Project Description

The Dairy, Marshgate, North Walsham, Norfolk

The Dairy is a lovely conversion of a former Dairy and is one of three holiday cottages within Marshgate House (the others are The Coach House and The Stables). 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 lovely little field walk accessed from right outside the door. Witton Woods is accessible from the Dairy 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. Simon and Felicity, the owners, are hugely welcoming, and Simon is a renowned expert in tall bearded irises, so if youhave an interest in them, please do ask him about it!

Location and Facilities


On arrival, there is room for two cars in the enclosed courtyard of The Dairy which is accessed via a shared courtyard. Once the gate and external gates are closed, the area is secure for dogs.   Please note that access into the courtyard is via large 9 foot gates which will require you to turn a handle and push open.  Please do get in touch if you have any queries about this as they may be a little heavy for some people.

Garden Area:

This is a most attractive suntrap and is decorated with beautiful pot plants. A external table and chairs are available for alfresco dining.

Marshgate House-7203Living Area

Is accessed via patio doors. There is plenty of comfortable seating, a TV, occasional tables with lots of lighting and wooden floors throughout the property. To your right is the…

Double Bedroom

We know how important a good night’s sleep is, especially whilst on holiday! All bedrooms at Marshgate have quality firm / medium mattresses and feather bedding (mattress & pillow protectors on all beds). This room has a double bed, wardrobe, side tables and plenty of wall hooks. From here, go back through the living area to the….

Open Plan Kitchen

Fully fitted with dishwasher, oven, hob, washing machine, tall fridge/freezer (50/50) , microwave, toaster and kettle. Turn left from the kitchen into….

Marshgate House-7177Bathroom

Has a bath with a shower, toilet, washbasin and storage.

The Dairy, the Coach House and Stable Cottage can hired together to accommodate larger groups.

What we provide

  • All bedding
  • Hand towels, tea towels and bath towels
  • Dog supplies – bowls, towels, throws, poo bags
  • Large and medium sized crates
  • Travel cot
  • Free wifi
  • Central heating (storage)

Please note


The Dairy is a non smoking property

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!

How to find us

Address: The Dairy, 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). The Dairy 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



We have enjoyed our stay at The Dairy.  The welcome pack, especially the fruit cake was appreciated.  The dog tags also are a great idea.  The dogs enjoyed themselves and the paddock area great, although they thought the resident pigeons were trespassing, unfortunately they wanted to help with gardening the plant troughs.  Have managed to replace some shrubs to fill the gaps.  We love the area and hope to come back.

Helen & Tom, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Another fantastic stay at the The Dairy with our Collie, Blake.  Fantastic beaches, Happisburgh, Horsey, Trimmingham and Mundesley.  All super dog friendly places.  Another great pub lunch at the Nelson’s Head before seeing the seals at Horsey.  The Ship Inn at Mundesley also provided a fantastic lunch along with fabulous views from the cliff top..

Thanks Gail, Simon and Felicity for another great stay, just what we needed after shielding until August 1st.

Sharon, Steve & Blake, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Loved our time here, lovely accommodation, especially the personal touches of the dog treats and human treats, you have thought of everything especially liked the dog tags, brilliant idea, excellent security for our dog as being a greyhound can move very fast. Could not fault the Dairy in any way, and thank you Gail for being so kind and helpful. We will be back. We will recommend Pack Holidays to friends.

Alison, Ian + Earl, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Just had a wonderfully relaxing, peaceful + HOT! week at The Dairy. So thoughtfully equipped for both us + Freddie, love Norfolk! Saw 5 playful seals swimming just off the beach at Horsey.

Go to: Cart Gap, Horsey Gap, Happisburgh

Good food: Hill House Inn, Lighthouse Inn, Poachers Pocket.

Thanks to all!

Elaine, Glenn + Freddie, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

We have had a lovely two nights celebrating out wedding anniversary. Simon gave us some great advice on places to go and walks for Albie our dog. We walked from the cottage down to the woods, it was lovely and Albie really enjoyed it. We had a great visit to Horse, and we went on the wildlife boat tour. The beaches around the coast, Happisburgh to winterton are lovely and everywhere is so dog friendly.

