas at Rooster Barn the owners would certainly win an award for the best decorated property at Christmas! Thank you very much for your honest and thorough review’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/12/2014
By Sasha L - Warwickshire

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Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - Jan 2015
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Review Review No. 22 of 40

Recommended by:

Sasha S - Dorset

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 40 - 70
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
November - 2014

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

“Lovely dog-friendly Barn”

We have just had a wonderful week at Rooster Barn. The Barn has everything you need and is spacious and clean. We arrived to find some lovely treats waiting for us including fudge and cake along with bread and jam. Even the dogs had some homemade biscuits waiting for them !

The barn was located close to some very lovely beaches which were ideal for walking the dogs, and the owners supplied throws so that the dogs could make themselves at home on the furniture.

Specifically Recommend:

Great for a couple looking for somewhere to relax with their dogs.

Be Aware:

The only downside was that the second bedroom was up some steep stairs and the mattresses were not very comfortable. Best suited for children rather than adults !

Local Gems:

The Ingham Swan pub located in Ingham.

Horsey Beach where the seals give birth November - January.

Happisburgh beach where the dogs just loved to run.

Sasha S, Blandford Forum, Dorset - November 23rd 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you so much Sasha for your review. Glad you enjoyed your week but sorry you didnít find the upstairs bedroom comfortable. Hopefully your dogs were very comfortable on the sofas!’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/11/2014
By Sasha S - Dorset

I confirm Sasha was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - Nov 2014
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Review Review No. 21 of 40

Recommended by:

Faith A - Hampshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 40 - 65
  •  
  • 6
Stayed:

7 Nights
November - 2014

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

“Lovely”

This property is beautiful and feels like a home rather than a holiday house. The fixture and fittings are of superb quality and it was spotlessly clean on arrival with absolutely no clue that this house welcomes dogs to stay.

It was lovely and warm during our winter break with its underfloor heating and the fantastic wood burner. The garden is large and safe for dogs and children.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to have a comfortable, relaxing break with miles of sandy beaches close by.

Specifically Recommend:

Great safe garden.

Local Gems:

Happisburgh beach and Small Sticks cafe

Faith A, Cove, Hants - 18th November 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Faith for that great review. Considering just about every single booking at Rooster Barn includes at least one dog that’s quite an achievement by our lovely cleaner Danielle! The owners of the barn absolutely love it and spend a lot of time and money making it as nice as it possibly can be for their guests which is definitely reflected in the great bookings they have. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday here’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/11/2014
By Faith A - Hampshire

I confirm Faith was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - Jan 2015
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Review Review No. 20 of 40

Recommended by:

Marie H - Hertfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 50
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2014

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

“Super relaxed multiple dog-friendly place to stay!”

Rooster Barn is at the end of a small quiet lane, with a large, secure garden. There is a good local pub and a well stocked shop within a couple of minutes’ walk from the barn. Five mins by car to the beach offering long uninterrupted walks.

Everything you could ever need is laid on at the barn all you need to take is yourselves and your dogs!!

This property is ideal for dogs and if you have mobility problems, however the first floor bedroom has steep paddle stairs and would be tricky for anyone with a disability or children.

A great place to stay, it definitely gets the thumbs up!

Specifically Recommend:

Beach walks

Local Gems:

Love all the beaches in this area.

En Route:

We didn’t stop en-route... couldn’t wait to get there!

Marie H, Hertford, Hertfordshire - 22nd October 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Marie for taking the time to add another great review of Rooster Barn. So glad you found that you had everything you needed there so you could just get on and enjoy your holiday there. You get the thumbs up from us too!’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 22/10/2014
By Marie H - Hertfordshire

I confirm Marie was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen - East Ruston Cottages - 11.11.14
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Review Review No. 19 of 40

Recommended by:

Patricia F - Surrey

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 60
  •  
  • 8
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2014

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

“Lovely Barn has everything needed for you and your dog”

Garden fenced and totally safe for dogs.

It is a quiet village, has a local store within walking distance, easy access to beaches and pubs.

I would highly recommend Rooster Barn, lovely area and peaceful surroundings

Specifically Recommend:

Winterton Beach a must, you can see the Seals.

Happisburgh another lovely Beach

Hillside Shire horse Sanctuary, well worth a visit.

West Runton nr Cromer.

