East Ruston, Norfolk, England
Raising the Dog Friendly bar!
Just returned from a 7 night break at the sensational White Cottage in the delightful village of Happisburgh. With two Cairn Terriers, I fell in love with the area, the people, the mesmerising beaches and the scenery. This was my first but certainly not my last stay with the incredibly helpful and knowledgeable East Ruston Cottages, managed by Sue Allen. I was lucky enough to get the last remaining week in 2016 at White Cottage and it certainly didn't disappoint. Lovely welcome pack with locally sourced products for humans and the dogs was a smashing touch, the cleaner Michelle had left the place immaculate - with not a whiff of dogs! Sue has painstakingly developed a brilliant website, a resource centre of everything you need to know about the North Norfolk area, so we visited most of the beautiful beaches for walks. Coming back to the comfort of White Cottage, with a lovely wood burner for the wintery nights, was a pleasure. The style, furnishings, comfortable beds and quality bed linen all added to the restful stay. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, clean and tidy. All dog necessities - from poo bags, bowls, leads, dog beds, throws and towels are provided - what a saving for packing! And the large garden is completely dog proof - a huge relief when you know that inquisitive terriers are safe in the pitch black of night! I cannot praise the excellent pre-planning and organisation enough, Sue really is on top of her game with everything, perfect for a completer-finisher like me! We are already planning our next and our next trip to this wonderful part of the world and won't be going anywhere other than with East Ruston Cottages. Highly recommended - and I have exceptionally big expectations :0)