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The Lodge - East Ruston Cottages, Chequers Street, East Ruston, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 9JT

Self-catering - Sleeps 2

Welcomes Adults, children, dogs, wheelchairs

Average Rating from 27 reviews: 4.89
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Review Review No. 27 of 27

Recommended by:

Kevin H - East Sussex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 58 - 48
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2016

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

“Poppy’s First Holiday.........”

The Lodge was relaxing and very comfortable. We found the property a home-from-home. Our puppy, Poppy, 9 months old, settled in straight away.

We loved the welcome box, which was a lovely touch.

We would recommend this for dog owners and couples. It was quiet so if you are looking for a get away from the hub bub it’s perfect.

Specifically Recommend:

Excellent base to explore Norfolk with wonderful walks and beaches. We found the people to be very dog-friendly everywhere we went.

Local Gems:

Bacton Woods

Mundesley Beach

Kevin H from Heathfield, East Sussex - 22nd May 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 22/05/2016
By Kevin H - East Sussex

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Review Review No. 26 of 27

Recommended by:

Martyn Y - Surrey

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 55
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2016

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

“Outstanding value”

Very dog-friendly accommodation all one level, finished to a high standard, beautiful area and local to all the beaches and dog exercise you could want.

An ideal base to tour the Broads. a lovely welcome pack from the owners greet you on arrival, with local eggs and bread also the essentials tea and milk.

Specifically Recommend:

The local wine and beaches and the buttons on the toilet!!

Local Gems:

The Bere River Cottage is a fantastic fish restaurant, The Weavers Way is ideal for dog walking and exploring.

The local dog-friendly beaches.

En Route:

We stopped at Wroxham for a lunch stop and to stretch the dogs’ legs, lovely little place by the river.

Martyn Y - Tongham, Surrey - 15th May 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/05/2016
By Martyn Y - Surrey

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Review Review No. 25 of 27

Recommended by:

Kerry L - Worcestershire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 54 - 66
  •  
  • 5
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2016

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

“Clean, comfortable, peaceful and extremely dog-friendly”

The Lodge exceeded our expectations in every way, peaceful relaxing extremely dog-friendly, lovely walks short and long, secure garden was a bonus which helped make it even more relaxing.

The Lodge was very clean in a lovely rural setting. We have stayed in many cottages that were dog-friendly but none were as clean and fresh as this one with a secure garden.

Beautiful flowers, well stocked kitchen, welcome basket, dog bed and bowls - it was all there for us to use.

Absolutely recommend dog lovers, couples, it is all set up for easy access too.

Peaceful and quiet holidays - not for entertainment seekers. You have to drive to the pub unless you are serious walkers!

Specifically Recommend:

Relaxing and fantastic for dogs

Be Aware:

If I have to find something to complain about - I had a problem with the blinds getting them down but I soon mastered them - but that was me being used to curtains! In any case no one could see in.

Local Gems:

Happisburgh beach, dogs are a bit restricted to beach access from 1st May to 1st October but they still have areas to go but not sure how busy it would be.

En Route:

Lots of nice services and a good garden centre

Kerry L, Kidderminster - 3rd May 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 03/05/2016
By Kerry L - Worcestershire

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Review Review No. 24 of 27

Recommended by:

Kim H - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 52 - 56
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

7 Nights
March - 2016

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

“A MUST for a relaxing break”

What a wonderful stay we had at the Lodge in Norfolk. The standard of the accommodation was excellent and ourselves and our 3 cocker spaniels were made to feel so welcome. The welcome pack and the dog biscuits were a lovely touch, also the dog bed, towels and bowls.

Lovely walks on the sandy beaches and everywhere we went was so dog-friendly. Excellent holiday, would really recommend.

Specifically Recommend:

Very dog-friendly and no rules for dogs - which is unheard of!

Local Gems:

Sea Palling Beach

Beach walk and then back through the forest from Wells by the Sea to Holkam.

Lunch at the cafe at Wells by the Sea where we parked was excellent and very dog-friendly.

The Star in Lessingham - excellent quality food and very friendly.

