East Ruston, Norfolk, England
Thatchers - return visit
This is the second visit to this quintessential English house. With the sounds of the organ and bell practise sliding down to the garden on the breeze and cricket and bowls on the other side and the see just behind the field to the back of the house what more could one ask for... The acre of garden is beautiful and the dogs all have a whale of a time there but there is also a smaller secure area off the back door for the bedtime wee's without loosing them for half an hour! The house itself is large and airy. The bedrooms are all very nice as are the bathrooms. For the less able there is a huge wet room off the downstairs bedroom although there are steps to all access points to the house which would require some assistance to get into the house. The large living room is quite formal but we did use it this time having previously just used the snug off the kitchen. We like to have our dogs with us and dogs are not actively encouraged to use this one room. The house is situated close enough to walk to the beach via the caravan park. Don't be put off to the proximity of the caravans, we have never experienced any noise or disturbance from there at all! Ideally situated to pop down to see the seals at Horsey (pop into Poppylands for something to eat whilst you are there) and not too far to get to the Broads or up to Holkham, Sandringham or Cromer for a day out. We will continue to visit East Ruston Cottages having now stayed at The Old Piggery, Red Roofs and Thatchers because of their lovely houses, doggy welcome ethos and general customer care!
East Ruston, Norfolk, England
Wow what a beautiful place to stay
Thatchers is a wonderful 5 bedroomed house set in Happisburgh, just a short distance from the beach. It is completely dog friendly and with just over an acre of garden to the house, there is plenty to keep your dog happy as well as being so quiet and peaceful to just sit in and chill! The silence was broken by just the sounds of cricket practise across the road and bell ringing on Thursday night and the sounds of the waves wafting across from the adjoining field. The facilities in the house were excellent, it was clean and airy and well maintained. The owners were friendly and approachable. The fresh home made cake waiting for our arrival was much appreciated. I always worry about where the dogs are allowed access in a holiday home and I was not disappointed here. The downstairs lobby and courtyard outside the back door was perfect for night time. There was even a purpose built kennel tucked away in the garden if required. Within the house they pretty much had access downstairs although not allowed on the furniture in the living room. However the snug adjoining the kitchen was a lovely room too and we actually ended up taking root in there with the dogs. This room also benefits from underfloor heating so I imagine would be cosy in the winter too! Would I come back again? You bet I would! If only I could live in a house like this permanently