Thank you Simon and Gail  (pack hols)

Ian, Nicky and Albie (June 2018), The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Another fabulous ‘Pack Holiday’.  We have stayed at Oak Cottage, Stable Cottage and now, The Dairy and they are all fabulous.

The Dairy is just perfect for two plus the ‘pack’.  All needs are catered for and all the extra little touches really make the difference.  We have stopped in places which are ‘dog friendly’ and really are not, or are awful so they let dogs stay.

These properties are far from that!  They are extremely clean and tidy and luxurious whilst still allowing your best friends to stay with you.

Just perfect!

The Banningham Crown is a really lovely place to eat – Hotel standards and dog friendly!  Massive portions too and reasonably priced.  We will definitely be back.

Michelle and Jeff, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Our second stay here – and just as good as the first! The fact that we would have a fabulous stay was never in doubt. We love visiting the Dairy – it is perfect for a retreat getaway. We even noticed a few extra details such as some new dog tags which were a wonderful little touch and shows continuous improvements to make the guests enjoy their stay even more! Thank you Simon and Pack Holidays we have loved being here – we don’t want to go home! See you guys later in the year!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMike and Angie, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

The Dairy was a lovely surprise, we have enjoyed our short stay here. We visited Cart Gap, Sheringham and had a lovely walk at Blakeney. We have had holidays with Pack Holidays a few times now and have found all of the accommodations very dog friendly, clean and well equipped with everything you need. We hope to be back soon! P.S. we had a lovely meal at the Star Inn in Lessingham, very dog friendly and great prices too, along with great service!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialKay, Norman and Jay , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Had a wonderful stay at The Dairy, with my friends in stable and The Coach House. The enclosed courtyard is perfect for my six dogs, was really lovely to relax and know that they were secure. A lovely accommodation, with everything you could want, even the weather turned up trumps! Thank you

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialLyn and pooches , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

The Dairy was a lovely surprise, we have very much enjoyed our short stay here. We visited Cart-Gap, Sheringham and had a lovely walk along at Blakeney. Also had a lovely meal at the Star Inn in Lessingham, very dog friendly with great food and service. We have had a few holidays with Pack Holidays and have found all of the accommodations very dog friendly as well as clean and well equipped with everything that you need. We definitely hope to be back soon.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialBob and Pat , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Just had a lovely stay at The Dairy. The place was pristine and ‘oh so’ inviting. It’s been ideal to have the enclosed courtyard, it meant that our Huskies could have a really good play around. it’s a great location to see the numerous beaches and other Norfolk attraction, we really have had a great time.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMatt, Kenny, Ralph and Fen , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

This was our second stay at Marshgate and our third stay with Pack Holidays, each time it has been lovely. A big thank you for another wonderful break with our dogs.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSonya and Colleen , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Took us a while to find in the dark with 7 dogs but once we did…. Well what can we say! Absolutely beautiful and clean, ideal size, very welcoming, with a wonderful welcome pack. Dogs all secure in the courtyard, lovely and warm, it was the perfect cosy getaway that we wanted. Will certainly be recommending and returning again! Thank you so much.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialLucy and Adam , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Super grateful for such an amazing place to stay so thank you! We are looking forward to returning to seeing and appreciating the thought gone into each detail again, it just makes it such a pleasure to stay in!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialNatasha and Matt, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

We visited Mundesley several times and finally got Winne to take a little swim at the beach, we hired out a day boat (thank you for the recommendation Simon!), we saw the seals in the sea at Horsey Beach and took a trip to Great Yarmouth! Thank you so much Gail and Simon

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialLucy and Marc , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

We got really lucky with the weather and enjoyed some really lovely beach walks – Happisburgh to Winterton was very tiring! The welcome pack was very much appreciated as we are vegan and diabetic and we had some lovely food and treats to arrive to! The location of the cottage is fantastic and a massive thank you to Gail!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialHelen and Pat , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

