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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 cottages, sleeping from 2 to 12. 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!

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Sarah, December 2020

We have just returned from a break at The Lodge in Stalham which was booked through East Rushton Cottages. It is the second time I have booked a break through them; VERY dog friendly accommodation, but genuinely dog friendly as opposed to those places that say they are but when you get there, the dog can't do this, the dog can't do that, keep the dog on a lead, don't let the dog go here, the garden isn't secure etc etc.

Their accommodation is truly finished with the pooch in mind. I have nothing but praise for the website and for Sue who administers it. She has responded promptly to every query I have presented. Excellent site and accommodation.

Lynne, November 2020

We stayed in St Benets in Sea Palling in Norfolk with East Ruston Cottages last month. This was our first experience with this company. Everything that we needed was provided for our 3 dogs, crate, dog baskets, bowls, dog treats, lead, throws for the sofa. The rear garden was fully secure so we could let them out with full peace of mind. There was lots of information in the property about where to take your dogs and wonderful walks nearby. There was a lovely welcome pack for the humans too. We asked to vary our 2 week stay to start and finish on a different day and they were completely flexible with this. We were running late to leave and met the lovely, friendly cleaning team. They couldn’t have been kinder. I would not hesitate to book again with this company, it was a fantastic experience from start to finish and a much needed break in a tumultuous year.

Elaine, November 2020

1st time using this company and have to say that it’s the most dog friendly I have used. We stayed at Rooster Barn and everything we needed for the dog was included, doggy throws for the sofa, dog bowls,toys, spare collars & leads, crates should you need them & a goody bag of treats. Fully fenced garden & plenty of walks close by Humans were well catered for too with a lovely welcome pack of local food plus bread, butter, milk, tea bags,sugar, all cleaning products towels, hand soap, the list was almost endless. Very comprehensive folders of local walks, restaurants & places to visit. Loved it so much we have booked another holiday with East Ruston for next year, would have booked Rooster Barn again but was fully booked.

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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 Limit

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


Welcome Pack


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