Be Aware:

Stairs steep - for elderly or infirm access would be very difficult if not impossible.

Local Gems:

The Ship Pub at Mundesly

Royal Hotel at Mundesly

Both do very good meals

Chubby Panda takeaway also excellent

Pat F, Caterham, Surrey - 28th Sept 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Sounds like you managed to visit a lot of places during your week at Rooster Barn. There are so many interesting places around plus the great, easy, sandy, dog-friendly beaches. The Chubby Panda is one of our favourites too and now, just opposite, is a really good Japanese restaurant-take away too. We may be in deepest, darkest rural Norfolk but we do manage to eat well!’’ - Sue

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Recommended on 28/09/2014
By Patricia F - Surrey

I confirm Pat was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
- Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 11th November 2014
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Review Review No. 18 of 40

Recommended by:

Neil F - Leics

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 18 - 53
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2014

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

“Excellent property that is great for dogs and up to four people”

Excellent place to stay, close to dog-friendly beaches and with a great enclosed garden for the dogs to play in.

The Barn is a great size with everything provided that you could need for your stay. We and our dogs had a great stay here and have already booked again for next year.

Specifically Recommend:

The enclosed garden
Local dog-friendly pub

Local Gems:

The Crown pub

Beach at Mundesley

The Ship at Mundesley.

Neil F, Loughborough, Leics - 15th September 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Neil for your review. I won’t tell too many people this but Rooster is probably my favourite out of all the properties on the website. And you only have to look at the bookings for next year to see that it is going down very well with other people too. Great idea to get booked in for next year and we shall be very pleased to have you back’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/09/2014
By Neil F - Leics

I confirm Neil was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of his recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue, East Ruston Cottages - 24.09.14
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Review Review No. 17 of 40

Recommended by:

Susan W - Leics

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 55
  •  
  • 5
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2014

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

“Absolutely amazing, I cannot praise this place enough or any of the other properties we have visited that are run by Sue and Dermot Allen - they are really great. Thank you so much again for a wonderful stay”

This has to be one of the most amazing places - we so love the group of cottages which is www.eastrustoncottages.co.uk - they are always very clean and tidy and always very close to all amenities.

Sue is awesome as she caters for a lot of dogs and this means so much to us as there appears such a lack of dog-friendly cottages that are outstanding.

Specifically Recommend:

People who want to take their dogs

Walking

Relaxing

A great selection of pubs and restaurants locally

Beautiful surroundings

Well connected to beaches and towns

Local Gems:

We loved the Vernon Arms as it was so dog-friendly. Nice to have a pub to go in with our two Labradors. Also if you love beaches and taking dogs it is definitely Sea Palling or Eccles - they are wonderful.

We also love Cromer and Sheringham for good seaside places to visit.

Susan W, Leicester - 7.9.2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you so much Susan for your great review I’m blushing.......! So pleased we are able to offer you a selection of genuinely dog friendly, good quality properties in this great area of Norfolk and thanks for being such good, enthusiastic regular guests. See you here again soon’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/09/2014
By Susan W - Leics

I confirm Sue was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 10th September 2014
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Review Review No. 16 of 40

Recommended by:

Marcia T - Manchester

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 45 - 55
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2014

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

“Dog and Owner home-from-home”

Rooster Barn is immaculate. The accommodation is to an exceptionally high standard. It’s warm and cosy with underfloor heating and a fabulous double-sided wood burner. The fully enclosed paddock is completely secure for little and big noses. The kitchen facilities are comprehensive and there are games, books, maps and local information galore.

It truly is a home-from-home. There is an amazing welcome pack including delicious handmade dog biscuits. The local dog-friendly pub is a two minute walk away and the local shop is the same.

The decor is well thought out and the open plan feel gives the dogs plenty of rooms to wander when not sleeping in front of the fire. Upstairs bedroom is just beautiful but the stairs are steep and not dog-friendly which can be a bonus if you need a bit of peace.

I have never stayed anywhere UK or otherwise that feels so relaxing from the minute you walk through the door. The standard is superior to most dog-friendly accommodation and the equal of many non-dog-friendly places. Finally a company have realised that people with dogs care about where they stay and also treat the accommodation with the respect it deserves.

Specifically Recommend:

The large fully enclosed paddock.

