Project Description

Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham

Stable Cottage – peaceful and private, is situated within an enclosed terraced garden.  It is secluded, sheltered and south facing.   A conversion of the former stables and decorated in a ‘cottage-style’  with cottage furniture and some original features retained.  It is one of three holiday cottages at Marshgate (the others are The Dairy and the Coach House).  It is situated in a very quiet location, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of the bustling market town of North Walsham where many dog friendly cafe and pubs can be found.  There is a little field walk accessed from right outside the gate.  Witton Woods is accessible on foot and our wonderful beaches are just a 10 minute drive.  The quieter beaches are very dog friendly.  The Norfolk Broads are a short 10 minute drive away and there are a number of boat hire companies who welcome dogs on boats.

Location and Facilities

On arrival, park in the shared courtyard on the left hand side, open the gate to Stable Cottage and take the path (with a few steps) leading to the cottage.  Please note that access into the courtyard is via large 9 foot gates which will require you to turn a BRASS handle to the left and push open.   Access to the property from the courtyard involves two sets of steps.  Please do get in touch if you have any queries about this as they may be a little heavy for some people.  Go into the property to the….


Open Plan Kitchen, Dining and Living Room Area (approx 27 ‘ by 12’)

Kitchen and Dining Area

Seating for 4 and a well fitted kitchen with fridge, ice box, microwave and washing machine. Lots of cupboard storage in a ‘press’ at entrance.  Walk through to the …

Living Area

Comfortable seating, lamp, TV and DVD with plenty of reading material in the bookcase.

Go back through the kitchen and take the steps upstairs leading to the…

First Floor

There is one main bedroom  and a much smaller bedroom suitable for children or two adults sharing.  (Use of the second bedroom as a group of 3 or 4 people will attract a £25 additional charge)

Bedroom 1 has a double bed with views out over the garden.  Wardrobe storage and side tables with lights.

Bedroom 2 is a smaller with single beds and views over the garden.  Side tables, lamps and wall hooks.

There is a compact shower room, with hand basin and toilet.  Go back downstairs to the…


A private paved terrace with garden furniture to enjoy some alfresco dining. There are very well planted enclosed gardens beyond with steps back down to the parking area and plenty of free secure bike storage.  Note that the garden planting is a cottage-style garden with lots of foliage and flowers.

The garden is quite secure for most dogs, however the fencing is not higher than 5 feet.

Stable cottage garden may not be suitable for very very small dogs (such as dachshunds) as there are very small gaps in the picket fence that they may be able to squeeze through, into either the outer secure courtyard or the secure owners walkway.

Stable Cottage can be rented with The Dairy and the Coach House for a larger group.

What we provide

  • All bedding
  • Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
  • Dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, poo bags
  • Large and medium sized crates
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Travel cot
  • Free wifi
  • Barbeque
  • If you need a stairgate for the stairs, do let us know in advance
  • Central heating (storage)


Please note

Stable Cottage is a non smoking property

Please do not allow dogs on human beds

We firmly believe that you know your dogs best. If you wish to go out for a meal for an hour we are more than happy for you to leave your dog in the cottage, as long as you are sure they will not be distressed, and won’t bark continuously as we do have two other cottages with guests in the vicinity.

If you would like a delivery of dog food to the house while you are here, rather than bringing it with you, this 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!


Address: Stable Cottage, Marshgate House, Marshgate Lane, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9EF


From the A1151 from Norwich,  turn left onto the A149 signposted to Cromer and North Walsham.  Follow this road for 5 miles until you arrive at North Walsham.  At the first set of traffic lights, turn right to go into North Walsham town.  At the roundabout, take the second exit, (with Paston College on your left).  At the next roundabout take the first exit (Roys on your left and Lidls on your right).  Follow the road  past the Post Office and Library (New Road) and at the next bend in the road, take the left turn into Pound Road.  Follow this road going straight on at the crossroads (Manor Road school on your right hand side).  After the crossroads, the road turns into Marshgate.  Go over several speed bumps and after the road bends to the right, there is a right hand turn with a white cottage at teh corner.  Take this right hand turn (which is still Marshgate).  Stable Cottage is accessed through the very large black gates on the right hand side of the road attached to the black fronted Norfolk brick building.  The gate is large and requires a handle to be turned to open, then the gate pushed to access the courtyard. If you have any concerns questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us



Ross’s wildlife tours from Horsey Mill, – very entertaining, and enlightening.  The Seals at Horsey beach – fabulous!!  Hill Side Animal Sanctuary – a great visit if you love farm animals – excellent for kid’s of all ages!  Sam’s Petshop – oh how I wish we had a petshop like this where I live – amazing stock for my 3 pampered princes!!  Indian takeaway, “Labone” deliver!!  They need postcode and number 24.  The delivery guy is very friendly and helpful.  Food is fab, tasty and very hot (temperature not spice)

Thank you we love it here!

Louise & Family, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

What a great week at Stable Cottage in Norfolk!  Fab place to base yourself and lots of great child and dog friendly places to visit and have fun!

We hope to come back.

Best wishes

Darren, Denise, Codie & Bethy, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Thank you for a lovely stay at Stable Cottage.