Kim H, Westcliff-on-Sea - 16th March 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 16/03/2016
By Kim H - Essex

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Review Review No. 23 of 27

Recommended by:

Mary N-S from London

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 45 - 46
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2016

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

“Would totally recommended to others”

Lovely one bedroom Lodge. Very welcoming and homely. Great garden for the dogs and secured. Everything you need. Great location. Would recommend to others.

Specifically Recommend:

Local beaches are great for dog walks.

Local Gems:

Causeway butchers. Lovely fresh produce.

Mary N-S from Poplar, London - 11th January 2016

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 11/01/2016
By Mary N-S from London

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Review Review No. 22 of 27

Recommended by:

Kevin J - London

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

7 Nights
October - 2015

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

“A good place for a retreat”

The Lodge looks exposed when you first see it but it doesn’t feel that way once you’re inside and it is very quiet. It is extremely well-equipped, comfortable, has plenty of storage space and is surprisingly roomy inside despite its small appearance.

The welcome pack was really good for man and beast and the flowers a nice touch which lasted all week. The garden is completely enclosed for dogs although mine went out the front and I wasn’t remotely concerned.

The heating is good once you work out how to use the thermostats but it takes a long time to cool down. Perfect for one or two people (no room to escape each other beyond that number) and their pets.

Specifically Recommend:

Cosiness despite the wooden exterior. Wheelchair-mobility-impaired accessible.

Be Aware:

I’d only change two things - the smoke alarm is directly over the toaster and too near the oven door when it is opened, and the TV is a bit too high on the wall.

Local Gems:

Horsey Gap

En Route:

Walkers junction A11-A1064

Kevin J, London NW10 - 22nd October 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 22/10/2015
By Kevin J - London

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Review Review No. 21 of 27

Recommended by:

John B - Essex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 67 - 68
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2015

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

“10 out of 10”

The Lodge is warm, comfortable and stylish. It is very well equipped and in a peaceful location. The owner, Jo, was very friendly and she and John (her husband) had left us a lovely Welcome Pack with a beautiful bunch of flowers.

We enjoyed the long beaches near East Ruston and saw 100plus seals one day at Horsey Gap. The garden at The Lodge is totally enclosed and this makes it easier for dog owners.

Highly recommended.

Specifically Recommend:

The most expensive Super Loo at The Lodge. It really pampers you and you can save three profiles!

Local Gems:

Try Cookies Crab House in Salthouse for Lobster, crab and other seafood. Very good food and nice prices.

We also like Mundesley.

En Route:

Eye is an historic market town.

John B, Rayleigh, Essex - 12th October 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/10/2015
By John B - Essex

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Review Review No. 20 of 27

Recommended by:

Margaret H - Suffolk

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

7 Nights
September - 2015

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

“Perfect Holiday”

The Lodge is a perfect place to stay. It is very comfortable and well equipped for owners and dogs.

It’s in a quiet and peaceful location and is perfectly situated for visiting local villages and the coast.

The welcome pack of local produce and flowers is a thoughtful touch.

Specifically Recommend:

Bacton Woods

Local Gems:

Weavers Way is perfect for morning and evening dog walks and the circular walks in Bacton Woods are beautiful and interesting.

There are so many lovely places to visit within easy distance.

Margaret H, Sudbury, Suffolk, 30th September 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/09/2015
By Margaret H - Suffolk

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Review Review No. 19 of 27

Recommended by:

Vicky & Russ B & A - West Sussex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 43 - 56
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2015

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

“Perfect for us and our family of dogs and we will be back!”

The Lodge is a perfect hideaway offering dog-friendly accommodation. It is clean, tidy, comfortable and well appointed.

The garden is fenced and kept our dogs in but those with dogs that have springs in their feet may find they could jump as it probably about 4ft high!

On arrival there was a welcome pack containing eggs, preserves, milk and a bag of handmade dog biscuits along with a vase of beautiful roses.

There is a lovely walk from the door along Weavers Way and countless walks easily reached by car.

Would thoroughly recommend The Lodge for anybody wanting a peaceful holiday including those with mobility issues.