Double sided cosy wood burner

Comfy bed with lovely bedding.

Full size patio doors letting the sun stream in

Locality to small village of Trunch

Delicious welcome pack

The contact numbers when needing advice

Local Gems:

Bacton Woods

Mundesley Beach

Cromer

Pigny Woods

North Walsham

Hickling Broads and the Greyhound Pub

Marcia T, Rochdale - 2nd September 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Smashing review thanks Marcia! Glad you loved our little Rooster Barn so much it’s a real favourite as it does have everything for a great dog-friendly holiday without being in any way ’doggy’! Thank you again for leaving a tip for our hard working cleaner, Danielle. She works very hard to keep the cleaning standards up and takes great pride in the house. Some great local gems there too you obviously explored the area fully’’ - Sue

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Recommended on 02/09/2014
By Marcia T - Manchester

I confirm Marcia was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing’’ - Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 10th September 2014
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Review Review No. 15 of 40

Recommended by:

Geraldine M - Billericay

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 46 - 50
  •  
  • 2
  • 13 - 15
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2014

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

“Lovely, Rooster-themed barn conversion with everything you need for a relaxing holiday!”

Lovely open-plan design, although beware of the beams if you’re tall (6ft 2)!! Yes, the paddle stairs were very steep but it was exactly as described on the web site.

Probably more suited to families with older children due to the stairs. Loved the welcome pack. Wi-Fi a real bonus. Very quiet area which suited us.

Trunchonbury music festival (August) was just five minutes’ walk away and well worth going for the whole family.

Specifically Recommend:

Truly Local at Stalham - well worth a visit for truly local food.

Local Gems:

We loved Sea Palling beach. Lovely sandy beach for a stroll with the dog, toilet facilities and refreshments available.

Trunchonbury, music festival.

En Route:

Deli at the chilli farm, Stowmarket. Lovely fresh food and deli.

Geraldine M, Billericay - 25th August 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Geraldine for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed the house and the local Trunchonbury Festival quite an event for a little village. I have put a link to it on the website as you suggested! Thank you for your continued support of and visits to East Ruston Cottages!’’ - Sue

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Recommended on 25/08/2014
By Geraldine M - Billericay

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Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 3rd September 2014
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Review Review No. 14 of 40

Recommended by:

Marguerite G - East Grinstead

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 46 - 75
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2014

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

“Will definitely go back, loved it!”

A beautiful converted barn with everything you could possibly want.

A lovely welcome package with eggs, milk, bread, jam, cake and homemade biscuits for the dogs.

A lovely large, dog-proof garden so we had no worries about them getting out.

Can’t wait to go back!

Specifically Recommend:

Can take as many dogs with you as you like

Local Gems:

Local pub is very good but a short drive away in Mundesley is The Ship with excellent food

Marguerite G from East Grinstead, West Sussex - 30th July 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Marguerite for your lovely review. Rooster Barn really is one of the gems of East Ruston Cottages SO dog-friendly but, as you say, beautifully converted and presented too. We do like to greet our human and canine guests with a few goodies when they arrive always enough to make a cuppa and have a bit of cake at the very least with handmade dog biscuits too plus the local bread, eggs and jam and sometimes extra bits in season. We do like being able to offer the ’Rooster’ beer too! Trunch is in a great position for good, dog-friendly pubs with the Crown in the village, The Ship at Mundesley, the Vernon Arms at South Repps and the Gunton Arms on other side of North Walsham’’ - Sue

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Recommended on 30/07/2014
By Marguerite G - East Grinstead

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Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 10th August 2014
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Review Review No. 13 of 40

Recommended by:

David L from Norfolk

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 65
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2014

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

“Dog-friendly place to relax”

We had a pleasant stay at Roosters, with plenty of local dog walks, eating locally in dog-friendly pubs and went on dog-friendly beaches.

Specifically Recommend:

Nice comfortable, quiet place to relax and unwind.

Local Gems:

Local dog-friendly pub just 500 yards away, which served food. I found this ideal for the first evening and we went back during the week.

David L, Kings Lynn, Norfolk - 20th July 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks David for your review. The village pub, The Crown, is a great asset to Trunch (along with the village shop) and I am glad you were able to experience this genuinely dog-friendly part of Norfolk. Hope to see you at Rooster Barn again’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/07/2014
By David L from Norfolk

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Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 25th July 2014
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Review Review No. 12 of 40

Recommended by:

Berenice S - Cambridge

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 44 - 70
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2014

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

“We’re booking to go back!”

