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

“Heather Cottage”
by on 17th November 2018
Our second visit to East Ruston Cottages this time staying at Heather Cottage. Very warm and welcoming for us and our furry family, so dog friendly inside and out with a totally secure garden. Short walk to the beach and a stroll to very dog friendly pub/restaurant serving fab food. Wonderful time had with our four collies on the dunes and many huge empty sandy beaches. Can't wait to return !! A perfect relaxing escape for multi dog families.
“Holmes House, lovely!”
by on 16th October 2018
We have just returned from a weeks stay in Holmes House. The dogs and humans had a lovely week there. Visited Sea Palling beach and Reefs Bar most days, a very dog friendly area as are lots of places in this part of Norfolk. East Ruston Cottages really are the most dog friendly accomodation we have stayed in, your dogs can treat these cottages literally as a home from home, other companies are only 'dog tolerant'!Caz at Holmes House made us most welcome. The house itself is very spacious and well equipped, garden of a generous size for the furry ones. Wouldn't hesitate to reccommend E.R.C to anyone with dogs.
“Rooster Barn, Trunch”
by on 9th October 2018
Wonderful week at Rooster Barn - our 2nd visit - a real home from home. Close to many quiet beaches, walks, places to eat and takeaways. The Barn has everything you could possible need and a great welcome pack too. So dog friendly with a large enclosed garden and very peaceful. Would definitely recommend East ruston cottages.
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