Specifically Recommend:

Visit Horsey Gap if it’s the only thing you do, the seals are mesmerizing.

Local Gems:

Horsey Gap, Blakeney Quay and Cromer.

Vicky B and Russ A - Worthing, West Sussex - 31st August 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 31/08/2015
By Vicky & Russ B & A - West Sussex

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Review Review No. 18 of 27

Recommended by:

Jane P - Cheshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 55
  •  
  • 2
Stayed:

7 Nights
January - 2015

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

“Fabulous dog friendly cottage in beautiful Norfolk.”

Lovely, well equipped, home-from-home, with an extremely comfortable bed and a safe, enclosed garden in a beautiful part of Norfolk. The welcome pack is great, even a beautiful bunch of flowers, which lasted all week.

The Lodge is all on one level which makes it very convenient (handy as we have a disabled dog) and is thoughtfully laid out.

Close proximity to the Broads, the sea, many National Trust properties and much more.

We have booked to go again next year.

Specifically Recommend:

The White Horse at Neatishead for lovely food and amazing beers

Be Aware:

(Tip - make sure you take a Vodafone SIM as all other phone coverage is poor)

Local Gems:

Rosss wildlife tour on Horsey mere.

Owner’s Reply:

Jane Poole - Sale, Cheshire - 12th July 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/07/2015
By Jane P - Cheshire

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Review Review No. 17 of 27

Recommended by:

Linda & Bill B - Notts

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 60 - 67
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2015

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

“Our very sunny week at The Lodge”

Our stay at The Lodge exceeded our expectations, John and Jo were most welcoming and we were very touched that they knew it was our Silver Wedding Anniversary during our stay and along with with their lovely welcome pack we had an Anniversary card and a chocolate cake waiting for us.

John also spared us some of his time to show us around his vineyard which we found very interesting.

It is very dog-friendly, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you would need. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be recommending it to our family and friends.

Specifically Recommend:

Sea Palling beach was our favourite and Dylans too

Local Gems:

We enjoyed visiting the Shire Horse Sanctuary at Sheringham

Linda & Bill B - Nottingham, Notts - 15th June 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/06/2015
By Linda & Bill B - Notts

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Review Review No. 16 of 27

Recommended by:

Jenny M-E - Bedfordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 38 - 59
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2015

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

“Perfect Holiday at The lodge”

The Lodge is ideally situated, for people who want a dog-friendly holiday and quiet surroundings. The accommodation is surprisingly spacious and very well equipped and clean. A very handy folder containing vital information is available.

An enclosed area for dogs is very handy. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Welcome basket of eggs, milk, local jams and handmade dog biscuits, and flowers were lovely.

Would thoroughly recommend this accommodation 10 out of 10

Specifically Recommend:

Make the most of the local fresh produce on offer.

Local Gems:

Sea Palling beach and caf.

Jenny M-E, Leighton Buzzard, Beds - 5.5.15

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/05/2015
By Jenny M-E - Bedfordshire

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Review Review No. 15 of 27

Recommended by:

Pam M - West Midlands

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

4 Nights
March - 2015

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

“Absolutely perfect”

We had a fab time at the Lodge, it was spotlessly clean and has lovely decor. The owners were so friendly and left a fantastic welcome pack of milk, eggs, jam, marmalade and chutney and beautiful fresh flowers.

We would highly recommend the Lodge, also Sue at East Ruston Cottages who arranges the holidays is very efficient and friendly.

Specifically Recommend:

Great for dogs, with no restrictions. Owners leave home made biscuits for them!

Local beaches - lovely and sandy. Great location

Local Gems:

Lovely beach at Cart Gap

Pam M, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - 31st March 2015

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Pam a super review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Lodge. Jo and John really do look after their guests, human and canine! They will be delighted with your review’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 31/03/2015
By Pam M - West Midlands

I confirm Pam was a bona-fide paying guest at The Lodge. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - May 2015
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Review Review No. 14 of 27

Recommended by:

Susan S - South Yorkshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 1
  • 60
  •  
  • 0
  • 3
Stayed:

2 Nights
March - 2015

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Suitable Dog-friendly Accomodation With Secure Garden
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Luxury, truly dog-friendly, accommodation”

The Lodge was a wonderful place for my short stay with three dogs. The garden is safe and secure for the dogs, there are walks straight from the door and Jo and John were most welcoming and I felt the dogs were really welcome too.