Like we have come to expect from all East Ruston cottages, our dog was as welcome as we were. If you think that means a less than spectacular level of hygiene you are so very wrong. Rooster Barn is wonderful, a beautiful conversion and it’s spotless. The welcome pack was as fab as always with yummy biccies for Molly our dog. We also found huge throws to cover the sofas so she could snuggle up after a day running on the beach.

Other agency owners need to take note, there is a massive difference between ’’dogs accepted’’ at a place - and then we find they have to be left in the kitchen - and a ’’dogs welcome’’. East Ruston truly welcome dogs. The garden is huge and escape-proof with lots of space for games. And if you don’t have a dog, you’d never know one had been such is the standard of repair and maintenance.

Trunch is peaceful and there were lots of walks for us in the immediate area. We explored the village and the local pub.

Specifically Recommend:

The open plan barn means you can have a cosy holiday with your dogs close by.

We really enjoyed the extras for dogs and the safe garden

Be Aware:

The Barn itself would suit a person with mobility issues (I have dyspraxia) as there is a ground floor bedroom with an en-suite but do note that the second bedroom is up a paddle stairs which would be a issue for me (and probably your dog if it likes to sleep in the same room as you!).

Local Gems:

Cart Gap beach

Walking around Felbrigg Hall (on lead all the time but there were good sniffs for dogs).

En Route:

We’re only in Cambridgeshire so we didn’t need to stop but recommend Castle Acre and Ickworth Hall (again dogs are on lead at both)

Berenice & Molly, Cambridge - 22nd June 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’So glad you liked Rooster Barn Berenice, it’s one of my favourites. The owners have put SO much effort and thought into making it as good as it is and I know the cleaner will be really pleased to read your comments too as she works very hard to keep the cleaning standards high.

With the underfloor heating and huge woodburner it is a cosy house for the winter months and in the summer you can throw open all the patio doors and enjoy the gravel and paved patio and that lovely big grass area for the dogs. It even has a hookup point so you could have visiting friends with motorhomes if you wanted!’’ - Sue

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Recommended on 22/06/2014
By Berenice S - Cambridge

I confirm Berenice was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen - East Ruston Cottages - 26th June 2014
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Review Review No. 11 of 40

Recommended by:

Sarah R - Birmingham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 3
  • 21 - 56
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2014

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

“FAB FAB FAB !”

This was an absolutely fantastic break. The property was peaceful, well furnished and we asked ourselves ’could we live here’.... a resounding ’’YES’’

The welcome pack was brilliant and showed the attention to detail that East Ruston Holiday Cottages do so well ! This was our first stay (indeed our first holiday for a number of years since we had the dogs) I can’t recommend Rooster Barn enough ! Sue has been amazing, whenever we had a question she was right back with an answer, the information folder was informative and relevant.

Our three greys are still worn out with all the beach walking (running) - lovely beaches and days out in peaceful surroundings only rivaled by the amazing gardens at Rooster ! Do you want a holiday where dogs are welcome This is it !

Specifically Recommend:

Dog friendly.

Amazing support from Sue.

Brilliant beaches within minutes’ drive. Peaceful and beautiful property

Be Aware:

The only thing to mention is the stairs to the upstairs bedroom - steep to say the least however

Local Gems:

Bacton beach.

Bacton Woods.

Happisburgh.

Horsey Gap - Seals !

Cromer

How long have you got lol x

Sarah R and the Greys - Birmingham -- 15th June 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Well Sarah, I think it’s safe to say Rooster Barn impressed you! So very pleased you had a great holiday and thank you for leaving such a glowing review. I do work hard to ensure that people get as much help as they need to get the most out of their holidays and it’s nice to know it’s appreciated. Being a one woman band I can give the personal touch so much better than the ’big boys’! - Sue’’

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Recommended on 15/06/2014
By Sarah R - Birmingham

I confirm Sarah was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen - East Ruston Cottages - 16th June 2014
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Review Review No. 10 of 40

Recommended by:

Julie G - Daventry

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 4
  • 54 - 65
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2014

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

“Cock-a-doodle dandy”

Our first stay at Rooster Barn. A beautiful barn with a lovely big dog-friendly garden. Lots of little extras like fresh flowers, eggs and a beautiful cake. The dogs also appreciated the home made dog biscuits (one of the human guests was tempted too!)

