About East Ruston Cottages

A tempting selection of over 20 genuinely very dog welcoming, self catering holiday homes in rural and coastal east Norfolk. Sleep from 2 - 10. Our dog limits are very generous and flexible, based on size and breed (but not breedist!) WE NEVER CHARGE FOR DOGS. There are dog friendly sandy beaches all the way round this coast and easy countryside walks inland. The Norfolk Broads is just inland and many boat hire companies allow dogs so just another wonderful thing you can do in this peaceful part of our dog friendly county of Norfolk!

Our Services

  • 20+ dog friendly self catering accommodation sleeping 2 - 10
  • Secure outside areas, throws, bowls, crate loan, dog showers and more
  • Personal attention to your booking - Sue Allen is always happy to help you.
  • Year round bookings available in our very dog friendly part of Norfolk
  • A proper understanding of what you need for a great dog welcoming holiday!
  • A very comprehensive website - lots of photos, information and details

We established our business because…

We regularly go away with our 4 dogs and had found it so difficult to find somewhere that didn't charge an arm and a leg for our dogs or limit us to *more than 2 well behaved dogs* and expect us to put up with lower standards! So we set up East Ruston Cottages when we bought and converted a barn - The Old Piggery - and have been joined by dog lovers with properties in the area.

Why dogs love what we offer…

Dogs love .... The miles of year round dog friendly beaches, all sandy (so good for digging!) and the miles of quiet, livestock free, easy countryside walks. Relaxed owners - who know their dogs can't escape from gardens/outside areas! Sofas they can crash out on, like they do at home (we provide throws). The home made dog biscuits for when they arrive.

The advice we give dog owners is…

Treat your dog to a holiday they will love (and you will too!). Take an opportunity to relax and make memories, walk miles, eat at a great choice of dog friendly pubs and cafes. Come and see how dog friendly this part of Norfolk is - you won't be disappointed!

Our Latest Reviews

“Best dog friendly holiday company ever!”
by on 14th September 2020
As a multi-dog household, finding this company has quite literally changed our lives. It’s felt too hard to holiday with the dogs as I’ve just never found anywhere to accommodate us, let alone in decent accommodation. We have now had 3 holidays with this company and wouldn’t bother looking at anywhere else, why would I when they have such fabulous properties in wonderful locations and are so helpful! Thank you Sue and all your owners!
“Holmes House Home from home for hounds and humans”
by on 14th September 2020
Many places say they are dog friendly but turn out to be just dog tolerant but this cannot be said for Holmes House truly kitted out for all hounds and humans including hand made dog treats in welcome pack a large fresh bowl of water on arrival throws for settees and towels for mucky pups, Holmes house is ideally situated near so many walks a two minute walk away from Weavers way which is a lovely walk and not too far from dog friendly beaches. Lovely welcome from the owner and everywhere very dog friendly we loved it so much booked twice for next year!
“Wonderful High Barn!”
by on 11th September 2020
After all that 2020 has given us so far, a stay in High Barn & the lovely Norfolk was just what was needed! We stayed as a large family group with 2 dogs and had a brilliant week. High Barn is a wonderful place with everything you could need for your holiday. The hot tub was an added bonus and we would definitely recommend you book this to use during your stay. The views from the balcony were stunning and watching the sunrise over the sea is something special. The dogs loved the secure garden, snoozing by the log burner and running on the ‘secret beach’. The welcome pack was great with loads of ideas of things to do. Between us, we did a lot in a week but highlights were a visit to Happisburgh Owls (book ahead) a visit to Horsey beach to see the seals and a boat trip on the broads. Other trips out included breakfast at Smallsticks Café, walks in Bacton Woods, Winterton beach, Cart Gap, Sea Palling, East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden, Meales garden centre and a meal out at the Lighthouse Inn in Walcott. We also ordered meals in from The Ingham Swan and The Mermaid’s Slipper which were delicious. Thank you Sue & Leonie for a very special family holiday with lots of memories to treasure. None of us wanted to come home! We hope to be back again soon.
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