The layout and furnishings have been well thought out and everything in the Lodge was of high quality. It was all so beautifully clean too, I hope I managed to leave it as I had found it. (It felt almost too good to be true that it was so dog-friendly!)

The welcome basket was much appreciated by me and the dogs. I can’t think of anything that hadn’t been thought about to ensure a comfortable and relaxing break. The Lodge is in a quiet rural setting but not isolated for someone like me staying on their own. I can thoroughly recommend it.

Specifically Recommend:

The location is ideal for visiting the beaches. There are many close by including the one a bit below Sea Palling with dozens of seals on.

Local Gems:

Seals (see above)

Susan S, Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 6th March 2015

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 06/03/2015
By Susan S - South Yorkshire

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Review Review No. 13 of 27

Recommended by:

Christine C from Gloucester

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 35 - 48
  •  
  • 3
Stayed:

6 Nights
December - 2014

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

“The Lodge - Perfect, enough said”

Beautifully decorated throughout, extremely comfortable bed, kitchen well equipped containing everything you could think of.

The welcome basket and flowers were lovely, the homemade dog biscuits in an Xmas stocking was very thoughtful and so were the dog towels.

The Lodge was very peaceful with a totally enclosed garden and wonderful beaches less than 20 minutes away. We loved our time here - highly recommend The Lodge.

Specifically Recommend:

Sea Palling beach

Local Gems:

The pub The Star and the beach at Sea Palling

Christine C, Brockworth, Gloucs - 29th December 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/12/2014
By Christine C from Gloucester

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Review Review No. 12 of 27

Recommended by:

Helen H - Cambridge

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 30 - 40
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
October - 2014

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

“Fantastic dog-friendly accommodation.”

The Lodge was a great place to stay. Very nicely furnished and very comfortable for both humans and dogs. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the information pack and guides were very useful for planning our holiday.

The location was great - very quiet and peaceful but with lots of places to visit nearby.

Would highly recommend The Lodge as being genuinely welcoming to dogs.

Specifically Recommend:

Neros dog biscuits from Happisburgh

Walks along Weavers way (easy walk only a couple of minutes’ walk from the property)

Local Gems:

Bacton Woods was a favourite for dog walking

Helen H from Linton, Cambridge - 27th October 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Helen. Sounds like The Lodge was just right for you. It quietly gets on with what it does best giving guests and their dogs a really nice, welcoming, clean and easy space from which to enjoy their Norfolk holiday. Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to write a review’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 27/10/2014
By Helen H - Cambridge

I confirm Helen was a bona-fide paying guest at The Lodge. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen - East Ruston Cottages - 10th November 2014
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Review Review No. 11 of 27

Recommended by:

Midge M - Herts

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

7 Nights
September - 2014

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

“Very dog-friendly, clean and modern accommodation”

Walking and cycling opportunities from the door, very dog-friendly. Sunny deck with plenty of space for both humans and dogs to sit outside, nice enclosed grass area for dogs to potter around (gate not Pointer proof though!) Very friendly dog on the other side of the fence for them to chat to.

Easy, short drive to the coast for dog-friendly beach and cliff top walking, as well as to food shops and places to eat out, and woodland walks a little further afield.

Very clean and airy place to stay with all mod cons, with a lovely welcome pack of eggs and jam for us and biscuits for the dogs. Very comfy bed!

