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East Ruston Cottages

Properly dog WELCOMING selection of properties in rural and coastal Norfolk run by Sue Allen. No charges for dogs ever and no limit in many of our 26+ properties, sleeping from 2 to 10. Sue totally understand dogs and their owners holiday needs and all the owners genuinely love having dogs to stay!

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From our seaside chalet, through barn conversions , small and large, cottages in the countryside and on to our huge seaside family houses, we have something for everyone and for all your dogs too! Sleeping 2 to 12. All of them have properly enclosed outside areas, dogs are allowed on the sofas, no silly rules, dog bowls provided, crates, stairgates and a genuine welcome provided.

We don't charge for dogs EVER, many of our properties are happy with UNLIMITED (yes, unlimited!) dogs and the others are very happy with 4 and more! But please don't think they are 'doggy' - far from it, they are loved and looked after and many are home from home for their owners.

***In April 2020 we introduced a guaranteed cancellation insurance. If you book with us and need to cancel your booking for any reason (apart from war, nuclear event or terrorism) between 60 and 2 days before the start of your holiday, we will guarantee you a full refund! It's cover that isn't available to all holiday home businesses and we are delighted to be able to offer it to our guests so they can book with confidence!***

All our properties are in rural and coastal Norfolk, the quiet coastal bit between Cromer and Winterton, just on the edge of the Norfolk Broads too. Lots and lots of sandy beaches to run on all year round. Plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes to visit. Take a boat out, with your dogs, on the wonderful Norfolk Broads.

You can come for a week or for a short break. Relax in our lovely houses or go out every day to explore the wonderful, dog friendly Norfolk coast and countryside. Relax knowing that you and your dogs are very, very welcome.

And we're not a faceless agency - you will always get me, Sue Allen, to speak to or email. I have lived here for 30 years, know all of my houses really well and the area too. I have 2 dogs of my own. I have holidayed all around the UK with them and genuinely think that Norfolk is one of THE most dog friendly areas in the country. I hope you can come and found that out too!

18 Review(s)

Sarah, May 2019

Our 2nd visit to the lovely comfortable Heather cottage. Ideally situated in the village with an easy walk to the beach and a stones throw from the pub.

Exceptionally dog friendly accommodation, East Ruston cottages are the best! Dog throws, towels, bowls, brushes provided plus some lovely homemade dog biscuits. Our dogs were made us welcome as us! Excellent.

We have already booked again for next year.

Catherine, July 2019

We are recently back from a short break at Corner Cottage in Lessingham. It’s our third stay with East Ruston, and this accommodation did not disappoint, in fact, it’s now been promoted to my favourite. Such a beautiful location with minimal traffic, and walking distance to the local pub, where dogs are welcome .

The accommodation was exceptionally clean and so well appointed. Three double bedrooms plus a single. For those of you who love to cook, the kitchen has everything that you might wish to use, and more!

We ate outside, even breakfast while we were there.

It was just fantastic and I can heartily recommend it, although please leave some space for me!

Anne, August 2019

Another excellent East Ruston Cottages stay from 27th July to 3rd August - our second visit to Holmes House. We thoroughly enjoyed our week with plenty of countryside walks direct from cottage and beach walks within a few minutes drive. Holmes House has everything you need for a great week away and in a fabulously quiet setting.

We've been visiting beautiful Norfolk with our dogs since 2014 and have stayed with varying family members, or just the two of us, at I think 8 East Ruston Cottages on all 12 occasions - and have a further two visits booked for this year. I think this says it all for the quality and diversity of the cottages Sue manages, her enthusiasm and hard work, and of course that of all the owners. We can't wait for our next stay!

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Listing Address

East Ruston Cottages
Sea Lows, Crowden Road
East Ruston
Norfolk Broads
NR12 0SJ

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size


No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

Near safe, sandy, dog friendly beaches, great walks and good, dog friendly pubs and cafes

Enclosed Garden


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Where We Are

Unit 4 Bramley Road
St Ives
PE27 3WS
+44 (0)1480 570009