It had everything we needed and the dogs loved their holiday.  The nearby beaches are gorgeous.  We especially loved how well catered for the dogs were and how helpful Gail was.

Thanks again

Joanna, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Thank you so much for such a lovely stay.  The cottage is so cosy, with everything catered for.  Will definitely return.

Thanks again

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSue, Mick, Oz, Ina and Max, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Had a lovely stay at “Stable Cottage”, 3 adults and a 15 year old and our dog Woody. Visited lots of lovely beaches, Cromer, Sheringham, Overstrand and Eccles-on-sea. Everything we needed inside the cottage.

Look forward to returning!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKelly, Sue, Beryl, Maddie + Woody, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Perfect base for exploring this lovely part of Norfolk!  Loads for the dogs to see and do – fantastic dog-friendly beaches all over.  Easily the best place we have been to in the UK for them!  Humans enjoyed all the sights too.  Thank you so much – look forward to coming back again

David, Nicky, Jack and Honey, Treacle and Ebony, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Had a lovely few days here at Stable cottage, we have now stayed in all 3 of Simon and Felicity’s properties here. Found Stable to be very spacious and airy, equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break. The dogs loved the garden, plenty to explore and sniff, the weather was very hot so found Bacton woods and the beach at night the best for the dogs.

Thank you, will be back.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKarl and Louise + dogs, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

We have had a fantastic few days days here, have come with our Collie chaos friends 6 adults and 13 dogs, 3 cottages. such fun and laughter, marvellous accommodation all we could possibly need for our comfort and all the dogs.

here in the stable we have Ellie and Misty and the others are staying close by. Misty just loves  that she can look over the wall, balanced on a small brick to see Gem, Leo, Wiggey, Merlin, Danny and Cracker in the dairy. Then great excitement when Ruby, Bongle, Bradley, Meg and Jake arrive through the other gate. Breakfast and Dinner altogether what could be better

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialDorothy + Elizabeth, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Charlie C’s first trip to the seaside! He’s loved it…Cart Gap, Sea Palling twice, Winterton, Sherringham, Mundesley. Plus trips to some super friendly pubs. The Hill House Inn, Happisburgh, The George in Cley, The Butchers Arms, East Ruson. The Lobster Inn, Sherringham.

Bacton Woods  has been a big hit too. Thankyou to Gail for sorting out crates super quickly upon arrivial, ( as I had forgotten to request then!) Even Lily chilled. Lovley Fudge cake + doggy treats- thankyou

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJackie, Paul, Lily, Charlie C, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Thank you for a wonderful stay, perfect retreat for me and my two dogs – the garden was perfect. We loved being so near to the beaches – Mundesley and Happisburgh were our favourites! Out week in this cottage has been perfect!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMillie and Basil, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Lovely, cosy and comfortable cottage – Everything you need.  Harvey woof woof thoroughly enjoyed the beaches as did we.  Lovely Norfolk countryside.

Lovely fruit cake and the fudge is delicious.  Harvey enjoyed his doggy biscuits.  Thank you very much

Jennifer and Peter, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

We had a fantastic stay, everything you need. Simon being on hand if you need any help was great. The Lighthouse Inn provides great food, with a very friendly landlord, well worth a visit. We are hoping to return and thank you so much for all the lovely arrival treats we got!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMarianne, Tony, Eva and Alfie , Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

A lovely last minute break for us and a massive thank you to Gail for all of her help! We have had a wonderful time with Pixie and Eric (our miniature Schnauzers) and we hope to be back again soon. Really appreciate how Pixie proof the garden was so thank you!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialCatherine , Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Had a fantastic few days. We felt so welcomed and all the little touches for the dogs only added to this. We think your cottage is absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait to pay a return visit! Best wishes.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialJayne, Lynn, Oz & Hettie , Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

Enjoyed our week, thank you for the goodies. Archie loved his biscuits! we definitely plan to come back and stay soon! Massive thanks to Gail and Simon!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMark and Sally , Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

We had such a lovely stay, comfortable cottage and we all enjoyed watching the birds. The location of the cottage is a great base, near to the Broads and coast. Happisburgh beach was great and definitely our favourite – Max met a seal! We also went to the local garden centre which was lovely for scones and cakes.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialIrena, Roy, Dawn, Nick and Dogs , Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk
Very pleasant weeks stay with just incredible weather!!  The cottage is in immaculate condition and Simon and Felicity extremely hepful and kind.  The location and the information left could not be better!!!
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialDavid and Sally, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk
We stayed at Stable Cottage last week and were very impressed. It met all our needs and those of our 9 month old Labrador on his first holiday away from our home county. A crate was provided for him, along with a generous chill-out area for him, which he made regular use of. He made himself right at home, as did we. The owners, Simon and Felicity, along with Gail, were kindness itself. On what was to be our last day we had a family bereavement in the county and we requested another night’s stay. Not only did they agree, but refused to accept payment for the extra day. We were so touched. Highly recommended, and we would go back in an instant
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialDennis and Sally, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk
Had a LOVELY stay and enjoyed the peace and quiet!  Great base from which to explore Norfolk
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialGavin, Fiona and Maisie the Border Terrier, Stable Cottage, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

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