Specifically Recommend:

Clean and modern

Local Gems:

The Swan at Ingham - not dog-friendly and not cheap but a delicious place for a special occasion meal

En Route:

Thetford Forest for dog walking

Midge M, Potters Bar, Herts - 07.09.14

Owner’s Reply:

Thanks Midge for your great review glad you enjoyed The Lodge and your stay there. The Swan is without doubt the best place to eat in the area, as you say, not cheap but very worth it and they do a stunningly good Sunday lunch too. Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/09/2014
By Midge M - Herts

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Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 10th September 2014
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Review Review No. 10 of 27

Recommended by:

Kirsty A - Hartlepool

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40 - 50
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
August - 2014

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

“A fabulous dog-friendly place that should not be missed”

The Lodge is lovely, we were very impressed upon arrival, the lodge has an enclosed, escape-proof garden, which was a priority for us. We were met by the owner, John, who was very nice and gave us all the information we needed.

There was a welcome basket, tea, coffee, milk, eggs, jam and some homemade dog biscuits which our dog, Barney, loved, there were also flowers.

It had a good bathroom and fantastic, super king-size bed. Lots of safe places to walk your dog. Loved how The Lodge provided a crate, blankets, bowls and towels. A truly dog-friendly place.

A very relaxing holiday with great weather was had. Would recommend to anyone who loves their dog and wants a quiet and relaxing holiday

Specifically Recommend:

Buy more of the handmade dog biscuits from Neros Kitchen in Happisburgh.

Walks along the Weavers Way.

Local Gems:

Happisburgh beach was lovely

Wroxham was also nice

Kirsty A, Hartlepool, Cleveland - 9th August 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you for your great review Kirsty. So pleased you enjoyed The Lodge and the attention to detail for dogs and their humans! John and Jo genuinely love having dogs to stay and there is so much to enjoy in the way of local walks, dog friendly beaches and pubs and cafes where dogs are welcome. Glad Barney enjoyed the biscuits too! ’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/08/2014
By Kirsty A - Hartlepool

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Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 14th August 2014
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Review Review No. 9 of 27

Recommended by:

Vicky B from Rotherham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 50 - 60
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

4 Nights
February - 2014

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

“Small but perfectly formed!”

The Lodge has been finished to a high standard and although compact had everything we needed for us and our four Greyhounds without feeling cramped. The enormous bed is very comfortable and the remote control toilet was a welcome first for us!

The heating is so efficient and we were lovely and warm. Everything was so well thought out and exceeded our expectations. The flowers and welcome goodies were much appreciated. It was very peaceful although there was an automated bird scarer nearby that you could hear in the garden but not inside as its so well insulated and it is in the country!

The decking is lovely and although the garden isn’t the biggest it was fine for our four dogs and fully fenced and gated.

Specifically Recommend:

Ease of access

Remote controlled toilet

Big comfortable bed

Good internet access

Flat screen TV with Sky

Local Gems:

Happisburgh beach - in fact all of the beaches! beautiful and dog-friendly

Smallsticks cafe at Cart Gap - dog-friendly garden

Sugar and Spice at Bacton

Greyhound Inn - very dog-friendly with a big garden

Vicky B, Rotherham, South Yorkshire - 17th July 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Vicky I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Lodge and appreciated all the great features as well as the local beaches with your dogs. We aim wherever possible to meet expectations so to hear from you that The Lodge exceeded them will make the owners very happy as they work hard to make the Lodge comfortable and welcoming for their guests. Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 17/07/2014
By Vicky B from Rotherham

I confirm Vicky was a bona-fide paying guest at The Lodge. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 25th July 2014
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Review Review No. 8 of 27

Recommended by:

Ginny A - Swindon, Wilts

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

7 Nights
June - 2014

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

“Relaxing, with everything to make your holiday enjoyable”

The Lodge is modern, well equipped and set in a delightful rural area of Norfolk. The property has a modern kitchen-dining area, although we mostly dined al fresco on the large decking area.

In the lounge, there is a flat-screen TV,with DVDs and a selection of games. The spacious bedroom has a very comfortable super king-size bed, so a good night’s sleep is assured. In the bathroom, which has been designed as a wet-room, the super-loo was a revelation, and a great idea for guests with mobility needs.

This property exceeded our expectations, and the thought given in ensuring guests were welcomed and informed were second to none. A welcome basket was a delightful touch, with some locally produced items, even treats for the dogs. Quiet, relaxing, and just super !!

Specifically Recommend:

Lovely walks, good pubs, great local produce.