Feature fireplace with a wood burning stove and free WiFi and satellite television.

Lovely country walks right from the doorstep, but also close enough to be able to walk to the village pub or shop. Short drive to the beach and to the woods.

Would recommend to anyone with dogs or children.

Specifically Recommend:

Local walks, welcome pack, wildlife at Pigney Woods

Be Aware:

The stairs might be difficult for anyone with mobility issues although there is a beautiful en-suite double bedroom on the ground floor

Local Gems:

The Star at Lessingham
Happisburgh beach
Smallsticks Cafe at Cart Gap Sea Palling
Pigney Woods

Julie G from Daventry, Northants - 10th June 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Well Julie I am very glad you liked Rooster Barn as I think it’s a great little place and the bookings now nearly rival those of The Old Piggery and you know how popular that is! Thanks for taking to time to write this review - I send them on to the owner and she is absolutely delighted. She takes great pride in it and really loves to have it enjoyed by guests and their dogs’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 10/06/2014
By Julie G - Daventry

I confirm Sue was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of their recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 16th June 2014
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Review Review No. 9 of 40

Recommended by:

RAYMOND S - Kent

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 65 - 73
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2014

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

“Top rate accommodation”

Great accommodation. Well furnished and finished. Could live there - just felt at home the moment you walked through the door.

Village superb local store and pub. Very pretty area. Close to sea and easy to access.

Nice touches with bread eggs, jam, milk, sugar, tea, and coffee provided

Specifically Recommend:

Peaceful and restful place

Be Aware:

Steep stairs will be an issue for some to second bedroom.

Local Gems:

Vernon Arms good food and good beer

Raymond S, Orpington, Kent - 27th May 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Ray for your review. So glad you felt at home in Rooster Barn - it really is quite a special little place’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 27/05/2014
By RAYMOND S - Kent

I confirm Raymond was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of Raymond’s recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 2nd June 2014
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Review Review No. 8 of 40

Recommended by:

Kath W - Buxton

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 56 - 66
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2014

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

“A very comfortable, well equipped place to stay in a lovely peaceful village location”

Rooster Barn definitely ticked all the above boxes and was very comfortable and well equipped.

We did lots of walking (often not needing the car) in lovely countryside and also enjoyed relaxing in the peaceful (dog friendly) garden.

It was great to have tea, coffee etc supplied along with household items, so we didn’t need to take them

Specifically Recommend:

The lovely quiet location

Be Aware:

Apart from the steep stairs - which would be difficult for someone with mobility issues - this was a fabulous place to stay.

Local Gems:

The Crown pub in the village
The Vernon Arms in Southrepps
Roughton Garden Centre

Kath W - Buxton, Derbyshire - 12th May 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’ Many thanks for your kind review Kath and so glad you enjoyed lovely little Rooster Barn. I try to ensure that all the East Ruston Cottages properties have tea, coffee, sugar and milk supplied as a minimum. Most of them have cake, dog biscuits and some locally produced goodies waiting for guests when they arrive. I want all the guests to feel very welcome. Hope to see you back here again soon.

PS Really glad you were able to enjoy the walking on the doorstep it’s an easy part of the country to walk in isn’t it’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/05/2014
By Kath W - Buxton

I confirm Kath was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen - East Ruston Cottages - 14th May 2014
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Review Review No. 7 of 40

Recommended by:

Lindsay O - North Walsham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 60 - 70
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2013

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

“This was a real gem.. and such nice people to deal with! ”

Fabulous property, beautifully decorated and furnished. Completely fenced garden and small paddock, which my dog loved!

Peaceful and relaxing - beach so close and wonderful countryside!

Fabulous value holiday, we needed somewhere near as a break as my husband is ill... and while we were having some improvements made at home..

Specifically Recommend:

Dog Friendly!

Local Gems:

Village pub

Beaches

Wood walks

Lindsay O - North Walsham, Norfolk - 6th April 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 06/04/2014
By Lindsay O - North Walsham

I confirm Lindsay was a bona-fide paying guest at Rooster Barn. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - April 2014
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