3 Star Reactive Dog Rated
2 Star Reactive Dog Rated
Fenside, Sea Palling
Previously a farm labourer’s cottage, Fenside was restored from a completely derelict state, and modernised into a lovely home. It can accommodate five guests comfortably in three bedrooms.
Sea Palling couldn’t be more dog friendly. Both the café and bar/restaurant welcome your pooches with open arms, and you can take your dogs on the beach all year round. There is also a fish and chip restaurant, an amusement arcade, a local shop (which sells practically everything) and a Post Office. Drive three minutes along the road toward Ingham and you will find the family-run Causeway butcher, selling wonderful local meat, eggs and milk (ask for bones for your dogs). Just a few hundred yards from there is the incredibly well-stocked farm shop where you can get bread and cakes, fruit and veg, logs and kindling, and lots, lots more.
Sea Palling is an ideal base for exploring all along our Norfolk coast. Head south, to Waxham and Horsey for the amazing site of our grey seal colony. Step back in time at the amazing Poppylands tea room, or enjoy some award-winning ciders and real ale at the Nelson Head pub. Head north to the Happisburgh lighthouse, making sure to call in at the brilliant Small Sticks café at Cart Gap. A little further afield you’ll enjoy other seaside towns such as Winterton-on-Sea, Mundesley, Cromer, Sheringham and Wells.
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Broadband & WiFi Available
Smoke Free Property
Off road parking for 2 car
|Reactive Friendly Dog Rating|
2 Star Reactive Dog Friendly
Garden with 3.5 feet fencing
North Norfolk, Sea Palling
One bathroom and one shower room
|Walkable To The Beach|
Up to 20 min to half hour walk
Reactive Dog Guide
Fenside is a 2 star Reactive Friendly Pack Holidays cottage, but very much heading towards the 3 star rating.Here are the reasons why, but also more importantly, what aspects of the cottage may not be suitable for your reactive. Fenside is situated in a very quiet area, off the beaten track and on the edge of farmland (there are no working farm buildings nearby).There is one house next door (Mimi) which is also a Pack Holidays cottage but it is at the side of Fenside so is not overlooking the house unduly. Their garden is also on the other side of Mimi so can’t be seen from Fenside and vice versa.The fields in front of Fenside have been arable for the past 4 years, and whilst we have seen some cattle, they have been three fields away (and are rather like little dots on the horizon). The fencing around Fenside garden is 3 to 3.5 feet all the way around so whilst quite secure for most dogs, if you have jumpers, this might not be the right choice for you.The garden is accessed directly from the main entry door and the patio doors so you can see the dogs in the garden quite easily. There are some lovely bridle paths nearby as well as the walk to the beach via Beach Road. There is also a very quiet route to the Beach through the church yard and across a farm track to the sand dunes, which is fully documented in the guest manual or for a quieter walk to the beach, take the bridle path on the left hand side of the road as you walk up Waxham Road. That takes you across the dunes to the beach.There are no passers-by, other than the guests currently staying at Mimi cottage, and the odd delivery to next door. The houses are quite separate and there is no shared fencing.
Location & Directions
Drive through the gate at the end of the lane where there is plenty of off road parking for two cars.
Go through the garden gate, and past the patio doors, to the front door.
Enter the small hallway and turn right into the
The large, eat-in kitchen is well equipped with everything you need, whether you like to cook up a full English with a pot of builder’s tea, or prefer to keep it simple with croissants and a cafetière of freshly-brewed coffee. The owners are keen cooks and you will find a slow cooker, Magimix food processor, stick blender and sandwich toaster. There is even a waffle maker which is always a hit with the children.
There is plenty of cupboard space, along with a large fridge freezer; perfect for anyone with raw-fed dogs or to keep lots of ice cream on hand in the summer. Forget washing up, as there is a dishwasher. One of the wall sockets has two handy USB charging points.
The dedicated doggy cupboard has an assortment of feeding bowls, towels, poo bags, emergency leads and holiday tags.
Through the kitchen, and out into the lobby where the washing machine is located. Turn right into
Downstairs Shower room
The shower room was refitted in May 2018, and provides a sleek and modern walk-in shower. Water pressure at Fenside is really good, and a huge hot water tank provides a great shower experience. There is a large mirror with lights and a cupboard to store your lotions and potions.