Easy access for wheelchair users.

Great for bird-watchers.

Local Gems:

The Star at Lessingham ----amazingly good roast dinners. Happisburgh beach (dog-friendly) East Ruston Gardens.

En Route:

Newmarket, to visit family.

Ginny A, Swindon, Wilts - 16th June 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thanks Ginny for your review, very comprehensive and great for others to read to get an idea of all that is good about The Lodge and the area. I totally agree with you about the Sunday lunches at The Star! Another good place for a cracking Sunday lunch is the Swan at Ingham. The Vicarage Gardens (although not dog friendly sadly) are very worth a visit when in this area and a very short distance away. Delighted that The Lodge exceeded your expectations!’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 16/06/2014
By Ginny A - Swindon, Wilts

I confirm Ginny was a bona-fide paying guest at The Lodge. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Sue Allen, East Ruston Cottages - 25th July 2014
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Review Review No. 7 of 27

Recommended by:

Belinda S - Diss, Norfolk

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 53 - 59
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2014

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

“Modern and stylish ”

Had a fabulous holiday helped by having some great weather. The accommodation was very modern and stylish

Specifically Recommend:

Sea Palling beach

Local Gems:

Walcott

En Route:

Wroxham

Belinda S, Diss, Norfolk - 26th May 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’Thank you Belinda for your review. You have summed up the Lodge perfectly!’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/05/2014
By Belinda S - Diss, Norfolk

I confirm Belinda was a bona-fide paying guest at The Lodge. The content of her 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. 6 of 27

Recommended by:

Anne D - Notts

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 40
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2014

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

“Very dog-friendly but stylish too.”

The Lodge was small but perfectly formed - enough room for two (not small) people and one (quite small) dog. It had most of the things you would hope for in a good quality holiday let and was stylish, well laid out and clean with nice touches - small food parcel and dog equipment.

The area is very appealing and the Lodge and the area were very dog-friendly with a small garden enclosed for the dog and pubs, leisure options etc all suitable for dogs to visit.

It had fairly good disabled access (ramps and wet room) and was pleasantly rural (so, yes, there are the noises from nearby farms and livestock and there is a drainage scheme being installed nearby though this had little impact on us.)

Suitable for couples or a pair of friends and definitely dogs (they will accept more than one)

Specifically Recommend:

The large bed
Good parking
Enclosed garden
Dishwasher and small freezer, washing machine
Dog towels provided, friendly owners.

Local Gems:

The beach at Sea Palling
The Star Inn Lessingham for a drink
The steam railway and broads cruise for dog-friendly days out if the weather is not suitable for walking.

Anne D, Nottingham, Notts - 20th May 2014

Owner’s Reply:

’’That’s a very useful review thank you Anne. So glad you enjoyed your time at the Lodge. It is, as you say, small but perfectly formed. The outside decking and grass area (all enclosed) is going to be great for summer bookings and the super efficient heating inside will keep it warm and cosy in the winter. Perfect! Thanks again for taking the time to do a review’’ - Sue

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/05/2014
By Anne D - Notts

I confirm Anne was a bona-fide paying guest at The Lodge. The content of her 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. 5 of 27

Recommended by:

Jennifer W - Watford

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 25 - 28
  •  
  • 4
Stayed:

4 Nights
May - 2014

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

“Fantastic dog-friendly, relaxing accommodation”

Myself, my sister and my four dogs have just returned from a very relaxing Bank Holiday weekend at The Lodge in East Ruston.

The accommodation was very comfortable and stylish and we had just the right amount of room. It was absolutely lovely to have an enclosed garden and not to worry about my beloved dogs escaping. We spent some lovely time exploring the countryside and local dog beaches all within a short driving distance. The locals were very welcoming and the hospitality was great.

We will be returning that’s for sure as it was very sad to leave. Would really recommend this lovely getaway to anyone wanting a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.

Specifically Recommend:

Beaches

Local Gems:

Weavers Way walks and Happisburough dog-friendly beach.

Jennifer W - Watford, Herts - 7th May 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/05/2014
By Jennifer W - Watford

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