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

“East Ruston Cottages can't be faulted”
by on 8th September 2019
We have stayed at lots or ERC's cottages, and visited several of them more than once. They are an efficiently run organisation, and this makes booking very easy. If there are any problems at all, and this happens very infrequently, they are fixed very quickly. Their portfolio of cottages is unrivalled for real dog lovers. All of the ones at which we have stayed have been brilliant.
“Fantastic holiday for the dog (and for us)”
by on 19th August 2019
We loved the cottage we hired from East Ruston Cottages. So many places are dogs tolerated rather than dogs welcomed, but this is definitely the latter. Such a refreshing change to be able to allow him in the bedroom and to be able to let him in the garden which we were confident was secure. Will definitely book again.
“Thatch Cottage”
by on 11th August 2019
We stayed at Thatch Cottage as a large family group. It is a stunning cottage in a quiet location. A huge, dog safe garden with beautiful views. Walks from the door and so many places to visit nearby including Eccles beach, Cart Gap, Happisburgh, Horsey, Winterton-On-Sea, Sea Palling & East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens to name just a few! We would recommend The Star Inn Pub, Smallsticks cafe and Poppylands cafe. Sue was brilliant at helping us find the right property for our needs. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and already looking to book again. Thank you :-)
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