Return though the kitchen and walk across to the
This gorgeous room has its own feature painting right outside the doors. Every window at Fenside enjoys wonderful views, but the very best experience is from the lounge. Whatever the season, there is always something to see. Sit quietly with a cup of coffee and watch for wildlife; pheasant and deer are regular visitors to the farmer’s field just a few feet away. Open the patio doors in the summer and watch the sunshine shimmer on the ripening barley. During the winter months, listen out for crowds of migrating geese that set down in the fields. And of course, the gorgeous sunsets in our breathtaking Norfolk skies. On a clear night you will get an amazing view of the stars.
The lounge itself is spacious and stylish. There is plenty of seating, with noodle mats so you can snuggle up with your dogs. The feature fireplace has a wood burner, which is perfect for a cosy winter night in. Pour yourself a glass of wine, pull up a footstool, and watch a film on Netflix.
The owners have chosen a wood effect, vinyl tile flooring, with a textured finish, to minimise the possibility of slippy paws (and feet!). They have provided a selection of games, jigsaws, cards and books to keep you amused, along with a DAB+ radio with Bluetooth so that you can play your own music.
Come back out of the living room and turn left to go upstairs.
The first bedroom is a single with a very comfortable, medium support sprung mattress with a thick mattress topper. There is a bedside table with reading lamp, and a chest of drawers.
(or as the owners call it, the Awkward Room):
The second bedroom is light and bright, and has twin beds, with the chimney breast between. There is room for bedside drawers, but not a wardrobe, and so the owners have fitted clever fold-out hooks with plenty of hangers. The beds have hotel quality mattresses, with thick mattress toppers, providing both support and comfort, and there is space underneath to store your cases and holdalls, or to push the dog beds away during the daytime.
Exit the twin bedroom and walk back along the landing to the:
This fresh room has a traditional white bath suite and neutral tiling, with metallic mosaic edge. There is a large mirror with lights.
The double room is painted in a soothing cream, with tones of red and grey. It has a comfortable double bed with pocket-sprung mattress, filled with natural silk and wool fibres. The owners have ensured that all of Fenside’s beds have high quality, 100% cotton bedding, with cosy throws and a choice of duvet weights to keep you comfortable. Bedside tables, a chest of drawers and hanging rails with plenty of hangers complete the room.
The medium-sized garden is laid mainly to grass with borders and shrubs. There is a patio table and chairs, with parasol and cushions. The palisade fence encloses the property completely, however, please be aware that it is just 3 to 3.5 feet high. This gives uninterrupted views across the fields. Being at the very end of the lane, there is no passing traffic, however, for anyone with a reactive dog, please be aware that the driveway to Mimi cottage next door goes around the perimeter of the garden, and so there is the occasional person or car coming or going.
What we provide
- A warm welcome
- Welcome pack (please advise of any allergies or dietary exclusions) plus tea, coffee, milk, sugar and sweeteners
- Good quality, 100% cotton bed linen, with choice of duvet weights.
- Bath towels, hand towels and tea towels
- Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, hand wash
- Fibre broadband, with good reception throughout
- Netflix, Smart TV, games, books, cards
- Basket of logs and kindling
- Oil-fired central heating, with thermostatic radiator controls in all rooms
- Two hairdryers; one high-speed and one with more gentle output
And for our dog guests
- A warm welcome
- Treats and biscuits
- One large crate, but do let Gail know if you need more
- Dog beds with pads (three small, two medium, two large)
- Noodle mats for the sofas and chairs
- Towels for drying off after those long beach walks
- A variety of food bowls, poo bags, emergency leads and holiday tags
Groceries and dog food
- All major supermarkets deliver to Fenside, and if you place your order ahead then we are very happy to put your groceries away for you. Please liaise with Gail before placing your order, for advice on choosing a suitable delivery timeslot.
- If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, rather than bringing it with you, Sams Pets is a great place to contact. Pack Holidays guests have an exclusive 10% off anything in their shop in Market Place in North Walsham! Take a peek at their Facebook page too!
- Fenside is strictly a non-smoking property, please, as one of the owners is asthmatic.
- Bookings are Friday-Friday. Short breaks are available during the quiet season; please contact Gail with your dates for a quote.
- Your dogs are very welcome to snuggle on the sofas with you; please ensure that they lay on the noodle mats provided.
- There is no hard limit on the number of dogs; Gail will be happy to advise with regard to the suitability of the property for the size of your pack/breed.
- A refundable security £100 bond is requested
- Sams Pets is a great place to contact for raw food and pet supplies. Pack Holidays guests have an exclusive 10% off anything in their shop in Market Place in North Walsham! Take a peek at their Facebook page too!
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