Our first visit to The Dairy, we love it here its perfect for 2 people and our 3 dogs, we couldn’t have wished for a better location, so central to lots of fabulous places to visit but unfortunately we ran out of time. We went on lots of beautiful walks at Happisburgh and Cart Gap beaches and we got lucky with the weather! T~hank you to Gail and Simon for letting us stay at The Dairy!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialTrish and Ray , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this most welcoming small and cosy accommodation which was beautiful! The weather wasn’t great but didn’t stop us from exploring Norfolk, massive thanks to Gail

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialPhilip, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

We had a lovely week drinking Pimms in the countryside (me not the dogs). We visited Cromer and enjoyed dog walking in Bacton as well as Waxham. Both of the beaches have their own charm – bacton with its gas works (industrial meets coastal) and Waxham with its boulders, they’re both truly wonderful.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialMary and Junia, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

The weather we got was great, only one day of rain! Spending time at Mundesley and Horsey fishing was lovely, the seals were awesome too! The Dairy really is a hidden gem and it has everything that you could possibly need and we will definitely be back again nexy year!!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialHelene and Chris , The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

25th Aug – 1st Sept 2017

when we stayed at The Diary the weather was great except for one day which was rainy but we were happy to stay inside the accommodation. There is so much to do we visited Bacton woods, Cromer beach, Mundesley beach, Winterton on Sea and Thetford forest which were all fantastic! The accommodation was perfect for use two humans as well as our two dogs and thank you to Gail for the wonderful Welcome pack! will be back again next year!!

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialRichard, Amy and pooches, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk
We had lovely warm weather and managed through Storm Doris without impact!  We saw the seals at Horsey beach!!  This was amazing!!!  Visited Redwings Horse and Donkey anctuary just outside of Great Yarmouth, walked the beach at Happisburgh and had fish and chips at Cromer!!  
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialRachel, Karen and the greyhounds..Pepper, Magic and Ozzy, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk
We went to  Horsey Mill, Winterton Beach, The Dunes Cafe, Wroxham, Cromer, Hickling Broad, Horning and Bacton, Seal Palling and Happisburgh Beaches!   Simon and Felicity, thank you so much for bringing a smaller property to the holiday letting market.  It is a very quaint cottage and just right for two and we enjoyed our stay very much!  Gucci was obsessed by the muffins you baked and spent all her time constantly searching for them!  Will be spreading the word about this lovely little find!    Thank you once again and a big Arooooo from Gucci! xx  
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialLesley and Bernie and Gucci the Beagle, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk
We went to Crincle Gap to see the seals, beach walks at Cart Gap and Happisburgh, Sheringham Park, Bacton Woods,  Waxham and Sea Palling.  This is our third trip to this area this year.  Revisited some of our favourite haunts and found some new ones.  September in the sun, seeing seals, sunbathing at Horsey, fish and chips from Walcott and Nelsons Head at Horsey for a refreshing pint.  Thank you Simon and Felicity for alllowing us to be first guests in The Dairy.  We have been blessed with lovely hot September sun and able to keep the patio doors open until late.  Lovely being close to our favourite beaches of Cart Gap and Happisburgh. 
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialHannah, Harry and Ronnie (Cairn Terriers), The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk
 Thank you Simon and Felicity for a wonderful relaxing stay. Also a huge thank you for the goodies and the delicious cake.  Thank you Gail for the recommendation of the Fair Maiden Fish Shop.  Their hot smoked salmon was delicious.  We had a wonderful, relaxing stay and will be back next year.  
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSue and Molly The Greyhound, The Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk
The weather was fabulous! 30 degrees plus! Best holiday weather in the UK so far.  We did beaches, beaches and more beaches! Happisburgh and Cart Gap followed by amazing food at The Star in Lessingham, plus The Lighthouse.  We loved the Dairy, clean and modern.  Loved the space and the enclosed courtyard and parking.  Close to lots of places/beaches/parks.  Sheringham Park was great when really hot.  We went on the Bure Valley miniature steam railway from Aylsham to Wroxham where we had lovely fish and chips watching the boats go by on the Broads.  Great holiday in a great place.  Thank you Simon and Felicity and a special thanks from the dogs for their love;y muffins!  
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialThe Dairy, Marshgate, Norfolk

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